Madame Tussauds Dubai to open on October 14

The attraction will be home to 60 celebrities from around the world

Wasl hospitality

Wasl to open four new hotels in Dubai

Wasl hospitality and leisure has a portfolio of 6,885 hotel rooms

Hatta Caravan Park

Dubai Holding to open region’s first luxury caravan park in Hatta

The fourth season of Hatta Resorts and Hatta Wadi Hub will reopen to the public from October 1 2021 – April 30, 2022

Iker Casillas Goalkeeper Training Centre

Spain’s Iker Casillas to open goalkeeper training centre in Dubai

Fursan Hispania will scout for the best goalkeeping talent from the region, and recommend them for a full-boarding programme at the Iker Casillas Academy in Madrid

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Sole DXB cancels 2021 edition in Dubai

The organisers haven’t cited any specific reasons for the cancellation or proposed any alternative dates

The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point

Five beach Dubai

Five Holdings to open third property in Dubai in 2023

It follows the acquisition of the under construction Corinthia property in Jumeirah Beach Residence

Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC

Interview: Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC

At the helm of one of the most high-profile Swiss watchmakers, Christoph Grainger-Herr is repeatedly proving that he isn’t short on product or business innovation ideas

Dubai Police Aston Martin

Dubai Police add Aston Martin Vantage to supercar fleet

The new vehicle bearing the number plate “77” will be showcased alongside the police force’s other luxury cars at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai cultural visa al quoz

Dubai opens registrations for long-term cultural visas for creatives in Al Quoz

The cultural visas were first approved in 2019 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Making scents: Christine Nagel, in-house perfumer at Hermès, on the all-new H24

She is the nose behind H24 – the first men’s fragrance from the French luxury brand in 15 years

Nissan pre-owned warranty

Nissan rolls out manufacturer-backed warranty for pre-owned programme in the Middle East

All Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will receive a two-year or 60,000km manufacturer warranty

Saudi wealth fund buys a stake in Italian supercar maker Pagani

The Pagani family will keep full control of the company

Dubai’s Invygo raises $1.9m in pre-series A funding round

Invygo will build new partnerships with dealers and car rental companies, while also expanding its engineering talent

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Richard Mille announce jury members for $50,000 art prize

The jury will determine the shortlist of the exhibiting artists for the inaugural Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021 exhibition, and one overall winner from among the participants

In pics: New fire fountain show, enhanced floating market experience at Global Village

The multicultural family destination will commence on October 26, 2021

Review: Staycation at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Even a short stay at the sprawling property is rejuvenating, with all the safety protocols in place

Electric Vehicle charging

Abu Dhabi introduces unified tariff for electric vehicle charging across emirate

Once a charging unit is registered and a sub-meter installed, a unified tariff of 30 fils per kilowatt hour will be implemented

LG’s rollable OLED TV now available in the UAE

The Signature OLED R is available for pre-order retailing at Dhs329,999

OSN gets exclusive streaming rights to Gangs of London in the Middle East

The Gareth Evans-created crime drama, one of the UK’s most popular original dramas of all time, is available in the region on OSN

First Abu Dhabi Bank partners with Al-Futtaim IKEA on home furnishing loans

The programme is run by the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority

Michel Chalhoub

Michel Chalhoub, founder of Dubai-based luxury retailer, dies

The founder and chairman of the Dubai-headquartered luxury retailer Chalhoub Group was 89

John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment

Why live events have a promising future in the UAE

Abu Dhabi’s live events industry has shown resilience. John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment, now wants to replicate the model elsewhere

Sotheby's Josh Pullan

Interview: Josh Pullan, managing director of the Global Luxury Division at Sotheby’s

Pullan is taking a centuries-old auction house down a path that is fundamentally altering the way it does business

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition

Horology picks: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition

A centuries-old Swiss watchmaker and a thoroughly British luxury carmaker recently joined forces, announcing the first timepiece as a result of that partnership

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The SME Story: Riwa Khan, founder of Majama

Dubai-based Majama produces vegan and gluten-free desserts with ambitious plans to expand further into the GCC markets

Aston Martin DBX

Review: My first Aston Martin drive – the DBX

The DBX gives you the power of a sports car with the comfort of a luxury SUV

Live Site Viewing of the 2032 Olympic Games Host City Announcement Brisbane

Brisbane is selected as host of the 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee approved Brisbane’s bid in a 72-5 vote

McLaren gets $760m from investors including Saudi wealth fund PIF

McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic