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UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

UAE Safest Country In World, 98.6% Residents Feel Secure

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Ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault. The UAE has been ranked number one country in the world with the least amount of crimes related to sexual assault and theft, while a whopping 98.6 per cent of the UAE's residents feel a sense of safety and security even at night, announced the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday. The figures were revealed at the Federal National Council's (FNC) headquarters in the UAE Capital. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said the UAE has been ranked first in the world with the lowest number of crimes related to theft and sexual assault, as well as the number one country in the world with the lowest number of fire incidents, with 19 fires per every 100,000...
Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

Video: Rainy, Dusty Weather To Continue In UAE Today

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UAE residents woke up on Tuesday morning with sandstorm reducing visibility in parts of the country. Handkerchief, face mask or an umbrella are essential items for people who are going out today as the country will continue to experience hazy and dusty weather conditions with chances of some scattered rain, according to a forecast by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). UAE residents had woken up on Tuesday morning (yesterday) with sandstorm hitting parts of the country and reducing visibility at several places. The NCM reported blowing dust over Sweihen, Al Minhand and parts of Abu Dhabi. The sandstorm also hit Dubai and Sharjah while light rain was reported in some areas. pic.twitter.com/Naj0aax7hI — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 18 April 2018 An NCM spokesperson
Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

Watch Movies For Free For 1 Year In UAE

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The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket. If you're a movie fan and a regular visitor to the UAE theaters, then here is an opportunity for you to watch movies for one full year - for free. Vox Cinemas, which operates a large number of cinemas in the UAE, is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a year's supply of movie tickets with Vox Rewards. The UAE residents interested in winning the tickets will have to book an online ticket in advance for the upcoming Hollywood flick "Avengers: Infinity War" in order to stand a chance to win 104,000 bonus Vox Rewards points. "That's two complimentary tickets to watch a movie of your choice every week, for a year." Vox currently operates cinemas in City Centre shopping malls, Cineplex Grand Hy...
Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

Emirates Offers Special Fares For UAE Travellers This Summer

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The offer applies for outbound travel between April 19 and December13, 2018. Emirates is offering special early bird fares for UAE travellers to destinations within its global network. Travellers who book in advance can enjoy special fares starting from Monday, April 16 until 30 April 2018 and applies to select travel periods. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh795, to Europe starting at Dh2,135, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh945, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh2,035. Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh3,155, to Europe starting at Dh9,395, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh2835, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh8,895. Emirates passeng...
No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

No Volunteering In Dubai Without Official Permission

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The law seeks to encourage a culture of social responsibility in society. Entities conducting volunteering initiatives must first obtain authorisation from Dubai's Community Development Authority (CDA), according to a new law announced on Sunday. The law permits volunteers to form teams to participate collectively in volunteering programmes in Dubai on the condition that the team has registered itself in the CDA's database and obtained all required permits. The volunteer teams are not allowed to conduct any fundraising activities, including advertising through any kind of media, unless the team obtains approval from the CDA. Entities must also provide all required tools and safety equipment necessary for the volunteers to perform their activity. In addition, the entities must also...
Beware, E-Cigarettes Are Being Used To Smoke Drugs In UAE

Beware, E-Cigarettes Are Being Used To Smoke Drugs In UAE

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The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer revealed on Sunday. As part of a study, the department of evidence examined 103 e-cigarettes seized in the country and found that 17 were used to smoke drugs. According to Khalid Al Sumaiti, a senior forensic expert, in two cases, a cocktail of five different drugs was smoked. Fourteen of the e-cigarettes were used to inhale cannabis oil. E-cigarettes are banned in the UAE, but residents procure them illegally via social media platforms and some commercial centres, he said. Al Sumaiti said criminals mixed drugs, including a synt...
Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

Transit Passengers To Enjoy Day Out In UAE Under New Visa Policy

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The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country. Preparations are afoot to roll out legislations that will allow transit passengers to tour the country. On Monday, the UAE Cabinet gave the green light to prepare a general policy to grant entry visas to transit passengers who wish to visit the country's landmarks and tourist attractions. Passengers transiting via any of the airports in the country will be able to obtain entry visas. The new policy aims to enhance transit visa procedures to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country, thus boosting the tourism industry. The Cabinet formed a working group, led by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, to prepare the new policy, "consi...
Video: Sharjah ruler announces salary hike for non-Emirati employees

Video: Sharjah ruler announces salary hike for non-Emirati employees

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Dh600 million increase in the salaries of the emirate's government employees was implemented on January 1, 2018. The salaries of non-Emirati Sharjah government employees will also be hiked by 10 per cent retroactively from the start of January this year. This comes following directions of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, on Saturday. In a video, His Highness said that he wanted to increase salaries of all employees in Sharjah government in the beginning of 2018. He issued directions for pay hike of Emirati staff. Now, he has directed salary raise for the non-Emirati employees, while appreciating their loyalty. His Highness had ordered a Dh600 million increase in the salaries of the emirate's government employ...
Sheikh Mohammed Responds To Uae Citizen’S Appeal

Sheikh Mohammed Responds To Uae Citizen’S Appeal

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Emirati made his appeal for a decent life in a phone call to Ajman Radio. An appeal for decent life by a UAE citizen has been immediately responded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The UAE national made his appeal in a phone call to Ajman Radio on Monday, asking for providing all needs of decent life for himself and his family. Sheikh Mohammed directed competent authorities to provide, with immediate effect, the Emirati and his family with all their needs within 24 hours to help them lead a decent life. He also directed Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, to provide the cabinet, in its coming meeting, with a detailed report about the requirements of the UAE people with lim...
Good Conduct Certificate Mandatory For Job Change In Uae

Good Conduct Certificate Mandatory For Job Change In Uae

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The announcement reverses the earlier notice issued on February 23. Expatriates currently employed in the UAE and in the process of switching their jobs, take note. When offered a job by another employer, prospective candidates are now required to submit a good conduct certificate. When Khaleej Times checked with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation call centre, they confirmed that the requirement has been instated for all expatriate workers moving jobs in the UAE. This announcement reverses the earlier notice issued last month on February 23. Previously, the notice which had been issued to all Amer and Tasheel centres, informed residents that the good conduct certificate would not be needed for the visa if they are in the country. However, now e...
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