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New travel packs by Dubai RTA to woo tourists

20/9/2011 - Aiming to draw more tourists into Dubai, the RTA has launched re-designed travel packs.

Travel agents answerable for visa overstay by visitors

14/9/2011 - The travel agents will be held responsible for the whereabouts of the visitors entering the country through them.

Deadlines announced for Emirates ID application

14/9/2011 - Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has established deadlines for application of Emirates ID by nationals and residents, following which, a late fee will be charged, EIDA said in its statement.

Metro Green Line will open to public on Saturday

9/9/2011 - The Green Line will be officially unveiled on Friday, and will open to passengers on Saturday, it has been announced.

Dubai Shoppiesta consumer lifestyle fair launched

6/9/2011 - Regions first consumer lifestyle fair, Dubai Shoppiesta, an official event of Eid in Dubai, saw thousands of visitors thronging the expo on its first day (31st August) at Meydan.

Indigo airline in India launches maiden international flight to Dubai

6/9/2011 - One of the fastest growing airlines in India, namely Indigo, launched its maiden international flight to Dubai on 1st September 2011.

Zayed University campus to be unveiled at Khalifa City this week

6/9/2011 - The state-of-the-art Dh 3bn campus, Zayed University, built at Khalifa City, will be unveiled on Sunday, the 4th September 2011.

Dubai, opted as favourite holiday destination this Eid

1/9/2011 - More than half of the holidaymakers this Eid are seen holidaying in the UAE by sampling the offerings of its various emirates, while others are seen taking extended breaks to long distance destinations such as Europe.

Dubai International Airport projected to be worlds busiest by 2015

1/9/2011 - The Dubai International Airport will be the second busiest international airport in the world by November, according to a new study conducted by Centre of Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

Dubai Mall comes up with great Eid celebration offers

30/8/2011 - Being one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations, Dubai Mall, has announced a grand celebration for Eid, rewarding lucky shoppers with gift cards.

Sharing of villas continue to be common trend in Abu Dhabi

30/8/2011 - Despite the stringent laws banning sharing of villas in Abu Dhabi, several residents in the capital continue to do so, reports Emirates 24/7.

Failure to register for National ID cards will attract fines

24/8/2011 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) announced that it is likely to implement the latest government decision which permits the authority to collect fines from residents failing to register for the National ID card and population register.

Eid celebrations and activities in Dubai

24/8/2011 - A series of fun-filled activities and entertainment is being offered to Dubai residents this Eid by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE).

New online recruitment system to be implemented for hiring Indian workers

19/8/2011 - An online system for ensuring transparent recruitment procedures for skilled and unskilled Indian workers will be effective from September 2011, announced M K Lokesh, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE.

British tourists form majority of spenders in the UAE

16/8/2011 - The British tourists are among the biggest spenders in the UAE, according to latest tourist outlook report by Visa.

Al Majaz Waterfront Area will be opened to public soon

12/8/2011 - The redeveloped Al Majaz Waterfront Area will open to public by the end of the year, revealed Shurooq (Sharjah Investment and Development Authority).

Abu Dhabi Municipality bans temporary accommodations at work sites

10/8/2011 - The Abu Dhabi Municipality has banned issuance of permits for temporary accommodation of workers at construction sites, except in cases of major development and government projects, a senior official announced.

Special initiative underway to protect all modern iconic buildings in Abu Dhabi

8/8/2011 - The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) has launched a special initiative for protecting all modern buildings in the emirate.

Federal law for foreign investor ownerships to be implemented this year

8/8/2011 -

The Federal Cabinet has been granted the right to set a percentage for foreign investors for all projects within the UAE, revealed Mohammad Saleh Shelwah, the Assistant Undersecretary for Economic Policies Affairs, Ministry of Economy.

Al Salam tunnel to be ready by the end of 2011

25/7/2011 - The longest traffic tunnel in Middle East, currently under construction in Abu Dhabi will be ready for official launch by end of this year.

Biggest Mosque in Dubai will open to public this week

19/7/2011 - Biggest Mosque in Dubai, namely the Blue Mosque, will be unveiled on Friday, the 29th July, just a few days before the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan.

Etihad Rail awards railway contract to link major UAE cities

4/7/2011 - Etihad Rail has awarded major Dh40bn railway project contract to PCM Strescon Overseas Ventures Limited, aimed to link major towns and cities within UAE.

Abu Dhabi Summer Festival 2011 draws good visitor turnout

4/7/2011 - Nearly 10,000 visitors are expected to throng the Abu Dhabi Summer Festival, which opened doors last week, revealed a top official at the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

Labour Card, work permit cancellations only at Tasheel branches

4/7/2011 - Beginning today, cancellation of labour cards and work permits will be done only at Tasheel branches, rather than at the Labour Ministry offices, it has been announced.

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