UAE News

Emirates eyes 50 to 70 Airbus or Boeing long-haul jets

12 Mar 2015

Addition would bolster the carrier’s long-haul fleet

Berlin: Emirates airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engined Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, company president Tim Clark said in Berlin Thursday, which would bolster the carrier’s long-haul fleet.

Clark remained vague on the number and maker of twin-engined wide-body planes, but said the acquisition was part of Emirates’s efforts to increase its share of the traffic on the world’s long-haul routes.

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Abu Dhabi Airports financing Fujairah airport expansion

12 Mar 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports is “helping” Fujairah finance the expansion of its airport as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last year.

“We are enhancing their runways, their aprons (where aircraft are parked), their parking and the terminal itself,” Abu Dhabi Airports Chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansouri said.

The MoU between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation for Fujairah, which owns Fujairah International, was announced in May last year.

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Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal to be 65% complete by year-end

12 Mar 2015

The Dh10.8b Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) will be able to handle as many as 40 million passengers a year

Abu Dhabi’s mega airport expansion project, the Dh10.8 billion Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), will be “60 to 65 per cent” complete by the end of the year. The MTB is slated to open in July, 2017.

In an interview at Abu Dhabi Airport’s headquarters at Abu Dhabi International on Tuesday, Chairman Ali Majed Al Mansouri said there has been “some changes” to the design but... Read More

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed opens Future of Borders Conference

12 Mar 2015

The Future of Borders International Conference got underway in Dubai with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, formally opening the two-day knowledge-sharing platform being attended by about 500 delegates.

In attendance were His Exellency Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation... Read More

Ambassador of Belarus meets Director General of UAE National Council for Tourism and Antiquities

10 Mar 2015

On March 9, 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates Roman Golovchenko met with Director General of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed K. Al Muhairi. 

The sides discussed the ways to enhance cooperation in the sphere of tourism including participation in each others travel markets, arrangement of presentations of the countries tourism potential and familiarization visits... Read More

Kazkosmos delegation visits UAE

10 Mar 2015

A delegation of Kazkosmos, headed by the chairman of Aerospace Committee under Investment and Development Ministry, the adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Aviation and Space Talgat Mussabayev, is on a working visit to Abu Dhabi.

According to the press service of Kazkosmos, yesterday the delegation, consisting of Kazkosmos chairman and heads of JSC "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary NC", JSC "National Center for Space Communications", met with the chairman of... Read More

Dubai’s meteoric rise and its horseracing heritage

10 Mar 2015

An exhibition which explores the shared development story of Dubai and its horseracing heritage has opened to the public at Meydan Racecourse Dubai. First showcased to Newmarket racegoers at the 2014 Dubai Future Champions Day, the special exhibition comes to the emirate ahead of the spectacular season-ending Dubai World Cup. Celebrating its 20th running, the world’s richest horse race will take place on 28th March 2015 and the official trophy will be on display at the exhibition which runs... Read More

Border agencies strive for speedy and seamless travel services

10 Mar 2015

Future of Borders International Conference to be hosted by General Director of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA-Dubai) from March 11 to 12

Dubai, March 4, 2015: Through a mix of updated regulations, procedural changes and deployment of technology and solutions, borders control agencies around the world are grappling with the rapid changes in the traveller’s profile and expectations due to enhanced mobility and globalization.

Self-service is almost becoming a norm with... Read More

Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Abu Dhabi

10 Mar 2015

Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg launch their attempt at flying Round-The-World in a solar-powered airplane. Their experimental aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 took-off this morning from Abu Dhabi.

Leg #1: Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Muscat (Oman)

Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 9, 2015:  Under intense and watchful eyes, the Solar Impulse team in Abu Dhabi along with the Mission Control Center (MCC) in Monaco, witnessed Solar Impulse take-off this morning to reach Muscat (Oman),... Read More

Sheikha Lubna tops powerful Arab women list

09 Mar 2015

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has retained her top spot in a ranking of the 100 most powerful Arab women.

It is the fifth year in a row that Sheikha Lubna, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, has ranked first.

Sheikha Lubna was the first woman to assume a UAE Cabinet position. Half of the top 10 women on Arabian Business’s list were from the UAE.

Also included were Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State, and Mariam Al Mansouri, fighter pilot.

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