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Dubai port firm’s ex-manager jailed, fined Dh4.8m for seeking bribe

Dubai port firm’s ex-manager jailed, fined Dh4.8m for seeking bribe

UAE
A 55-year-old Lebanese manager of the technical service company was sentenced to three months in jail A former manager at a Dubai port firm was sentenced to one year and six months in jail for seeking bribe worth about Dh5 million from contracting companies in return for helping them win tender bids in construction projects. The Emirati woman, 29, ex-manager in the contract department, purchase section, was ordered by the Court of First Instance to pay a Dh4.8 million fine. She has been accused of soliciting Dh500,000 worth of a bribe from the manager of a contracting firm through a Syrian woman - who was sentenced to 1 year in jail for her help - to get them land the construction project of the villa of the President of Djibouti in Jumeirah Heights, which is in violation of the inte...
Dubai restaurant offers free food to those who can’t afford it

Dubai restaurant offers free food to those who can’t afford it

UAE
A young jobseeker once ordered a small sandwich, and started crying when a large meal was served instead. After noticing young newcomers to the country seeking jobs through a recruitment agency in the area, managers of a nearby restaurant decided to do an act of kindness. "If you can't buy food it's for free. This is gift from Allah (God)," reads a small note written in English and Arabic hung on Foul w Hummus restaurant in Al Barsha in Dubai. The owner of the Jordanian restaurant, Fadi Ayyad, told Khaleej Times that he noticed labourers from nearby construction sites and newcomers searching for jobs through a recruitment office located right next to the restaurant would occasionally pass by the area. Some of them would stand hesitantly in front of the restaurant. "A lot of peo...
Why your UAE mobile network has changed its name to ’30 Nov’

Why your UAE mobile network has changed its name to ’30 Nov’

UAE
Residents take to social media to express surprise, delight UAE residents woke up to a surprise as they picked up their mobile phones on Tuesday morning. UAE's telecom network providers du and Etisalat changed their network names to '30 Nov' to mark Martyr's Day and UAE's 46th National Day. The country braces for a four-day holiday for the public sector whereas the private sector will get three-day holiday during the birthday of Prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him), Commemoration Day and National Day. Etisalat and du retweeted reactions of their users on their official pages. Residents who noticed the change took to Twitter and dedicated their prayers to the martyrs who died for the country using the hashtags #30NOV and #MartyrsDay. Twitter user Ganesan, saluted the move a...
Drunk man to be deported for urinating on street in UAE

Drunk man to be deported for urinating on street in UAE

UAE
He will also serve a one-month jail sentence. A man, who was convicted of urinating on the street after drinking alcohol, will be deported from the UAE. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that handed down a one-month jail sentence to the Asian man after he was found guilty of illegally drinking of alcohol and urinating in the public. The top court also ordered that the man be deported after serving his jail sentence. Official court records stated that the man was caught by authorities after he was found peeing on the street in a northern emirate. Investigations revealed that the Asian was drunk when he peed. Prosecutors had charged the man with illegal drinking of alcohol and urinating in the public, and demanded that he be given a ...
Weather update: Would it be pleasant over the long UAE National Day weekend?

Weather update: Would it be pleasant over the long UAE National Day weekend?

UAE
Pleasant weather conditions shall continue in the UAE over the week UAE residents can plan a trip outdoors over the weekend as the weather will be pleasant in the country. National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has predicted an increase in humidity during the night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas for today, with a chance of fog and mist formation over some internal areas. The minimum temperature recorded today morning was 11.7-degree Celsius at Jais Mountain. pic.twitter.com/7q6k5Aei64 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 28 November 2017 Giving a weather forecast for tomorrow, the weather department said it will be humid during the night and early mornings a with probability of fog or mist over some internal areas. Sea will be rough t
Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

Video: How to find out if your UAE visa is genuine?

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Here's how immigration officers at Dubai airports check whether your UAE visa is genuine or fake. With around 140,000 passengers every day, Dubai airport is one of the busiest in the world for international travel. Around two million passengers arrive at the Dubai airports every month. They have a resident, employment or a tourist visa to enter the country. But how do immigration officers check if the visa is genuine? "The person cannot enter the country if the visa isn't genuine," said Major Salem Mohammad Bin Ali, director of Amer Client Happiness Department at GDRFA Dubai. "There's a procedure at the immigration arrival. We have well-trained staff and we have a system. So we only need to enter the visa number or scan the passport and it will say whether you have a visa or you d...
UAE National Day celebrations: Dh2,000 fine for breaking traffic rules

UAE National Day celebrations: Dh2,000 fine for breaking traffic rules

UAE
The Dubai Police has issued a list of instructions that motorists should follow on National Day The Dubai Police have put all preparations in place to tackle the heavy traffic rush during the 46th UAE National Day celebrations. It will deploy traffic patrols and police controllers on major streets and intersections - including Bur Dubai, Jumeirah Street, Al Sufouh Street and the GBR - to ensure smooth flow of vehicles. Patrols will also be carried out in Deidra, Al Muraqqabat, Al Raqqa, Al Mamzar, Rashidiya, Al Khaleej Street, Al Ittihad Street, Amman Street and University City. The most serious violation that may be committed on this particular day could be driving one's vehicle in a way that it endangers the life of others, the department pointed out, adding that the violator of...
Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

Visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi airport within 30 minutes

UAE
A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport can get tourist visas within 15 to 30 minutes, authorities have announced. A new visa counter has been launched at the airport to facilitate the visa application process for both transit and arriving passengers to the UAE capital. The new service, located at the Terminal 3 transit area at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), includes activation of the new four-day, or 96-hour, transit visa for all nationalities travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport. The announcement was jointly made by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, along with Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and General Directorate of Residenc...
Dh500 fine for blocking traffic on Abu Dhabi roads

Dh500 fine for blocking traffic on Abu Dhabi roads

UAE
Motorists involved in minor accidents urged to move to the side of the road If you are driving in Abu Dhabi and get involved in a minor traffic accident, remember to move your vehicle on the side of the road or else you might have to cough up Dh500. Starting December 1, the Abu Dhabi Police will impose a fine of Dh500 on motorists who block traffic after being involved in a minor traffic accident. The decision comes in line with Article No. 98 of 2017, and is based on the ministerial resolution No. (178) 'obstructing traffic in any way'. Brigadier General Ahmed Abdullah Al Shehhi, deputy director of the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols at Abu Dhabi Police, called on drivers whose vehicles are involved in minor traffic accidents, sudden breakdowns or tyre bursts to move them o...
Sheikh Mohammed pardons 606 prisoners ahead of UAE National Day

Sheikh Mohammed pardons 606 prisoners ahead of UAE National Day

UAE
Inmates of various nationalities in punitive and corrective institutions will be free. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday granted amnesty to 606 prisoners on the occasion of the 46th UAE National Day. "In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, @HHShkMohd orders the release of 606 inmates of Dubai's punitive and corrective institutions on the occasion of the UAE's 46th National Day," the Dubai Media Office said. In his capacity as Ruler of #Dubai, @HHShkMohd orders the release of 606 inmates of #Dubai’s punitive and corrective institutions on the occasion of the UAE’s 46th National Day. pic.twitter.com/AMILO6cwcK — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) 27 November 2017 Source
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