UAE

July 15, 2014

Emirates has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery.
16:03 GMT

The $13 billion (Dh47.7 billion) OnPoint contract is for the engines that will power the airline’s 150 Boeing 777X aircraft that it is buying from Boeing for $56 billion.

July 14, 2014

Although the company will finance half the cost from its resources, it is expecting to receive the remaining funds through the debt market along with the sales of some parts of the project,
04:55 GMT

Dubai’s plans to construct mega projects such as Mall of the World could lead to another boom-bust cycle within the emirate’s real estate market

In the UAE, hotel occupancy touched 75 per cent in May.
04:55 GMT

Hotel room rates in Dubai normally peak during the January-April period and the two Eid holidays.

July 13, 2014

The ranking, published by www.TopMBA.com, is unique in that it highlights the value of MBA programs based on employer demands of MBA graduates.
18:32 GMT

The rank was based on the demands of international employers for MBA graduates.

The airline will also operate four flights a week to the world-class tourism and economic hub, Hong Kong, and three flights a week to Algeria’s vibrant capital and largest city, Algiers.
16:47 GMT

Etihad Airways will launch six new routes in the first half of 2015, offering even more choice and improved connections to travellers worldwide.

The results indicate increases of 35 per cent in tourists from the UAE, 6.3 per cent from Saudi Arabia and 10.8 per cent in tourists from Kuwait.
16:26 GMT

The average stay for the Arab tourist — particularly GCC nationals — increased from 9.5 nights in 2013 to 11.6 nights in 2014.

July 11, 2014

Israel has launched more than 500 strikes on Gaza this week (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates pledged Thursday to send at least $25 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza as airstrikes from Israel continue.

The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad.
03:38 GMT

Rising housing costs has pushed Dubai up the rankings in an annual survey of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in.

Boeing expects airlines to buy 25,680 new single-aisle planes over 20 years,
02:11 GMT

Boeing’s annual forecast, released in conjunction with the airshow, said single-aisle airplanes such as the 737 and A320 will garner the most orders.

July 10, 2014

With Dubai’s property market booming, analysts warn that several signs of excesses, reminiscent of pre-crisis years, are returning to the market
03:24 GMT

Dubai’s Damac Properties has announced that it will be offering luxury cars to select property buyers as part of its Ramadan promotion.

DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says.
02:58 GMT

Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded.

July 9, 2014

The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai.
16:33 GMT

Boeing said the 777X will introduce the latest technologies including "the most advanced commercial engine ever".

Sweet camera monitors the pop star Ramy ayach with star qussai in Dubai (Image: Twitter)
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"This is a long-term project and we are betting strongly on Dubai," he said, adding that the size of the entire project would be in the range of 48 to 50 million sq ft.
04:55 GMT

By the way: Dubai is still recovering from its 2009 debt crisis.

July 7, 2014

Flight Search can be accessed on tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.
19:36 GMT

Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings