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Jafza launches Strategic Forums to support industry growth and enhance sector specific capacities

As part of its commitment to strengthen strategic communication with its clientele in various sectors Jafza held a Customer Strategic Forum for the Logistics industry that identified and addressed market trends and sector-specific issues by instigating dialogue on how Jafza and the companies could work together to maintain growth dynamism.
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Middle East Careers: from upswing to uprising

This is the fourth annual edition of our Middle East Careers Guide and, in those three years, the region has gone through many changes. In early 2008, when we were putting together the first guide, the early ripples of the global credit crunch had yet to reach Dubai, which was amid a frenzy of construction, with demand for skilled expatriate staff fuelling an inflationary surge in salaries and living costs.

Dubai’s silver-service free zone hub

The free zone authority plans to create the world’s single largest free zone in Dubai. Future expansion will centre on the multibillion dollar South Zone, creating industry-specific business clusters that will maximise the site’s proximity to Dubai’s new Al-Maktoum International Airport, which handled its first cargo flights this summer. Building a new airport to serve Dubai’s industrial south opens competitive opportunities.

DWC unveils Dh120m supply chain development plan

Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Aviation District has announced a Dh120 million plan to develop 45,000 square meters of new aerospace supply chain facilities.
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Woman hides drugs in digestive organ

A Kenyan woman has allegedly transported 718.08gms of methamphetamine in capsules. Obaid Humaid, Sergeant at Dubai International airport, suspected transit passenger LWN, 32, as she was walking suspiciously in the transit hall.

Flydubai and DNRD launch unique flight booking platform

Flydubai, Dubai's first low cost airline, and DNRD have joined forces to announce a unique partnership to provide a self-service facility for customers to book and purchase their flights in one transaction. The new facility will be available at six DNRD kiosks strategically placed around Dubai

Gulf Air in new Dubai airport flights accord

Gulf Air has signed a memorandum of understanding to become the first full-service network carrier to fly into Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).
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American may face Dubai jail in handcuff theft case

A U.S. citizen is facing a potential jail term of up to seven years if a Dubai court finds him guilty of stealing police handcuffs his lawyer said he insists he found in a parking lot and kept as a souvenir. Adam Foster, 30, was arrested in February when customs officers spotted the handcuffs in his baggage at Dubai airport as he was leaving. He was accused of stealing the cuffs from a police officer.
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$90b GCC airport projects take off

Aiming to become a major global aviation hub, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have allocated an estimated $90 billion (Dh330.5 billion) for airport development over the next few years. Gulf airports account for a huge chunk of the amounts earmarked for the development of 1,200 airports and military air bases worldwide in addition to the new ones coming up.


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Traffic flow to ease with new roads at Dubai Investments Park

Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East wholly owned by Dubai Investments, on Monday announced new road plans with new entrance and exit points that will ease the traffic flow to and from the development.

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Etihad celebrates 5th anniversary of service to Philipine

James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is visiting the Philippines this week for meetings with the country's leaders and business and trade partners as part of the airline's fifth anniversary of service to the republic.

Etihad Airways boss backs growth of Gulf as flight hub

Etihad Airlines chief executive James Hogan says Abu Dhabi is the ideal location for the carrier to be based.

Power outage at Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1 went partially dark and several flights delayed following a power outage on Saturday evening. All flights departing from gates A B C and D at Terminal 1 were moved to gates E and F. There were long queues of passengers assembled at the two gates that were functional.

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