Friday, March 24, 2017



Mayweather posts picture of himself on camel in Dubai

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has posted a picture of himself on the back of a camel during a desert safari tour in Dubai. The undefeated former pound-for-pound champion has been showcasing his recent travels to Stonehenge and the famous Red Square in Moscow on Instagram. Mayweather’s current visit to Dubai ...

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UAE Ministry of Finance preparing companies for VAT

The UAE Ministry of Finance is taking steps to ensure that companies across the country are prepared to welcome VAT next year. They’ve launched the first phase of a series of new awareness and education workshops to prepare businesses for the new system. A timetable has also been put up ...

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Officials issue strict warnings to selfie adventurists

Authorities have issued strict warnings to selfie-adventurists using high-rise buildings across the city. Dubai Municipality has asked all owners of public facilities and skyscrapers to provide the necessary safety requirements. They want to ensure that CCTV systems and electronic sensors are working, to prevent people from entering restricted areas. This ...

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Car catches fire on Dubai Water Canal bypass

A car caught fire on the bridge over the Dubai Water Canal on Sheikh Zayed Road earlier today. That’s according to Dubai Police, who Tweeted that the vehicle was driving in the Abu Dhabi direction. The front half of the vehicle was completely destroyed in the incident, but Dubai Civil ...

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First patient to treated by a RoboDoc

A patient in Hatta Hospital is the first to be treated by a robot doctor, or a RoboDoc. That’s according to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), which has begun implementing the tele-health technology. The 40-year-old patient with respiratory complications received specialised consultation from Rashid Hospital doctors through the new technology. ...

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Emirates confirms electronics ban for US flights

Passengers travelling from Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports will not be allowed to take electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabin of flights bound for the US. These items need to be placed in checked-in luggage. It’s after a directive was announced by the Transportation Security ...

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New licensing system activated for Abu Dhabi events

A new holistic licensing system has been activated to handle all events in the UAE’s capital. Announced by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the system has registered over 600 events since March 5. It also aims to act as a database for all activities and ...

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Du to announce special offer to make up for network disruption

Du says it’s currently looking into the best possible way to compensate its customers who were affected by a network outage. The telecom provider says it’s announcing a special offer shortly to make up for the hours of disruption some users experienced on Sunday. Residents across the UAE were unable ...

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No electronics banned on US flights yet, say UAE carriers

Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways haven’t introduced any additional cabin luggage restrictions on flights to the US. Both the UAE-based carriers have issued statements to ARN saying their policies haven’t changed yet but they will comply with any new regulatory or operational requirements set by the relevant authorities. This comes ...

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Accidents, tailbacks this morning as Dubai wakes up to rain

A number of accidents have been reported on the roads of Dubai on Tuesday. Dubai police have been tweeting updates on the traffic situation in the emirate, along with a reminder to drive cautiously. Several vehicles were involved in a road crash near Mirdif City Centre, causing major tailbacks. Sheikh ...

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