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 2018-09-20 13:58 

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Sheikh Mohammed issues decision to promote 4,910 policemen in Dubai...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a decision promoting 4,910 officers, non-commissioned officers and members of staff of Dubai Police.Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Mar...

 2018-09-20 09:57 

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Sheikh Mohammed chairs brainstorm session with his team...

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired on Wednesday at his office in Emirates Towers the annual brainstorming session with his team. The meeting discussed new ideas and fu...

 2018-09-20 07:57 

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Mohamed bin Zayed, Pakistani Premier discuss bilateral ties, global issues...

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan have underlined their countries' determination to propel bilateral friendly r...

 2018-09-19 12:54 

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Mandatory controls to be applied on juices, dairy products in 2019: ESMA...

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, ESMA, has set up an awareness workshop for more than 300 traders and suppliers of juices, beverages, milk and dairy products in the UAE on the mandatory technical regulations.Local traders and supp...

 2018-09-19 07:54 

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Now, RTA lets you choose a license plate based on your birth year...

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new phase of 'Capture Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle's Plate' initiative for Code W. The initiative gives customers the opportunity to choose 5-digit licensing plates under this code r...

 2018-09-19 07:54 

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Jobs hiring immediately in Dubai...

It's been another busy week on the job market in Dubai, with plenty of employers looking for new staff in the emirate. This week's positions include opportunities at Spotify's new Dubai office, and a social media executive role at YallaCompare...

 2018-09-19 05:54 

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Bill Gates thanks UAE for role in the fight to end world poverty...

The philanthropist Bill Gates has thanked the UAE for its support in working to eliminate deadly diseases and reduce world poverty.Mr Gates was speaking on the eve of the launch of the 2018 Goalkeepers Report, produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Founda...

 2018-09-19 05:54 

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Khalifa Foundation launches first food outlet market in Dubai...

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society, Abu Dhabi COOP, the first food outlet market that sells food supplies to UAE nationals and residents, with the exception of rice and flour, wh...

 2018-09-18 14:52 

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Flexible hours for Federal Government Employees to attend parents' meetings, school activities...

The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, adopted flexible hours for the Federal Government's employees to allow them to attend parents' meetings and scho...

 2018-09-18 14:52 

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Minister, judges take oath before Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed...

A new minister of the UAE government and two judges took the oath today before His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of...

 2018-09-18 09:51 

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Vehicle-monitoring traffic incident management system launched in Dubai...

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police General HQ, yesterday launched the Traffic Incidents Managemen...

 2018-09-18 06:51 

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Dubai Ruler meets with young Arab media leaders...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that Arab youth are the cornerstone to building and advancing societies via their innovative potential and creative energies across various...

 2018-09-17 10:56 

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Tasjeel expands services in Sharjah with new centre in Abu Shagara...

Tasjeel has opened a new vehicle testing and registration centre in Abu Shagara in Sharjah in collaboration with Sharjah Police.The centre enables customers to complete the vehicle testing and registration process swiftly from Saturday to Thursday during...

 2018-09-17 10:56 

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RTA embarks on Phase II of Remote Truck Monitoring System...

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the launch of Phase II of the remote monitoring system that detects faults in heavy vehicles and tracks the conduct of truck drivers on the nation's roads. The new phase, which started this...

 2018-09-16 17:46 

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UAE Cabinet approves a law to provide special residency-visa privileges for expat retirees...

The UAE Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a law to provide special residency-visa privileges for expats retirees over the age of fifty-five years for...

 2018-09-16 11:45 

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Indian opposition leads protests at high fuel prices...

Indians set tyres on fire, vandalised petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices.The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who i...

 2018-09-15 11:40 

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Digital Tax Stamp Scheme for Tobacco establishes effective control system: FTA...

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has reaffirmed that Cabinet Decision No. (42) of 2018 on Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products establishes an accurate and effective control system, allowing FTA to efficiently collect taxes, ensure transparency and combat t...

 2018-09-15 10:40 

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New roads to ease traffic in Dubai...

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened today the 1st phase of the 7th Interchange Improvement Project as well as Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Roads Improvement Project.The two projects will enhance the link between Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR) and ...

 2018-09-15 10:40 

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Florence turns deadly, unleashing 'catastrophic' floods on Carolinas...

Tropical storm Florence caused...

 2018-09-15 05:39 

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Mother and baby fall victim to Florence's wrath...

Taking cover as Hurricane Florence unleashed fury on the US port city of Wilmington, Adam Sparks heard...

 2018-09-14 12:36 

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Ministry of Health issues safety alert against four products due to microbial contamination...

The Ministry of Health and Prevention is alerting consumers and healthcare professionals against the use of four pharmaceutical products for the treatment of neurological, respiratory and underactive thyroid disease due to possible microbial contamination...

 2018-09-14 12:36 

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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina...

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said....

 2018-09-14 06:34 

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Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 1 storm...

US forecasters late Thursday downgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 1 storm, as its outer edge lashed the Carolinas with strong winds and heavy rain.In its 0300 GMT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the maximum sustained winds of Florence...

 2018-09-14 05:34 

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Motorists urged to exercise maximum caution near schools...

Abu Dhabi Police, ADP, have urged motorists to strictly comply with traffic rules and regulations and to ensure student safety.Lt. Col. Ahmad Khadem Al Qubaisi, Head of Traffic Control Department, has affirmed that fines levied on offenders aim to ensure...

 2018-09-13 09:30 

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Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast...

Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to deliver a powerful blow to the east coast of the United States, with forecasters warning of life-threatening rainfall and flooding even as it weakened to a Category 2 storm.Georgia joined four other coastal st...

 2018-09-13 06:29 

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Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet...

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales.CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one ...

 2018-09-13 05:29 

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Emirates SkyCargo notches new Dubai Hub Milestone...

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it has transported the one millionth Unit Loading Device, ULD, through its bonded corridor trucking service connecting the Dubai International Airport, DXB, and the Dubai World Central, DWC.The trucking service allows...

 2018-09-12 11:27 

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RTA offers automatic renewal of vehicle registration to individuals...

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the launch of automatic renewal of vehicle registration service for individuals, having run the service earlier for the corporate sector.The step is part of the digitalization of RTA's serv...

 2018-09-12 10:26 

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Spectacular new drone footage from Dubai Expo 2020 site...

The heart of Expo 2020 Dubai is coming to life. This spectacular video showcases this month's bird's eye footage of the latest progress on site and how the theme districts are all emerging to deliver Expo 2020 to the world.Expo 2020 in Dubai will ...

 2018-09-12 07:26 

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New job opportunities in Dubai...

Plenty of jobs have been advertised again in Dubai and across the UAE this week. Here's our pick, including positions at the RTA, Lush and one of Jumeirah's best-known resorts.RTA VARIOUS ROLESDubai's Road and Transport Authority have advertis...

 2018-09-12 07:26 

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Tourists can get back their VAT in 2 minutes...

Tourists who leave the country's ports, either from airports or land ports, will be able to recover the value-added tax they paid on their purchases within the country in just two minutes through integrated electronic systems Outlets with retailers.In...

 2018-09-11 13:24 

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Sheikh Zayed: First Falconer and Nature Protector...

The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX, was hosted in Abu Dhabi in 2003, with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former UAE president, honouring the event by visiting the exhibition.Sheikh Zayed...

 2018-09-11 09:23 

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Ministry will use updated classifications for private jobs...

Starting tomorrow, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will adopt an updated classification of private sector professions, known as the...

 2018-09-11 08:23 

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House of Volunteers launched to host special activities for 30,000 'faces of Expo 2020 Dubai'...

Thousands of volunteers will have access to exclusive events and opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai, with the opening of a permanent hub designed to inspire and engage them throughout their journey to 2020.Located on the Expo 2020 site, the House of Volunte...

 2018-09-11 08:23 

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DoH calls upon the public to receive seasonal flu vaccination ahead of winter...

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi, DoH, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is calling on the public to take the seasonal influenza vaccine ahead of the onset of the winter season, starting in December, during which this t...

 2018-09-11 07:23 

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Hala China announces plans for 'Chinese Film Week in Dubai'...

Hala China has announced that the first Chinese Film Week in Dubai will commence on 1st October, 2018, with a programme that includes the screening of some of China's most popular blockbusters in Dubai. The event will also bring some of the biggest ce...

 2018-09-10 11:20 

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Emirates to operate A380 to St. Petersburg during Autumn holidays...

In response to increased demand for travel during the autumn school holidays, Emirates on Monday announced it will operate its A380 between Dubai and St. Petersburg, temporarily replacing the Boeing 777 aircraft currently operating on the route.During the...

 2018-09-10 09:21 

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Remains of 1,000-year-old mosque reveal a rich past...

The discovery of the remains of the UAE's oldest known mosque is one of those magical moments when the past reaches out to remind us that, for all its recent rapid development, this nation's roots lie deep in the sands of time, an editorial in a l...

 2018-09-08 08:04 

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RTA conducts study on the Economic Impact of Dubai Metro Project...

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out a comprehensive study on the Economic Impact of the Dubai Metro Project, including both its Red and Green Lines, in collaboration with Henley Business School, University of Reading, one of the long...

 2018-09-08 06:04 

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Food poisoning cases at Al Ain school discharged: Department of Health...

Most of the students who suffered from food poisoning at a school in Al Ain have been discharged from the hospital after having completely recovered, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi announced.The department said that two cases are still in the hospital...

 2018-09-07 06:00 

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Ministry of Education expresses regret for food poisoning cases involving students in Al Ain...

The Ministry of Education today expressed its regret for the mild food poisoning cases that affected several students in Al Ain City, who were treated in school clinics and then transported to hospitals and medical clinics.It explained that all necessary...

 2018-09-07 06:00 

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RTA promotes traffic awareness in schools, nurseries in Dubai...

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, in Dubai has developed a new plan for promoting traffic awareness in Dubai schools and nurseries for the new academic year 2018-2019.The plan focusses on interacting with students through visual aids, as well as e-s...

 2018-09-06 07:54 

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All passengers of flight EK 203 disembarked, confirms Emirates Airlines...

Emirates Airlines has issued the following statement, confirming that all passengers have disembarked from flight EK 203. All passengers were screened by the local health authorities prior to disembarkation....

 2018-09-06 06:52 

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Abu Dhabi's Wahat Al Karama wins German Design Award...

A memorial to the UAE's heroes and a celebration of the nation's unity, Abu Dhabi's Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) has been announced as one of the winners of the German Design Award, an annual competition organised by the German Design Co...

 2018-09-06 06:52 

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About 10 passengers on board flight EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill, attended to: Emirates...

Emirates Airlines has confirmed that about 10 passengers on board flight EK203 from Dubai to New York were taken ill. On arrival at JFK, as a precaution, they were immediately checked by local health authorities and those needing medical attention will be...

 2018-09-05 10:25 

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India named guest nation of Dubai Investment Week 2018...

Building on the UAE's longstanding historical ties and robust bilateral relations with India, Dubai FDI -the investment development agency of Dubai Economy (DED) - announced that the South Asian country will be the guest nation of the upcoming fourth ...

 2018-09-05 10:24 

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Islamic New Year holiday for private sector announced...

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has declared Thursday, 13th September, an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE to celebrate the coming Islamic New Year, Al Hijri 1440.Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Hu...

 2018-09-04 10:05 

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UAE ranks highest globally in halal tourism spending...

The UAE ranks highest globally in halal tourism spending with an estimated $17.6 billion spent by UAE residents outside the country during 2017, new analysis from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed.Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ranked second an...

 2018-09-04 09:05 

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Trade in your old device for a Galaxy Note9...

For a limited time, Samsung are allowing residents to trade up their old device for the best price and obtain a new Galaxy Note9."By introducing the new trade-up program, we are giving customers the opportunity to upgrade their old device to the new s...

 2018-09-04 08:04 

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Hijri New Year holiday announced...

The UAE Cabinet has approved Thursday, 13th September, 2018, as a holiday for ministries and federal entities to mark the new Hijri year.Work will resume on Sunday, 16th September, 2018.The Cabinet takes the occasion to extend warm congratulations to Pres...

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