Dubai has long been one of the most instagrammed places iand Earth - and it can probably claim a similar accolade from space.
So when the International Space Station crossed paths with the UAE coastline at an altitude of 410 kilometres, a crew member from Expedition 59 ensured the World Islands, the Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali were documented and posted to social media.
Dubai's changing coastline was celebrated recently in a re-released Google Earth timelapse video to mark... Read More
The US Navy is assisting two oil tankers that were targeted in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman after it received distress calls from them on Thursday.
"We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman," said a statement from the Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain.
"US naval forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6.12am local time and a second one at 7.00am."
"US Navy ships are in the area and are rendering assistance."
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Arabian Business – A Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, whose whereabouts has been a mystery since it sold in 2017 for a record $450 million, has turned up in an unlikely place, according to Artnet.com.
“Salvator Mundi” is being kept on superyacht Serene owned by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the publication reported Monday, citing two “principals involved in the transaction” that it didn’t identify.
Another Saudi prince was said to have purchased the 500-year-old... Read More
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
The pair discussed the two countries' relationship and joint co-ordination on international issues of mutual interest, reported state news agency Wam.
They also spoke about the latest developments in the Middle East.
Last year, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visited Moscow where he met with the Russian... Read More
Dubai-based flydubai has inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Sochi. flydubai flight FZ985 arrived at Sochi International Airport (AER) on 07 June and was met with a traditional water cannon salute and a welcome ceremony. The event was attended by Alexander Katorgin, flydubai General Manager for Russia, and Sergey Filippov, Executive Director for Sochi International Airport.
flydubai has been operating to Russia since 2010 and offers passengers from across its network more... Read More
Incumbent Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received 70.76 percent of the vote (6,504,024 votes) in Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election, said Central Election Commission (CEC) Deputy Chairman Konstantin Petrov at a June 10 CEC briefing on preliminary election results.
The preliminary results indicate that Tokayev has won a clear victory among the seven candidates. He held the lead in the nationwide exit poll results released earlier in the day, in which he was expected to... Read More
The way we fly could be set to change faster than predicted thanks to a radical new Flying-V airplane design.
Air France-KLM has collaborated with a Dutch university to fund research into a new aircraft design that could make long-haul air travel much more sustainable.
The Flying-V aircraft has massive wings and a unique two-prong design. The wings will be where the passenger cabins, cargo hold and the jet’s fuel tanks are placed.
Named after the Gibson guitar of the... Read More
WAM – The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday briefed members of the United Nations Security Council on the preliminary findings of the investigation into the coordinated attacks on four oil tankers that took place on the morning of 12th May 2019 off the port of Fujairah.
The attacks took place within UAE territorial waters less than 12 nautical miles from the UAE coastline, and... Read More
The countdown has begun for one of the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events ever to hit the UAE with organisers announcing new details for the much-anticipated Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Porier UFC 242 lightweight title fight in Abu Dhabi.
A dedicated website, visitabudhabi.ae, has been set-up by the DTC to assist fans seeking to register for early access to tickets for the September 7 blockbuster which also features a mouth-watering under-card.
Nurmagomedov, who will be... Read More
Seventeen people died and three others were severely hurt in a bus crash in Dubai on Thursday.
The Oman-registered bus — a Mwasalat vehicle transporting people between Dubai and Muscat — was travelling along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, carrying 31 passengers, when it crashed into a signboard at Al Rashidiya exit at 5.40pm. It is unclear what caused the driver to crash into the traffic sign, which displayed the maximum height of vehicles allowed to pass beneath it.
In an... Read More