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    Dubai Crown Prince initiates relief efforts following record rainfall

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    by Ruman Baig
    48 mins ago

    In the wake of unprecedented rainfall wreaking havoc across Dubai, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has taken swift action to aid affected residents.
    Over the weekend, Sheikh Hamdan directed the Dubai Land Department (DLD) and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to provide immediate assistance, including temporary housing, food provisions, and enhanced security, at no cost to those impacted by the inclement weather.
    This comprehensive response, part of a meticulously planned government initiative, aims to alleviate the hardships faced by flood-affected individuals and families. Residential management firms and real estate developers have been mobilized to offer temporary accommodations, distribute essential supplies within affected communities, and facilitate the safe return of residents to their homes.
    Additionally, services such as interior cleaning, damage assessment, and risk evaluation will be extended to ensure the well-being and safety of affected properties.
    Emphasizing personal oversight, Sheikh Hamdan pledged to closely monitor the progress of relief efforts. Ground teams have been deployed to provide on-the-ground support and assistance to citizens and residents throughout the recovery process. Moreover, a newly formed committee, comprising senior officials from Dubai’s community development authority, RTA, DEWA, and DET, has been established to coordinate and bolster support for those in need.
    Expressing gratitude to all contributors, Sheikh Hamdan conveyed a heartfelt message via his social media channels, acknowledging the collective efforts to aid the city in its time of need. In a video message shared with his extensive Instagram following of 16 million, Sheikh Hamdan commended the dedication of individuals who have tirelessly worked to assist the community and facilitate Dubai’s recovery from the unprecedented rainfall.

    In the aftermath of the deluge, which inundated communities, disrupted transportation, and prompted widespread remote work and learning arrangements, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan’s proactive response reflects a steadfast commitment to the welfare and resilience of Dubai’s residents amidst challenging circumstances.
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    Dubai weather update: Work from home for public and private sector

    Lifeby Ruman Baig2 hours ago As Dubai residents prepare for a bout of turbulent weather, both public and private sectors to allow work from home on Monday, February 12.With forecasts predicting continued rain, wind, and unstable conditions, authorities are urging proactive measures to mitigate potential risks.The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has issued a call to action, urging private sector companies to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation calls on private sector companies across the UAE to apply flexible working patterns tomorrow, Monday, 12 February, given the expected weather conditions.“Necessary measures need to be taken by companies to ensure outdoor work,…— وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) February 11, 2024Recognizing the importance of occupational health and safety, MOHRE emphasizes the need for companies to prioritize the well-being of their workforce, particularly for those engaged in outdoor activities.Meanwhile, the Dubai government has taken decisive action, with HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, issuing a directive for all government entities to observe remote working on the same day. This proactive approach underscores the government’s commitment to safeguarding its employees during adverse weather conditions.Under @HamdanMohammed‘s directives, Monday, 12 February, 2024 will be a remote working day for employees of all Dubai government entities, due to weather conditions. This applies to all government employees in #Dubai, except for roles that need on-site presence at the workplace. pic.twitter.com/AyOQ6ITNIb— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 10, 2024As Dubai braces for adverse weather, the collaborative efforts of government entities, private companies, and educational institutions reflect a proactive approach towards ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Instagram & Feature Image: Instagram @dubai_photoconcierge More

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

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    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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    Sheikh Hamdan embraces the spirit of Onam 2023

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    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    In a delightful show of cultural appreciation, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Instagram yesterday to share his experience of enjoying the festivities of Onam.
    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan is known for his inquisitiveness towards different cultures and experiencing them. This time, the Crown Prince of Dubai was spotted celebrating Onam, a festival celebrated in the Southern state of India.
    Through captivating visuals on his Instagram story, the royal depicted his involvement in the vibrant celebration. Engaging in the authenticity of the occasion, he relished the Onam Sadhya, where a variety of traditional dishes are served on a bed of banana leaves.

    What is Onam?
    The Onam Festival, deeply rooted in the heart of the southern Indian state of Kerala, marks a jubilant and cherished harvest gala. Unfolding across a period of over ten days, this event pays tribute to the legendary King Mahabali and resonates with the spirit of the region. Traditional garments, resplendent flower arrangements, and lavish banquets shape the essence of Onam, which magnificently mirrors the rich culture of Kerala.
    What is an Onam Sadhya?
    Onam Sadhya is a traditional vegetarian feast served in Kerala, India, during the festival of Onam. It consists of a variety of dishes served on a banana leaf and typically includes rice, sambar, avial (mixed vegetable dish), olan (ash gourd and coconut stew), thoran (stir-fried vegetables), and payasam (sweet dessert). The meal is known for its elaborate and diverse flavors, and it holds cultural and social significance in Kerala.
    As an avid traveller, Sheikh hamdan is constantly seen partaking in the custom and traditions of different countries during his various expeditions. Whether its exploring the culinary depths of Japan by uncovering the hidden street gems or making the most of his Yokshire vacation by dressing up like an English gentleman – the Crown Prince knows how to navigate the land as a local.

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    In Pics: Here’s where all the Arab Royals are spending their summer this year

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    by Ruman Baig
    40 mins ago

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    Summer in the UAE is unusually quiet as everyone is trying to escape the scorching heat. Travelling is on everyone’s agenda (including the Royals).
    This time of the year, Royals from the region are found enjoying their escapades in different parts of the world. From spending downtime in the Britain countryside to marvelling at the beauty of the French Riviera in Cannes, it is their downtime before resorting back to serving the people.
    2023 was no different — earlier this month, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was spotted on the streets of London, meeting and greeting his ardent admirers. Taking a stroll in Hyde Park, eating at popular joints and mingling with the locals, the Dubai ruler sure knows how to win hearts.

    Speaking of ruling from the heart, the Crown Prince of Dubai was also captured in kindness when he made an overwhelmed fan smile with his gesture, while on holiday. Fazza was spotted making a crying fan laugh in a video, after she couldn’t contain her excitement.

    When it comes to engaging with the monarchy across the world, there’s a set of rules one must always engage in. The UAE Royals are known for humanising the bond they share with their people beyond the protocol.
    Recently, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE was also seen interacting with a large crowd in Egypt, sans any security. His Highness patiently obliged for pictures and spoke to the people without a security guard in sight, during his visit to the North Coast of Egypt.
    It is inspiring to see the leaders from this part of the world, sharing their kindness everywhere they go.
    ICYMI, scroll through the above gallery to know how all the UAE Royals are spending their summer.
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    Crown Prince of Dubai hikes the Yosemite Half Dome in 9 hours

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    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    The Crown Prince of Dubai is a serial thrill chaser, his knack for adventure can be spotted all over his Instagram grid.
    Despite having grown up in the lap of luxury, this Dubai Royal loves to spend an optimum amount of his time in nature.
    When the Crown Prince of Dubai isn’t looking after official cabinet matters or spending time with his family, he can be found seeking new adventures that challenge him as a fitness enthusiast.

    Remember when he climbed the Burj Khalifa in record time? Fazza loves to find an activity that gives him an adrenaline rush.
    In his recent escapade, the Crown Prince made the difficult climb to the Yosemite Half Dome in California. Most hikers take 10 to 12 hours to hike to Half Dome and back, but Sheikh Hamdan and his friends completed the climb in almost 9 hours.
    Through a detailed reel, the Royal Prince captured his journey from the start to the end — taking his 15.9 million followers along for the ride. The video showcases his playful side, as he interacts with animals and takes in the wonders of nature in a free-spirited demeanour.
    Even when he isn’t trekking around the world or jumping off of planes, his choice of activities back home is also always connected with nature and all its species.The father-of-three can often be seen taking his children to the wildlife safaris or spending quality time with his horses — the Crown Prince also happens to be a licensed equestrian and professional horseback rider.

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    In Pics: Sheikha Mahra shares moments from the wedding reception

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    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    Last weekend, the wedding celebrations of Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana took place in Dubai.
    While the images of the bride’s reception are yet to be shared, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared pictures from her husband’s reception. Held at Dubai World Trade Centre – Za’abeel Hall, the celebration was attended by major royalties.
    From Dubai’s ruler and the bride’s father Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Vice President of UAE – everyone graced the event.
    All the men of the Royal family gathered together to shower their blessings on the groom, Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum. Dressed in an all white and gold traditional UAE attire, the groom and his father (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum) are seen greeting everyone in the images shared by his royal bride.
    Back in April, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum and her fiancé Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum signed the marriage contract, and shared this news though their respective Instagram accounts.
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s daughter Sheikha Mahra got engaged to Sheikh Mana Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Mana Al Maktoum in the March. On 5th April, 2023, both Sheikha Mahra and Sheikh Mana shared that they celebrated their Katb Al-Kitaab — the official marriage ceremony and signing of the marriage contract through social media.
    Although, Princess Mahra hasn’t shared many details from her intimate nuptials, she did give her fans a glimpse of her beautiful engagement ring. Posted on her IG story, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum showed the blinding rock as she held hands with her husband Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum.
    As the Royal couple begins their marital life together, we wish them a happy married life ahead.
    In case you missed it, all the images from Sheikh Mana Al Maktoum’s reception.

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    In Pics: Royal family reveals face of Sheikh Mohammed’s youngest grandchild

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    by Ruman Baig
    36 mins ago

    Born on February 25, 2023, Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is the newest baby of the Dubai Royal family.
    While the Crown Prince of Dubai has given a glimpse of the little one through his Instagram in the past, this is the first time, the royal baby’s face has been revealed. What makes it even more special? The three new images shared on social media are of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum adoring his youngest grandson.
    Recently, these new images surfaced on the internet and everyone has been in awe of them ever since. Both dressed in pristine white, the ruler of Dubai and the Crown Prince’s new born share a heart-warming moment.
    In the first picture, like a true doting grand father, HH Sheikh Mohammed is seen admiring Mohammed bin Hamdan. As for the rest of the two photos, he is candidly seen kissing the baby’s cheek with a wide smile in the last one.
    Known for his kind-hearted spirit and warmth, HH Sheikh Mohammed is often seen spending quality time with all of his grand children. From taking them horse riding to celebrating days of festivals surrounded by kids, the Prime Minister is always doing the most for his heirs.
    Take a look at this adorable moment between the two.

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