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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.

January 12, 2014

Martin Kaymer
10:38 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its Guest Ambassador program with the addition of international PGA golfer Martin Kaymer.

Royal Jordanian was one of three Middle East airlines that was ranked in the top 10 safest airlines globally (Courtesy of Arabian Gazette)
09:19 GMT

Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Etihad Airways was ranked in the top 10 safest airlines by AirlineRatings.com

One of RJ's modern Airbus A320 aircraft
04:55 GMT

Royal Jordanian was named one of the top 10 safest airlines in the world in 2013 by AirlineRatings.com, the world's best one-stop airline safety and product rating review website.

January 9, 2014

Many South Asian Muslims apply for visas to come to KSA for the Prophet's (pbuh) Birthday (File Archive)
09:21 GMT

Saudi Arabia has raised airfares from India to Jeddah 150% ahead of Prophet Mohammad's (peace be upon him) birthday.

Etihad Airways’ General Manager for China, Remco Althuis, accepted the Business Class of the Year award on the airline’s behalf
05:47 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won the ‘Business Class of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year at the Best Travel Media Awards held in Beijing.

January 7, 2014

Jaguar Free Service Campaign
09:04 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors, the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan, launched a Free Service Campaign on Jaguar X-Type and Jaguar S-Type vehicles.

Mr Juan Torres, Etihad Airways General Manager for the Philippines
05:18 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr Juan Torres as General Manager for the Philippines.

January 6, 2014

The carrier is awaiting the delivery of a further 97 superjumbos after it placed an order for 50 at the Dubai Airshow late last year.
10:39 GMT

Emirates took a bold and risky move when ordering the world’s largest ever commercial airplane, the airline’s president Tim Clark has said.

Jazeera airways led Middle East airlines in on-time performance in late 2013 (Courtesy of Emirates 24/7)
10:32 GMT

Jazeera Airways ranked first in the Middle East in on-time performance for its flights in late 2013.

Air Arabia
08:53 GMT
(press release)

After completing a successful decade of operations in Qatar, Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced that the expansion of its services to Doha.

Jazeera Airways
07:56 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways today released its November 2013 Operational Performance Report.

January 5, 2014

Airport International Group
05:49 GMT
(press release)

AIG, the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport -reported robust traffic trends in both October and November 2013.

January 2, 2014

Egypt, Jordan and Iraqi officials are discussing the construction of a tri-country railway network (File Archive/Shutterstock)
12:07 GMT

Officials from Jordan, Egypt and Iraq recently met to discuss ways in which the three countries can boost transportation cooperation, including the proposed construction of a tri-country rail network.

January 1, 2014

The airline received 24 new aircraft in 2013 as well ordered 200 new planes including 150 Boeing 777Xs and 50 A380s valued at $99 billion (Dh363.57 billion) at the Dubai Airshow in November
03:55 GMT

Travelling more than 751 million kilometres and with the earth’s equator circumference 40,075 kilometres, Emirates said yesterday its fleet circumnavigated the earth 18,753 times.

December 31, 2013

Tentative plans for the terminal at Ras Al Hadd Airport in Oman (Courtesy of Construction Week Online)
11:50 GMT

Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications cancelled tenders this week to select a contractor for its Ras Al Hadd airport.