A general view of Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace.AFP
Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has ordered the distribution of the first instalment for 2019 of housing loans, government houses and residential plots, which included 2,000 loans with a total value of Dhs3.4 billion.
The approval of this instalment for Emirati citizens in Abu Dhabi stems from the leadership’s commitment to ensure social stability, enhance living standards and provide the citizens with all their needs to enable them to be active contributors to the development of their community.
The instalment also comes in line with the directives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed as part of the Abu Dhabi Government Accelerators Programme "Ghadan 21", to double the number of loans granted annually.
In 2018, a total of 12,100 residential loans were granted per a housing loan distribution plan which also saw the approval of loan requests from previous years that have met all the requirements.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was seen sharing a light moment with Sheikh Khalifa at a tent in the middle of the reserve.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes, Sheikhs, and large crowd this afternoon performed funeral prayers on the body of the late H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi.
The Ministry issued a statement saying, "President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, mourns with grief and sorrow, the death of Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi."
Police also called on drivers not to completely close the vehicle's windows, especially when parked in the sunlight.
They seized more than two million medical masks of unknown origin, tens of thousands of fake labels, packages and covers for several brands and thousands of thermometers.
The Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has lined up more than 90 programmes covering a range of topics to be broadcast on its radio and television channels during the holy month of Ramadan this year. The announcement came at a virtual press conference held on Tuesday.