Electric bus debuts in Abu Dhabi

As part of its efforts to promote sustainable transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport has commenced trial operations of its first fully electric bus, which will run on various routes in the metropolis and its suburbs over a six-month trial period.

Lukewarm trading on Gulf stock exchanges as investors stay away

Trading on local exchanges was lukewarm yesterday ahead of earnings releases by blue-chip stocks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, the telecommunications operator Etisalat declared a net profit of Dh7.6 billion from Dh8.8bn last year. Earnings per share declined to Dh0.97, from Dh1.12 in 2009. Etisalat gained 0.9 per cent to Dh11.10 yesterday. The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange remained little changed at 2,710.61, as 1,103 trades were made in the capital at a total value of Dh99m.

Madonna Live in Abu Dhabi

FLASH Entertainment is hosting Madonna’s historic performance in Abu Dhabi on June 3rd in what is already being talked about as the regional music event of the decade. It was confirmed today that 22,000 tickets would be sold for the show.

Delhi Metro’s one-day experiment with smart cards

Delhi Metro recently hiked the minimum recharge amount from Rs 50 to Rs 100, which itself is a problem for commuters, such as domestic workers, daily wagers and migrant students, who eke out their daily existence on shoe-string budgets.

Abu Dhabi index falls over 6-week low as banks drag

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GCC railway projects touch $106.2b

The GCC countries are forging ahead with railway projects worth $106.2 billion (Dh390 billion), new research has revealed in the build-up to next month's CityBuild Construction Summit in Abu Dhabi. Saudi Arabia leads the way with a total of 23 projects valued at $25.6 billion, including the $6 billion Makkah-Madinah Railway Link which is currently under tender for construction.

Du holding company, EITC to launch Virgin Mobile brand in UAE

DUBAI, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co (EITC), the holding company for United Arab Emirates phone service provider du, will launch Virgin...

Sener says work on Abu Dhabi tram to start shortly

Sener, the Spanish consultant company, confirmed on Tuesday that work on Abu Dhabi’s new transport system would begin shortly. According to a news report by 7Days, the consultant said that work on phase one of the tram project will begin in the north of city, with a 30km route linking to the city centre.

Hazza Bin Zayed attends workshop

H.H Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council has attended a workshop titled "Challenges to Emiratization and Recruitment 2011". The workshop was organized by the Secretariat General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC) at Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi.


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In response to the growing needs of bus services amongst commuters in Eastern and Western Regions in Abu Dhabi, the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT) announced that three new lines have been added to the bus services in the Eastern Region, and another eight new routes in the Western Region. Operations of these routes has commenced recently.

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