UAE News

UAE takes another step towards Mars

24 May 2015

The UAE Space Agency will launch its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi on Monday

Abu Dhabi: Come Monday, the UAE will be one step closer to Mars.

The UAE Space Agency will launch its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammad announced last year that the UAE will be sending an unmanned... Read More

RTA ponders smart car rental

24 May 2015

Rental scheme could ease mobility for commuters

May 23, 2015

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is examining a Smart Rental initiative where cars will be on short-term rental offer to ease the mobility of public transport riders, especially the Dubai Metro, to their final destinations.

It’s believed the initiative will increase the ridership of public transport, reduce car ownership, and minimise carbon emissions.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and... Read More

Abu Dhabi International upgrades baggage handling systems

21 May 2015

21 May 2015

The fully integrated high-speed systems will have a throughput capacity of more than 4,800 items of baggage per hour.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports announced the successful completion of the installation and renovation of Baggage Handling Systems at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The work was carried out by Abu Dhabi Airports’ subcontractor Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions.

The state-of-the-art baggage handling systems use highly innovative technology... Read More

Coming soon: Dragon Mart 2

21 May 2015

Novo cinemas, Geant store, 250-room hotel, 550 new shops on the way

DUBAI Dragon Mart, Dubai’s own China Town on the Hatta-Oman road, is all set for a massive 6.5 million square foot expansion comprising 1,100 more shops, Novo Cinemas, three hotels and 1,120 apartments.

Aimed at transforming the place into a massive leisure, retail and entertainment hub renamed Dragon City, the extension will be spread over two phases, the first of which will open later this year.

The... Read More

Russian-speaking population of the UAE today has more than 400,000 people, said Sheikh Talib Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

21 May 2015

Russian-speaking population of the UAE today has more than 400,000 people, said the Minister of Internal Affairs of the emirate of Ras al-Khaim, Sheikh Talib Bin Saqr Al Qasimi during his visit to St. Petersburg, and for the country's leadership it`s important to provide them with the opportunity to receive education in their native language with the traditions of Arabic culture. At the same time, the distinguished guest said that he trusts the elaboration of educational programs to the... Read More

Adnoc on track to hit 3.5mbpd target by 2017

21 May 2015

Abu Dhabi-based oil firm to raise investments to Dh120b next year

May 19, 2015

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is on track to hit the emirate’s target of raising oil production to 3.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, with plans to expand refining capacity to 920,000 bpd.

The company is also backing its growth with increased investments next year of Dh120 billion — up from this year’s Dh91 billion, according to Saif Al Gafli, chief executive... Read More

Jumeirah Group celebrates a successful start to 2015

20 May 2015

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, grew revenues by over 5.2% in 2014, while maintaining a strong EBITDA performance. Across the Jumeirah portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences in Dubai, the company secured an occupancy rate of 80.1% and an average revenue per available room (RevPAR) of AED 1,708.

Over the first four months of 2015, occupancy levels reached 84.6%, the Average Daily Rate was AED 2,385 and the RevPAR came in at AED 2... Read More

Etisalat completes Voice over WiFi trial

20 May 2015

Customers can experience a seamless call handover between 4G and WiFi as well as faster call set-up times and better voice quality

May 19, 2015

Dubai: Etisalat completed its first successful Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) solution to extend mobile service coverage in the UAE in partnership with Huawei. VoWiFi will enable etisalat’s customers to make and receive calls using their home WiFi or in public WiFi areas. Advanced technologies deployed to enable VoWiFi will ensure that... Read More

UAE’s mobile networks best in the region

20 May 2015

TRA survey shows the two operators in the country are neck to neck in almost all of the parameters

May 17, 2015

Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE survey on the performance of mobile networks and services provided by etisalat and du showed that both the operators are “neck and neck” in all the parameters.

The “UAE Cellular Mobile Networks Benchmarking 2014” survey is conducted annually to assess and track the current status of mobile networks... Read More

UAE passenger numbers up 17.3% in first four months

20 May 2015

Country’s airports handled 37.84m people from January to April

May 19, 2015

Dubai: The UAE’s main airports handled 17.3 per cent more passengers in the first four months of the year compared to a year earlier as local airlines add more capacity to their networks.

A total of 37.84 million passengers arrived, transferred and departed at airports in the country from January to April compared to 32.24 million a year ago, according to data from federal regulator, the General... Read More

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