We at Curly Tales Middle East are back with your weekly dose of quick news with CT Quickies. We are here to eliminate the FOMO you might be feeling at the end of the week after a plethora of news overwhelming you. So instead of wasting time going through the deets, read on this quick and interesting news that happened in the Middle East this week. Let’s get started!
10 Middle East Updates From This Week
1. Planning To Fly to Colombo? This Airline Has Increased The Fleet From Dubai!
We fly daily from Colombo to Dubai and Colombo to Chennai starting today 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/rtr7GZJnes
— FitsAir (@FitsAir) March 26, 2023
FitsAir carrier from Sri Lanka has announced a rise in the frequency of daily flights between the Emirates and Colombo.
2. Wizz Air Has Added A New Route To Its Expansive Network
Wizz Air has launched direct flights to Istanbul from London Luton Airport this week.
3. Middle-East Carrier, Emirates’ Flagship A380 Reaches New Zealand!
Our flagship A380 has touched down in Christchurch, marking the resumption of daily services from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney after more than three years. https://t.co/ZMO9ypjy35 pic.twitter.com/4BTX9TtAla
— Emirates (@emirates) March 28, 2023
Emirates’ four-cabin A380 made a ground-breaking landing at Christchurch airport with a water cannon salute.
4. All Etihad Flights Will Depart From Beijing Daxing International Airport
Celebrating the start of regular scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Beijing’s new @PKXAirport. Here’s a look at the inaugural flight from Beijing to Abu Dhabi and trade event together with Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). pic.twitter.com/orFBqfNmRn
— Etihad Airways (@etihad) March 31, 2023
The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has shifted all Beijing-bound flights from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Beijing Daxing International Airport.
5. flydubai Flight’s Tire Burst Forces Male Runway To Shut Down
After a Flydubai aircraft’s tyre burst on landing, the Maldives airport was briefly closed for more than two hours.
6. Loose Rock Fell On Khorfakkan Road, Middle East
— شرطة رأس الخيمة (@rakpoliceghq) March 28, 2023
The Khor Fakkan-Dafta road in Ras Al Khaimah was briefly shut down by officials after falling rocks due to heavy rain blocked the road.
7. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som Is Promoting Sustainable Wellness & Dietary Programmes For Ramadan
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is assisting visitors on their path to holistic wellness and spiritual purification intended to prepare the mind and body for periods of fasting, devotion, and reflection.
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8. Abu Dhabi Welcomes New Visa Screening Center
Supported by #ADPHC, the Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a subsidiary of PureHealth, opened a new Disease Prevention & Screening Center at ‘Top Prestige’ in Mussafah Industrial Area.
— مركز أبوظبي للصحة العامة (@adphc_ae) March 31, 2023
Walk in or take an appointment at these newly opened screening centres in Abu Dhabi’s industrial Mussafah neighbourhood.
9. UAE Honors This Pakistani Cricketer With Golden Visa
Pakistani Star AllRounder Shadab Khan has received Golden Visa from United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 Government.. pic.twitter.com/0GUq4SNJHz
— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) March 28, 2023
Shadab Khan received this honorary visa from the UAE from the officials.
10. A Film Critic Forum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia, Middle East
The Middle East is spicing up with another film-related festival. Jeddah is hosting the first Film Criticism Conference in the Al-Balad district.
That’s all for this week folks! Will be back with an interesting pack of news next week. Until then, Ma’a Salama Habibis!
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