BASEL, SWITZERLAND, March 21, 2019 – This morning, Baselworld 2019 officially opened with a clear signal that it is heading towards a modern future. The ceremonial “Ribbon Cutting” was held this morning in Hall 1.0 to the Alphorn tones of Swiss musician Eliana Burki. The m usician is renowned for her unconventional use of the alphorn in funk, pop and jazz songs, symbolising Swiss traditions in a contemporary form.
In addition to Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld... Read More
On the launch of the third round of Arab Hope Makers initiative, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that "Every person has a capacity to give and a talent to invest in serving societies."
He added, "Water drops make a river, and reigniting civilisations starts with giving. Creating hope will spark a new life in our region."
The third round of Arab Hope Makers initiative, the largest of its kind in the... Read More
In a word, Bvlgari style is unexpected. For more than a century, its designs have cast aside the old in search of what is next. Fearless designs move boldly into new territory, forever challenging themselves to be more daring, more beautiful, more sublime. True to form, Bvlgari has replicated this spirit with its exceptional timepieces, and is at the forefront of a new Rinascimento that breaks the mold of Swiss watchmaking, rewriting the rules for contemporary watches with every debut. As do... Read More
Meduza -- Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first and only president Kazakhstan has ever known, announced in a national address on Tuesday that he is resigning from office.
“I have decided to terminate my powers as president. This year will mark 30 years I have spent at our nation’s highest post. The people gave me the opportunity to be the first president of an independent Kazakhstan,” he said, according to the news agency Interfax.
The country’s acting president will be Kassym-Jomart... Read More
Yas Marina Circuit will welcome the world’s best, and fastest, rally drivers for the inaurgral FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, held at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Tickets are on sale now for the opening race of the thrilling 11-round series, the first time a championship race has taken place in the Middle East.
In another exciting and dramatic first for Yas Marina Circuit, the 2019 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP will feature the first-ever night race, with cars tackling the... Read More
WAM -- UAE start-ups have secured US$31.36 million in investments which account for 88 percent of the whole deal value of the region. Local Services, Ecommerce and Financial Services are the top three industries accounting for 44 percent of the entire deal count.
In addition, logistics (9.3 percent), software (7.1 percent), media (4.6 percent), education (4.6 percent) and transportation (4.6 percent) are other industries that were a part of the deal.
These statistics were... Read More
Inspired by the effects of the open air on the skin, the LES BEIGES line by CHANEL has introduced new instinctive beauty steps over the past few seasons. Created for women in search of authenticity and freedom, it “oxygenates” the complexion by imitating every nuance of nude skin in the great outdoors. This colour palette sparked a desire for understated sophistication. A timeless and recognizable natural healthy glow. With LES BEIGES, Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color... Read More
Pope Francis visits the UAE for a landmark, three-day visit which took place from February 3 to 5. It was the first time a Pope has ever come to the UAE.
The visit coincides with the UAE’s celebration of the Year of Tolerance, which was declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE in December 2018.
The Pope’s iconic visit to the UAE comes after an invitation was extended by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, during his visit to the... Read More
Etihad Airways announced an improvement in core operating performance of 15% in 2018, 7% higher than forecast, on revenues of US$ 5.86 billion (2017: US$ 6.0 billion). The airline reported a loss of US$ 1.28 billion for the year (2017: US$ -1.52 billion).
Since commencing its five-year transformation programme in 2017, the airline has improved its core operating performance by 34% despite challenging market conditions and effects of an increase in fuel prices.
Etihad carried... Read More
ABU DHABI, 13th March, 2019 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received, in Al Shati Palace, Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan.
At the start of the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed Nazarbayev’s visit to the UAE, which will strengthen the relations and cooperation between the two countries and answers the aspirations of their leaderships and peoples... Read More