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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.

Next world record for Dubai - longest indoor skydiving tunnel

25/6/2013 -

Inflight Dubai aims to break another new world record, with the worlds longest wind tunnel, due to be opened in August this year, which would play host to ardent adventure lovers for an unique indoor skydiving experience.

Tenancy contract must for Residency Visa renewals in Abu Dhabi

25/6/2013 -

A tenancy contract from Abu Dhabi is a must when applying or renewing residency visas in the emirate.

UAE petrol prices among the highest in the region

27/2/2012 -

The UAE has fourth largest hydrocarbon deposits and fourth highest refining production in the Arab region.

UAE third-richest nation in Muslim World

27/2/2012 -

The residents in the UAE are estimated to be the third richest in the Muslim world.

Dubai Metro makes its way into Guinness World Records

23/2/2012 -

The Dubai Metro, which comprises Red and Green Lines, has made an entry into the Guinness World Records as longest driverless metro network in the world, spanning a stretch of 75kms.

UAE Internet, telephone services among costliest in the world

23/2/2012 -

UAE internet and telephone services are among the costliest in the world, despite a series of slashes in charges over the past few years, with broadband fee, exceeding those in Europe, by $1700 per month.

Seventh edition of Arabic Calligraphy Expo underway in Dubai

21/2/2012 -

The 7th Dubai International Exhibition for Arabic Calligraphy has been unveiled in Dubai by Federal National Council speaker, Mohammed Al Murr.

Cost of living in Abu Dhabi more than that in Dubai

21/2/2012 -

A new study has revealed that Dubai and Abu Dhabi are among the cheapest cities in the world, owing to declining rentals, tamed inflation figures, and comparatively stronger US dollar.

Salaries of Real estate professionals in Dubai, still uneven

16/2/2012 -

The real estate sector in Dubai, although has picked up from the lows of 2009, it has not resulted in increase in salaries of real estate professionals in the country, said an expert in the industry.

New zoo project planned for Dubai

13/2/2012 -

Dubai will be home to a new zoo, shortly, the Dubai Municipality has announced.

National ID Cards to be linked to Visas from April 2012

13/2/2012 -

Beginning 1st April 2012, Dubai will link National Identity Cards to Visas, it has been announced.

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