Amira Agarib

Khalifa panel reverts to 3-stage rent payment

DUBAI — In an unexpected move, the Social Services and Commercial Buildings Department, popularly known as Shaikh Khalifa Committee, has revoked an earlier decision to collect rent payment in two instalments and reverted to the previous system of payment in three instalments.

17 years ago

Sharjah Transport shifts into top gear

SHARJAH — Beginning April, Sharjah Transport will have the legal authority to investigate and book persons or institutions, associated with public transport, for traffic violations, and they would be liable to pay a fine of Dh1,000 for first violation which would be doubled for second offence.

17 years ago

UCS to launch pioneering project

DUBAI — In an unprecedented move to solve social problems, the Union Cooperative Society (UCS) will start a pioneering project at a total cost of Dh1.3 million to improve health, education and family matters. Marwan Al Thani, Director-General of UCS, said that as part of the cooperatives’ vital strategy towards developing their communities, the UCS has adopted a number of projects to upgrade schools in collaboration with Dubai Educational Zone which will assist them to enhance their resources.

17 years ago

Six Sudanese journalists complete training at KT

DUBAI — Six Sudanese journalists who completed a 15-day training course at the Khaleej Times from September 15 to October 2 were yesterday given certificates from the Chairman of the Galadari Group and Publisher of Khaleej Times, Mr Mohammed Abdul Rahim Galadari.

17 years ago

Tears of joy as father meets freed daughter

DUBAI — Fairuz Yamulky, an Iraqi-Canadian female employee working for a US firm in Iraq who was taken hostage earlier this month but managed to escape, arrived at Dubai International Airport from Jordan yesterday afternoon physically and emotionally drained.

17 years ago

Two on marathon to show gratitude to Shaikh Zayed

DUBAI/ABU DHABI - For the first time in the Arab world, two Syrian women have started on a six-day marathon from Dubai. The walk which began on August 1 will see them walking 180km, all the way to Abu Dhabi in the sweltering heat, covering difficult terrain and conditions.

17 years ago

Maktoum decree on housing hailed

DUBAI - To provide adequate housing to each family in Dubai and to ensure social stability and prosperity, His Highness Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has recently issued a decree that extends by another five years, the time limit offered to UAE nationals to build houses on the residential plots of land that have been distributed by the government in various parts of the emirate.

17 years ago