Fake banknote man on flight home from Dubai – BBC News

An Edinburgh man who was held in a jail in Dubai for three days over a forged banknote has begun his flight home. William Barclay had been accused of trying to exchange a fake £20 note during a family holiday. Although the incident happened last ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Police urge public to report reckless drivers

Dubai: Dubai Police have called on members of the public who witness traffic law violations to use the ‘We are All Police’ programme to report them instead of ignoring the incidents. This will help in identifying violators and keeping roads safe, an ... ( read original story ...)

Have you spotted these banned diet pills in Dubai?

Dubai: Diet pills may seem like a quick way to help shed off the weight. But did you know that by taking these 11 dietary supplements ones, it can lead to unwanted side effects and drastically raise your blood pressure. Dubai Municipality on Thursday ... ( read original story ...)

Ten new millionaires in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw

Abu Dhabi: Ten people became millionaires in Thursday's Big Ticket draw for the Big 10 Millionaires series, which was held at the Abu Dhabi International Airport’s arrival hall. All ten people won Dh1 million each. Filipino expatriate Leilani Quijano Del ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi’s Al Maqta bridge to be partially closed

On Thursday, the Traffic and Patrols Directorate in Abu Dhabi Police announced that the two fast lanes on Al Maqta Bridge will be partially closed for maintenance. According to police, the bridge will be partially closed from October 5 at 11pm until ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai to introduce new green building ratings system next year

Dubai plans to change its green building ratings system in early 2018, according to the UAE state news agency WAM. Dubai Municipality’s Buildings Department issued Circular No. 222 regarding the new rating system – known as “Al Saafat”, or palm ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai roads get clogged with morning rush hour

Dubai: Motorists faced heavy traffic on Thursday as an accident and the morning rush hour affected a number of vital roads in Dubai. An accident on Al Ittihad Road brought traffic to a halt from the Sharjah direction, with tailbacks that reached after ... ( read original story ...)

Man held for robbing staff of three petrol stations in Sharjah

Sharjah: An Arab man has been arrested by Sharjah Police for allegedly assaulting and robbing a number of petrol station attendants in Sharjah, police said on Tuesday. Colonel Ebrahim Al Ajel, director-general of Criminal and Investigation Department at ... ( read original story ...)

There’s only 10 days left for Dubai’s new speed limit

In September, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police announced the decision to reduce the speed limit on busy highways following a spate of accidents over the last two years. Gulf News earlier reported that RTA officials expect the drop ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s reputation ranked: what survey reveals

Dubai: Whether people are looking to make investments, holiday plans or a new place to call home, the reputation of a city is quite important. And it should come as no surprise that Dubai has made the list. The Boston-based Reputation Institute has ... ( read original story ...)