Shaikh Ahmed chairs Expo 2020 meeting

15 Mar 2015

The meeting covered updates surrounding the development and final preparation of the Expo 2020 Dubai Registration Dossier.

Dubai — Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee Chairman, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group,  on Wednesday chaired the first official meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee in 2015.

The meeting covered updates surrounding the development and final... Read More

Team Russia snatch Nation’s Cup victory

15 Mar 2015

Team UAE’s Rashed Al Qemzi was the sole entrant in the Emirati team on Wednesday and was impressive in both sprint races.

Doha — Team Russia’s Andrei Panyushkin and Konstantin Ustinov snatched a comfortable victory in the 2015 UIM Nation’s Cup World Series in Qatar after two thrilling sprint races on Doha Bay on Wednesday afternoon. The duo were first and fifth in the opening race and second and third in the second to snatch victory from Team Belarus and Team Germany.

Team UAE’... Read More

Revealed: Top 10 Cities Offering The Best Quality Of Living

15 Mar 2015

Dubai retains the top spot in the MENA region, while Vienna is named as the best globally.

Dubai remains the top city in the Middle East for quality of living, ranking 74 globally – down one spot from last year, according to latest annual global Quality of Living report published by HR consultancy Mercer.

Neighbouring Abu Dhabi came second in the region, ranking 77 this year, moving up one place from 2014. Muscat (ranking 104), Doha (108) and Amman (122) rounded off the top... Read More

Emirates eyes 50 to 70 Airbus or Boeing long-haul jets

12 Mar 2015

Addition would bolster the carrier’s long-haul fleet

Berlin: Emirates airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engined Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, company president Tim Clark said in Berlin Thursday, which would bolster the carrier’s long-haul fleet.

Clark remained vague on the number and maker of twin-engined wide-body planes, but said the acquisition was part of Emirates’s efforts to increase its share of the traffic on the world’s long-haul routes.

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Abu Dhabi Airports financing Fujairah airport expansion

12 Mar 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports is “helping” Fujairah finance the expansion of its airport as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last year.

“We are enhancing their runways, their aprons (where aircraft are parked), their parking and the terminal itself,” Abu Dhabi Airports Chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansouri said.

The MoU between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation for Fujairah, which owns Fujairah International, was announced in May last year.

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Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal to be 65% complete by year-end

12 Mar 2015

The Dh10.8b Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) will be able to handle as many as 40 million passengers a year

Abu Dhabi’s mega airport expansion project, the Dh10.8 billion Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), will be “60 to 65 per cent” complete by the end of the year. The MTB is slated to open in July, 2017.

In an interview at Abu Dhabi Airport’s headquarters at Abu Dhabi International on Tuesday, Chairman Ali Majed Al Mansouri said there has been “some changes” to the design but... Read More

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed opens Future of Borders Conference

12 Mar 2015

The Future of Borders International Conference got underway in Dubai with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, formally opening the two-day knowledge-sharing platform being attended by about 500 delegates.

In attendance were His Exellency Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation... Read More

Ambassador of Belarus meets Director General of UAE National Council for Tourism and Antiquities

10 Mar 2015

On March 9, 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates Roman Golovchenko met with Director General of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed K. Al Muhairi. 

The sides discussed the ways to enhance cooperation in the sphere of tourism including participation in each others travel markets, arrangement of presentations of the countries tourism potential and familiarization visits... Read More

Kazkosmos delegation visits UAE

10 Mar 2015

A delegation of Kazkosmos, headed by the chairman of Aerospace Committee under Investment and Development Ministry, the adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Aviation and Space Talgat Mussabayev, is on a working visit to Abu Dhabi.

According to the press service of Kazkosmos, yesterday the delegation, consisting of Kazkosmos chairman and heads of JSC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary NC", JSC "National Center for Space Communications", met with the chairman of... Read More

Dubai’s meteoric rise and its horseracing heritage

10 Mar 2015

An exhibition which explores the shared development story of Dubai and its horseracing heritage has opened to the public at Meydan Racecourse Dubai. First showcased to Newmarket racegoers at the 2014 Dubai Future Champions Day, the special exhibition comes to the emirate ahead of the spectacular season-ending Dubai World Cup. Celebrating its 20th running, the world’s richest horse race will take place on 28th March 2015 and the official trophy will be on display at the exhibition which runs... Read More