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How old are you Johann? Johann Mendes informs you that he is 17 years, three months and 14 days old. This autistic genius has broken  the Guinness World Record for naming the most capital cities in 60 seconds.

Similar to licensing for doctors,teachers will soon have to be licensed to work in UAE. In addition to the bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree required for teaching at school,they have to attend a course and successfully complete a test to get qualified for the license. This is applicable for expatriate and Emirati teachers at both public and private schools.

The nameless 150-155 year old female dinosaur exhibit at Dubai Mall finally got a name,DubaiDino. The name DubaiDino, suggested by Johara Al Bayedh from Saudi Arabia, was selected from more than thousands of entries for the #NameTDMDino competition.

Residents in Dubai felt mild Tremors on Tuesday morning at around 9:50 am, after an earthquake in Iran which measured up to 5.2 on the Richter scale. Residents felt the tremors and quickly evacuated the building in some areas. Social media was reporting the updates in no time.

Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai with an area of about 96 hectares. It is located between Garhoud and Maktoum bridges .Families can enjoy their time here. Planned picnics can be organized and managed with ease in the Park. If not a picnic, the Park offers excellent facilities to have a day free of the kitchen duties for the busy moms. Kids will be beside themselves as they get to spend time among the never-ending lawn area. There is an admission fee which is quite nominal. It comes to around AED 5 only per person.

Thanks to the promising efforts of Al Hilal Bank, UAE residents can now use their Emirates ID as an ATM card too. The Bank will be the first to provide this service. Hopefully this service will come into practice within the next three months. This achievement is a direct outcome of the partnership agreement signed by Al Hilal Bank and Eida in January 2013.

Most women enter Dubai under the sponsorship of their husbands. A husband can sponsor his wife if he has a minimum salary of AED4000, OR AED 3000 if accommodation is provided. After reaching and settling down, some women decide to start /resume their careers. Unlike in India, there are some legal formalities to be completed. Women who want to start working for a company need to obtain a work permit /labour card from the company. In addition to this, she has to obtain a No Objection Certificate from her husband, who is currently her sponsor.


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