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Dubai Metro turns four; achieves record growth with 300 million users

10/9/2013 -

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled the first Metro line in Dubai, on 10th September 2009.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi dynamics once more on the highlight

10/9/2013 -

The latest regulation announced in Abu Dhabi, that state employees living outside the city limits would not be eligible for housing allowance, which account to more than one-third of their salaries, has left the employees in a fix, as majority of the employees travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi for work.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2014 to open on 2nd January

5/9/2013 -

The 19th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be held on 2nd January 2014, thereby kick-starting the events calendar for 2014 in Dubai.

EIDA launches new e-forms for National ID cards in UAE

3/9/2013 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has launched its new e-form for National ID card registration at more than 531 typing centres across the UAE.

Dubai aims for quake-proof high-rises in future

3/9/2013 -

The buildings in Dubai to be constructed in the near future are to be built under a new set of rules to ensure its stability to withstand earthquakes in the region.

New Residence Rule to increase housing demand in Abu Dhabi

29/8/2013 -

According to the latest Residence Rule, government employees in Abu Dhabi are required to live within the emirate effective September, and this rule has led to increased demand for residential properties in the market.

Participant registrations for Gitex Shopper 2013 sold out completely

29/8/2013 -

One of the largest and most anticipated consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East, namely the Gitex Shopper, has been sold out completely, with some of the world’s top brands and biggest names in the retail sector having confirmed their participation in Gitex Shopper 2013.

Medical permits mandatory for bus, taxi, truck drivers from 15th Sept

29/8/2013 -

According to a new initiative by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), beginning 15th September, the bus, taxi and truck drivers are required to produce medical permits to drive, and they have to be renewed annually.

Dubai Expo 2020 team to hold Theme Symposium in October

26/8/2013 -

With less than 100 days to go, the final countdown has begun for representatives from 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to cast their votes on 27th November to decide which city will host the 2020 World Expo.

Outbound flights from India to UAE to get more expensive

26/8/2013 -

Outbound flights from India will henceforth charge 5 to 7 percent more than usual, as the airlines try to mitigate the growing costs associated with weakening rupee value.

New anti-smoking federal law to be implemented in UAE

26/8/2013 -

Drivers will be fined Dh 500 and will be given four black points in their traffic record if they throw lit cigarettes out of cars, according to the new anti-smoking federal law in UAE, issued by Dubai Traffic Police Chief.

Pension scheme for low and middle income workers, a welcome move

22/8/2013 -

The low and middle-income wage earners are a majority in any economy and they play a vital role in smooth operation of any business or institution.

Abu Dhabi set to unveil Adihex 2013 on 4th September 2013

22/8/2013 -

The Adihex 2013 (Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013) will be held from 4th to 7th September 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s representative in Western region of Abu Dhabi and Prime Emirates Falconers’ Club.

New FIFA-approved Football Complex to come up in Dubailand

22/8/2013 -

Dubailand, the leading entertainment, retail and residential destination by Dubai Properties Group (DPG), yesterday announced to host a FIFA-approved Football Complex.

New Land Transport Act issued in UAE

22/8/2013 -

The new Land Transport Act will get effective on 1st September 2013 in UAE.

Major expansion in healthcare sector readies UAE to host Expo 2020

19/8/2013 -

Major expansion in healthcare sector will ensure the readiness of UAE to host Expo 2020, with the emirate having adopted a strategic plan for the years 2013-2025 by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

New rule in UAE defines Dh 500 annual fee for expat health cards

15/8/2013 -

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Cabinet decision No.

Dubailand Adventure theme park to be unveiled by the year-end

15/8/2013 -

Work at IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park in City of Arabia, Dubailand, has progressed steadily, with developer all set to get on the first rides before the year-end.

All healthcare centres in Dubai to offer emergency services shortly

12/8/2013 -

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that emergency services will be offered at all health care centres in Dubai and not in just the major hospitals.

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.

 



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