Smart Dubai connectivity plans valued at Dh18bn by 2020

28 Jan 2015

The deployment of technologies utilising the so-called Internet of Everything will be worth Dh17.9 billion to Dubai’s economy by 2020, according to a new report from Cisco in conjunction with the government entity Smart Dubai.

Smart Dubai announced yesterday that the opportunities of the Internet of Everything – identified as net... Read More

Dubai aims to add another 20,000 hotel rooms by next year

28 Jan 2015

Dubai expects to add 20,000 rooms by 2016 as part of plans to nearly double its room inventory by 2020, despite a weakening global economy and a slowdown of tourists from countries such as Russia, a leading tourism official said yesterday.

Dubai, which added about 7,000 rooms last year to reach roughly 90,000 rooms, is on track to... Read More

Dubai International Airport: Flying High

28 Jan 2015

A bustling hub for global aviation, Dubai International Airport has not sat idle when it comes to large-scale investments in expansion and upgrades.

January 24, 2015

Following a humble opening in 1960 with a 1,800-metre airstrip and a small terminal building, Dubai International Airport has grown steadily over the last few decades in line with the emirate... Read More

Safety top priority for air travel

27 Jan 2015

DUBAI: Industry-leading aviation experts speaking at the 3rd World Aviation Safety Summit this year will discuss the measures regional players are taking to minimize accidents due to ground damage, the primary cause of aviation accidents in the Middle East.

The summit’s advisory board of the top UAE and international aviation safety leaders has stressed... Read More

Economic outlook for UAE positive

27 Jan 2015

Analysts at Markaz maintain neutral prospects for other GCC economies

Dubai — Key UAE economic and financial indicators, including real estate prices, Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads, airport arrivals and hotel occupancy, all point to further acceleration of economic growth regardless of long-term pessimistic regional... Read More

UAE consumers 4th most upbeat in the world

27 Jan 2015

UAE consumer confidence ranked fourth in the world and first in the region in the fourth quarter 2014

UAE residents are more willing to open their wallets this year than most of the world, with the country’s consumer confidence score edging up two index points in the last quarter, a report released on Monday suggests.

According to the... Read More

Milestone for Abu Dhabi airport

27 Jan 2015

Airport’s three terminals welcome record 20 million passengers in 2014

Dubai — Abu Dhabi International Airport hit a milestone in 2014 as the airport’s three terminals welcomed more than 20 million passengers last year, registering a 20 per cent year-on- year increase. It is the highest-ever percentage growth in the airport’s history since 2006.

The... Read More

Abu Dhabi to host the Open Water Swimming World Cup 2015

24 Jan 2015

More than 2,000 triathletes to descend on capital for the event in March

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will host the 10-kilometre Open Water Swimming World Cup on March 13, it has been announced.

The event will be held under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in cooperation with the International Swimming Federation and the Emirati... Read More

Kazakhstan and Dubai seek to expand cooperation in legal field

24 Jan 2015

The newly assigned Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Dubai and Northern Emirates, H.E. Issagaliyev Arman took up his duties. Previously, he worked as the Chief of sector of the Foreign Policy Center of the Presidential Administration. In 2000-2004, he served as the First Secretary of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Egypt, in 2008-2011 – the Counselor to Kazakhstan’s... Read More

Dubai to see 100 million air travellers by 2020

24 Jan 2015

Meet to focus on future travel trends, increased responsibilities of border control authorities.

Dubai — As the Dubai Airports saw 71 million passengers in 2014 and are expected to receive over 100 million passengers by 2020, the immigration authorities in the emirate are working on an Advance Passenger Information System (APIS).

So far, the General Directorate of... Read More