#Leisure

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Expert insights on navigating the new normal

Several top regional and international authors and speakers will headline the Dubai-based event this year

Fireworks

Abu Dhabi to host fireworks across the emirate on New Year’s Eve

Shows will be held at the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba on Thursday night

Palm fountain

UAE National Day fireworks at the Palm Fountain cancelled for ‘safety reasons’

The special shows are taking place between December 1-3

Dubai Parks to open Legoland hotel in Dec, plans to launch new record-breaking rides in 2021

Operator DXB Entertainments reported a 97 per cent year-on-year drop in revenues in Q3

Dubai skyline

Dry night coming up in Dubai next week

The birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad is expected to fall on October 29

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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Covid-19 impact: Events companies in Dubai lose up to Dhs5.5bn worth of business

Dubai has gradually resumed live events, but precautionary measures remain in place

Alcohol MMI

Smart alcohol licence launched in Dubai

Residents holding the existing red card licence will need to replace it with the new black smart licence by August 31

AI everything

Dubai issues guidelines to restart exhibitions, live events and concerts

Measures to be followed include social distancing and limited capacity

Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFly Dubai reopen in Dubai from July 4

It follows earlier reopenings of MAF’s entertainment experiences across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon

Arada reveals movie line-up for Sharjah’s first drive-in cinema, set to open on July 1

All films at the 150-capacity cinema will be free to enter, on a first-come, first-served basis

Dubai allows waterparks to reopen with limited capacity

All attractions, including rides and slides can reopen

Dubai permits swimming pools to reopen, water sports to resume

A strict set of guidelines has been issued for operators and visitors