Palazzo Versace Dubai to open in March 2015

22 Oct 2014


Palazzo Versace Dubai, the second hotel under the Versace fashion house, is expected to be finished before the end of next March, according to the developer Enshaa. The 215-room property also started recruiting last month. It will include 169 luxury condominiums with one to six bedrooms and D1 Residential Tower. It joins two other fashion houses Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa and... Read More

IATA says UAE’s air passenger numbers to grow 5.6% by 2034 – IATA

21 Oct 2014

Air passenger growth in the UAE is forecast to grow 5.6 per cent by 2034, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Globally, IATA projected that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034, representing a 4.1 per cent average annual growth.

Over the next two decades, the five fastest growing markets in... Read More

Dubai Duty Free named World’s Largest Airport Retailer

21 Oct 2014

Airport retailer Dubai Duty Free (DDF), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on December 20th 2013, has been named the world’s largest single airport retail operation based on the sales figures of $1.8 billion it earned in 2013, according to analysis by independent researcher Generation Research. DDF accounted for 5.19 per cent of global airport duty free business and almost three per cent of... Read More

Russia has key role in renewable energy says Director of IRENA

16 Oct 2014

The 12th annual POWER-GEN Middle East conference was held 12-14 October 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) with a special event ‘Russia Day’ held as part of the event. it was attended by a high-level Russian energy ministry delegation led by Russia’s deputy energy minister, Yury Sentyurin. During his speech on Russia Day the director of the International Renewable Energy Council (IRENA) Adnan Amin said that Russia has keyrole to play in renewable energy A... Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi to show Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic lady

16 Oct 2014

Whetting our artistic palate much ahead of its opening in December 2015, the Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will be showing Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic painting La Belle Ferronniere next year, making it the first time ever in the Middle East that a museum has displayed the maestro’s painting. Art historians disagree about the true identity of the enigmatic woman now known as La Belle... Read More

Legoland Dubai to feature 15,000 Lego model structures

16 Oct 2014

Coming up in Dubai Parks & Resorts Legoland Dubai will feature 15,000 Lego Structures in six themed areas and will be operated by Merlin Entertainment. It is being developed in conjunction with Limited, a Meraas holding company and is scheduled to open in 2016, a statement said. It will be the first Legoland park in the Middle East and the seventh worldwide. Located in Jebel Ali, the park is... Read More

Burj Al Arab marks Pink Month

16 Oct 2014


Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel promoted breast cancer awareness by displaying a pink ribbon throughout the month of October 2014

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Al Tayer and Schwarzenegger sign partnership agreement to promote sustainability

16 Oct 2014

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Managing Director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2015), signed a partnership agreement with Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and Chairman of the World Climate Region Summit R20, which will join WGES 2015 as an official partner. 

The agreement was inked on the margins of As part of The Road To Paris - World... Read More

Abdullah Bin Zayed chairs U.A.E. -Russia Joint Committee's 4th meeting

16 Oct 2014

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, on Friday chaired the fourth meeting of the U.A.E. -Russia Joint Committee in the Russian capital, during which the two sides discussed ways of strengthening the economic, trade and investment cooperation relations титиbetween the two countries.

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Burj Khalifa’s new viewing deck is the highest in the world

15 Oct 2014

The Burj Khalifa has reclaimed the record for the world’s highest observation deck with the unveiling of a viewing level on the 148th floor.

At a staggering 555.7 metres, it breaks the previous record held by Canton Tower, in Guangzhou, China, at 488 metres.

The new At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky venue adds to the existing... Read More