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    Abu Dhabi: After some initial debate about their efficacy and need, face masks are now a regular part of the COVID-19 normal. These items of personal protective equipment have become ubiquitous, and also known to be one of the most important instruments at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. In the UAE, everyone over the age of six years must be wearing face masks when stepping outside the home, and the Ministry of Health and Prevention recommends face masks for children two years and older. Neglecting to wear a face mask is also now a punishable offence, with a Dh3,000 […]
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    Dubai: When Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje inked their contracts to fight at UFC 254, one thing was certain — one of them would leave the Octagon as the GOAT and the other as the GOAT in waiting. But there was something else that many may have overlooked, not least the two supreme combatants — there would be danger lurking at every punch, every kick, every clinch and every takedown of their 25-minute five-round contest for the UFC lightweight crown. UFC: Conor McGregor does a U-turn to accept Dustin Poirier rematch UFC: Justin Gaethje talks IQ with Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead […]
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    Dubai: When a select group of people was invited to a cooking class at the Top Chef Cooking Studio in Dubai this week, the idea was to rustle up and promote some very different dishes. USP of the recipes? They were all “stop-the-waste-friendly”. Held as part of the World Food Programme (WFP)’s #StoptheWaste campaign in the UAE, the kick-off event was addressed by UAE’s Minister of State for Food and Water Security Mariam Al Mheiri, who in a video message, said, “We make around 200 decisions every day that revolve around food. Unfortunately, one third of all that food produced […]
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    Dubai: High-flying Delhi Capitals will be seeking to consolidate their grasp on the top position even as the Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad attempt a serious surge for the play-offs in this weekend’s double-headers of the Indian Premier League (IPL). At the top of the standings with 14 points, Delhi will be looking for yet another win to further consolidate their position when they take on the fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in the early match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Later in the evening, fifth-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will tackle sixth-placed Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai […]
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    Dubai: The Delhi Capitals will be on the lookout for their eighth win when they face an out-of-sorts Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Saturday’s early game of the Indian Premier League (IPL), in Abu Dhabi. Two of the three losses for the Delhi Capitals so far have come in Abu Dhabi, and this is something their ace strike bowler is confident of turning around on Saturday. “For sure, it is going to be third time lucky for us in Abu Dhabi,” Rabada said. “We will leave it at that. Hope we will be third time lucky.” […]
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    Dubai: Emirates airline has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to all Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from check-in to boarding gates, thus improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less of queuing. Utilising the latest biometric technology – a mix of facial and iris recognition – passengers can now check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the lounge, and board their flights, simply by strolling through the airport. The various touchpoints […]
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    Abu Dhabi: KKV Dharan, 77, has been rummaging through his old photographs the past few days — recalling his life in the past six decades he has been living in the UAE that started when the country was then known as the Trucial States. The photos speak vividly of his life and it is with deep nostalgia that he is packing each one of them, along with all his memories in the past 57 years, in a suitcase as he prepares to go back home to his motherland in Kerala, India, together with his wife of 51 years, next month. […]