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Dubai: Planning a move? Rents for one-bedroom apartments in 20 areas

Dubai: Planning a move? Rents for one-bedroom apartments in 20 areas

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Dubai: Whether it be for existing rental contracts or new ones, it is always beneficial to know the rent range in specific areas. Dubai's Land Department has a Rental Index for this purpose. The Index essentially helps you find out if your rent increase is legal on existing rental contracts, and also could help negotiate rents in a new area. However, these ranges are not legal limits for new contracts. For those, rent can fall outside the limits. The index only controls rental increase year on year. So if you pay much higher than the specified range for the area, the index can help you notify your landlord that no rental increase can be made in case of rental renewal. We have listed 20 areas in Dubai and their rental brackets as defined by Dubai's Land Department. Y...
Sharjah Ruler orders Al Qadisiya area to be vacated of labourers and bachelors

Sharjah Ruler orders Al Qadisiya area to be vacated of labourers and bachelors

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His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Image Credit: WAM Sharjah: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered that the Al Qadisiya district in Sharjah be vacated of workers and bachelors, following complaints from an Emirati woman. The decision stated to force bachelors and labourers, who often live in over-crowded and unsafe villas, to move out of the area, starting today, September 27. Sharjah Municipality, in cooperation with Sharjah Police, is implementing the decision. The decision to remove labourers and bachelors from the area came on Sunday during a direct-line programme broadcast over Sharjah TV and Radio, after a phone call from an Emira...
Prison sentence for British father and son in Dubai for Dh8 million scam

Prison sentence for British father and son in Dubai for Dh8 million scam

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Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the British defendants with fraudulently obtaining millions in cash and products. Image Credit: Shutterstock Dubai: A British man and his father have been sentenced to three years in prison each and fined Dh14 million for scamming a dozen suppliers out of more than Dh8 million. A third Britisher involved in the case has been cleared by the Dubai Court of Misdemeanour. The court was told how the son had fled Dubai, leaving his father and a colleague to face justice after 13 companies reported them for financial fraud. Prosecutors said the 32-year-old Briton was the CEO of two companies in Dubai and his father was working with him. He and his father, 58, claimed to have signed billions of dirhams of contracts with Dubai Expo and...
Former Dubai salesman from Kerala returns to UAE as celebrity vlogger

Former Dubai salesman from Kerala returns to UAE as celebrity vlogger

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Today, Shakir Subhan from the south Indian state of Kerala is a YouTube star under the name ‘Mallu Traveler’ with more than one million subscribers, which he is going to celebrate at the same place in Dubai where he had once lived a modest life. Shakir Subhan (right), in the presence of a crew member, gets ready to take the zip line in Ras Al Khaimah Image Credit: Supplied Obviously, his subscribers are eagerly looking forward to the unboxing of the Gold Play Button, YouTube’s creator award for one million subscriptions. The 30-year-old Malayali, who became famous with his budget travel vlogs — including hitchhiking to Nepal and Singapore, from Kerala, and globetrotting on a bike — is currently in the UAE to show the world how the country has welcomed tourists even amidst the
Dubai worker strangulates masseuse to death over Dh100

Dubai worker strangulates masseuse to death over Dh100

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A 42-year-old Afghani defendant has admitted to killing a Vietnamese woman at International City in Dubai over a spat for Dh100. Image Credit: Pixabay Dubai: A Dubai worker has been accused of killing a masseuse over a spat for Dh100. He strangulated her to death with a scarf, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Sunday.
Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the defendant with premeditated murder. The 42-year-old Afghani defendant admitted to killing the Vietnamese woman at International City in Dubai, when she refused to return the Dh100 that he had paid her for sexual services. The defendant claimed that he was impotent and so he couldn’t avail of the services from the masseuse as agreed upon. However, she refused to return the money. It was then that he decided to
Group incites maid to run away from sponsor, tries to sell her into prostitution in Dubai for Dh3,500

Group incites maid to run away from sponsor, tries to sell her into prostitution in Dubai for Dh3,500

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Dubai: A gang in Dubai incited a housemaid to run away from her sponsor with promise of a better job, but they tried to sell her for Dh3,500 to work as a prostitute, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Sunday. A 40-year-old Indian driver and a 39-year-old woman from Indonesia lured the maid to escape from her sponsor in Al Ain. They drove her to Dubai and sold her for Dh3,500 without her knowledge, to work as a prostitute. Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the two defendants with human trafficking. The 33-year-old Indonesian victim had arrived in the UAE in July last year through a maids’ recruitment firm. She worked for an Emirati family in Al Ain. She claimed that she was too exhausted from the heavy workload at the household and decided to crea
UAE #1 in 121 indicators in pandemic year: Sheikh Mohammed

UAE #1 in 121 indicators in pandemic year: Sheikh Mohammed

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The UAE's competitiveness is continuously improving even during the year 2020, when the world is witnessing a pandemic. The UAE has topped 121 indicators globally and 479 regionally in 2020, even as the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted: "2020 has been an exceptional year for the UAE: The year of Mars, nuclear power, peace and global competitiveness. In crises, we double achievements."  واعتمدنا اليوم مجموعة اتفاقيات اقتصادية مع مصر وشيلي وزامبيا وغيرها ... 2020 هو عام استثنائي للدولة .. عام المريخ وعام للطاقة النووية وعام السلام وعام التنافسية الدولية .. في الأزمات نضاعف الإنجازات .. pic.twitter.com/CMVFzPviwz— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) Se
Sharjah’s iconic ‘Flying Saucer’ reopens with an artsy touch

Sharjah’s iconic ‘Flying Saucer’ reopens with an artsy touch

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Initially conceived as a French-inspired store, it started off as a one-stop-shop with a cafe. The Flying Saucer, an iconic landmark in Sharjah, has been reopened as an art and community space. It also features a multimedia art installation that references aliens and colonialism. Over the past few decades, the building has taken on different roles. As the building changed hands, so did its functions and architecture. Initially conceived as a French-inspired store, it started off as a one-stop-shop with a cafe. It has also served as a restaurant and gift shop, before becoming a supermarket and a fast food restaurant. The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) began the process of restoring The Flying Saucer to its former glory in 2015. Sheikha Nawar Al Qassimi, Vice-President of the found...
Pre-marital health screenings now at 25 centres across UAE

Pre-marital health screenings now at 25 centres across UAE

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The service enables couples to safeguard their health by ensuring that no infection will be transmitted between them. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) offers pre-marital health examination at 25 centres across the country, the ministry said on Sunday. The service enables couples to request a pre-marital screening to ascertain whether they are free from genetic, infectious, or sexually transmitted diseases and to safeguard their health by ensuring that no infection will be transmitted between them. The ministry said results valid for three months are issued within three to 10 working days. Premarital testing decreases congenital anomalies and can prevent common inherited blood disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, the MoHAP said. "It decreases and pre...
Worker strangles masseuse to death over Dh100, Dubai court hears

Worker strangles masseuse to death over Dh100, Dubai court hears

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The murder happened at a massage parlour in International City. A man allegedly strangled a masseuse to death over Dh100, the Dubai Court of First Instance has heard. According to Dubai public prosecution records, the incident happened on June 19. The defendant, a 42-year-old Afghan construction worker, strangled the victim, a Vietnamese, with his head cover (ghatra) and then with a metallic wire. He became violent after the woman wouldn't return the Dh100 he had reportedly paid her for sex. The man is also accused of having illicit sex, theft and damaging private property. He stole the victim's gold bracelet and ring and damaged cables of cameras of the shop where she worked. The case was registered at Al Rashidiya police station. A police lieutenant said a forensic doctor de...