Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice Travel is a super experience, but there is an unwritten set of rules governing the travelers behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs of the country or region we are visiting, and we do not want to offend. To avoid making […]

Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival

Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival

Dubai will host the 10th edition of the Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival, DICTF, from 5th to 7th December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event offers a prize pot of over US$50,000, with a championship prize of $40,000, according to a statement from the organisers. Sponsored and supported by DICTF, […]

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE For long weekends, the places to go. Book yourself into one of these 5 hotels in the UAE. Kingfisher Lodge (pictured above) The eco-friendly lodge located in Sharjah near the Omani border has 25 luxury tents, each with their own swimming pool. There is another tent that has been […]

Banyan Tree Residences Coming to Dubai

Banyan Tree Residences Coming to Dubai

Banyan Tree Residences Coming to Dubai Asian HQ’d hotel and spa star, Banyan Tree, has begun construction of its brand of residences in Dubai Checking in to a %-star hotel is easy, checking out, not so much. The Big Q: What if you did not have to checkout permanently? Enter the realm of branded residences. […]

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday Fly your Supercar from the UAE to destinations around the world, courtesy Etihad’s new FlightValet service Foreign Summer vacations, for most, involve a fair bit of driving. For the hoi polloi, that means looking up car rental rates and booking that pocket-friendly hatchback. But […]

Mountain Lodge, ‘trailers’ Hotel, Among Projects to be Opened in Hatta

Mountain Lodge, ‘trailers’ Hotel, Among Projects to be Opened in Hatta

Mountain Lodge, ‘trailers’ Hotel, Among Projects to be Opened in Hatta Meraas will also open an adventure center and an interactive tourism information hub in the mountain town Dubai developer Meraas has announced plans to open several new projects in the mountain town of Hatta, including retail and hospitality offerings. The developer said the projects […]

Dubai Airport Setting Records

Dubai Airport Setting Records

Dubai Airport Setting Records Dubai International Airport, DXB, has welcomed 36.9 million passengers during the first five months of 2018 according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DXB welcomed a total of 36,943,613 passengers during the first five months of 2018 compared to 36,969,594 passengers recorded during the same period […]

Big Season of Racing Coming to Dubai

Big Season of Racing Coming to Dubai

Knightsbridge are excited about the record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season that has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The season will offer an unprecedented 67 race dates, five more […]

Emirates Airline Continues to Shine

Emirates Airline Continues to Shine

Emirates and flydubai revealed today strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership, illustrating the tremendous positive response from customers, and the successful start of the expanded codeshare partnership which was announced in July 2017. The first code-share flights began at the end of October 2017. Between November 2017 and March 2018, […]

Update: Dubai Offers 1st Look Inside QE2 Hotel

Update: Dubai Offers 1st Look Inside QE2 Hotel

Dubai Offers 1st Look Inside QE2 Hotel The world famous ocean liner is being converted into a luxury hotel and museum Social media users have been offered a 1st glimpse inside the world world famous Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) ocean liner as it undergoes a multi-million-dollar conversion into a hotel. The ship had been thought […]

Dubai World Cup 2018 $30m, 60,000 People, 118 Horses

Dubai World Cup 2018 $30m, 60,000 People, 118 Horses

Dubai World Cup 2018 drew participation of 118 horses from across the world, including the host UAE, United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Ireland, China and Japan. More than 60,000 fans of horse racing also watched the event. Dubai World Cup has become one of the highly important cultural and sporting events in the UAE. […]

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction

Christie’s Dubai Watch Auction “It’s very clear there’s an appetite for watches across the region,” Friday, Patek Philippe watch made for King Farouk of Egypt in Y 1944 sold to an unidentified buyer for $912,500 at Christie’s in Dubai Friday, a record sum for a timepiece auctioned in the Middle East The 18-carat gold Patek Philippe Ref. […]

Things are Booming at Dubai Airport

Things are Booming at Dubai Airport

Dubai International, DXB, has welcomed nearly 7 million passengers in February, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. The monthly traffic in February totalled 6,928,547 compared to 6,948,157 passengers recorded during the same month in 2017, down marginally by 0.3%. The year to date traffic reached 14,888,693 passengers, down 0.6% […]

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing

Dubai World Cup: Excellence in International Racing by J A McGrath at Godolphin It can never be underestimated the impact the inaugural running of the G1 Dubai World Cup had on international racing over two decades ago. Cigar beating Soul Of The Matter at Nad Al Sheba in 1996 created story lines writers could normally […]

Dubai Travel News

Dubai Travel News

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is exhibiting at this year’s ITB. The world-renowned travel trade show is taking place from 7th to 11th March in Berlin and features 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries. This year marks Dubai’s 29th year at the international show, underlining the emirate’s commitment to the […]

UAE is taking Happiness to the World

UAE is taking Happiness to the World

UAE is taking Happiness to the World In a world dominated by many coalitions born of political exigencies, it is a mark of UAE’s visionary strength that it has spearheaded a coalition of nations based on the principles of promoting happiness as a global imperative, said Gulf News in an editorial today. The launch of […]

Travel News: Dubai on the Water

Travel News: Dubai on the Water

Dubai has recently made waves in the global maritime leisure industry, as Norway-based Manon Business Group announced that the emirate has become one of the top ten maritime capitals last year, and 5th in terms of competitiveness and attractiveness. The emirate continues to innovatively combine state-of-the-art waterfront properties and leisure-friendly initiatives to further enhance the […]

4th Dubai Canvas Art Festival

4th Dubai Canvas Art Festival

Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, announced that the fourth edition of the Dubai Canvas Art Festival will be held in partnership with Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies, from 1st to 7th March, 2018, at La Mer. Mona Al Marri, Director-General of GDMO, said, “Organising the […]

Godolphin Out in Force for 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin Out in Force for 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin sends out a powerful team for the second fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, with last year’s G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen runner-up Comicas among 18 runners at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 18 January. Five-year-old Comicas (Charlie Appleby/William Buick, drawn five) races on dirt for the six-furlong G3 Dubawi Stakes having thrived over […]

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018

Charlie Appleby names five to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival 2018 2016 and 2017 International Trainer of the Year, Charlie Appleby, names five horses to follow at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan this season Comicas I am very hopeful for him this season. Working back from the G1 Golden Shaheen on […]

Dubai Property Festival

Dubai Property Festival

The Dubai Land Department, DLD, has announced the launch of Dubai Property Festival, DPF, a three-day sales and purchase event to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9th to 11th April, coinciding with a series of events in Dubai aimed at attracting global investment to the UAE. The three-day festival is expected […]

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming

Travel News: Dubai Still Booming Emirates has been named the world’s safest airlines in 2017, according to a specialised study which was conducted by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) for the air industry magazine Aero International. Etihad Airways featured high as well among the world’s safest airlines, according to the list which […]

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai

World’s New Tallest Hotel to Open in Dubai The Emirate already holds the record for the world’s tallest hotel with the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will become the home of the world’s new tallest hotel in the coming weeks as the Gevora prepares to opens its doors. The emirate already held the record for the […]

Travel News: New Year’s Eve Yacht Gathering 2018 Dubai

Travel News: New Year’s Eve Yacht Gathering 2018 Dubai

Sea Dubai, the foremost initiative for enhancing Dubai’s competitiveness as a leading destination for marine leisure tourism, has announced its plan to launch the “New Year’s Eve Yacht Gathering 2018” from 29th to 31st December, 2017, with the support of 12 public and private entities, and the participation of more than 1,000 yachts. The event […]

Investing in Dubai

Investing in Dubai

The Annual Investment Meeting, AIM, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9th to 11th April 2018 with the participation of leaders, decision-makers and high-level local, regional and international government officials. The annual forum is one of the leading regional events on foreign direct investments, FDI, and is organised by the UAE […]

Dubai Launches e-Commerce Freezone

Dubai Launches e-Commerce Freezone

Dubai Launches e-Commerce Freezone The project is being developed in the Umm Ramool area by DAFZA and wasl A new $740-M freezone dedicated to e-Commerce has been launched in Dubai, in a bid to attract more DFI (foreign investments) and further diversify the emirate’s economy. Called Dubai CommerCity, the project is being developed as a […]

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre Dubai International Financial Centre’s iconic Gate building has been decorated with giant images of 2 UAE leaders. To mark the 46th National day on 2 December, the 50×20 metre images portray the Father of the Nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and […]

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot

Travel News: Dubai Remains a Hot Spot Dubai International, DXB, welcomed 6.9 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at the DXB reached 6,865,296 in October compared to 6,420,208 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 6.9 percent. Year to date, […]

Dubai’s Annual Innovation Showcase

Dubai’s Annual Innovation Showcase

Dubai’s Annual Innovation Showcase This year’s GITEX Technology Week proved to be a Key barometer of the Emirate’s progress in becoming a Digital Hub Again this year’s GITEX Technology Week in Dubai was a showcase of the latest and greatest innovations from the world over. Dubai Police drew international headlines with a hover-bike produced in […]

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing Dubai’s economy is expected to grow by 3-4 percent in the 2017-2018, Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at a ‘Meet the CEO’ event organised by the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, on Monday. He pointed out that 98 percent of Dubai’s […]

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE Quickly away under Paolo Sirigu, sporting the second colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Kasb was the overall leader until just after halfway when headed by Riflescope, racing on the other side of the track. Sirigu’s mount found plenty for pressure though, regaining the initiative 200m […]

Changes for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Changes for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Changes for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival · Meydan Classic Turf Distance increased from 1400m to 1600m · Meydan Group releases the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme of Races The Meydan Group is pleased to announce that three races in the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme have been upgraded, adding thunder to […]

UAE the Leading Gulf Economy

UAE the Leading Gulf Economy

The UAE has implemented the highest number of reforms in the region in the past 15 years, with 33 reforms, followed by Saudi Arabia, with 30, making it the top-ranked economy in the GCC, revealed the World Bank Group’s latest ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’ report. In the global ranking stakes for the […]

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launches New Internet of Things Strategy The strategy is set to be implemented over 4 consecutive phases in the coming 3 years. Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and the Data Wealth initiative to boost its digital push. The Dubai IoT strategy seeks […]

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri As Abu Dhabi hotel group Rotana celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Omer Kaddouri explains why the last  have been the toughest yet When UAE hotel group Rotana opened its 1st property in Y 1993, a year after its founding, the Gulf hotel market was unrecognizable from the glittering towers and […]

La Mer, Meraas’ New Dubai Beachfront Project Opens

La Mer, Meraas’ New Dubai Beachfront Project Opens

La Mer, Meraas’ New Dubai Beachfront Project Opens Located at Jumeira 1, the development will feature retail and entertainment facilities. Dubai developer Meraas has confirmed that its beachfront development La Mer opened its 1st phase to the public on 15 October. Located at the Jumeira 1 – between Pearl Jumeira and Jumeira Bay, the development […]

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode

The GCC is in Tech Transformation Mode From less traffic congestion on roads to connected healthcare systems, smart cities are moving to revolutionize the way the region functions The GCC region has been witnessing transformation on an unprecedented scale in the last few years, with economic challenges and technological progress having a combined effect on […]

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction

Dubai’s RTA Raised $6.75-M in Licence Plate Auction 4 number plates were responsible for a significant percentage of the auction earnings Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has raised Dhs24.8m ($6.75-M) in its latest licence plate auction. The 96th Edition of the auction, held last Saturday, saw 80 distinct plates go under the hammer. Of […]

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice

Dubai Plans the World’s 1st Underwater Resort; The Floating Venice Arrive by seaplane, check-in at the underwater lobby and take a Venetian Gondola to your cabin before heading to a floating beach for a swim. Stunning images reveal plans to create a replica of Venice in the United Arab Emirates The Floating Venice will be […]

Cityscape Global 2017 in Dubai

Cityscape Global 2017 in Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s legacy development District 2020 will be unveiled to the public tomorrow, Monday, at Cityscape Global 2017 in Dubai. The world-class district will be an integral part of the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai from Q4 2021, and support the acceleration of the emirate’s development. It will be a long-term economic contributor for […]

Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival

Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival

The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival, DICTF, the Middle East’s only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD$25,000, the largest in the history of […]

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year The Core Savills reveals that there were misconceptions about oversupply in the emirate but rents could continue to soften. Only about 33% of people in Dubai believe the Emirate’s property market has shown signs of recovery, indicating worse sentiment than last year, according to a survey by […]

Dubai’s New Tallest Tower is Taking Shape

Dubai’s New Tallest Tower is Taking Shape

Dubai’s New Tallest Tower is Taking Shape The $1-B mixed-use building will form the centerpiece of the 6 sqkm Dubai Creek Harbour The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, slated to become the new tallest tower in Dubai is now taking shape in the Emirate. Launched in April last year, the $1-B mixed-use building will form […]

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures The fixture list for the 2017 – 2018 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The ERA season will offer 62 race dates and opens at […]

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai

Top 10 Nationalities of Real Estate Investors in Dubai Emiratis made the most number of transactions between January 2016 and June 2017 The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed a list of the Top 10 nationalities of real estate investors in Dubai between January 2016 and the end of June 2017. Overall, people from 217 […]

Dubai’s Ruler Reveals Plan for $1.5-B Food Park

Dubai’s Ruler Reveals Plan for $1.5-B Food Park

Dubai’s Ruler Reveals Plan for $1.5-B Food Park The wholesale food hub  will be located in Dubai Wholesale City Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s Ruler has unveiled the blueprint for the $1.5-B Dubai Food Park (DFP). Spread across over 48-M sqf within Dubai Wholesale City, the […]

Dubai’s Emirates Sponsors 2018 Ryder Cup

Dubai’s Emirates Sponsors 2018 Ryder Cup

Dubai’s Emirates Sponsors 2018 Ryder Cup The deal is a renewal of the carrier’s existing European Tour Agreement, which will run until Y 2021 Dubai airline Emirates has announced its sponsorship as an official partner of golf tournament the Y 2018 Ryder Cup. The deal is a renewal of the carrier’s existing European Tour Agreement, […]

Dubai Travel is Booming

Dubai Travel is Booming

Dubai Travel is Booming Passenger traffic at Dubai International, DXB, has recorded its busiest month on record in July with over 8 million passengers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger numbers in July totalled 8,065,789 compared to 7,616,792 handled in July 2016, a robust growth of 5.9 percent. […]

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during Y 2016 at $103,000 Consumer spending in the UAE is expected to exceed $261-B in Y 2021, compared to nearly $183-B in Y 2016, according to research released by the Dubai Chamber […]

Merchandisers Wanted for Dubai Expo 2020

Merchandisers Wanted for Dubai Expo 2020

Merchandisers Wanted for Dubai Expo 2020 From custom caps and cufflinks to tailor-made towels and teapots, Expo 2020 Dubai is looking for manufacturers in the Gulf for two important merchandising categories apparel and homeware. The Expo team seeks producers, from international brands to artisan producers, of goods, which will be offered to millions of visitors […]

Update: Expo 2020

Update: Expo 2020

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the Expo 2020 Dubai Site Office today and said he was encouraged by the developments on site. During the visit, His Highness was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, […]

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins The smart system will allow UAE citizens and residents to undertake all Visa-related activity The UAE’s Ministry of Interior launched a new smart services system that will allow nationals and residents apply for entry permits and residency Visas within 10 minutes. The new service, called […]

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing Passenger numbers at Dubai World Central, DWC, Dubai’s second airport, grew by more than 35 percent in the first half of the year, according to the traffic report issued by operator, Dubai Airports, today. DWC welcomed 554,993 passengers in the first half of 2017 compared to 410,278 passengers during […]

Travel Boom in Dubai

Travel Boom in Dubai

Travel Boom in Dubai Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. During the first six months, the top country destinations in terms of total passenger volumes were India, with 5,943,359 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia, the […]

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls 

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls 

Travel Review: Azerbaijan Calls The ‘Fire Country’ has an eclectic mix of historical attractions set alongside new-world wonders to satisfy the taste of any visitor If mud-spouting volcanoes and a mountain fire that’s been burning ceaselessly for the last 4,000 years are things you want to tick off your travel bucket list, Azerbaijan is the […]

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the US is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they do […]

Tourism in Dubai Still Growing

Tourism in Dubai Still Growing

Tourism in Dubai Still Growing Despite the short-term challenges posed by global macroeconomic factors across the GCC, the region’s tourism and hospitality industry remains on an upward trajectory as governments recognise the potential of the sector in enabling revenue diversification and job creation, while actively investing in its development. Set to be worth US$36.7 billion […]

Dubai is a Meeting Hot Spot

Dubai is a Meeting Hot Spot

Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings, according to the latest edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report published last week by the Union of International Associations, UIA. The report ranked 1,157 cities globally based on the total number of international meetings that took place during the year. Previously […]

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy The strategy aims to make Dubai “the safest city in the world – digitally” A new cyber security strategy for Dubai has been launched by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The strategy was unveiled on Wednesday as Sheikh […]

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society

The UAE: Spreading the Values of Tolerance, Dialogue and Moderation Across Society The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, considers the media as an essential partner in comprehensive development. That is why it provides full support to the media to enable it to play its role, along […]

Emirates Remains World’s Best Airline

Emirates Remains World’s Best Airline

Emirates Remains World’s Best Airline Emirates confirmed on Tuesday that its new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing 8 private suites […]

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 […]