The Full Moon through the Eye of MBRSC

22 Jul 2015

DubaiSat-2 owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a clear, high definition photo of the full moon proving the versatility of the satellite design. The full moon image was taken with the roll tilt angle of 0 degree and roll pitch angle of 79.63 degree.

“It is a measure of our achievement at MBRSC that the DubaiSat-2, which was essentially designed to take photographs of the earth from space, captured an image of the full moon. We are increasingly... Read More

Jebel Ali retains a leading position in port productivity

22 Jul 2015

Global marine terminal operator DP World’s flagship, Jebel Ali Port, has demonstrated once again that it delivers by far the world’s best productivity for ships berthed at its docks.

According to the latest JOC Port Productivity data, compiled by industry analysts Journal of Commerce, Jebel Ali recorded a world-leading 131 moves per ship per hour in 2014, up 10 percent from 119 in 2013.

The ranking is based on JOC’s analysis of more than 125,000 port calls in 2014 that placed... Read More

YouTube sensations now on Emirates in-flight entertainment

20 Jul 2015

This summer, Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system debuts two famous YouTube channels ‘Cute Girls Hairstyles’ and ‘Brooklyn & Bailey’. Known for their hairstyle tutorials, fashion and beauty vlogs, the two channels have over 5 million subscribers and over half a billion views combined on YouTube.

Families gearing up for their summer break can look forward to seven episodes from Brooklyn & Bailey’s YouTube channel on the Emirates in-flight entertainment system – ice... Read More

WHO Declares Sharjah Region’s First Healthy City

20 Jul 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Emirate Sharjah as the first healthy city in the region following the latter’s adherence to all the requirements pertaining to the WHO’s Healthy Cities programme, according to a report issued by Sharjah Media Centre, the media and communications arm of the Government of Sharjah.

His Excellency (HE) Sheikh Essam bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Advisor at the Ruler’s Office and President of the Steering Committee responsible for managing the... Read More

Emirates Airlines unveils Arsenal branded plane ahead of team’s pre-season trip to Singapore

20 Jul 2015

Emirates, a global connector of people and passions, and official partner of Arsenal Football Club has unveiled its first plane to feature Arsenal branding as the team fly out for the start of the club’s summer tour to Singapore this week.

The Gunners arrived in style on an Emirates B777-200LR chartered aircraft that has been specially designed for their Arsenal Singapore 2015 visit.

The specially customised Emirates 777 showcases the Arsenal crest alongside images of first... Read More

Almost 50% of new hotel rooms entering luxury dubai market rated 3-star or less

20 Jul 2015

A new report published by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) exclusively for The Hotel Show Dubai 2015 reveals today that almost 50% of the 3,600 new hotel rooms to enter the Dubai market in the final months of 2015 have a 3-star or lower rating.

JLL report a current supply of almost 65,000 hotel rooms in Dubai in the first quarter of 2015, 44% are 5-star rated. Now, the near-saturated luxury market is set to be rivalled by a supply of lower-graded properties with more competitive room rates,... Read More

DSS- 2015 Calendar of Events

15 Jul 2015

Cartoon Network Fiesta July 30 - August 5, Ibn Battuta Mall

Teen sensation Ben Tennyson aka Ben Ten is back in town for DSS 2015, with Grandpa Max and his alien fighting friends from Ben 10 Omniverse. The team’s latest adventure kick starts at the Plumber’s Academy and features a 30-minute live action show, stunt acrobatic scenes, multimedia show and a Meet and Greet session with Ben, Rook or Rook and one of his alien transformations. Joining them for the Meet and Greet session would... Read More

Microsoft's Windows 10: 'Free' in Dubai on July 29

15 Jul 2015

Microsoft has officially announced that it is planning a worldwide celebration as part of its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29.

Global launch celebrations for Windows fans include a global fan celebrations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to “celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world".

Microsoft has selected 13 cities around the world for the global fan celebrations and Dubai will be one of them.

The... Read More

Dubai International Airport wins Best Airport Award at AFLAS Awards

15 Jul 2015

Dubai International, the world’s number one airport for international passengers, has been named as the Best Airport in the Middle East at the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Hong Kong recently.

Hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, the awards recognise leading service providers including air and shipping lines; air and sea ports; and logistics and other associated industry professionals. The nomination and voting process allowed the more... Read More

Mubadala and IBM in venture to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa

15 Jul 2015

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi investment fund and New York-based IBM announced an agreement to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The companies will collaborate to deliver powerful Watson cloud-based cognitive computing to healthcare, retail, education, banking and finance organisations. The new joint venture will also create a broad regional ecosystem of partners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and app developers who will apply Watson in innovative ways throughout MENA... Read More