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Emirates expands flight training academy’s aircraft fleet

DUBAI, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) -- Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) is continuing to live up to its promise of offering cutting-edge tech and state-of-the-art aircraft to train pilots of the future and help close the industry’s skills gap. The Academy is now bolstering its current fleet with an order for three twin-engine DA42-VI and its corresponding flight simulator from Diamond Aircraft Industries – a leading manufacturer of aircraft in...


Qatar’s first-ever airspace is established in full today

Today, Qatar’s airspace is established in full after the success of the completion of the second phase of ICAO’s plan for a full, first-ever establishment of airspace for Qatar.Last year, when ICAO and its member states on the council reached a decision that Doha FIR (flight information region – an airspace area) shall be established in two phases, the organisation finalised a plan that will see the airspace established in two phases. In the...


Check out these tasty delicacies on your trip to Palma, Majorca

Palma, Majorca Palma, Majorca is truly a crowd favorite destination as it is famous for its rich history as well as a vibrant culture that attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. Visitors must not miss visiting this city as it is regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. In Palma, Majorca, you will find some d...


Victim set alight at mosque 'was asked if he spoke Arabic first'

A man suspected of setting a worshipper on fire after leaving a mosque in central England asked his victim if he spoke Arabic before setting him alight and “casually walking off”, witnesses have claimed. The alleged assailant, who had been attending the mosque in Birmingham for about three weeks, was arrested the following day after reportedly retu...


Headed to Banff? Here's what you shouldn't miss!

Banff is a resort town in Canada where visitors will surely love the hot springs located there as well as its mountainous surroundings. A town is an ideal place for numerous outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. In Banff you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Ride The Banff Gondola Up Sulphur Mountai...


Dubai Mall's Chinatown: Inside the new dining and shopping attraction

Chinese lanterns hanging overhead, funky neon signs and a gigantic panda statue are some of the sights at the newly opened Chinatown in Dubai Mall. The mall has redesigned a section on its first floor, embellishing it with East Asian-inspired decor to replicate neighbourhoods around the world that are home to Chinese residents. Chinatown can be acc...


'Empty flights' gain attention as aviation’s environmental footprint under scrutiny

Consider a flight that operates on less than 10% passenger capacity! In an industry that is hard pressed for funds, particularly after the Covid-19 pandemic decimated air travel, it is something very difficult to comprehend.But a recent report in the UK’s Guardian newspaper said that 5,000 “empty”, and 35,000 flights with less than 10% occupancy, had flown in the United Kingdom since 2019!Termed by some as “ghost flights”, they are generally...


Secrets of the Druids: history and trivia that will leave you speechless

Discover the fascinating history and most surprising facts about the druids, the mysterious priests and sages of Celtic culture. Druids were religious leaders, legal authorities, judges, scholars and tradition bearers, physicians, and politicians. Druids were educators of youth. Children were entrusted to them for a long period of study; true bonds were established between masters and disciples, up to and including name transmission and succession. Immerse yourself in the world of the Druids through six key points that reveal their rituals, knowledge and impact on ancient society. Don't miss this exciting journey through time!


Emirates Red Crescent distributes 75,000 iftar meals in Syria and sets up Ramadan tents

Emirates Red Crescent teams have begun implementing its Ramadan initiatives in Syria that will benefit approximately 160,000 earthquake-affected families, as well as people in need in other regions of the country. On the first day of Ramadan, field teams, in co-ordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, distributed 5,000 food baskets and 75,000 ...


UAE Ambassador presents credentials to President of Vanuatu

PORT VILA, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) – Abdullah Ali Al Sabousi, UAE Ambassador to Australia and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Samoa, presented his credentials as Non-Resident Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Vanuatu to President Nikenike Vurobaravu.During the meeting, Al Sabousi conveyed to President Vurobaravu the greetings of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh...


The 14 most amazing attractions in Eugene

Eugene, Oregon, United States, is famous for housing the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Guests will love learning more about the local culture and history by seeing the exciting exhibits it has to offer. Aside from this, guests will also love admiring the beautiful Victorian mansion called the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House. In Eugene you ...


Try these mouth-watering dishes on your trip to Roseville

Roseville Roseville is a perfect destination for outdoor activities and the city has many roadside tourist attractions. Downtown Roseville is a place for shopping and dining. There are historic places, museums, several art galleries, and a diverse selection of restaurants. Golfland Sunsplash is a fun place for kids with a waterpark, massive watersl...


SSIF highlights efforts to enhance tourism sector's competitiveness

Amman, Mar. 23 (Petra)-Head of the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF), Ezzeddin Kanakrieh , said the project to expand and renovate Crowne Plaza Petra Hotel, which was inaugurated outside the famed tourist city of Petra in 1983, will enhance attractiveness and competitiveness of the tourism sector in the Golden Triangle area. During his visit to Petra, Kanakrieh stressed the importance of intensifying ongoing efforts and procedures to...


Does your cat run away from the garden? Follow these tips and he will never run away again!

Cats are animals that love to explore and have fun outdoors, but their curious and adventurous nature can pose some risks, especially if they live in a home with a garden. Accidental escapes can cause damage to neighbors' property, create dangerous situations for the cat itself, and pose a threat to wildlife. However, there are several effective solutions to protect your cat from escaping from the garden. This photo gallery will provide you with an overview of some of the options available to improve the safety of your garden and make your cat happy and satisfied without the need to escape Protecting your cat from the risk of escape from the garden is important for its well-being and the safety of its surroundings, so don't hesitate to follow our tips to ensure maximum protection and safety for your beloved pet.


Artwork in the desert? Let's discover "Land Art," art that blends with nature

Land art is a contemporary art form that is characterized by the artist's direct intervention on the natural terrain. The exhibition "Forever Is Now" organized annually at the Great Pyramids of Giza and the surrounding plateau in Egypt represents a unique example of how land art can enhance and interact with its surroundings. Through the use of natural materials and interaction with the environment, artists have created striking works that become an integral part of the natural landscape. In this article we will explore the exhibition "Forever Is Now" and its ability to combine art and nature into a unique and evocative experience.


Jordan, Bosnia talk cooperation in tourism

Amman, Mar. 23 (Petra) -- Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Imad Hijazin welcomed a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina's Ministry of Environment and Tourism, inbound tourism agencies, and representatives of the USAID-funded Sustainable Tourism Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam) project. The visit aims to exchange expertise in tourism development, including marketing and preserving archeological sites....


Top 5 Places To Visit In Ramadan With Gaz In "Ramadan Guides"

This Ramadan, Gaz brings you the top 5 places to visit around the world during the holy month in “Ramadan Guides”. Join Gaz every Thursday on "Ramadan Guides" from 1 to 2 PM. Cairo, Egypt Egypt has always been famous for its Ramadan lanterns, as they light up the streets during the holy month. Cairo includes some of the most beautiful mosques aroun...


The Grand Egyptian Museum Kicks Off Ramadan With Iftar & Sohour Passes Along With Additional Tours

By Belal Nawar The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has been busy hosting important summits and events, including the RiseUp Summit, Art Cairo, the Multi-School Art Exhibition, and the debut exhibition of contemporary art, Traces of Egypt, by renowned Egyptian-German artist, Susan Hefuna. As of yesterday, March 22, the GEM has decided to give two extra tours at 8 PM and 10 PM along with a special pass for anyone wishing to partake in iftar or sohour...


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10 Activities to Do in Qatar During Ramadan 2023

Ramadan is a much anticipated time of celebration through many activities and events across Qatar, but as Ramadan 2023 falls in the spring, this means that any typical outdoor activities will be quite difficult with the high temperatures in the Gulf country and fasting if you're a Muslim. H


'Hiking is so spiritually incredible as well as physically...' Do you know these famous Hollywood hikers?

Hollywood is home to the world's biggest stars, and the Hollywood hills. Those peaks have made hikers out of some of our favorite A-listers. Whether it's for fitness reasons or a spiritual escape, find out which stars walk and climb for fun...


Charter plane carrying 189 French tourists arrives in Aqaba

Flight’s arrival marks start of 'tourist air bridge' for 2023 season


AUS top in UAE for several subjects in new QS rankings

SHARJAH, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) -- American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked as the top university in the UAE in architecture/built environments, art and design, civil and structural engineering (tied), accounting and finance, and business and management studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. It has also been ranked as the top university in the UAE in the category of arts and humanities, second in...


Region’s First Neo-Cultural Festival: Abu Dhabi’s BRED To Kickoff This April

By Belal Nawar The first neo-cultural festival in the region will take place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay Waterfront from April 26 to 30. The name of the festival, “BRED,” was inspired by the “Born and Bred” movement celebrating Arab identity and art. A festival all about the urban scene in the Middle East is giving local and regional artists the chance to exhibit their work alongside international artists. Expect exclusive streetwear, street food,...


Qatar Museums reveals Ramadan operating hours

Qatar Museums (QM) has announced its Ramadan operating hours of all its facilities: Saturday to Thursday 10am to 2pm and 8pm to 12midnight and Friday 8pm to 12midnight. All QM facilities will be closed on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.QM has also invited members of the community to participate in a series of creative activities for children and families in celebration of Ramadan. The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will hold a family day, about the...


Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Arrow, the last coupe with the historic V12

Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Black Arrow celebrates the final end of British V12 coupes. A very limited edition of 12 examples of the already exclusive coupe Black Badge. It is designed, precisely, to celebrate the final farewell of the historic 12-cylinder from the hood of the British three-door, which will soon make way for a powertrain 100% electric that will debut with the innovative Spectre. The unique Bespoke finish of Black Arrow features a full color gradation between two shades: Celebration Silver and Black Diamond.


Washington’s cherry blossoms bloom as tourists flock to US capital

Washington's cherry blossoms began to bloom this week, with crowds of tourists, nature lovers and photographers scrambling to the city’s Tidal Basin for a view of the trees’ famed pink flowers. “They are among Washington’s greatest springtime traditions,” Mike Litterst, of the National Park Service, told The National. “Cherry trees with the backdro...


Visiting Shahpura, a virtually unknown and unsung gem in northern India

We wanted a respite, a reset from the historical buzz and riches of the western state of Rajasthan, India — from its glittering cities, muscled sinewy forts and forests brimming with wildlife. The former princely kingdom of Shahpura, equidistant between Jaipur and Udaipur — and virtually unknown and unsung — was just the ticket. Shahpura is yet to ...


Louvre Abu Dhabi's Ramadan events, iftars and performances to attend

Louvre Abu Dhabi has organised a series of activities, iftars and exhibitions to mark Ramadan, many of which are free to attend. From art-fuelled iftars to talks highlighting the UAE’s architectural characteristics, here are the events to attend at Louvre Abu Dhabi this Ramadan: History Walks Louvre Abu Dhabi will hold guided art walks across its I...


Get the greatest grub when you travel to Charleston


Ramadan 2023: From Global Village to family homes, how UAE is turning into 'one giant majlis' for holy month

This is an important part of Emirati hospitality and is done differently in every household


Ramadan 2023: International iftars to sample in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this holy month

The diversity of the UAE's population has helped make a wide variety of cuisines popular and easily available in the Emirates, with a number of international restaurants taking part in Ramadan festivities this year. From Greek and Georgian to Japanese-Peruvian, here are 14 restaurants pushing the iftar envelope. Check out our guide of iftars being ...


Al Bidyah - the oldest mosque in the UAE dates back to the 15th century and is testament to the cultural heritage of Fujairah

One of the oldest mosques in the UAE, Al Bidyah Mosque is a testimony to the cultural heritage of Fujairah. The historical landmark that dates back to the 15th century has four domes that are not equal in size. Each dome consists of multiple domes that are mounted on top of the others, the first of which form the base of a large dome. Until recently, the population of these villages used Al Bidya Mosque for the Friday prayer "Al Jumu'ah"


UN warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of a world without glaciers

NEW YORK, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) – Glaciers are “critical to all life on Earth”, the UN chief reminded the UN 2023 Water Conference on Wednesday, warning that unless the rise in sea level due to global warming is reversed, “the consequences will be catastrophic.” Secretary-General António Guterres told a conference side event dedicated to the issue of preserving the world’s glaciers that new data released by the World Meteorological Organisation...


Couple discovers their new house is a beehive

The Dempseys recalled that upon moving in, they had seen bees, but didn’t think anything of it since they vanished after the house was repainted.


Tag Along As Explorers Tour Mongolia On Husqvarna Norden 901 Expeditions

Steppe by steppe, crossing cliffs and rivers, riding up mountain sheep trails, and more.


Staycation inspiration: 14 hotels in Dubai with private pools

Dive in… If you’re looking for a holiday close to home, we’re spoiled with staycation deals across the city. But if you’re looking to drop-and-flop in the comforts of a private space, a getaway with its own private pool is the place to book. From Bedouin-inspired desert resorts to villas overlooking the ocean, here are […]


The 11 most amazing attractions in Astana


Is Ponta Delgada your next dreamy getaway? Check these spots out


14 of the most adventurous outdoor activities in the UAE

We love the great outdoors… Thinking of doing any outdoor activities in the UAE during summer is a big no-no. But thankfully, it’s that time of the year when you switch the conversations around from ‘It’s so humid’ to ‘Wow, this weather is amazing’. So, if you want to breathe in some fresh air, here […]


Newly launched initiative ‘Dubai Collection Nights’ kicks off on 25 March

DUBAI, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) -- The Dubai Collection, the first institutional collection of modern and contemporary art for the city of Dubai, announces the launch of a new initiative - Dubai Collection Nights, a week-long series of events set to take place annually with its first edition held from 25th-31st March.The Dubai Collection is an initiative by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) under the patronage of His Highness...


15 Tourist hotspots in Sydney that live up to the hype

The vibrant city, of Sydney, is a place for all. It is full of sophisticated spots like the iconic Opera Houses, inviting beaches, and trendy areas like The Rocks and Darling Harbor. The people of Sydney are known for their fashion-forward attire, British-style sarcasm accompanied by an easy-going attitude. The city is positively brimming with dens...


Jordan troops seize weapons and drugs from smugglers in border region

Jordan's army has said it foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons and drugs in the south of the country, in a rare announcement of an anti-narcotics operation in the region. Forces of the Southern Command thwarted “an infiltration attempt by a group of people and the smuggling of a large quantity of weapons and ammunition and drugs”, state media quote...


Bahrain Ranked First as the Best Destination for Expats to Live in

According to the latest Expat Essentials Index, Bahrain is the best country which ranked first for expats to live and work in out of 52 countries. Read More: Top Things to Do in Bahrain in 2023 Read More: Bahrain In Pictures The Expat Insider 2022 survey by InterNations, the biggest expat netwo


One step away from heaven: animals living at high altitudes

High altitude is a place where few dare to venture, but for some animals, it is home. These high-altitude heroes live and thrive in places where conditions are extreme and survival is a daily challenge. From the mountains of Asia to the mountain ranges of North America, we will meet animals that live fearlessly at high altitudes. From the brown bear, to the mountain goat, these animals fear nothing. We will discover how they are adapted to survive in these challenging environments and how they have developed the unique characteristics that make them perfectly suited for life at the edge of the sky.


Danish archaeologist examines pottery from Jordan’s Hujayrat Al Ghuzlan

AMMAN — Pottery found in Hujayrat Al Ghuzlan, a site located four kilometres north of Aqaba, dates back to between 4,000 and 3,400 BC, according to a Danish archaeology professor.The architecture at Hujayrat Al Ghuzlan consists of stone boulder walls as well as mudbrick walls, and sometimes a combination of both, noted professor Susanne Kerner, adding that the site was surrounded by a large stone wall, which might have been built to secure the...


Dubai Customs organizes 10 community initiatives during Ramadan

Dubai Customs has established a wonderful tradition of extending its charitable and volunteer efforts during the holy month of Ramadan to all corners of society. In line with its commitment to sustainability, the government department has rolled out an exciting array of 10 community initiatives designed to spread happiness among its employees and the wider community. This year, their Ramadan campaign is a shining example of the enduring spirit...


The strangest trivia… unbelievable but absolutely true!


Sfax: Nouvelair to operate flights to France and Turkey from Sfax-Thyna International Airport

23/03/2023 15:48, TUNIS/Tunisia (TAP) - Private airline "Nouvelair Tunisia" will launch two new routes from Sfax-Thyna International Airport to France and Turkey with two flights a week starting from April 19 and June 1, 2023, respectively.According to a press release issued by the company, the flights from the city of Sfax to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport will take place with 2 frequencies per week on Wednesday and Sunday. As far as Turkey is...


Chilling destinations: 6 of the world's most dangerous places (some inaccessible)

Traveling is one of the most popular activities in the world. We are always looking for adventures, exotic and out-of-the-ordinary destinations. However, some places are so dangerous that they could endanger the lives of visitors and therefore may be banned from entering. In this article, we will explore six of the most dangerous places in the world that require special care and caution when visiting (should it be allowed). These include active volcanoes that could erupt at any time, places characterized by extreme temperatures, and highly toxic environments. Each destination presents a unique challenge, but one thing is certain: these are not places to be taken lightly.