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Etihad Airways offers free luggage allowance for golfers

Etihad Airways offers free luggage allowance for golfers

08 Apr 2019

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is welcoming golfers to Abu Dhabi’s renowned courses, allowing them to bring their golf clubs free-of-charge, enhancing the city’s sporting credentials and improving the experience of every golfer who touches down in the capital.

Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice-President Destination and Leisure Management at Etihad Airways, said: “The capital’s golf courses are some of the many highlights of a visit to the UAE and it is our pleasure to... Read More

Sobha Realty Posts Record Sales of AED500 million for Q1 2019

Sobha Realty Posts Record Sales of AED500 million for Q1 2019

07 Apr 2019

Dubai-UAE: Sobha Realty, the leading premium real estate developer, registered a record AED500 million in sales bookings for Q1 2019.

Highlighting the strong investor interest in Sobha Realty’s residential launches, the company’s sales from January to March 2019 are 33 per cent over the target of AED375 million per quarter.  

Last year, Sobha Realty announced its intention of generating up to AED1.5 billion (US$408.4 million) in turnover in 2019, increasing the target by two-thirds to... Read More

Elie Saab apartments to be built in Dubai

Elie Saab apartments to be built in Dubai

07 Apr 2019

His romantic, ethereal gowns have transfixed the front rows at Paris Fashion Week for years, and now Dubai residents will be able to capture the magic of Elie Saab's work in their home.

The superstar Lebanese designer is collaborating with Dubai real estate development company Emaar on luxury, branded apartments, offering Palm Jumeirah, Dubai skyline and Arabian Gulf views.

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UAE home to over 67 fintech start-ups in Middle East

UAE home to over 67 fintech start-ups in Middle East

07 Apr 2019

WAM -- The UAE tops the list of countries in the Middle East with the highest number of financial technology (fintech) start-ups to date, reveals Bloomberg Intelligence in its latest report.

The UAE with 67 start-ups, was followed by Turkey at 44 and Jordan and Lebanon at 30 each.

Overall, the number of fintech start-ups in the region is forecast to expand from 96 in 2019 to 465 by 2020. An Accenture analysis based on CBI Insights data, has predicted that investments in the... Read More

Investments to UAE expected to rise by 20% in 2019

Investments to UAE expected to rise by 20% in 2019

07 Apr 2019

WAM -- The UAE Government’s new foreign direct investment, FDI, law passed in 2018 could accelerate FDI flows by up to 20 percent this year, from the eight percent average growth rate, as per the recent estimates of the Ministry of Economy.

The landmark law is predicted to further strengthen the already business-friendly climate in the country.

The law is going to take a prominent spot in the upcoming global FDI discussions at the Annual Investment Meeting 2019 in Dubai... Read More

Marvel at the Burj Khalifa: world's tallest building lights up with the Avengers

Marvel at the Burj Khalifa: world's tallest building lights up with the Avengers

04 Apr 2019

The Avengers have assembled on the tallest building in the world.

Avengers: Endgame hits cinema screens in the UAE on Wednesday, April 24, and last night the superhero squad went up in lights on the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.

The globe's tallest tower went full LED blue to celebrate the Marvel movie, with Thor front and centre, Captain Marvel on top and then Tony Stark and what looks like Captain America (or it could potentially be Peter 'Spiderman' Parker) hanging out... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah makes 'noteworthy strides', says World Bank report

Ras Al Khaimah makes 'noteworthy strides', says World Bank report

04 Apr 2019

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has made "noteworthy strides" in ease of doing business, a World Bank report has noted.

According to the 'Doing Business 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah' report, the emirate has shown "significant improvement" as a result of reforms introduced by federal authorities in four areas: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.

This report is the third Subnational 'Doing Business' benchmarking in the... Read More

Захра Лари высказалась о соперничестве между Медведевой и Загитовой

Захра Лари высказалась о соперничестве между Медведевой и Загитовой

04 Apr 2019

Фигуристка из Объединенных Арабских Эмиратов Захра Лари в интервью RT высказалась о противостоянии двух российских фигуристок Алины Загитовой и Евгении Медведевой, сообщает РИА Новости.

"Здоровая конкуренция всегда идёт только на пользу, даже если за пределами катка эти люди кажутся хорошими друзьями. Иначе у тебя просто не будет стимула выкладываться на полную. Поэтому я считаю, что они подталкивают друг друга вперёд". - заявила спортсменка.

Лари также призналась, что ей ближе... Read More

17 centuries in language, culture chronicled in 'Historical Arabic Language Dictionary'

17 centuries in language, culture chronicled in 'Historical Arabic Language Dictionary'

03 Apr 2019

WAM -- The Emirate of Sharjah will undertake a first-of-its-kind project, compiling the 'Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language'. The dictionary will examine 17 centuries of development in the Arabic language, as well as Arab culture.

The project was announced the Arabic Language and Culture Festival in Milan, by Sharjah's Arabic Language Academy Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Safi Al Mosteghanemi.

In a statement, Dr. Al Mosteghanemi, revealed that the project is underway... Read More

Emirates wins Best First Class at 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines

Emirates wins Best First Class at 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines

03 Apr 2019

Emirates has been awarded Best First Class in the world at the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Airlines. The airline also clinched several other awards including Best Regional Business Class Middle East, Best First Class Middle East and nabbed the overall Travelers' Choice Major Airline honour for the Middle East. TripAdvisor has awarded the world’s top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines by TripAdvisor flyers, gathered over a 12-... Read More

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