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Pakistanis in the UAE granted passports with 10-year validity

3/2/2014 -

Pakistanis in the UAE can now apply for a 10-year validity passport, although it costs about 80 percent more than the standard 5-year validity passport, a senior diplomat said.

UAE grants online passport renewal facility to UK expatriates

3/2/2014 -

The UK expatriates in the UAE are required to apply online to get their passports renewed, it has been announced.

Passport-free travel across GCC likely by 2018

30/1/2014 -

Completion of the GCC rail network will enable passport-free travel across the GCC region.

Dubai World Expo 2020 master-plan registration by Q3 2015

30/1/2014 -

The master-plan for Dubai World Expo 2020 will be submitted by the third quarter of 2015 to the Paris-headquartered organizing body, after which, construction will begin.

More than 11000 UAE residents issued part-time work permits in two years

27/1/2014 -

The UAE Ministry of Labour has issued about 11000 part-time work permits ever-since the scheme was introduced in early 2011.

New resolutions to monitor implementation of tramway system

27/1/2014 -

The Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued fresh regulations monitoring the new tramway system in Dubai.

New giant touch screens installed at Dubai Metro stations

23/1/2014 -

Metro stations on the Red and Green Line of Dubai Metro will soon have giant touch screens for providing information, it has been announced.

Dubai Tram to make its first test journey this Sunday

23/1/2014 -

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced that the Dubai Tram will make its first journey this Sunday, the 26th January 2014.

Emiratis can now extend Identity Card validity for 10 years

23/1/2014 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), with an aim to offer best services to customers, has announced that UAE nationals can now extend the validity of their new or renewed Emirates ID card for 10 years.

Dubai among top places to be visited in 2014

20/1/2014 -

Dubai has been rated as one among the Top 52 Places to Go in 2014 by the New York Times.

More themed museums in pipeline

13/1/2014 -

Dubai will be home to more themed museums over the coming months.

More than 500,000 registrations in UAE for e-gate project

13/1/2014 -

As many as 500,000 or more people have registered for the Electronic Ports project (e-gate) for nationals in the UAE, and the GCC has seen as many as 4,571 people registering themselves.

Damac offers a brand new car for select purchases at DSF

3/1/2014 -

Damac Properties, one of the largest real estate developers has announced a new car for every customer on select units sold during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).

Dubai begins the year with new record - Largest Fireworks on Display

3/1/2014 -

The year 2014 has begun with another new world record for Dubai, as the emirate once again entered the Guinness World Record, this time, for the Largest Firework Display at The Palm Jumeirah and islands of The World.

UAE Tourism Sector to see robust growth in 2014

30/12/2013 -

The tourism sector in UAE is likely to be robust next year, strengthened by sustained growth in tourism numbers.

Dubai roads to see major revamp in 2014

30/12/2013 -

The road map in Dubai is likely to undergo a drastic change in 2014, as there will be road diversion, road construction or such announcement taking place every now and then.

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.

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