Dubai news round-up: April 14

New Dubai satellite, man’s illegal credit card spree, world’s fastest superbus comes to Dubai, new laws for car-owners and more …

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Engineers are putting the finishing touches to the design of Dubai Sat-2, the emirate's second imaging satellite, to be launched next year.

The institute launched the country's first imaging satellite, Dubai Sat-1, in July 2009 from a base in Kazakhstan. It beams back images of the country four times a day to the institute's listening station in Al Khawaneej, Dubai.
Full story: The National

A jobless man has been accused of going on an illegal shopping spree, making almost Dhs110,000 worth of purchases using 15 forged credit cards.

Prosecutors said the 42-year-old Pakistani man misused two genuine labour cards issued in the names of other individuals and impersonated them when he made the purchases using the forged credit cards.
Full story: Gulf News

The world's fastest superbus has arrived in Dubai for the International Association of Public Transport's World Exhibition.

With a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour and room for 23 passengers, the Dutch vehicle is an attempt to combine convenience with flexibility. It is also environmentally-friendly, with a rechargeable battery. It is yet to go on sale.
Full story: xinhuanet.com

Low-paid professions such as domestic and farm-workers may not be allowed to own a car in Dubai, according to a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official.

Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younis, CEO of the RTA's Strategy and Corporate Governance, said the proposals have been necessitated by the speedy 17 increase in the car population with the number of cars at more than one million last year.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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