Archive for November, 2010


Dubai Airport E gates used by more than 2 million

An increase  in the use of e-service portals across all government departments has been recorded this year. During the first 10 months of 2010 more than 2 million passengers have used e-gates at the Dubai Airport. The Director-General of the Dubai Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, said 2.9 million […]

November 29, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport Set to be World’s Busiest by 2020

Paul Griffiths, the CEO of Dubai Airports has said that Passenger figures at Dubai Airport are set to reach 90 million by 2020 which will make Dubai International Airport the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. For next year, Dubai Airports has predicted that passenger growth at Dubai International Airport will grow by […]

November 25, 2010 | By More

Latest News on Dubai Hotels and Restaurants

Haute cuisine It was only going to be a matter of time before hospitality in Dubai reached dizzying new heights, as the world’s ‘highest restaurant’ opens in January 2011. 2 levels beneath the observation deck, atop the towering Burj Khalifa, the restaurant ‘Atmosphere’ will serve its grill room concept cuisine against a backdrop of incredible […]

November 19, 2010 | By More

Emirates and JetBlue agree new partnership

Emirates and JetBlue Airways have announced plans to form a partnership to allow passengers to take flights with each airline with a single ticket. Passengers taking flights to Dubai and other destinations with the 2 airlines will also be able to benefit from joint check-in and baggage transfer services. Emirates currently offers 2 daily flights […]

November 19, 2010 | By More

RTA opens Phase 4 of Dubai Bypass Road

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened Phase 4 of the Dubai Bypass Road (better known as Trucks Road) linking up with Al Faya Road, Seih Shuaib and Abu Dhabi, better known as ‘Trucks Road’. The Dubai Bypass project extends from Sharjah to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi and also provides an alternative to […]

November 17, 2010 | By More

The Ivy Restaurant to Open in Dubai

One of London’s poshest restaurants is set to open its doors for business in Dubai during the early part of next year. The Ivy which usually has a 3 month waiting list in London due to it’s celebrity-spotting scene and trendy food will welcome it’s first guests in the UAE next spring at a new […]

November 17, 2010 | By More

Abu Dhabi Prepares For Formula 1 Grand Prix Showdown

Not long after the conclusion of the Brazilian Grand Prix, which is the penultimate race on the Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar that was held in Sao Paulo on Sunday and which saw Sebastian Vettel take first place, all 12 race teams headed for the airport and began their stop-start 12,000-kilometre journey to the Emirate […]

November 10, 2010 | By More

Dubai International posts big 2010 growth numbers

Dubai International Airport recorded a massive 25% surge in passenger traffic year-over-year for September and an 11.3% rise in international freight. Some 34.09 million passengers passed through Dubai airport in the first 9 months of 2010, up 15.8% compared to the same period in 2009. The largest growth was seen on routes to and from […]

November 9, 2010 | By More

Flydubai in $320m financing deal

Dubai’s first low cost airline, Flydubai has announced the sale and leaseback agreements on 4 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft worth a reported $320m at list prices with aircraft leasing group Avolon. In addition to the recently announced deals with Gecas and BBAM to finance 9 aircraft, this latest deal secures Flydubai’s needs through to December […]

November 9, 2010 | By More

Emirates adding new weekly services

Emirates is adding 5 weekly services each to Riyadh and Jeddah from Dubai International Airport bringing the total in each market to 12. The New Riyadh service from Dubai Airport began on the 31st October aboard an Airbus A330-200 with 237 seats in 3 classes. An Additional service from Dubai to Jeddah starts on the […]

November 8, 2010 | By More

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways add New Links

Emirates, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, has added non-stop services to Dakar (Senegal), Dubai to Madrid (Spain), Medina (Saudi Arabia) and Prague (Czech Republic). Qatar Airways has added non-stop flights to São Paulo (Brazil), and added Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Phuket (Thailand) flights with an intermediate stop. Finally, Etihad has added non-stop flights to […]

November 8, 2010 | By More