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Chapter 3: Einhorn’s Extraordinary Story

A frequent business traveler to Abu Dhabi, Stephen constantly finds inspiration in the Emirate's endless beauty, both natural and manmade. Want to discover all Abu...

Rod Stewart had the crowd in raptures at Abu Dhabi concert

When Rod Stewart took to the stage on Thursday, March 2 at the du Arena in Abu Dhabi, the only voice you could hear...

Construction finishes on Yas Mall as developer gears for launch

Yas Mall is gearing up for its launch before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend in November, with construction at the mall now complete, and retailers getting their stores ready to welcome visitors.

Increase in bus fares reduces ridership in Abu Dhabi

Transport chiefs said on Tuesday they had expected a fall, but not so large, and promised to invest the revenue from increased fares to win back the lost passengers.

Card system a boost for public transit in Abu Dhabi.

Bus travel in Abu Dhabi will soon become easier through a new automated fare collection system. The new system is called Hafilat, meaning buses in Arabic. Currently, there are three ticket vending machines inside the bus terminal adjacent to Al Wahda Mall.

Abu Dhabi standardises names for 215 islands

Abu Dhabi: As part of a comprehensive new plan for Abu Dhabi’s coastal and marine areas, the names of 215 islands off the emirate’s coast will finally be standardised and officially recognised, senior urban planning officials announced in the capital on Monday.

Cityscape Abu Dhabi kicks off

Abu Dhabi: The eighth edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi kicked off on Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) with 120 regional and international exhibitors.

Louvre Abu Dhabi gets students talking

The project is part of a partnership between the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), to encourage schools to use the exhibition ‘Birth of a Museum’ as a learning resource around which to structure their curriculum programme.

Design begins on Abu Dhabi metro system

Design work has started on a new, US$ 7 billion metro and light railway system for Abu Dhabi, UAE. Covering a total of around 60 km in phase 1 and a further 60 to 70 km in subsequent phases, the system could be operational by 2017. In the first phase of the project, up to 20 km of metro lines and around 40 km of light rail lines will be designed and built.

2012 outlook for Abu Dhabi transport

The preliminary design for an Abu Dhabi metro and downtown light-rail transit (LRT) that will travel at a maximum speed of 100kph is planned for a summer 2012 unveiling. Construction on the 266-kilometre first stage of the Etihad Rail network between Habshan and Ruwais is to begin early in 2012