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Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but block chain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies. Blockchain’s admirers include Bill Gates and Richard Branson, and banks and insurers are falling head over heels […]

 
 

University of Michigan Team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

University of Michigan Solar Car cruising through the streets of Abu Dhabi. Image credit-U-M

An atypical University of Michigan Solar Car squad raced in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in typical U-M solar car fashion: finishing on top. The Michigan University team has today been awarded first place in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, while second place went to the United Arab Emirate’s […]

 
 

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Casual Dining on the Rise in Abu Dhabi

Survey Reveals that Abu Dhabi Residents Spend on Average AED 80 to AED 120 per Visit on Casual Food   Following the footsteps of Dubai- which traditionally have been a haven for foodies- casual dining in Abu Dhabi is on the rise, as a German Doner Kebab survey reveals. Abu […]

 
 

Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Abu Dhabi

Masdar Sets the Stage for Inspiring Innovation Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communications team will spend the next […]

 
 

UAE turns into an economic power throughout 10 years

UAE turns into an economic power throughout 10 years

GDP rose from 314.81 billion dirhams to 1.54 trillion dirhams in the last 10 years A new report by “HotelandRest” stated that the United Arab Emirates, over the past ten years under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has turned into a […]

 
 

Etihad Airways Partners Alliance Network Launched

Etihad Airways Partners Alliance Network Launched

The new alliance network puts itself in direct competition with the existing three largest passenger airline alliances: Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and Oneworld. ETIHAD AIRWAYS PARTNERS UNVEILED Enhanced network and frequent flyer benefits giving consumers more choice Common focus on service and quality Partnership opportunities for all airlines Etihad Airways today […]

 
 

Masdar Invests In The U.K.’s Offshore Wind Market

Masdar Invests In The U.K.’s Offshore Wind Market

Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based energy company has announced a new partnership with the Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft for a 402 MW offshore wind farm. Masdar acquired a 35% stake in the 402 MW Dudgeon wind farm, which is enough to power up to 410,000 U.K. households. ‘Combined with […]

 
 

Etihad Airways Launches New Arrivals Lounge in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Launches New Arrivals Lounge in Abu Dhabi

ETIHAD AIRWAYS LAUNCHES ARRIVALS LOUNGE IN ABU DHABI                                                                                                                                          ·         Airline celebrates milestone opening of first Arrivals Lounge ·         Exciting new ‘SHAVE by Etihad Airways’ concept introduced ·         Innovative 10-minute clothes steaming […]

 
 

Unifying the World Uniquely: Allure of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque [Photos]

Unifying the World Uniquely: Allure of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque [Photos]

Prayers of worship are sacrosanct. The atmosphere of calmness and peacefulness that they generate is incomparable, aided immensely by the ambience which ensures that one leaves all tensions and worries far behind. As if, allowing the higher power – God – to take it all away… Centred in the heart […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi government owned IPIC posts $2.15bn profit in 2013

Abu Dhabi government owned IPIC posts $2.15bn profit in 2013

IPIC reports AED 7.9 billion (US$ 2.15 billion) of net profit for the year 2013 International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), the public joint stock company wholly owned by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, released today the highlights of its full-year, consolidated financial statements for 2013. Key financial […]

 
 

Gulf Focusing on Cruise Tourism with Infrastructure Development

Gulf Focusing on Cruise Tourism with Infrastructure Development

– Dubai to attract 450,000 cruise tourists by 2016. – Bahrain restarts US$80 million worth of mixed-use projects at the Muharraq coastal site and King Faisal cornice. – Oman plans a new 100 berth marina project. – Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi is currently undergoing major redevelopment. Cruise pavilion […]

 
 

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Dubai topped the list for the best place to work, ahead of others such as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris

Beno Saradzic’s work shows never-before-seen pictures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi that explain the regions’ development through the lens of the camera. What laymen know about photography can pass through the eye of a needle. There’s more to photography than merely clicking pictures and then throwing them away if the […]

 
 

Etihad posts strong results for Q1 2014

Etihad posts strong results for Q1 2014

Etihad Airways revenues rise 27% to $1.4 billion during Q1 2014 Total revenues up 27 per cent to US$1.4 billion during first quarter of 2014 Double-digit growth in passenger numbers to 3.2 million between January and March Available Seat Kilometres up from 15.9 billion in Q1 2013 to 19.2 billion in Q1 […]

 
 

Aviation Leaders Urge Partnerships for Success

An illustration of the Dubai World Central. Image - Asiatraveltips.com

Top Tweets, Views, Photos and Videos from the summit.

 
 

Abu Dhabi Leads Shopping Centre Development in Middle East

Abu Dhabi Leads Shopping Centre Development in Middle East

-Abu Dhabi ranks in global top 20 of most active cities for shopping centre development -Abu Dhabi completes 168,000 sq m of retail space in 2013 -Global shopping centre development rises to 39 million sq m Abu Dhabi has 778,000 sq m of new retail space in its development pipeline, […]

 
 

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

EIU’s report on Business Environment in GCC Countries indicates quite a revelation even as the region continues to display positive economic trends As country after country across the globe found itself plummeting from the pedestal of business and economic security, it looked as if the Middle Eastern countries – most […]

 
 

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

Statistics for commuter traffic for February, released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showed a surge in the demand for the aviation transportation with a percentage increase of about 5.4 percent. This increase has been placed in context to the commuter traffic trend for February, in the previous year. […]

 
 

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The aviation and aeronautics domain is one that countries look to solidify as a mark of their proclaiming their presence in the biggest of economic stages in the world. Predominantly the most developed countries in the world are regarded to be pioneering leaders in the aviation sector, creating unprecedented commercial […]

 
 

MICE Events Gain Valuable Increments in Middle-east: ICCA Reports

MICE Events Gain Valuable Increments in Middle-east: ICCA Reports

The highly awaited report of International Congress of and Convention Association (ICCA) about the international market of meetings and its trends across various countries in the world was released concurrent to the eighth year of Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) that began on Monday, 24th March, at Abu […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900’s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai is the most expensive region for expatriates to rent properties with 30% increase in rental property rates What’s the next best thing to do if we aren’t able to afford our ‘dream home’ in an exquisite foreign location? Of course, try and rent our dream palazzos! But even renting […]

 
 

IPL Schedule Released: UAE to Host 60% of Matches

IPL Schedule Released: UAE to Host 60% of Matches

IPL Schedule Released: India, UAE and Bangladesh will host IPL-7 due to national elections being conducted in India in May Shrouded in controversies as it is, the Indian Premier League still gives its fans some reasons cheer every now and then. The latest bit of cheerfulness about the League is […]

 
 

Gold Demand Soars in Asia: WGC Expects Positive Trends to Continue

Extraction and production of the precious yellow metal gold by Turkey has increased by 43% to 24.4 tonnes in 2011 compared from a year ago. Photo - Reuters

Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to its ever-increasing prices. And the ones who do are quite careful […]

 
 

Jet Etihad Airways’ strategic alliance troubled by newer speed bumps

Jet Etihad Airways’ strategic alliance troubled by newer speed bumps

Jet Etihad deal encounters yet another problem with reports emerging about envoy intervention in the passing of the deal The strategic alliance between India’s leading airline operator Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi’s premier aircraft services, Etihad Airways was touted to be the revolution to spark the entire Indian aviation sector. […]

 
 

Etihad Airways launch Etihad Regional

Etihad Airways launch Etihad Regional

Etihad Airways announce ‘step-change in business strategy’ with the launch of Etihad Regional, in partnership with Swiss carrier Darwin Airline Branded operation to start following acquisition of 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline Etihad Regional to connect passengers from secondary markets into Etihad Airways’ European network and […]

 
 

ADIPEC 2013 Middle East’s biggest oil and gas event opens

ADIPEC 2013 Middle East’s biggest oil and gas event opens

Third Largest Oil and Gas Event in the World convenes in Abu Dhabi, with global policy makers, industry experts, academia and media in attendance.

 
 

Abu Dhabi residential rental rates fall 4% in Q2

Abu Dhabi residential rental rates fall 4% in Q2

RESIDENTIAL RENTS CONTINUE TO SLIDE IN ABU DHABI, BUT A RECOVERY IS EXPECTED IN THE FRAGMENTED RENTAL MARKET BEFORE THE END OF 2013. Residential rental rates fell by 4% during the quarter, despite the increasing interest in rentals. Office rents remain stable during Q2, but down 5% annually as supply […]

 
 

UAE manufacturing sector robust and growing

Manufacturing in the UAE is enjoying strong growth in 2012/2013.

The UAE government is determined to pursue its economic diversification program by promoting the UAE manufacturing sector to reduce its reliance on income earned from the export of hydrocarbons. A study released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry shows that the Emirate’s manufacturing sector will benefit from large-scale investments […]

 
 

Etihad Airways expands global partnerships

Etihad Airways Airbus A380

Etihad Airways has revealed its plans to expand its global reach by entering into partnerships with Chinese and American operators. In the coming years, Etihad plans double-digit growth on the back of higher passenger traffic in emerging markets, such as China and South America. The airline, which is already benefiting […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi – the world’s top Rolls-Royce market

Abu Dhabi – the world’s top Rolls-Royce market

Abu Dhabi announced as biggest market for Rolls-Royce sales in first half of 2013. Abu Dhabi is the world’s biggest market for Bespoke Rolls-Royce vehicles. Rolls-Royce Wraith recently launched to further expand market share. Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital has been announced as the biggest market in the world for […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi to host IATA Slot Conference 2014

Abu Dhabi to host IATA Slot Conference 2014

Conference underscores Abu Dhabi’s emergence as an international aviation hub. Global airline industry meet with over 1000 delegates attending the event. Over 200 airlines, with representatives of over 60 schedule-facilitated or fully coordinated airports participating. Conference goal is for airlines and airports to obtain the slots that will allow the […]

 
 

Foreign Direct Investment to UAE tops the charts

Foreign Direct Investment to UAE tops the charts

UNCTAD: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow to the United Arab Emirates increased by 25 percent in 2012 to USD 9.6 billion. West Asia’s third largest recipient country, the UAE, increased FDI inflow by 25 percent to USD 9.6 billion, continuing a recovery initiated in 2010 but which remained below the […]

 
 

UAE mulls merger of stock exchanges

UAE mulls merger of stock exchanges

The UAE is seriously considering merging its two main stock exchanges to boost investment in the local capital markets and attract greater foreign investment to the Emirates. The rumour of a state-backed deal to merge the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has made the […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi to build IT Disaster Recovery Centre

Abu Dhabi to build IT Disaster Recovery Centre

 Abu Dhabi to set up an IT disaster recovery centre to improve business continuity, reports WAM The Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council today approved the establishment of a Disaster Recovery Centre which will ensure proper functioning of IT systems and business continuity across the Emirate of Abu […]

 
 

CompuMe ‘shop-in-shop’ moves to Virgin Megastore

CompuMe ‘shop-in-shop’ moves to Virgin Megastore

Leading retail management enabler to get more space from Virgin Megastore outlets in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. CompuMe bags ‘Retailer In-store Experience of the Year’ award at ME Retail Awards 2013. CompuMe, the leading retail management enabler in the Middle East, is looking to fully utilize its innovative ‘shop-in-shop’ (SIS) […]

 
 

ADNEC to Promote Abu Dhabi as Leading Business Tourism Destination in Korea and Japan

ADNEC to Promote Abu Dhabi as Leading Business Tourism Destination in Korea and Japan

Promotional Tour Supports Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority’s Strategy Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is gearing up to promote Abu Dhabi as a leading global business tourism destination to top industry decision makers in Korea and Japan during a promotional tour of the two countries. Organised by the […]

 
 

Power UAE to cost USD 250 billion

Power UAE to cost USD 250 billion

Power UAE. A report titled Power UAE has been published by research specialists Global Business Reports and it reveals how the UAE power industry will be revolutionised over the next five-to-ten years, as a result of changes in the regional social and economic landscape. Abu Dhabi’s power sector remains the […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi economy on the rise

Abu Dhabi economy on the rise

Latest figures show economic conditions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have improved considerably during Q1 of 2013. The Abu Dhabi government continues to play a pivotal role to stimulate local demand and provide the best investment prospects for investors and business to tap various opportunities in commercial, industrial, services […]

 
 

Government policies boost consumer confidence

Government policies boost consumer confidence

A positive outlook on government policies has continued to help the UAE’s consumer confidence maintain its upward momentum. Latest first quarter data shows that the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development index climbed five points since the last quarter of 2012 to 128 points. Compared to the same period last […]