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New strategy to make Dubai the Smartest City in the world in 3 years

6/3/2014 -

In over a span of three years, Dubai will be transformed into smartest city in the world, with the launch of the Smart Dubai strategy by HH Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, thereby offering residents the access to government services at their fingertips.

UAE to remain most favourite destination among Indian tourists

3/3/2014 -

The UAE will remain one of the most favourite destinations for Indian tourists over the next few years.

Dubai continue to witness soaring rentals month-on-month

3/3/2014 -

Rentals in Dubai continue to soar month-after-month since the year 2013, says the Reidin.

Jumeirah Corniche being transformed into paved walkway

3/3/2014 -

The Jumeirah Corniche Development, the longest Corniche in Dubai, will open up to sports aficionados, health enthusiasts and residents in November this year.

Visa-free travel extended to UAE nationals in Schengen areas

3/3/2014 -

The European-Parliament has permitted visa-free travel for UAE nationals in the Schengen areas of the continent, and this is a huge acknowledgement for the doctrines of UAE's approach to foreign policy, and its constant efforts for peaceful ties among nations.

Global Village to remain open for longer duration this year

27/2/2014 -

Leading family entertainment and cultural destination, Global Village, has been extended till 12th April this year, it has been announced.

New Family Park to open at the Bay Avenue in Business Bay

27/2/2014 -

The Dubai Properties Group has announced plans to open a new park spanning 102,675 sq ft in the Bay Avenue, an iconic retail destination in the heart of Business Bay.

Dubai proposes increased seat capacity in Dubai-India route

24/2/2014 -

Dubai has suggested increasing seat capacity by 20 percent to Indian aviation authorities, after local carriers exhausted their quotas.

Dubai Industrial City announces launch of Halal Cluster

24/2/2014 -

A member of Tecom Investments, the Dubai Industrial City, announced the launch of Halal Cluster, during a press conference held during Gulfood 2014, which is a week-long food and beverage expo happening at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Unified speed limit proposed in UAE highways

24/2/2014 -

In a bid to reduce the number of road accidents across the country, a single speed limit across UAE highways has been proposed by the Federal Traffic Council.

New mandatory customs forms introduced for UAE expats to India

20/2/2014 -

Due to increase in gold smuggling, India has introduced new customs forms, which passengers arriving into the country are required to mandatorily fill up henceforth.

Cash-less payment facility introduced in Dubai taxis

20/2/2014 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai will be equipping 1000 vehicles with latest technology, wherein the public can pay their fare by debit, credit or Nol card, it has been announced.

Dubai caps increase in schools fee by 5 to 7 percen

18/2/2014 -

The tuition fees in Dubai schools have been capped by 5 to 7 percent, according to latest executive decision by the Dubai Execution Council.

New Safari Park to open in Dubai by the year-end

18/2/2014 -

New Safari Park in Al Warqa area, is all set for the year-end opening.

Dubai to see increased demand for offices, commercial properties

13/2/2014 -

Dubai will see huge demand for offices and commercial properties this year, given, the growing confidence in both economy and real estate sector of the emirate, said a report by Chesterton, an international property agency.

UAE nationals to be exempted from Schengen visa

13/2/2014 -

The Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament today approved the deal between the Parliament and Greek Presidency of the European Union, which amends the regulations to exempt nationals of UAE, Peru, Columbia and 15 other Carribean and Pacific Ocean nations from the need to obtain visa to enter the unified visa zone of Schengen.

India extends visa-on-arrival facility to 180 nations, including UAE

10/2/2014 -

Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries need not queue at their local consulates to obtain visas anymore, following the recent announcement from New Delhi, about a historic overhaul of its strict visa regime.

Dubai to host first-of-its-kind consumer property show at Jumeirah

6/2/2014 -

Dubai is all set to host the first-of-its-kind consumer property show, Next Move Live from 20th to 22nd February at Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah.

Schengen visa waiver to get effective for UAE nationals soon

6/2/2014 -

UAE nationals may no longer require Schengen visa to visit European Union (EU), following the EUs Security and Policy Committee on Wednesday, which gave its final endorsement visa waiver, a top UAE national announced.

Pakistanis in the UAE granted passports with 10-year validity

3/2/2014 -

Pakistanis in the UAE can now apply for a 10-year validity passport, although it costs about 80 percent more than the standard 5-year validity passport, a senior diplomat said.

UAE grants online passport renewal facility to UK expatriates

3/2/2014 -

The UK expatriates in the UAE are required to apply online to get their passports renewed, it has been announced.

Passport-free travel across GCC likely by 2018

30/1/2014 -

Completion of the GCC rail network will enable passport-free travel across the GCC region.

Dubai World Expo 2020 master-plan registration by Q3 2015

30/1/2014 -

The master-plan for Dubai World Expo 2020 will be submitted by the third quarter of 2015 to the Paris-headquartered organizing body, after which, construction will begin.

More than 11000 UAE residents issued part-time work permits in two years

27/1/2014 -

The UAE Ministry of Labour has issued about 11000 part-time work permits ever-since the scheme was introduced in early 2011.