There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… (more…)
Thursday June 6 will be a paid official holiday for all workers of private sector companies and enterprises nationwide to observe the anniversary of Isra Wal Miraj, according to a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour. Read more
Maybe not after 6 April 2013!
With effect from 6 April 2013, HMRC’s Statutory Residence Test applies. This means that it is now more difficult for a person to remain non-UK resident (for example while residing in the UAE), to establish non-UK residency.
Residence status for UK tax purposes has been historically difficult to determine. On December 11th 2012 the HM Treasury published the draft Finance Bill 2013 which included the legislation to establish a new statutory residence test (SRT) as of 6th of April 2013 SRT now applies to individuals for Income tax, Capital Gains tax, Inheritance tax and Corporation tax. This legislation supersedes any previous residence legislation. Read more
A forum provides an online community for expatriates, whether they are considering relocating to Dubai, newcomers or expat veterans of Dubai.
Expat Chat Dubai is a platform for in-depth discussions, questions, answers and sharing of information amongst Dubai’s large, multicultural expatriate population. Read more
Please, please, help. These rescued and abandoned cats and dogs are all in need of homes. On the day there will also be a sale of second hand books, second hand pet accessories, and jumble. Donations will be accepted on the day.
Volunteers are welcome.
Thinking of starting up a business in Dubai but don’t know where to start – this could be the event for you.
The inaugural Business Factory event will take place on Tuesday 30th April 2013 at the 5-star Meydan IMAX Theatre venue. The exhibition runs from 11am till 9pm. As well as exhibitors, workshops will run in parallel providing fantastic topical sessions. Delegates can choose when to arrive, depending on which workshop sessions they might be interested in. Register online at www.thebusinessfactory.ae.
At this inaugural Event, the focus will be on the 4 main pillars of business;- Read more
The fourth installment of THE MARKET OF EVERYTHING will be held in Traffic from April 25 – May 4, 2013.
Over 10 days Traffic will be bringing together members of the community looking to buy, sell, trade, rent, lend or donate anything from furniture, books, music, art, food, clothes, toys, cars, pets, instruments and more. The Market of Everything aims to promote community involvement and support social sustainability through the exchange and recycling of our belongings. It also embraces DIY projects. Read more