Some­thing needs to be done about DIFC traf­fic

7 Days in Dubai - - PUZZLES -

Con­sid­er­ing the DIFC is sup­posed to be the flag­ship of Dubai Com­merce, the traf­fic around the area dur­ing the seem­ingly end­less ex­hi­bi­tions is re­lent­less. Last Tues­day it took me over an hour to get onto the SZR. The im­me­di­ate prob­lem could be made a lit­tle bet­ter if the RTA or con­cerned au­thor­i­ties re­opened the exit that goes from the Ritz Carl­ton through to Al Fat­tan Cur­rency House. This would al­low the traf­fic to dis­perse in other di­rec­tions but has been closed for some 4-6 months now. The prob­lem has es­ca­lated since the clo­sure of this through­fare. We ob­vi­ously need a ma­jor road over­haul in the area but in open­ing this small exit you will find it is bet­ter than the chaos of last week. We have In­dex Ex­hi­bi­tion to look for­ward to this week. Some­thing needs to be done and quickly be­cause if there was some kind of emer­gency in the DIFC area, am­bu­lances and fire en­gines will not get through. I pre­sume other read­ers are at their wits end with this traf­fic snarl. Anon Dubai I am 39 years old, sin­gle and from the UK. I have a law de­gree, a post grad­u­ate diploma in le­gal prac­tice, nine years of work ex­pe­ri­ence in the UK, and 6 years of work ex­pe­ri­ence in Dubai. I have a lot of le­gal ad­min­is­tra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence as I worked as a par­ale­gal in the UK and I have 5 years of ex­ec­u­tive ad­min­is­tra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence in Dubai. The com­pany I was with last year closed down af­ter sev­eral years and the com­pany I am with now is not do­ing very well so I have been told to look for another job. I am ac­tively look­ing for a job ev­ery day, how­ever, there seems to be dis­crim­i­na­tion due to my age. When I send out CVs I do not in­clude my date of birth. When I have been called for interviews em­ploy­ers seem very in­ter­ested dur­ing the in­ter­view, how­ever when they ask about my age they then lose in­ter­est and swiftly ter­mi­nate the in­ter­view. One po­ten­tial em­ployer in par­tic­u­lar showed me around their of­fice and was very in­ter­ested in hav­ing me work for their com­pany, how­ever, when age came up they were shocked that I was 39 and just kept say­ing, ‘well good for you’ and ended the in­ter­view. I re­ally need a job now so that I can pay the banks their money. Has any­one else ex­pe­ri­enced dis­crim­i­na­tion due to their age? Chris Dubai re­ceive a salary and our firm is ig­nor­ing the needs of the staff. Yet if the staff don’t have a bal­ance on their NOL card and there­fore can­not get to work the HR man­ager will force the em­ployee to sign a let­ter warn­ing of two days de­duc­tion of salary for be­ing ab­sent. Kay Dubai

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