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A Guide to Mandatory Medical Insurance Law in Dubai

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a law requiring all Emiratis and Dubai expats, including dependents, to have insurance in place to pay for their emergency and curative healthcare needs. While Emiratis will be handled by a Dubai government-funded scheme, Dubai expats and their dependents will be handled under private health insurance schemes. The law […]

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Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months

Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months

Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months. Taxi commuters will now have to shell out an additional 11 fils per kilometre, while passengers heading from airport will have to pay 21 fils per kilometre. Previously, taxi flag down rate was increased from Dh3 to Dh5 and the minimum fare was raised from Dh10 to […]

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Achieving the Right Work-life Balance in Dubai

We often talk about the most lucrative of job destinations when it comes to having a lavish work life with numerous prospects of professional growth. New York, London, Paris and  every Northern European country that we’ve read about on brochures and pamphlets for higher education abroad, options are a zillion to count. But, there for […]

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Dubai Police campaign to stop sex trafficking of housemaids

Dubai Police has launched a campaign to crack down on gangs forcing domestic workers into prostitution. It also promised that trafficked housemaids will not be prosecuted, in an attempt to encourage more to come forward and report the crimes. Housemaids are often recruited to the UAE with the promise of good jobs but then taken […]

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GDRFA will not accept photocopies of documents anymore

According to a recent announcement, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affair (GDRFA) will accept only the original documents for any transaction at the directorate. Those submitting visa applications or any transactions at the GDRFA are required to hand over the original copies of their identification documents, applications and any other documents required for […]

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Dubai Marina bottleneck gives residents jitters

Dubai Marina residents are frustrated over traffic bottlenecks

Residents of the Dubai Marina are frustrated. They are complaining that even after the completion of Dubai Tram, there is no end to their four-year long traffic woes. Extremely long waits at the Dubai Marina traffic signals are testing the patience of motorists, including residents and visitors. They say driving into The Walk and the […]

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New UAE labor rules to come in effect from January 1, 2016

Ministry of Labor, UAE has announced a set of new Labor Laws, to come in effect from January 1, 2016. Ministerial Decrees 764, 765 and 766 pave the way for improved labour relations by securing more stable practices governed by regulations that protect workers who are legally sponsored to enter the UAE. New UAE Labor […]

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Outside UAE Operations of Classified Website Dubizzle acquired by OLX

The overseas operations of, leading classified website of UAE, are taken over by OLX – one of the world’s top classified websites. The acquisition process, strategically called rebranding, has been applied to ten Dubizzle properties including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Algeria, Tunis and Egypt. According to Arabian Business, Abdallah Touqan, […]

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Taj Palace Hotel Dubai quits after 14 years of establishment

Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, the landmark hotel in Deira, cease to exist after 14 years of establishment. India based Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces will no longer manage the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai bringing an end to a 14-year deal. The Deira property is back in the hands of owners, Juma Al Majid Group, which […]

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Dubai South: new city to be established in the Emirates of Dubai

Dubai World Central, the emerging 145 sq km city which will ultimately be home to one million people, is rebranded as Dubai South – an up and coming city in the Emirates of Dubai. Launched as a Government of Dubai project in 2006, Dubai World Central is home to the now-operational Al Maktoum International Airport […]

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