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Burj Khalifa wins Guinness World Record title for largest LED-illuminated façade

31/12/2014 -

The much-awaited Downtown Dubai New Year Eve Gala, organized by Emaar, has made history by clinching the Guinness World Record title for the Largest LED-Illuminated Façade on Burj Khalifa, with New Year Celebrations ready to progress in full swing.

Qasr Al Hosn Festival to open on 11th February

31/12/2014 -

Visitors will get to experience UAEs diverse history and culture at the forthcoming Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which is an annual event aimed at celebrating the countrys history and honouring the founding leaders of the country.

DSF 2015 ready to unveil one-of-a-kind attractions

31/12/2014 -

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will ensure that it lives up to its status, by organizing a series of spectacular events for visitors and residents from around the world during its milestone 20th edition.

Global Village witnesses highest visitor turnout in its 19 year history

23/12/2014 -

The most popular family and entertainment park, Global Village, has already drawn more than a million visitors within a month of its opening.

Dubai tops must-visit travel hotspots for 2015

23/12/2014 -

The online travel portal, Destinia.

Partial closure of Al Ittihad Road hinders Dubai-Sharjah connectivity

16/12/2014 -

The Al Ittihad Road will partially close for 10 days starting Monday.

Burj Khalifa New Year Eve fireworks to go global this year

16/12/2014 -

The fireworks at Burj Khalifa New Year Eve will be telecast live on local TV channels in the UAE usually, but this time, the viewers across the globe will get to watch it live from the comfort of their homes.

Dubai gears up for milestone edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2015

8/12/2014 -

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is now laying final touches for staging the 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to be held from 1st January to 1st February 2015.

Electronic labour card offences dropped to Dh1000 until 30th June 2015

8/12/2014 -

The UAE Labour Ministry has announced granting all employers a reduction to all issued fines, irrespective of the amounts per employee.

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014 draws more than 100,000 visitors

4/12/2014 -

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014, which offers numerous interactive exhibitions reflecting the rich Emirati heritage, has already drawn more than 100,000 visitors during its first week, with Emiratis, residents, tourists and dignitaries having turned up in large numbers, which reflects the magnitude and diversity of the festival attractions.

UAE is least corrupt country in MENA region

4/12/2014 -

The UAE is the least corrupt country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, says the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Tallest chocolate structure unveiled at Dubai Airport

1/12/2014 -

The Dubai International Airport (DIA) yesterday unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate.

Dubai residential rental surges 18 percent in one-year

1/12/2014 -

Residential rentals in Dubai may have grown only marginally in October, but, are up by almost 18 percent over the past 12 months, says data by Reidin.

UAE introduces skill certification project for expat workers

1/12/2014 -

The labour ministers in GCC may shortly implement a skill assessment and certification project on expat workers, together with major manpower exporting countries like India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Qatar and UAE ranks first globally in overall tax ranking

27/11/2014 -

Paying taxes are now easier, especially, over the past year, for medium-sized companies across the world.

Unified GCC housemaid contract to be implemented shortly

27/11/2014 -

A unified GCC housemaid contract by all the six GCC nations will be rolled out any time soon now, aimed at improving the hiring process and working conditions of the several domestic workers in the GCC countries.

Expatriates advised to exercise caution in the tax-free UAE

24/11/2014 -

The UAE may offer tax-free income, but rising cost of property and education can eat into extra income of professional expats, the Economist Intelligence Unit said.

Emirates International Date Palm Festival unveiled

24/11/2014 -

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, the 8th edition of Emirates International Date Palm Festival will be unveiled tomorrow.

Dubai to get 10 new private sector hospitals

20/11/2014 -

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued 301 new facility licences and has approved 10 new hospitals in the private sector, which are now under construction.

Dubai ranked most attractive city in the world to live and work

20/11/2014 -

Dubai has been identified as the most attractive city in the world to live in, both in terms of professional and private life, said a new Insead Alumni Survey.

24-hour fast-track visa service now open for UAE nationals

17/11/2014 -

A 24-hour fast-track visa service is now available to UAE nationals, announced David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.

RTA launches smart tourist guide service for Dubai Ferry

17/11/2014 -

A smart tourist guide service for the Dubai Ferry has been recently launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

New Dubai-Abu Dhabi carriageway road planned to ease traffic

13/11/2014 -

A new road has been planned to alleviate traffic congestion along the current main road linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Transport (DoT) at Abu Dhabi, is now planning to begin feasibility and design consultancy services for the dual carriageway road.

First tram line begins operations

13/11/2014 -

Dubai has opened its first tram line with air-conditioned platforms and a premium section on its sleek cars for those willing to shell out a few more dirhams.


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