April 2016 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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This is how the UAE’s pavilion will look at Expo 2020 Dubai. The National Media Council (NMC) said on Saturday that it has selected architect Santiago Calatrava’s falcon in flight-inspired design. Located facing the Al Wasl Plaza, which lies at the centre of the 200-hectare exhibition...

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A 19-year-old motorist has died after losing control of his car in the mountainous area of Al Heniya in Fujairah. Police said the Emirati motorist “was driving at a massive speed to try and make a last-minute manoeuvre” when the accident happened on Friday morning. The car swerved,...

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A masseuse has gone on trial for locking in a man inside a massage parlour claiming that he had a massage but refused to pay for it. Dubai Court of First Instance was told that the 26-year-old woman from Thailand locked the man inside the parlour for 10 minutes in the Muraqabbat area in...

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Ceviche is Dubai' s first and only 'huarique' (wa-ree-keh): a traditional, small eatery serving cheap, great food. Peruvian restaurants are quite the 'in' thing in Dubai, but pretty much all of them are more 'special occasion' places than neighbourhood eateries. Of course, in Dubai...

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To the uninitiated, open water diving might seem unattainable – something only the experts can do. But believe it or not, you only need to invest a long weekend and a modest sum of money to swim away with a licence that allows you to dive for up to 18 meters deep. All it took was five...

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Modelled on the experiences offered by the EdgeWalk at Toronto's CN Tower or the Sky Tower's SkyWalk in Auckland. The new AYKON City development is causing quite a stir in the Dubai real estate market, and now presents the crowning glory of the project in the form of the emirate's...

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The waste water authority of the government of Ras Al Khaimah is to change the whole sewage network and install new pipes. The arterial Shaikh Mohammed bin Salem road in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is to be partially closed for six months for infrastructure and development works....

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A woman has been fined Dhs500,000 for cursing her uncle along with a historic Muslim scholar in what is believed to be the first sentence handed down under new hate crime laws. The Emirati, 53, used hateful language in an angry exchange with the 60-year-old man on Whatsapp, the Judge Fahad...

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GCC national accused of sending series of insults and immoral words via SMS to manager of a yacht importation company The Sharjah Misdemeanor Court has referred the case of a GCC national to the civil court for sending a series of insults and immoral words via SMS to the manager of a...

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Fuel prices are to rise in May, the UAE Ministry of Energy announced on Thursday. A new pricing policy linked to global prices was introduced in August 2015 with the set monthly cost announced on the 28th of each month. Special 95 has been priced at Dhs1.67 – up from Dhs1.51 in April...