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Dubai is world’s largest 5-star hotel base: New York Times

Posted on 01/08/2014: 390 views.

Dubai has become one of the world's largest base for five-star hotels and more such units are due to come on stream in the near future, the New York Times said. Despite competition from other cities, hotel occupancy levels in Dubai, the region's business and commercial hub, remained above 80 in the first quarter of 2014, the US newspaper said in a long report on Dubai on Tuesday. "Dubai has one of the highest concentrations of five-star hotels of any major city in the world and one of the ...  Read More


Dubai Int'l voted best airport in Mideast, Europe & Africa

Posted on 01/08/2014: 564 views.

Dubai International has been named ‘Best Airport in Middle East, Europe and Africa' by the readers of ‘Frequent Business Traveller', a popular online publication written for and by frequent international travellers. 

The awards honour the world's top hotel groups, airlines, airports, ...  Read More

Dubai Legoland theme park on track for 2016 opening

Posted on 01/08/2014: 393 views.

Dubai's Legoland theme park is on track to be completed by 2016, said its operator, Merlin Entertainments. The company, one of the world's largest theme park operators, is also working on Legoland projects in South Korea, the United States and China on the back of an increase in sales at its parks ...  Read More

RAK mulls granting 18 sites ‘preserved’ status

Posted on 01/08/2014: 352 views.

The government of Ras Al Khaimah may turn 18 locations into natural preserved areas to protect 330 migratory and sedentary bird species along with mangrove trees. A senior official said these land and marine sites is home to hundreds of rare animals and plants which face the danger of ...  Read More

Crowd-pleasing Ramadan and Eid Festival draws to a close

Posted on 01/08/2014: 372 views.

Fragrances of oud wafted through the air as Syrian baklava wrapped in packets was bought by eager customers. Traditional, embroidered Arab dresses were being sold alongside off-shoulder embellished gowns and silver jewellery. A motley mix of items, clothing and toys was on sale at the Ramadan and ...  Read More

U.A.E. bourses end July on high note

Posted on 01/08/2014: 243 views.

The U.A.E. bourses ended the month on a high note as the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index rose 1.98 per cent on Thursday to reach 4,833.24, bringing the total gains on DFM in July to 21.2 per cent. Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) general index went up 0.99 per cent to reach ...  Read More

Foreign minister discusses situation in Gaza, Libya with Italian counterpart

Posted on 01/08/2014: 203 views.

Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has discussed, in a telephone conversation made on Thursday with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, developments in Gaza and Libya. During the conversation, Sheikh Abdullah reiterated U.A.E.'s support to the Egyptian ...  Read More

U.A.E.'s HAI helps 4400 Palestinian families in Ramadan

Posted on 01/08/2014: 201 views.

RAMALLAH: U.A.E.'s Human Appeal International (HAI) provided Dh2 million in aid to more than 4,400 poor families in the West Bank during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The beneficiary families in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Qalqilya and Tulkarem and Tobas received in-cash and in-kind aid from HAI as part of ...  Read More

Emirates Red Crescent delivers 5000 hygiene kits to its Palestinian counterpart

Posted on 01/08/2014: 212 views.

GAZA:Emirates Red Crescent has handed out 5000 hygiene kits to the Palestinian Red Crescent and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at its refuge centres. Some 1000 food parcels and 1000 ...  Read More

How much U.A.E. visa will cost after increase

Posted on 01/08/2014: 412 views.

Effective on Friday, the employment visa for a worker sponsored by governmental bodies will cost Dh200 per year, while the visa charge for workers employed by the private sector or free zones will be Dh250 per year. A new visa fee structure signed by Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al ...  Read More

U.A.E. junior athletes set for Italy training stint

Posted on 01/08/2014: 198 views.

An 82-strong squad of young U.A.E. athletes will depart on August 3 to participate in an intensive training camp at two separate venues in Italy. The camp is being held in co-operation between the U.A.E. National Olympic Committee (U.A.E. NOC) and the Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (Coni) and ...  Read More

Cavalryman belies his age with stunning Goodwood Cup win

Posted on 01/08/2014: 194 views.

Cavalryman, Godolphin's grand old crusader, demonstrated that he still retains the appetite for a face-off when outduelling stable companion Ahzeemah to win a thrilling renewal of the Group 2 Goodwood Cup on Thursday. With six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon in the irons for the first ...  Read More