If you live in the UAE, you will know just how spectacular Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is, and it is not only locals that are captivated by its splendour.
International travellers continue to recognise it as one of the most significant landmarks in the world, with the mosque this week claiming third place among the top 10 landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards list considered more than 750 landmarks, in 68 countries... Read More
WAM -- Dubai-based global developer Emaar will jointly implement with Beijing Daxing International Airport an AED40.5 billion (US$11 billion) project including the five square kilometre land area of the 50 sq. km airport.
The move is in line with the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to China.
In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar... Read More
Chandrayaan-2, India’s lunar lander, lifted off aboard a rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Monday afternoon, a week after the first attempt was aborted in the final hour before launch.
India’s homegrown GSLV-Mark III rocket, standing 43 metres tall and making its first operational flight, roared into space aboard a plume of flame.
The launch window was narrow: a single minute in which to pitch the rocket into the perfect position above the planet. Within half an... Read More
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces were welcomed at the Great Hall of the People, in the country's capital, with an official reception ceremony.
Sheikh Mohamed and his accompanying delegation were greeted by Mr Xi and a number of senior Chinese officials before the two leaders stood in the raised dais of honour to hear the national anthems of both... Read More
Airbus A380-800 returned shortly after take-off, and had passed the city of Montreal before it had to fly back to Toronto.
An Emirates flight from Toronto to Dubai was forced to turn back on Saturday following a technical fault.
Flight EK242 had just taken off from Toronto Pearson International Airport, at around 2.30pm local time, when the fault was discovered.
The website flight-tracker flightradar24 showed that the Airbus A380-800 returned shortly after take-off, and... Read More
Well-known and loved local comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage on Friday while performing his routine to a packed house at a Dubai event. He suffered a cardiac arrest while doing a standup on anxiety at a hotel in Al Barsha. He was 36.
In the two-hour comedy show, Naidu was the last to perform. Mango - as he was affectionately called - complained of high level of anxiety, sat down on the bench next to him and collapsed onto the floor, while still eliciting laughter because many... Read More
A woman has been ordered to pay a fine of Dh3,000 for transferring and copying text messages from her husband's mobile phone without his consent as she suspected him of having an "illicit affair". The Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanour Court also asked her to pay Dh100 advocacy fees and other charges.
The court sent a copy of the case file to the public prosecution to interrogate the husband and the woman he was chatting with on social media.
As per court records, the case... Read More
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has arrived in China, beginning an official three-day visit to the country.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was welcomed to Beijing Capital International Airport in an official ceremony on Sunday. The welcome included a military presence and a traditional cultural performance.
On Monday, Sheikh Mohamed will go to the Great Hall of the People where he will meet President Xi Jinping and other senior... Read More
An Emirati man, who has been convicted of sending abusive and insulting texts to his wife via WhatsApp, has appealed against his two-month jail sentence.
The Abu Dhabi Appeals Court heard that the woman had dragged her husband to court. In her complaint, the woman said that she had some misunderstandings with her husband and instead of talking to her to resolve the issues, she was surprised when the man sent her abusive and insulting messages.
The woman pointed out that her... Read More
We've seen the Flying-V, the KLM concept jet that seems set to shape the future of air travel. Now we have the Bird of Prey, an Airbus-designed plane, which was unveiled on July 19. The concept aircraft has splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle or falcon. The aerospace giant says it is experimenting with “biomimicry” technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution.
The European planemaker's UK subsidiary sought to capture... Read More