It’s no secret that last week has been quite busy for many people. As a result, with so many things happening across the world and so many new developments coming to the front, it might be difficult to keep up with all that is happening around us. So, to help you out with this, we have rounded up a list of 10 news from the Middle East that you might have missed. Take a look.
Top 10 Middle East News
1. Get Burgers For Just AED1 This Saturday In Dubai Marina
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This Saturday, May 27, you can get a burger for as low as AED1. Yes, The Goofy Cow Burger in Dubai Marina is offering a fantastic deal wherein you can grab a delicious burger (any from the menu) for this extremely low price. All you have to do is register on the link given in their Instagram bio and follow them on the account. On reaching their branch at Dubai Marina, don’t forget to show the number you used to sign up.
2. Sultan AlNeyadi Celebrates His First Birthday In Space
Celebrated my 1st birthday 🎂 in space with colleagues who have become family! Highlight of the day? A Maple Muffin top cake from the USA crew, a Cinnamon Bun with yoghurt and dry fruits from Russian crew, topped off with wishes in Arabic. Truly a gravity-defying celebration! 😃 pic.twitter.com/gcDBmCHxXB
— Sultan AlNeyadi (@Astro_Alneyadi) May 25, 2023
Sultan AlNeyadi recently took to Twitter to share pictures of his first birthday in the space. He went on to elaborate about the cakes. He received a Maple Muffin top cake from the USA crew and a Cinnamon Bun with yoghurt and dry fruits from the Russian crew. Sultan AlNeyadi shared the image of both the cakes and the crew group-picture as well.
3. SAUDIA Announces Flash Sale On Its Tickets To A Few Destinations
خصم يصل إلى 60% على وجهات مختارة حول العالم 🌍🤩
⏰ العرض متاح لمدة 72 ساعة فقط
🗓️ فترة السفر: من 1 – 20 يونيو 2023
— السعودية | SAUDIA (@Saudi_Airlines) May 25, 2023
SAUDIA is always treating its passengers with exciting discounts, and they’ve announced a flash sale on some destinations. These include Amman, Dubai, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Istanbul, Athens, Bangkok, Manila, Barcelona, Paris, London, Cairo, Casablanca, Zurich, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, Alexandria, Mauritius, Sharm El Sheikh, and Tunis. This offer is only available till May 28, and the travel period will be between June 1 and 28. Not to mention, the discount applies only to Economy Class and you must be flying from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
4. Sudanese Couple Name Their Twins After The Rulers Of Dubai!
A Sudanese couple who were stranded in Dubai and unable to return home recently had twins. They were given free accommodation and medical support in the emirate according to a report by the National News. They have now named the twins, Mohammed and Hind! Yes, this is in honour of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai and his wife.
5. AMOUAGE Opens Redesigned Store At Muscat International Airport
We were delighted to join Sayyid Khalid Al Busaidi and the Amouage team for the opening of the fragrance House’s beautifully redesigned store at Muscat Duty Free, Muscat International Airport. pic.twitter.com/9tqBxkf1Ep
— Oman Air (@omanair) May 25, 2023
AMOUAGE has opened a newly redesigned store at Muscat Duty Free, Muscat International Airport. This news was shared by the Twitter handle of Oman Air wherein a glimpse of the beautiful store was posted. The fragrance house has a luxurious interior and it’s the perfect place for everybody looking to partake in some retail therapy before boarding their flights.
6. An Immersive Wellness Art Retreat At The H Dubai
In collaboration with Artist, Ibrahim Gailani, there is an immersive retreat happening at the H Dubai. In the five hours of the guided creative process, visitors will be able to take a soulful journey of meditation, painting, and music. As it happens, you don’t even need any prior painting experience to partake in this event. Not to mention, the Gallery Cafe here will also display some of the most inspiring installations by iconic female artists.
When: May 27
Timings: 12 pm to 5 pm
Price: AED499 per person per retreat
7. At.mosphere Introduces ‘The Quick Fix’ Lunch
At.mosphere is a highly popular dining place in Burj Khalifa that needs no introduction. And now they have announced the launch of the quick fix lunch. These have been designed to especially cater to busy individuals who want a delectable meal without compromising on their time. This Quick Fix Lunch offers a two-or-three-course dining experience by featuring an array of exquisite dishes. From Wagyu Croquettes to Wild Sea Bass, there is something for everybody. It is available from Monday to Friday between 12 pm and 2:30 pm. However, it must be booked in advance and is available for AED250 per person for a 2-course and AED300 for a three-course.
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8. You Can Add Your Driving License To Apple Wallet, Announces Dubai RTA
أضف رخصة القيادة الخاصة بك إلى "محفظة آبل" من خلال خطوات بسيطة في تطبيق #هيئة_الطرق_و_المواصلات في #دبي، واستمتع بالتنقّل بمركبتك من دون الحاجة لحمل رخصة القيادة الفعلية!
ملاحظة: يجب تحديث تطبيق هيئة الطرق والمواصلات للاستمتاع بالخدمة
لتحميل التطبيق، زُر: https://t.co/VD69Tf1e0b pic.twitter.com/v1GIoxobyL
— RTA (@rta_dubai) May 25, 2023
If you are also constantly plagued by the worry of losing a driving license or stepping out without one, now, you don’t have to worry anymore. There is a new feature on the Dubai RTA App that allows people to add a driver’s license to their Apple Wallet. This news was announced by the official Twitter handle of Dubai RTA. However, it did mention that one must have the Dubai RTA app in order to make use of this service.
9. Killer Whales Chase A Yacht For Hours In Morocco
Orcas are also known as killer whales. Recently British tourists in Morocco had a scary experience wherein these killer whales started bumping into their 20-metre boat, according to a news report by the National News. These whales continued to pursue for over an hour, and it scared the tourist so much that they thought they might have to abandon the boat. Not to mention, there was also bad weather off the coast, which just made it all the scarier.
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10. There’s A #SHOWYOURSATWA Event Happening At Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo has partnered with Moreish by K. to host a fantastic event. Happening on Saturday, May 27, this is called #SHOWYOURSATWA, wherein the attendees will get to celebrate the vibrant neighbourhood. At the event, which is paying homage to the bustling streets of the Satwa neighbourhood, visitors can expect an array of lip-smacking cocktails, drool-worthy street food, and a DJ playing peppy old-school and R&B classics. There are two packages – AED150 for unlimited soft beverages and pass-around street food and AED250 for three house beverages and unlimited pass-around street food.
When: May 27
Timings: 9 pm onwards
So, which one of these Middle East news did you not know of?
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