The political unrest that has spread across many countries in the region is having an impact on tourism in safe destinations such as the UAE, according to the Rotana chief executive, Selim El Zyr. Mr El Zyr said that when the protests began in Egypt hotel occupancy rates in the UAE, Qatar and Turkey began to rise significantly.
"The contracts for Al Maktoum International have consolidated our position in the Gulf region as the premier supplier of communications, navigation and surveillance systems and services," said Eldar Hauge, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Norway.
Anyone who has booked flights to Dubai will no doubt be impressed by the city's skyline. The emirate is already home to the highest building in the world and now one hotel aims to have one of the tallest single-use hotel and residential building as part of its complex.
Dubai Airport Freezone recorded a significant contribution of Dhs52bn to the total volume of Dubai trade in 2010. This represents 5.8% of the total volume, according to study released by the Dubai Airport Freezone.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a new 150 megavolt ampere main substation at Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. Operated by the Dubai Airports Company, the substation is connected to DEWA’s power transmission grid to secure the every-growing demand for electricity in the area.
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
To facilitate the airport's growth, infrastructure investment continues even as the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International is being built. Griffiths said that Concourse 3 is on track for completion by the end of next year, which will add capacity for 15 million passengers, taking DIA's total ability to handle 75 million passengers.
Emirates' freight division SkyCargo has performed the first operational flight into Dubai's Al-Maktoum International Airport, ahead of its formal opening on 27 June.
The University of Dubai (UD), a prestigious university in the UAE established by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently held its second annual job fair at the UD campus in Al Masaood Building.
All aboard for MEBA: the next occasion the industry gets together in earnest in Dubai in December. This year, the event is being held for the first time at the city's new Dubai World Central airport. Organisers the Middle East Business Aviation Association and Fairs & Exhibitions are confident that the exhibition will be 10% bigger than the last one in 2010.
Sharjah, where local LCC Air Arabia has its main hub, handles around 5000 aircraft movements per month. The remainder of airports in the country – comprising Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, as well as airports in Ras Ali Khaimah and Fujairah – handled just over 1000 movements.