Dubai Watch Week premieres this October

12 Jul 2015

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, in association with Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), announces the first annual Dubai Watch Week

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) in partnership with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), today announced the inauguration of Dubai Watch Week (DWW), the first and largest dedicated horology event, a journey of discovery into the world of fine watchmaking, will take place in Dubai from the 18th to... Read More

First in region: Emirates ID wins UN Public Service Award

09 Jul 2015

July 7, 2015

This makes the UAE the only country from the Middle East region to win an award in this segment.

AdTech AdThe Emirates Identity Authority has won the United Nations Public Service Award in the category of “Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age.”  This was in recognition of its accomplishments in the development of... Read More

21 projects worth over 2 billion dirhams planned for Dubai

08 Jul 2015

Dubai Municipality is planning to carry out 21 projects across the emirate worth more than Dh2 billion, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said.

Among the 21 projects is the Dubai Science Future Museum, announced earlier this year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which will cost up to Dh970 million. It was announced that the museum will open in 2017 near Emirates Towers... Read More

New “Star Trek” movie to shoot scenes in Dubai

08 Jul 2015

The production team behind the latest sequel in the Star Trek franchise has confirmed part of the movie will be shot in Dubai later this year.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ – its reported name – is the 13th film of the Star Trek franchise and is the third since it was revived in 2009 with a new cast and under the helm of director and producer J.J. Abrams, who also filmed scenes from the latest upcoming Star Wars film in the UAE. The second film in the revamped series, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’,... Read More

Ramadan Night Market opens in Dubai

08 Jul 2015

Ramadan Night Market, the eagerly anticipated annual event opened at Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Rashid Hall on Thursday. The annual shopping extravaganza was inaugurated by the Chief Guest H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, Department of Economic Development among throngs of shoppers, senior executives from DWTC, management of Sumansa Exhibitions – the organisers of the event – and guests from the media fraternity.

The event which will run from 2nd July to 11th July,... Read More

Dubai Summer Surprises 2015 to begin on July 23

06 Jul 2015

Dubai Festival and Retails Establishment (DFRE), an arm of the Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing, unveiled the calendar of events for the 45 days of celebration that promise family entertainment for all.

Under an exciting slogan, ‘45 days Of Summer’, DSS 2015 is offering residents and visitors from around the world the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of events, from international celebrity appearances and shows to world premieres featuring internationally renowned... Read More

Zayed Humanitarian Work Day: a milestone in the history of the United Arab Emirates

06 Jul 2015

The United Arab Emirates is celebrating Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, which falls on the 19th day of Ramadan every year, in memory of the founder of the state, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who passed away on this day.

This year’s celebration saw the launch of further vital and high-quality humanitarian and charitable initiatives through thousands of governmental and community-led events organised by public, private, and national institutions.

This day is... Read More

Solar energy to power bus stops in Dubai

06 Jul 2015

Solar energy will be used to power bus stops in areas where there is no direct access to electricity, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. As many as 400 new stops are being planned in the next phase, a significant portion of which will be air-conditioned. However, the air-conditioners will still be elusive in around 150 of the existing bus shelters that haven’t had power connectivity for long.

Dubai became the first city in the world to have air-conditioned bus... Read More

Abu Dhabi’s Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid named best tall building in Middle East and Africa

06 Jul 2015

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower as the region’s best tall building this year.

The 88-floor, 381 metre-high tower was built as part of the new World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi complex, which was completed last year by Arabian Constuction Company for the developer Aldar Properties. It was designed by the UK architects Foster + Partners.

It was named the 2015 winner in the Middle East and Africa category ahead of another Abu Dhabi... Read More

For the first time ever, a dedicated Business Aviation pavilion at Dubai Airshow 2015

02 Jul 2015

For the first time ever, the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is proud to announce that there will be a pavilion dedicated for business aviation in Dubai Airshow 2015, exclusively for MEBAA members. All MEBAA business aviation companies are welcome to participate. This announcement was made last week to MEBAA members and since received a lot of interest and positive feedback. 

The business aviation pavilion ensures exposure to companies who... Read More