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Iftar at Pergolas Restaurant in Roda Al Murooj


Posted on Sunday April 21, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

We had the opportunity to join an iftar preview at Pergolas Restaurant in Roda Al Murooj Downtown Dubai. Now that Ramadan is fast approaching, many hotels and restaurants are promoting their iftar offerings. Located at the lobby of the hotel, the restaurant is designed around several buffet and cooking stations. While this was not out first […]

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Hilton Opens Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa in Morocco


Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest hotel brands in the world, has launched a new luxury property situated in Tangier, Morocco. This premier full-service hotels and resorts has opened its doors to Hilton Tangier Al Houara Resort & Spa which is set on a relaxing beach. We have only been to Fez and Chefchaouen, […]

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Coca Cola Arena to Open on June 2019


Posted on Monday April 08, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Previously called the “Dubai Arena”, the largest indoor entertainment arena in the region has re-branded in an exclusive 10-year partnership deal with Coca Cola, and will now be called “Coca Cola Arena”.  Below are some pictures of what you can expect inside this new entertainment and events hub. Also Read: Hub Zero Virtual Gaming Hub […]

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Breakfast at Last Exit Jebel Ali North Food Truck Park


Posted on Wednesday April 03, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

We were on our way to Abu Dhabi for a staycation and we dropped by Last Exit Mad X for some breakfast. We’ve been to Last Exit E11 before and had a good time there that we were wondering how this stopover place looks like. Inspired from the movie Mad Max, Last Exit Mad X has […]

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Taste of Dubai is Back! Here’s What to Expect from this Festival


Posted on Tuesday February 26, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Heads up as one of the city’s well-loved food, drink and music festival is back! Taste of Dubai is a 3-day extravaganza with the city’s hottest restaurants, world-class celebrity chefs and an incredible line-up of international music! Check out the details below and learn about what to expect from this event! This global platform is for […]

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Bentley Bentayga Speed, World’s Fastest and Most Luxurious SUV


Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Leading luxury car manufacturer, Bentley Motors, is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. They just launched the world’s fastest SUV which run a speed of 190 mph. Here are more details about the vehicle and its full specifications on what you can expect. New Bentayga Speed is world’s fastest production SUV […]

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JA Lake View Hotel to Open in September 


Posted on Sunday February 10, 2019

Created by DTB

There will be a new JA (Jebel Ali) Hotel that will be launched in Dubai very soon. This year, JA Lake View Hotel will be launched as an addition to the hotels by JA Resorts Hotels. This prestigious and award-winning brand has been recognized for its excellence, operation and management and will now feature 8 distinct […]

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LEVA Hotel Opens in Sheikh Zayed Road


Posted on Saturday February 09, 2019

Created by DTB

A new hotel launches in Dubai. Leva Hotels is a Four Star property along Sheikh Zayed Road so it is strategically located near the busy city. With modern chic and quirky interiors, it offers the millennial traveller a comfortable space to stay after a day of touring in the city. Dubai is always opening new hotels […]

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Enjoy a Platinum Staycation Package at Millennium Resort Mussanah in Oman


Posted on Friday February 01, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

One of the great destinations you can visit outside the UAE especially if you’re looking for a quick getaway is Oman. My wife and I have been there before but only for a day trip. We never got to stay overnight there. This made me wonder what it’s like to have a staycation in one of the […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Cultural Village Jadaf Opens


Posted on Tuesday January 01, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

There’s a new hotel that just opened in Al Jadaf district. Hilton Garden Inn announces its fourth property which is located near the Dubai Cultural Village (an area that is still under development that caters to arts and heritage. It is strategically situated. between Dubai International Airport and Downtown Dubai. We had a pleasant time when […]

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What You Should Know About Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai


Posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

No matter whether you live with your family or even alone for your professional needs […]

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No matter whether you live with your family or even alone for your professional needs in Dubai, the need to keep the sofa and overall cleanliness perspective on point is highly important. Where getting engaged in cleaning cannot only cause you to consume a lot of your time but being untrained one, you might also be not in a perfect situation to ensure the accurate cleaning. Always the best idea is to understand the methods and process of professional cleaning of sofas in Dubai carried out by the companies. Then make a decision whether to clean it yourself or hire the professional people. A lot of people may not be sure what it can do for them and for the same purpose, followings are the factors that you must know about Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai.

sofa cleaning in dubai
sofa cleaning in dubai

Multiple & diversified services:

When it comes to your living space, it would be pretty obvious that you will not have a sofa set only instead there would be plenty of upholsteries to take care of. Also, every of the item will be vulnerable to numerous substances of dirt, ugliness, and dust etc and this is where the Upholstery Cleaning Service in Dubai comes to help you.

Immaculate furniture:

Dull and untidy items of furniture might thoroughly distort the overall fascination of your house and one of the major advantages of hiring the Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai is something which can offer the kind of shine which is deserved by you & your furniture.

Properly scheduled & time bound functioning:

Unlike the conventional and home-based cleaning efforts, the kind of cleaning services rendered by Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai is profoundly professional. That means that you do not have to stay away from your furniture while it is being cleaned and also the entire process does not take the ages. The highly trained professionals complete the job super instantly without consuming a lot of extravagant time.

Customized scheduling:

Do you want the a cleaning service to do their job when you are at home? Or even do you need them to start cleaning at your working hours? Well, it’s entirely up to you where you can discuss it with them regarding your best available time and have them around super conveniently.

Rapid booking system:

The value of time is well & truly considered by the highly trained service so the booking process is usually kept quite straightforward by them. Whenever you feel like hiring the cleaning service, you can reach them out by call or email to give them further details about the furniture and work on price demand and that’s it. Then there is a date of appointment agreed on for your cleaning service.

Modern tools & equipment:

With the advancement in technology, the conventional cleaning tools are replaced by the latest & most sophisticated equipment. Check out more about the good quality upholstery cleaning machines. So, when you hire a professional service, what you get is the fullest cleaning and optimal results with the help of modern techniques and cleaning tools.

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World’s first-ever Cadillac HOTEL opens in Dubai


Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

The premium American automotive brand, Cadillac, opened its doors last night to the world’s first […]

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The premium American automotive brand, Cadillac, opened its doors last night to the world’s first Cadillac HOTEL, popping up in Dubai at this year’s edition of SOLE DXB. The official launch party was attended by some of the popular socialites and influencers from across the Middle East.

Cadillac HOTEL opening party

Cadillac HOTEL opening party

Open from Thursday 6th – 8th December only, Cadillac HOTEL welcomed hundreds of festival-goers through its doors on its opening night who were treated to bespoke Cadillac themed activations before heading to its rooftop deck to enjoy 180-degree views across the region’s street-culture festival in the fashionable Design District.

The Cadillac HOTEL also staged the brand’s regional unveiling of its first-ever compact SUV, the XT4.This is the fourth year Cadillac have partnered with SOLE DXB, the region’s biggest and popular cultural festival for millennials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jonathan Kanaa
Product Communications Manager – Cadillac Middle East
+971 56 5112273
jonathan.kanaa@gm.com
or
Farah Amhaz
Regional Communications Manager – General Motors
+971 4 314 3920
farah.amhaz@gm.com

Listings Information
Event:                   Sole DXB
Dates:                   6th , 7th , 8th December 2018

Music line up:

Friday 7th December: Blood Orange, Giggs, Sho Madjozi, Masego and Slow Thai
Saturday 8th December: NAS, Lion Babe, Roxanne Shante and DaniLeigh

Times:   6th doors open at 6:30pm until 10pm
7th & 8th doors open at 12pm until 10pm

Ticket prices:

Weekend pass AED 295 and day pass AED 195
Tickets available through Virgin Megastore Tickets https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/ae, Dubai Calendar App, and www.soledxb.com/tickets.

Download the Sole DXB App from the Apple App Store and Apps on Google Play for further announcements and the programme.

For all Sole DXB media enquiries contact:

Plus 1 Communications
Nermine Kashef | nermine@plus1comms.com | +971 (0)52 750 0869

About Cadillac

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today, Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring distinctive design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at www.cadillacarabia.com. Cadillac’s media website with information, images and video can be found at media.cadillac.com.

About Sole DXB

Beginning life in 2010, as a meeting point for a handful of likeminded Dubai-based friends with a love of all thing’s sneakers, Sole DXB has grown into so much more:  a three-day annual cultural festival spanning
live music, workshops, film screenings, brand activations, contemporary fashion, art installations and the region’s most competitive streetball tournament, saw over 22,000 people through its doors last year offering fresh insight into the ever-evolving alternative Middle Eastern lifestyle.

Sole DXB is more than a party – Sole DXB is a pinnacle figure in the region’s burgeoning street culture scene, providing a local platform for this global community who shape the future of progressive street culture, at home and abroad.

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MENA based translation company, Torjoman, grows operations by 50%


Posted on Sunday December 02, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Torjoman, the MENA based translations company, which operates offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, […]

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Torjoman, the MENA based translations company, which operates offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, has introduced its latest solution as part of its efforts to fully digitise its services. Customers can now enjoy Torjoman’s complete translation services online, through either its website or newly launched app, to do everything from online ordering, requesting a quotation, tracking progress and making payment, besides more. The move is part of a broader trend of the digitisation of information.

“Taking inspiration from the e-commerce industry, which has made shopping possible at the click of a button, we want to bring the same ease of use and purchase to our translation service. Digital transformation is now touching all industries from retail through to healthcare, and it offers great growth opportunities. Last year we grew our operations by 50%, which in large part is thanks to the cutting-edge technology we are implementing to fully digitise our services,” said Ayman Saad, Marketing Manager, Torjoman.

Much of the company’s growth has come from growing demand in UAE and KSA being driven by government, technology, telecommunications and industrial and manufacturing sectors.

“The current updates we are working on, such as the integration between our online portal and our in-house developed Translation Management System (TMS), means users will also have greater ability to automate their workflow, thereby improving efficiency and consistency. Overall it means a greater level of service for our customer base,” Saad added.

Besides the online ordering platform, Torjoman continues to work on developing various technologies from translation memories (TM), which collates translations into a database to aid translators and reduce errors, and cloud-based translation management systems. Most revolutionary of all, however, is the development of neutral machine translations (NMT), which in the future will see artificial intelligence fully responsible for translations.

About Torjoman

Torjoman is a leading global translation agency, employing over 1,000 professional translators who have a command of over 100+ languages. Launched in 1994, Torjoman operates across the MENA region, with offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. ISO 17100 certified, the company prides itself on speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness and is setting a benchmark in digital translation solutions. Torjoman is part of parent company Future Group.

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The EK Firebirds are ready to roll ahead of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens


Posted on Friday November 30, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

After six months of training, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women’s rugby club […]

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After six months of training, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women’s rugby club comprised of Emirates Cabin Crew coming from 14 different nationalities, is ready to compete at the 2018 edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens invitational women’s tournament. Earlier today, the EK Firebirds squad met with the USA Women’s Eagles, the national sevens rugby team, for a mini-training camp ahead of the tournament, where they ran through practice scrums, along with kicking and tackling techniques and exercises.

EK Firebirds

EK Firebirds

The EK Firebirds team members come from rugby loving nations including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as other diverse nations like Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Namibia, the Philippines and Nigeria – reflecting the multi-cultural Cabin Crew team at the airline and the global make up of Dubai. The team members have found time to practice and train during their busy travel rosters, and organise themselves to ensure that as many of them train together as possible, using the Sevens stadium, Zaabeel Park and other venues in Dubai as their training grounds.

EK Firebirds

EK Firebirds

The club started in 2012 with four Emirates Cabin Crew members taking a keen interest in playing rugby. Since then the team has grown to over 15 members, and it continues to actively recruit within the Emirates Cabin Crew community. The EK Firebirds developed from touch rugby to a fully practicing contact rugby 7’s club, and the club has participated in several tournaments. This is the first time that many of the EK Firebirds players will taking to the pitch for a rugby 7’s match at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.  The invitational tournament is held in conjunction with the World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series tournaments.

Last year the club became a member of the UAE Rugby Federation and since then they have played at the Women’s Gulf Rugby Tournament. During the tournament, the team’s first squad qualified to the finals at the Women’s Gulf Rugby Cup and the second team made it to the quarter finals. The young women continue to focus on improving their skills, knowledge of the game and conditioning their capabilities even further, and most importantly supporting each other as they pursue their passion for the game of rugby. In fact, Emirates’ diverse 23,000 strong Cabin Crew community includes hundreds of vocational backgrounds and talents spanning music, sports, medicine, law, engineering, teaching, amongst others.

The 2018 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off tomorrow at The Sevens Stadium. Now in its 49th year, it is set to be the largest event on record with over 930 rugby and netball matches across three days and enhanced entertainment for everyone. During the Dubai Sevens, Emirates will be bringing the Rugby World Cup and will be displaying it at its hospitality for guests and fans.

Along with activating its world-class hospitality and branding across the tournament, Emirates Cabin Crew will be handing out the airline’s signature children’s products and taking keepsake photos of younger fans with Emirates ‘Fly with Me’ mascots

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MG Motor unleashes the all-new MG6 in the Middle East


Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

The all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East.Now in its third generation, […]

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The all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East.Now in its third generation, the new 2019 MG6 model has been upgraded with an array of premium and sporty features whilst delivering performance, efficiency and class-leading comfort.

MG6 2019 exterior

MG6 2019 exterior

With quality design features normally found on luxury brands, the MG6 has been given a new ‘Star Rider’ grill, carbon fibre detailing and LED headlamps – inspired by the London Eye – with progressive indicators. A large ‘MG’ badge, chrome touches and a twin-exhaust give the sporty family sedan an aggressive stance, and, completing the bold look, the new MG6 sits on 18-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres.

Inside, the sporty theme continues with a cockpit packed with the latest in-car technology. A large 8-inch full-colour touch-screen infotainment system sits in the middle of the dashboard, which can be operated from the multi-function leather steering wheel. Apple CarPlay, push start button, keyless entry, digital dials, six speakers, tyre pressure monitoring system and rear parking camera are all offered as standard.

The cabin – which features 22 practical stowage spaces – is trimmed in a vibrant dual-tone black and red leather upholstery which wraps around the doors and dashboard providing a cossetted feeling.The dual zone air conditioning ensures all occupants in the front and rear cabins are cool and comfortable whilst the 424-litre boot space – extendable to 1170 litres with the rear seats folded –provides ample luggage space.

Powered by a 1.5L petrol engine, the new MG6 is both sporty and economical, offering a swift 0-100 kph in just seven seconds whilst providing a range of 100km in under six litres of fuel. There are fourvdriving modes to cater for all eventualities – Eco, Normal, Sports, and Individual – as well as a class- leading 7-speed dual clutch transmission and five-star CNCAP rating; keeping the whole family travelling in style and safety.

Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s parent company SAIC Motor Middle East, commented: “The all-new MG6 appeals to a range of customers across the region, especially younger buyers who are looking for value for money in a stylish, technologically-advanced package.This latest generation of the MG6 takes the quality and styling of our vehicle to a new level, providing the kind of features customers expect to find on premium automotive brands.”

“Since SAIC Motor’s acquisition of MG Motor, and as a Global Top 500 company, we have opened a new chapter for this British-born brand. The introduction of the all-new MG6 comes hot on the heels of the launch of two SUV models earlier this year – the MG RX5 compact SUV and the MG ZS SUV –as well as the second-generation MG GS. With these models joining the existing MG 360, we now have a very competitive and appealing line-up to offer our discerning customers in the Middle East.”

The MG6 is now available in MG Motor showrooms across the Middle East.

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Travel Bans on Personal Guarantors of Loans


Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Corporate facilities in the United Arab Emirates require a guarantee contract or a personal guarantee […]

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Corporate facilities in the United Arab Emirates require a guarantee contract or a personal guarantee to be executed by the principal partner of the debtor company, obliging the guarantor to repay the full or part of the facility granted in case the company that has been granted the banking facilities fails to pay.

In the event that the company defaults in payment banks resort to expedited judiciary procedures and request a travel ban against the personal guarantor, especially if the personal guarantor is not a citizen of the UAE and hence there is a fear of exiting the country. This usually occurs before any other action is taken; such as lodging a claim against the outstanding amount. Without a doubt, imposition of a travel ban is a useful method of pressuring the guarantor into settling the debt.

However, the provisions of the Dubai Court of Cassation have established that to issue a travel ban it is not sufficient to establish that a debt exists and that the guarantor is a foreign national. The creditor must prove that there are serious reasons for the debtor to flee as stipulated in Article 329 of the Civil Procedures Law, which requires that the petition submitted to the Courts state reasons justifying that there is risk of the guarantor fleeing, such as selling all or part of his property, liquidating or closing the company that received the facility, or other evidence to the effect that the guarantor is ending his stay in the UAE in preparation to flee/leave the country.

The absence of these reasons in a petition submitted by the creditor renders it void of one of the conditions provided for in Article 329 of the Civil Procedure Law. When banks apply for a travel ban before the courts of the UAE, it often occurs that they fail to fulfill part of these requirements. Although the law authorizes the judge pursuant to Article 329 to conduct a brief investigation, if the documents supporting the application do not provide sufficient evidence that the debtor will flee, the practice in the UAE is that an urgent matters judge issues the order or rejects it as soon as a request is submitted by the bank without the aforementioned investigation. However, the request for a travel ban is in its original form a petition, and this petition must itself contain the facts of the request and its grounds. Pursuant to Article 140 of the Civil Procedure Law, the judge or the head of the competent circuit shall duly issue his order in writing on the day following the submission of the petition without justification.

The UAE judiciary has determined that the assessment of the availability of meritorious reasons to evidence the risk of the debtor to flee prior to the execution of the judgments against him in favor of the creditor is the authority of the competent court without the need for intervention by the Cassation Court. The legislator granted the creditor bank an eight-day period to file a petition for a travel ban after which the competent judge will deny such petitions under article 330/5 of the Civil Procedures Law.

The Dubai Court of Cassation, in Court of Cassation Appeal No. 119 of 2005 decision issued on 27 November 2005, accordance with Article 329 of the Civil Procedures Law, ruled that restricting the freedom of the debtor to travel outside the country requires that the essential elements that allow the judge to take such action be taken into consideration. The fact that the debtor is a foreign national, or that he is a debtor to a third party, or that a quantifiable civil claim is made is not sufficient. The creditor has the burden of proving more substantial reasons that justify the fear that the debtor will flee the country. It is evident that the courts have a high threshold with respect to the evidence required to restrict travel of a guarantor.

In conclusion, banks in the United Arab Emirates require commitment to a guarantee contract or personal guarantee from principal partners in companies wishing to obtain banking facilities making them jointly liable with the company (debtor) in the fulfillment of any indebtedness in the event that the creditor bank submits a claim to the debt, but what about the precautionary measures that can be taken against the personal guarantor?

The precautionary measures, including travel bans, as mentioned above, can be effective and decisive. They often lead the personal guarantor to reach a settlement for fear of prolonged substantive claims. Travel bans last for at least a year, according to the practice in UAE courts. Of course, it is known that most entities require the travel of their managers and principal partners, which ultimately leads the banks to take advantage of personal guarantees to issue travel bans or any other precautionary measures. In light of the high threshold by the courts, such measures must be carefully pleaded so as to not subject them to rejection by the courts if the debtor lodges an appeal against the order pursuant to Article (141) of the Civil Procedures Law.

 

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A complete guide to Vehicle Registration Renewal In UAE


Posted on Saturday October 20, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Vehicle registration renewal process in UAE is easy and straightforward as most of the services […]

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Vehicle registration renewal process in UAE is easy and straightforward as most of the services are available through smart channels. This post will help you to understand the whole process in detail.

1)Vehicle Testing

If your car is older than three years then it is mandatory to to get it inspected from any of the authorized vehicle testing centers across the country.

RTA authorized testing centers are located at various parts of the city which also includes two 24 hrs Testing and registration centers (Tasjeel Al Qusais and Quick Registration. In Abu Dhabi, most of the Adnoc vehicle inspection centers provide 24 hrs service. In Sharjah Tasjeel Vehicle testing and registration center operates from 7am to 9pm and In Ajman shamil vehicle testing center working hours are from 7am to 8pm. Similarly, vehicle testing centers in other emirates also have long working hours to help customers to avail the testing faccility at their convenient time.

2) Fine Payments

In most of the cases fine payments can be made online but if you have black points or Blocked fines then you need to physically visit the vehicle registration center to for the payments. If your blocked points are from another emirate than you need to visit vehicle registration center located in that emirate to payoff the fines. All Dubai fines can be paid online at Dubai RTA website and Fine payments of all other emirates can be done through EVG (Emirates Vehicle Gate) website.

3) Insurance Arrangements

Your vehicle insurance should be valid for at least twelve months in order to renew vehicle registration in UAE. You can also obtain insurance online through number of insurance portals such as “SouqalMal”.

 4) Registration Renewal

Once everything is done the next and final step is to do the vehicle registration renewal. You can do this online at Dubai RTA Website (For Dubai plates only) or at EVG (For all other emirates).  If you do the vehicle registration renewal online then your new vehicle registration card will be delivered to your desired address within two to three working days.

You can also renew your vehicle registration through RTA smart kiosks located at multiple locations in Dubai and ministry of interior kiosks located in all other emirates.

Before you proceed For Vehicle Registration Renewal Make Sure:

  • You have valid UAE resident Visa
  • You have valid UAE national ID
  • Your vehicle has passed the Registration Renewal test
  • All your fines on your traffic file number and driving license are paid off
  • You already have the insurance on the car that is valid for next twelve months.

Third Party Vehicle Registration Renewal Services

If you don’t want to complete all these above mentioned vehicle registration renewal steps by yourself then you can also avail the services of any trusted third party companies like Car Registration Renewal. Once you book an appointment with them, they will pick up your car, do all all the necessary steps including insurance arrangements and will return back the car with new registration card.

What if I don’t renew my vehicle registration on time?
Once your vehicle registration is expired, you have a one month of grace period and you have to renew your vehicle registration in that time period. Driving a vehicle without valid insurance and expired number plate is an offense and there are multiple radars that catch expired number plates that may result in 500 AED fines with multiple black points and your vehicle can also be impounded for at least seven days. So, don’t take any risk and renew your car registration on time.

 

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The complete guide to buying and selling cars in Dubai


Posted on Wednesday September 26, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

It is hard to manage a life in this city without a car. Almost, entire […]

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It is hard to manage a life in this city without a car. Almost, entire infrastructure of the city is built around its use. All newcomers goes through the process of buying cars and we have decided to write this post to explain them all the steps involved in buying and selling cars in UAE.

Cars in UAE

Cars in UAE

Buying a new VS Used Car

This is a very important decision that every expat makes. In UAE, you get really attractive deals on new cars with easy bank financing options. The process is completely hassle free and in most of the cases you can avail the required bank financing without even visiting any bank as most showrooms handle financing requests by themselves.

On the other hand, a car that is on a bank loan is not really under your ownership until the loan is fully paid-off. This is a long term obligation as you need to ensure that you are ready to cut a small percentage of your salary for few years. Once you have cleared all the loan on the car, its value won’t be same as it will be a 3 to 5 year old car at that time.

Pros of buying a new car:

  • Drives awesome without worrying about any considerable maintenance cost
  • New cars comes with warranties
  • Easy financing solutions with nominal installment plans
  • New cars comes with free service for at least couple of  years
  • Comfort and ease

Cons of buying a new car:

  • Long term liability if car is financed by a bank
  • Cars in UAE depreciate really fast
  • High insurance premium on new cars

Buying a used car is also a very convenient option as there are hundreds of cars posted daily on Dubizzle and you have lots of options to look at. The prices of used cars are affordable and this option comes with no long term obligation

Pros of buying a used car

  • You own your car and you can sell it anytime
  • Second hand cars in UAE are cheap as compared to various other parts of the world
  • You have option to avail third party insurance coverage that has quite nominal annual premium.

Cons of buying a used car

  • Hidden defects
  • High maintenance and service cost
  • No warranties

How to buy used cars in Dubai?

There are number of options to buy a used car and lets go through all of the one by one.

2) Dubizzle

Buying a used car through  Dubizzle is by far the best option you have as on dubizzle you are buying the car directly from the current owner and there is no third party involved and buying a car directly from the owner always adds to the confidence.

2) Used Car Dealers

You can also buy a car from used car market located in Ras Al Khor Dubai and at various other places too. Before going to the used car market make sure you know the car prices well and you need to ensure that you are getting the desired value for money you are going to spend.

 3) Used Car Showrooms

You can buy used cars from various used car showrooms as well. These cars are normally of high quality and some of the used car showrooms are owned by big brands like AL Futtaim and you can trust on the prices and quality of cars in these showrooms.

How to sell a car in dubai?

1) Dubizzle

If you are willing to sell a car at the right value then there is no better platform than dubizzle. The process of selling a car on dubizzle can take some time as you may need to show your car to number of potential buyers before actually selling it. This option is best for people who have time to sell and they are looking to maximize return on their cars.

  2) Selling cars to cash buyers

There are many online car buying companies like Beep UAE, where you can sell a car for instant cash. The prices offered by these companies are normally less than the market value but there is absolutely no hassle involved in selling cars to instant buyers.

 3) Let them sell my cars

Some companies also offer services to sell your car on your behalf. They will post your car on Dubizzle and will sell it for you for a small percentage on the final price of the car.

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Gulftainer Signs 50-year, $600 million concession to Operate and Expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA


Posted on Thursday September 20, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the UAE, finalised […]

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Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator and logistics company based in the UAE, finalised a 50-year concession with the State of Delaware in the USA to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington, significantly expanding the company’s global footprint and reach. The agreement, signed by Gulftainer’s subsidiary GT USA, will see an expected investment of up to $600 million in the port to upgrade and expand the terminal and to turn it into one of the largest facilities of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard.

Gulftainer

Gulftainer

The port deal represents the largest operation ever run by a UAE company in the United States, as well as the largest investment ever by a private UAE company in the country.

At a public signing ceremony held in Wilmington, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed the agreement with Badr Jafar, Chairman of the Executive Board of Gulftainer, in the presence of Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and other state officials, as well as H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE Ambassador to the US and other dignitaries.

The 50-year concession follows a year of negotiations and a thorough evaluation of Gulftainer’s capabilities globally, including in the USA, where it currently operates the Canaveral Cargo Terminal in Port Canaveral, Florida and provides services to the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the US Space Industry. The Delaware concession agreement completes a preliminary agreement between Gulftainer and the State of Delaware, as well as the completion of a formal review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), granting Gulftainer exclusive rights to manage the Port.

Badr Jafar, Chairman of Gulftainer s Executive Board and H E Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the USA during the Gulftainer Signing Ceremony

Badr Jafar, Chairman of Gulftainer s Executive Board and H E Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the USA during the Gulftainer Signing Ceremony

Gov. John Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware, said: “This historic agreement will result in significant new investment in the Port of Wilmington, which has long been one of Delaware’s most important industrial job centers. For decades, jobs at the Port have helped stabilize Delaware families and the communities where they live. I was proud to help make our partnership with Gulftainer official today, and I want to thank members of the General Assembly, the Diamond State Port Corporation, Gulftainer, and all of our partners who have helped make this agreement a reality.”

Gulftainer plans to invest up to US$600 million in the port, including $400 million on a new 1.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) container facility at DuPont’s former Edgemoor site, which was acquired by the Diamond State Port Corporation in 2016.

Badr Jafar, Chairman of Gulftainer’s Executive Board, said: “We are proud to be making this long-term commitment to the State of Delaware, its community and its economy. This landmark agreement builds on Gulftainer’s 43-year track record of delivering excellence and dependability in ports and logistics operations around the world, and we are confident that this public-private partnership will propel the Port of Wilmington towards becoming the principal gateway of the Eastern Seaboard.”
Mr Jafar added, “since Gulftainer’s entry into the US through our operations in Port Canaveral in 2015, we have discovered major untapped potential in this sector and we will continue to look for attractive investment opportunities in the region.”

H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the USA said, “The UAE and US have a strong, vibrant investment relationship that delivers meaningful and measurable benefits to businesses, and creates jobs in both countries. Gulftainer’s investment in the Port of Wilmington is a perfect example of this important economic partnership. This deal will create new jobs in Wilmington and generate additional economic benefits to other communities across Delaware.”

Plans for the Port also include development of all cargo terminal capabilities at the facility and enhancement of its overall productivity. Gulftainer will also establish a training facility at the development site specifically for the Ports and Logistics industries that is expected to train and upskill up to 1,000 people per year.

Peter Richards, Group CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer has been fortunate to be at the forefront of transforming port and logistics operations in four continents around the world. This deal is a milestone in our operating history, and will provide us the platform to make a real difference to the sector on the US East Coast by working closely with the State of Delaware to achieve significant enhancements across the board.”

The Port of Wilmington opened in 1923, and is a fully serviced deep-water port and marine terminal strategically located on 308 acres at the confluence of the Delaware and Christina Rivers. It is the top North American port for fresh fruit imports into the USA and has the largest dockside cold storage facility in the Country.

The relationship between the US and UAE has long been underpinned by a shared commitment to promote strong trade and investment ties. In recent years total bilateral trade between the UAE and US has grown from approximately $5 billion in 2004 to over $24 billion in 2017. The US had a $15.7 billion trade surplus with the UAE, its third largest trade surplus globally.

About Gulftainer

Gulftainer is the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator. Established in the Emirate of Sharjah in 1976, the rapidly expanding ports and logistics company has built up a strong presence in various parts of the world. In 2017 and 2016, The Seatrade Maritime Awards named Gulftainer the Terminal Operator of the Year in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa region. Gulftainer won the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category in the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017. It also won the Logistics Middle East CSR Initiative of the Year award in 2018.

In the UAE, the company operates two main ports on behalf of the Sharjah Port Authority –Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) and Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT). Its flagship terminal, KCT, was recognised by the Journal of Commerce as the fastest terminal in the MENA region and the third-fastest in the world.

Outside the UAE, the Gulftainer Group operates and manages ports and logistics businesses in several countries including Iraq (Iraq Container Terminal, Iraq Project Terminal and Umm Qasr Logistics Centre), Pakistan (GTL-MTI), Brazil (Recife Port), Lebanon (Tripoli Container Terminal) and Turkey (Momentum Logistics). In Saudi Arabia, Gulftainer acquired a 51 per cent stake in Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in June 2013, and now operates the Northern Container Terminal in Jeddah, Jubail Industrial Port and Jubail Commercial Port. Canaveral Cargo Terminal in Florida, USA, opened in June 2015 following the signing of a 35-year agreement that made Gulftainer the first port management company from the Middle East to operate in the United States.Currently handling an annual throughput of 5.2 million TEUs, Gulftainer aims to expand its global portfolio in the next 10 years to triple business volume worldwide to more than 10,000 vessel calls and triple container handling to 15 million TEUs.

About GT USA

GT USA is the U.S. division of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company with operations and business interests in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Brazil and the United States. The company signed a 35-year agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority in Florida, marking Gulftainer’s first venture in the United States. In addition to containers, Canaveral Cargo Terminal also handles heavy equipment, vehicles and boats as well as breakbulk, lumber and heavy lift cargo. GT USA also manages a 40,000 square-foot warehouse at Port Canaveral.

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Relam Investment Launches HETACHAIN ICO Based on 3rd Generation Blockchain Technology


Posted on Thursday September 20, 2018

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Relam Investment has officially launched its 3 rd Generation Blockchain technology ecosystem -HETACHAIN – and its […]

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Relam Investment has officially launched its 3 rd Generation Blockchain technology ecosystem -HETACHAIN – and its ICO. The global launch started in Dubai, and will proceed to London and Turkey throughout 2018. HETACHAIN is a super-fast DPoS + BFT hybrid blockchain network focused on addressing the age-long scalability dilemma and pushing forth a truly democratically governed platform built for industry scale transactions while also uniquely designed for
private users. With its array of features integrating a blend of public and individual adoption-focused design through a multi-chain system, users can use HETACHAIN for both public and private blockchain preference.

HETACHAIN

The HETACHAIN ecosystem consists of smart contracts, Hetacoin, hot and cold Heta Wallets, Heta App Store, Blockchain feature-enablers and comprehensive solutions that enhance its applicability in smart banking, healthcare, e-commerce, trade,telecommunications, data management, investment, cash exchange, and remittance.

Network congestion, slow transactions, high network fees, and high-energy consumption have become synonymous with 1st and 2nd Generation Blockchain technology.HETACHAIN’s 3rd Generation Blockchain Technology addresses these by solving the problems of scalability, increased transactions per second and energy efficiency, and bringing Blockchain technology closer to mass adoption.

“We are driving the whole world into a new ecosystem. HETACHAIN will be your enabler, your society, your business and your social life. HETACHAIN is designed to be a diversified ecosystem crossing various sectors such as; finance, healthcare, retail,trade, transport and will always upgrade with the changes happening in our societies. The ecosystem is empowered with a 3.0 Blockchain technology, and through it we will provide our Smart Contracts, HetaCoin, Heta Wallet and other technologies.” Mr. Sultan Ali Lootah, Chairman and CEO of HETACHAIN said.

Sultan Ali Lootah - Chairman and CEO of HETACHAIN

Sultan Ali Lootah – Chairman and CEO of HETACHAIN

Hetacoin is aimed at becoming one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world, powered by the demand generated from the HETACHAIN Crypto-crowdsale ecosystem where users can launch their own ICO projects.Tech experts believe that HETACHAIN will be a revolutionary influencer that will penetrate all sectors of our economy.

About HETACHAIN

Hetachain is a 3rd Generation Blockchain Technology invested by Relam Investment LLC, an international investment company headquartered in Dubai. The Hetachain ecosystem consists of Hetacoin, Heta Wallets, smart contracts, Heta App Store and Blockchain feature-enablers that enhance its applicability and make it the most revolutionary technology in its class.

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