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Major Distributed Cloud Storage event to debut in Abu Dhabi on 15th December

ABU DHABI, 7th December, 2021 (WAM) — The first-ever Global Distributed Cloud Storage Summit (DCS) to be held in the United Arab Emirates will take place in Abu Dhabi from 15th to 17th December 2021.

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), DCS 2021 will play a key role in the UAE’s economic development, and support ADCEB’s vision of championing the emirate as a dynamic host of leading global business events.

Part of the Blockchain World event, DCS 2021, which will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will attract blockchain experts, investors, innovators, entrepreneurs, conglomerates, tech followers and crypto supporters from around the world. The Summit, which organisers plan to make an annual event, will also work to position the UAE as the perfect place for technology development, and a future high-tech centre for the world.

The event aims to tackle the issues impacting conventional digital storage solutions through the implementation of distributed storage. The goal is to enhance data technology to improve personal and private experiences for businesses and their end-users via blockchain technology. Created by global leader in blockchain technology CloudTech Group, DCS 2021 will entertain guests while challenging the status quo through engaging TED Talk-like debates, live studio audience shows, and fascinating blockchain activations.

Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, said, "Hosting the first Distributed Cloud Storage event in the UAE and welcoming over 20,000 delegates across three days will position Abu Dhabi firmly at the forefront for innovation in the blockchain and data storage space, and will also cement the return of large-scale events to Abu Dhabi’s calendar. With visitors from all over the world, DCS 2021 will boost tourism and enhance economic development. It will further increase MICE travel out of key markets in Asia and Europe, ultimately contributing to Abu Dhabi’s goal of establishing itself as a leading global MICE destination."

Distributed Cloud Storage will become increasingly crucial for the national development strategies of most countries. Suitable for government affairs, business enterprises and the military, the UAE has been quick to embrace Distributed Cloud Storage and the Blockchain industry and has consistently advocated the adoption of emerging technologies. Network and information security has risen to an unprecedented level of national importance, and this has become a top priority for national security in order to safeguard the country’s safety. DCS 2021 will discuss how a distributed big data storage system can help implement national information security strategies.

The main conference, which will be streamed live from DCS's state-of-the-art studio, will bring together influencers, speakers, experts, and panellists from all industries breaking into the Blockchain space. The event will welcome Sheikha Maytha Bint Hasher Bin Maktoum Juma Al-Maktoum, the Royal Princess of Dubai, Nobel Prize-winner Dr Finn Kydland, Nicole Purin (Founder & Ceo Nikna Doda Films), Dr Saifedean Ammous (Economist, Educator, Writer), Mark Van Rijmenam (Future Tech Strategist), Sacha Jafri (NFT Artist), and many more.

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Umm Al Emarat Park celebrates Ramadan with variety of family-friendly initiatives

ABU DHABI, 22nd March, 2023 (WAM) — Umm Al Emarat Park welcomes the Holy Month of Ramadan with a variety of activities for families and friends to enjoy. Visitors will be able to enjoy Ramadan Nights at the Park which will begin with the daily cannon fire at the Maghrib call to prayer, signalling the end of the fast.

For an even more special Iftar, visitors can take pleasure in Picnic at the Park, in collaboration with “Green For Life”. To add to the Ramadan ambience, the Park will also be adorned with beautiful decorations throughout the month.

Visitors will enjoy on the first weekend of Ramadan, wellness and fitness activities that the Park will be hosting in collaboration with Peak Fitness, such as joining trainers on the green jogging track and starting their weekend with a refreshing run.

The remaining weekends of the holy month will bring many fun family-friendly activities such as face-painting, art workshops, traditional Ramadan ambience with oud players, tanoura dancers, traditional Emirati food and coffee for the entire family to enjoy. Additionally, there will be a range of Ramadan products and sweets available for purchase.

Art enthusiasts can also indulge in art exhibitions taking place at the Park throughout Ramadan, alongside musical performances and other cultural activities.

Visitors can also participate in weekly quiz competitions on the Park’s Instagram channel and a lucky winner per week will win a Fitness Loyalty Card worth AED499.

The iconic Cinema in the Park is also taking place with fun, family-friendly movies every Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and 9 pm in the Children's Garden. Kids can also get creative at the origami, balloon twisting, and color bug stations.

Rasha Kablawi, Head of Umm Al Emarat Park’s Corporate Affairs and Communication Department, commented, “As a destination that connects communities, we are excited to launch a diverse range of exciting activities during the holy month that brings people together in a warm and welcoming space to connect with one another, nature, and themselves in a relaxing environment that will allow them to create cherished memories and lasting moments.”

Umm Al Emarat Park is the largest green space in the centre of Abu Dhabi bringing people together in a family-friendly environment.

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UAE stands in solidarity with Pakistan and Afghanistan, offers condolences over earthquake victims

ABU DHABI, 22nd March, 2023 (WAM) — The UAE has expressed its sincere condolences and solidarity with Pakistan and Afghanistan over the victims of the earthquake that struck the two countries and resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) expressed its sincere condolences to Pakistan and Afghanistan and their peoples, as well as to the families of the victims of this tragedy. It also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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Muslim Council of Elders condemns statements by Israeli Minister denying existence of Palestinian people

ABU DHABI, 22nd March, 2023 (WAM) — Under the Chairmanship of Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Muslim Council of Elders strongly condemned statements by Israeli Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich in which he denied the existence of the Palestinian people.

The Council also condemned his use of a map of Israel that includes lands from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Muslim Council of Elders reiterated its categorical rejection of the Israeli occupation’s attempts to distort realities whilst committing repeated infractions against the Palestinian people.

The Council also called on the international community to take a decisive stand in support of the Palestinian people to rightfully achieve statehood with Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

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