Stand-up comedian Jonathan Garcia, known by his stage name Chokoleit, is used to making people chuckle, but he said his choice of denim shorts was no laughing matter when he was stopped by officers in Bur Dubai. Full story: 7DAYS
The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology has forecast rainfall this week, across Dubai, with Sharjah expected to get wet as early as this evening. In a statement to this website, the met department said weather will remain cloudy today with scattered rainfall over some parts of Dubai as well. Full story: Emirates 24/7
A growing number of advertisements offering to set-up businesses in Dubai with ‘virtual’ offices has prompted the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) to issue a warning that any business operating from a “virtual office” is illegal.
It has advised potential investors not to be taken in by the advertisements as they would be deemed as having applied for a business licence with fraudulent documentation. Full story: Emirates 24/7
Parents are complaining there is almost no opportunity to find a place in most of the top and good private schools in Dubai for their children.
“It is almost impossible to find a place for my child in one of the good schools. Many schools advised us to enroll our kids when they are born,” one parent said. “We’ll do it for our next child.” Full story: Emirates 24/7
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has launched a business banking centre in Jebel Ali, its first in Dubai and third in the country.
The new business banking centre will exclusively serves SME and is located in UAE's Jebel Ali free zone. The new centre in Jebel Ali follows NBAD's launch of its first business banking centers in Abu Dhabi Industrial City (ICAD) and Al Ain. Full story: Banking Business Review
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will stage a Transport Arts Exhibition under the theme, ‘Evolution of Transport, Dubai Experience’, as part of its participation in the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Congress and Exhibition 2011 in Dubai, starting today until April 14.
The exhibition, which is the first of its kind, is seen as an artistic exploration of the history, technology and cultural diversity found inside mass-transit systems in Dubai. Full story: Khaleej Times