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Driver gets life sentence for heroin possession

A driver was handed a life sentence after a court yesterday convicted him of possessing two kilograms of heroin capsules, which he intended to provide to others. The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the 29-year-old Pakistani driver to life in jail after he admitted that he possessed 257 capsules of heroin which he intended to provide to others.

Dubai’s Route 2020 metro extension to start ops on May 20, 2020

Dubai's Route 2020 expansion of the city's Metro system is set to start operating on May 20, 2020, five months prior to the Dubai...

Taxi driver jailed for raping passenger

A taxi driver was sentenced to five-year imprisonment on Tuesday for raping a British woman passenger in his cab after giving her a ride to her villa in the Springs. The 48-year-old Pakistani driver earlier denied the charge in the court.

RTA launches new categories of Nol Cards

Mr. Abdullah Al Madani CEO of RTA's Technical Corporate Support Services Sector announced that the RTA would launch new categories of Nol Cards used in paying fares of all mass transit means including the metro, public buses and the water bus besides paying for the parking fees in all over Dubai Emirate.

Dubai Canal will attract over 30m visitors every year, says RTA

Dubai Water Canal, which was opened on Wednesday, iis expected to attract more than 30 million visitors per annum, according to Roads and Transport...

Emarat 'back to normal tomorrow'

Emarat petrol stations will be back to normal tomorrow after a four-day fuel shortage, the company said last night. The company apologised to customers for the "unfortunate confusion" and said it "appreciates their co-operation and understanding".

Timing of services during Eid ul-Adha holiday

The service timing of public buses during Eid ul-Adha holiday will be as follows: In public bus stations, including Main Stations such as Gold Souk, and Al Ghubaiba Stations, the public bus service will start at 06:00 am and continue up to 12:00 am (midnight) throughout the week.

Oud Metha tunnels to be ready by 2012 end

Motorists will have to bear with traffic diversions and congestion on the Oud Metha Road-Rashid Hospital stretch for two more years. The road works around the Broadcast Roundabout would take at least 20 more months to complete.

New speed limits for Dubai roads by June

Speed limits on Dubai roads — both internal as well as highways — would be revised according to a new manual to be released by the end of June, Khaleej Times has learnt. A special team at the RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency (TRA), in association with Dubai Police, has been studying various proposals to enhance road safety over the past year


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Business as usual says Emarat after fuel shortage

Emarat’s petrol stations are back in business after delivery problems caused a four-day fuel shortage at stations across Dubai. Staff were forced to turn motorists away after a delayed fuel shipment halted supplies and saw pumps across the city run dry, but station managers said Thursday normal service had resumed.

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STC relocates parking area for some buses

The parking of some public buses has been changed from the front gate of Rolla Park in Sharjah to the opposite side of the same park, a few metres away. The affected buses are all inter city lines: 112 (going to Al Musalla station, Ajman), 113 (heading to Al Qusais, Dubai) and 114 (going to Hamriya Free Zone, Ajman).

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