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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
In the framework of the 33 International Book Fair that takes place in Sharjah from 5 till 15 of November 2014 the Russian Federation as one of the participants is going to represent its book exposition and event program "Books of Russia". Initiated by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, the program "Books of Russia" annually reflects the tendencies of the modern Russian book... Read More
Dubai’s Emirates has received delivery of its 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft from planemaker Boeing, the companies announced on Wednesday.
With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants.
With a current direct backlog of 51 777-300ERs, the 777 also comprises the largest part of Emirates’ 213-... Read More