Victoria, Australia’s food basket and one of the world’s leading premium food suppliers, has revealed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were the highest value food and fibre export markets in the MENA region during 2019-20.
Accounting for 45 per cent of food and fibre exports from Victoria, the UAE and Saudi continue to be the mainstay of demand in the region while Turkey, Yemen, Qatar and Jordan experienced strong export growth as well.
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Utilising the latest biometric technology — a mix of facial and iris recognition — passengers can check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates lounge and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport.
The new project by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)-Dubai called the “Biometric Passenger Journey” will ease travel through Dubai Airports in cooperation with Emirates. The new project has now been... Read More
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Abu Dhabi.
The two leaders discussed bilateral ties and improving them further.
Talking to Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “It was a pleasure to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Abu Dhabi. We examined the special relationship between our nations and how it can be... Read More
A newly opened Address Beach Resort began welcoming guests in December 2020, becoming the brand’s first beachfront property.
Standing within the popular Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) neighbourhood, the hotel will feature two twin towers, connected by the world’s tallest inhabited skybridge. Designed by Al Ain Holding, the 77 floor hotel will house 217 guest rooms and suites, ranging from deluxe rooms, all the way to the expansive three-bed Presidential Suite.
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The United Arab Emirates' first mission to Mars arrived at the red planet on Tuesday and successfully entered orbit on its first attempt.
The Emirates Mars Mission, known as the Hope Probe, sent back a signal confirming it's in orbit.
"Success! Contact with #HopeProbe has been established again. The Mars Orbit Insertion is now complete," according to a tweet from the mission's Twitter account at 11:16 a.m. ET.
The UAE Space Agency began live coverage of Hope's arrival on... Read More
Digital gifts, in whatever forms they come, are definitely the gift-giving trend for the next few years to come. Palazzo Versace Dubai’s e-gift platform allows gift-givers to choose from a range of exclusively curated experiences from luxury stays and serene spa treatments to intimate dining, all with a simple click of a button. Each notable personalised experience is a sure-fire way to let a special someone know that you appreciate their existence (remotely!) or to even give you a chance to... Read More
Whether celebrating the Year of the Ox or being in love, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, is putting on a range of fabulous events in February. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to.
Chinese New Year – 12 February
Chinese New Year Friday Brunch at Yas Island Rotana’s Choices
Enjoy a lavish Friday brunch featuring authentic Chinese dishes and the traditional prosperity... Read More
Fine jewelry and luxury piercing brand Maria Tash is pleased to announce a new store location in Mall of the Emirates targeted to open in spring 2021. Following the success of the brand’s Dubai Mall location, which opened in 2018, this marks the second store in Dubai and a significant expansion point for the brand. The new store will feature a grand 11-meter tall shopfront, span over 2,000 square feet, house four piercing rooms, and provide a private women’s only lounge.
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Dubai will now offer India-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.
The jab has been added to the Dubai Health Authority's authorised list of Covid-19 vaccines offered at its medical facilities.
"The first shipment of the vaccine has been received from India, thanks to efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in cooperation with the Indian Foreign Ministry," the Government of Dubai Media Office tweeted.
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Authorities in Dubai have issued multiple measures to boost Covid-19 safety in the emirate. The new rules range from closing down pubs and bars to ramping up PCR testing for passengers; cracking down on private parties and events; and streamlining healthcare resources.
The measures came as daily Covid safety inspection reports showed a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary rules.
Here is the full list of all the Covid safety announcements made in Dubai... Read More