Emirates

  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah 15-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • BCCI team inspects IPL venues in UAE, expresses satisfaction 22-03-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: A team from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has given their go-ahead after inspecting the three venues across the United Arab Emirates which was awarded the hosting rights for 20 matches in the upcoming Indian Premier League's first leg. The venue inspection team comprising...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt 21-03-2014 02:02 PM

    Sylhet: Elton Chigumbura struck a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe notched up a five-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in a qualifying match to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships on Friday. Set a modest target of 116 after opting to bowl,...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers 19-03-2014 06:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali,...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Netherlands record easy win over UAE 17-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Sylhet: Stephan Myburgh smashed a half-century and medium fast bowler Ahsan Malik grabbed 3 for 16 in the Netherlands' convincing six-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in a World Twenty20 Group B match. Myburgh blazed seven fours and two sixes in his 55 off 36 balls as the Netherlands eased...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia 14-03-2014 06:44 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no...
  • Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 27-02-2014 08:25 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The BCCI Working Committee will meet here on Friday to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is coinciding with the general elections. While South Africa is the front-runner having had the experience of hosting the second...
  • UAE now in contention to host IPL 7 matches 23-02-2014 12:55 PM

    Dubai: With the upcoming general elections and the Indian government denying security, UAE has emerged as an alternate venue along with South Africa to host the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is learnt that the Indian board will give a presentation to Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for facilitation to hold...
  • Scotland win ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament 01-02-2014 01:07 PM

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in the final of the International Cricket Council's World Cup qualifying tournament. Scotland made 285 for 5 batting first in Saturday's final and Swapnil Patel not out on...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates 24-12-2013 08:07 AM

    London: Arsene Wenger failed for the 10th time to get the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on Monday, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League. The London derby, played with rain swirling around the Emirates Stadium,...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination 06-11-2013 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: Days after a Sikh pilot alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, the airlines has issued a clarification. Emirates Airlines has said that wearing a hat on duty is mandatory for all pilots. The pilot had said that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down...
  • Sikh pilot alleges Emirates denied him a job because he wears a turban 04-11-2013 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNN-IBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places 25-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Defending champions Ireland and high-flying Afghanistan are among 16 countries vying for six places at the 2014 World Twenty20 with qualification to be held in the United Arab Emirates next month, cricket's governing body announced Thursday. Bangladesh will host the fifth edition of the World Twenty20 from March 16 to...
  • Rampant Arsenal evoke memories of golden days 20-10-2013 08:34 AM

    London: Arsenal played with the style, pace and confidence of their glory days under Arsene Wenger to crush Norwich City 4-1 to underline their title credentials at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners, without a trophy since 2005, gave their fans renewed hope that that famine could end this...
  • Pakistani bowlers gear up for SA Test 11-10-2013 11:13 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan s bowlers hammered out a timely warning ahead of the first Test against South Africa by forcing an emphatic win in their two-day match over United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Lanky paceman Mohammad Irfan (4 for 28) combined with spinners Saeed Ajmal (3 for 20) and Zulfiqar...
  • Wenger's faith, football and future 10-10-2013 09:53 AM

    London: Pressure in football takes a toll on managers in different ways. For Arsene Wenger, it's meant less time for the prayers that were such a big part of his childhood. The Arsenal manager is currently trying to end a trophy drought stretching back to 2005 that has sorely tested...
  • Younis Khan strikes form ahead of South Africa Tests 09-10-2013 10:25 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Experienced Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit a brilliant hundred in the two-day match against hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, providing a batting boost ahead of the forthcoming two-Test series with South Africa. Younis scored 103 in Pakistan's total of 317 for 9 at the...
  • UAE's Etihad Airways to buy 5 Boeing 777-200 from Air India 09-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways will buy five Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Air India, the United Arab Emirates' carrier said in a statement on Wednesday. The two airlines signed a letter of intent this week and the long-range planes will be delivered from early 2014, subject to approvals. Etihad will use...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Dubai industrial zone 22-09-2013 09:15 PM

    Dubai: A massive fire broke out Sunday in an industrial area in Dubai near a shopping centre, Mall of the Emirates. Thick black smoke was seen rising from an area of the size of a football field adjacent to a branch of the Dubai roads and transport authority RTA, Xinhua...
  • Drogba strikes for Galatasaray to win Emirates Cup 04-08-2013 11:06 PM

    London: Didier Drogba came off the bench to score two late goals in a 2-1 victory against Arsenal for Galatasaray to win the Emirates Cup on Sunday. One of Arsenal's biggest foes during his years at Chelsea, Drogba came back to haunt the Gunners again. He sealed victory for his...
  • Porto recover to beat Napoli in Emirates Cup 04-08-2013 10:27 PM

    London: FC Porto took advantage of defensive blunders in the second half to beat Napoli 3-1 Sunday in the Emirates Cup. The Portuguese team recovered from a first-half deficit thanks to a strike by forward Nabil Ghilas in the 50th minute and an own goal by Napoli defender Federico Fernandez...
  • Arsenal draw 2-2 with Napoli in Emirates Cup 04-08-2013 09:52 AM

    London: A late header by Laurent Koscielny capped a spirited comeback for Arsenal as they drew 2-2 against Napoli before a home crowd at the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Earlier, Galatasaray beat FC Porto 1-0 to take a lead in the two-day pre-season tournament. Arsenal were down 2-0 at half-time...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show 22-07-2013 11:30 AM

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • Qatar's ruler Sheikh Hamad transfers power to his son 25-06-2013 02:40 PM

    Doha: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Tuesday announced the transfer of power to his 33-year-old son, Sheikh Tamim. The 61-year-old emir said in a televised speech broadcast on Qatar state television that the decision has been made following weeks of consideration, Xinhua reported. Qatar has...
  • Kolkata: Emirates flight makes emergency landing 09-06-2013 11:23 PM

    Kolkata: A Kuala Lumpur-bound Emirates aircraft with 144 passengers on board on Sunday landed in emergency conditions in Kolkata after it was forced to return about an hour after take off due to suspected engine problem. The aircraft landed safely at NSC Bose International Airport, airport sources said. The flight...
  • Chidambaram seeks enhanced bilateral trade with Qatar 20-05-2013 12:14 AM

    Dubai: Seeking to enhance bilateral trade and cooperation, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday held discussions with Qatar's Emir and the Minister of Economy and Finance, as he asserted the robustness of the Indian economy and its vast potential for the gulf country's firms. Chidambaram, who is on an official...