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UAE’s Astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri Shares Epic Selfie From Outer Space

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Today marks the last day for the historic eight-day mission to space where UAE’s first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri is making his way back to earth.

Al-Mansouri has boarded this morning at 7:45 AM to be exact and he is expected to touch down in Kazakhstan at 3pm this afternoon, concluding with that a historical journey in UAE’s history that shall never be forgotten.

Now, to the cool part of his journey! The astronaut actually kept his Instagram page updated even from outer space and the photos he shared are just the coolest thing you probably will see today.

First he shared an epic selfie from the Mohammed Bin Rashid space center and the caption read “A selfie from space”. Yep, as simple as that because the picture clearly says it all.

Another epic photo is one of Abu Dhabi from the International Space Center, his unique way of showing his love to his hometown.

 

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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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