Etihad Airways named ‘Airline of the Year’ at Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2014

17 Nov 2014

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2014 in recognition of its outstanding performance, customer service levels and innovative developments over the past 12 months.

The prestigious award was presented during a gala reception last week at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai and was attended... Read More

Baku to host 5th meeting of Azerbaijan-UAE Intergovernmental Commission

17 Nov 2014


The 5th meeting of Intergovernmental Commission on economy, trade and technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) kicked off on November 17-18 in Baku.

According to the Embassy of UAE to Azerbaijan, the meeting discused current state of relations, works carried out during the last period of the Commission’s 4th meeting and expansion of... Read More

High octane Infiniti F1™ Showrun to open Dubai Motor Festival

17 Nov 2014


Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the second edition of the Dubai Motor Festival featuring a number of exciting events and experiences, will take place from 19th November to 6th December under the theme “Passion on Wheels” at SkyDive Dubai .


Infiniti has the honour to... Read More

ADNOC is committed to its responsibility towards society and the environment, says official

17 Nov 2014


Компания ADNOC, головной офис которой базируется в столичном эмирате Абу Даби, в ходе последнего рабочего дня нефтегазовой выставки ADIPEC обнародовала о результатах своих программ ответственности перед обществом по сохранению окружающей среды. Социальный и экологический аспекты устойчивого развития ведущих мировых нефтегазовых компаний являются ключевыми для повышения... Read More

DIFC governor looks forward to more growth as centre celebrates 10th anniversary

15 Nov 2014

Essa Kazim, the governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre, is looking forward to a new decade of expansion at the emirate’s financial hub.

Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the DIFC, Mr Kazim welcomed the prospect of competition with the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and said the UAE would benefit from the presence of two financial centres.

“Dubai is used to... Read More

Dubai tops global list for visitors

15 Nov 2014

Dubai has attracted more visitors per head of population than any other country in the world this year, according to an annual report by Mastercard.

The firm said Dubai is ‘in a league of its own’ with the highest ratio of 4.8 visitors per resident. The city came ahead of Amsterdam with 2.6 tourists for every resident and London with 2.3.

Visitor spending in Dubai has also... Read More

Air Arabia posts record nine months net profit of Dhs498 million, up 46 percent

15 Nov 2014

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced its financial results for the first nine months ending September 30, 2014, as the success of the company’s hub and network expansion strategy continued to be reflected in strong performance figures.

Air Arabia’s net profit for the first nine months of 2014 stood at Dhs498... Read More

Emirates to have more A380s by end of 2015

12 Nov 2014

Airline plans to have 68 super jumbos, up from 55 in 2014

Dubai: Emirates expects to have 68 Airbus A380s by the end of 2015, according to Thierry Antinori, the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

By the end of the year, the airline is likely to have 55 A380s from the total order of 140.

Emirates aims to “develop more flights [with] A380s... Read More

Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion to go ahead

12 Nov 2014


The expansion of Dubai’s iconic, wave-inspired Jumeirah Beach Hotel is set to go ahead with the Jumeirah Group, which operates the hotel, now finalising the necessary permits.

The plan, announced in June, includes the construction of a 350-room ultra luxury resort, in addition to the existing Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a private beach, recreational marine facilities... Read More

Registration for DSF 2015 opens to retailers

12 Nov 2014

20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015

Dubai: Organisers of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) have opened the registration process for retail shops to participate in the 20th year of the shopping festival in 2015.

The 32-day shopping festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015, organisers from the Dubai Festivals and Retail... Read More