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Exclusive ladies buses to operate on Dubai Roads from 10th April

6/4/2009 - The Women-only public buses will hit the Dubai roads on 10th April, the RTA has announced.

Jet Airways boosts its services from Dubai to Indian Cities

6/4/2009 - Jet Airways has announced an increase in frequency on the Dubai-Mumbai route, and also included the Dubai-Chennai service to its list, beginning this month, despite the regional travel experiencing a downturn.

National ID Cards can still be applied without incurring fines

4/4/2009 - UAE Nationals can apply for a National ID Card without having to pay Dh1000 fine, it has been announced.

New Master Transport Plan launched in Abu Dhabi

4/4/2009 - The Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi has announced a new Master Transport Plan, which is hoped to transform the manner in which the residents travel within the emirate.

Now, Identity Card registrations made easier

1/4/2009 - The registration of Identity Cards of expatriate employees working in private companies has been made easier now, with the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), giving special appointments to companies on request.

Oasis Center mall re-launched by Landmark Group

30/3/2009 - Landmark Group has re-launched the Dh900mn Oasis Center mall on 28th March 2009.

The ongoing Careers UAE fair focuses on Emiratization

30/3/2009 - The Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, inaugurated the ninth edition of Careers UAE 2009, the largest training, education and recruitment event, organized for nationals.

Taxi Villages to crop up in the Capital by 2010

29/3/2009 - Taxi Villages, one of the ambitious projects in Abu Dhabi, is all set to enhance the living standards of taxi drivers, and will be built in three regions of the emirate by the year 2010.

VAT unlikely to be implemented in near future

26/3/2009 - The UAE Government does not have the Value Added Tax (VAT) in its agenda, and has not discussed it so far, and will not do so in the near future, Emirates Business has reported.

Reduction in maintenance charges for JBR residents under guidance by RERA

23/3/2009 - Salwan Property Management has announced a reduction of service charges at its Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Abu Dhabi plans $230bn investment in tourism sector

23/3/2009 - Aiming to diversify its economy from oil-dependent economy, Abu Dhabi plans to invest $230bn in tourism projects during the next five years, revealed a top government official.

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center become largest exhibition venue in Middle East

21/3/2009 - The expansion of the existing Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC), with inclusion of new halls, will make it the largest regional exhibition venue, apart from adding another one million square feet of covered exhibition space.

Low-budget carrier FlyDubai to get operational by mid-year

21/3/2009 - First low-budget carrier in Dubai, FlyDubai, is set to go-ahead with its launch plans during mid-2009, despite the stringent economic conditions.

UAE topmost in regional tourism

18/3/2009 - UAE has been the topper in the World Economic Forum new Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index for countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Prices of Dubai housing units to fall 38 percent in 2009

16/3/2009 - The house prices in Dubai are likely to drop 38 percent on an average this year, while properties under construction would drop down to half their value, as the former boomtown suffers an economic downturn, revealed a Reuters poll yesterday.

The 51-day Spring Festival flagged-off at Global Village

14/3/2009 - The 51-day Spring Festival was flagged-off at the Global Village.

New mega-bank likely in Abu Dhabi through bank mergers

11/3/2009 - A new Dh10bn development bank is likely to be unveiled in the Capital, through the merger of the Real Estate Bank and the Industrial Bank, revealed a top official of the Federal National Council on Tuesday.

Dubai rated as the most expensive city in Gulf

11/3/2009 - Dubai has been rated as the most expensive city in the Gulf, as per the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Burj Dubai attains record-height of 818m

2/3/2009 - Burj Dubai has attained its final height of 818m (2648 feet) on 17th January 2009, confirming its position of being the tallest tower in thw world.

Construction of Formula One Theme Park put on hold

2/3/2009 - The Formula One theme park by Union Properties is the latest project to be put on hold, owing to the global economic crunch.

Dubai rents likely to drop 25percent in 2009

25/2/2009 - According to a new study by Landmark Advisory, an arm of Landmark Properties, the rents in Dubai are likely to drop by 25 percent, while Abu Dhabi is also hoped to see a slight drop in rent rates.

Dubai Government issues $20bn bond to meet development costs

23/2/2009 - The Dubai Government yesterday launched a $20bn bond programme which has been thought to help the economy in tackling the global economic crisis and provide sufficient liquidity.

UAE bans dismissal of nationals from private sectors

20/2/2009 - The UAE yesterday passed stringent measure to curb sacking of nationals from private sector jobs.

Indian visa services to be handled by Empost centers

20/2/2009 - Indians living in the UAE will not have to go all the way to Indian missions in Dubai or Abu Dhabi hence-forth for passport and visa services, as the 12 Empost dedicated centers across the UAE, will handle such services.

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