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Dubai likely to surpass London as topmost global retail destination

26 May 2016
Dubai likely to surpass London as topmost global retail destination
Dubai has retained its position as the second-most important international shopping destination globally for the fifth consecutive year this time, and continues to grow at a fast pace so as to achieve the status of world’s top ret...

Bollywood Parks Dubai to open doors in October 2016

24 May 2016
Bollywood Parks Dubai to open doors in October 2016
Dubai will shortly house the state-of-the-art Bollywood theme park, spread across 1.7million square feet, due to open in October 2016.

New rule mandates expats to clear all traffic fines before leaving UAE

19 May 2016
New rule mandates expats to clear all traffic fines before leaving UAE
Abu Dhabi Traffic Authorities plan to intensify penalties against road violators by scrapping the long-standing 50 percent discount in fines, particularly for speeding.

Air India Express begins direct flight from New Delhi to Dubai

17 May 2016
Air India Express begins direct flight from New Delhi to Dubai
Air India Express, the budget international subsidiary of government-run Air India, has begun direct services from New Delhi to the Gulf, with the first flight to Dubai, all set to take off.

UAE to ease visa procedures for medical tourists

10 May 2016
UAE to ease visa procedures for medical tourists
Visa procedures for patients visiting the UAE seeking medical treatment, will be made easier. This forms part of an effort to strengthen medical tourism in the UAE.

World's first fully air-conditioned stadium coming up in Dubai

06 May 2016
World's first fully air-conditioned stadium coming up in Dubai
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, viewed the designs of the Dh 3billion Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium, fully air conditioned, to be built in Al Aweer area, Dubai.

UAE considers man-made mountain to maximize rainfall

05 May 2016
UAE considers man-made mountain to maximize rainfall
The next ambitious plan chalked out by the emirate is to build a mountain to bring rainfall. This project has been referred to as an ‘ambitious’ one, not just due to its audacity, but the purpose that it would serve.

Digital Emirates Library officially launched in Dubai

03 May 2016
Digital Emirates Library officially launched in Dubai
The project will focus on spreading works by Emirati writers, authors and creators across the world. It aims to offer access to a million books in local, international culture and scientific fields.

New desert rules in Dubai within next three months

03 May 2016
New desert rules in Dubai within next three months
DTCM has revealed plans about launching the new desert tour and camp regulations that are aimed setting benchmarks for tour operators, including managing outdoor, cultural, and hospitality activities.

Dubai rents to get cheaper this year

27 April 2016
Dubai rents to get cheaper this year
The average cost of renting apartments and villas in Dubai may fall further in the year, as the slowdown in job market is likely to dampen the tenancy demand.

Dubai introduces automatic renewal of Business Licenses via SMS

27 April 2016
Dubai introduces automatic renewal of Business Licenses via SMS
According to the latest service launched by the Department of Economic Development, the owners’ of business licenses can get them renewed automatically through SMS.

Dubai to adopt first-of-its-kind automated Driving test methods

25 April 2016
Dubai to adopt first-of-its-kind automated Driving test methods
The driving tests in Dubai are bound to undergo some changes shortly. It is said that measures are being taken to ensure that the “yard test” would be conducted without having an examiner to sit within the test vehicle.

Largest indoor theme park in the world to open doors in Dubai on 15th August

25 April 2016
Largest indoor theme park in the world to open doors in Dubai on 15th August
The promoters Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group), has announced the opening of the world's largest indoor theme park - IMG World of Adventure - in Dubai on 15th August 2016.

Children's International Film Festival 2016 to run in Dubai from 28th April

21 April 2016
Children's International Film Festival 2016 to run in Dubai from 28th April
The festival goes to prove that talent is not limited to adults alone, as the festival kicks-off another series of cinematic creativity by children.

Health insurance mandatory for visa issuance, renewals from June 2016

19 April 2016
Health insurance mandatory for visa issuance, renewals from June 2016
DHA has emphasized that starting June this year, issuance of new visas or visa renewals for spouses, domestic workers and dependents would not be done if they are not covered by Dubai’s mandatory health insurance scheme.

Long weekend holidays for UAE residents from 5th May

14 April 2016
Long weekend holidays for UAE residents from 5th May
The Ministries and Federal government bodies will remain closed on 5th May, Thursday, to mark Isra Wal Miraj day.

World's first 7-star airport terminal begins operations at Dubai South

14 April 2016
World's first 7-star airport terminal begins operations at Dubai South
The first private jet carrying 13 passengers took-off from the world’s only seven-star airport terminal at Dubai South’s Aviation District. This now sets stage for robust growth in Dubai’s luxury travel sector.

Iconic 'The Tower’ at Dubai Creek Harbour

11 April 2016
Iconic 'The Tower’ at Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai’s iconic tower, the Dh.3.67billion ‘The Tower’ at Dubai Creek Harbour, may surpass 828m tall Burj Khalifa in height

Dubai Transit-Visa validity period revised

11 April 2016
Dubai Transit-Visa validity period revised
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai has revised the validity period for 96-hour transit visa.

New visa, residency transaction system introduced in Dubai

07 April 2016
New visa, residency transaction system introduced in Dubai
UAE Vision system, which permits public to seek all kinds of visa and residency related transactions through typing service centres approved by Residency Department.

3 months imprisonment, Dh.50,000 in fine for driving without license in UAE

07 April 2016
3 months imprisonment, Dh.50,000 in fine for driving without license in UAE
Article No.51 of the Traffic Law states that a penalty of imprisonment (not more than three months) and/or a fine of Dh.50,000 would be imposed on offenders.

New Parking Zones introduced

06 April 2016
New Parking Zones introduced
Dubai will soon have new parking zones, apart from the present A, B, E and F. From this year, Zone C and D would be added.

The ‘millionaires hub’ Dubai attracts 2000 millionaires in 2015

04 April 2016
The ‘millionaires hub’ Dubai attracts 2000 millionaires in 2015
Dubai is considered to be a haven of the super-rich, saw an inflow of more than 2000 millionaires last year, says a new report on global millionaire migration.

UAE's highest mountain to have world's longest zip-line

31 March 2016
UAE's highest mountain to have world's longest zip-line
Thrill-seekers across the UAE have one more place to visit as Ras Al Khaimah will soon unveil a protected climbing route on Jabal Jais, the highest mountain in the country.

All passengers using Dubai Airports to be taxed from 30th June 2016

31 March 2016
All passengers using Dubai Airports to be taxed from 30th June 2016
Every passenger leaving the UAE from any of the airports in Dubai, including transit passengers will be charged Dh 35 as a service fee for using airport facilities, effective 30th June 2016.
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