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Companies employing over 50 people can apply for medical tests online

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) provides companies with usernames and passwords so that they will not be required to visit typing centres for medical fitness test transactions.

3-month midday break for workers from today

Labourers who work in open construction sites will have a compulsory break from 12:30 pm to 3 pm until 15.09.2017.

Registered tenancy contract must for DEWA connection

From 01.07.2017 onwards, tenants moving into new premises in Dubai will have to present an Ejari Certificate to get their electricity and water services activated.

UAE introduces app for exiting country without passport

Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. For now, the UAE Wallet app can be used in Terminal 3. It will be operational in all terminals after the wallet is linked with other airlines.

UAE sets up Area 2071

The new innovative and creative zone is planned to be a place for great minds to share opinions and exchange expertise to make the world a better place and to design the future. Area 2071 will serve as a nucleus for making the future as part of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071.

Nestlé opens AED 530m factory in Dubai

The new facility is the consumer goods maker's third in the UAE and the 18. in the Middle East. It is located in Dubai South and specializes in producing Nescafé 3-in-1 coffee, Maggi soups and stock cubes for the GCC market and Levant countries.

Dubai Economy to certify eCommerce websites

The new initiative is part of the authority's efforts to protect consumers, resolve their complaints and ensure best practices regarding online transactions. The "Digital Protection" service is aimed at eCommerce companies offering their services in the mainland of the Emirate of Dubai as well as its free zones.

Angela Merkel on state visit in Abu Dhabi

The German chancellor held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on strengthening economic ties between the UAE and Germany. They also discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Libya and Syria. Merkel took a short trip to Saudi Arabia on Sunday and the UAE on Monday in preparation for the G20 Summit in June and went back to Berlin on Monday evening.