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New middle-income rental housing policy in Abu Dhabi

26/7/2010 - The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has stipulated that the middle income units in the multi-unit residential buildings in Abu Dhabi should be rented out for a minimum period of 10 years.

Water Taxi - the latest form of public transport in Dubai

26/7/2010 - The latest form of public transport in Dubai, The Water Taxi, was launched on Wednesday by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Dubai devises new urban development plan

19/7/2010 - A new urban development plan for Dubai will be ready in six months.

Etihad, Emirates to open up 60,000 new jobs

13/7/2010 - Etihad and Emirates, the major airlines in the UAE, plan to create about 60,000 new jobs over the next decade to meet their rapid expansions, it has been announced.

UAE is sixth in the world for quality infrastructure

12/7/2010 - UAE ranks the sixth in the world for quality infrastructure.

UAE bags sixth rank in world quality infrastructure

6/7/2010 - The UAE bags the sixth place in the world for quality of infrastructure.

Indian labour contract attestations streamlined online

6/7/2010 - A new web-based system to streamline attestation of papers pertaining to labour contracts of Indian workers will be soon launched in UAE, revealed a top diplomat.

New employment Bylaws approved by the Ruler

21/6/2010 - The Bylaws and Executive Regulations for implementation of the Federal Human Resources Law has been approved by H H, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Al Maktoum International Airport welcomes its first flight

21/6/2010 - The Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, one of the worlds largest airports to-be, welcomed its first test cargo flight yesterday, thereby kick-starting operations, due to begin next Sunday.

DSS 2010 to be unveiled on 17th June

15/6/2010 - The main highlights of this years Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), which begins on 17th June and is expected to last for 52 days until 7th August, has been released by Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE).

Abu Dhabi set to fast-track ID card application processing

4/6/2010 - The residents of Abu Dhabi have been invited to fast-track their ID card applications by making an appointment to register for the compulsory cards, a senior member of the government said.

UAE records drop in unemployment rate, but, with stagnant salaries

31/5/2010 - The unemployment rate in the UAE dropped to 4.

Dubai tops GCC nations for quality lifestyle

28/5/2010 - Dubai has once again been voted as the best place in the GCC for quality lifestyle, according to a new survey report.

ID Card registration now takes just six minutes

28/5/2010 - Registration for ID cards is now simpler and takes just six minutes, the EIDA (Emirates Identity Authority) has announced.

Emiratis eligible for 10-year multiple entry visa to US

17/5/2010 - Responding to the demand by the UAE Government that Emiratis should receive the same treatment offered to citizens of 34 countries, including European Union Countries and US citizens who obtain visa on arrival at the UAE ports, the US Ambassador to the UAE, Richard Olson said that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) member countries are usually approved by the US Congress and is unlikely that a member will be added.

Dubai RTA unveils three new Metro stations

17/5/2010 - The Dubai RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) on Saturday unveiled three new stations on the Red Line of Dubai Metro, making the total number of operational stations to 21 in number.

ID cards mandatory for all traffic services in UAE

3/5/2010 - Beginning 2nd May 2010, the ID cards have been made mandatory to avail all traffic services in the UAE.

13th edition of DSS to be unveiled on 27th June

3/5/2010 - The 13th Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is all set to be launched on 27th June this year.

Employers to face prosecution for compulsory salary reductions

28/4/2010 - Sponsors and employers, if caught negotiating with their employees to reduce salaries, will be referred to public prosecution, and the files of such defaulting firms will be suspended and imposed with fines, the Labour Ministry has warned.

Passengers stranded in UAE not to be fined for overstay

19/4/2010 - Passengers stranded in the UAE, due to flight delays caused by the ash cloud over Europe, will not be fined for overstay, a senior immigration officer has confirmed.

Visa rule amendment in UAE likely to boost women employment

14/4/2010 - The Labour Ministry plans to relax regulations of transfer of workers between companies, so as to lessen dependency on foreign workforce, a top official revealed when speaking to the Gulf News.

Thousands lose jobs in Sharjah due to sudden Ministerial move

10/4/2010 - Several thousands of people are likely to lose their jobs, as the Labour Ministry in Sharjah has banned its online connection with typing centers in the emirate, as only one typing center is likely to handle its applications henceforth.

Public overjoyed about Burj Khalifa re-opening

5/4/2010 - The highest observatory deck at Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, re-opened to public yesterday, after a two-month break for maintenance work.

ID card registrations only on appointment-basis from May 2010

31/3/2010 - Following the announcement by the Ministry of Interior to deny services to residents who are yet to possess an ID Cards, the Ministry further announced that Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) will soon switch-over to an appointment-only registration system.

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