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GCC nations agree to find alternative to sponsorship system

22/7/2009 - The six GCC nations have endorsed the Bahraini proposal of arriving at a consensus among Gulf States about possible alternatives to the controversial sponsorship system and to impose a residence cap.

Garhoud Park will open to public next month

20/7/2009 - The Dh.

Sharjah unveils its second Indian Passport Center

17/7/2009 - A new Indian Passport and Visa Services (IPAVS) Center was formally launched by Consul General of India, Venu Rajamony on Thursday at the Sharjah Indian Association premises at Al Manakh area in Sharjah.

Sponsorship laws eased for female expats in UAE

17/7/2009 - According to a new regulation issued by the Ministry of Labour in the UAE, female expatriates, under the sponsorship of their mothers, brothers, uncles or any family member, are now permitted to work in the country.

Ajman and Dubai to be linked by Water Taxi service

17/7/2009 - The Ajman Municipality, together with Dubai RTA, plans to launch the water taxi service to link the two emirates.

Flydubai successfully launches flight to fifth new destination

15/7/2009 - First low-budget airline of Dubai, Flydubai, has launched flights to a fifth destination, including Aleppo, the second largest city in Syria, to its list of operational destinations.

Burj Dubai behind schedule by three months

23/2/2012 - Completion of Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, is three months behind schedule.

The new Center for Gulf Indians gets underway

13/7/2009 - The Overseas Indian Center (OIC) for Gulf countries, planned by the Indian Government, years ago, is finally taking shape.

Summer in Abu Dhabi on-track to beat last year visitor record

13/7/2009 - Summer in Abu Dhabi, the six-week mega family carnival, currently underway in Abu Dhabi, is on-track to break last year visitor record of 130,000 visitors, with 35,000 visitors having attending the first 11 days of the event.

Dubai ranked as most expensive city for expats in Gulf

23/2/2012 - Dubai is one of the most expensive cities in the Gulf for expatriates.

Fall in property rents lead to lower inflation levels in Dubai

6/7/2009 - Dubai has recorded a considerable drop in inflation rate, down to 5.

Sharjah Airport, first in UAE to introduce self-service kiosks

6/7/2009 - The Sharjah International Airport is all set to become one of the first airports in the country to offer passengers with services such as pre-selection of seats, obtaining tickets, boarding passes and dropping their baggage inside the airport, without having to wait for hours at check-in counters.

Revised salary norm for bringing in families to UAE

3/7/2009 - Expatriate residents seeking to bring in their families into UAE, will have to draw a minimum monthly salary of Dh10,000, and should be able to provide their family with independent accommodation, a senior official said.

Dubai Metro to arrive on 9th September

3/7/2009 - Visitors to the Diera City will no-longer have to wait endlessly in queues for getting into taxis, as they will be able to take the Metro, beginning 9th September, the Gulf News reported.

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.

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