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Three new supercars join Dubai Ambulance

Three new supercars join Dubai Ambulance

09 Oct 2019

Three new supercars have been added to Dubai Ambulance’s fleet, bringing the total number of race cars to eight.

Khalifa Bin Drai, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) said the supercars include a Nissan GT, a Corvette and a Range Rover.

The unveiling of the fast cars was made during the launch of a three-month campaign made in collaboration with DCAS, Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) titled 'Give way … Give Hope'.... Read More

124-year-old Indian passenger stuns Abu Dhabi officials

124-year-old Indian passenger stuns Abu Dhabi officials

09 Oct 2019

A passenger’s passport caused a stir with immigration officers at Abu Dhabi International Airport after it disclosed that the man’s age was 124.

The passport, which was photographed and shared on social media much to the disbelief of residents, claimed that Swami Sivananda was born in the city of Kolkata in the West Bengal state of India on August 8, 1896.

The images quickly became an internet sensation on social networking sites in the UAE, as social media users looked at the... Read More

Saudi Arabia says 24,000 tourists visited in 10 days

Saudi Arabia says 24,000 tourists visited in 10 days

09 Oct 2019

Around 24,000 foreigners visited Saudi Arabia since a new tourist visa system went into effect in the kingdom on September 27, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

Visitors from China have topped the list with 7,391, followed by citizens of the UK and the US with 6,159 and 2,132 respectively, according to figures released by the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

The top list also features visitors from Canada, Malaysia, France, Germany, Russia, Australia and Kazakhstan.

Last month,... Read More

Female Etihad pilots give rare view of A380 taking off for Paris (Video)

Female Etihad pilots give rare view of A380 taking off for Paris (Video)

08 Oct 2019

It is a rare insight into what happens inside an Etihad jet during take-off.

Footage posted online showed the checks, detail and awesome engineering that goes into getting an Airbus A380 off the ground.

Posted by aviation website JustPlanes, the video shows an all-female crew with an Emirati first officer taking off flight EY037 on a rainy day from Abu Dhabi to Paris.

Both pilot and first officer calmly examine the weather and note some turbulence is expected later in... Read More

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi to take over brother Khalid Al Qasimi’s London fashion label

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi to take over brother Khalid Al Qasimi’s London fashion label

08 Oct 2019

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been named the creative director of London menswear label Qasimi. She will take over the reigns following the death of her twin brother Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the fashion designer behind London menswear label Qasimi and son of the Ruler of Sharjah, who died on July 1 at the age of 39.

Sheikha Hoor is the woman who can be credited with breathing life into the arts scene in Sharjah, first by overseeing the Sharjah Biennial and then by establishing... Read More

UAE nationals to be allowed to travel to Lebanon from Tuesday

UAE nationals to be allowed to travel to Lebanon from Tuesday

08 Oct 2019

UAE nationals will be allowed to travel to Lebanon from Tuesday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation has announced today.

Khalid Belhoul, undersecretary at the ministry, said the decision was reached after the ministry followed up with the Lebanese government about the security of country’s entry ports.

The Lebanese government also made guarantees about the security of the ports.

The recent move is expected to strengthen relations between... Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed opens GITEX Technology Week 2019

Hamdan bin Mohammed opens GITEX Technology Week 2019

07 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on 6th October officially inaugurated the 39th GITEX Technology Week and the 4th edition of GITEX Future Stars at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Taking place from 6th-10th October, the event features 4,500 companies representing 100 countries.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan expressed his appreciation for the steady growth of the event, which is the largest IT... Read More

Putin celebrates his birthday

Putin celebrates his birthday

07 Oct 2019

The Russian president, who turns 67 on 7 October, is going to celebrate the date with his family and close ones in the countryside, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed. Prior to this, Vladimir Putin went to Russia’s pristine forests.

Peskov pointed out that the Russian commander-in-chief, who is turning 67, will spend the day "with relatives and friends outdoors”.

This is in contrast with his previous birthdays, which he has preferred to spend with his former or acting... Read More

Grammy Award-Winning Russian National Orchestra to open Abu Dhabi Classics 2019/2020

Grammy Award-Winning Russian National Orchestra to open Abu Dhabi Classics 2019/2020

07 Oct 2019

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is delighted to announce the return of Abu Dhabi Classics, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Abu Dhabi Classics 2019/2020 season will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, offering a range of classical delights that includes world-renowned orchestras and soloists,... Read More

Bvlgari’s one-of-a-kind pieces featured in Mary Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer 2020 show

Bvlgari’s one-of-a-kind pieces featured in Mary Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer 2020 show

07 Oct 2019

The show took place with breathtaking backdrop of the ancient Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion. This is the first time a fashion show has ever been staged around this heritage site.

Designer Mary Katrantzou and Bvlgari Jewelry’s Creative Director Lucia Silvestri worked together on defining the looks in the show. One BVLGARI necklace was specially created for the occasion featuring an ancient greek coin

Thanks to the deep connection with the Mediterranean origins, BVLGARI and... Read More

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