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Abu Dhabi intensifies crackdown on abandoned vehicles

Abu Dhabi is intensifying its efforts to crack down on abandoned vehicles in residential and public areas. The municipality says it issued 31 violations against vehicle owners in the industrial Musaffah and Mafraq industrial areas. It also warned the owners of 289 cars, which it says gathered dust and affected ...

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VAT to create up to 2,000 new jobs in the UAE

The introduction of value added tax (VAT) will create up to 2,000 new jobs in the UAE. That’s according to recruitment experts, who say that there will be a rise in the demand for specialized accounting and digital platforms once the taxation system is rolled out. Cooper Fitch’s second UAE ...

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UAE drone-owners reminded about filming laws

Drone-owners in the UAE are being reminded not to take videos or pictures with their devices unless they have permission from the authorities or the individuals they are filming. According to the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the same privacy laws apply to aerial photography as they do to regular ...

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German authorities mistake Dubai resident for wanted criminal

A Dubai expat has been released after being detained in Germany by authorities who thought he was a wanted criminal.  The Egyptian national, who is a public relations executive, was stopping over in Frankfurt on his way to the Czech Republic when he was arrested by police.   The confusion ...

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Massive drop in plagiarism cases at Abu Dhabi university

The number of students found guilty of committing academic violations like plagiarism at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has dropped significantly. According to the school’s Office of Academic Integrity, 60 cases were reported in the 2016-2017 academic year compared to 334 in 2010. Just 11 cases of plagiarism have been dealt ...

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Dubizzle reports significant spike in traffic during Ramadan

Dubizzle has released a report detailing a spike in traffic during the Holy Month of Ramadan this year. The classifieds site says it recorded 17 million visits during this period, an increase of 16% from the previous three months. It noted a strong demand for luxury and affordable brands, led ...

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