The world’s newest car brand, and the only one solely focused on producing a full range of luxury and premium electric cars, unveiled its first electric vehicle – the Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar – that can accelerate faster than a General Dynamics F-16 fighter jet.
Is that possible? Yes, because the Battista can accelerate to 180 mph (290 km/h) in less time than it takes an F-16 to do the same. Equally impressive is that the hypercar’s four electric motors can generate a... Read More
Thousands of millionaires relocated to the UAE last year, a new global wealth report has revealed.
The 2019 Global Wealth Migration Report says the number of millionaires moving to the UAE increased by 2 per cent from 2017.
The report, published by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, says Dubai was one of the most popular locations and attracted more than 1,000 millionaires from outside the country.
It surpassed major cities including Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, New... Read More
The foundation stone for the first traditional Hindu Temple was laid in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
The 'Shilanyas Vidhi' ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha - the religious and social organisation building the temple.
The ceremony started with rituals led by Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami. Sanskrit verses filled the air as priests described to devotees how each ritual had to be conducted.
Community leaders and... Read More
WAM -- The UAE participated in the fifth edition of the Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum. A ministerial level delegation, headed by Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed Al Sayegh, Minister of State, and with the attendance of Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, took part in the event.
The participants at the two-day forum, which concluded yesterday, discussed the means of promoting political and economic cooperation between Arab countries... Read More
WAM -- Emirates Airline has announced that it completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested US$150 million in converting the ten Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet from three to two class cabins featuring wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format and a fully refreshed economy class cabin.
The reconfiguration of the ten aircrafts was executed fully in-house at Emirates Engineering’s facilities in Dubai. The Engineering team spent a total... Read More
The US Air Force has deployed F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters to the Middle East for the first time.
The jets arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi earlier this week and are ready to be sent on missions across the region.
The aircraft, which cost about $90 million (Dh330m) each, are undetectable by radar. The F-35s are equipped with advanced weapons systems which mean they do not have to be pointing at its target. They also have the capability to launch electronic... Read More
WAM -- Dubai Cares has pledged AED7,347,000 (US$2 million) to support Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai.
The announcement came during the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. that took place between 8th and 14th April.
At the Education Cannot Wait’s High Level Steering Group Meeting, Dubai Cares took part in discussions towards restoring schooling in areas affected by Cyclone Idai that recently hit Mozambique. The funds will be directed towards Education... Read More
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2019: Meraas today confirmed that Ain Dubai will be completed in time for Expo 2020 Dubai celebrations. Standing at over 250 metres high, the structure will be over 200 percent taller than the first ever Ferris wheel, demonstrating Meraas’ continuous desire to push the boundaries of what’s possible with modern engineering and construction.
Meraas also confirmed that the eighth and final 450-tonne temporary spoke has been successfully removed from... Read More
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of the Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales, a massive shopping event taking place across the emirate from April 15 to May 1.
Visitors and residents alike will have the chance to enjoy a rewarding shopping experience for two weeks throughout the capital and Al Ain region, with incredible offers and rewards from dozens of retailers in shopping malls across the emirate.
The first edition of... Read More
Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, one of France's most visited places.
Flames burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and quickly engulfed the spire, which collapsed.
A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area.
"Everything is collapsing," a police officer near the scene said as the entire roof of the cathedral continued to burn.
Firefighters... Read More