Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at IIFA Awards

Etihad Arena to host star-studded IIFA Awards 2023 in Abu Dhabi

The IIFA awards are being held in partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi and Miral at the Etihad Arena for the second year in a row

PIF has launched a new company Badeal

Saudi wealth fund PIF launches Badael to make tobacco-free products

The new company will make tobacco-free nicotine delivery products available across Saudi Arabia by the end of 2023

UAE announces fund to support restoration of heritage projects in Africa Photo credit WAM

UAE to fund world heritage restoration, rehabilitation projects in Africa

These projects will be implemented in cooperation with local governments, alongside local and international partners

The aircraft, 9H-FIVE, pronounced Nine-Hotel FIVE, will be based in Dubai (Image: Supplied by FIVE Hotels and Resorts)

Dubai’s FIVE Hotels introduces private jet charter service

The ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft, 9H-FIVE, will be based in Dubai and has an approximate flying range of 12 hours

SeaWorld Yas Island underwater Zoo

SeaWorld Yas Abu Dhabi opens with a star-studded event

The park is home to inspiring entertainment, exciting rides and attractions as well as unmatched dining and shopping experiences

Productivity at work

Productivity: How to manage your energy efficiently

You can maximise your efficiency by managing your energy. These daily rituals will help

Emirates inflight Wi-Fi in Premium Economy Class

Emirates: All passengers can now avail of free Wi-Fi onboard

The airline said all Emirates Skywards members in every class of travel can now enjoy some form of free Wi-Fi connectivity

Shiseido Store

New and exclusive: Shiseido Ginza Tokyo store opens in Dubai, and it’s the only one outside Asia

Customers will have access to Shiseido’s full assortments of products  and exclusive access to some of the latest and most advanced products only available in-store

Hamad International Airport

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport reports 44.5% spike in passenger traffic in Q1 2023

The airport handled over 540,000 tonnes of cargo and moved over eight million bags through its facility, including over five million pieces of transfer baggage


Flowers.ae’s Dina Almalik tells us why the floral business is blooming

The company’s marketing manager tells us how its e-commerce strategy and resilience have contributed to its success


Are you ready to invest in sneakers?

From everyday wear to an alternative asset class, we look at the transformation of sneakers


Executive leaders are more exhausted than ever – and hybrid work could be the culprit

According to data from insurance provider Bupa Global, 96 per cent of executives in the UAE experience significant levels of mental distress

Emirates check-in robot

Emirates unveils new ‘city check-in and travel store’ in DIFC

The new facility is a stylish and spacious contemporary space that is aimed at ensuring a hassle-free check-in experience for passengers

WTTC travel and tourism EIR report photo gettyimages

Global travel and tourism sector to reach $9.5tn in 2023: WTTC

The global tourism body also forecasts that the sector will recover to 95 per cent of the 2019 job level

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture (Image: Supplied by Aviareps on behalf of JNTO)

All UAE residents can now apply for eVisas for Japan

New visa application rules have also been announced for Saudi nationals and residents in Saudi Arabia, as well as citizens of Qatar


Dubai’s Emirates adds 38 additional flights to 6 cities ahead of Eid Al Fitr

This year, more than 110,000 travellers are expected to board Emirates flights during Eid across the region

AZADEA Group opens 23 new stores in Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

AZADEA Group expands footprint with 23 new stores in Abu Dhabi

The lifestyle retailer said the expansion will give visitors to Reem Mall a wider selection of top brands to pick from, including 10 franchises debuting in the city for the first time

Eid getaways

Top 12 getaways for Eid this year

With Eid just around the corner, many people in the UAE are already planning their vacations to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones

Sri Lankan carrier FitsAir has ramped up its services from the capital city of Colombo to Dubai. (Image: Supplied by Dubai Airports)

FitsAir raises frequency on Colombo-Dubai route

Using its Airbus 320 aircraft, it has increased operations to a daily service between the two destinations


Ramadan 2023: Workplace dos and don’ts during the Holy Month

Here’s how you can be considerate to colleagues and clients during Ramadan

SEVEN brings world's first Play-Doh attraction to KSA

World’s first PLAY-DOH attractions to be launched in Saudi Arabia

The PLAY-DOH centres will open in eight locations in Saudi Arabia over the next 10 years

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi photo WAM Miral

World largest aquarium to open in Abu Dhabi in May

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s eight realms are spread across five indoor levels,spanning an area of approximately 183,000 square metres

Ramadan in Dubai photo WAM

Ramadan in Dubai: Here’s what’s happening during the Holy Month

Curated by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, ‘Ramadan in Dubai’ festivities will run from March 23-April 21

Ramadan Wonders at Global Village

Ramadan in the UAE: New timings announced by Global Village

During Ramadan, the park will host a 30-piece arabesque orchestra performing twice every night on the main stage

Dubai Lynx

2023: Dubai Lynx Festival kicks off

The event will offer attendees exclusive seminars, workshops, and inspirational talks from industry leaders in the creative sector


How art is being incorporated into investment portfolios for diversification

Developments within the art market over the last decade have been followed almost as closely as those within the stock market

Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates renovated Al Shindagha Museum

Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates renovated Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai

Al Shindagha Museum features 22 pavilions that include 80 historic houses showcasing the development of Dubai and the UAE

Dubai Metro Music Festival photo Brand Dubai_Twitter_Dubai Media Office

Dubai Metro Music Festival kicks off across five metro stations

Metro stations have been transformed into stages for live musical performances during the week-long celebration, which ends on March 12

John Cleese photo_Motivate Talent

British comedy legend John Cleese returns to Dubai Opera on March 18

Tickets for John Cleese’s show start at Dhs235 and are available on dubaiopera.com and www.platinumlist.net

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Interview: Benedetta Ghione, executive director, Art Dubai   

Ghione talks about the region’s art scene going from strength to strength and Art Dubai 2023, which concluded on March 5