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The objective of the report was to quantify the economic impact of the aviation sector and its subsequent Dubai-based supply chain
November 17, 2014 - 21:47 GMT
Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the economy of Dubai in 2013.

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James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, and Bernie Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer of Formula One group, finalise the new contract for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GR AND PRIX in the A380 Lobby mock-up at the airline’s Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi
08:53 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has extended its Title Sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX to become one of the longest title sponsors in F1 history.

The DP World Championship in Dubai is a significant event on the golf calendar drawing in crowds from around the world
05:23 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions is concluding a successful year as the Official Airline of the European Tour.

November 20, 2014

Qatar Airways
09:15 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways is again offering its customers in UAE a fabulous ‘Double the Luxury’ offer so that travellers can enjoy a fantastic 2-for-1 offer on selected destinations with the World’s Best Business Class.

Engineers and mechanics at Etihad Airways’ Technical Maintenance department celebrate their record breaking achievement
07:22 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ Technical Maintenance department has just set a new world record by replacing a GE90 engine on one of its Boeing 777 passenger aircraft in less than seven hours.

First Apartment Bed A380
05:19 GMT
(press release)

The game-changing design of Etihad Airways' new Airbus A380 First Class product, called First Apartments, has been recognised at the annual Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards 2014.

The region's airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033,
04:55 GMT

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft,

November 19, 2014

(left to right) Jeff Wilkinson, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Technical; Joe Chamoun, Etihad Airways General Manager Sales (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain); and David Kerr, Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo, accept the awards at the Aviation Business Awards 2014 in Dubai last night
06:20 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways was named the ‘Airline of the Year’, ‘Cargo Operator of the Year (Commercial Airline)’ and ‘MRO Service Provider of the Year’ at the Aviation Business Awards 2014.

November 18, 2014

Jazeera Airways board during the  Nuqat conference in Kuwait
10:15 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways announced it has partnered with Nuqat, a pioneer cultural organizer in the Arab world, as the official carrier of this year’s Nuqat Creative Conference.

Hyundai
08:34 GMT

Juma Al Majid Establishment has been running its Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned car’s showroom in Deira – Dubai very successfully as part of the “New Thinking New Possibilities” philosophy of Hyundai Motors.

Lexus
06:13 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has launched today the all-new RC and RC F coupes in the UAE, reinforcing its credentials as a leading player in the luxury automotive market.

November 17, 2014

jubilant Al Bustan Centre and Residence staff
07:59 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, has recently participated in the Inter-Hotel Fun Sports Day held at Zabeel Park.

Qatar Airways
06:52 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways Holidays has launched a 100% payback promotion for its GCC customers.

November 16, 2014

Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation campain
10:09 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino, launched its 6th blood donation campaign as part of the company’s corporate responsibility activities towards the UAE community.

Etihad is now the biggest shareholder in Alitalia. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

Etihad Airways became the largest shareholder in Alitalia in a €1.7 billion rescue bid, following talks over the last year.

During the event
07:01 GMT

Emirates was honoured with ‘Best Airline – Business’, ‘Best Airline – Leisure’ and Best Loyalty Rewards Programme’ for Skywards at the prestigious 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East.