The Carnival Comes to THE BEACH this Dubai Shopping Festival

14 Jan 2016

Retro Carnival at THE BEACH

It’s retro time with the Carnival at THE BEACH. Taking its cue from the fairs of yester-years, the Carnival at THE BEACH featured brightly coloured decorations and classic carnival games, as well as fantastic entertainment to mark the 21st edition of Dubai Shopping Festival.

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The Carnival at THE BEACH gives visitors a chance to enjoy festive entertainment at its best.

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Roberto Coin’s latest gold and jewellery collections showcased during DSF 2016

14 Jan 2016

Over the years, Dubai Shopping Festival has become synonymous with an immersive shopping experience, imbuing the feel-good factor that shoppers have come to expect. The experience goes beyond the cliché term of ‘retail therapy’ as shoppers identify with the things that matter the most to them; in short, things that unwrap the exceptional in them.

As part of the Gold and Jewellery themed events of DSF 2016, organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE),  an agency of... Read More

Bloomingdale’s shines a light on gemstones at DSF activation

14 Jan 2016

Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall hosted an exciting workshop for shoppers that was focussed on the topic of gemstones, as part of the line-up of Gold and Jewellery-themed events at this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival organised by  Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) , an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

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At the presentation, gemology experts  answered questions that shoppers had about the nature and durability of the... Read More

Dubai Airports calls for volunteers as it tests new Dhs 1.9bn Concourse D

13 Jan 2016

The new facility, anticipated to open this year, will have the capacity to handle 18 million passengers annually

13 January 2016

Dubai Airports is gearing up to open its new Dhs 1.9bn Concourse D in Dubai International and has called for volunteers from the public to help test the operational readiness of the new facility.

The test on February 6 follows a series of “rigorous trials” that were conducted over the past few months, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

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Dubai Parks and Etisalat plan world’s first smart theme park

13 Jan 2016

Collaboration will see smart functionality integrated into Dubai Parks and Resorts' upcoming leisure destination

13 January 2016


Theme park company Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced a collaboration with UAE telco Etisalat to integrate smart technology into its upcoming development.

Under the deal, functionality including radio frequency identification wristbands and smart apps, ticketing, parking and kiosks will be integrated into the theme park.

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Etihad Airways’ passenger numbers grow by 17% in 2015

13 Jan 2016

The airline carried around 17.4 million passengers last year 13 January 2016

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said that it carried around 17.4 million passengers last year, up by 17 per cent from 2014.

Etihad and its equity partners accounted for 84 per cent of all traffic from Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2015, while Etihad alone carried 75 per cent of traffic.

The carrier said codeshare and equity partnerships delivered more than five million passengers to its flights... Read More

Dubai Shopping Festival brings one-of-a-kind ‘Fashion On Ice’ show in collaboration with Galeries Lafayette at Dubai Ice Rink

13 Jan 2016

Region’s first fashion extravaganza on ice on 17 Jan features professional ice-skating models

Dubai Shopping Festival is bringing to visitors a dramatic one-of-a- kind fashion extravaganza, its ‘Fashion on Ice’ show on 17 January in collaboration with Galeries Lafayette at the Dubai Ice Rink in The Dubai Mall.

The spectacular performance featuring models, who are also professional ice-skaters,  will help Unwrap The Best Of Style at the array of Apparel and Fashion-themed... Read More

The first map of Dubai's District Addressing System includes 14 districts and list of communities under each of them

13 Jan 2016

Finding locations in Dubai gets easier with new address system

13 January 2016

Giving your address and finding locations using guide signs in Dubai just got easier, with communities in the emirate now divided under 14 districts.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday released the first map of Dubai's District Addressing System that includes 14 districts and the list of communities under each of them.

People will now have to familiarise themselves with... Read More

Dubai Food Festival 2016 on course to be biggest yet

Dubai Food Festival 2016 on course to be biggest yet

13 Jan 2016

Launching on February 25 for 10 days, the all-new Dubai Restaurant Week will see 30 of the city's best fine-dining restaurants offer a three-course set menu at Dhs189 per person.

13 January 2016

The Dubai Food Festival will aim to set the culinary world alight when it returns on February 25 with a city-wide showcase of the emirate's gastronomic offering to thousands of visitors from across the region. The 2016 Festival promises a packed 17-day... Read More

Messi to be first Global Ambassador for Dubai Expo 2020

13 Jan 2016

Announcement comes after star pledged his future to Barcelona after winning fifth Ballon d’Or

13 January 2016

Dubai: Lionel Messi has been announced as the first Global Ambassador for Dubai’s World Expo, taking on an international role as a champion for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Messi won the coveted Ballon d’Or for a record fifth time on Monday night, capping an outstanding 2015 for the genius No.10 who was a vital part of the Barcelona team that claimed five trophies last year... Read More