2 New Circular Bus Service In Dubai To UAE ICP Warning Against GDRFA Fake Messages; 5 Middle East Updates

To you don't miss out on important news, we are here with a list of updates from the Middle East that you might want to know for the weekend.

by Anupriya Mishra
2 New Circular Bus Service In Dubai To UAE ICP Warning Against GDRFA Fake Messages; 5 Middle East Updates

There are many developments happening in the Middle East that can make it even for the most ardent news followers difficult to keep up. To ensure this doesn’t happen on our watch, we are here with a list of updates from the Middle East that you might want to know for the weekend. Take a look!

Middle East Updates

1. Saudi Arabia Grants Citizenship To Several People

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It was recently revealed that the Royal Decree was issued to grant Saudi citizenship to several people. These included scientists, medical doctors, entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators, and distinguished talent. Each of them have unique expertise and specialisations, as per the reports by the Saudi Press Agency. In fact, this announcement aligns with the kingdom’s initiative of attracting experts and exceptional global talent in a variety of fields.

2. UAE ICP Warns Against Fraudulent Messages

The Federal Authority for Identity Citizenship Customs and Port Security has urged customers through its post on X to be cautious. Yes, they’ve been asked to beware of messages pretending to be the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs. These fake messages from GDRFA are fraudulently seizing funds. In fact, these warning messages often mention that administrative penalties and unrealistic financial fines must be paid.

3. Abu Dhabi Police Ask Drivers To Avoid Sudden Deviation

Recently, Abu Dhabi police shared a video of a car dangerously changing lanes, which led to a massive vehicle collision. They have warned people and advised them to not make sudden lane changes or deviations on the road, as it can cause accidents. Not to mention, non-compliance with this mandatory rule can certainly expose the driver and other motorists on the road to danger.

4. Dubai RTA Announces New Circular Routes

The Dubai RTA has begun new circular bus routes. Yes, these will connect Dubai Hills to Equity Metro Station and the DAMAC Hills to Dubai Studio City. The new routes are certainly going to make travelling much more economical for people in these areas. As it happens, the fare is fixed at AED5 per journey.

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5. Mangaluru Airport Launches Cargo Service With Flight To Abu Dhabi

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Mangalore Airport In India has launched cargo services on July 6. This service from its Integrated Cargo Terminal transported 2,522 kgs of fruits and vegetables to Abu Dhabi on flight IX815. The formal inauguration took place on Friday and this will enable exporters to transport cargo. This export will be to cities like Doha, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Muscat.

So, with all the important updates at your disposal, we hope you are able to keep up with the important news pieces from the Middle East.

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