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Dubai ranked as the best for shopping experience and hotels

26/5/2014 -

Dubai has been ranked as the best in the world for shopping experience and hotels, as the city surpasses other top tourist destinations including New York City and London in these categories, reveals the second annual Cities Survey by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Dubai named as Global City of Opportunity

22/5/2014 -

Dubai is the only Middle Eastern City in PwCs latest Cities of Opportunity study report, ranking 16th overall in the latest study, which takes into account the pulse of 30 cities at the heart of world economy and culture.

Dubai hospitals to introduce specialized round-the-clock taxi service

21/5/2014 -

Hospitals and patients will now have dedicated taxis in Dubai, offering specialized round-the-clock service, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Flydubai launches new weekly flights along Dubai-India route

21/5/2014 -

Beginning June this year, Flydubai has announced 10 new flights to India, with four weekly flights to Delhi and three flights a week to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

Dubai to be labelled as Crane Capital of the world yet again

17/5/2014 -

With the revival of real estate and construction sectors, Dubai will once again grow to be the crane capital of the world, says Chesterton, an international real estate agency.

Dubai Safari Park Zoo to be unveiled by end of next year

12/5/2014 -

Work on new Safari Park zoo is under quick progress and is on way for its scheduled 2015 opening, officials confirmed.

Dubai to invest Dh 6bn to transform into green paradise by 2025

12/5/2014 -

Dubai will invest Dh6bn to make the emirate a green paradise by the year 2025.

RTA awards Phase II contract for Dubai Water Canal Project

12/5/2014 -

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Board and Executive Director of RTA, has approved the award of Phase II contract of Dubai Water Canal project, which comprises construction of bridges across the Canal on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads worth Dh 384mn.

Dubai Airport Show 2014 unveiled

12/5/2014 -

The 14th edition of Airport Show has been unveiled at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

Dubai most preferred destination for British expat population

5/5/2014 -

The British expats prefer Dubai over Europe and the US, and are ready to give up traditional European hotspots such as Spain, in favour of a new life in the UAE.

No increase in minimum salary requirement for family visas

5/5/2014 -

The Director of General of Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Maj Gen Mohammed Ahmad Al Marri, has denied the reports in the media claiming an increase in minimum salary requirement for sponsoring family members in UAE.

21st Arabian Travel Market 2014 opens in Dubai today

5/5/2014 -

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014 will be unveiled today, with more than 2700 exhibitors, 420 main stand holders and exhibitors from over 83 countries and 68 national pavilions participating in the exhibition.

GCC companies likely to offer increased employee allowances

2/5/2014 -

With rising cost of living in the GCC, companies have been compelled to increase allowances and benefits to their staff, as they battle to retain their talent, the study said.

Dubai International Airport now busiest in the world

2/5/2014 -

The Dubai International Airport overtakes the London Heathrow to become the busiest airport in the world for international passengers, by handling more than 18million passengers during the first quarter this year.

UAE ranked first in respecting women

28/4/2014 -

The UAE ranks first in the world for treating women with respect, reveals a major scientific study that compares development and well-being of all 132 nations of the world.

Jumeirah Corniche facelift progressing in full swing

28/4/2014 -

Work on major facelift of Jumeirah beach area is progressing in full swing, with the 14km stretch of Jumeirah Mosque being converted into the longest corniche in Dubai, confirmed the RTA in Dubai.

Council approves new traffic rules in UAE

22/4/2014 -

The Federal Traffic Council in the UAE has approved the draft of new and amended traffic laws in the country.

Dubai Airport Show 2014 to be unveiled in May

22/4/2014 -

Dubai Airport Show 2014 will be held from 11th to 13th May, with NEC Display Solution Europe showcasing its 6th generation intelligent airport display systems this year.

Dubai Metro Stations to be transformed into cultural & artistic hubs

22/4/2014 -

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed deal with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority towards transforming six Dubai Metro stations into museums, showcasing cultural and artistic works with projects worth Dh.

Springs community residents hail new entertainment facilities

17/4/2014 -

In order to offer various shopping and services option to residents, Emaar Properties will undertake a complete retail expansion and refurbishment of its current shopping area called The Springs Village in the Springs Community.

Dubai Construction sector to witness major recruitment drive

17/4/2014 -

The Dubai construction sector is witnessing a boom, and this has been attributed to several big events likely to be hosted in Dubai in near future, including the mega-global event, Expo 2020.

UAE likely to introduce major amendments to traffic rules

14/4/2014 -

About six years after it introduced its latest traffic rules, the UAE is now planning major amendments in introducing driving penalties to match social and technological developments and to stop accidents that kill hundreds of people each year.

Second largest mall in the UAE to open this year

14/4/2014 -

Aldar Properties, leading real estate development, investment and management company has announced the the scheduled opening of Yas Mall in November, the second largest mall in the UAE.

Dubai International airport to relocate flights to alternative airport from 1st May

10/4/2014 -

Dubai International airport to relocate flights to alternative airport from 1st May With more than 300 flights a week likely to be relocated to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) in Jebel Ali, the airport will serve as an alternate airport in case of any flight diversion or delay during the 80-day runway refurbishment of Dubai International Airport beginning 1st May 2014.