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Retailers Urged To Register For Tourist VAT Refunds

Retailers Urged To Register For Tourist VAT Refunds

23 September 2018

UAE retailers will now be subject to a VAT refund scheme for tourists. Following the introduction of the 5 per cent Value Added Tax on goods and services, retail outlets are being asked to sign up for an online scheme.

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India Win In Dubai

India Win In Dubai

20 September 2018

In one of the most highly anticipated one day cricket matches in the UAE over recent years, India beat Pakistan convincingly in the Asia Cup at the Dubai Cricket Stadium yesterday evening. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first, however

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Abu Dhabi And Dubai Ranked Among The Safest Cities In The World

Abu Dhabi And Dubai Ranked Among The Safest Cities In The World

19 September 2018

Abu Dhabi has officially been ranked as the safest city in the world. The data was gathered by ‘Numbeo,' a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care and other statistics.

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UAE Gears Up For Match Of The Decade

UAE Gears Up For Match Of The Decade

19 September 2018

Cricket fever is at a peak among cricket fans as rivals India and Pakistan are set to play against each other today at The Dubai International Stadium, Sports City in the ongoing Asia Cup. The match will begin at 3.30 pm. It has been reported

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Motorists Are Warned: Carpooling Is Illegal

Motorists Are Warned: Carpooling Is Illegal

19 September 2018

Abu Dhabi Police took to their Instagram account to remind motorists that carpooling is illegal. In just the first since months of this year, over 2,000 people were fined in Abu Dhabi for disobeying the carpooling law. The offence is punishable

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Cheaper Visas For Tourists In Oman

Cheaper Visas For Tourists In Oman

18 September 2018

According to a decree issued by the Royal Oman Police, tourists can now enter Oman for ten days. Tourists will be issued a visa for just five riyals that will allow them to stay in the sultanate for a reduced fee. Previously, tourists visiting

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New Visa Credit Card With Emaar Rewards!

New Visa Credit Card With Emaar Rewards!

18 September 2018

Emirates NBD and Emaar have partnered to introduce a new credit card offering an array of reward options. Named as Emirates NBD U by Emaar Visa Credit Card, it will allow customers to earn and redeem points at 1,500 Emaar touchpoints across the

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Hefty Fine For This Offence

Hefty Fine For This Offence

17 September 2018

Throwing litter out of your car window is a serious offence. Abu Dhabi Police have reminded motorists of UAE’s Federal Traffic Law, which states that littering will be punishable with a Dhs 1,000 fine and six black points. The rule includes

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Long Term Visa For Retired Expats

Long Term Visa For Retired Expats

17 September 2018

The UAE Cabinet approved a new law on Sunday that would allow expatriate retirees over the age of 55 to secure a five year retirement visa, if specific conditions are met. The new law will come in effect as of 2019. To apply for this new

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August Recorded The Highest Number Of Travellers At DXB Airports

August Recorded The Highest Number Of Travellers At DXB Airports

17 September 2018

August month is recorded to be one of the busiest month of the year so far at Dubai International Airports with more than 3.8 million travellers using the facility. According to an official at General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners

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New iPhones Missing Major Feature in The UAE

New iPhones Missing Major Feature in The UAE

17 September 2018

During the yearly conference last week, Apple announced a series of new iPhone models. Along with a number of high-end specs, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR all come fitted with a dual-sim feature. However, iPhone X series

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New App For International Driving Licence

New App For International Driving Licence

16 September 2018

UAE citizens and residents can now use the new smart service launched by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Automobile & Lounge Club of the UAE to apply for their international driving licence easily. The ministry aims to promote

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UAE Students Battle For 'Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy' Competition

UAE Students Battle For 'Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy' Competition

16 September 2018

A competition for secondary school students in the UAE will see them consider the peaceful and practical uses for nuclear energy. Students between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to propose their ideas to the International Atomic Energy Agency

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Claim A VAT Refund In The UAE

Claim A VAT Refund In The UAE

16 September 2018

A new VAT refund system for tourists will be implemented by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) from the beginning of November at airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The FTA plans to gradually implement the scheme at 12 exit points in the UAE.

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