UAE News

Solar energy to power bus stops in Dubai

06 Jul 2015

Solar energy will be used to power bus stops in areas where there is no direct access to electricity, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. As many as 400 new stops are being planned in the next phase, a significant portion of which will be air-conditioned. However, the air-conditioners will still be elusive in around 150 of the existing bus shelters that haven’t had power connectivity for long.

Dubai became the first city in the world to have air-conditioned bus... Read More

Abu Dhabi’s Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid named best tall building in Middle East and Africa

06 Jul 2015

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower as the region’s best tall building this year.

The 88-floor, 381 metre-high tower was built as part of the new World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi complex, which was completed last year by Arabian Constuction Company for the developer Aldar Properties. It was designed by the UK architects Foster + Partners.

It was named the 2015 winner in the Middle East and Africa category ahead of another Abu Dhabi... Read More

For the first time ever, a dedicated Business Aviation pavilion at Dubai Airshow 2015

02 Jul 2015

For the first time ever, the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is proud to announce that there will be a pavilion dedicated for business aviation in Dubai Airshow 2015, exclusively for MEBAA members. All MEBAA business aviation companies are welcome to participate. This announcement was made last week to MEBAA members and since received a lot of interest and positive feedback. 

The business aviation pavilion ensures exposure to companies who... Read More

Rolls Royce Wraith Inspired By Fashion Coming To The UAE

02 Jul 2015

For those who consider themselves fashion-conscious and style trendsetters in the UAE, why not splash some cash on the brand new haute couture inspired model recently released by Rolls-Royce? The designer car company has recently unveiled its plans to bring its ultra-luxurious, brand new concept “Wraith- Inspired by Fashion” to the Emirate.

Setting high-standards and presenting a fresh take on the world of luxury motors, “Wraith – Inspired by Fashion” intricately combines elements of... Read More

Dubai Sat-2 captures image of Mecca from space

02 Jul 2015

Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2 satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a one meter resolution image of Mecca from outer space, DubaiSat-2 provides high quality satellite imagery to several institutions, inside and outside of the UAE, that can be used in urban planning, disaster management, environmental monitoring, mapping and scientific research.


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Emirates Upgrades Airport Shuttle Buses to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

01 Jul 2015

Emirates’ customers can now look forward to an enhanced travel experience, with the introduction of new, bespoke transfer shuttles designed in the iconic Emirates A380 livery. The complimentary bus service for Economy Class customers that operates between Dubai International Airport to and from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will now be on the award-winning, sleek buses from VDL Bus & Coach. A widely used and convenient alternative to driving or taking a taxi to the airport, the new buses will... Read More

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing complete first ever Volvo Ocean Race clean sweep after winning In-Port Race Series in Sweden

28 Jun 2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Champions – made it a triple triumph on Saturday, after adding the In-Port Race Series (IPRS) title to its overall title and IWC Schaffhausen 24-hour Speed Record Challenge trophy with a sixth place in the Swedish heat of the short course competition in Gothenburg.

The result sees the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team top the final IPRS standings by a margin of one... Read More

Novo Cinemas to Bring IMAX’s Cutting-Edge Laser Technology to Two UAE Multiplexes

28 Jun 2015

Novo Cinemas, the largest chain of theatres in the Middle East and a subsidiary of ELAN, has announced that through its partnership agreement with IMAX Corporation, the company will add two new IMAX® theatres in Dubai, which will feature IMAX's cutting-edge laser projection and sound technology. The IMAX theatres will be located at two new Novo Cinemas locations – at IMG Worlds of Adventure and Wafi Shopping Centre. The deal builds on the parties’ recent agreement for an IMAX theatre that... Read More

Al Maktoum International celebrates its fifth anniversary

28 Jun 2015

Dubai, UAE – June 28, 2015 – Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) celebrated its fifth anniversary yesterday having firmly established itself among the top 20 busiest international cargo hubs and a growing reputation as an efficient and convenient passenger airport.

When DWC opened on 27 June 2010, Dubai Airports outlined an ambitious plan to ultimately create the world’s biggest and most advanced airport. Five years on it has taken significant strides towards... Read More

UAE diplomacy entered a new era with a successful diplomatic track record, distinguished world-class academy

25 Jun 2015

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy’s Board of Trustees, stated that the UAE diplomacy has entered a new era with notable achievements that have contributed to strengthening the country’s favourable position in the global foreign policy arena over the course of the last four decades.

Speaking on the sidelines of the first meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah underlined the key role of... Read More