Archive for November, 2009


Dubai Metro Receives Excellence & Innovation Award

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has landed the Gulf Engineering Union’s Excellence & Innovation Award for the Dubai Metro Project, the longest automated metro project undertaken as a single unit in the world. The Award was presented during the 13th Gulf Engineering Forum held recently in Kuwait under the theme: “Transport & Traffic Issues: […]

November 29, 2009 | By More

Du Opens New Shop at Dubai Airport Terminal 2

Millions of residents and visitors passing through Terminal 2 at Dubai Airport can now enjoy quick and easy access to Du’s wide range of products and services at a new shop which has recently opened in the Arrivals lounge. Dubai International Airport has become an important travel and communications hub that provides an ideal location […]

November 23, 2009 | By More

Union Square Metro Station in Dubai is World’s Largest

The 220,000-square foot, 2-level Union Square junction station on the Dubai Metro is the largest underground Metro station complex in the world. The design of the metro stations in Dubai reflect the 4 elements of nature (Water, Air, Fire and Earth) alongside the heritage design of Al Ras metro station and Al Ghubaiba metro station. […]

November 23, 2009 | By More

Lee Westwood Wins Dubai Golf Tournament

Lee Westwood of England became Europe’s No. 1 golfer on Sunday after winning the Dubai World Championship by 6 strokes. Westwood shot a course-record 8-under 64 in the final round at the Earth Course to finish at 23-under 265. He earned $1.25 million with the 31st victory of his career to overtake Rory McIlroy on […]

November 23, 2009 | By More

Flydubai Spreads Network South to Khartoum, Sudan

Dubai’s first low cost airline Flydubai, has begun daily flights to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with effect from Sunday 8th November 2009. Khartoum sits at the confluence of the Blue and White Niles and is a rapidly growing economy which has now become Flydubai’s 8th destination . At a distance of 1,600 miles from Dubai, the flight […]

November 10, 2009 | By More

Development on World Islands in Dubai due to begin soon

Development on the first group of The World islands is expected to start as early as this month while the others await final clearances and permissions from the regulatory body. Major construction activity on the Nakheel project will start in the second quarter of next year with the developer confirming that work will initially begin on as […]

November 10, 2009 | By More

2 more Islands at The World in Dubai sell for $65 million each!

The Dubai developer Nakheel has confirmed that it has sold 2 more islands on its landmark The World project at an average of $65 million (Dh238.7m) each during July and August of this year, which now leaves just 4 islands on the market. The Managing Director at Nakheel Projects stated that The World continues to be recognised […]

November 2, 2009 | By More

Dubai Set for Opening of Cruise Terminal

Dubai’s new cruise terminal is expected to open in January to support the destination’s plans for growing its cruise industry. Royal Caribbean’s first ship based in the Middle East, Brilliance of the Seas, will start sailing from Dubai in January, stopping at Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. Italy’s Costa Cruises has also increased its […]

November 2, 2009 | By More