October 9, 2022

UAE leaders congratulate Ugandan President on Independence Day

ABU DHABI, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of congratulations to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day anniversary.   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, sent a similar cable to President Museveni.   Source: Emirates News Agency

Dubai Public Library to host creative, educational sessions on Islamic Civilisation

DUBAI, As part of the School of Life project launched by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) in June, the Dubai Public Library will host rich educational and creative sessions under the theme ‘Islamic Civilisation’ throughout October 2022.   Running across Al Safa Art and Design, Al Twar, Al Mankhool and Hor Al Anz public libraries, the October programme for School of Life highlights the richness of Islamic civilisation in all kinds of sciences and arts, and the inherent values it entails, which had an undeniable impact on shaping humanity and establishing the scientific progress witnessed in our contemporary world.   The programme includes discussions covering various types of Islamic arts, from the visual that will be looked at in the Introduction to Islamic Art session, through to the foundations of architecture covered in Elements of Ancient Islamic Architecture, in addition to one entitled An Introduction to Mosque Architecture.

Project to revamp Dubai’s public beaches to complete in December: Dubai Municipality

DUBAI, Dubai Municipality announced today that the project to revamp Dubai’s public beaches would complete in December. The project aims to develop and beautify Dubai’s beaches, which are among the emirate’s most significant tourist attractions. The project is part of the Municipality’s efforts to preserve the aesthetic and elegant appearance of Dubai’s facilities.   Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the Municipality seeks to take care of all its facilities in the emirate, especially the beaches, as they are important tourist attractions.   The beach rehabilitation project includes Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1 and Jumeirah 3 beaches in addition to the expansion work and increasing the area of the Umm Suqeim I beach. The project’s scope includes covering the beaches with beach sand and carrying out breakwater and other works to protect public beaches from strong waves.   Source: Emirates News Agency

Impressive lineup of local, international celebrities, influencers at NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022

ABU DHABI, The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 featuring two preseason games between the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks concluded last night at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in front of a lineup of local and international celebrities and influencers, who joined NBA legends and two sold-out crowds to celebrate the league’s first games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arabian Gulf. The Hawks defeated the Bucks 123-113 on Thursday and 118-109 last night in front of actor Martin Lawrence, actress Nour Ghandour, legendary performers Maya Diab and Ahmed AlNasheet, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, comedian Steve Harvey, style icon Karen Wazen, former basketball player Fadi El Khatib, entrepreneur Anas Bukhash and global hip hop star Fabolous, among others. Also in attendance were NBA Legends Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Isiah Thomas and Dominique Wilkins.   As part of the week of activities, fans had the chance