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Construction of Expo 2020 three Thematic Districts is now completed

Construction of Expo 2020 three Thematic Districts is now completed

22 May 2019

Construction of Expo 2020 Dubai’s petal-shaped Thematic Districts is now complete, marking one of the most significant milestones on the road to welcoming the world to the UAE for 173 days of fun, creativity and inspiration.

More than 100 million working hours have now gone into developing the site, including the completion of all shell and core works for the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability Districts. Final building completion certificates have been received from Dubai... Read More

Etihad Airways launches new fully-customisable economy experience

Etihad Airways launches new fully-customisable economy experience

22 May 2019

Etihad Airways has unveiled a major Economy transformation programme starting with the cabin upgrade and refurbishment of 23 narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The retrofit programme, which includes new personalised wireless streaming entertainment to smartphone and tablet devices, is scheduled for completion in August this year. The airline is also introducing a new and improved Economy dining concept on all its flights as part of a wider programme of enhancements to its inflight... Read More

Emergency Response Capacity of the World Food Programme benefits from a donation of 97 Trucks and 30 Trailers by the Russian Federation

Emergency Response Capacity of the World Food Programme benefits from a donation of 97 Trucks and 30 Trailers by the Russian Federation

22 May 2019

The World Food Programme welcomes the Russian Federation’s donation of 97 KAMAZ trucks and 30 trailers, which will greatly help enhance its transport capacity. The 21 May’s handover marks another important milestone in the historic and long-lasting partnership between the Russian Federation and WFP in the area of logistical technologies. This recent donation will contribute to boosting the operational performance of three of WFP Regional Fleet Hubs, namely in the UAE, Ghana and Uganda.

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Over 10,000 guests visit Louvre Abu Dhabi on International Museum Day

Over 10,000 guests visit Louvre Abu Dhabi on International Museum Day

21 May 2019

WAM – More than 10,000 guests, made up of children, families and other art enthusiasts, including visitors from abroad as well as UAE residents, visited Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18th May, as the global community of cultural institutions celebrated the International Museum Day.

With extended opening hours until 1 am, visitors enjoyed the museum’s plethora of ongoing activities as well as its permanent galleries and international exhibitions, particularly Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid unveils gold card for permanent-visa residents

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid unveils gold card for permanent-visa residents

21 May 2019

Investors and entrepreneurs granted permanent residency in the UAE will be granted a "gold card" confirming their new status.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the move on Tuesday.

He said about 6,800 people had been granted permanent residency under the first round of applications.

They collectively pledged investments of an estimated Dh100 billion, he said.

The UAE's new permanent visa is intended to generate foreign... Read More

Etihad Airways extends its popular free two-night Abu Dhabi getaway offer

Etihad Airways extends its popular free two-night Abu Dhabi getaway offer

20 May 2019

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

UAE welcomes Saudi King's call for emergency summits

UAE welcomes Saudi King's call for emergency summits

20 May 2019

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 unveils its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai focusing on future of commercial aviation (Video)

Emirates unveils its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai focusing on future of commercial aviation (Video)

19 May 2019

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

Ministry of Defence delegation visits 'MILEX-2019' in Belarus

Ministry of Defence delegation visits 'MILEX-2019' in Belarus

19 May 2019

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

Small DA42 plane crashes in Dubai: GCAA

Small DA42 plane crashes in Dubai: GCAA

17 May 2019

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

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