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Urgent visa processing cases to be accepted during holidays

19/12/2009 - Special units at the naturalization, residency and exit checkpoints in the country will continue to accept urgent applications in the morning during the Eid Al Adha and National Day holidays.

Dubai Government orders immediate restructuring of Dubai World

30/11/2009 - The Government of Dubai, acting through the Supreme Fiscal Committee (SFC) has authorized the Dubai Financial Support Fund (DFSF) to lead the restructure of Dubai World with immediate effect.

The Big 5 Show concludes with positive note

30/11/2009 - This year Big 5 event concluded on Thursday, with about 3,000 exhibitors (regional and international), displaying their respective products and services, while a few of them got to sign good deals in the region.

Abu Dhabi to house huge 65,000-seater retractable roof stadium

26/11/2009 - The UAE Capital will house the biggest stadium in the UAE, it has been announced.

New residency department to offer quick services to nationals

26/11/2009 - The General department of Residency (GDR) announced the launch of a new department on Sunday to offer quick services exclusively to UAE nationals.

Dubai witnesses increase in residence visa applicants

19/12/2009 - According to senior officials from health and immigration departments, the number of people requiring new residence visas is growing steadily.

Global Village opens up to visitors in Dubai

28/2/2012 - Dubai is once again in a festive mood beginning Sunday, with the Global Village having opened with a revamped layout meant to offer visitors easier access to the pavilions.

The Big5 Show unveiled in Dubai

26/11/2009 - The Big5 Exhibition, one of the leading international construction exhibitions in the Middle East, was inaugurated today by Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry.

ID Cards mandatory for all Interior Ministry services in UAE

12/11/2009 - All services of Interior Ministry, except visa renewal will require ID cards issued by the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), it has been announced.

New regulation mandates Landlords to offer free parking to tenants

12/11/2009 - Under the second phase of paid parking programme in Abu Dhabi, the officials yesterday announced that henceforth, the landlords should offer free parking to their tenants.

Burj Dubai will open to public only in January 2010

22/2/2012 - The worlds tallest tower by Emaar Properties, the Burj Dubai, will not open to public until 4th January 2010.

More than 6months stay outside UAE liable for visa cancellation

2/11/2009 - According to the Federal Residency Law, the residence permit granted to a foreigner will be invalid if the period of his/her stay outside the UAE exceeds six months.

Emaar announces Burj Dubai opening date

24/10/2009 - Burj Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world, will open 2nd December, the project developers have committed.

Organizers of The Big 5 Exhibition noticing signs of upturn

30/9/2009 - With an increase in exhibitor space and with the pre-registrations already standing at record levels, the organizers of The Big 5 Exhibition are noticing positive signs for an upturn in the construction industry in the UAE.

Dubai hotel sector to rebound by 2010

27/9/2009 - Dubai hotel sector will witness considerable boost during the fourth quarter of the year, or early 2010, after suffering major decline in average hotel room rates during the first half of the year, the hotel industry executives revealed.

Dubai to be fourth biggest aviation hub

27/9/2009 - Dubai is all set to be the fourth biggest aviation hub in the world, after Hong Kong, London Heathrow, Beijing, Airbus mentioned in its latest projection.

Arabian Center - latest shopping, entertainment hotspot in Dubai

27/9/2009 - Arabian Center, the latest hotspot in Dubai for shopping and entertainment, is located along the Al Khawaneej Road at Mirdiff, and offers all conveniences that help in improving the quality of our daily living.

Largest indoor family park in Dubai, now open to visitors

24/9/2009 - Dubai residents can hope for more fun this Eid, with the opening of the regions largest indoor family theme park on the first day of Eid.

Construction activities in the UAE gather pace

21/9/2009 - Construction activity is gradually gathering pace in UAE, as one of the leading building material importer and distributor group, the Mohammad Ibrahim Haii (MIH) Group, has reported 20 percent growth this year.

UAE mulls change in ownership rules to boost foreign investment

18/9/2009 - Legislation is likely to be submitted to the UAE cabinet, within two months, permitting change in ownership rules for firms established in the UAE by foreigners.

UAE tops the list among saving-conscious consumers

18/9/2009 - Consumers in UAE and Qatar plan to save more during the next few months, than in other countries in the region, amidst the current economic recession, reveals a new survey by MasterCard.

Dubai hotel sector to rebound by 2010

17/9/2009 - Hotel sector in Dubai will witness considerable boost during the fourth quarter of the year, or early 2010, after suffering major decline in average hotel room rates during the first half of the year, the hotel industry executives revealed.

The first Dubai Metro greeted with happy smiles

17/9/2009 - Dubai residents took a detour from their daily routes to catch the first train, the 6am Metro, out of the 10 Metro stations that opened on Wednesday.

DIFC is the first free zone to implement new Establishment Card System

17/9/2009 - The DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) has become the first free zone in Dubai to implement the DNRDs (Department of Naturalization and Residency) new Establishment Card System (ECS).

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