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Emirati astronauts get custom “Soyuz MS-15” seats

Emirati astronauts get custom “Soyuz MS-15” seats

08 May 2019

WAM -- A team of specialised engineers from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos designed two custom Soyuz MS-15 seats for Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi, following the official announcement of the launch date of the first Arab and Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September, 2019, and the announcement made by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of selecting Al Mansoori as the prime astronaut and AlNeyadi as the back-up... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome royal baby boy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome royal baby boy

07 May 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed their first child, a boy, the royal family confirmed on Monday. The new baby is Queen Elizabeth's eighth great-grandchild and the seventh in line to the British throne.

Kensington Palace said in a statement that Meghan went into labor early Monday morning. Harry was by Meghan's side, the statement said.

The boy was born at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the palace said. "It's been the most amazing... Read More

Bvlgari unveils Serpentiform exhibition in Chengdu, China

Bvlgari unveils Serpentiform exhibition in Chengdu, China

07 May 2019

Following the success of the previous editions in Rome, Singapore and Tokyo, Bvlgari inaugurated yesterday the fourth edition of SerpentiForm at Chengdu Museum that will run until August 25. 

Epitomizing seduction, rebirth and transformation, the snake has been intertwined for centuries with the history of mankind, captivating the imagination... Read More

Moscow airport plane fire: At least 41 people killed in crash landing (Video)

Moscow airport plane fire: At least 41 people killed in crash landing (Video)

06 May 2019

CNN -- Aeroflot flight SU 1492 skidded down the runway at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, its rear section ablaze and spilling thick, black smoke.

Once the plane had come to a halt, passengers escaped using emergency slides from the plane's two forward doors, before running away from the burning aircraft.

Initial reports said the Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk, a Russian city in the Arctic circle, when an emergency on board forced it to turn back.

Russia'... Read More

GCC travellers ‘Take another look’ at Azerbaijan

GCC travellers ‘Take another look’ at Azerbaijan

05 May 2019

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) the national promotion body established to support the growth of Azerbaijan’s tourism industry introduced its marketing campaign ‘Take another look’ at the 26th edition of ATM 2019. As part of its strategy to present a new portrait of the country, enhance its destination value and double the current in-bound tourism by 2023, ATB launched its global marketing campaign in UAE to garner interest from tourists across the Middle East region.

The brand... Read More

Etihad Airways to go double-daily from Abu Dhabi to Moscow Domodedovo

Etihad Airways to go double-daily from Abu Dhabi to Moscow Domodedovo

05 May 2019

Building on the success of its current daily service between the capitals of the UAE and Russia, Etihad Airways has announced a new second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which will operate seasonally between 27 October and 10 May 2020. 

The additional flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will provide more convenient travel options between the two capital cities as passengers can now choose between a daytime and evening departure from both Abu Dhabi and... Read More

Russian startups examine growth opportunities and advantages in Dubai market

Russian startups examine growth opportunities and advantages in Dubai market

05 May 2019

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently participated in a roundtable in Moscow which familiarised Russian startups with Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and growth opportunities that the emirate offers.

The roundtable, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre and PROFEX, provided valuable insights on Dubai’s business environment, fast-growing startup sector, and the various accelerator and incubator programmes, initiatives, services and... Read More

The Russian icon is gifted an Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur in Dubai to celebrate his birthday

The Russian icon is gifted an Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur in Dubai to celebrate his birthday

02 May 2019

In an intimate party at the decadent Burj Al Arab, Russian popstar Philipp Kirkorov laughed, danced and mingled with his closest friends, whilst wearing an Ulysse Nardin timepiece gifted to him by the iconic brand in celebration of his 52nd birthday.

Inspired by Ulysse Nardin’s marine heritage yet fully modernized for daily urban wear, the Marine Torpilleur is supremely comfortable on the wrist and a delight to the eye, with luxury straps in alligator matching the striking blue watch... Read More

Three celebrity chefs join the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Three celebrity chefs join the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

02 May 2019

With a focus on delivering culinary sensations like no other, The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a well-known global icon, is proud to announce three new chefs to the group’s current collection of ten celebrity restaurants; Francky Semblat, Kim Joinie-Maurin and Kasper Kurdahl, celebrating a combined total of 7 Michelin stars at their most recent culinary appointments.

The news follows the recent milestone recruitment of Michael Ellis as Chief Culinary Officer, the former Managing Director of... Read More

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo 'buys world's most expensive car'

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo 'buys world's most expensive car'

02 May 2019

As a big-game player on a $35 million per year contract, Ronaldo clearly has money to spend — and reports in Italy's Sky Sport, Spain's MARCA, and the Daily Mail suggest the 34-year-old has bought the "most expensive" car on the planet.

The motor was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 earlier in the year.

It has an 8.0 liter turbocharged W16 engine capable of taking its driver to speeds as high as 260 mph.

Only one model has been built, and it was inspired by the... Read More

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