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UAE Armed Forces help military advance in Yemen (Video)

UAE Armed Forces help military advance in Yemen (Video)

11 Dec 2017

The National -- The Saudi-led Arab Coalition Forces and the Yemeni National Resistance Forces continued their advance in the West Coast of Yemen after liberating Al Khoja, on their way to fully liberating the strategic port city of Hodeida, national news agency Wam reported.

The liberation of Hodeida is essential to regaining control over the port, which is vital to the supply lines of the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

The sweeping advance towards Hodeida is a crucial step in... Read More

2.5 million captagon pills seized by Abu Dhabi police

2.5 million captagon pills seized by Abu Dhabi police

11 Dec 2017

The National -- Four men were discovered by police in possession of more than 2.5 million tablets of the banned amphetamine captagon.

The men planned to sell the pills in Abu Dhabi and across the country, police said on Sunday, and were referred to public prosecutors.

“Police officers ambushed the gang. They were stunned when they saw police officers to the extent that they didn’t even try to escape,” said Col. Tahir Al Dhahiri, head of the anti-narcotics department at Abu... Read More

Major section of Dubai Metro to close for 18 months

Major section of Dubai Metro to close for 18 months

11 Dec 2017

The National -- A major section of the Dubai Metro will close for 18 months while the extension to the Expo 2020 site is built.

Trains will not travel between Ibn Battuta and and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Stations between Jan 5, 2018 to the middle of 2019.

Buses will carry passengers to reach stations either side of the closed section.

Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station, which is in between the stations, will be redeveloped completely.

“Constructional... Read More

UAE's Largest Mi Store opens its door

UAE's Largest Mi Store opens its door

10 Dec 2017

Global technology leader Xiaomi has opened its second Authorized Mi Store in Dubai. In partnership with its local distributor TASK FZCO, Xiaomi launched the second Authorized Mi store in the UAE, less than four months after the first store. This highlights Xiaomi’s unwavering efforts to bring more innovative products at accessible prices to Mi Fans in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  

 

Located at Deira City Centre in Dubai, the company's second physical store... Read More

Angel Yin WINS THE OMEGA DUBAI LADIES CLASSIC 2017

Angel Yin WINS THE OMEGA DUBAI LADIES CLASSIC 2017

10 Dec 2017

Finishing her year with a fantastic victory in a thrilling playoff, Angel Yin has won the 2017 OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic, final stop of the year on the Ladies European Tour.

 

The tournament was played on one of the city’s renowned course - The Majlis – and was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

 

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Abu Dhabi choreography dance video goes viral (Video)

Abu Dhabi choreography dance video goes viral (Video)

10 Dec 2017

The National -- A video of ballerinas competing against a group of breakdancers in Abu Dhabi, shot with one camera and a pair of roller blades, has gone viral on Facebook, getting over 450,000 views in one week.

Eight young passionate dancers from different nationalities, who were all born and raised in Abu Dhabi, had participated in the choreography dance aiming to highlight the inner city youth culture, to show the different cultural aspects of the city and its commitment to support... Read More

Oumuamua: alien starship or just another piece of rock?

Oumuamua: alien starship or just another piece of rock?

10 Dec 2017

The National -- As Star Wars fans try to contain their excitement over this week’s premiere of The Last Jedi, astronomers are agog at a real-life space drama playing out in our own solar system.

The Earth has just had its first known encounter with an object from another star - and there’s already talk it may have been an alien spacecraft.

The drama began in mid-October, when astronomers in Hawaii detected an incredibly faint object about 33 million km from Earth. At first it... Read More

75 bird-attracting devices confiscated in Fujairah

75 bird-attracting devices confiscated in Fujairah

10 Dec 2017

The National -- 75 devices that attract Curlew birds were found and seized in Fujairah in an effort to combat poaching of Curlew bird species and preserving the natural biodiversity in the emirate.

Hunters use birdcall devices imitate the sounds of birds to entice Curlew to come together in large numbers where hunters have placed traps, to make them an easy prey.

Inspection tours were launched by the Public Services and Environment Department at Fujairah municipality since the... Read More

New bridge in Downtown Dubai will help ease rush hour traffic

New bridge in Downtown Dubai will help ease rush hour traffic

10 Dec 2017

The National -- Commuters driving into Business Bay and Downtown should experience a smoother journey into work from January with the opening of a new bridge linking Al Khail Road and Financial Center Road.

The extension will take an extra 4,500 vehicles an hour during rush hour, and help take the pressure off existing roads once the expansion of Dubai Mall is complete.

A two-lane one-way bridge extending 1270 metres on single columns over the Dubai Water Canal is to be opened... Read More

Azerbaijan trade mission to Dubai

Azerbaijan trade mission to Dubai

09 Dec 2017

Trade and business relations between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan are developing at a growing pace. In order to expand on this development, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) under the patronage of Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan hold a Trade Export Mission to Dubai on 3-5, December 2017.

The export mission was hold with support of Ministry of Economy and organization of Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (... Read More

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