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Dubai Art Week events to be held from 18th to 21st March

26/2/2015 -

Dubai will hold an artistic celebration aimed at developing the art scene in the UAE to engage residents with artworks brought from all over the world for the whole week, including a broad programme of events, as part of Art Week.

First-ever electric vehicle charging stations launched

26/2/2015 -

About sixteen charging stations for hybrid and electric cars for public use have been unveiled on Tuesday, which forms part of transforming Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world.

Dubai to house the first tropical rainforest in the Middle East

26/2/2015 -

Dubai is all set to house the first tropical Rainforest in the Middle East, as the emirate continues its drive to attract tourism from all over the world.

Dubai Marina Torch Tower blaze leaves residents panicked

23/2/2015 -



Hundreds of residents fled out of one of the tallest towers in Dubai Marina, namely The Torch Tower on the wee hours of 21st February 2015, as a huge fire engulfed the skyscraper causing huge damage to its luxury flats.

UAE likely to introduce new drones law

23/2/2015 -

The UAE is working to shortly introduce a new drone law, and the draft of the regulation is currently underway, which will soon be implemented to control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

New water efficiency regulation implemented in the UAE

23/2/2015 -

All residents living in new residential and commercial buildings in the UAE may soon experience low flow of water from their water fixtures, owing to a new regulation, that aims to save 60 percent of water used in the buildings.

Dubai to see decline in rentals this year

17/2/2015 -

Several global real estate consultancies in Dubai have predicted a decline in rentals this year, but, Reidin Housing Market Sentiment Index Survey has predicted a rental decline in the first quarter of the year itself.

Dubai employers should adopt incentive policies to retain key talent

17/2/2015 -

Employers in Dubai should adopt a different monetary incentive policy to retain critical talent in Dubai, as this may be a tough year for companies in the Middle East, with dip in crude oil prices, said HR consultancy firm, Towers Watson.

Work on Aladdin City to begin next year

17/2/2015 -

Construction work on Aladdin City, a set of fantasy towers in Dubai Creek will begin next year, said a new report.

New bridge links Al Qudra Lehbab Road

11/2/2015 -

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in UAE has unveiled a new bridge at the Al Qudra Road and Lehbab Road intersection in Dubai comprising three lanes in each direction, which will help ease traffic flow from Emirates Road to Seih Assalam.

Dubai Mall is most visited destination in the world

11/2/2015 -

The Dubai Mall welcomed more than 80 million visitors last year, which makes it the most visited lifestyle destination in the world for the fourth successive year, Emaar announced.

20th edition of Gulfood show unveiled

9/2/2015 -

The 20th edition of Gulfood, the worlds largest annual food and hospitality trade show, has been unveiled by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry.

Dubai ranked top dynamic city in the region for second year in row

9/2/2015 -

Dubai continues to be the most dynamic city in the Middle East for second year in a row, according to a global survey, which involves ranking of cities based on their real estate dynamic and social-economic factors.

Major renovation project underway to give new look to old Dubai areas

5/2/2015 -

The UAE Government has embarked on major renovation project which is aimed at reviving some of the old parts of Dubai city like Bur Dubai, Al Fahidi, Shindagha and Deira, a report said.

12million visas issued in Dubai last year

5/2/2015 -

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs of Dubai (GDRFA) revealed that about 12million visas have been issued last year, out of which 5.

DSF concludes its Journey of Celebrations

2/2/2015 -

The 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) concluded yesterday, once again proving that the regions most popular and visited festival is the central pillar in promoting Dubai across the world.

Multiple Entry Visas for Indian and Chinese cruise tourists

29/1/2015 -

The UAE has begun issuance of multiple entry visas to Indian and Chinese cruise tourists, announced a senior Dubai government official.

Dubai to be most popular city destination by 2020

29/1/2015 -

Dubai will be the most popular city in the world by the year 2020, due to the long-term growth plan by the city.

DIP invests Dh 4bn on building world-class infrastructure

26/1/2015 -

The largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East, the Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has so far spend more than Dh 4billion in building and elevating its infrastructure to meet world-class standards.

Ministry launches new smartphone app to ease visa procedures

26/1/2015 -

A new app launched by the Interior Ministry in UAE, enables customers to pay the requisite fee for obtaining long-term, short-term and domestic workers visit visas without the need to visit the related centres.

No increase in electricity charges for two years: DEWA

22/1/2015 -

The residents of Dubai can rest assured that there will be no increase in electricity charges for the next two years, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced.

New amendments for UAE Tourist Visa and Visit Visas

22/1/2015 -

Beginning 1st January 2015, the fee for UAE tourist and visit visas have been increase, while the option to extend the duration of stay for 10 to 30 days has been cancelled.

Ministry launches e-vehicle registration in UAE

19/1/2015 -

The Interior Ministry has launched electronic vehicle registration across the UAE.

Intersec Expo 2015, the largest security trade fair gets underway

19/1/2015 -

The 17th edition of Intersec expo, the largest trade fair in the world for security, safety and fire protection was unveiled yesterday, with particular focus on global safety and security.


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