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Andy Murray leaves tennis with a lasting legacy and a place in the history books (Video)

Andy Murray leaves tennis with a lasting legacy and a place in the history books (Video)

13 Jan 2019

The National -- The tributes and outpouring of support have said it all. Tennis players past and present have used their social media platforms and Australian Open press conferences to stand alongside Andy Murray after the greatest British player of the modern era announced his impending and premature retirement.

A career that has included three grand slam titles – two of them historic – a pair of Olympic gold medals – again, more history – a combined 45 ATP titles, and a spell at the... Read More

Two zookeepers attacked by jaguar at Al Ain Zoo

Two zookeepers attacked by jaguar at Al Ain Zoo

10 Jan 2019

The accident happened on Sunday but only came to light on Wednesday.

The incident is believed to have occurred due to human error when an interior cage door was left open, contravening the zoo’s strict safety protocols.

A fire extinguisher may have saved the lives of two big cat keepers at Al Ain Zoo on Sunday when it was discharged to scare off a jaguar that attacked them after a cage door was left open.

Both zookeepers — an African and an Asian man — were injured in... Read More

Start the New Year with savings through My Emirates Pass

Start the New Year with savings through My Emirates Pass

09 Jan 2019

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has announced the return of My Emirates Pass, an exclusive seasonal pass that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership package, allowing customers to take advantage of fantastic discounts and benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE.  Emirates’ customers now have more reasons to start off the New Year and explore Dubai’s many attractions.   Emirates passengers travelling to and through Dubai from January 1 until... Read More

UAE's first fully electric bus now in service in Abu Dhabi

UAE's first fully electric bus now in service in Abu Dhabi

08 Jan 2019

The National -- The UAE’s first fully electric bus is now in service in Abu Dhabi — and passengers can ride it for free for the next few months.

The Eco-Bus, launched by Masdar, is serving a six-stop route between Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and Masdar City.

The bus has been added to the city’s Department of Transport’s fleet and has been extensively tested to check its performance.

Authorities hope it will help the emirates deliver on its sustainability... Read More

Dubai princess shares unseen wedding videos to mark her first anniversary (Video)

Dubai princess shares unseen wedding videos to mark her first anniversary (Video)

08 Jan 2019

The National -- Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has posted unseen footage of her fairy tale wedding on social media to mark her first anniversary as a married woman.

The princess married Sheikh Suhail bin Ahmed Al Maktoum on January 5, 2018 in a grand ceremony that was attended by a consortium of the country's rulers, as well as dignitaries, ministers and top officials from Dubai and the UAE.

It was... Read More

Golden Globes winners 2019: Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, Roma and Sandra Oh (Video)

Golden Globes winners 2019: Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, Roma and Sandra Oh (Video)

07 Jan 2019

The National -- Lady Gaga won for A Star Is Born, Christian Bale thanked the antichrist for inspiration in playing former US vice president Dick Cheney and co-host Sandra Oh took home an award, too, after speaking passionately about "faces of change" at the 76th Golden Globes.

Politics were largely absent from the ceremony on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, before Bale took the stage to accept a globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead... Read More

Sheikh Hamdan and star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo meet in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan and star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo meet in Dubai

03 Jan 2019

He is widely regarded as footballing royalty, so a meeting with the Crown Prince of Dubai was the perfect match for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus player kicked off a social media storm on Wednesday when he posed for a snap with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed during his high-profile visit to Dubai. The Crown Prince of Dubai, known as @Faz3 on Instagram, posted a photo of the duo and called Ronaldo "a great player and a greater friend".  Ronaldo, known as @Cristiano on Instagram, posted a... Read More

Mega Russian Music Festival in Abu Dhabi

Mega Russian Music Festival in Abu Dhabi

03 Jan 2019

From 31 December 2018 to 8 January 2019 Abu Dhabi is hosting a mega music festival of Russian popular music with 14 concert programs in 8 days on various venues across the city.

The festival is featuring legendary performers as well as talented rising stars. 14 unique shows, 6 wide scale venues, over 30 performers and this is just the beginning of the year!

Filipp Kirkorov, Vladimir Presnyakov, Grigoriy Leps, Oleg Gazmanov, Polina Gagarina, Egor Krid, Leonid Agutin, Anzhelika... Read More

Dubai Duty Free Annual Sales Reach Dhs7.356 billion (US$2.015 billion)

Dubai Duty Free Annual Sales Reach Dhs7.356 billion (US$2.015 billion)

03 Jan 2019

The New Year began on a high note for Dubai Duty Free with the operation announcing annual sales for 2018 of Dhs7.356 billion (US$2.015 billion), representing a 4.31% increase over the previous year.

It was clear that a remarkable year was coming to a close in December when the retailer crossed the Dhs7.3 billion or US$2 billion milestone on 29thDecember.  The operation’s 35th Anniversary Day on December 20th, when customers were offered a 25% discount on a range of products, resulted... Read More

UAE mesmerises the world with Emaar’s spectacular  New Year’s Eve Gala 2019 in Downtown Dubai (Video)

UAE mesmerises the world with Emaar’s spectacular New Year’s Eve Gala 2019 in Downtown Dubai (Video)

02 Jan 2019

In a never-before-seen spectacle of fireworks and laser displays on the iconic Burj Khalifa and the performances of The Dubai Fountain, Emaar mesmerised the world with its New Year’s Eve Gala in Dubai to usher in 2019.

The event welcomed over a million revellers in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s flagship mega-development in the heart of the city. A highlight was the special tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, whose birth centennial was... Read More

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