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Driving in Dubai without a license

So you are in Dubai, got your hands on a car and planning to go for a ride. But, do you have a valid UAE driving license? If not, think twice before getting behind the wheel because driving in Dubai without a license is a serious criminal offence. According to Article no. 51 of the [...]

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RTA drops the price bomb: Dubai Taxis will be more expensive now

Another hike in the cost of living for Dubai residents. As announced today by RTA, the flag down rates of taxis in Dubai will increase from Dh3 to Dh5 from December 1. RTA has also revised the basic charges for booking cabs, with the non-peak hour bookings costing Dh8, up from Dh6, and the peak-hour [...]

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Emirates cutting down checked-in buggage limits

Dubai based Emirates’ Airlines, rather than passing the benefit of reduced oil prices to its passengers, has decided take a step to cut costs a bit more. According to Gulf News, Emirates airline has announced changes to its check-in baggage rules according to which size does matter. The new rules came into effect on November [...]

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Al Ghurair Centre in $16m revamp to become the Covent Garden of Dubai

Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai’s oldest shopping mall, will invest AED60 million ($16 million) on renovation, just months after it completed a AED2 billion expansion. The renovation of the original part of the mall will include an 80,000 square foot Carrefour hypermarket, over 50 new retail brands and an extensive selection of street-based restaurants set to [...]

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UAE National Day 2014 holiday dates announced for Public and Private Sector

UAE National Day holidays are announced. The public sector will get 4 days off while the private will have one day off, as usual. As National Day (December 2) falls on Tuesday, Public sector will effectively get 6 days off (including Friday and Saturday) while the private sector will have only one day to celebrate [...]

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Five prepaid mobile connection: Etisalat launching SIM card to target low income subscribers

Etisalat, in collaboration with a third party, has launched a new prepaid SIM card called Five prepaid mobile connection, offering low calling rates. The call rates are quite cheap for international calls and the big advantage is that the flat rates are applicable throughout the day and there is no need to subscribe to any [...]

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Dubai Tram Fares announced: Tickets will be Dhs 3 from end to end

Dubai Tram Fares announced: Tickets will be Dhs 3 from end to end

RTA has announced the fares for Dubai Tram. The tickets will cost Dhs 3 irrespective of the distance travelled. The 10.6-km tramway, which is on track to open on November 11, is connected to Dubai’s automated fare collection system, Nol. Earlier, the fare was decided to be calculated based on existing zonal fare structure. However, [...]

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Your Weight in Gold: Dubai Weight Losers to get 40 kg of Gold Coins

Another round of Your Weight in Gold is here, and this time the authorities are ready to dish out 40 kg of gold coins, worth AED 6 million, to individuals in Dubai who can lose a minimum of two kilos during the competition. Corresponding to the number of winners, the volume of souvenir gold that [...]

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OnlineUAEUniversities.com is a fake website

We have been contacted by an online education services provider called Online UAE Universities who claimed to be a reputable and accredited organization. However, it is now revealed that onlineuaeuniversities.com is a fake website, part of a group of scammy online ogranizations, as reported here. So, if you are dealing with them or have plans [...]

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Shindagha tunnel to be replaced with a bridge

Shindagha tunnel, the second oldest crossing on Dubai Creek between Deira and Bur Dubai, is set to be replaced soon. Gulf News reports that the iconic tunnel, which is around 40 years old, is set to be replaced by a multi-lane bridge in the next few years. The tunnel’s life is 50 years and it [...]

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