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  • No fines on Dubai companies as government relaxes renewal terms

       May 30, 2018     
    In a major relief to businesses in Dubai, the government has decided to exempt companies from all fines and they can benefit from this decision and renew their licences by the end of 2018. Sami Al Qamzi, director-general, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, urged all business owners to benefit from the decision, which exempts companies and establishments operating in Dubai from
  • Cost of living: Dubai more economical than most of its peers

       May 30, 2018     
    Dubai, the region's hub for business and financial centre, is more economical than most cities in the Western world as its residents enjoy stronger purchasing power, reveals a new study released on Tuesday. Ranked 28th among the world's top 77 cities, the emirate is less expensive than Geneva, New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, Stockholm, Luxembourg, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and o
  • Free Dubai taxi rides for these passengers

       May 29, 2018     
    Dubai: Passengers with special needs or disabilities, now commonly referred to as people of determination, who need a ride to the airport or anywhere in Dubai can now book a taxi free of charge. Dubai Taxi Corporation of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has tied up with Al-Futtaim Motors Company to launch “Al Khair Ride,” a new initiative geared towards helping a spec
  • Dubai's water, theme parks cut entry fees

       May 28, 2018     
    Dubai: Leisure parks can be exciting for everyone, but the cost of tickets, as well as food and other related expenses, can easily drain the bank account. A trip to a theme park can set one back approximately Dh150 to Dh840 per person. That’s about Dh600 to Dh2,520 for a family of four on a day out. The good news is that a number of amusement parks have recently slashed th
  • Dubai Police delivers 4,000 meals to workers

       May 26, 2018     
    The Dubai Police have distributed 4,000 Iftar meals to blue-collared workers as part of an initiative "to provide Iftar to the fasting people". The human rights department of the Dubai Police carried out a campaign to distribute Iftar meals at the workers' accommodations in Al Muhaisnah area. Fatima Al Baloushi, head of awareness and education section at the human rights departm
  • Mega sale in Sharjah: Up to 80% off for 17 days

       May 23, 2018     
    Dubai: Retailers are heading to Sharjah at the end of the month for a 17-day mega sale that promises to offer consumers opportunities to save money during Ramadan and Eid holidays, with discounts expected to go as high as 80 per cent. The annual Ramadan Nights, an in
  • In a 'Snap': Spectacles coming to the UAE

       May 22, 2018     
    Even finger-snapping Thanos would love this: taking photos and videos without the hassle of having to bring out your camera or smartphone. Snap, the developer and owner of popular social media app Snapchat, announced that it is bringing its very own weapon into the wearables wars, Spectacles, to the UAE. Khaleej Times was among the select few in the country to first test out the 'smartg
  • Five-year visas will attract international students to UAE: KHDA

       May 22, 2018     
    The UAE will experience a "significant growth" in international students choosing the country for their higher education, thanks to the new five- and ten-year residency visa extension that was announced on Sunday, a KHDA official has said (read detailed
  • UAE leaders exchange Ramadan greetings at Abu Dhabi Iftar gathering

       May 21, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Sunday at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi their Highnesses of the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the
  • Sheikh Mohammed welcomes heads of government departments

       May 20, 2018     
    The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received a number of top executives and officials from Dubai government entities who came to congratulate His Highness on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. The meeting at the historical Shindagha area in Bur Dubai was also attended by Dubai Crown Prince H. H. S

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