(WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates and the Russian Federation have forged a decades-long partnership predicated on mutual respect and definite objectives, leading to various successful outcomes. With President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming state visit to the UAE capital, WAM takes a look at how these two countries have built relations across multiple sectors over the years.
UAE-Russia ties stretch back 48 years, with the former Soviet Union, USSR, and the UAE... Read More
(WAM) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia will commence his official state visit to the UAE on Tuesday, 15th October.
During the visit, the Russian President will hold talks with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The two sides are set to discuss means to further strengthen bilateral cooperation across multiple sectors, as well as regional and international developments of mutual interest.... Read More
One magical ghaf tree, two intrepid Emirati siblings and three helpful robo-guardians have been revealed as the mascots for Expo 2020 Dubai, embarking on a thrilling adventure through time and space to discover the meaning behind the next World Expo.
Latifa is an inquisitive eight-year-old girl who dreams of becoming one of the world’s greatest inventors. The chatty youngster – who loves playing with her chemistry set and disassembling electronics – is keen to share her knowledge with... Read More
H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inaugurated the world's first floating Smart Police Station, at GITEX 2019.
Dubai Police has partnered with the group behind the innovative Floating Seahorse Villa, Kleindienst, to reveal the world’s first floating Smart Police Station. The announcement was made during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 6 – 10.
The... Read More
Emirati astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will return to the UAE from Russia this weekend after captivating the Arab world with his historic flight to the International Space Station.
The 35-year-old will touchdown from Moscow on Saturday and is expected to be greeted by his family and space officials.
Reserve astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi will return on the same flight, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said early on Thursday morning. More details of his return are expected later.... Read More
Three new supercars have been added to Dubai Ambulance’s fleet, bringing the total number of race cars to eight.
Khalifa Bin Drai, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) said the supercars include a Nissan GT, a Corvette and a Range Rover.
The unveiling of the fast cars was made during the launch of a three-month campaign made in collaboration with DCAS, Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) titled 'Give way … Give Hope'.... Read More
A passenger’s passport caused a stir with immigration officers at Abu Dhabi International Airport after it disclosed that the man’s age was 124.
The passport, which was photographed and shared on social media much to the disbelief of residents, claimed that Swami Sivananda was born in the city of Kolkata in the West Bengal state of India on August 8, 1896.
The images quickly became an internet sensation on social networking sites in the UAE, as social media users looked at the... Read More
Around 24,000 foreigners visited Saudi Arabia since a new tourist visa system went into effect in the kingdom on September 27, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.
Visitors from China have topped the list with 7,391, followed by citizens of the UK and the US with 6,159 and 2,132 respectively, according to figures released by the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
The top list also features visitors from Canada, Malaysia, France, Germany, Russia, Australia and Kazakhstan.
Last month,... Read More
It is a rare insight into what happens inside an Etihad jet during take-off.
Footage posted online showed the checks, detail and awesome engineering that goes into getting an Airbus A380 off the ground.
Posted by aviation website JustPlanes, the video shows an all-female crew with an Emirati first officer taking off flight EY037 on a rainy day from Abu Dhabi to Paris.
Both pilot and first officer calmly examine the weather and note some turbulence is expected later in... Read More
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been named the creative director of London menswear label Qasimi. She will take over the reigns following the death of her twin brother Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the fashion designer behind London menswear label Qasimi and son of the Ruler of Sharjah, who died on July 1 at the age of 39.
Sheikha Hoor is the woman who can be credited with breathing life into the arts scene in Sharjah, first by overseeing the Sharjah Biennial and then by establishing... Read More