October 2016 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi Police launch Happiness Patrol Project Abu Dhabi: Law-abiding road users in Abu Dhabi can expect pleasant surprises in the form of appreciation and gift vouchers from police officers in happiness patrol cars launched by Abu Dhabi Police on Sunday. The Happiness Patrol...

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Cameras have been installed on dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Al Ghubaiba and Al Mamzar Dubai: Be prepared to pay Dh600 for bus lane violations in Al Ghubaiba and Mamazar from Tuesday. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) installed cameras on dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Al...

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the potential to be a “big market” for smartphone ride-sharing applications targeted at private helicopters and jets, but would need to develop the necessary logistics to support this market, according to the chairman of the Middle East and North Africa...

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More than half of the budget was allocated for sectors that serve and benefit Emiratis Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved Dh248 billion for the five-year draft federal budget for 2017-2021, with Dh48.7 billion earmarked for 2017. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by His...

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, asserted that the federal government, led by the UAE President His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, continues to achieve the happiness of its people and to ensure security...

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RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed a cooperation agreement with Careem, the leading online booking provider of taxi and limousine services, whereby DTC will operate Ladies Limo service for the first time via Careem App. The agreement also provides for DTC to run ladies-dedicated...

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Commuters stand a chance to win prizes on Public Transport Day on November 1 Dubai: It’s that time of the year again to leave your car at home and use public transport to go to work. And now, regular public transport commuters stand a chance to bring home Dh50,000, officials said....

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Dubai expects 600 thousand cruise tourists in a winter season of 2016/17. Dubai, UAE. In a winter season of 2016/17 Dubai is going to accept 600 thousand cruise tourists and 157 calling of line boats that is 18% more, than in the previous season. In particular, this winter line boats of...

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Police investigations found that the victim from Comoros Islands was murdered by his wife and her lover. An illicit relationship took a tragic turn, leading to the gruesome murder of a husband by his wife and her lover, the police said. Lt.-Gen. Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina,...

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Shaikh Mohammed said the cultural and tourist landmark would elevate the UAE's position as a regional and global family entertainment and tourism destination. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has inspected...