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Storm plays havoc in the Northern Emirates

DUBAI, 29 January 2011 (Khaleejtiimes): Sudden gusts of wind kicking up dust caught people returning from mosques after Friday prayers and other residents by surprise in Dubai and Sharjah, while thunderstorms lashed Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. ...

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King orders urgent action to mitigate floods, warns against negligence

JEDDAH, 26,Jan 2011 (Arab News): Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah urged the authorities on Wednesday to take immediate action to tackle problems caused by the heavy rains, warning that those who show negligence would be severely punished. ...

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Mobile users can switch providers from March

Mobile phone subscribers in the UAE will be able to switch between telecom providers etisalat and du without having to change their phone numbers. The number portability system will come into effect from March. Mohammed Al Ghanim, TRA Director-General, told ...

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Every child is unique says Dr Kalam

By: Muaz Shabandri Dubai, 25 January 2011 (Khaleej Times):Former president, space scientist, educator and a visionary; the many roles of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam have inspired students around the world to strive hard in the pursuit of success. A success ...

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Switch phone company but keep number – soon in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, Jan 23,2011 (The Nationa) : Want to change mobile phone company without losing your number? According to the head of the UAE telecoms regulator consumers in the Emirates should be able to do this by the end of ...

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Over-supply will further push down Dubai rents -report

ABU DHABI, Jan 23, 2011 (Reuters) : Dubai’s real estate market woes are far from over as over-supply in office, residential and retail sectors will continue to push rentals down, a report from property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle said. Vacancy ...

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New process of linking ID to residency gathers pace

Abu Dhabi: The policy of linking issuance and renewal of residency permits to the national ID card registration has gathered momentum with Fujairah set to become the second emirate after Umm Al Quwain to implement the process. From January 30, ...

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Eleven million use Abu Dhabi airport in 2010

Abu Dhabi Airports Company said on Sunday that the number of passengers using the airport of the capital increased 12.2 per cent last year to nearly 11 million. The positive passenger development during the year 2010 is also reflected in ...

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Extensive slouching leads to back pain

Dubai, Jan 21m2011, (Gulf News): It’s bad for your back if you are a “weekend warrior”, or if you’re overweight, or slouch over the steering wheel during the long commute to work, doctors said. “About 80 per cent of people ...

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Let us make childern safe

ubai, 20 January 2011 (Khaleejtimes): THE IMPACT from the Khaleej Times ‘Make your child safe’ campaign has been tangible to the extent that it underscores the sense of outrage and horror that a vast swathe of people have felt. While ...

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Single vaccination will cover 6 diseases in kids

Dubai, Jan 20,2011 (Khaleejtimes):Infant vaccination will be a less ‘painful issue’ for parents and children in the UAE as the MoH is introducing an injection that gives immunity against six types of diseases with one shot. From February, the National ...

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Heavy Rains Cause Disruptions in Central, Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH/DAMMAM, Jan 19, 2011 (Arab News): The sun remained hidden behind dark clouds due to heavy downpour from that started since early hours of the morning on Tuesday. Incessant Rains have deluged the roads in Dammam region and there is ...

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People panic as Pakistan quake cause tremors in UAE

Major earthquake measuring 7.4-magnitude hits southwest Pakistan Al Ain, Jan 19,2011 (Gulf News): Strong tremors were felt in most parts of the UAE at around 12:27am on Wednesday, sending waves of panic among people who rushed out of their homes. ...

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KT Impact: 700 new female bus staff for GEMS schools

18 January 2011, 3:51 PM Dubai – In a landmark decision, GEMS Education announced the replacement of all its male bus monitors with female supervisory staff on all its buses. The move follows a campaign by Khaleej Times to ‘Make ...

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