UAE's first eco-friendly mosque to open soon

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Dubai: The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) on Saturday announced that the construction of the first eco-friendly mosque in the UAE is 85 per cent complete and is set to open its doors to worshippers shortly.

Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary-General of the Foundation, said that the Islamic world’s first green mosque would be the largest of its kind in Dubai, spreading across 105,000 square feet with a built-up area of 45,000 square feet. The mosque can accommodate 3,500 worshippers.

Expect foggy weather in the UAE on Sunday

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Visibility was reduced to 50 metres in Liwa on Saturday morning and to 250 to 300 metres in Abu Dhabi

Dubai: Expect slightly foggy conditions, especially along the coast and western parts of the UAE, on Sunday.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said there are chances of medium to heavy fog blanketing northern and eastern coastal areas and the western part of the UAE early on Sunday.

Overnight rain leaves traffic out of gear in UAE

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Motorists cautioned as overnight rain caused water logging in most parts of UAE

Thundershowers hit most parts of the UAE from early Thursday.

Residents gearing up for the last working day of the week woke up to heavy rain and the accompaniment of lightening and thunder.
A resident at the Palm said that while he never wakes up for anything at night, the thunder was of such a magnitude that he was shaken out of slumber.
“I used my umbrella to shelter from rain… instead of the sun,” said Faisal, an early morning  commuter from Al Nahda to the Al Safa area in Dubai.

More rain expected across UAE on Monday

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More rain is expected across the UAE on Monday, February 10, 2014.

The weather will be partly cloudy with moderate winds and the temperature is likely to fall slightly, according to the weather forecasters. The sea will be rough at times.

Rainwater gathered in some streets and low-lying areas in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Umm Al Quwain on Sunday, creating traffic bottlenecks.

Light scattered rain also hit downtown Al Ain. Heavy rain was reported in Fujairah, Hatta and Abu Dhabi on Sunday.