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SMS-parking system launched in Sharjah

SMS-parking system launched in Sharjah

Motorists can pay for parking by sending a text message to 5566

    • Staff Report
    • Published: 21:00 January 7, 2014
    • Gulf News
  • Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality has announced the launch of an SMS parking system that gives motorists the option of paying for parking their vehicles by sending a text message to 5566.

The SMS-parking system which was launched on Tuesday, will be available in both English and Arabic and will apply to all Sharjah paid parking areas.

Riyadh Abdullah Aylan, Director-General of Sharjah Municipality, said the service aims to make more payment options available for residents in the emirate.

To make the payment using the new service, motorists need to send their plate number followed by place of issue to 5566. They will then receive a confirmation message showing the validity period of the ticket and another reminder message 10 minutes before the expiry time of the ticket. To extend the validity period of the ticket, motorists can send the letter ‘N’ to the same number.

 The service does not require motorists to register their vehicles as long as they carry a UAE plate number.

Users of both telecom providers etisalat and du will be able to use the new service.

Dubai offers free public parking until December 11

Dubai offers free public parking until December 11

Staff Report
Last updated: December 01, 2008, 00:46

Dubai/Sharjah: Celebrations have begun in the country ahead of UAE’s 37th National Day on Tuesday.

Public parking in Dubai will be free of charge from tomorrow to December 11 in view of the National Day and Eid Al Adha holidays. However, parking in prohibited areas and parking in areas designated for special needs individuals will attract fines.

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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 places like cinemas and theatres, enclosed parking spaces, stores, exhibition areas, beauty and hair-cutting salons, health clubs and assembly halls and conference rooms.

Violation of the ban will attract fines of Dh1,000 for individuals and Dh10,000 to Dh20,000 for establishments like hotels and salons that allow smoking.

The civic body will instal signboards in public areas where smoking is banned which will display a telephone number on which people can report violation by anybody….”

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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 only under ultraviolet light….”

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Found this interesting article in Emirates Today. Something USEful to do for stay-at-home and even working mums in Dubai and Sharjah:

From their website : “

Creative Mumz is a group for mums living in Dubai and Sharjah, willing to share their skills and creativity. We meet with the motive of optimizing our creative energies and so indulge in interesting activities, presentations, art and craft demonstrations and workshops. All mums living in Dubai and Sharjah are welcome to join Creative Mumz meet ups to explore their talents. Even if you are not a mum yet, and would like to spend time with a bunch of creative and happy ladies, do join us in our up coming meeting.

Useful Stuff Exchange-United Arab Emirates