CT Quickies: Wizz Air’s New Route To Emirates ICC World Cup Partner; 10 Middle East Updates

by Anupriya Mishra
CT Quickies: Wizz Air’s New Route To Emirates ICC World Cup Partner; 10 Middle East Updates

When there are a lot of updates coming in through the week, then it can be quite difficult to keep up with all the developments. And so, to ensure you don’t miss out on any of these news updates from the Middle East, we’ve have curated a list just for you. Take a look at some of these important news updates!

10 Middle East Updates

1. Green Riyadh Park Project Comes To Al-Nakheel Neighbourhood

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The project Green Riyadh is underway in the Al-Nakheel neighbourhood wherein trees will be planted near four schools, 30 mosques, 14 parking lots, and along 52 km of roads. As it happens, these trees and shrubs are of varied species, such as acacia, desert oak & salt wattle, and Balanites aegyptiaca or Egyptian balsam.

2. DXB Welcomes TUS Airways’ Inaugural Flight From Larnaca

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TUS Airways, which is the leading and largest airline in Cyprus began its first flight from Dubai International on Sunday 1st October 2023. The new service is between Larnaca and Dubai and it marks an important milestone! This airline operates flights between Larnaca and DXB’s Terminal 1 twice per week. Yes, the flights ply on Thursdays and Sundays, with fares that offer the best value in the market.

3. Saudi Arabia Announces Ambitious Bid To Host 2034 FIFA Men’s Football World Cup

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Recently the Kindom of Saudi Arabia raised a bid to host the the 2034 FIFA. This development comes after an invitation was extended to Asia and Oceania regions, so that they can submit their bids. And this is hardly surprising, as the nation is no stranger to the game and international tournaments!

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4. Etihad Airways To Stop Flights To Dhaka, Bangladesh From Oct 29th


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It was recently revealed that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will cease operations to Dhaka, Bangladesh. These operations will stop on October 29! Presently, this airline operates Dhaka-Abu Dhabi-Dhaka once a day. For this, they are using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner!

5. LA’s Famous Dave’s Hot Chicken Is Now Open In Dubai Mall

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On October 5, Thursday, Dave’s Hot Chicken, which is a famous street food in LA opened its third outlet in Dubai Mall. A Drake-backed restaurant, this is a highly famous fried chicken brand. Their succulent tenders and delicious sliders along with crinkle-cut fries and Dave’s secret sauce, are certainly a must-have when you visit this restaurant.

Where: Dubai Mall
When: 11 am to 12 am (Monday to Thursday) & 11 am to 1 am (Saturday & Sunday)

6. Emirates Becomes Official Airline Partner Of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023


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Emirates recently announced that it has become an official airline partner of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. This famous cricket world cup will be hosted across ten cities in India! So, what this means for the passengers of the airlines is that fans of the sport can watch the matches live! Yes, while travelling onboard Emirates flights they can tune in to Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra to never miss the action.

7. New Season Of Burlesque Announced At Josette


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Josette is a vibrant Parisian restaurant that has a vibrant nightlife. And according to reports, the slew of electrifying acts taking over the stage will also include burlesque dancers, singers, and cabaret performances. Moreover, renowned artists will also be joining in on all the fun! Yes, From October 12, Thursday to October 14, Saturday this restaurant will invite artist Clea De Velours to perform burlesque acts!

Where: ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, Dubai

8. Tickets For UNTOLD 2024 Dubai Are Now Out!

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UNTOLD Dubai 2024 is taking over the city from February 15, Thursday to February 18, Sunday. And the tickets for this music festival are now up for grabs! This means you can grab them for as low as AED600, which is just the early bird access price. It’s worth mentioning that this music festival has had seven editions over Europe.

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9. Sign Up For A Free Hatta Dam Paddle Board Event

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Generally reserved by kayaking and boating, but you can partake in stand-up paddle boarding for a day in November. Yes, as part of the upcoming Dubai Fitness Challenge, this event will be happening on Saturday, November 18. The best part about this event is that it’s for free!

When: November 18

10. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Inaugurates Its Route To Erbil

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The low-fare national airline of the UAE, Wizz Air has inaugurated its first flight from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. It’s worth mentioning that the new route offers affordable, hassle-free, and point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in the UAE. Additionally, these flights will be operating on Mondays and Fridays.

So, we hope you’ll be updated with all the Middle East-related updates that happened throughout the week.

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