The inhabitants celebrated the second day of Eid Al Adha in public parks, beaches and recreational places, amid manifestations of joy, ensuring however that they did not step out of line over health measures to tackle the coronavirus.
Masked and socially distanced to fight the coronavirus, Muslims around the world held prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid Al Adha, with mosques at reduced capacity and some praying in the open air.
A Filipino couple from the capital are among the most joyful this season of Eid Al Adha, as God has blessed them with a son, a second after 12 midnight struck on Thursday evening for a brand new day.
The Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that fireworks not only pose risks to children but also other people in the vicinity, as they can cause burns and other damage leading to permanent or temporary injuries, as well as damage to property.
Jumeirah is one of the UAE’s most popular venues for New Year celebrations, and Nakheel is working closely with the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and RTA to prioritise safety and convenience, and ensure smooth traffic flow.
Global Village has been making sustained progress as it bids to break 25 Guinness World Records titles to mark the 25th anniversary. The latest title was claimed on New Year’s Eve to the delight of everybody in attendance who witnessed the countdown to 2021 on the largest underwater mesh screen in the world.
In the run-up to the New Year's Eve celebrations, security forces on social media had repeatedly warned against firing shots in the air, even specifically mentioning the danger of doing so near the airport. But images circulated on social media showed many people had ignored that advice.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a message of congratulations to the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, on the occasion of the Kingdom's National Day, observed on Dec.16.
After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.7 million people die from Covid-19, fresh waves of infection have sparked renewed lockdowns and forced would-be revellers to extend their 2020 tradition of watching events from the sofa.