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Dubai’S Careem Admits To Data Breach Of 14 Million Users

Dubai’S Careem Admits To Data Breach Of 14 Million Users

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Company spokesperson said it could not share how many people were affected in the UAE. Cyber criminals have stolen the personal data of more than 14 million customers of the popular Dubai-born, ride-hailing service Careem. In a blog post on Careem's website on Monday, it said on January 14 it "identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to the system we use to store data". In a separate statement to Khaleej Times, a company spokesperson said it could not share how many people were affected in the UAE as it "does not disclose market data" here, but it did share an overall figure. "20 million customers have signed up across our platform. We are currently in 14 countries and close to 100 cities. 14 million of these customers were affected by the incident." On Janu...
Deported Man Sneaks Into UAE, Jailed For Using Brother’S Id

Deported Man Sneaks Into UAE, Jailed For Using Brother’S Id

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He tried to evade arrest when stopped by a police lieutenant by showing his brother's Emirates ID. A man, who had been deported from the UAE and sneaked illegally back, has been sentenced to six months in jail for producing his brother's ID to a police officer. The 31-year-old Pakistani driver had been banned from entering the UAE but somehow managed to infiltrate through Oman illegally. He tried to evade arrest when stopped by a police lieutenant by showing his brother's Emirates ID. He was found guilty by the Court of First Instance of using another person's authentic personal document and impersonation of another person during a police interrogation. He will be deported at the end of his six-month imprisonment. The incident took place on October 23, last year, and was report...
UAE To Rebuild Mosul’S Grand Al Nuri Mosque

UAE To Rebuild Mosul’S Grand Al Nuri Mosque

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UAE Culture Minister Noura Al Kaabi said her country would put forward $50.4 million (41.2 million euros) for the task. The UAE and Iraq on Monday launched a joint effort to reconstruct Mosul's Great Mosque of Al Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, ravaged last year during battles to retake the city from militants. During the ceremony at Baghdad's National Museum, UAE Culture Minister Noura Al Kaabi said her country would put forward $50.4 million (41.2 million euros) for the task. "The five-year project is not just about rebuilding the mosque, the minaret and the infrastructure, but also about giving hope to young Iraqis," she said. "The millenia-old civilisation must be preserved." The deal was signed by Kaabi and her Iraqi counterpart, Faryad Rawanduzi, in the presence of U...
50% UAE Professionals Are Seeking Jobs In A New Industry

50% UAE Professionals Are Seeking Jobs In A New Industry

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1 in 2 UAE professionals are seeking job in a new industry in the next few months, survey finds. One in every two (50 per cent) UAE professionals are considering an industry change in the next few months, according to the most recent "Top Industries in the Middle East and North Africa" survey Bayt.com and YouGov. This is in spite of the fact that only one in four (24 per cent) respondents report having changed industries during the last two years. The desire to find a new job, switch current career or industry altogether is also translating to heavier online activities. Amongst those considering an industry change in the UAE, the most appealing industries include banking/finance/accounting (10 per cent), followed by Aerospace/ Airline/ Aviation (8 per cent), and Manufacturing (...
10 Government Jobs That Pay Up To Dh40,000 In UAE

10 Government Jobs That Pay Up To Dh40,000 In UAE

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Take a look at jobs across various departments in UAE. Job forecast shows opening of new job opportunities in the UAE as well as a strong job market. Dubaicareers.ae has published government job opportunities on their website, with many jobs offering a monthly salary up to Dh40,000. With an array of government job openings, expats eyeing only the private sector should widen their search and check out the multiple work opportunities available. The portal has been launched by Dubai Smart Office in partnership with LinkedIn and Oracle, to assist government entities to attract right talent in order to achieve the city's vision of becoming the 'best city in the world' by 2071. It also displays special features on their website that will help job seekers to apply for job openings ...
UAE Weather: Strong Winds, Blowing Dust To Reduce Visibility On Roads

UAE Weather: Strong Winds, Blowing Dust To Reduce Visibility On Roads

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The sea will be slight to moderate in Arabian Gulf. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has predicted fair weather with partly cloudy at times. pic.twitter.com/dv8dhkiHPs — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 23 April 2018 Blowing wind with visibility of 2000 metres was reported over Sweihan today morning. Abu Dhabi International airpot, Al Bateen airport and Al Maktoum Airport also witnessed blowing dust today. pic.twitter.com/ZChAFLuPzR — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 23 April 2018 pic.twitter.com/mx0l4qwD2d — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) 23 April 2018 The NCM has warned about fresh southeasterly winds blowing dust and causing poor visibility of less than 3,000 meters over some coastal and internal areas till 4.30pm on Monday. The amount of
Planning to switch jobs? Know how to avoid ban

Planning to switch jobs? Know how to avoid ban

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Employees who terminate their employment after the completion of two years of continuous service, may not have to face an employment ban if both the employer and the employee have agreed to such termination. I am a BBA (Honours) graduate and currently employed on a limited contract of two years on a salary of Dh4,500. If I want to switch my company on a salary more than Dh5,000 but less than Dh12,000, can my new employer request to cancel my ban? What is the surety that the ban will be cancelled depending upon my aforementioned qualification. Also, my current employer had written in my offer letter that if I am transferred locally to other emirates, my salary will be increased as per life style of that emirates but in labour contract they had not written such things and told me at...
Man Tries To R@Pe Job Seeker At His Mother’S Villa In Dubai

Man Tries To R@Pe Job Seeker At His Mother’S Villa In Dubai

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He has been charged at the Court of First Instance with attempted rape. A man, who allegedly tried to rape a job seeker after luring her inside his room annexed to his mother's villa, has been charged at a Dubai court. The public prosecution records show the 46-year-old Emirati man took advantage that the Filipina woman needed a job and she trusted him. He fooled her into believing that he owned a tourism agency and that he would employ her. However, he lured her to a room where he began hitting on her, groping her and telling her to obey him. He has been charged at the Court of First Instance with attempted rape. The alleged incident took place on January 31, this year, and was reported to Al Rashidiyah police station. The 26-year-old complainant, an accountant, said she co...
Video: Filipina Warns UAE Expats Against Online Phone Scams

Video: Filipina Warns UAE Expats Against Online Phone Scams

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Don't share sensitive information with anyone: Abu Dhabi Police. As online prize scams dupe residents, Abu Dhabi Police has launched an social media campaign to raise awareness about such scams through real life accounts told by residents. In a series of videos - using personal accounts - the Abu Dhabi Police urges people to not believe or respond to any spam messages, links or fake ads claiming to offer cash prizes, highlighting that such fake messages are a way to lure people into sharing their bank account details and steal money from them. In a recent video posted by the Abu Dhabi Police, an online phone scam victim, a Filipina, said that she had received a call from persons who asked for her bank details, including the card number and PIN code. The woman later discovered t...
7-Year-Old Boy Drowns At Abu Dhabi Beach

7-Year-Old Boy Drowns At Abu Dhabi Beach

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Although emergency personnel tried to revive the boy after pulling him out of the water, they could not save him. A 7-year-old boy drowned at a beach in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, while his 8-year-old brother suffered from moderate injuries, Abu Dhabi Police has revealed. Abu Dhabi Police said the command and control centre received a call on Saturday evening and immediately sent out emergency and rescue teams to the scene. Although the emergency responders tried to revive the 7-year-old after pulling him out of the water, they could not save him. His brother, however, suffered from moderate injuries and is being treated at Al Rahba Hospital. Lieutenant Colonel Nasser Al Zaabi, acting director of Yas Police Station, urged parents to not leave their children unsupervised in swimm...