First case of Monkeypox has been detected in the UAE. The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the virus was detected in a 29-year-old visitor from West Africa.
The ministry has reassured residents that it is following all due safety measures, including investigation, contact tracing and follow-up. All medical facilities in the country were told to report any suspected cases to prevent the local spread of the virus.
The disease is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus. The virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding. Though rare and usually mild, monkeypox can still potentially cause severe illness.
Symptoms of monkeypox are similar but less severe than those of the smallpox virus. They normally appear a week or two after exposure to the virus, though it can take longer in some cases. Monkeypox normally starts with flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, a headache, and achy muscles.
The incubation period of monkeypox is usually from seven to 14 days, but can extend to 21 days.
J BIEBS IS COMING TO DUBAI!
Justin Bieber is finally coming to Dubai, as part of his Justice World Tour.
The multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award winning super star will be hitting the stage at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday October 8.
Pre-sale will start at 10am on Thursday May 26 and registered fans will receive a pre-sale link to purchase tickets ahead of the general sale. General ticket sales will start 24 hours later on Friday May 27 at 10am.
Ticket prices start at Dhs299.
Surely this gig will be sold out!
KOURTNEY & TRAVIS ITALY WEDDING!
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tie the knot in Portofino, Italy on Sunday 22 May surrounded by their closest friends and family held at L'Olivetta, a villa in Portofino owned by Dolce & Gabbana.
Kourtney wore a white lace Dolce & Gabanna minidress, along with a cathedral-length lace veil, featuring an embroidered Virgin Mary.
The reception was hosted at a nearby 16th-century castle, Castello Brown.
Just days before arriving in Italy, the couple legally married in Santa Barbara, California, with a few close friends and family members.
But that's not all for the newlyweds, they're also planning another reception in Los Angeles upon their return from Italy! More iconic fashion memories loading!
NEW UAE PRESIDENT ELECTED
The Federal Supreme Council today unanimously elected His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.
The Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
HH SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN PASSES
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs mourns to the UAE people, Arab and Islamic nations and the world, the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who passed away on Friday, 13th May, 2022, wishing Allah Almighty grant him eternal peace and the UAE people patience and solace.
The UAE will observe a forty-day national mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting today, the ministry announced, adding that work will be suspended at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.
SHARJAH'S READING FESTIVAL FOR KIDS
The 13th edition of the Sharjah children’s Reading Festival is now underway. It runs until the 22nd May at the Expo Centre in Sharjah
$1M WIN FOR ARAB CODER!
A Syrian software engineer has become 1 million USD richer by scooping the first prize in the Arab Coders Initiative in Dubai.
More than a million Arab participants from over 50 countries around the world entered.
IT'S BACK! WIN TICKETS...
The Future Innovation Summit is back for a 2nd edition! May 11th-12th at Meydan Hotel, Dubai
Experts from Space, Sustainability, & Metaverse industries will come together to discuss new opportunities & collaborations for a brighter future for humanity
Hosted by the Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, under the leadership of Adnan Al Noorani
Invited as guests of honor; Elon Musk, Stanley Johnson, Hazza Al Mansouri
Hear UAE key decision-makers from;
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Energy
UAE Space Agency
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
Dubai Sustainable City
Smart Dubai Government
Key opinion leaders, investors, businessmen, & entrepreneurs from all over the world