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Ice Land Water Park to be unveiled at RAK on 29th September

24/9/2010 - The ambitious Polo RAK Amusements will be launching its ambitious 110,000 sqm water park project at Ras Al Khaimah on 29th September 2010.

Sponsorship transfer fee to be borne by new employer

24/9/2010 - The fee for transfer of sponsorship should be met by the new sponsor, and not the worker, according to provisions of the new labour law, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) affirmed.

Emirates ID card mandatory for residence visa

20/9/2010 - The Emirates ID card will be made mandatory very soon when stamping or renewing a residence visa, said Dr.

Largest traffic bridge to be unveiled in October

16/9/2010 - The Capital will unveil one of the largest traffic bridges in the UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Causeway, worth Dh900mn in October this year.

UAE construction sector to boom with Dh 858bn projects in pipeline

16/9/2010 - Several tourism-related projects are set to drive the construction sector during the coming decade, with about Dh858bn to be invested into the sector.

Abu Dhabi embarking on major infrastructural projects

13/9/2010 - The government departments in the Capital have issued tenders worth millions of dirhams over the past two weeks, seeking contractors for bidding processes for various infrastructure works in the country.

Now, ID card mandatory for children below 15yrs

13/9/2010 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has mandated that children below 15 years of age will have to register for ID cards, according to a new decision.

UAE, home to wealthiest expatriates in the world

8/9/2010 - UAE is home to few of the wealthiest expatriates in the world, with about 20 percent of UAE expatriates earning more than $250,000 (Dh.

Dubai tops the region in attracting Foreign Direct Investments

8/9/2010 - Dubai is still the topmost in the region to draw maximum foreign direct investments, despite the impact of global economic crisis, as per the survey by Foreign Investment Office (FIO) of Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED).

Sharjah losing out its tenants to Dubai

2/9/2010 - Frustrated with growing power outages and infrastructure woes, the residents in Sharjah are opting to move out of the emirate, to take advantage of the dropping rentals in Dubai, the Gulf News reported.

Dubai likely to be world cargo transportation hub

31/8/2010 - Dubai has the potential to be one of the world centroid of air cargo transportation, with the launch of cargo operations at the Al Maktoum International Airport, said a lead expert in Dubai.

Reel Cinemas - Largest Cineplex opens doors to public

31/8/2010 - Largest Cineplex in Dubai, Reel Cinemas, was unveiled last week, with more than 10,000 movie goers having already visited the place during its first week of opening.

No new housing fee charged: Dubai Municipality

30/8/2010 - The Dubai Municipality has denied imposing any new housing fees, and has re-iterated that there is a housing fee charged, which is five percent of the rental value of the unit leased or owned by expatriates, and no new fees has been included.

EIDA to implement new ID card renewal system

26/8/2010 - A top official at the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has announced that all national identity card holders can soon renew their cards at certified typing centers, thereby reducing the need to visit the registration centers.

New online service by DNRD aims to reduce visa scams

24/8/2010 - Visitors to Dubai can be relieved, as it is now the duty of the airlines using the emirates airports to verify the validity of entry permits before issuing any ticket.

New medical test rules for expatriate workers in UAE

20/8/2010 - The Ministry of Health in UAE has announced that new expatriate workers found to have Hepatitis B when undergoing medical test, will not be deported, but will be given treatment.

UAE salaries likely to be the lowest in Gulf

17/8/2010 - A rise in living costs can imply that workers in the UAE will see a more modest real income growth, following a decade of growth in salaries, a new study has revealed.

UAE decides to adopt Metric system of measurement

17/8/2010 - The UAE has established a national committee to streamline the move to metric system of measurement, and this has reflected itself in all official and business transactions in the country, particularly in the real estate sector.

Dubai Residency Department offers better services to public

13/8/2010 - Aiming to offer better services to the public, the Dubai Residency Department has looked into cases of thousands or more people this year.

UAE job market appears rosy again

12/8/2010 - The UAE job market seems to be bouncing back, as more than half of the country’s employers agreed that they plan to recruit during the coming months, revealed a new survey.

New system in Dubai aims to banish use of fake passports

9/8/2010 - Dubai Immigration officials are planning to implement a new system that could completely eliminate the possibility of using fake and forged passports to enter the UAE.

First legal shared accommodation in Dubai, bachelors only, ready to rent

9/8/2010 - Salwan Property Management, the Dubai-based real estate firm, has begun renting out the first legal shared accommodation for bachelors.

Dubai Municipality warns residents on tenancy contract registrations

9/8/2010 - The Dubai Municipality will charge a housing fee based on RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Agency) Rental Index from residents who fail to register their tenancy contract with the civic body, it has been announced.

Emirates Identity Card to be mandated for renewal of residency visas

5/8/2010 - The Emirates Identity Card will be required for residents to renew their residency visas in the UAE, disclosed a senior official at the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA).