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Pilots said unregulated drones flown near airports can compromise aircraft safety leading to loss of lives.
January 27, 2015 - 14:44 GMT
“These drones are available everywhere now and people can easily buy them, but people have no awareness.

January 15, 2015

Nasdaq Dubai said on Wednesday flydubai listed its $500 million (Dh1.8 billion) sukuk on its exchange.
04:55 GMT

This is the 18th Sukuk to have listed on Nasdaq Dubai since the beginning of 2014, supporting Dubai’s rapid expansion as the global capital of the Islamic Economy.

January 14, 2015

Airbus was dealt a blow in June when Emirates canceled an order for 70 A350s.
20:07 GMT

Airbus clung to the top spot in commercial plane orders by confirming it outsold Boeing last year.

Last year, Jeddah’s KAIA was ranked the world’s worst airport by a website called A Guide to Sleeping In Airports.
14:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s plans of privatisation come amidst a flurry of negative feedback it received about one of its airports.

January 13, 2015

Land Rover limited editions
09:26 GMT
(press release)

Land Rover has gone back to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the iconic Defender.

The 2015 Ford F-150
08:26 GMT
(press release)

The 2015 Ford F-150 took home the North American Truck of the Year award today.

Toyota Mirai
05:47 GMT
(press release)

Toyota has re-imagined the future of mobility with the Mirai, its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) which was introduced to the world with its launch in Japan late last year on December 15.

The project, estimated to be worth $15.5 billion, is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
00:50 GMT

Rail projects across the GCC are expected to fuel intra-regional trade while helping reduce fuel consumption.

January 12, 2015

05:42 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Nejran landed yesterday, and was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. The flight marks the start of the first direct link between the region and Dubai.

January 11, 2015

Pavan Gupta
10:19 GMT
(press release)

Company aims to go international with global head quarter in UAE

January 8, 2015

Qatar Airways bought several Airbus airplanes including A320 and A330 cargo aircraft, A321, A319LR, and A340.
17:43 GMT

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350 XWB.

Airbus A380
12:19 GMT

Emirates has announced that as of 1st February 2015, its EK019/020 service between Dubai International Airport and Manchester Airport, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will be replaced with an Airbus A380.

Ford President and CEO Mark Fields
10:33 GMT
(press release)

Ford at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is highlighting how it is using innovation not only to create advanced new vehicles but also to help change the way the world moves.

Nissan GT-R - GT Academy Middle East 2014 Winner - Ahmed Khalid
09:44 GMT
(press release)

Four winners of Nissan GT Academy 2014 will race as one team in this year’s edition of 24 Hours Dubai.

Doha-based Qatar Airways, along with Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad are “the fastest growing carriers,” Baker told a news conference in Doha.
04:55 GMT

Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al-Baker boasted Wednesday that European carriers “cannot keep up” with competition from Gulf carriers.

January 7, 2015

Kia Soul EV
09:12 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors has received prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards for three of its most recent models, the Kia K900 (known as ‘K9’ or ‘Quoris’ in some countries), Soul EV and GT4 Stinger concept car, in the award program’s ‘Transportation’ category.