Leisure attractions luring more tourists to Dubai

30 Sep 2015

Hotels, hospitality have great part to play in achieving Dubai’s Tourism Vision

Dubai: The leisure attractions will lure more tourists to Dubai and will have a sizeable role to play, said chief executive officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM).

“We look towards next year when our leisure offerings will be significantly enhanced by the number of theme parks, it is crucial that these big projects are complemented by continuous additions in other... Read More

Shaikh Ahmad opens three-day hotel and leisure show in Dubai

30 Sep 2015

Around 18,000 hospitality and leisure professionals are expected to attend three-day event

30 Sept, 2015

Dubai: Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World, has opened The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event, which will run for three days until September 30, is expected to attract over 18,000 professionals from the hospitality... Read More

Russia, Ukraine improving, Air Arabia chief says

30 Sep 2015

Carrier had scaled back flights to two countries in the last few years due to their economic and political fragility

Dubai: Air Arabia is seeing an improvement in Russia and Ukraine, two markets the low-cost airline has significantly scaled back from in recent years due to their economic and political fragility.

Demand for air travel between the UAE and Russia and Ukraine has softened since the end of 2013. Civil war and the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in... Read More

50 earthquake warning stations built in Abu Dhabi

29 Sep 2015

29 Sept, 2015

The network will protect vital utilities against seismic risks

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has constructed a state of the art seismic risks monitoring network comprising 50 observation stations. With this, the civic body has completed all phases of its Seismic Risks Monitoring and Management Project.

Musabbah Mubarak Al Murar, acting general manager of ADM, said: "Despite the lack of a historical record of quakes in the UAE, the type of unique... Read More

Majid Al Futtaim celebrates a new era of retail and entertainment through the completion of Mall of the Emirates expansion

29 Sep 2015

Design innovation enabled Majid Al Futtaim to create a whole new level as part of its Evolution 2015 AED 1 billion multi-stage redevelopment journey Creates an entirely new customer experience with zero service interruption within one of the world’s most successful retail destinations            

28 Sept, 2015: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, today unveiled the successful delivery of its Evolution 2015... Read More

Sheikha Lubna first Emirati to receive Clinton Global Citizen Award

29 Sep 2015

29 Sept 2015

Abu Dhabi // Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has became the first Emirati and only the second person from a GCC country to receive the Clinton Global Citizen Award.

In New York on Sunday, the Minister of International Cooperation and Development was handed the award during the Clinton Global Initiative’s ninth annual meeting, which was hosted by former US president Bill Clinton.

The award, established in 2007 to honour outstanding individuals who exemplify global... Read More

UAE issues new labour rules to boost job flexibility for workers

29 Sep 2015

The new regulations come into effect from January 2016

The United Arab Emirates has issued new labour regulations aimed at improving job flexibility among foreign workers in the country, it was reported on Tuesday.

The new resolutions 764, 765 and 766 pertain to labour contracts, termination and changing of jobs within the country. They will be implemented in January 2016.

According to the first decree, employers have to present a ministry-approved standard employment... Read More

Flydubai receives its 50th aircraft

29 Sep 2015

The 50th Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008

29 Sept 2015

Abu Dhabi: Flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost carrier, said on Monday it has received its 50th aircraft, a Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008.

The decision to choose the Boeing 737 model was based on the aircraft’s reliability, safety, and fuel efficiency, the airline said... Read More

DXB wins World Routes Marketing Award 2015

28 Sep 2015

Dubai International, DXB, has won the World Routes Marketing Award 2015 (50 million passengers category), which was announced at the 21st World Route Development Forum which concluded in the South African city of Durban recently. This follows DXB’s success as the overall winner of the Routes Middle East & Africa Marketing Awards in June this year.

"We are thrilled to win this award and it’s doubly satisfying to know that we were selected by our customer, the airlines, while... Read More

Khalifa Port Container Terminal named 3rd fastest growing port worldwide

28 Sep 2015

Khalifa Port Container Terminal, KPCT, managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated as being one of the fastest growing container ports in the world.

The Top 120 World Container Ports ranking lists KPCT as the 3rd fastest growing container port in the world and the fastest growing port in the Middle East based on its 26 percent volume growth in 2014. The list has been published since 2005 by Container Management magazine, and KPCT entered the list last year by earning... Read More