1949 was a year of recovery for much of the world as countries began to show signs of economic improvement following the rampant destruction caused by the Second World War.
In the Gulf, the Emirates had yet to unite but were presided over by the British as the Trucial States. In the height of summer, on July 15, 70 years ago, Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, wife of the Dubai Ruler, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, gave birth to the couple’s third son in their home in Al... Read More
Roger Federer has hit yet another milestone in his career today. The 37-year old has now won 100 matches at Wimbledon and is the first player to do so! Quite the feat.
To get to 100, he faced the always dangerous Kei Nishikori, who came out firing and captured the first set. Roger found his bearings in the second set and looked more relaxed as he dictated and controlled the tempo for the rest of the match. Roger was victorious 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and into the semifinals to face his... Read More
The Emirate of Dubai is now offering a free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists, a move that ensures visitors will not be penalised for breaking the law.
Alcohol retail outlet Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, has a separate segment on its website instructing tourists on the process of applying for the license. The free alcohol tourist licence is valid only to visitors who are non-Muslim and 21 years and over.
Tourists are... Read More
The National – The Arianespace company today announced that the European Vega rocket, carrying the UAE's 'Falcon Eye 1' satellite, deviated from its orbit after two minutes of blast off, and the satellite has been lost in space.
A statement issued by the company today said, "Detailed analysis [reasons of the unsuccessful launch] is still underway."
Flight VV15, a Vega rocket by Arianespace, lifted off from Guiana Space Centre, in French Guiana on the eastern coast of South... Read More
Gold bars were among the 7,408 valuables left inside Dubai's taxis by passengers during the first half of the year.
Money, mobile phones, passports and jewellery accounted for many of the other items.
Dubai Taxi Corporation on Sunday said 70 per cent of the items were returned to their owners so far.
Yousef Al Ali, chief executive of the DTC, said the total cash amount returned from January to June this year by honest taxi drivers was Dh640,000, excluding the monetary... Read More
MOSCOW, 9th July, 2019 (WAM) -- The increasingly fast transformation is radically changing the appearance of entire industries, production techniques and business models, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
Speaking about Russia's vision of long-term trends that determine global development and the risks involved, he said, ''Systems of Artificial Intelligence, AI, 3D-printing, and other developments are exerting enormous influence on the efficiency of management and... Read More
WAM – Nasdaq Dubai and Astana International Exchange, AIX, in Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a close operational relationship between the central securities depositories, CSDs, of both markets.
Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of Nasdaq Dubai, said, "As Kazakhstan’s dynamic companies increasingly look abroad for investment, Nasdaq Dubai can provide them with access to a large pool of international and regional investors. Our agreement with AIX promotes cross-border... Read More
WAM -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on 7th July, 2019 received the credentials of several foreign ambassadors to the UAE at the Palace of the Nation in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the Ambassadors and wished them good luck in performing their missions for the common benefit of the UAE and their respective countries, as well as enhancing friendship and cooperation ties between the people of the UAE and of... Read More
WAM – The UAE has been named as the partner country of Moscow Global Forum ‘City for Education’ set to take place in conjunction with Aqdar World Summit from the 29th August until 1st September 2019 in Russia.
The organising committee of Aqdar World Summit announced the agenda of the summit themed ‘Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned’, at a press conference in Moscow.
The press conference was headed by Maadhad Hareb Mughair Al Khaili, UAE... Read More
In just over two months, the UAE’s first astronaut will be launched into space.
Hazza Al Mansouri’s journey to the International Space Station will be gruelling and the surroundings unfamiliar, but the Emirati will not be without the comforts of home.
Space Food Laboratory, a Russian company that produces astronaut food for mass consumption on Earth, will prepare traditional dishes for the duration of Mr Al Mansouri’s journey.
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