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Jumeirah Lakes Towers to be first 5G-powered smart district

Jumeirah Lakes Towers to be first 5G-powered smart district

28 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- Etisalat Digital has partnered with DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, to transform Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT, into an innovative smart and sustainable district powered by the 5G network.

This move will make the DMCC and the JLT community the first smart and sustainable district of its kind in the region. The innovation-led initiatives are scheduled to begin later this month.

Commenting on the... Read More

‘Al Mahatta’ highlights the history of aviation in the Gulf region

‘Al Mahatta’ highlights the history of aviation in the Gulf region

27 Oct 2019

The UAE is now renowned for its sprawling airports, but the first to open here was not in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, but in Sharjah.

Sharjah Air Station welcomed its first flight in 1932, when a plane from Pakistan's Gwadar touched down on October 5.

The Imperial Airways aircraft, nicknamed Hanno, landed at 4pm on its way to the UK, picking up fuel, passengers and mail in the UAE before setting off on its westward journey.

The history of the landmark airport is celebrated at... Read More

Young Chinese techies imitate human hand movement at FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Young Chinese techies imitate human hand movement at FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai

27 Oct 2019

After finishing his homework following a full day of school, 17-year-old Haocheng Yang would head over to meet the rest of his student robotics team and mentor, Xuguo He, to design and build robot prototypes until the early hours of the morning.

“Every day, Mr He would work with us on robotics and his wife would call him and ask where he was at 2am. Well, everyone in China works a night shift,” laughs Yang, who has dedicated his summer holidays to a program in Cornell University, “I... Read More

Abu Dhabi Art gears up to launch 11th edition

Abu Dhabi Art gears up to launch 11th edition

27 Oct 2019

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, Abu Dhabi Artis set to take place this year at Manarat Al Saadiyat from 21-23November. Now in its 11th edition, the leading art fair will present modern and contemporary artworks from 49 leading galleries hailing from 21 cities around the world.

This year, Abu Dhabi Art will introduce two new curated gallery sections alongside... Read More

Russian delegation from North Caucasus federal district visit UAE on a business mission

Russian delegation from North Caucasus federal district visit UAE on a business mission

24 Oct 2019

The North Caucasus Federal District, Russia, has been focusing on the Middle East and the UAE in particular to strengthen bilateral ties. The district has systematically created opportunities to showcase its cultural ties and is once again exploring the country with several key objectives. These include understanding how Dubai and the UAE have paved the way for excellence in hospitality, tourism and retail, firming up the cultural and sports exchange ties and to be able to create higher... Read More

UAE eager to deepen ties with Azerbaijan: Gargash

UAE eager to deepen ties with Azerbaijan: Gargash

24 Oct 2019

(WAM) -- President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan received on Wednesday Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who is heading the UAE delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement Summit currently underway in Baku.

Gargash conveyed to President Aliyev the greetings of the UAE leadership and their keenness to deepen relations with Azerbaijan and develop cooperation between the two friendly countries in all fields.

During the meeting, both sides addressed the... Read More

Abu Dhabi's huge new snow park is well on its way to completion

Abu Dhabi's huge new snow park is well on its way to completion

23 Oct 2019

Abu Dhabi's huge new snow park is well on its way to completion. Snow Abu Dhabi, which will house the world’s biggest snow play area, is set to open in the upcoming Reem Mall on Reem Island by the end of 2020.

The park will occupy an area of 11,612 square metres, and feature five distinct zones. The entrance will be dominated by Snowflake Garden, an open-play area with activities such as ice labyrinths and all the accoutrements to build a snowman.

Next will be the Crystal... Read More

UAE delegation participates in 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum

UAE delegation participates in 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum

23 Oct 2019

A UAE delegation, led by Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, is participating in 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum.

The Forum, which kicked-off on 18th October, is held under the theme, 'Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace in the Asia-Pacific'.

The three-day forum will see participants discuss various topics concerning peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region, including security innovation, maritime security, and international... Read More

Gulf Craft makes U.S. debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Gulf Craft makes U.S. debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

22 Oct 2019

Gulf Craft, the Emirates only superyacht builder, is entering the U.S. market for the first time with the debut of the Majesty 140 and Majesty 100 at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set to place from October 30-November 3, 2019. 

Gulf Craft Majesty Yachts Chairman, Mohammed Hussain Alshaali said: “The efficiencies of our Emirates based manufacturing facility and diversified culture enable us to introduce a very high-quality product to the U.S. market with savings of... Read More

Dubai named in top 10 cities to visit in the world in 2020 by Lonely Planet

Dubai named in top 10 cities to visit in the world in 2020 by Lonely Planet

22 Oct 2019

Dubai has been named as the ninth best city in the world to visit next year by the travel experts at Lonely Planet.

The "boundary pushing” emirate is listed in the Top 10 cities for travellers in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2020, a yearly curation of destinations and experiences in travel covering the next twelve months.

“The future is now in Dubai” says the guide giving a nod to some of the emirate’s big-hitter events due to take place next year.

“Top billing, of... Read More

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