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UAE: Etihad, Emirates airlines brush off merger report

UAE’s top two airlines have mocked reports indicating that the two firms are in talks for Emirates take over its Abu-Dhabi-based rival Etihad Airways in a move to form the world’s largest airline. A Bloomberg report citing sources, claiming to be knowledgeable of the alleged talks, said the two global airlines could reach a merger […]

September 21st, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Alstom wins $848-million project in Riyadh Metro network

France’s rail transport company Alstom has been tasked to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro network over a period of 12 years including the mobilization period, for a cost put at $848 million, Trade Arabia reports. The French company will complete the project under […]

September 19th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Construction works of causeway linking Bahrain & KSA to start in 2021

Construction of a 25km-long causeway between Bahrain and the regional power Saudi Arabia will kick-start mid2021, Saudi envoy to Bahrain has told media. The project, to cost between $3 and $4 billion, will be put out to tender end of next month, Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Shaikh reportedly said. Structural studies will take two years […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Expat retirees owning property worth $545,000 entitled to extended stay

Foreign workers aged 55 could stay longer in the Gulf country on three conditions including owning property worth AED2 million ($545,000), the federal government announced Sunday. The new law was adopted at a cabinet meeting chaired by Dubai ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed. Under the new law, the retired expat workers can apply […]

September 17th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Around 1,000 female applications for Flynas’s co-pilot positions

Around 1,000 Saudi women have applied for co-pilot and flight attendant positions at Flynas after the low-cost airline announced this week it will soon start recruiting Saudi women as co-pilots on its aircrafts. The Riyadh-based airline reportedly received, 24 hours following the Tuesday announcement, nearly 1,000 applications for co-pilot and cabin crew positions. The airline […]

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Bahrain: $119-million Waterfront project to be completed next year

The $119-million waterfront project underway at Sa’ada, in the Muharraq area of Bahrain, will wrap up in the fourth quarter of next year, Trade Arabia reports. Phase One of the project being developed by Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) was completed in July, the local media reports citing a statement by the Minister of […]

September 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Haramain high speed train to start commercial trips on September 24

Saudi Arabia’s long awaited fastest train Haramain will eventually start commercial operations as of this September 24. The train, capable of moving at speeds exceeding 300 Km per hour, will connect Madinah and Mecca cities. The 450km line will also include Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh. Journey times between Makkah and Jeddah […]

September 13th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Flynas to give co-pilot positions to Saudi women

Riyadh-based low budget airline Flynas has announced it will soon start recruiting Saudi women as co-pilots on flights in a move to enable the kingdom’s women “to have a greater role in supporting the kingdom’s economy.” Flynas CEO Bandar Almohanna made the announcement in a statement. The airline seeks to become the first Saudi airline […]

September 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Yemen: UN envoy asks Security Council for more support ‘to move back’ to the negotiating table

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffith told the Security Council on Tuesday that he never expected an easy mission when he convened Intra-Yemeni Consultations in Geneva last week, for which the Houthis delegation failed to show up. “The level of confidence is at its lowest and the human and humanitarian cost is ever […]

September 12th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Qatar’s army Chief attends top GCC military meeting

Qatar’s top army commander attended Monday the Gulf Cooperation Council Supreme Military Committee (GCC-SMC) held in Kuwait, amid ongoing diplomatic crisis opposing the gas-rich country to Saudi Arabia and its allies namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt. Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim took part in the meeting designed for top commanders of the […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »