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 Emiratis now granted visa on arrival in Russia

Emiratis now granted visa on arrival in Russia

19 Feb 2019

UAE citizens can now obtain a visa on arrival in Russia as part of a growing partnership between the two countries.

The change in policy, which came into force on Sunday, follows an agreement struck last July granting Russian passport holders a free 30-day visa on arrival in the UAE, with the option to extend for another month for a fee.

The change was praised as a sign of the flourishing friendship between the UAE and Russia when it was announced last year.

It followed... Read More

IDEX 2019: UAE Rulers watch spectacular opening display

IDEX 2019: UAE Rulers watch spectacular opening display

18 Feb 2019

The National -- The UAE's leaders and visiting heads of state watched a spectacular opening ceremony as Abu Dhabi's annual defence show got under way on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, were among the hundreds of spectators at the purpose-built parade ground at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Among the foreign dignitaries was the Chechen... Read More

Sheikh Hamdan posts latest daredevil jetman video (Video)

Sheikh Hamdan posts latest daredevil jetman video (Video)

17 Feb 2019

The latest daredevil Jetman stunt to emerge on social media has been posted by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed.

Jetman Dubai, together with adventure sports company XDubai, is a collection of thrill-seekers who wear jet-propelled wings to perform adrenaline-fuelled feats around the world.

Soaring through the skies like Marvel superhero Iron Man, the group have posted videos flying alongside an Emirates A380, above the Palm Jumeirah and also through the... Read More

Airbus and Emirates reach agreement on A380 fleet, sign new widebody orders

Airbus and Emirates reach agreement on A380 fleet, sign new widebody orders

14 Feb 2019

Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. Emirates will take delivery of 14 further A380s over the next two years. As a consequence and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380  in 2021.

Emirates has also decided to continue growing with Airbus’ newest generation, flexible widebody aircraft, ordering 40... Read More

Russia Announced as Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020

Russia Announced as Guest of Honour for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020

14 Feb 2019

 The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has chosen Russia as the Guest of Honour for the 30thedition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will take place from 16 to 22 April next year.

Russia’s participation in the Fair, which was confirmed after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DCT Abu Dhabi and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication - Moscow, is expected to attract significant visitor numbers with... Read More

Emirates celebrates love on board and in worldwide lounges for Valentine’s Day

Emirates celebrates love on board and in worldwide lounges for Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2019

Emirates is celebrating the season of love with its customers on board and in its lounges this Valentine’s Day. As part of its commitment to create seasonal menus and unique experiences for celebrations worldwide, Emirates has refreshed its Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for its customers.

The celebrations kick off in Emirates’... Read More

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches mega tourism projects in ancient area of Al-Ula

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches mega tourism projects in ancient area of Al-Ula

13 Feb 2019

Arab News -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched on Sunday mega tourism projects in Al-Ula, including a resort designed by a renowned French architect and a nature reserve, both called Sharaan.  Jean Nouvel, the French architect who designed Louvre Abu Dhabi, will build a resort in the mountains of Al-Ula as part of a plan launched on Sunday night to transform the home of ancient civilizations into a destination for visitors from around the world.

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Oman looks to double number of Russian tourists

Oman looks to double number of Russian tourists

13 Feb 2019

Times of Oman -- Zulauf said to Times of Oman, “At maximum, we hope that the number is doubled within the next two to three years. Then, by the next five years, the number will be tripled. We are using the strategy of attracting wealthier Russians to resorts and five star establishments first, as there are many more wealthy people in Russia than in other countries, and then thinking about the middle class for four star hotels.”

This came during a meeting the Ministry of Tourism held... Read More

Elite police squads fired up for Dubai challenge

Elite police squads fired up for Dubai challenge

11 Feb 2019

The National -- Elite police squads from all corners of the globe are laying down the law in Dubai in a unique test of their rapid response skills.

The UAE Swat (special weapons and tactics) Challenge got underway on Sunday, with 60 highly-trained teams, including from the United States, Italy, France, Argentina and Russia, on red alert at Dubai Police's Al Ruwayaa Training City.

Highly-trained officers will part in a variety of dramatic scenarios - from hostage rescues to... Read More

All of the Grammy winners: Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Drake and more

All of the Grammy winners: Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Drake and more

11 Feb 2019

The National -- Cardi B made history on Sunday night as the first solo woman to ever win Best Rap Album at the Grammy Awards (Lauryn Hill won in 1996, but when she was part of the group The Fugees).

Meanwhile, regular visitor to the UAE Dua Lipa won Best New Artist while female singer-songwriter St Vincent also won the award for best rock song on the night.

The big award – album of the year – went to country star Kacey Musgraves for Golden Hour.

Meanwhile, it was... Read More

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