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UAE public holidays for 2019 and 2020 announced by Cabinet

UAE public holidays for 2019 and 2020 announced by Cabinet

06 Mar 2019

Private sector workers will have the same number of holidays as government employees, the Government has announced.

The UAE Cabinet issued a decree on Tuesday unifying the number of holiday days between the public and private sector.

Previously, the public sector would enjoy more days off than private companies.

The Cabinet also announced the public holidays for this year and 2020. Public and private sector workers will have 14 official days off this year.

The... Read More

Jaguar I-Pace is European car of the year

Jaguar I-Pace is European car of the year

06 Mar 2019

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize.

The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency and value for money.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “For our first electric vehicle to also be the first... Read More

€11 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire becomes the most expensive new car ever

€11 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire becomes the most expensive new car ever

06 Mar 2019

There's a fine line for hypercars.

If it's too outrageous, they become cartoonish. Be too subtle, well, it's merely just super.

Bugatti marked its 110th anniversary with the La Voiture Noire - a sleek jet-black rocket that's more Bruce Wayne's Sunday runaround than his alter-ego's attack-mode Batmobile.

They are billing it as the most expensive new car ever - at €11 million, coincidentally a million euros for every decade.

The 16-cylinder engine has six tailpipes... Read More

Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace to open its doors to the public

Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace to open its doors to the public

05 Mar 2019

The public will be able to take a glimpse inside the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi for the first time next week.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, announced on Monday that a building in the palace compound, named Qasr Al Watan – or Palace of the Nation – will open for visitors to take part in tours.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces Dh1.5bn 'new generation of UAE schools'

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid announces Dh1.5bn 'new generation of UAE schools'

05 Mar 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announces Dh1.5bn plan to build 'new generation of schools'. Courtesy Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Twitter

A new generation of schools will be built in the UAE at a cost of Dh1.5 billion, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said on Monday.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said the schools will include laboratories for robotics, artificial intelligence, health and the environment, as well as specialised sports facilities... Read More

Millennium Atria Business Bay set to strengthen the business tourism landscape of Dubai

Millennium Atria Business Bay set to strengthen the business tourism landscape of Dubai

04 Mar 2019

Dubai, UAE (March 04, 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA), one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region and Deyaar Development PJSC, one of the UAE’s leading property development and real estate services companies, yesterday opened the Millennium Atria Business Bay that will serve a growing hospitality and tourism sector, especially the Expo 2020 visitor traffic.

Saeed Al Qatami, CEO of Deyaar Development, and Ali Hamad Lakhraim... Read More

10-wheel hybrid truck out of Jeep Wrangler and giant military vehicle builds in UAE (Video)

10-wheel hybrid truck out of Jeep Wrangler and giant military vehicle builds in UAE (Video)

03 Mar 2019

Known as the "Dhabiyan", the giant truck was built using sections of a Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Dart and the rig of an Oshkosh M1075 military truck.

The ridiculous creation is the brainchild of sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, well known car collector.

According to his Instagram account, he purchased the former US military transporter before stripping it back and adding the Wrangler on top as the driver compartment.

Dubbed the "largest SUV in the world", it also uses the... Read More

Dubai Tennis Final: Roger Federer wins 100th career title

Dubai Tennis Final: Roger Federer wins 100th career title

03 Mar 2019

Dubai is certainly a home away from home for Roger Federer.

The Swiss superstar owns a house here and often uses the emirate as part of his pre-season training schedule.

Now Federer has another reason to be even more fond of Dubai as it was here, at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday night, where he won his 100th ATP Tour title, collecting prize money of US$523,300 (Dh1.92m) in the process, after a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

It was also a... Read More

UAE set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023, says ATM research

UAE set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023, says ATM research

28 Feb 2019

Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 2018 and 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019. Looking at the country’s top three source markets, the number of Indian visitors travelling to the UAE will increase at a CAGR of 7% to 3.01 million in 2023,... Read More
'Flame of Hope' for Special Olympics World Games lit in Athens

'Flame of Hope' for Special Olympics World Games lit in Athens

28 Feb 2019

In a ceremony in the Greek capital, the torch for the games, branded "the Flame of Hope" was lit before it was taken on a tour of Athens.

The torch will be transported on an Etihad Airways flight to the UAE, where it will land on Thursday afternoon, before being taken to Ras Al Khaimah to begin the torch run.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which has been branded the Flame of Hope Torch Run for 2019, will feature law enforcement officials from around the world and competitors in... Read More

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