UAE News

The Russian government sent to Beirut five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors

The Russian government sent to Beirut five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors

07 Aug 2020

The Russian government sent five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors to set up a field hospital in Beirut to help the city in the aftermath caused by Tuesday's explosion, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Wednesday.

The ministry also sent a team trained for search and rescue operations and a mobile laboratory to identify cases of COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.

At least 150 people have died and more than 4,000 were wounded in Tuesday’s... Read More

Emirates to deploy its flagship A380 to Guangzhou

Emirates to deploy its flagship A380 to Guangzhou

06 Aug 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has also restarted its A380 operations to Amsterdam and Cairo this week, and introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow, serving market demand and offering customers more travel options. 

 

Emirates has so far resumed A380 services to 5 cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of this popular aircraft in line with demand and operational... Read More

Beirut Explosion: More than 100 killed in huge blast in Lebanon's Capital Beirut

Beirut Explosion: More than 100 killed in huge blast in Lebanon's Capital Beirut

05 Aug 2020

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others, the health minister says.

Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city's port.

Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years.

President Michel Aoun tweeted it was "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely.

An investigation is under... Read More

TRA publishes 33 apps for 'Digital Eidiya'

TRA publishes 33 apps for 'Digital Eidiya'

29 Jul 2020

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has launched 33 applications to share Eid greetings and cash gifts (Eidiya) remotely, as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

As a tradition, children receive toys and cash gifts from parents on Eid.

TRA has republished on its website a list of 23 apps for banks operating in the country, in addition to 10 apps for electronic wallets through which Eidiya can be transferred, under the titles of "Greet them... Read More

Emirates clinches 4th consecutive Best First Class award

Emirates clinches 4th consecutive Best First Class award

28 Jul 2020

Emirates' unmatched First Class travel experience was given double honours at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines, winning the World's Best First Class award as well as Middle East's Best First Class. Emirates has topped the First Class category every year since the awards was launched in 2017 –making this its 4th consecutive win.

 

The airline also secured its spot as the Top 10 airlines in the world and clinched several... Read More

Federal Youth Authority launches Young Economist Program

Federal Youth Authority launches Young Economist Program

27 Jul 2020

Under the patronage of the Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Federal Youth Authority has launched the Young Economist Program.

The programme aims to equip young UAE economists with the knowledge and skills needed to become future leaders in the field and jump-start their careers in economic organisations. It also seeks to produce a new generation of economists that can support the objectives of "2020... Read More

Everyone's Favourite Dubai Character Modesh is Back With Dana For Double The Fun This DSS

Everyone's Favourite Dubai Character Modesh is Back With Dana For Double The Fun This DSS

26 Jul 2020

There’s a lot of excitement in town, as not only has Modesh been reintroduced to the world this Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), he’s also brought along a new friend – Dana. With the seven-week long summer celebration of shopping and entertainment in full swing, it’s time to officially welcome Dana as one of DSS’ biggest surprises and Modesh’s best new buddy.

 

Promising double the fun, Dana will join Modesh as the pair pop up at different... Read More

Armani and Yoox Net-A-Porter come together to design distribution model for the future

Armani and Yoox Net-A-Porter come together to design distribution model for the future

24 Jul 2020

The agreement, in place until 2025, will redesign and, over the next two years, develop a revolutionary, digital and integrated shopping experience for customers. It will integrate Armani’s digital stores with their physical boutiques and, leveraging Yoox Net-A-Porter Group’s global logistics network, will create a seamless connection between Armani’s clients and products, online and offline.  In the current context, and becoming even more apparent following Covid 19, the fashion system must... Read More

UAE’s success in launching first Arab probe to Mars a regional, international turning point

UAE’s success in launching first Arab probe to Mars a regional, international turning point

23 Jul 2020

The success of the UAE in launching the first Arab and Islamic probe to Mars is an exceptional and inspiring regional and international turning point.

The UAE accomplished five strategic objectives with the launch of the Hope Probe, which has brought hope to the Arab youth about the possibility of changing their reality and shaping a new future, and has strengthened the UAE’s position in the space sector and represents its official entry to the club of nine countries that have... Read More

 Commemorate a Blessed and Joyous Eid Al Adha with Classic Gifts from WatchBox

Commemorate a Blessed and Joyous Eid Al Adha with Classic Gifts from WatchBox

23 Jul 2020

A time for festivities and celebrations arrives with the joyous occasion of Eid Al Adha. Bringing family and friends together to revel in warm and precious moments, Eid Al Adha is the perfect time to gift your near and dear ones special tokens that they will cherish forever. To mark Eid Al Adha, WatchBox presents its top, pre-loved timepieces that make for ideal Eid gifts even offering amazing savings on some of the watches in the collection. 

The timepieces on offer for Eid Al Adha... Read More

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