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This is how Expo 2020 bus stations will look

© Provided by Khaleej Times Photos: This is how Expo 2020 bus stations will look The final design of bus stations to serve Expo 2020 – approved by Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) – has…

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29 or 30-day Ramadan in UAE in 2018

© Provided by Khaleej Times 29 or 30-day Ramadan in UAE in 2018? The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics revealed that the Ramadan crescent will be born at 1:48pm on Tuesday, Sha’ban 29, 1439 of the Hijri calendar,…

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First flight of Dubai’s self-flying taxi

It’s finally here. After an occasional sneak peak, a few quiet test runs and plenty of anticipation, Dubai’s unmanned aerial taxi took to the skies to show a revolution in personal air travel is no fad of the futurists. Sheikh…

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UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure

© Provided by Khaleej Times UAE safest country in world, 98.6% residents feel secure The UAE has been ranked number one country in the world with the least amount of crimes related to sexual assault and theft, while a whopping…

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Fine for employers who discriminate applicants in the UAE

Employers in United Arab Emirates are reminded to abide by the UAE “Anti Discriminatory Law” in recruiting and hiring their applicants. For a promoter job position in Dubai, one must look good and presentable. However, there are several employees who…

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VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket?

© Provided by Khaleej Times VAT in UAE: How it will impact your pocket? The business community and auditing and tax professionals have welcomed further clarity in value-added tax (VAT) following the Executive Regulations and believe that there won’t be…

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Registration opens for tax agents and for tax accounting software vendors

© Provided by Khaleej Times Registration opens for tax agents and for tax accounting software vendors The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has officially opened registration for individuals who are interested in working as tax agents and for tax accounting software…

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PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applications for certain individuals, including OFWs. Released on its website on Monday, July 31,…

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Your smartphone is now your passport at Dubai airport

© Provided by Khaleej Times Your smartphone is now your passport at Dubai airport Travelling but forgot your passport? Worry not, you can still fly as long as you have your smartphone. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs…

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Good news for OFWs: Tighter cargo rules on ‘balikbayan’ boxes eased in run-up to Christmas

Dubai: The word “Balikbayan box” — homecoming goodies in a box — is synonymous to overseas Filipinos, who number about 10 million (out of a population of about 100 million). But tighter rules imposed by the Philippine Customs Bureau in…