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The city’s urban planning also involves evaluating the amount of office and retail space needed by 2020
March 27, 2014 - 07:55 GMT
The Emirate of Dubai will be fully prepared to receive 25 million visitors when it hosts the World Expo 2020 international event in six years’ time.

February 5, 2014

Etihad Airways touched down Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport
06:05 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Al Medina, a key religious and cultural hub in the western province of Saudi Arabia.

February 4, 2014

The number of stations on the entire network will increase from the current 47—– two stations are common for both the lines — to 70 by 2020, said Al Ali.
22:21 GMT

Dubai Metro transports around 500,000 passengers daily on both the lines and this only with half its running capacity.

Medina is now one of four cities serviced by Etihad Airways (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

Etihad Airways made its first daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina Tuesday.

The Proposed GCC Railway Route (Courtesy of Construction Week Online)
15:14 GMT

The proposed GCC rail network that will connect member countries in the Gulf is failing to attract private sector interest, but Gulf governments are still keen on keeping 2018 as target date to launch the rail's operations.

The winner of Toyota Corolla Competition
11:00 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer for Toyota in the Kingdom, recently concluded the Toyota Corolla Competition in Taj Mall, granting the winner - Ala’ Abd Al-Haq- an iPad Air device.

An Emirates Airbus A340-500, that will be used on the new Dubai-Abuja-Kano service
08:55 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is set to expand its presence in Africa’s most populous country Nigeria, with the start of a daily linked service to Abuja and Kano from 1 August 2014.

Mahmoud Tannir & Colin Cordery
07:49 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda has marked its entry in to the UAE motor sport circuit with the sponsorship of two-time and reigning UAE Superbike champion – Mahmoud Tannir.

February 3, 2014

Construction work of the new Muscat and Salalah airports has been divided into 11 contracts
09:03 GMT

Over 70 per cent of the construction work at the new Muscat International Airport has been completed

Jazeera Airways celebrates new schedule to Istanbul at The Avenues
08:44 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways, the most on-time airline in the Middle East as per the global tracker FlightStats, today announced the return of scheduled flights between Kuwait and Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines
08:29 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has announced attractive two-way airfares from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul on Europe’s best airline*, building on its invitation for travellers to explore new horizons.

Vincent Frascogna, Manager, Etihad Airways, Western Australia
07:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Vincent Frascogna as Manager Western Australia, based in Perth.

February 2, 2014

“Toyota Meet” event
13:03 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer for Toyota in the Kingdom, has recently sponsored the upcoming “Toyota Meet” event organized by students of the Petra University in Amman.

Etihad Airways amenity kits
12:14 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has introduced a range of limited edition artisanal amenity kits for its guests travelling on longhaul services to and from its home base Abu Dhabi.

During the signing
07:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZonesCorp for the joint planning of railway and logistics facilities within the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).

January 30, 2014

A Boeing 777 is stripped of its exterior paint in the Emirates paint hangar
09:55 GMT

Emirates operates the world’s largest fleets of A380s and Boeing 777s, and to serve these aircraft, it runs the world’s largest state-of-the-art aircraft paint hangar owned by an airline.