Emirates

Passengers to Sue Boeing over Emirates Crash at Dubai Airport

Passengers on an Emirates flight that crash landed in Dubai in August last year are suing the aircraft’s manufacturer Boeing. The law suit, filed in Chicago where Boeing has its corporate headquarters, alleges on behalf of 15 people that the crash was caused by an issue with the aircraft’s design. According to the lawsuit, a

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UAE Exempts Qataris Married to Emiratis from Expulsion Order

DUBAI, June 12 – The United Arab Emirates will not deport Qataris who are married to Emirati nationals, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported on Monday, a week after severing ties with Doha and giving Qataris 14 days to leave. In the worst Gulf Arab crisis for years, the UAE, along with Saudi Arabia and

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Qataris Banned from Flying Via UAE as Gulf Curbs Mount

By Saeed Azhar and Jamie Freed DUBAI/SYDNEY, June 7 – Qataris will no longer be allowed to land at any airports in the United Arab Emirates or catch connecting flights there as part of increased efforts by Arab powers to isolate the Gulf state. UAE airlines Etihad and Emirates announced the details of the travel

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UAE says Backs Output Freeze to Support Oil Markets

By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS, Sept 26 – The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it would back a global freeze in oil output to bolster prices, while some OPEC delegates predicted a meeting of producing countries in Algeria this week could still yield a deal to restrain supply. Oil prices have

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Is It Safe To Fly?

Recent crashes evoke fear over airline safety in the Middle East.  By Leila Hatoum The recent crash and burn of Emirates Airlines Flight EK521 on August 3 was the fourth flight-related incident in the Middle East this year. None of the 282 passengers and 18-crew members of EK521 were harmed, thanks to the quick reaction of the crew—who

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Video Shows Chaos in Cabin of Crashed Emirates Plane

DUBAI, Aug 4 – Amateur video taken inside a crashed Emirates Boeing 777 shows chaos as passengers try to grab their luggage from overhead compartments while one woman, apparently a flight attendant, shouts at them to evacuate the plane. “Jump! Jump! Jump! Leave your bags behind!” the woman shouts, seconds after the burning plane came

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Captain Emirates: Flying High

Emirates airlines expects higher profits, no planned IPO – Chairman By MOHAMMAD SALMAN IQBAL and LEILA HATOUM Sitting behind his desk checking his computer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has little time to spare. The dynamic sheikh is, after all, the head of numerous high-profile government conglomerates in Dubai, prompting him to stay up to date with

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