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Dubai 2020 master plan granted green signal

3/10/2011 - The Executive Council in Dubai has approved the 2020 Master Plan which will help demaracating usage of land within the emirate.

India voted as top global destination for UAE travellers

28/9/2011 - India has been voted as top future global destination for UAE travellers, as per the Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011.

Two-year residence visa rule applicable only to private sector workers

27/9/2011 - The two-year residence visa regulation, launched recently, is applicable only private sector workers, confirmed a senior official at the Interior Ministry.

Dubai economy bounces back strongly from crisis

27/9/2011 - The Dubai economy has bounced back strongly from the financial crisis, than was expected, according to latest official data.

Mother of Nation Square masterplan displayed

23/9/2011 - The Family Development Foundation (FDF), together with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), unveiled the Masterplan for a new square adjacent to the Corniche area in Abu Dhabi, called Mother of Nation Square.

All employees eligible for end of service gratuity: Ministry

23/9/2011 - The end of service gratuity is an indisputable right of an employee, and should not be scrapped, said Fatwa and Legislation Department in the UAE Ministry of Justice.

Fujairah City Centre mall to be unveiled in early 2012

23/9/2011 - More than 90percent of the mall has been leased in Fujairah City Centre, with the shopping mall all set to be unveiled by early 2012.

Finance Ministry unveils new plan to boost emiratisation

22/9/2011 - The Ministry of Finance has unveiled its Human Resources Management Plan, which comes with clear and specific programmes and initiatives to improve rate of nationalisation across all job capacities and levels at the Ministry.

New DEWA building to be ready next year

22/9/2011 - The First building of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be constructed in compliance with highest level of sustainability, and will be ready by April next year, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

New travel packs by Dubai RTA to woo tourists

20/9/2011 - Aiming to draw more tourists into Dubai, the RTA has launched re-designed travel packs.

Travel agents answerable for visa overstay by visitors

14/9/2011 - The travel agents will be held responsible for the whereabouts of the visitors entering the country through them.

Deadlines announced for Emirates ID application

14/9/2011 - Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has established deadlines for application of Emirates ID by nationals and residents, following which, a late fee will be charged, EIDA said in its statement.

Metro Green Line will open to public on Saturday

9/9/2011 - The Green Line will be officially unveiled on Friday, and will open to passengers on Saturday, it has been announced.

Dubai Shoppiesta consumer lifestyle fair launched

6/9/2011 - Regions first consumer lifestyle fair, Dubai Shoppiesta, an official event of Eid in Dubai, saw thousands of visitors thronging the expo on its first day (31st August) at Meydan.

Indigo airline in India launches maiden international flight to Dubai

6/9/2011 - One of the fastest growing airlines in India, namely Indigo, launched its maiden international flight to Dubai on 1st September 2011.

Zayed University campus to be unveiled at Khalifa City this week

6/9/2011 - The state-of-the-art Dh 3bn campus, Zayed University, built at Khalifa City, will be unveiled on Sunday, the 4th September 2011.

Dubai, opted as favourite holiday destination this Eid

1/9/2011 - More than half of the holidaymakers this Eid are seen holidaying in the UAE by sampling the offerings of its various emirates, while others are seen taking extended breaks to long distance destinations such as Europe.

Dubai International Airport projected to be worlds busiest by 2015

1/9/2011 - The Dubai International Airport will be the second busiest international airport in the world by November, according to a new study conducted by Centre of Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

Dubai Mall comes up with great Eid celebration offers

30/8/2011 - Being one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations, Dubai Mall, has announced a grand celebration for Eid, rewarding lucky shoppers with gift cards.

Sharing of villas continue to be common trend in Abu Dhabi

30/8/2011 - Despite the stringent laws banning sharing of villas in Abu Dhabi, several residents in the capital continue to do so, reports Emirates 24/7.

Failure to register for National ID cards will attract fines

24/8/2011 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) announced that it is likely to implement the latest government decision which permits the authority to collect fines from residents failing to register for the National ID card and population register.

Eid celebrations and activities in Dubai

24/8/2011 - A series of fun-filled activities and entertainment is being offered to Dubai residents this Eid by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE).

New online recruitment system to be implemented for hiring Indian workers

19/8/2011 - An online system for ensuring transparent recruitment procedures for skilled and unskilled Indian workers will be effective from September 2011, announced M K Lokesh, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE.

British tourists form majority of spenders in the UAE

16/8/2011 - The British tourists are among the biggest spenders in the UAE, according to latest tourist outlook report by Visa.

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