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Ajman Police return lost cash to woman in remote village of her home country

UAE|: Ajman: Ajman Police have returned cash to an Asian woman after launching a massive three-month hunt for her as she had left the UAE and was residing in a remote village in her home country, an official said. Lt Col Gaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, Director of Al Madinah Police Station, said a member of the public found a wallet at a public place in Ajman and handed it over to the police station. See more Shelby GT 500: The most powerful Ford Mustang reaches the UAE UAE-Israel peace deal signing ceremony in pictures IPL in UAE: Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore ready to celebrate their 21st IPL in UAE: Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings in the field and on film News in pictures: Amazon to hire 100,000 people, Kerala gold smuggling, Sally to hit Mexico, Russia vaccine, UAE mid-day break, Delhi COVID tests… Police found documents of the Asian woman along with some cash, but it turned out, the woman had already left the country. “Ajman Police was keen to return her belongings. We searched for the woman but she had left for her country and we couldn’t contact her,” Lt Col Al Kaabi said in a statement. The Ajman Police official said they then found the number of an Asian man living in Saudi Arabia in the woman’s belongings. So they called the man to ask about her. The Asian man told Ajman Police that the woman was staying in a village in an Asian country. “After three months of search, the woman was finally traced in the village which did not have any internet coverage. But First Assitant Omar Al Kaabi from Al Madinah station managed to contact one of her relatives in a neighbouring area via WhatsApp,” he added. After eventually contacting the woman and ascertaining whether the money actually belonged to her, Ajman Police dispatched the money to her. According to Ajman Police, the woman thanked Ajman Police profusely for all their effort.

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Ajman Police return lost cash to woman in remote village of her home country

UAE|: Ajman: Ajman Police have returned cash to an Asian woman after launching a massive three-month hunt for her as she had left the UAE and was residing in a remote village in her home country, an official said. Lt Col Gaith Khalifa Al Kaabi, Director of Al Madinah Police Station, said a member of the public found a wallet at a public place in Ajman and handed it over to the police station. See more Shelby GT 500: The most powerful Ford Mustang reaches the UAE UAE-Israel peace deal signing ceremony in pictures IPL in UAE: Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore ready to celebrate their 21st IPL in UAE: Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings in the field and on film News in pictures: Amazon to hire 100,000 people, Kerala gold smuggling, Sally to hit Mexico, Russia vaccine, UAE mid-day break, Delhi COVID tests… Police found documents of the Asian woman along with some cash, but it turned out, the woman had already left the country. “Ajman Police was keen to return her belongings. We searched for the woman but she had left for her country and we couldn’t contact her,” Lt Col Al Kaabi said in a statement. The Ajman Police official said they then found the number of an Asian man living in Saudi Arabia in the woman’s belongings. So they called the man to ask about her. The Asian man told Ajman Police that the woman was staying in a village in an Asian country. “After three months of search, the woman was finally traced in the village which did not have any internet coverage. But First Assitant Omar Al Kaabi from Al Madinah station managed to contact one of her relatives in a neighbouring area via WhatsApp,” he added. After eventually contacting the woman and ascertaining whether the money actually belonged to her, Ajman Police dispatched the money to her. According to Ajman Police, the woman thanked Ajman Police profusely for all their effort.

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Six out of 10 developers worldwide have delayed projects after pandemic, says Knight Frank poll

Property|: Dubai: Apart from a handful, developers in Dubai slowed down on project activity since March after the pandemic effect started to show up in force. They are not alone. This was the same experience for six out of 10 developers worldwide, according to a new report by Knight Frank. The COVID-19 forced developers to go in for a “wholesale rethink of how and where people want to live”. See More China's rich seek bodyguards schooled in digital dark arts Race to rescue animals as Brazilian wetlands burn Photos: Pre-hispanic dancers perform energy cleansing rituals Photos: Palestinian female travel bloggers promote local tourism Being flexible is the new mantra developers swear by. The need is for “versatile space” that can help out with agile working as well as allow for a separation of home life. This will start showing up immediately – four out of every ten developers polled said they would make design changes to their projects that were considered as complete. “While developers will likely temper their urge to radically reshape development designs initially, our survey confirms a desire to consider potential COVID-19 inspired changes,” says the report. “For example, many are considering including more advanced telecommunications and storage facilities for bicycles to accommodate a change in lifestyle.” More than 160 developers in 22 countries were polled by the UK consultancy between July and August. “While it is still too early to confirm the lasting impact of the pandemic on the development landscape, it is clear that it has accelerated pre-existing trends and prompted new ideas for current and future developments. “A pause for reflection amid a crisis is to be expected, but the scale of the current hiatus is surprising and could prompt policymakers to consider incentives to spur development.” According to Flora Harley, Associate at Knight Frank, “According to our survey respondents, funding is the biggest barrier to global development, with just under a third citing it as their biggest concern. Some markets have seen a reduced number of lending facilities offered to developers. “At the moment there is decreased bank appetite for developer lending and in some markets the pre-sales requirements make it hard to begin construction. One way for governments to spur construction would be to facilitate lending, perhaps through a combination of guarantees or loans. This would crucially remove one of the biggest hurdles in development and enable ground to be broken.” Developer trends * Given widespread travel restrictions and concerns, two in five developers say they are be more likely to be sensitive to the requirements of domestic buyers/investors. * While 41 per cent of developers polled said they would be looking to develop across cities, second home and rural locations, 45 per cent said they were more likely to focus on cities. * Almost six in ten have delayed projects and almost half of these are making modifications. With supply constrained, the implications are significant. * A third of global developers are considering adjusting the mix of residential and commercial elements in schemes. This will take the form of rentable desk space and individual pods to business suites. * Developers are seeking to support more active lifestyles. Some 38 per cent are more likely to consider facilities for bicycles, compared to only 17 per cent that are more likely to consider parking space availability. * With work-from-home well and truly embedded, developers’ plans to give more consideration to connectivity and usable workspace.

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Dubai shuts down gaming centre for hosting birthday party amid COVID-19

UAE|: Dubai: Authorities have closed down a gaming centre in Dubai for breaking COVID-19 protocol and hosting a birthday party within the premises. Dubai Municipality said that since September 20, 2,366 establishments were inspected out of which 2,306 were found to comply with coronavirus precautionary measures. During its daily inspection, the municipality fined 17 establishments and issued 42 warnings to other businesses. SEE MORE COVID-19: Is your child’s vaccination due? Use a drive-through service Photos: Slimy snail facials not for the faint-hearted UAE: 10 natural hidden gems in the country COVID-19: Beards and masks, do they really go together? UAE Expats speak According to Dubai Municipality, the gaming centre was temporarily shut for violating the instructions included in Circular No.60. The announcement was made after Dubai Municipality closed one salon during the weekend, in addition to six smoking areas and two food establishments. Rules for recreational facilities Recreational activities include fun fairs, soft play areas, indoor and inflatable playgrounds, virtual reality and edutainment facilities, arcades and escape rooms, are all allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity. However, parties and social gatherings will not be allowed, and baby and toddler soft play areas will continue to remain shut. Nurseries are also not allowed to host any activities. While massage and spa services in hotel facilities and inside malls have reopened, steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzis, Moroccan baths and Turkish hammams will remain inaccessible. READ MORE Dubai closes three fitness and sports centres, fines six others for flouting COVID-19 protocol Expat artist arrested in Dubai for celebrating her birthday in violation of COVID-19 protocol Ajman Police return lost cash to woman in remote village of her home country Dubai maid who jumped from Ajman building to flee from agent, flies home The COVID-19 guideines further state that indoor theme parks can operate at 50 per cent capacity although meet and greet events, live entertainment and parties, parades and social gatherings will not be allowed. Safety guidelines All staff, guests, clients, or anyone entering the facility must go through temperature screening. Installation of hand sanitizers in all common areas. All individuals must wear masks at all times, unless exempted. Maintain 2-metre social distancing between individuals and groups. Ensure cleaning and hygiene of all common areas, equipment, other facilities. Carry out cleaning and disinfection by hiring companies accredited by the Dubai Municipality. Ensure confirmed/suspect COVID-19 cases are treated according to the guidelines set by the authorities.