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Over 13,000 traffic offences reported via police app

More than 13,000 traffic offences were reported via the Dubai Police app over the past year. Officials say the “We Are All Police” mobile feature is a major step towards reducing road violations. Members of the public can access the tool on their smartphones and report offences by submitting either ...

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One café closed down and others issued fines

One café has been closed down, and 74 others issued fines in Dubai for violating anti-smoking laws. The Dubai Municipality has banned smoking in amusement centres and entertainment zones; including snooker halls, electronic games areas and internet cafes. Officials say that 200 inspections were conducted last month and fines totalling ...

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Mandatory health insurance deadline approved

Employees and their families have until the end of March to get medical insurance, or risk being fined. Health officials say visitors must also be covered, adding that they have until the end of the year to do so. The mandatory scheme was rolled out in phases by the Dubai ...

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New school fee hike limit announced in Dubai

The new Education Cost Index (ECI), which dictates how much private schools in Dubai can adjust their tuition fees for the upcoming academic year, has been announced. According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), this year’s ECI has been set at 2.4%. Schools that are ranked outstanding will ...

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More than 1,100 road accidents in Dubai over the weekend

1,163 road accidents occurred across the different areas of Dubai last Friday and Saturday alone. That’s according to Dubai Police officials, who have also received more than 15,000 calls last weekend. They revealed that much of them were caused due to reckless driving during unstable weather conditions. Officials also warned ...

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New report finds Dubai as hotspot for UK property buyers

A new report has found that Dubai is once again a hotspot for British property buyers. That’s according to propertytrader.ae, who says that Brexit uncertainty is encouraging UK citizens to find somewhere secure to invest away from home and Europe. Experts say that Brits have been the third highest on ...

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