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Abu Dhabi to host fireworks across the emirate on New Year’s Eve

Shows will be held at the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba on Thursday night

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New Year’s Eve: Hot spots in Dubai to ring in 2021

With 2021 around the corner, here’s a rundown of the city’s best spots to ring in the new year

No fireworks show at The Pointe at Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for NYE, organisers confirm

The fireworks show will not held for ‘safety reasons’

Revealed: Where to catch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai

Popular spots in and around the city will light up the sky to celebrate the start of 2021

Dubai’s Meraas offers to delist park operator DXB Entertainments

Meraas plans to acquire debt worth $1.16bn and convert it into new DXBE shares

DIFC Winter vibes

Revealed: The music, movie and comedy shows you can catch at Dubai’s DIFC this winter

Movie nights and stand-up comedy shows are free-to-attend at DIFC’s Gate Avenue

Quick Holiday Travel

Revealed: Five countries you can currently travel to from Dubai within six hours

Travelling to a nearby country for the Christmas weekend would be an ideal getaway for many looking for a change of scenery

Snow cinema

Majid Al Futtaim launches ‘cinema in the snow’ at Ski Dubai

The experience is available from December 11 until the end of February

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UAE National Day fireworks at the Palm Fountain cancelled for ‘safety reasons’

The special shows are taking place between December 1-3

Dubai Parks to open Legoland hotel in Dec, plans to launch new record-breaking rides in 2021

Operator DXB Entertainments reported a 97 per cent year-on-year drop in revenues in Q3

Big Red. Al Badayer desert

Revealed: Top 10 natural hotspots across the UAE

Outside the urban landscape of the city, are natural outposts that pay homage to the country’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

Explore: Five things to do in Ras Al Khaimah during the weekend

The emirate offers a multitude of activities including adventure sports and heritage visits

wedding

Weddings and social events allowed to resume in Dubai

Event halls can accommodate a maximum of 200 people while the duration cannot exceed four hours

Adidas to host FIFA 21 tournament for GCC gamers

Amateurs and pros will compete for $25,000 in prize money

VR gaming arcade opens doors in Al Khawaneej, Dubai

The Arcade by Hub Zero features VR versions of fan favourites such as Justice League, Batman and others

Livestreaming app Bigo Live to sponsor Saudi gamers

Up to 3,000 gamers in the Middle East to benefit from incentive package

Apple can block Fortnite from its app store, judge rules

Court however orders Apple to restore Unreal Engine

Vox Cinemas in UAE reveals movie lineup for rest of the year

The cinema industry is looking to rebuild itself after the Covid-19 shutdowns

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Dubai issues guidelines to restart exhibitions, live events and concerts

Measures to be followed include social distancing and limited capacity

Arada reveals movie line-up for Sharjah’s first drive-in cinema, set to open on July 1

All films at the 150-capacity cinema will be free to enter, on a first-come, first-served basis

Dubai allows waterparks to reopen with limited capacity

All attractions, including rides and slides can reopen

Dubai’s Meraas offers contactless ‘Curbside Pickup’ service for customers

Participating retailers include Mitts and Trays, BLK Cab Coffee, Catch 22, Aprons & Hammers, Eggspectations, and Urban Seafood, among others

Vox Cinemas launches drive-in cinema in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

Tickets will be priced per car and includes an F&B package

Emirates Loto

Dubai-based Indian and Filipino expats win Dhs500,000 each in Emirates Loto draw

The jackpot prize has been raised to Dhs45m for the next edition of the draw expected to take place on Saturday, May 2

Bollywood park, Dubai parks and resorts

Dubai banks buy park operator’s debt as Meraas plans revamp

DXB Entertainments launched in 2016 to bolster the emirate’s entertainment sector

New entertainment venue Madar set to open in Sharjah mega development Aljada

Madar includes a cluster of attractions including a children’s adventure area and a food zone

Dubai Shopping Festival: lineup revealed for closing weekend

Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis will perform at the Coca Cola Arena on Thursday, January 30

Dubai reveals new holiday home regulation

Dubai Tourism Authority issues new guidelines for holiday homes sector

The new resolution, outlining rules for operators, homeowners and authorised tenants, has been developed to diversify the tourism sector in the emirate

Camping with caravans on this Dubai beach is now free

Campers must obtain a permit – issued for free – before heading to the beach located in Al Sufouh area

Dubai Fitness Challenge welcomed over 1.1 million participants this year

The 30-day event held over 13,000 fitness and wellness activities and events