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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened Phase 4 of the Dubai Bypass Road linking up with Al Faya Road, Seih Shuaib, Abu Dhabi, better known as ‘Trucks Road’. This phase, which also serves Al Maktoum International Airport, comprises a sector of six lanes in each direction stretching 25km from the interchange of Dubai Bypass Road-Jebel Ali Lihbab Road up to Al Faya Road, Abu Dhabi.
In the run-up to the summer holiday season, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK's leading website for flight price comparison, outlines the best airports around the world for super shopping experiences. Dubai International Airport is currently the world's leading duty-free retailer.
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After having increased airfares by about 15 per cent this year, Emirates could be forced to raise them again this year if oil prices continue to rise, Tim Clark, Emirates President, told Gulf News. "We have already done it a number of times this year."
Dubai will need to attract an additional 2.5 million tourists annually to absorb an estimated 60 percent increase in hotel rooms over the next five years, Deloitte LLP said. Dubai, which has around 50,000 rooms, may struggle to maintain occupancy and rates as a further 30,000 rooms are likely to be added, said Alex Kyriakidis, the New York-based consulting company’s global managing director of Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure.
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Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) have surged 382 per cent in the first three months of 2012, according to the quarterly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports on Wednesday. The airport, now only in its second full year of operation, recorded a 382.2 per cent increase in cargo volumes to 50,062 tonnes in the first quarter of the year, compared to 10,381 tonnes in the first three months of 2011.
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
Senior officials from Ajman Free Zone visited Dubai Airport Free Zone last month, as part of a programme to encourage the exchange of best practices between the UAE’s various free zones. Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Nuaimi, director of planning and strategic development at Ajman Free Zone, head the delegation, which was welcomed by Nasser Al Madani, assistant director general of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority.
That’s not enough to cope with expected growth in trade and tourism, says Andrew Walsh, vice-president for cargo and logistics at Dubai World Central, which is building Al-Maktoum.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 10.3% in January 2011 compared to the same month last year. The GCAA monthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in January 2011 were 57227 with an average of 1846 air traffic movements per day.
Air traffic movement in the UAE recorded a 7.6 per cent jump in 2011 over the previous year despite global challenges. The country's airports reported steady increases in traffic during the year, according to data released by the Shaikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre.
The Middle East's commercial airline industry comes under the microscope at Arabian Travel Market 2011, with dedicated aviation seminars analysing trends, addressing challenges and highlighting opportunities. From rising fuel prices to regional unrest, global consolidation and the post-recession economic climate, expert commentators will discuss and debate the most important issues and their regional and global implications.
Emirates Airline has lined up financing for the delivery of billions of dollars' worth of new aircraft and is set to tap the bond market for more cash in the near future. The cash injection comes as the airline prepares to accelerate its fleet expansion as it receives more Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 777-300ERs, putting new demands on its financing abilities.
Dubai International Airport, the hub for Emirates airline, expects passenger growth to slow over the next eight years due to capacity limitations, the operator's...
In other Dubai Airport news, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding Co have opened the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport. The 381-room hotel is the largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the fourth property to open in Dubai.
Strategic partners are on top of Dubai Airports priorities regarding its strategic plan 2017-2025 to achieve their aspirations of making Dubai International Airport an international model in service and satisfying customers in compliance with...
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft...
Emirates is cutting fares on US routes in a move likely to stoke fresh tensions with American rivals. It comes just two days after Emirates announced it would start a new daily service from Dubai...
The UAE will have to open up more military airspace for civilian aircraft to help ease air traffic congestion and allow airports meet their targets, according to an aviation expert. On Tuesday, Dubai Airports said...
Dubai International Airport, the hub for Emirates airline, expects passenger growth to slow over the next eight years due to capacity limitations, the operator's chief executive said on Tuesday. The world's busiest international airport registered...
Etihad Airways announced the exit of long-time chief executive officer James Hogan and will review the web of holdings he created in other airlines as the Persian Gulf company struggles with mounting losses from investments in Air...