Category: Abu Dhabi

  
Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways add New Links

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways add New Links

Emirates, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, has added non-stop services to Dakar (Senegal), Dubai to Madrid (Spain), Medina (Saudi Arabia) and Prague (Czech Republic). Qatar Airways has added non-stop flights to São Paulo (Brazil), and added Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Phuket (Thailand) flights with an intermediate stop. Finally, Etihad has added non-stop flights to […]

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Leona Lewis to Perform in Abu Dhabi

Leona Lewis to Perform in Abu Dhabi

British pop star Leona Lewis is heading to Abu Dhabi this month as the X-Factor winner joins a charity event in the capital on 13th November at Yas Island Leona Lewis is one of the first reality show stars to make it in the real world. The 25-year-old, whose hit songs include “Bleeding Heart” and […]

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British Embassy in Dubai Updates Do's & Don't List

British Embassy in Dubai Updates Do’s & Don’t List

The British Embassy in Dubai has updated its dos and don’t list for expats in the Emirate after a series of issues including two Brits being jailed for kissing in a restaurant. It warns that if people ignore the advice they face possible arrest and imprisonment for a number of things that would be deemed […]

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Emirates to Begin Flights to Baghdad

Emirates to Begin Flights to Baghdad

Emirates has announced that it will begin flights to Baghdad from Dubai in July this year. The airline is  the latest carrier to add flights to Iraq as the nation struggles to recover from war. Emirates says the new route to Baghdad will be among 6 new routes introduced by the Dubai-based airline this year. […]

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Etihad to Open Premium Lounge at Manchester

Etihad to Open Premium Lounge at Manchester

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has announced that it will be opening a premium lounge at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 building later this year. This will represent the 3rd Etihad lounge to open outside of Etihad’s home base in Abu Dhabi. Etihad’s new lounge at Manchester Airport is part 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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UAE's Dh40 billion Rail Network on Track

UAE’s Dh40 billion Rail Network on Track

Richard Bowker, CEO of Union Railways, has confirmed that the the construction of the UAE rail network could cost up to Dh40 billion and that the first contract for the 1,500km long passenger and freight rail network could be awarded by the end of 2010. The project for the UAE rail network is expected to […]

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Etihad and Emirates Begin Services to Tokyo

Etihad and Emirates Begin Services to Tokyo

Both Middle East carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways launched their flights to Tokyo yesterday with Qatar Airways to follow suit on 26th April. Emirates are now operating 5 weekly flights to Tokyo, adding to its daily service to Osaka that was launched back in 2002. A large demand is already in place from Tokyo with […]

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New Management Company Launched by Etihad Airways

New Management Company Launched by Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is expanding the range of services it offers business and leisure travellers by launching its new destination management company – Hala Abu Dhabi. Hala Abu Dhabi will be based in Abu Dhabi but will offer travel products, services and activities throughout all 7 Emirates of the UAE. Etihad Airways already plays a crucial […]

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Etihad to Introduce an additional 7 Flights to Australia

Etihad to Introduce an additional 7 Flights to Australia

Following negotiations between the Australian Government in Canberra and the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has secured 7 additional weekly flights from its Abu Dhabi Airport home-base to Australia. The 7 flights can be operated to any gateway in Australia including the carrier’s current destinations of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. A further 7 weekly flights […]

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New 10 Lane Bridge in Abu Dhabi Proves To Be a Huge Success

New 10 Lane Bridge in Abu Dhabi Proves To Be a Huge Success

A 10-lane bridge and a 27km expressway linking the Port Zayed area with the Abu Dhabi-Dubai road through the fast developing Saadiyat and Yas Islands, and the Shahama district that was opened back in October last year has proved to be a huge success. The 1.4km-long Shaikh Khalifa Bridge and the highway is an alternative route […]

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