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Houthi rebels committing sabotage acts in Kilometre 16 following heavy defeats - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Houthi rebels committing sabotage acts in Kilometre 16 following heavy defeats

HODEIDAH, Yemen, 12th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Saudi-led Arab Coalition said today that it has observed attempts at sabotage being carried out by the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in the Kilometre 16 area in the Governorate of Hodeidah. A Coalition statement said that, following successive defeats inflicted on them on the Hodeidah front, the Houthis had placed large numbers of landmines on the strategic road linking the country’s capital, Sana'a, to Hodeidah and had set tyres on fire near the warehouses of an international relief agency. The Coalition said that the rebels were making desperate attempts to delay the advance...


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12/02/2019

WGS 2019: Dubai 2040 plan will be shaped by technologists, artists and innovators

DUBAI, 12th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Dawood Al Hajiri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, today provided a view of Dubai’s sustainable future where the emirates will be proactively shaped by innovators, technologists, artists and the public. Al Hajiri spoke at a session titled ‘Rethinking Cities of Tomorrow: A Human-Centric Approach’ on the concluding day of the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019). "Technology, particularly AI, is central to the Dubai 2040 urban plan. As stated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, we will build a city of the future through...
12/02/2019

Largest showcase of Dutch Golden Age masters's works in Gulf region opens 14th February

ABU DHABI, 12th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Louvre Abu Dhabi will present 'Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre', from 14th February through 18th May 2019. It constitutes the largest exhibition of Dutch Masters from the 17th century held in the Gulf region to date. This extraordinary assemblage of 95 paintings, drawings, and objects - including more than 20 works from across Rembrandt van Rijn’s career and by his workshop - surveys Rembrandt’s artistic journey in 17th-century Leiden and Amsterdam, as well as his relationships with rivals and peers including...
12/02/2019

Emirates flies nine special flower charters covering five continents

Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine's Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February. To meet this requirement, major flower-producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador harvest and air-freight additional quantities of roses to important global centres of flower distribution such as the Aalsmeer market in the Netherlands and directly to customers around the world. Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, operates daily scheduled freighter flights to Nairobi and four weekly freighters to Quito around the year to uplift flowers that are then flown to destinations across its network....

12/02/2019

Mohammed bin Rashid receives state leaders during WGS 2019

DUBAI, 12th February, 2019 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received at the Al Naseem-Madinat Jumeirah Hotel this morning a number of heads of state and government participating in the World Government Summit, which concludes in Dubai today. Present during the meetings was H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. --- More ---
12/02/2019

Up to 50% remittance fees discount for Overseas Filipino Workers

Filipino expats in the UAE may soon get up to 50 per cent concession on remittance fees when they send money to their families in the Philippines. A bill seeking to grant Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) discounts to their remittances was approved by The House of Representatives, The Filipino Times reported. This has been done to acknowledge their contribution to the national economy. The proposed 'Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Remittance Protection Act' stipulates that banks and non-bank financial intermediaries shall provide a mandatory discount on remittance fees of 10 to 50 per cent depending on the amount to be remitted,...
12/02/2019

60 nations to take part in defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi

More than 1,300 defence firms and entities are expected to flock to Abu Dhabi next week, for the 14th edition of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex 2019) and the fifth edition of the Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex 2019). The largest specialised defence exhibition in the region is expected to generate signed partnerships that are greater than the nearly Dh20-billion deals that were produced in the previous edition, said organisers. Idex and Navdex 2019 will run from February 17 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec). Celebrating its silver jubilee, this year's exhibition is set to become the...