Dubai news round-up: April 13

Crash causes huge traffic snarl, policeman gets suspended prison sentence, Dhs44 billion to be spent on Dubai roads and more …

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A collision between two cars on Shaikh Zayed Road at 7.30am caused traffic snarls all the way from the Trade Centre intersection to the second interchange near Safa park.

One of the cars overturned on impact and landed on its side. The driver sustained a minor injury. No other injuries were reported, but a crane sent to pull the car off the road was delayed by the traffic which caused a bigger jam.
Full story: Gulf news

A policeman got a suspended imprisonment after a court convicted him of abusing his job and taking a bluetooth device from a Duty Free shop at Dubai International Airport.

The Dubai Court of First Instance awarded the 21-year-old Emirati policeman a six-month suspended imprisonment after he pleaded for leniency and returned the device.
Full story: Gulf News

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans to spend Dhs44 billion in the next nine years to improve Dubai's road and public transport networks.

The RTA announcement came on the second day of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Mobility and City Transport Exhibition being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Full story: The National

UAE ensured a place in the World Cricket League Division Two final an impressive eight-wicket win against Uganda at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai. The final takes place on Friday
Full story: ESPN

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