Archive for September, 2010


DHL Begins Operations at Al Maktoum Airport

The world’s leading logistics company DHL has announced that Danzas AEI Emirates, its joint venture with Al Tayer Group, has commenced operations at Dubai World Central (DWC) with its first cargo charter flight taking off from the newly-opened Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. This is part of Danzas’ commitment to the multi-billion DWC […]

September 23, 2010 | By More

Emirates Terminal 3 Welcomes 50 millionth passenger

In the celebratory spirit of the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr, Dubai Airport, Emirates Airline and Dubai Duty Free (DDF) recently welcomed their 50 millionth passenger to pass through the world’s largest airport terminal, Dubai International Emirates Terminal 3. Parvez Khan, an assistant manager with a hotel in Dubai and a resident of Ajman, […]

September 23, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport offers more seats than JFK

Ever increasing numbers of flights out of the Middle East to Asia and Europe have contributed towards Dubai International Airport now outstripping New York’s JFK in terms of capacity. According to September figures by aviation intelligence gatherer OAG in its Frequency and Capacity Trends Statistics Report, Dubai has seen a 14% increase in seat capacity […]

September 20, 2010 | By More

Dubai Metro Used by 30 million passengers in first year

The Metro in Dubai celebrated its first year of operation on the 9th September with promising signs of success in regards to operational efficiency, punctuality in journey schedules and high global safety standards. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expressed his delight and had the following to […]

September 20, 2010 | By More

Jamie’s Italian to Open at Dubai Festival City

Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain is one of the catering businesses success stories in recent times with 15 restaurants all over the UK. The renowned Chef is now planning to repeat it’s success in Dubai by opening a restaurant at Festival Centre in Dubai Festival City, which already houses Dubai’s best food and beverage outlets. […]

September 17, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport Taxis to sell Bottled Water

Bottles of ice cold mineral water will soon be available for purchase when entering a taxi in Dubai. DTC, The Dubai Taxi Corporation has announced that it will install mini water coolers along with water bottles in 350 taxis at Dubai airport as part of a 3 month trial period and that the service will […]

September 17, 2010 | By More

Trial Runs Start on Dubai Metro Green Line

23km route between Al Nahda and Healthcare City planned to open in August 2011 Trial runs of the Dubai Metro Green Line have begun in preparation for the planned opening in August next year. For the past 2 weeks residents and travellers along the Dubai Metro Green Line route between Al Nahda and Healthcare City […]

September 15, 2010 | By More

Dnata Opens Lounge at Dubai Airport

The leading air travel services provider Dnata has opened a new dedicated lounge at Dubai Airport to enhance the special handling services it provides to passengers travelling through the airport. The new lounge at Dubai Airport which is located within the Emirates Terminal 3 building operates 24 hours a day and caters for Emirates passengers […]

September 14, 2010 | By More

Emirates A380 Lands at Manchester Airport

Yesterday, Emirates’ maiden flight from Dubai to Manchester was the first time the world’s largest airliner has operated a scheduled service from a regional airport. The Emirates superjumbo, carrying up to 517 passengers, is now operating one of Emirates’ 2 daily flights from Manchester to Dubai non-stop. It will also introduce Emirates’ First Class cabin, […]

September 2, 2010 | By More