CT Quickies: Lionel Messi’s Saudi Flashback To Dubai’s Summer Nostalgia; 10 Middle East Updates For You

by Deeplata Garde
CT Quickies: Lionel Messi’s Saudi Flashback To Dubai’s Summer Nostalgia; 10 Middle East Updates For You

The Middle East has been really steaming up these days. We are not talking about the weather but the news. From new hotel launches to flight frequencies and a lot more, the MENA Region is bustling with energy. So we have curated the top 10 trendy Middle East news for you from this week. Here are some major events you should know about this week in the Middle East.

10 Middle East Updates From This Week

1. EgyptAir To Relaunch Tokyo Narita Flights This September, So Make Plans For A Japanese Vacay!

Egyptair will be operating flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport twice weekly beginning in September on the Boeing 777.

2. The Serai Wing of the Chedi Al Bait Hotel Is The Latest Addition To The Sharjah Hotel, Middle East

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Shurooq has set a new standard for luxury hospitality in Sharjah with the opening of ‘The Serai Wing, Bait Khalid Bin Ibrahim. This stunning property offers an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity.

3. IHG Group Announces The Debut Of Regent Hotels & Resorts In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Regent Jeddah, a new ultra-luxury property, is set to open in one of the most prestigious waterfront locations in Saudi Arabia by mid-2024.

4. Saudi Fighter Plane Crashes During Exercise, Killing All Aboard

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The crew of the F-15 SA Fighter plane was killed in a terrible tragedy, according to a Ministry notification issued by the state-run news agency SPA.

5. Dubai’s Iconic Buildings Are Giving Major Childhood Nostalgia This Summer


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Visit Dubai recently shared a video of Dubai’s iconic buildings like the Burj Khalifa, Museum of the Future & Dubai Frame turning into a childhood water game.

6. This Abu Dhabi to Budapest Flight Was Delayed For Over 30hrs Leaving The Passengers Furious

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The flight was scheduled for July 25th, but unfortunately, it was delayed for a whopping 30 hours. To make matters worse, the airline didn’t provide passengers with enough food and coffee during the long wait.

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7. Middle East Travel: Flying Between Kazakhstan and Qatar To Become Easier

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Kazakhstan and Qatar have decided to increase the number of flights they offer, going from 21 to 38 flights per week.

8. Lionel Messi Miss Spending Time In Saudi; Shares His Moments From The Kingdom


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Lionel Messi decided to share some photos on social media of his recent trip to Riyadh. He captured some stunning shots of the Asir mountains and his family time in Saudi Arabia.

9. MrBeast Burger debuts in Kuwait, Middle East


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Kitopi, a multi-brand restaurant based in the UAE, has launched MrBeast Burger in Kuwait!

10. Travelling In Public Transportation In Dubai? Download This App!

If you utilise public transit in Dubai, such as buses, taxis, and others, use the S’hail App to plan your trips ahead of time.

That’s all for this week folks! See you next week with a fresh set of news from the Middle East. Till then Maa Salama, Habibis!

Cover Image Courtesy: Pic Creds: Insta/Lionel Messi, Visit Dubai