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Schools in UAE to function as usual on Monday

The announcement was made on the official Twitter account of Ministry of Education – UAE. The Ministry of Education in UAE has confirmed that schools in the country will function as usual on Monday, November 11. ?????..? ????? ??????? ????????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ????? ???????.. ????? ?? ?? ?????? ??? ???????? ???…

Schools in UAE to function as usual on Monday

The announcement was made on the official Twitter account of Ministry of Education – UAE.

The Ministry of Education in UAE has confirmed that schools in the country will function as usual on Monday, November 11.

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The announcement was made on the official Twitter account of Ministry of Education – UAE.

As heavy rain flooded roads in parts of UAE, some schools decided to dismiss classes early on Sunday.

Some public and private schools in Fujairah closed early on November 10, due to bad weather and as rain continues to flood roads in the emirate. The schools sent out a text message to inform about the decision.

The Ministry of Education had earlier during the day, allowed schools to dismiss classes and close for the day if the weather poses a danger, particularly during heavy rains.

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Man who caused 14 deaths at Dubai detention centre released

He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness. An Emirati – who was serving a life term for starting a fire at a police detention centre that killed 14 prisoners – has been released before seeing out his full sentence. The 40-year-old secured an early release based on a plea he…

Man who caused 14 deaths at Dubai detention centre released

He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness.

An Emirati – who was serving a life term for starting a fire at a police detention centre that killed 14 prisoners – has been released before seeing out his full sentence.

The 40-year-old secured an early release based on a plea he had filed and his good conduct in prison.

A public prosecution source told Khaleej Times that the case dates back to 2001. The convict and four others caused chaos inside the detention centre in Bur Dubai before it culminated in the tragic incident. “They were in jail on different charges – mostly drug-related. On the incident day, they started a fire and the victims died because of smoke inhalation.”

In his plea, the inmate said imprisonment had changed him for the better. He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness for everything he made her go through.

How the tragedy unfolded

Explaining the case, a lawyer, whose client was among the victims, said: “There was a group of inmates, who caused disturbance inside the detention centre because the administration did not meet their demands for certain food items and medicines. On the day of the incident, they set their mattresses ablaze with a lighter and smoke engulfed the cells. The inmates died of inhalation and many others were hospitalised in a critical condition.

“Sadly, one of our clients, a trader in his fifties, who had been there for two or three months, was among the victims.”

In 2003, Dubai’s hightest court found the defendant, two Emiratis, an Omani and another resident guilty of the charges. They were sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay Dh2.1 million in blood money to the victims’ families. The court also ordered them to pay Dh210,000 as compensation for the damage they caused to the Bur Dubai police detention centre.

According to the prosecution source, for a convict to be allowed to walk out of jail before serving his term, he has to file a plea to the Dubai Courts and the public prosecution. “The public prosecution studies all the circumstances surrounding the case and his conduct behind bars; how he had been behaving; how imprisonment had affected him; whether he is sick; etc.

“The prosecution gives its opinion as per the law and refers it to the courts. The courts then decide,” the source said.

According to the lawyer, the prison administration can file a plea on behalf of a certain inmate regarding his early release. “The inmate could be under probation and watch for some time. The plea has to go through the public prosecution, which gives its recommendation. It is then the courts’ call.” 

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Marie Nammour
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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Dead dogs found on two UAE beaches

The civic body, alerted of the dead dogs, initiated investigations and discovered that they were stray dogs. A number of dead stray dogs were found on the beaches of Al Badiya and Dibba Al Fujairah. The civic body, alerted of the dead dogs, initiated investigations and discovered that they were stray dogs. “They were all…

Dead dogs found on two UAE beaches

The civic body, alerted of the dead dogs, initiated investigations and discovered that they were stray dogs.

A number of dead stray dogs were found on the beaches of Al Badiya and Dibba Al Fujairah.

The civic body, alerted of the dead dogs, initiated investigations and discovered that they were stray dogs.

“They were all poisoned by some residents here.”

This poses a grave risk to people, mainly children’s lives, they warned.

“The municipal body here in Fujairah spares no effort to curb stray dogs and poisonous reptiles, yet in a safe and sound way.”

“We have received several reports on stray dogs and poisonous snakes and scorpions at residential areas here.”

Ibrahim Abdulqader, a resident here, said they could not help in taking a step to curb stray dogs in his district.

“There are so many of them; and most of them are wild and pose a grave risk to our kids.”

He added that they have informed the bodies concerned about these stray wild dogs, but to no avail.

“To poison these wild dogs is the only option despite the negative and hazardous impact.”

Muhammad Saleh, an Emirati national, disagreed in poisoning stray dogs.

“This might end a problem but leads to a more serious issue which is the poisoning of our kids.”

Ali Saleh, an Emirati national, urged the bodies concerned to speed up their procedures and clamp down on this phenomenon.

“The civic body should eliminate all stray dogs in a safe way.”

An informed source with the Fujairah municipality, said the public is not permitted to poison any stray dogs.

“This is a big risk for all people and may end the life of others, particularly young children,” he said.

“People can simply report any stray dogs to the civic body, and special teams will be dispatched to take immediate action.”

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; on in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.

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The #Dubai30x30 is over. Now for the #UAE30x365

The UAE’s commercial capital aims for global dominance in everything that is worth excelling in. A spectacular fireworks display yesterday at the Dubai Festival City marked the conclusion of the third iteration of the annual 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative that transformed the emirate into an open-air gym for citizens, residents, and tourists over…

The #Dubai30x30 is over. Now for the #UAE30x365

The UAE’s commercial capital aims for global dominance in everything that is worth excelling in.

A spectacular fireworks display yesterday at the Dubai Festival City marked the conclusion of the third iteration of the annual 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative that transformed the emirate into an open-air gym for citizens, residents, and tourists over the 30-day period. And what a fantastic month it has been. The challenge, thrown by the very athletic and ever-energetic Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, saw more than 10,000 official classes and activities, over 40 mega fitness-focused events, several fitness hubs, and two dedicated Fitness Villages across the city.

Dubai, as we’re well aware, is an extremely competitive city. The UAE’s commercial capital aims for global dominance in everything that is worth excelling in. Hosting some of the world’s tallest, longest, biggest architectural marvels among several other feats and Guinness World Records, the emirate has earned the moniker of the world’s foremost superlative city. The emirate and its leaders don’t believe in taking any half-measures. “We want to be Number One,” the Dubai Ruler has been quoted as saying on several occasions. That competitiveness to make Dubai #1 starts at the very top and has evidently rubbed off on its residents, too. We’ve accepted Sheikh Hamdan’s challenge with the seriousness that it deserves, and are on our way to make Dubai the most active city in the world.

Even as individuals and groups of people have been bitten by the exercise bug, what’s most heartening is that corporates have now jumped on the fitness bandwagon and have been actively promoting the health agenda among their staff. For instance, after ranking #3 and #2 among its peers in the previous editions of the DFC, the diversified Galadari Group, the parent company of Khaleej Times, pulled out all stops this year to ensure that not only do all group employees get at least 30 minutes of free time during their workday to achieve the fitness goals, but also converted seven of its companies’ locations across the emirate into functional gyms where different experts were invited to lead fitness sessions every weekday over the 30-day period.

Galadari Brothers, of course, is only one among the several thousands of corporate who visibly put people over profits and dedicated the month to employee fitness and wellness. Fitness is not just a physical attribute – it’s a lifestyle philosophy that includes mental and emotional well-being. Mens sana in corpore sano, a Latin phrase that translates into ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body,’ reiterates the importance of physical exercise as a critical component of mental and emotional well-being. By investing time, energy, and effort in the well-being of employees and residents at large, the emirate is moving towards achieving cognitive wellness and happiness of its denizens, eventually making Dubai the happiest city in the world.

Yes, the 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge is over this year, and yes indeed, it will be back next year with no doubt an even bigger bang. But let’s not lose the momentum that this biggest-yet edition of the DFC has created. We’re in the zone, so to speak, when it comes to losing the flab, and the target of fitness is on our workout crosshairs. We’ve made new buddies at the gym, walk companions in the community, workout associates at the office – and we’re enjoying it. It’ll be a shame if we now give all that up and wait another 11 months to restart the fitness drive. Let’s continue to work out for at least 30 minutes every day and, in fact, turn the #Dubai30x30 into the #UAE30x365 challenge.

 

 

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