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Dubai set to continue the mega-tall tower trend

7/11/2013 -

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which forms part of new master plan on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, is set to get another 100-storey plus skyscraper, reveal media reports.

International Coffee & Tea Festival 2013 opens to public

7/11/2013 -

The International Coffee and Tea Festival which is the only dedicated trade event for the coffee and tea industry in the Arab world, opened doors at the Meydan IMAX Gallery in Dubai yesterday.

Motor Festival to begin tomorrow

4/11/2013 -

The Dubai Motor Festival will commence tomorrow at the Dubai World Trade Centre, under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.

EIDA emphasizes on new e-form for National ID card applications

4/11/2013 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has totally discontinued its old e-form (starting with 8001) for National Identity Cards.

UAE among Top 10 Best Countries in the world for expatriates

31/10/2013 -

UAE has been ranked as one of the best countries in the world for foreigners, given, the increased job prospects, better salaries and economy, as revealed by the latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey.

New home loan rules for nationals and expats announced

31/10/2013 -

New property mortgage lending rules have been issued by the UAE Central Bank for various categories of buyers.

Al Hijri New Year holiday declared for public and private sectors

28/10/2013 -

The UAE Cabinet has announced that the Al Hijri New Year holiday for public and private sectors will be on Sunday, the 3rd November.

Al Maktoum International Airport finally opens to passengers

28/10/2013 -

The much-awaited second airport, namely, the Al Maktoum International (Dubai World Central - DWC) finally opened to passengers on Sunday, the 27th October, four years behind schedule.

Dubai ranks best in quality of life

24/10/2013 -

Living standards in Dubai is the best in the world, according to global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank.

Dubai renames 430 streets under new integrated address system

21/10/2013 -

About 430 streets have been renamed with the help of Dubais new integrated address system, which involves dividing the city into various sectors, and each sector further sub-divided into communities.

Free wireless internet enabled in Dubai taxis

21/10/2013 -

Passengers travelling in Dubai taxis can soon access free wireless internet, pay fares via credit card or smart phone, and use touch-screen information panel, inside cabs, it has been revealed.

World Expo 2020 has potential to create 277,000 jobs in UAE

21/10/2013 -

The World Expo 2020 is likely to create at least 277,000 jobs in the UAE and will pump in billions of Dirhams into the economy of the country, if Dubai wins the bid to host the prestigious six-month event, a UAE minister said.

FIFA Under-17 World Cup kick-starts in the UAE capital

17/10/2013 -

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup will kick-start at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE today.

Dubai Miracle Garden re-opens with fresh attractions

17/10/2013 -

The Dubai Miracle Garden re-opened on 15th October in Dubai, after the summer break, with a series of fresh attractions.

Bigger, better festivities lined up at Dubai Global Village this year

17/10/2013 -

The Dubai Global Village just got bigger and better this year, with more fun and entertainment, and family-centred events during Eid Al Adha.

Dubai RTA gears up to serve millions of commuters

15/10/2013 -

Preparations are underway to serve more than 1mn commuters a day during the Eid holidays, and the Dubai RTA has deployed additional buses, trains and taxis to cater to the anticipated Eid crowd.

UAE creates more than 150000 jobs annually

15/10/2013 -

Nearly 13percent of UAEs national workforce or at least 30,000 nationals are joining the employment market of the country annually, according to latest study by the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).

Visitors throng DWTC as Gitex Shopper 2013 concludes

15/10/2013 -

As the final weekend of Gitex Shopper 2013 draws nearer, tens of thousands of visitors are thronging the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) as retailers and world’s top tech brands are offering bigger deals and huge discounts on latest consumer products.

Dubai most-preferred city to host World Expo 2020

2/10/2013 -

Among the competing cities, Dubai is best-positioned candidate city to host the global World Expo 2020, it has emerged.

Top five potential investors for Cityscape Global 2013

30/9/2013 -

Investors from India, Britan, Pakistan, Iran, and Russia have been considered as top five investors with most financial potential at Cityscape Global to be held in Dubai next month, which is one of the leading property showpiece events in the region.

Municipality fee waived for new three-star, four-star hotels

30/9/2013 -

The ten percent municipality fee will be waived for newly developed three and four star hotels in Dubai, announced a top official at department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

RTA launches its first Smart NOL service for commuters

30/9/2013 -

The RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) in Dubai has announced its partnership with Etisalat and du to launch the first Smart NoL Service for Dubai commuters using public transport.

Dubai to go green on taxis too

26/9/2013 -

A fleet of 20 eco-friendly taxis will hit the Dubai roads soon, as they form part of Dubai Taxi Corporations fleet, aimed at reducing pollution due to vehicle emissions.

Western expats in UAE spend most on luxurious lifestyle

26/9/2013 -

In comparison to Singapore and Hong Kong, western expats in the UAE are ready to spend more on luxurious lifestyle choices, and only a few seek independent financial advice, a new survey has found.


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