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Dubai to go green on taxis too

26/9/2013 -

A fleet of 20 eco-friendly taxis will hit the Dubai roads soon, as they form part of Dubai Taxi Corporations fleet, aimed at reducing pollution due to vehicle emissions.

Western expats in UAE spend most on luxurious lifestyle

26/9/2013 -

In comparison to Singapore and Hong Kong, western expats in the UAE are ready to spend more on luxurious lifestyle choices, and only a few seek independent financial advice, a new survey has found.

Dubai Municipality to enforce stringent guidelines on smoking in public place

23/9/2013 -

The Dubai Municipality has issued some stringent guidelines on smoking (sheesha) at public places.

DMCC established as largest, fastest-growing free zone in UAE

23/9/2013 -

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Free Zone is the largest free zone in the UAE now, with more than 7330 active registrations.

Dubai awaits new housing inventory this year

20/9/2013 -

The real estate market in Dubai is anticipating the impact of a new housing inventory to get underway during the rest of the year.

Dubai Tram, first in the world to incorporate advanced systems

17/9/2013 -

Dubai Tram, earlier known as Al Sufouh Tramway project, will be the first tram system in the world to have synchronized automatic platform doors, and an automatic train protection and operation system that will assist drivers on board.

Dubai International Airport to be busiest in 2014

12/9/2013 -

The current expansion at the Dubai International Airport will make it the worlds busiest airport by the year 2014, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of Emirates Airline.

Multi-stage re-development underway for Mall of Emirates

12/9/2013 -

The popular shopping destination of Dubai, namely, the Mall of Emirates (MoE), has announced a multi-stage re-development project worth about Dh.

Dubai Metro turns four; achieves record growth with 300 million users

10/9/2013 -

The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled the first Metro line in Dubai, on 10th September 2009.

Dubai, Abu Dhabi dynamics once more on the highlight

10/9/2013 -

The latest regulation announced in Abu Dhabi, that state employees living outside the city limits would not be eligible for housing allowance, which account to more than one-third of their salaries, has left the employees in a fix, as majority of the employees travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi for work.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2014 to open on 2nd January

5/9/2013 -

The 19th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be held on 2nd January 2014, thereby kick-starting the events calendar for 2014 in Dubai.

EIDA launches new e-forms for National ID cards in UAE

3/9/2013 -

The Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has launched its new e-form for National ID card registration at more than 531 typing centres across the UAE.

Dubai aims for quake-proof high-rises in future

3/9/2013 -

The buildings in Dubai to be constructed in the near future are to be built under a new set of rules to ensure its stability to withstand earthquakes in the region.

New Residence Rule to increase housing demand in Abu Dhabi

29/8/2013 -

According to the latest Residence Rule, government employees in Abu Dhabi are required to live within the emirate effective September, and this rule has led to increased demand for residential properties in the market.

Participant registrations for Gitex Shopper 2013 sold out completely

29/8/2013 -

One of the largest and most anticipated consumer IT and electronics show in the Middle East, namely the Gitex Shopper, has been sold out completely, with some of the world’s top brands and biggest names in the retail sector having confirmed their participation in Gitex Shopper 2013.

Medical permits mandatory for bus, taxi, truck drivers from 15th Sept

29/8/2013 -

According to a new initiative by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), beginning 15th September, the bus, taxi and truck drivers are required to produce medical permits to drive, and they have to be renewed annually.

Dubai Expo 2020 team to hold Theme Symposium in October

26/8/2013 -

With less than 100 days to go, the final countdown has begun for representatives from 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to cast their votes on 27th November to decide which city will host the 2020 World Expo.

Outbound flights from India to UAE to get more expensive

26/8/2013 -

Outbound flights from India will henceforth charge 5 to 7 percent more than usual, as the airlines try to mitigate the growing costs associated with weakening rupee value.

New anti-smoking federal law to be implemented in UAE

26/8/2013 -

Drivers will be fined Dh 500 and will be given four black points in their traffic record if they throw lit cigarettes out of cars, according to the new anti-smoking federal law in UAE, issued by Dubai Traffic Police Chief.

Pension scheme for low and middle income workers, a welcome move

22/8/2013 -

The low and middle-income wage earners are a majority in any economy and they play a vital role in smooth operation of any business or institution.

Abu Dhabi set to unveil Adihex 2013 on 4th September 2013

22/8/2013 -

The Adihex 2013 (Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013) will be held from 4th to 7th September 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s representative in Western region of Abu Dhabi and Prime Emirates Falconers’ Club.

New FIFA-approved Football Complex to come up in Dubailand

22/8/2013 -

Dubailand, the leading entertainment, retail and residential destination by Dubai Properties Group (DPG), yesterday announced to host a FIFA-approved Football Complex.

New Land Transport Act issued in UAE

22/8/2013 -

The new Land Transport Act will get effective on 1st September 2013 in UAE.

Major expansion in healthcare sector readies UAE to host Expo 2020

19/8/2013 -

Major expansion in healthcare sector will ensure the readiness of UAE to host Expo 2020, with the emirate having adopted a strategic plan for the years 2013-2025 by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

 



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