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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.

Dubai Municipality to enforce stringent guidelines on smoking in public place

23/9/2013 -

The Dubai Municipality has issued some stringent guidelines on smoking (sheesha) at public places.

DMCC established as largest, fastest-growing free zone in UAE

23/9/2013 -

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Free Zone is the largest free zone in the UAE now, with more than 7330 active registrations.

Dubai awaits new housing inventory this year

20/9/2013 -

The real estate market in Dubai is anticipating the impact of a new housing inventory to get underway during the rest of the year.

Dubai Tram, first in the world to incorporate advanced systems

17/9/2013 -

Dubai Tram, earlier known as Al Sufouh Tramway project, will be the first tram system in the world to have synchronized automatic platform doors, and an automatic train protection and operation system that will assist drivers on board.

Dubai International Airport to be busiest in 2014

12/9/2013 -

The current expansion at the Dubai International Airport will make it the worlds busiest airport by the year 2014, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of Emirates Airline.

Multi-stage re-development underway for Mall of Emirates

12/9/2013 -

The popular shopping destination of Dubai, namely, the Mall of Emirates (MoE), has announced a multi-stage re-development project worth about Dh.

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.

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