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Funeral processions in Sharjah will now be escorted by police patrols in order to tackle traffic jams. The move is aimed at easing congestion around cemeteries and ensuring proper access for the vehicles of mourners. Sharjah Police are implementing the initiative in partnership with other government departments and community councils in the emirate.

The UAE is marking the second day of a three-day mourning period, with the national flag flying at half-mast for the late Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. The heads of a number of countries and government representatives have been offering their condolences following the death of the mother of President His Highness […]

There has been a whopping 731 per cent rise year-on-year in the number of electronic transactions made in Dubai’s taxis. According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), more than 2.2 million taxi fares were paid through Nol and credit cards in 2017, compared to 266,330 transactions in 2016. The number of Nol card payments jumped from […]

A 24-hour field hospital dedicated to treating Rohingya refugees has opened in Bangladesh with support from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. The fully-equipped facility in Cox’s Bazar mainly caters to children, women and the elderly. In addition to the latest medical supplies, it also includes an ambulance service, an intensive care unit, as well […]

Funeral prayers have been performed for the mother of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away on Sunday. The prayers for Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan were held at Al Mu’tareed Mosque in Al Ain. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime […]

The National Centre for Meteorology has advised motorists all over the UAE to remain vigilant while driving. This comes after a forecast showing moderate to fresh winds carrying dust in the air; reducing horizontal visibility on the roads. Mohammed Al Khaja, a weather forecaster at the NCM issues this warning.



 
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