Emirates service gives Texas economy a $200m boost

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Dubai: The launch of Emirate’s non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth is expected to generate more than $200 million in local economic activity and will connect Texas — a top exporting state to the UAE  — directly to the UAE, Yousuf Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, told a reception in Dallas as the Dubai-based airline starts services to the largest state in the USA.

Emirates Airline launched new service from Dubai International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday, February 2.

Betsy Price, mayor of Fort Worth, and Mike Rawlings, mayor of Dallas, attended the luncheon and welcomed Ambassador Al Otaiba. The event was attended by senior U.S. and UAE government officials, executives from prominent Texas companies, and members of the broader US-UAE business community.

Jim Falk, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and Danny Sebright, president of the US-UAE Business Council, welcomed the international audience to Dallas/Fort Worth and introduced senior government officials and executives in attendance. In his remarks, Falk highlighted the strong commercial ties that Dallas/Fort Worth has with the UAE and the community’s interest in strengthening its international relationships. In his comments, Sebright emphasized the significance of the new connection between Dallas/Fort Worth and Dubai — a gateway to key markets in the broader Middle East, Africa, and Asia — to the growth of US-UAE commerce and of the American economy. More info

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