Year: 2013

UAE free from violence, says Nahyan bin Mubarak

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has said “thanks to prudent policies of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE is free from violence. He was addressing the event held by the Indian Islamic Centre in cooperation with the Indian Embassy and Indian Media Corporation […]

The countdown has begun: Dubai Expo 2020 bid

100 Days count down has begin for Dubai’s competition \with three other cities to host the World Expo in 2020. Representatives from 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) will cast their votes on November 27 2013. The Dubai Expo 2020 team is now focused on working towards the ‘Theme Symposium’ […]

Philipine Airlines (PAL) returns to the UAE

Abu Dhabi: PAL the national airline of Philippines, will operate a direct daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila starting from 1st October. This comes as part of PAL’s plan to expand its operations in the region, starting with Abu Dhabi, followed by Dubai on November 6. The return fare (Abu Dhabi-Manila-Abu Dhabi) starts from […]

UAE Hotels faced a slow summer

Dubai: a HotStats survey by TRI Hospitality Consulting Middle East shows hotels in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region did not reach high occupancy levels in July 2013, . Hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi registered declining revenues and profits in July. The summer, alongside restrictions on sales of food and alcohol during […]

Dubai plans “privilege cards” for tourists

Dubai plans to introduce a “privilege” program for tourists visiting the emirate, in the form of reward points on all purchases. These points can be redeemed for various benefits, a person involved in the initiative told Zawya. Every visitor landing at Dubai airport will be automatically enrolled in the privilege program and will receive a […]

Canadian citizens will not need visa to travel to UAE

ABU DHABI // The UAE will drop its visa requirements for Canadian citizens visiting UAE within a month, the two countries’ foreign ministers announced here today. John Baird, the visiting Canadian foreign minister, today met Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs. “Just […]

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