Dubai Duty Free 31st anniversary sales at Dh188.86m

25 Dec 2014

Airport retailer says sales mark 21.85% increase over the same period last year

Dubai: A 25 per cent discount across a range of merchandise over a three-day period resulted in Dh188.86 million worth of sales for Dubai Duty Free, marking its 31st anniversary on December 20.

The sale began at midnight on December 17 and continued for 72 hours until midnight on December 20, the airport retailer said in a statement on Sunday, in line with the high passenger traffic expected over... Read More

UAE airports record highest single-day footfall

25 Dec 2014

Airports fully prepared to accommodate growing number of passengers, GDRFA Director General says

Dubai: Over 430,000 passengers arrived at and departed from airports around the country within a 72-hour period over the weekend.

The highest number of arriving and departing passengers in a day was recorded on Friday, December 19, at 150,917, the General Director of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) revealed.

“The growing number of passengers travelling through the... Read More

DTCM briefs tourism industry on key activities in the upcoming quarter

DTCM briefs tourism industry on key activities in the upcoming quarter

25 Dec 2014

More than 500 members of Dubai's front office tourism industry were hosted by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) at the first city briefing event. Held at JW Marriott Marquis, DTCM invited Destination Management Companies (DMC) operators as well as hotel concierges and front of house staff to join for a briefing on major upcoming events for the next quarter, such as the Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, Dubai Football Challenge as well as other updates... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed Launches New Strategy, Dubai Plan 2021

24 Dec 2014

The plan outlines the emirate’s development framework over the next seven years.

UAE VP and PM and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Plan 2021, a new strategy outlining the emirate’s development framework over the next seven years.

The framework of the plan includes six themes that aim to define and describe Dubai in the year 2021: a city of happy, creative and empowered people; an inclusive and cohesive society; the preferred place to live,... Read More

Six themes that make up The Dubai Plan 2021

24 Dec 2014

How vision will reinforce Dubai’s position as global centre and destination

Dubai: Devising a strategic framework to develop a city that accommodates a melting pot of perspectives, aspirations and expectations is no easy task. The Dubai Plan 2021 has approached this complex task by a clear and lucid segmentation of the overarching strategy into six themes that collectively define Dubai’s ethos and progress. Each theme highlights a set of developmental aims that come together to form... Read More

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