It can be quite difficult to keep up with all the updates, especially when there’s something new happening every day. So, in order for you to be up to date with all the important updates in the region, we have made this list. Yes, here are a few Middle East updates that you might want to know to be ahead of all the latest happenings.
Middle East Updates
1. Earn 100% Additional Reward Miles With Saudia
Where you will go this winter? ❄️✈️
Receive 100% more Reward Miles
when you transfer your JANA points.
— Saudia (@SaudiAirlinesEn) December 2, 2023
Recently, Saudia took to its X account (formerly Twitter) to announce that flyers can now avail of an additional 100% reward miles. Yes, for this, all they can do is convert their JANA points to AlFursan Miles. You can earn these from December 1 to December 10, 2023. Hence, this is a limited-period offer!
2. Fireworks Scheduled For Some Places In Abu Dhabi
Organised by @dctabudhabi, Abu Dhabi will celebrate #UAE52 Union Day with fireworks displays at various locations within the emirate. Displays will be free to attend for citizens and residents, and showcase the unity of the nation. pic.twitter.com/274Ay1Pbct
— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@ADMediaOffice) December 2, 2023
Abu Dhabi is having fireworks in several places across the UAE. And it is celebrating the 52nd Union Day, this way. While some fireworks happened on December 2, there are several even scheduled for December 3. Some of these places where you can catch the fireworks include Abu Dhabi Corniche and Yas Bay Waterfront.
3. An Egyptian Swimming Instructor, Shebab Allam, Swam 10.7 Km In Handcuffs
This is a Dubai-based swimming instructor who swam 10.7 kilometres in handcuffs and leg irons. This daring man also became the first one to accomplish this, which ended up landing him in the Guinness World Records. He was also the first one to swim 25 km from Dubai Creek to the Dubai Canal in 2020.
4. Dubai RTA Has A Beautiful Pop-Up At COP28
#RTA is continuously deploying its efforts with determination to provide economic growth and prosperity in Dubai to achieve positive outcomes in sustainable mobility. To learn about the latest eco-friendly mobility technologies, pass by RTA Stand 77 at #COP28UAE. pic.twitter.com/kxUtvC0Pb0
— RTA (@rta_dubai) December 2, 2023
Stationed at Stall 77, the Dubai RTA has also deployed its efforts to offer economic growth and prosperity in Dubai. With the aim of achieving positive outcomes in sustainable mobility, visitors will be able to learn about the latest eco-friendly mobility technologies. A glimpse of this was posted by the authority on its account on X.
5. Snow Abu Dhabi’s Winter Wonderland Is Now Open
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Snow Abu Dhabi’s Winter Wonderland is now open and you can visit it till December 25, Monday. Moreover, you will also get to meet the big man himself, Santa Claus, and his elves as well. While you’re here you can also experience the Snow Park. So, if you have a little munchkin, this experience is something they wouldn’t want to miss.
6. Saudi Arabia Announces Visa Exemptions For Some Passport Holders
In a recent announcement by the Ministry of Investment (MISA), investors with diplomatic or special passports are expected to get an exemption on business visit visa fees in the kingdom. The aim is to facilitate foreign investors’ exploration of investment opportunities and this visa can be applied digitally.
7. Saudi Arabia Showcases Its Cultural Heritage In An Exhibition In Milan
Immerse yourself in the artistry and culture of Saudi Arabia at @artigiano_fiera! From traditional craftsmanship to culinary delights, we invite you to explore our cultural legacy in Milan from Dec 2-10.#SaudiMinistryofCulture#artigianoinfiera#Af2023
— Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture (@mocsaudi_en) November 29, 2023
In an ongoing exhibition taking place in Milan, Saudi Arabia is showcasing everything from its traditional craftsmanship to culinary delights. Yes, and the exhibition, which is called Artigiano In Fiera, is happening till December 10. Not to mention, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the artistry and culture of the nation at the event.
8. Get 52% Off In Tickets Of Meteora World Tennis League
⚡️Get the tickets to THE GREATEST SHOW ON COURT at a special offer! ⚡️
This UAE Union Day, enjoy an exclusive 52% OFF on tennis tickets for the Meteora World Tennis League. Hurry up! The offer is only valid from November 29th to December 7th! 🧡🙌 pic.twitter.com/nJuXYVdLP0
— Etihad Arena (@etihadarena_ae) December 1, 2023
In an ongoing offer by Etihad Arena, you can get an exclusive 52% off on tennis tickets for the Meteora World Tennis League. Yes, the adrenaline-inducing show is not to be missed, and the offer is only available till December, as mentioned in the post by the arena on X. Not to mention, you can avail this while purchasing tickets online!
We hope you were able to keep up with these updates in the Middle East. Until next time!
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