Tenants in Dubai are choosing properties that are closer to the metro station, says UAE property firm Asteco, while adding that renters are ready to pay extra for a property near a metro station. Dubai inaugurated its metro network in...
Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) today revealed that the number of commuters who used public transport means on the New Year's Eve has clocked 1.45 million persons. Dubai Metro accounted for the lion's share with the metro ridership touching...
Qatar’s railway projects of an estimated $41.8 billion top all GCC countries and are set to create significant country growth, investment and thousands of job opportunities, a report said on Wednesday. According to a report commissioned by The Big 5...
According to recent statistics released by Dubai Customs, Dubai's automotive spare parts trade has been growing at a respectable pace in recent years. From 2010, when the figure was Dhs32 billion, it grew to Dhs36 billion in 2011, and...
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, ordered paying Dh.26.37 million to Emiratis, whose taxicab number plates are operated by the Dubai...
Worldwide sea piracy levels fell by 54% during the first half of 2012, helped by a massive drop in Somali piracy, an international maritime watchdog said Monday. The International Maritime Bureau said in its report that 'pre-emptive and disruptive counter...
"Huge Opportunity for African Aviation" -- IATA Annual General Meeting 2013 The International Air Transport Association 2013 (IATA) opened its 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cape Town, South Africa today. The meeting kicked-off with...
A Holistic Road Safety Strategy – The Key to Curbing the Middle East’s Staggering Rate of Traffic Accidents. With road accidents in the region killing 17-22 people per 100,000 per year, Middle East governments must urgently adopt a mul­tidimensional Road...
The UAE’s national railway project received a boost with the arrival of first shipment of wagons. The project will be developed and operated by Etihad Rail. These newly arrived vehicles will be used for first stage of the rail project,...
Majority of UAE Residents Excited for Driverless Cars The future has arrived - driverless cars are officially here. Driverless cars are currently being trialled in Dubai, driverless taxis are being trialled in Singapore and the USA, while in the UK trials...
Egyptian Transportation Minister Mohammed Rashad announced on Wednesday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are going ahead with plans to build a causeway that will link the two countries at an estimated cost of $3 billion. A technical committee will meet in late...
The Australian Business Council Dubai (ABCD) recently announced Qantas and Emirates as its official airline partners. Australian Business Council Dubai Chairman, Craig Holding, said the synergy created by the two airlines working in tandem, would provide a range of new...
Will it make commuting to work easier? Will it reduce traffic woes? Nevertheless, it has a great amount of novelty factor to it. Dubai's Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,  also the Chairman of Dubai Executive...
Italy unveiled its first private high-speed train, dubbed as the most modern train in Europe. The legendaryFerrari chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, is one amongst the shareholders of the first private operators of high speed trains operated by NTV...
The EPA’s newly-proposed Tier 3 rule would cut sulfur levels in American gasoline by two-thirds, and by 2018 the new standard could be fully implemented. According to the EPA, introducing and enforcing the new regulations would cost $3.4 billion between...
The approval to move into the third phase of the project to develop Emirates Road, in the Maydan V industrial area has been obtained, under the initiatives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This final phase...
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the second phase of its Dubai Metro naming rights project throwing open branding opportunities to companies. With the opening of the Green Line of the Dubai Metro, select stations on both Red and...
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the Dubai Metro project has given a vital boost to the real estate sector of the city by increasing value of land and commercial properties in the vicinity of Metro stations by as much...
With a population of more than 5 million, Riyadh, is both Saudi Arabia’s biggest city and its capital city. Experiencing rapid growth, Riyadh’s population has more than doubled since 1990. City planners announced in July 2012 that Riyadh will build...
We are confused as to who is more interesting – the traveler or the vehicle. Read on. Here is a vehicle that can, probably, only boast about a 2-stroke engine and a single cylinder. It can hardly store 10...
Russian Railways announced it is planning to participate in the Abu Dhabi railway project, estimated to cost around $2 billion, and various railway projects in the Middle East and North Africa region. "We have the best chances in the Gulf....
The Dubai Al Sufouh Tram Project - the first tram services to operate in the Middle-east region to begin operations in November 2014 The Al Sufouh Tram Project is one of Dubai’s most highly awaited infrastructural developments. According to the...
Audi AG is leading an optimistic drive among major automakers to bolster production, with the luxury car maker on a dynamic hiring spree to expand its production capacity by as much as 57%. These moves come at a time...
The Egyptian Railways is one of the most popular modes of public transportation in Egypt with around 800 million passenger miles annually. Most of this network connects the Nile Delta with Cairo and Alexandria. The train fares in commuter...
A delegation of Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s railway network, has returned from Europe after reviewing the best rail security practices followed by European rail operators. Members of the UAE’s Supreme Committee for Safety and...
The Saudi Arabian government has embarked on an ambitious project to build the world’s largest public transport system by awarding contracts worth USD 22.5 billion. The design and construction contracts for the first metro rail system in Riyadh have been...
Press Release All resolutions including 24 US cents per share dividend approved Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2012:  DP World Limited held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in respect of the full year 2011 this morning, with all resolutions put to shareholders...
Dubai’s Al-Futtaim Motors announced it is recalling more than 4,000 Toyota Fortuner cars in the UAE for service checks after reports emerged that some models made between 2006 and 2008 developed problems with the rear propeller shaft. “Following communication with...
At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a...
Saudi Arabia is expected to invest USD 45 billion to build new railway networks and upgrade existing railways throughout the Kingdom. Efforts are being undertaken to expand Saudi Arabia's existing rail networks to meet the rising numbers of railway...