RAK Tourism Authority to unlock 7,000-year-old sites
13 December 2015
Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s brand of hospitality has long been viewed as a lavish one; more luxury retail brands than you can name and all under the same roof, extravagant hotels, and neck-bendingly tall buildings in a country that has been dubbed as the “land of superlatives”.
However, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is working on adding a new offering to that glamorous mix; archaeology (7,000 years worth of... Read More
Dubai Municipality to unveil Dh30 million project ‘Art by day and Glow by Night’ at Zabeel Park before Christmas
Dubai A unique attraction Dubai Garden Glow will open in the city this month offering a variety of art and entertainment experiences to visitors.
Dubai Municipality will unveil the Dh30 million Dubai Garden Glow project in Zabeel Park before Christmas this month as final date of opening is still being finalised, said, a spokesperson for the project... Read More
Despite the slowdown in the Russian economy, flydubai is bullish about its long-term prospects in the country
13 December 2015
As the flydubai aircraft in made its final descent into the city of Novosibirsk in Siberia, we marvelled at the meandering rivers cutting through the industrial haze below.
The carrier’s inaugural flight into Novosibirsk in October, received a red carpet welcome at the airport where security officials dressed in furs greeted us.
Despite... Read More
Legendary Edgard and Askold Zapashny, members of the Zapashny’s Circus Dynasty, for the first time ever to bring on February 2016 to Dubai World Trade Centre their newest show – “UFO: Circus From Another Planet
Great Moscow State Circus on Verdansky Prospect, Russia, for the first time ever presents in Dubai its new production – “UFO: Circus From Another Planet”. Starring at the event will be the the show's producers, representatives of the legendary circus dynasty, the... Read More
Emirates currently operates two daily flights each from Beijing and Shanghai
9 Dec 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, plans to deploy Airbus Group SE A380 jumbo jets on routes to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou as it tries to differentiate its offerings to fend off Chinese rivals.
“Guangzhou is a potential destination for the two-class A380,” Badr Abbas, Emirates’s senior vice president of commercial operations in the Far East, said in an... Read More
Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed to sign agreements to boost trade during visit.
10 December 2015
"Results oriented" and "meaningful for our relationship" is how Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, described the upcoming visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to China.
During his visit from December 13 to 15, Shaikh Mohammed is looking at signing several... Read More
Trade exchange between the UAE and China surged by 220% during the past five years
9 December, 2015
Abu Dhabi: On the eve of the official visit of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to China, WAM, the Emirates News Agency, has issued a report on the state of UAE-China trade and bilateral relations. The following is the report in full:
The two countries have been... Read More
A woolly mammoth believed to be 15,000 years old was unveiled at Marina Mall on Tuesday.
9 December 2015
The Siberian fossil of palaeolithic times stands about four metres tall and the bones alone weigh one tonne.
Nikolaos Kontos, head of marketing at Marina Mall, said he hoped the attraction would appeal to the local community and offer something different at the emirate’s original mall.
“It’s about offering a unique experience when people come to the mall.... Read More
Successful week of business, networking and educational opportunities wraps up
The 2015 edition of the Dubai Airshow concluded today, wrapping up an action-packed week that saw over 1,103 exhibitors representing 61 countries meet, network and do business.
Visitor numbers for this year’s industry showcase broke all previous records, for the 14th consecutive edition, topping 66,346 sector professionals, representing an increase of 9%.
Commenting on this year’s event,... Read More
Minister maintains optimism on 2016 economy despite oil slump
9 December 2015
Abu Dhabi: The UAE is on the right track to reducing its reliance on oil, which is expected to account for 20 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy.
In 2014, oil accounted for 30 per cent of the UAE’s economy, the minister said as he reiterated his optimism for 2016 despite the continued fall of oil prices... Read More