Muslims offer Eid Al Adha prayers at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India. Amit Dave/Reuters
Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid Al Adha religious holiday, which in Arabic literally means the "festival of the sacrifice" and marks the end of Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage Muslims undertake to cleanse the soul of sins and instil a sense of equality and brotherhood among them.
Pilgrims clad in white robes signifying a state of purity spent the night in a sprawling encampment around the hill where Islam holds that God tested Abraham's faith by commanding him to sacrifice his son Ismail.
Dr Mohamed Mattar Al Kaabi hailed the continuous attention of the wise leadership and its keenness on the provision of all services to the to Emirati pilgrims since their arrival in Saudi Arabia, that contributed to the success of all Hajj rituals at ease.
"I have slaughtered a sheep every year ... but this year there is no way I can. I am ashamed," said the father of five, who declined to give his last name.
In time for the Eid Al Adha holidays, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) on Monday released a list of six “important vaccinations” travelers must secure to keep them safe from possible risks of infections or illnesses at their destination country/countries.
The Dubai Court of Appeal commuted a verdict issued by the Court of First Instance against an Asian delivery person convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old girl. The verdict has been commuted from 3 years to one year in prison to be followed by deportation.
The new decrees include Decree No. (31) of 2021 on the Board of Trustees of British University in Dubai; Decree No.(29) of 2021 on the Board of Directors of Dubai Cares; Decree No.(28) on the Board of Directors of Dubai Women Establishment; and Decree No.(30) on the Board of Directors of Watani Al Emarat Foundation.
The incident shocked the Lebanese people after her family appealed for days to the authorities to provide a vaccine that could have saved her.