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Power Letters 2023: Fahed Ghanim, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim – Lifestyle

As we look to the year ahead, we will undoubtedly see ‘moments’ become the currency of customer experience

NYE Sheikh Zayed Festival courtesy WAM

Abu Dhabi: More than one million visitors visit Sheikh Zayed Festival to watch fireworks

The largest fireworks display lasted for more than 40 minutes, with more than 3,000 drones in the air during the show

teamlab Phenomena Abu Dhabi

teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is 25% complete: DCT Abu Dhabi, Miral

Scheduled to be completed in 2024, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is set to be an immersive, inspirational space at the intersection of art and technology

The rapidly changing music industry landscape

With fans today embracing classic, modern and futuristic methods of consuming music, coupled with the recovery of live events from the pandemic, the outlook for the global music business is upbeat

Dubai marks Diwali with celebrations across the city

Here’s what you can do in Dubai to celebrate Diwali

With retail offers, Diwali bazaars, live entertainment and fireworks, the festival of lights bring happiness and vibrance to the city

Global Village

Dubai’s RTA to resume four bus routes for Global Village’s 27th season

Global Village will open for visitors on Tuesday, October 25

Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 launches ‘The Community Hub’ to connect creative sector, startups

The Community Hub will offer businesses in the UAE and beyond access to a network of creative and media professionals

anghami holds artist meetup in Beirut

Anghami hosts inaugural artist meetup in Beirut

The meetup was attended by more than 70 up-and-coming artists, who got a chance to meet each other and network, all while discussing the potential for future artistic collaborations

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2022

Fifth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi to be held in October

The forum will explore contemporary issues driving change in the culture and creative industries and the wider cultural sector in current times

Ras Al Khaimah joins UNESCO GNLC

Ras Al Khaimah joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

The membership was awarded due to Ras Al Khaimah’s focus on improving emirate-wide education outcomes, expanding its use of modern technologies in the learning process and empowering communities

UAE authorities caution Netflix over inappropriate content

Authorities said that they will be monitoring content offered by the streaming service

ICOM - 2022 Prague

Dubai receives flag from Prague to host 27th ICOM in 2025

Dubai will be the first city in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region to host the ICOM conference

Paul and Elia GXR records

GXR Records, Dubai latest indie music label, to showcase regional artists globally

Launched by Dubai-based Galaxy Racer, the new music label will focus on developing talents in West Asia and North Africa

Anghami announces prelim H1 2002 report

Anghami announces prelim results for H1 2022, reports 41% YoY growth in monthly subscribers

The company total revenue grew 29 per cent year-over-year to $21.1m

Dubai Commercity, Dubai Culture sign MoU to boost creative sector

The partnership will provide creative businesses with special incentives, including creative activities, logistics, and banking solutions and services

Anghami acquires Spotlight Events

UAE’s Anghami acquires Spotlight Events to expand footprint

The partnership will enable Spotlight Events to become Anghami’s arm for live events and concerts

Netflix

Netflix fires another 300 employees in latest round of cuts

The job losses are across the company, with most affected workers based in the US

#DubaiDestinations

#DubaiDestinations campaign: What makes Dubai an ideal summer spot?

The campaign encourages Dubai’s diverse community to discover the city’s top activities, experiences and events during summer

Global Village

Season 26 of Dubai’s Global Village welcomed 7.8 million guests

The park was open for 194 days, marking its longest season ever

Sacha Jafri on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad

Artist Sacha Jafri on UNESCO World Heritage sites, NFTs and sending art to the Moon

He discusses the breadth of his projects this year, from a piece that will be placed for eternity on the Moon, to an exhibition that pays tribute to this planet’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, and also an NFT-linked project that celebrates the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai

Raed Barqawi with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Journalist Raed Barqawi explains the inspiration behind his first book

Raed Barqawi has spent more than three decades observing the meteoric rise of Dubai and the UAE. His book chronicles the formative years of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has played an instrumental role in transforming the country into a global powerhouse

Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi to open Natural History Museum in 2025

The museum, currently under construction, is located in the Saadiyat Cultural District

Dubai Metro Music Festival

Here’s where you can catch the Dubai Metro Music Festival

It will be held from March 16-22 across five metro stations in the emirate

Saudi Arabia’s first movie chain plans landmark IPO

Muvi Cinemas is Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown cinema brand

Sandstorm comic book studio

Abu Dhabi gets first dedicated comic book studio

Sandstorm encourages aspiring creators to submit their pitches for comic books or graphic novels spanning any genre, theme or style

Sacha Jafri

Dubai-based Sacha Jafri’s creation to become first official artwork on the Moon

The artwork called ‘We Rise Together with the Light of the Moon’ will be placed on the lunar surface later this year

Museum of the Future

Watch: Flying Iron Man delivers special invitations to visit Museum of the Future in Dubai

The stylised video shows the jetpack-powered Browning taking off from the museum and landing at various locations across the city

Artist David Galbraith’s stunning new clock collection pays tribute to the UAE

Galbraith has brought his decades-long experience as an artist to the traditional craft of English clockmaking, with a deliberate focus on the Middle East

Dragons’ Den’s Steven Bartlett to headline event at Dubai Opera on March 2

Organised by Motivate Talent, the event will feature a fireside interview with Bartlett as well as a special guest panel discussion

(left-right) Raed Barqawi, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Ian Fairservice. Image credit: Motivate Media Group

Emirates LitFest 2022: New book on Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed unveiled

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was present at the launch of the book authored by journalist Raed Barqawi and published by Motivate Media Group