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You can keep your fusion food and overpriced water

Yes there are bigger problems in the world. Now that we are past that, I was under the impressions that it was a rule...

Why aren’t banks willing to help any of us out?

I lost my job at the beginning of this year and unfortunately couldn’t get a single job for 7 months, even after living here...

Discrimination in workplace will only get you so far

Do not despair if you have a manager who tries his best to divide and rule and who discriminates based on your nationality, these...

Reader concerned for staff without pay for 11 months

Good morning... Is there any organisation or body set up to help these men in dire straits...Is there any way readers could contribute? Very upsetting to...

Spitting on the road is one thing, but spitting in a pool?

Dear readers, I see people spitting and clearing out their sinus passages all the time. Quite often it’s workers who are exposed to fumes and...
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Dirty dog owners, clean up or don’t have a pet

While stuck in traffic just outside the ADCB metro station/President Hotel last weekend, my husband and I were quite appalled to see a couple...
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Who’s at fault if unbuckled child dies in car crash?

Who is at fault for the death of a child if your car runs into another car with kids unbuckled and the accident is...

Flexible working hours would boost happiness

There was a reader who talked last week about surveying the workforce to measure the happiness index. I concur with him. A bigger percentage of...

‘Dubai is making strides to be pedestrian friendly’

In response to the letter ‘Will Dubai ever become pedestrian friendly’ (Dec 1), I have been living in Dubai for over 10 years and...

Advice needed to beat bullies

I am a 50-year-old male who was not blessed in the height department. I am 5ft 2in and also have quite a large set of...

Reader’s idea on UAE residency

On the subject of citizenship and residency, here’s an idea: the UAE could provide a green card system for expats living here for more...

Charity bins are for clothes, not for your garbage…

A clean city is a green city, I think we can all agree. In the suburbs of Sharjah, Bee’ah has thoughtfully put up charity boxes,...

Aiming at flea market bargain hunters and online time wasters

As the holiday season looms, I’ve been trying to be proactive in decluttering my home. I’ve been thinning out furniture and double-ups, culling clothing and...

High praise for work of teaching assistants

The other day as I was waiting for the metro to arrive at Burjuman I sat on a bench next to an Assistant Teacher...

Tailgater given a ticking off by cautious female driver

Dear Yaris hatchback tailgater, I apologise for changing lanes appropriately and causing you to fall behind my female car, this action of mine had...

Absence of car seat safety down to a lack of common sense and visible...

Simon ‘Parents should put safety first and buckle up children’ (Soapbox Dec 1), I couldn’t agree more. I have had a similar conversation with a...

Modi’s gift to Indians

Dear Sir Demonetization is a blessing in disguise to the common Indians :- 1) All of a sudden we are made to use plastic money (whether...

To the person that doesn’t respect this city

Dear Toyota Corolla driver, I know that you had a big emergency and could not keep the empty cigarette pack in your car until you...

Parents urged to put safety first and buckle up their children

On Monday night, on my way home, an odd thing happen. I was driving along when the car in front stopped at a pedestrian...

Forget the biggest and best, what about abandoned pets?

Can just someone seriously take care of cats in Dubai and UAE. This is just a big shame that Dubai is talking about the biggest...

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