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.”
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) has revealed that it is providing free COVID-19 vaccine for Emiratis and expatriates in 84 government and private hospitals and centres.
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The related death toll saw a rise of 488 and now stands at 488,884, according to the latest data by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The Omicron cases jumped to 10,050 after an increase of 3.69 per cent since Friday.
A-List artists are set to take the city by storm next week with singing sensations James Blunt, Rashid Al Majed and Waleed Al Shami live at the Coca Cola Arena on 29 and 30 January for the highly anticipated DSF closing concerts.
About 180 people were injured by the explosion, police said. In a video apparently filmed by a bystander in Apiate, people can be seen walking towards a fire on the side of the road when a powerful explosion ripped through the settlement.