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Excise Tax to Go into Effect on October 1, 2017

The planned Excise Tax is set to go into effect at the beginning of October 2017, announced the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) at a...

Now You Can Transfer DEWA Account from One Property to Another

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the Transfer of Electricity and Water Service (‘Move To’ service), which allows all residential, commercial and...

Meet The Next Generation of Cybersecurity

Millennials, the name given to the demographic cohort born, roughly speaking, between 1980 and 2000, are members of what is now the largest living...

No Water and Electricity in Dubai without Attested Ejari Tenancy Contract

Electricity and water services in Dubai are activated as soon as you have attested Ejari contract Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that...

Firms Licensed by DED Permitted to Operate in DWTCA Free Zone

DED and Dubai World Trade Centre form partnership to simplify business licensing and operations DWTCA will have access to DED’s Trade Name Reservation System The Department...

Beauty salons in Dubai told to install automated cash registers

‘e-Cashier’ campaign aims to enhance transparency and eliminate fraud Consumer complaints against salons seen to rise during holiday season The Commercial Compliance & Consumer...

DIFC English language courts available to Jafza companies to settle disputes

Jafza and member companies can opt for DRA’s suite of dispute resolution services, including DIFC Courts’ Small Claims Tribunal Positioning Dubai as the...

New e-services for DIFC business documents to streamline workflow

Effective today, salary certificates and any other letters related to a Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) company’s business operations will be issued electronically. According...

Dubai sees increase in new and renewed business licenses in Q2...

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai saw a marked increase in the number of transactions related to business licenses as well as...

Revenues from UAE’s Federal Government Service Transactions Rose 4.2% in Q1...

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced that the federal government revenue collected through e-Dirham reached more than AED2 billion in Q1 2016, up 4.2...

Arabic to become main language across invoices, customer care services

Invoices, price tags and menu cards will have information in Arabic by end of year Call centres and reception desks will have Arabic...

Business licenses can be renewed via SMS in Dubai

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has launched a new service for owners of business licenses to have them renewed automatically through...

DED offers to resolve commercial disputes within 10 days

Traders who submit complaints to the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai are now having them resolved within no more than 10 days....

‘Smart Hall’ to provide 24/7 business registration and licensing services in...

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai will open a ‘Smart Hall’ where license owners and investors can have round-the-clock access to its...

DED simplifies fine settlement for business establishments

New smart system will combine four steps to settle fines within five minutes The Department of Economic Development (DED) has automated the fine settlement systems...

UAE’s Uber for Laundry is Here, wash+

Wash+ is an App that makes it easy to request pickup and delivery of your dry cleaning in Dubai Washplus has announced the launch of...

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Opens Boulevard Business and Service...

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has recently opened its new Business Centre in Boulevard Downtown Dubai. This initiative is part of...

Top 5 Customer Service Trends for 2015

In 2015, customer service will become more complicated and compelling than ever. Brands will often find themselves forced to adapt not only to new...