Cool weather forecast in UAE until Sunday

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Light showers and moderate winds brought down temperatures in Dubai and the Northern Emirates on Friday.

Generally warm weather by day throughout last week — with a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday — had provided indications of early onset of warmer weather. However, Friday’s drizzle brought a cool respite and the forecast by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) suggests that the weather will remain cool with chances of light rain over the next couple of days.

UAE-India relations strengthened by Mohammad Bin Zayed visit

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Abu Dhabi: The upcoming visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to India will add fresh momentum to the bridge of bilateral relations that go back more than a century, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE said.

Abu Dhabi considers charging residents for waste collection

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Authorities in Abu Dhabi are studying a proposal to charge residents for collection of waste by mid-2016 as part of its strategic plan to encourage recycling in the emirate.

“To reduce the amount of waste generated by households, we are studying a plan to charge residents for their waste and that will, in turn, encourage them to recycle,” said Udayan Banerji, a policies and legislation specialist at Tadweer.

Dewa adds eight electric cars to fleet

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has added eight electric cars to its fleet, thus becoming the first government organisation in Dubai to use electric cars in support of the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city that uses its resources sustainably.

Dewa aims to implement the Dubai Green Transport initiative and encourage the use of sustainable transportation with hybrid and electric vehicles, which will cut total carbon emissions in Dubai by up to 19 per cent.