Saturday, April 29, 2017



Dubailand most popular area in Dubai

Dubailand has been named the most popular area to live in across the emirate of Dubai. That’s based on ServiceMarket’s bi-annual moving trends report, which outlines which neighbourhoods had the highest infux of new residents. Dubailand moved to first place in 2017 from fifth place in the first quarter of ...

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Etihad signs partnership with India’s Jet Airways

UAE national airline Etihad Airways and India’s Jet Airways have signed a strategic partnership with the Government of Maharashtra to promote tourism to the western state. It’s the first time an Indian state has signed a tourism collaboration with the airline sector following months of discussions between the leadership of ...

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Land surveying activity in Dubai now regulated

A new law which regulates land surveying activity in Dubai has been approved. The new decree mandates that only Dubai Municipality can carry out surveying activity in private development zones and free zones in the city. It also forbids any person from conducting surveying activity in Dubai without obtaining permission ...

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Fire in Arabian Ranches caused by electric malfunction

A fire broke out at the Arabian Ranches Golf course at 4:15pm on Tuesday. That’s according to the Dubai Civil Defence who said the blaze originated in a golf cart garage and was caused by a “electric circuit malfunction”. They were able to reach the scene in 15 minutes. Dark ...

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Record rise in number of Abu Dhabi hotel guests in Q1

Abu Dhabi has achieved a record rise in the number of hotel guests over the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year. According to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, there has been a year-on-year increase of 4% in overnight visitors to the ...

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Drastic slow-down in online hiring across UAE

There’s been a drastic overall slow-down in online hiring across the UAE. That’s according to jobs portal’s latest employment index, which found a 43% year-on-year decline in online hiring in the emirates. The banking, financial services and insurance sector have suffered the worst drop, recording a 48% decline in ...

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Emaar Hospitality Group unveils six new hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled six new hotels in the region including their first in Abu Dhabi. Three of the developments will be in Dubai while the other two will be in Egypt. Two of the Dubai projects are part of the Dubai Creek Harbour master development. Olivier Harnisch, chief ...

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Dubai Police rescue trapped worker from deep pit

Dubai Police rescued a worker trapped in a deep pit in the Al Barsha 4 area. Rescue teams took around five hours to safely remove the man on Monday night as dirt and rocks blocked the access to the ditch. Operations were also delayed because groundwater flooded the area underneath ...

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Japan announces visa-free travel for UAE nationals

UAE nationals will soon be able to travel to Japan without a visa. According to the Japanese embassy in Abu Dhabi, a deal has been signed between the two countries which allows UAE nationals to pre-register online for a short-term stay. The move is part of the Ministry of Foreign ...

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UAE will not grant Hajj visas for expatriates

The UAE has announced that it will no longer grant Hajj visas for expatriates. Residents must now obtain permits from their home countries because of stricter national quotas imposed by Saudi Arabia. Only UAE nationals will now be issued Hajj permits to perform the pilgrimage. Circulars have been sent to ...

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