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A big 'Modhesh' welcome

Dubai's's popular indoor edutainment destination Modhesh World's mascot recently greeted travellers from Bahrain at Terminal 2 in Dubai International Airport, where he posed for photos with young fans and gave away free passes to the indoor theme park.

Regatta win for Team Oman Air

Team Oman Air claimed their first regatta win of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series with a dominant display in Barcelona, Spain, narrowing the gap to the top spot on the overall leaderboard to just one point. An emphatic victory in the final race, which counted for double points, sealed glory for Phil Robertson and his team after three days of tense, high octane racing.

The crew of Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski joined Robertson in celebration as they crossed the finish line a massive two minutes ahead of closest rival SAP Extreme Sailing Team.

Over the Act's 22 races the crew notched up an impressive four race wins and 15 podium finishes.
Crucially, the victory in Barcelona moves Oman Air to within one point of joint leaders SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi on the overall scoreboard at the halfway mark of the tour.

The team now has a short two-week break before racing resumes with the fifth round of the Extreme Sailing Series in the German city of Hamburg from August 10 to 13. -TradeArabia News Service

New Pathfinder in Kuwait

Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co, the sole authorised dealer of Nissan in Kuwait, recently launched the new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kuwait. The new Pathfinder has more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology.

Al-Babtain launches 2018 Pathfinder


Etihad Museum honours the Founding Fathers

The Etihad Museum tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers. The portraits of the Founding Fathers are complemented by interactive screens showcasing historical photos, videos and family trees.


Federer makes history

Swiss third seed Roger Federer, 35, became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic. He won 6-3 6-1 6-4 against seventh seed Cilic to become the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon title. Image: wimbledon.com

Lennon Phantom V back in London

Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being owned by John Lennon, back home to London for the British public to see.

Currently owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, ‘The John Lennon Phantom V’ will travel from Canada to London to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition, at Bonhams on Bond Street, an area visited regularly by Lennon in the late 1960s in this very car.

Damac chief in Croatia

Dubai-based Damac International chairman Hussain Sajwani was received by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović following a tour of the country. Sajwani praised Croatia's growing tourism sector during the meeting and discussed investment opportunities in the country.

Hack Week at DXB

Michael Ibbitson (centre), executive vice president of technology and infrastructure at Dubai Airports, talks tech with hackmasters at an event during the Hack Week hosted by the airport operator in Dubai International’s Terminal 3. Dubai Airports employees and various airport-based organisations came together to discuss, ideate and develop futuristic concepts and solutions for Dubai’s airports at the 10X Hack Week. Concepts and prototypes presented ranged from modular and morphing self-build structures to driverless transport; harnessing energy using unconventional sources through to maximising the use of airport operational data – ideas that could potentially revolutionise airport operations and the aviation industry itself.
Organised by Dubai Airports as part of Dubai’s 10X innovation programme, the Hack Week is part of a series of events aimed to inspire operation and service design experts to develop ideas that are unique, scalable, 10X faster than contemporary solutions using disruptive innovation techniques, which will put Dubai Airports a decade ahead of the competition.