Thursday Brief: From Unexpected Rains To $2 Million Emerald, 6 UAE Updates For You

Uncovering six noteworthy news highlights from the UAE.

by Deeplata Garde
Thursday Brief:  From Unexpected Rains To $2 Million Emerald, 6 UAE Updates For You

UAE is a region that offers you something new every hour. Be it innovation, sustainability, culture or anything else, this region will always have some update. These six UAE trending updates that offer a glimpse into the multifaceted journey of a nation evolving and shaping its everyday.

1. Unveiling ‘Cello’: Taraf’s Upscale Residences Project In JVC


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Taraf, the real estate wing of Yas Holding, is introducing ‘CELLO,’ an upscale residential project in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). Offering a range of residences from open studios to luxurious 4-bedroom penthouses, ‘CELLO’ promises a harmonious fusion of distinctive architecture and tranquil interiors.

2. dnata And Visit Barbados Forge Partnership To Attract GCC Travellers

dnata, a global provider of air and travel services, collaborates with Visit Barbados to allure more travellers from the GCC region. Reporting a remarkable 32% surge in GCC travellers in 2023, the official tourism authority of Barbados showcases substantial growth from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

3. Unexpected Showers Bring Joy To UAE Residents

UAE residents were pleasantly surprised as unexpected rains graced different parts of the country. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reports light to heavy rains in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. It provided a refreshing twist to the prevailing weather.

4. $2 Million Emerald Takes The Spotlight At Watch And Jewellery Show

At the ongoing Watch and Jewellery Middle East Show, a $2 million emerald, Prince of Kafubu, steals the spotlight. Weighing 3.9kg, it stands as one of the largest rough gem-quality emeralds globally, boasting an impressive 19,000 carats.

5. ‘Permit To Practice’ Initiative Facilitates Visiting Medical Professionals In Dubai

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In a strategic move, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduces a short-term three-month ‘permit to practice’ for visiting medical professionals in UAE. This initiative addresses the demand for healthcare expertise in specialized fields, allowing healthcare facilities to tap into global medical talent.

6. RTA Slashes Travel Time On Algeria Road, Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) achieves a milestone with the completion of the Algeria Street Improvement Project. Stretching 2km from the intersection of Algeria Street and Al Khawaneej Street (South) to the intersection of Tunis Street (North), the project significantly reduces journey times and alleviates congestion in Dubai.

Catch up with the latest updates in the UAE here.

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