Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa during New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai. Reuters
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, shared a touching video that summed up the year 2020, which was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
The video compared the health workers to superheroes who wore uniforms instead of capes.
The video showed the deserted streets of Dubai, which is usually bustling with traffic and entertaining activities.
The pandemic made the city come to a grinding halt. Markets, tourist attractions, and businesses were shut, and everything stopped moving.
Sheikh Hamdan said “But with a great leadership and determination from its people… We stood strong. And today, we welcome you… we greet you… We host you… We are open… Welcome 2021.”
The mesmerising video captures one’s attention with Dubai once again welcoming tourists and hosting events.
The most vibrant city in the world reverted back to life with the strength and unity it.
There is something about the UAE and Dubai in particular that appeals to a huge number of people around.
Whether it is its amazing creature comforts, relaxed lifestyle, superb mod cons or its industrial-strength safety and security – or all of this combined – the fact is that it has immense magnetic appeal for all.
Nevertheless, the city of Dubai remains the most preferred destination for any traveller and adventurer. The city always lives up to the expectation of everyone. It has a place for all.
The bursting ambience of the emirate engulfs over 200 nationalities. The city appreciates and celebrates each and every culture.
The Emiratis are hospitable and embrace all cultures.
The expats call the city their second home.
“The Valet Parking protocols, specifically the one covering the seats and steering wheel with plastic, shall be removed.”
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A resolution calls for debate on whether to expel the French envoy, for the national assembly to condemn Western blasphemy, for Muslim nations to unite on the issue, and for authorities to provide space in cities for future protests.
The company's Crew Dragon capsule, the Endeavour, was set for liftoff atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:49 a.m. Eastern time (0949 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Daily infections hit 332,730 on Friday, up from 314,835 the previous day when India set a new record, surpassing one set by the United States in January of 297,430 new cases. The US tally has since fallen.