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Space tourism ready for lift off in Al Ain, says UAE Space Agency director (Video)

Space tourism ready for lift off in Al Ain, says UAE Space Agency director (Video)

14 Mar 2019

The UAE could provide the launch pad to finally get ambitious space tourism plans off the ground, the country's space agency director said.

Mohammad Al Ahbabi, director of the UAE Space Agency, said the organisation is working with Virgin Galactic on a bid to operate tourist space flights from Al Ain International Airport in the coming years.

The announcement comes three months after a Virgin Galactic rocket blasted off into space, moving forward efforts to launch an eventual... Read More

flydubai marks start of flights to Uzbekistan with Tashkent inaugural

flydubai marks start of flights to Uzbekistan with Tashkent inaugural

13 Mar 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — flydubai inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Tashkent becoming the first carrier based in the UAE to offer direct flights to Uzbekistan.  The inaugural flight departed on 11 March from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) and was welcomed on arrival at Tashkent International Airport (TAS).

On board the inaugural flight was a senior delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori,... Read More

Dubai reinforces its position as home of Strongman

Dubai reinforces its position as home of Strongman

13 Mar 2019

WAM -- Dubai Sports Council, DSC, in collaboration with the World’s Ultimate Strongman, has launched the WUS Incubator Programme - an innovative, intensive training programme to take athletes with potential and turn them into world beaters. Some of the biggest stars in strength sports are coming to Dubai to take part in a new initiative to develop a new breed of strongmen.

The announcement about the initiative was made at the DSC on Monday by Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of DSC, in... Read More

Statement from flydubai on MAX aircraft

Statement from flydubai on MAX aircraft

13 Mar 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — Following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) flydubai’s fleet of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 2 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft have been grounded.

flydubai is adjusting its schedule to minimise disruption to passengers and will operate flights with its fleet of Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  Where there are flight cancellations flydubai will contact passengers directly.

flydubai continues to be in touch with the... Read More

The Lacoste Cocktail at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2019

The Lacoste Cocktail at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2019

11 Mar 2019

Luxury lifestyle brand Lacoste, the official sponsor of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2019, held their annual cocktail reception on the 27th of February at the Lacoste Lounge located at the heart of the Dubai Tennis Village.

The region’s top tier media and influencers were invited to a unique Lacoste event, the first one of its kind as part of the new brand direction ‘Tennis Cool’ where luxury meets sport style.

Guests mingled and had the opportunity to view key... Read More

SCTDA aims to increase tourism engagement in Russia after number of visitors to Sharjah exceeded 392,000 in 2018

SCTDA aims to increase tourism engagement in Russia after number of visitors to Sharjah exceeded 392,000 in 2018

11 Mar 2019

Amid an ever-growing number of Russian visitors to Sharjah, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is further boosting its presence in Russia’s tourism sector following the surge in tourist arrivals to the emirate which reached 392, 691 in 2018. SCTDA is promoting the emirate’s leading attractions through its 20th year of participation at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) 2019, taking place from March 12 to 14, 2019 at Expo Centre... Read More

Prime Minister and Crown Prince open Qasr Al Watan – Abu Dhabi's new cultural landmark

Prime Minister and Crown Prince open Qasr Al Watan – Abu Dhabi's new cultural landmark

11 Mar 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed opened Qasr Al Watan, the nation’s newest cultural landmark, in the Presidential Palace compound on Sunday.

The Ruler of Dubai together with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, led the opening ceremony.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed the UAE's cultural legacy was a precious asset that demanded respect. Sheikh Mohamed underscored its significance in empowering and inspiring future... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces Dh5.8 billion investment plan for Northern Emirates

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces Dh5.8 billion investment plan for Northern Emirates

07 Mar 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a Dh5.8 billion investment plan for new energy and water projects to serve the Northern Emirates.

Sheikh Mohammed also approved the building of new water dams at a cost of Dh2.4 billion and the creation of a federal water network linking the Northern Emirates to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

As part of an ambitious effort to grow the national economy, he gave the green light to plans for a Dh1.2 billion solar... Read More

UAE, Russia accelerating cooperation

UAE, Russia accelerating cooperation

07 Mar 2019

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, 6th March deliberated prospects for consolidating relations between the two friendly countries.

This came at a meeting held at the ministry's premises in the UAE capital, which occasioned a review of the latest regional and international developments of common interest.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah underlined the close and historical relations... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed meets the men training to carry the UAE flag into space for the first time

Sheikh Mohammed meets the men training to carry the UAE flag into space for the first time

06 Mar 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has met with two Emiratis who are training to carry the UAE flag into space for the first time.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai welcomed Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Saif Al Neyadi to his palace in Zabeel during his weekly majlis.

The pair were picked from among 4,022 applicants for the chance to become the UAE’s first astronaut later this year. Both men have undergone a rigorous training programme in Russia to prepare for the mission on... Read More

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