Ahmed Bin Sulayem poses with Kobe Bryant during an event. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The sudden death of American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, has shocked his fans not just in the US but also all across the world.
The outpouring of grief has also come in from Emiratis, including Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman of DP World and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, who have expressed their sadness and deepest condolences to the family of the basketball star.
DJ BLISS (Marwan Al Awadhi) says: “So sad. 💔RIP Mamba. Prayers for the family 🤲🏽. Life too short sometimes. Don’t take it for granted. Damn. I wasn’t even into basketball until Kobe came to Dubai and I was chosen to play in the team he coached. Ever since I started living basketball. Thanks man. #ripkobebryant #ripgigi”
Ahmed Bin Sulayem remarked: “My deepest condolences to @vanessabryant and the family of @kobebryant . Number 24 will forever be with us. Here is to my greatest of all time.”
The mother of the three children — a boy, 15, and his two sisters, 12 and 11 — sustained serious injuries in the accident.
A 32-year-old Emirati woman died on Tuesday morning as result of the critical injuries she sustained in a road accident.
Munira Omar was 32 when she was injured in a road traffic accident in 1991 after picking up her son Omar from school in the city of Al-Ain.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic has updated procedures to enter Abu Dhabi from within the country as part of proactive efforts to contain and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. The new procedures are effective from Sunday, 17 January.
The eagerly anticipated new season of #letsmajaz is back, and set to open at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah on Feb.5, with a grand celebration of the rich musical traditions of Iraq.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,” said the American writer Mark Twain. “Why” here refers to finding out one’s life purpose or passion.
The Information City, under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, with its strategic partner MTN inaugurates the new year 2021 by dedicating a number of humanitarian and social initiatives, as it has promised over the past fifteen years. The Information City emphasised through those initiatives its determination to continue its efforts in light of the difficult circumstances imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.