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Vatican and Al-Azhar standing against extremism

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Earlier on Monday, the Vatican and Egypt’s Al-Azhar mosque and university had signed a document regarding the fighting against extremism.

The signing took place in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Pope Francis to the Arabian peninsula, a visit that is considered to be a historical one; that attempts at outreaching Muslims on his behalf.

The Pope is the first leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and his visit also included the attending of an interfaith meeting in the UAE.

Today, the country expects its largest public gathering ever, that includes an open-air mass for 135,000 of the Muslim country’s million Catholic residents.

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed his delight in meeting the pontiff and described Abu Dhabi as the ‘homeland of tolerance”.

He also tweeted, “We discussed enhancing cooperation, consolidating dialogue, tolerance, human coexistence and important initiatives to achieve peace, stability and development for peoples and societies.”

 

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Al Qubaisi Sister: UAE’s First Female Race Drivers Ready to Compete in the F4UAE series

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This year has proved the true power of Arab women on the race track and now two female Emirati race drivers are getting ready for the  F4UAE Trophy Round happening this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Meet Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi, children of the UAE’s very first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi, who are proudly taking in the footsteps of their father and leaving a mark of their own on the race track.

 

Amna was the first female Emirati race driver to break out into the single-seaters ranking in 2018, she also competed in the Italian F4 championship, and was one of nine females to take part in the testing of a Formula E car for Envision Virgin Racing, soon after Saudi women were allowed to drive.

Her sister is quickly following in her footsteps and at the age of 17! She appeared twice alongside her sister during the Italian rally that happened this year.

Watch and support the thriving sisters race as teammates in the F4UAE series, proudly representing their homeland.

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New Tourism Campaign For Dubai Features Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson And Zoe Saldana

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Gwyneth PaltrowKate Hudson and Zoe Saldana, all of these Hollywood giants have been featured in the latest campaign video of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) and the teasing videos look epic!

Three teasers have launched with the title A Story Takes Flight on Youtube, showing the leading ladies Gwyneth, Kate and Zoe exploring the Old Town of Dubai all the way to its desert.

“One of my favorite parts of traveling is to truly connect with a city, its people and the local culture,” says Gwyneth Paltrow, “Dubai is special because it’s a melting pot. Both the ones born here, who are so proud of their heritage, and those who are recent transplants, bringing with them their own values and traditions, contribute to writing the future story of the city. My time in Dubai was beyond anything I expected and there’s still so much more to see.”

“The variety Dubai gave me was perfect. I went from riding horses at sunrise to watching the sunset from 150 meters in the sky. I can’t wait to bring my boys here to continue the adventure.” Zoe Saldana says in her video.

While Kate Hudson said in a statement, “honestly, I was so grateful for the hospitality I received. I spent a lot of time exploring the winding streets of Old Dubai.”

“It’s incredible to find such a vibrant art and music community in the heart of such a modern, futuristic city – which is what most people think Dubai is. But really, the friendliness of the people is what made my visit amazing, and it’s why I’ll come back.” She added.

We can’t wait to see the rest of the campaign, especially with those teasers showing potential and looking promising.

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The Most Challenging Race ‘Wadi Adventure’ Returns to the UAE on Saturday

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The number one obstacle race in the UAE, the Wadi Adventure Race returns for its 20th edition of the race this Saturday on the 26th of October.

This challenging one of a kind event will take place in Al Ain and will kick off at 8:00 AM. The Wadi Adventure Race has been growing significantly with each passing year to witness not only a larger number of participants but also spectators.

This year’s edition will witness over the 1,000 participants, spectators, supporters, media personnel and fitness enthusiasts, who will come together from all over the UAE to attend the remarkable race.

Just like the previous editions of the race, this series will once again provide three courses for the race: 5 KM, 10 KM and 15 KM races, natural and man-made hurdles, water features, barbed wire fences, sandbags and cargo netting, and finally a 52 military style obstacles.

Ticket prices range from AED175 to AED391 depending on which category you choose, and the amount will also cover a certificate, live results, medals, timing, T-shirts, and more.

 

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