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

UAE confirms its participation in “EXPO-2017”

24 Jan 2015

Last week Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Abu Dhabi Kairat Lama Sharif met with Salem Al Ameri, the UAE’s EXPO Commissioner General, to exchange views on the UAE participation in the international specialized exhibition “EXPO -2017” to be held in Astana.

During the meeting, the Kazakhstani diplomat informed his interlocutor about the stages of preparation for the “EXPO -2017”, which... Read More

Solar plane set for round the world flight from Abu Dhabi

21 Jan 2015

Solar Impulse 2 will return to Abu Dhabi after a five-month journey with stops in Oman, India, China, Hawaii and New York, travelling 35,000km.

Abu Dhabi - A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project’s founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 is set to... Read More

UAE beats renewables cost hurdle with world’s cheapest price for solar energy

21 Jan 2015

The UAE has another world record under its belt: the planet’s lowest prices for solar energy.

It may not sound as glamorous as the tallest building or the longest gold chain, but it has the potential to be a game changer in more ways than one.

High costs had previously been a major obstacle prohibiting growth for the solar sector. But prices have fallen 75 per cent over the... Read More

UAE on track for sustainable economic growth: Report

21 Jan 2015

The State of Green Economy Report aims to monitor and document the country’s progress in its green economy efforts in accordance with the UAE’s green development strategy.

Abu Dhabi — Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister for Environment and Water, has issued the nation’s first State of Green Economy Report which evaluates the country’s economic development on the... Read More

Dubai’s busy cruise season continues as five vessels dock at same time

21 Jan 2015

Mina Rashid welcomes over 25,000 cruise passengers over the weekend at its cruise terminals; Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 to arrive on 29th January


Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2014: For the first time in its history, Mina Rashid has welcomed five cruise ships at the same time, last week. Over 25,000 passengers and crew of the Costa Serena, AIDA diva, Amadea, MSC Orchestra and... Read More