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UAE Cabinet approves appointment of Rabaa Al Sumaiti as Director-General of Emirates Schools Establishment
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 04:11:37 pm
Ajman Ruler briefed on outcomes of survey on family income, spending
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 08:30:25 pm
Abu Dhabi approves screening protocols for vaccinated individuals
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 04:33:28 pm
UAE achieves vaccine distribution rate of 25.12 doses per 100 people for medically eligible groups
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 04:06:21 pm
84,852 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered during past 24 hours: MoHAP
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 08:21:03 pm
Special Olympics UAE and UAE Winter Sports Federation kick off Kazan 2022 preparation programme
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 07:45:55 pm
UAE expands coronavirus vaccine eligibility to include people aged 16 and above
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 05:49:10 pm
Mubadala, Siemens Energy sign MoU to accelerate green hydrogen capabilities in Abu Dhabi
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 05:37:59 pm
DCD organises vaccination visits to non-Muslim places of worship
2021 Jan 17 Sun, 04:32:01 pm
Expo 2020 Pavilions Premiere to showcase Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion

Emirates News

Hamdan bin Mohammed attends Haqaqa camel race at Al Marmoom

DUBAI, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, attended the Haqaqa (2-year-old) camel race held as part of the Dubai Crown Prince Camel Festival at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track. Celebrating its 4th edition this year, the Dubai Crown Prince Camel Festival aims to maintain authentic Arab heritage that shapes the Emirati national identity. Winners received lucrative prizes and precious symbols.

Mandatory PCR test for workers in private educational institutions in Sharjah every 14 days

SHARJAH, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) said that all workers in private educational institutions in the emirate are required to undertake a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test every 14 days at their own expense, with the exception of workers who have received the vaccine (two doses). The Sharjah Private Education Authority issued a circular to this effect for the directors of private educational institutions in the emirate. "Based on the developments related to Covid-19, and with the aim to ensure...

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre announces winners of Open Data Race

DUBAI, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre (FCSC) has organised an awards ceremony to recognise the entities that participated in the Open Data Race. In 2020, the FCSC launched the Open Data Race, a competition among statistics-producing government agencies to see who could publish more open data through the 'Bayanat' official data portal. Thirteen government departments participated in the race and provided in 50 days 277 open data sets covering 30 vital sectors, including education, health, infrastructure, economy, energy, gender...


Emirati Judo team to participate in Doha Masters to prepare for Tokyo Olympics

ABU DHABI, 6th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The members of the UAE Judo Team on Friday will arrive in the Qatari capital, Doha, from Romania after completing their training camp, to participate in the Doha Masters 2021 that will start on Friday. The tournament, held in the Lusail Multipurpose Hall, is the first tournament organised by the International Judo Federation in 2021. It will witness the participation of 400 competitors from 69 countries, including six Arab teams from the UAE, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and...
Liverpool legend Ian Rush visits Dubai Sports Council, discusses starting projects in Dubai
Sharjah National Oil Corporation launches Gas Storage Project

World News

Oman's COVID-19 cases reach 131,790

MUSCAT, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Oman's Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Sultanate reached 131,790, while the number of recoveries stood at 124,067. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 related death cases stood at 1,512, the Ministry of Health said. The Ministry pointed out that 13 patients were hospitalised over the past 24 hours, adding that the total number of current hospitalised COVID-19-infected patients stands at 69, of them 21 are in intensive care...

KU signs co-funded research agreement with Aldar Properties, Sandooq Al Watan

ABU DHABI, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) has announced the signing of a research agreement, which will be co-funded by Aldar properties and Sandooq Al Watan, to develop economical, reusable and disposable contact lenses for those suffering from colour blindness. The project team will include researchers from Khalifa University who are currently working in collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London, said a KU press release on Sunday. The sponsored research agreement was signed by Ahmed Fikri, Acting...

Hilary Ballon Centre for Teaching and Learning opens at NYU Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 17th January, 2021 (WAM) -- NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced the official opening of the Hilary Ballon Centre for Teaching and Learning (HBCTL), which aims to promote excellence, inquiry, and innovation in teaching and learning at NYUAD. The centre provides NYUAD faculty and instructors with the latest resources and tools to inspire inclusive and well-organised teaching and learning, bringing the mission and vision of the university to life in the classroom, said an NYUAD press release issued on Sunday. The Hilary Centre...