The zoo has recently added two cheetah cubs to its prized collection. Kamal Kassim / Gulf Today
Al Ain zoo has started construction work on three new major projects including the Elephant Safari, the Gorilla Sanctuary and the Sand Cat Conservation Centre.
Jebel Hafit Desert Park, located about 20km south of Al Ain on the eastern flank of Jebel Hafit mountain, was launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).
In a statement, the zoo noted that it had activated "early epidemiological monitoring system" along with business continuity plans in the veterinary department for emergency cases, and began to bolster biosecurity measures as part of current global health developments.
A total of 62 countries will be represented on the exhibition floor this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, which takes place in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May.
USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 51.4 kilometres (32 miles) off the eastern tip of Timor Island, which is split between East Timor and Indonesia.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, on the passing of Dr Faisal Al-Yasin, the father of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
The action appeared to be in retaliation for Athens' assistance in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington's crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.