New anti-smoking law to come into effect from 2014
NEW ANTI-SMOKING LAW TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM 2014
From the beginning of next year, it will be illegal to smoke inside vehicles if there are children younger than 12 years old present.
The new anti-tobacco law aims to limit children’s exposure to cigarette smoke and also reduce the number of youths smoking.
According to the national news agency WAM, a recent study found nearly 30% of those under 15 years old in Abu Dhabi are smokers.
The regulation will also require every packet to display large health warnings – there’ll also be a ban on tobacco advertisements.
Photographs of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, diving with a rare species of elephant has gone viral.
The Federal National Council has begun discussions on a bill to make military service mandatory for some UAE citizens.
Dubai Airports is switching off all non-essential lights in the run up to the annual Earth Hour campaign.
11 March 2014 - 7:57 AM
Dubai has launched the world’s first purpose-built smart retail hub.
11 March 2014 - 7:56 AM
Sharjah and the UK have discussed ways to promote the emirate as a leading investment destination.
11 March 2014 - 7:52 AM
Egypt’s Prime Minister says he is determined to make his country more attractive to UAE investors.
10 March 2014 - 1:49 PM
Local investments in Dubai's real estate market have surpassed the combined transactions of foreign investors.
10 March 2014 - 1:47 PM
Dubai will get one step closer to its Smart City goals following the announcement of a new community.
10 March 2014 - 8:31 AM
The winners of this year’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon ‘Inspire Competition’ have been announced according to reports.
10 March 2014 - 8:30 AM
Police have warned that it’s illegal for pedestrians to cross Sheikh Zayed Road after a woman from the Philippines was run over and killed while trying to cross the busy highway.