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Emirates and Etihad flights cancelled as Hong Kong airport closes

Emirates and Etihad flights cancelled as Hong Kong airport closes

13 Aug 2019

Travellers headed in or out of Hong Kong now face severe disruptions as authorities have cancelled all departing flights for the remainder of Monday, August 12.

Hong Kong’s Airport authority said it was cancelling all flights that were not yet checked in and has advised people not to travel to the airport. Incoming flights that have not yet departed are also reported to be cancelled.

All passengers have been advised to leave the terminal buildings as quickly as possible and... Read More

Epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week schedule to underline UAE capital’s heavyweight leisure and entertainment destination status

Epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week schedule to underline UAE capital’s heavyweight leisure and entertainment destination status

11 Aug 2019

The hugely-anticipated entertainment schedule for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has been revealed, with the seven-day series of city-wide events - which take place September 1-7 ahead of UFCâ 242: KHABIB VS. POIRIER- shaping up to be the hottest week-long party in the Middle East.

With only a handful of VIP and hotel package tickets left available for UFCâ 242,Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi),has upped its own ante with... Read More

The world’s wealthiest family gets $4 million richer every hour

The world’s wealthiest family gets $4 million richer every hour

11 Aug 2019

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day.

That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since last year’s Bloomberg ranking of the world’s richest families.

At that rate, their wealth would’ve expanded about $23,000 since you began reading this. A new Walmart associate in the U.S. would’ve made about 6 cents in that time, on the way to an $11 hourly minimum.

Even in this... Read More

UAE expresses deep concern over armed confrontations in Aden

UAE expresses deep concern over armed confrontations in Aden

11 Aug 2019

WAM – The UAE has expressed deep concern over the continuation of armed confrontations in Aden, calling for calm, de-escalation and maintaining the security and safety of Yemeni citizens.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has stressed the need for all parties to support the efforts and confront the Houthi coup militia and other terrorist groups and eliminate them.

Sheikh Abdullah called for a responsible and... Read More

British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 passengers

British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 passengers

08 Aug 2019

British Airways cancelled more than 100 flights to and from London airports and delayed many others on Wednesday after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems, stranding more than 20,000 passengers.

The airline said that it had resolved a "temporary systems issue" that caused delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports for much of the day.

BA cancelled 117 flights due to operate to or from Heathrow and 10 Gatwick... Read More

Millennium Al Barsha opens its doors

Millennium Al Barsha opens its doors

08 Aug 2019

Millennium Al Barsha, a four-star hotel located in Al Barsha area in close proximity to Mall of the Emirates, is now soft open for business and leisure travelers.

The hotel is developed and owned by Deyaar Development PJSC, one of the UAE’s leading property development and real estate services companies and managed by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa- one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region.

Christian Palacin, General Manager of... Read More

Avant-garde greats featured at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Avant-garde greats featured at Louvre Abu Dhabi

08 Aug 2019

WAM – Featuring some of the most notable names of the 20th century Avant-Garde scene, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s upcoming exhibition, 'Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co.(1900-1939)', will include more than 80 works by artists including Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Juan Gris, Chaïm Soutine, Constantin Brancusi and Tamara de Lempicka.

Running from 18th September to 7th December, the exhibition will trace the creative output of emigrant artists living... Read More

Bvlgari parfums' Rose Goldea Blossom Delight celebrates a woman's coming of age

Bvlgari parfums' Rose Goldea Blossom Delight celebrates a woman's coming of age

07 Aug 2019

Get ready to be enchanted by the youthful and vibrant scent of BVLGARI Parfums’ Rose Goldea Blossom Delight.

This follows Bvlgari Parfums' Rose Goldea, launched in 2016, which introduced a calm, feminine scent. Differing from the latter, the brand new perfume represents a girl on the edge of womanhood, at the start point of achieving her dreams. This fresh and radiant fragrance embodies these hopeful and passionate sentiments. Crafted by Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, the brand new... Read More

DEWA, Stanford University collaborate for solar energy R&D

DEWA, Stanford University collaborate for solar energy R&D

07 Aug 2019

WAM – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, announced its cooperation with Stanford University in numerous research and development fields involving researchers at its Research and Development Centre through its membership in the university’s 'Energy 3.0 Programme'.

The fields of research include radiation cooling to improve the efficiency and performance of solar panels, utilisation of autonomous robots in monitoring and maintaining solar power plants, and the use of... Read More

World's richest lose $117 billion in one-day market meltdown

World's richest lose $117 billion in one-day market meltdown

07 Aug 2019

Bloomberg – Twenty-one members of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index lost $1 billion or more as investors reacted to stepped-up tensions between the U.S. and China. Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos declined the most, shedding $3.4 billion as shares of the online retailer tumbled. But he’s still the richest person on the planet with $110 billion.

Among others with steep losses were Bernard Arnault, who lost $3.2 billion; Mark Zuckerberg, down $2.8 billion; Mukesh Ambani, who dropped $2... Read More

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