Monthly Archives: May 2014

Desert Rose

The Ruler launched the World Free Zones Organisation, attended by representatives from fourteen global free zones. The new body, with Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni as its first chairperson, will have its HQ in Dubai and will be open to any … Continue reading

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Blue Moon

The Dubai Ruler has approved a US$ 545 million Creekside development by Meraas Holding, along a 1.8km stretch in the Al Fahidi area. The exciting project will take two years to complete and will include art galleries, a floating market, … Continue reading

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Flying High Again

Emirates’ annual revenue grew by 13.0% to US$ 22.5 billion, as the airline saw its profits jump 42.5% to US$ 887 million, forming a large part of the Group’s overall profit of US$ 1.1 billion. With a 13.0% increase in … Continue reading

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From Russia With Love

On Thursday, Dubai International started 80 days’ runway maintenance that will see services curtailed, cancelled or moved to Dubai World Central. (Emirates have announced that it will cut 5.4k flights over this period).  Consequently, it is unlikely that passenger traffic … Continue reading

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Fire and Rain

Emaar Properties showed a US$ 235 million Q1 profit, up 55.2% year on year, on a 7% hike in revenue to US$ 615 million. Furthermore sales at US$ 1.61 billion were a massive 94% higher than the corresponding period in … Continue reading

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