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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.

Sharjah Festival concludes successfully with record visitor numbers

27/12/2011 -

The 10-day Sharjah Water Festival, which concluded on Friday, drew nearly 180,000 visitors.

Dh 1bn allocated for internal road projects in residential areas of Dubai

27/12/2011 -

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has approved a Dh 1bn five-year plan for paving internal roads in several residential areas in Dubai.

EIDA to implement new online ID cards registration process

27/12/2011 -

The launch of e-registration forms for the ID cards will begin from 1st January, after which, the applicants seeking to register in the UAE need not stand in long queues at registration centres, the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced.

Capital Mall to be unveiled in early 2012

27/12/2011 -

Manazel Real Estate has announced the launch of Capital Mall, which forms a part of 230,000 square meter master development, called 9712 Capital, located in Mohammad Bin Zayed City.

Christmas in Dubai

23/12/2011 -

Christmas Day, which falls on 25th December, is a holiday, in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity.

New Water Theme Park for Abu Dhabi, soon

19/12/2011 -

Iceland Water Park has announced opening of its second water theme park in Abu Dhabi, following the launch of a major water theme park in RAK last year.

Ministry clarifies regarding issue of new e-passports

19/12/2011 -

A senior Interior Ministry official has decided to check any further mistakes or delays in delivery of new electronic passports (e-passports) in the UAE, in future.

New law in UAE permits full company ownership on certain conditions

19/12/2011 -

Foreign companies establishing themselves on specialized economic zones, or when making major investments in sectors such as manufacturing and tourism, can hope for full equity ownership in UAE, revealed Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Trade.

Residence visas to be linked to Emirates Identity Cards from 1st April

16/12/2011 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced that beginning 1st April 2012, Dubai will link residence visas to Emirates Identity Cards.

Emirates Airline to recruit 8500 new employees within two years

13/12/2011 -

Emirates Airline, the largest passenger carrier in the world, is on a hiring spree and has announced that it is likely to recruit over 8500 new employees within next two years.

Increase in Federal salaries to benefit over 30,000 UAE expats

6/12/2011 -

The Presidential decision to increase salaries of Federal civil servants, is said to benefit over 30,000 expatriates, and will improve business in the second largest Arab economy, according to analysts and officials.

Dubai International Airport on way to becoming second busiest in the world

6/12/2011 -

The Dubai International Airport is enjoying great passenger growth this year, and is on way to becoming the second busiest airport in the world.

New electronic passports launched for UAE nationals

6/12/2011 -

The UAE launched New Electronic Passports (e-passport) for Emiratis yesterday.

Work permits to be merged with ID cards

1/12/2011 -

Following the successful registration of residents, the EIDA has now announced that the work permits (labour cards) which are mandatory at present, will be merged with the ID cards.

UAE announces hike in salaries for public sector employees

1/12/2011 -

The UAE is the latest Gulf State to raise the salaries of Public Sector employees.

Expats seeking short-term jobs in UAE will need mission visas

28/11/2011 -

According to the laws in UAE, people on visit visas are not permitted to work with or without salary in the UAE.

New Al Maktoum International passenger terminal to be ready in two months

21/11/2011 -

new Al Maktoum International Airport will open its new passenger terminal by early 2012, said Khalifa Al Zaffin, the Executive Chairman of Dubai World Central (DWC).

The Big 5 event with 2300 exhibitors from 75 nations opens today

21/11/2011 -

The largest event of the region for the building and construction sector, The Big 5 event, will open to visitors in Dubai today, involving participation of more than 2300 exhibitors from 75 countries.

Sharjah to link Residence visas and ID Cards from 1st December

17/11/2011 -

Sharjah will link residence visas and Emirates Identity Cards from 1st December, it has been announced.

UAE aims to host World Expo 2020

17/11/2011 -

An Executive body will be established and will be made responsible for the UAEs international bid to host one of the worlds oldest and largest events, Expo 2020, as per the directives of H H Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai Airshow 2011 unveiled amidst huge visitor numbers

15/11/2011 -

The 12th edition of Dubai Airshow 2011, the largest aerospace expo in the Middle East region, was unveiled by Shaikh Mohammad and Gen Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE.

Ferrari World to be developed to reach greater heights

15/11/2011 -

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park, located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, has more than 20 attractions in drawing visitors.

Dubai visitors can obtain Probationary work permit during visit visa period

11/11/2011 -

Visitors to Dubai, who intend to begin working during their visit visa period, can obtain a probationary work permit initially, the Chief Residency Prosecutor advised.

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