Latest Abu Dhabi News

Tests on Boeing ‘Greenliner’ part of effort to cut emissions

Nov. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, said Monday it is launching one of the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes, part of a growing industry effort to reduce the environmental and financial costs of flying. Etihad’s...

Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus nailed down $30 billion in new plane orders on the second day of the Dubai Airshow after previous rounds of the biennial showcase saw its competitor Boeing take the lion’s share of deals. The largest deal came from the Middle East’s biggest carrier,...

The Latest: SunExpress to buy 10 of troubled 737-8 Max jets

Nov. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on news from the Dubai Air Show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Turkish airline SunExpress has announced it will be buying 10 of the troubled Boeing 737-8 Max jets, grounded globally after crashes, worth $1.2 billion. SunExpress, based in the Turkish coastal...

New US envoy to UAE stresses deescalation in Persian Gulf

Nov. 11, 2019 11:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Washington's new ambassador to the United Arab Emirates says the U.S. is working closely with its regional allies to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf after a spate of attacks on energy targets blamed on Iran. Ambassador John Rakolta told The Associated Press:...

From Paris, with love: Rodin's Thinker at Abu Dhabi Louvre

Oct. 29, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His head bent down, chin resting on one hand, a furrowed brow and pressed lips: The Thinker, possibly one of the most famous sculptures of all time, has found a new home at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The bronze sculpture, on loan for a year from the Rodin Museum in Paris,...

Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives in UAE for first Arab world visit

Oct. 26, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has arrived in Abu Dhabi on his first state visit to the Arab world since assuming office. The Emirati state-run news agency says Bolsonaro arrived Saturday for a three-day visit and is due to open the Brazil-UAE Business Forum. He...

Secret synagogue in Dubai prays for Persian Gulf revival

Oct. 25, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an unmarked villa, nestled amid homes in an upscale Dubai neighborhood, a congregation prays in the first fully functioning synagogue in the Arabian Peninsula in decades. Though its members keep its precise location secret, the synagogue's existence and the tacit...

AP Analysis: Gulf Arab states worry after US Syria pullout

Oct. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For decades considered a U.S. national security priority, the Persian Gulf remains home to tens of thousands of American troops spread across sprawling bases protecting crucial routes for global energy supplies. But while U.S.-Iran tensions in the Gulf appeared close to...

Russia's Putin seeks to enhance ties to US-allied UAE

Oct. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, as part of a Mideast tour aimed at strengthening ties between Moscow and this longtime U.S. ally amid tensions in the wider Persian Gulf. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Indianapolis Zoo receives $4M to open a conservation center

Oct. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo plans to open an international center devoted to saving threatened species, an effort that zoo officials call a natural extension of their biennial Indianapolis Prize honoring animal conservation leaders. The Global Center for Species Survival is expected to open...