Dubai-based flydubai has announced today the completion of the first Split Scimitar Winglets installation on its fleet of Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, becoming the first airline in Middle East to invest in this fuel saving technology. On Friday 27 September, flydubai flight FZ 144 from Amman to Dubai was operated by A6-FEC; the first aircraft in the airline’s fleet to be retrofitted with the new winglets.
The retrofit programme will see up to 30 Next-Generation Boeing 737-... Read More
(WAM) -- Al Jazirah Al Hamra, the "Red Island," is a historic old town in Ras Al Khaimah that has survived to the present day.
It is an old fishing and pearling centre, dating back hundreds of years. The town, situated on the coast south-west of the city of Ras Al Khaimah, was abandoned by its inhabitants in the middle of the 20th century when they moved to the expanding city of Abu Dhabi.
Much of the town survived, including part of its fort, a market place, mosques and many... Read More
Hazza Al Mansouri is poised to return to Earth on Thursday afternoon after eight days at the International Space Station.
The Emirati astronaut is due to touch down in Kazakhstan around three and a half hours after he begins his journey home.
A historic mission comes to an end on Thursday as the UAE's first astronaut returns to Earth.
Hazza Al Mansouri spent eight days aboard the International Space Station, cementing himself as the first Emirati to enter the... Read More
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
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
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
(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
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
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 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