Making today's headlines: a fire in Abu Dhabi, Coptic Christmas and choppy seas
PODCAST: UAE in a minute for January 7, 2018
About 200 labourers have lost their homes and belongings after a fire ripped through their accommodations at Al Reef on Saturday.
Today is Christmas Day for Copts and most Orthodox churches. On Saturday night, more than 3,000 worshippers attended the Christmas service at St Anthony’s Orthodox Cathedral for Coptic Egyptians in Abu Dhabi. They prayed for tolerance and peace on earth.
Forecasters have issued a swimming ban in the Arabian Gulf sea until Monday due to extremely rough conditions.