Archive for June, 2010


Flydubai Introduces 21st Destination

Dubai’s first low cost airline, Flydubai, has notched up its 4th new destination in a week when their inaugural flight to Sri Lanka touched down in Colombo. Flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith, who travelled on the inaugural flight, said, “We’re delighted to be able to expand our range of destinations in the South Asian sub-continent […]

June 30, 2010 | By More

Al Maktoum Airport Officially Opens Today

Al Maktoum Airport which is expected to eventually be the world’s largest Airport officially opens today on 27th June 2010 making the emirate of Dubai a two-airport city, as it aspires to build itself into a global logistics hub. The new airport in Dubai received its first test flight on the 21st June with Emirates Flight […]

June 27, 2010 | By More

Dubai Duty Free teams up with Dubai Cares

Dubai Duty Free has teamed up with the UAE-based philanthropic establishment, Dubai Cares, to launch a range of merchandise at Dubai International Airport. Featuring the Dubai Cares logo, the Dubai Cares range includes affordable items which will appeal to passengers departing and arriving at Dubai Airport. The products and dedicated merchandise, which are of a […]

June 18, 2010 | By More

Air Berlin to Dubai and Phuket

Air Berlin has announced plans to add flights from Berlin to Dubai and Phuket, Thailand with the start of its winter schedule, which begins on 1st Novemeber 2010. Germany’s second-biggest carrier will serve Dubai 3 times a week and Phuket up to 6 times.

June 18, 2010 | By More

Emirates Orders 32 Airbus A380’s

Emirates Airlines has recently placed an $11.5 billion order for a further 32 Airbus A380’s. This order is in addition to the 10 megajumbo jet’s that they currently own and the further 48 A380’s that Emirates still have on order. These figures instantly make Emirates the largest customer of the super jumbo A380’s. Once all […]

June 11, 2010 | By More

Sol Melia to Open Melia Dubai

Spanish hotel group Sol Melia has announced plans to open its first hotel in Dubai and the UAE, the Melia Dubai, in January 2011. The new-build luxury hotel in Dubai will be located in Al Raffa, Bur Dubai, opposite Port Rashid and near the financial and cultural centre of Dubai. It will offer 167 rooms, […]

June 8, 2010 | By More

Al Maktoum International Airport

Latest reports have announced that Al Maktoum Airport is scheduled to begin passenger operations from March 2011. Al Maktoum Airport is set to open this month on 27th June 2010 for cargo flights and will be the centrepiece of the $33 USD billion Dubai World Central megaproject which is planned to be the world’s largest […]

June 8, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport Launches Silent Project

Dubai Airports has introduced the first ‘silent airport’ project aimed at significantly improving the ambiance both inside and outside Dubai Airport by eliminating unnecessary announcements and banning noisy aircraft. The ‘silent airport’ project will dramatically reduce the number of public announcements made across all 3 terminals at Dubai Airport which has become the world’s 4th […]

June 8, 2010 | By More

Emirates to Launch second A380 From Heathrow Earlier than Expected

Emirates has confirmed that it will begin flying its second daily A380 service from Heathrow to Dubai 2 weeks ahead of schedule after taking an early delivery from Airbus. The flights from Heathrow to Dubai will begin operating on 15th June 2010 on Emirates’ 20.40hrs (EK004) service from Heathrow. Emirates already operates the A380 on […]

June 2, 2010 | By More

British Embassy in Dubai Updates Do’s & Don’t List

The British Embassy in Dubai has updated its dos and don’t list for expats in the Emirate after a series of issues including two Brits being jailed for kissing in a restaurant. It warns that if people ignore the advice they face possible arrest and imprisonment for a number of things that would be deemed […]

June 2, 2010 | By More