Emirati actor surprises anchor with marriage proposal on stage

Photo for the bride Mashael and groom Khamis on stage. (screenshot)
Updated 03 April 2018
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Emirati actor surprises anchor with marriage proposal on stage

LONDON: Emirati anchor Mashael Al-Shehi was taken by surprise when her colleague Ahmad Khamis asked her hand in marriage on stage before the audience, local newspapers reported.
Khamis, who is also an actor, presented an engagement ring to the presenter along with a bouquet of flowers, with the bride to-be instantly breaking into tears.
The audience cheered the couple, and the video of the engagement proposal went viral on social media.
In the video, Khamis says that he had proposed to Al-Shehi’s parents prior to surprising her on stage, and they agreed to the marriage.
On stage, he jokingly told her: “I presume you will say yes,” and to that she replied: “As I told you before, I will be to you a sister, a mother and everything you need in life, Ahmad.”


Jordan gets its first female boots on Everest summit

Updated 26 May 2019
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Jordan gets its first female boots on Everest summit

  • Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh also became first Arab woman to scale the world’s highest mountain from its northern side
  • Shelleh previously summited Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus, and Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro

DUBAI: Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh became the first Jordanian woman to scale mount Everest this week, as well as being the first Arab woman to scale the world’s highest mountain from its northern side.

“By scaling Mt. Everest from the North Col, I intended to highlight the message of embracing more sustainable practices and to promote the use of renewable energy as well as reinforce the need to follow healthy lifestyles in harmony with nature,” Shelleh said.

“The challenge I undertook was particularly arduous as the North Col of Mt. Everest route called for more technical climbing and the weather conditions were windier and chillier. With the support and blessings of my family, friends and my co-residents in The Sustainable City, I was able to accomplish the task,” she added.

Shelleh’s climb was sponsored by The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, found in the UAE.

Shelleh previously summited Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus, and Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.