Archive for April, 2010

  
RTA Opens 3 Dubai Metro Feeder Bus Routes

RTA Opens 3 Dubai Metro Feeder Bus Routes

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has today launched 3 new Bus feeder services for the Dubai Metro Stations to cover more areas within the Dubai Emirate and will  also embark on widening, upgrading and merging other routes in Dubai as well. The launch of the new routes has come to light as a result […]

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Armani Opens First Hotel in Dubai

Armani Opens First Hotel in Dubai

Italian designer Giorgio Armani opened his first hotel at the world’s tallest tower in Dubai on Tuesday, giving a boost to the Gulf Arab emirate’s bid to recover from a debt crisis. The designer brought his trademark minimalist style to a city famous for excess, with the Armani Hotel Dubai designed with an understated palette […]

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Emirates loses $50 million in income due to volcanic ash

Emirates loses $50 million in income due to volcanic ash

Emirates Emirates incurred a total loss of $50 million (Dh183.5m) in revenues and had to ground 20% of its fleet as a result of the flight disruptions caused by the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjoell volcano. The airline provided accommodation for around 6,000 passengers who were in transit when the disruption began and that […]

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10th Dubai Airport Expo Opens

10th Dubai Airport Expo Opens

The 10th edition of the international Dubai Airport Expo was opened yesterday and the 3 day event was inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. The exhibition will showcase the latest technologies in the global airport industry. Professionals will share their expertise on enhancing operational efficiencies of […]

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Etihad to Add Flights to Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq

Etihad to Add Flights to Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq

Etihad Airways has unveiled plans this week to become the first carrier from the United Arab Emirates to serve Iraq. Subject to government and regulatory approvals, Etihad will begin to serve flights to Baghdad from Abu Dhabi Airport 5 times a week starting on 26th April. From the 1st June, Etihad will also be offering […]

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Flydubai to shift to Al Maktoum Airport

Flydubai Adds Flights to Kabul and Luxor

Since Flydubai’s announcement last week on introducing new routes to Assiut and Istanbul, Flydubai have now revealed plans to add flights to Kabul and Luxor to its growing network. Dubai to Kabul will be served 5 times a week from 17th May 2010 and Dubai to Luxor will be served 3 times a week from […]

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Armani Hotel in Dubai Burj Khalifa

Armani Hotel in Dubai Burj Khalifa

The Armani Hotel in Dubai Burj Khalifa will be the World’s first hotel developed by Armani Hotels & Resorts, and is due to open soon. The Armani Hotel in Dubai will also be the first hotel to be launched under the collaboration between Emaar Properties and Giorgio Armani. The Armani Hotel will be an integral […]

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Flydubai Adds Istanbul and Assiut

Flydubai Adds Istanbul and Assiut

Aswell as recently announcing 2 new routes to Muscat and Kuwait City, Flydubai has also now revealed plans to introduce 3 weekly flights to Assiut in Egypt from the 24th May and 5 weekly flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport in Turkey from the 17th June. The CEO of Flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The […]

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Opening of Dubai Metro Stations Delayed

Opening of Dubai Metro Stations Delayed

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the planned opening of 7 Dubai Metro stations will be delayed by 5 days. New trains are currently being tested to coincide with the launch and the relevant stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line are now set to open on the 30th April. October 2010 […]

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Concourse 3 at Dubai Airport

Concourse 3 at Dubai Airport

Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport is on track to be unveiled in 2012. Concourse 3 at Dubai Airport, (C3) which is part of the Terminal 3 building, is being constructed at a cost of Dh12.85bn ($3.5bn) and it will be the world’s first dedicated facility of its size for the Airbus A380 mega jumbo […]

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Holiday Inn Express at Dubai Airport Officially Opens

Holiday Inn Express at Dubai Airport Officially Opens

Yesterday the 381-room Holiday Inn Express at Dubai International Airport was officially opened. The hotel is now InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 4th Hotel in Dubai and 8th property throughout the Middle East and Africa region. The hotel is expected to benefit from the 11 million tourists that are due to visit the UAE this year. […]

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