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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.

Public awaits opening ceremony of the iconic Burj Dubai today

4/1/2010 - The opening ceremony for the tallest building in the world, Burj Dubai, will beginning at 8 p.

New law in Abu Dhabi entitles tenants for a lease period of 5 years

28/12/2009 - According to a new resolution issued by the Rental Disputes Settlement Committee in Abu Dhabi, which amends the Article 20 of Law No.

Revised visa guidelines to India announced

28/12/2009 - The Indian government has announced revised visa guidelines for citizens of select countries traveling to India, irrespective of the place from where they visit.

New Federal Authority established in UAE to manage public hospitals

28/12/2009 - A Federal Health Authority (FHA) has been established to help accredit about 14 public hospitals across Dubai and Northern Emirates under the UAE Ministry of Health (MoH).

Sayer e-payment smart cards to be introduced in Sharjah

26/12/2009 - The Sharjah authorities introduced Sayer e-payment smart cards for bus passengers, so as to prevent complaints such as not having received the exact change from drivers when purchasing tickets.

DIFC among leading international financial centers in the world

26/12/2009 - The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) ranks seventh among fifteen international and regional financial centers, as per the study released by DIFC, in association with KPMG in UAE.

Bankruptcy protection law likely in UAE soon

16/12/2009 - A brief bankruptcy protection law is likely to be announced by the UAE Federal Government within months, to offer adequate legal cover to companies under financial stress, a top Dubai Government official revealed.

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