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UAE astronaut back on Earth after 186 days in space

UAE astronaut back on Earth after 186 days in space

04 Sep 2023

Emirati astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, at 8:17 am on Monday, after 186 days in space. He greeted the moment with a smile and a thumbs-up, signifying his return to Earth's gravity after completing the long-haul mission. Meanwhile, following AlNeyadi's triumphant return to Earth, Salem AlMarri – Director General, MBRSC said, “Our joy is indescribable… In these historic six months, we... Read More

Harvey Nichols - Dubai presents a new campaign 'Let’s Dance'

Harvey Nichols - Dubai presents a new campaign 'Let’s Dance'

01 Sep 2023

Harvey Nichols - Dubai kicks off the Autumn/Winter 2023 season with a dance-themed campaign entitled ‘Let’s Dance’. This season, it's all about getting into the groove with a dazzling array of womenswear, menswear, and beauty essentials, all set to make this autumn and winter a remarkable celebration of style, freedom and self-expression. The bold theme of the campaign captures the joy of freedom and self expression, with looks to get you ready for your moment in the spotlight. Get ready to... Read More

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa: Oasis of tranquility and relaxation

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa: Oasis of tranquility and relaxation

01 Sep 2023

Immerse yourself in an exclusive experience of tranquility and relaxation at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, the luxury five-star hotel nestled between the glistening shores of the Indian Ocean and the magnificent Hajar mountain range.

Enjoy spectacular ocean views and pristine shoreline, wake up to the gentle sound of waves and savour a delectable buffet breakfast, setting the perfect tone for your day of indulgence.

Unwind and revitalize at the resort’s state-of-the-art spa... Read More

New St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi nears completion

New St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi nears completion

01 Sep 2023

Abu Dhabi’s St. George Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the UAE, is on track for completion early next year.

The previous cathedral in Mushrif was demolished last year, and construction for the new cathedral began in December. With almost 40 percent of the construction done, the new cathedral is expected to be ready by early next year.

The project is estimated to cost AED 25 million and is being entirely funded by the church members.

The current church... Read More

Bloom Arjaan by Rotana, luxurious hotel apartments with guaranteed return on investment

Bloom Arjaan by Rotana, luxurious hotel apartments with guaranteed return on investment

30 Aug 2023

Bloom Holding, one of the UAE’s foremost real estate development companies, has unveiled an enticing investment opportunity with a guaranteed annual return on investment of up to 8 percent over five years for its hotel apartments at Bloom Arjaan by Rotana. The availability of these premium units is limited, making it a highly sought-after opportunity.

Located in Bloom’s prestigious Park View on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, the hotel apartments are managed by Rotana Hotel Management... Read More

Ishara Art Foundation presents a major solo exhibition “Only Life, Myriad Places”

Ishara Art Foundation presents a major solo exhibition “Only Life, Myriad Places”

30 Aug 2023

Ishara Art Foundation presents Only Life, Myriad Places, a major solo exhibition of Sudarshan Shetty (25th August – 9th December 2023). Celebrating the global premiere of the artist’s latest film ‘One Life Many’, the exhibition marks the first survey of Shetty’s moving image works, presenting rarely seen videos, multi-media installations and sculptures.

Sudarshan Shetty’s practice traverses the inner and outer realities of everyday life. Blurring the boundaries between dreams and... Read More

Which nationalities require no entry permit to visit UAE?

Which nationalities require no entry permit to visit UAE?

29 Aug 2023

Visitors may receive one of two possible visas on arrival: either a 30-day entry visa, which is extendable for 10 days, or a 90-day one.

Those from GCC countries can use their passports or their Identity Card to enter, and do not require a visa or a sponsor.

Indian citizens holding an ordinary passport can get a 14-day entry visa upon arrival and can apply for a 14-day extension. However, their passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, and the... Read More

Private schools reopen for a new academic year on August 28

Private schools reopen for a new academic year on August 28

28 Aug 2023

Private schools in Dubai reopen for the 2023-2024 academic year today, on August 28, Monday and the yellow school buses once again took over on Dubai’s roads on Monday morning after a two-month summer break.

Schools have organised staggered entries to ensure that there is time for introductions, school tours, and orientation sessions, supporting new students in adapting to their environment, peers, and academic expectations.

Students in Dubai schools seemed exhilarated as they... Read More

Six performances not to miss as Dubai Summer Surprises draws to a close

Six performances not to miss as Dubai Summer Surprises draws to a close

25 Aug 2023

Dubai Summer Surprises has been keeping the city engaged and entertained with a range of impressive musical performances, comedic acts, and captivating theatrical shows at renowned landmarks and shopping destinations right through the summer break. And now, in its season finale, DSS delivers six unmissable concerts and performances for the festival’s closing weekend, taking place from 1 to 3 September. 

Prepare to be amazed as Bollywood sensation, Farhan Akhtar,... Read More

Taliban stopped 100 women flying to Dubai for university scholarships

Taliban stopped 100 women flying to Dubai for university scholarships

24 Aug 2023

The head of a Dubai-based conglomerate on Wednesday said Afghanistan's Taliban authorities had stopped around 100 women from travelling to the United Arab Emirates where he was to sponsor their university education.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group, said in a video posted on X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, that he had planned to sponsor the female students to attend university and a plane he had paid for had been due to fly them to the... Read More

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