UAE News

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

dnata wins award for World’s Best Lounge

17 Jun 2015

Leading air services provider awarded Best Independent Airport Lounge by SkyTrax

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 — Dubai and Singapore— Travellers from around the world have spoken. The dnata Lounge in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi International airport has been awarded the World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge at the SkyTrax 2015 World Airline Awards in Paris.

SkyTrax polls over 18 million business and leisure air travellers from more than 160 countries to determine the winners... Read More

National Day of the Russian Federation in Dubai

16 Jun 2015

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in UAE held an official reception to celebrate the National Day of the Russian Federation or as it is called the Day of Russia.

The event was attended by high-ranking officials, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in UAE, well-known businessmen and members of the Russian-speaking community and reporters from the leading UAE media. His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, the UAE minister of Environment and Water and His Excellency... Read More

Dubai Chamber big at World Chambers meet

15 Jun 2015

15 June 2015

During the conference, the Dubai Chamber played its role of enhancing cooperation between global chambers of commerce and industry through the participation of Hamad Buamim.

Dubai — The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry successfully concluded its participation at the ninth World Chambers Congress organised by International Chambers of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation in Torino, Italy, as its large booth attracted over 1,000 visitors over the three days of... Read More

UAE Banks Federation approves mobile wallet programme

15 Jun 2015

The programme needs to have a final approval from the UAE Central Bank before it goes live, the federation said

The UAE Banks Federation has approved the mobile wallet programme deeming it ready to be introduced among users, the group said in a statement.

The mobile wallet, which was launched last year, could be live once it gets approval from the Central Bank.

The programme was developed by a committee of nine member banks and will be rolled out in different phases... Read More

Dubai: A global destination for tourism

14 Jun 2015

Fourth in MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index

14/06/2015 4:54 pm EDT

Dubai continues to attract visitors from around the world, according to international newspapers and news websites.

The Independent says that Dubai continues its efforts to fascinate tourists with all that is new and interesting to be the first hub for tourism, entertainment and investment.

The continuous development in the city has increased the number of visitors as well as granted it... Read More

New Board of Directors of Dubai Women Establishment holds its first meeting

14 Jun 2015

Shaikha Manal praised the DWE Board and DWE team for their hard work

June 13, 2015


Dubai: Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), wife of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; welcomed DWE’s new Board of Directors, which held its first meeting in the Establishment’s headquarters in Dubai Ladies Club.

Stressing on the role of the Establishment in... Read More

Sharjah Free Zones boost trade ties at World Chambers expo

14 Jun 2015

14 June 2015

Themed “Community, identity and vision”, the three-day conference has attracted over 1,600 chambers of commerce from over 108 countries.

Sharjah — A high-level delegation from the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, or HFZA, and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, or Saif Zone, joined the ninth World Chambers Congress, which concluded recently at the Lingotto Congress Centre in Torino, Italy.

Saif Zone’s booth attracted a huge number of chamber of commerce... Read More

Dubai Customs takes part in high-level customs forum in China

14 Jun 2015

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Anchoring Dubai’s foreign trade is a top priority for us to meet the goals of Dubai Plan 2021

14/06/2015 2:14 pm EDT

At the invitation of China Customs, Dubai Customs (DC) took part in the “Connectivity and Win-Win Development Forum for Heads of Customs Administrations along the Belt and Road”, held in Xi’an, China.

Attending the forum from the UAE was a customs delegation comprising senior members of the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) and Dubai... Read More