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Cost of living in Dubai shows signs of relief

29/5/2015 -

According to an economist, the cost of living in Dubai is already showing signs of slowing down and consumers can breathe a sigh of relief.

Nakheel expands further at Ibn Battuta Mall with new launches

29/5/2015 -

Nakheel has expanded its lease space at Ibn Battuta Mall, with launch of another 766,000 sq ft of shop and restaurant.

With Schengen waiver, Europe grows to be best holiday destination for Emiratis

22/5/2015 -

Europe will be an increasingly popular destination among Emirati holidaymakers, as they have been granted visa-on-arrival to the European Schengen area from this month.

Dubai World Trade Centre transformed into a free zone

22/5/2015 -

The regions MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) venue operator, namely, the Dubai World Trade Centre, has now been converted to a free zone.

Online visa facility introduced in UAE for GCC expats

19/5/2015 -



The GCC expats on residence visas may no-longer have to wait in queue to pay for UAE entry permits on arrival at the airport.

Ministry announces official paid-holiday for Dubai private sector on 16th May 2015

13/5/2015 -

The Labour Ministry in Dubai has announced that 16th May 2015 would be an official paid-holiday for all employees working in the private sector in UAE.

Airport Show concludes successfully in Dubai

13/5/2015 -

The worlds largest annual airport show concluded successfully in Dubai this week, with the B2B platform witnessing strong industry engagement, and involving participation of more than 8000 professionals at the event.

Dubai RTA reveals timeline for Dubai Metro Route 2020 project

13/5/2015 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has revealed the timeline for construction of Dubai Metro Route 2020 project which is based on extension of Dubai Metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the Expo 2020 site.

Dubai schools to announce Ramadan timings in summer

11/5/2015 -

Schools in Dubai have announced their Ramadan timings this summer, with majority of schools have already sent circulars to parents about revised school hours, effective 18th June 2015.

Electric Night Run to be held in Nov 2015

11/5/2015 -

The worlds biggest 5k night run, namely, the Electric Run will be introduced in Dubai this November, with Damans ActiveLife being the presenting partner.

Dubai targets 13million annual tourists by the year 2020

4/5/2015 -

With an aim to attract more than 13 million tourists annually, Dubai is now focusing to be the most popular city destination by 2020, with at least 25 million visitors expected to be drawn to the emirate during the six-month long Expo 2020.

Dubai tops regional destinations for maximum millionaires

30/4/2015 -

Dubai and Istanbul are among the top cities in the Middle East with maximum high net worth individuals (HNWIs), according to The 2014 Middle East Wealth Report published by New World Wealth.

Numerous underwater projects to spring-up in Dubai

30/4/2015 -

A Polish architect is planning designs for an underwater tennis centre located off the Dubai coast and is now planning investment from local bankers to make the concept a reality.

Legoland Water Park to be unveiled next year

27/4/2015 -

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of major real estate investment company, Meraas Holding has joined hands with the UK-based Merlin Entertainment, the second largest visitor attraction operator in the world and a FTSE 100 company to develop a new theme park in Dubai.

More than Dh 1bn worth contracts signed at DEAL 2015

27/4/2015 -

Exhibitors at DEAL 2015 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement Leisure show) have signed contracts worth more than Dh.

UAE bags top-ranked passport in the region

23/4/2015 -

The UAE has bagged the top-ranked passport in the region, as per the latest global index on the most powerful passports.

New rule announced for UAE visa holders staying abroad beyond 6 months

23/4/2015 -

According to a new procedure, in case the UAE visa holders happen to stay outside the country for more than six months, they will have to first cancel their residence visa and apply for a new one.

More than 200,000 work visas issued in Q1 2015

20/4/2015 -

Dubai has issued more than 206,770 new employment visas during first quarter of the year, reveals statistics by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

New smartphone app enables labour transactions in 3 minutes

17/4/2015 -

The new smartphone app by the Labour Ministry has come in handy for the residents, as they are now able to complete transactions in less than three minutes, officials said.

RTA kick-starts work on Dubai Cycling Track project

17/4/2015 -

The Dubai RTA has commenced work on the Dubai Cycling Track project, and with this, Dubaiís network of cycling tracks are likely to expand further.

New tourist court for handling petty crimes

17/4/2015 -

Dubai has announced plans to set up a new misdemeanours court to handle cases involving tourists, and those who look into minor crimes committed by holiday makers.

Spiderman conquers the 310m Cayan Tower

13/4/2015 -

The 310m Cayan Tower at Dubai Marina, the worlds tallest tower with 90-degree twist has been finally conquered by the Spiderman in 65 minutes.

Dubai to unveil Outdoor Design and Build Show tomorrow

13/4/2015 -

Dubai will host the Outdoor Design and Build Show tomorrow, which is a dedicated global platform in the Middle East region which caters to the whole range of hard and soft landscape products and services.

UAE set to implement international codes for healthcare facilities

10/4/2015 -

The UAE has begun implementing international building codes for healthcare facilities with particular focus on planning and designing aimed at creating world-class medical infrastructures in the country, a report said.


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