Photo goes viral as Egypt’s Sisi takes a break with the Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

Above, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed engaged in a private conservation. (Courtesy AbdelFattah Elsisi Facebook)
Updated 07 February 2018
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Photo goes viral as Egypt’s Sisi takes a break with the Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

CAIRO: A photo of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed engaged in a private conservation at a restaurant in a UAE mall went viral on social media on Tuesday night.
The snap of the two leaders, posted on the Egyptian president’s official Facebook page, has received more than 33,000 likes so far. The page also published a video of both leaders touring the mall in Abu Dhabi before they headed to the restaurant.
President El-Sisi just concluded his first official visit to Oman before embarking on another official trip to the UAE. The UAE’s official WAM news agency announced earlier that El-Sisi had arrived in Abu Dhabi.
The Twitter accounts of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, published pictures of the leaders as they welcomed El-Sisi.
Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said earlier that El-Sisi’s visit to the UAE was intended to discuss means of enhancing political, economic, and commercial cooperation.


Titanic replica set to dock in Dubai

A rendering of the original Titanic. (Shutterstock)
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Titanic replica set to dock in Dubai

DUBAI: A duplicate of the Titanic is being constructed in China and is set to dock in Dubai in 2022, according to reports.

Australian firm Blue Star Line is creating the Titanic II that will be modeled on the original.

The ship is set to feature guest rooms with three different classes — first, second and third, just like the original — restaurants and dining rooms. The construction of the Titanic II is estimated at $500 million.

The ill-fated original ship sunk in 1912, in an accident that saw 1,503 people killed. It was the largest ship ever built at the time and had 2,229 people on board when it sunk on its international voyage.

The new ship will sail from China to Singapore and will then head to Dubai on a two-week journey in 2022, according to an interview with the firm's chairman Clive Palmer. From Dubai, the Titanic II will travel to Southampton before leaving for New York, as the original Titanic attempted to do in 1912.