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Union Railway to begin work on $11bn railway line by mid-2011

7/3/2011 - The Union Railway has announced plans to begin construction of $11bn railway across the emirates during mid-2011.

National ID card registration, residence visa issuance to go hand-in-hand at RAK

28/2/2011 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) yesterday announced that beginning Tuesday, the National ID Card registration may be linked with issuance of residence visa and renewal).

Terminated workers can move to new company

22/2/2012 - Workers who have been fired or dismissed by their employers can now move on to another company, even without completing the specified two-year period, as a new law in UAE now permits conditional transfer of sponsorship.

Global Village to go on until 28th Feb with growing visitor numbers

22/2/2011 - The Global Village continues to attract numerous visitors with its shopping, entertainment, cultural and traditional performances, and this will continue until the 28th February.

Abu Dhabi International Airport among Best Service Providers in the region

22/2/2011 - The Abu Dhabi International Airport has bagged the second place in the Best Service Provider category in the latest Airports Council International (ACI) ASQ Survey results for the Middle East region, the key benchmark for customer service in the global airports industry.

Jet Airways 100th flight to link Dubai-Mumbai sector daily

15/2/2011 - One of Indias leading international airlines, the Jet Airways, has announced addition of two direct daily flights, which makes it the first private Indian airline to operate 100 daily flights to international destinations across the globe.

Waiting time reduced at iconic Burj Khalifa with Tensator

15/2/2011 - There has been considerable improvement in safety and waiting time at Dubais iconic Burj Khalifa Tower, owing to global crowd control specialist Tensator.

GCC states looks into possibility of issuing unified visa regime

9/2/2011 - The GCC states have been imposing extensive rules to issue a unified visa regime to foreign tourists and businessmen.

UAE mandates two-year visas for private sector employees and workers

8/2/2011 - A new rule in the UAE mandates issuance of a two-year visa to private sector workers and employees, so as to match their labour card, said a senior official on Sunday.

Temporary work permits can be issued for a fee:Ministry

8/2/2011 - The Labour Ministry recently announced that the workers are permitted to avail temporary work permits for a fee, provided, the required conditions are met.

Revised minimum wage policy likely for migrant Indian workers

22/2/2012 - The migrant Indian workers in the UAE can expect a revised pay scale soon, with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs planning a revision in the 25-year old minimum wage policy.

New sponsorship guideline for skilled workers

31/1/2011 - According to the latest Labour Ministry regulation, skilled workers in the UAE, swapping sponsors under the new visa rule, will have to receive the same wages, or their labour cards will be cancelled.

Highest restaurant in the world- At.mosphere, now in Burj Khalifa

24/1/2011 - Highest restaurant, has been unveiled in the worlds tallest building in Dubai, Burj Khalifa.

Dubai - top shopping destination in the world

22/2/2012 - Dubai is worlds top shopping destination, said a new survey report by Yahoo Maktoob Research.

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.

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