The UAE as a Muslim country, implements Sharia law which prohibits the purchase and consumption of alcohol. However, the UAE authorities are aware that drinking alcohol is popular among huge number of expatriates who are non-Muslims, so for that reason the UAE sets rules for purchasing and drinking alcohol. Alcohol cannot be purchased in supermarkets but there are several locations that sell alcohol all over the UAE. Hotels and sports clubs in all Emirates (except Sharjah) are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks in their bars and restaurants. Independent restaurants do not serve alcohol.
The price of petrol will drop in the UAE for the month of September.
Petrol will be sold to consumers at Dhs1.89 per litre for E-plus (Octane 91 petrol), Dhs1.96 per litre for Special (Octane 95 petrol) and Dhs2.07 per litre for Super (Octane 98 petrol).
All petrol stations in the UAE will retail diesel at Dhs1.86 per litre next month.
In August, UAE fuel stations charge Dhs2.07 per litre for E-Plus 91, Dhs2.14 per litre for Special 95, Dhs2.25 per litre for super 98 and Dhs2.05 per litre for diesel. Read more
A list has been complied by good magazine showing apps, websites and services that will make life in Dubai a walk in the park. From RTA Smart Parking which allows you to pay for parking either through the app or by SMS, reminds you when your time has expired, and will even inform you on how many vacant parking spaces are left, To The Healthy Home for the health-conscious homeowner, which provide sanitation services for your surfaces, sofa, mattresses and everything in between ….. This very informative list goes on…. Read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 29 of 2015, on impounding of vehicles in the emirate to safeguard lives and property, and to ensure traffic safety and reduce accidents.
The decree specified cases of administrative and obligatory impounding of vehicles.
Dubai police shall seize vehicles that participate in races on the road without prior permission.
It is reported that Dubai is to get 200 new private schools. 27 of them by September 2016. The educational opportunities offered by Dubai’s private schools is growing.
By the end of the academic year 2015-2016, parents will benefit from more than 63,000 seats in 27 new private schools and by 2017 there will be more than 196 private schools in Dubai with a capacity to reach more than 341,000 students. Read more