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Bodies of Emirati pilots killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Bodies of Emirati pilots killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

19 Oct 2017

The bodies of two Emirati pilots who died when their aircraft crashed in Yemen arrived at Al Bateen Executive Airport on Wednesday.

Major Pilot Ali Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Badr Al Marasheda were killed as a result of the accident, which was caused by a technical fault, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said on Tuesday.

They were greeted with full military honours in the capital before being transported to Fujairah and Sharjah respectively.

The... Read More

RAK motorist accumulated Dh1m in traffic fines

RAK motorist accumulated Dh1m in traffic fines

19 Oct 2017

The National -- A motorist in Ras Al Khaimah accumulated more than one million dirham in traffic fines this year, police said on Wednesday.

The feat sets the record for the most traffic offences committed by a single driver over the past few years, according to the commander-in-chief of RAK Police.

“Radars managed to detect the offenses that the driver committed which includes speeding and other violations,” said Maj Gen Ali Al Nuaimi.

The motorist was allowed a 50 per... Read More

Air Berlin pilot under investigation for 'lap of honour' fly past (Video)

Air Berlin pilot under investigation for 'lap of honour' fly past (Video)

19 Oct 2017

An airberlin flight from Miami to Dusseldorf, with 200 passengers on board, made a dramatic fly-past over the terminal at its destination to mark the airline's final flight. Now, an investigation has been launched into whether the pilot endangered any lives.

The German Aviation Authority (LBA) has begun an investigation into the incident, which was captured on camera and shared extensively online.

German media said it was the pilot's unique way of saying "goodbye" to his... Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs landmark partnership with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs landmark partnership with Etihad Airways

18 Oct 2017

18 October, 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -- Louvre Abu Dhabi today signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. The symbolic ceremony took place under the museum’s spectacular dome and its ‘Rain of Light’ effect.

Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially open on 11 November as an iconic landmark on the city’s geographical, cultural and tourist landscape. The architectural masterpiece is one of only a few truly universal museums in the world, awe-inspiring in... Read More

Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November (Video)

Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November (Video)

18 Oct 2017

Dubai, UAE, 18 October 2017 – Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November.  

Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations spanning Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Everywhere it operates, the Emirates A380 attracts consumer demand for its industry-... Read More

Costa Coffee launches Hug a Mug initiative

Costa Coffee launches Hug a Mug initiative

18 Oct 2017

As part of COSTA’s Global Community Week, COSTA Coffee UAE is aiming to inspire people across the Emirates to raise AED100,000 for the Al Noor Training Centre, a specified school for the differently abled.

From 13th – 21st October, COSTA will launch its warm and wholesome Hug a Mug initiative to encourage people to give a ‘hug’ and share some love! Everyone can get involved in this exciting initiative through fun in-store activities with our cuddly mug mascots, online through the... Read More

Coach unveils redesigned store at Mall of The Emirates

Coach unveils redesigned store at Mall of The Emirates

18 Oct 2017

Coach, a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, today announces the opening of its newly renovated store at Mall of the Emirates. The nearly 150 square meter space was designed by Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership with William Sofield, designer and president of Studio Sofield. Featuring the brand’s distinctive modern luxury concept, the store environment is warm and inviting, with leather and natural wood finishes that reflect... Read More

Fraudsters try to withdraw $24 million using fake cheque in Abu Dhabi

Fraudsters try to withdraw $24 million using fake cheque in Abu Dhabi

18 Oct 2017

Gulf News -- Abu Dhabi Police have arrested four people who were trying to withdraw $24 million from a UAE local bank through a counterfeit cheque.

The gang of four, who deposited the cheque, mentioning that it was issued to them by a hospital in the country.

Police arrested the criminals when they were trying to withdraw money through the fake cheque, said Brigadier General Dr Rashid Mohammed Borsheed, Director of CID in the Criminal Security Sector of Abu Dhabi Police.

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Two Emirati pilots die in Yemen crash

Two Emirati pilots die in Yemen crash

18 Oct 2017

The National -- Two Emirati pilots died when their aircraft crashed in Yemen, the UAE Armed Forces said on Tuesday evening.

Major Pilot Ali Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Badr Al Marasheda were killed as a result of the accident, which was caused by a technical fault, the General Command said.

In a tweet, the command said they were serving in Operation Restoring Hope, the Saudi-led coalition mission to push back Iran-backed Houthi militia and restore the internationally... Read More

Dubai cracks-down on e-cigarette use in malls

Dubai cracks-down on e-cigarette use in malls

18 Oct 2017

The National -- Dubai Municipality is teaming up with shopping malls to end e-cigarette use in the city's malls.

Mall security have been directed to clamp down on e-cigarette smoking indoors and at mall entrances, in response to customer complaints. The sale and import of e-cigarettes is banned in the UAE.

“In the case of people repeating these practices, the security officer has the right to resort to the police to take the necessary measures,” said Redha Salman, the director... Read More

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