Dólar vai ao patamar de R$ 3,23 e renova mínima em quase 1 ano – 29/06/2016

Moeda norte-americana fechou em queda de 2,087%, a R$ 3,237.
Trata-se da menor cotação de fechamento desde 22 de julho de 2015.

O dólar fechou novamente em queda forte nesta quarta-feira (29), a R$ 3,237, renovando mínimas em quase um ano.

Os investidores acompanharam o bom humor nos mercados externos, em mais um dia marcado por ausência de interferência do Banco Central no câmbio, mesmo após o tombo recente da moeda.

A moeda norte-americana terminou o dia em queda de 2,087% frente ao real, cotada a R$ 3,237 na venda – menor cotação de fechamento desde 22 de julho de 2015 (R$ 3,2257). Veja a cotação

Na mínima do dia, o dólar chegou a R$ 3,2285, segundo a agência Reuters.

A divisa já havia recuado 2,61% na véspera diante da recuperação dos mercados globais, acumulando queda de 4,64% em duas sessões.

No mês de junho, o dólar acumula queda de 10,39%. No ano de 2016, a moeda tem desvalorização de 18%.

Acompanhe a cotação ao longo do dia
Às 9h09, queda de 1,29%, a R$ 3,2633
Às 10h, queda de 1,23%, a R$ 3,2654
Às 10h19, queda de 1,48%, a R4 3,2571
Às 11h20, queda de 1,59%, a R$ 3,2533
Às 12h, queda de 2,09%, a R$ 3,2366
Às 13h, queda de 2,03%, a R$ 3,2387

Às 13h40, queda de 1,78%, a R$ 3,247
Às 14h59, queda de 1,44%, a R$ 3,2583
Às 15h40, queda de 1,98%, a R$ 3,2405
Às 16h30, queda de 2,08%, a R$ 3,2372

O dia foi marcado por queda do dólar em relação a várias moedas de países emergentes, mas no Brasil o recuo foi mais intenso por fatores internos, como explica Rafael Gonçalves, analista do departamento econômico da Gradual Investimentos.

“Hoje em especial o dólar cai forte contra o real, e o primeiro motivo é a sinalização do Ilan Goldfajn ontem de que o BC não está disposto a usar as ferramentas cambiais que a diretoria antiga vinha usando”, disse em entrevista ao G1, referindo-se à ausência de interferência do BC no câmbio nos últimos dias. Entenda como funciona isso e veja o histórico aqui.

“Além disso, o mercado agora vai tentar descobrir qual o câmbio que o BC vislumbra como ideal. Então tem uma questão de teste para saber se o BC mostra alguma sinalização de que o câmbio está num patamar ajustado”, diz Gonçalves. O BC não faz leilão de swap reverso, que equivale a compra futura de dólares, desde 18 de maio.

Este era o instrumento que o BC, quando era comandado por Alexandre Tombini, estava usando para segurar maiores quedas do dólar. Na véspera, Ilan repetiu que a autoridade monetária pode reduzir sua exposição cambial quando e se for possível e que poderá usar todas as ferramentas com parcimônia no câmbio.

Queda do dólar nesta 4ª
O dólar tem dia de queda em relação a moedas de vários países, com melhora no cenário externo
O mercado reage a expectativas de que a saída do Reino Unido da União Europeia pode levar mais tempo que o esperado
Diminuíram as apostas de que os juros nos Estados Unidos devem subir nos próximos meses
No Brasil, o BC segue sem interferir no câmbio, e o mercado testa patamares mais baixos da moeda
Continuam repercutindo as declarações de Ilan Goldfajn, que aumentaram apostas de que os juros no Brasil devem demorar a cair

Juros altos
Outro motivo apontado pelo analista é a expectativa de que os juros no Brasil devem demorar mais que o esperado para voltar a cair. Com juros mais altos, o país se torna mais atraente para investidores, o que motiva uma entrada de dólares no Brasil. Com mais dólares em circulação, o valor da moeda norte-americana tende a cair em relação ao real. “O mercado imaginava que os juros iriam cair por volta de agosto. Depois do discurso do Ilan ontem, a projeção passou para outubro ou novembro”, afirma Gonçalves.

Cenário externo
Além da repercussão após as declarações de Ilan Goldfajn, o professor de finanças da Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) Alexandre Cabral também aponta o cenário externo como fator que contribui para a queda do dólar nesta quarta.

“O Reino Unido tem até dois anos para sair da União Europeia, mas o mercado está interpretando que o país vai tentar acelerar relações bilaterais com os países antes de fazer o pedido formal de saída. Então, a saída pode demorar mais que o esperado”, pontuou em entrevista ao G1.

“Paralelo a isso, o Fed (BC dos Estados Unidos) tem dado a entender que a notícia sobre o Reino Unido é ruim para a economia global e vai impactar a economia norte-americana. Então, a interpretação do mercado é de que os juros nos EUA não devem mudar tão cedo”, completou. A preocupação do mercado sobre os juros nos Estados Unidos é de que um aumento da taxa atrairia investidores para aquele país, motivando uma saída de dólares de outros países, como o Brasil.

Além disso, investidores recebem bem a perspectiva de que bancos centrais de vários países podem reagir a eventuais turbulências financeiras com mais estímulos, destaca a Reuters.

Expectativas sobre o rumo do dólar
Segundo a agência Reuters, a queda intensa da moeda norte-americana pegou de surpresa muitos operadores e levou alguns analistas a reverem suas projeções, embora poucos acreditem que o dólar deva recuar muito além dos R$ 3,20.

A equipe de estratégia do BNP Paribas passou a estimar o dólar a R$ 3,20 no terceiro trimestre e R$ 3,25 no quarto trimestre, ganhando força para fechar o ano que vem a R$ 3,60. Até então, as projeções eram de R$ 3,75, R$ 3,80 e R$ 4, respectivamente.

A entrada de dólares voltou a superar a saída no acumulado de junho até dia 24, segundo dados divulgados nesta quarta-feira pelo Banco Central. Nos 18 dias úteis do mês, o fluxo de dólares ficou positivo em US$ 1,87 bilhão, revertendo o resultado negativo em US$ 360 milhões registrado até a semana anterior.

No acumulado deste ano, até a última sexta-feira (24), no entanto, a saída de dólares ainda é maior que a chegada em US$ 4,9 bilhões. No mesmo período de 2015, o ingresso superou as retiradas em US$ 3,5 bilhões.

 

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One in five Canberra apartments sold for a loss in the March quarter: report

 

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One in five Canberra apartments sold at a loss in the March quarter.
One in five Canberra apartments sold at a loss in the March quarter. Photo: JLL

One in five Canberra apartments sold at a loss in the March quarter, suggesting the city’s soft unit market is still in recovery mode.

CoreLogic’s latest Pain and Gain report for the quarter, which was published on Wednesday, showed that 9.2 per cent of Australian homes recorded a gross loss when compared to their previous purchase price.

Canberra’s total loss-making figure of 9.8 per cent was in line with the national average. Houses fared better, with 2.2 per cent of free-standing homes selling at a loss in the quarter.

In all capital city markets, except for Sydney, more than 10 per cent of apartments sold at a loss.

Domain Group chief economist Andrew Wilson said the result was unsurprising, given the record level of development across all capital cities.

“The market in Canberra has been flat for units over the past few years, notwithstanding the building boom and the oversupply scenario, so there’s no real surprises and the market will take some time to rebalance,” Dr Wilson said.

“It’s the nature of the beast that with a significant level of apartment development that supply does move ahead of demand and that can mean some weakening in prices.

“The Canberra market was noticeably weak from 2011 through to last year and those selling in the environment would have seen their prices below what they paid for.”

While loss-making resales of units remain at around their highest levels since 2000, houses are at their lowest level in four years.

Allhomes data analyst Nicola Powell said this result illustrated strength in the current housing market.

“Demand for family homes has helped to activate the housing market and in turn drive up price, it is not surprising that the proportion of homes making a loss has declined,” Ms Powell said.

“The local market over 2015-16 has been in recovery mode from the sideways growth recorded in the few years prior. This has helped to translate more profit making resales.”

Canberra investors were more likely to sell at a loss than owner-occupiers. Just 5.9 per cent of owner-occupiers sold at a loss across both the house and unit markets, compared to 17.3 per cent of investors.

Dr Wilson said this was a result of the investment market favouring apartment investments over houses.

“You likely see investors in those new apartment developments and that has been quite active in Canberra for certainly the last three years,” Dr Wilson said.

Dr Wilson said the unit market was showing early signs of recovery with vacancy rates starting to fall.

“There’s no doubt that the Canberra market currently is strong and that’s generally from houses,” Dr Wilson said.

“But there are signs, particularly from an investor’s perspective, that the market is starting to rebalance. It’s a journey given the high levels of construction and still a significant number of new apartments coming onto the marketplace.”

 

Source : The Canberra Times

Top sports tribunal announces Park Tae-hwan’s appeal against Olympic ban

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SEOUL, June 29 (Yonhap) — The world’s top sports tribunal announced Wednesday South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan has filed an appeal against an Olympic ban over doping.

It’s the first official declaration by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding Park’s legal battle against the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC). The 2008 Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle already revealed last month that he’d filed his appeal in April.

A KOC rule prohibits an athlete from representing the country for three years after the end of a doping suspension. After testing positive for testosterone, Park served an 18-month suspension that began retroactively on Sept. 3, 2014, and ended on March 2 this year. Park was left off the preliminary national swimming roster announced on May 11.

The CAS said Park is seeking “an urgent ruling” by July 8 that would potentially allow him to compete in Rio. The deadline to finalize the national swimming team is July 18.

Park’s legal representatives previously told the South Korean media that they would press for an expedited ruling.

The CAS said it will announce the final decision when it is available but will make no further comment in the meantime.

jeeho@yna.co.kr

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Source : Yonhap News Agency

UAE health ministry reinstates demoted Indian nurses

Ashwani Kumar/Abu Dhabi
Filed on June 30, 2016

The Indian embassy and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs worked in tandem to ease their pain.

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Timely intervention by the Indian Embassy brought big relief to nurses working in government hospitals who feared job loss over education qualification.

Easing tension of hundreds of Indian nurses in public sector, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has reinstated them to the grade of registered nurse from that of practical nurse.

The UAE government had earlier made it mandatory that new recruits in the government hospitals have passed a three-and-half-year nursing diploma course. Most of the Indian nurses working in the government hospital – pass outs before 1990 – have studied a three-year diploma course. Those nurses were demoted to the post of practical nurse from registered nurse.

The Indian embassy and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs worked in tandem to ease their pain. Kerala NRI commission first member Dr Shamsheer Vayalil also played a crucial role.

“Happy that the UAE government has addressed the concerns of the affected nurses,” Dinesh Kumar, First Secretary (Community Affairs) at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, said.

Dinesh and Shamsheer held parley with the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health. “We presented our case and told them about the anxiety the nurses were facing. On Tuesday, we received a confirmation from the Ministry of Health saying all nurses would be reinstated to their post of registered nurse.”

“However, from now any nurse seeking to join the government hospitals need to have passed a three-and-half-year diploma course,” he added. Shamsheer, who is also the managing director of VPS Healthcare, is happy to have brought relief to hundreds of nurses.

“The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health was very helpful in resolving the whole issue. I used to receive 30-50 mails daily from the nurses regarding this issue. Thankfully, the whole issue has been addressed.” Shamheer said the demotion would have naturally affected their pay scale. Nurses are hopeful that soon they will get back their deserved position back.

“Some of the nurses who had got their certificates recently have the seal of practical nurse. Hopefully this will be changed now,” a nurse working in a government hospital said.

“So far, there has been no reduction in our salary. But getting back what we deserve is a good feeling,” she added.

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com

 

Sourcer : Khaleej Times

Canberra water and sewerage prices to rise from July 1

June 29 2016 – 4:06PM

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The price of water and sewerage is set to rise.

The price of water and sewerage is set to rise. Photo: Milos Luzanin

The typical water bill in Canberra will rise by about $2 each quarter, when the price of both water and sewerage increases on July 1.

On average, water bills will increase by 0.4 per cent and sewerage bills will increase by 1.2 per cent, Icon Water has announced.

A typical Canberra household consumes around 200kL of water per year.

The changes have been approved by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission and “will enable Icon Water to continue to supply Canberra with top quality water and sewerage services”, Icon Water said.

Icon Water has also introduced “standard customer contracts”, required under the Non Drinking Water Supply Code for recycled water and raw water customers – including Uriarra.

“The service standards, quality of supply, and price of the Icon Water services supplied to non-drinking water customers will not change,” the utility said in a statement.

“However, standards of service and customer responsibilities will be clearly outlined in a customer contract that will be available on the Icon Water website. A copy of the contract has also been posted to all non-drinking water customers.”

 

Source : The Canberra Times

South Korea to not allow Google to use maps unless sensitive areas blurred out

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South Korea will not give Google a license to use South Korean maps unless the company blurs out sensitive military installations on its mapping service, Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the United States search engine provider requested permission from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to access South Korea-supplied maps as part of efforts to upgrade its Google Maps service on South Korea.

It was Google’s second attempt to gain access to South Korean maps following its first unsuccessful trial in 2010.

“Because of (security) concerns, security-related ministries are insisting that (a license) would be possible only after proper measures are taken,” Han told the parliamentary committee on defense affairs, indicating key military facilities should be blurred out first before Google is allowed to use South Korean maps.

“The defense ministry maintains that (South Korea’s) particular security conditions should be taken into (account) when allowing local maps to be used by Google (Maps),” Han said. “We should be careful about uploading maps that include information on military security installations, especially since what they are requesting is South Korean-made maps.”

Han’s comment indicated Seoul may turn down Google’s latest request again.

The transport ministry’s National Geographic Information Institute will convene a consultative body of the defense and ICT ministries, the national intelligence agency and other related government bodies to deliver a decision within 60 days upon the request being made in accordance with local regulations.

Asked on the matter, an ICT ministry official told lawmakers that “There is an opinion gap among government bodies and discussion is under way.”

South Korea is cautious about releasing map information especially on key military facilities and infrastructure as the country remains technically at war with North Korea. (Yonhap)

Source : The Korea Herald

Mosques and musallas for Eid Al Fitr prayers in Dubai

Ahmed Shaaban
Filed on June 29, 2016 | Last updated on June 29, 2016 at 07.11 pm

Here’s the list of mosques and musallas which will hold Eid Al Fitr prayers in Dubai. A complete list of all other emirates and prayer timings will be published later.

Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Mosque Zabeel
Bur Dubai Grand Musalla Bur Dubai
Umm Suqeim Grand Musalla Umm Suqeim
Deira Grand Musalla Deira
Al Barsha Grand Musalla Barsha
Aweer Grand Musalla Aweer
Taiba Musalla Al Mizhar 1
Nad Al Hamar Musalla Nad Al Hamar
Hatta Grand Musalla Hatta
Grand Rashidiya Al Rashidiya
Grand Jumeirah Jumeirah (1)
Hessa Bint Murr Jumeirah (1)
Ahmed Ramadan Juma Jumeirah (1)
Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Jumeirah (3)
Sultan Bushalat Raffa
Cordoba Satwa
Omar Bin Haider Muraqabat
Khadija Al Nahda
Ali Bin Salem Abu Hail
Al Futtaim Murar
Al Futtaim Ras
Al Khabaisi Al Muraqabat
New Port Said Al Muraqabat
Airport mosque Airport
Al Wahida (Alqaz)  Hamriya Port
Shaikh Murr Hamriya Port
Othman Bin Affan Hor Al Anz East
Hamriya Central Al Souq Hor Al Anz
The Shaikhs Shindagha
Bin Abi Kaab Satwa
Malik Ibn Anas Al Wahida
Al Qusais Shabiya Al Qusais (3)
Ansar (Al Qusais Buildings) Al Qusais (1)
Nad Al Qusais Twar (1)
Abdul Rahim Kteit Tawar (3)
Yusuf Baker Hor Al Anz
Ousha Salem Al Suwaidi Al Mizhar(1)
Okasha Bin Mehsan Muhaisna (3)
Grand Khawaneej Khawaneej (2)
Khawaneej Shabiya Khawaneej
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Garhoud
Zul Noorain Safa
Grand Lahbab Lahbab
Salman Alfarisy Lahbab
Grand Marmom Liseili
Old Merghem Merghem
Grand Murgab Murgab Emergency
Imam Malik Bin Anas Al Bedaa
Hajja Moza Abu Hail
Talha Bin Zubair Al Qusais Industrial (2)
Qassim Abdullah Al Manara
College of Islamic Studies Karama
Reform Society Al Qusais (1)
Latifa Al Fattan Al Quoz (1)
Zarouni Tawar (3)
Mohammed Matar Bin Lahej Jumeirah 3
Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Jumeirah 3
Rashid Hospital Accomodation Oud Metha
Hamad Abdul Karim Al Arif Muhaisna (2)
Quba Mateena
Bin Sulayem Al Ras
Khalifa the Merchant Port Said
Abu Shakar Muhaisna (2)
Al Rahma Merghem
Dubai Jadaf Jadaf
Mustafa Abdel Latif Ayal Nasser
Sultan Al Habtoor Abu Hail
Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi Al Wasl
Huda Al Rashidiya
Bin Dafos Tawar (3)
Omar Bin Abdulaziz Al Mizhar (1)
Abu Hashem al-Hashemi Mateena
Saeed Bin Musayyib Al Quoz (2)
Suedh (Merkad) Nad Al Sheba
Shaikh / Hamdan Bin Rashid Port Said
Grand Safiya Al Safiya
Rahma Al Shamsi Abu Hail
Rahman Muhaisna (4)
Fatima Al Zarouni Mamzar
Moza immune Mirdif
Bin Steel Al Rashidiya
Ahmed Bin Thani (Qatari) Umm Hurair
Tamim Dari Muhaisna 4
Abu Huraira Abu Hail
Haji Nasir Nayef
Grand Zarouni Al Quoz (1)
Abdullah Shaafar Jebel Ali
Bilal Bin Rabah (Alabbar) Muhaisna (2)
Ahmed Bin Jerash Satwa
Grand Nad Al Sheba Nad Al Sheba (2)
Al Khulafa Al Rashedeen Warqaa (2)
Majid Al Futtaim Abu Hail
Ali Al-Hajj Al Barsha South
Saladin Ayubi Lehbab
New Shabiya Merghem Merghem
Armed Forces Martyrs Al Wasl
 Shaikh / Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Al Sufouh (1)
Municipal workers Camp Al Quoz (2)
Egyptian club Oud Metha
Fatima Baqer Al Qusais (3)
Fatima Mohammed Ali Al Nahda (1)
Dubai Transport Muhaisna (4)
Rashid Bin Saqr Murar
Belhoul Al Bateena
Ayal Nasser Grand Ayal Nasser
Al Khulafa Al Rashedeen Nayef
Al Taqwa Muhaisna (3)
Shaikha / Maitha Bint Rashid Al Maktoum Umm Suqeim (2)
Rashid Abdullah Al Futtaim Baraha
Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah Al Mizhar (2)
Imam Shafi’i  Yas
Musab Bin Omair  Jebel Ali
Suhail Bin Juma Ras Al Khor
Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Jumeirah 3
Kadhim Siddiq Umm Al Sheif
Ramadan Juma Satwa
Grand Qattami Al Qusais (3)
Shaikha Hind Zabeel (2)
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Al Sufouh (1)
Grissa Mansouri Liseili
Aisha Umm Muameneen Nad Al Sheba (2)
Graduates Al Wasl
Fatima Al Zahraa Muhaisna (3)
Grand Karama Karama
Abu Abeida Jafiliya
Sultan Lootah Al Mizhar (1)
Fatima Bohlibh Nad Al Hamar
Amr Ibn al-Aas Al Qusais (1)
Grand Warqaa Warqaa (2)
Grand Musharraf Musharraf
Dubai Municipality Camp Muhaisna 2
Paradise Barsha (3)
Bin Salmin (Dawa) Al Qusais (2)
Mamzar (Alqaz) Mamzar
Omar Bin Abdulaziz Jebel Ali Gardens
Al Nahda (Hamid Al Ghaith) Al Nahda (2)
Shaikh Dalmook Nad Al Sheba (2)
Al-Manar Center Al Quoz
Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi Khawaneej residential area
Dubai Ports Ras Al Khor
Grand Satwa Satwa
Ibn Sankor Ayal Nasser
Grand Zarouni Nayef
Obaid Nasser Lootah Al Ras
Malik Ibn Anas Twar (2)
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Stable Al Quoz (1)
Sudanese club Oud Metha
Al Maharba Umm Suqeim (3)
Hessa Raesi Oud Mateena
Bin Dabus Daghaya
Al Rahman Al Qusais Industrial
Eid Madiya Hor Al Anz
Othman Bin Affan Khawaneej
Hussein Ali Yateem Al Barsha South
Rashid Hospital Oud Metha
Old Qattami Al Rashidiya
Hassan Shaikh Twar
Saleh Mohammed Bin Lahej Muhaisna 2
Abdul Rahim Kteit Oud Metha
Salaf Thani Bin Ateeq Jumeirah (3)
Sultan Yousuf Ahli Oud Mateena
Amena Bint Obaid Al Mizhar (1)
Al Noor Al Qusais (1)
Kamali Warqaa (3)
Quba Warqaa
Siddiq Nad Shamma
Hamad Bin Sougat Valley Alamurde
Musabbah Al Fattan Lighthouse
Abu Bakr Nad Al Sheba (4)
Abdulrahman Siddiq Palm Jumeirah
Bilal Bin Rabah Mirdif
Aqeel Bin Abbas Warsan (1)
Ali Ahmed Lootah Muhaisna 4
Al Kheil Gate Al Quoz Industrial Area 2
Hanzala Bin Amer Jebel Ali Industrial
Omar Bin Al-Khattab Lehbab
Al Muhtadi Al Quoz (4)
Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stable Khalifa Tower
Budour Wahida
Sahab Nad Al Hamar
Fatima Al Zahraa Daghaya
Nasser Bin Saleh Lootah Oud Mateena (1)
Malik Ibn Anas Safa
Shaikh / Rashid Bin Maktoum Warqaa (1)
Lady Zainb Al Quoz (4)
Lady / paper Jebel Ali
Abdul Rahim Kteit Oud Mateena (1)
Humaid Al Tayer Umm Suqeim (2)
Yacoub Al Bateena
Nasr Stable (2) Almmermom
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Karama
 Late Ahmed Saeed Al Tayer Nad Al Sheba 2
Marwan Al Ghurair Garhoud
Lahbab Shabiya Lehbab
Abdul Rahim Kteit Warqaa (3)
Abdul Rahim Kteit Barsha
Abdul Rahim Kteit Al Quoz 1
Abdul Rahim Kteit Muhaisna 4
Abdul Rahim Kteit Hamriya Port
Abdul Rahim Kteit Dubai’s second airport
Abdul Rahim Kteit Ras Al Khor Industrial Area
Abdul Rahim Kteit Al Quoz 4
Grand Mirdif Mirdif
Abdul Rahim Kteit Ras Al Khor Industrial Area
Abdulrahman Taher Al Nahda
Ghafoor Khalifa Tower
Al Salam Barsha (2)
Al Rahim Marina
Ber Al Walidain Warqaa 3
Farouk Omar Bin Al-Khattab Safa
Kadhim Nad Al Hamar
Shaikh / Mohammed Bin Rashid Karama
Gargash Al Muraqabat
Al Ber Al Qusais
Ali Dashti Al Barsha South (2)
Imam Shafi’i Al Bedaa
Grand Al Mankhool Mankhool
Asad Ibn al-Furat Khawaneej
Bagayza Al Souq
Rashid talk Jumeirah
Bin Shabib Al Souq
Shaikha Latifa Small Al Souq
Source : Khalej Times