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Theme Parks to add more than Dh 5bn to economy by 2020

3/8/2015 - Theme parks are expected to add more than Dh 5bn to Dubai economy by the year 2020, the organizers of the forthcoming entertainment and leisure show in Dubai said.

Dubai to get 10 new pedestrian bridges in next two years

3/8/2015 - The Dubai RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) in Dubai has granted green signal for construction of ten pedestrian bridges in 2016 and 2017, in several vital locations in the emirate.

Part of King Faisal Street closed for traffic

27/7/2015 -

A part of King Faisal Street has been closed for traffic since Saturday, and this will continue for rest of the year, as maintenance works are being carried out, announced the Sharjah Roads and Traffic Authority (SRTA).

Medical toursts seen flocking to Dubai

20/7/2015 -

Increasing number of Medical tourists are seen flocking to Dubai these days, due to various initiatives launched by the Dubai Health Authority, as revealed by hospitals in the emirates.

25th edition of Gitex Shopper to be unveiled on 3rd October

20/7/2015 -

The 25th anniversary of Gitex Shopper falls on 3rd October this year, when top brands and power retailers would return to this shopping fest to exhibit their new product launches and unbeatable offers across complete range of communication, technology and entertainment sectors.

Its family vacation time for Dubai expats this Eid

16/7/2015 -

With Eid Al Fitr just around the corner, majority of residents are heading on vacations.

Dubai International Airport bags award for being best airport in Middle East

13/7/2015 -

The Dubai International Airport, DXB, has been named as the Best Airport in the Middle East, at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) recently held in Hong Kong.

Paid holidays announced for private and public sector

13/7/2015 -

The UAE has announced paid holidays for private sector employees on Eid Al fitr, on the first and second day of Shawwal.

First fully functional 3D printed office building

2/7/2015 -

Dubai will be home to worlds first fully functional 3D printed office building, it has been announced.

Dubai plans solar-powered bus shelters

2/7/2015 -

Dubai has always done its best to make efficient use of solar energy.

UAE tower named as best building in the world

2/7/2015 -

One of the towering structures in UAE, namely, the Burj Mohammed bin Rashid at World Trade Centre in Abu Dhabi, has been named as one of the best buildings in the world.

No visas for manual passports from 24th November 2015

22/6/2015 -

Beginning 24th November 2015, all hand-written or non-machine readable passports will no longer be valid in any other countries for visas, thereby restricting the ability to travel by holders.

New UAE Online Law for internet users

18/6/2015 -

People swearing online at others may be fined up to Dh.

Ramadan begins in the UAE; Changed timings announced

18/6/2015 -

The fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, the 18th June 2015 (Hijri year 1436), the UAE Ramadan Moon Sighting Committee has announced in the UAE.

Dubai allocates Dh120bn towards airport development

15/6/2015 -

An investment of about Dh120bn may be made for development of UAE airports to meet the growing passenger demand and for cargo shipment.

Ramadan work hours announced in UAE

15/6/2015 -

The work hours for employees at various ministries and other Federal Authorities will be from 9am to 2pm during the Ramadan period, according to a circular issued by Hussain bin Ibrahim al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Chairman of Federal Authority for Government Human Resources.

Dubai Metro announces strategic extension plans

15/6/2015 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled plans to stretch the Metro tracks by another 110km by the year 2020 and to 421km by 2030.

Indians stand topmost in money remittance in UAE

11/6/2015 -

Expatriates from Pakistan, India and the Philippines are the topmost in money remittance in the UAE, having remitted a total of $20.

DFRE releases Ramadan in Dubai Calendar

9/6/2015 -

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has released the calendar for the fifth Ramadan in Dubai, which will begin on 19th June and give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience and know more about Ramadan.

UAE can grow into world-class leisure hub

9/6/2015 -

As per the PwC Report, UAE can grow into a world-class leisure and entertainment destination and compete against cities such as Singapore, Orlando and Hong Kong, if it takes a holistic approach to exploit its unique geographical positioning, high quality attractions and investment in infrastructure.

Expat visa processing to go completely online; smart apps to be launched

1/6/2015 -

The Director of the General Directorate of Residency and foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai, Maj Gen Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri said that expatriates residing in any GCC country will soon be able to use smart applications to apply for visa to enter the UAE.

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.

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