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Dubai COVID-19 Center Is Now Providing Testing To Nationals & Expats For Free

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Dubai COVID-19 Center Is Now Providing Testing To Nationals & Expats For Free

The UAE has been taking remarkable measures in fighting off the virus by testing people as quick and effective as they can. Last month, Abu Dhabi even launched a drive through COVID-19 testing center and after its huge contributions, another is now open at the city’s Al Nasr Club.

The Dubai Health Authority announced the drive through test center, in an attempt to follow in the same successful steps of Abu Dhabi’s.

The COVID-19 test center is open every day from 8 A.M to  6 P.M and tests are available for free for both nationals and expats and they only take 5 minutes. Results are then sent to the patients within 48 hours.

The drive through test centers are a very effective way of testing the virus, as they ensure minimal contact between patients.

Since more than 250 tests are carried out daily, priorities for testing is given to the elderly, pregnant women, those with existing chronic health conditions and those who experience symptoms of the contagion.

You can book your appointment by calling the Dubai Health Authority on 800342 and register. Once you do that, a confirmation message with your appointment is sent to you via a text message.

When you arrive at the test center, you must present this text along with your Emirates ID before the medical staff verify information and approach your car to obtain a nasal swab

Results can be sent on the DHA’s app.

 

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Abu Dhabi’s To Install the Largest solar Photovoltaic Rooftop in GCC at Warner Bros World

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Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company Masdar will develop the largest rooftop solar hotovoltaic project at Warner Bros World in the Emirates on Yas Isalnd.

The agreement aims at installing around 16,000 solar modules on the theme park’s 3.6-hectare roof, so this way it will cover around 40% of the theme park’s annual energy demand.

“We are proud to be supporting Abu Dhabi’s 2030 energy efficiency strategy to reduce overall electricity consumption by 22 per cent and we look forward to leveraging our energy services experience to support Miral’s efforts of implementing energy efficient solutions across its destinations and attractions,” Masdar chief executive Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said.

The project is expected to start operating by the fourth quarter of 2021, making it the largest solar-powered theme park in the GCC, the companies said.

“This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business,” said Abdalla Al Zaabi, Miral chief executive.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of Miral, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Masdar on this landmark agreement. Sustainability is high on our agenda and with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi recognised as the world’s largest indoor theme park, it is the ideal location for a project of this scale. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business.”

 

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UAE’s Mission to Mars is Closer Than You Think With Expected Launch on July 15th

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The UAE is set to establish its entry into the space industry soon! As the Emirates Mars Mission prepares to become the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission and enhance its capabilities in space science and engineering!

The Dubai-based space mission’s control team (operating out of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre), is working alongside Japan to send the unmanned probe into Mars’ orbit. It is expected to reach there by February 2021.

The final preparations for the UAE’s Mars-bound ‘Hope Probe’ are underway, and is expected to launch on July 15th at 00:51:27 UAE time!

Just yesterday, it has been announced that the spacecraft that will carry the UAE’s Hope Probe to outer space has already been fueled and is almost ready to make history.

“The Hope Probe embodies the culture of possibilities deeply rooted in the UAE’s approach, philosophy and journey of accelerating development since the foundation,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The unmanned ‘Hope Probe’ will launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre, it has already undergone several extensive testing operations with a team that includes Emirati engineers supervising the probe’s pre-launch preparations.

This is not just a prideful moment for the UAE, but for the entire Arab world.

“Our journey to space represents a message of hope to every Arab citizen that we have the innovation, resilience and efforts to compete with the greatest of nations in the race for knowledge.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum added.

 

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Dubai Reopens Beaches And Major Parks This Friday

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Dubai Municipality announced on Thursday night that several beaches, major parks and the Dubai Frame will all reopen on Friday for Visitors.

Following a complete lockdown that lasted for months, the public can now finally enjoy visiting JBR, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches.

Major parks and the Dubai Frame will also be open from Friday onwards.

There are of course some rules that the public must abide by for their own safety, the municipality asked ‘all to adhere to the public safety measures and guidelines to ensure the health & safety of all.”

Precautionary measures include visitors to wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing. No masks are necessary while in the water.

Gloves are not necessary in open beaches, however they must be worn in parks and closed areas such as the Dubai Frame and Ski Dubai.

According to Dubai Municipality’s contact centre, children under the age of 12 and adults above 60 are allowed on the beaches and parks.

It was also announced last night that Dubai’s museums will reopen in a phased manner, starting from Monday, June 1.

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