This week there have been a lot of interesting developments that have kept us scrolling on our social media channels. And it’s no secret that these include some interesting updates that have come up in the Middle East as well. From the new livery of Riyadh Air to a new resort opening in AlUla, there have been a lot of developments, and it might be difficult to keep up with all that’s happening. So, we’ve made a list of 10 Middle East updates that you might have missed over the last few days!
Middle East Updates
1. Sultan AlNeyadi Completes Three Months On The ISS
It's been an incredible 3 months on the ISS, full of experiments and experiences – but every moment a learning opportunity. I look forward to achieving more goals of the mission in the coming months. Thank you for your support and excited to continue this journey with you all!🤍 pic.twitter.com/6PmNItAXXw
— Sultan AlNeyadi (@Astro_Alneyadi) June 8, 2023
Sultan AlNeyadi created history when he embarked on his journey of staying at the International Space Station. And now, he is already midway through! Yes, he recently shared a post on Twitter talking about the completion of three months in space. His mission involves a stay of six months in the orbiting laboratory!
2. There Are 5 New Beaches Opening In Jeddah For Swimming
There are five new beaches opening at the Red Sea waterfront of Obhur. And the best part is that these beaches will be designated for swimming. It’s worth noting that these include two in South Obhur and there will be three in the waterfront, which will soon be in operation, according to a report by Saudi Gazette.
3. Dubai’s Largest Indoor Sports Venue Is Offering Free Entry
With weekly sporting challenges, more venues than ever before and several free activities, Dubai Sports World – the city’s largest indoor summer sporting venue – returns for the 13th consecutive year to offer residents a sporty and fun-filled summer for more than 100 days at… pic.twitter.com/Nv7kmG7tBk
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 7, 2023
Dubai Sports World, which is also the city’s largest summer indoor sporting venue is offering six free family activities. Yes, according to new reports, these include Football Pool, Mini Golf, Foosball, Retro Video Games, Giant Jenga, and Arm Wrestling.
4. Dubai South Releases Stunning Picture Of The Upcoming Waterfront Mansions
#DubaiSouthProperties appoints Ginco General Contracting to develop #SouthBay, in a contract worth AED 1 billion. Get ready for over 800 spacious villas, townhouses, and 200+ luxurious waterfront mansions. pic.twitter.com/mthqGqkraI
— Dubai South (@Dubai_South) June 7, 2023
As it was announced on the official Twitter page of Dubai South that Ginco General Contracting has been appointed to develop the area for AED1 Billion. The area will see more than 800 spacious villas, townhouses, and over 200 luxurious waterfront mansions.
5. Rixos Premium Dubai Collaborates With Renowned Artist Deniz Sagdic
Deniz Sagdic is a Turkish artist, and Rixos Premium is collaborating with her for a captivating art exhibition. Slated to take place in the lobby from June 15th to August 15th, this talented artist has previously showcased her works in the cities of Milan, London, and Hong Kong.
6. Oman Air To Begin 5 Daily Flights Between Doha And Muscat This July
Starting July, you can choose from five flights a day between #Muscat and #Doha. With convenient timings from early in the morning to late at night, it’s the perfect chance for a spontaneous daytrip or a weekend getaway! pic.twitter.com/ZGOBVCm0YV
— Oman Air (@omanair) June 6, 2023
From this July onwards, Oman Air, will be beginning five flights in a day. This means that whether you’re looking for a convenient morning flight or one at late night, there will be an option for you. It will also make it easier to take a spontaneous weekend trip!
7. 50-Ft Winking Emoji Balloon Floating On Dubai Creek
The said emoji is a trademark of GLITCH, which will open its doors on June 19. There’s a promise of non-stop excitement and endless fun for the whole family! Spread across a whopping 40,000 square metres, it is situated on Level Two of Deira’s Al Ghurair Centre. Once open, it will feature over 30 attractions, all carefully curated to cater to ages 3 and up!
8. Dubai Global Village To Open Earlier This Year
— Global Village القرية العالمية (@GlobalVillageAE) June 8, 2023
On June 8, it was announced on the official Twitter handle of Dubai Global Village that it will be opening earlier this year. Yes, the 28th season a week will open earlier than usual, specifically on October 18. Additionally, it will be operational until April 28, 2024.
9. Man Travelling To Dubai Arrested At IGI Airport After Passenger Heard Him Say Bomb
A Dubai-bound man was arrested at the IGI Airport of Delhi, after another passenger allegedly heard him say the word, ‘bomb’ on a call. While the entire plane was checked, nothing was found on it. As a result, the flight was delayed for two hours.
10. Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Takes Production Arts To Prague
A group of talented art students from the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy will be taking on an extraordinary journey to Prague. This will be done for the 15th edition of the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and the students will be accompanied by the faculty members.
So, make sure to bookmark these updates from the Middle East!
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