Dubai the Smart City

Dubai the Smart City






Dubai’s progress towards its smart city goals took centre stage recently as Smart Dubai participated in panel discussions at New York City’s Smart Cities NYC conference. Smart Dubai was on board as strategic partner for the event, the first conference that tackles the intersection of technology and urban life. Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, […]






Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai

Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai






Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai Discover the delightful taste of tradition Ramadan is a time of reflection and worship, where Muslims submit to regular prayer and daytime fasting. As the sun sets, the city comes to life as people head to elaborately decorated Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an Iftar buffet (sunset feast) […]






Motor Sports: 2017 Gulf Challenge

Motor Sports: 2017 Gulf Challenge






Mohammed Bin Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates, has announced details of the new 2017 Gulf Challenge, initially a five-round off-road rally series. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the headquarters of the ATCUAE in Dubai, today. “The Gulf Challenge is our first step […]






Dubai Plans the Future

Dubai Plans the Future






Dubai Plans the Future Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that the UAE is moving forward in building a universal model to achieve innovative ideas to serve humanity, and that the UAE’s Centennial Vision 2071 originated from the historic lecture delivered by His […]






Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report






Dubai Real Estate Report Damac Properties Damac Properties, a pioneering property developer in the Mideast has recorded a net profit of USD240mn for the first quarter of this year, marking net margins of 45 percent. Additionally, the developer posted profits of Dh1.95bn, with gross profit margins of 54percent amid the period, whereas total assets grew […]






Travel Dubai: Marsa Al Arab

Travel Dubai: Marsa Al Arab






His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today visited Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, where he announced the launch of ‘Marsa Al Arab’. Marsa Al Arab is a comprehensive tourist destination that aims to elevate family tourism in Dubai, as well as provide supporting […]






New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50%

New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50%






New Supersonic Jets Could Cut Dubai-New York Flight Time by 50% $GE, $HON US-based company Boom plans to begin supersonic passenger jets in the 2020’s US-based company Boom has confirmed that it is working on Supersonic Jets which it hopes to introduce introduce in passenger transport in the 2020’s. The company unveiled its supersonic passenger […]






“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO

“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO






“The Big 3 US Carriers ‘swindle’ Their Customers.”– Qatar Airways CEO $UAL, $DAL, $AAL Akbar Al Baker says he is not worried about The Trump Administration siding with the Big 3 US airlines The Big 3 US airlines, Delta (NYSE:DAL), American Airways (NYSE:AAL) and United (NYSE:UAL) which are lobbying against the GCC airlines, are “self-centred” […]






Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens

Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens






Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens The United Arab Emirates has become a haven for happiness and decent living, thanks to the wise leadership’s approach for tolerance and amity, said H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. Sheikh Humaid made the remarks today while opening the 8th […]






Travel News Dubai: Emaar Plans 6 New Hotels

Travel News Dubai: Emaar Plans 6 New Hotels






Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, today unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three […]






Travel News: Dubai is Booming

Travel News: Dubai is Booming






Dubai’s tourism sector sustained momentum in its strong start to 2017 with the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, known as Dubai Tourism, reporting a stellar 11 percent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016. January to March 2017 saw 4.57 million […]






Mike Tyson announces international launch of the Mike Tyson Academy in Dubai

Mike Tyson announces international launch of the Mike Tyson Academy in Dubai






Mike Tyson announces international launch of the Mike Tyson Academy in Dubai Global boxing icon Mike Tyson, who held the undisputed world heavyweight championship and the record of being the youngest boxer to win the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles at the age of 20, has announced that he has chosen Dubai for the […]






1st Emirati Astronaut to be in Space in ‘few years’ – Sheikh Mohammed

1st Emirati Astronaut to be in Space in ‘few years’ – Sheikh Mohammed






1st Emirati Astronaut to be in Space in ‘few years’ – Sheikh Mohammed Sheikh Mohammed launched the UAE National Space Programme The UAE will send the 1st Emirati astronaut to space within the “next few years”, the country’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said. The announcement […]






Dubai World Trade Centre crosses 3 million visitor milestone

Dubai World Trade Centre crosses 3 million visitor milestone






H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, DWTCA, has announced the 2016 annual performance of Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, as the business surpassed a significant milestone in visitation traffic hosting 3.03 million delegates and attendees to events. The results represent an impressive 11% year-on-year […]






F1: The Best Racing Weekends in the World of Motorsports

F1: The Best Racing Weekends in the World of Motorsports






F1: The Best Racing Weekends in the World of Motorsports $RACE The 2017 F1 season began 2 weeks ago in Melbourne Australia with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel winning the opener on 26 March. There are 19 races being held across the globe including, the USA, Italy, China, Canada, and Brazil. An F1 event is a week […]






Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs






Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs $OIL Business activity was led by new projects, a further general improvement in economic conditions and market demand The UAE’s non-Oil private sector registered strong growth in March, in line with the trend so far this year, according to Emirates NBD’s monthly survey. Growth in the […]






Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT

Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT






Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT $GLD, $SLV, $PLAT The 1st sale of new residential property in the country will be subject to the Zero rate of VAT. Investment Gold, Silver and Platinum will also be Zero-rated. Supplies of residential property including sales and leasing in the UAE will be […]






Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff

Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff






Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff Dubai (UAE) police have arrested foreign hackers who targeted 5 senior White House officials in a blackmail e-Mail scam, state-owned media reported Monday. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper and the television channel Dubai One reported the arrests, while Dubai police did not answer a call for comment. […]






How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact

How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact






How GCC Family Philanthropy Creates a Lasting Impact Ramy Sfeir examines the ways family businesses can make a difference to their communities Family businesses in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are major forces in regional philanthropy, supporting a wide range of causes. And as they undergo important internal changes, with new generations taking control, these […]






Real Life Fantasy City, a Visionary Sheik, and Thoroughbred Racing’s New Order

Real Life Fantasy City, a Visionary Sheik, and Thoroughbred Racing’s New Order






Real Life Fantasy City, a Visionary Sheik, and Thoroughbred Racing’s New Order It is about the beauty of the horse… Rising from the desert is a real life “City of the Future”, there is something from the Arabian Nights, awe-inspiring, a sleek glass building glows high above the manicured race track below. It is an […]






Travel News: EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI

Travel News: EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI






Travel News: EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to our award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled and Arabian fantasy. Located in the […]






Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Opens Super Rollercoaster, ‘Turbo Track’

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Opens Super Rollercoaster, ‘Turbo Track’






Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Opens Super Rollercoaster, ‘Turbo Track’ $RACE The highly-anticipated rollercoaster “Turbo Track” was officially launched at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Thursday. The latest heart-pounding ride burst into life at a high-profile, Inaugural event attended by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral and Luca Fuso, […]






Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth

Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth






Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth $AMZN Emaar Malls has submitted an $800-M bid to acquire Souq.com Emaar Malls’ “competitive” bid for UAE-based e-Commerce retailer Souq.com could help the traditional retailer prevent Amazon’s immediate entry into the regional market, according to an analyst. Dubai-listed Emaar Malls confirmed Monday that it had submitted an […]






Abu Dhabi, Dubai Partner with GE for Region’s 1st Microfactories

Abu Dhabi, Dubai Partner with GE for Region’s 1st Microfactories






Abu Dhabi, Dubai Partner with GE for Region’s 1st Microfactories $GE, $ADSK The factories will focus on industrial firms and consumer goods Abu Dhabi state investment firm Mubadala has announced a partnership with Dubai Future Foundation and US conglomerate GE’s (NYSE:GE) additive division to establish the 1st microfactories in the region. The MOU (memorandum of […]






GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit

GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit






GCC States Push for UK Free Trade Deal After Brexit Trade between Britain and the GCC totals about $37.5-B annually Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, officials said Monday. Britain cannot formally […]






Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai

Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai






Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is anticipated to be completed by 2020 Monday Dubai developer Emaar announced that it has laid the foundation for the construction of what is slated to become the world’s new tallest building – The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. Launched […]






Bad Weather Causing Delays and Diversions at Dubai International Airport

Bad Weather Causing Delays and Diversions at Dubai International Airport






Bad Weather Causing Delays and Diversions at Dubai International Airport More than a dozen inbound flights were diverted due to poor weather conditions Bad weather caused delays and diversions at Dubai International Airport yesterday on 1 of the busiest weekends of the year. Dubai Airports said 15 inbound flights were diverted and a number of […]






Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE

Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE






Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE Heavy rainfall will persist over scattered areas Unstable weather will continue across the UAE Sunday, the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said. In its daily bulletin, NCMS confirmed that heavy rainfall would persist over scattered areas, with thunder also anticipated. “Cloud amounts are increasing over most […]






2017 Dubai World Cup “Best Horse I’ve Ever Seen” Baffert Says of Arrogate

2017 Dubai World Cup “Best Horse I’ve Ever Seen” Baffert Says of Arrogate






2017 Dubai World Cup “Best Horse I’ve Ever Seen” Baffert Says of Arrogate Arrogate might be the best horse any of us have ever seen. After missing the start and being last in the early stages, the Saudi owned Arrogate (USA) came from last to win in one of the most spectacular performances in the […]






The 22nd Edition of the Dubai World Cup, Racing’s Gold Standard

The 22nd Edition of the Dubai World Cup, Racing’s Gold Standard






 The 22nd Edition of the Dubai World Cup, Racing’s Gold Standard  …beamed to over 1-B homes in over 150 countries, in the Air and at Sea The $30-M Dubai World Cup meeting, the 22nd running of which was held Saturday at Meydan, continues to set the Gold standard for the sport of horse racing. Launched […]






Thoroughbred Racing World Focused On Dubai World Cup

Thoroughbred Racing World Focused On Dubai World Cup






Thoroughbred Racing World Focused On Dubai World Cup Today we are having breakfast in the desert for the 21st year with Y 2017 Edition of the Dubai World Cup card from the crown jewel of racing at the Meydan Racecourse. This annual event on the last Saturday in March marks the end of the Winter […]






HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein Takes a Look at the Dubai World Cup Contenders

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein Takes a Look at the Dubai World Cup Contenders






HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein Takes a Look at the Dubai World Cup Contenders “Dubai World Cup Contenders” is the title of the latest in a series of articles penned by HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]






Dubai World Cup: Sharp Azteca and the Godolphin Mile

Dubai World Cup: Sharp Azteca and the Godolphin Mile






Dubai World Cup: Sharp Azteca and the Godolphin Mile Ask Jorge Navarro about the left-front foot injury Sharp Azteca (USA) sustained and you will probably be treated to a series of gruesome cell-phone images. There is no recognisable horse anatomy, just an abstract mass of hair and blood. The trainer does not show off these […]