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Gulf Air marks 50 years of Bahrain-Paris route

Marking the 50th anniversary of its Bahrain-Paris route, Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently flew a number of GCC media representatives to Paris on a familiarization trip jointly hosted by Shangri-La Hotel, Paris.

With daily operations to the French capital, Gulf Air provides excellent connectivity between key cities in the GCC/Mena region and Paris with under two hour transits via Bahrain International Airport. – TradeArabia News Service


 

On top of the world

Miss India Manushi Chillar being crowned Miss World by 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Vallele at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China.

England's Stephanie Hill (right) and Mexico's Andrea Meza were declared the first and second runners-up

The 20-year-old medical student from the north Indian state of Haryana beat 108 other global contestants to bring the coveted title back to India after 17 long years.

 

 

Creating diabetes awareness

The 11th edition of the UAE's largest walkathon, WALK 2017, saw thousands of UAE citizens and residents walk along Abu Dhabi’s iconic Yas Marina Circuit yesterday (Nov 17) to raise awareness of diabetes. 
 
A delegation from Abu Dhabi Police led the way ahead of senior officials and members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council from the UAE.
 
Organised by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) with the support of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and sister companies Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Healthpoint, the annual walkathon was part of ICLDC’s award-winning campaign Diabetes.Knowledge.Action

DXB marks tolerance day

Dubai Airports' employees, dressed in ethnic attires, welcoming passengers at Dubai International (DXB) with white flowers to mark the International Day of Tolerance on Thursday (November 16). 
 
Dubai Airports also organised an informal lunch where employees hailing from different countries and representing many cultures brought home cooked food to share with each other and promote understanding and cultural diversity. 
 

Supercar!

Premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz showcased its Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car, a two-seater supersports car, at the Dubai International Motor Show, currently under way in Dubai.  The car brings the very latest and most efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road.

The high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system consists of a highly integrated and intelligently networked unit comprising one hybrid, turbocharged combustion engine with a total of four electric motors. This show car is said to produce over 1,000 hp and reach top speeds beyond 350 km/h.

25 for Zulekha

The UAE-based Zulekha Hospital celebrated its Silver Jubilee with the message “25 years of compassion and care”. The celebration took place in Zulekha Hospital Sharjah in the presence of Dr Zulekha Daud, founder and chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group; Taher Shams, managing director;  Zanubia Shams, co-chairperson; and Professors of Medicine Dr Adil Daud and Dr Pamela Munster from the University of California - San Francisco, US. 
 
The group’s employee strength has grown from 25 to more than 2,000 in 25 years. The event honoured the efforts of every working member of the organization for the relentless commitment they have shown over the years.
 
Dr Daud commented: “We are very glad to be a part of the UAE medical community.  This country has paved the road for us since day one and we have had tremendous support from its wise leadership. The UAE has for many years placed a great emphasis on medical innovations to continuously improve the lives of its citizens.” - TradeArabia News Service
 

Spectacular fly past

Emirates today offered Dubai Airshow spectators and avid aviation enthusiasts a treat with a special fly-past along the Dubai World Centre (DWC) runway in front of stands and the large static display. The special fly-past is the first time two Emirates wide body aircraft – the Boeing 777-300ER and A380 – have performed a flying display together. 
 
The aircraft were closely followed by the UAE’s air display team, Al Fursan. Both the Emirates 777-300ER and A380 flying display aircraft were decorated with the HH Sheikh Zayed decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE.

A 'CITIZEN' kind of occasion

Watch manufacturer Citizen has unveiled a pair of handsome men's automatic watches made for those dressy occasions.

NH8350-83E and NH8350-83L come with the automatic 8200 movement, and are enclosed in a 40mm diameter stainless steel case ,with the watches in either a black or blue dial, a stainless steel bracelet, silver hands, silver stick indexes, and a day and date window.

UAE Flag Day celebrated

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, celebrated UAE Flag Day with his daughter Sheikha Al Jalila and students of a number of schools and people of determination at the Union House in Dubai.
 
The Flag Day is celebrated on November 3 every year.
 
He said the UAE flag will always be a symbol of UAE’s unity and a source of pride for its citizens. The flag will constantly inspire the UAE people to continue on the journey of development and progress initiated by the founding fathers led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

World's most expensive shoe

Designer Debbie Wingham has unveiled the world's most expensive shoe - a unique piece of diamond art worth a spectacular $15 million (Dh55 million).

Showcased at Raffles Dubai, this is the first time the lavish masterpiece has been revealed to the public. Commissioned by a private client of the acclaimed designer as a surprise 30th birthday gift, the artwork features over 1,000 diamonds set in platinum with 24-carat gold thread stitching. The diamonds used in the piece are extremely rare due to their colour, size and flawless clarity, and include two three-carat pink diamonds, valued at $4.4 million (Dh16.2 million) each, two blue diamonds of one carat, worth US 1.9 million (Dh6.9 million) each, and four flawless clarity three-carat white diamonds.

 

YuMi comes to Dubai

ABB, a leader in automation and control, is displaying what it claims is the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, YuMi, at the Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai. 
 
YuMi allows humans and robots to work in close proximity to boost productivity and efficiency. Weighing a mere 38 kg, YuMi can be “taught a process by being physically guided through it, eliminating the need for complex, time-consuming code-based instruction,” said Mohammed Farahneh, sales and marketing director – food and beverage manufacturing, Middle East and Africa (MEA) at ABB.