Conquering the world

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Abu Dhabi aims for global leadership on all fronts. Economic diversification will help it achieve this

At the centre of Abu Dhabi’s development is the creed that it is a modern society shaped by an ancient culture. This has been laid out in the emirate’s Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the multifaceted initiative that directs its growth to satisfy the needs of a growing population while maintaining the sustainability of the environment and referencing its cultural heritage.

13 families evacuated during rains in Sharjah

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Thirteen families were evacuated from Al Ghayl area which was one of the most affected by the recent rains in Sharjah’s eastern region.

Khor Fakkan Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn also received good rains on Tuesday. Minor property damage was reported from Madah.

Lightning kills 2 in Oman storms

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Muscat: Two expatriates were killed in lightning strikes on Monday as thundershowers lashed vast areas of the Sultanate in a continuing wet weather spell that is entering a record-breaking second week.

One of the deaths occurred in the oilfield region of Fahud near Ibri in Dhahirah governorate, while the other was reported at Saham along the Batinah coast. A third person, also an expatriate, is believed to have suffered serious burns in a similar lightning strike in the same area.

Weather update: Rain and hail batter UAE

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Al Ain: Heavy rain on Tuesday lashed some of the eastern, southern, and central parts of the country along with light to moderate showers in the coastal areas, including Dubai.

With just one day left with what the current unsettled weather holds in store, forecasters have repeated their words of caution for motorists and the people living in the mountainous areas. “There are chances of light to moderate rain, time to time over some areas,” said forecaster.