If there is one thing that the year 2020 stood out for, it was its uniqueness. Unique because one leviathan of a pestilence – the coronavirus – threw the whole planet out of gear. Normal life was upturned so badly that many wondered
When the New Year approaches, most people start to think about their New Year’s resolutions. But the way things have been this past year, I think it would be fitting to start to think about what our prayers and wishes are for the New Year.
Sheikh Khalifa wished them good health and more progress and prosperity to their peoples. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan have also dispatched similar cables on the occasion.
Dubai authorities designate places for the public to watch the spectacle, keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind.
The first baby of 2021 arrived at 00:00, weighing in at 3.50kg to Indian parents — Ibra Khan and Yasser Khan.
The delightful video shows Atlas, Spot, and Handle – Boston Dynamics’ humanoid, canine, and logistics robots respectively – moving in a coordinated routine to the beat of the music.
Some 15.2 million Jews worldwide with 27,000 residing in the 21-country Arab World and 1,000 across the six Gulf states shall be celebrating their New Year known as “Rosh Hashana” which began evening of Sept. 6 (Monday) until evening of Sept. 8 (Wednesday), and referred to biblically as the ancient “Yom Teruah” holiday or “Day of Shouting or Day of Blasting.”
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has also declared Aug.12 an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE to celebrate the Islamic New Year (Hijri Year 1443).
The new Hijiri calendar provides crucial information on prayer times in the meridian, sunset times in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the country; major astronomical events; and details about zodiacs, seasons, related land and sea conditions and tidal movements.