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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.

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.

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