Cyclone Shaheen may bring rain in some UAE areas, residents told to avoid beaches

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has announced that the tropical cyclone Shaheen centred in the north of the Sea of Oman at latitude 24.2 N and longitude 58.6 E, lead to form different types of clouds accompanied with rainy convective clouds of different intensity and strong winds on the Sea of Oman with a speed around the centre from 120 to 140 km/hr. The speed of the cyclone’s movement is 12 km/hr in the direction of west — southwest.


The Centre further stated that it is expected that the movement of Tropical Cyclone Shaheen will continue towards the coasts of the Sultanate of Oman during the next 24 hours.

In a statement, NCM said, “By Sunday afternoon and evening, some regions of the country will be affected by the extension of the tropical situation, especially the eastern regions, which include the Al Ain Region and the southern regions and extending towards some central regions, where convective clouds will increase, associated with rains of different intensity that lead to the flash flooding in the valleys and torrents and water will accumulate over some low-lying areas.

“The winds will be fresh to strong, causing rising dust and sand, which reduce horizontal visibility, especially with convective clouds activity.

The Omani National Committee for Emergency Management called for the evacuations in the northern states of Barka and Saham and coastal areas including parts of the capital, Muscat, where Shaheen is forecast to strike on Sunday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday also issued another weather alert, forecasting heavy rains with strong winds along Makran coast and other parts of Balochistan.

In its latest advisory, the Met department said the “severe cyclonic storm Shaheen moved west-northwestward during the last 12 hours” and was now at a distance of about 125 kilometres south of Gwadar, 250km southwest of Ormara and 470km west of Karachi.

Under its influence, widespread rain, wind-thunderstorms with scattered heavy to very heavy falls are expected in Gwadar, Lasbella, Awaran, Kech and Panjgur districts of Balochistan till Sunday.

Courtesy: Gulf Today

Drive into a world of flavours – Expo 2020 – Explore Dubai with Al Maraya

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Summer Sale Offers in Al Maraya – Explore Dubai with Al Maraya

The summer sale in your most favourite Car Rental Company in Dubai, Al Maraya open up a sea of enchanting possibilities for you to explore and enjoy this summer. Just grab the 30% offer from Al Maraya which will be a matter of joy and fulfilment for as it gives you the opportunity to commute conveniently and in style. Just get your car of choice and wander freely. See places of interest and relax.


Dubai is a versatile land of all exuberance and magnificence; events and happenings. It will tempt you to stay and absorb. you cannot expect anything less from a place that has private islands, roads that have gold SUVs running on them, ATM machines that dispense everything from cash to gold bars, Michelin-starred restaurants to spoil your tastebuds, safaris that might have sea or desert for its terrain, robot as jockeys in camel races and so much more. No wonder Dubai tourism lures everyone with a penchant for a life that blends fantasies into real life.

Dubai surpasses your mind. The versatility is appealing and absolute. The inner essence and outer appearance is filled with richness and completeness.  As one of the top places to visit in the UAE, Dubai smugly claims the spot and claims it well. The surprising part, Dubai’s futuristic endeavours are so well blended with its deeply-rooted traditions that the places makes for nothing less than a heady cocktail. If the regular tourist places in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab or the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House have you already wooed, the super cool Dubai Expo 2020 attractions will simply up the game.

Book your tickets – Expo 2020, Dubai – An Unforgettable Event

Tickets are on sale for Expo 2020 Dubai, the spectacular and largest event ever to happen in the Arab World.  And there is extra incentive to book now, with a chance to attend the much-anticipated Opening Ceremony on 30 September. A Season Pass will also unlock 182 days filled with thousands of events and amazing exploratory experiences.

UAE residents ages 18 and above who purchase a Season Pass or Family Package before 14 August will be entered into a raffle for the opportunity to win a prized place at a night. And there is extra incentive to book now, with a chance to attend the much-anticipated Opening Ceremony on 30 September.

The Opening Ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza – an architectural wonder featuring the world’s largest 360-degree projection surface – will star dazzling visuals and world-class acts. The expo will kick-start from October 1 2021 and will end on 31, March 2022.

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The world’s deepest swimming pool in Dubai – Explore Dubai with Almaraya

The stunning world of depth and ecstasy. The world’s deepest swimming pool for underwater diving has opened in Dubai. Into the pool you dive and descend 60 metres (197 ft) to a sunken city-themed landscape and engaged with arcade games.

The Pearl Diving Pool is a facility of approximately 5,000m2 gross floor area constructed for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. It will primarily be an indoor scuba diving facility for training and recreational purposes, with facilities for education, training and recreation.

The Pool is a concrete structure including circular shaft constructed to a depth of 60.02 meters. The surfaces of the pool and shaft are constructed to provide different themes at various depths of the Pool. These also include props to enhance the diving experience.

Dubai, with desert terrain and months of scorching summer temperatures, has a reputation for flamboyant and record-breaking attractions such as its snow-filled indoor ski slope, large water parks and the world’s tallest building.

The pool, which holds the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools, has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving. Deep Dive Dubai says it is 15 metres deeper than any other..

Dubai Mall – Feast to the eyes – Explore Dubai with Almaraya

Dubai mall is matchless, a place like no other. Located in the heart of vibrant Dubai down town, it is the hot bed of shopping and entertainment and also the most visited and marvelled at. Dubai mall is not just an ordinary shopping centre. It is full of fascinating surprise. It is calculated that approximately 75 million visit Dubai Mall per year:

It is the largest mall in the world by total area at 1,124,000 square meters. it is equivalent to 50 football grounds. You would feel its magic once you enter inside.

There are 1200 stores open in Dubai Mall and that doesn’t include the pop up ones!

Inside the mall, its ground level is home to the Dubai Aquarium, which houses the world’s largest acrylic panel. The panel is 108 feet wide, 27 feet high and 29. 5 inches thick and weighs 541,486 pounds. The acrylic panel made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The aquarium is also the world’s largest indoor aquarium.

You can take a ride on a glass bottom boat to view over 33,000 aquatic animals and you could also go cage diving with sharks! It is home to Dubai Fountain, which is set on 30 acre Burj Khalifa Lake. The water jets are about 500 feet to 700 feet long.

There is a theme park inside the mall – Sega Republic. You can experience all Sega games in one house here and there are plenty of high adrenaline rides. The huge ice skating rink at Mall is located on the ground floor and extended to the second floor. The rink also hosts Emirates Hockey League games.

The waterfall inside the mall will make you spell bound. It’s an illusion waterfall. If you stare at the statue that about to dive, the others would disappear! The mall has a 250-room luxury hotel, 120 restaurants and a parking facility that houses 14,000 cars.

The mall has a 250-room luxury hotel, 120 restaurants and a parking facility that can house 14,000 cars.

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Dubai Fountain – Dance of the Water – Explore Dubai with Almaraya

The breathtaking and mesmerising Dubai Fountain is the tallest performing fountain in the world. Witnessing the performance is bound to create a spectacular memory. As the erected streams get sway in tune with the music with the accompaniment of gorgeous lights, you would be left awestruck by the sheer scale of the lake and the columns of water.. If you are heading to Downtown Dubai, make sure you look up the showtimes of the Dubai Fountain and make your bookings. The Dubai Fountain is located in the Burj Lake, just overlooking the towering Burj Khalifa It is still wondrous as to how an urban haven can develop in the middle of the barren land in a matter of decades. One of the greatest and most frequently video-graphed attractions in Dubai is the Dubai Fountain Show.

 Facts About the Dubai Fountain

  • The Burj Lake that holds the Dubai Fountain is 30-acre in size. It is larger than two soccer fields.
  • The length of the fountain is about 900 feet.
  • The high-pressure water jets shoot water 500 feet in the air, as high as a 50-story building.
  • There are about 6,600 WET lights and 25 colored projectors that are used in the Dubai Fountain.
  • The Dubai Fountain can be experienced from the boardwalk as well as from a ride on the lake.


Dubai Fountain is an art made with 22000 gallons of water, 6600 lights, and 50 colored projectors. This is an art that moves, dances to the music of the choreographer. The water that is shot up comes down, creating another dimension of sound and music.

The Dubai Fountain show starts with a tribute to Sheikh Muhammed, and then it slowly picks up the tempo along with the music. From initial small droplets to a blast of water jetting up on the sky to the oohs-aahs of approving visitors, who enjoy every sway of the fountain.

For those, who like to enjoy this art by water, on water, and from water, you may take Abra that would cost you around AED 68.25 (At the time of writing this piece on Dubai Fountain). The Abra ride on the canal starts before the start of the Dubai Fountain, and it gives you an immersive experience.

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Burj Khalifa – Escalating Ecstacy – Explore Dubai with Almaraya

Burj Khalifa is the eternal flower and stands out bloomed in the Emirati sky symbolising the spirit of mankind. The inspiration for the structure got from enchanting white hymenocallis flower with tempting fragrance similar to the Narcissus flower. Its entire physical form is stunning and goes beyond our imagination. That is why Burj Khalifa is called a wonder. Though it is known as the tallest tower in the world Burj Khalifa intrudes your heart as a monument of your dream. Let the centuries come this icon will stand as a symbol of humanity ever.

As you know when we look high the Burj Khalifa goes out of sight at some point. A staggering 829.8 metres through 160 floors. The perfect way to experience Burj Khalifa is to step towards the observation decks.. (124th,125th,148th floor respectively). Take the elevator ride which itself is an amzing ride. As the elevator shooting up toan unimaginable height you can feel the f pressure on ears. Standing at the observation decks your breath just takes you off to witness the height and the expansive Dubai scape down. The sunset from this abode is simply splendid. Burj Khalifa can host 35000 people at a time.

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