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Soar, the 105-meter raptor-inspired super yacht that flies on hydrogen

The 105-metre superyacht Soar, designed by David Weiss, is inspired by the elegance of large birds of prey in flight. Its polished black steel hull features pointed shapes similar to a bird's head, while the internal and external structure takes its cue from their skeletons. Soar is a fast cruiser powered by hydrogen fuel cells, with an estimated maximum speed of 30 knots. The interior can be configured in different layout options and includes open areas for entertainment and gallery-like spaces for displaying modern art.


Free Bike Rides Available in Dubai on This Date

Dubai RTA and Careem have announced that they will allow individuals with free Careem BIKE rides at 186 docking stations throughout Dubai for an unlimited number of trips, as long as each trip does not last longer than 45 minutes.Read More: How To Use a Careem Bike in Dubai Read More: Dubai Par


Riyadh Airlines Joins Global Aviation Leaders with IATA Designation RX

ALBAWABA - Riyadh Airlines has solidified its position as a global airline by acquiring the IATA code "RX" from the International Air Transport Association. The company also unveiled the visual identity of its first-class fleet.This announcement coincided with the 79th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Global Aviation Summit in Istanbul.Tony Douglas, the CEO of Riyadh Airlines, emphasized that...


16 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Tallinn

The small and charming city, Tallinn will probably give you a feeling of a fairytale atmosphere. Capital and most populous city of Estonia, Tallinn boasts spectacular architecture with its monumental walls, towers, and historic buildings. Must-see sites include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Art Museum, and the popular maritime Museum, Lennus...


Here's Why You Should Stop by the Doha International Book Fair

Mark your calendars! The upcoming 32nd edition of the Doha International Book Fair is scheduled to be held from June 12 to 21, 2023, at the esteemed Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The event will be themed under the inspiring slogan "With reading we rise."Read More: Doha Internation


7 uber fun things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: June 5 to 8

Be bored no more with this guide to all things exciting this week… The sun is shining on a brand new week, which means we’re back with another roundup of all the places to be and experiences to dive into in the capital. Think afternoon tea with a twist, live classical music and the opening […]


Today's best photos: from volcano offerings in Indonesia to wingwalkers in England

More from The National: Sunday's best photos: from Environment Day in Dubai to Poland's Great Dragon Weekend Saturday's best photos: from a hot day in Malaysia to a typhoon in Japan Friday's best photos: From US Air Force graduates to Sevilla's Europa League win Thursday's best photos: from the royal wedding in Jordan to protests in Germany Wednesd...


65th Seoul International Book Fair to spotlight Sharjah's cultural showcase

SHARJAH, 5th June, 2023 (WAM) -- South Korea will highlight Sharjah's prominent cultural leadership in the Arab region at the 65th annual Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF). As the Guest of Honour, Sharjah will be celebrated during the 5-day event from 14th to 18th June.Led by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), the cultural showcase in Seoul will feature a diverse program of 33 events curated by SBA and 12 cultural entities. The participation...


First look: New national airline announced by Saudi Crown Prince unveils stunning design

Riyadh Air livery is displayed on Boeing 787-9 and the carrier has secured ‘RX’ airline designator code from IATA


15 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Lyon


RSCN marks World Environment Day

AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) celebrated this year's World Environment Day with a focus on plastic pollution. Held annually on June 5, this year marked the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, originally created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Millions of individuals from around the world engaged in online activities, events and personal initiatives to contribute to the cause. A statement...


Places Where You Can Stay Near Expo City Dubai During COP28

The 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is set to be hosted at Expo City Dubai in the UAE from November 30th until December 12th. And in this article, we're showing you where you can stay near Expo City Dubai during the


Tourism sector strategy aims for global, diversified and responsible tourism

05/06/2023 17:24, TUNIS/Tunisia (TAP) - The strategy for the sustainability of the tourism sector by 2035 is based on an approach of sustainable and balanced growth of tourism resources for global and diversified tourism and the rationalisation of the productivity of the tourism sector for responsible tourism, said the Director General of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts, Mouna Mathlouthi Ghliss.This strategy,...


King accepts credentials of new ambassadors to Jordan

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday accepted the credentials of a number of newly appointed ambassadors to Jordan, during a ceremony at Basman Palace.King Abdullah accepted the credentials of ambassadors Galal Fakirah of Yemen and Abdulkarim Behha of Algeria, as well as non-resident ambassadors Agon Vrenezi of Kosovo and Boubacar Diallo of Mali. His Majesty also accepted the credentials of non-resident ambassadors Rui Alberto Manuppella...


Qatar Airways To Remove First Class from their New Planes

Qatar Airways' next-generation long-haul aircraft will not include first-class seating, according to the airline's CEO, Akbar Al Baker.The airline's CEO stated that the investment in the most opulent seats did not justify the returns, considering that Qatar's business-class service o


Blocked funds rise sharply, threatening airline connectivity- IATA

AMMAN- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued a warning regarding the surging amounts of blocked funds, which it sees as endangering airline connectivity in implicated markets.As of April 2023, blocked funds in the industry have risen by 47% to $2.27 billion, a stark increase from $1.55 billion the previous year."Airlines are in a tough spot; they can't keep servicing markets where they can't repatriate revenues from their...


Qatar sends more foodstuff to Sudan, evacuates new group

A Qatari airplane carrying 37 tonnes of foodstuffs, provided by Qatar Development Fund (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC), arrived at Port Sudan Airport in the sisterly Republic of Sudan.This assistance comes within Qatar's support for the fraternal people of the Sudan and its full support for their steadfastness in facing the current difficult conditions they live in due to the ongoing conflict.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced...


11 Tourist hotspots in Zagreb that live up to the hype


Aqaba Cruise Terminal welcomes MEIN SCHIFF 5 tourist vessel

Aqaba, June 5 (Petra) -- The Aqaba Cruise Terminal on Monday welcomed the tourist vessel "MEIN SCHIFF 5", originating from the port of Muscat in Oman. On board were 2,428 tourists from various European nationalities, accompanied by a crew of 921 individuals. Peter Marji, the Director of Tourism at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), stated that the authority had meticulously arranged all the necessary requirements and logistical...


Incredible paranormal experiences of celebrities


Norwegian Film Days kicks off in Amman

Amman, June 5 (Petra) - The first Norwegian Film Days, organized by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC), in cooperation with Norwegian Embassy in Jordan, kicked off with screening the feature adventure drama "Kon-Tiki," directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg,on Sunday evening on the RFC's outdoor theater screen. At the opening ceremony, which was attended by Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan, Espin Lindback, RFC's media director, Nada...


Amir, Uzbekistan president tour city of Samarkand

Samarkand:His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev toured a number of museums and historical sites in the city of Samarkand on Monday evening.During the tour, HH the Amir and the Uzbek president listened to an explanation about the history of the Observatory of Ulugbek and its role in the development of astronomical sciences among Muslims.During their...


Saudi Arabia Is Set To Open The Region’s Biggest Theme Park

By Ghalia Taman For anyone craving that hard-core adrenaline rush experience of thrill-seeking water rides, look no further than Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya water park. It will be Saudi’s first and also the region’s largest water theme park which was launched with a 2.8 billion SAR contract. Arriving at the park, guests will get access to nine zones: the Entry Gate, Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi, the Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding...


Madison Square Garden: the events that made it the most famous arena in the World

Madison Square Garden in New York is the most famous arena in the world and can seat more than 20,000 people. Sports events and concerts are held there every year, and it is the home of the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team. MSG also has a cinema, theatre, restaurant and conference centre, and even has a dedicated TV channel. Among the concerts hosted have been Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen. Not to forget the boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Frazier.


Why is there no purple color in national flags around world?

ALBAWABA National flags aim to unite citizens and foster a sense of belonging and national pride.Colors that are widely recognised and celebrated within a country are often chosen to promote inclusivity and unity.While purple has symbolic value in certain contexts, its cultural associations may be limited to specific regions or communities.The historical, cultural, and practical reasons behind the scarcity of purple in national flags.The...


The Las Vegas Athletics and other franchises which moved locations


Some of the world's most dangerous airports

Flying by plane is often the only option, especially when the destination is far away.Most cities offer suitable places for take-off and landing, but the situation is different for some locations where runways have little space, making stopovers very dangerous.Destinations in the middle of nature, surrounded by mountains, located in icy areas or at very high altitudes, for example, can provide airports where manoeuvres are particularly challenging, despite the modernisation carried out in these areas. Here are some of the most dangerous airports in the world, even for the most experienced pilots.


Boursa Kuwait joins fight to beat plastic pollution on World Environment Day

Boursa Kuwait joined the fight to beat plastic pollution on World Environment Day 2023, reiterating its commitment to being a responsible and sustainable company that enters into strategic partnerships to support environment protecting initiatives and projects. The Kuwaiti stock exchange partnered with the United Nations Development Programme, the Regional Office for West Asia for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Environmental Voluntary...


Tourism minister inaugurates photo exhibition of Salt, Japanese city of Hagi

Salt, June 5 (Petra)-Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Makram Qaisi, on Monday inaugurated the photo exhibition of the Jordanian city of Salt and Japan's Hagi, which was held at Salt Historical Museum, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Qaisi lauded "deep-rooted, historic" Jordan-Japan relations, noting that the city of Hagi had previously hosted a photo show of...


Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre launches 2nd phase of Scan and Learn Arabic initiative

ABU DHABI, 5th June, 2023 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the implementation of the second phase of the Scan and Learn Arabic initiative, which is an application that allows smartphone and tablet users to scan...


Hamdan bin Mohammed reviews DET’s strategy to achieve goals of Dubai Economic Agenda D33

DUBAI, 5th June, 2023 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today visited the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai.Speaking during the visit, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed emphasised the importance of promoting closer cooperation between the government and...


5 new beaches set to open for swimming in Jeddah Obhur

Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — Five beaches in the Red Sea waterfront in Obhur will be designated for swimming. These beaches, including two in south Obhur and three in the waterfront will be operational soon, according to well-informed sources. This is in addition to the Jeddah Creek beach, which was opened on April 24. However, the Jeddah Mayoralty announced the cancellation of the investment contract for the creek project, three weeks after its...


ADNIC Joins Emirates Nature-WWF and Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency to Launch Nature-Themed Escape Room

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), one of the leading regional multi-line insurance providers for corporates and individuals, has partnered with Emirates Nature-WWF and Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to launch the ‘Escape Climate Change: Mangrove Edition’, a nature themed escape room as part of World Environment Day on June 1.The launch is part of the COP28 Youth climate and Nature series, which was inaugurated by a host of VIP...


Headed to Derby? Don't miss these unforgettable attractions

Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, which is in the East Midlands Region. It was traditionally the county town of Derbyshire. Derby gained city status in 1977, the population size has increased by 5.1%, from around 248,800 in 2011 to 261,400 in 2021...


‘So, I jumped through the window, fell two stories, landed on the front lawn of the hotel, got up and kept running!' What STRANGE THINGS do these CELEBRITY SLEEPWALKERS get up to?!

Going to sleep at night is as easy as putting your head on the pillow, closing your eyes and enjoying 40 winks, right? Not for these stars! Once they enter the land of nod, they get out of bed and go SLEEPWALKING! These slumber strolls can result in some CRAZY things happening. Read on to learn about the escapades of these star sleepwalkers...


KAUST Reefscape Restoration Initiative observes coral spawning at NEOM’s Shushah Island

THUWAL — Coral reefs are critical to the health of the world’s oceans and the millions of people who depend on them for their livelihoods. Yet corals around the world are being dramatically impacted by warming ocean temperatures and related environmental stressors.As a result, collaborative strategies are needed to boost resiliency and prevent decline.The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reefscape Restoration Initiative (KRRI)...


Qatar Rail and MoM organise tree-planting event

Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar Railways company (Qatar Rail), in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality, held a tree-planting event as part of its ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative launched in 2021.This initiative aims to plant a tree for every million passenger trips taken by the Doha Metro until 2030.During the event, which took place in Al Gharrafa Air-Conditioned Park, officials from Qatar Rail and Public Parks Department at the Ministry of...


New dam saved Mont-Saint-Michel's island status, Macron says

A new dam and infrastructure works have saved the famous Mont-Saint-Michel abbey's status as an island by reversing the silting of its bay, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. An old dam across the Couesnon River in front of the mount protected agriculture and the nearby town of Pontorson from floods. But it also stopped the river's vi...


Amir arrives in Samarkand

Samarkand:His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in the city of Samarkand on Monday on a state visit to the friendly Republic of Uzbekistan, as part of a tour of a number of Central Asian countries including the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Tajikistan.HH the Amir was welcomed at Samarkand International Airport by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan HE Shavkat...


5 Delicious dishes to try when you visit Zaragoza

Zaragoza Zaragoza is known for its rich historical significance and cultural attractions. The city has well-preserved archaeological sites, centuries-old churches, and art museums. The Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar is an iconic attraction of the city. It is a famous pilgrimage church in Spain and contains the shrine of the Virgin Mary. Another must...


Middle East carriers on track for full recovery by 2024: IATA’s Kamil Al-Awadhi

AMMAN- Middle East carriers are marching steadily towards full recovery, with expectations to bounce back to 2019 levels by the year 2024, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).Notably, the Revenue Passenger-Kilometres (RPKs) stand at 88% of the 2019 figures, showing significant progress in the sector's rebound, IATA regional Vice President for the Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, said at IATA’s annual meeting.Despite the...


Apple's AirPlay for hotel TVs should make business trips a lot less boring

Apple has partnered with hotels to integrate AirPlay, allowing you to connect your iPhone to a hotel TV a whole lot easier.


Dubai hotel turns used glass bottles to sand

A Dubai hotel is transforming its waste glass bottles into beach sand! To combat the issue of single-use glass waste, Azure Beach Dubai has purchased a glass crusher that pulverizes glass bottles into "sand," eliminating the need to send glass through a lengthy recycling process or to a landfill.


Princess Dana Firas attends launch of ‘Future for Our Past’ initiative

AMMAN — HH Princess Dana Firas, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Heritage and president of the Association of the World Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Jordan), on Sunday attended the launch of the "Future for Our Past" initiative at the association's headquarters, known as "Beit Yaish".This visionary project was conceived in response to a call by National Geographic in 2021, seeking projects dedicated to safeguarding at-risk...


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British Airways and BBC hit by cyberattack

British Airways, the BBC and retailer Boots have all said their staff were among those hit by a cyberattack on Zellis, a payroll provider used by hundreds of companies in Britain. About 35,000 BA staff have been warned that their personal information may have been compromised. “We have been informed that we are one of the companies impacted by Zell...


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What to expect at Six Senses Amaala resort on Saudi Arabia's west coast

Six Senses has unveiled details of its sustainability-focused resort, set to open at Amaala, the 4,000-square-kilometre integrated wellness destination within Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Global development. Synced with the dramatic landforms of Triple Bay, Six Senses Amaala will comprise beachfront residences, a hillside village and villas with various ...


Vaping and failing to stow hand luggage behind rise in unruly incidents on planes

Passengers failing to wear seat belts, not stowing hand luggage properly and vaping are among the main reasons for a surge in clashes with cabin crew, an airline industry body said on Monday. There was one disturbance reported for every 568 flights last year, up from one in 835 flights in 2021, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) sai...