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A few years ago Christopher Nolan, whose current film Inception is turning into one of this summer’s blockbusters, directed a thriller about two rival magicians. Set in London at the beginning of the 20th century, The Prestige tells the story of how two magicians obsessed with creating the very best stage illusion engage in fiercely competitive one-upmanship. It all ends tragically.
Dubai's new $10.9 billion Maktoum International Airport - part of Dubai World Central's so-called “aerotropolis” complex - could cushion the impact of losing Iranian trade, Butter said. “India, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are all substantial other destinations, and with the development of Maktoum International Airport, Dubai can develop other alternatives further afield,” he said.
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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.
Local flights between UAE airports were in the fifth position with 3,098 movements. Fujairah International Airport witnessed 334 movements, while Al Ain Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport had 218 and 102 air traffic movements respectively. The recently opened Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed four movements as cargo operations slowly ramp up.
Emirates has taken over Singapore Airlines as the world’s largest operator of the A380, with a total of 12 superjumbos in its fleet, and the carrier’s Executive Vice Chairman Emirates Airline & Group Maurice Flannagan said it has received enquiries from “over 20 airports across the world, asking whether Emirates would fly the A380 to their airports”.
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First cargo flight out of the new $33 billion project, Al Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali will take off on June 25, top executives said.
Investments in airports expansion in the Arabian Gulf's aviation heartland is due for a biggest push with the selection of Dubai as the host city for Expo 2020- the third biggest event after Olympics and FIFA World Cup- thereby offering vast growth opportunities for the global aviation industry as the city-state accelerates its drive to enhance the airports capacity and facilities.
King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) will aim to source state-of-the-art technology and construction materials at the upcoming Airport Show 2011 in Dubai. The announcement comes on the back of KAIA’s estimated spending of $11.3 billion towards its expansion that will extend the current size of the airport by 687,000m2 and include two new terminals for international and domestic passengers.
A 43-year-old businessman was acquitted of forging Dubai airport entry and exit stamps this morning at the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.
The United Arab Emirates is the most connected country in the Middle East and North Africa as it is ranked 12th out of 140 countries worldwide, jumping six places since 2013, according to the third edition of the Global Connectedness Index, GCI, report by DHL
Ahmed Abdul Karim, Director, Department of Public Parks and Horticulture, said: "The public parks in Dubai are not purely commercial entities and the Dubai Government has invested several billion dirhams to develop these parks in accordance with the long-term vision of the leaders. It is our core strategy to attract more people to public parks."
Luxury European hotel operator the Oetker Collection has announced plans to expand its portfolio of hotels into the Middle East and North Africa. The Germany-based company said it will open its first hotel in the region in Morocco in March 2012, and begin construction on a property in Abu Dhabi in four months.
Dubai's International airport and other UAE transit hubs served as safe passage for hundreds of evacuees from the Middle East says, a recent report released by the international medical, travel and security assistance company International SOS. To date in Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt and Libya, International SOS conducted nearly 3,000 evacuations to help over 450 global clients get their travellers and expatriates home safely and securely.
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.
Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual energy savings of almost 20 percent per year at Dubai Airports’ facilities, by implementing energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1,...
Dubai Airports rolls out the region’s first cloud-based Flight Information Display Solution at DXB...
Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has achieved another first in the region by rolling out an advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution along with System on Chip (SoC) display technology...
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...