UAE

May 13, 2014

The saved itinerary can then be retrieved later on, changed and updated, or booked immediately.
03:55 GMT

Etihad Holidays, a division of Etihad Airways, has launched a new website providing UAE guests with a one-stop-shop that enables them to search, create, and book tailor-made holidays at any time of the day.

Emirates has been expanding rapidly and has already launched services to three new destinations this year including Kiev, Taipei and Boston.
00:57 GMT

“The increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network.”

May 12, 2014

The mesmerizing creation by Sylvain Tremblay. (Image: Seven Media)
14:27 GMT

International artist Sylvain Tremblay wowed Dubai today after completing his art creation of the largest ever painting of the late Sheikh Zayed.

Celebrate good times, c'mon! Lada Gaga has got a gig in Dubai!
13:39 GMT

We've been crossing our fingers and trying not get our hopes while literally going cray-cray to find out if Gaga is coming our way.

May 11, 2014

Qatar’s bourse has officially reported that the combined first-quarter net profit of all but two companies amounted to QR11.1 billion, up 8.6 per cent year on year.
20:25 GMT

Dubai’s bourse has outpaced other Gulf markets by a wide margin in terms of companies’ first-quarter profit growth,

The new system will save time and money and speed up completion of accident reports.
03:55 GMT

The programme will have electronic maps linked to satellites to determine accident sites and will allow the reconstruction of the accident scene.

Emirates announced earlier this year that it would reduce flights to 41 destinations during the 80-day airport runway upgrade programme, which began on May 1.
03:55 GMT

Dubai-based Emirates Airline will lose Dhs1 billion (272 million USD) in revenues due to runway upgrade work at the Dubai International Airport in 2014, but the amount will be recovered within the year, the carrier’s chairman has said.

“However, there’s still a majority of companies that do not plan to make any increases this year, waiting to see what happens in 2014,” Gomes told Gulf News.
03:55 GMT

Workers have been hoping for a relief from rising rents, which rose on average by 22 per cent last year, and increasing cost of commodities and services.

May 10, 2014

The Summer Season that ends August 31 will kick off with the Royal Moscow Ballet and two lead sololists from the Bolshoi Ballet performing Cinderella at Adnec on June 6. (Image: Visitabudhabi.ae)
05:00 GMT

International shows, film and theatre premieres, music concerts, comedy shows, illusionists, FIFA World Cup viewing, among the many attractions during the season.

May 8, 2014

Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez literally hanging out at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit. (Image: Facebook)
13:21 GMT

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"Order 66" on location at the new Star Wars film set in the Abu Dhabi desert. (Image: Facebook)
09:11 GMT

In celebration of "May the Force be with you," members of a Dubai-based Star Wars group named "Order 66" feature on CNN after gracing the XPRESS cover on April 24.

"The Christians" on stage on February 14. (Image: Twitter)
08:39 GMT

They've been rocking the UK for decades, but now they're down to business in Dubai as well. Liverpool soul band "The Christians" have gigs scheduled in the city tonight and tomorrow.

May 7, 2014

Racist sports fans face jail or fine
17:10 GMT

Fans attending sports events in the UAE could be penalised with a prison term of up to three years, a fine of between Dh10,000 and Dh30,000 or both for racist behaviour from the stands, according to a draft law passed by the Federal National Council on Tuesday.

Ahlam's new look: The singer's features looked more defined than in her previous pictures. (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT

Emirati Diva Ahlam posted a series of pix showing off her brand new look.

Another market that has become important to flydubai’s network is Russia and last year flydubai doubled its network to eight points.
03:55 GMT

These announcements bring the total number of new destinations flydubai announced since the start of the year to nine.