People participate in 'One World One Message' event at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE entered the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the world's longest handshake on Wednesday.
A human chain of 1,817 helped break the record during an event, titled "One World One Message" at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative was launched by the Abu Dhabi Police's Youth Council marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Fraternity Document during the historic visit of Pop Francis and Grand Imam of Al Zahar.
The event was held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.
The Minister of Tolerance Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was in attendance and praised the wide participation of community members and institutions including university and school students, Emirati and resident families, as well as federal and local bodies.
He also lauded Sheikha Fatima - also known as 'Mother of the Nation' - saying that she represents a role model of tolerance, coexistence, and human fraternity, pledging "to live up to her expectations in being open to others, establishing genuine dialogue with them, and seeking to speared peace, prosperity and human fraternity across the globe."
"We express our pride that the UAE follows the footsteps of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan: the man of peace and tolerance," he added.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court convicted five civil servants of abusing their powers jobs at a UAE border exit in promoting vice and breaching public morals by wooing women in such a manner that offended their modesty and undermined the border exit’s reputation.
National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai announced that over 50,000 photographs from across the Arab world have been submitted for the 9th edition of ‘Moments’, its annual regional photography competition to nurture the talent of aspiring regional photographers.
The UAE Armed Forces General Command have announced the martyrdom of six Emirati servicemen in a vehicle collision while performing their national duty in operations field.
Nadia expressed appreciation of the UAE's role in underpinning the values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence as well as the government's solid belief in the role played by women in ensuring social and sustainable development.
Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, "We extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family, relatives, companions and readers of Khalid Al Qashtini, the Iraqi journalist and writer, and the owner of the creative pen, who enriched our Arab world with his publications. With his departure, the Arab media loses a symbol of creativity.”
The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
"Every year, over 400m tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide - one-third of which is used just once,” said Antonio Guterres. "Every day, the equivalent of over 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic is dumped into our oceans, rivers, and lakes.”