Team shortlist18 Apr 2017 AT 05:10 PM

DUBAI NEWS: 5 of the biggest stories this week

Dubai humidity levels to reach 90 percent and Uber in Dubai just got much cheaper
Team shortlist18 Apr 2017 AT 05:10 PM

Dubai humidity levels to reach 90 percent
The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has announced that today’s humidity levels are set to reach a high of 90 percent. While the levels of humidity are on a rapid incline, the temperature is actually going down... slightly. According to NCMS the weather has dropped by roughly two degrees Celsius over the past few days.
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Uber in Dubai just got much cheaper
Uber’s economy class cars have officially hit the streets of Dubai and from today your trip will start on AED5 with your fare going up by AED1.37 per kilometer and AED0.4 per minute, all you have to do is select the uberX option.
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New video gives insight into what Dubai Expo 2020 will look like
The massive 150-metre structure will be the central hub of Expo 2020, acting as a dramatic focal point for millions of visitors. It will sit on a 4.38 kilometer site with restaurants, fountains and parks. ‘The plaza will host events during Expo 202, however, once the Expo is finished it will go on to serve as a mixed-use legacy for the site.
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Drivers in Dubai to face new driving laws
According to new traffic rules issued by Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, expats will have to renew their driving licence every five years as opposed to every 10 years. All new drivers regardless of their age will have to renew their driving licence every two years.
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Huge progress made on Dubai's new metro route
Images of Dubai’s new metro line, Route 2020, have just been released and it looks like the project will be finished on time for the Expo. The images released by the Dubai Media Office show that a handful of pillars have been put up which, according to Al Tayer, puts the completion percentage of the mammoth Expolink project to roughly seven percent.
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