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Published on : 24-02-2024

The Sri Lankan impressed pastry and culinary art judges by creating stunning pieces.

 

Chef Sameera Madushanka Dahanayaka is no stranger to gold medals, having won 30 in various events. His most recent victory, at the 26th IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany, stands out.

 

The Sri Lankan, representing the UAE national team, impressed judges in the event's pastry and culinary arts categories. He won two gold medals in salt and sugar carving, demonstrating his extraordinary abilities. The UAE national team won 27 silver medals, demonstrating its culinary skills.

 

The chef named his salt carving 'The Lost City of Dragon Riders' and 'Together One Dream.' 

The sugar carving was of a ruler sitting on his majestic throne named 'The Emperor.' 

Sameera worked long hours preparing for the competition and carving his pieces. "It took me more than six months to make these art pieces. I worked on these pieces for the competition before and after my office hours," said Sameera.

"For the sugar artistic piece, I had to powder sugar, add other ingredients, and harden it based on the required shape. Post the construction of the entire structure, it was then shaped and smoothened with sandpaper," said Sameera.

However, the elaborate salt building took far longer than the sugar creative work. "In the salt artistic piece, the salt granules are powdered, mixed with corn flour starch, water, and other ingredients, and then given the desired shape, and I had to look at it every day," said Sameera, adding that these pieces can be preserved for over four years.

 

The competition included 1,500 cooks from 70 countries and a panel of over 60 international specialists, including well-known chefs such as Jerard Mendis and Uwe Micheel.

 

"This is the top competition I participated in, and grabbing gold is a big achievement. I am so happy to have won for the UAE," said Sameera.

The Sri Lankan relocated to the UAE six years ago and has worked in several locations. He presently works as a cake decorator for Mister Baker. "I started my journey in culinary art in 2015. I visited UAE 6 years ago; since then, it has become my second home. Being a resident here, I have been getting enough opportunities to participate in top-level competitions."

 

Tushar Fotedar, director at Mister Baker, said, "Chef Sameera's achievement reflects his dedication and skill and brings immense pride to Mister Baker, the UAE, and the culinary community. We congratulate Chef Sameera on this exceptional accomplishment and look forward to continued success on his culinary journey."

Sameera, fueled by his passion for culinary excellence, is now preparing for the forthcoming Culinary World Cup in 2026. After his accomplishments and gold medal wins, he is eager to represent the UAE again.

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Published on : 23-02-2024

Pilots, cabin staff, and engineers made up 73% of the new hires to support the airline's expanding fleet and network.

Flydubai announced on Thursday that, due to robust organic growth and strong development in the aviation sector, its 2023 earnings increased by 75% to a record Dh2.1 billion.

The carrier located in Dubai reported a 23% growth in overall annual revenue to Dh11.2 billion in 2023 from Dh9.1 billion in 2022.

By 2023, Flydubai had 5,545 employees, with over 1,000 more joining various divisions. Pilots, cabin crew, and engineers made up about 73% of the new hires to support the airline's expanding fleet and network. The carrier's workforce of UAE nationals has more than doubled.

One of the primary economic growth engines in the UAE in the post-pandemic period has been the aviation sector. Emirates Airlines also reported a record Dh10.1 billion profit—a 138% increase—for the first half of 2023 in November.

13.8 million passengers were transported across its network, a 31% increase from 2022. The demand for Business Class increased by 32% in the GCC, Central Asia, and the Caucasus regions. 

Flydubai reported a 56% rise in passengers on its GCC network and a 36% increase in passengers in Europe year over year.

By the end of 2023, Flydubai had established 17 routes and had expanded to 122 destinations across 52 countries.

By the end of 2023, the local airline has taken delivery of 13 new aircraft- 84 aircraft, comprising 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s, 52 Boeing 737 MAX 8, and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9s. After the end of the lease, three Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft were returned to their lessors.

Flydubai ordered thirty Boeing 787 Dreamliners, scheduled for delivery starting in 2026, for $11 billion at the Dubai Airshow in 2023. The airline diversified its current fleet of all Boeing 737 aircraft with this first wide-body order.

Due to the high fuel cost, it was stated that fuel expenditures remained the airline's largest operational expense, making up 32% of total yearly operating costs.

Delay in deliveries

According to the airline, four fewer aircraft will be delivered in 2023 due to continuous issues with the manufacturer's delivery timetable. To address the delays in aircraft delivery and accommodate the increased demand for travel, flydubai and Smartwings engaged in a second Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement for six wet-leased aircraft.

"Flydubai has emerged as one of the key players in the UAE's aviation industry and a major contributor to Dubai's economy. Its solid business model has enabled the carrier to grow exponentially even during challenging times, doubling its operating fleet and expanding its network since the pandemic," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Flydubai.

"The decision to accelerate its aircraft deliveries during the pandemic, preserve its workforce and move forward with its ambitious network expansion plans has proven to be the correct strategy for the carrier, resulting in its strongest-ever performance," he said.

Flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, reported that the airline had its most profitable year ever, exceeding all pre-pandemic levels.

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Published on : 22-02-2024

Fact: Running marathons without good technique might lead to injuries.

Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon will be held this Saturday, and thousands of UAE residents will run along with the runners to take part in the 10km, 5km, and 2km races. 

An abundance of running enthusiasts descend upon the roads of the UAE annually during the winter season to compete in the Abu Dhabi Marathon, Dubai Marathon, and Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon.

All three prime competitions draw elite runners from around the globe, with a particular emphasis on those hailing from Africa, renowned for producing the most significant number of champion long-distance runners.

Observing the substantial turnout of UAE citizens participating in these three renowned marathon competitions is encouraging.

The public's considerable engagement is expected in a nation spearheading initiatives to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

However, what measures should beginner runners take before competing in major events like the Ras Al Khaimah?

A few months of consistent running three times per week is sufficient to qualify for a 10 km run or even a half-marathon.

“No, it's not," says Evgheni Pogonii, a Moldovan expat who lives in Dubai.

Pogonii, an experienced runner and a former martial arts athlete, won two national championships in combat sambo in Moldova. 

Since relocating to the UAE, the 37-year-old has also completed marathons in that nation. Before that, he competed in several marathons in his native country.

According to Pogonii, residents are extraordinarily fortunate to live in the UAE, where a magnificent government has introduced countless initiatives to encourage individuals to adopt a healthier way of living.

However, running marathons requires extreme caution.

"The system is very good. The idea is perfect; the government here is doing some amazing things to encourage people to be fit," said Pogonii.

Pogonii recently introduced Champions Way, an all-encompassing wellness community and platform that advised aspiring long-distance runners to undergo training under professional instructors' guidance before embarking on this endeavour.

“While it's great to see everyone running, many people run incorrectly. There are proper coaches who can train you where to place your foot, how to use your arms and shoulders, and how to move through space while you run," he said.

"It's important to understand that running 42 km and 5 km involves different running approaches. A lot of people seem to be unaware of the basic guidelines for feeling well when running, which include consuming water, salt, electrolytes, and energy reserves. There is a lack of education on these essentials, which causes cramping or, even worse, injury.”

Michelle Oribello, a 36-year-old resident of Dubai, was on the verge of giving up running after unpreparedly completing her first half-marathon.

"Before my first marathon (Ajman half-marathon), I was a random runner who ran races without adequate preparation since I thought I was young and had plenty of energy. I normally run with friends and groups of runners without learning the basic running methods, believing that it was simply stepping one foot after the other at a quick pace," she said.

"I did my 21 km without proper training, nutrition, or gear. I went through a lot just to finish the half marathon. I was able to accomplish it thanks to my great spirit and determination, although my body undoubtedly suffered.”

Oribello never repeated that mistake in her life as a runner.

"I stopped running, possibly because I was traumatised. After a few years, I considered pushing myself beyond my limitations. So I considered doing my first full marathon, but I didn't want to repeat the mistake I made with my 21km race," she said.

"That's when I discovered a group that offers full marathon training. The rest was history. I trained for five months, three times a week. I completed my first marathon in Beirut in four hours and 30 minutes, with no injuries."

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Published on : 21-02-2024

This new arrangement is valid for India-UAE routes.

Those flying between the United Arab Emirates and India can now take advantage of even more affordable fares, as low-cost carrier Air India Express introduced Xpress Lite fares on Tuesday. These fares allow passengers to travel without the need for checked cargo.

The airline, which is a subsidiary of Air India and a division of the Tata group, stated that Xpress Check-In offers substantial discounts on pre-booked +15 kg and +20 kg check-in baggage allowances in addition to a complimentary +3 kg cabin baggage allowance and the ability to bypass counter and baggage belt lines. This guarantees the utmost convenience and adaptability for passengers making reservations using Xpress Lite fares.

Additionally, this new package is valid for India-UAE routes. It serves fourteen international and thirty-one domestic airports with a daily volume of more than 340 flights.

The low-cost carrier provides 195 weekly flights connecting India and the United Arab Emirates, with the following destinations served: Sharjah (77), Abu Dhabi (31), Ras Al Khaimah (5), and Al Ain (2). Weekly, the airline operates 308 flights throughout the Gulf region.

Aloke Singh, managing director of Air India Express, said earlier in an interview with Khaleej Times that the airline sought to increase capacity to the Gulf region, including the UAE, and improve connectivity for Gulf travellers in various Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities throughout India.

Air India Express announced that passengers on Xpress Lite flights can pre-book an extra 3kg of cabin baggage at no cost, in addition to the standard 7kg allowance. This can be done during the booking process or later in the 'Manage' or 'Check-in' sections of the airline's website or mobile application.

Passengers can conveniently pre-book additional 'check-in baggage' allowances at substantially discounted rates for 15kg and 20kg excess baggage portions, should they require such services in the future. Additionally, check-in baggage services are available for purchase at the airline counters located at the airport.

CEO of Air India Express Ankur Garg stated, "Xpress Lite Fares across our domestic and international networks have the potential to redefine air travel convenience while providing exceptional value."


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Published on : 21-02-2024

This project intended to enhance the experience of travellers and visitors by establishing a more recognizable area.

Deira's recently developed tourist corridor has enhanced accessibility between the commercial and historic districts.

The Dubai Municipality has successfully concluded the Old Municipal Street project in Deira, which involved converting the area from a traditional road to a lively pedestrian tourism pathway with commercial activity.

The Old Municipal Street initiative, which stretches from the Al Ras neighbourhood of Deira to the renowned Gold Market, connects several historic markets that overlook the banks of Dubai Creek.

The Director General of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, emphasized the critical strategic significance of the initial stage of the all-encompassing plan.

He elaborated that the Old Municipal Street project is an element of a larger scheme to revitalize the historic districts of Deira and Bur Dubai and numerous markets and heritage locations throughout the emirate.

Al Hajri stated, "We are striving to enhance the aesthetic appeal and livability of Dubai by providing integrated and aesthetically pleasing facilities, all the while safeguarding the historical architectural identity of the Emirate." The objective is to firmly establish Dubai as a leading international tourist destination that harmoniously combines modern appeal with historic cultural sites.

Complete renovation

The municipality implemented a thorough renovation as part of the project, which encompassed the construction of street pavement, the installation of a new gate, improvements to the lighting system, and the incorporation of historic features, including the renowned Al Mandus.

The thoroughfare has been decorated with traditional seating areas and umbrellas inspired by heritage to enhance comfort and maintain authenticity. This allows tourists to gain insight into the historic character of one of the most ancient locations in Dubai.

Al Hajri stated, "Our primary aim in rejuvenating the historic municipal street is to infuse Dubai's traditional markets and landmarks with renewed vitality while elevating the tourist experience via inventive methodologies."

The road was completely shut to vehicular traffic to ensure efficient operations while the municipality performed extensive pavement.

This endeavour aimed to enhance the experience of travellers and visitors by establishing a more recognizable landmark.

Its additional objective is to promote commercial activity to inspire investors to expand their enterprises per the street's revised identity. "Integrating recreational amenities and designing pedestrian-friendly spaces, as well as enhancing the area's aesthetic appeal with heritage-inspired elements that capture its distinct identity, are all components of this initiative." "Additionally, we intend to stimulate and activate the neighbouring markets to increase the region's appeal to tourists," he continued.

#dubai #uaelatestnews #travelupdate2024 #latestnews2024 #uaetourism #uaetravel #dubaitourism 

Published on : 20-02-2024

From March 1, the residents of the UAE are encouraged to visit the temple

The historic hand-carved traditional stone temple of the Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir, which represents the harmonious coexistence of diverse cultures, currently hosts a substantial inflow of pre-registered visitors, particularly overseas visitors.

What is BAPS?

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) Sanstha is a volunteer-driven international Hindu organization advocating social service, spirituality, and cultural values. In addition to engaging in volunteerism and spiritual, humanitarian, and cultural endeavours, the Sanstha has constructed magnificent temples around the globe, including the symbolic one in the Capital.

What is a mandir?

A mandir or Hindu temple is a place of worship where Hindu people gather to offer prayers, perform rituals, and seek spiritual guidance.

How many temples are there in Abu Dhabi?

BAPS, the Hindu stone temple, is the first Hindu temple in the Middle East. The intricate marble stone craving can be seen inside the BAPS Hindu Mandir.

What are the unique features of the temple?

The temple, carved by hand from thousands of pink sandstone and white marble, was constructed by the ancient Hindu "Shilpa shastras" (Sanskrit architectural and sculpture scriptures). The 250 valuable narratives of awe-inspiring carvings depict the rich history and culture of various civilizations.

When will it open for the UAE residents?

Starting March 1, UAE residents can visit the temple.

Can non-Hindus visit the temple?

The temple is open to people of all religious beliefs and faiths.

Is there an entry fee to visit the temple?

There is no entry fee for the visitors to enter the temple, but visitors must register on the official website or via the Festival of Harmony app.

How many people can the temple accommodate?

BAPS Hindu Mandir can accommodate about 10,000 people.

Where is the BAPS Hindu Mandir located?

Search for 'BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi' on Google Maps, and you will find your way towards the temple. The temple is on Abu Mureikha's Al Taf Road (E16), off the Abu Dhabi- Dubai highway.

What are the visiting hours?

The temple hours are 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Is there any public bus from any emirates?

No, there are no public bus services connecting the temple now. Currently, carpooling, public taxis, and the rental of private buses can be used as a mode of transportation.


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Published on : 20-02-2024

The five upcoming trends in the UAE market to overpower in the next couple of years. 

According to the experts at the 29th edition of Gulfood, the future of the food will be quite distinct, including plant-based meat, non-alcoholic drinks, flavours of chilli crisp and packaging made of bamboo. In his keynote speech at the conference, Daniel Levine, a renowned trends expert and director of the Avant-Guide Institute, identified several food industry trends that reflect global events. "We see what is happening in the food industry is impacted by everything that is happening around the world," he said. "Trends are what is in the environment right now. It is not that consumers are looking for different trends, they want the same trend for every part of their life. The food they eat, the cars they drive, the technology they use are all impacting each other."

Iconic food traders, futurists, and leaders gathered in Dubai for the five-day event on Monday. The event is one of the most prominent in the world. The following five culinary trends will overpower the market in the coming years.

Vegan meat

Plant-based meat has exploded in popularity in the region, with some brands producing plant-based shawarma flesh. Jean Ordureau, chef at the French firm Linck, has sold plant-based meat in the UAE for twelve years. "We started small but recently, we tied up with a local company to ship in bulk to the UAE and package the products here,” he said. “The demand has been going up a lot in the country and region. It stems from people being conscious of the environment and what they eat.”

Alcohol-free

Alcohol-free beverages have gained worldwide popularity, reflected in the sales figures of a local company, Drink Dry. "Our revenue for the first two months of 2024, from January to the end of February, is forecast to be five times that of last year's revenue," said Erika Blazeviciute Doyle, founder of the company. The best sellers were the zero alcohol version of brands like Corona Cero and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. 

Green packaging

It's easy to recycle green packaging, so more customers are looking for green packaging, said Levine. "There are several companies that are manufacturing packaging that can be recycled along with paper," he said. "This makes it easier for consumers when separating their waste". Ahmed Yahya, from the Agthia company that sells Al Ain water, said, "In the UAE, more corporations were willing to spend 30 per cent extra on their bamboo-packaged water as opposed to the usual plastic bottles."

Transparency will be familiar.

More businesses are being genuine and honest about their operations and practices in the era of social media, from restaurants that publish the names of those in the kitchen to canned fish companies that enable customers to trace their catch. Levine gave the example of the local restaurant Boca. "The restaurant shares their carbon footprint report publicly, which shows people what steps they have taken to reduce their footprint," he said. "This gives their clients a certain level of belief in them."

New flavours and tastes are emerging.

Levine suggests that consumers were becoming inclined to novel flavour profiles and tastes. He gave the example of hydroponically grown leaves. "They are crisper, newer, cleaner and fresher," he said. "That is because they are locally grown, and more people are liking that texture because these leaves don't travel half the world to get to their plate." Additionally, he disclosed the most recent flavour characteristic that has swept the globe: chilli crisp. Numerous industry leaders are capitalizing on this trend by introducing unique dishes, ranging from chips to pizza.

#Dubai #Dubaifood #Dubairestaurants #UAEnews #Latestupdate2024

Published on : 19-02-2024

The airline stated that passengers may continue to utilize the lounge on Concourse B, Concourse A, and Concourse C.

 Emirates, an airline based in Concourse B of Dubai International Airport (DXB), announced on Friday that certain meals will be inaccessible to passengers due to renovations.

The lounge caters to the first-class passengers of the international airline. 

 "We're transforming our First Class Lounge on Concourse B in Dubai. While we make these improvements, some of your favourite meals and snacks may not be available, and there may be some noise disturbance," the airline said on its website.

 "You can continue to use our lounge, or you can enjoy our full lounge experience on Concourse A or C," the Dubai-based airline said in an advisory for its passengers.

First Class Lounge amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, spa services, direct boarding, a business centre, and a peaceful area designated for passengers.

Complimentary access to the First Class lounge is granted to First Class passengers and Emirates Skywards Platinum members.

Additional charges must be paid by the passengers who are not eligible for complimentary access, who may utilize the Dubai facilities and select lounges worldwide.

The airline's Concourse B airport lounge is accessible to passengers via contactless facial recognition. Passengers can enrol in a biometric airport path with a quick photo at check-in.

Emirates caters for 490 flights daily, serving 149 meals per minute for a daily global total of 215,000 meals. One thousand four hundred chefs prepare these dishes at the expansive Emirates Flight Catering Facility in Dubai and by partner caterers around the globe.

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Published on : 17-02-2024

Open till March 9 and be open daily from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

'Ramadan Souq', an annual traditional celebration of the arrival of the holy month of Ramada in Dubai organized by the Dubai Municipality, returns on Saturday, February 17. 

Dates and timings: February 17- March 19. Open daily between 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. 

Consumers can shop for basic household and personal products and unique items to commemorate 'Hag Al Laila,' including festivities, live entertainment, events, and kid-friendly activities.

Vibrant souqs

Dubai Municipality said the Ramadan Souq is organized not just to support tourism and commercial activities but also "to showcase traditional markets and safeguard the heritage and authenticity of age-old customs associated with preparations for the blessed month of Ramadan."

"Deira's historical markets hold significant prominence as traditional commercial hubs, dating back to the 19th century," noted Dubai municipality, adding: "These markets have undergone restoration, rehabilitation and classification based on their types."

Delightfully referred to as the Al Dhalam Souq or Darkness Market, the Grand Souq in Deira is famous for its extensive selection of goods. Plates Market, for instance, carries kitchen necessities such as trays and pots. The market for men's fabrics and Souq Al Manazer, which sells various products, is also available.

Furthermore, in the area of the Al-Matarih Market, which is traditionally known as Tikki, one can find armchairs and cushions for sale. The food market, the marine tool market, the Souq Al Khilak for fabrics, the perfume market, and the gold market are all noteworthy markets in the region.

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Published on : 16-02-2024

Learn the fascinating story of early human settlement and the natural formations that shaped our world at an open-air museum.

Sharjah: The UAE has several archaeological sites that uncover mysteries of past civilisations that inhabited the region, stretching back to the Neolithic Age (also known as the New Stone Age), marked by fixed human settlements dating back to 10,000 BC.

Buhais Geology Park in Sharjah is a historically significant site that adds valuable insights to the archaeological research of the Arabian Peninsula.

As an open-air museum displaying archaeological antiquities and remnants, the Park attracts experts, geologists, and researchers to understand the region's ancient inhabitants better and get a comprehensive picture of early human settlement in the UAE.

Buhais Geology Park offers a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the formation of local nature over 93 million years ago. The Park's collection of fossilised remains provides a glimpse into the lives of ancient marine creatures that once inhabited the shallow seas that covered much of the UAE's landmass. This attraction is currently showcased as part of the 'World's Coolest Winter' campaign, now in its fourth season, to promote unforgettable experiences to visitors.

Rich history

Buhais Geology Park was inaugurated in 2020 as a project in the field of ecotourism aimed at introducing visitors to the history of Sharjah's geology and the geological importance of Jebel Buhais and the archaeological areas surrounding it.

The Park includes two archaeological sites that have contributed to knowledge about the history of human settlement in this area, which dates back more than 200,000 years.

It houses geological features and fossils dating back millions of years, allowing visitors to view exhibits in the halls and wander around the garden on paths designed to showcase the formation of prominent geological features such as the Hajar Mountain range, other mountains, gravel plains, and dunes.

Buhais Geology Park won the Architecture Masterprize 2020 Award for Cultural Architecture (AMP), which celebrates creativity and innovation in architectural design, landscape architecture and interior design.

Tombs, weapons and pottery

Jebel Buhais, which rises around 340 metres above the neighbouring plains, is located near Al Madam, about 48km southeast of Sharjah.

The area contains an extensive cemetery of burial sites spanning the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Hellenistic ages of human settlement in the UAE.

Excavations in the area started in the early 1970s when Iraqi archaeologists discovered the remains of a stone fort atop the mountain's northeastern slope.

In 1990, the French archaeological mission excavated a group of seven structures visible on the mountain's southern slope.

Digs in three structures uncovered artefacts dating back to the first millennium BC. In contrast, excavations in the slope area below the stone fort revealed nine heavily defaced tombs and Iron Age artefacts.

Subsequent digs under the Sharjah Antiquities Authority, which ran over 11 years (1994 - 2005), uncovered 91 graves spanning different periods. Further excavations are still being done in the southern Jebel Buhais by a German mission.

The Jebel Buhais site houses archaeological finds that capture the life of ancient humans in the region, dating back 50,000 years.

Discoveries of the site and the surrounding area indicate the presence of nomadic herders in the eastern Arabian Peninsula during the Neolithic period, which far preceded the presence of the first settlements in the region.

The remains of the Neolithic burials have been carbon-dated to the beginnings of the 5th millennium BC.

Subsequent burials at Jebel Buhais represent the Bronze Age, with many distinctive graves discovered dating to the first half of the 3rd millennium BCE, up to the 'Wadi Suq' period dating to the first half of the 2nd millennium BC.

Other burials discovered in Buhais date back to the Iron Age in the first millennium BCE. Most graves during this period were simple ground pits for individual and group burials.

Inhabitants during the Iron Age also used the graves built in previous periods, besides the caves and rock shelters on mountain slopes that were utilised for burial after adding stone walls and converting them into stone.

Skeletons and other archaeological finds were found inside the caves, including Iron Age pottery vessels, metal utensils and weapons, and bronze spearheads.

The slopes of Jebel Buhais also hosted some graves dating back to the Hellenistic period, with glass vessels of unique shapes found inside them.


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