New portal offers help on nurseries in the UAE
The site aims to link all concerned parties and facilitate communication between them
- By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter
- Published: 00:00 February 18, 2010
Dubai: Parents in the UAE have many options when it comes to selecting a good nursery for their toddlers, but a new e-gate for UAE nurseries has just made the selection process much easier.
The new website, www.uaenurseries.ae, was launched yesterday by Mariam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs, to help parents find out all about nurseries and their locations and services.
“The e-gate is an educational tool and comprehensive, trusted and interactive channel of communication offering the latest information to the targeted audience under the supervision of the Child Department of the ministry,” Mouza Al Shoumi, Director of the Child Department, said in a speech.
“Opening this gate enhances the concept of partnership between all sectors of society in offering social services and identifying the needs of children.”
The site aims to link all concerned parties and facilitate communication between them, while offering guidance and introducing the latest in this field.
The Arabic and English website includes many sections, including a nursery guide, which allows users to find nurseries in any emirate or area, browse the available nurseries, read about their services and see pictures of what they have to offer.
There is also a services and products guide and an investor’s guide, which contains all the laws and regulations related to setting up a nursery.
The website’s discussion forum is where parents, teachers, consultants and owners of nurseries can discuss their needs.
By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Published: September 17, 2009, 22:45
Dubai: Commuters can now learn how to use the Dubai Metro by embarking on a virtual Metro tour on the new transport portal launched on Thursday.
The portal aims to educate the public about the integrated public transport system in the emirate.
“The idea behind launching this integrated web portal is to educate and inform people about the Metro in fun way. It is just like playing an online game,” said Abdullah Al Madani, chief executive officer of corporate technical support services at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
He said that visitors to the website, www.rta.ae/virtualtransport, could virtually explore the stations and get to know the various steps they need to take from the point of entering a Metro station to boarding the train.
“You can learn about facilities at the station, point of entry, ticket vending machines, how to buy tickets, how to tag them on the entry gate, how to get information about the trains and how to board the train,” he said.
The website also offers a virtual run time of the Metro and available integrated modes of transport which include buses and water transport. It even tells the distance between the stations and the time required to complete the journey.
The RTA spent Dh600,000 and the website was completed in five months with the help of a local company.
“It is a first ‘theme website’ and the objective is to interact and provide the best possible information to the Metro users,” said Ahmad Behroozian, chief executive officer of the RTA’s Licensing Agency and head of the e-Services Committee. He said that the website was different from the official site for the provision of e-Services.
“It is a new strategic initiative intended to boost RTA’s efforts to apply modern technology to educate people about the integration of public transport system,” Al Madani said.
Dubai: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has enhanced the scope of its major safety campaign “Haseb”, which means take care, by uploading it on its web portal.
“The interactive website contains information aiming to educate public in general and the motorists in particular on the importance of complying with roads and traffic regulations,” said Paymen Younes Parham, director of the RTA’s Marketing and Corporate Communication Department.
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A new website catering to Dubai’s French community is proving to be a real hit.
Dubai Madame, which was launched last September, is already attracting an average of 80,000 page views a month.
The online magazine gives the emirate’s approximately 10,000 French expatriates easy access to a wide range of useful information, including upcoming events and essential contact numbers.
A new section focusing on the lives of Dubai’s French-speaking residents was launched in January. It also aims to highlight the achievements of French people across the world.
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