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DSF marks 25th anniversary with incredible line-up

DSF marks 25th anniversary with incredible line-up

10 Dec 2019

The countdown to one of the world’s largest shopping festivals has officially begun, and as the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) prepares to launch a landmark 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the entire city is uniting together to create its most memorable edition yet. A diverse DSF Calendar of Events was revealed on 9 December at a launch press conference held at the iconic Dubai Frame, which sits at the crossroads of old and new Dubai and is an apt reflection... Read More

The fashion brands you need to see at Dubai Fashion Days

The fashion brands you need to see at Dubai Fashion Days

10 Dec 2019

The second Dubai Fashion Days extravaganza, organised by Hala China, will see the debut of new fashion lines from some of China’s most exciting up-and-coming designer labels at exclusive catwalk launches, directed by China’s ‘father of fashion’ Jerry Zhang, in Dubai this December.

From well-established brands like Heaven Gaia and Jusere to emerging labels like Joy & Joa and XiangLuoYi, the region’s fashionistas and designers will have their eyes trained on the new looks being... Read More

2020: The year for business aviation

2020: The year for business aviation

10 Dec 2019

2020 will be a good year for business aviation in the MENA region, according to Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA). With the MEBAA Show 2020 taking place in December, the event is perfectly timed to lead the industry in this year of opportunity.

Alnaqbi stated that the business aviation sector in the MENA region is achieving a positive growth rate of around eight to nine percent, higher than the... Read More

Golden Globes 2020: the complete nominations list

Golden Globes 2020: the complete nominations list

10 Dec 2019

The best of the year in both TV and film will be recognized at the Globes, with categories in drama and musical or comedy for each medium.

Top contenders for best drama are “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “1917,” “Joker” and “Little Women.” For best musical or comedy, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Rocketman” and “Dolemite Is My Name” will likely be considered.

TV drama candidates include “Succession,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones” and “Big... Read More

Emirates expects a busy travel period ahead of the holiday season

Emirates expects a busy travel period ahead of the holiday season

10 Dec 2019

Emirates expects a busy travel period ahead of the holiday season, starting from Thursday 12th December until Friday 20th December, with close to 300,000 Emirates passengers travelling from Dubai to destinations beyond.

The busiest time for departures from Terminal 3 will be on Friday 13th December with close to 40,000 passengers expected. Customers are reminded to check-in and arrive 3 hours early to the airport early to avoid any delays.

Passengers departing from Dubai can... Read More

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing calls out US for meddling in China’s internal affairs

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing calls out US for meddling in China’s internal affairs

10 Dec 2019

In the highlight of the 12th Arab Strategy Forum (ASF 2019) that took place in Dubai on Monday, a candid panel discussion involving Chinese Former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and former US Vice President Dick Cheney brought ‘The Global Order in 2030’ into focus.

The high-level panellists provided polar perspectives on the US and China’s roles in a shifting status quo. The session drew the participation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime... Read More

Miral and Warner Bros. to open world’s first Warner Bros. Hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in 2021

Miral and Warner Bros. to open world’s first Warner Bros. Hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in 2021

10 Dec 2019

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, and Warner Bros. announced today that the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel – The WB Abu Dhabi – is currently in development on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Set to open in 2021, construction of the USD 112 million hotel is well underway and is now 40% complete

The WB Abu Dhabi will be located adjacent to the award-winning Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park and is set to be a major addition to Yas Island’s immersive hospitality and... Read More

Dubai Airports readies for ban on single-use plastics

Dubai Airports readies for ban on single-use plastics

09 Dec 2019

Change is coming to the world of air travel as the self-imposed deadline looms for a ban on all single-use plastics at the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai International (DXB). Announced by operator, Dubai Airports, earlier this year, Dubai’s two airports (DXB and DWC) will soon be free of single-use plastics in a bid to manage environmental impact.

Since the pledge was announced in June 2019, Dubai Airports has been working closely with more than 250 of its concession and... Read More

Emirates Cabin Crew recognised as world’s best at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019

Emirates Cabin Crew recognised as world’s best at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019

09 Dec 2019

Emirates cabin crew has been named World’s Leading Cabin Crew 2019 at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony. The event marked the culmination of the WTA’s annual search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world, where winners of its six regional ceremonies compete for the coveted world titles. Emirates also won the world title for World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We are immensely proud... Read More

Dr. Sara Saeed Honored as Associate Laureate of the 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Dr. Sara Saeed Honored as Associate Laureate of the 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

09 Dec 2019

Pakistani doctor Sara Saeed is helping to reach thousands of patients in her country’s medically under-served communities by connecting them with home-based female doctors via an innovative, low-cost, tele-medicine (e-health) network. She will be honoured as an Associate Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise for her project during a special event at the Etihad Museum in Dubai, on Sunday 8 December 2019. The Rolex Awards form part of Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative supporting... Read More

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