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Well of Hope: A Humanitarian Initiative by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed

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Around 844 million individuals around the globe have no access to clean water, and with the climate change we’re facing, this number is expected to rise unless countries start to take some serious action to help limit this or better yet eliminate the issue.

The ‘Well of Hope’ initiative thrives to do so; by bringing clean drinking water to those in need all over the world. The initiative is launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The initiative works on bringing together both the public and private sectors; to help combat water scarcity. It is a collective effort from the government and private entities to ensure that those in need for clean water get access for it.

The project will take place during the holy month of Ramadan, and will include workers from twenty authorities and businesses pumping water through a digital device. A fair amount of the water pumped will be given to the less fortunate, by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.

Those interested in taking part of such a great initiative, can apply by using the hashtag #Wellofhope.

“The aim is to remind people of the great value of water and demonstrate the difficulties hundreds of millions face to get access to water. Small gestures can make a big difference to ourselves before others.”

Such a humanitarian campaign will surely contribute in highlighting worldwide water scarcity concerns, and turn the attention of people and organization towards the issues that matter.

It is indeed going to be a blissful month!

 

 

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UAE Ranked as The World’s Best Travel Destination

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The UAE has been ranked as the world’s best travel destination according to a new research conducted by the online travel agency, Love Holidays.

The agency did it research and looked into more than 3,000 destination awards that countries from across the world have won in the last five years, then divided the countries to six categories, travel, hospitality, destination, business, entertainment and conservation as to decide on the most award-winning city.

After which, the UAE has made it to the top of the list!

The agency also discovered that Burj Al Arab had won he World Travel Awards’ Middle East’s Leading All Suite Hotel award every year from 2015 and up until 2019! I mean talk about the most luxurious stay, it only makes sense to have the hotel at the top of every list.

For the full list of winners, click here.

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Hazza AlMansouri Receives NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal

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UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri has received the “Distinguished Public Service Medal” from NASA, the medal is of highest honor and previous recipients of the award included pioneers such as physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

Al Mansouri received the prestigious award in recognition of his “contributions during Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station”.

The astronaut acknowledged the help of UAE’s leaders and thanked the team at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) for encouraging him and for being a part of his successful mission.

The astronaut made it to space and became the first Emirati to do so and the very first Arab to work on the International Space Station (ISS). The trip took off last September.

Al Mansouri also shared with his followers an image of the medal and certificate on his official Twitter account.

 

 

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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.

For more details, click on this link.

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