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UAE reviews medicine stock to address emergency needs

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) is conducting an inventory of medicines to ensure it has sufficient stock during emergencies. It wants to make sure there’s enough supply to last for a maximum period of six months. The inventory is being done in coordination with the National Authority for ...

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Dubai Police record fewer road deaths, injuries in Q1

Dubai Police say its aggressive approach to enforcing traffic laws has resulted in fewer road deaths and serious injuries this year. Thirty-seven people died in traffic accidents in the first quarter of 2017, down from 53 during the same period last year. Serious injuries were also down to 38 from ...

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Dubai opens night swimming beach

Residents and tourists can now enjoy swimming until midnight with the opening of Dubai’s first “night swimming beach” on Umm Suqueim 1. Swimming in the evening was previously restricted due to safety issues. The change in policy follows the installation of two “Smart Poles”, which will automatically provide high-intensity lighting ...

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Middle East needs work spaces designed to attract millennials

Only 2 per cent of companies in the Middle East are building modern offices designed to attract millennials and encourage innovation, according to real estate firm JLL. JLL’s Dana Williamson says international firms such as Uber and Booking.com are embracing innovative ideas in their Dubai offices, such as smart technology, ...

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NCMS issues three-day dust storm warning

Weather forecasters in the UAE are warning motorists to exercise caution on the roads ahead of a dust storm. The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said strong winds and rough seas are expected, leading to poor visibility. Humidity will increase in the evening and early morning, especially over ...

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Authorities, hotels tackle food wastage ahead of Ramadan

Authorities are meeting with the hospitality sector on Monday to encourage them to reduce food wastage during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) is highlighting different ways of minimising surplus at different stages, from cooking, to serving and consuming. It also wants to know ...

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