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UAE announces changes to validity of expat driving licenses

UAE has announced a new set of traffic rules, most important of which being change in validity period of expatriate driving licenses. Expatriates have to renew license every five years Under the new law, Emiratis will have to renew their driving license every 10 years and expatriates every five years (instead of the current 10 years). Starting from July 1, new drivers of all ages will get a two-year driving license. Driving licenses will subsequently be renewed for 10 years for citizens. However expatriates will be entitled for five years only after which they can renew every five year. Rule will not affect existing licenses The new rules will not affect existing driving licenses as these rules will have no retroactive force on commitments that existed, before the enactment of the law, Gulf News reported citing legal experts. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and…

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Guide: 22 things you should never carry when travelling to UAE

Many Indians travelling to the UAE buy medicines from India because they are less expensive there. But they are usually unaware of the drugs that are banned in the UAE, and end up landing in jail after carrying these drugs into the country. The violators face strict penalties, including imprisonment followed by deportation. The Consul General of India in Dubai has published detailed guidelines on banned items on its website. 1. All kinds of narcotic drugs (hashish, cocaine, heroin, poppy seeds, hallucinogenic pills, etc.). 2. Goods intended to be imported from boycotted countries. 3. Goods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos 4. Crude ivory and rhinoceros horn. 5. Gambling tools and machinery. 6. Three layered fishing nets. 7. Original engravings, prints, lithographs, sculptures and statues in any material. 8. Used, reconditioned and inlaid tires. 9. Radiation polluted substances. 10. Printed publications, oil paintings, photographs, pictures, cards, books,…

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List of UAE public and private sector holidays in 2017

Employees in the UAE’s government sector are likely to have 14 holidays in 2017 while their counterparts in the private sector are expected to enjoy 11 days off. Here’s the list of UAE’s expected public holidays in 2017: New Year’s Day – Jan 1 (Sunday) 1 day holiday Isra Wal Mi’raj* – April 23 (Sunday) 1 day holiday Eid Al Fitr* – Jun 25 (Sunday) 2-3 days holiday Arafat (Haj) Day* – Aug 31 (Thursday) 1 day holiday Eid Al Adha* – Sept 1 (Friday) 2-3 days holiday Hijri New Year’s Day* – Sept 21 (Thursday) 1 day holiday Commemoration Day – Nov 30 (Thursday) 1 day holiday Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday* – Nov 30 (Thursday) 1 day holiday UAE National Day – Dec 2 (Saturday) 2 days holiday As can be seen from the list above, several holidays fall just before or after the weekend, which will translate into at…

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List of major Indian Banks in UAE

This is a comprehensive list of Indian Banks with their presence in UAE. While most of them have a representative office in Dubai, a few of them are in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. ANDHRA BANK P.O. Box No. 123144, Dubai, U.A.E Tel.no. 00971 4 3976654 Fax no 00971 4 3976659 E-mail : ab_repoffice@yahoo.co.in Website : http://www.andhrabank.in AXIS BANK LTD PO Box : 506593, DIFC, Dubai, UAE Tel.no. 00971 4 3735555 Fax no 00971 4 3735666 E-mail : Jacob.ninan@axisbank.com BANK OF BARODA Bur Dubai Branch – P.O. Box No. 3162, Dubai, U.A.E Tel.no. 00971 4 3538093, 3531955 Fax no 00971 4 3530839 E-mail : barbaead@emirates.net.ae Website : http://www.bankofbaroda.com BANK OF BARODA Hamdan Street Branch P.O. Box No. 2303, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Tel.no. 00971 2 6344302 Fax no 00971 2 6394338 E-mail : abudhabi@bankofbaroda-uae.ae BANK OF INDIA P.O. Box No. 116470, Dubai, U.A.E Tel.no. 00971 4 3977470 Fax no 00971 4 3977473 E-mail :…

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A quick visitors guide to Dubai Parks and Resorts

Two of Dubai’s most anticipated sites – Legoland and Riverland Dubai – have opened their doors to the public today, marking the first day of Dubai Parks and Resorts. Constituting over 25 million square feet of land, the Dh13-billion development is set to become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination. In addition to LEGOLAND and Riverlands Dubai, the development will eventually grow to two additional theme parks – the Hollywood-inspired Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai – as well as the Polynesian-theme Lapita Hotel. Here is everything you need to know about Dubai Parks and Resorts, including opening dates, ticket prices, rides, attractions and location. LEGOLAND Dubai Opens : 31 October 2016 Time : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Ticket Prices : One day passes : Dh295 for adults and Dh250 for children & seniors. Annual passes are Dh765 40 Interactive rides 15,000 LEGO Model structures made from over…

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11 Dubai traffic fines you may not know about

We consciously reduce the speed of our cars around radars, pay special attention at pedestrian crossings, and slow down as soon as the green traffic light starts blinking — to avoid traffic fines. But there are also some traffic fines most of us don’t know about, such as a fine for driving a noisy vehicle, or a taxi refusing to carry passengers. Here are they : 1. Opening the left door of taxi – Dh100 fine and three black points 2. Broken indicator lights – Dh100 fine and two black points 3. Driving without spectacles or contact lenses – Dh100 fine 4. Using interior lights for no reason while driving – Dh100 fine 5. Using horn in a disturbing way – Dh100 and two black points 6. Not carrying driving license while driving – Dh100 fine 7. Number plates with unclear numbers – Dh200 and three black points 8. Not…

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List of traffic violations and fines in Dubai

Here is the latest table of fines and charges associated with common traffic violations in Dubai : Frequently asked questions How do I get to a list of traffic violations? You log in to “Inquiry and Payment of Traffic Fines” service. To check if there is a violation recorded on the vehicle, select the button indicating “Print a list of violations”. The list will be sent to the email registered in the vehicle’s traffic file and the same list will be displayed on the screen. How much does it cost to get a list of traffic violations? There is no fee if submitted through the service. In case it is requested from any of the service locations, a due fee of Dh5 per vehicle is required. Requesting help for how to pay fines through Internet, Smartphone. Customers can call 901 for payment assistance. How to dispute traffic fines? You can…

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Got a Dubai traffic fine by error ? Here is how you can appeal

If you believe you weren’t at a particular place at the time a traffic fine was issued against your name, or were driving within the speed limit, you have all the rights to contest the fine, says Dubai Police. If you can prove your case, the traffic fine will be waived off in just five days once you register your case. How to file a complaint There are three options for an individual to contest a traffic fine in Dubai. To file a complaint, a driver can : Go to the General Directorate of Traffic headquarters  OR Call on 04-6063755 to file a complaint  OR Go through the Dubai Police website (www.dubaipolice.gov.ae) Supporting documents required If you are making a complaint, you must carry the supporting documents to prove your case. For example, if you were at a hospital when a traffic offence was levied, a hospital report that can prove you were visiting…

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10 things you need to know about new UAE Visa process

With the unveiling of the UAE Vision system last week, there has been some major changes to the procedure for visa services in UAE. Here are 10 things you need to know : 1. No more visits to GDRFA Residents are no longer required to visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs headquarters or any of its external branches in order to renew or apply for visas. Instead, all transactions will be carried out through the approved typing centres. 2. Identifying approved typing centres Residents can identify GDRFA approved typing centres by looking for the Amer logo. The logo will be clearly visible on the counters and on the staff uniform. The logo is a badge of approval from the GDRFA, indicating that the typing centre is qualified to carry out visa-related transactions through the UAE Vision system. 3. 600 typing centres to be redesigned A GDRFA official said that “in…

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Jobs Alert : These are the most wanted jobs in the UAE

Dubizzle – the leading classifieds platform in the UAE – has released its 2015 jobs report, detailing key UAE job market trends including the top five industries searched for and the top five nationalities searching for each profession. Top five industries by number of job ads posted and applicants Dubai – Top 5 Industries Accounting Secretarial Sales Real Estate Transportation The top sector listed on dubizzle’s job section in the UAE last year was accounting, with over 38,000 individual ads posted and a staggering 10 million applicants vying for the roles. The secretarial and sales sectors follow, with more job ads posted (42,000 and 77,000 respectively) but fewer applicants (5 million for secretarial posting and 4 million for sales jobs). More than 33,000 jobs were posted last year in real estate, with just over half a million (522,000) applicants, while the transportation sector followed with fewer ads (22,000) but more…

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