Making today's headlines: Fire-safe cladding, Qatar's outlook rating and a lunar eclipse
PODCAST: UAE in a minute for August 8, 2017
Fire-safety authorities are studying plans to protect buildings that have combustible cladding and are evaluating if fire-resistant barriers can be added to replace the flammable exterior cladding.
Qatar's banks have had their outlook downgraded from stable to negative by Moody's Investor Service due to weakening operating conditions amid a dispute with a number of co-regionalists including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Star-gazers in the Arab world were treated to a dazzling celestial display when a partial lunar eclipse appeared in the sky.
> Check out the photos here: Lunar eclipse puts on dazzling celestial display