News & Updates

Kuwait metro back on track

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The USD 7 billion metro project in Kuwait is back on track after plans to proceed to the next stage were approved, Motlaq Al-Sanea, the director of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), said, Kuwait News Agency announced, quoting an interview Al-Rai newspaper. KAPP has completed the feasibility study for the project, as well as the tender process for public … Read More

Oman government introduces fuel subsidy scheme

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Muscat: Omani citizens over the age of 18 who earn OMR600 or less a month will get 200 litres of subsidised fuel every month, the government has announced. With the introduction of the National Subsidy System, the current price cap on M91 petrol will also be lifted, as directed by the Council of Ministers, according to authorities. Starting in January, … Read More

Brokers no longer allowed to sign rental contracts

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Dubai: Brokers legally appointed to manage property of landlords based abroad are no longer allowed to sign unified lease contracts to get an Ejari, leaving some tenants in the lurch, Gulf News has learnt. The Dubai Land Department (DLD) in March launched the unified lease contract for rental properties in Dubai to create a transparent and professional real estate market … Read More

Speed limit reduced in Shaikh Salman Highway in Bahrain

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The speed limit on one of the country’s main highways was recently reduced, less than six months after it was increased by the authorities. It was noticed today (Saturday) that the speed limit on Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway  was reduced to 100 kmh without any previous announcements made by the General Directorate of Traffic or Works, Municipalities Affairs and … Read More

Dubai Land Department updates rental index for 2018

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Dubai Land Department has updated its rental index for 2018 and added a new land rent index. The index is used to determine rental rates for various types property in Deira, Bur Dubai and freehold areas in the emirate. It is also a reference point in case of disputes between landlords and tenants. If the current rent paid by a … Read More

Kuwait Bans Work Visas Less Than 30 Years Old

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Kuwait’s manpower authority has issued an administrative decision that will take effect in 2018 banning the recruitment of expatriate who are under 30 years of age, Al-Anbaa reported.The authority contacted various ministries requesting the reduction of current and future security, cleaning and handling contracts by 25 percent, as total government contracts currently number 2,274 and the total number of workers … Read More

Oman eases visa curbs for expatriates from more countries

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Foreigners from more countries can now enter Oman on a year-long tourist visa, provided that their stay in Oman does not exceed one month at a time. The privilege has now been extended to 68 countries, including 39 European nations, 10 South American countries, besides 19 other states. Moreover, additional countries have been added to this list, provided that the … Read More

​Prophet’s birthday holiday announced in Oman

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Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council yesterday issued a decision stating that Tuesday, 16 Rabee Al Awwal, 1439 AH corresponding to December 5, 2017, will be an official holiday for employees of the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state administrative apparatus … Read More

This is why Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road turned red

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Over the weekend, photos of Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road circulated on social media after parts of the highway turned red. The splash of colour was spotted by residents around the stretch of Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai Marina and JLT. When Khaleej Times went in for a closer look, it was revealed that the red carpets are not to beautify … Read More

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