From King Salman’s Lung Infection To Spotting Salman Khan & Aman Gupta In Dubai, 5 GCC Updates For You

Did you read the trending news from the Gulf today?

by Deeplata Garde
From King Salman’s Lung Infection To Spotting Salman Khan & Aman Gupta In Dubai, 5 GCC Updates For You

From an upcoming musical apocalypse with Cigarettes After Sex to the health update on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, the past week has been eventful. Adding to the excitement, Aman Gupta’s star-studded meeting with Salman Khan, the UAE’s bold space mission plans, and the lucrative car plates auction have kept the GCC buzz alive.

An ‘Apocalypse’ in Dubai: Cigarettes After Sex to Perform


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Get ready for a musical apocalypse in Dubai! The renowned Indie rock band, Cigarettes After Sex, will serenade the city with their enchanting tunes on Friday, January 31, 2025, at the Coca-Cola Arena. Fans eagerly anticipating this event can grab presale tickets on Live Nation Middle East starting Thursday, May 23 at 4 PM. General tickets will be available 24 hours later. Prices start at an accessible Dhs195, so mark your calendars and set your alarms!

GCC Update: King Salman Diagnosed With Lung Infection

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Saudi Arabia’s venerable King Salman bin Abdulaziz, at 88 years old, faces a health challenge. Diagnosed with a lung infection, he will receive antibiotic treatment following a bout of fever and joint pain, as reported by state media on Monday. The monarch underwent thorough medical examinations at the Royal Clinics in Al Salam Palace, situated in Jeddah, the prominent Red Sea port city.

Aman Gupta Meets Salman Khan in Dubai, GCC


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In a delightful crossover of business and Bollywood, boAt co-founder Aman Gupta recently met the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Dubai. Gupta shared the memorable encounter on Instagram, showcasing photos with the iconic actor. Salman Khan, accompanied by his niece Alizeh Agnihotri, made a striking appearance at the Hello Magazine awards.

MBR Explorer Spacecraft Set for Asteroid Adventure

The UAE is ready to embark on a celestial journey with the MBR Explorer spacecraft. Scheduled for launch in March 2028, this ambitious mission will explore the asteroid belt over seven years. A captivating video released by UAE Forsan has confirmed this exciting news, sparking enthusiasm among space enthusiasts and scientists alike.

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Dubai RTA’s Premium Car Plates Auction Nets Dh65 Million

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has struck gold with its 115th Premium Vehicle Number Plates Open Auction. Overall, it has amassed a staggering Dh65.588 million. This impressive figure represents a remarkable 28 per cent increase from the previous auction’s total of Dh51.216 million. The premium car plates auction continues to attract significant interest, highlighting the city’s unique automotive culture.

These stories highlight Dubai’s dynamic and ever-evolving landscape, setting the stage for more intriguing developments to come.

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