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Eid in Dubai calendar of events announced

02 Sep 2015

The 10-day celebrations will include an array of social, cultural and entertainment events and activities

Dubai: A packed calendar of family-centric events and activities were announced for the 8th edition of the ‘Eid in Dubai — Eid Al Adha’ celebrations, which will take place from September 17 to 26.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), announced that the 10-day celebration will include an... Read More

DIFC Courts to advise Kazakhstan on establishment of commercial court system

01 Sep 2015

Agreement covers areas as diverse as consultancy on legislative and regulatory framework, staff training and a fit-out of premises and IT systems

1 Sept, 2015

Dubai: The DIFC Court said it has been chosen by Kazakhstan’s central bank to advise on the establishment of a world class commercial court system that includes an arbitration centre at the planned Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

The agreement covers areas as diverse as consultancy on the legislative... Read More

Major laughs coming to Dubai this October: Dave Chappelle and Trevor Noah headline all-new Dubai Comedy Festival

01 Sep 2015

Venues throughout Dubai Marina to feature diverse 10-day programme of events between 15-24 October

Dubai is gearing up to flex its comedic muscles with the announcement that some of the world’s top comedy heavyweights are descending on the emirate this October for the inaugural Dubai Comedy Festival, taking place between 15th and 24th October.

International comedy icon, Dave Chappelle and the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah will headline a 10-day programme of... Read More

Burj2020 District masterplan to be revealed at Cityscape Dubai

01 Sep 2015

The district will house the Burj2020, a super tall commercial tower being designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill

1 Sept. 2015

The masterplan for the upcoming Burj2020 commercial district will be revealed during the Cityscape property exhibition in Dubai next week, its developer DMCC has confirmed.

The district will house what is expected to be the world’s tallest commercial tower, Burj2020, which is being designed by famous architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill... Read More

Emirates airfares from Dh675

01 Sep 2015

Emirates offer, part of a new campaign launched on Monday, is for a limited time and on select routes only

31, August, 2015

Dubai: Emirates is selling economy class airfares from as low as Dh675 and business class airfares from as low as Dh4,055 as part of a new campaign launched on Monday.

The special airfares are offered for a limited time and on select routes in the Middle East, the airline said in an emailed statement.

It is also offering special fares to... Read More

New City Centre Me’aisem now open and expected to welcome four million visitors in first year

01 Sep 2015

31 August 2015

The AED 275 million investment features more than 53 retail outlets Major tenants include Carrefour hypermarket, Magic Planet, City Centre Clinic, Centrepoint, H&M, Sun & Sand Sports, Max, and Patchi

Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2015 – Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, is introducing its sixth City Centre mall in the UAE, and twelfth in the region: the new City Centre Me’aisem. The doors... Read More

Russia U23 team are the new volleyball world champions!

01 Sep 2015

Beat Turkey to win gold: Italy claim bronze

Dubai, August 31, 2015 – Russia claimed the 2015 Men's U23 World Championship trophy after they beat the struggling Turkish team 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-18, 26-24) in the final of the competition held at Al Nasr Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday.

Russia's outside hitter Egor Kliuka was nominated the MVP for his great role played for the winners throughout the competition.

Italy captured the bronze medal following... Read More

Masterplanned development at Dubai World Central to be called ‘Dubai South’

31 Aug 2015

31 August 2015

Dubai: The ‘city’ being built around the Al Maktoum International Airport has a new name — ‘Dubai South’, which will encompass all of 145 square kilometres. Dubai South will be embody the spirit of the individual and be built around the universal theme of ‘happiness’, according to a top official.

One complete the new city is expected to generate over 500,000 jobs and sustain a resident base twice that number. Dubai South will also host the Wold Expo 2020 venue as... Read More

Dubai Duty Free to reap DSS rewards as travellers increase

31 Aug 2015

The DDF shops have been witnessing increasing sales across all product categories with the increasing spending largely due to GCC and other regional visitors.

The Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) period is proving to be very successful for the Dubai Duty Free, with the additional travellers arriving in Dubai during the summer helping to transform "flyers into buyers."

Salah Tahlak, senior vice president of corporate communications at Dubai Duty Free (DDF), said that DDF has experienced a... Read More

New Dubai park runs on solar energy

31 Aug 2015

Al Khazzan Park the first of its kind to operate on solar energy

31 August 2015

Dubai: The first solar-powered and environmentally friendly park has been launched by Dubai Municipality.

In line with Dubai’s vision for 2020 to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent, Dubai Municipality completed its first trial to operate environmentally friendly parks. The parks, which will operate independently from the water and electricity authority, will generate energy from the sun... Read More

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