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Internet Service disrupted in UAE

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Imagine not being able to log on to the Internet and being able to check your email or even surf the web casually ? Something of that severity has come upon UAE.

Underwater cables acting as a telecommunications link and Internet backbone was damaged somewhere between Mumbai on the west coast of India and Penang in Malaysia.

The nation's leading telecommunications company Etisalat commented that a ship might have ruptured the cable and it had no idea when the matter would be resolved.

However complete suspension of services is not expected as only some pathways would be affected. Eg. An end user could visit a site located in USA but service to an Asian site might be interrupted.

Reduction in total bandwidth has not been estimated as well.

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68 Million Dirahms in Foot Bridges

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Several road projects summing up to a massive sum of Dirhams 68 million have been launched.

Seven pedestrian bridges will be built around the city at Abu Hail Street (close to the Grand Mosque), Al Nahda Street (near Union Cooperative Soceity), Abu Baker Al Siddique Street (near Al Gaz mosque), Al Maktoum Street (close to Al Khaleej Palace Hotel), the Airport Road (near Cargo Village underpass), Casablanca Street (Dubai Tennis Stadium), and the Baniyas Road (near Sheraton Hotel).

The foot bridges are proposed to be completed by the end of the year 2006.

Additionaly an 8km road network is being layed down at Al Warqa 4, and intersections on Al Khawaneej Road will be improved.

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Week of Mourning in UAE

Following the sad demise of King Fahad bin Andul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, who died yesterday the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered seven days of mourning.

Flags at all government departments and the UAE embassies abroad will fly at half mast during the period.

The Saudi monarch had been in and out of the hospital in recent months, most recently suffering from pneumonia-like symptoms. Fahd yielded day-to-day control of the kingdom a decade ago after suffering a stroke, with Crown Prince Abdullah serving as the de facto ruler since then.

Fahd assumed the throne on June 13, 1982, becoming the fifth king of Saudi Arabia. He was the son of King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi Arabia.

However he was known to be a very lavish person and is featured in the book Daughters and Daughters of Arabia (a definite read) and was known to spare no expense for his personal leisure. A small example can be seen from the picture below of his guest salon at his palace,

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