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Biggest hotel in the world to come up in Dubai

17/1/2011 - The Dubai-based conglomerate, Al Habtoor Group, has announced plans to build worlds largest hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

New rule mandates employers to sponsor ID cards of expat employees

10/1/2011 - The new ruling which stipulates employers to bear the cost of workers identity cards has been much welcomed by expatriate residents in the Capital.

UAE discloses new visa rules for Canadians effective 2nd Jan 2011

3/1/2011 - An official at the Interior Ministry in UAE yesterday revealed that Canadians will have to leave UAE for atleast a month before they apply for new visit visas.

New Dubai Travel Pass (Terhaal) for easy commutation of visitors

15/12/2010 - The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will shortly introduce the Dubai Travel Pass (Terhaal) initiative, aimed to offer Dubai visitors the ability to utilize public transport with considerable ease on arriving Dubai.

Work on three public parks completed

15/12/2010 - The Dubai Municipality has completed work of three parks, worth about Dh 23mn, in Al Barsha 2 locality.

Major localities in Dubai compete to offer cheapest accommodations

7/12/2010 - There are several other areas in the city where rents have been dropping stead-fast, giving some serious competition to International City, and are among the cheapest accommodation available in Dubai.

Dubai plans privatization of its public sector firms

1/12/2010 - Dubai is planning privatization of few of its public sector firms and offload international assets, but is waiting for the right time for a good return, it has been said.

Three UAE cities among top 10 best cities in MENA

1/12/2010 - Abu Dhabi has been ranked as the Best City in MENA (Middle East North Africa) region, during a recent survey.

New landmark Souk in Abu Dhabi ready for opening in January 2011

22/11/2010 - The landmark central Souk project is in for a grant opening in January 2011, and will replace the oldest bazaar in the emirate, transforming the town into a cosmopolitan city.

Expatriates granted right of ownership for stipulated period

22/11/2010 - The right of ownership in Dubai is, is generally confined to UAE nationals and citizens of GCC nations alone, although in certain areas, including freehold properties, expatriates can possess the right of ownership with limited time frame, announced the Dubai Court of Cassation.

Dubai Model for Government Service Delivery

12/11/2010 - According to the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the economy of Dubai has stabilized and is in a good shape now.

UAE strives to plug loopholes in sponsorship system

10/11/2010 - The Labour Ministry, Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash has confirmed that measures have been taken to plug the loopholes in the sponsorship system.

UAE mandates visa for Canadians

10/11/2010 - Beginning 2nd January, the Canadians will require a visa to enter the UAE, announced the UAE Embassy in Ottawa on Monday.

No amendments to visa regulations: Interior Ministry

8/11/2010 - The Ministry of Interior has clarified that it has not made any changes to visa regulations and that residents are still able to sponsor their parents.

Dubai landlords slash rents by 20-30 percent fearing supply glut

5/11/2010 - The landlords in Dubai are slashing rents by nearly 20 to 30 percent below market rates, fearing a glut in property supply, reports Landmark Advisory, the real estate firm.

Online service by Labour Ministry highly successful

4/11/2010 - The e-Natwasal online service by the Labour Ministry has drawn several applications with about 930,000 using the service during the day.

UAE free zones register Dh 268bn worth foreign direct investments

22/2/2012 - The total value of foreign direct investments in UAE free zones, have touched Dh268bn, revealed a top official during a conference on Tuesday.

Dubai RTA begins online allocation of number plates

29/10/2010 - The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the licensing agency has begun its new e-service that enables customers to have distinguish number plates for vehicles at nominal fee through RTA portal.

Opening of Ferrari theme park in Abu Dhabi delayed by a week

29/10/2010 - The opening of the worlds largest indoor theme park, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, has met with delay, following the death of the Ras Al-Khaimah Ruler, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed al-Qassimi.

Dubai among top five destinations of choice for employment

22/2/2012 - Dubai has been ranked as one among the top five global locations of choice for job opportunity in commercial shipping sector, and is ahead of other global shipping hubs including Mumbai, Shanghai and Hong Kong according to new survey report.

Abu Dhabi all set to unveil Ferrari Theme Park

27/10/2010 - Abu Dhabi will open a Ferrari theme park this week, located at the $40bn Yas Island development of Aldar Properties.

Global exhibitors eyeing Middle Easts The Big 5 2010 event

20/2/2012 - With the construction sector in the Middle East proving to be better than European and US markets, several top construction firms are targeting The Big 5 international building and construction show, to launch their innovative technologies and products.

Municipality warns landlords against collection of housing fee

25/10/2010 - Landlords and property management firms are not granted permission to collect housing fee for residential units from tenants, said the Dubai Municipality (DM).

DTCM unveils e-services at GITEX 2010

22/10/2010 - The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) showcased its range of eservices, including the One Stop Information Center (OSIC) at the GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

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