UAE News

1.7 million passengers use smart gates at Dubai airports

15 Dec 2014

More than 100 e-gates are installed at Terminal 1 and 2 of the Dubai airport while smart gates are available at Terminal 3 for residents over 17-year-olds.

As many as 1.7 million passengers have passed through smart gates at the Dubai International Airports, according to Dubai Immigration authorities.

“Up to 530,000 people have registered in the immigration smart gates so... Read More

Monumental 20th edition of DSF in final stages of preparation

15 Dec 2014

Dubai: Preparations for the 20th edition of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) are in the final stages in time for its opening on January 1.

An extra special DSF calendar is expected next year as the festival reaches another milestone of being the longest running festival of its kind spanning almost two decades. This year’s theme, ‘20th... Read More

World’s best clubs and players recognised at ‘Globe Soccer Awards – presented by Audi’

15 Dec 2014

Globe Soccer Awards’ fifth annual ‘Dubai Football Gala – presented by Audi’ is set to welcome stars of the beautiful game and witness a battle for Club of the Year from Real Madrid, Juventus, Ajax AFC, FC Bayern Munich and FC Basel in a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Organised by Dubai Sports Council and BC Bendoni Communication, and... Read More

Night Souq to transform Deira into tourist magnet

15 Dec 2014

Attraction will be located on upcoming Deira Islands, connected by bridges to mainland

Dubai: Hot on the heels of the full leasing of Nakheel’s new Night Souq at Deira Islands, the developer has issued a tender for the construction works, a spokesperson said.

The Night Souq at Deira Islands – home to 5,300 shops and nearly 100 restaurants – was fully leased last month,... Read More

flydubai Targets Bratislava Expansion

13 Dec 2014

Initially launching as a twice-weekly service, a third service will be introduced in January.

The number of flights flydubai operates between Dubai and Bratislava could be doubled to four a week by next summer.

During a welcome ceremony at Bratislava Stefanik Airport, Jeyhun Efendi, SVP Commercial Operations for the UAE, Middle East, Europe and CIS, said the capacity increase could... Read More

Etihad Cargo on track for best-ever performance

13 Dec 2014

Etihad Cargo has significantly enhanced its global reach by offering bellyhold capacity on 10 new passenger destinations launched across Etihad Airways’ fast-growing network during the year.

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, achieved an all-time record in November when it carried 53,292 tonnes across its global network in one month.... Read More

Dubai Trolley: Region’s first hop-on hop-off system

13 Dec 2014

To span a distance of 7 km, Dubai Trolley will serve as an exotic, easy-to-access connecting link between the various iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai including Burj Khalifa , the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall , the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination.

Dubai: Marking a significant first in the region, Emaar Properties is redefining smart urban... Read More

DMCC welcomes leading global diamond mining company ALROSA – Arcos East DMCC to Free Zone

10 Dec 2014

АЛРОСА и дубайская алмазная биржа (Dubai Diamond Exchange, DDE) заключили меморандум о взаимопонимании, призванный повысить эффективность взаимодействия АЛРОСА и алмазного сообщества ОАЭ. Официальная церемония подписания состоялась 8 апреля текцщего года в Дубае. Недавно прошло официальное открытие нового офиса в Almas Tower.

Открытие нового офиса АЛРОСА подчеркивает важную роль, которую Дубай играет... Read More

Emirates, DTCM Launch $20m Campaign To Attract Visitors To Dubai

10 Dec 2014

Emirates and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) have launched a global campaign worth $20 million to attract tourists to Dubai.

The ‘See you in Dubai’ campaign, one of the largest tourism promotional campaigns conducted by Emirates, will focus on markets in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. It play out across print, broadcast and outdoor media... Read More

First Reactor of UAE Nuclear Power Plant On Track For 2017 Start

10 Dec 2014

The first of four reactors being built at the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah nuclear power plant is 61 per cent complete and on track to start up in 2017, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp (ENEC) said on Monday.

The $20 billion Barakah project, funded by the Abu Dhabi government, is expected to provide 24 per cent of the UAE’s energy by 2020, when all four reactors come onstream, ENEC’s... Read More

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