If you fail a driving test, you can appeal…

Log your complaint

Learner drivers who fail driving tests, can appeal against the decision by filing a complaint on the RTA’s website www.rta.ae, call customer service number 8009090 or go to any Licensing Agency office to file an appeal.

The complaint will be referred to the committee, which investigate and take action.

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Home Security Service in Dubai when you’re on vacation

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Dubai Police’s Deputy Commandant General, inspected Bur Dubai Police Station as part of the annual inspection.

He called on the public to register for the home security service while they spend their holidays outside the country. He pointed out that the home security service is one of the free services offered by Dubai Police to protect homes from thefts and robberies while the owners are away.

The public may register for the service on Dubai Police’s website www.dubaipolice.gov.ae or send an email on homesafety@dubaipolice.gov.ae or visit the nearest police station.

Gulf News Story

Time and Steps required for Dubai Work Visa Processing

Posted in the dubai_expats yahoo group by Bilal in response to a query:

After application for new work visa:

1) 2 weeks – required for labour approval from application date

2) After paying the bank guarantee, labour fee and other fees you can get the Visa from DNRD within 2 days after labour approval.

3) After getting work visa from DNRD, go for status change if the person in emirates on visit visa- will not take more than one hour or day.

4) Go for “Medical” (test) after status change and one can get the report in 3 days easily.

5) After getting the “Medical” (test) done, you can go for visa stamping – will require only one day.

6) Along with visa stamping, you apply in post for Labour Card and Labour agreement – will require only one day if the salary is above 4k and if below then u need to wait till 14 working days to get this in post from labour department.

Note: Above listing is only for Dubai work visa processing.

Should you have any further query write to me directly (Bilal).

Actor training seminar in Dubai

Khaleej Times Article

Actor training seminar
By a staff reporter

10 June 2008

DUBAI — Residents of Dubai will have an opportunity to participate in an intensive actor training seminar in Dubai from June 12 to June 14.

Participants of ‘Act Now with Tom Todoroff ’ seminar will receive one-on-one training from acting trainers and consultants.

The three-day workshop is exclusively designed for both beginners and established actors.

The Dubai workshop will run from 3pm to 10pm on Thursday, June 12 and 9am to 10pm on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at The Wellington International School, near Dubai Media City.

Limited seats for participants are still available, and are priced at Dh2,932. Observation seats are also available and are priced at Dh1,100.