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Dubai’s five-year Retirement Visa: It just got easier to apply

Dubai’s five-year Retirement Visa: It just got easier to apply

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
1 of 9 Planning to retire in Dubai? The process just got easier. Image Credit: Stock image 2 of 9 The new process was announced by Visit Dubai. Image Credit: Stock image 3 of 9 The medical test will take place at a later stage of the application process. Image Credit: Stock image (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 4 of 9 Read about the announcement here: https://gulfnews.com/1.1599066310332 Image Credit: Stock image 5 of 9 A health insurance policy was part of the required documents for submitting the application. Image Credit: Stock image 6 of 9 You don't need the medical insurance anymore to start the process, you can get the cover you choose at a later stage of the process. Image Credit: (adsbygoogle...
Abu Dhabi announces new fines for health insurance violations

Abu Dhabi announces new fines for health insurance violations

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
This decision includes 43 violations. New fines have been announced in Abu Dhabi for misuse of health insurance. This also includes a Dh1,000 fine for the employer who fails to cover emergency costs for employees. The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 22, announced a decision concerning violations and administrative fines for health insurance. "The decision emphasises the government's decision to secure the rights of all parties, and to provide continuous healthcare services to all community members," Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter. The decision replaces Schedule No (4) as part of the executive regulations of Law (23) of 2005 for health insurance in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This decision includes 43 violations, ranging from Dh100 to Dh20,000,...
3 die in Abu Dhabi road accident because of fog

3 die in Abu Dhabi road accident because of fog

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Police advise motorists to drive with caution during fog. Three people died and two were injured after a traffic accident in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning. The accident took place when two buses on the Al Faya-Saih Shuaib truck road collided. According to the Abu Dhabi Police official Facebook page, the accident took place because of lack of attention by the driver of the smaller bus, because of which he deviated from his lane and hit the bigger vehicle. The Abu Dhabi Police have urged all motorists to drive with caution and pay attention to the road, especially during the foggy conditions. The deceased, all Asians, were transferred to the morgue, while the injured were rushed to the hospital. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Content retrieved ...
Colorful air show marks the start of National Day celebrations in Jeddah

Colorful air show marks the start of National Day celebrations in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: Despite the scorching heat in the coastal city of Jeddah, crowds gathered on the waterfront to watch the air display that marked the start of the 90th Saudi National Day celebrations. This year, 60 civilian and military aircrafts soared over the heads of the onlookers in different formations, leaving a trail of green and red colors behind them, fascinating adults and children alike. The display brought together aircraft such as the Airbus A330 multirole tanker transport, F-15, Eurofighter Typhoon, and BAE Hawk. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sarra Bukhari, 28, an aircraft enthusiast who attended the show, told Arab News that the show was short but amazing. “I really liked it. I liked their organization and how the
Dubai plastic surgeon charged with molesting patient after Botox injection

Dubai plastic surgeon charged with molesting patient after Botox injection

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In her deposition during the investigation, woman said the surgeon then tried to kiss her again and hugged her. A plastic surgeon has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance after he allegedly sexually harassed a female patient. Dubai public prosecution records show that the 42-year-old surgeon, an Indian, hugged the woman and tried to kiss her against her will. A complaint was filed on August 17 at Bur Dubai police station. The complainant, a 31-year-old American manager, said the incident happened around 7.30pm while she was at a clinic. "After getting a Botox injection on my face, I got inside the consultation room on the doctor's request. We were to talk about a plastic surgery he would conduct on me later. I was then very exhausted because of my fear of the Botox ...
Clarified: Quarantine guidelines for passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi

Clarified: Quarantine guidelines for passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai: When does an international passenger coming in to Abu Dhabi need to take a COVID-19 re-test? And how can one go for the test and not be fined for violating quarantine. This was a question raised by a Gulf News reader. He asked: “Would you please clarify about the process of having another RT-PCR (real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test on Day 6 – is it also mandatory for international passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from outside the UAE? If the test is mandatory, how can the visitor leave the house to visit the lab in order to do the test, without being fined Dh50,000, especially if he has the electronic wrist band? Is there another process which needs to be followed?” On September 17, Abu Dhabi Media Office issued a detailed clarification on th
Dubai’s traffic fine discount scheme suspended

Dubai’s traffic fine discount scheme suspended

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Motorists who received the discounts will be able to keep the reductions. Dubai's traffic fine discount initiative - where a motorist could get up to 100 per cent off penalties - has been suspended, police announced on Monday. The second edition of the initiative began in February this year, as soon as the first one ended. Col Juma Salim Bin Suwaidan, director-general of the traffic department at Dubai Police, has confirmed that the discounts will no longer be given, however, drivers who have already received them will be able to keep the reductions. Discounted fines will not be reverted to the original amount. Launched in February last year, the first-of-its-kind initiative allowed drivers to get a 25 per cent discount on fines if they were able to achieve zero violations for t
Flight tickets from India cost more as UAE’s Covid-19 situation improves

Flight tickets from India cost more as UAE’s Covid-19 situation improves

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Travel agents in UAE are citing better opportunities in the UAE, improving weather conditions, and safer Covid-19 situation as reasons for increase in prices. Air ticket prices from most major destinations in India to the UAE have increased substantially, according to travel agents and air ticket price aggregators. The hike in prices was recently noticed by travellers from India to the UAE, and travel agents are citing better job opportunities, improving weather conditions and a safer Covid-19 situation as some of the primary reasons for this trend. Ticket prices on the Kerala to UAE route are among the highest, given that the highest number of repatriation cases flew to the South Indian state since May this year. According to travel aggregators, a return ticket from Kozhikode Inter...
Video: UAE crash that killed 3 was caused by drunk driver; ministry releases shocking footage

Video: UAE crash that killed 3 was caused by drunk driver; ministry releases shocking footage

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
The motorist was driving while intoxicated. Alcoholic drinks were also found inside his car. The UAE Ministry of Interior on Monday shared a video of the motorist who drove on the wrong side of the road, which resulted in the death of three people. The video shows the vehicle speeding on the wrong side of the road against oncoming traffic, barely missing several vehicles before the fatal crash. Investigations showed that the motorist was drunk, the ministry said. "Investigations into the collision that took place in Umm Al Quwain at dawn on Sunday indicated that based on the samples taken from the deceased motorist who caused the crash, the motorist was recklessly driving while intoxicated against the direction of traffic. Investigations also revealed that the motorist had alcoho...
It’s official: Summer in UAE has ended, this is when winter begins

It’s official: Summer in UAE has ended, this is when winter begins

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
Fog is expected in 'scattered areas' as humidity levels rise and summer temperatures gradually drop. With the summer season having 'officially' ended on Monday, UAE residents can expect foggy conditions over the next five days. The mercury plummeted to a cool 17.5°C in the Damtha area near Al Ain on Monday. The temperature was recorded at 5.45am, according to a tweet by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). Dr Ahmed Habib from the NCM told Khaleej Times that summer ended on Monday and autumn begins on Tuesday. The weather expert noted that the winter season in the UAE is expected to begin on December 21. "This is the period of transition from summer to winter. We expect the temperatures to decrease during the day and in the evening. The weather over the coming days will remai