Team shortlist12 Jun 2017 AT 06:15 PM

DUBAI NEWS: 4 of our top stories this week

Dubai to paint roads red to stop speeding and more
Team shortlist12 Jun 2017 AT 06:15 PM

1. Soon you'll be able to use your phone as a passport at DXB Airport
The Emirates Smart Wallet will allow you to save personal information such as your Emirates ID, passport and e-gate card so that you can pass through the airport quickly. The innovation, that is said to be the first of its kind in the world, was launched yesterday by Dubai's deputy Chief of Police and Public Security Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim and the head of Dubai’s Naturalisation and Residency Department Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri.
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2. Dubai to paint roads red to stop speeding
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it will be painting several roads in the city red to indicate a change in road speed. The initiative is an attempt to both alert drivers of a change in speed limit and to help minimise the amount of accidents on key roads in the city such as Sheikh Zayed Road.
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3. Dubai to start testing flying cars within three years
In just three years, the city is expected to start testing flying cars, according to an Uber official. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is partnering with Uber to launch a demonstration transportation network that utilises vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs).
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4. A mother in Philadelphia spent over AED90,000 on a Dubai-themed pre-prom bash
Saudia Shuler has spent over AED90,000 (US$US25,000) to give her son Johnny Eden Jr. the ultimate Dubai-themed pre-prom bash. The extravagant bash that took place last week included a camel, three tons of sand, three sports cars as well as three custom made suits and three bespoke ball gowns. While some have criticised her for spending “too much” money, Shuler reveals that she in no way regrets her decision or the money spent.
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