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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.

New promotional visa offer by Etihad Airways to Indian nationals

22/10/2010 - As a part of its special promotion of visa processing service launched with TT services this May, the Etihad Airways is offering free visas to people traveling from India to Abu Dhabi.

New electronic service by Dubai immigration makes visa services easy

20/10/2010 - A new electronic project, known as GDRFAD Mobile – General Department of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai, launched by Dubai Immigration, as part of the 30th edition of GITEX 2010, enables Dubai visitors to inquire the status and validity of their visas, apart from other immigration transactions, round the clock, through smart mobile applications.

Foreign investors be granted permanent residency status, suggests Indian business lead

4/10/2010 - Foreign investors should be granted long-term visas or permanent residency status, similar to that granted by the Singapore government, a top Indian business leader suggested to the UAE.

UAE to roll out nationwide railway link within eight years

4/10/2010 - The first phase of the UAE railway, a freight line, which enables granulated sulphur to be transported from Habshan to Ruwais for export, will be unveiled in early 2013, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Railway Richard Bowker, said on Tuesday.

Interior Ministry permits more expatriate workers to sponsor families

30/9/2010 - Few categories of semi-skilled and unskilled foreign workers, who were earlier restricted from sponsoring their families, are free to do so now, by depositing Dh5000 per person, announced the Ministry of Interior.

Visa processing can begin irrespective of ban period

30/9/2010 - An official at the Ministry of Labour has clarified that a six month or one year recruitment ban on a worker, cannot be used against issuing a new work permit during the said period.

Sheikh Mohammed confident about recovery and project completions

28/9/2010 - The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said that Dubai is recovering following Dubai World’s re-structuring deal, and the emirate’s vision continues to remain unchanged.

Ice Land Water Park to be unveiled at RAK on 29th September

24/9/2010 - The ambitious Polo RAK Amusements will be launching its ambitious 110,000 sqm water park project at Ras Al Khaimah on 29th September 2010.

Sponsorship transfer fee to be borne by new employer

24/9/2010 - The fee for transfer of sponsorship should be met by the new sponsor, and not the worker, according to provisions of the new labour law, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) affirmed.

Emirates ID card mandatory for residence visa

20/9/2010 - The Emirates ID card will be made mandatory very soon when stamping or renewing a residence visa, said Dr.

Largest traffic bridge to be unveiled in October

16/9/2010 - The Capital will unveil one of the largest traffic bridges in the UAE, the Sheikh Zayed Causeway, worth Dh900mn in October this year.

UAE construction sector to boom with Dh 858bn projects in pipeline

16/9/2010 - Several tourism-related projects are set to drive the construction sector during the coming decade, with about Dh858bn to be invested into the sector.

Abu Dhabi embarking on major infrastructural projects

13/9/2010 - The government departments in the Capital have issued tenders worth millions of dirhams over the past two weeks, seeking contractors for bidding processes for various infrastructure works in the country.

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