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Emoji smartphone app celebrates Emirati culture

Texting emojis.
Texting emojis. Image by Intel Free Press / CC BY-SA 2.0

A new smartphone app has been launched in Dubai giving users 70 emojis that represent Emirati culture. UAE residents and tourists wanting to express their experiences in the UAE can now send emojis of Arab hand signals, the yolla dance, dates and tea and aviator sunglasses as well as famous landmarks and Arabic expressions. Read more: thenational.ae