Month: February 2009

Bodrum summit welcomes 8 countries

Bodrum is already one of Turkey's most popular holiday hot spots, but the region is continuously looking at improving its other aspects. Bodrum’s summit, entitled Mediterranean Local Administration Partnership Program, is one of the many ways the region is looking to improve its local economic prosperity. Bodrum’s summit welcomed delegations from five other countries that… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah invests into expanding main road

Ras Al Khaimah Traffic and Licensing Department has announced their initiative of recently investing into expanding the emirate’s main road. Al Faisal Street, which is the backbone of the Ras Al Khaimah’s road network, will soon be expanded into a three-lane dual carriageway. The infrastructure expansion initiative will see the main entry road into Ras… Read more »

Dubai’s Land transactions reach AED 860.51mn

Dubai’s total Land transactions reached AED 860.51 million on the 25th of February. The Dubai Land Department reported this and added that out of these transactions more than AED806.65 million was contributed by sales. The most valuable plot sold by the Lands Department on the day was worth approximately AED 200 million. Dubai's Lands Department… Read more »

6% Passenger traffic increase at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport has reported a 6% growth in passenger traffic in January this year. Compared to January 2008’s figures of 3,111,188, passenger traffic at the busy airport reached 3,300,907 in January 2009. Dubai International Airport handled 37.44 million passengers last year and was the only airport among the top ten airports to announce a… Read more »

Turkey enters top 10 holiday hot spots list

Turkey’s popularity as a tourist destination was once again evident as the country was added to a list of the top 10 holiday hot spots in Europe. According to a survey conducted by one of England’s prominent travel agency, a few of Turkey’s popular holiday spots were ranked amongst the best in Europe. The result… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone reports growth of 50%

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has recently announced that the free zone has achieved a significant growth of more than 50 percent. The free zone also realised a growth of 13.30 percent in the amount of new business licenses registered from 2007 to 2008. Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone has demonstrated the… Read more »

Dubai eGovernment rewards state entities for participation

Dubai eGovernment has awarded government entities who participated in the Emirates’ eLibrary service initiative with special certificates. Dubai eGovernment announced recently that a group of 24 representatives from Dubai Government’s different departments were rewarded with the certificate for successfully completing the eLibrary System Course. The purpose behind the training course was for it to complement… Read more »

Turkey, Africa boost business ties

Turkey is aiming to increase trade with the African continent to $50 billion by 2013. In order to achieve this, Turkey has started to draw up strategic economic partnership policies with a number of Africa countries, where the opportunity and potential rate of growth is seen to be much higher in trade volume. Turkey is… Read more »