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Bus and taxi fares see hike in Sharjah

Bus and taxi fares see hike in Sharjah

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Sharjah: On December 1, a new tariff for taxis and buses was implemented in Sharjah, a senior official at the Road and Transport authority in Sharjah confirmed to Gulf News on Wednesday. According to Sharjah RTA’s decision, the ticket fare has been increased on all bus routes. Bus passengers will pay an extra Dh1 to Dh3 depending on their trip; for example, passengers heading from Sharjah to Al Ain and Abu Dhabi will pay Dh33 instead of Dh30, while passengers heading to the other emirates will pay Dh32; trips to Umm Al Quwain increase from Dh15 to Dh17 and Ras Al Khaimah from Dh25 to Dh27 . The bus fare from Sharjah to Ajman has been increased from Dh5 to Dh6, an official said. Meanwhile, passengers on intra-city Sharjah routes will pay Dh8 instead of Dh7 and those who have Sayer
Dh1,000 fine, 6 black points for violating this traffic rule in UAE

Dh1,000 fine, 6 black points for violating this traffic rule in UAE

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Police are warning UAE residents not to throw any litter from the vehicle to avoid fines Dubai: Litterbugs that throw trash from their vehicles will face more than just a slap on the wrist – a Dh1,000 fine and six black points will also be imposed. The anti-littering rule is not restricted to large items, but is also applicable to tissue paper, aluminium cans or even a cigarette butt. Polluting the UAE’s roads is a federal offence and the penalty is enforced across all the seven emirates, according to the recently updated Traffic Law. View this post on Instagram عزيزي السائق .. إلقاء المخلفات من المركبات بالطريق  أثناء القيادة سلوك يعاقب عليه القانون بالغرامة 1000 درهم و6 نقاط مرورية. #الإمارات #أبوظبي #شرطة_أبوظبي #الإعلام_الأمني ‎‏#UAE #AbuDhabi #ADPolice ‎‏#s
Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

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Embassy records more cases in recent months; most women came from Telangana and Punjab India requests UAE to stop giving job visa to women coming on visit visa Abu Dhabi: The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has warned Indian housemaids not to come to UAE on visit visa, bypassing Indian emigration rules, as such women have ended up in deep trouble. India has banned emigration of housemaids under 30 and even eligible women can leave the country on an employment visa only through eMigrate system that ensures their welfare and protection. However, over 400 female domestic workers in distress approached the embassy in the capital and the consulate in Dubai during the past two years on visit/ tourist visa and all of them were sent back to India, the embassy officials told Gulf News on Tues...
Ten things you shoudn’t do in Dubai that you must know

Ten things you shoudn’t do in Dubai that you must know

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Most people know Dubai is tough on drugs; that tourists can get in trouble for drinking alcohol outside designated areas; and people who have sex in public can find themselves facing the full force of the law. There are some other unpredictable ways of falling foul of the law in Dubai - even if the authorities rarely enforce some of the laws. Social media Scott Richards promoted a charity drive to buy blankets and tarpaulins for refugees in Afghanistan. He was held for 22 days and has now been charged with fundraising without permission. However, he is not the first foreigner to find themselves in trouble over entries on social media. People have been warned to be careful how they use social media following the introduction of a strict cybercrimes law in 2012. The followi...
Good news: 2019 won’t be horrible

Good news: 2019 won’t be horrible

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Dubai: The Arab Strategy Forum 2018 started today (Wednesday) with regional leaders and political analysts breaking down what the world and the region can expect in the future. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior attended the forum. The focus of the event was on what trends might be shaping the future, especially in the region. Several high profile attendees and speakers were at the event, including the former Prime Minister of Iraq Dr Ayad Allawi, ministers from Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan ...
Good news: Dubai announces 13 new leaves from January

Good news: Dubai announces 13 new leaves from January

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The new law obligates the managers to respond to leave requests within 10 days. The government employees in Dubai will get 13 types of leaves from January 2019, according to the new human resources law. According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, the new leaves are annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, mourning leave, leave for death-related events, Haj vacation, participation in events, accompanying sick leave, leave for partner, study leave, leave without pay and leave for national service and reserve. Additionally, the annual leave days have increased and have been linked to the working grades: 30 working days for staff 12 and above, 25 working days for grades 4 to 11, and 18 working days for grades 3 or below. The new law obligates the managers to respond...
Man in UAE insults best friend of 30 years; fined Dh10,000

Man in UAE insults best friend of 30 years; fined Dh10,000

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He had helped him out of dire financial straits. A man was fined Dh10,000 for calling his best friend of 30 years a derogatory term in Al Ain. The 50-year-old man used a very offensive word in Arabic (zutti) calling into the question his friend's lineage, as per Al Bayan report. After being insulted, the victim filed a case against his friend in court. He was even more offended after he had loaned his friend Dh50,000 to help him out of dire financial straits. The court decided against jailing the perpetrator due to his advanced years. Source Also Read: Beware of this risk…you would be jailed and get fined with Dh1 million if you do this on Social media in UAE Residents should be fully aware of the risks. Several court cases have come to light where people have sent o
Now Pay your Dubai rent by direct debit rather than cheque

Now Pay your Dubai rent by direct debit rather than cheque

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The new system is a "critical milestone in the real estate sector" The annual rent cheque could soon be phased out with the introduction of a new digital payment service that lets Dubai tenants pay by direct debit. Property services company Asteco has revealed the new service in partnership with the National Bank of Fujairah. The company's executive chairman Elaine Jones said it will “contribute to creating an efficient and secure financial environment in Dubai for long-term residents and newcomers”. Under the system, tenants sign a "direct debit authority" rather than a post-dated cheque, with the payments taken from their account on the agreed dates. Of course, you can only do this if your landlord signs up – but more are doing so by the day. So far, there are 20,000 peopl
NEW IDENTITY SYSTEM FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN THE COUNTRY

NEW IDENTITY SYSTEM FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN THE COUNTRY

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The Ministry of Health and Community Protection revealed The Ministry of Health and Community Protection revealed that it has completed the electronic link between the ID card and the system of Reid in 16 hospitals and 44 health centers during the current year, and the adoption of the ID number as a unified number of medical file, and the number of patients registered in the vein system 935884 patients. She confirmed that the implementation of the Reid system has been completed by 100% in all hospitals of the Ministry of Health and by 68% in all health care centers of the Ministry. "The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has established an electronic link between the ID card and the Reid system, which aims to consolidate the personal data of the patient entered into the Reed...
Beware of this risk…you would be jailed and get fined with Dh1 million if you do this on Social media in UAE

Beware of this risk…you would be jailed and get fined with Dh1 million if you do this on Social media in UAE

UAE NEWS
Residents should be fully aware of the risks. Several court cases have come to light where people have sent offensive content on social media. Under the law, sending anything of an offensive nature on social media is considered a cybercrime. Perpetrators will be jailed and face fines of no less than Dh250,000 up to Dh1 million. One hapless man who offended his fiancee was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined Dh20,000 in Abu Dhabi. The young GCC national had sent his love a message on WhatsApp as a joke, calling her "idiot" (habla in Arabic). Although he claimed to have used that word in a joking manner, she took it as an insult and filed a court case against him, as per an Emarat Al Youm report. In a second case, a young man landed in court for broadcasting an explicit cli...