Dubai news roundup: February 21

TV firm casting Sinbad in Dubai, Emirates ID SMS update and more city news

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Emirates Identity Authority to issue SMS alerts when new national identity cards are ready or when it is time for renewal.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

Forecasters say there are some chances of light rain in the eastern and northern areas of the UAE Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Full story: Gulf News

Dubai-based casting agents are on the search for aspiring UAE actors to audition for the role as the world’s most famous sailor, Sinbad, in a new big-budget SKY1 action-drama.
Full story: 7days

New international research underlines that not getting the right amount of sleep puts your health at risk. With many people in the Emirates working long hours and sleeping too little, this lifestyle is a “ticking time bomb”.
Full story: The National

New campaign to teach the public why it is so important to give way to honking ambulances in the streets of Dubai.
Full story: The National

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