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Emiratis eligible for 10-year multiple entry visa to US

17/5/2010 - Responding to the demand by the UAE Government that Emiratis should receive the same treatment offered to citizens of 34 countries, including European Union Countries and US citizens who obtain visa on arrival at the UAE ports, the US Ambassador to the UAE, Richard Olson said that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) member countries are usually approved by the US Congress and is unlikely that a member will be added.

Dubai RTA unveils three new Metro stations

17/5/2010 - The Dubai RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) on Saturday unveiled three new stations on the Red Line of Dubai Metro, making the total number of operational stations to 21 in number.

ID cards mandatory for all traffic services in UAE

3/5/2010 - Beginning 2nd May 2010, the ID cards have been made mandatory to avail all traffic services in the UAE.

13th edition of DSS to be unveiled on 27th June

3/5/2010 - The 13th Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is all set to be launched on 27th June this year.

Employers to face prosecution for compulsory salary reductions

28/4/2010 - Sponsors and employers, if caught negotiating with their employees to reduce salaries, will be referred to public prosecution, and the files of such defaulting firms will be suspended and imposed with fines, the Labour Ministry has warned.

Passengers stranded in UAE not to be fined for overstay

19/4/2010 - Passengers stranded in the UAE, due to flight delays caused by the ash cloud over Europe, will not be fined for overstay, a senior immigration officer has confirmed.

Visa rule amendment in UAE likely to boost women employment

14/4/2010 - The Labour Ministry plans to relax regulations of transfer of workers between companies, so as to lessen dependency on foreign workforce, a top official revealed when speaking to the Gulf News.

Thousands lose jobs in Sharjah due to sudden Ministerial move

10/4/2010 - Several thousands of people are likely to lose their jobs, as the Labour Ministry in Sharjah has banned its online connection with typing centers in the emirate, as only one typing center is likely to handle its applications henceforth.

Public overjoyed about Burj Khalifa re-opening

5/4/2010 - The highest observatory deck at Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, re-opened to public yesterday, after a two-month break for maintenance work.

ID card registrations only on appointment-basis from May 2010

31/3/2010 - Following the announcement by the Ministry of Interior to deny services to residents who are yet to possess an ID Cards, the Ministry further announced that Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) will soon switch-over to an appointment-only registration system.

Interior Ministry mandates ID Cards for all services in UAE

29/3/2010 - Residents who are yet to obtain an ID Card will not have access to any of the services from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) henceforth, except for visa issuing and renewal, or licensing services of police departments in all emirates.

Dubai eGovernment integrates with GRP System for efficiency in transactions

29/3/2010 - Dubai eGovernment has announced that it has integrated the Property Manager System within the Government Resource Planning (GRP) System, used by the Asset Management Department Investment section of Dubai Municipality.

EIDA unveils new registration strategy

22/3/2010 - Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced the launch of the New Registration Strategy (NRS), making it easier for nationals and expatriates to register with the body.

UAE aims to ease tourist visa procedure

22/3/2010 - Tourists or visitors, requiring a UAE-based sponsor, can hope for easier visa process in the future.

Dubai to get 50 new multi-storey parking plazas

19/3/2010 - The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced its plan to build 50 multi-storey parking plazas in Dubai to cope with increased parking problems, a senior official revealed.

Dubai Airport recorded as 15th busiest in the world

19/3/2010 - Dubai International Airport has been recorded as the 15th busiest in the world in 2009.

Dubai International Film Festival 2010 dates announced

16/3/2010 - The seventh edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF 2010), the best film festival of the Arab World, Africa and Asia, has been scheduled from 12th to 19th December 2010.

800 UAE firms banned from hiring new workers

16/3/2010 - About 800 major companies in the UAE have been banned from hiring new workers, as they failed to join the new Wage Protection System (WPS) of the Federal Government by the 30th November deadline.

Dubai Municipality unveils first Pond Park at Al Barsha

10/3/2010 - Dubai is likely to offer about 162 hectares of fresh green area with date palms and variety of trees and flowers, ready for public use, from this week, as the first Pond Park in Al Barsha was unveiled by the Dubai Municipality.

New law for Foreign Ownership of firms by year-end

10/3/2010 - A new regulation pertaining to foreign ownership of companies will be reviewed and implemented by the end of this year, the Minister of Economy, Sultain bin Saeed Al Mansouri has announced.

Iris Scan technology curbs more than 235,000 illegal entries into UAE

7/3/2010 -

Iris Scan technology curbs more than 235,000 illegal entries into UAE.

Abu Dhabi launches e-library system for the first time

7/3/2010 - The UAE Capital, for the first time, has introduced e-library, wherein books and CDs could be borrowed on the internet.

Festival Marina all set to welcome the Dragons, once more

3/3/2010 - The focal point of Dubai Festival City, is the Dragon Boats Alive, Sirent Events and Festival Center, which together with Mourjan Marinas IGY, the luxury marina developer and management company, has announced the grand Dubai International Dragon Boat Festival, to be held at Festival Marina on 2nd April and 3rd April 2010.

New low-budget flights to link Dubai and Muscat

22/2/2012 - Flydubai, first low-budget carrier in Dubai, will begin twice daily flights to Muscat, beginning 28th March 2010.