Last Week in UAE

The New UAE Embassy at Cyprus: The new UAE Embassy, at Cyprus, was inaugurated by Shaikh Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus. Both of them were delighted to hoist the national flag of UAE outside the Embassy and officially open it by unveiling a commemorative plaque. Sheikh Abdullah was pleased with Nicos Anastasiades’ effort towards growth and development. Mr. Anastasiades too acknowledged this and hopes to ensure and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Gotta Catch ’em all: There has been a rising security concern in the UAE about cybercrime says the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(TRA).The game Pokémon Go has become viral and it is causing a lot of privacy concerns about location and identity disclosure. An eminent speaker, Professor Fadi Aloul says that it is fine to reveal the location but not to reveal the identity of the person.


The Desert Rose Project: The final design of the dessert rose city is expected to be done by September. Although it was given a green signal for work commencement, it has started only recently. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that this eco-friendly project was done keeping in mind, the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Testing of soil has been started by the department. Moreover, international architecture consultants have been hired for the project.


When Social Media starts Predicting Weather: The UAE has been experiencing high temperatures in the past week. Rumours had it that the temperatures may soar up to even 70 degree Celsius. But the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) comes up with other results thus disproving the rumors. The NCMS estimates the temperatures in the internal areas to be within 44 to 47 degree Celsius with a probable maximum of 49 degree Celsius. And near the coastal areas the expected temperature is between 39 and 43 degree Celsius. Around mountain areas, it is predicted to be bearable with temperature ranging from 32 to 36 degree Celsius.

An Iraqi man shows a thermometer reading more than fifty degrees Celsius on July 30, 2015 in the capital Baghdad. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mental Health Concerns in UAE on the rise: On analysis it was found that there were only 0.3 psychiatrist and 0.51 psychologists for every 100,000 people at UAE says Dr. Yana Korobko, psychoanalytic expert. It was estimated by her that around 33,000 people were without the expert care that they needed. The possible reasons according to her were that the family structure was tightly knit and so instead of seeking professional help they sought the help of family members. Moreover, the stigma still remained about contacting mental health experts and of course the number of quality mental health professionals itself was less said Dr. Yana Korobko.

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