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12million visas issued in Dubai last year

5/2/2015 -

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs of Dubai (GDRFA) revealed that about 12million visas have been issued last year, out of which 5.

DSF concludes its Journey of Celebrations

2/2/2015 -

The 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) concluded yesterday, once again proving that the regions most popular and visited festival is the central pillar in promoting Dubai across the world.

Multiple Entry Visas for Indian and Chinese cruise tourists

29/1/2015 -

The UAE has begun issuance of multiple entry visas to Indian and Chinese cruise tourists, announced a senior Dubai government official.

Dubai to be most popular city destination by 2020

29/1/2015 -

Dubai will be the most popular city in the world by the year 2020, due to the long-term growth plan by the city.

DIP invests Dh 4bn on building world-class infrastructure

26/1/2015 -

The largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East, the Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has so far spend more than Dh 4billion in building and elevating its infrastructure to meet world-class standards.

Ministry launches new smartphone app to ease visa procedures

26/1/2015 -

A new app launched by the Interior Ministry in UAE, enables customers to pay the requisite fee for obtaining long-term, short-term and domestic workers visit visas without the need to visit the related centres.

No increase in electricity charges for two years: DEWA

22/1/2015 -

The residents of Dubai can rest assured that there will be no increase in electricity charges for the next two years, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced.

New amendments for UAE Tourist Visa and Visit Visas

22/1/2015 -

Beginning 1st January 2015, the fee for UAE tourist and visit visas have been increase, while the option to extend the duration of stay for 10 to 30 days has been cancelled.

Ministry launches e-vehicle registration in UAE

19/1/2015 -

The Interior Ministry has launched electronic vehicle registration across the UAE.

Intersec Expo 2015, the largest security trade fair gets underway

19/1/2015 -

The 17th edition of Intersec expo, the largest trade fair in the world for security, safety and fire protection was unveiled yesterday, with particular focus on global safety and security.

Dubai Frame among best new attractions of 2015

15/1/2015 -

The Dubai Frame has been listed among the best new attractions of 2015 in the world, among the list of 13 new attractions to watch out for this year, according to UK-based newspaper.

Three mega industrial shows unveiled

12/1/2015 -

The Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, unveiled three mega industrial shows in Dubai, namely, Tube Arabia, the international trade fair for tube and pipe industries, the Arabia Essen Welding & Cutting (AEWC), which showcases products and services in manual and machine welding, and the inaugural Metal Middle East, the international trade fair for metallurgical technology, thermo process technology, foundry machinery and metal working tools.

Dh 6bn worth major infrastructure projects planned in UAE by 2016

12/1/2015 -

The UAE plans to spend about Dh.

Hiring domestic help gets dearer for expats in Dubai

8/1/2015 -

The one-time security deposit which an expat has to give for a visa to hire a domestic help, has been raised from Dh 2000 to Dh 3000, which is refundable in case the visa is cancelled.

Trio of exhibitions to be unveiled in Dubai next week

8/1/2015 -

Dubai is all set to host two new industry-dedicated exhibitions next week, for the first time ever in Middle East, said Al Fajer Information Services, the organizer of the events.

Housing rentals show marked increase of 6 to 25 percent this year

5/1/2015 -

Rentals across certain master communities in Dubai have grown by 6 to 25 percent during the rent index update this year, in comparison to final rent index of 2014.

New public transport system to open to public during Q1 2015

5/1/2015 -

The citys newest public transport system, the Dubai Trolley, which is a kilometre long, will open to public during the first quarter of the year, as the rails have already been laid out and the stations are getting their finishing touches.

Burj Khalifa wins Guinness World Record title for largest LED-illuminated fašade

31/12/2014 -

The much-awaited Downtown Dubai New Year Eve Gala, organized by Emaar, has made history by clinching the Guinness World Record title for the Largest LED-Illuminated Fašade on Burj Khalifa, with New Year Celebrations ready to progress in full swing.

Qasr Al Hosn Festival to open on 11th February

31/12/2014 -

Visitors will get to experience UAEs diverse history and culture at the forthcoming Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which is an annual event aimed at celebrating the countrys history and honouring the founding leaders of the country.

DSF 2015 ready to unveil one-of-a-kind attractions

31/12/2014 -

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will ensure that it lives up to its status, by organizing a series of spectacular events for visitors and residents from around the world during its milestone 20th edition.

Global Village witnesses highest visitor turnout in its 19 year history

23/12/2014 -

The most popular family and entertainment park, Global Village, has already drawn more than a million visitors within a month of its opening.

Dubai tops must-visit travel hotspots for 2015

23/12/2014 -

The online travel portal, Destinia.

Partial closure of Al Ittihad Road hinders Dubai-Sharjah connectivity

16/12/2014 -

The Al Ittihad Road will partially close for 10 days starting Monday.

Burj Khalifa New Year Eve fireworks to go global this year

16/12/2014 -

The fireworks at Burj Khalifa New Year Eve will be telecast live on local TV channels in the UAE usually, but this time, the viewers across the globe will get to watch it live from the comfort of their homes.

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