UAE’s non-oil foreign trade reaches Dh524.7b in H1

24 Dec 2014

The preliminary statistics of the Federal Customs Authority, or FCA, showed that imports amounted to Dh340.1 billion, exports to Dh63.3 billion and re-exports to Dh121.4 billion. The UAE has continued to strengthen its position in the world trade map, and expand the role it plays in facilitating trade between the countries, driven by the rise in economic activities boosted by competitiveness in many global indicators.

Trade was dominated by gold, diamonds, automobiles and metals, as... Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi dome installed in major milestone

24 Dec 2014

Project on course for 2015 opening after distinctive structure weighing as much as Eiffel Tower is lowered onto main pillars

Abu Dhabi: Following months of testing, the massive dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been successfully lowered into its final position.

The operation is the first of its kind in terms of the construction sector for a permanent structure of this scale and size, the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) announced on Sunday.

The... Read More

DIP attracts world-class armoured vehicles manufacturers to UAE

17 Dec 2014

Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the largest integrated commercial, industrial & residential community in the Middle East and wholly-owned by Dubai Investments PJSC [DI], is emerging as the preferred manufacturing hub for world-class armoured vehicles, with more and more companies setting up base within the business park.

As on date, four leading armoured vehicles manufacturers from... Read More

Welcome 2015 with Dubai: Burj Khalifa NYE fireworks go livestreaming

17 Dec 2014


Прошлогоднее Новогоднее огненное шоу в небе над Дубаем попало в  Книгу рекордов Гиннеса как самый большое пиротехническое шоу в мире. Фейерверки были сосредоточены вокруг уникальных городских достопримечательностей – высочайшего в мире небоскреба Бурдж Халифа, отеля-паруса Burj Al Arab и отеля Atlantis на искусственном острове Palm Jumeirah. Линия салюта протянулась почти... Read More

World Expo Organiser BIE Sends Delegation To Dubai

17 Dec 2014

The delegation, which includes the secretary general of the BIE, is checking on the progress of Expo 2020 Dubai.

An official delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos, is visiting Dubai to check on the progress of Expo 2020, it was announced on Monday.

The team includes BIE Secretary General Vicente Loscertales,... Read More

Emirates releases annual environment report

17 Dec 2014

Emirates Group said on Monday its airlines fleet is 14.5 per cent more fuel efficient than the IATA average

Dubai: Emirates Group said on Monday its airlines fleet is 14.5 per cent more fuel efficient than the International Air Transport Association (IATA) average.

The Group released its fourth annual Environmental Reporter on Monday. The report, audited by PWC... Read More

1.7 million passengers use smart gates at Dubai airports

15 Dec 2014

More than 100 e-gates are installed at Terminal 1 and 2 of the Dubai airport while smart gates are available at Terminal 3 for residents over 17-year-olds.

As many as 1.7 million passengers have passed through smart gates at the Dubai International Airports, according to Dubai Immigration authorities.

“Up to 530,000 people have registered in the immigration smart gates so... Read More

Monumental 20th edition of DSF in final stages of preparation

15 Dec 2014

Dubai: Preparations for the 20th edition of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) are in the final stages in time for its opening on January 1.

An extra special DSF calendar is expected next year as the festival reaches another milestone of being the longest running festival of its kind spanning almost two decades. This year’s theme, ‘20th... Read More

World’s best clubs and players recognised at ‘Globe Soccer Awards – presented by Audi’

15 Dec 2014

Globe Soccer Awards’ fifth annual ‘Dubai Football Gala – presented by Audi’ is set to welcome stars of the beautiful game and witness a battle for Club of the Year from Real Madrid, Juventus, Ajax AFC, FC Bayern Munich and FC Basel in a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and BC Bendoni Communication, and... Read More

Night Souq to transform Deira into tourist magnet

15 Dec 2014

Attraction will be located on upcoming Deira Islands, connected by bridges to mainland

Dubai: Hot on the heels of the full leasing of Nakheel’s new Night Souq at Deira Islands, the developer has issued a tender for the construction works, a spokesperson said.

The Night Souq at Deira Islands – home to 5,300 shops and nearly 100 restaurants – was fully leased last month,... Read More