CT Quickies: Dubai Marathon To Beautyworld Saudi Arabia Dates; 10 Middle East Updates For You

We have curated a list of Middle East updates for the week that you might have missed!

by Anupriya Mishra
CT Quickies: Dubai Marathon To Beautyworld Saudi Arabia Dates; 10 Middle East Updates For You

As the world welcomed the new year, it has been a busy week with a lot of new developments coming to the forefront. If you have also been trying to religiously keep up with these, we are here to help you out. Yes, we have curated a list of Middle East updates for the week that you might have missed!

Middle East Updates

1. Emirates To Add Three Flights Per Week For Seoul

It was recently revealed by the Emirates that it is enhancing its services to Seoul in South Korea. Yes, they are doing so by adding three flights per week that begin from February 19, 2024. Once this service begins, the number of flights to the capital of Korea will rise to 10 per week.

2. Beautyworld Saudi Arabia To Return For 4th Edition

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia is making a comeback for its fourth edition in February. Happening at the Riyadh International Convention And Exhibition Centre, the event will be taking place from February 11-13. Not to mention, it will make for an excellent opportunity for some of the biggest brands and brightest minds to come together for an inspirational, three days of networking, sourcing, and growth. At this point, it’s worth mentioning that so far 260 exhibitors have been confirmed for this edition with more than 35 participating countries.

3. Dubai Launches AED208-Billion Social Welfare

Arab Picnic
Pic credits: Canva

Dubai has launched an AED208 billion social welfare agenda. The ambitious welfare that is spread over 10 years, keeps family and people at the core of its agenda. Not to mention, the aim is to make Dubai into one of the top three cities when it comes to the standard of living. As a result, it has been named Dubai Social Agenda 33.

4. Dubai Duty Free Achieves All-Time Record Sales

Recently, Dubai Duty Free achieved an all-time record sale of AED7.885 billion in 2023. It was revealed that it represented a 24.39 per cent increase over the previous year. Not to mention, this is this development is hardly surprising, as the number of people transiting through the airport showed a massive increase in numbers as well.

5. Record-Breaking Influx Of Travellers During The New Year Holiday

The official General Directorate Of Residency And Foreigners Affairs for Dubai had recently reported that a record-breaking influx of travellers was seen during the New Year’s holiday. Yes, from December 27, 2023 to January 1, 2024, more than 1.2 million passengers travel through the Dubai borders. Yes, this included the air, land, and seaports, thereby confirming the city’s status as a global hotspot. Not to mention, December 30, 2023, was marked to be the peak of this travel surge, as it saw over 2,24,380 passengers in a single day.

6. Several Cycle Tracks In Abu Dhabi For Cycling

Have you been meaning to cycle when the weather is good in Abu Dhabi? If your answer is yes, then the Abu Dhabi Media Office revealed its list of perfect places where people can cycle in the emirate. Yes, these cycle tracks include – the Al Ain Cycle Track in Al Ain City, the Al Hudayriyat Cycle Track in Abu Dhabi City, and the Madinat Zayed Cycling Track in Al Dhafra Region

7. Dubai Police Carnival Is Happening Till January 7

The Dubai Police Carnival is taking place till January 7. This sought-after event in the emirate is happening at CityWalk and features future projects. Not to mention, it’s also showcasing the latest developments in the field of safety and technology, making it a wonderful experience for visitors.

8. Nua Saudi Dates In VIP Flights & More

Iftar box
Pic Credits: Canva

Nua brand of luxury Saudi dates will now be provided on commercial and VIP flights. Yes, these will also be available in the first-class and business-class lounges of several airports. This development comes after it was revealed that Catrion Catering Holding Co. and Al-Madinah Heritage Co. have signed an agreement for the same. In case you weren’t aware, Al-Madinah produces luxury dates and is known for marketing them both locally and internationally.

Also Read: Row Your Way Through Al Qana As Self-Driving Boating Experience Has Come To Abu Dhabi!

9. Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Wedding Experience

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is offering an exquisite variety of offerings that will transform weddings into a fairytale experience. With breathtaking outdoor venues complemented by exquisite culinary experience, this is certainly a great address to host one’s wedding celebrations. Not to mention, it has a breathtaking outdoor venue called La Brise, which can host up to 1,000 guests at a time.

10. Dubai Marathon On Sunday, January 7

The Dubai Marathon 2024 is happening on January 7, Sunday. Taking place from 6 AM to 1 PM, certain routes have been closed for the race. This information was revealed on the official website of the Dubai RTA, while also asking people to plan their trips in advance.

So, we hope to have updated you with all the newest happenings in the city!

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ksabeautyworld & X/dubai_marathon

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