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January 20, 2022

Emirates cleared to resume all US operations

 As a result of telecommunication operators delaying the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports, the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued formal notifications that lift the previous restriction on aircraft operations, enabling Emirates to safely restore full scheduled operations to all its US destinations by Saturday.

From 21 January, the airline will reinstate its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando and Seattle.

Emirates services to Los Angeles, New York JFK, and Washington DC remain unimpacted. Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco, on which the airline had temporarily deployed A380 [...]

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January 20, 2022

Hyatt Announces Plans for Two New UK Hotels with Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into management agreements with Stratford City Hotels Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of M&L Hospitality, for Hyatt Regency London Stratford and Hyatt House London Stratford. The 225-room Hyatt Regency London Stratford and the 127-room Hyatt House London Stratford are expected to open in Q2 2022 following an extensive refurbishment. Both hotels will be conveniently located within one of Europe’s largest urban shopping and entertainment complexes, Westfield Stratford City, and a short walk to Stratford Station and Queen Elizabeth Park.

“The addition of these two hotels will be [...]

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January 20, 2022

DEWA receives BSI Kitemark certification for innovation, cementing its global leadership and excellence

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark for Innovation, making it the first government organisation to receive this certificate at a global level. This new milestone reinforces its excellence in innovation and cements its global leadership.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, expressed his pride at this new global achievement, which underlines DEWA’s excellence and continuous efforts to advance the utility sector by adopting innovation as a solid organisational approach.

“At DEWA, we work relentlessly to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, [...]

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January 20, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed appoints Salem Humaid AlMarri as Director-General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Dubai Crown Prince and President of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision promoting Salem Humaid AlMarri, Deputy Director-General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to the position of Director-General of the Centre. The Decision is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

With over 15 years of experience, AlMarri has been responsible for ensuring the success of various programmes within the UAE National Space Programme including Mars 2117, Emirates Mars Mission, UAE Astronaut Programme, and the UAE Satellite Programme. AlMarri has also [...]

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January 20, 2022

Hamdan bin Mohammed issues Resolution forming the ‘Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta’

In line with directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop the Hatta area, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Executive Council Resolution No. (3) of 2022 forming the ‘Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta’. The Hatta Master Development Plan, which forms an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, aims to transform Hatta into an attractive local and international destination for business, investment, and tourism.

The Committee is tasked with attracting [...]

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January 19, 2022

DEWA’s 250 MW hydroelectric power plant in Hatta is 35% complete

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the work progress at the Hatta hydroelectric power plant reached 35% by the end of December 2021. The plant’s production capacity is set to reach 250 megawatts (MW) with a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt-hours and a lifespan of up to 80 years. This is the first of its kind in the Gulf region with investments of around AED 1.421 billion. Turbines operated by the speed of the waterfall from an upper reservoir through a 1,200-meter water tunnel will be used to generate electricity, with high efficiency in power generation and storage of up to 78.9% and with a 90-second response to demand for electricity.

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January 19, 2022

Airbus seeking new talents to prepare the future

As the aerospace industry shows strong signs of recovery post-COVID, and while Airbus continues to prepare the future of aviation and implement its roadmap for decarbonization, the Company announces it intends to start 2022 with a recruitment plan of around 6000 new hires worldwide across the entire group.

“Airbus has demonstrated resilience throughout the COVID crisis and has laid the foundations for a bold future for sustainable aviation. This can only be achieved by acquiring the right talents in the various domains of expertise that will help us grow our activities as we come out of the crisis while preparing the long-term transformation of the Company”, said Thierry [...]

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January 19, 2022

Accor announces the launch of
“Accor Business Offer Auto-Enrol”,
a self-registration business program
for SMEs

Accor today announces the launch of its new business program “Accor Business Offer Auto-Enrol”. Tailored especially for small and medium-sized businesses it will provide a seamless booking experience while benefiting from preferential discounts from 5% to 9% across more than 4,100 hotels.”

Reacting to growing demand from international markets for a simple business travel offer providing unique value to SMEs, Accor Business Offer Auto-Enrol provides a fully automated contracting process and an easy, efficient, and quick booking solution.  Clients can visit Accor’s business travel website to answer a few questions to enroll online.  Preferential access codes are [...]

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January 19, 2022

DUBAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RANKS FIRST ON DUBAI GOVERNMENT CUSTOMER HAPPINESS INDEX 2021

Dubai Chamber of Commerce has ranked first on the Dubai Government Customer Happiness Index 2021, which evaluates the quality of services provided by government entities in Dubai in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Chamber achieved a rating of 91.9% in customer happiness and its strong performance was supported by expanded efforts to serve the private sector efficiently and improving ease of doing business in line with Dubai’s strategic vision. The results of the index were unveiled yesterday by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, [...]

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January 19, 2022

J.D. Power Darwin F&I Menu Enhances Profits at Marine Retailers Fingertips

J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, today announced that it has made available to boating industry retailers the J.D. Power Darwin finance and insurance (F&I) menu technology to enhance the boating sales process. Leading retailers MarineMax and OneWater Marine are the first to sign on to deploy the software across their franchises.

“The marine industry’s F&I experience is extremely complex and the need for an enhanced sales process has been addressed in our state-of-the-art software,” said Philip Battista, president of dealership technologies at J.D. Power. “Selling protection products on a boat requires being able to [...]

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January 19, 2022

DAE completes placement of Boeing 737 MAX 8 orderbook

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd today announced that it had successfully completed the placement of 14 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with two long-standing customers. The order was placed with Boeing in March 2021.

Aeroméxico will receive 12 aircraft and Icelandair will receive 2 aircraft. Deliveries commenced in October 2021 and all aircraft are scheduled to be delivered before the end of the first half of 2022.

Commenting on these transactions, Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE said, “We are very pleased to see the pace of recovery in air travel and the associated demand for these new technologies, fuel-efficient aircraft. We thank Aeroméxico and [...]

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January 19, 2022

Dubai Chamber showcases UPS’s initiatives in ”En Route to the Expo 2020 Dubai” video series

Dubai Chamber of Commerce has released a new video in its En Route to the Expo series, featuring Alan WilliamsUPS Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship & Operations, who shed light on the global company’s initiatives and activities related to the mega event, as well as his views on the future of logistics.The video series aims to highlight the business community’s active role in Expo 2020 Dubai, showcase the effective tools the event employs to establish contact between local and international business communities, and underline the visions and expectations of industry leaders and decision-makers from the UAE taking part in the event.“‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future is the [...]

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January 19, 2022

Emirates Literature Foundation to launch new publishing house at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Emirates Literature Foundation announced today the launch of a new independent publishing house, ELF Publishing. With an initial focus on fiction, the publisher will begin accepting submissions for consideration during the Month of Reading, in March 2022. 

The announcement was made at a press conference to reveal the final plans for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which is taking place at Habtoor City hotels from 3-13 February 2022. Now celebrating its 14th year, the Festival has been a catalyst for boosting the popularity of reading in the UAE by bringing readers to face to face with their favorite authors.  

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