Abu Dhabi’s new financial freezone begins operations

22 Oct 2015

Abu Dhabi Global Market will initially focus on sectors such as wealth management, asset management and private banking

22 October 2015

Abu Dhabi Global Market, the emirate’s new financial freezone, announced that it has formally commenced operations.

The zone’s regulator Financial Services Regulatory Authority will accept and approve financial service licence application from October 21, a statement said.

In June, ADGM started accepting license applications from... Read More

Dubai striving to become benchmark for Smart cities: Official

21 Oct 2015

21 October 2015

Dubai aspires to become a benchmark for Smart cities of the future, says a top official.

“Together with our partners, we are enabling Smart economic conditions, driving entrepreneurship and global competitiveness that will serve as a model for emerging nations. We are continually reviewing and refining the latest technology innovations, from mobile apps to drones, to understand how we may adopt these tools to make city experiences more seamless, safe, efficient... Read More

Emirates refreshes its Bvlgari amenity kits in First and Business Class

21 Oct 2015

Emirates has launched a new set of amenity kits for its First and Business Class customers. The bags have been designed in close collaboration with luxury Italian brand Bvlgari and are already available onboard all flights.

The Emirates Private Collection by Bvlgari for First Class customers will have eight designs for men and women. The Emirates Indulgence by Bvlgari for Business Class customers will feature another eight designs for both men and women. The set of 16 designer kit... Read More

Dubai Airport readies for contactless departures

21 Oct 2015

21 October, 2015

Immigration counters will soon be relics of the past as Dubai International airport is pressing on with plans for contactless departures as early as next year. And since sky is not the limit when it comes to passenger comfort, Emirates passengers could get the immigration facility on board before landing at Dubai airport.

"We are coordinating with other partners and the contactless process will be launched in the first quarter of 2016," Major General Obaid... Read More

'City of Beauty' Al Ain all set to welcome tourists

21 Oct 2015

Home to seven palm oasis and several stunningly beautiful spots, Al Ain has everything to be called "City of Beauty".

21 October 2015

No wonder, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) is focusing on Al Ain City, aiming to bring it more on the itinerary of national and international travellers.

Events, attractions and family-friendly activities will be part of the TCA's intense marketing and promotional campaign, projecting Al Ain as the "City of Beauty".

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Expo Milano 2015 marked UAE National Day, starting the 5-year countdown to Expo 2020 Dubai

21 Oct 2015

20 October, 2015

Expo Milano 2015 marked UAE National Day as Italy prepared to bring its World Expo to a close in just under two weeks’ time. The occasion was particularly auspicious as the day is the start of a five-year countdown to the next World Expo, when Expo 2020 Dubai opens its gates.

← The ceremony was attended by members of the Expo 2020 Higher Committee, as well as many members of the local and federal government sector. At the event, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy,... Read More

UAE Leads in Smart City Innovation at GITEX Technology Week 2015

20 Oct 2015

Demonstrating the UAE’s role as a global hub for Smart City innovation, GITEX Technology Week is hosting global launches and regional showcases of the latest robotics, drones, and 3D printing solutions.

Dubai-based DigiRobotics presented global launches of its CafeBot high-tech restaurant, with touch screen tables, robotic chefs and waitresses, and the TaxiBot driverless taxi with GPS location tracking. These can transform the customer and visitor experience in malls, airports,... Read More

Starwood Preferred Guest® and Emirates NBD Introduce Middle East’s most rewarding hospitality card

20 Oct 2015

Expand more than your horizons when you travel with the new ‘Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest® World MasterCard®’

Dubai, UAE – 20 October 2015: Today, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, launched the ‘Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest® World MasterCard’.

The Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest® World MasterCard will offer UAE... Read More

Broadband, fixed-voice services from Etisalat, du across UAE

20 Oct 2015

With this declaration, the UAE has become the first country in the Middle East that offers its residential customers the possibility to subscribe to broadband and fixed voice services offerings from the operator of their choice.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Monday confirmed that Etisalat and du are ready to open broadband and fixed-voice services to residential customers across the whole country.

Both the telecom operators have been holding negotiations for the... Read More

International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) 2015 World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi next week

20 Oct 2015

Top international talent to take part in five-day regatta in UAE capital from October 28

20 October, 2015 Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi steps back into the limelight as a top international sailing venue next week when more than 150 competitors from 39 countries descend on the UAE capital for the International Sailing Federation’s (... Read More