Moroccan music stars enthral crowds at a concert on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. WAM
Promoting our national heritage and preserving and documenting our history and traditions for future generations is of utmost importance to preserving our national identity, said Sheikha Maryam Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the inaugural Cultural Councils Initiative meeting.
The nabbing by Abu Dhabi Police of a bank employee who was planning to make a quick and quiet getaway after stealing Dhs600 million speaks volumes for the efficiency and alertness of the law enforcers in the UAE. The police scuppered all plans of the staffer who must have been conjuring
Babylon has belatedly been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the international cultural organisation, 36 years after Baghdad applied for the designation. Successive Iraqi governments have pressed for recognition and, for the past 12 years,
Abu Dhabi has been witnessing rapid growth and development on its journey to become a world-class destination and several positive factors reflect that reality. The singling out of Abu Dhabi as one of the most cultural cities in the world in a recent online list compiled by Skyscanner, the popular travel fare website,
A representative of the rescue service said it had not yet been possible to establish contact with the two cavers and concern was growing for their health due to their long exposure to extreme conditions.
Daesh said one of its fighters blew himself up at a "large gathering" in Kabul while others "detonated a parked explosives-laden vehicle" when security forces arrived, in a statement posted on the Telegram messaging app.
Kurdish police spokesman Ali Al Hassan said the car bomb was detonated by "remote control" near a school, "killing a member of our (police) forces".
Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the financial hub into crisis with images of masked black-clad protesters engulfed by tear gas during street battles with riot police stunning a city once renowned for its stability.