UAE News

UAE, Belarus discuss ways to step up economic ties

27 Oct 2014

UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri met with Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey to explore ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in the areas of economy, trade and investment.

During the meeting held at the ministry’s office in Dubai, the two sides discussed prospects for stepping up cooperation between the business communities in the two... Read More

Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

23 Oct 2014

President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to Moscow. Welcoming him warmly, he said that that he was happy to note that relations between Russia and United Arab... Read More

Tbilisi is Air Arabia’s 100th destination

22 Oct 2014

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, recently announced that it will begin regular direct services to Tbilisi, Georgia, from October 28.

Tbilisi will be Air Arabia’s 100th global destination. Air Arabia will fly twice weekly to Tbilisi from its primary Sharjah International Airport hub on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00pm, arriving at... Read More

Get set for thrilling stunts with Nitro Circus

22 Oct 2014

40 of the world’s best action sports athletes and stunt performers forming the world famous Nitro Circus will perform in Abu Dhabi in UAE on December 5 as part of National Day celebrations.

And they can do some unbelievable stunts like flying across a stadium in a wheelchair or an armchair, or even a bath tub! Brought here by Alchemy Project, the Abu Dhabi audience... Read More

Palazzo Versace Dubai to open in March 2015

22 Oct 2014


Palazzo Versace Dubai, the second hotel under the Versace fashion house, is expected to be finished before the end of next March, according to the developer Enshaa. The 215-room property also started recruiting last month. It will include 169 luxury condominiums with one to six bedrooms and D1 Residential Tower. It joins two other fashion houses Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa and... Read More

IATA says UAE’s air passenger numbers to grow 5.6% by 2034 – IATA

21 Oct 2014

Air passenger growth in the UAE is forecast to grow 5.6 per cent by 2034, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Globally, IATA projected that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034, representing a 4.1 per cent average annual growth.

Over the next two decades, the five fastest growing markets in... Read More

Dubai Duty Free named World’s Largest Airport Retailer

21 Oct 2014

Airport retailer Dubai Duty Free (DDF), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on December 20th 2013, has been named the world’s largest single airport retail operation based on the sales figures of $1.8 billion it earned in 2013, according to analysis by independent researcher Generation Research. DDF accounted for 5.19 per cent of global airport duty free business and almost three per cent of... Read More

Russia has key role in renewable energy says Director of IRENA

16 Oct 2014

The 12th annual POWER-GEN Middle East conference was held 12-14 October 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) with a special event ‘Russia Day’ held as part of the event. it was attended by a high-level Russian energy ministry delegation led by Russia’s deputy energy minister, Yury Sentyurin. During his speech on Russia Day the director of the International Renewable Energy Council (IRENA) Adnan Amin said that Russia has keyrole to play in renewable energy A... Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi to show Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic lady

16 Oct 2014

Whetting our artistic palate much ahead of its opening in December 2015, the Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that it will be showing Leonardo Da Vinci’s enigmatic painting La Belle Ferronniere next year, making it the first time ever in the Middle East that a museum has displayed the maestro’s painting. Art historians disagree about the true identity of the enigmatic woman now known as La Belle... Read More

Legoland Dubai to feature 15,000 Lego model structures

16 Oct 2014

Coming up in Dubai Parks & Resorts Legoland Dubai will feature 15,000 Lego Structures in six themed areas and will be operated by Merlin Entertainment. It is being developed in conjunction with Limited, a Meraas holding company and is scheduled to open in 2016, a statement said. It will be the first Legoland park in the Middle East and the seventh worldwide. Located in Jebel Ali, the park is... Read More