UAE News

Shaikh Mohammed’s Twitter account surpasses 4 million followers

14 May 2015

(Wam) / 14 May 2015

Shaikh Mohammed’s account has come second globally in a study issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for 2014 in his ability to reach the largest number of his people.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s Twitter account has reached over four million followers, making him one of the most followed leaders globally on the social networking site,... Read More

Dubai earmarks GCC and MENA region for further growth

14 May 2015

UNWTO Forum: Intra-Arab Tourism has significant potential for growth Attractiveness of Dubai for Arab visitors a result of connectivity, ease of access, and destination offer Cruise Arabia applauded as perfect example of cross-border co-operation

Dubai, UAE, 14 May, 2015: As source markets for visitors to Dubai, the GCC and MENA regions present significant potential for growth, despite already accounting for a combined 33 per cent of the emirate’s total tourism numbers.

Speaking... Read More

Du begins to deploy 4G+ technology in UAE

14 May 2015

4G+ is currently available in several areas with high footfall traffic, and du aims on furthering the network coverage expansion in line with the increase in demand and the rapid development in mobile devices technology.

Dubai: du, the Middle East’s fastest growing telecommunications company, is one of the few operators in the world to have begun deployments supporting LTE Advanced (LTE-A), also known as 4G+, CAT 6 with carrier aggregation across its network. Current CAT 6 supported... Read More

Dubai Aquarium welcomes baby crocs

14 May 2015

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall has welcomed baby crocs, born to King Croc, one of the world’s largest reptiles, and Queen Croc, his companion for over 20 years. Queen Croc, who is more than 80 years old, laid 59 eggs, and the long incubation process finally came to an end with the hatching of the baby crocs.

For the past 20 years King has been a dedicated partner, showing little interest in any other female crocodiles than Queen Croc. The birth at Dubai Aquarium... Read More

EZW, Dubai Tourism sign MoU

14 May 2015

The aim is to strengthen cooperation to promote Dubai as one of the world’s leading trade and travel centres

Published: 17:38 May 13, 2015


DUBAI: Economic Zones World, EZW, Dubai’s flagship trade, logistics and industrial hub operator, and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, have signed an MoU to further strengthen cooperation between the two entities to promote Dubai as one of the world’s leading trade and travel centres, as well as... Read More

Huawei Launches Honor Six Plus Smartphone In Middle East

14 May 2015

The Honor Six Plus is targeted at a younger internet-savvy demographic.

Huawei has launched the Honor Six Plus smartphone in the region, as part of a worldwide push by its e-commerce only Honor sub-brand.

Chris Sun, VP, online sales/Huawei Consumer for the Middle East, said the sub-brand was targeted at a younger internet-savvy demographic, who use their phone for entertainment and for social activities.

The Honor brand has achieved total sales revenue of $2.4 billion... Read More

Alibaba’s Cloud Computing Unit To Establish Base In Dubai

14 May 2015

Alibaba's subsidiary Aliyun will set up a venture with Dubai-based Meraas.



The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

The deal may bolster Dubai’s efforts to develop as a technology centre for the region, in addition to marking an expansion of Alibaba’s cloud computing effort.

Alibaba’s... Read More

Tom Hanks to star in Abu Dhabi film

14 May 2015

Image Nation to fully finance Hollywood thriller, ‘The Circle’, based on Dave Eggers’ novel

Local production company Image Nation Abu Dhabi on Tuesday announced a deal to fully finance Tom Hank’s thriller The Circle. Directed and written by James Ponsoldt, Hanks will star alongside Alicia Vikander in feature adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel.

The premise of the film will sound familiar to anyone who uses all-encompassing online services such as Google: A young woman is hired for... Read More


14 May 2015

SITA to provide integrated end-to-end passenger and airport management solutions 

ABU DHABI, 12 MAY 2015 – SITA’s advanced technology will set the foundation for Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal, which will serve an estimated 30 million passengers annually from July 2017. In a five-year deal announced today, the air transport IT specialist will provide a full range of integrated airport solutions. This includes SITA’s next generation airport management system,... Read More

Aviation, tourism to account for 47 per cent of Dubai’s economy

14 May 2015

Contribution of the tourism sector to the local economy of Dubai accounts for about 20 per cent or AED83bn in 2015

The contribution of the aviation and tourism sectors to the GDP of Dubai is expected to reach 47 per cent in 2015, reports UAE-based Al Bayan.

This is equivalent to AED 196 billion, compared to AED188bn last year.

According to Al Bayan’s economic analysis, the emirate’s GDP will reach nearly AED415bn, a growth of 4 per cent compared with last year, according... Read More