CT Quickies: 1st Cinema In Madinah To Eco-Friendly Vehicles For Cop28; 6 Middle East Updates

We have enlisted a few Middle East related updates that will keep you up to date with all the news.

by Anupriya Mishra
CT Quickies: 1st Cinema In Madinah To Eco-Friendly Vehicles For Cop28; 6 Middle East Updates

There are many things happening around us every day. And so, it can be quite difficult to keep up with all the new developments. To ensure you’re always keeping up with the new happenings, we have made a list for you. Yes, we have enlisted a few Middle East-related updates that will keep you up to date with all the news.

Middle East Updates

1. UAE Resident Might Soon Get Packages Delivered By Drones

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It is believed that drone delivery of packages might become a reality in the UAE. Yes, this development comes after Dronamics and Aramex have announced drone delivery flights. Yes, once introduced it will reduce the parcel delivery time by a lot! Not to mention, these drones are expected to feature exclusive connectivity, navigation systems, and even several safety measures!

2. Elrow Dubai XXL To Come Back To Dubai In 2024


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Recently it was revealed on their official Instagram account that Elrow Dubai XXL will be coming back to Dubai in 2024. Although other details about the event have not yet been released, it’s scheduled to happen on April 13, Saturday. Moreover, for 2023, tickets for the day festival cost AED300 but the prices for tickets in 2024 have not yet been revealed.

3. Dubai RTA To Introduce Eco-Friendly Vehicles For Cop28

The Dubai RTA recently announced that it will be introducing eco-friendly modes of transport with the Expo City Dubai. This is a part of its plan for facilitating the movement of delegations and visitors during COP28. As it happens, more than 10,000 hybrid taxis and 1,000 electric luxury vehicles will be serving the visitors at the event.

As it happens the metro operating hours have also been extended! Yes, now it will be servicing from 5 AM to 1 AM throughout the conference days.

4. Dubai Taxi Shares Rates Revealed

Dubai Media Office has announced its Offer Price range and start of the subscription period for the Initial Public Offering. Yes, they are all as follows –

  • Offer Price Range – Between AED1.80 and AED1.85 per share
  • Market Capitalization at Time of Listing – Between AED4.5 billion and AED4.6 billion
  • IPO Subscription Closure – November 28, 2023, for UAE retail investors & November 29, 2023, for qualified investors.
  • Final Offer Price Announcement – November 30, 2023

The Total Shares are 624,750,000, which is equivalent to 24.99% of DTC’s total issued share capital!

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5. Hilton Named As No 1 Place To Work


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It was recently mentioned that Hilton has been given this prestigious recognition by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. This is a big deal as it’s the first time that a hospitality company has achieved this top honour! At this point, it should be noted that the hospitality company provides best-in-class benefits to team members.

6. First Cinema Opens In Madinah

The first ever cinema has opened in Madinah of Saudi Arabia. By the renowned chain of Empire Cinema, it is located at the Al-Rashid Mall. As it happens, the theatre has 10 screens and 764 seats. It’s worth mentioning that the Kingdom lifted its Cinema Ban in 2018 as a part of its reforms.

So, if you missed out on a few updates from the region, we hope to have covered them for you.

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