CT Quickies; Jeddah’s New Food Pop-Up To Abu Dhabi’s 3-Day Carnival; 10 Middle East Updates For You

Highlights from around the Middle East.

by Deeplata Garde
CT Quickies; Jeddah’s New Food Pop-Up To Abu Dhabi’s 3-Day Carnival; 10 Middle East Updates For You

In the dynamic landscape of global events, a myriad of stories unfolds, each adding a unique thread to the rich tapestry of our shared experiences. From technological advancements to cultural celebrations, let’s delve into the highlights that have captured our attention from various corners of the world. These updates not only reflect the diversity of the Middle East region but also underscore the significance of each moment in shaping the collective narrative.

1. Dubai Police HQ Enhances Fleet With Cutting-Edge RAM TRX

Dubai Police HQ continues its commitment to top-tier security by integrating the high-performance RAM TRX into its powerful patrol fleet. This strategic move aligns seamlessly with the Dubai Police Force’s ongoing efforts to embrace cutting-edge technology, ensuring operational efficiency and reinforcing safety across the emirate.

2. Dubai Municipality Celebrates Souq Al Freej’s Triumph

Dubai Municipality revels in the success of Souq Al Freej, a platform supporting local entrepreneurs. The second edition attracted a remarkable 50% increase in visitors, with over 157,000 attendees experiencing the festivities at Al-Warqa Park 3 and Al-Barsha Pond Park.

3. Archaeological Revelations Illuminate Bronze Age On Sas Al Nakhl Island

DCT Abu Dhabi archaeologists kickstart the 2023-24 season with remarkable findings on Sas Al Nakhl Island, shedding light on the Bronze Age culture. From well-preserved bones to imported pottery, the discoveries unveil the island’s significance in international trade from 2800 to 2200 BC.

4. ADQ Community Carnival, A Three-Day Extravaganza In Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The ADQ Community Carnival promises a thrilling three-day spectacle at Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, offering a blend of experience, engagement, and excitement. This free-to-attend event, featuring interactive zones, live performances, and an outdoor cinema, aims to create lasting memories for families.

5. Mashi No Mashi Introduces Japanese Street Food Pop-Up In Jeddah, Middle East


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Chef Hisato Hamada brings the ultimate wagyu ramen and gyoza bar experience to Jeddah with Mashi No Mashi’s Japanese street food pop-up. From Maki rolls to ramen, indulge in affordable yet exquisite Asian delights during regular restaurant hours.

6. Little Asia’s Extended Stay At Jeddah, Middle East Walk Until February 3

Jeddah Walk’s beloved attraction, Little Asia, extends its vibrant presence for an additional 10 days, welcoming visitors until February 3. This offers a final opportunity to bask in the warmth of this popular venue.

7. Bahrain Tourism Celebrates ‘Celebrate Bahrain Season’ With Over 100,000 Guests

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Bahrain Tourism Authority rejoices as the ‘Celebrate Bahrain Season’ attracts an impressive attendance of over 100,000 guests. Also, it reaffirms Bahrain’s status as a premier international travel destination.

8. After Oman, Dubai Follows The Guava Chase For Fresh Shipments

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Dubai receives a fresh shipment of Allahabadi guavas, with specific preferences for the Surkha variety. Meanwhile, England showcases its interest in Sebia and Safeda varieties, highlighting the global demand for these premium guavas.

9. 55th Cairo International Book Fair, Middle East Inaugurated By Egyptian Prime Minister

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The 55th Cairo International Book Fair kicks off under the theme “We Create Knowledge, We Preserve the Word,” inaugurated by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. With over 1,200 publishers and 5,250 exhibitors, the fair welcomes the public from January 24 to February 6.

10. Mohanlal Takes The Spotlight at UAE Premiere Of ‘Malaikottai Vaaliban’ In Dubai

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Renowned actor Mohanlal graces the UAE premiere of ‘Malaikottai Vaaliban’ at Star Cinemas in Dubai, marking a significant moment in the film’s journey into the fantasy genre.


From the bustling streets of Dubai to the archaeological wonders of Sas Al Nakhl Island, these moments encapsulate the essence of the recent happenings. Also, it reminds us of how the region experiences multiple changes at once. Overall, here are some of the latest updates from the region. Until next time! Till then, Maa Sa’alama Habibis!

Cover Image Courtesy: Pic Creds: Mashi No Mashi, Insta/ ADQ Community, Website

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