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Marhaba Namo: a public reception for Modi in UAE

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All roads in Dubai would be leading to the Dubai International Cricket Stadium where 50,000 Indian expatriates have registered for ‘Marhaba Namo’ – a grand public reception being held for visiting Indian Prime Minister,Narendra Modi today evening.
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Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the United  Arab Emirates, is to address the Marhaba Namo,  which is being touted as another Madison  Square-like event.The ‘Marhaba Namo’ is being  hailed as unprecedented in the history of the  UAE where for the first time a visiting head of s  state has been allowed a reception on this scale.

 

 

The seating capacity inside the stadium is 30,000, an additional 15,000 will be accommodated outside the stadium, where food stalls, DJs and two large video walls will broadcast Modi’s speech live.
Seeing the unprecedented response, the organizing committee issued an alert that registering online is not a guarantee for admission into the Dubai Cricket Stadium.

Under directives of Dubai Police, the organizers said that gates to the stadium will open at 3 p.m. to allow the public. Modi is expected to address the event at 8 p.m. in an hour-long address.The cultural programme will begin at 6.30 p.m. featuring 35 international artistes who have been flown down especially for the event.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is organizing around 200 public buses to take people to and from the stadium.A press statement issued by ‘Marhaba Namo’ said that online registration through a dedicated website www.namoindubai.ae does not ensure entry to the stadium for the public reception for Modi.

Access to the event would be on first come first entry basis, it said.”Gates of the stadium will be closed as soon as it is filled to capacity,” the statement added.Children below five years of age will not be allowed and bringing of food, cameras and video cameras will be restricted, said organizers.

Around 40,000 food packets will be ready for visitors and free water will be provided, they said.Giant screens outside the stadium will display the event live for people unable to enter the stadium, the organisers said.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Anurag Bhushan, Indian consul general, said: “We are privileged that Modi has decided to pay a visit which comes after 34 years after the last visit made by the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, in 1981. The fact that he is coming here on a standalone visit makes the Indian community justifiably proud. We want this to be a momentous and memorable event.”

B.R. Shetty, member of the reception organizing committee Namo in Dubai, said: “This is a dream come true for all Indian expatriates. We want this event to conclude smoothly so that both the Indian government and the UAE government can have reason to be proud of the Indian community here.”

Five ambulances – three for the stadium and two for the spillover crowd – have been deployed. A team of 55 health-care professionals comprising 30 doctors, 12 paramedics and 13 nurses will be in attendance. They will be split in teams of five attending to medical emergencies inside and outside the stadium, said gulfnews.com.

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Over 1,000 volunteers wearing badges will assist the  people, in addition to 340 private security personnel and a  contingent of Dubai Police.While radio stations will  provide live updates, no live relay of the speech has been  permitted by the National Media Council, it said.

The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian workers.

(IANS)

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Huawei Unveils Mate 30 Pro 5G For The First Time in UAE

It is pertinent to note that the only primary difference between the 5G and 4G variant of the Mate 30 Pro is the processor

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Huawei has already opened a Notify Me option on their official website in the region, that should prompt prospective buyers ahead of the official pre-order start date. Wikimedia Commons

After launching the standard Mate 30 Pro in Europe and the Middle East late last year, Huawei has now introduced the 5G variant of the flagship smartphone in the UAE.

This is the first time the 5G mate 30 Pro has launched outside of China.

Despite lacking what many would consider the “necessary” official access to Google Mobile Services, the device was confirmed during an official launch event in Dubai, UAE. The Kirin 990 5G-powered device supporting the UAE’s local 5G network infrastructure ahead of a January 23 launch at retailers in the region, 9to5Google reported on Thursday.

It is being said that the smartphone, which comes sans Google and its Play services, will fit in pretty well in the region.

Huawei has already opened a Notify Me option on their official website in the region, that should prompt prospective buyers ahead of the official pre-order start date.

Fans will be able to head into selected stores on the January 23 launch to experience the device for themselves. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G will be available in two colour options: Orange and Emerald Green priced at 3899 AED or roughy $1061, the report added.

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After launching the standard Mate 30 Pro in Europe and the Middle East late last year, Huawei has now introduced the 5G variant of the flagship smartphone in the UAE. Wikimedia Commons

It is pertinent to note that the only primary difference between the 5G and 4G variant of the Mate 30 Pro is the processor.

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The rest of the internals are same, with the impressive camera performance, battery longevity and display all making this quite an enticing prospect. (IANS)