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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.

March 3, 2014

05:48 GMT
(press release)

Volkswagen Jordan has announced record-high customer satisfaction levels in both sales and after sales services for the year 2013.

March 2, 2014

Emirates president Sir Tim Clark told Al Arabiya News that he was “surprised” at a report stating that the carrier could be asked to proceed with an initial public offering (File Archive)
13:00 GMT

State-owned Emirates airline told the media this week that it is under "no instructions" to list on the stock market, despite recent reports suggesting that Dubai is planning to sell off part of the airline.

Qatar Airways
09:45 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways has continued its aggressive expansion plans with the launch today of two new regional routes, thereby growing its strong connections within the Middle East.

Etihad Airways
07:01 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase the frequency of its Abu Dhabi – Chengdu service from five-flights-a-week to daily from 30 March 2014.

Cairo inaugural
05:39 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has strengthened connectivity with Egypt with the launch of non-stop services to Cairo, the capital city.

February 27, 2014

The 88.5 meter-long superyacht Nirvana will be at this year's show (Courtesy of Superyacht News)
14:00 GMT

The Dubai International Boat Show is set to launch this weekend with over 750 companies registered to participate.

February 26, 2014

More than 6.4 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport in January 2014 alone (Shutterstock)
13:34 GMT

Dubai International Airport reported a monthly record of 6.4 million passengers in January.

Lexus sales have increased in the MENA region due to the company's emphasis on design excellence, say top Lexus representatives (Courtesy of Motor Authority)
13:00 GMT

Lexus announced this week that sales in the Middle East increased nearly 20 percent in 2013.

Royal Jordanian
10:48 GMT

According to Royal Jordanian’s operating plan this year, the airline decided to suspend running flights to a number of cities on the route network.

February 25, 2014

Etihad Airways
09:36 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its network in South East Asia with the launch of a non-stop daily service between Abu Dhabi and Phuket.

HE Nasser Thani Al Hamli, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Government Coordination Sector at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs
05:55 GMT

Emirates Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Nationals Development Programme (ENDP) to reaffirm its dedication to the Absher Initiative, committing support to Graduate Trainees.

February 24, 2014

Jon Williams, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors
11:54 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling in the Emirates, has announced its partnership with the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 for the second consecutive year.

The famous Chicago Skyline
10:48 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced that it is launching a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5 from 5th August 2014.

February 23, 2014

Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport
10:19 GMT

Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by signing a trucking contract with Dubai-based Allied Transport.

The number of public transport users last year hit 115,670,587 riders compared with 107,800,000 riders in 2012
08:02 GMT

Mass transit systems of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) - comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes and taxis -- have lifted 440.67 million passengers in 2013.