Wednesday, December 1, 2021

United Arab Emirates

Ramzan begins in Gulf amidst of COVID-19 restrictions

Jeddah: The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan will begin on Tuesday in the Gulf region, a day ahead of India, and the faithful...

At Dubai airport, travellers’ eyes become their passports

Gone were the days of paper tickets or unwieldy phone apps, this contact-less boarding is the future

‘Royal Gold Biryani’ is the world’s most expensive Biryani

This royal meal is served in a ‘thaal’ and the Gold Biryani is garnished with 23-karat edible gold

Mars beckons

Greater private participation is must for an open and inclusive space sector

United Arab Emirates publishes first photo from Mars probe

The picture, taken on Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars.

UAE’s Mars mission has Telangana connect

Sahith Reddy, with roots in Karimnagar district, is UAE’s National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications.

Arab League calls UAE Mars probe ‘educational renaissance’

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Aboul-Gheit described the move as "an important accomplishment that crowned the accumulation of educational and scientific knowledge sponsored by the government over years".

Arab spacecraft closes in on Mars on historic flight

For the UAE, it was the country's first venture beyond Earth's orbit, making the flight a matter of intense national pride.

Curbs in Dubai to fight Covid surge

It also suspended live entertainment permits for hotels and restaurants amid a surge in Covid cases, according to an official circular issued by Dubai Tourism.

Dubai turns haven for tourists eager to escape lockdowns

While mask-wearing and social distancing are strictly enforced, life in the tourism-reliant emirate looks much like normal, with its restaurants, hotels and mega-malls open for business.

India-UAE pact on science cooperation gets Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to a memorandum of understanding on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between National Centre of Meteorology (NCM)

Israelis find new playground in Dubai

On social media, a trip to the UAE has become a status symbol for Israelis who display photos of themselves in Dubai.

Still some uncertainty over 2021 T20 WC being held in India claims PCB

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had in August this year moved the 2020 T20 World Cup to 2022 while it maintained that India will host the 2021 event.

Dhoni-led CSK most tweeted about team in IPL 2020

The 60-match tournament, which started on September 19, ended on November 10 with Mumbai Indians defeating Delhi Capitals to emerge as IPL champions for the fifth time.

Cricket is now number two sport in the world, says Warne

“There was a study done over the last few months that revealed that soccer – or football – was voted the number one sport in the world, and cricket is now number two. It's a huge sport now,” he said.

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