Archive for May, 2008

World Mate Mobile Travel service

Etisalat to introduce World Mate Mobile Travel service (WAM) 28 May 2008 ABU DHABI – Corporate executives and businessmen challenged by their busy lifestyle and constant travel plans can now find a solution to managing their travel itinerary with Etisalat announcing plans to introduce the World Mate Live application which operates on BlackBerry Smart phones. […]

No more public smoking in Sharjah

From the Khaleej Times article “…The Sharjah Municipality yesterday announced a ban on smoking in public places from June 1…” “…The places where smoking will be prohibited include buses, taxis, public rest rooms, amusement centres, hospitals and health facilities, waiting areas in facilities, hotels, hotel apartments, enclosed shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops, enclosed entertainment […]

Beach Precautions – ‘If the red flag is up, don’t swim’

From Gulf Today article “… Aquaventure Waterpark operations director Stewart Hodsoll said: “Don’t swim after sunset.” He pointed out four reasons: the absence of a lifeguard on duty, the possible roam of sea creatures and sea vessels, the poor visibility and the changes in the water levels….” Read the full article

New Dh200 note to be issued from tomorrow

Keypoints from the Khaleej Times article: “…The amended Dh200 currency note with new security features will go into circulation from May 27, 2008…” “….The overall design and other specifications of the note are the same as on the currency note currently in the circulation, but additional security elements have been added, which can be seen […]

The first online school in the UAE

Highlights from ‘The National’ article The first online school in the country is looking to recruit pupils for the next academic year. K12 International Academy has so far attracted 17 students to its home schooling courses and hopes to increase this to 200 by the start of the 2008-09 academic year. The school is the […]

Free wi-fi for Abu Dhabi airport passengers & New Car Park Rates

Highlights from the Gulf News article: “… Free wi-fi access to the internet will be made available for passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport from June 1…” “…In the last twelve months the airport has operated 12 Internet kiosks, each offering 15 minutes of free access per user. In response to the demand from customers […]

If you are staying in a shared villa…

Only one family can live in a villa: DM By Joy Sengupta (Our staff reporter) 20 May 2008 DUBAI — In what could come as a major blow to the many families with limited income, especially families of expatriates, the Dubai Municipality has stated that only one family can live in a villa. Officials of […]

No more 9 to 5?

From today’s Khaleej Times RTA proposes flexible hours By Joy Sengupta (Our staff reporter) 20 May 2008 DUBAI — Flexible work timings in both private and government offices is the new mantra being advocated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to control the increasing traffic rush in Dubai. Abdul Mohsen Younis Ibrahim, CEO of […]

Now you can carpool in Dubai!

RTA allows carpooling; signs pact with big firms EMPLOYEES from the same company have been allowed to use the same vehicle while going for work, a scheme known as carpooling which is aimed at pulling people away from using private cars to mass transportation The arrangement shall be licenced by the Roads and Transport Authority […]

School Bus Locator & ‘Child-now-in-School’ SMS Informer

After the death of a 4-year old left behind in a school bus in Abu Dhabi, 2 software companies have developed software to help track the school bus and to inform the parents by SMS once the child reaches the school. Read the full Gulf News article here. Great idea! I hope the RTA also […]