UAE News

Emirates Group Announces 2018-19 results

Emirates Group Announces 2018-19 results

28 May 2019

The Emirates Group announced its 31st consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion.

Released in its 2018-19 Annual report, the Emirates Group posted a profit of AED 2.3 billion (US$ 631 million) for the financial year ended 31 March 2019, down 44% from last year. The Group’s revenue reached AED 109.3 billion (US$ 29.8 billion), an increase of 7% over last year’s results. The Group’s cash balance was AED 22.2 billion (US$ 6.0 billion), down 13% from last year mainly due to... Read More

Number of Russian tourists travelling to Bahrain reaches more than 10,000

Number of Russian tourists travelling to Bahrain reaches more than 10,000

27 May 2019

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has “succeeded” in attracting more than 10,000 Russian tourist to Bahrain, the online news outlet News of Bahrain has reported.

The CEO of BTEA Shaikh Khaled bin  Humood Al Khalifa  said that this has increased occupancy rates in the Kindgdom.

Reportedly, he said to the news outlet that the number of tourists nights has reached 34, 578 nights with atotal expenditure of tourisuts arriving amoiunting to BHD 7,217, 730  US (US $... Read More

Eid holiday for private sector starts Ramadan 29th till Shawwal 3rd

Eid holiday for private sector starts Ramadan 29th till Shawwal 3rd

27 May 2019

WAM – Eid Al Fitr holidays for the private sector will begin on Monday, June 3 (29 Ramadan) until 3rd of Shawwal, with work to resume on 4th of Shawwal, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced on 26th May.

This came in a circular issued by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in implementation of the UAE cabinet's decision on setting private sector's official holidays.

The minister conveyed heartfelt greetings to... Read More

Saudi Air Defense intercepts Houthi drone toward King Abdullah Airport in Jizan

Saudi Air Defense intercepts Houthi drone toward King Abdullah Airport in Jizan

27 May 2019

WAM -- The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces, RSADF, has intercept a drone carrying explosives launched by Al-Houthi terrorist militia in an attempt to target King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jizan, according to the Official Spokesman for the Coalition in support of Legitimacy in Yemen. Quoted by the Saudi Press Agency, Colonel Turki Al-Malki said that at 7.14 a.m., the RSADF foiled the attack launched by the Houthi militias without any regard for international humanitarian law and its... Read More

Ruler of Dubai to pay injured British teacher's hospital bills

Ruler of Dubai to pay injured British teacher's hospital bills

26 May 2019

The Ruler of Dubai will pay the medical bills of a British teacher who was seriously injured in a horse riding accident.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said he will cover the full cost of her treatment.

Rebecca Chisholm, 24, was riding with her mother in Dubai on May 10 when she was thrown from her horse. She suffered serious brain... Read More

Ежегодный Круглый стол «Русский язык и театр» состоялся в Дубае

Ежегодный Круглый стол «Русский язык и театр» состоялся в Дубае

26 May 2019

2019 год объявлен в России «Годом Театра». Трудно представить современную культурную жизнь общества без театра, в котором органично синтезированы русский язык, литература, хореография, музыка и изобразительное искусство. Особую роль в развитии и воспитании молодого поколения, повышении образовательного и культурного уровня играют молодежные и детские театры. И, безусловно, театр способствует развитию и обогащению великого русского языка.

На протяжении многих лет театр является одним... Read More

Cannes Film Festival Winners

Cannes Film Festival Winners

26 May 2019

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 are the Middle East's most tagged food on Instagram

Shawarmas are the Middle East's most tagged food on Instagram

23 May 2019

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

Prada is the latest fashion house to go fur free

Prada is the latest fashion house to go fur free

23 May 2019

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

Amadeus: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019

Amadeus: The 8 travel trends you need to know for 2019

23 May 2019

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

... Read More

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