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UAE, Ukraine sign MoU to combat corruption, cooperate in e-auditing

UAE, Ukraine sign MoU to combat corruption, cooperate in e-auditing

25 Jun 2019

WAM -- The United Arab Emirates and Republic of Ukraine have signed in Kyiv an MoU on combating corruption and sharing knowledge and expertise in areas of electronic auditing.

The memorandum was signed by Dr. Harib bin Saeed Al Amimi, President of the State Audit Institution, Chairman of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and Valeriy Patskan, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine.

The MoU aims to exchange expertise in all areas... Read More

Countdown begins: 100 days until first Emirati astronaut goes into space

Countdown begins: 100 days until first Emirati astronaut goes into space

25 Jun 2019

It is approximately eight million seconds until the countdown to blast-off, or to put it another way, almost 100 days until the first Emirati astronaut goes into space.

For astronauts Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi, undergoing training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia’s Star City, the coming days will fly by.

Preparations for the launch of Soyuz MS-15 on September 25 are now at an advanced stage.

Two weeks ago, fellow US astronaut Jessica... Read More

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi hosts media breakfast in Moscow

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi hosts media breakfast in Moscow

24 Jun 2019

WAM – The Russian office of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi,DCT Abu Dhabi, hosted a breakfast for media professionals in Moscow to showcase the latest news and developments in the UAE capital and the unique attractions the destination has to offer.

The event took place at Space Owl, a new restaurant in Central Moscow, and was attended by representatives from 25 media titles including Business Traveller, Tatler and Kommersant.

Among the speakers was Natalia... Read More

Images of Bella Hadid removed from The Dubai Mall after UAE and Saudi controversy

Images of Bella Hadid removed from The Dubai Mall after UAE and Saudi controversy

24 Jun 2019

She issued an apology after being accused of disrespecting the people of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but the ramifications over a controversial post on Bella Hadid's Instagram account are still being felt.

In the offending Instagram story, the supermodel appeared to press the bottom of her foot on the two nations' flags in a social media post, and now images of Hadid have been removed from the UAE's largest shopping centre.

The Dubai Mall responded on Twitter this week, after it... Read More

UAE’s airlines suspends operations over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

UAE’s airlines suspends operations over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman

23 Jun 2019

In a statement, Etihad, the national airline of the UAE said, "Following the decision yesterday of the US Federal Aviation Administration to restrict US airline operations in Iranian-controlled airspace, Etihad Airways consulted closely with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and other UAE airlines to evaluate the US action."

"Etihad Airways has subsequently suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and will use alternative... Read More

Mohammed bin Rashid receives trophy from Queen Elizabeth II on historic Royal Ascot win

Mohammed bin Rashid receives trophy from Queen Elizabeth II on historic Royal Ascot win

23 Jun 2019

LONDON, (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has expressed satisfaction with the achievements of UAE horses at the Royal Ascot horse race, which is considered Britain's most popular race meeting.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid received the winning trophy from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom after Godolphin’s Blue Point, ridden by James Doyle and trained by Charlie Appleby, galloped to victory and... Read More

The world now has three people worth more than $100 billion each

The world now has three people worth more than $100 billion each

20 Jun 2019

Bloomberg – Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest person, just joined Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates in the world’s most exclusive wealth club with a fortune of at least $100 billion.

Arnault, chairman of LVMH, entered the ranks of centibillionaires Tuesday as the luxury-goods maker climbed 2.9% to a record 368.80 euros a share. His net worth has increased almost $32 billion this year, the most on the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

France’s multibillionaires have added the... Read More

Global First-of-its-kind Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and ICT Launched in Dubai Internet City

Global First-of-its-kind Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and ICT Launched in Dubai Internet City

20 Jun 2019

Dubai Internet City (DIC), the Middle East’s leading technology business community, yesterday, 19 June 2019, witnessed the launch of the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies. The centre, facilitated by the Russian Export Centre (REC), is one of the largest and only business support platforms for Russian tech firms outside Russia, and follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between DIC and REC during Gitex 2018.

The... Read More

Saudi Arabia's first female commercial pilot wants others to soar in her flight path

Saudi Arabia's first female commercial pilot wants others to soar in her flight path

19 Jun 2019

A 29-year-old Saudi Arabian woman has become the first female first officer to fly a mainstream commercial plane in the kingdom.

Yasmeen Al Maimani piloted Nesma Airlines flight ATR72 from Hail to Al Qasim on June 9, making her mark on the world of aviation by becoming the first female first officer to fly a scheduled commerical service in Saudi Arabia.

“I did not expect to be the first and it feels so good to represent my country with this title,” she told The National.

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Dubai Customs participates in Azerbaijan WCO IT/TI Conference

Dubai Customs participates in Azerbaijan WCO IT/TI Conference

19 Jun 2019

DUBAI, 18th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Customs took an active part in the WCO IT/TI Conference and Exhibition, which was held between 12th-14th June, 2019, in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director-General of Dubai Customs headed the delegation to the conference which took place under the theme "New technologies for SMART borders – New opportunities for Trade, Travel, and Transport" and explored implications of the digital world on Customs and other Government... Read More

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