Shanghai ME Dubai

Restaurant review: Shanghai ME, Dubai

Shanghai Me, unlike its name might suggest, doesn’t do traditional Chinese, either by way of its vibe or its food

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Samsung unveils five new Galaxy devices at virtual launch event

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra lead a strong lineup for Samsung second-half launch event

Samsung launches new Galaxy Note20 devices, UAE prices revealed

Prices start at Dhs3,549 for the non-5G Galaxy Note20

Google to wind down its Play Music service by December

Google to focus on YouTube Music streaming service after failing to gain traction with Play Music

Automechanika Dubai cancels 2020 event amid Covid-19

The automotive products exhibition will be held from June 7-9 2021 at DWTC

Jim Hackett and Jim Farley Ford

Ford appoints Jim Farley to replace Jim Hackett as new CEO

Jim Farley will join the board of directors from October 1

BMW records first quarterly loss since 2009 on virus impact

BMW shares have lost more than a fifth this year

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Renault reports record $8bn loss

Renault shares have fallen 47 per cent this year

Breitling CEO Georges Kern

How some of the world’s leading independent watchmakers are navigating the Covid-19 crisis

Three independent brands – Breitling, MB&F and Bremont – share how they are navigating the current crisis

Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament for 2020 cancelled

A local tournament may be held in Dubai in December, the official announcement of which is expected on August 10

Mercedes Benz Gordon Wagener Virgil Abloh

Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

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Xiaomi prepares to launch new e-book reader to compete with Amazon Kindle

Xiaomi has previously launched the iReader T6 and MiReader in China

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

Triton Submarine

Triton Submarines braces for next wave of experiential tourism

With underwater tourism set to become the next big frontier in “experiential tourism”, recreational sub manufacturers like Florida-based Triton Submarines are gearing up with state-of-the-art vessels

Watches & Wonders

China to host Watches & Wonders luxury watch fair this September

The event will take place from September 9-13, 2020, at the West Bund Art Center

Range Rover

Range Rover introduces 50th anniversary limited edition SUV

The new Range Rover Fifty celebrates half a century of iconic SUV design and engineering that hasn’t lost sight of its roots

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887.

Horology picks: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887

It features complex horological feats including a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and an equation of time function

New contactless dining platform Opaala launches in Dubai

Opaala says it can enable venues cut down on operational costs by working with a skeleton crew

Emirates Holidays introduces new measures to offer customers increased flexibility

Emirates Holidays has also introduced video appointments, to facilitate and personalise travel support

Zoom launches touchscreen device for WFH, to cost $599

It partnered with hardware maker DTEN to create the 27-inch device

UFC Fight Island Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s ‘safe zone’ at UFC Fight Island ensures maximum safety for all

An 11-square-kilometre stretch of Yas Island has been blocked off from the public to create a safety bubble for all those involved with the ongoing UFC event

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merged company to be called Stellantis

The merger is expected to be completed in early 2021

MEBAA aviation show

MEBAA business aviation airshow will be held this December in Dubai

It will take place from December 8-10, 2020, at the DWC, Airshow Site in Dubai

Ford Bronco

Ford’s new 2021 Bronco will revive iconic model after 24-year hiatus

The car will enter into production at Ford’s Michigan plant early next year

Dubai’s La Perle to open DSS edition show on July 30

Dubai’s aqua theatre show will reopen after temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

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UAE residents and citizens cannot travel abroad for tourism

Residents who wish to visit their home countries and return to the UAE will be permitted to do so