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  • 28 Jan 2019Dubai

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has announced it has waived a mandatory requirement for hotels, tourism companies and event organisers to obtain a Public Relations Officer card before conducting industry transactions like permit requests and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services.

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  • 21 Dec 2018Libya

    Libya’s interim Government has announced a public holiday will take place on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December, to mark the country’s declaration of independence on 24 December 1951.

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  • 06 Nov 2018Abu Dhabi

    Following the announcement made by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADED) on September 15th, 2018 launching the first phase of its Dual Licenses Initiative (DLI) to allow offshore companies to carry out their activities in Abu Dhabi mainland, it has now materialized through an administrative decision issued by the Chairman of the ADED, H.E Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri on 18th July 2018 and published in the Official Gazette (Decision).

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  • 05 Nov 2018United Arab Emirates

    Healthcare professionals who have been licensed once in the UAE will not be required to re-sit exams if they return to the country in the future. Once a healthcare professional leaves the country, their details will be saved in the system but will be in an inactive form.

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  • 24 Oct 2018Abu Dhabi

    The Abu Dhabi Global Market (the ADGM) recently announced the launch of a commercial license specifically catered towards tech start-ups that allows entrepreneurs to obtain an operational license in the ADGM and access to a Professional Services Support Program aimed at allowing entrepreneurs entry to a community of businesses, financial services and professional advisors.

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  • 10 Oct 2018United Arab Emirates

    Earlier this year, the UAE National Media Council (NMC) issued the Electronic Media Regulation (the Regulation) aimed at governing all online media activities in the country. The Regulation mainly introduced new licensing requirements for commercial digital media activities in the UAE. It also reinforces the obligation for all online media content broadcast across the UAE to comply with the local religious, social and cultural values.

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