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UAE jobs, salaries set to grow faster this year

UAE jobs, salaries set to grow faster this year

Hospitality and retail are likely to dominate job growth in 2014.  Around 57 per cent companies in the UAE are likely to create jobs in 2014, and a salary increase of 5.9 per cent can be expected in the private sector, a survey of GCC countries has shown. The survey, carried out by online recruitment […]

Dubai Metro stations to be transformed into art galleries

Dubai Metro stations to be transformed into art galleries

Shaikh Mohammed announces the project to be completed with the commencement of Art Dubai 2015.  His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gave his directions to transform Dubai Metro stations into art museums displaying artworks and creations from different themes and cultures. This […]

Dubai luxury property still cheap though property prices rise 17%

Dubai luxury property still cheap though property prices rise 17%

Dubai’s prime luxury property market continues to remain affordable in comparison to key global cities despite prices rising by 17 per cent in 2013, Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2014 reveals. The UK-based real estate consultancy states that in Dubai one can buy 146 square metres of prime property for US1 million (Dh3.67 million) compared to […]

473 New Villas to be built in various Emirates

473 New Villas to be built in various Emirates

The housing projects include the construction of 473 villas in addition to the replacement of 53 houses and carrying out maintenance work on 76 houses.  In line with the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of UAE President has approved construction, replacement and […]

‘Silicon Park’ Project launched in Dubai

‘Silicon Park’ Project launched in Dubai

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today launched ‘Silicon Park’, the first integrated smart city project to be built in DSO at a cost of Dh1.1 billion spanning an area of 150,000 square metres. […]

Sheikh Zayed Road will see major diversions by year-end

Sheikh Zayed Road will see major diversions by year-end

Dubai: Major diversions on Sheikh Zayed Road will begin by year end as part of phase one of the Dubai Canal project, Gulf News reported. Work on the proposed three-kilometre long Dubai Canal project has been under way since September 2013 and will be carried out in three phases. Phase one will involve the relocation of underground […]

UAE announces visa-on-arrival for 13 European Union countries

The countries availing of the new service include Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.  Despite already being noted as one of the top 10 destinations around the world, the UAE is set to garner more popularity among European tourists following the introduction of a new ruling, […]

Dubai International Boat Show

The event will feature a wide range of activities including exciting prize giveaways, live entertainment, and exclusive dining experiences, along with convenient parking and public transportation.  More than 26,000 visitors from 70 countries are set to attend the 22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014, which opens today at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi. […]

UAE Plans to use drones to deliver official documents.

UAE plans to use drones The United Arab Emirates plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens. This is an effort to upgrade government services. Drones on the horizon: The wealthy Gulf state is known for its showmanship — it boasts the tallest skyscraper in the world — […]