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[UAE WEB OF LIFE-Issue 7] Interviews – EmiratesMac & Writers Block

Posted by advaitin on October 6, 2006

The Internet Magazine on what’s happening in the local UAE Web community.




2. CUB (Cool UAE Blog) Awards

3. BUG (Best UAe-Group) Awards

3. INTERVIEW – a) Emirates Mac b) Writers Block

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1) Mum’s web site goes global

“….The new Jumeirah is Mirdif. Now, from the aviation fuel-scented exurb comes DuFam ( – the expansion of the Mirdif Mums to all Dubai…”

Full story

2) UAE’s junior expats get new web site

“…But the squad behind includes Nikki’s two brothers and her mother, Audrey. As the site progresses, they are also aiming to build a network of young writers across the UAE.

Full Story

3) Excellent response to online services of Dubai Police

“….The number of visitors to Dubai Police website ( stood at 2475, 187 over the last three years, he said and attributed the remarkable response to the easy access to the site to get the services and information that concern large segments of the society…..”

Read full article.

4) Apply online for jobs at Abu Dhabi Police

ABU DHABI — Job-seekers at
the Abu Dhabi Police can now log onto the Internet or call a tollfree
number to get first hand information about the administrative
procedures without the need to go personally to the Directorate General
of Human Resources. ( tollfree phone number (8008999) during work hours.

Read full article.

5) Cost effective and eco-friendly fuel will be available from next month

ABU DHABI — From October 8, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution (Adnoc Distribution)
will introduce another cost-effective and environment-friendly fuel, which will save Dh1 and 50 fils per gallon on super and special brands. A special website has been launched containing relevant information about the new product explaining its features and functions In coordination with car dealers in the country, a
list of vehicles which can use E-plus is available on the website.

Read full article.

6) Suggestions to improve local transport will fetch rewards

“RTA will welcome suggestions through the website ( by email and through a prescribed template which can be filled and handed over personally at the RTA office. Other alternatives to register suggestions include calling the authority or its call centre on 8009090.”

Read full article.

7) Want to use Skype in Dubai? Just say HeyU

Customers can go to a UK-based website,, and get an email address for HeyU, which
bills itself as an “Asian group.” HeyU appears to have no website of its own.

Read full article.

8) Weyak brings web portal to mobiles

Read full article.

9) UAE Video Site
A commercial Internet site in Dubai with video stories as part of a video class bridging the gap between classroom theories and actual experience with the local media. The video stories, which the students produce for the Eye of Dubai website, are about one minute in length and focus on life and lifestyles in and around Dubai.



Winners this issue:

Recognition of their  Constant Creative Cyber Communion

1) Dani – a filipino teenager in Dubai whose expression and blogging is the envy of many a senior
2) Designer Woke – Advertising professional in Dubai – well written blog entries on Dubai etc.
3) Dot1ne – Web Technophile and Podcaster Saleh
4) Farrukh – Advertising Copywriter, Journalist
4) Prometheus – spontaneous and witty…has won him many fans.

IV. BUG – BEST UAEe-Group Awards

Recognition of useful online community service

1) Emirates Mac –

2) Writer’s Block –
V. INTERVIEW – EmiratesMac & Writers Block

a) Writers Block

b) Emirates Mac

Previous Interviews

Past Issues

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