Archive for December, 2010


Flydubai to charge for inflight entertainment

Dubai’s first low cost airline flydubai will charge between Dh5 to Dh25 to watch film and TV programmes for its in-flight entertainment system. The carrier said it that had expanded its fleet to a total of 13 aircraft by taking delivery of a quartet of new Boeing 737-800 NG’s in a number of weeks. The […]

December 31, 2010 | By More

Dubai Duty Free Currency Conversion Service

The new currency conversion service at Dubai Duty Free now enables customers to choose which currency to use at its 350 points of sale Dubai Duty Free’s currency conversion service is available at every point of sale operated by the retailer at Dubai International airport. The Dynamic Currency Conversion system (DCC) has been introduced in […]

December 30, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport set to expand capacity

Dubai Airports have stated that they will open its new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum Airport before the end of 2011. CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffith, told reporters… “We are currently reviewing the master plan for the new airport “With everything going on time and according to schedule, we are reviewing the opening date […]

December 29, 2010 | By More

New Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton is set to open its second hotel in Dubai in January 2011 and has rolled out a range of launch packages at the property. After months of delay and rumours around its opening date, the Dubai Ritz-Carlton Financial Centre is accepting reservations for arrivals on 12th January 2011 and beyond. Former owners Union […]

December 27, 2010 | By More

Emirates launches new routes

Emirates Airlines will launch a daily Dubai to Geneva service on 1st June (Boeing 777-200LR/777-300ER) and a 4 times weekly Dubai to Basra service on 2nd February (Airbus A330-200). Emirates will also increase its daily Dubai to Hamburg service to twice daily from 1st September (777-200).

December 27, 2010 | By More

Dubai Airport E-Gate Services

E-gates at Dubai International Airport have seen a significant increase in the number of passengers arriving and departing throughout the last 10 months. Close to 3 million passengers passed through the e-gates at Dubai Airport during 2010 as compared to just over 2.7 million in 2009. As part of the co-operation with the government bodies, […]

December 27, 2010 | By More

UAE flights to Europe back on schedule

All of Emirates’ 6 gateway airports in the UK are open.. Even as air traffic at London’s Heathrow Airport crawled back to near normal on Thursday, hotels near the airport are cashing in on delays and cancellations caused by freezing weather, charging up to 300% more for rooms at the moment than prices for next […]

December 23, 2010 | By More