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DIFC Academy and EdAid partner to enable world-class digital education

DIFC Academy and EdAid partner to enable world-class digital education

25 Feb 2021

As part of the Centre’s vision to develop human capital and the skills needed for the future, the DIFC Academy has partnered with EdAid, the London based FinTech platform dedicated to increasing access to higher education, to launch the Future Campus. The platform will offer online education opportunities to UAE nationals and residents from leading global academic institutions.

The initiative supports the UAE Vision 2021 to build a competitive knowledge-based economy by developing... Read More

Abu Dhabi announces updated list of 'Green List' destinations

Abu Dhabi announces updated list of 'Green List' destinations

24 Feb 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations. Passengers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Countries, regions, and territories included within the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international development. Inclusion... Read More

Breitling confirmed as official timekeeper for UAE Tour 2021

Breitling confirmed as official timekeeper for UAE Tour 2021

24 Feb 2021

Breitling has been announced as the official timekeeper of the UAE Tour 2021, the Middle East’s world tour race. As Official Timekeeper, the luxury Swiss watchmaker will award the winner of each of the tour’s seven stages, and the overall General Classification victor, with the Breitling Endurance Pro. The model features a red inner bezel ring and a bold red rubber strap, matching the UAE Tour’s official colour.

The partnership is Breitling’s latest chapter in a long and storied link... Read More

Victoria drives food export growth in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

Victoria drives food export growth in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

22 Feb 2021

Victoria, Australia’s food basket and one of the world’s leading premium food suppliers, has revealed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were the highest value food and fibre export markets in the MENA region during 2019-20.

Accounting for 45 per cent of food and fibre exports from Victoria, the UAE and Saudi continue to be the mainstay of demand in the region while Turkey, Yemen, Qatar and Jordan experienced strong export growth as well.

The... Read More

In Dubai Airports your passport becomes your face

In Dubai Airports your passport becomes your face

22 Feb 2021

Utilising the latest biometric technology — a mix of facial and iris recognition — passengers can check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates lounge and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport.

The new project by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)-Dubai called the “Biometric Passenger Journey” will ease travel through Dubai Airports in cooperation with Emirates. The new project has now been... Read More

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Ukrainian president in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets Ukrainian president in Abu Dhabi

15 Feb 2021

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Abu Dhabi.

The two leaders discussed bilateral ties and improving them further.

Talking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “It was a pleasure to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Abu Dhabi. We examined the special relationship between our nations and how it can be... Read More

Address Beach Resort: where the water meets the sky

Address Beach Resort: where the water meets the sky

11 Feb 2021

A newly opened Address Beach Resort began welcoming guests in December 2020, becoming the brand’s first beachfront property.

Standing within the popular Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) neighbourhood, the hotel will feature two twin towers, connected by the world’s tallest inhabited skybridge. Designed by Al Ain Holding, the 77 floor hotel will house 217 guest rooms and suites, ranging from deluxe rooms, all the way to the expansive three-bed Presidential Suite.

General Manager... Read More

The UAE's Hope Probe has successfully entered orbit around Mars

The UAE's Hope Probe has successfully entered orbit around Mars

09 Feb 2021

The United Arab Emirates' first mission to Mars arrived at the red planet on Tuesday and successfully entered orbit on its first attempt.

The Emirates Mars Mission, known as the Hope Probe, sent back a signal confirming it's in orbit.

"Success! Contact with #HopeProbe has been established again. The Mars Orbit Insertion is now complete," according to a tweet from the mission's Twitter account at 11:16 a.m. ET.

The UAE Space Agency began live coverage of Hope's arrival on... Read More

Palazzo Versace Dubai’s E-Gift Platform: It’s Time to Plan Your Ultimate Getaway

Palazzo Versace Dubai’s E-Gift Platform: It’s Time to Plan Your Ultimate Getaway

09 Feb 2021

Digital gifts, in whatever forms they come, are definitely the gift-giving trend for the next few years to come. Palazzo Versace Dubai’s e-gift platform allows gift-givers to choose from a range of exclusively curated experiences from luxury stays and serene spa treatments to intimate dining, all with a simple click of a button. Each notable personalised experience is a sure-fire way to let a special someone know that you appreciate their existence (remotely!) or to even give you a chance to... Read More

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day at Yas Island

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day at Yas Island

09 Feb 2021

Whether celebrating the Year of the Ox or being in love, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, is putting on a range of fabulous events in February. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to.

Chinese New Year – 12 February

Chinese New Year Friday Brunch at Yas Island Rotana’s Choices

Enjoy a lavish Friday brunch featuring authentic Chinese dishes and the traditional prosperity... Read More

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