CT Quickies: From Dubai’s Royal ‘Good News’ To Emirates Bomb Threat; 5 UAE Updates For You

by Deeplata Garde
CT Quickies: From Dubai’s Royal ‘Good News’ To Emirates Bomb Threat; 5 UAE Updates For You

As the day comes to a close, it’s easy to overlook significant updates, even for those who diligently follow the news. In the ever-evolving landscape of the UAE, staying informed is crucial. Here, we bring you a compilation of noteworthy updates from the region, ensuring you’re always in the know.

1. Dubai’s Airlines Extends Tel Aviv Flight Suspension Amid Ongoing Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Emirates has declared an extension of its suspension of flights to and from Tel Aviv until October 20, 2023. This decision is a response to the ongoing security situation in Israel. It signifies the airline’s prioritization of passenger and crew safety and comfort.

The airline remains vigilant, closely monitoring the situation, and maintaining communication with relevant authorities to ensure the well-being of all involved. Passengers affected by this suspension are encouraged to contact their booking agents to explore alternatives. One can obtain refunds, make cancellations, or reschedule their travel plans. Furthermore, change and cancellation charges will be waived for tickets issued on or before October 11, 2023, with travel dates until November 30, 2023.

2. Dubai’s Princess Sheikha Mahra & Sheikh Mana Expecting Their First Child

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Dubai’s Princess Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her husband, Sheikh Mana, have joyfully announced that they are expecting their first child together. This heartwarming revelation was shared on Instagram, where the royal couple posted a sonogram image adorned with a white heart. This delightful news comes in the wake of the couple’s recent shared images from their holiday in the United Kingdom.

3. A Comics Extravaganza Heading To Yas Island In December


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Prepare for a thrilling comics event like no other as “Storm the Block” descends upon Yas Creative Hub from December 8 to December 10, 2023. Organized by Sandstorm Comics, a regional studio committed to showcasing exceptional talent in comics, culture, and art from the Middle East and beyond, this event promises to be a feast for comics enthusiasts.

With appearances by prominent figures in the comics industry, including Bernard Chang, Chase Conley, and Belén Ortega, and participation from distinguished publishers, retailers, and artists such as Superani, Cryptozoic, DSTLRY, Mad Cave, Top Cow, and Webtoon, “Storm the Block” is set to be a memorable celebration of the art of storytelling through comics. This event is a must-visit for comic aficionados and promises an unforgettable experience.

4. Abu Dhabi’s Vision of Flying Taxis In 2026

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In pursuit of its vision to lead in smart and autonomous vehicles, Abu Dhabi is gearing up to introduce flying taxis by the year 2026. This ambitious endeavour has seen the emirate join forces with Archer Aviation, a US-based company specializing in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. As part of this partnership, the inaugural eVTOL touristic flights are set to take off from the iconic Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.

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5. Emirates Flight Receives Bomb Threat

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In a recent security incident at Manchester Airport, an Emirates flight originating from Dubai was held on the airport apron after reports of a suspicious package onboard. Flight EK19, which landed at 7:21 pm on Tuesday evening, October 17, prompted heightened security measures and the redirection of several other flights. Greater Manchester Police responded swiftly to an email alerting them to the alleged presence of a suspicious package on the flight. Intensive searches and security checks were conducted, resulting in the reassuring discovery of no suspicious items. Subsequently, passengers were granted permission to disembark from the aircraft, restoring a sense of security at the airport.

So here are some updates from the day!

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