Essa Kazim, the governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre, is looking forward to a new decade of expansion at the emirate’s financial hub.
Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the DIFC, Mr Kazim welcomed the prospect of competition with the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and said the UAE would benefit from the presence of two financial centres.
“Dubai is used to... Read More
Dubai has attracted more visitors per head of population than any other country in the world this year, according to an annual report by Mastercard.
The firm said Dubai is ‘in a league of its own’ with the highest ratio of 4.8 visitors per resident. The city came ahead of Amsterdam with 2.6 tourists for every resident and London with 2.3.
Visitor spending in Dubai has also... Read More
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced its financial results for the first nine months ending September 30, 2014, as the success of the company’s hub and network expansion strategy continued to be reflected in strong performance figures.
Air Arabia’s net profit for the first nine months of 2014 stood at Dhs498... Read More
Airline plans to have 68 super jumbos, up from 55 in 2014
Dubai: Emirates expects to have 68 Airbus A380s by the end of 2015, according to Thierry Antinori, the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
By the end of the year, the airline is likely to have 55 A380s from the total order of 140.
Emirates aims to “develop more flights [with] A380s... Read More
The expansion of Dubai’s iconic, wave-inspired Jumeirah Beach Hotel is set to go ahead with the Jumeirah Group, which operates the hotel, now finalising the necessary permits.
The plan, announced in June, includes the construction of a 350-room ultra luxury resort, in addition to the existing Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a private beach, recreational marine facilities... Read More
20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015
Dubai: Organisers of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) have opened the registration process for retail shops to participate in the 20th year of the shopping festival in 2015.
The 32-day shopping festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015, organisers from the Dubai Festivals and Retail... Read More
Tram to begin passenger service on Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, flagged off the first tram from Al Sufouh depot.
Shaikh Hamdan rode on the first tram along with senior government officials, with two more trains in tow, for the inaugural run.
The trams will open for public service from 6.30am on... Read More
Organised by Payload Asia, the award celebrates excellence, highlighting the air cargo supply chain organisations that make a difference in the industry.
Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest hubs for international passengers and cargo, has been named Airport of the Year for the Middle East and Subcontinent at the Payload Asia Awards held in Singapore.
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Dubai Customs and the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing, or DTCM, in Dubai inked a cooperation and partnership agreement to promote the development of tourist facilities at Jumeirah 1, Umm Suqeim 1 and Umm Suqeim 2 harbours.
The agreement was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, and Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of DTCM, in... Read More
Entire luxury resort receives Green Globe seal of approval
Madinat Jumeirah, the luxurious Arabian resort of Dubai, has become the world’s first mixed-use hospitality destination to gain the internationally renowned Green Globe certification.
Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr, Dar al Masyaf, the conference centre and souk have all been recognised for outstanding environmental efforts following a... Read More