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Experts in the UAE say more clarity is needed to determine how effective the recent overhaul to the UAE’s labour and visa policies are going to be.  However, they say the move will definitely make it easier to conduct business in the emirate.  Jigar Sagar, Group General Manager at business setup consultancy Creative Zone, explains.

Food inspection teams in Dubai will work round the clock during the Eid Al Fitr holidays to handle food poisoning cases and public complaints. They’ll closely monitor restaurants, bakeries as well as food outlets within malls to ensure compliance with health and safety standards. The checks will mainly focus on the preparation, storage, transportation and […]

If you’re heading to the beach over the Eid holidays, make sure that you heed any weather warnings and do keep a close watch on children. That’s the message from Dubai Municipality, which is predicting moderately rough sea conditions in the coming days. Marine patrolling is being stepped up to deal with high visitor numbers, […]

Young people caused almost half of all traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi during the first four months of the year. That’s according to Abu Dhabi Police, who have appealed to young drivers to follow traffic regulations and adhere to speed limits. Authorities say they will continue to work with the Department of Education to increase […]

Friday will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in the UAE and the first day of the month of Shawwal, according to the country’s official moon-sighting committee. The announcement came after the committee held a meeting after Maghrib prayers at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department on Thursday, the 29th day of Ramadan. This means the Eid Al […]

Almost 3,000 motorists have been arrested in Abu Dhabi over the last five months for dangerous driving. The emirate’s police force says that smart systems, snipers and radars caught the drivers going at speeds of 200kph. Officials say that driving at such speeds can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and lower […]

Experts have welcomed the sweeping new changes to the UAE’s labour and visa regulations. One of the major policies will see AED 14 billion worth of bank guarantees released back to organisations. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the new […]

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will perform Eid Al Fitr prayers at Zabeel Mosque and receive well-wishers at the Zabeel Majlis afterward.  Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander […]

More than 400 Pakistani prisoners in the UAE have been pardoned ahead of the Eid holidays. The Pakistani Consulate in Dubai has thanked authorities for the decision, which will see the men reunited with their families for Eid Al Fitr.  Fundraising efforts from the consulate and other philanthropists have also helped raise enough money to buy […]

Four UAE servicemen have been killed in fighting as the Saudi-led Arab coalition attempts to win over the key port city of Hodeidah.  The deaths come as UAE and Saudi forces work to drive out Houthi rebels from the strategic city, which is a vital port for the distribution of aid supplies. The General Headquarters […]

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