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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.

Dubai strives to attract entry of foreign visitors

11/11/2011 -

Dubai is maximizing efforts to attract foreign visitors amidst competition from other countries, affected by the Arab Spring.

Gitex Shopper 2011 witnesses record sales and visitor numbers

11/11/2011 -

Gitex Shopper has seen record sales and has confirmed its position as the consumer electronics event of the year, the organizers revealed.

Temporary flight restrictions in place due to Dubai Airshow 2011

11/11/2011 -

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority will shut the airspace between 2.

Dubai Global Village organizes array of events for Eid Al Adha

4/11/2011 -

The largest outdoor family entertainment venue in the region and member of Tecom Investments, Dubai Global Village, which opened doors early this year, is all set to welcome huge number of visitors during the Eid Al Adha, with several events, special offers and surprises.

Extended duration of Global Village likely to bring in more visitors this year

31/10/2011 -

The Global Village in Dubai will open doors tomorrow, and will remain open for next 124 days, the longest-ever duration, since its launch in 1996, and is hoping to welcome at least five million visitors this year.

UAE works to build pension system for expatriate employees

31/10/2011 -

Expatriates working in the United Arab Emirates have begun contributing towards a pension system, which aims to primarily build a local asset management industry, and which aims to boost the local stock exchanges and debt markets.

Dubai implements new development projects to boost tourism sector

29/10/2011 -

The Government of Dubai, having re-structured its investment arms and having recapitalized financial institutions, has now begun implementing some development projects.

UAE establishments to switch over to metric system from 11 November 2011

29/10/2011 -

All businesses in the UAE will switch to the metric system from 11-11-11, replacing the foot-pound or the imperial system, as part of global measure to rationalize measurements.

Linking of ID card registrations with visa processing implemented in Abu Dhabi

17/10/2011 -

Linking of visa processing with ID card registrations has begun in Abu Dhabi yesterday, and the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) is expecting an increase in expatriate registrations hereafter.

GITEX 2011 mega event officially unveiled in Dubai

12/10/2011 -

The 31st edition of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), the biggest and best ICT event in the region, has been officially unveiled in Dubai yesterday for technology fans and enthusiasts by H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai 2020 master plan granted green signal

3/10/2011 - The Executive Council in Dubai has approved the 2020 Master Plan which will help demaracating usage of land within the emirate.

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