UAE News

Abu Dhabi Airport capacity to handle aircraft increased

31 Dec 2014

Runway renovation is part of wider expansion programme

Abu Dhabi: With the re-opening of the southern runway, the Abu Dhabi International Airport can now handle 500,000 aircraft movements annually, making it one of the largest runway operations in the world.

The re-opening of the renovated southern runway is part of Abu Dhabi International Port’s expansion plans in preparation for the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) becoming operational in 2017.

This milestone was marked... Read More

Abu Dhabi ports go digital

31 Dec 2014

Maqta Gateway to reduce paper work and processing time for customers

Import and export cargos can be tracked, cleared and booked online by customers as Abu Dhabi Ports Company prepares to launch new services.

“We will capture data and analyse it to utilise our assets better,” says Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, in an interview with Khaleej Times.

“It’s a single window and platform linking freight forwarders, banks... Read More

Ground handing industry to benefit hugely from Middle East aviation boom

31 Dec 2014

Airlines outsource over 50 per cent of ground handling

GH market estimated to be worth over $347 billion

Ground handlers facing challenges to operate efficiently

Rising air traffic requires GHS expansions

New products to be unveiled at Airport Show-2015

‘Meet the Buyer’ programme at Airport Show-2015

Dubai, December 28, 2014: The multi-billion dollar expansion of airports and airline fleets in the Middle East has set off immense growth prospects for... Read More

First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017

28 Dec 2014

The first of four nuclear reactors being built by the UAE will come on line in 2017

The first of four nuclear reactors being built by the UAE will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, an official said Monday.

“When they are fully operational in 2020, they will generate 25 per cent of UAE power needs,” the CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp, or ENEC, Mohammed Al Hammadi, told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi.

Hammadi said that 61 per... Read More

Spectacular musical bonanza in store for residents and visitors in Dubai Shopping Festival’s “Journey of Celebrations”

28 Dec 2014

British, Arabic, Indian and Filipino artists, musicians and singers to enthrall crowds at live concerts during DSF’s “Journey of Celebrations”

Welcoming visitors and residents to its “Journey of Celebrations” from 1 January to 1 February 2015, the 20th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is promising to be a fantastic treat for music lovers from around the world. It has lined up a spectacular array of musical concerts featuring international and regional singers, musicians... Read More

Abu Dhabi among top 10 tourist destinations for 2015

28 Dec 2014

The site tells its users that Abu Dhabi city and its skyline are about to get a lot more inspiring as the emirate bids to become the cultural capital of the Middle East.

Abu Dhabi: The major international news website has named Abu Dhabi among its Top 10 destinations for 2015. The emirate is ranked alongside other desirable locations including Milan, the Bahamian Coast and Downtown Los Angeles.

The site tells its users that Abu Dhabi city and its skyline are about to... Read More

Street Kiosk Registration Opens for Dubai Shopping Festival 2015

28 Dec 2014

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and the organisers of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival, is now accepting applications from those wishing to hire retail space and Street Kiosks for the milestone 20th anniversary of DSF, which runs from 1 January to 1 February 2015.

Each year during DSF, DFRE organizes a fun-filled agenda of family-oriented events on prominent streets Riqqa, Jumeirah and 2nd of... Read More

Dubai Shopping Malls Group gives you ‘A Million Reasons To Shop’ during 20th anniversary of DSF

Dubai Shopping Malls Group gives you ‘A Million Reasons To Shop’ during 20th anniversary of DSF

25 Dec 2014

Latest campaign to offer a total of One Million Dirhams in prizes

Promotion  to run from January 1st to February 1st , 2015

Shoppers who spend AED 200 and above at any of the participating malls stand a chance to win prizes in cash and shopping vouchers instantly

In celebration of the milestone 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE)  and the Dubai Shopping... Read More

Dubai Duty Free 31st anniversary sales at Dh188.86m

25 Dec 2014

Airport retailer says sales mark 21.85% increase over the same period last year

Dubai: A 25 per cent discount across a range of merchandise over a three-day period resulted in Dh188.86 million worth of sales for Dubai Duty Free, marking its 31st anniversary on December 20.

The sale began at midnight on December 17 and continued for 72 hours until midnight on December 20, the airport retailer said in a statement on Sunday, in line with the high passenger traffic expected over... Read More

UAE airports record highest single-day footfall

25 Dec 2014

Airports fully prepared to accommodate growing number of passengers, GDRFA Director General says

Dubai: Over 430,000 passengers arrived at and departed from airports around the country within a 72-hour period over the weekend.

The highest number of arriving and departing passengers in a day was recorded on Friday, December 19, at 150,917, the General Director of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) revealed.

“The growing number of passengers travelling through the... Read More