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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.

India voted as top global destination for UAE travellers

28/9/2011 - India has been voted as top future global destination for UAE travellers, as per the Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011.

Two-year residence visa rule applicable only to private sector workers

27/9/2011 - The two-year residence visa regulation, launched recently, is applicable only private sector workers, confirmed a senior official at the Interior Ministry.

Dubai economy bounces back strongly from crisis

27/9/2011 - The Dubai economy has bounced back strongly from the financial crisis, than was expected, according to latest official data.

Mother of Nation Square masterplan displayed

23/9/2011 - The Family Development Foundation (FDF), together with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), unveiled the Masterplan for a new square adjacent to the Corniche area in Abu Dhabi, called Mother of Nation Square.

All employees eligible for end of service gratuity: Ministry

23/9/2011 - The end of service gratuity is an indisputable right of an employee, and should not be scrapped, said Fatwa and Legislation Department in the UAE Ministry of Justice.

Fujairah City Centre mall to be unveiled in early 2012

23/9/2011 - More than 90percent of the mall has been leased in Fujairah City Centre, with the shopping mall all set to be unveiled by early 2012.

Finance Ministry unveils new plan to boost emiratisation

22/9/2011 - The Ministry of Finance has unveiled its Human Resources Management Plan, which comes with clear and specific programmes and initiatives to improve rate of nationalisation across all job capacities and levels at the Ministry.

New DEWA building to be ready next year

22/9/2011 - The First building of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be constructed in compliance with highest level of sustainability, and will be ready by April next year, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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.

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