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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.

New Visa service introduced in UAE

20/2/2009 - Visitors to Dubai can now receive entry permits and visas via e-mail and SMS, with a new service, called the Mobile Visa Scheme (M-Visa Scheme), being launched in Dubai this week, by the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD).

Unemployment among Gulf nationals bound to rise

18/2/2009 - The rate of unemployment among Gulf nationals is bound to increase this year, with the economic downturn limiting the creation of new job opportunities in the private and public sectors, reveals a new reporty by the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).

Curtain falls on Dubai Shopping Festival 2009

28/2/2012 - The biggest shopping extravaganza in the region, DSF 2009, the 14th edition of DSF, came to a conclusion yesterday, amidst a wonderful ceremony at the Dubai Festival City.

National ID cards deadline extended till 2011

16/2/2009 - The deadline for obtaining National Identity Cards for expatriate professionals have been extended till the end of next year, revealed a top official in Abu Dhabi.

India, the debut destination for Flydubai

13/2/2009 - Flydubai, the first budget carrier in Dubai, is scheduled to depart to five Indian destinations during second quarter of this year, depending on availability of aircraft.

Final count down begins at DSF 2009

28/2/2012 - With just a week left for conclusion of DSF 2009 (Dubai Shopping Festival 2009), the visitors and residents are seeking some best shopping and entertainment options this year.

UAE Labour Ministry offices to work extended hours from next month

10/2/2009 - Beginning next month, all Ministry of Labour (MoL) offices in the country will function from 8am to 7pm, announced a senior official at the Ministry.

List of eligible nationals for new MBRHE Housing units released

10/2/2009 - The list of UAE nationals, eligible for the new houses at Al Mizhar 1 area, has been revealed.

Dubai RTA to launch Pink buses for women

6/2/2009 - The Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) in Dubai will soon launch Pink buses for women in Dubai.

From April, National ID Cards a must for Dubai Court services

13/2/2009 - Beginning April, National Identity Cards will be made mandatory for submission of applications for all services by the Dubai Courts.

Dubai Municipality clarifies the One Villa, One Family concept

2/2/2009 - Speaking about the One Villa, One Family rule, a top civil official in Dubai, yesterday, clarified that there is No such rule in Dubai, and it is just that the campaign against overcrowded villas is being misunderstood.

Dubai Retail announces more DSF destinations

30/1/2009 - Dubai Retail, the subsidiary of Dubai Properties has announced an expansion of its retail space from the present 770,000 square meters, adding another 175,000 with the inclusion of the Bay Avenue, for the next edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), revealed a senior company official.

Huge fee, expensive visas keeps crowd away from Global Village

28/2/2012 - Increased entrance fee and expensive visas, have led to decrease in visitor numbers to  Global Village, where DSF 2009 attractions are being held.

Dubai ranked as Best Middle East City of the future

26/1/2009 - Dubai ranks the topmost among the series of Middle East Cities of the Future, according to a ranking by the fDi magazine, one of the premier publications for business globalization by the Financial Times group.

Continued job layoffs threaten UAE economy

24/1/2009 - Dubai property sector continued to witness job cuts, with Sherwoods being the latest company to join the series of companies resorting to downsizing their staff, unable to bear the impact of global economic crisis.

Dubai witnesses series of job redundancies

16/1/2009 - Out of a workforce of one million, about 3200 people have lost their jobs in Dubai during the past three months, which implies the impact that the global financial turmoil has made on the UAE economy.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has approved for seven new public parks

14/1/2009 - The Abu Dhabi Municipality has approved landscaping designs for seven new public parks in residential neighbourhoods in the Capital.

Part-time work system may extended to expats too

12/1/2009 - The Government of Dubai has unveiled a new part-time work system, and has assured to include expatriates too in this system, at a later stage.

Visit Visas for companies to be curtailed

9/1/2009 - The Ministry of Interior has decided to curtail number of visas issued for large companies, and stop issuance of visas for small businesses, aiming to restrict entry of illegal workers.

Cash machines to accept SEWA bill payments in Sharjah

5/1/2009 - From now on, residents in Sharjah can pay their utility bills through cash machines of few chosen banks, announced Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on Sunday.

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