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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attends coronation of king of Malaysia

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attends coronation of king of Malaysia

31 Jul 2019

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed offered his congratulations to the king of Malaysia after attending his coronation in Kuala Lumpur.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces was among the dignitaries who turned out in force for a ceremony steeped in tradition in the Malaysian capital on Tuesday.

Sultan of Pahang Abdullah Ahmad Shah was officially installed as the nation's 16th king at Istana Negara, the national palace.

He ascended to the... Read More

Bvlgari presents Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection (Video)

Bvlgari presents Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection (Video)

31 Jul 2019

Step into the world of cinema, and, as if by magic, be transported to a dreamland. With the Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection, Bvlgari celebrates its passionate relationship with the silver screen: an array of wondrous pieces spotlighting the same boundless creativity and expertise that exists at the heart of the finest films.

An extraordinary exercise in daring creativity and craftsmanship, each Cinemagia creation boasts Bvlgari’s quintessential Roman spirit. Visionary and show-... Read More

Abu Dhabi hosts 4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee

Abu Dhabi hosts 4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee

30 Jul 2019

WAM – The "4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee" was held on 29, July at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the capital, Abu Dhabi, on Monday.

The UAE delegation was headed by Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, while the Turkmen delegation was headed by Berdiniyaz Matiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, both... Read More

Lotus Evija: what to know about the all-electric hypercar

Lotus Evija: what to know about the all-electric hypercar

30 Jul 2019

It's the kind of announcement that makes you hope the UAE's plans to pursue alternative modes of propulsion continue apace — Lotus has just unveiled its first ever all-electric hypercar.

The vehicle in question is called the Evija, and the figures behind it are just a little bit staggering. Lotus claims it'll have a top speed of more than 320kph, produce 1,971hp and do 0-100kph in less than three seconds.

That'll give the other competitors on track days at Yas Marina Circuit... Read More

Where the wealthy go in private jets, from Bahamas to Barbados

Where the wealthy go in private jets, from Bahamas to Barbados

30 Jul 2019

Heatwaves and protests this month in New York, London and Hong Kong may have left some urbanites dreaming of weekend breaks on isolated beaches.

The fastest route to fulfilling those fantasies is by private jet, an exclusive mode of transport growing increasingly popular among the ranks of the super-rich.

Private jet flights climbed almost 10% last year, according to an analysis of 30 island destinations by real estate broker Knight Frank and aviation adviser WingX. Private... Read More

Second British warship arrives to assist vessels through Strait of Hormuz

Second British warship arrives to assist vessels through Strait of Hormuz

29 Jul 2019

Britain’s most advanced warship arrived in the Gulf on Sunday to increase protection for British-flagged vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure of a tanker by Iran earlier this month.

The HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, entered the strait on Sunday on a mission that the British government says is crucial to “provide reassurance to the shipping industry” against Iranian aggression. It joins the frigate HMS Montrose, which last week began escorting ships... Read More

Dubai in top 5 global international shipping centres

Dubai in top 5 global international shipping centres

29 Jul 2019

WAM – Dubai has made the top 5 in the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development, ISCD, Index for the second year running.

The index provides an independent ranking of the performance of the world’s largest cities that offer port and shipping business services.

In the six years since the report has been published, there has been a general rise in the performance of Asian and Middle Eastern locations. The first report in 2014 included three European locations... Read More

Libyan rescuers find dozens of bodies after 'worst' migrant tragedy this year

Libyan rescuers find dozens of bodies after 'worst' migrant tragedy this year

28 Jul 2019

Rescue workers on Saturday were looking for more bodies from a migrant boat capsize off Libya that a UN official has called "the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year", with at least 62 confirmed deaths so far.

About 145 migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard after their overloaded boat went down east of the capital near the port city of Khoms on Thursday. Aid agencies fear that scores of others had drowned, with the number of missing estimated at more than 110 by the... Read More

Abu Dhabi Named as One of the World’s Most Cultural Cities by Skyscanner

Abu Dhabi Named as One of the World’s Most Cultural Cities by Skyscanner

28 Jul 2019

Abu Dhabi has been singled out as one of the most cultural cities in the world in a recent online list compiled by Skyscanner, the popular travel fare website.

The UAE capital made the exclusive list after the Chinese-owned website identified its top five destinations for expanding any travellers’ horizons with an arts and culture-filled holiday.

Coming in at number two, only preceded by Florence in Italy, the UAE capital was singled out for being one of the Middle East’s most... Read More

New road toll charges to be introduced in Abu Dhabi

New road toll charges to be introduced in Abu Dhabi

27 Jul 2019

Motorists in Abu Dhabi will have to pay new road toll charges from October 15 this year, transport officials have announced.

The scheme, similar to Dubai’s Salik system which has been in place since 2007, will be rolled out across the UAE capital at four tollgates.

The cashless system will be set up so drivers are automatically charged electronically.

Motorists travelling through Al Maqtaa, Mussafah, Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa bridges will be charged Dh4 during... Read More

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