Salman Khan's Jai Ho, which is out in the UAE on January 23, is the first of his films to be rated UA (parental guidance). His previous films have all been certified as Universal (general). IANS
Salman Khan's Jai Ho, which is out in the UAE on January 23, is the first of his films to be rated UA (parental guidance). His previous films have all been certified as Universal (general). IANS

Salman Khan’s Jai Ho gets parental guidance certificate

The National staff and agency

Parental guidance certificate for Jai Ho

Salman Khan's fans who are below the age of 12 will need to be accom­panied by an adult to watch Jai Ho, out on Thursday in the UAE. India's Central Board of Film Certification has given it a UA (parental guidance) certificate after making a number of cuts. The film tells the story of a "common man's attempt to foil a plot to assassinate the chief minister". The censor board also asked for some of Khan's incendiary dialogues against corrupt politicians to be toned down or beeped out. It's the first time one of the actor's films, which are usually masala enter­tainers, hasn't got a Uni­versal (general) certificate. — IANS

Alfonso Cuarón tries TV for first time

The Oscar-nominated director Alfonso Cuarón is trying television for the first time, teaming up with the producer J J Abrams on a new series. The two have known each other for about 20 years and Abrams has been eager to work with the Mexican director. Cuarón is up for a Best Director Oscar for Gravity, the category he won at the Golden Globes. Cuarón concocted the idea for Believe, debuting on March 10 on NBC, while shooting Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. He contacted Abrams, who came aboard as co-executive producer for the series starring Delroy Lindo, Kyle Mac­Lachlan and Jamie Chung. Cuarón joked on Sunday to the Television Critics Association that after working in space, he wanted to do something where people weren't floating. The series revolves around a 10-year-old girl with supernatural powers who is pursued by sinister forces. – AP

Bollywood celebrities at Mumbai Marathon

Monday morning saw a host of Bollywood actors turn up for the annual Mumbai Marathon. Leading the way was the fitness fanatic John Abraham, the event's brand amba­ssador. Also in the crowd were Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Neha Dhupia, Kalki Koechlin, Tina Ambani and Gulshan Grover. The race, which has five categories, follows a scenic route that partly runs along the city's coast, taking in historic monuments and important landmarks, including the Haji Ali mosque and Bandra's Bandstand. – The National staff

The Indoor Cricket World Cup

When: September 16-23

Where: Insportz, Dubai

Indoor cricket World Cup:
Insportz, Dubai, September 16-23

UAE fixtures:

Saturday, September 16 – 1.45pm, v New Zealand
Sunday, September 17 – 10.30am, v Australia; 3.45pm, v South Africa
Monday, September 18 – 2pm, v England; 7.15pm, v India
Tuesday, September 19 – 12.15pm, v Singapore; 5.30pm, v Sri Lanka
Thursday, September 21 – 2pm v Malaysia
Friday, September 22 – 3.30pm, semi-final
Saturday, September 23 – 3pm, grand final

Saturday, September 16 – 5.15pm, v Australia
Sunday, September 17 – 2pm, v South Africa; 7.15pm, v New Zealand
Monday, September 18 – 5.30pm, v England
Tuesday, September 19 – 10.30am, v New Zealand; 3.45pm, v South Africa
Thursday, September 21 – 12.15pm, v Australia
Friday, September 22 – 1.30pm, semi-final
Saturday, September 23 – 1pm, grand final

Voices: How A Great Singer Can Change Your Life
Nick Coleman
Jonathan Cape

Emergency phone numbers in the UAE

Estijaba – 8001717 –  number to call to request coronavirus testing

Ministry of Health and Prevention – 80011111

Dubai Health Authority – 800342 – The number to book a free video or voice consultation with a doctor or connect to a local health centre

Emirates airline – 600555555

Etihad Airways – 600555666

Ambulance – 998

Knowledge and Human Development Authority – 8005432 ext. 4 for Covid-19 queries

Hili 2: Unesco World Heritage site

The site is part of the Hili archaeological park in Al Ain. Excavations there have proved the existence of the earliest known agricultural communities in modern-day UAE. Some date to the Bronze Age but Hili 2 is an Iron Age site. The Iron Age witnessed the development of the falaj, a network of channels that funnelled water from natural springs in the area. Wells allowed settlements to be established, but falaj meant they could grow and thrive. Unesco, the UN's cultural body, awarded Al Ain's sites - including Hili 2 - world heritage status in 2011. Now the most recent dig at the site has revealed even more about the skilled people that lived and worked there.

UAE currency: the story behind the money in your pockets

Director:Anthony Hayes

Stars:Zaf Efron, Anthony Hayes


Company Profile

Company name: Cargoz
Date started: January 2022
Founders: Premlal Pullisserry and Lijo Antony
Based: Dubai
Number of staff: 30
Investment stage: Seed


Round 1: Beat Leolia Jeanjean 6-1, 6-2
Round 2: Beat Naomi Osaka 7-6, 1-6, 7-5
Round 3: Beat Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-2
Round 4: Beat Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0
Quarter-final: Beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-0, 6-2
Semi-final: Beat Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4
Final: Beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-2

UAE currency: the story behind the money in your pockets
The five pillars of Islam

1. Fasting

2. Prayer

3. Hajj

4. Shahada

5. Zakat

The burning issue

The internal combustion engine is facing a watershed moment – major manufacturer Volvo is to stop producing petroleum-powered vehicles by 2021 and countries in Europe, including the UK, have vowed to ban their sale before 2040. The National takes a look at the story of one of the most successful technologies of the last 100 years and how it has impacted life in the UAE. 

Read part four: an affection for classic cars lives on

Read part three: the age of the electric vehicle begins

Read part one: how cars came to the UAE



Director: Sudha Kongara Prasad

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan, Paresh Rawal

Rating: 2/5


Director: Larry Yang

Stars: Jackie Chan, Liu Haocun, Kevin Guo

Rating: 2/5

Quick pearls of wisdom

Focus on gratitude: And do so deeply, he says. “Think of one to three things a day that you’re grateful for. It needs to be specific, too, don’t just say ‘air.’ Really think about it. If you’re grateful for, say, what your parents have done for you, that will motivate you to do more for the world.”

Know how to fight: Shetty married his wife, Radhi, three years ago (he met her in a meditation class before he went off and became a monk). He says they’ve had to learn to respect each other’s “fighting styles” – he’s a talk it-out-immediately person, while she needs space to think. “When you’re having an argument, remember, it’s not you against each other. It’s both of you against the problem. When you win, they lose. If you’re on a team you have to win together.”