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6,000 apply for 5, 10-year UAE visa; are you eligible?

  • 21st May 2019

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The authority has activated three new services on its portal for visa-seekers.

How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE

  • 14th May 2019

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The issuance of residence visa depends on the discretion of the DNRD.

Long-term UAE residency visas for expatriates in five new job categories announced

  • 6th May 2019

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Up to 10 years visa to be granted to different categories

UAE is the most stable Arab nation

  • 29th Apr 2019

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As the most diversified economy in the Arab World, the UAE has made tremendous progress in all sectors, ranging from education to infrastructure.

UAE to host global ‘Ai Everything’ summit

  • 24th Apr 2019

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The UAE is set to host the world’s foremost artificial intelligence summit to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society.

Visa reforms to boost expats’ confidence to stay in UAE

  • 15th Apr 2019

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Long-term residential visas and greater flexibility for retirees would encourage more expats to invest their savings in the UAE.

UAE announces long-term visas for best 100 Arab start-ups

  • 8th Apr 2019

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UAE is home to 19 start-ups that will likely shape Fourth Industrial Revolution: report

UAE world’s top destination for startups

  • 1st Apr 2019

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The upcoming AIM Startup summit in Dubai will help connect startups in the UAE to global investors

UAE looks to Asia-Pacific partners to accelerate foreign trade growth

  • 26th Mar 2019

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The region accounted for about 42% of the UAE’s non-oil trade in the first nine months of 2018

UAE the safest country in the world

  • 18th Mar 2019

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96.1 per cent of people feel secure to walk out at night

The UAE will now accept long-term visa applications

  • 12th Mar 2019

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Ten-year visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs and specialists in the fields of science and knowledge…

UAE clarifies when companies must de-register from VAT

  • 29th Jan 2019

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Businesses affected by the regulation should remove themselves from the system or risk incurring a fine.

Why UAE remains among the world’s best expat havens

  • 21st Jan 2019

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The 2018 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey ranks the UAE among the world’s Top 10 destinations for expats to live, work, earn, spend and save.

Soon, new visa to be introduced in UAE

  • 15th Jan 2019

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The legislative package also included the new insurance scheme for workers.

VAT does it: Year 1 goes smoothly in the UAE

  • 9th Jan 2019

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Tax experts laud efforts of the Federal Tax Authority, as well as cooperation between all concerned.

2019: It’s time for bigger funding, consolidation in UAE

  • 27th Dec 2018

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UAE’s thriving startup industry attracts global VCs and investors.

What to do when your visa expires after exiting UAE

  • 17th Dec 2018

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The employer may arrange for a fresh employment visa you may re-enter the country on a visit visa.

Long-term value: New UAE visa rules to help reinforce investor confidence

  • 9th Dec 2018

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Move could have much wider economic impact if eligibility requirement broadened to bring in more people.

Why 38,000 multi-millionaires move to the UAE

  • 27th Nov 2018

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Tens of thousands of wealthy residents choose UAE over other rich havens

Now, apply for entry permit to UAE within 15 seconds

  • 22nd Nov 2018

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The programme includes applications for visit visas including renewals.

UAE to list sectors for full foreign investment in 2019

  • 13th Nov 2018

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Motivating major global corporations to invest in the UAE’s markets.

Ease of doing business: UAE jumps 10 places to be 11th

  • 6th Nov 2018

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The World Bank said the UAE is experiencing improvements in court efficiency and quality of decisions.

Access govt services, make transactions with ‘UAE Pass’

  • 29th Oct 2018

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Aside from streamlining transactions, the UAE Pass also ensures that residents’ digital data is protected.

New visa scheme implemented in UAE

  • 22nd Oct 2018

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The changes were announced earlier this year.

How to successfully launch a business in the UAE

  • 15th Oct 2018

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Here’s how to turn your start-up idea into a small business.

UAE’s new visa system: All you need to know

  • 9th Oct 2018

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The decision was announced by Sheikh Mohammed in June this year.

Why Startup Hotspots Around The World Can’t Match The UAE For Global Appeal

  • 2nd Oct 2018

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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Leaving UAE? Know these rules to avoid legal hassles

  • 25th Sep 2018

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You may liquidate the company and close the bank account and cancel his visa, before travelling to his home country.

Now, do tenancy contract registration online in UAE

  • 17th Sep 2018

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Companies, individuals urged to register on new digital platform.

Rise in new licences underscores surging UAE business confidence

  • 10th Sep 2018

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532,000 business licences were issued in the UAE by end-August

Dubai and UAE remain attractive destinations for global workforce

  • 4th Sep 2018

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Emirate jumps 5 positions as it is seen as a place for better career opportunities

How to get residence visa for your parents in UAE

  • 27th Aug 2018

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The issuance of residence visa depends on the discretion of the DNRD.

How to get a trademark licence for your business in the UAE

  • 19th Aug 2018

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There are six steps to ensure that you receive a trademark for your company in the UAE

Seven Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Relocate To The UAE

  • 13th Aug 2018

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How UAE Facilitates Access To Clients For Entrepreneurs

  • 6th Aug 2018

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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Five Essential Tips To Consider When Setting Up A New Business In The UAE

  • 9th Jul 2018

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There are more than 45 free zones in the UAE with over 20 of them based in Dubai alone.

What To Expect From The UAE’s New Business Ownership Rules

  • 2nd Jul 2018

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When it comes to starting a business in the UAE, local ownership restrictions are perhaps the number one issue that leaves foreign entrepreneurs scratching their heads.

A Framework For The Future: Why The UAE’s Free Zones Are Due For A Reinvention

  • 26th Jun 2018

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Through fiscal incentives and an expeditious regulatory environment, free zones in the UAE have attracted foreign direct investment and helped establish the country as the trade and service economy hub of the region, especially in Dubai.

Who stands to benefit from the UAE’s visa and investment rules?

  • 19th Jun 2018

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(CNN)Last month the United Arab Emirates announced it would ease restrictions on foreign business ownership and residency rights in a move to increase investment and attract fresh talent.

Over 500 licenses issued to influencers in UAE.

  • 11th Jun 2018

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Those who operate without a licence will have to pay a minimum fine of Dh5,000.

Central bank lifts UAE growth outlook

  • 4th Jun 2018

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The Central Bank of the UAE lifted its growth forecast for the country’s non-oil GDP to 3.9 per cent in 2018 from 3.6 per cent on the back of improving domestic economic activity and better prospects for the global economy.

UAE is changing visa and ownership rules for expats

  • 27th May 2018

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The United Arab Emirates is easing rules on the foreign ownership of companies as the country seeks to attract investment and boost an economy battered by lower oil prices.

DED ‘Business Map’ Records 1,848 New Trade Licenses in April

  • 14th May 2018

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Overall 26,498 BRL transactions, including 12,670 related to license renewals 3,778 Auto Renewal transactions and 117 related to e-Trader licenses also recorded.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issues decree establishing new subsidiaries of Dubai Health Authority.

  • 9th May 2018

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The subsidiaries will support the effort to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai.

Future, Now: Smart Dubai talks up emirate’s Smart City progress.

  • 30th Apr 2018

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Smart Dubai is reportedly set to host the second edition of its now-flagship “Future, Now” exhibition, which will run from 29th April to 2nd May at the Dubai Design District (d3).

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Free Zones (DFZ) Council to facilitate business operations for free zone based companies.

  • 23rd Apr 2018

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DED Dubai and Free Zones council in pact to facilitate business for free zone entities.

Freedium to Launch First Commodity Backed Cryptocurrency.

  • 19th Apr 2018

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Dubai is a land of booming opportunities for blockchain technology.

Dubai’s private sector economy eases in March but remains in growth as business conditions improved.

  • 10th Apr 2018

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A key gauge of Dubai’s non-oil private sector economy eased slightly in March to the lowest increase in four months, but it remained in growth territory as business conditions improved.

Which UAE visa is right for you? Here are the options.

  • 5th Apr 2018

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Let’s talk about the five visa you always hear about.

Dubai leads the way in showing how future governments should operate.

  • 26th Mar 2018

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Hamdan bin Mohammed launches 4th edition of ‘Dubai Future Accelerators’.

Expo 2020 Dubai streamlines technology infrastructure.

  • 19th Mar 2018

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Accenture, in collaboration with SAP, has implemented SAP S/4HANA for Expo 2020 Dubai that will provide the expo with a foundation for data-driven insights, from visitor preferences to sustainability.

Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Sharp growth maintained in Dubai’s private sector.

  • 12th Mar 2018

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February data signalled a further strong improvement in business conditions across Dubai’s non-oil private sector. Greater overall business activity remained a key driver of growth momentum, whilst an uptick in new work was also registered.

Dubai orders freeze on government fees for three years

  • 7th Mar 2018

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The Dubai government’s decision to freeze fees for three years is a bold move in the face of an unpredictable global economy. It is an example that other emirates should follow.

Dubai immigration authorities have temporarily exempted foreign nationals from producing good conduct certificates for processing their employment visas within free zones and government staff.

  • 26th Feb 2018

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Dubai free zones, government staff don’t need conduct proof. Job visa applicants outside the free zones in Dubai, however, need to provide conduct certificates.

FTA launches 50 guides and eLearning modules on tax legislation.

  • 19th Feb 2018

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The Federal Tax Authority, FTA, has issued 50 guides and e-learning modules covering some legislative and implementation aspects of the UAE’s tax regulations as part of the authority’s comprehensive awareness campaign.

Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Business conditions improve at strongest pace in five months

  • 12th Feb 2018

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The latest reading indicated the strongest rate of improvement for five months.

Dubai Economy issues 19,877 new licences in 2017.

  • 15th Jan 2018

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The “Business Map” tracks BRL activity and seeks to reflect the economic realities in Dubai by providing vital data on each category of licences.

A ‘certificate of good conduct’ will now be a prerequisite for obtaining a work visa in the UAE, which will come into effect from February 4.

  • 9th Jan 2018

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The rule will come into effect from February 4, 2018.

Dubai enters the ranks of world’s top cities.

  • 2nd Jan 2018

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The economic diversification drive initiated by the GCC governments has started to bear fruit, as Dubai enters the ranks of the top cities in the world, joining Abu Dhabi and Riyadh on the global list.

Shaikh Ahmad launched ‘DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy’, focusing on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors.

  • 19th Dec 2017

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Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), launched ‘DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy’ yesterday, focusing on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors.

Dubai Land Department enhances Ejari app.

  • 10th Dec 2017

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The Ejari smart application developed by Dubai Land Department (DLD) is now equipped to “protect the rights” of all parties in the real estate sector including owners, tenants and property management companies.

Shaikh Mohammad has approved new rules on VAT, which will come into effect from January 2018.

  • 29th Nov 2017

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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the executive regulations of Federal Law No.8 of 2017 on Value Added Tax (VAT).

What is the law regarding marketing/advertising of services for a foreign company through brochures/handouts/ leaflets in the UAE.

  • 22nd Nov 2017

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Permission from the authority concerned is a must before advertising in the UAE by a foreign company who may not have a legal entity here. A foreign firm can set up its branch or representative office either in mainland or any free zones in the UAE. In case of violations, legal action will be taken by the ministry or the National Media Council or the authority concerned.

An offshore licence offers a highly secure platform to explore realty investment options.

  • 14th Nov 2017

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There has been considerable talk about offshore companies and what they can — and cannot do — in Dubai. Given the amount of queries received, it is worthwhile to examine the formation purpose and the functions of a Jebel Ali (Jafza) based offshore company and what investors can and cannot do.

UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performance and boost rate of accomplishing achievements.

  • 7th Nov 2017

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Dubai: The UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performance, the rate of accomplishing achievements.

A new freezone dedicated to e-commerce has been launched in Dubai

  • 31st Oct 2017

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A new Dhs2.7bn freezone dedicated to e-commerce has been launched in Dubai, in a bid to attract more foreign investments and further diversify the emirate’s economy.

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), one of the world’s biggest free zones in terms of concentration of businesses, is eyeing for Latin American markets expansion, according to its executive chairman.

  • 24th Oct 2017

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The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), one of the world’s biggest free zones in terms of concentration of businesses, is eyeing Latin American markets to further expand its reach and attract more multinational commodities players, according to its executive chairman.

Jafza has been named world’s best free zone for 2017 in key categories of the FDi magazine’s annual awards for global free zones.

  • 16th Oct 2017

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Jafza has been named world’s best free zone for 2017 in key categories of the FDI magazine’s annual awards for global free zones.

UAE and Japan launched a new SME (small and medium enterprise) platform to promote this vital sector of the economy.

  • 9th Oct 2017

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Abu Dhabi: A new initiative between the UAE and Japan is expected to boost SME contribution to the UAE’S gross domestic product (GDP), according to the UAE economy minister.

Dubai is in the forefront of innovative technologies in banking

  • 4th Oct 2017

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As technology plays an ever increasing role in the evolution of the banking industry, digital banking uptake continues to rise in the UAE. Christopher Pike / The National.

DIFC Reveals New Investment Opportunities In MEASA Region

  • 25th Sep 2017

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region (MEASA), has today published the “DIFC Wealth & Asset Management Report 2017: Mapping Opportunities in MEASA Region” in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

UAE needs to push start-ups and new technologies to keep up with the fourth industrial revolution.

  • 18th Sep 2017

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Dubai: The UAE’s public and private sector should invest more in digitisation — including artificial intelligence — and establish more regulations around the sector in order to keep up with the fourth industrial revolution.

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) issued a halal industries guide to help Dubai achieve its goal of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021.

  • 30th Aug 2017

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Dubai: The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) issued a halal industries guide to help Dubai achieve its goal of becoming the capital of the Islamic economy for 2017-2021.

Starting a business in Dubai involves six procedures to be completed in eight days on average.

  • 17th Aug 2017

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Starting a business in the UAE should not take you more than a week once you’ve sorted all your legal procedures.

But before you start your legal formalities, you need to consider some elements required in the process:

Dubai ranks among the top five second home hotspots for the world’s multi-millionaires, according to New World Wealth, a wealth research firm.

  • 17th Aug 2017

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Dubai ranks among the top five second home hotspots for the world’s multi-millionaires, according to New World Wealth, a wealth research firm.

Here are the 45 Free Zones in the UAE that you can choose from.

  • 17th Aug 2017

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If you want to have 100 per cent ownership of your company, regardless of type of business, you need to opt for a license and location in one of the many free zones of UAE.