UAE issues new labour rules to boost job flexibility for workers

29 Sep 2015

The new regulations come into effect from January 2016

The United Arab Emirates has issued new labour regulations aimed at improving job flexibility among foreign workers in the country, it was reported on Tuesday.

The new resolutions 764, 765 and 766 pertain to labour contracts, termination and changing of jobs within the country. They will be implemented in January 2016.

According to the first decree, employers have to present a ministry-approved standard employment... Read More

Flydubai receives its 50th aircraft

29 Sep 2015

The 50th Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008

29 Sept 2015

Abu Dhabi: Flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost carrier, said on Monday it has received its 50th aircraft, a Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008.

The decision to choose the Boeing 737 model was based on the aircraft’s reliability, safety, and fuel efficiency, the airline said... Read More

DXB wins World Routes Marketing Award 2015

28 Sep 2015

Dubai International, DXB, has won the World Routes Marketing Award 2015 (50 million passengers category), which was announced at the 21st World Route Development Forum which concluded in the South African city of Durban recently. This follows DXB’s success as the overall winner of the Routes Middle East & Africa Marketing Awards in June this year.

"We are thrilled to win this award and it’s doubly satisfying to know that we were selected by our customer, the airlines, while... Read More

Khalifa Port Container Terminal named 3rd fastest growing port worldwide

28 Sep 2015

Khalifa Port Container Terminal, KPCT, managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated as being one of the fastest growing container ports in the world.

The Top 120 World Container Ports ranking lists KPCT as the 3rd fastest growing container port in the world and the fastest growing port in the Middle East based on its 26 percent volume growth in 2014. The list has been published since 2005 by Container Management magazine, and KPCT entered the list last year by earning... Read More

Prospects of cooperation between customs services of Dubai and Azerbaijan discussed

28 Sep 2015

By the invitation of The State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and initiative of Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Dubai from 16 to 18 september 2015 Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation of the Emirate of Dubai Sultan Ahmed Sultan bin Sulayem with official delegation visited Azerbaijan Republic.

Prior to the meeting, the delegation paid tribute to the nationwide leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and outstanding... Read More

UAE takes part in international meetings on increasing humanitarian support for women and children

28 Sep 2015

Sustainable Development Goals 2015 Summit held Sept 25-27, at the UN headquarters in New York

Sept 27, 2015:

NEW YORK: Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, has said that the UAE played a leading international role in helping and supporting various groups in need of health care and humanitarian support, especially women and children,... Read More

Dubai Metro Friday timings extended, Tram route revised

28 Sep 2015

The Dubai Metro will begin operating at 10am on Fridays instead of the current 1pm, the RTA has said

The Dubai Metro will begin operating at 10am on Fridays instead of the current 1pm from October 2, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced.

The early start comes in response to repeated requests from commuters and will improve access to tourist, commercial and residential facilities across the city, the RTA said.

The services of the Dubai Tram have also been... Read More

Dafza to sponsor Expo Milan innovation challenge

27 Sep 2015

Participants in the competition will work on a real-life case study related to innovation within the food industry value chain especially prepared by Dafza for the event.

27 September, 2015

Dubai: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) will participate in the upcoming Expo 2015 Innovation Challenge from October 9 to 11 as part of Expo Milan.

Dafza will be the Premium Sponsor of the inaugural edition of the Challenge which will gather talented and innovative... Read More

SEDD promotes Sharjah as sustainable destination

27 Sep 2015

Department participates in a number of global and local economic exhibitions and forums

Sharjah: The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) continues to act according to its strategic plan that calls for the planning and leading of the economic development in Sharjah driving down to attain the sustainable development and economic well-being of the emirate.

The department promotes the emirate of Sharjah through participation in a number of global and local economic... Read More

RAK gears up to host 2nd edition of UAE Economic Planning Forum from October 7-8

27 Sep 2015

Event to include keynote speeches by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy


Ras Al Khaimah: The organising committee of the second UAE Economic Planning Forum (EPF), has announced the final agenda of the forum that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

Organised by the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development at the initiative of the Abu Dhabi Department... Read More