UAE News

UAE welcomes Saudi King's call for emergency summits

UAE welcomes Saudi King's call for emergency summits

20 May 2019

WAM – The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's call to the leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and other Arab League states for two emergency summits in Makkah on May 30th, 2019, on the critical circumstances the region is going through and their consequences on regional peace and stability.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement said the call is reflective of... Read More

Emirates unveils its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai focusing on future of commercial aviation (Video)

Emirates unveils its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai focusing on future of commercial aviation (Video)

19 May 2019

Emirates, Premier Partner and the Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, today unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6 month mega-event. The Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation. Emirates has already broken ground on the pavilion and construction began in March 2019.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman... Read More

Ministry of Defence delegation visits 'MILEX-2019' in Belarus

Ministry of Defence delegation visits 'MILEX-2019' in Belarus

19 May 2019

WAM – A senior delegation from the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, led by Major General Pilot Isaac Saleh Mohammed Al Baloushi, Head of the Executive Administration of Industries and Defence Capacities Development at the Ministry of Defence, visited the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX-2019, held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

Accompanied by Ahmed Mohammed Manqoush Al Tunaiji, UAE Ambassador to Belarus, the delegation, witnessed the launch of... Read More

Small DA42 plane crashes in Dubai: GCAA

Small DA42 plane crashes in Dubai: GCAA

17 May 2019

WAM – A UK-registered small DA42 plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport, killing four people on board, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced today.

The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed, said the GCAA in a statement.

An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.

The... Read More

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

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