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In 2021, by successfully hosting major international events, the UAE has managed to bring back the momentum for international events, following a quiet period during the early days of the pandemic outbreak in late 2019.
The UAE is definitely leading the way for the virus-hit world during the post COVID-19 recovery.
Since the beginning of 2021 the UAE already hosted a number of internationally renowned defence, sports and cultural events successfully.
These events include IDEX & NAVDEX, Gulfood, and the long awaited UAE Tour for cycling.
The hosting of these events also coincided with major milestones for the UAE, with the arrival and successful orbiting of the Hope Probe to Mars and the Barakah peaceful nuclear plant receiving an operating licence for its second unit.
IDEX & NAVDEX 2021, which was held in Abu Dhabi last February drew over 900 exhibitors from 52 countries, while attracting 62,000 visitors.
All through the event authorities mades sure that strict COVID-19 precautionary measures were followed by the exhibitors as well as by the visitors.
The event’s resounding success sent a very positive message that the world will soon be back to normal.
Then Dubai hosted Gulfood 2021, the first food & beverages show to be held since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The event saw 2,500 companies from 85 participating countries.
The successful Gulfood SHow also sent recovery signs to the global audience.
The seven-day UAE Tour, organised by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), was also held in the UAE. The 1,045-kilometre race was held in seven stages and contested by 140 cyclists, representing 20 international teams.
In mid-February, the fifth edition of the International Festival of Photography (Xposure) was held in Sharjah.
On display were more than 1,558 photos submitted by 400 photographers from Arab countries and beyond, who captured diverse moments, experiences and aesthetics of people and landscapes worldwide.
The UAE’s calendar for upcoming events includes the silver jubilee version of the "Dubai World Cup," to be held on March 27th.
The race will be run on one of the iconic horse tracks in the world, Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
The health minister said there were many positive indicators recorded during the recent period, such as high recovery rates and low infection rates, in addition to not recording deaths for consecutive days.
As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced that it conducted 225,031 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment.
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), praised the achievements made by the university throughout its pioneering career, which included great development in all scientific, academic, research, administrative and other fields, which brought it to high international ratings.
Two Africans and two Asians killed a guard at a site under construction after gagging and tying him down while he was sleeping to steal electrical cables. The Criminal Court sentenced the two Africans to seven years in jail and sentenced the Asian ones to three years in jail. The Court of Appeal, however, increased the sentence to 10 years against the two Africans and to five years against the two Asians.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld an appeal verdict obligating a man to pay his ex-wife Dhs3,100,000.
The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has announced the opening of registrations for the Sharjah Children’s Book Award and SCRF Visually Impaired Book Award. The deadline for receiving entries for both the awards is Sunday, March 13, 2022.