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UAE: Stunning pink lake discovered in Ras Al Khaimah

- Advertisement - The UAE boasts endless breathtaking nature spots, but a new one that has been found will certainly take you by surprise.Ever heard of a bright pink lake before? Exactly that has been discovered in the UAE, by young Emirati photographer Ammar Al Farsi.The 19-year old student from Sharjah captured shots of the lake in Ras al Khaimah, which can be found in Saraya Islands. He subsequently posted images of the pink phenomenon to his Twitter account, which have taken the internet world by storm.The aerial shots show the lake, reported by Al Khaleej daily to be 40 metres long and 10 metres wide, literally colored in a cotton-candy pink, right across the water. According to Gulf News, the shots were taken via drone, approximately 100 metres from the coast at Saraya Islands.AdvertisementDr. Saif Al Ghais, Director General of the Environment Protection and Development Authority in Ras AlKhaimah, who was quoted in the Arabic daily Al Khaleej, said: “The water discoloration and its transformation to pink is due to the proliferation of red algae, which include more than 4,000 species.”The revelation of the pink lakes comes amidst an already strange day, nature-wise today, January 19. This morning, Dubai residents woke up to...

Etihad and Emirates to launch digital IATA travel pass

Etihad Airways and Emirates airline stepped into a partnership with the International Air Transport Association to launch the IATA Travel Pass for passengers of both airlines. The new “digital passport“ should help travelers to manage necessary travel documentation throughout their journey. On January 19, 2021, Etihad Airways and Emirates announced plans to adopt the IATA Travel Pass into their operations to help passengers manage their travel documentation in line with governmental requirements for the COVID-19 tests or vaccines in an easier way. According to the Etihad Airways statement, the airline plans to offer the “digital passport“ on flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021. If successful, the pass would be offered for passengers flying to other destinations on the airline’s network. “COVID-19 tests and vaccinations will be key to get the world flying again. Since 1 August 2020, Etihad is the only airline requiring a pre-departure negative PCR test result for all passengers worldwide, and again on arrival in Abu Dhabi, giving our guests the added assurance of safety when they travel with us,“ quoted Mohammad Al Bulooki, the Chief Operating Officer at Etihad Aviation Group. Meanwhile, before a full roll-out Emirates plans to trial the...

Ruler of Sharjah inspects development projects in Kalba

(Pakistan Point News - 19th Jan, 2021) SHARJAH, 19th January 2021 (WAM) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday morning, inspected a number of development and tourism projects in the Wadi Al-Hilu and Al Ghail Dam in Kalba city. His Highness’s inspection tour comes within the framework of His Highness’s keenness to personally review the progress work of a number of projects that he had directed during his previous visits to the city, which contribute to the development of the region’s infrastructure, as well as the tourism facilities in the region. The Ruler of Sharjah, began his tour by inspecting the Jabal al-Kitab resthouse project, being constructed 950 above sea level in Kalba, and linked to the city of Kalba through the Wadi Al-Hilu tunnel and the Sharjah-Kalba road. His Highness was breifed from Salah Bin Butti Al Muhairi about the project, which aims to connect five mountain peaks to each other through a set of roads and paths, contributing in provide a unique and distinctive experience to the public. The project, being designed to preserve the nature of the mountain environment to meet the need of...

Dubai to attract int’l students with new visa options, int’l campuses

Stakeholders are hopeful that the United Arab Emirates extended eligibility for its 10-year golden visas will further encourage international students to study in the country.

Foreign businesses operating in UAE grew to 3209 by December 2020

ABU DHABI, (Pakistan Point News - 20th Jan, 2021) The total number of Gulf and other foreign companies operating in the UAE grew by 3.5 percent to 3209 by December 2020 compared to November same year, according to the UAE's National Economic Register (NER).The growth is reflective of the successful business continuity and disaster recovery plans adopted by the UAE amidst the global economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 since the second quarter of 2020.According to the NER's figures, the number of the branches of Gulf companies operating in the country amounted to 763, while those of other foreign businesses reached 2,446 by the end of December, most of which are based in Dubai.August saw the registration of the largest number of foreign businesses, according to the NER's statistics.

Emirates Group Implements Covid-19 Vaccine Program

Emirates group implements covid rebel program Emirates Group has implemented its COVID-19 vaccination program in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and Ministry of...

Seychelles Reopens its Borders and Drops Quarantine Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

Fully-vaccinated visitors are now permitted to enter the 115-island nation without having to quarantine for 10 days provided they present a negative PCR test...

Naipote Tako Katonitabua Fiji’s New Ambassador To UAE

Ambassador Katonitabua has served with distinction both as a seasoned Fijian diplomat and as a career civil servant during his 25 years in...

Crude MOC: Cash Dubai jumps as trade activity picks up

Benchmark cash Dubai was assessed higher at the Asian close Jan. 19 as trade activity for March-loading cargos was bolstered by a spate of...

MultiChoice’s strange Dubai move

MultiChoice has dismissed industry speculation that it is considering moving its headquarters to Dubai, where many of its top management now reside and work. These...

Qatar Airways Resumes Services To Egypt Following Blockade

Advertisement:Qatar Airways has officially returned to Egypt after two-and-a-half years. The airline operated its first flight from Doha to Cairo yesterday, landing at 17:40...

Flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Dubai resume in spring via Emirates

Flights from DFW to Dubai will resume in March, according to a release from Emirates. The Dubai-based airline will resume passenger service to...

UAE’s Newly-Discovered Pink Lake Goes Viral

This one is certainly one for your bucket list: A pink lake in the UAE.Photos of a pink-coloured lake is going viral on social...

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first

Renew Economy: The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a...

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