Abu Dhabi Ports has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island, the Arabian Gulf’s first cruise beach stopover in Abu Dhabi. Two prominent luxury cruise vessels made their maiden calls at the Island last week as part of their international itinerary.
Largest container vessel
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has received the world’s largest container vessel, the Magleby Maersk, which is on its maiden visit to the region. The 18,270 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units) capacity vessel was welcomed by Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, UAE region and officials from Jebel Ali Port, who were also joined by Dubai-based Maersk Line top officials.
'Pharaohs' on stage
Dancers dressed as Egyptian pharaohs perform during the closing ceremony of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), in Cairo, Egypt, on November 20. EPA/Khaled Elfiqi
Leading Malaysian fashion brand, Hidaya International has introduced its new Fall/Winter 2015 collection of contemporary Abaya designs that set their own new trend in the fashion industry globally. Initially launching straightforward abayas with lace trims and appliques for the Malaysian market, the brand is now aiming to meet the needs of the modest wear clientele globally, starting with the Middle East market.
Spanish actress Nya de la Rubia poses as she arrives to the presentation of the movie 'Ocho Apellidos Catalanes' (Eight Catalan Surnames) in Madrid, Spain. The movie is the sequel of 'Ocho Apellidos Vascos' (Eight Basque Surnames) that became the biggest box-office hit in Spanish cinema history. The films relate in a humorous tone the differences between Southern and Northern Spain in culture, language and customs. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Fans unite for peace
French and English soccer fans together outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the international soccer friendly match between England and France in London, Britain, on November 17. Security was stepped up ahead of the match following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13. EPA/Gerry Penny
Panda in Malaysia
A four-month-old baby female panda (C) is pictured at National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 17. A giant panda, Liang Liang gave birth in a Malaysian zoo, a little more than one year after arriving from China. China loaned Malaysia a pair of giant pandas, one male and one female in May 2014. EPA/Fazry Ismail
Reaffirming its solidarity with France in this moment of profound grief, the UAE paid a solemn tribute to the country by draping Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, with the colours of France’s national flag. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, have extended UAE’s full solidarity with France, a friend and strategic partner.
Abdullah Mansour Qassama, a Saudi citizen from Jizan city, was declared the proud winner of Mobily's first draw of the Lamborghini Huracan 2016 for its "Mobily Ranan" contest in Saudi Arabia. The winner received the keys to the new car during a ceremony held at Mobily mega branch at King Abdullah Road in Riyadh city.
We run ...
The early hours of November 13 saw 13,000 runners gather by the iconic Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai’s modern skyscrapers to kick off We Run DXB, the fastest 10K race of the season. We Run DXB 2015 is part of the global Nike We Run Series hosted by 18 cities across Europe, Latin America and Asia and ranging in distances from 5K to a full marathon.
In solidarity ...
A general view of the Independence monument lit with France's national colors in solidarity with the victims of the deadly Paris attacks, in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 14. At least 129 people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris on November 13, according to French officials. EPA/Mario Guzman