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British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 passengers

British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 passengers

08 Aug 2019

British Airways cancelled more than 100 flights to and from London airports and delayed many others on Wednesday after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems, stranding more than 20,000 passengers.

The airline said that it had resolved a "temporary systems issue" that caused delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports for much of the day.

BA cancelled 117 flights due to operate to or from Heathrow and 10 Gatwick... Read More

Millennium Al Barsha opens its doors

Millennium Al Barsha opens its doors

08 Aug 2019

Millennium Al Barsha, a four-star hotel located in Al Barsha area in close proximity to Mall of the Emirates, is now soft open for business and leisure travelers.

The hotel is developed and owned by Deyaar Development PJSC, one of the UAE’s leading property development and real estate services companies and managed by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa- one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region.

Christian Palacin, General Manager of... Read More

Avant-garde greats featured at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Avant-garde greats featured at Louvre Abu Dhabi

08 Aug 2019

WAM – Featuring some of the most notable names of the 20th century Avant-Garde scene, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s upcoming exhibition, 'Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co.(1900-1939)', will include more than 80 works by artists including Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Juan Gris, Chaïm Soutine, Constantin Brancusi and Tamara de Lempicka.

Running from 18th September to 7th December, the exhibition will trace the creative output of emigrant artists living... Read More

Bvlgari parfums' Rose Goldea Blossom Delight celebrates a woman's coming of age

Bvlgari parfums' Rose Goldea Blossom Delight celebrates a woman's coming of age

07 Aug 2019

Get ready to be enchanted by the youthful and vibrant scent of BVLGARI Parfums’ Rose Goldea Blossom Delight.

This follows Bvlgari Parfums' Rose Goldea, launched in 2016, which introduced a calm, feminine scent. Differing from the latter, the brand new perfume represents a girl on the edge of womanhood, at the start point of achieving her dreams. This fresh and radiant fragrance embodies these hopeful and passionate sentiments. Crafted by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, the brand new... Read More

DEWA, Stanford University collaborate for solar energy R&D

DEWA, Stanford University collaborate for solar energy R&D

07 Aug 2019

WAM – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, announced its cooperation with Stanford University in numerous research and development fields involving researchers at its Research and Development Centre through its membership in the university’s 'Energy 3.0 Programme'.

The fields of research include radiation cooling to improve the efficiency and performance of solar panels, utilisation of autonomous robots in monitoring and maintaining solar power plants, and the use of... Read More

World's richest lose $117 billion in one-day market meltdown

World's richest lose $117 billion in one-day market meltdown

07 Aug 2019

Bloomberg – Twenty-one members of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index lost $1 billion or more as investors reacted to stepped-up tensions between the U.S. and China. Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos declined the most, shedding $3.4 billion as shares of the online retailer tumbled. But he’s still the richest person on the planet with $110 billion.

Among others with steep losses were Bernard Arnault, who lost $3.2 billion; Mark Zuckerberg, down $2.8 billion; Mukesh Ambani, who dropped $2... Read More

Abu Dhabi's hotel guest numbers reach 1.2 million in Q2 2019

Abu Dhabi's hotel guest numbers reach 1.2 million in Q2 2019

06 Aug 2019

Abu Dhabi’s hotels have posted remarkable year-on-year growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2019, with hotel guest numbers reaching a record 1.2 million for the April to June period, a 6.8% increase from the same period in 2018.

The latest report from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) also shows that total hotel revenues for the 2nd Quarter were up to AED 1.2 billion, a rise of 3.7% from the previous year.

Year-to-Date (YTD) metrics for 2019 also show... Read More

Emirati food on ISS for the first time in history

Emirati food on ISS for the first time in history

06 Aug 2019

(WAM) -- The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced that Hazzaa AlMansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, ISS, on 25th September, will host a traditional Emirati food night at the station.

AlMansoori will be dressed in the traditional Emirati clothes, and will offer his fellow astronauts three Emirati foods - 'madrooba', 'saloona', and 'balaleet'. The event will be the first of its kind, and for the first time they would taste... Read More

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons announces the participation of Rolex at Dubai Watch Week

Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons announces the participation of Rolex at Dubai Watch Week

06 Aug 2019

Building on a long-standing partnership with Rolex, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is pleased to announce the brand’s participation at Dubai Watch Week, set to take place from 20 to 24 November 2019

This is the first time that Rolex will participate at a watchmaking event in the Middle East, with a dedicated exhibition exploring the universe of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner. Through panels and interactive displays, the Submariner exhibition tells the story of how the celebrated divers’... Read More

9 killed in Dayton, Ohio, in second U.S. mass shooting in 24 hours

9 killed in Dayton, Ohio, in second U.S. mass shooting in 24 hours

05 Aug 2019

(CNN) – The gunman's sister was one of nine people killed in a shooting early Sunday in downtown Dayton, Ohio, police said.

At least 27 others were injured when Connor Betts, 24, fired an assault rifle in a popular nightlife district about 1 a.m., authorities said.

Betts fired for less than a minute from a ".223 high-capacity" gun, and he had additional magazines with him, Mayor Nan Whaley said. The .223 caliber is used in rifles like the AR-15 assault rifle used in previous... Read More

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