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A unit of the new high-speed train is loaded onto a freighter in Barcelona on December 12, 2014, bound for Jeddah City in Saudi Arabia
December 28, 2014 - 08:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia has given a "final warning" to avoid delays on an $8.2 billion high-speed rail project which Spanish and Saudi firms are helping to build.

January 8, 2015

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.

Honda Accord LX-A
08:50 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda is celebrating the Dubai Shopping Festival with spectacular offers across its 2015 model line-up.

Qatar Airways
05:16 GMT

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for four 777 Freighters, valued at $1.24 billion at current list prices.

January 6, 2015

Royal Jordanian
05:50 GMT

Royal Jordanian’s Emergency Committee held a meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015, headed by Acting President/CEO Captain Haitham Misto, to discuss the airline’s readiness to deal with the exceptional weather conditions forecast for the kingdom.

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has announced the launch of a new plan to reduce its operational expenditure.
04:55 GMT

Oman Air, which reported an annual loss in 2013, previously said that it will spin off some of its business units to become profitable.

January 5, 2015

Petra Airlines will be rebranded as Air Arabia Jordan and the UAE carrier will establish a hub at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport
14:28 GMT

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier, has bought a 49 per cent stake in Jordan's Petra Airlines.

BA cabin crew with double decker bus and Big Ben in London small
10:02 GMT
(press release)

A survey commissioned by British Airways revealed that 25 per cent of residents of Jordan travelled long-haul only once over a period of twelve months.

All-New Sorento
09:27 GMT
(press release)

The Dead Sea was the spectacular setting for the launch of KIA Motors’ latest automotive offering, the All-New Sorento.

January 4, 2015

All-new Ford F-150
08:57 GMT
(press release)

The all-new Ford F-150 pickup – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – will be the Official Vehicle of the 2015 International CES.

December 31, 2014

In the first 11 months of this year, passenger traffic climbed 5.9 per cent to 63.98 million people
13:36 GMT

Growth in passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, slowed in November because of the geopolitical and economic instability hitting Russia.

December 30, 2014

Dnata Cargo Service
12:57 GMT

In 2014, dnata invested more than AED545 million to deepen its service offering in travel.

Jaguar
08:21 GMT
(press release)

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a research project to develop technologies that will offer drivers a 3600 view out of their vehicle, uninterrupted by the pillars that support the roof.

2 Real Madrid's Pepe and Coentrao arrive at Dubai International Airport after an Emirates flight from Madrid
06:26 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and passions, this morning has welcomed one of the biggest football teams in the world and Club World Cup winners, Real Madrid, to Dubai for the friendly match against AC Milan.