Mawaqif introduced new penalties in a bid to clean up the capital

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Thu, 03/01/2013 - 14:58

Abu Dhabi motorists had some mixed reactions this week to the introduction of a new set of fines in the capital.

Mawaqif announced that a penalty of Dhs500 will be slapped on people caught washing their cars in paid parking spaces.?Motorists who park their vehicles near garbage bins or inside loading areas will also be hit in the pocket, as will heavy-vehicle drivers who park their trucks inside paid public parking facilities.

Nadal pulls out of Abu Dhabi due to illness

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Thu, 27/12/2012 - 10:47

World number four and two-time Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner Rafael Nadal has been forced to make a last minute withdrawal from the 2012 event due to a stomach virus. Nadal, who has competed in all four previous tournaments, was advised by doctors not to travel or compete due to the illness.

The Spanish star was due to return to action in Abu Dhabi for the first time since this year’s Wimbledon Championship alongside defending Mubadala World Tennis Champion and world number one Novak Djokovic, reigning US Open Champion and world number three Andy Murray, world number five David Ferrer, world number six Tomas Berdych and world number nine Janko Tipsarevic.

Salam Street tunnel now open to the public

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Wed, 05/12/2012 - 14:15

ABU DHABI // After five years and more than Dh3?billion the 4.2-kilometre Salam Street tunnel finally opens to traffic at 6am today, with a new name and the promise of significantly easing traffic.

Man accused of killing Abu Dhabi doctor attempts suicide

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Tue, 06/11/2012 - 07:56

ABU DHABI // The man accused of stabbing Dr Rajan Daniel to death has tried to commit suicide in his jail cell, police said.

M?A, 46, was admitted for a psychiatric evaluation after making an attempt on his own life. He is accused of killing the 61-year-old urologist at Ahalia Hospital on Thursday night.

Image Credit: Ahalia Hospital

Raikkonen wins F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Mon, 05/11/2012 - 07:28

Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen rode on Lewis Hamilton’s bad luck to help himself to his maiden 2012 win and become the eighth race winner this season in a dramatic Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit here on Sunday.

Chased on the last five laps by a superior looking Ferrari with Fernando Alonso on board, the Finn — known as the ‘Iceman’ for his cool and composed demeanour — held off his Spanish pursuer to win by 0.8 seconds clear and hand his Lotus F1 team their first triumph in 25 years.

Indian doctor killed at Abu Dhabi hospital

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Sun, 04/11/2012 - 10:55

An angry Pakistani man killed an Indian doctor at Ahalia Hospital in Abu Dhabi, after the death of his relative, local website Emirates24/7 reported on Friday.
The accused, armed with a big knife stormed into the private hospital and stabbed Dr. Rajan Daniel, a 58-year old urologist, before forcing him on his knees and slitting his throat, the report said.

Abu Dhabi welcomes 1st George ME store

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Thu, 01/11/2012 - 08:18

(MENAFN) Chief merchandising officer at George, Andrew Moore, said that the budget fashion label from ASDA, the UK arm of US retailer Wal-Mart, has introduced its first store in the Middle East, in the UAE capital, reported Arabian Business.

Moore said that the franchise store is the company's first branch in the region, which comes as part of George's deal with Azadea Group, the Beirut-based retail conglomerate.

Yas circuit announce F1 schedule

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Mon, 29/10/2012 - 09:29

Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday announced the full schedule for the upcoming Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, according to a Press release.
This year’s schedule runs from the November 1 to 4 and includes all the on-track action of the V8 Supercars and Formula 1TM as well as off-track entertainment of the Pubic Pit Lane, F1TM Village, Yas Kartzone and After-Race Concerts.

Abu Dhabi Ports May Raise Funds Next Year as Khalifa Grows

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Tue, 23/10/2012 - 22:15

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) may raise funds next year to meet the growth potential of its Khalifa Port as the Persian Gulf emirate boosts the development of industries that will reduce its reliance on oil exports.

Khalifa Port, which began commercial operations last month, will handle 1.2 million TEUs, or 20-foot standard containers, by 2014, Tony Douglas, the port company’s chief executive officer, said in an interview. Abu Dhabi Ports will need to order six more cranes to utilize the port’s current 2.5 million TEU capacity, he said.

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