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The latest phase of the #DubaiDestinations campaign,

The #DubaiDestinations campaign coincides with summer school holidays

The campaign encourages residents and visitors to discover the city’s leisure, dining, adventure and family-friendly activities this summer

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UAE’s Yalla Group reports revenue of Dhs265.7m in Q1 2022

The major share of Yalla Group’s total quarterly revenue came from chatting services, recording Dhs190.5m, with games services bringing in Dhs74.6m

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

How solutions provider Embed is fostering cashless payments across family entertainment centres

In an exclusive conversation, Renee Welsh, chief executive officer at Embed explains how their primary objective is to continue revolutionising the industry

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Embed to showcase its latest innovations at Dubai’s amusement and leisure show

The Deal Show will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 28-30

Saudi’s PIF launches Savvy Gaming Group to spur gaming, esports sector

The group aims to be the leading national and international gaming and e-sports company

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Emirates Draw announces special prizes to mark UAE’s 50th anniversary this week

A one-off draw at the upcoming edition of the event on Saturday, December 4, will see 50 guaranteed winners each receive Dhs7,777

Media and entertainment: Envisioning cloud-based production ecosystems

As the media and entertainment industry looks towards the road to production in the cloud, new opportunities to drive innovation and change are emerging

Saudi Arabia chases $64bn Hollywood dream

The kingdom is launching its first international film festival

Emirates Draw

Results of fifth edition of Emirates Draw revealed

The winning combination of numbers for the main draw were 5041084

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Madame Tussauds Dubai opens to visitors

It features seven themed zones and over 60 lifelike wax figures

Emirates Draw

Results of the third edition of Emirates Draw announced

The winning combination of number for the Grand Prize was 1328788

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Emirates Draw Dhs77,777,777 raffle set to offer UAE’s biggest jackpot prize

Seven participants are guaranteed to win Dhs77,777 in prize money each in the weekly raffle which will commence on September 25

Dubai’s OSN appoints interim chief after CEO Patrick Tillieux resigns

The company has appointed non-executive board director Sangeeta Desai as the interim CEO

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World’s tallest and largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, to open this October

At 250 metres, it is almost twice the height of the London Eye, with its 48 air-conditioned cabins offering 360-degree views of Dubai’s skyline

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Cinépolis opens GCC’s first Luxury Cinemas concept in Muscat

It is located at the Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat

GCC: How a traditional mall can become relevant and profitable again

The new consumer is looking for a multi-layered and interactive environment, which can provide memorable and rewarding experiences

Anghami Lab

UAE-based Anghami partners with Addmind to launch an entertainment ‘Lab’

Anghami Lab to be available in major cities starting in Dubai and Riyadh

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Five minutes with Patrick Tillieux, CEO of OSN

Over the last 18 months, OSN have produced new content, launched a revamped platform, forged new partnerships and entered new markets

Video: ‘We’re more of an e-commerce firm than an entertainment one’ – Starzplay CEO

Maaz Sheikh on how the online streaming service has grown its reach in the MENA region

Friends Reunion

OSN to stream Friends: The Reunion in the UAE simultaneously as worldwide release

The episode also known as The One Where They Got Back will release worldwide on Thursday, May 27

Finyal Media

Why podcasts are winning in the Arab world

Finyal Media has been creating fictional storytelling and original content targeted at Arab youth, explains Leila Hamadeh, co-founder and CEO at Finyal Media

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UAE’s Vox Cinemas inks deal with Odex to distribute Japanese anime titles

Under the exclusive agreement, six titles will be released in theaters across eight territories within the MENA region

Mahzooz Emirates Loto

Three participants share Dhs1m prize in UAE’s Mahzooz draw

The six winning numbers chosen on Saturday’s draw were 15, 21, 24, 37, 38 and 45

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Abu Dhabi: Prior Covid-19 PCR testing mandatory for guests attending events

Staff organizing and present at the venues must undergo Covid-19 PCR tests every week

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Abu Dhabi reopens cinemas at 30% capacity

Cinemas in the emirate were previously ordered to close indefinitely from February 5

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on cinemas, gyms and restaurants

Most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted starting Sunday, March 7

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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

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Free annual passes to Dubai Parks and Resorts for all Dubai private school staff

The pass will give them unlimited access at Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks, Legoland Dubai, as well as the Legoland Water Park

Dubai Brunch

Dubai suspends weekend brunches; Global Village cancels street entertainment and live shows

The new measures are in line with updated precautionary measures issued by authorities in Dubai to contain the spread of Covid-19