Month: February 2009

Turkey, Saudi Arabia sign cooperation agreements

Turkey’s President, Abdullah Gul is on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to meet the country’s King Abdullah. Leaders of both the countries chaired meetings between the Turkish and Saudi delegations. On Tuesday, 3rd of February, King Abdullah hosted a dinner in the honour of President Gul’s visit. Before this both the leaders also had… Read more »

UAE releases results of household expenditure and income survey

In association with the Dubai Statistics Centre and various other departments, the UAE Ministry of Economy has announced the results of the survey on household expenditure and income across the country. The average monthly household income, according to the survey, of UAE residents was found to be AED 18,248.60. The total expenditure on average was… Read more »

RAK eGovernment studies Dubai’s digital transformation experience

Representatives from the Ras Al Khaimah e-Government Authority (RAK-eGA) visited the neighbouring Emirate of Dubai in order to closely study their eServices system. A high-level delegation from RAK-eGA wanted to specifically observe the process Dubai uses in providing eServices to residents that interact with various departments of the government. During this visit, Dubai’s eGovernment officials… Read more »

Turkish Federation aims for trade with South America to reach $20 bn

The Turkish Federation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) expect mutual trade between Turkey and countries in South America to reach $20 billion within the next five years. TUSKON aims to open new horizons for Turkish investors by constructing “trade bridges”. Turkish Federation of Businessmen and Industrialists’ chairman highlighted how they expected to establish a trade… Read more »

Dragon Boat Festival to be hosted by Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Dubai Marina Yacht Club has announced plans to host the Dragon Boat Festival, a highly popular event, at the Dubai Marina Canal on the 13th of February, 2009. The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is a popular leisure destination for marine enthusiasts and has just recently opened. The Dragon Boat race will be held along the… Read more »

RAK port’s phase three expansion begins

Ras Al Khaimah customs and ports department has started the construction of the port’s third phase, which includes improvement and expansion works worth nearly AED 14 million. According to the director general of Ras Al Khaimah Customs and Ports Department, Mohammad Al Mehrizi, the work on the expansion was commencing as planned. He added that… Read more »

Turkey to attract 40 million tourists in 2013

Turkey’s tourism strategy for 2023 has been released by the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry. According to the strategic plan, Turkey aims to create seven tourism development corridors and nine cultural and tourism zones in 2023. In addition to this the construction of one airport, 11 cruise ports, 10 tourism cities and 9 marinas will… Read more »