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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® at WAFI!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® at WAFI!

29 Aug 2019

An amazing time is coming to WAFI and visitors will be able to practice, break real records in real time and get the chance to be ‘OFFICIALLY AMAZING’® . From 13 September – 23 November, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® will be at WAFI and people of all ages can enjoy all the action. 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® have been creating record-breaking moments since 1955 and visitors will have the chance to view 11 galleries across the site with each gallery featuring unique stories. Be it the bizarre... Read More

Rostec is showing more than 250 pieces of modern technology at MAKS

Rostec is showing more than 250 pieces of modern technology at MAKS

29 Aug 2019

State Corporation Rostec is showing new civil, military and special aviation equipment at the MAKS-2019 air show, which is held from August 27 to September 1 in Zhukovsky. Among those items are six new aircraft and helicopters, as well as communications equipment, electronic warfare equipment, aircraft systems, engines, and airfield equipment. The state corporation is one of the main organizers of the MAKS air show.

The Rostec holding companies and enterprises exhibit, with an area of... Read More

ADIHEX 2019 draws impressive turnout on opening day

ADIHEX 2019 draws impressive turnout on opening day

28 Aug 2019

WAM – The17th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2019 was launched Tuesday with an impressive turnout on its opening day.

The event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club and will continue until the 31st of August 2019.

The slogan for this year’s edition is "Together to Consolidate Sustainable Hunting Initiatives."... Read More

Pope Francis welcomes new UAE committee to promote tolerance and cooperation

Pope Francis welcomes new UAE committee to promote tolerance and cooperation

28 Aug 2019

WAM – Pope Francis of the Catholic Church on Monday welcomed the UAE's announcement of a Higher Committee to implement the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, which was signed by himself and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Ahmed El Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi in February 2019.

He also thanked the UAE "for the concrete commitment shown on behalf of human fraternity," and expressed hope that similar initiatives may spring up in other parts of the world.

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Revealed: What Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Masouri will take to space

Revealed: What Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Masouri will take to space

27 Aug 2019

The UAE's first Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will be rocketed to the International Space Station (ISS) at 5.56pm on September 25 to make the UAE the 19th country to visit the space station, officials announced on Monday, exactly 30 days before the much-awaited launch.

Hazza will be on the ISS for an eight-day space expedition as part of the UAE’s Astronaut Programme.

Hazza will be with crewmates Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir and Russian commander Oleg Skripochka as they... Read More

DarkMatter presents UAE cybersecurity research award initiative

DarkMatter presents UAE cybersecurity research award initiative

27 Aug 2019

DarkMatter Group, the region's first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, has announced the UAE Cybersecurity Research Award (CRA) initiative – an award focused on generating ideas that will safeguard the world's smart cities against the cybersecurity threats of tomorrow.

In conjunction with strategic partner, Khalifa University, DarkMatter Group is inviting university students, graduate research assistants, researchers, and faculty from both local and... Read More

AED7 million to redevelop Abu Dhabi's Corniche Road

AED7 million to redevelop Abu Dhabi's Corniche Road

25 Aug 2019

WAM – The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has announced that roadworks have commenced on Abu Dhabi's Corniche Road.

The project, valued at AED7 million, entails development works on the central traffic island across Corniche Road. The project is divided into two phases. The first phase is being carried out on the Corniche Road and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street intersection, up until the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street intersection.

The second phase involves road works... Read More

Phone scam warning for UAE residents

Phone scam warning for UAE residents

25 Aug 2019

Scammers and fraudsters have become bolder and are now using scare tactics to extract money from unsuspecting people. Many gullible residents have lost hundreds of thousands of dirhams, authorities said.

Phone fraudsters now call people directly or send them a WhatsApp message to tell them that their ATM or credit cards are blocked and they need to call a certain number to fix the problem, Abdullah Buali, information security analyst at UAE's Telecommunications... Read More

Wife in UAE seeks divorce because husband loves her a lot, doesn't argue with her

Wife in UAE seeks divorce because husband loves her a lot, doesn't argue with her

25 Aug 2019

If one argument could save a marriage, this is it. But the fawning husband cooked, cleaned, swept and loved his wife passionately. Completely. She in turn felt choked by his affection and now wants to divorce him.

The woman sought divorce from her husband at the Shariah court in Fujairah because his love was too much for her to bear.

"He never yelled at me or turned me down," the woman, a Gulf national, told the court.

"I was choked by extreme love and affection. He even... Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo presents Refracted

Salvatore Ferragamo presents Refracted

22 Aug 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo presents Refracted: a striking new suite of Fall/Winter 2019 shoes whose uniting feature reflects the rich diversity of the world we live in today. Newly designed by Creative Director Paul Andrew, the inaugural offer of five Refracted shoe styles are very different but have one thing in common - the Refracted heel.

This innovative heel shape comes in three heights (1cm, 5,5cm, 8cm) and is constructed from a highly durable yet ultralight plastic which is then coated... Read More

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