Month: February 2009

Dubai’s RTA reveals Corporate Safety Policy

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed a series of key principles that will form the basis of the authority’s Corporate Safety Policy. These principles have been modelled upon the highest global standards that are applicable in the roads and transport sector. According to Mr.Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of RTA’s Strategy & Corporate… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah’s Digital Map Completed

Ras Al Khaimah’s digital map, which will show all key districts, roads and addresses of different residential and commercial premises, has been completed. This digital map was drawn by a company based in India, contracted by Ras Al Khaimah Municipality. Ras Al Khaimah’s map also has a geographical information database that will soon be used… Read more »

EasyJet’s new route to Bodrum to benefit holiday home owners

Direct flights to Bodrum from London, soon to be operated by EasyJet, will benefit owners of holiday homes in the region. The Bodrum property market is set to be boosted as direct flights make the area more accessible and hence more appealing to holidaymakers. The airline’s flights, which will depart from Gatwick Airport, will start… Read more »

Dubai Economic Affairs plays key role in Emirate development

Dubai Economic Affairs (DEC) recently released its annual performance report for 2008. This report, outlined by DEC’s General Secretariat, reflects the council’s various activities that include developing operational plans for policy and initiative recommendations and discussing macroeconomic issues. DEC was launched in 2003 by H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with the purpose of… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah’s economy to grow 10% in 2009

Ras Al Khaimah is expected to attain an economic growth of 10 percent this year, beating the trend globally. This was highlighted by a top Ras Al Khaimah government official, who added that the Emirate has been launching realistic, cautious and pragmatic initiatives in its industrial and tourism sector. Ras Al Khaimah Government’s Economic Development… Read more »

Turkey property to be popular in 2009

Turkey continues to be an emerging market on the overseas property investment radar globally. In addition to this, 2009 poses to become the year when Turkey is set to further establish its property sector. Turkey has been attracting tourists from Europe with its various attractions and pleasant climates at its beach resorts that top global… Read more »

Dubai to host Wharton Global Alumni Forum

Wharton School members, global business leaders and government officials will join together in March to discuss the world’s economy at Dubai’s first Wharton Global Alumni Forum. As the Middle East continues to play a key role in the financial market, delegates will focus on financial opportunities, entrepreneurship, media and culture in the region. The event… Read more »

RAK Free Trade Zone to engage major expansion project

It was revealed that the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority is to invest in a $500,000 project in order to expand office and residential space and offer health clubs and entertainment facilities to new companies. The project, which is due to complete in May, is set to further develop and maintain a sustainable… Read more »