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Dubai Parks and Resorts to open Legoland Hotel, launch new rides in 2021

This year, the Hollywood themed park Motiongate, will add to its offering

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Revealed: 10 adventurous things to do in the UAE

Skydiving to watersports made it to the bucket list

Vox Cinemas reopens Snow Cinema at Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates

Tickets will include admission and are accompanied by a food and beverage package that consists of a signature hot chocolate and popcorn

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Revealed: 10 things to do this upcoming Eid break in the UAE

This coming Eid break, take some time to explore all that the UAE has to offer with your friends and family

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MENA music streaming platform Anghami merges with Vistas Media, to list on Nasdaq New York

The agreement will result in Anghami becoming the first Arab technology company to list on Nasdaq New York

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Dubai’s Global Village to resume ‘musical fireworks’

The venue had announced on February 3 that all shows and street entertainment will remain suspended

Spotify to add 85 new markets with 1 billion people

Spotify is the largest paid music service in the world, and has become the single biggest source of revenue for the recording industry

Sharjah’s Shurooq set to welcome guests to luxury destination ‘Moon Retreat’

The construction of the luxury retreat is 75 per cent complete

Half of all Saudi, UAE gamers spent more time playing during lockdowns: study

Pandemic-accelerated gaming to continue post Covid-19 lockdowns in UAE and Saudi

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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

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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