As the 5-day-long weekend in celebration of Eid-al-Fitr is next week, authorities let out a warning against the usage of fireworks.
Residents are being reminded to refrain from illegal dealing or bursting fireworks during the upcoming occasion. Fines of AED100,000 will be imposed on those caught dealing, selling, using or displaying fireworks.
Celebrate with caution, and stay safe.
VACCINES NOT MANDATORY FOR EXPO 2020
Organisors of Expo 2020 have said that the vaccine is NOT mandatory if you want to visit the Expo 2020 site.
Members of staff are being vaccinated but as a visitor it wont stop you if you haven't had the vaccine.
Expo 2020 kicks off in 5 months and Dubai is getting ready to welcome the world after it was postponed last year because of Covid.
GLOBAL VILLAGE BREAKS 25TH GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
To celebrate their silver jubilee season finale, Global Village teamed up with Skydive Dubai to break a new Guinness World Record title, with 20 skydivers jumping from an altitude of more than 4,570 metres, lighting the skies with 78 fireworks, representative of the 78 cultures that were present at Global Village.
This incredible stunt broke the Guinness World Record title for “highest altitude fireworks display”!
Season 25 may have ended, but Global Village has already announced that it will return for season 26 in October 2021. For more info check out globalvillage.ae
NEW TRAVEL RULES FOR ABU DHABI
Great news if you're vaccinated and travelling into Abu Dhabi...
On arrival from a 'Green list' country you wont have any qaurantine, but will need a PCR test on arrival and another on day 6. If you're travelling in from a 'non-Green list' country, you'll need a PCR test on arrival, qaurantine for 5 days , then will need to get another PCR test on day 4.
If you are NOT vaccinated...
Arriving from a 'Green list' country will require no qaurantine, but a PCR on arrival. Then another PCR test on day 6 and day 12. And then slightly different if youre coming in from a 'non-Green list' country. You'll need a PCR test on arrival, 10 days qaurantine and a PCR test on day 8.
NICK JONAS & PRIYANKA CHOPRA SET UP FUNDRAISER FOR INDIA
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a video message on social media appealing to their fans to help India by urging everyone to contribute to the fundraiser they have set up for the nation. #TogetherForIndia
The fund-raiser is in collaboration with GiveIndia, one of India’s largest organisations providing COVID-19 relief and so far, the fund-raiser has collected nearly 918,000 AED of its 3,673,100 AED goal, after more than 5,000 donations.
The money raised from the fundraiser will go towards increasing India's oxygen supply, providing life-saving equipment, setting up COVID care centres, and providing testing and vaccinations. Nick and Priyanka's support has come due to India's second wave of COVID 19 crisis.
DUBAI'S FOOD TECH VALLEY
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the first phase of Food Tech Valley and it looks incredible!
This tech-advanced agriculture hub will also help in shaping aquaculture and hydroponics, which will boost the city’s capacity to manufacture home-grown agricultural produce, as well as reduce wastage of resources.
This state-of-the-art centre aims to triple the UAE's food production and make the country more self-sustainable.
HUDA BEAUTY SPONSORS NASCAR'S FIRST FEMALE ARAB - AMERICAN DRIVER
Beauty mogul Huda Kattan has announced that her brand Huda Beauty will sponsor NASCAR's first female Arab driver Toni Breidinger for her track debut at General Tire 200 at Talla DAYGA Speedway. Huda and Toni are teaming up to shine a light on the importance of cultural representation and female empowerment.
Toni Breidinger who is 21 years old become the first Arab-American female to participate in Nascar car racing after making her Nascar debut in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series and the Nascar Camping World Truck Series in February.
Huda Kattan said in a statement that Toni was a walking representation of what their brand, Huda Beauty, stands for, which is passion and purpose. Huda also added that Toni Breidinger is an absolute rock star and we totally agree with her!
IT'S OFFICIALLY THE START OF THE PINK SUPER MOON SEASON!
Yesterday was officially the start of the "supermoon season" NASA revealed and it’s the first supermoon of the year.
The pink supermoon is set to shine bright across the UAE’s skies, as well as the rest of the world and this means that the moon is at its closest point to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger than usual. So if you missed it last night don't worry becuase it will also be visible tonight so make sure to peek outside.
Also mark your calendar for the second supermoon on May 27th 2021.
THE WORLDS LARGEST SPACE CONFERENCE HAPPENING IN THE UAE THIS YEAR
The UAE will host the world's largest space conference in October 2021 and will become the first Arab country to host the international Astronautical Congress which has taken place in dozens of other cities annually since 1950.
It is amazing that IAC is happening in Dubai because it really shows the UAE's progress and achievements in space exploration.The 72nd International Astronautical Congress is scheduled to take place at the world trade centre in Dubai from October 25th to October 29th and you can register online to get your tickets.
UAE CROSSES 10 MILLION VACCINATION MARK!
The UAE’s Covid-19 vaccination crossed 10 million mark the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced.
The announcement spotlights the success of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign, which aims to achieve herd immunity and ensure recovery from the pandemic. It also highlights the confidence in the safety and efficiency of the vaccines provided for free by the country to the entire community.