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flydubai expands East with the launch of flights to Krabi and Yangon

flydubai expands East with the launch of flights to Krabi and Yangon

15 Aug 2019

Dubai-based flydubai announced the launch of flights to Krabi in Thailand and Yangon in Myanmar, expanding its network to Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) starting from 10 December 2019.

Krabi International Airport (KBV) serves as a gateway to Krabi province in southern Thailand and neighbouring regions like Malaysia and Singapore. With the launch of the daily service,... Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects

15 Aug 2019

WAM – The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited several infrastructure projects related to the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will begin in October 2020, with the participation of 195 countries.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visited the Expo 2020 Office in Dubai South, accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the... Read More

P&O Cruises cancels all Dubai and Arabian Gulf cruises

P&O Cruises cancels all Dubai and Arabian Gulf cruises

14 Aug 2019

Cruise company P&O Cruises has scrapped its winter 2019/20 Dubai and Arabian Gulf programme. The majority of the cruise line’s 49 departures were due to pass through the Strait of Hormuz, which lies between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait has been the focus of international tension in recent months. In July, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero. Concerns for British cruise ships have resulted in P&O axing its programme to the... Read More

Eid Al Adha: 9-day lightshow in LegoLand Dubai

Eid Al Adha: 9-day lightshow in LegoLand Dubai

14 Aug 2019

The theme park, Legoland Dubai, is organizing a scintillating light show that recreates Dubai’s iconic skyline. But there is a catch! The skyline will be recreated with illuminated lego blocks bringing the marquee buildings to life and light in their miniature sizes.

Think Dubai, and you think of Burj Khalifa, don’t you? Burj Khalifa is the first imagery that pops up with the mention of Dubai skyline. And that’s why they have set up the towering piece in the center of the light show... Read More

Versace apologises after T-shirt lists Hong Kong and Macau as separate countries

Versace apologises after T-shirt lists Hong Kong and Macau as separate countries

13 Aug 2019

Donatella Versace has issued a personal apology to the nation of China, after one of her luxury label's designs mislabelled the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau as independent countries.

The chief creative officer of Versace said she was "deeply sorry for the unfortunate error", which drew furious comments from Chinese fans, who accused the brand of challenging their country's territorial claims.

"Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s national sovereignty and... Read More

Emirates and Etihad flights cancelled as Hong Kong airport closes

Emirates and Etihad flights cancelled as Hong Kong airport closes

13 Aug 2019

Travellers headed in or out of Hong Kong now face severe disruptions as authorities have cancelled all departing flights for the remainder of Monday, August 12.

Hong Kong’s Airport authority said it was cancelling all flights that were not yet checked in and has advised people not to travel to the airport. Incoming flights that have not yet departed are also reported to be cancelled.

All passengers have been advised to leave the terminal buildings as quickly as possible and... Read More

Epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week schedule to underline UAE capital’s heavyweight leisure and entertainment destination status

Epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week schedule to underline UAE capital’s heavyweight leisure and entertainment destination status

11 Aug 2019

The hugely-anticipated entertainment schedule for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has been revealed, with the seven-day series of city-wide events - which take place September 1-7 ahead of UFCâ 242: KHABIB VS. POIRIER- shaping up to be the hottest week-long party in the Middle East.

With only a handful of VIP and hotel package tickets left available for UFCâ 242,Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi),has upped its own ante with... Read More

The world’s wealthiest family gets $4 million richer every hour

The world’s wealthiest family gets $4 million richer every hour

11 Aug 2019

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day.

That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since last year’s Bloomberg ranking of the world’s richest families.

At that rate, their wealth would’ve expanded about $23,000 since you began reading this. A new Walmart associate in the U.S. would’ve made about 6 cents in that time, on the way to an $11 hourly minimum.

Even in this... Read More

UAE expresses deep concern over armed confrontations in Aden

UAE expresses deep concern over armed confrontations in Aden

11 Aug 2019

WAM – The UAE has expressed deep concern over the continuation of armed confrontations in Aden, calling for calm, de-escalation and maintaining the security and safety of Yemeni citizens.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has stressed the need for all parties to support the efforts and confront the Houthi coup militia and other terrorist groups and eliminate them.

Sheikh Abdullah called for a responsible and... Read More

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

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