UAE News

Emirates Upgrades Airport Shuttle Buses to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

01 Jul 2015

Emirates’ customers can now look forward to an enhanced travel experience, with the introduction of new, bespoke transfer shuttles designed in the iconic Emirates A380 livery. The complimentary bus service for Economy Class customers that operates between Dubai International Airport to and from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will now be on the award-winning, sleek buses from VDL Bus & Coach. A widely used and convenient alternative to driving or taking a taxi to the airport, the new buses will... Read More

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing complete first ever Volvo Ocean Race clean sweep after winning In-Port Race Series in Sweden

28 Jun 2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Champions – made it a triple triumph on Saturday, after adding the In-Port Race Series (IPRS) title to its overall title and IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge trophy with a sixth place in the Swedish heat of the short course competition in Gothenburg.

The result sees the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team top the final IPRS standings by a margin of one... Read More

Novo Cinemas to Bring IMAX’s Cutting-Edge Laser Technology to Two UAE Multiplexes

28 Jun 2015

Novo Cinemas, the largest chain of theatres in the Middle East and a subsidiary of ELAN, has announced that through its partnership agreement with IMAX Corporation, the company will add two new IMAX® theatres in Dubai, which will feature IMAX's cutting-edge laser projection and sound technology. The IMAX theatres will be located at two new Novo Cinemas locations – at IMG Worlds of Adventure and Wafi Shopping Centre. The deal builds on the parties’ recent agreement for an IMAX theatre that... Read More

Al Maktoum International celebrates its fifth anniversary

28 Jun 2015

Dubai, UAE – June 28, 2015 – Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday having firmly established itself among the top 20 busiest international cargo hubs and a growing reputation as an efficient and convenient passenger airport.

When DWC opened on 27 June 2010, Dubai Airports outlined an ambitious plan to ultimately create the world’s biggest and most advanced airport. Five years on it has taken significant strides towards... Read More

UAE diplomacy entered a new era with a successful diplomatic track record, distinguished world-class academy

25 Jun 2015

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy’s Board of Trustees, stated that the UAE diplomacy has entered a new era with notable achievements that have contributed to strengthening the country’s favourable position in the global foreign policy arena over the course of the last four decades.

Speaking on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah underlined the key role of... Read More

National Media Council to develop comprehensive national media strategy to improve the industry

25 Jun 2015

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Media Council (NMC), has said that the NMC will be building on previous achievements to continue the process of modernisation and development as the UAE already ranks high on global competitiveness indices.

During a meeting with the executive directors of the NMC, Al Jaber underscored the importance of enhancing the role of the NMC as a national authority for developing and... Read More

“Кazakhstan through the eyes of international media”

25 Jun 2015

The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, is running a contest to find the best articles on Kazakhstan written by foreign journalists.

The contest, assessed by a panel drawn from members of the Union of Journalists and distinguished guests, aims to find high quality, insightful reporting on Kazakhstan in foreign media. The contest is open to journalists from North and South America; Europe; CIS countries; Africa and the... Read More

"Aviamost" celebrates another success by receiving "The Best Russian-language Media in the UAE and the Middle East" award

"Aviamost" celebrates another success by receiving "The Best Russian-language Media in the UAE and the Middle East" award

25 Jun 2015

"Aviamost", the most popular and widely circulated Russian language magazine in the Gulf, celebrates another success by receiving "The Best Russian-language Media in the UAE and the Middle East" award. The Awards Ceremony took place at the reception organized by the diplomatic mission of Russian Federation in UAE during the celebration of the National Day of Russia. Consul General of the Russian Federation to UAE Mr. Gocha Buachidze handed over the award to Ms. Rita Boustany, Managing... Read More

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