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Numerous underwater projects to spring-up in Dubai

30/4/2015 -

A Polish architect is planning designs for an underwater tennis centre located off the Dubai coast and is now planning investment from local bankers to make the concept a reality.

Legoland Water Park to be unveiled next year

27/4/2015 -

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of major real estate investment company, Meraas Holding has joined hands with the UK-based Merlin Entertainment, the second largest visitor attraction operator in the world and a FTSE 100 company to develop a new theme park in Dubai.

More than Dh 1bn worth contracts signed at DEAL 2015

27/4/2015 -

Exhibitors at DEAL 2015 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement Leisure show) have signed contracts worth more than Dh.

UAE bags top-ranked passport in the region

23/4/2015 -

The UAE has bagged the top-ranked passport in the region, as per the latest global index on the most powerful passports.

New rule announced for UAE visa holders staying abroad beyond 6 months

23/4/2015 -

According to a new procedure, in case the UAE visa holders happen to stay outside the country for more than six months, they will have to first cancel their residence visa and apply for a new one.

More than 200,000 work visas issued in Q1 2015

20/4/2015 -

Dubai has issued more than 206,770 new employment visas during first quarter of the year, reveals statistics by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

New smartphone app enables labour transactions in 3 minutes

17/4/2015 -

The new smartphone app by the Labour Ministry has come in handy for the residents, as they are now able to complete transactions in less than three minutes, officials said.

RTA kick-starts work on Dubai Cycling Track project

17/4/2015 -

The Dubai RTA has commenced work on the Dubai Cycling Track project, and with this, Dubaiís network of cycling tracks are likely to expand further.

New tourist court for handling petty crimes

17/4/2015 -

Dubai has announced plans to set up a new misdemeanours court to handle cases involving tourists, and those who look into minor crimes committed by holiday makers.

Spiderman conquers the 310m Cayan Tower

13/4/2015 -

The 310m Cayan Tower at Dubai Marina, the worlds tallest tower with 90-degree twist has been finally conquered by the Spiderman in 65 minutes.

Dubai to unveil Outdoor Design and Build Show tomorrow

13/4/2015 -

Dubai will host the Outdoor Design and Build Show tomorrow, which is a dedicated global platform in the Middle East region which caters to the whole range of hard and soft landscape products and services.

UAE set to implement international codes for healthcare facilities

10/4/2015 -

The UAE has begun implementing international building codes for healthcare facilities with particular focus on planning and designing aimed at creating world-class medical infrastructures in the country, a report said.

GDRFA self-service kiosks offer multiple visa services to public

7/4/2015 -

Following the success of Amer self-services kiosk that provides customers with prompt GDRFA-related enquiries and services round-the-clock, the General Directorate for Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has established more such kiosks in various areas and places.

Dubai Municipality to shortly launch Mini World Park

7/4/2015 -

The Dubai Municipality will begin working on a new Mini World Park, designed to reflect replicas of famous monuments from across the world, once its location is finalized, a senior government official said.

Flydubai launches three weekly flights in the Chennai-Dubai route

2/4/2015 -

Leading Dubai-based airline Flydubai, this week introduced its new service connecting Chennai and Dubai.

Smartphones dominate sales at the Gitex Shopper Spring 2015 edition

2/4/2015 -

Gitex Shopper Spring 2015, the biggest and most anticipated consumer electronics retail show, has entered the second day of the four-day event.

Dubai Airport passenger traffic exceeds 6 million

30/3/2015 -

The passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International Airport (DXB) last month, with passenger growth of 5.

New Law to permit 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses

30/3/2015 -

The UAE is almost completing the draft of a new Foreign Investment Law which allows 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in certain sectors, revealed the Economy Minister of the country, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri.

Future mega airport hub to welcome 20million passengers by 2020

26/3/2015 -

About 20 million passengers are expected to use the future mega airport hub in Dubai, namely, the Al Maktoum International at DWC, in 2020, due to increasing passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport.

Daily flights to link Dubai and Orlando from 1st September 2015

26/3/2015 -

Emirates Airline has just announced daily flights to Orlando, Florida in the US from 1st September this year, as a part of its expansion programmes.

UK launches Super-priority visa service for UAE residents

23/3/2015 -

The UK has announced the offer of a super-priority visa service at its application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, effective today.

Interior Ministry launches new app for driving license issuance

23/3/2015 -

A new app is being developed in the UAE to benefit those who have passed their driving tests through the Federal Traffic and Registration System, as the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched a driving license issuance service through its app UAE MoI.

Wafi bridge construction underway to ensure smooth traffic

23/3/2015 -

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun building a 700m long bridge at Wafi Interchange to help minimize the over-lapping traffic at the interchange and to ensure smooth traffic flow.

New DubaiCard launched; can be operated with Emirates ID card

19/3/2015 -

A new prepaid card focusing on UAE, called the DubaiCard has been unveiled at a prepaid payment industry forum yesterday.

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