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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.

Abu Dhabi to get new industrial zones

9/2/2012 -

Abu Dhabi is developing new industrial zones in Madina Zayed and Ruwais in the Western Region, apart from an automobile zone, a top official said.

UAE to witness increased influx of foreign tourists this year

9/2/2012 -

UAE is likely to witness an increase in foreign tourists, likely to touch 9million this year, according to latest industry forecast issued by the Business Monitor International (BMI), the international industry consultant.

Tallest hotel in the world to open doors in Dubai, this year

9/2/2012 -

Located near Safa Park in Dubai, the 355meter tall, JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, will open to guests during the fourth quarter this year, surpassing the 72-storey Rose Reyhaan Rotan, which was the tallest hotel in the world, so far.

New Dh 2bn road project underway to link Dubai and Abu Dhabi

9/2/2012 -

The Department of Transport (DoT) has invited tenders for construction of a new dual carriageway, stretching 62kms linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai rated as most attractive investment location

6/2/2012 -

The real estate sector in Dubai seem to grow at a faster pace, with global investors, having rated Dubai, as the most attractive investment location, in comparison to Asia or Europe.

Tawdheef Recruitment Show in UAE opens up opportunities galore

30/1/2012 -

With both private and public sector firms in the UAE, getting ready to increase their headcounts, to keep pace with their growing business, the UAE economy will get back on track.

Emirates Identity Card processing, now cheaper and easier

23/1/2012 -

The Emirates Identity Card processing will now be easier and cheaper with Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), launching new e-registration forms for all residents.

New law likely to settle employee-employer disputes

23/1/2012 -

A new draft law has been approved in the UAE to protect the rights of domestic workers and their employers, revealed H H Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

UAE tourism sector grows ten-fold within four decades

13/1/2012 -

The tourism sector in the UAE has grown ten-fold over the past four decades, owing to major investments and extensive drive to diversify the oil-based economy of the UAE, an expert said.

Nakheel to open new shopping mall at Palm Jumeirah to woo tourists

13/1/2012 -

Nakheel aims to woo more tourists and residents into the Palm Jumeirah, with the opening of a new shopping mall.

UAE Industrial Sector shows 11percent growth in 2011

10/1/2012 -

The Industrial Sector in the UAE grew by 11percent in 2011 continuing to maintain its position as second largest component of GDP, following hydrocarbon sector, revealed a new study.

New Dubai Mall - Metro Link launched in Dubai

6/1/2012 -

A project to build an 820-metre-long pedestrian walkway connecting Burj Khalifa-The Dubai Mall to nearby metro station is being launched in Dubai.

Dubai Shopping Festival adds Dh.15.1bn revenue to the economy

6/1/2012 -

Just before the kick-starting of the 17th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) claimed that the DSF 2011 has given Dh.

Hotels in Dubai all set to offer best deals for DSF 2012

3/1/2012 -

The hotels in Dubai have begun gearing up for the 17th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), offering best deals to-date, so as to draw thousands of visitors, who will flock the emirate during the 32-day period, beginning 5th January.

Dubai Airports to cross the historical 50mn annual passenger traffic in 2011

29/12/2011 -

Dubai Airports is likely to surpass an historical 50million annual traffic this year, as it recorded a 8.

Ministries, EIDA, to be linked by second half of 2012

29/12/2011 -

Various Ministries and local authorities will be linked with Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) towards second half of 2012, to provide a fool-proof system.

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