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Dubai Airport Smart E-gates

Dubai Airport Smart E-gates

Smart E-gates at Dubai Airport The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will be installing 40 Smart e-Gates across Dubai Airport terminals to ease passenger entry and exit. The system, equipped with retinal scan using a high-accuracy camera, will eliminate the need for the eye scan and e-Gate card currently issued by the […]

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Dubai set to be World's Largest Airport

Dubai set to be World’s Largest Airport

Dubai to Overtake Heathrow as Worlds Largest Airport Dubai is set to overtake Heathrow by 2016 as the world’s largest international airport. Last year Heathrow Airport handled 69.4 million passengers. With both parties opposing expansion and the building of a 3rd runway, it is set to be overtaken by Dubai international. By 2020 Dubai Airport […]

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Tickets for Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Tickets for Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Tickets Tickets for the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix in November are set to go on sale on Thursday 5th May with the organisers of the Grand Prix event expecting another sell-out. The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi will once again host the penultimate Formula 1 race for the […]

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UAE sets visa fees of $250 to $1,000 for Canadians

UAE sets visa fees of $250 to $1,000 for Canadians

The latest development in a diplomatic row over landing rights will now mean that Canadian nationals may have to pay up to $1,000 in visa fees to travel to the United Arab Emirates from next month Tensions have increased between the UAE and Canada who denied expanded landing rights for UAE airlines flying to Canada […]

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Emirates Flight to Lisbon

Dubai Visas for Canadians under $70

Emirates and Etihad are now offering an alternative to the expensive embassy route for Canadians to obtain a Visa for Dubai. Canadians travelling through Dubai can now obtain a short-term visa of 4 days for $61.5 (Dh225.9), so long as they are travelling with Emirates airline. Canadian citizens holding a valid residency in the UAE […]

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Abu Dhabi Prepares For Formula 1 Grand Prix Showdown

Abu Dhabi Prepares For Formula 1 Grand Prix Showdown

Not long after the conclusion of the Brazilian Grand Prix, which is the penultimate race on the Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar that was held in Sao Paulo on Sunday and which saw Sebastian Vettel take first place, all 12 race teams headed for the airport and began their stop-start 12,000-kilometre journey to the Emirate […]

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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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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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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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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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