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Cairo's notorious traffic costs Egypt LE47 billion ($6.5 billion) every year, or 2.5 percent of its current GDP, according to a recently released World Bank study.
June 10, 2014 - 12:28 GMT
Cairo is also under-supplied with public transport, compared to similar large cities around the world.

February 10, 2013

2013 ice TV live
06:57 GMT

Emirates has launched ‘ice TV Live’ as part of its on-going efforts to provide the latest in on-board entertainment. Emirates will now offer up to four channels of as-it-happens television viewing.

Operations at Jordan's new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport will take off on March 21
06:36 GMT

Jordan's new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport, just outside of the capital Amman, will officially start operations on March 21

February 7, 2013

AlFaisal - Saudi Falcons Practice at Reem
11:38 GMT
(press release)

Saudi Falcons duo of Abdulaziz AlFaisal and Faisal Binladen once again familiarised themselves with their home circuit.

The GCC-Europe rail connection could become a reality by 2018 depending on each of the countries involved
10:41 GMT

The Saudi-funded rail network will connect GCC countries to Europe via Jordan, Turkey.

Porsche 918 Spyder
04:52 GMT
(press release)

Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons invited to a viewing of a special kind – the 918 Spyder prototype was presented to a selected local audience for a very short time at the showroom in Mussafah.

February 6, 2013

Workers at Egypt's Ain Sokhna port are taking industrial action demanding employment contracts with port managers
10:08 GMT

A labour dispute at Egypt's Ain Sokhna seaport remains unresolved, with almost 1200 workers of Platinum Maritime Services – a subcontractor at the seaport – demanding employment contracts with Dubai-based DP World, which manages the port.

09:46 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2012.

According to an industry executive, returns on Qatari railway investment could top $38 billion
09:32 GMT

According to an industry executive, there is about $38 billion (Dh139.76 billion) worth of potential returns for investors over the next 20 years in rail-related projects in Qatar.

FJ Cruiser in the Desert
07:55 GMT

Al-Futtaim Motors partners with Explorer to search for the Ultimate Explorer.

February 5, 2013

Air Arabia carried record numbers of passengers last year
13:06 GMT

The regions first and largest low-cost airline, Air Arabia, has recorded a 5.3 million passengers in 2013, up by 13 per cent.

Egypt's decision to raise the ost of using the Suez Canal could see ships diverted away from the trade route
07:31 GMT

The decision of Egypt’s Suez Canal to raise its toll fees may cause the already struggling ship owners to re-route their vessels to the Cape of Good Hope, the International Chamber of Shipping (ISC) said on Monday.

February 4, 2013

Etihad Airways posted a 200 per cent increase in profits for 2012
10:20 GMT

Etihad Airways, flag carrier of the UAE, posted a tripling of profits, up by 200 per cent for last year.

Al Tayyar Travel Group with Sudan Airways
08:39 GMT
(press release)

Al Tayyar Travel Group has announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Sudan Airways for a period of five years starting on the 2nd of February, 2013.

Oman Air is increasing its fleet as well as  increasing operations to India
08:08 GMT

Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate, has acquired two additional aircraft as the airline expands it s operations with India.

Air Arabia
08:06 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia reported that it carried a record 5,301,484 passengers in 2012, a 13 per cent growth compared to the previous year.