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Second Generation e-Dirham Card launched

21/2/2010 - A second generation e-Dirham card has been launched to raise public service standards, to enhance efficiency, innovation and professionalism of government services.

Burj Khalifa observation deck to re-open tomorrow

15/2/2010 - The tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, will re-open tomorrow after a 10-day closure.

Sharjah sets out on 10-day mission to promote tourism

15/2/2010 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), together with Air Arabia and several other representatives of the emirate tourism sector has set out on the first road show of its kind through three European countries, aiming to draw more European tourists to Sharjah.

Dubai implements new initiative to check illegal residents

15/2/2010 - Farm owners in Dubai will be granted two-year grace period for registering their farms and farmers at the Dubai Residency Department, a senior official has said.

No more service charges in Dubai restaurants effective today

10/2/2010 - Restaurants in Dubai have banned service charges off their menu effective today, it has been announced.

Up-to-date bilingual information service on DSF 2010 launched

23/2/2012 - Dubai eGovernment has launched its popular instant information service to catch-up with events on Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 (DSF 2010).

Global Village creates record with 620,000 visitors in 10 days

28/2/2012 - The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has enjoyed a good response from local and foreign visitors ever-since it opened doors on 28th January.

Burj Khalifa observation deck temporarily shut down

8/2/2010 - The observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building, has been temporarily shut for upgrade and maintenance, a spokesperson for Burj Khalifa has said.

Tourists visiting UAE can now pay in home currencies

6/2/2010 - Dubai tourists entering the UAE can henceforth make payments in their own currencies at the point of sale, according to the latest Pay in Your Currency service introduced in the UAE, revealed a top official of the service provider.

UAE plans replacement of sponsorship system

6/2/2010 - A plan is underway to replace the current sponsorship system, revealed a cabinet source to the media.

Dubai Airports embarks on massive expansion plans

1/2/2010 - The government-owned airfield operator, Dubai Airports, is seeking approval for expansion plans costing billions of dirhams.

Abu Dhabi to introduce ladies-only taxis by March end

29/1/2010 - Abu Dhabi is next in line, following Kuwait, to launch the ladies only taxis which will hit the streets of Abu Dhabi by March end.

Meydan horse racecourse opens tonight

28/1/2010 - The Dh 10bn historic Meydan grandstand and racecourse, home to the worlds richest horse race, considered as Dubais gift to the world, will open tonight with the first race meeting of Dubai International Racing Carnival.

UAE remains the most popular destination for expat job seekers

27/1/2010 - The UAE remains a popular destination for expatriate workers from around the
world, as employment prospects in the country have increased by 8.

Citizens of 34 nations exempted from one month visa waiting period

27/1/2010 - Citizens of 34 nations have been exempted from the one-month waiting period before applying for a visit visa to re-enter UAE after leaving the emirate, said a senior official at the Interior Ministry.

Free Visa Campaign offered to Emirates travelers for DSF 2010

28/2/2012 - Visitors seeking to travel to Dubai to experience the joy of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with their families can take advantage of the free one-month tourist visa offer when traveling on Emirates and make payment with their Visa credit, debit or prepaid card in the UAE.

Work on Al Ittihad Road project almost complete

27/1/2010 - Work on Al Ittihad Road improvement and widening project is almost nearing

Global Village in Dubai attracts 2million visitors within seven weeks

28/2/2012 - Global Village registered two million visitors within seven weeks, ever-since its opening on 22nd November 2009.

Visit visas to be used only for single entry to the UAE

18/1/2010 - Visit visas and transit and tourism visas will henceforth be valid only for single entry into the UAE, a senior official at the Interior Ministry announced.

Dubai International is now, the fastest growing airport in the world

14/1/2010 - Dubai International has posted 9 percent growth by handling 40.

Global Village offers 30 percent additional entertainment this year

28/2/2012 - Global Village, the entertainment, shopping and cultural attraction caters to visitors of all ages, offering more than 70 rides in the gaming and fun fair zone.

Dubai unveils tallest hotel in the world

7/1/2010 - Dubai has once again made its entry into the Guinness World Records by officially unveiling the tallest hotel in the world, Rose Rayhaan.

New stringent anti-tobacco law introduced in UAE

7/1/2010 - The UAE has introduced new stringent anti-tobacco law on Wednesday, announcing imprisonment against violators of the law and fines of up to Dh.

Burj Khalifa tickets sell like hot cakes

7/1/2010 -

The observation deck on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building, has been over-crowded ever-since its opening on 4th January 2010, which has led to a quick sale out of tickets.

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