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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Abu Dhabi rolls out free bus service from 6am – 10pm

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Jul. 30, 18 | 9:42 am

The Department of Transportation (DOT) in Abu Dhabi has launched their free bus service which will cater to the commuters in different areas in the Capital.

The pilot phase of the service, which is called “Hail and Ride”, will begin in Musaffah and will transport commuters to the main bus stops in the area. The service is available from 6 am until 10 pm.

After the pilot phase, DOT will look into the possibility of extending the free bus service to the other areas and points in Abu Dhabi.

With the service, DOT seeks to improve daily public transport experience of commuters in the emirate.

Special transport for expats amid amnesty program

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has announced that the RTA will have a special transportation for expats who intend to avail of the amnesty program that will begin on August 1.

In a press conference held by the FAIC’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA – Dubai), Major General Mohammed Al Marri, General Director of the GDRFA-Dubai announced that the RTA will be working together with the government to provide aid for the amnesty seekers.

“There will be a map for buses heading here (at Al Aweer). Whoever would like to come, we’ll give them assistance,” said Major General Al Marri.

The UAE Amnesty period lasts for a period of 3 months, from August 1 to October 31. The UAE has delegated 9 centres for the amnesty which can be found here.

The centres’ operating hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sundays to Thursdays. The UAE Government has also prepared a 24/7 toll free number – 800-5111 which will respond to all those who are seeking amnesty.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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