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UAE is least corrupt country in MENA region

4/12/2014 -

The UAE is the least corrupt country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, says the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Tallest chocolate structure unveiled at Dubai Airport

1/12/2014 -

The Dubai International Airport (DIA) yesterday unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate.

Dubai residential rental surges 18 percent in one-year

1/12/2014 -

Residential rentals in Dubai may have grown only marginally in October, but, are up by almost 18 percent over the past 12 months, says data by Reidin.

UAE introduces skill certification project for expat workers

1/12/2014 -

The labour ministers in GCC may shortly implement a skill assessment and certification project on expat workers, together with major manpower exporting countries like India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Qatar and UAE ranks first globally in overall tax ranking

27/11/2014 -

Paying taxes are now easier, especially, over the past year, for medium-sized companies across the world.

Unified GCC housemaid contract to be implemented shortly

27/11/2014 -

A unified GCC housemaid contract by all the six GCC nations will be rolled out any time soon now, aimed at improving the hiring process and working conditions of the several domestic workers in the GCC countries.

Expatriates advised to exercise caution in the tax-free UAE

24/11/2014 -

The UAE may offer tax-free income, but rising cost of property and education can eat into extra income of professional expats, the Economist Intelligence Unit said.

Emirates International Date Palm Festival unveiled

24/11/2014 -

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, the 8th edition of Emirates International Date Palm Festival will be unveiled tomorrow.

Dubai to get 10 new private sector hospitals

20/11/2014 -

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued 301 new facility licences and has approved 10 new hospitals in the private sector, which are now under construction.

Dubai ranked most attractive city in the world to live and work

20/11/2014 -

Dubai has been identified as the most attractive city in the world to live in, both in terms of professional and private life, said a new Insead Alumni Survey.

24-hour fast-track visa service now open for UAE nationals

17/11/2014 -

A 24-hour fast-track visa service is now available to UAE nationals, announced David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.

RTA launches smart tourist guide service for Dubai Ferry

17/11/2014 -

A smart tourist guide service for the Dubai Ferry has been recently launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

New Dubai-Abu Dhabi carriageway road planned to ease traffic

13/11/2014 -

A new road has been planned to alleviate traffic congestion along the current main road linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Transport (DoT) at Abu Dhabi, is now planning to begin feasibility and design consultancy services for the dual carriageway road.

First tram line begins operations

13/11/2014 -

Dubai has opened its first tram line with air-conditioned platforms and a premium section on its sleek cars for those willing to shell out a few more dirhams.

The Dubai Tram all set to begin its 11/11 operations

10/11/2014 -

The much anticipated Dubai Tram is all set to begin operations on 11/11 (11th November 2014), following its inauguration last week.

UAE public sector to get five-day break for National Day

10/11/2014 -

On the occasion of UAE National Day, all ministries and federal departments in the country will remain closed from 2nd December 2014 to 4th December 2014, with work resuming on 7th December 2014.

Ministry launches visa services through smart phone apps

10/11/2014 -

The Interior Ministry has launched long-term, short-term and domestic worker visa service through smartphone applications.

Dubai to soar greater heights with new themed attractions

6/11/2014 -

The CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, a division of Meraas Holding, announced that Dubai will grow to be a top draw destination for themed attractions and rides by the year 2016, when three sets of themed offerings in Jebel Ali will open to public.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations capped cost of service

6/11/2014 -

A cap has been imposed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on hospitals and health-care organisations, and they cannot hike the cost of services beyond 4.

World Bank recommends pension plan for expatriate employees

3/11/2014 -

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) has recommended pension fund for expatriate employees.

Dubai Tram brings with it new traffic rules

3/11/2014 -

Dubai Tram is likely to commence operations anytime soon.

Dubai working towards the title of largest airport in world

31/10/2014 -

Recently, the Chicago OHare International Airport was recorded as busiest airport in the world in terms of overall air traffic, surpassing Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and London Heathrow’s Paris Charles de Gaulle and Beijing Capital International.

Now time for tallest twinned skyscrapers

31/10/2014 -

Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding have joined hands to build a huge development along the Dubai Waterfront, with six residential towers and a pair of rocket-shaped twin buildings, which is considered to be world’s tallest twinned skyscrapers.

Second edition of Dubai Grand Parade on 28th November

28/10/2014 -

The second edition of the Dubai Grand Parade will open on 28th November, bringing in UAEs most luxurious cars and bikes.