Saturday, April 29, 2017



WWE holds tryouts in Dubai

The next wrestling superstar could come from the UAE. WWE is holding a four-day tryout at the Dubai Opera starting April 26. A total of 40 men and women from the Middle East and India will have a chance to train at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Centre in the US. ...

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Solar powered service station debuts in Dubai

The UAE’s first solar-powered fuel station has opened in Dubai, which is equipped to generate up to 120kWh (Kilowatt per hour) energy during the day. PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels installed on the roof of the ENOC facility can produce around 30 per cent of surplus power, which is transmitted back to ...

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50% of Dubai Parks & Resorts visitors are local residents

Fifty per cent of the people who visited Dubai Parks and Resorts, since it opened in December 2016, have been local residents. According to the theme park, a further 30 per cent have come from the surrounding region. The destination recently opened a number of new rides, including the completely ...

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UAE and Australia hold positive trade talks

The UAE’s Minister of Economy has held talks with his Australian counterpart about ways to develop trade ties between the countries. His Excellency, Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori met with Steven Ciobo in Dubai, along with other senior officials from both sides. Both sides are looking to enhance their ...

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Man detained with AED 1 million worth of heroin

A smuggling attempt of AED 1 million worth of heroin has been thwarted by authorities in Ras Al Khaimah. An Asian man has been monitored and arrested after officials received information regarding his plan. The man admitted to his crime and was referred to the public prosecution.

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FNC highlights need for effective disaster management system

The UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) has called for more effective measures to handle emergencies, crises and disasters. Members have highlighted the need for raising the efficiency of existing procedures and increasing the number of emergency drills. They’ve also stressed the importance of developing academic programmes specialising in disaster management ...

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UAE sends almost 4,300 tonnes of relief items to Somalia

The Emirates Red Crescent has sent a ship carrying almost 4,300 tonnes of relief items to help the people of Somalia affected by the famine. The aid includes food, water, tents, clothes, blankets, mattresses and children’s health supplies worth AED 10.3 million. The ship is expected to arrive at Berbera ...

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Abu Dhabi Air Wing rescues 29 stranded at sea

Abu Dhabi Police’s Air Ambulance has rescued 29 people after their boat broke down near Al Marawah Island in the capital. Four Emiratis were among those rescued. The exhausted men were airlifted and transferred to the Marfa Hospital for treatment. The police received a report from an Air Wing helicopter ...

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Dubai Safari Park to have no cages and open by end of 2017

Visitors will see no cages at Dubai Safari Park when it opens later this year, the park’s technical director has confirmed. The city’s up and coming destination will also take on all the animals from the Dubai Zoo. The billion dirham project will see lions, tigers, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, wolves, ...

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