United Arab Emirates

July 8, 2024

Dubai Media and NEP Group Partner to Boost Capabilities

Dubai Media has signed a memorandum of understanding with NEP Group to enhance cooperation and exchange expertise in various media fields. This is part of the […]
July 7, 2024

NCM forecasts partly cloudy weather tomorrow: Dusty by day, humid at night

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) forecasts tomorrow's weather to be partly cloudy, with low clouds appearing along the eastern coast, with some areas experiencing raised […]
July 7, 2024

Hamdan bin Mohammed approves master plan and designs for Jebel Ali Beach Development Project

In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, […]
July 4, 2024

RTA delivers Traffic Safety Awareness Messages to 350,000 Students

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has delivered traffic safety awareness messages to over 350,000 students across schools in Dubai. Additionally, RTA organised educational events that saw the participation of over 15,000 students in awareness programmes held in 50 schools in Dubai throughout the current academic year 2023-2024. RTA takes proactive and effective traffic measures in line with Dubai's Traffic Safety Strategy to help protect road users from traffic incidents in the emirate. RTA systematically educates the public according to the best global practices and technologies, focusing primarily on children and students to build a knowledgeable and cultured generation. Training children on basic traffic behaviour skills is crucial for improving future traffic safety levels. These awareness programmes for children starting from birth with the "Child Safety" programme, which helps educate and train mothers on using vehicle child seats, distributed annually to hundreds of mothers in coordination with strategic partners. RTA adopts a systematic and thoughtful approach to addressing the educational environment by designing programmes and activities tailored to the needs of each educational stage. Each awareness programme complements the previous one and prepares for the next, supported by experts in the field. This approach equips the educational environment with essential awareness and educational programmes to achieve overall educational goals, including proper traffic behaviour, which in turn serves the targets of Dubai's Traffic Safety Strategy. RTA has innovative plans for student traffic awareness, aided by artificial intelligence and Dubai's Metaverse Strategy. Traditional awareness methods, such as lectures and lessons, are no longer sufficient in the modern era. Therefore, RTA continually strives to keep pace with modern technologies and trending student interests in coordination with partners from the Ministry of Interior, Dubai Police General HQ, and a host of other government and private entities. Students are considered one of the key pillars of Dubai's Traffic Safety Strategy in its awareness and educational aspects. The awareness events are based on an operational plan tailored to serve school stages, parents, and school bus drivers. Traffic culture is a fundamental part of the knowledge students should acquire in Dubai schools. Education is a strategic priority for the emirate, which is home to over 220 private schools offering 17 diverse curricula to more than 180 nationalities and various cultural backgrounds. RTA calls on students, parents, and drivers to cooperate in enhancing traffic safety on Dubai's road network, which is classified among the best in the world. Parents and school bus drivers are urged to reduce speeds in school zones and to exercise caution when students are boarding and alighting at schools. This collaboration is vital for maintaining the traffic safety levels that Dubai has achieved, including maintaining a zero-fatality rate in school zones since 2010.  
July 4, 2024

#DubaiDestinations campaign to highlight activities and experiences that make Dubai a one-of-a-kind summer destination

Latest phase of the campaign showcases the city’s unique charm as a summer destination through engaging stories Campaign highlights beach destinations, indoor attractions, waterparks, unique hotels and family-friendly activities this season A new phase of the #DubaiDestinations campaign is inviting residents and visitors to create unforgettable memories this summer by exploring Dubai's vibrant offerings and discovering a wide range of captivating experiences and activities. A celebration of the city’s unique appeal across all seasons, the #DubaiDestinations campaign seeks to spotlight the city’s top-rated attractions, with an emphasis on the unique experiences that set the emirate apart as one of the world’s most captivating destinations. The collaborative campaign, implemented by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), harnesses the power of storytelling to further raise the city’s profile as a leading global destination. The latest phase of the campaign will capture the essence of Dubai as a unique summer destination by focusing on beach destinations, waterparks, indoor activities, and luxurious hotel pools, highlighting the city's diverse range of experiences that cater to the tastes and interests of people of all ages and nationalities. The current season of the #DubaiDestinations campaign also brings together a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders to showcase the emirate’s various exciting experiences. Shaima Al Suwaidi, Director of Brand Dubai, said: “This phase of the #DubaiDestinations campaign aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the emirate into the world’s best city to live and visit. By showcasing Dubai’s vibrant summer offerings, we are not only highlighting its unique charm but also reaffirming our commitment to raising Dubai’s profile as a city that offers unparalleled experiences for both residents and tourists. With the support of government entities, industry stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and the creative media community, the campaign will shed light on unique destinations, hidden gems, and exciting activities that make Dubai one of the world’s most popular destinations. Our goal is to ensure that everyone can experience the beauty, excitement, and warmth that define Dubai, fostering a deeper connection with the city and its offerings.” Through engaging and interactive content, the campaign will spotlight Dubai’s stunning beaches and water activities, featuring popular spots such as Dubai Ladies Club, Bluwaters, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Beach, Jumeirah, Al Mamzar Park, and the unique Night Beach experience. For those seeking indoor adventures, the campaign will highlight attractions like Ski Dubai, Aya Universe, Chaos Karts, and an array of shopping malls including Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, and Mirdif City Centre. Visitors can also enjoy unique experiences at Deep Dive Dubai, various sports courts, theme parks such as IMG Worlds of Adventure and LEGOLAND, Air Maniax, indoor skydiving at iFly Dubai, The Green Planet, and KidZania. Dubai’s famous waterparks will also be featured prominently, including LEGOLAND Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Wild Wadi, and Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. The campaign will also highlight Dubai’s luxurious hotel pools, from infinity pools and rooftop pools to private pools and those with breathtaking views, offering the perfect retreat from the summer heat. Upcoming #DubaiDestinations guides, set to be released by Brand Dubai during the campaign, will help people discover many attractions in the emirate covering exciting summer and weekend activities, seaside dining options, and other businesses running exciting programmes during the season. From top-rated summer camps for children to thrilling water activities, enchanting staycations and indoor hotspots, these guides serve as unique resources for exploring the best of Dubai during the summer season. Furthermore, the campaign will spotlight unique homegrown businesses from the ‘Proudly from Dubai’ network, an initiative launched by Brand Dubai to highlight the success stories of businesses born and initiated in Dubai. Brand Dubai will also be partnering with several content creators and influencers to develop videos and promotional content that highlight the top activities, experiences and events in the city and where to find them. The latest phase of the #DubaiDestinations campaign, which coincides with Dubai Summer Surprises, is being rolled out over digital, broadcast, print and outdoor media to ensure it reaches large sections of local and international audiences.
July 4, 2024

Dubai Government Human Resources Department Announces Hijri New Year Holiday

The Dubai Government Human Resources Department has issued a circular regarding the Hijri New Year holiday for the year 1446 AH. It states that work in […]
July 4, 2024

UAE Weather Outlook: July 4-8, 2024

The UAE can expect varied weather conditions from July 4 to July 8, 2024, with a mix of humidity, dust, and fluctuating wind patterns affecting different regions. Thursday, July 4: The day will begin with humid conditions along some coastal areas in the morning, clearing to fair and partly cloudy skies later. Blowing dust and sand will pose challenges, particularly across internal and Eastern areas. Winds will be variable, starting light to moderate from the Northwesterly direction, occasionally strengthening to speeds of 15 – 25 km/hr and gusting up to 50 km/hr, leading to reduced visibility. The Arabian Gulf will experience rough seas, while the Oman Sea will see slight to moderate conditions, potentially turning rough by late night. Friday, July 5: Expect fair to partly cloudy weather with intermittent blowing dust and sand affecting internal and Eastern regions. Northwesterly winds will persist, ranging from light to moderate, occasionally freshening to speeds of 15 – 25 km/hr and up to 40 km/hr over the sea. Seas will start rough in the morning in the Arabian Gulf, becoming moderate to slight by afternoon, remaining slight in the Oman Sea. Saturday, July 6: Morning humidity will be noticeable in northern areas, possibly leading to mist formation, followed by fair to partly cloudy skies. Blowing and suspended dust and sand will be prevalent from the West and North of the Arabian Gulf. Winds will shift from light to moderate Southwesterly to Northwesterly, occasionally reaching speeds of 10 – 25 km/hr and up to 40 km/hr during daytime. Seas will maintain slight conditions in both the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea. Sunday, July 7: Expect partly cloudy skies with suspended dust from the West and North of the Arabian Gulf, particularly affecting Western and coastal areas. Winds will vary from light to moderate, shifting between Southeasterly to Northwesterly and Northeasterly directions, with speeds of 10 – 20 km/hr and up to 30 km/hr. Sea conditions will remain slight in both the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea. Monday, July 8: The day will start partly cloudy with morning humidity along coastal areas, potentially leading to mist formation. Anticipate suspended and blowing dust from the West and North of the Arabian Gulf, affecting Western, coastal, and Eastern regions. Winds will be light to moderate, ranging from Southeasterly to Northwesterly and Northeasterly directions, occasionally freshening to speeds of 10 – 25 km/hr and up to 40 km/hr. Sea conditions will be slight in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in the Oman Sea.
July 4, 2024

Dubai Road Naming Committee promotes community participation by launching ‘Roads Naming Suggestions platform’

Dubai Road Naming Committee, the entity that designates names for roads and streets in Dubai, launched the platform Street Designation Proposal under the supervision of Dubai Municipality. The platform aims to enable public participation in proposing names for roads and streets across Dubai. This is in line with the Committee’s objectives of preserving the legacy of the past, promoting civilization, staying updated with the Emirate’s future development, and highlighting its achievements of high value. H.E. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Chairman of the Dubai Road Naming Committee, stated that the platform is part of the efforts and plans of the Integrated Committee to promote community participation in submitting proposals for naming roads and streets across various areas of the Emirate. This is in accordance with approved classifications that aim to revive heritage names, highlight national identity and social and cultural characteristics that reflect the emirate’s history, heritage, values, social and cultural wealth, and consistency with future development and orientation. Al Hajri said: “The new platform serves as a digital system, allowing the public to suggest names for streets and roads across Dubai, keeping in mind a comprehensive method and specific criteria that reflects our identity and interrelationship between past, present and future of Dubai. It aims to revive valuable historical meanings, heritage, and urban monuments, in line with Dubai’s leading global position and reputation, further consolidating diverse areas of the Emirate in the minds of present and future generations.” Road Naming Classifications  Furthermore, the committee has devised a method for proposing names based on specific classifications that will inspire the names for each area. These classifications include names linked to Arabic and Islamic design and architecture, along with names associated to art, culture and Arabic poetic prosody. It will also encompass names of natural phenomena, local plants, trees, flowers, marine, and wild plants, along with the names of wild and marine birds. Additionally, it will also cover names related to environmental sustainability, ships, marine tools, fishing, winds, and rain. On the other hand, the classifications will further include names of squares, forts, ancient castles, archaeological sites, local and ancient jewelry, and horse and Arabian camel names and descriptions. It will also include names of types of palms and date palms, names of farming and agriculture professions, as well as those inspired by industrial and artisanal professions and their tools, names of gemstones, and names related to inventions and modern technology. The public can contribute by proposing names for roads and streets through the platform link: https://roadsnaming.ae.  New Names for Roads in Al-Khawaneej 2 Area Moreover, the committee has completed naming roads in the Al-Khawaneej 2 area in its trial phase, which included names inspired by local trees, plants, and flowers, such as Ghaf Street, Ghaf being one of the most famous types of local trees, which will between the first and second Al-Khawaneej areas. Additionally, other names of trees were also used for streets such as Sidr, Reehan, Faghi, Samer, and Shareesh. The Dubai Road Naming Committee was established by Executive Council Resolution No. (35) of 2021 and is led by the Director General of Dubai Municipality. It includes the Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, CEO of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA, and four experienced and expert representatives of Dubai citizens – Mr. Abdullah Thani Al Mataroushi, Mr. Hameed Sultan Al Matyouai, Mr. Juma Bin Thalith, and Mr. Rashid Boukhash. The committee follows a specific criterion for naming roads in the emirate, aiming to highlight Dubai’s national identity by reflecting its history, heritage, values, and cultural, civilizational, and social richness. The naming process fundamentally relies on the principle of inference, achieved by creating a method that allows people to connect with the mental image of a place through its names, signs, and location details. With this new approach, street names will possess a unique and distinct character, making it easier to reach destinations seamlessly using the new addressing system.
July 4, 2024

Dubai Media Announces Appointment of Hamed bin Karam as Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan Newspaper

Dubai Media has announced the appointment of Hamed bin Karam as the Editor-in-Chief of Al Bayan newspaper. Hamed bin Karam began his career with Dubai Media […]
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