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List of Residency and Foreign Affairs Centres (GDRFA) in Dubai

GDRFA General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in DubaiGeneral Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has provided a list of centres operating under the residency department all over Dubai.

Residents are suggested to visit these centres instead of rushing out at the Head Office.

– Jebel Ali branch working hour’s 07:30-20:00 contact number 04-7075430
– Al Manar centre at Dubai Municipality branch on Shaikh Zayed Road, working hours 07:30-20:00 contact number 04-7075971
– Al Safa Clinic Centre in Al Safa, working hours 07:30-2:30 contact number 04-7075911
– Al Lisaili area Centre , working hours 08:00-18:00 contact number 04-7075290
– Al Khail Mall Centre on Al Khail Road, working hours 07:00-2:30 contact number 04-7075721
– Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Centre, working hours 07:00-20:00, contact number 04-7075915.
– Dubai Airport Free Zone, working hours 07:00-20:00, contact number 04-7075609
– Dubai Municipality Centre in Al Tuwar, working hours from 07:00-20:00, contact number 04-7075162
– Medical Fitness Centre at the medical fitness clinic, working hours 07:00-2:30 contact number 04-7075820.
– Arabian Plaza shopping mall in Mirdif / Al Mizhar , working hours 07:30-20:00 contact number 04-7075153.
– Bin Souqat Centre, Rashidiya working hours 07:00-20:00 contact 04-7075933
– Festival City Centre at Festival City, working hours 08:00-20:00 contact 04-7075261.
– Aamal Centre, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Deira, working hours 08:00-2:30 contact 04-2721383.
– Dubai Municipality Clinic Centre working hours 7:30-2:30 contact number 04-7075874.

*In addition to the newly opened GDRFA Service Centre at Dubai Airport, departures terminal 3. Gate No. 2. Open to public around the clock seven days a week.

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Shaikh Zayed Road flooded

Traffic was backed up all morning on Shaikh Zayed Road on Friday after a water pipe burst and water blocked the Dubai-bound side of the road.

According to police, the water pipe burst at around 8am.

Shaikh Zayed Road was blocked from the Dubai Police Academy bridge to the Al Suqueim bridge near Al Manara. Traffic has been directed to Al Khail and Emirates Road.

Dubai Police, in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority, were working to restore access to Shaikh Zayed Road a quickly as possible.

A dozen tankers were seen at the site pumping up gallons of water blocking the road near the Times Square Centre. Diggers are also dumping sand to absorb the water.

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Dubai Police to install radars every two kilometers

Police will soon install radars every two kilometres on the roads in addition to mobile radars to deter speeding and reckless motorists and protect road users.

So far 90 new digital radars are installed on several internal roads and highways in Dubai including, 30 radars on Shaikh Zayed Road, 22 radars on Dubai-Al Ain Road, 17 radars on Dubai-Hatta Road, 10 radars on Emirates Road, six radars on Al Khail Road and five radars on Business Bay Bridge.

These new digital radars are highly advanced and can distinguish between light and heavy vehicles they can catch offences from both sides and the speed limits, on which they flash, can be controlled from the centre of the department.

The camera used in the radar must also be fitted with pathfinders, be able to deal with various temperatures and humidity, be able to be fitted on a tripod and have a wireless broadcasting system to be controlled from a room at the traffic department.