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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

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Mar. 05, 19 | 6:12 pm

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Child survives horrific Dubai-Al Ain road car crash that killed his parents, aunt

A child survived after being thrown from her family’s vehicle during a crash Saturday along Dubai-Al Ain road, 8:45 PM.

However, his Pakistani father, his mother, and aunt died after suffering severe injuries, local media reported.

According to the report, the Pakistani, 29, named Mohamed Fayaz parked his car in the middle of the road after being involved in a minor accident.

Minutes later, their car was rammed by an approaching vehicle of an Arab man.

The force of the impact was so strong that their car was thrown out of the road, as per the report.

In other trending news, Abu Dhabi will install radars detecting jaywalkers and motorist not stopping at pedestrian lanes.

Major-General Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director of the Central Operations Sector at the Abu Dhabi Police, said that the new radars called “Hather”, which aims to reduce traffic casualties and limit violations, will be installed and will start operating within the year, reported Khaleej Times.

It will be equipped with two cameras, one for the vehicles who will pass by the zebra lines, and another one for pedestrians to detect jaywalkers.

The camera pointed at the vehicles will monitor car plates, while the other camera for the pedestrians will be for the visual recognition of people.

A fine of Dh400 will be imposed on offenders; a driver will have to pay a fine of Dh500 and get six black points on his traffic file for failure to respect pedestrians’ right of way.

Meanhile, UAE Presidential Palace will open its doors to the public on March 11. The directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Presidential Palace complex in the capital Abu Dhabi will house ‘Qasr Al Watan’ – a new cultural landmark that will open its doors to the public on Monday, 11th March.

The Palace is the official meeting place for the UAE Cabinet and the Federal Supreme Council – the highest constitutional authority in the UAE, and is where official state visits and global leaders are hosted. When it opens to the public, visitors will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the UAE’s governing traditions and values, and will be able to explore a well-preserved legacy of knowledge and tradition.

The Palace will also house Qasr Al Watan Library where scholars will be able to explore a vast collection of books and resources about the UAE’s political, social and cultural history and learn about the nation’s progressive journey.

The opening of Qasr Al Watan to the public comes in line with the UAE’s ambition to transition towards a knowledge-based economy as part of the Vision 2021 National Agenda, which aims to place the UAE among the best countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union in the year 2021.

And topping the trending entertainment news, a Filipino singer was able to make all four judges turn their chairs with his impressive rendition of Drake’s “Passionfruit” during the Blind Auditions of “The Voice US”.

Jej Vinson was able to impress judges Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton, who all wanted the Filipino singer to be part of their team.

“You’re a better singer than all of us,” Levine said after Vinson was done with his performance to which Vinson replied, “That’s not true!”
Vinson then shared that he is originally from the Philippines but now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Legend first praised Vinson for giving the song his own take.

Vinson will be moving onto the next round of the competition as part of Clarkson’s team.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

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