The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped with jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu announcing the group’s unanimous decision to award the Palme d’Or to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho for his sly, politically charged “Parasite.” Following last year’s win for humanistic Japanese drama “Shoplifters,” the well-reviewed Asian thriller represents the yin to that film’s yang: the story of a lower-class family who try to improve their social situation by infiltrating a rich... Read More
Shawarmas have officially gone global. The popular Arabic meat and vegetable sandwiches are the most tagged food from the region on Instagram around the world.
To date, the humble shawarma has been tagged an impressive 533,182 times – not taking spelling variations into account.
Pizza is the most shared dish on the 'Gram, with an impressive 39,403,430 tags under its cheesy belt. Also on the list are sushi (24,392,529 posts), pho (2,412,928 posts), kimchi (1,558,017 posts) and... Read More
Fur is a big part of Italian fashion culture. It is a sign of wealth, a marker of style and, despite the oft-warm climate, Romans, Florentines and Milanese rarely miss a chance to shrug a fox fur or mink over their shoulders.
Yet seemingly, times they are a-changing. Prada, the brand famous for it’s cerebral approach – designer Miuccia Prada likes to make her customers think – has just announced it will be ditching fur from its spring summer 2020 collections.
With this move... Read More
The global travel industry is experiencing a fundamental change to the way in which travel is sold and how the traveler is served. At Amadeus, we actively observe travel trends so our customers and partners, and ourselves, can innovate and create better journeys for all.
As we continue to shape the future of travel in the long term, we’ve identified eight trends we’re looking at for 2019:
1. Personalization will remain a top priority for all areas of the travel industry
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Construction of Expo 2020 Dubai’s petal-shaped Thematic Districts is now complete, marking one of the most significant milestones on the road to welcoming the world to the UAE for 173 days of fun, creativity and inspiration.
More than 100 million working hours have now gone into developing the site, including the completion of all shell and core works for the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability Districts. Final building completion certificates have been... Read More
Etihad Airways has unveiled a major Economy transformation programme starting with the cabin upgrade and refurbishment of 23 narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The retrofit programme, which includes new personalised wireless streaming entertainment to smartphone and tablet devices, is scheduled for completion in August this year. The airline is also introducing a new and improved Economy dining concept on all its flights as part of a wider programme of enhancements to its inflight... Read More
The World Food Programme welcomes the Russian Federation’s donation of 97 KAMAZ trucks and 30 trailers, which will greatly help enhance its transport capacity. The 21 May’s handover marks another important milestone in the historic and long-lasting partnership between the Russian Federation and WFP in the area of logistical technologies. This recent donation will contribute to boosting the operational performance of three of WFP Regional Fleet Hubs, namely in the UAE, Ghana and Uganda.... Read More
WAM – More than 10,000 guests, made up of children, families and other art enthusiasts, including visitors from abroad as well as UAE residents, visited Louvre Abu Dhabi on 18th May, as the global community of cultural institutions celebrated the International Museum Day.
With extended opening hours until 1 am, visitors enjoyed the museum’s plethora of ongoing activities as well as its permanent galleries and international exhibitions, particularly Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch... Read More
Investors and entrepreneurs granted permanent residency in the UAE will be granted a "gold card" confirming their new status.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the move on Tuesday.
He said about 6,800 people had been granted permanent residency under the first round of applications.
They collectively pledged investments of an estimated Dh100 billion, he said.
The UAE's new permanent visa is intended to generate foreign... Read More
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, announced it is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s vibrant and diverse attractions.
Abu Dhabi offers visitors the chance to explore cultural highlights, impressive architecture... Read More