Archive for January, 2011


Emirates to launch flights to Copenhagen, Denmark

Emirates will be adding another European city to its rapidly growing network with the introduction of non-stop daily flights from Dubai to Copenhagen in Denmark on 1st August 2011. Emirate’s chairman and chief executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, said.. Copenhagen is an important hub for the whole of Scandinavia and the launch […]

January 31, 2011 | By More

The Dubai Aquarium

Due to the increasing number of experienced divers holidaying in the emirate, The Dubai Aquarium has launched a new ‘speciality dive’ package which involves underwater photography, a closer insight into shark feeding and the opportunity to work towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification. The pre-approved PADI Distinctive Speciality Course is sure to be a […]

January 12, 2011 | By More

Emirates Airline teams up with Eastern Airways

Emirates Airline and Eastern Airways partnership is now offering same-day connections from Aberdeen to Dubai via Newcastle. Increasing its network of connections around the world since November thanks to the agreement, Dubai has been welcoming more visitors from Aberdeen who now have a convenient route into the emirate. The UK regional airline has rescheduled its […]

January 10, 2011 | By More

Flavio Briatore’s Billionaire Destination

Former Formula One team boss and Italian business personality Flavio Briatore is set to launch a $150m Billionaire’s Square in Dubai in conjunction with the UAE’s Pragma Group. The project which will consist of a boutique hotel as well as a Billionaire Bar and Grill, alongside other restaurants, bars and a fitness club will be […]

January 10, 2011 | By More

2010 sees sales of $1.25b at Dubai Duty Free

The world’s largest airport retailer Dubai Duty Free has reached year-end sales of $1.25 billion which reflects a 9.6% increase compared to $1.14 billion sales that Duty free at Dubai airport achieved in 2009. Dubai Duty Free can reflect on another busy and successful year that has seen a number of significant developments for the […]

January 7, 2011 | By More

UAE sets visa fees of $250 to $1,000 for Canadians

The latest development in a diplomatic row over landing rights will now mean that Canadian nationals may have to pay up to $1,000 in visa fees to travel to the United Arab Emirates from next month Tensions have increased between the UAE and Canada who denied expanded landing rights for UAE airlines flying to Canada […]

January 6, 2011 | By More

New Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai

Bookings are now open for the new beachside resort on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island. The new Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai features the region’s largest spa. Weeks after the One & Only Hotel opened its doors on the Palm Jumeirah, luxury hospitality label Jumeirah has not only followed suit but also upped the ante. The […]

January 6, 2011 | By More

Dubai Visas for Canadians under $70

Emirates and Etihad are now offering an alternative to the expensive embassy route for Canadians to obtain a Visa for Dubai. Canadians travelling through Dubai can now obtain a short-term visa of 4 days for $61.5 (Dh225.9), so long as they are travelling with Emirates airline. Canadian citizens holding a valid residency in the UAE […]

January 5, 2011 | By More

RTA to Launch Dubai Travel Pass

Visitors arriving at Dubai Airport will not have to take expensive taxis from Dubai airport as they will be given a travel pack on arrival containing full information about public transport in Dubai. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Travel Pass named Terhaal will be launched soon in partnership with Dnata. […]

January 5, 2011 | By More