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Solar Power Empowers The Poor (Video Interview)

Getting back on the wagon and sharing the many video interviews I recorded in Abu Dhabi, below is another one. This one is with Richenda van Leeuwen of the UN Foundation, one of my new favorite people. Richenda is Executive Director,...Show More Summary

JSC KBP Instrument Design

TFB’s IDEX 2015 coverage is courtesy of Giorgio, who traveled to Abu Dhabi for the show, and provided all photos and information. JSC KBP is a Russian design firm that designs weapons. This picture piqued my interest. As a fan of the Magpul FMG, I had to find out more about the similar looking gun below. Show More Summary

South African Air will not honor mistake $72 biz-class fare

Airline sold $72 biz class tickets for 8-½ hour journey between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.        

Is This The World’s Most Expensive Airline Ticket?

Earlier today I posted about how Etihad plans to launch A380 flights between Abu Dhabi and New York as of December 1, 2015. While I've flown the incredible A380 First Class Apartment, there's no arguing that the most hyped up aspect of the plane is The Residence, which is a three room suite with private butler service. Show More Summary

Big Final Push To Finish Abu Dhabi’s Louvre Museum In 2015

The 5,000-strong workforce is expected to swell to 7,500 over the coming months. “We shall deliver the building at the end of 2015,” its architect Jean Nouvel tells The Art Newspaper. “Then a few months will be needed to set up the inner structures and hang the works,” he says. The museum’s official opening date, […]

Etihad A380 New York To Abu Dhabi Flight Starts December 1, 2015

Woohoo! By now you've surely all heard about Etihad Airways' new A380, which began commercial service between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow as of December 27, 2014. I had the chance to fly on the Etihad A380 inaugural flight in a First...Show More Summary

One of the biggest banks in the Middle East is betting on solar power

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi found that "cost is no longer a reason not to proceed with renewables"

Kalashnikov Concern, Tula, TsNIITochMash at IDEX

TFB’s IDEX 2015 coverage is courtesy of Giorgio, who traveled to Abu Dhabi for the show, and provided all photos and information. Kalashnikov Concern, whose products are now forbidden fruit in the USA, was also present at IDEX, exhibiting a mix of old products and new. Show More Summary

National Bank of Abu Dhabi: Even at $10 per barrel, oil can't match solar on cost

When one of the biggest banks from an oil-producing region admits defeat to solar power, you know things are starting to change.

Croatian Products at IDEX

TFB’s IDEX 2015 coverage is courtesy of Giorgio, who traveled to Abu Dhabi for the show, and provided all photos and information. At IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates, Croatian factory HS Produkt and its parent firm Agencija Alan...Show More Summary

Caracal at IDEX

Caracal had their firearms on display at the 2015 International Defence Exhibition & Conference held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The weapons included the CAR816, CC10 and CS308. The CAR816 is an M-4/AR-15 style assault rifle: The CS308 is a precision rifle chambered in.308 Win: The CC10 is a pistol caliber carbine. Show More Summary

From A Drone, Earth's Greenest City Looks Like The Apocalypse

Norman Foster's eco-city in the desert looks lovely from above. Too bad there's no one in it. Masdar City, a new development just outside of Abu Dhabi, is a marvel of sustainable architecture. The 1,500-acre development masterplanned...Show More Summary

New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents 'Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes'

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents a major solo exhibition of the art collective Slavs and Tatars, titled Mirrors for Princes, on view February 28 through May 30, 2015. The exhibition is their most ambitious, immersive installation to date, with new work occupying the 7,000-square-foot exhibition space at NYUAD Art Gallery. Show More Summary

Why Is McLaren's Motto So Goddamn Bleak?

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier today I followed the link in our story about the jewel-encrusted car key that took me to the Simply Abu Dhabi website. Flipping through their online magazine, I found a McLaren ad that left me very confused. The screenshot of the ad is above there. Is McLaren okay? Should we send over someone to check on them? Read more...

Stupid Tip of the Day: When Other People Need Power From Your Device

6 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“Excuse me, sir,” said a man who approached me here at Abu Dhabi International Airport while I await my flight to Johannesburg. “May I plug my device into the USB port on your laptop computer?” As much as I wanted to assist him, I denied his request. Show More Summary

Review: Etihad Airways First Class Apartment A380 Abu Dhabi To London

I don't think words can do justice to how excited I was when I boarded the Etihad A380. As soon as my boarding pass was scanned I jogged down the jet bridge to the door of the plane. That's how excited I was. At the door I was greeted...Show More Summary

Solar Impulse 2 #RTW Test Flight In Abu Dhabi Brings Stunning Image

“I want to be really very clear, I am much more afraid to live in a world that burns 1 million tons of oil and coal every hour that destroys the planet and pollutes the environment, rather than to fly in a solar-powered airplane.” –Bertrand Piccard. Show More Summary

Why Furious 7 Pulled The Plug On Its Splashy Abu Dhabi World Premiere

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } With the high-octane action thriller Furious 7 fast approaching its highly-anticipated U.S. Premiere in April, fans will undoubtedly flock to the theater to...Show More Summary

Firms see drone sales in Gulf surging after U.S. eases export policy

By Stanley Carvalho Abu Dhabi (Reuters) - U.S. drone makers are expecting a surge in sales of military and civilian drones to Gulf states after the State Department eased export rules last week, industry executives said on Tuesday. U.S. Show More Summary

Abu Dhabi Ship Building to Deliver 3 UAE Warships by 2016

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company will deliver three Baynunah warships to the United Arab Emirates Navy by 2016 and is in discussions with other buyers to sell more, its chief executive said on Monday.

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