Dubai announces Metro, parking timings for Ramadan

RTA has announced the timing of its services during the holy month of Ramadan spanning metro, tram, marine transit means, customers’ happiness centres, public parking, public buses, and strategic partners’ centres. Metro services “As for the Dubai Metro services, the Red Line stations will run service in Ramadan from Saturday to Wednesday from 05:30 am …

Private sector working hours during Ramadan in UAE announced

Working hours of private sector in UAE during the month of Ramadan will be reduced by two hours per day without effect to the wages of workers, announced Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Wednesday.

UAE to impose 100% excise tax on tobacco, and energy drinks, and 50% on soft drinks

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority has announced a 100 per cent tax on tobacco products and energy drinks, as well as a 50 per cent tax on carbonated beverages, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. The announcement came following the first meeting of the board of the UAE Federal Tax Authority in Dubai, …

50% discount on traffic fines in Ajman for Ramadan

Effective from the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (Saturday 27), Ajman Police will introduce a 50 per cent reduction in the value of traffic violation fines. The new decision comes under the directives of Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and the chairman of the Executive Council . Major …

New paid parking zone in Sharjah

Sharjah City Municipality had yesterday announced that a few new parking spaces in the emirate will become paid parking areas starting this week. Sharjah Municipality has introduced new paid parking zone in streets in Umm Al Tarafa area in Sharjah to ensure availability of parking spaces. The municipality announced that the parking fees will be …

one-time use phone charger is now banned in Dubai

Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality has issued a decree banning the sale and circulation of one-time use phone chargers in Dubai. These small, portable charging devices can be used for one-time charging and the user can discard the charger after use. Dubai Municipality took to Instagram to share this update today. …

Sewa clarified confusion among the residents over utilities bill

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) clarified confusion among the residents over utilities bills, following its launching of a new billing system which include four cycles. Residents who spoke to Khaleej Times couldn’t figure out the changes in the billing system, as some of them received two bills at a time. Dr Rashid Al …

Pay Dh500 fine for doing this in public

Dubai Municipality has started an intensive campaign against those who urinate in public places. The Waste Management Department of the Municipality has installed 700 awareness boards in several languages at a number of places across the city. The awareness boards say that the offenders will be issued a fine of Dh500 in the first instance …

The different types of visa ban rules in UAE

A visa ban prohibits a person from entering the country or taking up a new job. It is important to know the dos and don’ts to make sure you avoid getting a ban. Permanent residency ban: This type of ban is applicable to any serious labour offense considered illegal or absconding. The federal department keeps …

How to get UAE residence visa for your parents in Dubai

Here’s how to get a residence visa for your parents; Who can sponsor parents? UAE expatriates, holding valid resident visas having a minimum salary of  Dh20,000 or a monthly pay of Dh19,000 plus a two-bedroom accommodation can get one year renewable resident visas for their parents or parents-in-law. Both or none As per new regulations, …