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Dubai Government slash business, licensing fee by 20-30 percent

1/6/2009 - The Dubai Government has announced 20 to 30 percent reduction in business and licensing fee and also plans to freeze government fee on essential services to help the emirates private sector in overcoming the current economic slump.

Flydubai tickets to be issued by all post offices in UAE

27/5/2009 - First low-budget airline of Dubai, Flydubai, has signed deal with Emirates Post Office network, to issue tickets to customers through post offices across the UAE.

30 percent fall in expat salary levels in construction sector

23/2/2012 - Salary levels of expatriates working in property and construction sectors have fallen by 30 percent during the past 8 months across the GCC, according to data by APG Global, an Australian-based recruitment agency.

UAE withdrawn from GCC monetary union

22/5/2009 - The decision by the UAE to pull out of the GCC monetory union serves as a serious blow to the bid for unified regional currency.

MGM Mirage to operate Dubai hotel

22/5/2009 - MGM Mirage, the International hospitality, is all set to operate three of its world-famous hotels the MGM Grand, the Bellagio and the Skylofts in Dubai, a part of the Dh15bn Dubai Pearl project.

UK visa application Center relocated

22/5/2009 - The UK Visa Application Center in Dubai has been re-located to its new center, and has opened doors to public.

First students-only accommodation on progress

18/5/2009 - Rixima FZ LLC has begun work on the Dh700mn student accommodation project at the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the worlds only free zone mean for international higher education.

UAE likely to grant 100 percent business ownerships

18/5/2009 - Foreigners in the UAE can shortly expect 100 percent ownership of businesses located outside the economic free zones of the nation.

UAE will not abolish the sponsorship system

13/5/2009 - The UAE has no intention to follow the footsteps of Bahrain and scrap the sponsorship system for expatriate workers, announced the Ministry of Labour here, yesterday.

Abu Dhabi Metro to get operational by 2015

13/5/2009 - The first phase of the Abu Dhabi Metro project will be operational by 2015, a senior official has confirmed.

Public express resentment over the newly introduced e-bus cards

11/5/2009 - The Public Transport Agency (PTA) at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had introduced the new e-bus cards on 25th March 2009 on a few routes this year.

Pre-paid Salik scratch cards introduced

11/5/2009 - Topping up Salik accounts (the road toll fee in Dubai) is now much easier with the introduction of new prepaid Salik scratch cards.

Emirates Post announces complete home delivery service

9/5/2009 - By the year 2012, the Emirates Post will offer complete home-delivery service, which will target residential post boxes with a global positioning system.

M-Visa service implemented in Dubai

9/5/2009 - The M-visa is an installed service that allows people within Dubai and outside, to receive instant notifications via e-mail and SMS on issuance of entry permits or visas of all types.

Dubai ranked as the topmost destination in Middle East

6/5/2009 - As per the strategies put forward by an innovative travel industry, the UAE picked up a series of awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA), held on Tuesday night, at The Monarch Dubai.

National ID Cards can be used as travel proof

5/5/2009 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has clarified that both nationals and expatriates holding their Identity Cards issued by the EIDA, can use them while crossing e-gates to travel abroad and enter the country from roads or airports.

Abu Dhabi taxis to get more passenger-friendly with new services

1/5/2009 - Taxis in Abu Dhabi will now be more passenger-friendly with the introduction of the new TransAD services, to be implemented by mid-May.

Jet Airways announces special offers on Chennai-Dubai flights

27/4/2009 - Passengers travelling in the Chennai-Dubai sector of the Jet Airways are offered a special 25 percent discount on Jet Award tickets until 31st May 2009, apart from being offered Double JPMiles.

UAE federal regulations now available online in English

24/4/2009 - The Ministry of Justice yesterday announced that each Federal Law that has been issued since the founding of UAE in 1971 has been translated into English and will soon be made available online.

Abu Dhabi Government offers 5000 homes to mid-income families

24/4/2009 - The largest property developer by market capitalization, Aldar Properties, has announced the launch of Al Falah housing project, targeted towards mid-income group in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi rentals capped at five percent

21/4/2009 - Abu Dhabi has announced a five percent rent cap on existing contracts this year, and the contracts to be signed after implementation of the law.

UAE plans residency cap for expatriate workers

18/4/2009 - The Minister of Interior is likely to put a cap on the length of continuous stay for any resident in the United Arab Emirates, thereby incorporating an amendment to Residency Laws in the country.

Emiratis granted land plots in RAK

14/4/2009 - According to the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the RAK Municipality will allocate plots of land to Emirati families who had applied for houses under the Zayed Housing Programme in RAK.

Emirati Citizens offered plots and houses by the Government

11/4/2009 - H H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a decree, which permits plots and houses to about 565 Emirati Citizens in the emirate.

 



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