From Abu Dhabi Mall’s Super-Sale To Dubai’s New 30 Electric Buses, 5 GCC Updates For You

So here are some updates from the GCC region.

by Deeplata Garde
From Abu Dhabi Mall’s Super-Sale To Dubai’s New 30 Electric Buses, 5 GCC Updates For You

Today, the GCC is buzzing with exciting updates. From Dubai’s eco-friendly public transport initiatives and a star-studded hip-hop concert to Abu Dhabi’s massive shopping sale and Qatar’s new traffic rules, the region is witnessing a wave of dynamic updates in the GCC.

1. Dubai’s 30 Electric Buses Drive Toward A Greener Future

In a bold move to align with the emirate’s zero-emission public transport strategy, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to deploy 30 electric buses across three major areas: Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall. This transition from diesel-powered to electric vehicles marks a significant step towards sustainable transportation in Dubai. Although the RTA has not yet announced the fee structure for these electric buses, the initiative is expected to revolutionise public transport in the city.

2. GCC Updates: Hip-Hop Legends Set To Rock Dubai


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Dubai’s music scene is about to get a heavy dose of hip-hop nostalgia. Three of the biggest names in the genre—Xzibit, D12, and Obie Trice—are gearing up for a one-night-only performance at the Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday, June 29. This concert, part of the 3 Twenty Anniversary Tour, celebrates the 20th anniversary of their iconic albums: “Man vs. Machine” by Xzibit, “D12 World” by D12, and “Cheers” by Obie Trice. Tickets start at Dhs295, with pre-sales kicking off on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 am, followed by general sales on Friday, May 31.

3. Abu Dhabi’s Mega Sale At The Galleria Al Maryah Island

Attention, Abu Dhabi shoppers! This weekend, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, The Galleria Al Maryah Island is hosting a spectacular three-day sale. With discounts of up to 90% across a variety of stores, this shopping extravaganza promises unbeatable deals and steals. Whether you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe or snag a high-tech gadget, this sale has something for everyone.

4. Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Visits UAE, GCC


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Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has touched down in Abu Dhabi for a brief yet significant visit to the United Arab Emirates. Upon his arrival, he received a warm welcome from the Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This visit underscores the strong diplomatic ties between Pakistan and the UAE, paving the way for further cooperation and partnership.

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5. GCC Updates: Qatar Bans Exit Without Paying Traffic Fines

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Starting September 1, Qatar will enforce a new rule prohibiting individuals with outstanding traffic fines from leaving the country. This measure is part of a broader set of traffic regulations introduced by the Ministry of Interior. To encourage compliance, the ministry has also announced a 50% discount on the value of traffic violations for all motor vehicles from June 1, 2024, to August 31, 2024.

Are you keen on staying updated with regional news? Here’s something for everyone to look forward to in the GCC region.

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