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cars racing 08_2015His 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.

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baby 2015Congratulations on the birth or impending birth of your new baby. A few procedures are necessary to regularize your child’s birth from the Dubai Health Authority.
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The hospital your baby is delivered in will issue a ‘notification of birth certificate’ in Arabic. All expatriates must get both the Arabic and English certificate attested by the Ministry of Health (at Al Baraha Hospital) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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tv decodersAre you aware that it may be illegal to have some decoders in Dubai? The Dubai Court has imposed a fine of Dh50,000 on a distributor of UKTV (British broadcasting television network) Abroad packages, an unlicensed and unauthorised internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in the UAE.
Following a copyright infringement complaint filed by OSN TV network against the merchant, the Dubai Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted a raid on the provider and presented evidence before the court. Read more

housemaid 2015Here is everything you need to know about obtaining a housemaid’s visa/Sponsoring. It can be obtained by the head of the family, called sponsor, and usually the male, whose salary is not less than AED 6000 a month or AED 5000 + accommodation. Bachelors are not eligible to sponsor a maid.

 

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Chances are you’ve moved to Dubai for the same reasons as everybody else; the opportunity to move a few rungs up the career ladder, to enjoy a better lifestyle thanks to your tax-free earnings, year-round sunshine and low crime levels.

Moving to a foreign country however can be overwhelming under the best circumstances. The team at Expat Echo Dubai has compiled a list of top 10 tips for living in Dubai to help you adjust to your new home and make sense of the social quirks, local traditions and taboos. Read more

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