UAE News

Etisalat completes Voice over WiFi trial

20 May 2015

Customers can experience a seamless call handover between 4G and WiFi as well as faster call set-up times and better voice quality

May 19, 2015

Dubai: Etisalat completed its first successful Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) solution to extend mobile service coverage in the UAE in partnership with Huawei. VoWiFi will enable etisalat’s customers to make and receive calls using their home WiFi or in public WiFi areas. Advanced technologies deployed to enable VoWiFi will ensure that... Read More

UAE’s mobile networks best in the region

20 May 2015

TRA survey shows the two operators in the country are neck to neck in almost all of the parameters

May 17, 2015

Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE survey on the performance of mobile networks and services provided by etisalat and du showed that both the operators are “neck and neck” in all the parameters.

The “UAE Cellular Mobile Networks Benchmarking 2014” survey is conducted annually to assess and track the current status of mobile networks... Read More

UAE passenger numbers up 17.3% in first four months

20 May 2015

Country’s airports handled 37.84m people from January to April

May 19, 2015

Dubai: The UAE’s main airports handled 17.3 per cent more passengers in the first four months of the year compared to a year earlier as local airlines add more capacity to their networks.

A total of 37.84 million passengers arrived, transferred and departed at airports in the country from January to April compared to 32.24 million a year ago, according to data from federal regulator, the General... Read More

24 winners of Mohammad Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders honoured

20 May 2015

Shaikh Ahmad honours a number of bodies and individuals who supported Small and Medium Enterprises

May 18, 2015

Dubai: Twenty-four winners in the Mohammad Bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders were honoured by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

During the ceremony held at Dubai World Trade Centre yesterday on Monday, Shaikh Ahmad honoured a number of bodies and... Read More

Dh700 million MAG 5 Boulevard launched

19 May 2015

19 May 2015

The project is planned to break ground in fourth quarter 2015 and is destined to become a 24-hour living, walkable community spread over 800,000 sqft of land.

Dubai: MAG 5 Property Development on Monday launched a new integrated and affordable residential community, ‘MAG 5 Boulevard’ at Dubai World Central (DWC).

With an estimated construction value of Dh700 million, MAG 5 Boulevard will be strategically located within DWC’s Residential Area and will... Read More

Exciting times ahead for retail market

19 May 2015

19 May 2015

Dubai retains 2nd position for international retailer representation for 4th consecutive year.

Dubai: The UAE’s retail market is vibrant and has promising outlook as major retail groups are expanding their footprints across the emirate, according to a top official of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

President and chief executive of the chamber Hamad Buamim said the retail sector is contributing around one third to the country’s gross domestic product... Read More

Danube launches Dh400 million Glitz 3

19 May 2015

Danube has launched realty projects Dreamz by Danube, Glitz 1, 2 and 3 -- worth Dh1.2 billion within a year.

Dubai: Danube Properties on Monday launched its fourth project ‘Glitz 3’ and its chairman claimed that the apartments, priced at Dh475,000, are for the middle-income resident.

The launch of all Danube Properties’ projects so far have been in keeping with the government’s ideology of introducing more affordable housing in the residential development market, Danube Group... Read More

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi named Middle East’s leading tourist attraction

19 May 2015

The park is currently undergoing expansion plans

May 18, 2015


ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi’s multiple award-winning tourist destination, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, has been named the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards Gala event at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai.

Commenting on the win, Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank World Travel... Read More

Dubai World Trade Centre becomes a free zone

19 May 2015

Move is part of a new law and series of decrees issued by Shaikh Mohammad

Dubai: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) was established as a free zone on Monday as part of a new law and series of decrees issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai.

Law No (9) of 2015 establishes DWTC “as a free zone subject to supervision” of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTC), which was also... Read More

Dubai Parks and Resorts starts receiving rides and attractions components

18 May 2015

Over 100 rides and attractions are on their way to Dubai to provide thrills and entertainment for all

Dubai, UAE –18 May 2015:  The industry’s top designers and consultants are hard at work on a range of attractions at Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is set to be the region’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination. Following the unveiling of a scale model of the resort earlier this month at Dubai’s Arabian Travel Market, Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced further... Read More