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    In Pics: Crown Prince leads Dubai run with 226,000 enthusiastic participants


    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    In a fitness spectacle that captivated the city, the Crown Prince of Dubai, spearheaded the world’s largest free fun run – Dubai Run 2023.
    The iconic Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into a vibrant sea of fitness enthusiasts, totaling an astounding 226,000 participants who joined in the celebration.
    Dubbed the “orange army,” runners and walkers took to the streets for Dubai Run, a grand finale to the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge. The Crown Prince of Dubai, flanked by UAE astronauts Dr. Sultan Alneyadi and Hazzaa Almansoori, displayed a remarkable unity as they covered the 10km route, showcasing their shared passion for fitness.
    Noteworthy participants included Dr. Al Neyadi’s Expedition 69 crew members from his historic International Space Station mission. American astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, and Francisco Rubio, along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopev, Dimitrii Petelin, and Andrei Fediaev, added an international flair to the event.
    Participants had the option of two routes – a 10km journey crossing the Dubai Canal bridge and concluding at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate, recommended for seasoned runners, and a 5km route starting near the Museum of the Future, passing iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera, and finishing near Dubai Mall, suitable for participants of all ages and abilities.
    Sheikh Hamdan’s infectious enthusiasm was palpable as he smiled and waved at the crowd, with gratitude expressed later on social media: “A big thank you to all 226,000 participants who joined Dubai Run!”

    The event not only showcased Dubai’s commitment to fitness but also brought together diverse communities in a shared pursuit of well-being. Dubai Run 2023 stands as a testament to the city’s dedication to a healthier, more active lifestyle, breaking records and fostering unity along the way.
    Take a look at how the Sheikh Zayed Road turned into a sea of orange for the run:

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    UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi returns to earth safely


    by Ruman Baig
    1 hour ago

    The whole of UAE is anticipating the return of one man right now – Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, who spent the last six months of his life in space.
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    Making history
    Crew-6’s historic space mission spanned 186 days, marking the longest mission in Arab history. The Dragon capsule safely touched down off the coast of Florida at 8:17 am on a Monday. One hour after the splashdown, Al Neyadi emerged from the Dragon spacecraft.
    Importance of the mission
    During this mission, Al Neyadi achieved significant milestones that enhanced the UAE’s prominence in the global space sector. He completed the longest-ever space mission by an Arab, spending six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and conducting groundbreaking scientific experiments for the benefit of humanity and the scientific community.
    Heroic return
    Throughout the UAE, electronic billboards displayed a countdown to Al Neyadi’s arrival with messages of support, such as ‘Safe Journey, Sultan. Upon his return, Al Neyadi is expected to receive a grand heroic welcome in the UAE, following medical evaluations in the United States.
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    Everything we know about Dubai’s Dhs18 billion Moon-shaped resort


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    With Dubai always known to aim for the stars, the emirate has its eyes on a Lunar resort addition aimed to welcome tourists and astronauts.
    Known as Moon Dubai, this destination resort project aims to give visitors a soaring experience of what it is to be in space without leaving the earth’s orbit.
    This sphere-shaped project, which is estimated to cost around $5 billion (Dhs18 billion), is said to total 735 metres in height and will need at least 48 months to complete once approval is given. Featuring approximately 300 private luxury residential units and training facilities for leading astronauts, the resort is another step for the UAE into space exploration.
    The Moon-shaped structure will allow visitors to experience zero gravity, walk on a lunar surface or even ride in a rover and will also feature a spa and wellness section, a nightclub event centre, a global meeting place, a lounge and an in-house moon shuttle.
    Further details will be revealed closer to the project completion.

    To display renderings of the resort in the heart of Downtown, Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR) has shared a series of images for the UAE to know what this awe-inspiring resort will look like once finished.
    Spearheaded by entrepreneurs Michael Henderson and Sandra Matthews, the facility claims it’s able to accommodate around 10 million visitors annually.
    With plans for further expansion, the company is seeking a license for four more potential locations in America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
    Operating under the tagline “because you’ve been everywhere else”, this enticing new resort ensures visitors embrace a zero-gravity experience from the moment they enter.
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