Dubai Motor Show revs into action

The world’s first handmade Titanium supercar,the Vulcano Titanium. (Photo courtesy: www.dubaimotorshow.com)
Updated 15 November 2017
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Dubai Motor Show revs into action

DUBAI: Car fans in Dubai are in for a treat with the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show on Tuesday.
The event, which is set to run until Nov. 18, features a jaw-dropping collection of supercars, motorbikes and automotive manufacturers from around the world.
The family-friendly show, located at Dubai’s World Trade Center, offers myriad activities, including test cars, competitions, a car show for automotive lovers, live music and food.
According to event organizers, there are more than 550 cars and bikes on show at the event, including more than 15 supercar brands and 10 concept cars.
From the “Boulevard of Dreams,” showcasing iconic supercars, to a specially-dedicated vintage cars area, the event is perfect for motor heads.
The Boulevard of Dreams presents visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the fastest and most glamorous cars in the world, including the world’s first handmade Titanium supercar — the Vulcano Titanium — made by Italian manufacturer ICONA.
Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren are also showing off their latest models, while UAE-based Devel, Shaali and Rimac will show visitors how the country is making waves in the supercar industry.
On Nov. 17, about 20 classic cars, some of which will be present at the show, will go under the hammer in a fast-paced online auction organized by Copart, a global leader in online auto auctions.

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The show is also hosting he heavy weights of the tuning and customization industry, the GForce Performance team. They will be showcasing a live display of on-site body, engine and paint customization throughout the event.
The show expects to receive more than 108,000 visitors over its five days.
The standard single-day pass for an adult is priced at AED 65 ($17) and eager attendees can book online.


Prince William visits Jordan’s Roman ruins at Jerash

Updated 25 June 2018
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Prince William visits Jordan’s Roman ruins at Jerash

  • Britain’s Prince William visited the Roman ruins of Jerash in northern Jordan

AMMAN: Britain’s Prince William visited the Roman ruins of Jerash in northern Jordan on Monday, accompanied by his host Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah as part of a historic Middle East tour.
The two princes met children from Jordan and neighboring war-torn Syria during their visit to the site, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Amman.
The visit to Jordan by the second in line to the British throne has been billed as a chance to bond with Hussein, a fellow graduate of Britain’s Royal Sandhurst Military Academy.
William was also due to meet British troops based in the kingdom, before heading across the River Jordan to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Duke of Cambridge and the heir to the Jordanian throne strolled along Jerash’s Colonnaded Street, a paved promenade lined with towering columns.
They also visited the Temple of Artemis, built on an elevated part of the site in honor of the goddess believed to protect the city, which was at its most prosperous in the third century.
When they reached the ancient site’s theater they were greeted by Syrian and Jordanian school children in traditional dress, who gave a performance including music and poetry.
The show was organized by the Makany Center, a UNESCO-backed program providing health and education to both Syrian and Jordanian pupils.
Some 650,000 Syrian refugees have registered with the United Nations in Jordan since fleeing their country’s seven-year war which was sparked by peaceful anti-government protests in 2011.
Amman estimates the actual number is closer to 1.3 million people and says it has spent more than $10 billion (8.5 billion euros) hosting them.
William paid tribute in a speech on Sunday to “the way in which you opened your doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees,” even as Jordan said the same day that it would be unable to host any new wave of asylum seekers.
His Middle East tour will see William become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.
William, who is president of the Football Association, was flying into Jordan as England thrashed Panama 6-1 in the World Cup on Sunday, but he caught a recording of the match on television at his host’s home.