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Integrated Transport Centre offers a transport plan in support of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ABU DHABI, 8th December, 2021 (WAM) — The Integrated Transport Centre of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced its support to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that is taking place at Yas Marina Circuit from December 9, 2021 to December 12, 2021. The transport services offered by ITC aim to offer the public with safe, secured and integrated transport to deliver them to and from the race venue.

Being a strategic partner, ITC works with the organising committee to manage the traffic flow during the event in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Police. A comprehensive plan was prepared for the transport to cater to the needs of the public during the event including bus and vehicle routes, traffic signals and managing the traffic.

The ITC has also confirmed that it will be providing road service patrols that would be in charge of offering support by managing traffic and immediately responding to any incident that could impede the traffic flow on Yas Island and the roads leading to it.

In addition, the ITC has allocated 55 buses to transport visitors and event organizers, 15 buses of which will transport users of Paddock Club’s pit stops, while 35 Yas Circuit Circular bus shuttles will transport users from Yas Mall parking lots – Tryano gate, to the race track gates, Yas Island hotels, and the entertainment zones. Additionally, 5 buses will be allocated to transport the event organizing volunteers from their assembly point outside Yas Island to Yas Circuit before and after the end of their duty.

ITC also confirmed that approximately 2,100 taxis will be allocated to serve the event audience, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM over the course of 4 days. Furthermore, a team will organize the movement of taxis before the start of the event until its wrap-up and during the accompanying entertainment events and parties.

ITC indicated that event management is part of the public transport network. Therefore, it assigned a qualified Emirati team to manage many main events hosted in Abu Dhabi by planning and offering immediate response to ensure the safety of the audience.

The ITC strives to contribute to the organizing of main events held in Abu Dhabi which comes in part of its effort to assure the success of these events and support the development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by offering secured transport and improve the quality of life.

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Breaking / Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as UAE President

ABU DHABI, 14th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Federal Supreme Council today unanimously elected His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.

The Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that according to Article 51 of the Constitution, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected as the President of the UAE to succeed the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have reaffirmed their keenness to continue implementing the authentic values and principles laid down by the late deceased, Sheikh Khalifa, following on from the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. These have consolidated the UAE’s status at both regional and global levels.

The Federal Supreme Council expressed its full confidence that the people of the UAE will remain, as Sheikh Zayed and the founders believed, “a faithful guardian of the Union and its gains at all levels”.

Their Highnesses wished H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan success in serving his people and country.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his appreciation for the precious trust placed in him by his brothers, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, praying to the Almighty to guide and help him to bear the responsibility of this great trust and to fulfil its tasks of serving his country and people.


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wasl properties announces the 12th edition of its annual Ramadan Arts Competition

News of Emirates – wasl properties, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has announced the launch of the 12th edition of its annual Ramadan competition that seeks to reward its creative and artistic tenants with exceptional prizes.

The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for wasl tenants’ children and a photography contest for adults.

wasl’s Ramadan Painting Competition is designed for younger tenants of up to 13 years old, and participants will be required to paint a piece reflecting the true meaning of Ramadan. With an iPad up for grabs every week, artworks must be uploaded to the website for them to be voted on publicly and judged by the wasl committee. At the end of the holy month, one winner out of the four selected over the course of the competition will be awarded the grand prize of a scholarship of up to AED 25,000.

For adults, wasl launched the Ramadan Instagram Photography Competition, which invites anyone over the age of 13, even non-tenants, to capture the true meaning of the holy month by taking a selfie with one of Dubai’s landmarks. Those interested in participating must share their photographs on Instagram using #waslRamadan2022 and mentioning @waslgroup. Each entrant can upload an unlimited number of photos, and the wasl committee will decide which lucky entrants will win one of four Apple Watches every week.

wasl properties launched the ‘Ramadan Competition’ for the first time in 2011, and it has expanded over the years to become an anticipated annual contest.

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Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia, UAE are ‘terrorist actions’: Kosovo PM

PRISTINA, 17th February, 2022 (WAM) — Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, has condemned the Houthi attacks on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, labelling the militia as a terrorist group.

"We were appalled by these images and all these attacks. Absolute violence against civilians, which has nothing to do with respect for human dignity, human rights, society and community. This is something that we can never tolerate and it is our task to always condemn it," Kurti told Saudi English language newspaper Arab News.

Asked whether he agrees that as a result of targeting civilian targets the Houthi militia should be designated as a terrorist group, Kurti said, "Yes, I think that all these attacks on civilians are terrorist actions."

On 17th January, the Houthi milita attacked a fuel tank storage facility near Abu Dhabi International Airport, killing three and injuring six.

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