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First case of coronavirus variant omicron in the UAE

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Saudi Arabia reported the first case of the new coronavirus variant. It is indeed the first case of coronavirus variant omicron in the UAE. 

Saudi Arabia reported the first case of the new coronavirus variant. It is indeed the first case of coronavirus variant omicron in the UAE. 

The first case of omicron variant reported:

The Press Agency of UAE and Saudi Arabia stated that the country had detected its first case of the omicron virus. The infected person was coming from a North African Country.

According to the health ministry of Saudi Arabia, this is the first detected case of the infection. The person infected with Omicron has been isolated and is kept under the observation of the experts. His close contacts are also kept in quarantine.

The UAE report said that the country’s first case of infection with the new variant Omicron was detected on Wednesday. The UAE authority also reported that the infected individual is an African woman. She was travelling from a North African country through an Arab nation. Though, the nations are not specified in the report.

Questions about the new variant:

According to the reports, the first case of coronavirus variant omicron in the UAE has been reported. There is not enough information about the new strain of the virus. Although, it is still a question if this is even more contagious than the known variants. Researchers are trying to find out whether it will make people drastically ill. They are also trying to find out whether the Omicron can stand against the vaccine.

The WHO report says that more than 20 countries affected by the new variant of coronavirus.

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Other states taking preventative steps against Omicron:

Elsewhere in Lebanon has announced to declare a nighttime curfew. However, only the unvaccinated people will have to follow the night curfew. The health minister of Lebanon takes this step. The government will implement the curfew before and during the season of holidays. It will act as a preventive measure to avoid the spreading of the new variant of coronavirus. At the same time, it will help to decrease the active number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

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Will Oil Prices touch triple Digits in 2022? If it reaches what will the effect on growing nations.

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Oil slipped towards $84 a barrel, the first weekly loss in about two months.

The Crude has been hovering around $88 per barrel since the last 2021 ending. Can we see Oil Prices touch triple digits in 2022? If it goes there, what will impact growing nations like India and all?

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Market sentiments in the oil market are upbeat. Demand may rise as omicron’s fear is getting lesser with time. Now the question is will we see oil prices touch triple digits in 2022.

Last year from November 2022, we have to see the Global benchmark brent crude jump by 25%. It is around $88 per barrel from November 2022. Market analysts suggest demand will grow. Omicron’s fear is getting lesser now, which will spark demand, and Oil prices may increase in 2022.

However, prices fell towards the end of the year as new variants emerged, and conditions were placed again in several nations to contain the Omicron variant’s spread. Prices began rising at the close of the year, gaining permission from the record highs achieved in financial market indicators. Gains were supported by the reopening of economizing and anticipated faster economic development in the near term.

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Dubai 2040: Residents’ lives will be transformed by the Urban Master Plan

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Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan

Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which describes Dubai’s development over the next two decades. Involves significant changes to the city’s landscape and skyline.

A wide range of initiatives aim to provide residents with the best possible quality of life. While developing the next phase of its residential and economic growth. It is Dubai’s seventh urban master plan of its kind since 1960.

The heart of tradition remains Deira and Bur Dubai. While Downtown Dubai and Business Bay act as the financial center of the emirate. The center of tourism and entertainment is Dubai Marina. While Expo 2020 is the gateway to international exhibitions.

According to Gurminder Singh Sagoo, director of professional services at WSP in the Middle East.  A professional urban planner with three decades of experience.

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Dubai 2040 is easy to understand and people can relate to it. Also, the plan outlines a vision for how Dubai will look in the future, according to experts.

Google the 2040 master plan

Today, when you Google the 2040 master plan, you’ll see social media is really awash in it. Social media users are talking about it, not urban planners and engineering consultants.

“It’s people like you and me talking about it.” “It’s ordinary people.” “That’s what makes the master plan so impactful,” Mr. Sagoo said.

The plan will further encourage growth that the people of Dubai are used to. “It shows them where the economy is heading and helps them visualize a thriving economy which has diversified and hopefully gives consumers confidence.” Once the center of Dubai, the plan envisions regeneration of ‘older’ areas like Bur Dubai and Deira.

The plan aims to ‘unlock’ the potential of new parts of the city, something that has happened in other developing cities around the world as well.

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In February, the UK’s Prince William will visit the UAE

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Prince William will visit Dubai to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary

During the Duke of Cambridge’s first official trip to the UAE, on February 10. Prince William will visit Dubai to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary during the UK booth’s celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion will take up most of Expo 2020 Dubai, and it will showcase talent from across the UK.

The Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022, announced by Queen Elizabeth II in October, will take place at Expo and visit pavilions of Commonwealth nations.

Prince William will also visit the UAE as part of his visit to the UAE that strengthens the relationship between the UK and UAE.

On his visit to the UAE, Prince William will meet Emirati youth and government leaders. There will also be a discussion of two Royal Foundation programmes: United for Wildlife and The Earthshot Prize.

As an avid conservationist, Prince William will learn about UAE initiatives to prevent climate change and protect the flora and fauna of the region.

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In 2014, Prince William established United for Wildlife, a global conservation initiative that brings together seven conservation organizations to combat the trade in illegal wildlife, which threatens the world’s most iconic species. United for Wildlife included innovators, a country, and a city that had made extensive contributions.

Prince William will gain more insight

There are many countries in the world taking action against this $150 billion criminal enterprise, including the UAE. During his visit, Prince William will gain more insight into how UAE public-private partnerships are helping to achieve this goal.

Prince William set up the inaugural 2021 Earthshot Prize, which includes innovators, countries, and cities as winners. The winners of this first prize were also showcased at Expo 2020.

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