Dubai has done it again! Not only is there a 7 star hotel in Dubai, now there will be a first ever floating super hotel!
The Kempinski Floating Palace will literally be a floating hotel off the coast of Dubai.
It will have 156 rooms and suites, and 12 private floating villas.
The Waterworld-style project also has its own marina with room for 16 yachts, and of course there will be a floating helipad!
Set to open in 2023, we can't wait!
UAE WEEKEND IS MOVING!
The UAE has confirmed that it will move to a four-and-a-half day working week with the weekend being Saturday and Sunday.
All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022.
Friday will then be a 4.5-hour working day, from 7:30 AM to 12 PM.
The UAE has also announced it will include flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home on Fridays.
This move to a 2.5 day weekend is being done to ‘boost productivity and improve the work-life balance,’ which we can't agree with more!!
NEXT UAE HOLIDAY WILL BE 6 DAYS LONG!
The next long public holiday in the UAE will be April 30 to May 4!
UAE residents will enjoy a 6-day long break for Eid Al Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan in 2022. This will depend on moon-sighting as always.
Here is a list of the 2022 UAE holidays so far:
Saturday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Saturday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 4: Eid Al Fitr
Friday, July 8: Arafat Day
July 9, 10 and 11 (Saturday to Monday): Eid Al Adha
Saturday, July 30: Islamic New Year
Saturday, October 8: Prophet Mohammed’s birthday
Thursday, December 1: Commemoration Day
December 2 and 3 (Fri, Sat): UAE National Day
Don't miss out on the World Conference on Creative Economy to be held in Dubai from December 7th until 9th at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the heart of Expo 2020.
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and under the leadership of Her Excellency H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, with over sixty sessions to nurture our creative future.
WCCE is all set to bring leading international thinkers, policy makers, creatives and innovators together in the UAE to produce the future of the global creative economy.
The WCCE 2021 programme is organized around 6 themes:
Inclusivity & Diversity
Elevating the Media & Communications Landscape
For more info and to register check out: https://online.wcce.ae
CELEBRATE UAE NATIONAL DAY AT EXPO 2020
Fireworks, live performances and hourly surprises for visitors over four days is just some of what you will expect to experience if you are planning on celebrating the UAE 50th at Expo 2020 Dubai!
There will be unmissable Emirati events, attractions, and performances, from calligraphy to pearl diving, the Bedouin lifestyle to the Dubai story, abayas to camel milk cafés and so much more!
For the Golden Jubilee weekend, Dubai's Expo will be open from 9am to 2am from December 1 to 4.
The main show for UAE National Day, "Journey of the 50", will take place at Al Wasl Plaza twice daily, at 7.30pm and 10.15pm, and will be an “extension of the impressive opening ceremony”.
You will also be able to watch the offical celebrations in Hatta (on December 2 from 5.30pm) broadcasted on large screens at different stages across the Expo site.
Don't forget to catch us there on December 2nd as well! ;)
50TH NATIONAL HOLIDAY
The UAE's federal government will enjoy a four-day weekend!
Employees will be granted leave from Wednesday, December 1, to Friday, December 3.
Official working hours will resume on Sunday, December 5.
Don't miss out on the huge celebrations that will be held in all seven emirates to reflect on the birth of the nation and look ahead to its future.
The UAE's official 50th National Day celebrations will take place in Hatta on December 2.
A magical theatrical show will be broadcast live on December 2 at 5.30pm from a striking, natural location near the town. People will be able to watch it on the country’s National Day website and all local TV channels.
Afterwards, an event recognising the UAE's rich history will be open to the public from December 4 to 12.
NFT IS THE WORD OF THE YEAR!
The abbreviation NFT has been chosen as the ‘word of the year’ by Collins Dictionary, beating words like pingdemic and metaverse.
NFT - which means, non-fungible token, is basically any digital creation like a meme, gif or a digital painting that proves you own it.
The use of NFTs as an abbreviation has risen by 11,000% this year! So, safe to say that is why it’s been chosen as “word of the year.”
DUBAI'S ELECTRIC HYPERCAR FASTEST IN WORLD
The world’s fastest electric hypercar is on display at Expo 2020 Dubai at the moment, and it will surely impress with all its capabilities!
The stunning all-electric Rimac Nevera can produce 1,914 horsepower. Which is enough to get it from 0-60mph in just 1.85 seconds.
After being shown off at the Croatia stand at Expo 2020 Dubai, the electric hypercar will be put through its paces on the Yas Marina Circuit in February 2022.
We can’t wait to see it in action!
500 AED COIN TO MARK GOLDEN JUBILEE!
A special 500 AED coin has been crafted to mark the UAE’ Golden Jubilee.
This high value coin will feature an image of Qasr Al Watan, on the front, and the back features the Year of the 50th logo, and weighs 250g!
But unfortunately, the coin will not be available for sale at the Central Bank headquarters and its branches ☹
HARRY POTTER & THE RETURN TO HOGWARTS
Potterheads, this is not a drill...the reunion is on!
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint, will reunite for 'Return To Hogwarts' - a retrospective special in honour of Harry Potter's 20th anniversary and to celebrate the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone first hit cinemas
Other confirmed favourites include Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts will release on HBO Max at midnight on January 1, 2022.