Thursday Brief: From Dubai’s Jet Suit Race To Ras Al Khaimah’s New Traffic Rules & Fines; 5 UAE Updates Today!

From events to rules, here's what's new in UAE!

by Deeplata Garde
Thursday Brief: From Dubai’s Jet Suit Race To Ras Al Khaimah’s New Traffic Rules & Fines; 5 UAE Updates Today!

Did you get your daily dose of news updates from UAE today? If not then you are reading the right piece. Here we are with a list of important and trending news from the UAE that you need to be aware of. From new events to new penalties, quickly take a glance at these top 5 UAE Updates from today!

1. Dubai Hosted A Jet Suite Race

In the bustling city-state of the United Arab Emirates, renowned for its towering landmarks including the world’s tallest building, Dubai recently made waves by playing host to its inaugural jet suit race. Against the backdrop of the iconic skyscrapers of Dubai Marina, pilots took to the skies, navigating a thrilling course with jet engines strapped to their hands and backs. In a scene reminiscent of a futuristic movie, the racers lined up on a Dubai runway, igniting their seven jet engines with a deafening roar, ready to take flight not as passengers, but as the very aircraft themselves.

2. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Explores Mushrif National Park

Venturing into the serene embrace of nature, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid embarked on a visit to Mushrif National Park, one of Dubai’s oldest and most expansive green spaces sprawling across 81 million square feet. Amidst the tranquil surroundings, His Highness indulged in a leisurely stroll along the designated hiking trail, reconnecting with the beauty of the natural world.

3. Ras Al Khaimah Police Get Tough On Reckless Driving & More Updates From UAE

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March 1 marked the dawn of stricter measures against reckless driving in Ras Al Khaimah, as the police department vowed to crack down on offenders with stringent penalties and fines, including vehicle impoundment. Under the new regulations, Ras Al Khaimah Police enforce strict penalties for various traffic offences, including participating in road races without a number plate or with a tampered plate, which results in vehicle impoundment for 120 days and a Dh20,000 fine. Participation in road races without permission incurs a 90-day impoundment and a Dh10,000 fine. Unauthorized parades lead to vehicle impoundment for 15 to 120 days and a Dh10,000 fine, while performing stunts endangering lives results in a 120-day impoundment and a Dh10,000 fine. Modifying vehicles to increase speed and noise levels incurs a 60-day impoundment and a Dh5,000 fine. Driving recreational motorbikes or quad bikes on paved roads leads to a 90-day impoundment and a Dh3,000 fine while driving vehicles causing high pollution incurs a 30-day impoundment and a Dh3,000 fine.

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4. The 17th Edition Of Art Dubai, UAE Was Unveiled Today & Here Are The Updates!


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The prestigious Art Dubai, hailed as the leading international art fair for the Middle East and Global South, commenced its highly anticipated 17th edition on March 1 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Over 120 contemporary, Modern, and Digital gallery presentations welcomed art enthusiasts from around the world during the three-day event, with exclusive previews held on February 28 and 29. Amidst the vibrant atmosphere, Art Dubai celebrated the diversity and creativity of the global art scene, offering a platform for artists and collectors to engage and explore.

5. Pernod Ricard India Launches A New Luxurious Beverage In Dubai!


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In a glittering affair, Longitude 77, the luxurious Indian single malt from the esteemed House of Pernod Ricard India, made its grand debut in Dubai. Embodying the essence of authentic contemporary Indian luxury, the brand unveiled its expansion plans with a captivating fashion showcase featuring globally renowned Indian designers. Symbolizing the rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship of India, Longitude 77 captured the imagination of attendees, offering a glimpse into the nation’s captivating spirit and allure.

So that’s all for today! Keep your eyes peeled for some more updates from the UAE!

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