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Dubai to focus on hosting global exhibitions and events

24/7/2014 -

With global financial crisis looming large, one of the most advanced economies, the UAE, continues to hold on its prime position.

Disabled-friendly park likely in Dubai by 2016

22/7/2014 -

The Dubai Municipality has announced plans to build disabled-friendly parks in Dubai within two years from now, aiming to make the city a disabled-friendly one by 2020.

UAE works to make its first foray into the Red Planet by 2021

17/7/2014 -

The UAE has entered into the space race with a project to send an unmanned investigation to Mars by 2021.

UAE residents hope for extended Eid holidays

17/7/2014 -

With the end of Ramadan drawing closer, speculation is on that UAE residents would enjoy an extended weekend towards the month-end.

Major diversion works for Dubai Canal Project underway

14/7/2014 -

Major diversion works for the Dubai Canal Project along Sheikh Zayed Road, will begin on 26th July, senior officials revealed.

UAE e-labour cards mandated; violation to cost Dh1000 for every month

14/7/2014 -

Employers can apply for electronic labour cards (e-labour cards) and contracts through various Tasheel service centres across the UAE.

Downtown Design Fair to be unveiled in Dubai on 28th October

10/7/2014 -

The second edition of Downtown Design, the exclusive hub featuring the best in global commercial design will be held in Dubai from 28th October to 31st October at The Venue, Downtown Dubai at the base of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Dubai is fifth most popular destination globally

10/7/2014 -

Dubai has been recognized as one of the top destinations for international
travelers as per the findings of MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index
which was released today.

Now, Electronic Labour Cards to be issued within 48 hours

10/7/2014 -

The labour permit and electronic contract can now be issued within 48 hours of submission, the Ministry of Labour announced in Dubai yesterday.

Now, immigration procedures at Dubai Airport to take less than 20 seconds

7/7/2014 -

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has announced implementation of the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) by the end of the year or early next year, following approval of UAEs Ministry of Interior.

Largest shopping mall to come up in Dubai

7/7/2014 -

Dubai has announced plans to build an entertainment and hotel district, including worlds largest shopping mall, announced Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai Customs upgrades smart services through smart phones, smart watches

3/7/2014 -

In view of Expo 2020, Dubai customs has upgraded its smart services, and now offers access through the newly introduced smart watches as well.

UAE construction sector set for rapid growth this year

3/7/2014 -

The pace of UAE construction sector is likely to see rapid growth in 2014, with government announcing several major development projects and stepping up expenditure on social infrastructure development.

Now, Dubai immigration services available through smart phones

2/7/2014 -

The Dubai immigration authorities unveiled a package comprising new smart services which Emiratis, residents and companies can have access to via smart phones and tablets.

Trial Run for new terminal at Dubai Airport to begin from August

2/7/2014 -

The trial run of the fourth terminal (Concourse D) at the Dubai Airport aimed at linking it to Terminal 1 through train will begin from August.

Ramadan in Dubai Programme to open in Dubai from 29th June

26/6/2014 -

The fourth successive Ramadan in Dubai programme will see the city transforming into a hub of Islamic Culture and learning through numerous activities being organized, inspired by the spirit and values of the fasting month.

Reduced work hours, new car parking timings announced for Ramadan

26/6/2014 -

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have announced new car parking timings for the holy month of Ramadan.

Largest economy hotel to come up at Dubai World Trade Centre District

19/6/2014 -

Leading hospitality group, Accor, has announced plans to develop the regions largest economy hotel at the Dubai World Trade Centre District.

Dubai most popular destination among mega-rich Chinese travellers

19/6/2014 -

According to a new study, Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for the mega-rich Chinese travellers this year.

Passenger ferry service between UAE and other Gulf Cities likely soon

16/6/2014 -

A passenger ferry service between Abu Dhabi and other Gulf Cities may soon become a reality, as it serves as a relaxing and entertaining travel option to residents of Gulf countries, a top official said.

First Butterfly Garden to open in Dubai next month

16/6/2014 -

Visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden can now capture the beauty of thousands of butterflies, apart from the 45 million blooming flowers during their visit to the park.

New measures at Dubai Airport to cut down screening time

12/6/2014 -

New measures to reduce security screening time has been introduced by Dubai Airports, while the passengers have to save time with smart and wise packing, said Lorne Riley, Head of Corporate Communications, Dubai Airports.

Work on Burj 2020 District to begin next year

10/6/2014 -

Four global design firms are participating in the master-plan design tender for new Burj 2020 District, with centrepiece of being world’s tallest commercial tower.

Expo 2020 to create 277,000 new jobs

10/6/2014 -

The Expo 2020 will create 277,000 jobs, said Mahmood Ahmed Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, Dubai World, when creating keynote address during a recent event at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

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