Emirates

  • Emirates airline says will not fly over Iraq after MH17 2 days ago

    London: Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine, the airline's president Tim Clark said on Monday. Almost 300 people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 died when it came down in eastern Ukraine nearly two weeks ago, with Washington...
  • 37 Indian suicides in six UAE emirates in 2014 July 18, 2014

    Dubai: At least 37 Indian nationals committed suicide in six of the seven emirates of the UAE in the first half of 2014, latest figures from the Indian consulate in Dubai show. These suicides were reported from Dubai and the Northern Emirates comprising Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm al-Quuwain and Ras al-Khaimah....
  • Emirates to launch A-380 Mumbai-Dubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A-380 operations between Mumbai and Dubai from July 21 adding a capacity of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. It will be the second global carrier after Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was set to start its superjumbo flights...
  • Saudi king appoints son as Emir of Riyadh May 14, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah promoted one of his sons as governor of the Riyadh region on Wednesday, according to the Saudi Press Agency, an important post in which he will oversee the country's capital and be in direct contact with the world's top visiting officials and dignitaries. The Saudi Press Agency...
  • UK: Over 60 children fall ill on London-bound flight May 6, 2014

    London: More than 60 children were reported fell ill on Monday morning aboard a London-bound flight after finishing their performance in South Africa. According to the media, London Ambulance Service on Monday morning was called to check over the group of children, whose flight was just landed at the Heathrow Airport,...
  • Billy Bowden returns to Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires May 1, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday announced the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires for 2014-2015, commencing from July 1, following the annual review and selection process. The only change in the panel from last year is the return of Billy Bowden who has replaced Tony Hill. Hill had stepped down from the...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah April 15, 2014

    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 Sharjah...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out April 15, 2014

    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. ...
  • BCCI team inspects IPL venues in UAE, expresses satisfaction March 22, 2014

    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 M...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt March 21, 2014

    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, Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers March 19, 2014

    (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, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Netherlands record easy win over UAE March 17, 2014

    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 to...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia March 14, 2014

    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 option right...
  • Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL February 27, 2014

    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 season...
  • UAE now in contention to host IPL 7 matches February 23, 2014

    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 IPL...
  • Scotland win ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament February 1, 2014

    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 99...
  • Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at Emirates December 24, 2013

    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, failed...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination November 6, 2013

    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 November 4, 2013

    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 years...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places October 25, 2013

    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 April...
  • Rampant Arsenal evoke memories of golden days October 20, 2013

    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 season...
  • Pakistani bowlers gear up for SA Test October 11, 2013

    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 Babar...
  • Wenger's faith, football and future October 10, 2013

    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 the...
  • Younis Khan strikes form ahead of South Africa Tests October 9, 2013

    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 Sheikh...
  • UAE's Etihad Airways to buy 5 Boeing 777-200 from Air India October 9, 2013

    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 these...
  • Massive fire breaks out in Dubai industrial zone September 22, 2013

    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 reported. The...
  • Drogba strikes for Galatasaray to win Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    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 side...
  • Porto recover to beat Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    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 18...
  • Arsenal draw 2-2 with Napoli in Emirates Cup August 4, 2013

    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 after...