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Good news for women drivers

Good news for women drivers

11 June 2017

If you are in Abu Dhabi you may notice that some parking bays have been painted pink and white. That’s because nearly 200 women-only

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RTA's self-driving goal

RTA's self-driving goal

11 June 2017

The RTA, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, has approved a plan to convert 25% of all transport journeys in the emirate to self-driving trips by 2030.

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Watch out for Dubai’s new red roads

Watch out for Dubai’s new red roads

11 June 2017

In a new pilot scheme Dubai's transport authority has started colouring parts of roads red in the city, to highlight reduction in speed limits in a bid to improve road safety

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Four UAE malls to be powered by solar panels

Four UAE malls to be powered by solar panels

08 June 2017

Majid Al Futtaim Properties are about to install thousands of new solar panels at four of its malls. The panels will reduce carbon emissions equivalent to taking 700

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How to use your smartphone as your passport in Dubai

How to use your smartphone as your passport in Dubai

08 June 2017

Now you can use your smartphone at smart gates in Dubai International Airport instead of your passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet

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Whale shark spotted in Dubai harbour

Whale shark spotted in Dubai harbour

08 June 2017

The bright lights of the city could be attracting whale sharks to the coast, an expert has said, after residents spotted a four-metre shark near Jumeirah

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'Explosion-proof' LPG cylinders for Al Khail Gate residents

'Explosion-proof' LPG cylinders for Al Khail Gate residents

08 June 2017

Yesterday it was announced that new ‘explosion-proof’ composite LPG cylinders are being made available to Al Khail Gate residential community as part of

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Dog shelter struggling to cope with the number of abandoned pets

Dog shelter struggling to cope with the number of abandoned pets

07 June 2017

K9 Friends Dubai, the emirate’s largest dog shelter, is struggling to deal with the annual summer influx of abandoned animals, with 20 dogs a week

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Good news for the region’s creative thinkers

Good news for the region’s creative thinkers

07 June 2017

Dubai Design District, d3, has partnered with three of Dubai’s leading universities in a bid to nurture the development of the region’s young designers, artists and creative thinkers

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2,000 mangrove trees planted at sanctuary

2,000 mangrove trees planted at sanctuary

07 June 2017

A total of 2,000 mangrove trees have been planted by volunteers at Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary to enhance the existing mangrove forests

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Qatari sympathisers will receive a fine and jail

Qatari sympathisers will receive a fine and jail

07 June 2017

Qatari sympathisers will face a jail term of up to 15 years and be slapped with a fine not less than half a million dirhams.

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Four airlines suspend flights to and from Doha

Four airlines suspend flights to and from Doha

06 June 2017

Airline passengers booked on flights out of the UAE via Doha are facing issues and expenses as they try to rebook their flights

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Dubai Expo 2020 phone call is a scam

Dubai Expo 2020 phone call is a scam

06 June 2017

Expo 2020 have issued a warning to people against believing spam calls that are being made to deceive them. "Expo 2020 Dubai is aware of these fraudulent acts

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Teachers failing new UAE license test

Teachers failing new UAE license test

06 June 2017

Over half the teachers who applied for Dubai’s new teacher’s licence have failed the qualifying test.

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