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RTA completes 850km strategic bikeways in Central Business District areas

12/8/2013 -

Cycling enthusiasts in Dubai can now begin using cycling tracks, which have been recently completed across various communities in Jumeirah, Bur Dubai, Mankhool and other areas.

Majority of UAE residents heading abroad this Eid

8/8/2013 -

Several tourists have begun to drop into Dubai for Eid holiday, while several UAE residents are heading abroad to Europe and Far East.

Eid Al Fitr begins in UAE

8/8/2013 -

The 8th of August, which falls on Thursday, is the first day of Eid Al Fitr, also the first day of Shawwal, the UAE Moon Sighting Committee has announced.

RTA introduces NoL cards on inter-city buses, too

6/8/2013 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has now activated the NoL cards (smart cards used to pay fares electronically in public transports) to be used in the inter-city buses, thereby permitting UAE residents and visitors to use the cards between the emirates.

China grants free three-day transit visa for UAE

6/8/2013 -

One of the largest airlines in China, the China Southern Airlines, has announced a 72-hour free transit visa to travellers from 45 countries including the United Arab Emirates.

Eid Al Fitr 2013 holidays announced in UAE

1/8/2013 -

All Federal Government offices in the UAE remain closed from 7th August to 11th August in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, it has been announced.

Al Majaz Waterfront welcomes record visitors during H1 2013

29/7/2013 -

One of the leading leisure and tourist destinations in Sharjah, the Al Majaz Waterfront, has welcomed a record breaking 1.

New JLT Commercial Tower to surpass record of Burj Khalifa

29/7/2013 -

A new commercial tower planned for Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) community is likely to end up being taller than the renowned Burj Khalifa, as revealed by Ahmed bin Sulayem, a senior official from the authority that monitors the district.

Dubai International Airport makes record traffic in history

29/7/2013 -

The passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport touched 32mn during the first half of the year, making it the busiest six months ever in the airports history, revealed reports from the Dubai Airport.

Top long-term professions that offer job security

25/7/2013 -

Despite the overall job market having stablilized, surpassing the worst times of recession, several employees in UAE, particularly Dubai, still are not as confident in terms of job stability and security, as during the pre-slowdown era.

UAE residents among Happiest in MENA region

25/7/2013 -

The UAE residents are generally satisfied and comparatively happier with their lives, than the residents in other parts of MENA region, a recent survey revealed.

Labour Ministry to penalize companies violating settlement dues of workers

18/7/2013 -

A top official at the Ministry of Labour said that any company that shuts down without settling the dues of those its workers will have to face penalty.

Dubai to play host to largest property show in the Middle East

18/7/2013 -

Dubai is all set to unveil the largest property show in the Middle East, Cityscape Global, as the three day event will host more than 200 exhibitors in October 2013, for the first time in four years.

UAE developers negotiate to build Water Discus Underwater Hotel

15/7/2013 -

Drydocks World, the shipbuilding arm of Dubai World, is under discussion with various UAE firms to build the Water Discus Underwater Hotel, and several UAE companies are under negotiations, though nothing has been finalized yet, a senior executive at Drydocks revealed.

UAE property markets show sustained recovery

11/7/2013 -

The real estate prices in UAE continued to grow during first half of the year,
with Dubai posting its 16th consecutive monthly rise in prices and rentals of
properties, which indicate steady and sustained market recovery, a recent report

Clear immigration in 20 seconds through Dubai Airport smart gates

11/7/2013 -

With the new 14 smart gates installed at the Dubai International Terminal 3,
travelling through the terminal will now take no more than 20 seconds flat,
thereby helping you avoid the hassle of long queues and saving valuable

Dubai to introduce new teacher recruitment process in private schools

11/7/2013 -

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority will introduce a rigorous teacher
recruitment process to be adopted across private schools in Dubai, aimed at
improving the standard of Arabic and Islamic education.

Emirates ID renewal possible through smartphones by the year-end

8/7/2013 -

Residents in the UAE can soon renew their Emirates ID cards using their smartphones, a senior official said.

Ramadan timings in the UAE RTA, Metro and health services

8/7/2013 -

The Dubai RTA yesterday announced its working hours for Ramadan.

Dubai may be home to tallest commercial tower in the world

4/7/2013 -

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, has announced plans to build a new business park, with the centrepiece being the worlds tallest commercial tower.

Salik Cap to be abolished effective 15th July

2/7/2013 -

The daily Salik cap of Dh 24 or six trips, which has been in place since the introduction of toll system in Dubai since 2007, will be abolished effective 15th July, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Costliest and lowest rent rise areas in Dubai

2/7/2013 -

The official rental index has been updated for the second time this year, and the rentals continue to rise across all the freehold communities in the emirate.

Dubai rated as second best retail market in the world

28/6/2013 -

The Gulf retail market will grow to be USD221bn industry by the year 2015, growing at a remarkable 8 percent each year for the next three years, said Markaz, Kuwait Finance Centre.

UAE works to improve living conditions of expat workers

25/6/2013 -

The UAE offers an attractive environment for foreign workers of 200 different nationalities, adopting comprehensive strategies to protect their rights and improve their working and living conditions.