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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.

Dubai Safari Park Zoo to be unveiled by end of next year

12/5/2014 -

Work on new Safari Park zoo is under quick progress and is on way for its scheduled 2015 opening, officials confirmed.

Dubai to invest Dh 6bn to transform into green paradise by 2025

12/5/2014 -

Dubai will invest Dh6bn to make the emirate a green paradise by the year 2025.

RTA awards Phase II contract for Dubai Water Canal Project

12/5/2014 -

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Board and Executive Director of RTA, has approved the award of Phase II contract of Dubai Water Canal project, which comprises construction of bridges across the Canal on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads worth Dh 384mn.

Dubai Airport Show 2014 unveiled

12/5/2014 -

The 14th edition of Airport Show has been unveiled at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

Dubai most preferred destination for British expat population

5/5/2014 -

The British expats prefer Dubai over Europe and the US, and are ready to give up traditional European hotspots such as Spain, in favour of a new life in the UAE.

No increase in minimum salary requirement for family visas

5/5/2014 -

The Director of General of Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Maj Gen Mohammed Ahmad Al Marri, has denied the reports in the media claiming an increase in minimum salary requirement for sponsoring family members in UAE.

21st Arabian Travel Market 2014 opens in Dubai today

5/5/2014 -

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014 will be unveiled today, with more than 2700 exhibitors, 420 main stand holders and exhibitors from over 83 countries and 68 national pavilions participating in the exhibition.

GCC companies likely to offer increased employee allowances

2/5/2014 -

With rising cost of living in the GCC, companies have been compelled to increase allowances and benefits to their staff, as they battle to retain their talent, the study said.

Dubai International Airport now busiest in the world

2/5/2014 -

The Dubai International Airport overtakes the London Heathrow to become the busiest airport in the world for international passengers, by handling more than 18million passengers during the first quarter this year.

UAE ranked first in respecting women

28/4/2014 -

The UAE ranks first in the world for treating women with respect, reveals a major scientific study that compares development and well-being of all 132 nations of the world.

Jumeirah Corniche facelift progressing in full swing

28/4/2014 -

Work on major facelift of Jumeirah beach area is progressing in full swing, with the 14km stretch of Jumeirah Mosque being converted into the longest corniche in Dubai, confirmed the RTA in Dubai.