Dubai Airshow: Airbus seals order with US firm Indigo

The order on the penultimate day of the Dubai Airshow comes after what could have been a difficult week for Airbus. On Sunday, Emirates appeared to snub Airbus over an A380 superjumbo deal. Indigo's managing partner, Bill Franke, 80, flew to Dubai for the ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s DIFC launches $100m Fintech fund

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on Tuesday announced the launch of a $100 million FinTech-focused fund to accelerate the development of financial technology. The fund was announced during the inaugural Global Financial Forum, GFF, organised by ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Airshow: Why the UAE plans to grow lettuce on Mars

One thing you can't accuse the United Arab Emirates of lacking is vision. First they unveiled plans to launch a Mars probe. Then it was an ambition to colonise the Red Planet. Now the UAE has a new aim - to grow palm trees and lettuce there. The space ... ( read original story ...)

Work on Sharjah-Dubai bridge ‘to complete by Q3 2018’

Work on a major Sharjah-Dubai bridge that will increase road capacity to 17,700 cars per hour from the current 9,900, is on schedule, with the project on track to be completed by the third quarter of 2018. According to a Gulf News report, the UAE’s ... ( read original story ...)

Why the UAE plans to grow lettuce on Mars

One thing you can't accuse the United Arab Emirates of lacking is vision. First they unveiled plans to launch a Mars probe. Then it was an ambition to colonise the Red Planet. Now the UAE has a new aim - to grow palm trees and lettuce there. The space ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai property market in perspective

Values across Dubai’s residential investment areas continued to moderate during Q2 2017, dipping by an average of 1.5%. This leaves the annual rate of change at -5.8% and marks the 12th consecutive quarter of price declines, during which time prices have ... ( read original story ...)

Saudi Arabian Airlines rolls out Wi-Fi across network

Saudi Arabian Airlines now offers guests flying to 47 international destinations the option to connect onto its Wi-Fi service. On six of these routes, to Los Angeles, Washington, New York, London Heathrow, Manchester and Dubai, passengers in Guest Class ... ( read original story ...)