King Salman: We are going through a difficult stage in world history, but it will go ahead

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz confirmed that Saudi Arabia continues to take all precautions to confront the emerging corona virus. He said in a televised speech, Thursday, that "the Saudis have shown strength and steadfastness in facing the Corona crisis," quoting the Saudi Press Agency, SPA. He added: "We are going through a difficult stage like the whole world, but we will make it expensive and cheap to preserve the health of citizens."

RTA opens last two phases of roads leading to Expo 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, Saturday opened the last two phases of roads leading to Expo 2020 site.

Construction work under these two phases included a flyover linking Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road as well as two flyovers on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road to ensure a smooth traffic flow to and from the site of Expo. The project also included bridges extending 7km and roads extending 43km in addition to three interchanges.

UAE Balloon Team to launch Expo Dubai Balloon Festival

To mark the UAE hosting of the Expo Dubai, the UAE Balloon Team will organise Expo Dubai International Hot-Air Balloon Festival from October to December 2020 as part of the 15th UAE International Hot-Air Balloon Cup.

Captain Pilot Abdulaziz Nasser Alamnsory, UAE Balloon President, told a press conference that the Expo Dubai festival would be the largest ever balloon ride to be hosted in conjunction with the Expo Dubai which will attract more than 192 countries.

UAE provides 48 tonnes of food aid to residents of Hadramaut

The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, provided 600 food parcels weighing 48 tonnes to the residents of Hadramaut Governorate, benefitting 3,000 people who are members of vulnerable Yemeni families in Al-Reida and Qusayr districts.

The beneficiaries thanked the UAE’s leadership, government and people for their support and humanitarian gesture.

Since the beginning of 2020, the ERC has distributed 2,910 food parcels at a total weight of 235 tonnes to over 14,550 people across the Governorate of Hadramaut.

UAE’s Mohammed Khamis Kalaf redefining age in his ‘fight for gold’ at Tokyo 2020

Power and courage are the qualities that define UAE’s veteran Para powerlifter Mohammed Khamis Khalaf. The mighty powerlifter might be in the twilight of his career, but his motivation and hunger to win is akin to a rookie.

Khalaf, who will be turning 51 later this month, says that his love for Powerlifting has grown with the tests and the challenges the sport has posed over the years.

"I love challenges, and this is one sport which challenges me, my strength and power," Khalaf said in an interview with IPC.

Restaurant review: Chingón

It’s reasonable to assume that Dubai has experienced a recent wave of Mexican restaurants making their presence felt in the emirate.

Puerto 99 at Bluewaters offers a live mariachi band, while Meshico which is located at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah opened to strong reviews earlier this year and Tulum in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue has a cuisine that focuses on the southwestern region of Mexico.

Dubai Shopping Festival: lineup revealed for closing weekend

The lineup of events and entertainment for the final weekend of the silver edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has been revealed, Dubai Media Office reported.

The closing weekend of DSF will showcase firework displays from January 30 to February 1 at The Frame (7.30pm), The Beach (8.30pm), La Mer (9.30pm) and Al Seef (10.30pm).

Image Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

UAE’s Vox Cinemas on walking the red carpet for two decades and more

Photos and videos of jubilant Saudis at the opening of the first cinema in the city of Jeddah in early 2019, after the kingdom removed its 30-year ban on cinemas, circulated across the world.

It also catapulted to international spotlight UAE-based Vox Cinemas – the operator of that cinema in Red Sea Mall – and the fastest growing cinema chain across the region.