Abu Dhabi visitors to get behaviour guide

Published On: 
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 18:42

Abu Dhabi Tourism Police have released a booklet that details some popular dos-and-don'ts for tourists visiting the emirate.

Brig Gen Omair Al Mihiri, deputy director general of police operations, said the pamphlets were designed to increase the sense of security among tourists and to keep them from being penalised unnecessarily.

"The pamphlet was prepared to educate tourists on rules of public behaviour," he said. "It includes trends and behaviour which is uncivilised and would make them subject to prosecution."

Abu Dhabi Airport future development 2017

Published On: 
Mon, 02/07/2012 - 16:05

World Class Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport due for completion in 2017

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and the joint venture (JV) of TAV, CCC, and Arabtec have today signed an AED 10.8 billion contract for the construction of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with opening planned in 2017. Construction of the 700,000m2 terminal building, one of the world-class infrastructure projects being undertaken in the capital, will commence in the third quarter of this year.

Toys R Us opens Abu Dhabi's biggest toy store in Dalma Mall

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Tue, 19/06/2012 - 22:38

Toys “R” Us, the world’s favourite toy and baby products retailer, today announced the opening of its second store in Abu Dhabi at Dalma Mall.

With the opening of the new store – the biggest in the capital, the Al-Futtaim group company now has eight stores in the UAE and 15 across the MENA region.

Located on Level 2, Central Gallery (between the food court and Cine Royal), the store offers a diverse and exclusive product range with an easy-to-shop floor layout. Also on hand are knowledgeable toy-trained staff members ready to help customers find the perfect toy.

Tenancy contract not required to obtain Abu Dhabi visa

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Tue, 12/06/2012 - 00:27

ABU DHABI // In a reversal of a decision announced last week, tenancy contracts will not be required to obtain a residence visa in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Police launches campaign to clamp down on noise pollution

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Fri, 08/06/2012 - 23:33

WAM Abu Dhabi, Jun 7th, 2012 (WAM) -- Urbanization will inevitably lead to noise pollution and once quiet residential areas in Abu Dhabi are getting accustomed to blowing horns, loud music emanating from car stereos and the incessant sound of construction. Along with this phenomenon comes the added risk of health problems, loss of hearing and lack of sleep, Gulf News commented.

No visa without tenancy contract

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:04

ABU DHABI // Expatriates applying for or renewing a residence visa are now required to produce a valid tenancy contract for where they live.

They must also provide recent power and water bills as proof of address. The tenancy contract and the bills must be attested by the relevant municipality and utility provider.

Mawaqif expands to 4 more Abu Dhabi areas, over 3,000 parking lots covered

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Sat, 02/06/2012 - 01:44

Abu Dhbai: Paid parking will be extended to an additional 3,030 areas in four new sections from Sunday, June 10, a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport said on Tuesday.

Abu Dhabi's Mawaqif under fire over fines

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Mon, 28/05/2012 - 18:03

Abu Dhabi-based Mawaqif company created a few years ago to tackle nagging parking problems in the capital has come under public fire, with many car owners accusing it of seeking money rather than organization.

But company officials denied such charges and said Mawaqif inspectors have instructions not to be tolerant towards any parking offences.

“I think Mawaqif only made the problem worse,” a reader identified as Nassim said in a comment to Mawaqif policy sent to Emirat Alyoum newspaper.

Abu Dhabi Police warn slow drivers

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Mon, 28/05/2012 - 17:59

The Abu Dhabi Police reported 128 traffic violations last year of motorists driving below the minimum speed limit set on roads in the emirate.

Brigadier Hussain Al Harthi, Director of the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols at the Abu Dhabi Police, said one of the reasons that leads to accidents is motorists driving too slowly, which puts the lives of others at risk. Explaining, Brig. Al Harthi said driving too slow can obstruct the traffic flow and clog up the road. The fine for driving below the minimum speed limit is Dh200.

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