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Sheikh Mohammed to pay Dh840,000 hospital bill of deceased Russian tourist

Sheikh Mohammed to pay Dh840,000 hospital bill of deceased Russian tourist

25 Nov 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has extended financial help to a Russian woman whose mother died after a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai during a family trip.

All of the late woman’s medical expenses at a private hospital, which total Dh840,000, will be covered by the Prime Minister, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, as well as the cost of transporting her remains to her country and the family’s... Read More

Portland Tiara theft: Diamond crown described as 'national treasure' stolen

Portland Tiara theft: Diamond crown described as 'national treasure' stolen

24 Nov 2018

The priceless heirloom - made by Cartier in 1902 - was pinched along with a diamond brooch from the Portland Collection Gallery

Police are hunting a gang of thieves who smashed into an armoured glass display case at a historic estate before fleeing with a priceless diamond tiara.

The famous Portland Tiara - seen by countless members of the public and... Read More

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

21 Nov 2018

The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year, however profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices, and unfavourable currency movements in certain markets, amidst other challenges for the airline and travel industry.  

The Emirates Group revenue was AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion) for the first six months of its 2018-19 financial year, up 10% from AED 49.4 billion (US... Read More

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Chechen president

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Chechen president

20 Nov 2018

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held a Sea Palace Barza on Monday where he met with Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, and delegates attending the Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities forum.

At Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, Sheikh Mohamed and President Kadyrov discussed issues of mutual concern. The two agreed to develop ties between both countries.

The outspoken leader of Russia's Chechnya republic is a... Read More

Hail celebrates King Salman’s visit in Al Magawat

Hail celebrates King Salman’s visit in Al Magawat

20 Nov 2018

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud visited Hail as part of his tour to the northern region, where he inaugurated many development projects in health, education and civil servicing sectors.

King Salman accompanied by 350 delegates including the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, and elite royal family members and ministers, attended a public reception hosted by the people of Hail region at Magawat Park.... Read More

Etihad launches new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’  (Video)

Etihad launches new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’ (Video)

20 Nov 2018

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new brand platform: ‘Choose Well’. The airline’s new customer proposition is an invitation for all to make choices about how they travel and to journey on their own terms. It is also a validation that Etihad’s customers, partners, guests and employees are at the heart of every good choice it makes. The launch is timed to coincide with the airline’s birthday celebrations of fifteen years since its first flight.

The... Read More

Plan b Group to promote ‘Visit St Petersburg’ tourism activities in the UAE

Plan b Group to promote ‘Visit St Petersburg’ tourism activities in the UAE

20 Nov 2018

Dubai based Plan b Group has successfully bid for the ‘Visit St. Petersburg’ account. The acquisition of the destination marketing initiative mandates Plan b Group to promote St Petersburg within the UAE as a choice destination for business and leisure. Additionally, Plan b Group Founder & Chairman, Harmeek Singh has been appointed as ‘Visit St Petersburg’s’ representative in the country.

“Through the ‘Visit St. Petersburg’ campaign, Plan b will do what we do best by promoting... Read More

The lake of love: Crown Prince of Dubai unveils new heart-shaped lake

The lake of love: Crown Prince of Dubai unveils new heart-shaped lake

19 Nov 2018

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad, Crown Prince of Dubai, has unveiled an unusual man-made lake in Dubai — it is shaped like two interlocking love hearts.

The Crown Prince of Dubai, who uses the name faz3 on Instagram, posted the image of the sight at Al Qudra Lakes in the emirate, along with the message: “To all of you.”

If that wasn't swoon-worthy enough, trees have been planted beside the water to spell out the word 'love'.

The lakes are even visible on Google Maps.   

... Read More
Dubai plans to live monitor 60 per cent of roads in new Dh590m scheme to cut congestion

Dubai plans to live monitor 60 per cent of roads in new Dh590m scheme to cut congestion

19 Nov 2018

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has given the green-light to a Dh590m traffic scheme aimed at cutting congestion and slashing accident response times.

The expanded smart traffic system will monitor 60 per cent of the emirate's traffic in real-time - a sharp increase on the current coverage of 11 per cent.

The increased monitoring network is being introduced in a bid to ease congestion, reduce crash response time and bolster road safety in Dubai.

The project... Read More

Gemfields introduces ‘Inkalamu’, the 5,655 carat Lion Emerald

Gemfields introduces ‘Inkalamu’, the 5,655 carat Lion Emerald

15 Nov 2018

Gemfields is honoured to announce the discovery of ‘Inkalamu’, the Lion Emerald, a 5,655 carat Zambian emerald crystal with remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue.

Inkalamu was discovered at Kagem, the world’s largest emerald mine, which is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% by the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia (which belongs in turn to the Government of the Republic of Zambia).

“The discovery of this... Read More

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