In photos: Dubai Police chief plays table football with Uber execs

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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 12 April 2017

In photos: Dubai Police chief plays table football with Uber execs

DUBAI: It is not often that you get to see public officials enjoying themselves on the job but Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum captured exactly that in an Instagram video posted Tuesday.
Sheikh Hamdan posted clips to an Instagram story of the chief of Dubai Police, the head of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and two Uber executives engaging in a light-hearted table football match.
Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, and Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA teamed up to take on the suited Uber executives at the Uber UAE office.
“Final score: A remarkable partnership,” Sheikh Hamdan captioned one of the images.


Fans praise Syrian vlogger as he cooks kabsa for Taal victims in the Philippines

Updated 19 January 2020

Fans praise Syrian vlogger as he cooks kabsa for Taal victims in the Philippines

  • He drove around the province to give away packed meals, including a 1000 chicken wings and Arabic dish kabsa
  • Around 80,000 people have been displaced since the eruption covered nearby towns with thick charcoal-like ash

DUBAI: A Syrian vlogger has visited communities in the Philippines who were affected by the recent volcanic eruption, giving out care packages and packed meals.

Philippines-based Basel Manadil, also known online as the “The Hungry Syrian Wanderer,” posted a video on YouTube of his recent trip to rescue centers around Taal Volcano, which erupted last week.

“When I first saw the news about Taal eruption, I immediately thought of the people who will be affected and will be needing immediate help,” the social media personality said on his YouTube account that has over 1.5 million subscribers.

Manadil, who has been living the Philippines for more than five years, distributed boxes of donations that included medical supplies.

Watch the vlog here:

He drove around the province to give away packed meals, including a 1000 chicken wings and Arabic dish kabsa, which he said he prepared for more than 10 hours.

“I never cooked before I left Syria, so my mom would be so proud once she sees this,” Manadil wrote on Facebook.

The Philippines remained on high alert days after the devastating eruption of the Taal Volcano, a famous tourist spot just 50 kilometers north of the capital Manila.

Around 80,000 people have been displaced since the eruption covered nearby towns with thick charcoal-like ash.