International Business Times
Islamic Finance: BLME Targets 15% Asset Growth in 2013
An Emirati man walks past a tourist posing for a photo near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, in and the Middle East is aiming to grow its assets by 15% this year following the significant rise in Islamic finance activity in the Gulf region.
Collected Department Releases: Ambassador-at-Large Stephen J. Rapp to ...
Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp of the Office of Global Criminal Justice will travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates May 18-19. While in the UAE, Ambassador Rapp is scheduled to attend a conference sponsored by the UAE Jurists Association that will focus on criminal law and international humanitarian law in the Gulf ... (more)
East, west and points in between
Horizontal: it's one of curator Yuko Hasegawa's preferred words, though she is anything but.
Wed May 15, 2013
UAE's growing tourism industry draws top-notch concerts to Dubai
Growth in the UAE's tourism industry over the past year has attracted a number of big-name entertainers to perform in the country, more so than any other year, reported Dubai based newspaper, The National on Tuesday.
Dubai police add eco vehicle to gas-guzzling superfleet
Head of Dubai Police Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan bin Tamim himself got behind the wheel to test the electric car and approved them to join the force.
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Dubai Properties Group , a member of Dubai Holding, reported strong interest from investors in its key destinations including DUBAILAND and The Walk at JBR during the recent ATM exhibition which attracted more than 17,000 industry professionals from around the world.
Tue May 14, 2013
Flying high with Etihad
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will introduce the Boeing 777-300ER, complete with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, on its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York from June 1. The three-class aircraft will offer 328 seats, representing a 36.6 per cent increase in capacity compared with the Airbus A340-500 ... (more)
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Watch: Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions - Novel (New) Coronavirus in the Arabian Peninsula
As of May 2013, a total of 34 people in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, the United Kingdom , the United Arab Emirates, and France were confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Journal of Commerce Online
Etihad Cargo Unveils Rewards Program for Forwarders
Etihad Cargo has unveiled its new loyalty program for freight forwarders called CargoConnect, a free mileage earning program that rewards companies for every booking made with the United Arab Emirates cargo operator.
Air Arabia will resume flights to Sri Lanka's Mattala airport, Minister says
May 13, Colombo: Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based United Arab Emirates' national budget airline, which recently cancelled its services to Sri Lanka's newly opened second international airport at Mattala in Hambantota, would resume flights to Mattala shortly.
Sun May 12, 2013
Etihad named Mideast's Leading Airline
ABU DHABI, May 12: Etihad Airways has received the prestigious title of Middle East's Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East, for a remarkable seventh consecutive year.
Emirates News Agency
Abu Dhabi's busiest Arabian Travel Market to date stamps destination as i 1 2Game Changer'
WAM ABU DHABI, 12th May, 2013 -- Abu Dhabi's busiest ever Arabian Travel Market participation - with the partners in the destination's pavilion last week processing over 4,200 meetings and enquiries - reflects the huge, recent strides in the emirate's tourism offering, according to pavilion organiser Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority .
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Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai's most prestigious and vibrant district, bestows awards to the hotel's top Travel Operator and Destination Management Company for 2012.
Sat May 11, 2013
Homestyle Dining celebrates grand opening of Ponderosa Steakhouse in Amman
Homestyle Dining LLC, which operates and franchises the Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant brands and Dr.
Exotic rice exports, Globe rewards
Breaking news: the Philippines is finally exporting rice again. Although we remain a net rice importer, our farmers have broken into the exclusive circle of exporters of exotic - and expensive - rice varieties.
Peru attends Arabian Travel Market for first time
PromPeru, the Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru in Dubai will be present for the first time at ATM with a National Pavilion.
Washington promotion achieves huge success at Etihad Airways' ATM stand
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, wrapped up its program of activities at the Arabian Travel Market conference and exhibition hosted in Dubai from May 6-9, 2013.
Fri May 10, 2013
MAF Properties plans Beirut, Dubai hotels
Majid Al Futtaim Properties has unveiled plans to build a hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and another in Dubai to tap demand from visitors to its shopping centres, Bloomberg has reported.
New market study, "United Arab Emirates Consumer Electronics Report Q2 2013", has been published
Weaknesses in Dubai and the overall economy have led to more cautious consumer spending, although the UAE remains a key market in the Middle East for Consumer Electronics.
The Star Online
U.S. senators press Homeland Security on UAE airport pact
An agreement to extend U.S. customs pre-clearance operations to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates has drawn questions and criticism from nearly a dozen senators.