WestJet in alliance talks with Emirates Airline Targets World Market

WestJet is in discussions with Emirates Airline about a potential alliance, as part of the carrier's plans to expand its global reach. Emirates -- currently battling the federal government over its ability to increase flights to Canadian cities -- is one of a number of airlines WestJet is talking to, CEO Gregg Saretsky said Monday.

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.
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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.

Dubai World Central appoints CB Richard Ellis as global marketing and leasing agent

Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Dubai World Central (DWC), the region’s first aerotropolis, announced today that it has appointed CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s largest real estate consultancy, as its global marketing and leasing agent for the DWC Office Park.

Dubai airport handles 15% more passengers in 2010

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, added: "It was a year in which we celebrated many milestones. We surpassed our growth projections, ushered in Dubai's status as a twin-airport city with the opening of Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International in June and celebrated Dubai International's 50th anniversary.

ExecuJet plans move to DWC by 2013

Dubai Private jet operator ExecuJet Middle East is planning a move to Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International as early as next year but is waiting for the infrastructure at the new airport to be completed, according to the company's top executive.

Over 200 firms set for Dubai wood show

More than 200 leading exhibitors from across the globe will showcase their products and services at ‘Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show,’ which opens tomorrow (April 5) at the Dubai Airport Expo. A landmark event for wood trade and investment, Dubai WoodShow will be the biggest this year

Old Arabia exists

Would you believe a giant new theme park, Dubailand, covering over 270sq km — twice the size of all of the currently existing Disneyland/DisneyWorld resorts put together? Would you believe a new airport, Al Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali — with six runways and an annual capacity of 160 million passengers
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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.


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55842 Air Traffic Movements in the UAE in April 2011

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 6.7% in April 2011 compared to the same month last year. The GCAAmonthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in April 2011 were 55842 with an average of 1861 air traffic movements per day.

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"Dubai was Right" says flydubai CEO

On the eve of Arabian Travel Market, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, has paid tribute to those who continued to develop the tourism infrastructure in Dubai during the worst of the global economic crisis. Many people doubted Dubai for continuing to spend money on the development of hotels and associated tourism infrastructure at a time when people were cutting back on their travel spend

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