Month: June 2008

Residents welcome bus service in Ras Al Khaimah

Commuters in the emirate have welcomed the decision of the Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority to introduce bus services starting in September this year that will connect various places within the emirate, as well as Ras Al Khaimah with the other emirates. It will provide a much improved and more affordable public transport system for… Read more »

Outdoor warm weather ski slope planned in Ras Al Khaimah

An outdoor ski slope where people could ski in a swimsuit is the centrepiece of an ambitious plan in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah . An Australian company will help to develop the resort, which will feature snow that can stand 35 degrees centigrade so you can ski in your swimsuit. The resort will… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah plans for future developments

Ras Al Khaimah city and the wider emirate have many plans in the pipeline for development of the region according to Michel Sakkal, Director General of RAK Public Works. The plans give a clear vision of how Ras Al Khaimah will look in the future and allow the government to put plans in place for… Read more »

Turkey’s free zones increase trade figures

The Foreign Trade Under secretariat has released figures showing that trade volume in free zones in Turkey has increased by 14 percent to $11.1 billion in the first five months of 2008 when compared to the same period of 2007. The Istanbul Leather Free Zone exported $2.5 billion of products, while the Aegean Free Zone… Read more »

Select Property announce Aquitainia The World

The World, an archipelago of 300 man-made islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4km off the coast of Dubai, is one of the most talked about and sought after locations across the globe. Select Property, a UK based overseas property company, owned by Brit Mark Stott, has just announced the… Read more »

Turkey’s GDP rise exceeds market expectations

Turkey's gross domestic product grew 6.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, the Turkish Statistics Institute has announced. The figure exceeds market expectations which were of growth around 5 percent. The main driver of the strong growth in the first quarter is the figure for net exports. The government in Turkey estimate growth of around… Read more »

Turkey’s Economic Growth to Rise from 2009

Economic growth in Turkey will rise as of 2009, economy bureaucrats said after a meeting on the Turkish economy held on Friday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s growth rate would rise gradually between 2009 and 2011, although the figure for this year will be close to… Read more »

Dubai to become global spa capital

Dubai is set to become the number one spa destination in the world by 2010 as global trends show that more visitors are seeking healthy holidays for rest and relaxation. The time has come for healthy tourism in which spas have become the fashion of tourism, and Dubai is heavily invested in this trend. The… Read more »