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Dubai works cautiously to avoid another rental bubble

23/12/2013 -

The Dubai governments decision to impose a new structure on landlords who wish to increase their rental returns from their properties is welcome, as greed can cause damage if not controlled.

New road infrastructure work kick-starts at the Expo site

23/12/2013 -

RTA begins work on Yalayes Road, a new road connecting Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.

New rules issued on end-of-service benefits

19/12/2013 -

The Dubai Court of Cassation has established a new legal principle with regards to annual leave balance of employees, wherein, the employees are allowed to avail cash allowance for balance of annual leave, based on certain conditions.

India to grant Visa-on-arrival to UAE nationals from early next year

19/12/2013 -

The Government of India has agreed to offer UAE nationals visa-on-arrival facility in India, and India is on way to implement tit formally through the relevant government departments.

Simplified UK visa for nationals much welcomed by Dubai residents

16/12/2013 -

The simplified UK visa process for Emiratis has been much welcome by people in UAE, and it represents a major step in the long-standing relationship between the two nations.

Mina Rashid is the Leading Cruise Port for the sixth year in row

16/12/2013 -

Mina Rashid in Dubai, operated by DP-World, has been voted as the Worlds Leading Cruise Port for the sixth consecutive year, during the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2013.

Wudeema Law re-named as Child Rights Law in UAE

12/12/2013 -

UAE has released a new Child Rights Law aimed at protecting children.

Expats in Dubai pay least in the world on petrol, soft drinks

10/12/2013 -

Despite the high cost of living in Dubai and Abu Dhabi due to soaring rentals, the emirates continue to remain cheaper for expatriates in comparison to other global cities, as per a new survey.

Citywalk - new luxury shopping destination unveiled

10/12/2013 -

Meraas Holding has launched its latest outdoor lifestyle concept and destination in Dubai, namely the Citywalk, thereby adding to the emirates portfolio of luxury shopping destinations.

Dubai must focus on affordable housing in the long-term

10/12/2013 -

Dubai developers are once again focusing on launch of high-end developments, aimed at hosting of Expo 2020, but, they also have to shift their focus on affordable housing in the long-term, say experts.

First online property auction highly successful

5/12/2013 -

The first ever online auction on the eMart by the Dubai Land Department saw bidders competing fiercely, over the 17 residential and commercial property offered.

Dubai to get five new residential parks

5/12/2013 -

Dubai is on way to set up five new residential parks.

UAE dazzles with light and colour as the nation celebrates 42nd National Day

2/12/2013 -

UAE celebrates its 42nd National Day on 2nd December 2013.

Expo 2020 may position Dubai as best retail city in th world

2/12/2013 -

Successful Expo 2020 bid may position the Dubai as the top retail city in the world, said Head of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).

Big 5 Construction Show 2013 see participation of several first-time players

28/11/2013 -

The three-day Big 5 Construction Show was unveiled in Dubai on 25th November 2013, involved showcasing of latest technologies and products by the leading international players from the construction sector.

Dubai Miracle Garden opens doors; more than 45million flowers displayed

28/11/2013 -

The Dubai Miracle Garden will open doors to public today, with more than 45 million flowers on display.

Tallest commercial tower in the world named Burj 2020

28/11/2013 -

The tallest commercial tower in Dubai has been named Burj 2020, in honour of Dubai Expo 2020 win.

Dubai wins bid to host World Expo 2020

28/11/2013 -

Dubai has finally won the right to host the World Expo 2020 after the exciting night of voting in Paris, France.

First Phase of JafzaOne Complex ready

25/11/2013 -

The Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has announced completion of phase one of its JafzaOne Convention Centre Complex.

UAE issues Behavioural guide for tourists

25/11/2013 -

The latest behavioural guide issued to tourists in different languages, circulated by the UAE police, emphasizes that identification card should be carried by the tourists at all times and that they should be able to produce it to security officers upon request.

UAE public sector holidays from 29th November

21/11/2013 -

The UAE government offices will remain closed from November 29th to 2nd December, it has been announced.

Early retirement granted for Emirati women in public sectors

21/11/2013 -

The Federal National Council (FNC) has approved the demand for early retirement of Emirati women after 15 years of service, irrespective of their age, at the time of retirement.

Dubai Frame - another unique iconic architectural structure

21/11/2013 -

Dubai Frame, a new iconic project, hoped to be the next landmark in Dubai, is aimed at drawing about two million annual visitors from across the globe, a senior municipal official revealed in Dubai.

Gitex Shopper 2013 highly successful; Laptops top demand list

18/11/2013 -

The Gitex Shopper 2013, which concluded last month, was one of the biggest and most influential consumer electronics shows in the region, considering the visitor numbers and sales generated.


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