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UAE National Lifeguard Championships takeover Al Aqah

December 2015 marked the 10th annual edition of the UAE Lifesaving Competition in Al Aqah; this year saw 130 participants, all of whom are certified lifeguards employed at pools, beaches, and waterparks across the country.   Initially founded as a friendly competition between hotels and a showcase of employee skills, the event also became a way to raise awareness about water safety educatio ...

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Remembrance Day... “Lest We Forget”

It was a poignant ceremony, no doubt attended in all corners of the planet with one thought on every ones mind “Lest We Forget”.   Members of the British Royal Air Force officiated in a solemn ceremony held at the memorial stone for Sergeant William Henry Donnelly (the only known British and Commonwealth World War II fatality buried in the UAE) at Rul Dhadnah Sergeant Donnelly w ...

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Car wrecks sunk off Fujairah to create more artificial reefs

Under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, seventeen car wrecks were successfully submerged in various locations off the coast of Fujairah to create artificial reefs for recreational diving.   Artificial reefs such as these car wrecks, placed in select areas of the mari ...

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Using ‘reading more’ to accomplish other goals

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Being that we’re now three quarters into 2015, many take this milestone as an opportunity to look back at their personal and professional goals made in January. Are you where you’d like to be? If you’ve long since given up, it’s not too late to get back on track.   In an age where we’re so inundated with information it’s surprising that people f ...

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When you can’t take the heat…

For the fourth consecutive year, the East Coast Culinary Competition has been successfully hosted at Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah. The competition was held at the beginning of June 2015 under the guidance of the Emirates Culinary Guild, who judge the work of chefs from all over the UAE.   An international affair   In 2014, the competition also played host to co ...

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Fasting rules and useful Ramadan information

This month Ramadan begins for Muslims all over the world, with their varied customs and lifestyles. It is a very special month. In its simplest form, it is a month of fasting: abstinence from food, drink, sexual relations, smoking, etc., from dawn till sunset, a drastic change in lifestyle. In its more spiritual dimension, it is a month of prayers, reading of the Quran, generosity toward the poor, ...

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Mountain Highs

It’s been a while since I lived on the East coast of the UAE and wrote regularly for the Fujairah Observer. Back then I was working at the Higher Colleges with a fantastic group of Emirati young people. Since that time, I and many others have come and gone. Hopefully we are all doing something better as live moves on.   I now live in Dubai and Fujairah seems a different world. Diffe ...

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Fujairah Open... A Nomad’s Tale

Santos Akhilele is a 25 year old, taekwondo nomad from Nigeria, looking to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 2016. He travelled to the Fujairah Open and was eliminated in the quarter finals by the eventual winner in his weight category but he was left with a lasting impression of Fujairah   The right leg round-house kick certainly wasn’t the fastest or most confident one I ...

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FUJCON 2015 and the Fujairah Bunkering Week gathers steam

Fujairah Bunkering Week will witness the gathering of over 350 participants from 45 countries, converging from bunkering and allied industries. Attendees will renew business contacts and forge new alliances over 4 industry events, 12 social functions, 2 site visits with 30 hours of networking time.   Under the theme “Fujairah - Towards Diversification and Expansion: Bunkering, Crude, ...

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Every Emirate needs its own flagpole

In 2012 His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, issued a decree that every Emirate needed to have its own flagpole.   Trident Support, a specialty flagpole company with offices in Dubai and San Diego California, has just completed the erection of two 120 meter flagpoles in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah, commissioned for the 43rd ...

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