Dubai welcomes 13.2m international visitors in 2014

05 May 2015

8.2 per cent growth significantly higher than global average of 4.7 per cent

Results contained within ‘Dubai Annual Visitor Report’, launched at Arabian Travel Market

Dubai, UAE; 3 May 2015: Dubai welcomed a total of 13.2 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to new statistics issued by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Representing a year-on-year increase of 8.2 per cent – significantly higher than the global average of... Read More

Technology key to seamless Air Traffic Management in Middle East

05 May 2015

Middle East airspace is presently ‘saturated’

CANSO: Middle East ATM requires effective use of technology

ATC equipment market to reach $4.23 billion by 2020

UAE to handle 1.85 million aircraft movements by 2030

26 companies to showcase ATM portfolio at Airport Show

ATM challenges until 2030 to be debated at GALF-2015

Alleviate ‘system limitations’ in UAE airspace

Dubai, May 3, 2015: Civil aviation authorities in the Middle East are... Read More

‘Promenade With Me’ by Savannah du Quercy

04 May 2015

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach presents an exhibition in collaboration with the International Emerging Artist Award ‘Promenade With Me’ by Savannah du Quercy. An inspiring journey into the universe of the artist, ’Promenade With Me” is a mix media exhibition and a theatrical experience of a unique kind. Vibrant in colour and magically powerful, it is envisioned by French actress and painter Savannah Du Quercy. In it unexpected brush strokes and experimentation blend to reveal a sensitive soul... Read More

Seaplane safaris to Sir Bani Yas Island launched

03 May 2015

New seaplane safaris have been launched making it easier for the public to see some of the rarest wildlife in the country.

A Dubai-based tour operator is now offering a range of packages to Sir Bani Yas Island, west of Abu Dhabi city, starting from Dh 2,999 per person for a day trip.

“We are very proud and privileged to have partnered with Anantara in this new service,” said Stuart Wheeler, chief executive of Seawings.

“Sir Bani Yas is a magical place with so much to... Read More

Middle East airports going ‘smart’ for seamless travel experience

03 May 2015

 Airport Show due to take place in Dubai from May 10 to 12

Global smart airports market to reach $13.5 billion by 2020

Travelers are looking for personalized airport engagement

Technology enables passengers to take more control of their travel experience 

UAE airports lead in smart technology adoption

Airport Show 2015 to show latest smart technologies

Dubai, April 11, 2015: Imagine driving to the airport, having chosen a car parking slot in advance... Read More

More than 550 people jumped with parachutes from Dubai's Princess Tower

30 Apr 2015

More than 550 people jumped with parachutes from the highest residential building in the world

Members of the American team Dream Walker together with other professional athletes made a massive jump with parachutes from the roof of a skyscraper Princess Tower in Dubai, which is considered the tallest residential building in the world. As reported on the team page in Facebook 558 people, jumped from the tower, over a period of 80 hours.

The participants of the event, organized... Read More

SCTDA launches Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021

30 Apr 2015

Vision features four strategic pillars working in parallel.

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) unveiled today Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021, aiming to attract more than 10 million tourists by year 2021, when the UAE celebrates its 50th anniversary. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, attended by H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Noman, Chairman of SCTDA, and H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General of SCTDA, in the... Read More

Airport Show records 38 per cent growth in Hosted Buyers

30 Apr 2015

B2B platform to have 127 hosted buyers

Hosted buyers coming from 30 countries

67 per cent increase in number of companies

Programme evolved since its launch in 2009

$85 billion airport construction projects in Middle East

Sheikh Ahmed: Ideal B2B platform for decision-makers

Dubai, April 29, 2015: The 15th edition of Airport Show, scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from May 10 to 12, will see an... Read More

Dubai’s Meraas Launches Bulgari Residences

30 Apr 2015

The Bulgari Residences project expands upon the May 2014 announcement of Bulgari Resort Dubai.

Dubai developer Meraas has teamed up with luxury brand Bulgari to launch Bulgari Residences, part of the Bulgari Resort and Residences project on Jumeira Bay Island.

Together with hotel Bulgari Resort Dubai, announced in May last year, it will form a 1.7 million square foot master development.

The residential project, comprising 165 apartments, eight penthouses and 15 mansions... Read More

Dubai Exports taps new markets in Russia, Brazil and Germany

28 Apr 2015

Presence in Russia, Brazil and Germany will help entities explore opportunities.

Dubai — Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, recently opened its overseas offices in Brazil, Russia and Germany as part of its strategic plan to link local companies to key export markets and in line with the directives of the Economic Development Committee of the Dubai Executive Council to enhance the emirate’s bilateral trade.

The... Read More