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Dog Walking in Dubai

Many dog owners were furious when a stroll with their furry friends was banned along Dubai Marina promenade after already having paws banned along Jumeirah Beach Residences and the adjoining beach. If you’re looking for the right community which welcomes your pet, you search ends here. Read on to find out the best neighborhoods around […]

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Google Street View comes to Dubai

Dubai has become first Arab city to have a complete Google Street View in Google Maps. Google cooperated with Dubai Municipality for the project, which took nine months to complete. Google Street View was first launched in the United States in 2007. It was reported in 2010 that Google is planning Street View for Dubai. […]

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Salik tax on Dubai taxis

Taxi Commuters in Dubai have to pay Salik toll tax from 2013

Taxi rides in Dubai going to be dearer at least by Dhs 4 per trip, if you are passing through a Salik toll gate. Consider this as a New Year gift by the RTA. The Salik toll system, when introduced in July 2007, was also applicable to taxis. However, following numerous complaints by commuters who […]

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More than 30 billboards on Sheikh Zayed Road removed for displaying provocative messages

More than 30 billboards on Sheikh Zayed Road have been removed on grounds of displaying provocative messages. Emirates 24|7 reports an unnamed company was selling advertising spaces on billboards attached to light poles along Sheikh Zayed Road. The billboards had teaser messages in Arabic and English, contained big blocks of phrases including: “I am yours”, […]

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Salik Extortion: Business Bay residents have to pay the toll, even for grocery run

Salik, the toll system in Dubai, was supposedly implemented to ease congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road. However, it seems that it is now being using to extort Dubai residents. Emirates 24|7 reports that Business Bay residents are crying foul over new roadworks that have blocked all other access points in and out of the area, […]

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Traffic Violation Fines Generate Dhs 600 Million For Dubai

Traffic Violation Fines Generate Dhs 600 Million For Dubai

In recent statistics revealed by Dubai police, traffic violators in Dubai paid Dh 600 million (about USD 160 million) as fines in 2008. 2.46 million traffic fines were issued in 2007 as opposed to 2 million fines in 2007, said Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police chief. Intensifying traffic patrols and more speed radars […]

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