Business

Cross-sector input is crucial for Smart City plan: Seminar

13 Jun 2015

The Smart City blueprint features six key pillars as well as 100 initiatives across multiple sectors including transport, communications, infrastructure, electricity, economic services, and urban planning.

Dubai — In an effort to support Dubai’s ongoing Smart City initiative, this year’s Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) Education Forum focused on the Smart City 2021 plan.

The Smart City blueprint features six key pillars as well as 100 initiatives across multiple... Read More

AED120 billion investments in UAE airports

AED120 billion investments in UAE airports

11 Jun 2015

Aviation to contribute $88 billion to Dubai economy by 2030

Sheikh Ahmed:  Aviation in Dubai on a firm pedestal

Mohammed Ahli:  Laws be compatible with the changing times 

UAE tightens manned ballooning regulations

Sri Lanka allows flydubai seven extra flights 

Travel agents are still relevant: Air Malta CEO

Dubai, June 11, 2015: A... Read More

The season’s biggest sale at The Dubai Mall!

The season’s biggest sale at The Dubai Mall!

11 Jun 2015

Shop, dine, play and save at The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination, with hundreds of stores on sale, you can have your pick. From women, men, and children fashion to beauty, health and home décor.

There are sale offers for up to 70% on items across the 1,200 retail stores. You can also ‘win it big’ with, ‘Peel and reveal’ instant win promotion running until June 17, 2015.

Spend AED 500 or more on shopping... Read More

Shaikh Mohammad tours Expo Milano

11 Jun 2015

He praised the organisation standards of Milan Expo

Milan: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited Expo Milano taking place in Italy until November 2015.

Shaikh Mohammad and his accompanying delegation toured the exhibition where 121 exhibitors, including the UAE, are participating.

He visited the UAE pavilion at the exhibition, in which several national institutions have taken part to... Read More

DIFC announces 10-year plan, says will triple in size by 2024

11 Jun 2015

The financial free zone hopes that Dubai’s financial sector will raise its GDP contribution to 18 per cent over the next 10 years

Dubai International Financial Centre has announced a new strategy that will see the free zone triple its operations over the next 10 years, the centre’s governor Essa Kazim said.

Detailing the plan, Kazim said that DIFC will triple the office space available and its workforce.

By 2024, DIFC is predicting to see about 1,000 firms, up from the current... Read More

"Ramadan in Dubai" to put spotlight on month of reflection through unique citywide cultural experiences

11 Jun 2015

06 June, 2015

DFRE and DTCM

"Ramadan in Dubai" to put spotlight on month of reflection through unique citywide cultural experiences

Highlights include Dubai International Holy Quran Award, Dubai Ramadan Forum, Ramadan Tents, Ramadan Night Market and numerous community and charitable activities

‘Ramadan in Dubai’, an annual social and cultural campaign organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce... Read More

HomeAway to promote Dubai vacation homes

HomeAway to promote Dubai vacation homes

11 Jun 2015

Will also launch traveller-focused campaigns with DTCM

June 10, 2015

Dubai: HomeAway, a vacation rentals company, has partnered with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to promote the emirate’s vacation homes globally, according to a statement on Wednesday.

DTCM and the US-based company will work together to raise awareness of and provide support to licensed vacation homes operators in the... Read More

Aquaventure wins ‘Best Recreation Facilities’ award at Middle East Hotel Awards

10 Jun 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2015: The Middle East Hotel Awards, the prestigious event that seeks to identify, highlight and reward excellence across the region’s hotel industry, have recognised Atlantis, The Palm’s Aquaventure in the ‘Best Recreation Facilities’ category, reinforcing its status as a must-visit international destination.

Aquaventure, the ideal family attraction, is the largest and most excitement-packed water-themed experience attraction in Dubai and the No. 1... Read More

The Dubai Mall marks the Holy Month of Ramadan  with elegant Arabian décor, charity initiatives

The Dubai Mall marks the Holy Month of Ramadan with elegant Arabian décor, charity initiatives

10 Jun 2015

Mark the spirt of the Holy Month of Ramadan at The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s most visited entertainment and leisure destinations.

Experience the joy of giving and enjoy the traditional Arabesque décor inspired by the region’s heritage, this spiritual season.

The Dubai Mall will be hosting Afghan master weavers at The Souk Atrium, in support to an initiative by Her Highness Fatema Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed. The weavers will spin wool and... Read More

Creating value a key aim of Dubai Expo 2020: Shaikh Ahmed

10 Jun 2015

10 June 2015

The full interview with Shaikh Ahmed appears in “The Report: Dubai 2015”, OBG’s latest report on the emirate’s economy.

Dubai — Implementing a strong legacy strategy that will benefit both participants and the local economy is a key component of Dubai’s Expo 2020 preparations, said Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the event’s Preparatory Higher Committee.

Shaikh Ahmed told global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group... Read More

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