Perfume was the top selling product in Dubai Duty Free during 2014, followed by liquor and gold, the airport retailer said.
Sales at Dubai Duty Free (DDF) rose to reach almost Dhs7 billion ($1.9 billion) in 2014, up 7.36 per cent from 2013, the airport retailer said in a statement.
The group also set a new monthly sales record in December with sales soaring to reach Dhs749.13 million ($205.24 million), up seven per cent from Dhs700 million in the corresponding period of 2013.... Read More
Dubai International announced it is set to clock up more than 71 million passengers by the end of the year and could overtake the current busiest airport in the world - Heathrow. Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose 5.7 per cent in October putting the airport on track to eclipse the 71 million passenger mark according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Dubai Airports estimate passenger numbers are projected to reach 78.4 million in 2015 and 103.5 million... Read More
The program of the Galas with Etoiles and soloists from Paris Opera National Ballet has been unveiled
and promises unforgettable moments.
Performers: Ludmila Pagliero, Karl Paquette, Etoile Dancers and Soloists from L’Opera de Paris
Venue: Madinat Theatre, Dubai
Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th January 2015
Dubai – 22 December 2014: The program of the unprecedented Galas with Etoiles and Soloists from Paris Opera National Ballet has been unveiled... Read More
Record-breaking display uses 70,000 LED bulbs
Dubai: The Guinness World Record winning LED illumination on Burj Khalifa’s facade will continue until January 9.
The spectacular LED display envelopes the world’s tallest tower in the colours of the UAE national flag among other dazzling effects, which captivated revellers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai on Wednesday.
Covering an area of 32,467 square metres, the record-breaking LED display has an... Read More
No-deficit budget for 2015 will have an operating surplus of Dh3.6b
Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the largest budget for Dubai since the global financial crisis at Dh41 billion, up 9 per cent from 2014.
According to a release from Dubai Government Media Office, the no-deficit budget for 2015 will have an operating surplus of Dh3.6 billion, provides for 2,530 jobs... Read More
UAE development assistance amounts to 5.4b in 2013, 1.34 per cent of Gross National Income
Abu Dhabi: The UAE has been named the world’s largest donor of official development assistance in 2013, offering $5.4 billion (Dh19.84 billion), representing 1.34 per cent of its Gross National Income, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
To date, France is the only country to match this percentage through its globally administered aid in 1961.... Read More
Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.
Height to architectural top... Read More
China was Dubai’s top non-oil foreign trade partner, followed by India and the US, figures revealed.
Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade amounted to Dhs988 billion during the first nine months of 2014, figures released by Dubai Customs showed.
Out of the overall trade, imports had the biggest share with a value of Dhs621 billion while exports and re-exports to the emirate reached Dhs86 billion and Dhs280 billion respectively.
China was Dubai’s top foreign trade partner during... Read More
Runway renovation is part of wider expansion programme
Abu Dhabi: With the re-opening of the southern runway, the Abu Dhabi International Airport can now handle 500,000 aircraft movements annually, making it one of the largest runway operations in the world.
The re-opening of the renovated southern runway is part of Abu Dhabi International Port’s expansion plans in preparation for the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) becoming operational in 2017.
This milestone was marked... Read More
Maqta Gateway to reduce paper work and processing time for customers
Import and export cargos can be tracked, cleared and booked online by customers as Abu Dhabi Ports Company prepares to launch new services.
“We will capture data and analyse it to utilise our assets better,” says Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, in an interview with Khaleej Times.
“It’s a single window and platform linking freight forwarders, banks... Read More