UAE News

Emirates expects busy weekend

23 Jun 2015

Emirates expects higher than normal passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, as travellers head home or abroad for the summer holiday season.

Over 62,000 travellers will board an Emirates flight from Dubai on Friday 26th June, and consistently high passenger loads are also expected from 25 to 28 June.

Emirates is reminding customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure, and plan extra time to get to the airport. Passengers can... Read More

DP World celebrates listing of US$500 million bond on Nasdaq Dubai

23 Jun 2015

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, today rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a 500 million US Dollar conventional bond by DP World on Nasdaq Dubai.

The listing by the global ports operator underlines Dubai’s expansion as an international centre for debt capital markets. The total nominal value of conventional bonds on Dubai’s exchanges is now US$11.82 billion.

The bell-ringing ceremony took place in the presence of Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai... Read More

flydubai invests in innovation for improved customer service

23 Jun 2015

As part of its strategy to enhance its ability to manage with greater autonomy and the continued growth of its operations, flydubai has announced a new agreement with Radixx International that will allow it to take the customer experience to a new high.

The agreement between flydubai and the provider of cloud-based reservation and distribution systems for airlines, includes a license for flydubai to access and modify the Radixx Air Passenger Services System, PSS, source code and... Read More

Dubai Ramadan Forum hosts Mass Iftar Tents

23 Jun 2015

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, DTCM, Dubai, the organiser of the 14th Dubai Ramadan Forum, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, has once more launched its Mass Iftar Tents.

Every year, the Organising Committee of the Dubai Ramadan Forum hosts mass Iftar events during the month of Ramadan. The Iftar gathering is attended daily by approximately 4,500 persons from... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid receives Ramadan well-wishers

23 Jun 2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today at Zabeel Palace, received well-wishers who came to extend their greetings on the Holy Month of Ramadan.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed received greetings from the speaker and members of the Federal National Council (FNC), ministers, senior government officials and citizens.

In his remarks during the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed underscored the importance of meetings during... Read More

Air Astana scoops Skytrax Award – for fourth consecutive year

22 Jun 2015

Air Astana, the Kazakhstan flag carrier, is celebrating success yet again at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with a Best Airline Central Asia / India being achieved for the fourth successive year and Best Airline Staff Service Central Asia/India for the third year. The awards ceremony took place at the 51st edition of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget today.  

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are recognised throughout the world as a valued benchmarking tool that measures... Read More

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