On Thursday night stargazers and amateur astronomers were treated to brilliant supermoon display in the skies of the UAE .

The last of the year, it appeared bigger and brighter than other full moons because it orbited closer to Earth.

Called the “strawberry moon”, it does not actually appear to be pink.

Instead the annual event got its name from native Americans who noted its appearance at the start of strawberry harvesting season.

This was the third supermoon of the year. The first was in April and appeared 7 per cent bigger and 14 per cent brighter than a regular moon.

The second appeared in May and was the biggest and brightest one of the year.


The Arab Health conference in Dubai heard how medical staff were forced to put aside the pain of watching colleagues and loved ones die and keep on working.

They risked their mental health as they continued to do their duty with many workers — including those in the UAE —…


Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved the return of students to in-person classes for the next academic year.

The decision follows consultations with parents, teachers, principals and school operators across Abu Dhabi in May and June this year.

More than 80 per cent of teachers and school…


On Thursday night Stargazers in the UAE can catch a glimpse of the Strawberry Moon.

This will be the last supermoon of the year and will be visible to the naked eye.

A supermoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit and appears…


Eid Al Adha, the next religious holiday in the Islamic calendar, is now only a month away.

It is the most important festival for Muslims and begins on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar.

But when is it? And what…


The Ministry of Health and Prevention licensed “lumakras” following its recent approval by US Food and Drug Administration.

This step will give lung cancer patients in the UAE early access to the drug to help speed up their treatment and improve the quality of their life.

Lumakras is a tablet…


On Thursday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released the fixtures paving the way for the tournament to resume after it was suspended in Pakistan in March following a few positive cases of COVID-19 in the teams. There will be five doubleheaders to complete the tournament within a 15-day window.

All…


The world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, is now available for early treatment of certain categories of COVID-19 patients in the UAE with the arrival of the first shipment yesterday at Abu Dhabi airport, Abu Dhabi becomes the first city in the world to receive this drug.

Sotrovimab is…


Abdullah Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said global ambitions must be raised to safeguard the health of the planet, state news agency Wam said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly’s high-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought, Mr Al Nuami underlined that protecting…


On Tuesday morning Abu Dhabi’s new Covid-19 green pass system went live at public venues across the capital.

The safety measures require people to show their testing and vaccination status on Al Hosn, the UAE’s test and tracing app, to enter parks, beaches, malls, hotels and large supermarkets.

The app is also needed to access gyms, swimming pools, entertainment centres, restaurants and cafes.

More than five thousand shoppers made their way into Khalidiya Mall from 8am to 12.45pm on Tuesday, in an encouraging sign of public engagement in the new scheme.

“Ninety-seven per cent of the people who showed up managed to enter,” said Mayank Pal, manager of the mall.

Assistance was given to some visitors trying to access the mall.

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