New rules on hand baggage liquids at Dubai International Airpot

Received this through email from a friend where it was circulated in his office. Click the flyer image to enlarge

New rules on hand baggage liquids at DIA
Decision in line with GCAA’s implementation of ICAO regulations in UAE

DUBAI – Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will implement new security regulations on hand baggage liquids, aerosols and gels at Dubai International Airport starting June 17, 2007. The announcement follows a recent decision by the General Civil Aviation Authority to enforce rules as specified by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) for its member states.

Under the new security rules passengers are allowed to take small quantities of liquids in their hand luggage provided these are in separate containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each. Passengers are required to pack all such containers in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity per individual. In addition passengers must present all liquids being carried to the screeners at security checkpoints for examination.

Since the new rules only affect what can be carried as hand luggage, passengers can still pack liquids in bags that are checked in. Medicines and dietary requirements, including baby foods, can be carried in hand luggage, without being sealed in a clear plastic bag, for use during the journey, but passengers may be asked to prove these are needed.

Passengers can still buy liquids such as perfumes etc. on board an aircraft or at Dubai Duty Free. Here the liquids will be sold packed in 2-litre security tamper-evident bags, which passengers are advised not to open before they are screened or risk confiscation of the item at the checkpoint. All these liquids are additional to the quantities mentioned for re-sealable bags.

Almost all airports worldwide follow the same regulations.
Referring to the new rules, Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Tayer, Director of Aviation Unit at DCA, said, “The UAE is an ICAO member state and as such the GCAA, the UAE’s federal civil aviation authority, and through it all local civil aviation authorities across the country, follow safety and security standards set by the organisation. It translates into greater security for the passengers, and should therefore be welcomed by one and all.”

People are being made aware of the new regulations to ensure passengers are already well-adjusted to the system. “Information on the new rules is available on DIA’s website, and will be published in our various internal and external newsletters.” Al Tayer said.

For more information, passengers are advised to check with their travel agents and airline offices.

Liquids Included
Water and other drinks, soups and syrups
Creams, lotions and oils
Perfumes, sprays
Gels, including hair and shower gels
Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
Pastes, including toothpaste
Liquid-solid mixtures
Any other item of similar consistency

Useful mobile camera service – Etisalat pips du to the post

I had posted yesterday about Du’s newly launched Mobilecam service. Etisalat too has launched at the same time:

Etisalat pips du to the post
Last Updated : Tuesday 22 May, 2007

Etisalat has launched the 3G MobileCam, a service that provides video access of a user’s home via a mobile phone. To use MobileCam, customers need to purchase a 3G MobileCam device, priced at dhs799 from any of the company’s business centres or key retailers across the UAE. They also need to buy a prepaid or postpaid 3G SIM card for the MobileCam.

A user will then need to call the camera from a 3G or 3.5G-enabled handset to activate the device. There are no subscription charges, no installation fees and no subscription charges for 3G customers.

The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement from rival du, which said that it would offer a ‘HomeCam’ service in the next few months

Source: 7Days

Useful Stuff for your Cooking – Nonions!

Having helped peel and chop onions at home for both my mom and wife, I know for a fact that onions can cause a teary eyed relationship between mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law.
So, NOnions comes as a breath of fresh air to many a kitchen. Definitely a time-saver!

Found the Nonions flyer lying at my doorstep yesterday evening.

Useful Hobbies/Skills to acquire during Dubai’s Summer

Today’s carried an interesting feature on the activities and hobbies one can learn in Dubai. Have scanned that article below:

Top of the class
Last Updated : Sunday 20 May, 2007

When asked about your hobbies and interests are you able to reel off a list of intriguing activities – or do your favourite TV shows, bars and beaches spring to mind? Instead of cursing these balmy days, spend some time getting good at something or learn a skill that you can take through life and maybe even use to smarten up your CV….full article

Earn fame and even money through your home videos and photos!

The UAE media is now giving its readers and viewers opportunities to get their 15 minutes of fame and even money by sharing their videos and photos. I even saw Dubai’s One TV asking viewers to send in their videos and stories during their 7:30 pm local news program.

Here are a few of the ads advertising these opportunites to would be citizen journalists:

1) 7 Days

2) Emirates Today

3) Shoof TV