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 Abu Dhabi Art 2019: Emirati artist Ebtisam Abdulaziz to lead visual campaign

Abu Dhabi Art 2019: Emirati artist Ebtisam Abdulaziz to lead visual campaign

03 Sep 2019

Emirati artist Ebtisam Abdulaziz will lead the visual campaign at Abu Dhabi Art 2019, which takes place at Manarat Al Saadiyat from November 21 to 23.

Abdulaziz will present pieces from her ongoing project, Life in a Bag, in which she exhibits X-ray images of women’s bags, including those belonging to visitors at last year’s Abu Dhabi Art.

“Working with Abu Dhabi Art is a unique opportunity and the event itself has inspired my new series,” says Abdulaziz. “It documents visitors... Read More

Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander Vikram, lunar rover Pragyaan separate from orbiter

Chandrayaan-2 Moon lander Vikram, lunar rover Pragyaan separate from orbiter

02 Sep 2019

Pragyaan and Vikram are finally on their way to the Moon. After a journey of around a month and a half, Chandrayaan-2 is just six days away from achieving the unachieved -- landing a rover on near the south pole of the Moon, a feat unaccomplished by any other country.

Praygyaan is Chandrayaan-2 six-wheeled rover that is currently housed in the Vikram lander. The lander and the rover succesfully broke from the Chandhrayaan-2 orbiter Monday afternoon and began their own journey to the... Read More

UAE leaders congratulate Uzbekistani President on Independence Day

UAE leaders congratulate Uzbekistani President on Independence Day

02 Sep 2019

WAM -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is observed on September 1st.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have sent similar... Read More

Russian official praises UAE’s participation in Moscow Global Forum-City for Science and Education

Russian official praises UAE’s participation in Moscow Global Forum-City for Science and Education

02 Sep 2019

WAM – Sergei Cheryomin, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government, praised the UAE's participation in the Moscow Global Forum-City for Science and Education, part of the Aqdar World Summit.

The summit was held from 29th August to 1st Septemeber in Moscow under the theme, "Empowering Communities Globally: Experiences and Lessons Learned," under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of... Read More

DEWA, Huawei hold summit on AI, digital transformation

DEWA, Huawei hold summit on AI, digital transformation

01 Sep 2019

WAM – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, held a strategic summit with Huawei to increase cooperation on investments and to exchange the best global solutions, experiences, and practices in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud platforms, and Artificial Intelligence, AI.

The summit was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, and Charles Yang, President of the Middle East Region at Huawei... Read More

UFC 242: Want to attend the official weigh-in for Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier for free? (Video)

UFC 242: Want to attend the official weigh-in for Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier for free? (Video)

29 Aug 2019

Entrance to next week’s official weigh-in for UFC 242 will be free to the public, although fans looking to attend will have to pre-book tickets online.

Organisers confirmed on Thursday that those wishing to attend the Friday 6 event, which takes place at The Arena on Yas Island, would have to confirm their places beforehand, with tickets available from Monday 12pm via www.ticketmaster.ae.

The weigh-in will feature among others Khabib... Read More

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® at WAFI!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® at WAFI!

29 Aug 2019

An amazing time is coming to WAFI and visitors will be able to practice, break real records in real time and get the chance to be ‘OFFICIALLY AMAZING’® . From 13 September – 23 November, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® will be at WAFI and people of all ages can enjoy all the action. 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® have been creating record-breaking moments since 1955 and visitors will have the chance to view 11 galleries across the site with each gallery featuring unique stories. Be it the bizarre... Read More

Rostec is showing more than 250 pieces of modern technology at MAKS

Rostec is showing more than 250 pieces of modern technology at MAKS

29 Aug 2019

State Corporation Rostec is showing new civil, military and special aviation equipment at the MAKS-2019 air show, which is held from August 27 to September 1 in Zhukovsky. Among those items are six new aircraft and helicopters, as well as communications equipment, electronic warfare equipment, aircraft systems, engines, and airfield equipment. The state corporation is one of the main organizers of the MAKS air show.

The Rostec holding companies and enterprises exhibit, with an area of... Read More

ADIHEX 2019 draws impressive turnout on opening day

ADIHEX 2019 draws impressive turnout on opening day

28 Aug 2019

WAM – The17th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2019 was launched Tuesday with an impressive turnout on its opening day.

The event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club and will continue until the 31st of August 2019.

The slogan for this year’s edition is "Together to Consolidate Sustainable Hunting Initiatives."... Read More

Pope Francis welcomes new UAE committee to promote tolerance and cooperation

Pope Francis welcomes new UAE committee to promote tolerance and cooperation

28 Aug 2019

WAM – Pope Francis of the Catholic Church on Monday welcomed the UAE's announcement of a Higher Committee to implement the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, which was signed by himself and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Ahmed El Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi in February 2019.

He also thanked the UAE "for the concrete commitment shown on behalf of human fraternity," and expressed hope that similar initiatives may spring up in other parts of the world.

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