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Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists

Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists

21 Jan 2019

Named after the Ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness and destruction, Apophis 99942 is expected to come within 37,600km (23,363 miles) of the Earth, just a tenth of the distance between our planet and the moon, in 2029.

Researchers from the Department of Celestial Mechanics at St. Petersburg State University have warned that the 370-meter-wide near-Earth orbit space rock could smash into the planet at a speed of 7.43km per second sometime in 2068. However, to be on track for such a... Read More

Emirates and flydubai partnership reaches new heights

Emirates and flydubai partnership reaches new heights

20 Jan 2019

The strategic partnership between Dubai’s two airlines, Emirates and flydubai, continues to open up the world for travellers since its launch 14 months ago, and is set to grow even further in 2019 with new codeshare destinations to be added.

The partnership, which came into effect at the end of October 2017, has since delivered a number of benefits to both airlines’ customers, such as offering greater global connectivity through more destination choices, flexibility with flight... Read More

UAE and Saudi Arabia unveil seven point co-operation plan including new cryptocurrency

UAE and Saudi Arabia unveil seven point co-operation plan including new cryptocurrency

20 Jan 2019

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have unveiled a landmark agreement that will see the two countries co-operate in the development of a joint cryptocurrency, a form of customs union and a plan to ensure goods and supplies flowed in the event of a crisis.

It also included a plan to allow Saudi and Emirati SMEs to bid for procurement contracts in both countries and set out measures to ensure those with disabilities can travel by air with greater ease.

The two states struck the seven-point... Read More

Al Habtoor Group denies any link or relationship with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al Habtoor Group denies any link or relationship with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises

16 Jan 2019

16 January 2019 – In an official statement, released to the media, Al Habtoor Group announced its wish to clarify that the Group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (AKA Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by... Read More

Azerbaijan’s Trade House opens in Dubai

Azerbaijan’s Trade House opens in Dubai

16 Jan 2019

Azerbaijan’s Trade House opened in Dubai on Jan. 15, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy.

A special information office will operate in the Trade House, where anyone can get detailed information on Azerbaijan, including tourism.

The opening of the Trade House will contribute to increasing export of non-oil products to the UAE, promote Azerbaijani goods and expand bilateral trade between the countries.

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Mercedes recalls vehicles in the UAE over software issues

Mercedes recalls vehicles in the UAE over software issues

15 Jan 2019

A number of Mercedes-Benz models are being recalled in the UAE after issues with software systems emerged.

Gargash Enterprises and Emirates Motor Company announced that 2018 models of the Maybach S 560 4Matic, AMG S 63 4Matic, AMG S63 4Matic Plus, S 450 4Matic and the S 560 4Matic were being recalled after a defect was found in the hands-off detection software.

A fault with the twisted steering boot hands-off detection has also led to the recall of the Maybach S560 4Matic, AMG... Read More

Emirates plane damaged in aborted take-off

Emirates plane damaged in aborted take-off

15 Jan 2019

An Emirates plane was damaged after it was forced to abort a take-off in Cairo because on an unauthorised vehicle on the runway.

“Unexpected braking at high speed caused damage to the tyres and the aircraft returned back to the terminal,” the airline said in a statement on Monday.

Flight EK 928 from Cairo to Dubai was delayed by more than eight hours, prompting passengers to take to Twitter to complain that they were not kept informed about the delay.

Emirates said... Read More

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins with message from China's president

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins with message from China's president

14 Jan 2019

The UAE’s leaders watched on as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week officially got under way on Monday with a message of support from the President of China.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, arrived alongside Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to watch the opening ceremony in person.

In a video featuring Sir Richard Brandon, the British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group, water... Read More

Child killer will face death penalty, Abu Dhabi court rules

Child killer will face death penalty, Abu Dhabi court rules

14 Jan 2019

The National -- A man who raped and strangled an 11-year-old boy on the roof of an apartment building in Abu Dhabi will be sentenced to death, the Court of Cassation has ruled.

Athan Janjua was returning from a mosque across the street from his home when he was brutally attacked by Mohsen Bilal in May, 2017.

Bilal, who disguised himself as a woman by wearing an abaya, lured the boy to the rooftop of the apartment block, where the victim lived with his family.

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First Vegan Fashion Week to be held in February in Los Angeles

First Vegan Fashion Week to be held in February in Los Angeles

13 Jan 2019

We are all familiar with the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Many of us are even au fait with Pitti Uomo and Haute Couture. Now, however, there is a new event to add to the fashion calendar: Vegan Fashion Week. The event will take place in Los Angeles, which is fitting given that it's the biggest city in the United States to ban the use of fur, it boasts more than 150 vegan-friendly establishments, and it was named by Peta as America’s most vegan city for 2018. As an aside,... Read More

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