Premier Inn Dubai International Airport named among worlds best-reviewed hotels

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport announced two awards as voted by hotel customers. The only 'value for money' hotel in the Middle East and Africa and Indian Ocean regions to receive both awards. Expedia Insiders Select List - Top 650 hotels in the world / Rankings Powered by 500,000+ Qualified Traveler Reviews

Dubai to Open First Section of World’s Largest Airport in June

The emirate is spending $33 billion on Al Maktoum International on expectations its existing hub won’t be able to cope with surging demand.
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Emirates gets cold shoulder from Germany

Germany's transport ministry is giving Emirates the cold shoulder by refusing to hold talks on granting the Dubai-based airline rights to land in Berlin, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Friday.

Hotel insider: the Ritz-Carlton Dubai

By Clare Dight  www.thenational.ae Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, and discover a private playground in the heart of the Dubai Marina. Featuring luxurious accommodations and renowned...

Three women travellers held with heroin

The Dubai Police have referred three Nigerian women air passengers, who were arrested on different days for allegedly possessing drugs, to the Public Prosecution.

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts highlights strong expansion plans at Arabian Travel Market 2011

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts will be out in force at Arabian Travel Market 2011 (ATM) between May 2-5 - promoting its current 13 developments in the Middle East and global expansion, which is concentrated on Asia. The rapidly expanding chain has four more properties coming up in Dubai - Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Jumeirah Lake Towers

Tobacco ban would have 'serious effect' on Duty Free trade

Plans by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ban the sale of tobacco and cigarettes in airports would have a “serious effect on the duty free business” if they were implemented, the head of Dubai Duty Free said in a TV interview on Saturday. DDF is also aiming to capitalise on the opening of the Al Maktoum International Airport and Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport in 2011. McLoughlin has forecast that DDF will be able to double its revenue over the next five to six years and achieve AED9bn ($2.45bn) worth of sales.

Damac battling Emaar for $270m DWC villa contract

Dubai real estate developer Damac Properties is competing with rival Emaar Properties to secure the contract to develop a villa and golf course project, estimated to be worth around AED1bn ($270m), within the compounds of the emirate’s new airport, a senior aviation official exclusively told Arabian Business.

Dubai Airports CEO wants fresh technology approach

To accommodate that staggering increase, we are building what will eventually become the biggest airport in the world - Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central - featuring five runways and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of freight.
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Dubai's airport saw 22.6 percent growth in passenger traffic for February, versus the same month last year, driven by an increase in capacity through Western Europe, India and the Middle East routes.

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Dubai World Central Starts Passenger Flights

The first passenger services to Dubai World Central (DWC) start today with the arrival of Wizz Air’s first flight from Budapest. The low-cost carrier, which operates 40 A320s, is also starting flights from Bucharest, Kiev and Sofia to DWC this week.

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In the last year, the director general said 4000-new room capacity was added to Dubai’s burgeoning hotel industry that expanded to 43,000 rooms, an addition of about 20 per cent comparing with 2008. He expected a huge inventory of 20,000 rooms was in the pipe line this year.

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