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Dubai ranked as most expensive city for expats in Gulf

23/2/2012 - Dubai is one of the most expensive cities in the Gulf for expatriates.

Fall in property rents lead to lower inflation levels in Dubai

6/7/2009 - Dubai has recorded a considerable drop in inflation rate, down to 5.

Sharjah Airport, first in UAE to introduce self-service kiosks

6/7/2009 - The Sharjah International Airport is all set to become one of the first airports in the country to offer passengers with services such as pre-selection of seats, obtaining tickets, boarding passes and dropping their baggage inside the airport, without having to wait for hours at check-in counters.

Revised salary norm for bringing in families to UAE

3/7/2009 - Expatriate residents seeking to bring in their families into UAE, will have to draw a minimum monthly salary of Dh10,000, and should be able to provide their family with independent accommodation, a senior official said.

Dubai Metro to arrive on 9th September

3/7/2009 - Visitors to the Diera City will no-longer have to wait endlessly in queues for getting into taxis, as they will be able to take the Metro, beginning 9th September, the Gulf News reported.

Dubai to host two major global events under Dubai 2020 initiative

29/6/2009 - A new initiative, Dubai 2020, has been launched, by H H Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed to engage Emirati society in shaping their nations future so as to host the World Expo and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

UAE kick-starts Government Services Development Project

26/6/2009 - The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H H Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the Government Services Development Project yesterday.

Flydubai will fly to new Indian destinations next month

24/6/2009 - First low-budget airline of Dubai, Flydubai, has come-up with a trio of routes to the Indian sub-continent.

Dubai Police Chief favours abolishment of sponsorship system

24/6/2009 - The Dubai Police Chief, Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, has called for abolishment of the sponsorship system, as it is a burden on UAE nationals, who owns the responsibility of every aspect concerning the lives of labourers.

Dubai Metro announced ticket prices

22/6/2009 - The Dubai Metro has been labeled as the cheapest public transport networks in the world, as the Dubai RTA (Roads and Transport Authority), announced the metro ticket prices yesterday.

FlyDubai announces Syria as its fifth destination

19/6/2009 - First low-cost airline of Dubai, Flydubai, is continuing rapid expansion of network with the announcement of flights to Aleppo, the second largest city in Syria from 13th July 2009.

New taxi service to link Sharjah and Dubai for Dh 4

17/6/2009 - Under a new scheme introduced by Sharjah Taxi, even low-income groups can travel to Dubai from Sharjah by taxi.

Indian expats relieved as Empost reduces courier charges

17/6/2009 - Much to the relief of Indian expatriates in the UAE, the Empost has reduced courier delivery charges from Dh50 to Dh30.

Dubai Culture to build Fashion and Design district

13/6/2009 - The Dubai Culture this week revealed that it aims to build a Fashion and Design district and change regulation to persuade foreign artists to take up residence in new arts neighbourhood.

Shahama-Saadiyat highway project to be ready by September

13/6/2009 - The 10-lane, Shahama-Saadiyat highway project, will be ready by early September this year, it has been revealed.

Dubai RTA announces new Salik online service

13/6/2009 - The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced a new online service that has made managing Salik violations a lot easier.

GCC likely to introduce Common Visa System

10/6/2009 - GCC Immigration chiefs are likely to soon introduce a single visa application system, which would be applicable to visitors for all six member countries, so that people can tour the whole region, without having to seek visas for each country.

Rental index for Dubai educational institutions likely

10/6/2009 - A rental index for schools and other education centers in Dubai will be developed shortly, and this is hoped to keep the spiraling school tuition fees under check.

Gulf States sign monetary pact

8/6/2009 - Four Gulf Arab states have entered into a deal yesterday, by creating a monetary union with Saudi Arabia as its center, and UAE was the second country to abandon this project last month.

Public granted option to voice views on proposed laws

8/6/2009 - According to a new directive by H H Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, and H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the public will be given an opportunity to view, comment and help improve proposed laws, before they reach the Federal National Council.

Dubai Government slash business, licensing fee by 20-30 percent

1/6/2009 - The Dubai Government has announced 20 to 30 percent reduction in business and licensing fee and also plans to freeze government fee on essential services to help the emirates private sector in overcoming the current economic slump.

Flydubai tickets to be issued by all post offices in UAE

27/5/2009 - First low-budget airline of Dubai, Flydubai, has signed deal with Emirates Post Office network, to issue tickets to customers through post offices across the UAE.

30 percent fall in expat salary levels in construction sector

23/2/2012 - Salary levels of expatriates working in property and construction sectors have fallen by 30 percent during the past 8 months across the GCC, according to data by APG Global, an Australian-based recruitment agency.

UAE withdrawn from GCC monetary union

22/5/2009 - The decision by the UAE to pull out of the GCC monetory union serves as a serious blow to the bid for unified regional currency.

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