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Now, medical tests according to job

DUBAI – Medical fitness services are being expanded to screen residents according to their profession, said a senior health official. Services offered by the Dubai Health Authority’s medical fitness centre and in conjunction with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), ...

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Amnesty rush eases off at Asian embassies

Demand for out-passes has been lower than during 2007 pardon Abu Dhabi: As the amnesty declared by the UAE for illegal workers ends on Sunday, the number of Asian workers who have sought emergency certificates [out-passes] from their embassies has ...

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Dubai world’s third busiest airport now

Dubai International airport has become the world’s third busiest airport for international passengers on strong 13.2 per cent annual growth in passenger traffic in 2012, its operator said on Monday. The passenger traffic surged to nearly 58 million last year ...

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15 new speed radars on Abu Dhabi roads

Abu Dhabi: Fifteen new speed radars will be activated starting Tuesday, the Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate announced on Monday. Seven of the new radars have been installed on the entrance, exits and roads of the newly opened Shaikh ...

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Marathon mushaira in Jubail wows Urdu lovers

DAMMAM: Celebrated Indian and Pakistani poets from different cities in the Kingdom and Bahrain regaled an eclectic gathering of Urdu-speaking expatriates at the Al-Noor Compound in Jubail at the weekend. The event was dubbed “Jashn-e-Naeem” to celebrate the presence in Jubail ...

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Saudi painter wins in London

LONDON:Saudi painter Budur bint Abdullah Al-Sudairy won a prize of distinction at the London Art Biennale of 2013 for her work representing the Saudi life at the concluding function at the in Chelsea Old Town Hall on Saturday. The work, ...

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Kingdom ravaged by rain, dust storms

JEDDAH :Torrential rains and dust storms have swept the Kingdom, resulting in evacuations from wadis and other threatened areas of Tabuk and the closure of Tabuk schools on Monday. Weather forecasters are saying that the bad weather could stay around ...

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Workers in UAE happy without cash

Dubai: When the Wages Protection System (WPS) was launched in the UAE on September 1, 2009, little did people think then that plastic cards would make their way into the lives of an average blue collared worker who barely spoke English. ...

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