#Entertainment

Vox Cinemas Odex

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

Abu Dhabi UAE

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

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David Guetta’s upcoming gig at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab will be livestreamed for free

The charity concert is aimed at supporting UNICEF and Dubai Cares’ Education Uninterrupted initiative

Mahzooz UAE lottery

UAE’s Mahzooz lottery player wins Dhs1m in weekly draw

It is the draw’s third millionaire winner in the last month

Dubai hotels and restaurants to cease entertainment activities until further notice

The suspension comes into effect from Thursday, January 21

Abu Dhabi City United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi to resume all activities in two weeks

All economic, tourism, cultural and entertainment activities to resume in a fortnight

Snow cinema

Majid Al Futtaim launches ‘cinema in the snow’ at Ski Dubai

The experience is available from December 11 until the end of February

Emirates Loto Mahzooz

Emirates Loto, rebranded as Mahzooz, postpones Dhs50m lottery in the UAE

The organisers said that the decision to do so stemmed from “circumstances outside our control”

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohamed orders six-month rent waiver for businesses on Al Hudariyat Island in Abu Dhabi

He instructed officials to open the entertainment and leisure project to the public within 30 days

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Dates revealed for next edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

The event will run from December 17, 2020 until January 30, 2021

Palm West Beach Dubai Nakheel

Nakheel to launch Palm West Beach waterfront destination in Dubai this week

The walkable waterfront destination comprises 1.6km of promenade and includes eight 5-star hotels

The Palm Fountain Dubai

Watch: World’s largest fountain to launch in Dubai this month

The Palm Fountain will run three-minute shows, every half an hour, beginning 7pm until midnight

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CNN opens first training academy for journalists in Abu Dhabi

Starting January 2021, the academy will offer a full-time five-week course with a combination of online learning sessions and in-person workshops at CNN

Abu Dhabi and Israel to cooperate on film and TV content production

A regional annual film festival will be held in rotation between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv

Emirates Loto

UAE’s Emirates Loto extends refund cutoff date to September 30

Unscratched collectables can be returned to designated stores across all the emirates within the UAE

Donna Benton The Entertainer

The Entertainer founder Donna Benton exits business; launches new swimwear brand in Dubai

The Entertainer contributed $1.3bn to the economy each year, with its profits growing 25-30 per cent annually

Vox Cinemas Imax Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at maximum of 30% capacity

All staff members must undergo Covid-19 testing before these cinemas resume operations

Emirates Loto

Emirates Loto issues refunds for paused mega lottery in the UAE

All participants who purchased a collectables online after 8.30pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020, have already had their money refunded

Global Village

Global Village announces opening dates for 2020 season in Dubai

Season 25 will commence on October 25 and will run for 25 weeks

Abu Dhabi aims to attract skilled expats by making life cheaper

Abu Dhabi is the 39th most expensive place for expatriates, according to New York-based consultant Mercer, more costly than Boston or Milan

Salman Khan

Video: Salman Khan has a message for Abu Dhabi residents amid Covid-19 crisis

The Bollywood star has urged people to stay at home and to get themselves tested in case they develop symptoms of the virus

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

What role do social media influencers play in the UAE in the current crisis?

The impact of Covid-19 on the influencer industry has been significant. Yet, some are adapting to the crisis to capitalise on a vast new captive audience

Emirates Loto

UAE’s Emirates Loto weekly draw with up to Dhs50m jackpot confirmed for April 18

The draw was initially scheduled to commence on March 28, but was delayed as a result of the precautionary Covid-19 measures in the country

Mega Dhs1.2bn Nakheel Mall in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah to open next week

The mall, initially slated for completion in 2017, features five retail levels with more than 300 shops