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10,000 UAE merchant terminals to accept UnionPay QR Code Payment Service

10,000 UAE merchant terminals to accept UnionPay QR Code Payment Service

03 Oct 2019

Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, has signed an agreement with UnionPay International on the acceptance of QR code-based payment services.

The agreement signed by Han Wang, General Manager of UnionPay International Middle East, and Samer Soliman, Managing Director – Middle East, Network International, in the presence of SHAO Fujun, Chairman of China UnionPay, and Simon Haslam, Group CEO of Network... Read More

Zenith launches El Primero Revival A384

Zenith launches El Primero Revival A384

02 Oct 2019

The time has finally come: 50 years since its introduction in 1969, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the El Primero calibre, as well as the anniversary of the first watch to feature the revolutionary movement, the El Primero A384. With its distinct and instantly recognizable design, the A384 brought a new sense of style and substance to the world of chronographs, becoming a collectible icon. Now, the El Primero A384 makes its return in the form of a Revival series. More than just a... Read More

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri's first mission back on Earth is talk to mum

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri's first mission back on Earth is talk to mum

02 Oct 2019

Parents tend to worry when their children are far away from home, no matter whether they have jetted off on holiday or are aboard the International Space Station.

Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will have the eyes of a nation fixed on him when he comes back down to earth after eight days in space on Thursday, but his priority will be to tell his mother he has made a safe arrival.

The former fighter pilot, himself a father-four, made the touching revelation during a question... Read More

Abu Dhabi hosts preview of famous painting 'Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy'

Abu Dhabi hosts preview of famous painting 'Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy'

02 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Abu Dhabi Arts Society hosted an exclusive preview of the painting 'Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy' by Dutch-French Romantic painter with German roots Ary Scheffer (1765–1809).

The exclusive preview was held for the Spouses Ambassadors' Diplomatic Group UAE, the German Ladies Abu Dhabi Group, many distinguished guests from the General Women's Union, and members of the art scene in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The artwork was given... Read More

A bungee jump, zipline and obstacle course: the new adrenaline-filled attractions coming to Ras Al Khaimah

A bungee jump, zipline and obstacle course: the new adrenaline-filled attractions coming to Ras Al Khaimah

01 Oct 2019

Ras Al Khaimah will unveil a series of new adrenaline-filled attractions over the course of the winter season.

Already home to the world’s longest zipline, the emirate will introduce a bungee jump, a suspended obstacle course, and a new zipline tour through the mountains.

The Jebel Jais Zipline Tour, which launched in September, features seven ziplines, connected by suspended platforms, ranging from 337 metres to 1 kilometre in length. Reaching speeds of up to 60kph,... Read More

Stunned Japanese tourists are charged £380 for two plates of spaghetti and fish in Rome

Stunned Japanese tourists are charged £380 for two plates of spaghetti and fish in Rome

01 Oct 2019

Two Japanese tourists were left stunned after a restaurant in Rome charged them £380 for two plates of spaghetti and fish.

A photograph of a receipt posted to travel review website TripAdvisor shows that the meal for two at Antico Caffè di Marte came to a massive €429.80 (£380). The pair had ordered two plates of fish with spaghetti, alongside glasses of water, The Local reported.

Their bill, however, included an extortionate €80 (£70) service charge.

Antico Caffe di... Read More

Abu Dhabi Classics kicks off new season with Russian National Orchestra

Abu Dhabi Classics kicks off new season with Russian National Orchestra

30 Sep 2019

Abu Dhabi Classics will return next month with a pair of shows by the Russian National Orchestra.

The Grammy award winning group, who hail from Moscow, will make their way to the Cultural Foundation for concerts that will kick off the live music series.

More concerts from Abu Dhabi Classics will be announced soon.

Under the baton of acclaimed conductor Mikhail Pletnev, the Russian National Orchestra will deliver a programme that is mostly dedicated to 19th and 20th... Read More

Eight killed and six seriously hurt in Dubai bus crash

Eight killed and six seriously hurt in Dubai bus crash

30 Sep 2019

Eight people died and six others were injured in a horrific road crash involving a minibus and a heavy goods vehicle on one of Dubai's busiest traffic routes.

Dubai Police said the 14-passenger bus rammed into the lorry, which was stopped on the hard shoulder.

The minibus driver and seven passengers were declared dead at the scene.

Two passengers sustained serious injuries and four others had moderate injuries as a result of the collision.

The tragic incident... Read More

Dubai Future Council for Transportation examines self-driving practices

Dubai Future Council for Transportation examines self-driving practices

30 Sep 2019

(WAM) -- The Dubai Future Council for Transportation has met to discuss trends of transportation infrastructure and measures ought to be embraced by cities as part of their efforts for addressing future transportation needs. It also examined the practices of some cities, such as Oslo, and their expectations of the future of self-driving transport.

The council also reviewed the portfolio of projects discussed in the first meeting namely driverless vehicles, autonomous technology, smart... Read More

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard killed during dispute

Saudi King Salman's bodyguard killed during dispute

29 Sep 2019

A personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shot and killed by a friend after a dispute, police said on Sunday.

Maj Gen Abdulaziz Al Fagham was fatally shot at the home of a friend in Jeddah, according to a statement from the Makkah police department.

Police said Al Fagham was visiting his friend Turki Al Sabti when a mutual friend named Mamdouh Bin Mishaal Al Ali arrived. Al Ali left the house after an argument with Al Fagham but returned later with a gun and shot... Read More

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