Dubai news roundup: January 30

Part time work visas, black market degrees, ancient humans and more Dubai news

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Last year was a record year for public transport usage in Dubai with more than 332million public transport journeys. The daily average was swelled by the addition of the Dubai Metro, which accounts for around 150,000 passengers per day.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

The black market for fake qualifications is thriving in the UAE. Fake MBA certificates are selling for around Dhs20,000 while a simple graduate diploma sets customers back Dhs5,000.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Archeologists have discovered 65,000 year-old human artifacts in the UAE. It is believed that the items, including axes and tools, are telltale signs of a migration from stone age Africa.
Full story: Arabian Business

Part time work is now legal following an update to the UAE’s labour laws. Housewives and students will be able to seek temporary work in what is believed to be the region’s first part time work permit.
Full story: The National

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The critically acclaimed Shakespeare play will be performed in January

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