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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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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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Dubai Metro Green Line due to Open in September

Number of Trains set to Double on Dubai Metro

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is planning on doubling the number of trains on the Dubai Metro when 7 new stations open on the 25th April. The introduction of the new trains is expected to cut travel times for rush hour commuters by almost half. The number of trains on the Dubai […]

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Emirates A380 service to USA

Emirates Introducing 2nd A380 Airbus at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is to be serviced by a second Emirates A380 double-decker jumbo jet which offers passengers the ultimate luxury flight experience. Emirates currently operates 1 service a day on the state-of-the-art 517 seat Airbus A380 aircraft from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport with a daily departure of 14.15. From 1st July 2010, an extra […]

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Dubai Opens New Cruise Terminal

Dubai Opens New Cruise Terminal

Dubai’s new cruise terminal has been formally opened and officials say that it will help boost the economy of the emirate which expects a 24% rise in cruise tourists this year. Dubai is set to host 120 ships with more than 325,000 passengers this year, compared with 87 cruise ships that brought 261,000 tourists to […]

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Flydubai adds Flights to Muscat and Kuwait City

Flydubai adds Flights to Muscat and Kuwait City

Flydubai has announced plans to make Muscat and Kuwait City the 12th and 13th destinations on its growing Dubai based network starting from the end of March. Both routes will be served twice daily. Competition on the 350 kilometre route to Muscat will come from Emirates and Oman Air, while the 850 kilometre Kuwait route […]

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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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Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai Inaugarated

Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai Inaugarated

Dubai officially inaugurated the centerpiece of its decade-long construction boom to coincide with the 4th anniversary of Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and with the surprise revelation that the world-beating 168-story skyscraper seen by some as a symbol of the city’s economic excess was even bigger than previously thought. […]

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5 Hotels set to open on Palm Jumeirah by 2011

Palm Jumeirah Islands in Dubai Nearing Completion

The developer of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai has confirmed that the project is 70% complete. Regarding the Marina Residences on Palm Jumeirah,  3 projects visible from this waterfront project include The Kingdom of Sheba and Ottoman Palace which is almost complete and all villas are semi-complete. Both projects will be finished by early April to June 2010 and the […]

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Burj Dubai Tower moves closer to completion

Burj Dubai Tower moves closer to completion

  The World’s tallest tower in Dubai is moving closer to completion. The developer building the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai says cladding work on the shiny silver-colored tower’s outside is complete. Completion of the aluminum and glass facade marks a key milestone for Emaar Properties, which is racing to meet a self-imposed deadline to […]

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