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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

International celebrities including Jackie Chan and Shah Rukh Khan attend Saudi forum

The kingdom is looking to grow its entertainment industry

Mega book sale Big Bad Wolf opens in Dubai

The 10-day book sale will offer discounts ranging from 50 per cent to 80 per cent

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to offer free weekend entry during Ramadan

Other parks in Yas Island including Yas Waterworld and the recently opened Warner Bros have also revealed Ramadan offers

Emaar to create ‘walk of fame’ for celebrities, influencers in Downtown Dubai

When complete, Dubai Stars will have over 10,000 stars, about four times more than the Hollywood walk of fame

World’s largest inflatable waterpark reopens at Dubai’s JBR beach with new design

The AquaFun waterpark can accommodate up to 500 people concurrently

Akon, Pitbull among singers confirmed for concerts in Saudi this month

The Sharqiah season, running from March 14-30, will see cultural events across the Eastern Province

Vox opens first cinema in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia ended its decades-old ban on cinemas last year

Abu Dhabi film becomes first GCC movie to be aired in Saudi cinemas

Saudi opened up cinemas in the country this year

Here’s a list of national holidays in the UAE for the rest of the year

The second half of the year will have a whole bunch of holidays

Revealed: Top attractions for automotive lovers in the UAE

From racing venues to car museums, the UAE has a lot to offer petrolheads

Revealed: Last minute Eid staycation deals in the UAE

Hotels across the UAE have special deals still on for the Eid weekend

Jeddah gets set to host Saudi’s first ever Comic Con event

The event will take place from February 16-18

Tips to reduce the effects of poor posture at work

A healthy ergonomics strategy is crucial to avoid pain and other issues in the longer term.

How to overcome the pressures of ‘information overload’

Life coach Maryam Ghouth explores our struggle with ‘information overload’