Archive for May, 2010


Flydubai Entry Visa Service

The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) and Flydubai have announced a partnership to provide a quick, easy and hassle-free service which allows travellers to collect their visas for Dubai by email or mobile phone. The new service will remove much of the hassle from the visa process in Dubai and as their launch customer, […]

May 28, 2010 | By More

Big Bus Tours and Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport and Big Bus Tours have joined forces to provide an innovative new service which is specifically designed for transit passengers coming through Dubai Airport. Dubai Airport has experienced a huge amount of growth during the last few years which is partly due to the growth of the transit passenger sector. Transit passengers do […]

May 26, 2010 | By More

Emirates offers Online Visa to Dubai

As an extension of Emirates online flight booking process,  Visa applications for entry to Dubai will be available through the Emirates airline website at and will be made available to ticket holders from 35 nations. Visa availability is subject to all the requirements of the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department and will cost $44 […]

May 21, 2010 | By More

3 More Dubai Metro Stations Open

3 more stations have been opened on the Dubai Metro on Saturday 22nd May which now brings the total number of operational Dubai Metro stations to 21 out of the total 29 on the Red Line. The new stations include – World Trade Centre Station, GGICO Station (Al Garhoud) and Noor Islamic Bank Station (Al […]

May 19, 2010 | By More

Flydubai adds Flights to Lucknow

Flydubai has announced that it will operate 3 weekly flights to Lucknow from June 2 2010. After nearly a year of speculations and operational issues, low-cost carrier Flydubai have finally announced flights to India, with the introduction of flights to Lucknow launching from June 2, 2010. Flydubai is also planning to further strengthen its links […]

May 18, 2010 | By More

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. […]

May 13, 2010 | By More

Air Berlin to Dubai Airport

Air Berlin has announced plans to expand its connections to the Middle East with an introduction of a new route to Dubai later this year. Air Berlin will provide 3 services a week from Berlin Tegel Airport to Dubai Airport as part of its winter 2010 timetable. The flights from Berlin to Dubai are now […]

May 13, 2010 | By More

Luggage Allowances on Dubai Metro

The recent opening of 7 new stations on the Dubai Metro and the Airport Terminal 1 station in particular has prompted The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to revise its baggage / luggage policy for Dubai Metro users. With the Dubai Metro now linking Dubai Airport’s Terminals 1 and 3 as far as Ibn Battuta, […]

May 12, 2010 | By More

Flights From Mumbai to Dubai & New Delhi to Dubai

India’s only 5 Star Airline, Kingfisher Airlines, has announced the launch of 3 new international routes from India. Kingfisher Airlines have now introduced direct flights from Mumbai to Dubai which representa a total number of 5 international destinations that Kingfisher Airlines now flies to from Mumbai. The other 4 international destinations that Kingfisher Airlines operates […]

May 10, 2010 | By More

Dubai Metro To Serve Over 100,000 Passengers a Day

Since the opening of 7 further metro stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line, it is expected that the number of passengers using the Dubai Metro daily will exceed 100,000 per day. The new stations : Emirates Airport Terminal 1, Al Karama, Emirates Towers, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, and Ibn Battuta now link distant […]

May 10, 2010 | By More

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 […]

May 6, 2010 | By More