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Community service ordered for convicts

Two convicts have been ordered to carry out community service by the public prosecution in Abu Dhabi. A man found guilty of a number of driving offences, including purposefully committing an act that would endanger lives of others, is to fill fuel at a petrol station for three months. Meanwhile, ...

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Mysterious brown water pictured in Dubai Marina

Residents of Dubai Marina reported seeing a strange discolouration of the water in the marina, yesterday evening. Pictures shared widely on social media show mysterious brown water moving in at the south end of the marina. There are suggestions that it could’ve been an algae bloom, which has occurred in ...

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Cancer survivor diagnosed as infertile conceives through IVF

A cancer survivor who was warned that she would not be able to conceive is now pregnant. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent intensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and drug treatments that were expected to leave her infertile. However, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says it treated ...

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Etihad signs codeshare partnership with Asia’s largest airline

Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in Asia, have entered into a codeshare partnership. The agreement will enable China Southern Airlines to market its ‘CZ’ code on Etihad’s daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu as part of its published flight schedule. This allows ...

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More road works and diversions planned in Ibn Battuta area

Residents of Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, and Al Furjan can expect some traffic diversions due to road works in the area. The Roads and Transport Authority has announced several street changes, particularly around Ibn Battuta Street and surrounding areas. Traffic diversions have included a reduction from three lanes to two ...

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UAE Snapchat users warned about privacy breach in new update

Authorities are warning Snapchat users in the UAE about the dangers of a new update which could make their location public without their knowledge. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) say the ‘Snap Map’ feature automatically shows a user’s location on an interactive map when a picture is posted. Snapchat users ...

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UAE state delegation visits Serbia and France

A UAE delegation led by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has made official visits to France and Serbia. His Highness met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ...

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Quad bike renters cautioned about safety practices

Tour companies renting quad bikes have been urged to provide necessary safety gear. The Roads and Transport Authority and the tourism department of Dubai Police are running an awareness campaign among 23 camps fitted with quad bike circuits. Materials have been distributed explaining security requirements and stressing the gravity of ...

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Whatsapp calls still illegal in UAE: TRA

Using Whatsapp to make calls is still illegal in the UAE. That’s after du and Etisalat customers woke up this morning to the service enabled on their phones. According to a statement from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), there is no change in the country’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) ...

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