2016 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

December 31, 2016 no comments 227
Dubai airline says busiest day is set to be January 2 when a record 87,000 passengers will pass through T3 Emirates airline has said it expects a busy start to 2017, with close to 250,000 passengers set to pass through Emirates’ Concourses and Terminal 3 in the first three days of 2017....

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More than 700 people will be tasked with the job of cleaning up parts of Dubai after the New Year's Eve celebrations, according to Dubai Municipality. The Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality has prepared a comprehensive plan for the clean-up and removal of waste, news agency...

December 30, 2016 no comments 235
Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles AG have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers....

December 30, 2016 no comments 230
Dubai’s ‘7-star’ Burj Al Arab used the occasion of its general manager’s festive cocktail party to achieve a new world record. In partnership with AmStur Caviar, and in the presence of a Guinness World Records official adjudicator as well as hotel guests and VIPs, the hotel unveiled a...

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Dubai: Soon, all passengers from Dubai Airports will be connected across the city and on the roads, as taxis will be offering free Wifi in their cars. du and Dubai Taxi Corporation have announced that as many as 500 taxis of the Dubai Airport Fleet will provide free WiFi, in addition to...

December 30, 2016 no comments 262
The number of active mobile subscriptions in the UAE has continued to grow, reaching about 18 million by the end of 2015 with a penetration rate of 209.8 per cent, one of the highest rate in the world. The average revenue per user for mobile services is Dh112 per month with average monthly call...

December 30, 2016 no comments 219
UAE-based master-developer Meydan Group has secured a Dh1 billion ($272 million) loan from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (Adib) with a two-year tenure that will help part-finance projects along the Dubai Water Canal, said a report. ADIB acted as the sole bookrunner and mandated lead arranger, while...

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Bin Sulayem honoured by Diamond Dealers Club of New York. Pictured with Reuven Kaufman, President of the DDC, and Eli Izhakoff, Honorary President of the DDC and WFDB The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has been honoured by the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New...

December 30, 2016 no comments 240
Simply breathtaking! The world's only aerobatic formation wingwalking team join the world's only Jetman team to share and showcase their passion for flying and for exploring the sky in a more unconventional and exciting way. After six years from Yves Rossy's first formation flight...

December 30, 2016 no comments 224
DHA to continue accepting health insurance applications in 2017 due to massive rush Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will continue accepting health insurance applications in 2017 due to the massive rush by residents to buy insurance packages in the last few days of the year....