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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for January 9, 2018

Making today's headlines: Etisalat, good conduct certificates and heavy rain 

Rain at Street 8 in the Discovery Gardens area in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
Rain at Street 8 in the Discovery Gardens area in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National

Etisalat have launched a new internet calling plan just days after UAE Skype users complained of disruptions to the service. The new unlimited calling plans enable subscribers to use government-approved internet calling apps at a fixed rate of Dh52.50 a month from mobile devices.

> Etisalat launches new calling app plan days after Skype disruptions

People coming to the UAE to work will need to obtain a "good conduct and behaviour certificate" covering the previous five years from their home country, as of February 4. Further information on this is expected later today.

> UAE to introduce 'good conduct certificate' requirement for work visas

The UAE experienced heavy rain last night and scattered rainfall is expected to continue until tomorrow evening. More information is coming soon from The National Centre for Meteorology on its recent cloud-seeding operations.

> UAE weather: Heavy rain falls over Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as winter chill persists

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