Wednesday, May 24, 2017


UAE landmarks light up in colours of British flag

Several UAE landmarks were lit up in the colours of the British flag on Tuesday night to mark the Emirates’ solidarity with the UK following the Manchester terror attack. In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa was illuminated in colours red, white and blue, while in Abu Dhabi, the British flag was ...

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Dubai to add 120 new schools over next 10 years

Increasing enrolment rates will lead to 120 new schools being opened in Dubai over the next ten years. According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), there has been a strong growth in the private education sector. New data shows that student enrolments in the emirate have grown by ...

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ADEC halts registration at 26 ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ schools

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) says it has halted student registration at 26 schools that received ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ ratings from inspectors. The schools, located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah, were informed of the decision in March. The education regulatory board has advised the schools ...

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5 arrested in Dubai for selling fake salary certificates

Dubai Police say they have arrested five men for selling fake salary certificates and other falsified papers. Those who bought the documents allegedly used them to buy sim cards and mobile phones from Etisalat. The five-member gang was said to charge AED200 to AED300 for the forged certificates. Following a ...

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Flight evacuated at Dubai International after security threat

A London-bound flight was evacuated at Dubai International Airport on Tuesday because of a security threat. According to the Dubai Media Office, Virgin Atlantic flight VS401 had already begun taxiing when all the passengers on the aircraft were disembarked due to a last-minute security alert. The aircraft was cleared for ...

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