Bologna becomes Emirates' new Italian connection

04 Nov 2015

Emirates launched its daily service to Bologna - the fourth destination in Italy after Rome, Milan and Venice

4 November 2015

When the big bird, the Emirates' Boeing 777-300ER, glided down on the tarmac at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, every single ground staff had a camera (or a smartphone) in hand, clicking photos furiously. The Eagle had landed.

Emirates launched its daily service to Bologna - the fourth destination in Italy after Rome, Milan and Venice - on Tuesday at... Read More

Flydubai launches two flights to Astana

04 Nov 2015

New services expand airline’s footprint in Kazakhstan to three destinations

4 November 2015

Dubai: Flydubai said on Monday it has launched two flights a week to Astana, Kazakhstan. The airline now offers two flights a week to both Astana and Almaty and one flight a week to Shymkent, it said in a statement, adding that flydubai is the first Dubai-based carrier to provide a direct link to the Kazakhstan capital. The Dubai-based carrier has launched services to 16 new destinations... Read More

Mohammad Bin Rashid hoists UAE flag

03 Nov 2015

Today we raise the UAE flag with love and appreciation for the president’s continuous national efforts, Mohammad Bin Zayed tweets

3 November, 2015


Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, raised the UAE flag at 12pm Tuesday in Creek Park in the presence of more than 5,000 students from more than 100 different nationalities.

Speaking on the occasion marking UAE Flag Day, Shaikh... Read More

UAE ranked 30th most prosperous nation in the world

03 Nov 2015

3 November 2015

The UAE has been ranked the 30th most prosperous nation in the world as it improved its performance in healthcare, education and governance.

The 2015 Prosperity Index from London-based think tank The Legatum Institute showed that while the UAE’s economy ranked as high as 21st globally, it has dropped from its 10th place last year amid falling oil prices and increasing regional instability.

Its education sector, a key policy area for the country, moved up... Read More

Join the ‘Flags Garden’ initiative

03 Nov 2015

Thousands of flags at to be hoisted at the Kite Beach, Jumeirah, to mark UAE Flag Day

3 November 2015

Dubai: In response to the call of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to celebrate UAE Flag Day on Tuesday, 3 November, Brand Dubai, a subsidiary of the Government of Dubai Media Office, is organising "Flags Garden", an innovative initiative to mark the national occasion.

Brand Dubai will... Read More

UAE celebrates Flag Day

03 Nov 2015

Wam/Abu Dhabi

3 November 2015

UAE leadership lauded; tribute to heroism of martyrs.

The UAE Flag Day is a day when the national spirit is renewed and is a day to reflect on the achievements of the era of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This was said by Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund for Abu Dhabi, in a speech given on the occasion of Flag Day... Read More

Shopping malls are an index to a healthy economy

03 Nov 2015

At RECon 2015, a large number of announcements of new shopping malls and expansions are introduced 3 November 2015

New mall projects and expansions are a sign of an economy going in the right direction, an industry expert says.

"When malls decide to expand, add on new sections, renovate, it signifies a positive economical growth and at RECon 2015 we will be seeing many new announcements some for extensions and others for brand new malls that will be coming up in the Mena region," said... Read More

Women to join board of firms and govt entities

03 Nov 2015

SMEs law encourages men, women to start businesses.

3 November 2015

The UAE, which believes in gender equality, is encouraging the public listed companies to appoint women as members to their boards of directors, says Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy.

Opening a two-day conference on the Women in Leadership Economic Forum, or WIL, the minister said that at least one or two women would be appointed to the board of directors of the government related... Read More

December 2 & 3 will be private sector holidays in the UAE

02 Nov 2015


2 November 2015

December 2 and December 3 (Wednesday and Thursday) have been declared paid holidays for the private sector on account of National Day and Martyr's Day.

A long weekend awaits UAE residents in early December as Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3, will be paid holidays for the private sector on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day and the 44th UAE National Day, the Ministry of Labour has announced on Monday. A circular to this end was issued by... Read More

Dubai’s property deal values reach Dhs 186bn in nine months of 2015

02 Nov 2015

There were around 33, 907 transactions within the first nine months of 2015, a new report shows

2 November 2015

The total value of real estate transactions recorded in Dubai reached Dhs 186bn during the first nine months of 2015, according to figures released by Dubai Land Department.

The report did not provide a comparative figure for the corresponding period in 2014 but the overall value of property deals last year touched Dhs 218bn. The value of deals in 2014 was down by 7.6... Read More