Monday Brief: From Dubai Outlet Mall Expansion To Sharjah’s New Identity, 6 UAE Updates For You

A quick compilation of latest trending news across the Emirates.

by Deeplata Garde
Monday Brief: From Dubai Outlet Mall Expansion To Sharjah’s New Identity, 6 UAE Updates For You

From transformative traffic regulations in Abu Dhabi to the dazzling glamour of Meydan Racecourse, and the reminder for pedestrian safety in Dubai, the Emirates are abuzz with updates. Meanwhile, maritime festivities in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah’s cultural renaissance, and the grand expansion of Dubai Outlet Mall promise a rich tapestry of events. Let’s delve into each piece of news from UAE.

1. Overtaking Regulations On Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed International Road, UAE

In a bid to enhance traffic flow and safety, Abu Dhabi Police are set to implement a groundbreaking change in traffic regulations. The new rule permits heavy vehicles to overtake in designated lanes on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed International Road. Also, this strategic rule application covers the stretch from Benona Bridge to Ikad Bridge in both directions, emphasizing the importance of lane discipline.

2. Fashion Friday: Glamour And Racing Thrills At Meydan Racecourse

Shifting gears from traffic to the racecourse, Dubai is gearing up for the inaugural Fashion Friday fixture at Meydan Racecourse. The Dubai Racing Carnival card, sponsored by Longines, promises a spectacle of elegance and thrilling horse racing. With nine races, including three Group 1 affairs, the evening boasts a substantial AED 10 million in prize money, attracting top-class local and international horses.

3. Dubai Police Posts About Jaywalking Fines And Safety Reminders

Dubai Police issued a stern reminder to pedestrians in the city regarding the consequences of jaywalking, emphasizing that it is a criminal offence that can result in a hefty Dhs400 fine. A post on X  revealed that Dubai Police handed out fines for 43,817 jaywalking violations in 2023. Also, the fines are a measure to ensure pedestrian safety by discouraging crossing in undesignated areas.

4. Abu Dhabi Marine Festival & Dhow Sailing Race 43ft Celebrations

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Marine Festival Dhow Sailing Race 43ft is set to unfold on February 1, 2024. Organized by the Abu Dhabi Sailing Club, the race will span from the east of Al Saadiyat Island to the Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club on Abu Dhabi Corniche, promising a captivating display of maritime prowess.

5. Sharjah’s New Identity Unveiled At Al Noor Island, UAE

In a momentous event attended by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the Emirate of Sharjah revealed its new identity. Overall, this visual and cultural embodiment, launched at a ceremony on Al Noor Island, encapsulates Sharjah’s rich cultural and artistic heritage.

6. Dubai Outlet Mall’s Grand Expansion Unveiled


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Closing on a retail note, the Dubai Outlet Mall is gearing up to unveil its latest expansion. Finally, it will finish in Q3 of the previous year. The eagerly awaited opening is expected before Ramadan. Also, it will introduce a brand-new section, adding a colossal 3.8 million square feet of shopping space. Shoppers can anticipate a refreshed look and feel, along with the promise of incredible deals in this revamped shopping haven.

So here are some of the latest updates from the region.

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