Ramadan to fall on May 17, fasting to exceed 13 hours a day in UAE

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 27, 2018 No Comments

Ramadan to fall on May 17, fasting to exceed 13 hours a day in UAE

The new moon shall for sure be visible after the sunset of Wednesday May 16. The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, while fasting hours are to exceed 13 hours a day. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, deputy director general of the Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences, made the announcement, saying: “The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan is to be ‘born’ on Tuesday, May 15 around 3.48 pm UAE time, and disappears two minutes before sunset of the same evening.” It is impossible to see the new moon after the sunset in the UAE, he added. “It shall remain visible for one hour and 16 minutes at sunset.” However, the new moon shall for sure be visible after the sunset of Wednesday May 16, he stated. “As such, Thursday, May 17, shall be the first day of Ramadan as per the astronomical […]

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UAE driver exceeds speed limit by 83km/hr, fined Dh3,000

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 27, 2018 No Comments

UAE driver exceeds speed limit by 83km/hr, fined Dh3,000

He was speeding at 133km/hr on a road where the speed limit is 50km/hr. A reckless motorist was caught speeding at 133km/hr on Corniche Al Qawasim road, where the prescribed speed limit is only 50 km/hr. Col Ahmed Saeed Al Sam Al Naqbi, acting director of the traffic and patrols department, Ras Al Khaimah Police, said sophisticated radars on the arterial road nabbed the speeding driver. “The speed on the Corniche Al Qawasim road has been reduced from 60 to 50km/h effective this March to protect road users on the tourist road, and curb traffic accidents.” The radar flash has been set at 71km/hr, considering the 20km/hr speed buffer over speed limits, he noted. “However, some drivers, including the one caught, pay no heed to road users’ safety and theirs as well.” The erring driver was actually exceeding speed limit by 83km/hr, including the 20km buffer speed, he revealed. “As […]

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Sharjah crane crash: 7-hour operation to recover Indian worker’s body

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

Sharjah crane crash: 7-hour operation to recover Indian worker’s body

The accident also caused critical injuries to a 23-year-old Pakistani worker. It took seven Herculean hours – without a pause – for the rescue unit of the Sharjah Civil Defence to recover the body of a 34-year-old Indian worker who got buried after a crane loaded with tonnes of concrete collapsed on him at a construction site in Al Nahda area on Saturday night. The accident also caused critical injuries to a 23-year-old Pakistani worker – identified as Farasat Khan Zawaz – who is still fighting for his life in the ICU of Al Qasimi Hospital. An official at Sharjah Civil Defence said that the accident was reported at the operations room at 5:30pm on Saturday. A team swung into action and reached the site in less than five minutes. They rushed the injured worker to Al Qasimi Hospital and admitted him in the ICU. He said that the rescue unit of the Sharjah […]

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UAE traffic: Accident causes delay on Dubai roads

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

UAE traffic: Accident causes delay on Dubai roads

Heavy traffic was also reported near Ras Al Khor towards Dubai. Motorists driving on the Sheikh Zayed Road going towards Dubai hit heavy traffic this morning due to an accident near Al Safa 2. Congestion was reported on Um Suqueim Road beginning from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road all the way to Sheikh Zayed Road. Heavy traffic was also reported near Ras Al Khor towards Dubai – Al Ain Road and Nad Al Hamar Road. Slow moving traffic in Sharjah was reported on the Al Nahda Street, Muhaisnah, Industrial Area and near the National Paints Factory. Motorists are advised to drive safely and take alternative routes wherever possible.

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Over 53,900 Mitsubishi Pajeros recalled in UAE over airbag trouble

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

Over 53,900 Mitsubishi Pajeros recalled in UAE over airbag trouble

Pajero models from January 2013 to December 2017 are affected by the recall. Al Habtoor Motors, the distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in the UAE, has announced the recall of 53,918 Pajeros due to airbag problems. Following directives of Ministry of Economy – Department of Competition and Consumer Protection, Al Habtoor Motors announced recall of Pajero models from January 2013 to December 2017 with immediate effect. “We regret to inform that due to usage condition, the changes of temperature and longtime humidity, the propellant (ammonium nitrate) in the inflator for passenger side airbag may be deteriorated, and as a result, the inflator body may rupture at the time of airbag deployment, therefore the frontal airbag inflator has to be changed,” the company said in a statement. All repairs related to this service campaign will be completed free of charge to the customer, the company announced. In all, 53,918 vehicles have been […]

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10-year-old UAE girl strangled to death by her scarf while playing

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

10-year-old UAE girl strangled to death by her scarf while playing

She was riding her quad bike in front of her house at Al Tawain area.  The city of Dibba Al Fujairah was blanketed with grief and sorrow after the death of a 10-year-old girl who was strangled to death after her shila (head scarf) was accidentally wrapped and pulled hard around her neck. The Emirati girl, a grade-5 student, was riding her quad bike in front of her house at Al Tawain area when her scarf got loose, and part of it fell under the wheels of the speeding bike, according to informed sources. “The little siblings of the victim, who screamed for help, alarmed their father who ran towards his little daughter, released her, tried hard to resuscitate her, and gave her some first aids.” The panicked father, losing hope, rushed his daughter to the Khalifa Specialty Hospital in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah for medical attention. “The little […]

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866 people caught driving without licence in Abu Dhabi

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

866 people caught driving without licence in Abu Dhabi

Violators can get a maximum prison sentence of three months and/or a minimum Dh5,000 fine. Abu Dhabi Police has issued a reminder to drivers on the importance of complying with the country’s driving laws and regulations, including ensuring that they always carry a valid driver’s licence and car registration. This came as the force announced that 866 people were caught driving without a valid licence in 2017. Brigadier Ahmed Al Hantubi, Deputy Director of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said that UAE traffic laws requires drivers to produce a valid driving licence when requested by traffic patrol police, reminding that drivers should only operate the type of vehicle listed on their licence (ie light or heavy-weight vehicles). Al Hantubi added that violators can face major penalties, including a maximum prison sentence of 3 months and/or a minimum Dh5,000 fine. The official also called on parents to prevent children from driving […]

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Dubai Taxi offers road assistance with Smart Tow

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 26, 2018 No Comments

Dubai taxi drivers can now call for roadside assistance using Smart Tow, a smartphone application launched by RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). The DTC and Arabian Automobile Association (AAA) have partnered to provide roadside solutions to taxi drivers through the ease of their mobile. Smart Tow is designed to ease the delivery of roadside assistance to the public, develop a modern way that helps reduce road traffic accidents and congestion and improve the level of service through the rapid deployment of recovery service, if needed. Company Articles RTA expands smart pedestrian signals project RTA to develop blockchain-based vehicle lifecycle system Roads & Transport Authority reveals Hyperloop pod design Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, RTA, said: “Launching the Smart Tow system provides a platform for marketing the recovery service and expediting the response to accidents. It forms part and parcel of DTC relentless efforts to provide […]

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Recovery, the Uber of roadside assistance, is here

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 25, 2018 No Comments

Recovery, the Uber of roadside assistance, is here

Out of gas? Locked out? Stuck somewhere? Here’s an app that will solve all of your roadside troubles. Recovery, the brainchild of Dubai entrepreneur Ahmad Janahi, is an all-you-need app for assistance for any type of vehicle in any situation, from simple washing to towing it out from a difficult situation. Janahi, who is also executive director at Bonyan Holding, had one thing in mind in creating the service: to put everything in one app and make people’s lives easier when dealing with such situations. “Recovery is like the Uber or Careem of roadside assistance – all drivers will be available and the one nearest will come to you, and you don’t need to call or book for service,” he told Khaleej Times. “The process [of having to wait for roadside assistance] will be dramatically cut. There are nearby garages [that can serve customers],” he said. And here’s a bonus: […]

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President Trump prepares for visit by Saudi Prince

Haziq Bin Arif Muhammad Arif March 19, 2018 No Comments

President Trump prepares for visit by Saudi Prince

The two leaders are expected to deepen an already warm and congenial relationship. Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince in Washington on Tuesday, giving the president a receptive audience to denounce rival Iran and a chance to take stock of significant changes the prince is engineering in the Kingdom. Ten months after the last face-to-face meeting between Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh, the 71-year-old president and the 32-year-old strongman prince are expected to deepen an already warm and congenial relationship. But they are also expected to take up major developments for Saudi Arabia, both internally and externally: the end of a ban on Saudi women driving, the unprecedented detention of dozens of people that was billed as a high-level anti-corruption purge, Saudi involvement in the war in Yemen, and the crisis with the Gulf state of Qatar. “It’s jaw-dropping how many policy changes the […]

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