Abu Dhabi records 20% rise in visitors in first four months of 2015

18 Jun 2015

Over 1.3 million guests stayed in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments

The number of guest arriving in Abu Dhabi increased by 20 per cent year-on-year during the first four months of 2015, according to new figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.

Over 1.37 million guests stayed in the emirate’s 161 hotels and hotel apartments between January and April this year.

They delivered over 3.8 million guest nights, an increase of 11 per cent on the... Read More

Emirates introduces new feature to block tickets for 48 hours

18 Jun 2015

The ‘hold my fare’ feature is open to customers in the UAE and other select markets for a refundable fee

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has introduced a new feature allowing customers to book and lock in fares for 48 hours on its website.

Open to customers in the UAE and select markets, the ‘hold my fare’ feature on allows users to hold their reservations and lock in fares for what the airline claims is a “nominal fee.”

The fee is calculated based on the... Read More

HRH Princess Haya honoured at the 2015 Longines Ladies Awards ceremony

18 Jun 2015

London (UK) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 15 June 2015: HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein has tonight been awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in a ceremony attended by the leaders of the global equine sports industry.

Former Olympic showjumper, two-term President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), FEI Honorary President and Classic-winning racehorse owner, HRH Princess Haya received the honour in recognition of “Her outstanding elegance as a competitor, a leader... Read More

Etihad expand code-share, fly daily to Hong Kong

18 Jun 2015

Etihad Airways launched daily flights to Hong Kong on Monday

June 15, 2015


Etihad Airways launched daily flights to Hong Kong on Monday and announced the expansion of its code-share agreement with Hong Kong Airlines.

The Asian carrier will place is code-share on all Etihad flights between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi and onto four times weekly services to Madrid, Spain, Etihad said in an emailed statement.

Etihad previously flew to Hong Kong on code-share... Read More

dnata wins award for World’s Best Lounge

17 Jun 2015

Leading air services provider awarded Best Independent Airport Lounge by SkyTrax

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 — Dubai and Singapore— Travellers from around the world have spoken. The dnata Lounge in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi International airport has been awarded the World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge at the SkyTrax 2015 World Airline Awards in Paris.

SkyTrax polls over 18 million business and leisure air travellers from more than 160 countries to determine the winners... Read More

National Day of the Russian Federation in Dubai

16 Jun 2015

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in UAE held an official reception to celebrate the National Day of the Russian Federation or as it is called the Day of Russia.

The event was attended by high-ranking officials, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in UAE, well-known businessmen and members of the Russian-speaking community and reporters from the leading UAE media. His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, the UAE minister of Environment and Water and His Excellency... Read More

Dubai Chamber big at World Chambers meet

15 Jun 2015

15 June 2015

During the conference, the Dubai Chamber played its role of enhancing cooperation between global chambers of commerce and industry through the participation of Hamad Buamim.

Dubai — The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry successfully concluded its participation at the ninth World Chambers Congress organised by International Chambers of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation in Torino, Italy, as its large booth attracted over 1,000 visitors over the three days of... Read More

UAE Banks Federation approves mobile wallet programme

15 Jun 2015

The programme needs to have a final approval from the UAE Central Bank before it goes live, the federation said

The UAE Banks Federation has approved the mobile wallet programme deeming it ready to be introduced among users, the group said in a statement.

The mobile wallet, which was launched last year, could be live once it gets approval from the Central Bank.

The programme was developed by a committee of nine member banks and will be rolled out in different phases... Read More

Dubai: A global destination for tourism

14 Jun 2015

Fourth in MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index

14/06/2015 4:54 pm EDT

Dubai continues to attract visitors from around the world, according to international newspapers and news websites.

The Independent says that Dubai continues its efforts to fascinate tourists with all that is new and interesting to be the first hub for tourism, entertainment and investment.

The continuous development in the city has increased the number of visitors as well as granted it... Read More

New Board of Directors of Dubai Women Establishment holds its first meeting

14 Jun 2015

Shaikha Manal praised the DWE Board and DWE team for their hard work

June 13, 2015


Dubai: Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), wife of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; welcomed DWE’s new Board of Directors, which held its first meeting in the Establishment’s headquarters in Dubai Ladies Club.

Stressing on the role of the Establishment in... Read More