Emirates 24/7

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Emirates 24|7 and Emirates 24/7 are a Dubai Media Incorporated news website and television news programme, respectively. The televised news programme, Emirates 24/7, is a 30-minute segment broadcast weekly on Dubai Media Inc.'s television channel Dubai One, presenting news and business stories of the week and UAE viewers' reactions.

Website[edit]

Emirates 24|7 (emirates247.com) evolved from the newspapers Emirates Today and Emirates Business24|7[1][2] and as of 2011 is led by Riyad Mickdady, Editor-in-Chief.[3]

TV programme[edit]

History[edit]

The programme Emirates 24/7 was launched in early 2010, originally hosted by Rebecca McLaughlin. Katie Jensen became the programme's Presenter in November 2010. In its first season, Emirates 24/7 interviewed high-profile guests including Emirates Airlines’ HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Al Jaber Group’s H.E. Fatima Al Jaber, the IMF’s John Lipsky, the British Consul-General to the UAE Guy Warrington[4] and Hollywood actor Colin Firth.

New format[edit]

Emirates 24/7 was relaunched for its second season on 18 January 2011, becoming a weekly one-hour programme covering news, current affairs, business, sport and entertainment. Its slogan was "People, culture, trends, ideas, lifestyle: if it makes a difference to your life, Emirates 24/7 will tell you why."

Presenter[edit]

The programme is presented by Katie Fielder and former World of Sports presenter Omar Butti. Additional reports are provided by Priyanka Dutt.

Filming[edit]

The programme is filmed at Dubai Media Incorporated’s studios.

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