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Emirates among top 100 most reputable companies across globe

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EMIRATES TOP 100

Emirates has added another feather in its cap.

The Dubai-based airline has been placed among the top 100 most reputable companies in the world by 2022 Global RepTrak100.

It can boast of being the only company from the Middle East and North Africa region to make it to the list. Its reputation score was 72.7, a statement from Emirates said.

RepTrak compares companies across the world. It analyses perception and sentiment data points from online surveys and ranks firms accordingly. Emirates has topped many global airline ratings.

The airline bagged the first spot in YouGov’s UAE Best Buzz list for 2021.  It stood 20th in AirlineRatings.com’s top 20 safest airlines for 2022.

Emirates is also restarting flights to 4 destinations after the ease of restrictions in the countries. The 4 destinations are Bali, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janerio and London. There will be more flights in the future starting with Nigeria and Mauritius. All these will help expand the connectivity and meet the travel demand of the customers.

The airways will start with five weekly flights to Bali from May 1; five weekly flights to London Standsted from August 1 and four weekly flights to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro, connecting South America with the Middle East for ease of business and leisure travel. The flights to the South American destination will start from November 2.

More than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been transported by Emirates SkyCargo. The air cargo carrier achieved the amazing feat in 18 months since the first trial shipment of the doses in October 2020. The vaccines were distributed worldwide.

Emirates SkyCargo transported larger volumes of Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturing origins to destinations, reaching 600 million doses by December 2021.

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SkyPower and ZETDC Sign landmark power purchase agreements for Zimbabwe’s largest solar project

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In a historic event at the World Future Energy Summit, SkyPower and the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) have signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), marking a significant milestone in the development of the largest solar project in the history of Zimbabwe. The agreements pave the way for the commencement of the Green Giant project, set to deliver 500 MW of solar power, capable of energizing approximately 2 million households.

As previously stated by His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe: “My presidential commitment is to enhance our energy sustainability through renewable energy by collaborating with world-class companies like SkyPower. Today’s signing is a landmark achievement for our nation, setting a robust foundation for our sustainable future.”

The signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi was witnessed by eminent personalities including the Honorable Edgar Moyo, Minister of Energy of Zimbabwe, Lovemore Mazemo, Ambassador of Zimbabwe to the UAE, Eng. Abel Gurupira, Managing Director of the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, Mr. Mazambani Edington Tapera, Chairman of ZERA.

“This is a momentous day for Zimbabwe, demonstrating our commitment to transforming our energy sector and ensuring reliable power for our people”, stated by Eng. Abel Gurupira, Managing Director of the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company. Kerry Adler, President & CEO of SkyPower, highlighted the project’s importance, “We are proud to kick off the initial phases of the Green Giant project at this prestigious summit. This partnership exemplifies our dedication to promoting sustainable energy development globally.

Upon completion, this project will stand as a testament to Zimbabwe’s commitment to renewable energy and economic growth.”

“The significance of today’s event cannot be overstated. As we align our efforts with global energy transitions, this project underlines our strategy to integrate renewable energy into our national energy mix significantly,” remarked the Honorable Edgar Moyo.

This accomplishment highlights the country’s favorable environment and underscores the exceptional teamwork and dedicated efforts from both parties.

This initiative is expected to boost Zimbabwe’s economy significantly by creating thousands of jobs and fostering infrastructure development. It is aligned with global efforts towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and enhancing the quality of life for millions of Zimbabweans.

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Dxb airport issues travel advisory, Emirates suspends travel procedures until midnight

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Dubai International (DXB) is advising passengers not to come to the airport, unless absolutely necessary due to the unprecedented weather conditions in the country.In a statement, Dubai Airports said that flights continue to be delayed and diverted. Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest information on flight status.

Dubai Airports assures passengers that they are working hard to recover operations as quickly as possible in very challenging conditions.

On the same note, Emirates Airlines has decided to suspend travel procedures for passengers departing from Dubai starting from 8:00 am on Wednesday, 17th April, until midnight on 18th April, due to operational challenges resulting from adverse weather conditions and road conditions.Emirates Airlines added that procedures for passengers arriving in Dubai and transit passengers will continue.

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UAE receives record-breaking rains, highest in 75 years

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The UAE received the heaviest rainfall on record on Tuesday over a 24 hour period.According to WAM, it surpassed all records documented since the start of data collection in 1949.

The downpour impacted numerous regions across the country.The National Centre of Meteorology confirmed that the record rainfall that fell on the country during the 24 hours until 9 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, is an exceptional event in the UAE’s climate history since the start of recording climate data.The centre said that, so far, the highest rainfall was recorded in the “Khatm Al Shakla” area in Al Ain, reaching 254 mm in less than 24 hrs.

It is noteworthy that the NCM’s Shuwaib station had recorded 287.6 mm on March 9th 2016.

This heavy rainfall is an exceptional event in the UAE that contributes to increasing the annual rainfall average in the UAE, as well as strengthening the country’s groundwater reserves in general.

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