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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.

December 15, 2014

Their expansion reflects the determination of the energy-rich Gulf states to develop new sources of income to reduce their dependence on oil.
04:55 GMT

With deep pockets and hundreds of new planes on order, Qatar Airways is one of a trio of fast-growing Gulf carriers seeking to further muscle into European markets.

December 14, 2014

Sentebale Polo Cup
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Leading luxury automotive manufacturer, Land Rover MENA, has sponsored the fifth edition of the Sentebale Polo Cup, which took place on Thursday 20 November, 2014, at the Abu Dhabi Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, addresses US-UAE Business Council Luncheon attendees on 12 December 2014 in Irving, TX
06:42 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has doubled its network in the US within the last 12 months with the addition of flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, its sixth destination.

December 11, 2014

“I am not particularly happy as you can imagine,” Clark said in a telephone interview.
17:05 GMT

The head of Dubai-based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner.

Connect with family and friends with free Wi-Fi onboard Emirates A380s
06:41 GMT

Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, speaks about the airline’s commitment to San Francisco and the US on 9 December 2014 at the San Francisco City Hall
04:40 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways last night hosted a cocktail reception at the San Francisco City Hall to celebrate the launch of its daily service between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi.

December 10, 2014

The Gulf carrier is one of Airbus's biggest clients, albeit a very demanding one.
20:01 GMT

"We want everything to be absolutely perfect," chief executive Akbar al Baker said in June after postponing the delivery of 13 A380 super jumbo planes, eventually received in September.

Dream Car Art Contest
12:19 GMT

Toyota’s global initiative, Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place, was officially launched today by Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE.

flydubai
11:04 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai announced the addition of three new routes to its growing network. Flights to Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejranwill commence in the first quarter of 2015.

Kabul - EK 640 touches down in Kabul
10:45 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is marking a successful year of service to Kabul, having carried more than 112,000 passengers on the route since flights began in December 2013.

 In addition to winning ‘World’s Leading Airline’, Etihad Airways scooped up a further two awards ‘World’s Leading First Class’ and ‘World’s Leading Cabin Crew’.
06:45 GMT

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the highly coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Airline’ for the sixth straight year.

Operation Smile_iVolunteer team and executive director
05:55 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, collaborated with Operation Smile for the charity’s 25th anniversary medical mission to Vietnam.

December 9, 2014

 “The railway will increase trade and economic exchange between the member states,”
22:59 GMT

The GCC railway link project, which has been given top priority by the bloc’s leaders, would be completed by 2018

The Etihad Airways team collects the ‘Most Effective Contact Centre Training Program’ award at the Customer Contact Association Global Excellence Awards 2014
06:58 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, received a top honour at the Customer Contact Association (CCA) Global Excellence Awards 2014 last week.

Emirates airline
05:51 GMT

Emirates Executive, the luxury private jet being exhibited by Emirates airline at MEBA, received an official visit today by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group.