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President pardons 669 inmates ahead of Eid Al Adha

President pardons 669 inmates ahead of Eid Al Adha

05 Aug 2019

WAM -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 669 prisoners - serving various sentences - on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Sheikh Khalifa has also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.

The gesture is part of President Khalifa's keenness to provide prisoners with an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate their families hardships.

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Campari sells ‘most expensive home on Earth’ at 43% discount

Campari sells ‘most expensive home on Earth’ at 43% discount

04 Aug 2019

Davide Campari-Milano SpA reached a preliminary agreement to sell the historic Villa Les Cedres on the French Riviera for 200 million euros ($221 million) to an unspecified buyer for private use.

The villa was among the assets that the Italian distiller acquired with its 2016 purchase of Grand Marnier Group. The transaction is expected to close at the end of October, though there are conditions, including the departure from the house of one member of the family that controlled Grand... Read More

Up to 20 feared dead in rampage at Texas shopping mall

Up to 20 feared dead in rampage at Texas shopping mall

04 Aug 2019

Up to 20 people have been killed after a shooting at a mall in Texas.

Officials in the city of El Paso said multiple people had been killed and many injured after the incident at the Cielo Vista Mall. Police said one suspect – a man – had been detained, after earlier reports said up to three had been seized. 

Police urged people to stay away from the scene as armed officials conducted a complete search, but said the incident was no longer “active”.

“Right now we’re... Read More

Nearly 30 per cent of delivery drivers admit to eating food from customers' orders

Nearly 30 per cent of delivery drivers admit to eating food from customers' orders

03 Aug 2019

When you live a busy lifestyle, food delivery services can become a lifeline, saving you the hassle of cooking after a long day.

In the UAE, the home delivery culture is thriving, with the majority of the country's restaurants and fast-food chains available to order in at home.

But a recent US survey sheds a new light on home delivery. According to the research, almost 30 per cent of delivery drivers say they had taken food from orders.

The survey, conducted by US Foods... Read More

Man arrested in Dubai for throwing cash in social media stunt

Man arrested in Dubai for throwing cash in social media stunt

03 Aug 2019

A man who threw money into the air for a social media stunt has been arrested by police in Dubai.

The Asian man is seen tossing a pile of notes in a public area in footage released by the force.

He was arrested after a probe was launched by the police's department of electronic investigation.

He admitted posting the content in order to increase his popularity online.

Police did not disclose whether the money used in the video was Emirates currency or what the... Read More

Emirates’ US-bound passengers soon to have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity and Live TV over the North Pole

Emirates’ US-bound passengers soon to have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity and Live TV over the North Pole

01 Aug 2019

Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle.

Emirates has led the world with inflight connectivity, with every aircraft connected for Wi-Fi, voice and SMS services. However on its flights to the US, which often travel over the polar region, passengers can find themselves without connectivity for up to 4 hours. This is due to the fact that... Read More

RoboCafe: A cafe run by robots is opening in Dubai

RoboCafe: A cafe run by robots is opening in Dubai

01 Aug 2019

A cafe run entirely by a staff of robots is opening in Dubai later this summer. RoboCafe will be located in Dubai Festival City, and will see customers order via iPads, and have their food served by a team of robots.

The cafe will be operated by three robotic arms that, according to the cafe, "will also perform light and musical shows to entertain guests".

RoboCafe is keeping details quiet, but it has announced that it will open in August

It looks like, as well as... Read More

2019 Victoria's Secret fashion show is canceled, according to Shanina Shaik

2019 Victoria's Secret fashion show is canceled, according to Shanina Shaik

01 Aug 2019

E! News – Shanina Shaik appeared to drop a bombshell this week when she claimed the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will not be happening in 2019.

"Unfortunately the Victoria's Secret show won't be happening this year," she told Australia's The Daily Telegraph. "It's something I'm not used to because every year around this time I'm training like an angel. But I'm sure in the future something will happen, which I'm pretty sure about."

She added, "I'm sure they're trying to work... Read More

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi celebrates one year of unrivalled family fun!

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi celebrates one year of unrivalled family fun!

31 Jul 2019

Debuted on Yas Island exactly one year ago,Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi celebrated its memorable one-year anniversary on Thursday, July 25th 2019. With a day full of celebrations, guests reveled in the festivities alongside none other than their favorite DC Super Heroes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as Warner Bros. Animated characters from Looney Tunes and Hannah-Barberasuch as Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, and Scooby-Doo.

With the park in full birthday mode, family... Read More

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

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