The world’s biggest hospitality chain plans to open Dubai’s first fully solar-powered hotel.
InterContinental Hotels Group aims to open the 170-room Hotel Indigo in the first half of 2017 as the city invests heavily in renewable energy projects.
It will use solar power for all its energy needs and recycle all waste water and waste generated.
“We were seduced by their plans of waste and energy management,” said Pascal Gauvin, regional chief operating officer for IHG.... Read More
The UAE could realise billions of dirhams in potential savings if it develops solar energy projects ahead of other sources including natural gas, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.
If the UAE can boost its renewable energy capacity to 10 per cent of its total energy mix - and 25 per cent of power generation - it could save US$1.9 billion annually by 2030 by reducing consumption of fossil fuels amid “rapidly increasing natural gas prices and... Read More
ABU DHABI // After a four-year wait, Adnan Amin, director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency, will on Wednesday night officially launch its global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The complex, covering 32,000 square metres, has been heralded as one of the most efficient in the world, showing Abu Dhabi’s strong commitment to the environment and Irena’s role in serving it.
“I came in just before the first assembly, in 2011, and was expected to launch a new... Read More
Dubai, UAE- 1 June 2015: The strategic engagement at Dubai Week in China has proved a milestone for the Dubai International Financial Centre's (DIFC) intent to draw Chinese businesses. This was validated in the recent visit of high-profile delegations from China’s Bank of Communication Co. and state-owned conglomerate China Everbright Group Limited to DIFC, the emirate’s sought-after gateway connecting the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets with the economies of Europe, Asia... Read More
Dubai International Airport announced as overall winner at the Routes Middle East & Africa 2015 Marketing Awards
Category wins go to Madinah, Kilimanjaro Airports and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
2 June 2015
Last night during the Networking Evening at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay in Manama, Bahrain, Dubai International Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Middle East & Africa heat of the 2015 Routes Marketing Awards. Around 350 aviation... Read More
Dubai, June 02, 2015: Overall tourist spending in the UAE rose by 5 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2014 according to a new study by Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the MENA region. The report, based on credit or debit card transactions by country in the first quarter of 2015, found that Americans accounted for the largest portion of total spending in the quarter with 21%. Tourists from Saudi Arabia came next (12%),... Read More
Global MS market worth $193 billion by 2019
Arabian Gulf’s MS market to be worth $3.1 billion by 2018
Smartworld to carry out 24/7 monitoring and management of mission critical applications
Agreement to help EFS focus on its core business
Deal to tackle the challenges of downtime, Service Level Agreements (SLA) breach and standards of support
Dubai, June 1, 2015: Smartworld, the leading system integrator and Digital ICT service provider in the... Read More
June 1, 2015
ABU DHABI // The region’s first organisation supporting the role of women in the nuclear industry has been honoured by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec).
The Women in Nuclear (WiN) chapter celebrated its first anniversary with two industry events, in Abu Dhabi and at Enec’s Barakah site in the Western Region where global nuclear experts attended.
“I am extremely proud to be supporting the Enec WiN chapter,” said Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister... Read More
National scheme for SMEs to work under the umbrella of the Ministry of Economy
Abu Dhabi: The Ministerial Services Council on Sunday held a meeting at the Presidential Palace to discuss the creation of a national scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and a decision to set up a council for SMEs.
The meeting was chaired by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Ministerial Services Council... Read More
June 2, 2015
Dubai welcomed a total of 13.2 million visitors in 2014, up 8.2 per cent from 2013, according to a new report issued by Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) at Arabian Travel Market.
Unlike previous reports, which calculated visitor numbers based on the number of guests checked in at hotels, the figure is a measure of all international visitors who have travelled to Dubai and stayed for a night.
It also takes into account those guests who lodged with... Read More