CT Quickies: From Hajj Pilgrims Registration To Diwali Market At Al Mankhool, 10 Middle East Updates

by Deeplata Garde
CT Quickies: From Hajj Pilgrims Registration To Diwali Market At Al Mankhool, 10 Middle East Updates

Welcome to CT Quickies, your weekly dose of Middle East news in a nutshell. In this fast-paced world, staying informed about the latest developments in the Middle East is essential. Our concise, bite-sized news snippets will keep you up-to-date on the region’s most significant events, trends, and stories.

10 Updates From The Middle East

1. Hilton Abu Dhabi’s Sunday Pool Day

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island has relaunched its Sunday pool day deal. From 1 pm to 4 pm, visitors can enjoy Latin American bites and grilled meats from the live barbecue station, followed by churros for dessert. The afternoon will cost Dhs210 with soft drinks, or Dhs295 with house beverages, and it’s totally free for kids under 12 years old.

2. Jamavar’s New Royal Brunch In Doha


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Jamavar, a famed Indian restaurant in Doha, has launched a new royal brunch. The brunch runs every Friday from 12.30pm until 4 pm and includes dishes like oysters with strawberry and chilli salsa, tandoori lobster, butter chicken, and lamb biryani.

3. Qatar Airways’ Giant Teddy At Expo 2023 In Doha, Middle East

This giant bear, reminiscent of HIA’s famous 23-foot yellow Lamp Bear by Urs Fischer, is intended to create a feeling of comfort and recognition. Qatar Airways has unveiled a botanical garden at Expo 2023 Doha. The garden is inspired by the Gardens of Versailles and includes landmarks from the continents that Qatar Airways connects.

4. Almost 100 Peoplee Landed In Dubai From Israel Due To Hamas Conflict

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An Australian repatriation flight brought nearly 100 passengers from Israel to Dubai, according to a statement by Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Friday. Wong’s announcement, made on the platform formerly known as Twitter, confirmed that the government-arranged flight arrived from Tel Aviv overnight, with a total of 99 passengers on board. Passengers on the repatriation flight will receive free onward domestic travel courtesy of Qantas. Additionally, the government facilitated the return of Australians on a commercial Emirates flight from Dubai to Sydney.

5. Cancellation of Ajyal Film Festival, Doha


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The Ajyal Film Festival in Doha has been cancelled amid the Israel-Hamas conflict. The festival was set to feature an impressive lineup of over 120 exhibitors. The 11th Ajyal Film Festival in Doha, originally scheduled to take place from November 8 to 16, has been cancelled. This annual event in the Qatari capital typically features a diverse selection of international and locally-produced family-friendly films.

6. Cityscape Bahrain, Middle East Set to Return In November 2023


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Cityscape is set to launch in Bahrain this November due to its high potential for real estate growth and strategic position in the Gulf market. It is is making its highly anticipated return to the kingdom from November 14 to 16, with the Exhibition World Bahrain serving as the venue. The upcoming real estate and property exhibition has the distinguished patronage of Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain.

7. Hajj Pilgrims Registration Begins In Oman, Middle East

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The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Oman has announced the start of registration for Hajj rituals for the year 1445 AH. Citizens and residents in Oman can register through the electronic website from October 23 to November 5, 2023.

8. Diwali Market At DoubleTree Hilton, Al Mankhool

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The DoubleTree Hilton at Al Mankhool is hosting a grand Diwali market on October 21st. The event promises to be a festive celebration filled with food, music, and entertainment. For all your Diwali and festive shopping needs, including festive clothing, matching jewellery, skincare products to achieve that radiant glow, trendy handbags, fashionable footwear, and thoughtful gift solutions, the Diwali Edit exhibitions by Xpatzhub are your one-stop destination. These exhibitions offer a wide array of products and are sure to cater to your Diwali and festive shopping requirements.

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9. Newby Teas’ Experiential Display At Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Al Fayrooz Lounge

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Al Fayrooz Lounge at Jumeirah Al Qasr is showcasing an exclusive collaboration with Newby Teas. Visitors can feast their eyes on a marvellous display of premium caddies, including designs by Van Gogh and Mathew Williamson.

10. Bus Routes Expansion, Riyadh, Middle East

The fourth phase of the Riyadh Bus service has launched with an addition of 40 new routes covering a distance of over 1,442 kilometres. There are now over 1,632 bus stations and more than 614 buses operating in the city.

That’s All For Today Folks! Till next time, Ma’a Salama!

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