Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison on December 2, to celebrate the UAE's 47th National Day, as well as commemorate the legacy and values of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The late founding father of the UAE dedicated his life and leadership to unify and shape a better collective future for the nation, and today's formation flight is a soaring display of unity as all four carriers showcase the UAE's aviation success story to the nation... Read More
The UAE now has the world's most powerful passport, achieving the top ranking on Saturday in an achievement hailed as a tribute to the legacy of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, and the country's diplomacy.
The number 1 spot in the global Passport Index was achieved just as the UAE celebrates it 47th National Day and its achievements since 1971.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed the news, saying in a tweet that the world "opens its doors... Read More
The senior management, hotel staff and the shopping mall tenants at Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, joined the nation by observing a minute’s silent prayer from 11:30 am to 11:31 am to honor the sacrifices of the countrymen who offered their lives and blood on the battlegrounds.
Post the silent prayer, the UAE country flag was hoisted high and the national anthem was played.
Moussa El Hayek, Chief... Read More
Ministries, schools and offices observed a minute’s silence on Thursday to honour Emiratis who have died while serving their country.
Ceremonies for Commemoration Day, which usually falls on November 30 but is being marked a day early, took place across the UAE.
The day began with the lowering of the national flag at 8am.
A minute’s silent prayer was observed from 11.30am to 11.31am, which was followed by the raising of the flag and the national anthem.
The first... Read More
H.E. Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri, Governor of CBUAE, stated: “It is very important to commemorate the Zayed Centenary and recognise his essential contribution to the rise and progress of the UAE. H.E. also added: “These commemorative editions reflect the spirit of the UAE’s and highlight the people’s loyalty to its founding father.”
The Central Bank will issue 5000 silver commemorative coins weighing 60 grams. The front side of the coin will feature the logo and the “Year of Zayed -... Read More
The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an arrangement for sharing of supervisory information and enhancing of cooperation in the area of banking supervision. The MoU was signed by H.E Mohammed Ali bin Zayed, Deputy Governor of CBUAE and H.E Dmitry Lapko, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the NBRB.
The MoU sets out an agreement for the two parties to cooperate closely in... Read More
Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can now achieve their next Emirates Skywards tier faster thanks to an exciting new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles on flights.
The offer is valid for eligible tickets booked between 26 November and 03 December 2018 (both days inclusive) for travel on Emirates or flydubai flights between 26 November 2018 and 31 March 2019. To be eligible for the promotion, customers must be existing or new... Read More
After a six-month journey across hundreds of millions of miles of deep space, NASA's InSight spacecraft—a mission nearly ten years and close to $1 billion in the making—landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Monday, touching down on the planet's surface just a few minutes before 12:00 pm PT.
In the final moments of the spacecraft’s descent, the mission control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was silent as updates on InSight's status blared over the PA system: "Altitude... Read More
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been hailed by Russian media after extending financial help to a tourist whose mother died during a family holiday in the emirate.
Leading media outlets in Russia, including Interfax, RIA Novosti, Kommersant, Argumenty and Russia, carried the news and lauded Sheikh Mohammed's act of kindness, state news agency WAM reported.
Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, arranged for all expenses incurred... Read More
Emirates made a clean sweep this week with award wins across multiple countries – from Russia and Belgium to the UAE - a testament to the airline’s consistent delivery of industry-leading travel experiences for its diverse customer base, and its commitment to investing in innovative products that will ensure its customers fly better.
Emirates was named ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ at the prestigious 2018 ULTRAs. In a vote taken by over 500,000... Read More