Archive for March, 2010


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 […]

March 31, 2010 | By More

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 […]

March 29, 2010 | By More

Gloria De Campeao Wins 15th Dubai World Cup at Meydan

Today a new chapter in history was set for the UAE and the sport of horseracing with the culmination of the 7th Dubai International Racing Carnival and the first Dubai World Cup to be held at Meydan which was attended by 60,ooo spectators. Jockey Tiago Pereira and Gloria de Campeao made history winning the Dubai World […]

March 27, 2010 | By More

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 […]

March 19, 2010 | By More

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 […]

March 18, 2010 | By More

Emirates Opens £1.3 million Lounge at Birmingham Airport

Emirates has shown its commitment to the region by opening a new £1.3 million lounge at Birmingham International Airport. Situated in the new international pier in Terminal 1, the 7,000 square foot facility is the first dedicated lounge to be offered by a long-haul airline at the airport. Mohammed Mattar, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president […]

March 18, 2010 | By More

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 […]

March 17, 2010 | By More

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 […]

March 10, 2010 | By More

Emirates off to Senegal

Emirates, which is already the continent’s 10th biggest airline in terms of weekly capacity, has announced plans this week to start 5 times weekly flights to Dakar in Senegal starting on 1st September 2010. When introduced, it will be the airline’s 19th destination in Africa. Emirates currently serves 3 destinations in South Africa and one […]

March 9, 2010 | By More

Sleep Box coming to Dubai Airport

It is thought that Dubai International Airport is planning to install 50-70 Sleep Boxes.  Sleep Boxes are small cubicle spaces that are available at public places such as airports and train stations where people can book the ‘sleep box’ for a set time period to catch some sleep. Sleep Box offers its users a small […]

March 8, 2010 | By More

Sharjah Launches New Bus Route to Dubai Metro Station

A new 20-km-long bus route from Sharjah Airport to Al Rashidiya in Dubai has been launched. The new service will start at Sharjah International Airport and then make a stop at Al Qusais Bus station. The route will cover Sharjah Airport to the Dubai Metro station in Al Rashidiya. The fare costs Dh10 and the […]

March 8, 2010 | By More