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Islamic scholar may have bold ideas but extent of his following is unclear, says Adek director - Dotemirates
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Islamic scholar may have bold ideas but extent of his following is unclear, says Adek director

The controversy in social media during the first part of Ramadan, mainly among Emiratis but also with some participation from the region at large, over a religious programme broadcast daily on Abu Dhabi TV was a result of divided opinion, with some appalled by its content and others hailing a new and different interpretation of Islam. So, what was the fuss all about? The show is called La’allahum Ya'qilun, a Quranic term that can be roughly translated into “So They May Reason”. It was a daily conversation, or interview, with the Syrian Islamic thinker and author Dr Muhammad Shahrour. He...


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UAE seeks volunteers for National Day celebrations

Organisers of the Official 47th United Arab Emirates National Day Celebration, "This is Zayed. This is the UAE", are searching for energetic and enthusiastic young citizens and residents to support the celebration at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 2, offering an opportunity to become part of one of the nation's most iconic events. The call out for volunteers presents a once in a lifetime opportunity, with world renowned artists, musicians and performers paying tribute to 47 glorious years of unity amidst extraordinary live performances. Abdulla Al Qubaisi, member of the Official 47th UAE National Day Celebration organizing committee said,...
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UAE to experience storms, unstable weather in coming days

Weather conditions in the UAE will continue to be unstable in the coming days, according to forecasters at the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), Abu Dhabi. Cloudy conditions accompanied with rainfall over scattered areas in the coastal region and very rough seas are expected to prevail till Wednesday, November 14.  However, forecasters have said that UAE will be relatively safe, and will not experience extreme flash floods similar to the ones in Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Floods in these countries have caused more than 30 deaths - prompting several state of emergencies announcements. What is causing flash floods...
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6-month visa becomes invalid once holder leaves UAE

A six-month temporary visa granted to job-seekers under the ongoing visa amnesty scheme becomes invalid once the visa holder leaves the UAE, the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality (FAIC) has said. This visa does not offer the rights and privileges provided to those with residence visas. The clarification comes after a local newspaper reported last week that temporary visa holders could exit and return to the UAE during its six-month validity period. An FAIC official clarified that the visa is not a multiple entry one. This category of visa, which costs Dh600, is offered to amnesty seekers who have...

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New island with urban buzz opens in Dubai

Dubai residents and tourists can add to their list a new winter spot that gives a perfect view of the New Year's Fireworks now, as Bluewaters island is open to public. Home to the world's biggest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, Bluewaters blends island serenity with urban buzz as it offers residential, lifestyle and leisure spaces. The island, located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), gives visitors the chance to enjoy a day on the beach before walking down the boulevard that offers a variety of 132 restaurants, cafes and shops. On a terrace view at The Wharf, a...
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UAE Ambassador opens 22 development projects in Lebanon

BEIRUT, 12th November 2018 (WAM) - Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, inaugurated Sunday 22 developmental projects and laid the foundation stone for two other projects in the North and Akkar Provinces, funded by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works, under the patronage of Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and in presence of a crowd of media figures and citizens from the region. Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA) quoted Al Shamis as saying: "Leadership in the UAE attaches great importance to such health, development and educational projects, since the UAE is an advocate of...
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Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate concludes with key recommendations and potential scenarios

ABU DHABI, 12th November 2018 (WAM) - Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, President of Emirates Policy Center (EPC) summarised the recommendations in highlighting potential scenarios on the regional and international levels during the closing session of the Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate. She spoke of the vision of EPC, contrary to what was predicted by analysts, some of whom tried to portray that the US hegemony and power would recede in the international world order. "We see the US is still the first superpower worldwide which has control of international politics and still controls the entire world order in the upcoming period,"...