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UAE Investment Map for international investors

20/6/2011 - The Ministry of Economy in the UAE has announced the launch of UAE Investment Map, which highlights the best opportunities for global investors in the country.

Dubai RTA recommends 1-year provisional licensing system for novice drivers

13/6/2011 - The Dubai RTA (Road and Transports Authority) has proposed to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to consider the possibility of adopting the provisional licensing system, which involves issuance of a temporary one-year driving license during the first three years, when licensing drivers below 21-years of age.

Dubai, among top ten tourist destinations in 2011

6/6/2011 - Dubai will welcome nearly 8million international tourists in 2011, with the emirate being ranked the 9th place in terms of visitor arrivals out of 132 cities across the world, as per the latest study report by MasterCard.

Dh 22bn worth expansion plans announced for Dubai Airports

6/6/2011 -

The eleventh edition of the Airport Show 2011, concluded last week, with additional announcement about huge investments towards development of airports equipped with latest technology and advanced solutions.

Unified e-link system for labour, interior ministries saves time, money

30/5/2011 - A senior official at the Labour Ministry, last week revealed that the UAE cancels nearly 1million work permits annually.

Common driving license system for GCC nations proposed

30/5/2011 - The latest three-day conference of directors of traffic departments from GCC nations, held at Abu Dhabi, have agreed on the introduction of a common driving license system in the GCC.

Cost of living surpasses average salary growth in MENA

26/5/2011 - The cost of living in MENA (Middle East North Africa) region has grown by 24.

UAE to mandate metric system as legal unit of measurement

25/5/2011 - Effective 11th November 2011, the UAE will implement the International System of Units (SI), replacing metres in place of feet, inches and yards, it has been announced.

New identification numbers to open up key services for ID card holders

16/5/2011 - EIDA is in the final stages of building infrastructure for electronic services, said Dr Ali Al Khoury, the Director General of Emirates ID.

Visa issuance linked with ID card registrations in Dubai, Sharjah free zones

9/5/2011 - The Dubai and Sharjah free zones will link the issuance and renewal of residence visas, together with registration of national IDs, in a months time, confirmed senior officials here.

UAE private sector needs nearly 20,000 new jobs annually

9/5/2011 - The UAE Labour Minister said that the private sector in UAE will have to create nearly 20,000 jobs a year, so as to meet the requirements of estimated labour force likely to enter the market in the next decade.

ID cards can be collected at nearest post offices

26/4/2011 - The National ID card applicants now have the option of collecting their cards, in case they have been unable to collect their cards due to inconvenience of collecting it from far off post offices.

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, to link National ID cards with residence visas

4/4/2011 - Abu Dhabi is all set to link the issuance and renewal of residence visas with registration of national ID cards in next three months time, said senior officials.

Dubai International Airport, the 13th busiest in the world in 2010

21/3/2011 - The Dubai International Airport has growth to be the 13th busiest airport in the world last year, and is two places ahead of the previous year, revealed the figures by Airports Council International (ACI).

EIDA to install card dispensers to expedite ID card deliveries

15/3/2011 - Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced launch of card dispensers at public places such as shopping malls, following complaints of delayed delivery of National ID cards.

Rise in minimum wages of workers in UAE

15/3/2011 - The Indian Embassy has raised the minimum wages of skilled and unskilled workers in 36 categories working in the UAE, from 40% to 50%, effective today.

Union Railway to begin work on $11bn railway line by mid-2011

7/3/2011 - The Union Railway has announced plans to begin construction of $11bn railway across the emirates during mid-2011.

National ID card registration, residence visa issuance to go hand-in-hand at RAK

28/2/2011 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) yesterday announced that beginning Tuesday, the National ID Card registration may be linked with issuance of residence visa and renewal).

Terminated workers can move to new company

22/2/2012 - Workers who have been fired or dismissed by their employers can now move on to another company, even without completing the specified two-year period, as a new law in UAE now permits conditional transfer of sponsorship.

Global Village to go on until 28th Feb with growing visitor numbers

22/2/2011 - The Global Village continues to attract numerous visitors with its shopping, entertainment, cultural and traditional performances, and this will continue until the 28th February.

Abu Dhabi International Airport among Best Service Providers in the region

22/2/2011 - The Abu Dhabi International Airport has bagged the second place in the Best Service Provider category in the latest Airports Council International (ACI) ASQ Survey results for the Middle East region, the key benchmark for customer service in the global airports industry.

Jet Airways 100th flight to link Dubai-Mumbai sector daily

15/2/2011 - One of Indias leading international airlines, the Jet Airways, has announced addition of two direct daily flights, which makes it the first private Indian airline to operate 100 daily flights to international destinations across the globe.

Waiting time reduced at iconic Burj Khalifa with Tensator

15/2/2011 - There has been considerable improvement in safety and waiting time at Dubais iconic Burj Khalifa Tower, owing to global crowd control specialist Tensator.

GCC states looks into possibility of issuing unified visa regime

9/2/2011 - The GCC states have been imposing extensive rules to issue a unified visa regime to foreign tourists and businessmen.

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