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Weekend Weather: Will it be a Rainy Weekend in UAE?

Weekend Weather: Will it be a Rainy Weekend in UAE?

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The temperatures tend to rise and the cloud amounts will increase gradually especially in the night. Humid and fog or mist may form by the morning over some internal and coastal areas, partly cloudy and hazy at times during day times on Thursday, according to the National Center of Meteorology, NCM. pic.twitter.com/kv2dobtut4 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 22 February 2018 The temperatures tend to rise and the cloud amounts will increase gradually especially by night over coasts and islands with a probability of slight rain, light to moderate winds at times with a speed of 18 - 28 km/ hr, reaching 38 km/hr over the sea which will be moderate in the Arabian Gulf and may be rough with clouds and slight to moderate in the Sea of Oman. pic.twitter.com/vIn1YpCf1P — المركز ا
Scammers Seek SIM Numbers in New WhatsApp Scam in UAE

Scammers Seek SIM Numbers in New WhatsApp Scam in UAE

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Con men are demanding the serial number written on the reverse side of the SIM card. A new scam has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp and SMSes across the UAE, where recipients of a fraudulent message are being asked to participate in a "SIM Card Lucky Draw Comption" (sic). The scammers claim to be offering Dh200,000 as cash prize, and are demanding the numbers written on the back side of the SIM card, along with The message reads, "Dear customer, you are a great lucky winner from Du and Etisalat telecommunications with the participation of Dubai Islamic Bank for 200,000AED cash prize. please contact the number below to claim your prize." When Khaleej Times called up one of the numbers, a male voice on the other end demanded to know "the number on the back of your SIM", the mob...
50 Days of VAT: How UAE Residents are Coping

50 Days of VAT: How UAE Residents are Coping

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KT's dipstick survey of residents reveals it's the sentiment - and not the pocket - that has taken the hit Value-added tax (VAT) was introduced to the UAE market, a hitherto tax-free regime, on January 1, 2018. February 20, 2018, marks 50 days of VAT in the UAE. At 5 per cent, UAE has the lowest VAT rate in the world. In comparison, Bhutan has the world's highest VAT rate at 50 per cent, while UK has a 20 per cent standard VAT rate and in India, the GST rate has an upper ceiling of 28 per cent. Khaleej Times spoke to a cross-section of residents - both expats and Emiratis - to gauge just how much of an impact has VAT had on their monthly budgets - and on their sentiment. Name: Zainab Alattar Age: 30s Profession: Ministry of Health employee Nationality: Emirati Family: 6 ...
3,000 UAE Residents Turn Out for Jordanian Girl’s Funeral

3,000 UAE Residents Turn Out for Jordanian Girl’s Funeral

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The 15-year-old girl lost her life in a tragic accident last week. Nearly 3,000 residents of Al Ain attended funeral prayers at Masjid Hamouda Bin Ali held in honour of the 15-year-old Jordanian girl who lost her life in a tragic accident last week, reported Al Bayan. The grade 9 student succumbed to internal bleeding and died at the site of the accident. She was travelling with her parents and two sisters when their car overturned five times. Her parents and two sisters, meanwhile, sustained injuries which were treated in Rashid Hospital. A day before the prayers, families in Al Ain sent messages reminding each other that prayers were going to be held for Dana. On Friday, right before Asr prayer, people also reached out and reminded each other of the event. Lt-Gen Sheikh Sa...
Sheikh Mohammed Names Dubai Road After Royal UAE War Hero

Sheikh Mohammed Names Dubai Road After Royal UAE War Hero

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The Academic City Road to be renamed to honour Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has given instructions to rename the Academic City Road in Dubai after UAE war hero Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan - the grandson of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - was among the three soldiers injured in a helicopter crash that took place in Yemen's Shabwah Governate in August 2017. He had returned to the UAE on Saturday after treatment abroad. Taking to Twitter to announce the decision to rename the road to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street on Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammed said: "This arterial street that is used by t...
Skype Blocked in UAE: What does Skype Say?

Skype Blocked in UAE: What does Skype Say?

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Recently The access to the Skype App is blocked since it is providing unlicensed Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service, which falls under the classification of prohibited contents as per the United Arab Emirates’ Regulatory Framework.’ HERE IS WHAT SKYPE SAYS IN IT’S WEBSITE: Is Skype blocked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? It has been brought to our attention that our website and services have been blocked by the ISPs in the United Arab Emirates. That means you won’t be able to use Skype in the United Arab Emirates. We are working towards getting Skype re-enabled. We’re passionate about the benefit that Skype offers to our users around the world by facilitating communication and enabling collaboration. Source IF YOU GET CAUGHT USING A VPN IN THE UAE, YOU WILL FA
Body of UAE Martyr Arrives in Abu Dhabi

Body of UAE Martyr Arrives in Abu Dhabi

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A special military ceremony was held to receive the body of the martyr in the presence of senior armed forces officers. The body of the martyr Sergeant Khalifa Hashel Al Mesmari arrived onboard a plane of the UAE Armed Forces at the Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Upon arrival at the airport, a special military ceremony was held to receive the body of the martyr in the presence of senior armed forces officers. The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces announced yesterday the martyrdom of Al Mesmari while carrying out his duties as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's 'Operation Restoring Hope' in support of legitimacy in Yemen. Source
Is your UAE Company not Paying your Salary? Report to the Ministry

Is your UAE Company not Paying your Salary? Report to the Ministry

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You can register a complaint against the company you are working for. Worried about late or no payment of salary by your company in UAE? The Ministry of Labour can help you address your grievances. You can register a complaint against the entity you are working for. The department shall then summon both the parties in discourse and take the necessary steps to settle the dispute amicably. You can report to the ministry for non-payment of salary Expats working in the private sector can contact the Bureau for the protection of salaries through the toll-free number 800 665 or visit the website, www.mol.gov.ae. The Ministry of Labour has a Bureau for the protection of salaries for addressing the issue. Source Non-payment of salary by an employer is a violation of the labour...
Half of UAE Will Quit Social Media to Sleep More

Half of UAE Will Quit Social Media to Sleep More

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..and 22% would give up their partner! Most people in the UAE get an average of seven hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more, according to a poll conducted by Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea. Work stress, children and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48 per cent would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits -- half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60 per cent will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking up. Vinod...
New Rule for Hiring Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in UAE

New Rule for Hiring Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in UAE

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UAE, Sri Lanka ink MoU to facilitate recruitment of domestic workers from registered agencies. The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that aims at facilitating the process for approving and recruiting domestic workers. The MoU were signed by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Sir Lanka's Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala, in the presence of a number of officials from both parties. Al Hamli lauded the close relations binding the two countries in labour-related fields. He also emphasised that the MoU paves the way for a new stage of cooperation between both countries to ensure a balanced and ...
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