CT Quickies: From Dhs1 Flight Tickets To Philipines To Paul Bakery In Abu Dhabi, 5 Middle East Updates For You

by Deeplata Garde
CT Quickies: From Dhs1 Flight Tickets To Philipines To Paul Bakery In Abu Dhabi, 5 Middle East Updates For You

Recent happenings in UAE and Middle East have showcased a mix of creativity, national pride, travel affordability, culinary expansion, and business transitions. We observe so many transitions in the travel and food industry this week in the Middle East and wait for more updates in the coming week. So for this week, here’s a compilation of quick 5 updates from the MENA region.

1. Dubai Design Week Aesthetic Installation For Humans & Pigeons


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Dubai Design Week it has recently captivated attendees with its innovative installations. Among them was a unique structure named “Naseej,” crafted by Emirati architect AlZaina Lootah and Indian architect Sahil Rattha Singh. This wooden masterpiece, meaning “to weave” in Arabic, offered a space for human contemplation and an unexpected audience – pigeons. Nestled in the city’s heart, Naseej seamlessly blended nature and architecture. It gives major aesthetic vibes as well as provides a haven amid the urban bustle.

2. Indian Air Force Arrives for Dubai Air Show 2023

In a spectacular display, the Indian Air Force (IAF) showcased its prowess at the Dubai Air Show 2023. The skies over the holy Sangam area of Prayagraj came alive with formations of IAF aircraft. It symbolizes the force’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding national security. The event underscored the IAF’s dedication and marked a momentous presence of the Indian Airforce on the global stage like Middle East.

3. Dhs1 Flight Tickets To The Philippines


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Cebu Pacific, a leading budget airline, made waves by launching a seat sale offering unbelievably affordable flights from Dubai to Manila for as low as Dhs1. This strategic move not only aims to stimulate travel between the two vibrant cities but also exemplifies the constant innovation required in the fiercely competitive aviation industry. The initiative opens new avenues for budget-conscious travellers up to Saturday, November 11. The travel period would be between Monday, April 1 and Thursday, October 31 2024.

4. Paul Bakery and Restaurant Finds a New Home in Abu Dhabi’s Dalma Mall


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Adding to Abu Dhabi’s culinary landscape, the renowned French bakery chain, Paul Bakery and Restaurant, has opened its doors in the beloved Dalma Mall. After a successful feature in Dubai and recently Mumbai, the famed bakery heads to the UAE Capital. The spot is renowned for its artisan bread, delectable pastries, and an array of authentic French dishes. Similar to the operational ones, this new outlet promises a fresh and delightful dining experience for mall visitors. The expansion aligns with the brand’s strategic growth plan, enriching the gastronomic offerings in the UAE.

Also Read: EUGÈNE EUGÈNE, An Enchanting Glasshouse French Brasserie In Dubai Has Gram-worthy Ambience & Food

5. Shakespeare and Co. Closes Its Doors

The locally-founded hospitality brand, Shakespeare and Co., has recently ceased operations across the UAE, leaving patrons and the public curious about the reasons behind the closures. Visitors were surprised to find several outlets closed without clear indications, prompting speculation on the cause. The official website now bears a message stating, ‘We are currently not accepting any orders online,’ and the brand’s social media accounts have remained inactive since September, adding to the mystery surrounding the closure.

That’s all for today folks! Until next week, Maa Sa’alama, Habibis.

Cover Image Courtesy: Cebu Pacific, Paul Bakery

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