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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.

MGM Mirage to operate Dubai hotel

22/5/2009 - MGM Mirage, the International hospitality, is all set to operate three of its world-famous hotels the MGM Grand, the Bellagio and the Skylofts in Dubai, a part of the Dh15bn Dubai Pearl project.

UK visa application Center relocated

22/5/2009 - The UK Visa Application Center in Dubai has been re-located to its new center, and has opened doors to public.

First students-only accommodation on progress

18/5/2009 - Rixima FZ LLC has begun work on the Dh700mn student accommodation project at the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the worlds only free zone mean for international higher education.

UAE likely to grant 100 percent business ownerships

18/5/2009 - Foreigners in the UAE can shortly expect 100 percent ownership of businesses located outside the economic free zones of the nation.

UAE will not abolish the sponsorship system

13/5/2009 - The UAE has no intention to follow the footsteps of Bahrain and scrap the sponsorship system for expatriate workers, announced the Ministry of Labour here, yesterday.

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