UAE News

World's first floating mosque worth Dhs55 million to build in Dubai

World's first floating mosque worth Dhs55 million to build in Dubai

22 Sep 2023

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai, on Thursday, announced the launch of a number of new plans, programmes and initiatives to promote religious tourism in the emirate.

This came during a press conference held at the IACAD's headquarters in the presence of Dr. Hamad Bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, Mohammed Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of the Mosques Affairs, Dr. Omar Mohammed Al Khatib, Executive Director of... Read More

UAE residents to have a long three-day weekend next week

UAE residents to have a long three-day weekend next week

18 Sep 2023

Next week workers across the UAE (who work from Monday to Friday) will get a three-day weekend.

That’s because Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday is predicted to fall on Wednesday September 27, with the public holiday to commemorate the occasion falling on Friday September 29.

The UAE Government confirmed that Friday September 29 will be a public holiday on X, previously named Twitter, last year.

Time to start planning a staycation. Need some inspiration? You can see a... Read More

Bulgari marked the grand opening of 75 Years of Infinite Tales exhibition

Bulgari marked the grand opening of 75 Years of Infinite Tales exhibition

15 Sep 2023

In a dazzling event held last night at The DIFC in Dubai, Bulgari marked the “Serpenti Factory” grand opening and the captivating “75 Years of Infinite Tales” exhibition. On this special occasion, the iconic Serpenti emblem took center stage, casting a mesmerizing display of projection mapping on the Gate Building painting the Dubai skyline with its radiant allure. It was a momentous occasion that merged the worlds of luxury and artistry.

Dubai stands as a dynamic global hub,... Read More

ATM 2024 to explore how entrepreneurship is empowering innovation in the Middle East’s travel industry

ATM 2024 to explore how entrepreneurship is empowering innovation in the Middle East’s travel industry

07 Sep 2023

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s leading event for inbound and outbound travel and tourism professionals, has unveiled its next theme: ‘Empowering Innovation: Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship.’ The 31st edition of the show will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May 2024.

Over the last 15 years, the travel and tourism industry has secured only 1 percent of total funding for startups across all industries, according to... Read More

Bally appoints Simone Bellotti to lead Bally Design Studio

Bally appoints Simone Bellotti to lead Bally Design Studio

05 Sep 2023

Swiss luxury brand, Bally, is pleased to announce that the direction of the Bally Design Studio has been entrusted to Design Director Simone Bellotti, who joined the company in October 2022 after a 16-year tenure at Gucci.

Simone Bellotti, whose career in addition to Gucci also includes senior design positions at Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, and Gianfranco Ferré, brings with him a deep understanding of both ready-to-wear tailoring and accessories craftsmanship. This new... Read More

Saudi Esports Federation and KFC announce partnership to empower local esports talent onto the global stage

Saudi Esports Federation and KFC announce partnership to empower local esports talent onto the global stage

05 Sep 2023

The Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) have officially unveiled a transformative three-year partnership dedicated to advancing local talent onto the global esports stage, including a groundbreaking initiative for women gamers. 

The collaboration will introduce a series of events and challenge-based initiatives, especially designed to nurture fresh Saudi esports talent. These initiatives will offer aspiring gamers a direct pathway into SEF's renowned... Read More

UAE astronaut back on Earth after 186 days in space

UAE astronaut back on Earth after 186 days in space

04 Sep 2023

Emirati astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, at 8:17 am on Monday, after 186 days in space. He greeted the moment with a smile and a thumbs-up, signifying his return to Earth's gravity after completing the long-haul mission. Meanwhile, following AlNeyadi's triumphant return to Earth, Salem AlMarri – Director General, MBRSC said, “Our joy is indescribable… In these historic six months, we... Read More

Harvey Nichols - Dubai presents a new campaign 'Let’s Dance'

Harvey Nichols - Dubai presents a new campaign 'Let’s Dance'

01 Sep 2023

Harvey Nichols - Dubai kicks off the Autumn/Winter 2023 season with a dance-themed campaign entitled ‘Let’s Dance’. This season, it's all about getting into the groove with a dazzling array of womenswear, menswear, and beauty essentials, all set to make this autumn and winter a remarkable celebration of style, freedom and self-expression. The bold theme of the campaign captures the joy of freedom and self expression, with looks to get you ready for your moment in the spotlight. Get ready to... Read More

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa: Oasis of tranquility and relaxation

Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa: Oasis of tranquility and relaxation

01 Sep 2023

Immerse yourself in an exclusive experience of tranquility and relaxation at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, the luxury five-star hotel nestled between the glistening shores of the Indian Ocean and the magnificent Hajar mountain range.

Enjoy spectacular ocean views and pristine shoreline, wake up to the gentle sound of waves and savour a delectable buffet breakfast, setting the perfect tone for your day of indulgence.

Unwind and revitalize at the resort’s state-of-the-art spa... Read More

New St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi nears completion

New St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Abu Dhabi nears completion

01 Sep 2023

Abu Dhabi’s St. George Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the UAE, is on track for completion early next year.

The previous cathedral in Mushrif was demolished last year, and construction for the new cathedral began in December. With almost 40 percent of the construction done, the new cathedral is expected to be ready by early next year.

The project is estimated to cost AED 25 million and is being entirely funded by the church members.

The current church... Read More

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