CT Quickies: Yas Waterworld Expansion To Ltd Edition Dishes & Drinks At 3Fil; 7 Middle East Updates

Ensuring you don’t miss out on anything important, here are a few Middle East updates that you might want to know!

by Anupriya Mishra
CT Quickies: Yas Waterworld Expansion To Ltd Edition Dishes & Drinks At 3Fil; 7 Middle East Updates

There are many developments that are happening in the world, every day, especially in the Middle East. So, if you’re in the Middle East, then you will want to stay updated with the developments that are happening every day. Ensuring you don’t miss out on anything important, here are a few Middle East updates that you might want to know!

Middle East Updates

1. Speed Limit Reduced On Al Garhoud Bridge

According to a recent tweet by Dubai RTA on X (formerly Twitter) it was revealed that the speed limit on the Al Ittihad Road, between Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge has been reduced. Yes, from the previous 100 km/h, it now stands at 80 km/h. As it happens the new speed limit will be effective from November 20, 2023! Moreover, the decision has been taken by the Dubai Police General Headquarters.

2. Dubai RTA Announced As Jubilee Sponsor of WETEX 2023

The Dubai RTA recently announced that it is the Jubilee sponsor of WETEX 2023. Aligning with the vision of Dubai to build a sustainable future, it is committed to sustainable initiatives and environmental responsibilities. Moreover, these values also serve as integral pillars in the authority’s strategy for enhancing the quality of transportation services.

3. Miral Group To Expand Yas Waterworld

It was recently revealed the Miral Group is planning to expand the Yas Waterworld by announcing a 16,900 square metre expansion. With the completion expected to happen in 2025, there will be an addition of 3.3 km, as a result, it will grow by 20 per cent. Not to mention, there will be 18 new rides and attractions that will take the total at the park to 60! Did you know the waterpark will include the UAE’s highest slide? Yep, and this will also be the GCC region’s first water park ride integrated within a waterslide complex!

4. 100+ Free Events To Open At Cop28

One of the most awaited events, there will be more than 100 events and workshops that will open and be free to the public at the Cop28 Green Zone. Located in Expo City, which is Dubai’s Sustainability District, people will require a pass if they wish to visit between December 3 and 12. However, it’s worth noting that it is free of charge and provides one-time access on a given day! Moreover, the gates to the Expo City Dubai will open at 9 AM and shut at 10 PM, every day.

5. Qatar Airways Gives A Glimpse Of A350-1000 At Dubai Airshow

On the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, Qatar Airways displayed its new generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Called the Airbus A350-1000 and Gulfstream G650ER, these aircraft have certainly been the talk of the town. Not to mention, visitors also had an opportunity to check out the Qatar Airways’ chalet where they got to explore the cabin’s latest innovations and even passenger offerings.

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6. 3Fils Launches LTD Edition Dishes & Beverages


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3Fils, which is located in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour has launched two new limited-edition dishes and three refreshing beverages! The three new beverages include three unique flavours of kombucha. These dishes include the following indulgent options –

  • Donburi Bowl of Unagi No Kabayaki (read grilled Japanese freshwater eel) that’s been drizzled with an umami-rich Unagi Tare and topped with crushed crispy garlic, lime zest, and spring onion. It is then served on a bed on white steamed rice that’s been sprinkled with plum sesame seeds.
  • The Cure is a dish made with maitake mushrooms that have been dipped in tare and grilled over Japanese oak charcoal. It’s then drizzled with wakame oil (seaweed) and sprinkled with sesame seeds, after which it’s garnished with chives.

7. Movie Night Under Stars At Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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If you’re a movie buff then the good folks at Sofitel Dubai Downtown have got something special planned for you. They’re organising something called ‘Movie Night Under the Stars’. Therein, you get to take your seat and watch 90’s classic movie, Forrest Gump, against the backdrop of the stunning Burj Khalifa and the sparkling Dubai skyline. Happening on Thursday, 16th November it will begin at 7 PM and the cinematic soirée is priced at AED75 per person. Not to mention, it is fully redeemable towards F&B! As it happens you can also relish a grape bottle/hop bucket, pop-corn, cotton candy, and two choices of snacks for 2 people if you’re willing to shell out AED349.

So, go ahead and let your buddies know about these developments as well!

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