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News and updates on what’s happening in Dubai. Announcements and important information about the emirate that the residents should be aware of. Here we share current events and advisories, as well as trends for your reference.

expo 2020 dubai

Dubai Expo 2020’s master plan has been revealed for Dubai Site, it is one of biggest expectations that will create a lot of jobs and will boost the welfare of the economy. Also Read: Video: Crowning Moment of Al Wasl Dome in Expo 2020 Dubai  Jebel Ali will present the exhibition of innovation, products and… Read more

Dubai OFW Slapped with AED 300 Fine for Falling Asleep in the Metro

A Filipino based in Dubai got recently called out and fined by authorities for taking a quick nap on the Dubai Metro. Though it’s something hard to resist, especially after coming from or going to work early in the morning, the city has made it clear that such behavior is considered inappropriate and unacceptable, and… Read more

WEMART to Open New Hypermarket in Dubai Soon

Dubai residents will soon have to look further no more for their favorite Asian products from food, dining, and other concept items as the Asian gourmet supermarket WeMart is expected to open its first Asian hypermarket that will combine shopping and restaurants in one establishment. With the opening of a bigger store, consumers who love… Read more

Many OFWs in UAE Have Long-term Commitment to Stay – Study

A recent report from communications agency, Eon Group, revealed that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE have a long-term commitment to staying in the Gulf nation. The UAE has been among one of the most expat-friendly nations – the 4th globally in terms of the best places to work for expats according to a research… Read more

NatGeo Airs New Documentary Focusing on the UAE’s First Astronaut

With just a few days before the UAE’s first-ever historic mission to space launches, a new documentary was released by National Geographic last September 19 (Thursday) highlighting the preparation of the UAE’s first-ever astronaut Hazza Al-Mansouri for his space mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 25 at 5:56 pm UAE time. The… Read more

VIDEO Shocking Footage Shows Danger of Jumping Red Lights

A few months ago, police authorities released a video about the danger of leaving kids in locked cars. Recently, they have released another video — this time a warning about jumping red lights. ALSO READ: Abu Dhabi Introduces Tourism Safety Campaign The video, shared by Abu Dhabi Police on social media, shows shocking footage of road accidents.… Read more

Emirates Transport (ET) has recently announced that it has signed 12 new and renewed school transport contracts with several schools in Dubai and Sharjah. Through this development, the corporation will provide 630 school buses to service approximately 17,000 students in the UAE. Over 600 Deployed by Emirates Transport in Dubai, Sharjah In line with this, the ET’s School Transport Division is now offering services to 36 private schools, said Tariq Al Sedawi, Area Sales Manager for Dubai and Sharjah, as shared in a report by WAM. According to Al Sedawi, the growth in contracts with private schools was mirrored by an increase in the size of the fleet of school buses. The initial 400 buses in 2014, when the company's Private Schools Transport Centre was first established, was increased to more than 1,000 by the end of 2018. Accordingly, the number of supervisors on school buses currently stands at more than 2,457 bus supervisors, of whom 1,357 supervisors throughout the Abu Dhabi Education Council areas of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region and 1,100 in the rest areas and educational offices in the UAE. ET aims to provide school bus supervisors on board each bus rented at the request of the school, with to maintain security and safety of students and offer a professional alternative to practices of disordered and unregulated mass transport. Of note, prior to the recruitment of drivers, they must sign a pledge to treat all children in an ethical and professional manner, and in accordance with the laws and regulations, and to strictly adhere to all safety and work procedures such as making sure of the safety of children at all times from the time they board the bus to the time they disembark. To highlight this commitment to safety and ethical service, the UAE government has installed cameras on all school buses in the UAE capital to catch motorists ignoring the stop signs. Also, public utility buses in the UAE are equipped with automated arms that extend out of the bus to signal motorists to wait until the child is safely out of the way. As per the law, drivers are required to stop at least five metres away from the bus. Failure to abide by this traffic law will cost erring drivers a hefty fine of AED 1,000 and 10 black points. According to the UAE police, the safety of students is a top priority they are doing everything possible to boost it by raising awareness among motorists in the country. ALSO READ: WATCH: Reckless Driver Almost Smash into School Bus in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Transport (ET) has recently announced that it has signed 12 new and renewed school transport contracts with several schools in Dubai and Sharjah. Through this development, the corporation will provide 630 school buses to service approximately 17,000 students in the UAE. Over 600 Buses Deployed by Emirates Transport in Dubai, Sharjah In line with… Read more

Delivery Man in Dubai who Harassed Girl in Lift Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail, Deportation

The Dubai Court of First Instance has found the delivery man who allegedly harassed a 12-year-old girl in a Dubai residential elevator guilty, and he was sentenced 6 months imprisonment to be followed by deportation. According to Dubai prosecutors, the 35-year-old Pakistani man molested the young Indian girl last June. The incident took place as… Read more

VIDEO Catch Free Taxi Service Within Dubai International Airport

In a hurry to catch your flight at Dubai International Airport? Got your hands full with heavy luggage and carry-on bags? Have no fear… because TaxiDXB is here, and its free to ride! ALSO READ: Airport Employees Quickly Manage Car Fire at Dubai Airport Terminal 2 You heard that right! TaxiDXB is a new taxi service available… Read more

Dubai-based Filipino Business Group Announces Open Call for Art Event

The Philippine Business Council – Dubai Northern Emirates (PBC-DNE) is now open for interested participants for their community art event, Arté Pilipinas, a four-day community art festival showcasing arts and cultural production from the Philippines. The open call was directed at UAE-based Filipino designers, architects, dancers, singers, artists, and other creatives to take part by… Read more

driving without license fine uae

The UAE Public Prosecution has issued a warning to the public against driving without a driving license in the UAE as this could cost them a hefty fine of AED 5,000 when caught by traffic authorities. It’s a known fact that traffic laws in the UAE are much stricter and diverse as compared to other… Read more

Al Wasl Dome in Expo 2020 Dubai

Al Wasl Dome will be the Al Wasl is the central piece of Expo 2020 Dubai Over 800 engineers and technicians help build the dome Massive Al Wasl dome structure complete after intricate, complex engineering feat Precision raising of 800+ tonnes of steel had a margin of error of three millimetres Months of planning have… Read more

Airport Employees Quickly Manage Car Fire at Dubai Airport Terminal 2

A fire broke out from a passenger vehicle in Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2 last September 16 (Monday), but was quickly contained by the Department of Civil Defence in Al Qusais that same day. During the incident, the airport’s Terminal 2 employees were also quick to respond professionally to manage the situation helping authorities perform… Read more

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