Friday, March 31, 2017

Abu Dhabi airport sees 2.5% rise in passenger traffic

Abu Dhabi International Airport registered a 2.5 per cent year-on-year increase in passenger traffic in February. The facility welcomed over 1.9 million travellers in February, and the numbers were mainly driven by a surge in traffic to and from Egypt as well as Saudi Arabia. Total aircraft movements also registered ...

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UAE, Egypt conclude joint military exercise

A joint military exercise has concluded between the UAE and Egypt. The drills, codenamed ‘Zayed 2’, were carried out to enhance the combat capabilities of both countries. Their troops engaged in air, land and sea operations – with the final round involving a live ammunition demonstration. The UAE Armed Forces ...

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Smart transport on the way for Dubai

Dubai is on track for a smart transport system, according to the Director General of the Roads and Transport Authority. Mattar Al Tayer set out the vision of the RTA in a speech at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Abu Dhabi. He said that challenges remain, but that ...

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GCC nations urged to adopt national resilience framework

GCC countries have been urged to adopt a national resilience framework to enhance their ability to handle crises better. That’s according to a report by the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, which says security is not merely law-enforcement related, but includes food, water, the environment and information, as well. The ...

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