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New Law to permit 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses

30/3/2015 -

The UAE is almost completing the draft of a new Foreign Investment Law which allows 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in certain sectors, revealed the Economy Minister of the country, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri.

Future mega airport hub to welcome 20million passengers by 2020

26/3/2015 -

About 20 million passengers are expected to use the future mega airport hub in Dubai, namely, the Al Maktoum International at DWC, in 2020, due to increasing passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport.

Daily flights to link Dubai and Orlando from 1st September 2015

26/3/2015 -

Emirates Airline has just announced daily flights to Orlando, Florida in the US from 1st September this year, as a part of its expansion programmes.

UK launches Super-priority visa service for UAE residents

23/3/2015 -

The UK has announced the offer of a super-priority visa service at its application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, effective today.

Interior Ministry launches new app for driving license issuance

23/3/2015 -

A new app is being developed in the UAE to benefit those who have passed their driving tests through the Federal Traffic and Registration System, as the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has launched a driving license issuance service through its app UAE MoI.

Wafi bridge construction underway to ensure smooth traffic

23/3/2015 -

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun building a 700m long bridge at Wafi Interchange to help minimize the over-lapping traffic at the interchange and to ensure smooth traffic flow.

New DubaiCard launched; can be operated with Emirates ID card

19/3/2015 -

A new prepaid card focusing on UAE, called the DubaiCard has been unveiled at a prepaid payment industry forum yesterday.

Smart Scanners at Dubai Airport enable quick, easy baggage scanning

19/3/2015 -

Passengers at the Dubai International Airports can now complete their baggage scanning formalities within three minutes, with the launch of smart scanners to screen luggage at Dubai airports.

Aladdin City project to be ready ahead of Expo 2020

16/3/2015 -

The Dubai Municipality is in the process of finalizing design consultant for Aladdin City, an iconic project in Dubai, which draws inspiration by the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad.

2015 may be best year to invest in Dubai properties

16/3/2015 -

According to analysts in Dubai, 2015 may be the best time after so many years in the past, to invest in Dubai real estate, given, the comparatively low property prices and the slight decline in home loan rates.

Dubai more affordable than other world cities in Cost of Living 2015 Report

12/3/2015 -

Although Dubai may be more expensive place now than last year, it is still a more affordable destination to live in, than two-thirds of other 133 cities in the world, according to the ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Annual Cost of Living Report 2015.

UAE & Qatar have least demanding tax regime in the world

12/3/2015 -

Status of UAE as a tax haven is further strengthened by the fact that the country has least demanding framework, and lowest average total tax and time to adhere to in the world, said a lead global consultancy.

UAE scores well as hottest expat destination in the HSBC Survey

9/3/2015 -

Growing cost of accommodation and education are primary reasons of concern for UAE expats, reveals the rankings of hottest expat destinations by HSBC.

Design Days Dubai 2015 fair to see global participation of lead designers

9/3/2015 -

Design Days Dubai 2015 , the international design fair, to be held between 16th and 20th March at The Venue in Downtown Dubai, will welcome the largest and most diverse regional and international exhibitors this year.

Ramadan to begin on 18th June this year

5/3/2015 -

Ramadan will begin on 18th June this year, and the fasting period may last more than 15 hours a day, said a renowned UAE astronomer.

Museum of Future to be unveiled in Dubai shortly

5/3/2015 -

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, yesterday launched plans to build Museum of the Future, which actively produces futuristic inventions and supports the mission of UAE to be global innovation engine.

Hiring of female domestic help gets tougher in UAE

2/3/2015 -

The UAE families seeking to hire a female domestic help will henceforth face a tough time finding one, as Indonesia too, joins the host of countries to stop sending housemaids to the UAE.

UAE to be biggest aviation hub in the world by 2020

2/3/2015 -

The aviation sector in the UAE will witness strong growth over the next five years, with passenger traffic expected to jump up by 70 percent, which makes UAE the biggest aviation hub in the world.

Dubai Art Week events to be held from 18th to 21st March

26/2/2015 -

Dubai will hold an artistic celebration aimed at developing the art scene in the UAE to engage residents with artworks brought from all over the world for the whole week, including a broad programme of events, as part of Art Week.

First-ever electric vehicle charging stations launched

26/2/2015 -

About sixteen charging stations for hybrid and electric cars for public use have been unveiled on Tuesday, which forms part of transforming Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world.

Dubai to house the first tropical rainforest in the Middle East

26/2/2015 -

Dubai is all set to house the first tropical Rainforest in the Middle East, as the emirate continues its drive to attract tourism from all over the world.

Dubai Marina Torch Tower blaze leaves residents panicked

23/2/2015 -



Hundreds of residents fled out of one of the tallest towers in Dubai Marina, namely The Torch Tower on the wee hours of 21st February 2015, as a huge fire engulfed the skyscraper causing huge damage to its luxury flats.

UAE likely to introduce new drones law

23/2/2015 -

The UAE is working to shortly introduce a new drone law, and the draft of the regulation is currently underway, which will soon be implemented to control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

New water efficiency regulation implemented in the UAE

23/2/2015 -

All residents living in new residential and commercial buildings in the UAE may soon experience low flow of water from their water fixtures, owing to a new regulation, that aims to save 60 percent of water used in the buildings.


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