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World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

The Transportation Department in Abu Dhabi will be implementing a 25 percent discount on fines incured at toll gates. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transportation, has ordered that a motorist will only pay 75...

Dubai: commuters looking to rent scooters to beat traffic

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Dec. 10, 18 | 12:38 pm

In the Philippines, the usual riding-sharing platforms enable commuters to either rent a car or motorcycle. In Dubai however, this type of service is taken on the next level.

Dockless transportation is a ride-sharing method that allows commuters to rent scooters or bicycles for brief periods. The rented 2-wheeled vehicles will then be left at the commuter’s destination after use.

The technology utilizes GPS and cellular connectivity to track the rented bikes and commuters are charged by the minute. After the journey, the vehicle is immobilised, only to be unlocked by a code which the next user will receive via an app on their smartphone.

To date, some 18 million dockless hire bicycles are believed to be dispatched in 1,600 cities. Last week, Californian-based firm Qwikly launched its scooter rental scheme in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The firm, which also has plans to expand into the Philippines, Korea and Japan, is set to distribute 75 scooters at various locations in the two emirates over the coming days, including 25 on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.

Some reality bites

The risks that dockless operators face are cities that have seen much vandalism and theft.

In Manchester, England, bike rental firm Mobike was left with no choice but to close shop due to losses after intentional mistreatment or anti-social use of rented bikes.

Qwikly owner Ammr Shaladi said, “People know they are expected to behave in a certain way in the UAE,” he said. “I’m confident there won’t be problems with that.”

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World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

World’s longest passenger flight arrives in Sydney, Australia

Qantas flight QF7879 managed to finish what is dubbed as the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight in Sydney on Sunday. The flight arrived in Australia over 19 hours in the air. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly from New York to Sydney. This...

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

12-year-old boy suspended after hugging female teacher

A 12-year-old boy has been suspended from school after he hugged his female gym teacher. In a news report by Telegram, the boy was playing dodgeball with his friends in Massachusetts in the United States when the teacher gave him a timeout. The boy then hugged his...

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

Bahrain’s cultural diplomacy hailed

With its various distinctions in cultural diplomacy, Bahrain affirms to prioritize the advancement of cultural peacekeeping as well as promote the civilized face of the Kingdom. In a report by Bahrain News Agency, Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al...

Shari’a seminar conducted for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

Shari’a seminar conducted for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia on October 18 held a seminar about the Shari’a law to help Filipinos based in the Kingdom be familiarized with its rules and regulations. The seminar, conducted on the Embassy grounds at 4 PM, was attended by dozens of Filipino...

Abu Dhabi: Toll fines to be reduced by 25 percent

The Transportation Department in Abu Dhabi will be implementing a 25 percent discount on fines incured at toll gates. His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transportation, has ordered that a motorist will only pay 75...

Child saved after swallowing gold earring

Doctors in Abu Dhabi saved the life of a 3-year-old national girl after she swallowed a gold earring and suffered from severe breathing difficulty. The child was rushed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the capital after she swallowed the object while her mother was...

Thieves nabbed after returning to get hidden loot

Dubai’s police arrested three thieves just after returning to the UAE to recover stolen items they had hidden with the help of an accomplice. Police had launched a manhunt for the thieves just after a watchman at the burgled villa reported that thieves had broken in...

Expect heavy rains in UAE until Thursday, says NCM

Expect a wet and colder weather in the UAE today after the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) release weather forecast about high chances of rain from Monday afternoon until Thursday. Temperatures were also went as low as 17.7 degrees Celsius over Jebel Jais...

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