Tag: dubai

Rivals meeting on 19th Sep in Dubai to retrieve Champions Trophy memories: Asia Cup Schedule

All set to watch two world’s famous rivals will meet in Asia Cup after the memorable final of Champions Trophy. The two teams last met in the famous Champions Trophy final in England in 2017 where Pakistan thrashed hot-favourites India by a massive 180 runs to clinch the last edition of the championship.

This year’s Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates after it was moved out of India due to the political tensions between Pakistan and India.

The opening match will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on September 15 at Dubai.

Pakistan is placed in Group A with India and a Qualifier team whereas Group B comprises of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. All the teams will play once against each other in the group stage with two teams graduating to the Super 4 stage.

The top 4 teams will play against each other in a bid to qualify for the final which will be held at Dubai on September 28.

Group Stages

Date Fixture Venue
September 15 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Dubai
September 16 Pakistan vs Qualifier Dubai
September 17 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi
September 18 India vs Qualifier Dubai
September 19 India vs Pakistan Dubai
September 20 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi

Super Four

Date Fixture Venue
September 21 Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up Dubai
Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up Abu Dhabi
September 23 Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up Dubai
Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi
September 25 Group A Winner vs Group B Winner Dubai
September 26 Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi

Final

Date Fixture Venue
September 28 Super 4 Winner vs Super 4 Runner-up Dubai
Advertisements

Meet Britisher who broke speed limit 33 times in Dubai and got fined equals to a banker’s annual salary in UK

A Welsh man fined £36,000 for speeding in a Lamborghini is being forced to stay in Dubai until he coughs up. Farah Hashi, 25, from Newport broke the speed limit 32 times in less than four hours after renting the £155,000 supercar.

Dubai police footage reportedly showed Hashi driving between 78pmh and 142mph in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Sheikh Zayed Road, one of the city’s busiest roads. Hashi left his passport with the car dealership as a guarantee for the car, which cost £1,267 for a two-day hire.

After receiving notifications of the speeding offences the following day, dealership partner, Faris Mohammed Iqbal, made the decision to hold onto the passport. This is because the fines are issued in the named of the vehicle owner, who has to cough up if tourists leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) without paying.

“We can’t pay this amount should the car be taken into the pound,” Iqbal told local newspaper The National.

“It’s still with the tourist, parked at his hotel. I won’t be trying to take it back, because once I do, I know I have to surrender it to the police.

“Then who pays the money for the impound? We shouldn’t do so for sure. It’s his fault and he should pay that amount.”

Hashi’s brother, Adman Hashi, told the BBC that his brother cannot afford the substantial fines, however.

“Now they say he must pay £40,000, it is ridiculous. There is no way he has that money. He is out of work at the minute and went to Dubai to visit friends.

”He didn’t even pay to hire the car. One of his friends had sorted it out for him. He was caught doing 200 km/h but he didn’t know the laws over there,“ he said.

Iqbal submitted an immediate request for a travel ban on Hashi, costing almost £250, which was rejected. He has also informed the British Embassy.

The dealership could potentially file for the penalty to be transferred to the UK, although the costs involved are prohibitive.

Adman Hashi said that his brother has had to borrow money to extend his stay in Dubai and that the family do not know how he will get home.

Emirates A380 World’s Largest landed at this airport for the first time.

Its a moment of immense pleasure for us that Emirates have shared its confidence and trust in us and landing its fleet biggest airbus A380 here for the first time making history.

Emirates on Tuesday announced that it will deploy a one-off A380 service to Islamabad on July 8, 2018, with the airline’s iconic double-decker making its inaugural arrival in Islamabad on a special flight EK2524/EK2525.

The A380 flight will depart Dubai at 8am and arrive in Islamabad at 12.10pm. The flight will depart Islamabad at 3.40pm, arriving in Dubai at 5.45pm on the same day.

“We are proud to bring our flagship A380 aircraft to Islamabad and we look forward to showcasing our innovative products on board this iconic aircraft with the signature Emirates service. While this is a special flight, we are very keen to launch a scheduled A380 service to Pakistan and will continue to work with authorities to realise these plans,” said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice-president, commercial operations centre, Emirates.

The Emirates A380 aircraft on this special one-off service will be in a two-class configuration offering seats in economy class and seats in business class as well as Emirates’ onboard lounge. Passengers in all classes enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Emirates and Pakistan have a shared history tracing back over 30 years when the airline’s flight landed in Karachi on October 25, 1985. In the last three decades, Emirates has progressively expanded its operations and offering global connectivity to Pakistan’s major cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Sialkot, and Multan.

Careem included Model S Tesla in its fleet operation in Dubai

Careem customers now have the option to book rides on electric vehicles in Dubai, the company has announced.

In a statement, Careem noted that its electric car fleet is made up turquoise-coloured Model S Tesla cars. Prices are in line with Careem business rates, with starting minimum fares of AED 60.

The new car types are in partnership with ION, a joint venture between the UAE-based Crescent Enterprises conglomerate and Bee’ah, an environmental management company.

Ride hailing app announces it now operates a fleet of Model S Tesla car

“Bringing customers the choice to book a more environmentally friendly option is something we feel very strongly about,” said Clemence Dutertre, the general manager of Careem in the UAE. “Careem electric also offers a top of the range, safe and fun car that works both as a luxury option whilst also being perfect for family and group outings.”

Dutertre added that he believes that “customers are going to get very excited about this new option on the app.”

In October 2017, Careem’s main competitor, Uber, announced the launch of UberOne, which allows users to hail rides from a fleet of Tesla electric vehicles.

Resource guide of Dubai, all you need to know.

Our Guide to Living in Dubai is a one-stop guide that covers
all the crucial information you need to know – plus all those
questions you want to ask but doesn’t know where to ask
them…

Precise – Relevant – accurate – reliable – significance

Want to know how to get a visa? We’ve got it covered…
What about living in a different culture? Do I need to speak
Arabic? How much will it cost to rent or purchase a property?
What about medical issues? Transportation? And what about
banking, taxes, and insurance? We’ve detailed everything in
this simple to follow guide – a guide written through personal experience.

Complete guide of Dubai

Click on the link 

If you can afford cup of coffee, you can surely buy Iphone X: Tim Cook

Apple is expecting to make more money this holiday season than ever. It is expected to make as much as $87 billion in revenue in three months out of which iPhone X will be responsible for $30 billion sales.

Tim Cook encourages people to buy an iPhone X by saying that “So if you think about that, that’s a few coffees a week. It’s less than a coffee a day at one of these nice coffee places.” Well, that must be some REALLY nice coffee place. Tim said this in the fiscal Q4 call where the major focus was iPhone X.

Image result for iphone X launch

Tim Cook is right in a way. As if you get the iPhone X through Apple upgrade program, you’ll get it for $56 a month. If we break it down, that is less than $2 a day. And a coffee surely costs you around the same amount of money.

“The iPhone X orders are very strong for both direct customers and channel partners, which as you know are lots of carriers throughout the world. As of a few minutes ago, the first sales started in Australia. I’m told we had several hundred people waiting at the stores in Sydney, and I’m getting similar reports from stores across that region.”

Eight years of isolation from International Cricket ends

LAHORE: Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket.

Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a nation that had largely been shunned by international teams since 2009 due to security risks.

That year gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team from their hotel to Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium for a match, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians.

Watch: Shadab Khan's 'million-dollar six' that dismantled Sri Lanka

The incident forced Pakistan to play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the country has since remained starved of international cricket at home, apart from Zimbabwe’s limited-overs tour in 2015.

Last year, the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) — based on the franchise model of the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League — became a success, though all the matches were played in the UAE.

Things changed in March this year when Pakistan hosted the final of its domestic T20 competition featuring high-profile international players.

“Even that baby step seemed an impossibility. I can tell you that none of the franchises wanted it, they were scared… the government was scared…the players were scared,” Najam Sethi — the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) — told Reuters in an interview.

The match proved pivotal in changing the global cricket community’s opinion of Pakistan’s ability to host international matches and garnered support from cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC).