UAE News

Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion to go ahead

12 Nov 2014


The expansion of Dubai’s iconic, wave-inspired Jumeirah Beach Hotel is set to go ahead with the Jumeirah Group, which operates the hotel, now finalising the necessary permits.

The plan, announced in June, includes the construction of a 350-room ultra luxury resort, in addition to the existing Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a private beach, recreational marine facilities... Read More

Registration for DSF 2015 opens to retailers

12 Nov 2014

20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015

Dubai: Organisers of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) have opened the registration process for retail shops to participate in the 20th year of the shopping festival in 2015.

The 32-day shopping festival will run from January 1 to February 1, 2015, organisers from the Dubai Festivals and Retail... Read More

Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan inaugurates first Dubai Tram

11 Nov 2014

Tram to begin passenger service on Wednesday 12 Nov 2014

Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, flagged off the first tram from Al Sufouh depot.

Shaikh Hamdan rode on the first tram along with senior government officials, with two more trains in tow, for the inaugural run.

The trams will open for public service from 6.30am on... Read More

DXB bags Airport of the Year for Middle East and Subcontinent Award

11 Nov 2014


Organised by Payload Asia, the award celebrates excellence, highlighting the air cargo supply chain organisations that make a difference in the industry.

Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest hubs for international passengers and cargo, has been named Airport of the Year for the Middle East and Subcontinent at the Payload Asia Awards held in Singapore.

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Dubai Customs, DTCM to boost tourist facilities at harbours

11 Nov 2014

Dubai Customs and the Department of Tourism and Commercial Marketing, or DTCM, in Dubai inked a cooperation and partnership agreement to promote the development of tourist facilities at Jumeirah 1, Umm Suqeim 1 and Umm Suqeim 2 harbours.


The agreement was signed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, and Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of DTCM, in... Read More

Madinat Jumeirah becomes world’s first mixed-use hospitality destination to gain renowned Green Globe Certification

11 Nov 2014

Entire luxury resort receives Green Globe seal of approval

Madinat Jumeirah, the luxurious Arabian resort of Dubai, has become the world’s first mixed-use hospitality destination to gain the internationally renowned Green Globe certification.

Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr, Dar al Masyaf, the conference centre and souk have all been recognised for outstanding environmental efforts following a... Read More

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall To Open To Public On November 19

11 Nov 2014

The opening is timed to coincide with the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi’s upcoming retail destination, Yas Mall, will be opened to public on November 19, developer Aldar has announced.

The opening is timed to coincide with the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place between 20-23 November. The mall is also expecting to... Read More

Jumeirah Group to sign first Venu hotel by year-end

09 Nov 2014

Jumeirah Group expects to sign a management agreement for the first hotel under its four-star brand, Venu, in the next two months, according to the group’s top executive.

In September, the luxury hotel group said it was in talks with developer Meraas Holding to operate a Venu hotel on Bluewaters Island, a mixed-use development that it is building off the cost of Jumeirah Beach Residence in... Read More

2.5m guests check into Abu Dhabi hotels in 9 months

09 Nov 2014

Christopher Hewett, senior consultant at TRI Hospitality Consulting, attributed the increased guests to TCA’s active promotion of Abu Dhabi as a destination.

“Abu Dhabi is increasing this type of awareness, and it’s increasing its global position in the tourism industry. People are seeing the benefit of stopping here especially if they are incorporating a couple of nights in Abu... Read More

Tallest tower in Abu Dhabi named after Shaikh Mohammed

09 Nov 2014


Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, made the announcement as he inaugurated the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower.

Acting on the directives from the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme... Read More