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The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014, which offers numerous interactive exhibitions reflecting the rich Emirati heritage, has already drawn more than 100,000 visitors during its first week, with Emiratis, residents, tourists and dignitaries having turned up in large numbers, which reflects the magnitude and diversity of the festival attractions.
The UAE is the least corrupt country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, says the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The Dubai International Airport (DIA) yesterday unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate.
Residential rentals in Dubai may have grown only marginally in October, but, are up by almost 18 percent over the past 12 months, says data by Reidin.
The labour ministers in GCC may shortly implement a skill assessment and certification project on expat workers, together with major manpower exporting countries like India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Paying taxes are now easier, especially, over the past year, for medium-sized companies across the world.
A unified GCC housemaid contract by all the six GCC nations will be rolled out any time soon now, aimed at improving the hiring process and working conditions of the several domestic workers in the GCC countries.
The UAE may offer tax-free income, but rising cost of property and education can eat into extra income of professional expats, the Economist Intelligence Unit said.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, the 8th edition of Emirates International Date Palm Festival will be unveiled tomorrow.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued 301 new facility licences and has approved 10 new hospitals in the private sector, which are now under construction.
Dubai has been identified as the most attractive city in the world to live in, both in terms of professional and private life, said a new Insead Alumni Survey.
A 24-hour fast-track visa service is now available to UAE nationals, announced David Cameron, the British Prime Minister.
A smart tourist guide service for the Dubai Ferry has been recently launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
A new road has been planned to alleviate traffic congestion along the current main road linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Transport (DoT) at Abu Dhabi, is now planning to begin feasibility and design consultancy services for the dual carriageway road.
Dubai has opened its first tram line with air-conditioned platforms and a premium section on its sleek cars for those willing to shell out a few more dirhams.
The much anticipated Dubai Tram is all set to begin operations on 11/11 (11th November 2014), following its inauguration last week.
On the occasion of UAE National Day, all ministries and federal departments in the country will remain closed from 2nd December 2014 to 4th December 2014, with work resuming on 7th December 2014.
The Interior Ministry has launched long-term, short-term and domestic worker visa service through smartphone applications.
The CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, a division of Meraas Holding, announced that Dubai will grow to be a top draw destination for themed attractions and rides by the year 2016, when three sets of themed offerings in Jebel Ali will open to public.
A cap has been imposed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on hospitals and health-care organisations, and they cannot hike the cost of services beyond 4.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) has recommended pension fund for expatriate employees.
Dubai Tram is likely to commence operations anytime soon.
Recently, the Chicago OHare International Airport was recorded as busiest airport in the world in terms of overall air traffic, surpassing Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and London Heathrow’s Paris Charles de Gaulle and Beijing Capital International.
Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding have joined hands to build a huge development along the Dubai Waterfront, with six residential towers and a pair of rocket-shaped twin buildings, which is considered to be world’s tallest twinned skyscrapers.