The Six: Nature reserves across the Middle East to explore this winter season

The Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve in Egypt. (Shutterstock)
Updated 27 October 2018

The Six: Nature reserves across the Middle East to explore this winter season

DUBAI: The Middle East is home to some breathtaking displays of natural beauty in its many parks and reserves.
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve
The Lebanese reserve is home to three cedar forests, with some of the trees standing at an estimated 2,000 years old. The area is also famous for the conservation of the Lebanese jungle cat.
Dana Biosphere Reserve
This Jordanian conservation area is made up of a system of mountains and wadis and is home to rare and threatened species, including the Syrian wolf.
Ras Al-Jinz Turtle Reserve
This nesting ground of the endangered green turtle, the chelonia mydas, is found on the coast of Oman.
Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
The Dubai-based wetland sanctuary serves as a breeding ground for crustaceans, mammals and fish, with hordes of flamingos stealing the show in the winter.
Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve
This Egyptian national park extends from the coral reefs of the Red Sea to the desert of the Sinai.
Wadi Hanifa
Once a waste disposal site, Wadi Hanifa is now a beautiful valley in Riyadh. Known in the pre-Islamic era as Wadi Al-Irdh, it was renamed Wadi Hanifa after the Bani Hanifa tribe that populated the area.


Mo Salah’s doppelganger substitutes him in some ads

Updated 13 October 2019

Mo Salah’s doppelganger substitutes him in some ads

  • Ahmad Bahaa is an engineer
  • He appeared in Eyptian Vodafone and Pepsi ads

DUBAI: Ahmad Bahaa’s image went viral last year on social media, for one simple reason: he is the look-a-like of internationally famous football player Mo Salah.

Bahaa lives in Egypt and works as an engineer, but he has also substituted Salah in some advertisements, Dubai daily Gulf News reported on Sunday.

“I do some of Mo’s shots for his advertisements when he is busy with the English Premier League,” Bahaa said I an interview with an Egyptian TV channel.

He appeared instead of Salah in the Vodafone and Pepsi ads, in the parts which are shot in Egypt.

A video shows Salah’s reaction after he met Bahaa, as the footballer himself was surprised by the resemblance.