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Reduced work hours, new car parking timings announced for Ramadan

26/6/2014 -

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have announced new car parking timings for the holy month of Ramadan.

Largest economy hotel to come up at Dubai World Trade Centre District

19/6/2014 -

Leading hospitality group, Accor, has announced plans to develop the regions largest economy hotel at the Dubai World Trade Centre District.

Dubai most popular destination among mega-rich Chinese travellers

19/6/2014 -

According to a new study, Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for the mega-rich Chinese travellers this year.

Passenger ferry service between UAE and other Gulf Cities likely soon

16/6/2014 -

A passenger ferry service between Abu Dhabi and other Gulf Cities may soon become a reality, as it serves as a relaxing and entertaining travel option to residents of Gulf countries, a top official said.

First Butterfly Garden to open in Dubai next month

16/6/2014 -

Visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden can now capture the beauty of thousands of butterflies, apart from the 45 million blooming flowers during their visit to the park.

New measures at Dubai Airport to cut down screening time

12/6/2014 -

New measures to reduce security screening time has been introduced by Dubai Airports, while the passengers have to save time with smart and wise packing, said Lorne Riley, Head of Corporate Communications, Dubai Airports.

Work on Burj 2020 District to begin next year

10/6/2014 -

Four global design firms are participating in the master-plan design tender for new Burj 2020 District, with centrepiece of being world’s tallest commercial tower.

Expo 2020 to create 277,000 new jobs

10/6/2014 -

The Expo 2020 will create 277,000 jobs, said Mahmood Ahmed Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, Dubai World, when creating keynote address during a recent event at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

Dubai International Airport will be largest and busiest in the world

10/6/2014 -

Dubai International will grow to be worlds busiest airport next year, and would continue to maintain its position, revealed the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

RTA to review developmental project series for World Expo 2020

5/6/2014 -

HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed a series of developmental projects by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to be implemented in the run-up to World Expo 2020.

Biggest real estate projects that redefine Dubai landscape

5/6/2014 -

With a total value of approximately $240bn, the biggest real estate projects in Dubai, is all set to re-define the landscape of the emirate over the next decade.

United States to ease visa application procedures for international travellers

2/6/2014 -

The US plans to make visa application and approval process faster and more efficient, the high-ranking officials at the US Travel Association (USTA) revealed.

Heavy Trucks granted rest areas along Dubai Highways

2/6/2014 -

Dubai has come up with 24 rest areas for Heavy Trucks along Dubai highways, and in a span of two years, the first has been opened by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) along Emirates Road.

Dubai Silicon Oasis to house largest Entrepreneurship Centre

2/6/2014 -

The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) plans to establish a Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC), the largest one in MENA region, in the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated freezone technology park.

Dubai Truck Market smoothly enters into completion phase

29/5/2014 -

The Dubai Municipality has announced 92 percent completion of the works on the Dubai Truck Market, with the final stages progressing smoothly.

Biometric data mandatory for UAE - Saudi Arabia visa applicants

29/5/2014 -

According to latest rule, applicants for visas to Saudi Arabia, including Haj and Umrah Pilgrims, who apply from the UAE will also need to have their fingerprints and picture taken, apart from other routine requirements.

New access road to Discovery Gardens by the year-end

29/5/2014 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is working on a parallel road from Sheikh Zayed Road to Discovery Gardens, which will be ready by the year-end.

Emirates Identity Card modified to include new data

26/5/2014 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has made some minor modifications to widen the scope of the Emirates ID card so as to add new data in future.

Cayan Tower listed among top 10 skyscrapers in the world

26/5/2014 -

The Cayan Tower, featuring a 90-degree twist, has been placed among the top 10 skyscrapers in the world built in 2013.

Dubai ranked as the best for shopping experience and hotels

26/5/2014 -

Dubai has been ranked as the best in the world for shopping experience and hotels, as the city surpasses other top tourist destinations including New York City and London in these categories, reveals the second annual Cities Survey by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Dubai named as Global City of Opportunity

22/5/2014 -

Dubai is the only Middle Eastern City in PwCs latest Cities of Opportunity study report, ranking 16th overall in the latest study, which takes into account the pulse of 30 cities at the heart of world economy and culture.

Dubai hospitals to introduce specialized round-the-clock taxi service

21/5/2014 -

Hospitals and patients will now have dedicated taxis in Dubai, offering specialized round-the-clock service, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Flydubai launches new weekly flights along Dubai-India route

21/5/2014 -

Beginning June this year, Flydubai has announced 10 new flights to India, with four weekly flights to Delhi and three flights a week to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

Dubai to be labelled as Crane Capital of the world yet again

17/5/2014 -

With the revival of real estate and construction sectors, Dubai will once again grow to be the crane capital of the world, says Chesterton, an international real estate agency.