There are many of us who like to keep up with all the latest updates that are happening in our surroundings. But even those who religiously follow the headlines might end up missing out on a few important news pieces. In case, you happen to be someone who likes to keep up with these updates, then this article is for you. To ensure you’re up to date with all that is happening in the Middle East, we have rounded up a few updates from the region, for you. Take a look!
Middle East Updates
1. Emirates Orders 15 Additional Airbus A350 Aircraft
— Emirates (@emirates) November 16, 2023
Emirates recently announced that the airline has ordered 15 additional Airbus A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow 2023. This means that the total has now risen to 65 units. And it so happens that the first of such aircraft is expected to join Emirates’ fleet in the August of 2024. So, with these additional orders, the airline will receive A350 deliveries till early 2028. Moreover, these also include the order for 95 additional Boeing aircraft.
2. Qatar Airways Privilege Club Announces Partnership With Monoprix Qatar
Qatar Airways Privilege Club announces a new partnership with renowned hypermarket brand, Monoprix Qatar ✈️🛒
Members can now collect and spend their Avios when shopping at any of the seven Monoprix and three Monop stores in Qatar.
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) November 15, 2023
Qatar Airways Privilege Club recently announced a new partnership with Monoprix Qatar, a well-known hypermarket brand. As it happens, members can now also collect and spend their Avios when shopping at any of the seven Monoprix and three Monop stores in Qatar. This will be available through their loyalty programmes!
3. Dubai Police Unveils The Lamborghini Urus Performante
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 18, 2023
Dubai Police revealed that it has now added a new luxury car to its famous fleet of supercars. Yes, making this announcement on X (formerly Twitter), it was revealed that the authority has now added the Lamborghini Urus Performante to its slew of cars. Not to mention, this major reveal was made during the Dubai Airshow, which concluded on November 17.
4. Coffee Exhibition In Dubai To Happen In January 2024
The 3rd World of Coffee Exhibition is set to kick off in #Dubai from 21st to 23rd January 2024 at @DWTCOfficial. The event aims to connect coffee producers, manufacturers, retailers & traders from the region & other parts of the world to support the growth of the sector. pic.twitter.com/EprKM1FDKM
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 18, 2023
Recently it was revealed that the Coffee Exhibition is scheduled to begin in Dubai. It will be happening from January 21 to 23, 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Moreover, the aim of the event is to connect coffee producers, manufacturers, retailers, and traders from the region and of course, other parts of the world. Additionally, they aim to support the growth of the sector, through the event.
5. Dubai RTA Announces 73rd Online Auction For Fancy Number Plates
What are you waiting for?
This is your opportunity to obtain one of the 350 fancy number plates of 3, 4 and 5 digits for private vehicles by participating in the 73rd online auction. Registration of bidders for this online auction is open and the bidding starts at 08:00 AM on…
— RTA (@rta_dubai) November 18, 2023
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority recently took to its official account on X to announce that it will be hosting an online auction. Yes, this is for people who wish to obtain a fancy number plate! So, with a chance to obtain one of the 350 fancy number plates, the 73rd online auction will be organised. Moreover, the registered bidders will stand a chance to get number plates of 3, 4, and 5 digits for private vehicles. As it happens, the bidding will begin at 8 AM on November 20, Monday.
6. Parents Advised To Stay Vigilant Amidst Rising Cases Of Flu & Cold
The waterlogged streets due to the unprecedented rains in Dubai over the weekend have flooded the internet. And now, according to a recent report by Khaleej Time, it was mentioned that there’s a rise in the number of incidents of cold and flu in children. This could be due to the rainy weather and water-borne pathogens and bacteria. As a result, parents have been advised to stay vigilant and take note of the symptoms that their children might exhibit.
7. Dubai Airshow Dates For 2025 Announced
— Dubai Airshow (@DubaiAirshow) November 17, 2023
After the conclusion of the 2023 edition, the official handle of the Dubai airshow on X (formerly Twitter) announced that they would be back again. Yes, it was revealed that the Dubai Airshow will be back for the next edition in 2025. Not to mention, they also revealed the dates for the new edition in their post, mentioning that the event has been scheduled from November 17 to 21.
8. Louvre Abu Dhabi Is Hosting Cartier, Islamic Inspiration & Modern Design Exhibition
يمكنكم الآن أن تكتشفوا معرضنا العالمي الجديد: "كارتييه، الفّن الإسلامي ومنابع الحداثة".
يقام هذا المعرض بالتعاون بين اللوفر أبوظبي ومتحف الفنون الزخرفية، ومتحف اللوفر، ووكالة متاحف فرنسا وبدعم من دار كارتييه.
📆 يستمر المعرض حتى 24 مارس 2024
— Louvre Abu Dhabi (@LouvreAbuDhabi) November 17, 2023
There’s an ongoing exhibition happening at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Yes, therein, visitors will be able to explore the ‘Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design,’ an international exhibition. During this, they will get to explore the Maison’s sources of inspiration and its creative process. As it happens, this exhibition features more than 400 works! It includes everything from jewellery and precious objects to drawings, textiles, and even photographs. It’s worth mentioning that the exhibition will be open till March 24, 2024.
9. Ras Al Khaimah To Dubai Mall Public Bus Services Begins
Starting on November 17, the bus service between Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai Mall is now operational. Yes, this has been launched through a cooperation between Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority and the Dubai Mall management. It should be noted that the service will be available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with two round-trip trips daily. As it happens, the trips depart from the main bus station in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and go up to the public bus stops in Dubai Mall. The cost of a one-way ticket is AED30.
10. Al Faya Dunes Closed By The Sharjah Police
Following a tragic incident in which a youth lost his life in an off-roading accident, the Sharjah Police has closed the Al Faya Dunes. Yes, the General Command of Sharjah Police revealed that this has come as a result of the lack of compliance with security rules and guidelines. It’s worth mentioning that this serves as a warning to vehicle owners, who are involved in such activities. And so they’re urging them to strictly comply with laws.
So, with all these updates, we hope you’re now able to keep up with all that has happened over the weekend.
Cover Image Courtesy: X/dxbmediaoffice
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