The UAE has formally opened an embassy in Tel Aviv just months after it became the first Arab nation to normalise relations with Israel.
The UAE embassy in Israel is located in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange building.
“This embassy will serve not just as a home for diplomats but a base for our task to continue to build on our new partnership,” said the UAE’s ambassador to Israel, Mohamed Al Khaja, after raising the Emirati flag.
“To seek dialogue, not disputes, to build a new paradigm of peace and to provide a model for a new collaborative approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East.”
The peace deal between Israel and the UAE, known as the Abraham Accord, was signed last September.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog thanked the Emirati leadership for its “courageous decision” to normalise ties with Israel.
“Our peace agreement will save lives, will help humanity, will help the region, will develop food, water and medicine for the benefit of humankind,” he said.
Sheikh Mohammed says Dubai one of the ‘safest cities on earth’ thanks to its 300,000 cameras
Dubai is watched around the clock by more than 300,000 cameras making it one of the world’s safest cities according to Sheikh Mohammed.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai made the comments earlier today on a tour of the Dubai Police headquarters.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on some of the cutting-edge AI used by Dubai Police. Computers can now distribute “security patrols in Dubai according to economic and tourism importance without human intervention.”
Which is pretty amazing when you stop to think about it.
Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed on the ‘Eyes’ project which monitors more than 300,000 cameras in Dubai.