UAE News

Abu Dhabi International likely to hit capacity by 2016

17 Mar 2015

Abu Dhabi International to to face capacity constraints seven months before new terminal opens in mid-2017

Abu Dhabi International is likely to reach capacity by the end of 2016, seven months before a new 40 million annual passenger capacity terminal opens, the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, Ali Majed Al Mansouri, said on Sunday.

The airport, home to Etihad Airways, expects to handle 27 million passengers in 2016, which Al Mansouri said, will put a strain on the infrastructure... Read More

Etihad signs Nicole Kidman as new brand ambassador

17 Mar 2015

Kidman features in new advertisement on Airbus A380

Etihad Airways announced on Saturday a new brand campaign featuring Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, aiming to increase awareness on the brand globally.

At a press conference held in Abu Dhabi and attended by the actress, Etihad said the new advertisement, which was shot on Etihad’s Airbus A380 and other locations, is set to be shown in over 130 countries around the world.

Still versions of the campaign will also be... Read More

Dubai Economic Council to organise the second ‘SME World Summit 2015’

17 Mar 2015

Participants to include government officials, business leaders, international economists and financial experts

The Dubai Economic Council (DEC), in collaboration with SPI Group, will be organising the second version of “SME World Summit 2015” on March 18-19, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

The largest specialised event in SMEs in the middle east will bring together SME entrepreneurs; investors; executives; experts and academia to discuss the strategic role of SMEs in the future of... Read More

Uzbekistan, UAE discuss results of session of intergovernmental commission

16 Mar 2015

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Uzbekistan Mohammed Hareb Khalfan Almehairbi held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of Uzbekistan on 10 March.

The sides considered issues of practical implementation of agreements, reached at the second session of the joint intergovernmental commission on trade-economic cooperation, which was held in Abu-Dhabi on 1-2 March 2015, the press service of the MFERIT said.

The sides discussed... Read More

Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic, H.E. Kuban Omuraliev

16 Mar 2015

Dеаr colleagues and friends,

l would like to take this opportunity to inform you that in the first week of April l will bе leaving the post of the Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic in the United Аrаb Emirates аnd taking оn а nеw rоlе as аn Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic. Currently, аn appointed process is under process and upon finalization of all рrосеdurаl documents, l will inform you all of my new location accordingly.

It has been а great honor to rерrеsеnt my country... Read More

Emirates Airline expects drop in annual fuel costs

15 Mar 2015

Emirates said it will consider cutting surcharges but will aim to maintain margins needed for investment in expansion and to meet profit targets.

Dubai’s Emirates Airline expects lower oil prices to translate into fuel savings in the financial year ending this month but is braced for foreign exchange hits in markets such as Europe, India and Russia, its chief operating officer said.

Adel Al Redha did not put a figure on the fuel costs but said their proportion of the... Read More

Now, pass airport security checks in just 2 seconds!

15 Mar 2015

The new generation smart gates will be fitted with a device that can do an iris and face scan in just two seconds.

 Dubai - No more queues for eye scans and luggage screening as the Dubai Airports security checks will be completed in just two seconds instead of 16 through the new intelligent travel gates and interactive smart apps.

The Dubai International Airports is expected to receive 78 million passengers in 2015 and 103 million are expected by 2020.

The new... Read More

Shaikh Ahmed chairs Expo 2020 meeting

15 Mar 2015

The meeting covered updates surrounding the development and final preparation of the Expo 2020 Dubai Registration Dossier.

Dubai — Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee Chairman, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group,  on Wednesday chaired the first official meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee in 2015.

The meeting covered updates surrounding the development and final... Read More

Team Russia snatch Nation’s Cup victory

15 Mar 2015

Team UAE’s Rashed Al Qemzi was the sole entrant in the Emirati team on Wednesday and was impressive in both sprint races.

Doha — Team Russia’s Andrei Panyushkin and Konstantin Ustinov snatched a comfortable victory in the 2015 UIM Nation’s Cup World Series in Qatar after two thrilling sprint races on Doha Bay on Wednesday afternoon. The duo were first and fifth in the opening race and second and third in the second to snatch victory from Team Belarus and Team Germany.

Team UAE’... Read More

Revealed: Top 10 Cities Offering The Best Quality Of Living

15 Mar 2015

Dubai retains the top spot in the MENA region, while Vienna is named as the best globally.

Dubai remains the top city in the Middle East for quality of living, ranking 74 globally – down one spot from last year, according to latest annual global Quality of Living report published by HR consultancy Mercer.

Neighbouring Abu Dhabi came second in the region, ranking 77 this year, moving up one place from 2014. Muscat (ranking 104), Doha (108) and Amman (122) rounded off the top... Read More