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Abu Dhabi rentals capped at five percent

21/4/2009 - Abu Dhabi has announced a five percent rent cap on existing contracts this year, and the contracts to be signed after implementation of the law.

UAE plans residency cap for expatriate workers

18/4/2009 - The Minister of Interior is likely to put a cap on the length of continuous stay for any resident in the United Arab Emirates, thereby incorporating an amendment to Residency Laws in the country.

Emiratis granted land plots in RAK

14/4/2009 - According to the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the RAK Municipality will allocate plots of land to Emirati families who had applied for houses under the Zayed Housing Programme in RAK.

Emirati Citizens offered plots and houses by the Government

11/4/2009 - H H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a decree, which permits plots and houses to about 565 Emirati Citizens in the emirate.

UAE mulls new aviation regulations

11/4/2009 - The UAE Government is planning amendment of its air and space laws enacted in 1991 and has been considering use of European and US Standards as a benchmark.

Registration for National ID Cards extended by two weeks

6/4/2009 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has given two more weeks time to all Emiratis for completion of their registrations for National Identity Cards, although it is two weeks past the announced deadline.

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.

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