Month: January 2009

Dubai witnesses significant Tourism and Business Growth

Dubai’s Advisory Council of the Government, a high-level economic advisory, announced that Dubai continues to witness increased airline passenger arrivals and sustains a net growth in the establishment of new businesses. This was evident by the data supplied by the Government of Dubai, which highlights that it offered 1,285 new business licenses in each month… Read more »

Investment Opportunities between Ras Al Khaimah and Luxembourg discussed

Ras Al Khaimah received a delegation from Luxembourg on the 28th of January. This delegation was received by H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, which comprised of senior economic officials including Jeannot Kreché, Luxembourg’s Minister for the Economy and Foreign Trade. The delegation from Luxembourg arrived in the UAE earlier this week on a… Read more »

Turkish telecom operators to increase investments in 2009

One of Turkey’s largest mobile-phone operators, Turkcell, has announced that it will double its investment into the country in 2009, compared to last year. This was announced in an interview given by the company’s chief executive officer, Sureyya Ciliy. In addition to this, Turk Telekom, a landline operation, also announced plans to increase investments, Turk… Read more »

Dubai first to host Middle East Tourism Marketing Summit

Dubai has the proud privilege of being selected to host the first ever Middle East Tourism Marketing Summit, which is scheduled to take place in December this year. This event is supported by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is held under the Patronage of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)…. Read more »

RAK Half Marathon set to make 2009 a memorable year

Ras Al Khaimah’s famous Half Marathon aims to make 2009 a memorable year for the emirates as competitive athletes from all over the world get ready. The eyes of many focus on the early season road races after the success of the event in 2008, when many world records were broken in various events. However,… Read more »

Investment in Turkish property to surge

The Turkish property market’s desirable prices and rising tourism figures are set to attract greater foreign property investors, a report has recently suggested. In 2008 alone, Turkey saw more than 23 million tourists visit the country, according to Ertugrul Gunay, the tourism minister. It is being anticipated that 2009 will attract an even greater number… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah’s heritage sites developed

Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism manager, Hilary McCormack, has highlighted that the state’s main priority is to ensure that the region’s cultural and heritage sites are developed and maintained as feasible tourism hotspots. According to McCormack the priority for Ras Al Khaimah is to further develop facilities and tourism infrastructure to facilitate the increasing number of… Read more »

Dubai’s plan for 2009 discussed

Dubai’s Deputy Ruler, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, acting in his capacity as Dubai Executive Council’s (DEC) Deputy Chairman held a meeting with its council yesterday. This meeting was organised to discuss the government of Dubai’s work plan for 2009, submitted by the council’s general secretariat, with the members of the DEC…. Read more »