EZW, Dubai Tourism sign MoU

14 May 2015

The aim is to strengthen cooperation to promote Dubai as one of the world’s leading trade and travel centres

Published: 17:38 May 13, 2015


DUBAI: Economic Zones World, EZW, Dubai’s flagship trade, logistics and industrial hub operator, and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, have signed an MoU to further strengthen cooperation between the two entities to promote Dubai as one of the world’s leading trade and travel centres, as well as... Read More

Huawei Launches Honor Six Plus Smartphone In Middle East

14 May 2015

The Honor Six Plus is targeted at a younger internet-savvy demographic.

Huawei has launched the Honor Six Plus smartphone in the region, as part of a worldwide push by its e-commerce only Honor sub-brand.

Chris Sun, VP, online sales/Huawei Consumer for the Middle East, said the sub-brand was targeted at a younger internet-savvy demographic, who use their phone for entertainment and for social activities.

The Honor brand has achieved total sales revenue of $2.4 billion... Read More

Alibaba’s Cloud Computing Unit To Establish Base In Dubai

14 May 2015

Alibaba's subsidiary Aliyun will set up a venture with Dubai-based Meraas.



The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

The deal may bolster Dubai’s efforts to develop as a technology centre for the region, in addition to marking an expansion of Alibaba’s cloud computing effort.

Alibaba’s... Read More

Tom Hanks to star in Abu Dhabi film

14 May 2015

Image Nation to fully finance Hollywood thriller, ‘The Circle’, based on Dave Eggers’ novel

Local production company Image Nation Abu Dhabi on Tuesday announced a deal to fully finance Tom Hank’s thriller The Circle. Directed and written by James Ponsoldt, Hanks will star alongside Alicia Vikander in feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel.

The premise of the film will sound familiar to anyone who uses all-encompassing online services such as Google: A young woman is hired for... Read More


14 May 2015

SITA to provide integrated end-to-end passenger and airport management solutions 

ABU DHABI, 12 MAY 2015 – SITA’s advanced technology will set the foundation for Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal, which will serve an estimated 30 million passengers annually from July 2017. In a five-year deal announced today, the air transport IT specialist will provide a full range of integrated airport solutions. This includes SITA’s next generation airport management system,... Read More

Aviation, tourism to account for 47 per cent of Dubai’s economy

14 May 2015

Contribution of the tourism sector to the local economy of Dubai accounts for about 20 per cent or AED83bn in 2015

The contribution of the aviation and tourism sectors to the GDP of Dubai is expected to reach 47 per cent in 2015, reports UAE-based Al Bayan.

This is equivalent to AED 196 billion, compared to AED188bn last year.

According to Al Bayan’s economic analysis, the emirate’s GDP will reach nearly AED415bn, a growth of 4 per cent compared with last year, according... Read More

Dubai Airports to make automated announcements in 25 languages

14 May 2015

The new system will standardise all boarding announcements, which will provide better voice quality, making it easier for passengers to receive the information they need.

Dubai Airports has introduced a new initiative to cater to its growing global passenger base at both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, DWC, by making automated announcements in up to 25 languages.

The new system also supports Dubai Airports’ “silent airport” policy at... Read More

Abu Dhabi Development Fund will participate in the VIII Astana Economic Forum

13 May 2015

Abu Dhabi Development Fund will participate in the VIII Astana Economic Forum

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the United Arab Emirates Kairat Lama Sharif handed over the official invitation to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD) Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi to attend the VIII Astana Economic Forum. The invitation has been accepted with gratitude.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is a leading national entity to provide... Read More

Arabian oryx an index to health of environment

13 May 2015

Reintroduction of extinct oryx by breeding programme a miracle, official says

Abu Dhabi: “The Arabian oryx is not only a symbol of cultural heritage but it also helps the quality of our natural environment that immediately affects the lives of human beings,” a senior official told a leading daily.

Being a large herbivorous animal, the Arabian oryx indicates the health of the environment and the animal’s extinction in the past was an alarm bell on the state of the ecosystem, Dr... Read More

Jetman and sidekick tear up Dubai skies at breakneck speed

13 May 2015

(AFP) / 13 May 2015

“Yves’ and Vince’s flights over Dubai will help them further develop the Jetman wing and implement technological changes to advance their dream for human flight,” a statement from the organisers said.

 Dubai: Two daredevil stuntmen have treated Dubai residents to a world-first aerial display, tearing through the skies above the Emirate at breakneck speed powered by jetpacks, organisers said Tuesday.

Swiss aviator Yves Rossy, who goes by the name... Read More