flydubai and emirates

Emirates announces new partnership with low-cost flydubai

Emirates, flydubai carriers partner to fly across 200 destinations Dubai-based airlines Emirates and flydubai have unveiled their extensive partnership agreement including integrated network collaboration and coordinated scheduling. “Both airlines will continue to... Read more »
Robot Police in Duabi

Dubai to get Robot Police force by May 2017

Dubai officers also hope to have the first robot-only police station by 2030 Some of the world’s first robotic police officers are expected to hit the streets of Dubai in May 2018.... Read more »
The Dubai RTA chief Mattar Al Tayer with a representative of the Chinese driverless flying car, or AAV, maker Ehang. “We are working hard to start operation of the AAV this July,” said Mr Al Tayyer. Courtesy APCO Worldwide

Dubai plans to roll out pilot-less flying taxis this summer

Chinese passenger drones Ehang 184  are coming to Dubai in July 2017 Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of... Read more »
Hyperloop One could cut journey times from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes

Futuristic ‘Hyperloop’ train will take you from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

It will soon be possible to travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes thanks to an agreement between futuristic transport system Hyperloop One and the UAE city-state. Hyperloop One,... Read more »
Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy

Driverless cars to soon run on Dubai roads

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy by which, 25 percent... Read more »
Warner Bros to open theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018

Warner Bros to open a $1 billion Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Currently under construction, the indoor theme park is slated to open on Yas Island in 2018. Warner Bros. will open a theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018.  The development will include a... Read more »
Saudi Arabia concludes 20-nation military exercise 'North Thunder'

Saudi Arabia concludes major military exercise of 20 Arab and Islamic nations

At least 20 countries from Arab and Islamic countries participated in the North Thunder war games in the northern region of the kingdom RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia concluded a major... Read more »
Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

United Arab Emirates names official Minister of Happiness

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates says “national happiness isn’t a wish,” and in order to make good on his promise, he’s appointed a minister of state for happiness. His... Read more »

Bahrain, Sudan sever ties with Iran, UAE reduces number of diplomats

Bahrain, Sudan sever ties with Iran following Saudi Arabia while UAE reduces number of diplomats, widening Middle East conflict Bahrain and Sudan, both close allies of Saudi Arabia, have joined the kingdom and cut... Read more »
Fire engulfs Dubai's luxury Hotel

Fire engulfs Dubai’s luxury Hotel, forcing New Year’s crowd to evacuate

A fire broke out Thursday night at the high-end Address hotel in downtown Dubai, the government of the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city said. DUBAI, (United Arab Emirates) — A 63-story... Read more »
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman announced a new Islamic coalition to combat terrorism.

Saudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic coalition to fight Terrorism

List of coalition countries include Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, and Pakistan, among others; Iran absent from alliance RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday formed a 34-state military coalition to combat terrorism,... Read more »

Obama meets UAE Crown Prince reaffirm mutual commitment on defense, security

U.S. President Obama and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan on Monday reaffirmed their respective countries’ commitments to halt terror groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. The... Read more »

Strong sandstorm hits Gulf region, blocks Visibility and Travel

DUBAI, (United Arab Emirates) — A major sandstorm whipped through the Mideast’s commercial hub of Dubai and other Gulf cities on Thursday, reducing visibility, diverting flights and making breathing outside a challenge. The... Read more »

Is Dubai’s success story exceptional or incidental?

By Abdulrahman al-Rashed The lasting success of Dubai is beyond question or doubt. This city is no longer an experience or a project but rather a self-sufficient, civil entity and anyone can... Read more »

John Kerry Flies to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Iran, Yemen instability

RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – After wrapping up the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations in Switzerland, US  Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Saudi Arabia to take on the challenge of explaining a... Read more »

Former Australian PM lauds ties with the UAE

ABU DHABI-  Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has lauded the growing relationship between Australia and the United Arab Emirates and noted that around 16,000 Australian citizens live in the UAE now.... Read more »