Calm prevailed across much of Afghanistan, with officials not reporting any major clashes between the two foes since the truce began on Friday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid Al Adha.
The Public Works Department in Ras Al Khaimah revealed that over 12,000 vehicles travelled to the summit of Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE, during the Eid Al Adha holidays while the environmental violations logged by the department’s patrols service amounted to 88 during this period.
The UAE has launched its 5th annual Adahi project (Eid sacrifices) in Yemen, which saw meat being distributed to thousands of underprivileged families around the country.
In a phone call on Friday, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wished further development, wellbeing and prosperity for the two fraternal people
Traders in the local cattle market located in Sharjah have been advising early customers of sacrificial animals for Eid Al Adha to wait till next week as the shipment of livestock from India arriving soon.
The Eid Al Adha holiday for ministries and federal bodies will begin on Thursday, 30th July (Day of Arafat), and will end on Sunday, 2nd August, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced on Wednesday.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has ordered the release of 283 prisoners from punitive and reformative institutions.
Government social-distancing restrictions this year including half-day closing have seen a drop in customers at the normally bustling markets which, like in other Muslim countries, are set up in urban centres ahead of one of Islam's most important festivals.
Health experts have been concerned about the risks of the coronavirus being spread during religious festivals in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country when people typically gather in mosques and homes or travel to their home towns.