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The latest news, updates and stories from Connector Dubai.

First 3D-printed prosthetic leg given to UK expat

First 3D-printed prosthetic leg given to UK expat

01 June 2017

Dubai resident Belinda Gatland, who lost her leg in an accident, has received the region's first fully 3D-printed prosthetic leg, it was announced on yesterday

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Bill approved by FNC that limits domestic staff’s work hours

Bill approved by FNC that limits domestic staff’s work hours

01 June 2017

The Federal National Council (FNC) has passed a bill giving domestic workers a day off, holiday pay and limits their working hours

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Truck ban on Emirates Road lifted

Truck ban on Emirates Road lifted

01 June 2017

The UAE Federal Traffic Council has recommended lifting the ban of trucks on Emirates Road to encourage truck drivers to use the road and reduce the traffic on

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It's a scam! Do not open this WhatsApp message

It's a scam! Do not open this WhatsApp message

31 May 2017

There’s a new 'colourful' WhatsApp scam is on the loose and users have been warned against falling for it. Because its guaranteed to not make your WhatsApp experience anymore ‘beautiful’.

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New first-class cabins for Emirates

New first-class cabins for Emirates

31 May 2017

Emirates confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that its new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November.

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Watch out for the new smart road radars

Watch out for the new smart road radars

31 May 2017

Thirty new intelligent radar units have been installed and are now up and running across the five of emirate’s key roads, said Sharjah Police yesterday (Tuesday).

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Watch out for fake online survey

Watch out for fake online survey

30 May 2017

On Monday Emirates Airline said that they are investigating an online scam which is being circulated on social media.

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UAE breaks new ground with successful kidney transplant

UAE breaks new ground with successful kidney transplant

30 May 2017

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi successfully performed its first kidney transplant operation from a live donor.

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Should we pay for plastic bags in the UAE?

Should we pay for plastic bags in the UAE?

30 May 2017

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi, the man also known as the Green Sheikh, has said that shop owners should charge customers Dhs 1 for every plastic bag and offer alternatives

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Amazon users can now use their log in detail on Souq.com

Amazon users can now use their log in detail on Souq.com

30 May 2017

Amazon, the US online retailer, have said that its users are now able to login to Dubai-based Souq.com using their Amazon account details.

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Make a difference this Ramadan

Make a difference this Ramadan

29 May 2017

Majid Al Futtaim has launched its 11th annual ‘Make A Difference’ campaign, which encourages the act of giving during the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign promotes kindness within the community

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Dubai hospitals are to put tracking devices on new-born babies

Dubai hospitals are to put tracking devices on new-born babies

29 May 2017

The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, has begun to implement two state-of-the-art technologies with the aim of protecting new-borns in Dubai and Latifa Hospital.

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Helping endangered rhinos return home

Helping endangered rhinos return home

29 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

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Watch: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour - Sheikh Mohammed checks on progress at latest mega project

Watch: The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour - Sheikh Mohammed checks on progress at latest mega project

28 May 2017

Dubai’s latest mega project looks set to compete with Burj Khalifa. When completed, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, will be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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