May 16, 2013
Twenty-eight warnings of violations such as causing harm to children and not maintaing nursery buildings were issued in first quarter of this year. Read Article Inspections lead to closure of four UAE nurseries
Apr 02, 2013
Staff in government centres for children with disabilities are being encouraged to watch for signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse in their young charges. Read Article Staff at UAE special needs centres urged to look out for child abuse
Mar 26, 2013
If the new draft moves forward, it will replace legislation dating to 1983 and affect more than 300 nurseries. Authorities will also have power to fine failing nurseries. Read Article Don't just babysit, teach toddlers urges new UAE nursery law
Mar 15, 2013
Currently, the "age of criminal responsibility" is 7 in the UAE, meaning that children 7 to 18 can be tried as juveniles and sentenced to rehabilitation or detention facilities. Read Article Criminal age for children in UAE to increase to 10 years
Feb 21, 2013
RAK officials are clamping down on illegal home nurseries after a woman was found caring for 17 children in her home. Read Article Officials raid illegal RAK nursery with 17 children to one care-giver
Feb 20, 2013
The new social benefits bureau in Abu Dhabi will be handling more than 12,000 cases as the ministry seeks to simplify the procedures for obtaining social benefits. Read Article More than 12,000 Emiratis to benefit from new Abu Dhabi bureau
Jan 20, 2013
Thirty teachers have signed up for the international teaching credential programme adapted for the UAE. Read Article New qualification for teachers in nurseries across UAE
Jan 13, 2013
Recognising conditions such as autism is one of the benefits of including special needs children in nurseries. Read Article Special needs: Inclusive nursery a lifesaver for autistic boy's parents
More than 100 children with disabilities or learning difficulties have enrolled at nurseries across the UAE, partly the result of a Ministry of Social Affairs campaign called "We are all children". Read Article Special needs: Social interaction helps children develop
Dec 25, 2012
Construction has started on the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Social Care Village in Umm Al Quwain which will be able to accommodate up to 200 children. Read Article Orphanage for UAE's abandoned babies to open in 2016
Dec 24, 2012
In most child abuse cases, the perpetrator is someone the child knows and trusts. Nursery workers are a first point of contact for children outside their home.
Read Article UAE nursery staff 'face barriers' to reporting abuse
Dec 07, 2012
The standards will apply to 38 non-governmental special education and rehabilitation centres in the country. Read Article UAE sets up rating system for special-needs centres
May 09, 2012
Minister of Social Affairs rejects call to extend benefits, saying she does not want people to fall into dependency. Read Article Jobless Emiratis who are fit to work 'won't get benefits'
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The dialect of the mountain tribes in Ras Al Khaimah is a living example of the history of the Arabic language's evolution in the region.
Produced by Paul O Driscoll Video: Talking Shehhi – a dialect from RAK's mountain tribes
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