UAE News

Ethiopian 2013 winner will challenge compatriot Kenenisa Bekele in Dubai Marathon on January 23

10 Jan 2015

The third fastest winner in the history of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa, will be gunning for Olympic legend Kenenisa Bekele and a second win in three years when he lines up at the start of the 2015 event on January 23.

Desisa made history in Dubai in 2013, when not only did he smash the 2:05 barrier on his marathon debut (2h:04m:45s), he led five men across the finish line under that time — an unprecedented achievement.

His time was just 22... Read More

UAE is a big draw for film-makers, TV producers

10 Jan 2015

Dubai mulling rebate system similar to Abu Dhabi to encourage more media production in the city.

The UAE has emerged as the ideal location for film-makers from both the East and the West looking to cut down production costs and paperwork also offering ease of access, world class infrastructure and world famous attractions. A number of movies, both Hollywood and Bollywood films such as Mission Impossible, Star Wars VII, Fast and Furious 7, and Bollywood movie Bang, have been filmed in... Read More

Dubai Chamber discusses business community challenges

07 Jan 2015

The meeting was organised as part of the Chamber’s mission to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai

Dubai: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted the fourth quarterly roundtable meeting of 2014, with representatives of business councils and groups and discussed business community issues.

The meeting was organised as part of the Chamber’s mission to represent, support and protect the interests of the business... Read More

UAE Says Nuclear Energy Programme Progressing “On Schedule”

07 Jan 2015

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) completes the concrete dome for the Unit 1 Reactor Containment Building.

The UAE’s nuclear energy programme is progressing on track to begin operations in 2017, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on Tuesday.

The first unit of the $20 billion Barakah project – which includes four reactors in total – is now more than... Read More

Emirates and Etihad Airways among world’s safest

07 Jan 2015

Two UAE airlines in top 10 among 449 airlines, according to

With the flurry of plane crashes in 2014, many people are now afraid to fly. There’s no reason to avoid air travel completely, though. According to, there are a number of airlines out there which have excellent safety records, and two of them are actually based in the UAE.

The aviation website announced on Tuesday that Emirates and Etihad Airways are among the top ten safest... Read More

Emirates и Etihad признаны самимы безопасными

07 Jan 2015

Авиакомпании Emirates и Etihad вошли в десятку наиболее безопасных авиакомпаний в мире, наряду с Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, EVA Air, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines и Virgin Atlantic.

Международные эксперты составили рейтинг на сайте, исходя из безопасности авиаперелетов и услуг, предоставляемых пассажирам во время полета. Рейтинговая система учитывает целый ряд различных факторов, связанных с руководящими... Read More

Beach Polo Cup Dubai set for April

07 Jan 2015

The tournament will see a bigger setup for the public and VIP zones and will begin at sunset on both days against the backdrop of Dubai Marina skyline and Mina Seyahi coastline.

Dubai — The Beach Polo Cup (BPC) Dubai, a prestigious event on the international sports calendar, will take place at the Skydive Dubai complex at Dubai Marina on April 10 and 11.

Mamemo, creators of the concept a decade ago said, the Dubai tournament will see the top polo players of the international... Read More

Middle East investment in space continues to grow as region marches towards its’ vision for science and knowledge based economy

07 Jan 2015

National investment in space technology is continuing to grow, as the UAE seeks to develop a long-term strategic plan for a solid and sustainable foundation for advanced space innovation and exploration. All of which is expected to aid the growth of science and knowledge based economy. Compared to the $300bn international space industry, the UAE’s investment in space technology is already substantial exceeding Dhs20bn ($5.44bn).

Leading industry experts from around the world will meet... Read More

Boeing delivers Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner

07 Jan 2015

Abu Dhabi based airline first in the Middle East to receive the 787-9

Dubai: Boeing said on Thursday it delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new livery, which was revealed recently. The aircraft is the first of the 71 Dreamliners that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier has on order, which includes forty-one 787-9s and thirty 787-10s, Boeing said in a statement. It added that Etihad Airways will also be the first airline in the Middle East to operate the 787... Read More

Dubai Duty Free Sales Touch $1.9bn In 2014

07 Jan 2015

Perfume was the top selling product in Dubai Duty Free during 2014, followed by liquor and gold, the airport retailer said.

Sales at Dubai Duty Free (DDF) rose to reach almost Dhs7 billion ($1.9 billion) in 2014, up 7.36 per cent from 2013, the airport retailer said in a statement.

The group also set a new monthly sales record in December with sales soaring to reach Dhs749.13 million ($205.24 million), up seven per cent from Dhs700 million in the corresponding period of 2013.... Read More