Budapest Airport is proud to be one of the first airports to welcome direct scheduled air services to the world's newest international airport - Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport - when low cost carrier Wizz Air launches services to Dubai's new airport on 28 October.
About two-thirds of the world's economic growth will be generated by emerging markets in the next five years, according to a recent report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. By 2015, emerging markets are projected to account for 41 per cent of global GDP, compared to an estimated 31 per cent in 2011.
Business registration in Dubai has increased since the beginning of the year, although it is unclear if the recent uncertainities in the Middle East have anything to do with it. There are, however, talks of capital inflow from toubled Arab economies such as Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Yemen that could boost the UAE economy, especially Dubai due to its competitive advantage.
Underpinned by huge cash reserves, GCC countries will continue to spend on an estimated $172 billion worth of infrastructure and capital projects planned and under way in 2015 — the highest on record to date, Deloitte said.
Dubai: The opening of Dubai’s second airport next month in Dubai World Central (DWC) will provide extra capacity to Expo-visitors in 2020 if the emirate is successful in its bid, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said.
Al Maktoum International, Dubai’s second international air hub, is designed to be the world’s largest airport when it is fully completed. It will have five runways, four terminal buildings and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo.
Dubai must soon reach a verdict on how it plans to accommodate its two rapidly expanding government-backed airlines, the president of Emirates has told 7DAYS.
Government departments have been directed to open their doors to qualified UAE graduates and help hone their skills.
The 2011 show will almost certainly be the last at Dubai airport. It is getting too big for the site and is to move to Al-Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali. The size of Chicago’s O’Hare and London Heathrow put together, making it the world’s fourth largest in area, the new airport opened for cargo flights last year.
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.
Emirates' in-flight mobile phone service provider AeroMobile is expected to register its five millionth user next week. The world’s leading airline for mobile phone services onboard, Emirates has seen a 38 percent increase in passengers switching on their mobile phones and connecting to the service in the last 12 months.
A decade after establishing its first business centre in Dubai, Regus continues to experience growing demand for its flexible workspace. In response, the global workspace provider has opened its sixth business centre in Dubai - at Dubai World Central, the world's first 'aerotropolis'.
DC Aviation-Al Futtaim (DCAF), a joint venture between Germany’s DC Aviation and the Dubai-based Al-Futtaim group, recently opened the first FBO at Dubai World Central Aviation City.