Google teams up with UAE organisations for AI research and sustainability initiatives

The announcement was made during an event at the MBZUAI campus, where Google introduced three significant initiatives

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Etihad Rail, Uber sign MoU to jointly bolster integrated mobility services

The companies will look at integrating e-hailing services and explore the possibility of creating an Uber dedicated pickup and drop-off area for passengers within stations

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DP World launches new freighter service between UAE-Iraq

The service takes approximately 36 hours to travel between Jebel Ali Port in the UAE and Umm Qasr Port in southern Iraq

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Etihad Rail, Arsenale to bring luxury train cruise to UAE, GCC

The luxury train will travel through the UAE towards the border with Oman, passing through Mezeira’a, and the Liwa Desert and its oasis

Emirates SkyCargo Air Canada cargo partnership

Emirates SkyCargo, Air Canada strengthen cargo interline cooperation

This development builds on the broader strategic commercial partnership between Emirates and Air Canada announced last year

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Toll operator Salik reports net profit of Dhs275m for Q1 2023

The toll operator reported that revenue-generating trips reached 113.6 million, exceeding the pre-pandemic peak level thanks to the recovery of economic and tourist activity, as well as mobility

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Dubai’s DXB sees passenger traffic reach 95.6% of 2019 levels in Q1 2023

India remained DXB’s top destination country with passenger traffic reaching three million, followed by Saudi Arabia, the UK and Pakistan

Dubai Metro hits new milestone with over two billion riders

The metro has a fleet of 129 modern trains that caters to the mobility needs of the community across the city’s 53 metro stations

UAE homegrown brand CAFU, launches globally with EV charging solution

UAE’s CAFU launches in Canada with EV charging solution

CAFU’s service will allow EV owners in Quebec to charge their cars at the tap of a button, boosting access to charging infrastructure

Saudi Arabia launches autonomous vehicle trial

Saudi Arabia launches trial for first autonomous electric vehicle

The launch is one of the initial steps toward the development of AV legislation, regulations and supporting systems in the kingdom

Elite car rentals

Elite Rentals: Offering a luxurious way to travel in Dubai

The luxury transportation company doesn’t just offer luxury car rentals, it also provides exclusive yacht charters, with access to 27 superyachts

Uber insights for MENA 2022 app

Tourists from over 80 countries visited MENA region in 2022, reveals Uber

The latest insights revealed that the number of sustainable trips in the UAE doubled with over 9 per cent of trips requested in Q1 2023 being emission-free

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Dubai’s RTA introduces Comprehensive Digital Experience Lab

The RTA lab will improve both the quality and design of services from a customer’s perspective and also support its employees

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Dubai premium number plates fetch a total of Dhs38.21m

RTA offered a total of 90 premium number plates for bidding during the 112th Open Auction

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Dubai taxi e-hail service adoption to reach 80%, says RTA

According to RTA’s plan, Hala will promote the e-hailing service by creating new channels to draw more users

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Saudi Arabia unveils Riyadh Air, the country’s new national carrier

Riyadh will be the company’s operational hub, and will connect the Saudi capital to over 100 destinations globally

Oman and Etihad Rail Company

Oman and Etihad Rail Company, Mubadala partner to develop 303km rail network

Passenger trains will run up to 200 kilometres per hour, reducing the time of the journey between Sohar and Abu Dhabi to 100 minutes

Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomes 15.9 million passengers in 2022

The company saw growth in other key areas such as air traffic movements across its five airports, which totalled 194,667

In partnership with RTA and Dubai Holding, Udrive has launched its Hatta fleet and service

RTA, Udrive partner to launch Dubai-Hatta fleet

The Hatta fleet has been activated with increased mileage allowances within the Udrive platform to provide affordable mobility solutions to and from the destination

Emirates operates demo flight with 100% SAF

Emirates Airline operates demo flight with 100% SAF

It is the first passenger airline in the world to operate a Boeing 777 powering a GE engine with 100 per cent SAF

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AD Ports Group, Aqaba Development Corporation inaugurate Aqaba Cruise Terminal

The new terminal marks the launch of the first of five strategic mega projects planned between AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation

Dubai-Hatta Road Speed limit reduced

Dubai: RTA reduces speed limit on Dubai-Hatta Road

The new speed limit zone on the Dubai-Hatta Road covers approximately six kilometres

Dubai taxi fares slashed in Jan 2023

Dubai drops taxi fares with immediate effect

The tariff has been reduced from 2.19 per kilometre to 1.97 per kilometre

Al Safa Metro Station change to ONPASSIVE Metro station

Dubai’s Al Safa Metro Station has a new name

From January to March, RTA will rename the station on the external as well as the indoor and outdoor directional signage


Flydubai expands its network in Kazakhstan to three destinations

The airline has announced the resumption of flights to Shymkent International Airport from February 28

Middle East aviation stats for Nov 2022

Middle East airlines witnessed 84.6% rise in traffic in November, says IATA

Total global traffic in November rose 41.3 per cent compared to the previous year

Saudi Arabia’s ports show 13% yoY rise in cargo handled in 2022

Saudi Arabia’s ports record 13% year-on-year rise in cargo handled in 2022

The kingdom’s trade gateways also welcomed 933,000 passengers in 2022, a 36 per cent spike from 2021 when 688,000 passengers arrived in the country

RTA bus service between Dubai and Hatta

Express bus route launched between Hatta and Dubai

Hatta Express starts from Dubai Mall Bus Station and heads to Hatta Bus Station every two hours at a fare of Dhs25

Uber, Dubai Airports to enhance visitors' on-ground commute experience

Uber, Dubai Airports to enhance visitors’ on-ground commute experience

Uber and Dubai Airports will be increasing the capacity of pick-up zones in all terminals, including twelve parking bays, and in-terminal wayfinding

UAE's Etihad Cargo to expand capacity offering to the US

UAE’s Etihad Cargo to increase capacity offering to US

With the introduction of additional services, Etihad Cargo will offer over 600 tonnes of cargo capacity out of the US per week