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Dubai Metro Tram

Keolis-MHI takes over operations and maintenance of Dubai Metro and Tram

The new contract between the Roads and Transport Authority and Keolis-MHI covers a period of 15 years

Jumeirah Golf Estates Dubai Metro Station

Dubai’s biggest underground metro station, Jumeirah Golf Estates, to open on Sep 1

The station covers an area of 28,700 square metres and can serve 11,555 riders per hour during peak times

Abu Dhabi multistorey car park

Single permit in Abu Dhabi to access all multistorey car parking facilities

The total number of parking spaces available across all seven multistorey car parks in Abu Dhabi stands at 3,788

DP World

Dubai’s DP World reports 17.1% volume growth in Q2 2021

Jebel Ali in the UAE handled 3.4 million TEU in 2Q2021, up 4.2 per cent year-on-year

Qatar Airways ready to buy Boeing, Airbus freighters – CEO

The carrier could place a “large customer order” for an Airbus A350 freighter or a new Boeing 777F before the end of Q3

Eid Al Adha: No toll, free public parking in Abu Dhabi during the holidays

Public buses will operate an additional 100 trips every day on main routes during the holidays

Eid Al Adha: Free parking in Dubai, public transport timings revealed

The RTA has urged the public to plan their journeys ahead of time and arrive early in stations to avoid crowding and delays

Saudi Arabia plans $147bn expansion for transport sector

Saudi officials want to turn the capital of Riyadh into a global business hub

How financial inclusion is a pathway to reviving tourism

Financial inclusion can contribute to tourism development in many ways

Oud Metha Bus Station Dubai

Video: RTA opens state-of-the-art bus station in Dubai’s Oud Metha

The average number of riders using the station per day is expected to reach 10,000

Where is the UAE’s car leasing business headed?

The mobility industry has been evolving rapidly thanks to technology and changing consumer preferences, says Richard Sikkel, CEO of UAE-based Massar Solutions

Saudi to create new public transport project with more than 400 buses in Makkah

The bus network consists of two stages and aims to serve pilgrims and residents of Makkah

Saad Pall - Uber Regional Manager for MENAP

Uber appoints new GM for MENA, Pakistan region

Saad Pall’s most recent role was of the company’s General Manager in Pakistan

Dubai Police adds the Genesis GV80 SUV to its fleet

The cars will be delivered by Juma Al Majid, the exclusive distributor of Genesis in the UAE

Dubai’s DP World appoints new CEO for UAE region

Abdulla Bin Damithan replaces Mohammed Al Muallem, who has been promoted to executive vice president

Dubai Metro’s Expo 2020 station to open on June 1

The service to Expo 2020 station will be available only to those entitled to access the Expo site until its official public opening on October 1

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with Huawei to strengthen relationship

The companies aim to build on their earlier agreement inked last year

Abu Dhabi Ship Building wins Dhs3.5bn government contract for four patrol vessels

The Falaj-3 class is a highly flexible and versatile offshore patrol vessel used to carry out a wide range of missions.

Abu Dhabi taxis to now accept PayBy digital payments

Drivers will receive payment success incentives to promote the new cashless transactions

Claudio Esposito-Aiardo Carasti

The SME Story: Claudio Esposito-Aiardo, co-founder and CEO of Carasti

Dubai-headquartered car subscription startup, Carasti, recently secured $3m in funding

etihad home check-in

Etihad introduces home check-in packages for customers in Abu Dhabi

Passengers can also book their Covid-19 PCR tests through the airline’s medical partner, LifeDx, as part of the home check-in package

Dubai’s Emirates launches India humanitarian airbridge to transport Covid-19 relief items

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on flights to nine cities in India, to help international NGOs deliver relief supplies

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Dubai South

Private jet movements at Dubai South up 336% in Q1 2021

It reached 4,904 in the first quarter of this year compared to 1,460 in Q1 2020

MICCO vaccine

Abu Dhabi receives new fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles for Covid-19 vaccine transport

The vehicles are expected to boost vaccine delivery capabilities to over 1.1 million doses a day

Seychelles pays $1 to acquire Etihad’s stake in its flag carrier

Etihad accepted a 79 per cent haircut on $72.3m of debt owed by Air Seychelles Ltd

Dubai registers 670 drunk driving cases in 2020

The Dubai Traffic Prosecution recorded a 41 per cent year-on-year decline in the number of traffic cases in 2020

Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project

Video: New Dubai-Sharjah road cuts travel time between the two emirates

The Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project cuts travel time between the Emirates Road and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road from 25 minutes to 9 minutes

Qatar Airways Jetblue

Qatar Airways enhances codeshare agreement with JetBlue for flights to US cities

It comes as a result of an expanded codeshare agreement reached with JetBlue

Uber UAE

Uber offers free rides for Covid-19 vaccinations at Mediclinic centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Its latest initiative is supported by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority and Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre

Tristar pulls Dubai IPO as investors push back on valuation

Tristar’s IPO was slated to be the second listing in three years on the Dubai Financial Market