Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

UAE CHAMPION JOCKEY O’SHEA JOINS JEBEL ALI STABLES Seven-time UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea (pictured above) will be joining a new team when the new season commences on Thursday at Meydan Racecourse. The fan favourite will start his 2019-20 tenure wearing the predominately yellow silks of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and […]

2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse

2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse

The 2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse gets underway in just a few weeks on Thursday, October 24, and online sales of tickets for the ‘Racing at Meydan’ programmes and concurrent Dubai World Cup Carnival are available to racegoers. Tickets and packages can be purchased here: https://store.meydan.ae/. For those looking to enjoy more of the […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

BENBATL BACK IN A BIG WAY Godolphin’s Benbatl is far from done in his already decorated career and the 5-year-old winner of top-level affairs on three continents put an exclamation point on that sentiment with his return in this past Friday’s Group 2 Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket. The son of multiple Group 1 winners […]

Dubai Climbs To Become Most Visited Global Destination

Dubai Climbs To Become Most Visited Global Destination

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three percent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism. The new figures reinforce the continued strength of […]

Dubai Speeding Policy Unlike Other Cities

Dubai Speeding Policy Unlike Other Cities

The Dubai Police have rubbished rumours about waiving traffic fines. After a photo of a message received by a Saudi visitor from the department went viral on social media. The message suggested that the man was involved in a speeding violation, but wasn’t fined. According to 24.ae, Colonel Faisal Issa Al Qassim, director of the […]

Artificial Intelligence In Dubai Airport Lets Passengers Travel Without Showing Passports

Artificial Intelligence In Dubai Airport Lets Passengers Travel Without Showing Passports

More than 20,000 travellers have already passed through Dubai International Airport without having to show their passports – since the Smart Tunnel was launched in October last year. Currently available for business and first-class travellers at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport, the high-tech service allows for a seamless immigration clearance in one single step. […]

Al Bait Sharjah Sets Sustainable Course from Grand Opening

Al Bait Sharjah Sets Sustainable Course from Grand Opening

Leave it to a country that’s actually named one of its residential communities The Sustainable City to also produce a resort where the salon uses only organic ingredients in its nail treatments. Still in its first year of operation, the Al Bait Sharjah has come out of the gate with a sustainability strategy that’s banished […]

Summer All of the Time

Summer All of the Time

All during the year, temperatures can fluctuate with regularity. The Big Q: Are there places untouched by the highs and lows of weather? The Big A: Yes. Check out these Sunny destinations where it is Summer all of the time. Costa Rica With an average low temperature of around 78° F (26° C), Costa Rica […]

Al Bait Sharjah Trumpets its Debut with First Collection of Images

Al Bait Sharjah Trumpets its Debut with First Collection of Images

Six months after opening its doors in the heart of this city’s historic district, the Al Bait Sharjah is emerging as one of the region’s most ambitious new properties, renowned for the five historic homes at its foundation and for its overwhelming dedication of human resources. Eight years in the making, the 53-room resort by […]

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai Goes All Out in Gold

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai Goes All Out in Gold

FLASH: The glitz and glamour of the UAE is synonymous with their love of luxury, and specifically Gold. Dubai holds the largest Gold market in the world dubbed the “Gold City”, with over 350 vendors and jewelry traders. Other unique Gold experiences in the region include the world’s first vending machine dispensing 10-gram Gold bars […]

A Guide to the Best Golf Courses in Dubai

A Guide to the Best Golf Courses in Dubai

Take your best swing on one of Dubai’s incredible golf courses… Golf has become 1 of the world’s most famous sports, played and enjoyed by many, from amateurs to well-known pros. And in Dubai, there are a number of fantastic golf courses where many globally recognized tournaments have been played to choose from. If you […]

Dubai’s Global Village Received a Record 7-M Visitors Global Village in its 23rd Season

Dubai’s Global Village Received a Record 7-M Visitors Global Village in its 23rd Season

By Aarti Nagraj Dubai’s Global Village recorded its “biggest-ever” season, receiving more than 7 million visitors during its 166 days in operation, it revealed this week The figure marks an increase of 16% over the prior season, a statement said. Here it is in pictures! The cultural destination, which closed on 13 April for the […]

Dubai’s Newest Big Tourist Attraction: Al Marmoom

Dubai’s Newest Big Tourist Attraction: Al Marmoom

FLASH: This massive desert conservation project covers 10% of Dubai’s total area. With massive desert landscapes as well as huge stretches of man-made lakes, the Al Marmoom conservation reserve in Dubai is now being touted as the emirate’s next big tourism destination. Unveiled last year by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

$6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World Almond Eye—Almond Eye trotted 800m then cantered another 1400m over the Meydan dirt track at 5:00 a.m. before schooling in the gate. The 2018 Japan Cup winner Almond Eye will be headlining the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World as she makes her first start of […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

• · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player DABSTER IN, GIFT BOX OUT With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s […]

Dubai’s Palm Tower Getting Ready to Open

Dubai’s Palm Tower Getting Ready to Open

The luxury tower, which rises 240 metres tall, will include a 289-room St. Regis hotel and 432 residences Work is progressing at the Dhs1.2bn Palm Tower, the 52-story tower that is set to open this year in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. The luxury tower, which rises 240 metres tall, will include a 289-room St. Regis hotel, […]

Dubai World Cup Latest

Dubai World Cup Latest

• · Chris Waller Makes Dubai Debut with COMIN’ THROUGH • · DEAUVILLE Gets Do-Over in Rashidiya • · WITHOUT PAROLE Eyes Dubai Turf • · RAVEN’S CORNER to Skip Shindagha • · McPeek, Hit the Bid and Asmussen CHRIS WALLER MAKES DUBAI DEBUT WITH COMIN’ THROUGH Arguably the best card thus far of the […]

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

Fireworks are with us a many major events world wide, they signify excitement and celebration. Here are some of the world’s best fireworks displays going off on New Year’s Eve. Reykjavík, Iceland For Midnight Fireworks You will hardly notice the cold or the just 5 hours of daylight when you celebrate with new friends and […]

Places Visited in Dubai This Christmas Season

Places Visited in Dubai This Christmas Season

During the Christmas season here, many people attended Christmas themed activities in Dubai  With the Christmas season just around the corner, why not start having a look at the Christmas themed activities coming to Dubai this Winter 1. Habtoor Palace Christmas Market The Habtoor palace hotel is hosted a festive Christmas market from 4 to […]

Travel, It is Never Too Late, You are Never Too Old

Travel, It is Never Too Late, You are Never Too Old

No matter how old you are, you are never too old to start traveling, and this is why. It is Liberating Life can be 1 long, mundane routine if you let it.  So, break free of the things that tie you down, even if it’s only for a weekend. Go forth and do the things […]

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 […]

Travel Dubai: Dubai Safari a Big Hit

Travel Dubai: Dubai Safari a Big Hit

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the country, on Tuesday announced that since opening its doors to the public last week, the number of visitors to the park has crossed the 100,000-mark. Continuing with its commitment to providing visitors of all ages a seamless and unique experience, effective Thursday, 21st […]

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 […]

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, […]