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UAE delegation participates in Kazan Summit 2019

UAE delegation participates in Kazan Summit 2019

28 Apr 2019

KAZAN, WAM – A commercial and business delegation from the UAE attended the Russia-Islamic World International Economic Summit (Kazan Summit 2019) in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan.

The delegation is headed by Juma Al Keet, Assistant Under-Secretary for International Trade at the Ministry of Economy, and includes representatives from the economic departments, chambers of commerce and industry and investment authorities.

The summit, opened by President Rustam Minnikhanov, is... Read More

Burj Khalifa lit up with colours of Sri Lankan flag

Burj Khalifa lit up with colours of Sri Lankan flag

28 Apr 2019

The world’s tallest building was turned green, orange and maroon on Thursday in memory of those who tragically lost their lives in the Sri Lanka bombings.

More than 250 people died when terrorists staged a co-ordinated attack on churches and upmarket hotels in the country on Easter Sunday.

The UAE paid its tribute to victims by lighting up the Burj Khalifa in Dubai with the colours of the Sri Lankan flag.

Other landmarks in the Emirates, including the Abu Dhabi National... Read More

Aston Martin unveils its fastest convertible in the company's history

Aston Martin unveils its fastest convertible in the company's history

25 Apr 2019

Aston Martin has opened the roof on its DBS Superleggera, making it the fastest convertible in the British company's history. Powered by a 715BHP V12 engine, the droptop promises a top speed of 340 km/h.

Unsurprisingly, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is almost identical in design to the coupé version – except for its open top. Its 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission promising prime performances, including 0-100km/h... Read More

New Azerbaijani Ambassador to UAE

New Azerbaijani Ambassador to UAE

25 Apr 2019

WAM – Ahmed Sari Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has received 23rd April, 2019 a copy of the credentials of Maher M. Aliyev, the new Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the UAE.

Al Mazrouei wished the ambassador success in his role in enhancing Emirati-Azerbaijani ties.

The new ambassador, in turn, expressed his happiness at representing his country in the UAE, which, he said, enjoys a prestigious regional and... Read More

flydubai launches flights to Sochi in Russia

flydubai launches flights to Sochi in Russia

25 Apr 2019

Dubai-based flydubai April 23, 2019 has announced the start of flights to Sochi, Russia. Flights between Dubai and Sochi will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, starting from 07 June 2019. flydubai will be the first carrier to offer direct flights on this route from the UAE and the GCC. Commenting on the occasion, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “Russia is an important market for flydubai and we are pleased to announce the new direct flights to Sochi... Read More

Mademoiselle Privé exhibition opens in Shanghai

Mademoiselle Privé exhibition opens in Shanghai

24 Apr 2019

On April 18th 2019, CHANEL unveiled the fourth chapter of the "Mademoiselle Privé" exhibition at the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai. After London in 2015, Seoul in 2017 and Hong Kong in 2018, the "Mademoiselle Privé" exhibition is making a stopover in this modern and dynamic city from April 20th to June 2nd 2019, continuing an immersive journey through the origins of CHANEL's creations capturing the charismatic personality, audacity and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl... Read More

Dubai Duty Free wins two DFNI-Frontier EMEA

Dubai Duty Free wins two DFNI-Frontier EMEA

23 Apr 2019

Dubai Duty Free made a double appearance on the stage at the Duty Free News International (DFNI) – Frontier EMEA Awards for Travel Retail Excellence held in London recently, when the operation was announced the winner in two categories: “Middle East & Africa Travel Retailer of the Year” and “Charitable Initiative of the Year”. The DFNI-Frontier EMEA Awards ceremony was held at the Lancaster Hotel in London in conjunction with the DFNI-Frontier Charity Ball, which attracted guests from... Read More

Nahyan bin Mubarak receives Russian Duma delegation

Nahyan bin Mubarak receives Russian Duma delegation

22 Apr 2019

WAM – Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, 21st April received a delegation from the Duma, the parliament of Russia, led by Buvaisar Saitiev, Member of the Russian Duma, who coordinates the State Duma’s work with the Federal National Council, FNC.

During the meeting, which took place in Sheikh Nahyan’s palace, both sides discussed the relations between the UAE and Russia, and ways of promoting their bilateral cooperation, especially their parliamentary ties.... Read More

UAE, Saudi Arabia provide $US3 billion in assistance to Sudan

UAE, Saudi Arabia provide $US3 billion in assistance to Sudan

22 Apr 2019

WAM – The UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced a joint initiative to support the brotherly people of Sudan. The initiative will see the delivery of US$3 billion in assistance to Sudan.

The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan's central bank to strengthen the country's liquidity and monetary reserves. The remaining amount will be dedicated to support the people of Sudan, across food, medicines, and fuel derivatives.

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Bombs tear through Sri Lankan churches and hotels, killing 290 people

Bombs tear through Sri Lankan churches and hotels, killing 290 people

22 Apr 2019

CNN – The calm of Easter Sunday was shattered by gruesome bombings that killed at least 290 people in Sri Lankan churches and hotels.

Though it's not clear who's behind the eight explosions that forced the country of 21 million people to go on lockdown, they are "certainly acts of terror," said Manisha Gunasekera, high commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK.

An intelligence memo warning of a possible attack had circulated 10 days earlier, raising questions about whether more... Read More

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