Thousands of people from across the UAE are readying themselves for Pope Francis's historic visit to Abu Dhabi.
Families around the Emirates have described the palpable sense of excitement since the surprise announcement of the two-day visit next year.
Many have already booked time off work to ensure they can make the most of the unique occasion.
A large public Mass will be held at Zayed Sports City at 10.30am on February 5, with more than 100,000 people expected to... Read More
It's been a busy weekend in Vatican City for Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi: seeing the sights, meeting Pope Francis, and making history in the process.
Al Jassmi became the first Arab artist to perform at the Vatican's annual Christmas concert when he took to the prestigious stage on Saturday night (December 15).
The Concerto di Natale in Vatican City, which is now in its 26th year, has been held annually since 1993, inviting Italian and international artists to perform free... Read More
A Russian oligarch whose superyacht is impounded in a Dubai harbour has been forced to sell a $5 million (Dh21 million) helicopter and give the cash to his wife as Britain's biggest ever divorce case continues.
Oil and gas tycoon Farkhad Akhmedov has refused to give up the $500m (Dh1.8 billion) yacht Luna, which is at the centre of legal negotiations with his former wife Tatiana.
It remains in port at Mina Rashid until lawyers can break the deadlock of complex legal argument.... Read More
From 31 December 2018 to 8 January 2019 Abu Dhabi will host a mega music festival of Russian popular music with 14 concert programs in 8 days on various venues across the city.
The festival will feature legendary performers as well as talented rising stars. On the New Year's Eve, diverse Gala-Dinner concert program awaits all the guests.
14 unique shows, 6 wide scale venues, over 30 performers and this is just the beginning of the year!
Filipp Kirkorov, Vladimir... Read More
Huawei, the iconic global tech brand, lit up Burj Khalifa once again to announce the launch of its most premium PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS smartphone in the United Arab Emirates. Pre-order of the exclusive red-hued device runs from the 14th to the 20th of December, providing consumers a one-week window before devices hit the shelves on the 21st of December.
A collaboration between Huawei and Porsche Design, The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS is a statement device that caters... Read More
Ulysse Nardin, watchmaker of the oceans, hosted an equisite evening in the desert on 10th December to exclusively showcase its limited-edition Classic Tourbillon Falcon timepiece.
In collaboration with partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the carefully curated event drew inspiration from the adventurous spirit of the people of the UAE, the unique desert lifestyle of the ancient tribes, and the grand tradition of falconry.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — Dubai-based flydubai launches new fare types offering passengers more choice when travelling in Economy. The new fare types are applicable for all bookings made from 02 December onwards and allows passengers to choose between Lite, Value and Flex bundles designed to cater to their different travel needs and budget.
Passengers travelling in Business continue to benefit from great value for money with the existing business class fares that include a... Read More
Dubai Duty Free will again expand its annual anniversary promotion for 72 hours with a 25% pre-Christmas sale. In what has become an annual shopping spree celebration, the airport retailer will offer a special 25% discount on a wide range of products over three days starting from the 18th of December until the 20th to mark its 35th anniversary celebration. The 25% discount offer will be available for all departing, transiting and arriving passengers at Dubai International Airport and Al... Read More
The Grand Millennium Business Bay, the newest property by the Millennium Hotels & Resorts was home to the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and top Hollywood celebrities Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon and Madeleine Stowe.
The stars have given their seal of approval to the 5-star property during their 3-day stay and praised its excellent service and luxurious facilities. The celebrities attended the Bover 1822 “Brilliant is Beautiful” gala which raised funds for both Artists for Peace... Read More
Police are going back to basics.
Akin to the traditional Bedouin way of travel, Abu Dhabi Police on Monday have integrated camels in the department of its special patrols unit in the criminal security section.
Maj Gen Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, confirmed the initiative was launched in tandem with celebrating Emirati heritage.
“Police have been trained in accordance with the standard of best practices to carry out their civic... Read More