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Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan and brothers get married

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan and brothers get married

16 May 2019

Three sons of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, were married on Wednesday evening.

According to Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, 36, was married to Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum in a religious ceremony. The government media office confirmed the marriage of the three brothers, who share the same mother, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma, on Thursday.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of... Read More

UAE jails Hezbollah-linked terror suspects over explosives plot

UAE jails Hezbollah-linked terror suspects over explosives plot

16 May 2019

Six terror suspects linked to Hezbollah have been convicted of plotting to set off explosives at a facility in the UAE.

Four men were jailed for life and two were each handed ten years in prison. Another man was fined Dh3,000 for possessing an unlicensed firearm.

A further five - a Syrian and four Lebanese nationals - were cleared of all charges.

State Security prosecutors said the men acted as a terrorist cell under the instructions of Iran-backed militant group... Read More

UAE weather: Heavy rain, thunder and lightning on the way

UAE weather: Heavy rain, thunder and lightning on the way

16 May 2019

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning could be on the way over the next week, forecasters have warned.

Clouds will begin building on Saturday, especially over the west and east, bringing a chance of rain. They will continue to gather on Sunday, moving over southern and eastern parts of the country, leading to further showers, especially in the afternoon and evening.

However, the worst of the weather will take place from Monday to Wednesday.

Clouds will increase, especially... Read More

Lyst's Quarterly Index reveals the hottest brands in fashion right now

Lyst's Quarterly Index reveals the hottest brands in fashion right now

15 May 2019

The first installment of the 2019 Lyst Index has been released, and the online fashion search platform has analyzed the shopping behavior of more than five million consumers and their browsing patterns across 12,000 online stores to rank the hottest brands of Q1 2019.

Lyst details how the index formulates its sample size, as well as the engagement statistics that have impacted results. "The formula behind the Index takes into account global Lyst and Google search data, conversion... Read More

The Nike Pro Hijab has become one of the world's most popular clothing items (Video)

The Nike Pro Hijab has become one of the world's most popular clothing items (Video)

15 May 2019

Nike’s sports hijab has become one of the most searched-for clothing items in the world.

Since its release in December 2017, interest in the lightweight head-piece has been steadily growing, according to fashion search engine Lyst.

But during the first quarter of 2019, its popularity rose by 125 per cent, seeing it enter the top 10 most-wanted items in luxury fashion.

Nike spent years working on the Pro Hijab alongside a host of Muslim female athletes including American... Read More

Experience the city’s top attractions in 36 hours with the new Dubai Stopover Pass

Experience the city’s top attractions in 36 hours with the new Dubai Stopover Pass

15 May 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is building on the Dubai Pass product portfolio, with the launch of the latest offering – the Dubai Stopover Pass, specifically designed for short-stay visitors to enjoy the emirate’s wide variety of attractions and experiences in the most affordable way. Announced at Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), The Dubai Stopover Pass allows visitors to save both time and money as it combines the city’s favoured attractions, tours... Read More

An endless ski slope has opened in Dubai

An endless ski slope has opened in Dubai

13 May 2019

If you fancy brushing up on your winter sports skills over the UAE's hot summer months, there is a new option in town as an endless ski track is now open in Dubai's Al Quoz.

Infinite Ski is essentially a treadmill for skiers. It allows you to choose the speed you go at and how steep it is, and it's great for brand new skiers and experts looking to brush up on their slope skills, alike.

It is the first Maxxtracks Indoor skiing centre in the Middle East. The first session is... Read More

UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch: MeznSat set to launch by end of 2019

UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch: MeznSat set to launch by end of 2019

13 May 2019

WAM -- The UAE Space Agency and Exolaunch have announced a joint agreement to launch MeznSat into orbit by the end of this year. The agreement was signed during the recent Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi.

MeznSat was developed by students from the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Khalifa University. The satellite will operate using a shortwave infrared spectrometer to measure the abundance and distribution of methane and carbon dioxide in UAE’s atmosphere.

A... Read More

Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported

Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported

13 May 2019

WAM – Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage operations today, 12th May, near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MOFAIC, has announced.

The Ministry said that the concerned authorities have taken all necessary measures, and are investigating the incident in cooperation with local and international bodies.

It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels... Read More

Fujairah denies explosions at port

Fujairah denies explosions at port

12 May 2019

FUJAIRAH, 12th May, 2019 (WAM) -- The Fujairah Media Office denied media reports that explosions took place at the Port of Fujairah this morning.

The Office said in a statement, "The operations at the Port are going as normal."

It added, "Media outlets must be responsible and rely on official sources."

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