Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, announced it is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s vibrant and diverse attractions.
Abu Dhabi offers visitors the chance to explore cultural highlights, impressive architecture... Read More
WAM – The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's call to the leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and other Arab League states for two emergency summits in Makkah on May 30th, 2019, on the critical circumstances the region is going through and their consequences on regional peace and stability.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement said the call is reflective of... Read More
Emirates, Premier Partner and the Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, today unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6 month mega-event. The Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation. Emirates has already broken ground on the pavilion and construction began in March 2019.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman... Read More
WAM – A senior delegation from the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, led by Major General Pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration of Industries and Defence Capacities Development at the Ministry of Defence, visited the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX-2019, held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.
Accompanied by Ahmed Mohammed Manqoush Al Tunaiji, UAE Ambassador to Belarus, the delegation, witnessed the launch of... Read More
On the 7th of May 2019, during the work of Organizational session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Turkmenistan was elected to its three important bodies: Executive Council of the World Food Programme for the period of 2020-2022, Commission on Population and Development for the period of 2020-2024 and Commission on Narcotic Drugs for the period of 2020-2023.
The election of country to these structures became one more proof of growing reputation of Turkmenistan in... Read More
WAM – A UK-registered small DA42 plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport, killing four people on board, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced today.
The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed, said the GCAA in a statement.
An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.
The... Read More
Three sons of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, were married on Wednesday evening.
According to Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, 36, was married to Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum in a religious ceremony. The government media office confirmed the marriage of the three brothers, who share the same mother, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma, on Thursday.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of... Read More
Six terror suspects linked to Hezbollah have been convicted of plotting to set off explosives at a facility in the UAE.
Four men were jailed for life and two were each handed ten years in prison. Another man was fined Dh3,000 for possessing an unlicensed firearm.
A further five - a Syrian and four Lebanese nationals - were cleared of all charges.
State Security prosecutors said the men acted as a terrorist cell under the instructions of Iran-backed militant group... Read More
Heavy rain, thunder and lightning could be on the way over the next week, forecasters have warned.
Clouds will begin building on Saturday, especially over the west and east, bringing a chance of rain. They will continue to gather on Sunday, moving over southern and eastern parts of the country, leading to further showers, especially in the afternoon and evening.
However, the worst of the weather will take place from Monday to Wednesday.
Clouds will increase, especially... Read More
The first installment of the 2019 Lyst Index has been released, and the online fashion search platform has analyzed the shopping behavior of more than five million consumers and their browsing patterns across 12,000 online stores to rank the hottest brands of Q1 2019.
Lyst details how the index formulates its sample size, as well as the engagement statistics that have impacted results. "The formula behind the Index takes into account global Lyst and Google search data, conversion... Read More