Monday Brief: From Liwa Festival Dates To Mass Wedding In Dubai, Here Are 6 Middle East Updates

by Deeplata Garde
Monday Brief: From Liwa Festival Dates To Mass Wedding In Dubai, Here Are 6 Middle East Updates

News has been flowing in today from the Middle East region and we can’t read it all. So here’s a quick compilation of the top 6 news from Dubai, Oman and other parts of the MENA region. Take a look!

1. Oman Announces 2-Day Holiday Amid Cyclone Tej Fears

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In light of the anticipated impact of Cyclone Tej, Oman has announced a two-day holiday for both the public and private sectors on October 23 and 24. Cyclone Tej is expected to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and storm surges to the coasts of Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates. To ensure the safety of residents, the government has taken precautionary measures, such as evacuating those in vulnerable areas, temporarily closing the Salalah Port, and activating a 24-hour call centre.

2. Beach Water Polo Championship Returns at Old Doha Port

The fall season will witness the Beach Water Polo Championship, held at the Old Doha Port from October 26 to 28. Organized by the Qatar Swimming Association, this event is open to residents and non-residents of Qatar alike. Teams can register with a minimum of five players and compete for prizes and trophies. The championship promises not only thrilling matches but also entertainment in the form of a live DJ and performers, along with various food and beverage outlets.

3. Dubai Royal Attends Mass Wedding of 50 Couples

Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, graced a mass wedding ceremony in Dubai, celebrating the union of 50 young couples. The event, orchestrated by the UAE Ministry of Community Development, aimed to foster social cohesion and happiness among Emirati families. Sheikh Mansoor conveyed his congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds, praising the ministry’s efforts in supporting marriage initiatives and preserving Emirati traditions.

4. IndiGo Announces Flight Discounts


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IndiGo, a prominent Indian budget airline, is offering an attractive discount of up to 25 per cent on both domestic and international flights as part of a special Dussehra sale. Travel enthusiasts can take advantage of this offer by making bookings before October 24, using the code 6EWORLD. The travel period covered by this promotion is from October 23 to December 31. IndiGo operates flights connecting Abu Dhabi to nine Indian cities, including popular destinations like Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.

5. Dates for Liwa International Festival 2024 Revealed

The eagerly awaited Liwa International Festival (Moreeb Dune 2024) is set to return this December, offering a captivating array of motorsports activities and cultural events. Scheduled to unfold from December 8 to 31 at Moreeb Dune, the tallest sand dune in the UAE, the festival will feature exciting competitions and races for both four-wheel drives and bikes. Attendees can also look forward to a pop-up market, live musical performances, family zones, and traditional souks. This grand festival is organized by the Liwa Sports Club and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

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6. Sharjah Museums to Display Historic Collection of Indian Arts

Sharjah is gearing up to host the ‘Ziena Splendor of The Indian Courts’ exhibition, a splendid showcase of the rich cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent, particularly the jewelled arts of the Mughal era. This collaborative exhibition between the Sharjah Museums Authority and Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah of Kuwait will be on display at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization from October 25 to April 14. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire 84 curated objects, including gem-studded weapons, pendants, vessels, and domes, offering a glimpse into the opulent history of Indian courts.

Here’s a quick update from the Middle East today.

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