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An endless ski slope has opened in Dubai

An endless ski slope has opened in Dubai

13 May 2019

If you fancy brushing up on your winter sports skills over the UAE's hot summer months, there is a new option in town as an endless ski track is now open in Dubai's Al Quoz.

Infinite Ski is essentially a treadmill for skiers. It allows you to choose the speed you go at and how steep it is, and it's great for brand new skiers and experts looking to brush up on their slope skills, alike.

It is the first Maxxtracks Indoor skiing centre in the Middle East. The first session is... Read More

UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch: MeznSat set to launch by end of 2019

UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch: MeznSat set to launch by end of 2019

13 May 2019

WAM -- The UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch have announced a joint agreement to launch MeznSat into orbit by the end of this year. The agreement was signed during the recent Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi.

MeznSat was developed by students from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Khalifa University. The satellite will operate using a shortwave infrared spectrometer to measure the abundance and distribution of methane and carbon dioxide in UAE’s atmosphere.

A... Read More

Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported

Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported

13 May 2019

WAM – Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage operations today, 12th May, near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MOFAIC, has announced.

The Ministry said that the concerned authorities have taken all necessary measures, and are investigating the incident in cooperation with local and international bodies.

It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels... Read More

Fujairah denies explosions at port

Fujairah denies explosions at port

12 May 2019

FUJAIRAH, 12th May, 2019 (WAM) -- The Fujairah Media Office denied media reports that explosions took place at the Port of Fujairah this morning.

The Office said in a statement, "The operations at the Port are going as normal."

It added, "Media outlets must be responsible and rely on official sources."

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Atlantis Aquaventure plans to become one of the world's biggest waterparks

Atlantis Aquaventure plans to become one of the world's biggest waterparks

12 May 2019

Atlantis Aquaventure will add a third, 34-metre tall tower with 12 slides to the park in the summer of 2020.

The park currently has 20 rides spread across 17 hectares.

The new ‘Trident Tower’ will a number of rides, including a 449-metre family adventure water coaster and a ‘flying saucer’ hybrid ride featuring patented sequential jets that propel passengers.

Aquaventure will also improve of its iconic ‘Leap of Faith’ ride with an updated version on Trident Tower,... Read More

Huge version of ‘LOVE ME’ heart sculpture unveiled in Downtown Dubai (Video)

Huge version of ‘LOVE ME’ heart sculpture unveiled in Downtown Dubai (Video)

09 May 2019

The artist’s three-dimensional, mirrored-steel ‘LOVE ME’ heart sculpture that first appeared in February last year to visitors to The Dubai Mall, has been recreated - but this time on much larger scale.

The new ‘LOVE ME’ heart, the latest piece to be added to Emaar’s growing community art portfolio, is so big that it had to be transported in pieces to its new home and assembled onsite.

At a height of five metres and equally wide, ‘LOVE ME’ has a depth of 3.8 metres and weighs... Read More

DUBAI SKY POD: Dubai's futuristic Sky Pods transport system (Video)

DUBAI SKY POD: Dubai's futuristic Sky Pods transport system (Video)

09 May 2019

Dubai is renowned for its blue-sky thinking, so it is no surprise that the emirate is planning to get another hi-tech venture off the ground. Sky Pods – a high-speed cable car-style transport system – is being tested by the Roads and Transport Authority in partnership with creators Skywatch Greentech.

A new video gives travellers a glimpse the new technology. It shows the sky pods passing landmarks such as the DIFC and the Museum of the Future. One model, the high-speed Unibus, can... Read More

Ajman Free Zone extends its reach to more countries in middle Asia and East Europe

Ajman Free Zone extends its reach to more countries in middle Asia and East Europe

08 May 2019

Ajman Free Zone has signed a partnership deal with Ipravo, a Kazakhstan based business consultancy company to represent AFZ in some central Asia and East Europe countries. 

This is part of AFZ’s ambitious plans to promote its services in main markets across the world and attract more businesses by highlighting the myriad benefits of establishing a business in Ajman.

The agreement will help AFZ to promote its services to the Russian speaking nations and strengthen its presence... Read More

4.75 million visitors to Dubai in Q1 2019

4.75 million visitors to Dubai in Q1 2019

08 May 2019

WAM -- Dubai welcomed 4.75 million international overnight visitors in the first quarter of 2019, posting an over two percent increase in tourism volumes compared to the same period last year according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

Steadily picking up from a stable 2018 performance, Dubai’s tourism sector saw optimistic indicators from its top volume generators and its emerging growth drivers, setting the pace for 2019 both in... Read More

Emirati astronauts get custom “Soyuz MS-15” seats

Emirati astronauts get custom “Soyuz MS-15” seats

08 May 2019

WAM -- A team of specialised engineers from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos designed two custom Soyuz MS-15 seats for Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi, following the official announcement of the launch date of the first Arab and Emirati astronaut to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September, 2019, and the announcement made by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of selecting Al Mansoori as the prime astronaut and AlNeyadi as the back-up... Read More

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