Latest Abu Dhabi News

Sanctioned Russian oligarch yacht in Dubai as pressure grows

Jun. 23, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A sleek $156 million superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch and parliamentarian is now docked in Dubai, the latest reminder of how the skyscraper-studded sheikhdom has become a haven for Russian money amid Moscow's war on Ukraine. ...

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar's 'Lightyear' from showing

Jun. 13, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear" from showing in movie theaters after its inclusion of a kiss between two lesbian characters. The decision by the UAE comes as Malaysia also reportedly...

Israeli PM Bennett in snap UAE visit amid standoff with Iran

Jun. 09, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, with the snap trip coming as efforts to salvage a deal over Iran's nuclear program are stalled in a deepening standoff with Tehran. The visit was Bennett's...

Abu Dhabi hosts a pandemic-delayed Bollywood awards ceremony

Jun. 04, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian celebrities and Bollywood stars walked a green carpet at the start of the International Indian Film Academy awards in Abu Dhabi. The Friday night ceremony had been twice canceled in the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Sanctioned Russian oligarch's megayacht hides in a UAE creek

Jun. 01, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, where laborers cycle by rustic tea shops, one of the world's largest yachts sits in a quiet port — so far avoiding the fate of other luxury vessels linked to sanctioned Russian...

Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

May. 26, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said Thursday. India's External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and around 100...

Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

May. 24, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. Under the deal, the Abu...

United Arab Emirates detects first case of monkeypox

May. 24, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates detected on Tuesday the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in a young woman who traveled from West Africa. The government said little about the patient, but stressed that authorities were...

Abu Dhabi says 2 killed, 120 injured in gas cylinder blast

May. 23, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in the capital of the United Arab Emirates killed two people and injured 120 others Monday, police said, hours after authorities downplayed the incident and warned the public not to share images of the aftermath. The...

Man City wins 6th EPL title in 11 seasons in dramatic finale

May. 22, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City scored three goals in five minutes to turn around a tense and dramatic season finale and clinch a sixth Premier League title in 11 seasons, rallying to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and hold off Liverpool's challenge on Sunday. After starting the...