Articles tagged “dubai”

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

4 months ago

Three Ways to Make the Most of a Dubai Airport Layover

Three Ways to Make the Most of a Dubai Airport Layover

Dean Fosdick , Associated Press

Have an eight-over layover in Dubai? Why not make the best of its and go dune bashing? Or if you're feeling less adventurous, perhaps you'll try a desert sunset safari.

7 months ago

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

We're not sure if this idea will fly — at least with the public. Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone in July. But it took time for best practices and regulations for helicopters to be worked out. It may be too soon to send individuals soaring by drone over traffic and buildings.

7 months ago

Dubai Airport Duty-Free Cut Prices Because of Brexit and Chinese Travelers

Dubai Airport Duty-Free Cut Prices Because of Brexit and Chinese Travelers

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Dubai Duty-Free felt that price cuts were the best option to compensate for a weaker pound since Europeans are a significant slice of the business. But in the process, it created a bunch of sale signs for Chinese travelers who are spending more during their trips.

8 months ago

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Dubai Airport CEO Offers to Give Trump Advice on Fixing U.S. Hubs

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

In a politically charged atmosphere, where President Trump is pushing "America First" and U.S. legacy carriers are calling on the president to clamp down on Gulf carriers' inroads, the Dubai Airport CEO should brace himself for some tweets.

8 months ago

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Greg Oates, Skift

The BestCities Global Alliance and Dubai Business Events are focusing more on how convention bureaus can collaborate with association conference organizers to create a longer legacy impact of business events for both the organizations and host destinations.

9 months ago

Dubai Opens Doors to Massive New Theme Park in the Desert

Dubai Opens Doors to Massive New Theme Park in the Desert

Associated Press

We are interested to see how development pans out as oil prices decrease. Can big buildings and tourism fill the holes?

9 months ago

Dubai Plans to Spend Big While Making Its Second Airport the World’s Largest

Dubai Plans to Spend Big While Making Its Second Airport the World’s Largest

Archana Narayanan and Arif Sharif , Bloomberg

As Dubai continues to grow its economy outside of oil, plans for the second massive airport show how seriously the emirate is taking travel and tourism.

9 months ago

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Hyperloop One, Dubai to Study Possible Line to Abu Dhabi

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

A 12-minute commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? That's not a bad little jaunt if the hype in Hyperloop turns out to be merely a coincidence. The test is in line with Dubai's penchant to be a first-mover and to do things big.

11 months ago

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Manus Cranny and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

We have to love a bit of international airport trash talking. Especially when there's so much truth to the talk.

11 months ago

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Marriott Makes Plans to Double Workforce in Africa and the Middle East

Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

If Marriott wants growth, it will find it here and in Asia. Starwood's expertise in these regions will certainly come in handy.

12 months ago

Dubai Opens the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Dubai Opens the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

It goes without saying that huge projects like this which depend on non-sustainable financial backing (have you seen the price of gas these days?) are not smart, long-term tourism development.

1 year ago