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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.

Dubai RTA announces new Salik online service

13/6/2009 - The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced a new online service that has made managing Salik violations a lot easier.

GCC likely to introduce Common Visa System

10/6/2009 - GCC Immigration chiefs are likely to soon introduce a single visa application system, which would be applicable to visitors for all six member countries, so that people can tour the whole region, without having to seek visas for each country.

Rental index for Dubai educational institutions likely

10/6/2009 - A rental index for schools and other education centers in Dubai will be developed shortly, and this is hoped to keep the spiraling school tuition fees under check.

Gulf States sign monetary pact

8/6/2009 - Four Gulf Arab states have entered into a deal yesterday, by creating a monetary union with Saudi Arabia as its center, and UAE was the second country to abandon this project last month.

Public granted option to voice views on proposed laws

8/6/2009 - According to a new directive by H H Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, and H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the public will be given an opportunity to view, comment and help improve proposed laws, before they reach the Federal National Council.

Dubai Government slash business, licensing fee by 20-30 percent

1/6/2009 - The Dubai Government has announced 20 to 30 percent reduction in business and licensing fee and also plans to freeze government fee on essential services to help the emirates private sector in overcoming the current economic slump.

Flydubai tickets to be issued by all post offices in UAE

27/5/2009 - First low-budget airline of Dubai, Flydubai, has signed deal with Emirates Post Office network, to issue tickets to customers through post offices across the UAE.

30 percent fall in expat salary levels in construction sector

23/2/2012 - Salary levels of expatriates working in property and construction sectors have fallen by 30 percent during the past 8 months across the GCC, according to data by APG Global, an Australian-based recruitment agency.

UAE withdrawn from GCC monetary union

22/5/2009 - The decision by the UAE to pull out of the GCC monetory union serves as a serious blow to the bid for unified regional currency.

MGM Mirage to operate Dubai hotel

22/5/2009 - MGM Mirage, the International hospitality, is all set to operate three of its world-famous hotels the MGM Grand, the Bellagio and the Skylofts in Dubai, a part of the Dh15bn Dubai Pearl project.

UK visa application Center relocated

22/5/2009 - The UK Visa Application Center in Dubai has been re-located to its new center, and has opened doors to public.

First students-only accommodation on progress

18/5/2009 - Rixima FZ LLC has begun work on the Dh700mn student accommodation project at the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the worlds only free zone mean for international higher education.

UAE likely to grant 100 percent business ownerships

18/5/2009 - Foreigners in the UAE can shortly expect 100 percent ownership of businesses located outside the economic free zones of the nation.

UAE will not abolish the sponsorship system

13/5/2009 - The UAE has no intention to follow the footsteps of Bahrain and scrap the sponsorship system for expatriate workers, announced the Ministry of Labour here, yesterday.

Abu Dhabi Metro to get operational by 2015

13/5/2009 - The first phase of the Abu Dhabi Metro project will be operational by 2015, a senior official has confirmed.

Public express resentment over the newly introduced e-bus cards

11/5/2009 - The Public Transport Agency (PTA) at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had introduced the new e-bus cards on 25th March 2009 on a few routes this year.

Pre-paid Salik scratch cards introduced

11/5/2009 - Topping up Salik accounts (the road toll fee in Dubai) is now much easier with the introduction of new prepaid Salik scratch cards.

Emirates Post announces complete home delivery service

9/5/2009 - By the year 2012, the Emirates Post will offer complete home-delivery service, which will target residential post boxes with a global positioning system.

M-Visa service implemented in Dubai

9/5/2009 - The M-visa is an installed service that allows people within Dubai and outside, to receive instant notifications via e-mail and SMS on issuance of entry permits or visas of all types.

Dubai ranked as the topmost destination in Middle East

6/5/2009 - As per the strategies put forward by an innovative travel industry, the UAE picked up a series of awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA), held on Tuesday night, at The Monarch Dubai.

National ID Cards can be used as travel proof

5/5/2009 - The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has clarified that both nationals and expatriates holding their Identity Cards issued by the EIDA, can use them while crossing e-gates to travel abroad and enter the country from roads or airports.

Abu Dhabi taxis to get more passenger-friendly with new services

1/5/2009 - Taxis in Abu Dhabi will now be more passenger-friendly with the introduction of the new TransAD services, to be implemented by mid-May.

Jet Airways announces special offers on Chennai-Dubai flights

27/4/2009 - Passengers travelling in the Chennai-Dubai sector of the Jet Airways are offered a special 25 percent discount on Jet Award tickets until 31st May 2009, apart from being offered Double JPMiles.

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