• Gulf News

    Airlines cut UAE fares to as low as Dh185

    Dubai: Airlines have again slashed their fares and this time, travellers from UAE can score tickets to select destinations for as low as Dh185 or just a little over Dh2,000. Carriers catering to the UAE market, such as Air Arabia, Emirates and flydubai, have just announced discounted fares that are up for grabs for a very limited time. The  budget fares apply to trips to Georgia, Armenia and India, and to other select cities in Europe , the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The latest price cuts are in a bid to stimulate air travel demand during the lean season. According to an industry source, airlines tend to lower their fares in September and early October, when fewer UAE residents fly out.

  • Al Jazeera

    Putin seeks to defuse Israel crisis after downing of Russian jet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the downing of a Russian military plane by Syrian air defences was the result of a "tragic chain of circumstances", in an apparent effort to calm tensions after his country’s defence ministry accused Israel of "hostile" actions. The downing of the jet late on Monday night highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded skies over war-torn Syria and threatened to damage relations between Russia and Israel. The incident was also the worst case of friendly fire between Russia and Syria, since Moscow's military intervention in the country in support of President Bashar al-Assad's forces in September 2015.  The Russian

  • Gulf News

    100,000-year-old archeology site discovered in Riyadh

    Dubai: Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have uncovered a 100,000-year-old site in the mountain range south of Riyadh dating back to the Paleolithic period. The joint Saudi-French mission was carried out at archaeological sites under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, which included field surveys at the hills surrounding the Al Kharj Mountains, part of the hills overlooking the Mawan valley, Ein Farzane and the hills overlooking the town of Al Shadidah. This is the first time that sites from the Paleolithic period were discovered in Al Kharj as well as sites that originated from the Upper Paleolithic period, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Paleolithic

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Shahid Kapoor, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma...

    Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Sussanne Khan Abhishek picks-up Aishwarya and Aaradhya at the airport. Shahid Kapoor Jahnvi Kapoor and Manish Malhotra Tiger Shroff performs a stunt at the launch of innerwear brand. Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur spotted in their building compound. Gauri Khan Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram\ Kareena Kapoor at Mehboob Studios Shah Rukh Khan and daughter Suhana Mouni Roy Kangana Ranaut spotted with sister Rangoli Chandel, her husband Ajay Chandel and son Prithviraj. Tushar Kalia, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma and Shashank Khaitan on the set of COLORS Dance Deewane. Deepika Padukone graces Ficci Flo event in New Delhi.

  • CNN

    New airline uniforms go for maximum glamour

    Celebrating 85 years of criss-crossing the world, the airline has revealed a chic new look for its flight attendants courtesy of Milan-based haute couturier Ettore Bilotta. British photographer Miles Aldridge shot the looks in iconic destinations in Istanbul. The red-and-gray-accented symbolize a fusing of Eastern and Western influences, in acknowledgment of Turkey's position on the map. Turkish Airlines has showcased its chic new uniforms. Haute couture cabin collections are becoming increasingly common. Earlier in the 2018, Delta Airlines upgraded its uniforms courtesy Zac Posen. A year earlier, China's Hainan Airlines premiered a fashionable range for its flight attendants at Paris Couture

  • Gulf News

    'Frozen Filipino' at retail giant?

    Some Filipino-Americans were thrown into a tizzy when a US retail giant apparently labelled a section of chilled food items as "Frozen Filipino". What appears to be a merchandising snafu started trending on Facebook on Monday, with the picture of a signage indicating frozen delights for the Asian crowd inside a hypermart outlet. It was not immediately clear if the signage was displayed in a single store, or across the entire retail network.   The background of the signage shows the signature "Low Prices" call to action of Walmart, which has 5,000 stores across the US and Puerto Rico. Social media users took the apparent mixup in stride. Alena-Viray-Jacobs, who shared the picture on her Facebook

  • CNNMoney

    Saudi Arabia invests $1 billion in potential Tesla rival

    Saudi Arabia has agreed to invest more than $1 billion in Lucid, a potential Tesla competitor. Lucid is planning a new high-performance electric car. It said the investment from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund announced Monday will allow it to finish engineering on its first car, the Lucid Air, as well as build a factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, and begin to sell the car by 2020. Saudi Arabia is already a big investor in Tesla (TSLA). Last month Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed that the Saudis had taken nearly a 5% stake in his electric car company. Musk said that the Saudis had been urging him for almost two years to take Tesla private, offering to provide funds necessary to do so. (Musk announced