In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the most-read headlines from the last seven days.
Sheikh Hamdan, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, passes away
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum was the world’s longest-serving Minister of Finance. Thousands attended his funeral prayers across the country after his passing on Wednesday. He was the brother of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
UAE: Multi-entry tourist visas announced for all nationalities
Earlier this week, the Ruler of Dubai announced a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities. He also announced the launch of a remote work visa that allowed overseas working professionals to reside in the UAE as they connect to work abroad virtually.
RAK announces 50% discount on environmental fines
Residents were able to avail a 50 per cent discount on environmental fines in Ras Al Khaimah for a period of three days earlier this week. The initiative was launched on the occasion of International Day of Happiness.
Apple fined Dh7.3 million for not providing free phone charger
Brazilian consumer watchdog Procon-SP fined Apple $2 million (Dh 7.3 million) for not including a charger in the box for the iPhone 12 series. They had announced in October 2020 that its new iPhone 12 series would not come with a free charger and earbuds. Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson said users were replacing power adapters with wireless charging methods, and it was thus wasteful to include chargers in the boxes.
UAE: Driverless cars to transport passengers for free
Driverless vehicles will transport passengers in Abu Dhabi for free from 8am to 8pm when the UAE capital trials the technology later this year. The first phase includes three vehicles operating in the main area of Yas Island in the pick-up and drop-off points for hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and offices. The second phase includes more than 10 vehicles in multiple locations across Abu Dhabi.
Dh1,000 per employee: Fine for UAE firms not paying salaries
A Ministerial Decree states that if an employer employing less than 100 employees fails to remunerate its employees within 60 days from the due date, penalties may be imposed upon the employer. A fine of Dh1,000 per employee may be imposed on employers in accordance with Article 3 (7) of the Cabinet Resolution.
Sharjah: No free parking on Fridays, holidays at 5,800 spots
Sharjah City Municipality announced on Saturday that parking fees are applicable at 5,857 spots on all days of the year. Motorists can identify such parking zones via the 579 “blue parking information boards” that have been installed across the city. Residents have been advised to check the type of parking before using it on holidays.