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Aqdar World Summit kicks off Monday - Dotemirates
23/11/2018

Aqdar World Summit kicks off Monday

ABU DHABI, 23rd November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Aqdar World Summit will kick off on Monday, 26th November, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The Summit which runs until November 28th, is organised by the Khalifa Student Empowerment Programme "Aqdar" in partnership with the United Nations and a number of local and international entities, and in cooperation with Index Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding. Held under the title "Role of Human Empowerment in Developing Stable Societies: Sustainable Development", the event is expected to attract more than 1,500 visitors and participants from the region and the...


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13/03/2019

10 items people forget most in cabs

From bags to pink teddy bears, here's what Uber riders across the region are leaving behind, according to an index report released by the ride service hailing company. This year's Lost and Found Index released by Uber highlights the most forgotten items in their cabs, as well as most absent minded riders in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region.While almost all have lost a phone at some point, some riders are leaving behind rather unusual items such as a wedding card invitation, a pair of binoculars and even a sibling in one instance. The most forgetful cities in...
13/03/2019

Video: UAE residents can fly electric aircraft from this year

From October of this year, anyone living in the UAE can lease and fly an electric aircraft, provided they receive proper training, as per the Academy of Technical Training, ATT, standards. Also read: (Video) Flying taxi takes off in Dubai in world's 1st concept flight Officials at the ATT told Wam that receiving a licence to fly the electric-driven aircraft is open to individuals as young as 14 years. The licence is issued after they pass a flight training period at the Flight Club in Ghantoot.According to Lahej Saif Al Falasi, Chairman of the ATT, an electric aircraft with a...

13/03/2019

20-year-old to use $1m Dubai win to help refugees in Jordan

A 20-year-old student in Jordan, who has won $1 million through a Dubai raffle draw, plans to help Syrian refugees with part of the funds. Tala W. won the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw that was held at the Dubai International Airport on March 12. The computer engineering student is based in Amman and has seen the struggles of Syrian refugees from up close, as she volunteers with charity organisations in Jordan to help distribute educational and medical supplies to the refugees. "I hate the fact that they're suffering and I'm so glad that there's finally something I...

Emirates to launch second daily flight to London Stansted

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Etihad, Saudi Airlines to build on existing codeshare partnership

RIYADH / WAM Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi national flag carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, announced positive growth in traffic since their codeshare partnership began in November 2018.Jointly, Etihad and Saudia have flown over 16,000 guests across the partnership, solidifying the airlines’ commitment to growing inbound business and tourism in their respective markets.Tony Douglas, Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group said, “The close and expanding partnership between Etihad and Saudia is giving us a unique opportunity to build on the deep ties that exist between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates....