Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. French President Emmanuel Macron is set to attend the Wednesday inauguration on his first visit to the United ... ( read original story ...)

Unsung heroes of Dubai Zoo share spotlight on last day

Dubai: When Mohammad Riaz joined Dubai Zoo as an animal keeper ... In six months, I learnt everything and I could handle them by myself,” he told Gulf News. Riaz recalled catching a cheetah that had been on the loose in the street. ( read original story ...)

Look: Pilot proposes to passenger on Dubai flight

Dubai: A flyer bound to the UAE got the surprise of a lifetime when the aircraft’s pilot got down on one knee to pop the question. First Officer Richard Abu Manneh briefly stepped out of the cockpit last week to propose to his girlfriend during a Royal ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai ranks second globally for ease of issuing building permits

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai’s civic body, said that this great achievement emphasises the leading role played by the UAE in international competitiveness, according to UAE state news agency WAM. The World Bank Ease of Doing Business ... ( read original story ...)

Six Lankan jailed for stealing Dh1.1m in Dubai

Six Sri Lankan guards of a security company in Dubai have been jailed for three years each for robbing Dh1.19 million from a cash transfer van. The six Sri Lankans earlier admitted in the Dubai Court of First Instance to the charge of theft of the funds ... ( read original story ...)

Breaking Travel News investigates: Fairmont Dubai

“My friends say if I get more than a mile from a Fairmont, I get a nosebleed,” jokes a guest sitting next to me in the Gold Lounge at Fairmont Dubai. A colourful example, maybe, but a neat illustration of the dedication the brand can inspire. ( read original story ...)

Breaking Travel News investigates: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Speaking to Breaking Travel News in London earlier this year, Dubai Tourism chief executive, Issam Kazim, explained that the emirate was seeking to diversify its tourism offering. While not rejecting the luxury hospitality roots that have made the emirate ... ( read original story ...)

Flying from London Heathrow to Dubai with Emirates

Flight time: Six hours 30 minutes. On time: Departing, yes. But at Dubai we sat on the tarmac for about 45 minutes waiting for a gate to become available. This delay added stress to an already tight connection. Seat: 19D, a Business Class suite which turns ... ( read original story ...)