UAE News

Emirates and Etihad Airways among world’s safest

07 Jan 2015

Two UAE airlines in top 10 among 449 airlines, according to AirlineRatings.com

With the flurry of plane crashes in 2014, many people are now afraid to fly. There’s no reason to avoid air travel completely, though. According to AirlineRatings.com, there are a number of airlines out there which have excellent safety records, and two of them are actually based in the UAE.

The aviation website announced on Tuesday that Emirates and Etihad Airways are among the top ten safest... Read More

Emirates и Etihad признаны самимы безопасными

07 Jan 2015

Авиакомпании Emirates и Etihad вошли в десятку наиболее безопасных авиакомпаний в мире, наряду с Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, EVA Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines и Virgin Atlantic.

Международные эксперты составили рейтинг на сайте AirlineRatings.com, исходя из безопасности авиаперелетов и услуг, предоставляемых пассажирам во время полета. Рейтинговая система AirlineRatings.com учитывает целый ряд различных факторов, связанных с руководящими... Read More

Beach Polo Cup Dubai set for April

07 Jan 2015

The tournament will see a bigger setup for the public and VIP zones and will begin at sunset on both days against the backdrop of Dubai Marina skyline and Mina Seyahi coastline.

Dubai — The Beach Polo Cup (BPC) Dubai, a prestigious event on the international sports calendar, will take place at the Skydive Dubai complex at Dubai Marina on April 10 and 11.

Mamemo, creators of the concept a decade ago said, the Dubai tournament will see the top polo players of the international... Read More

Middle East investment in space continues to grow as region marches towards its’ vision for science and knowledge based economy

07 Jan 2015

National investment in space technology is continuing to grow, as the UAE seeks to develop a long-term strategic plan for a solid and sustainable foundation for advanced space innovation and exploration. All of which is expected to aid the growth of science and knowledge based economy. Compared to the $300bn international space industry, the UAE’s investment in space technology is already substantial exceeding Dhs20bn ($5.44bn).

Leading industry experts from around the world will meet... Read More

Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

07 Jan 2015

Abu Dhabi based airline first in the Middle East to receive the 787-9

Dubai: Boeing said on Thursday it delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new livery, which was revealed recently. The aircraft is the first of the 71 Dreamliners that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier has on order, which includes forty-one 787-9s and thirty 787-10s, Boeing said in a statement. It added that Etihad Airways will also be the first airline in the Middle East to operate the 787... Read More

Dubai Duty Free Sales Touch $1.9bn In 2014

07 Jan 2015

Perfume was the top selling product in Dubai Duty Free during 2014, followed by liquor and gold, the airport retailer said.

Sales at Dubai Duty Free (DDF) rose to reach almost Dhs7 billion ($1.9 billion) in 2014, up 7.36 per cent from 2013, the airport retailer said in a statement.

The group also set a new monthly sales record in December with sales soaring to reach Dhs749.13 million ($205.24 million), up seven per cent from Dhs700 million in the corresponding period of 2013.... Read More

Dubai International Airport passengers are projected to reach 78.4 million in 2015

07 Jan 2015

Dubai International announced it is set to clock up more than 71 million passengers by the end of the year and could overtake the current busiest airport in the world - Heathrow. Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose 5.7 per cent in October putting the airport on track to eclipse the 71 million passenger mark according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Dubai Airports estimate passenger numbers are projected to reach 78.4 million in 2015 and 103.5 million... Read More

Paris Opera National Ballet in Dubai

Paris Opera National Ballet in Dubai

05 Jan 2015

The program of the Galas with Etoiles and soloists from Paris Opera National Ballet has been unveiled

and promises unforgettable moments.

 

Performers: Ludmila Pagliero, Karl Paquette, Etoile Dancers and Soloists from L’Opera de Paris

Venue: Madinat Theatre, Dubai

Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th January 2015

 

Dubai – 22 December 2014: The program of the unprecedented Galas with Etoiles and Soloists from Paris Opera National Ballet has been unveiled... Read More

Burj Khalifa LED show to continue until January 9

04 Jan 2015

Record-breaking display uses 70,000 LED bulbs

Dubai: The Guinness World Record winning LED illumination on Burj Khalifa’s facade will continue until January 9.

The spectacular LED display envelopes the world’s tallest tower in the colours of the UAE national flag among other dazzling effects, which captivated revellers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai on Wednesday.

Covering an area of 32,467 square metres, the record-breaking LED display has an... Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid approves Dubai’s budget for 2015

04 Jan 2015

 

No-deficit budget for 2015 will have an operating surplus of Dh3.6b

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the largest budget for Dubai since the global financial crisis at Dh41 billion, up 9 per cent from 2014.

According to a release from Dubai Government Media Office, the no-deficit budget for 2015 will have an operating surplus of Dh3.6 billion, provides for 2,530 jobs... Read More

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