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Masks up, scope on! GITEX 2020 opens with a futuristic

The annual tech extravaganza GITEX hits the UAE once again, now in its 40th run, ready to draw in experts and buffs alike. The exhibition this year has taken a unique ‘LIVE in-person’ route boasting insightful talks by industry gurus, mind-blowing innovations from start-ups to enterprises, uber immersive pavilion experiences and a Robo-DJ and cook […]...Read More

Burj Khalifa set to light up for a fiery New

Despite the strict impositions of COVID-safety across the emirates Burj Khalifa is once again set to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 with its grand annual display of fireworks, lights and lasers, developer Emaar announced today. Visitors to the iconic Dubai landmark will see instilled a series of preventative measures on premise, including thermal cameras, social […]...Read More

Strict nay to New Year, Xmas gatherings warns UAE

As we sprint into the year-end celebrations, ordinarily teeming with UAE’s biggest and brashest round of festivities, the global pandemic once again rears its masked head to keep the masses in line with the government calling on people to adhere to precautions. The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) released a set of […]...Read More

‘11.11’: A row of one’s whirl in the biggest e-shopping

Consumers worldwide snapped up everything from food to electronics to beauty goods Wednesday as retailers slashed prices for the largest ‘double 11’ online shopping bonanza, closely eyed by analysts this year for deeper insight on post-pandemic consumer sentiment.  The marathon spending spree on the annual “Single’s Day” — so-called for its name-serving 11.11 date — […]...Read More

UK booksellers go digital in fight against lockdown collapse

Faced with closures amid on and off pandemic measures and rising threats from retail giant Amazon, 250 independent UK bookshops have banded together to kickstart a new online platform — to both sustain their loyal customer base and generate newer far-reaching audiences. The north London bookshop is one among the circle of bibliophiles to join […]...Read More

NASA wants you on its next historic space mission!

SpaceX’s first operational astronaut launch for NASA is just nine days away, and the agency is inviting the public to go along for the historic ride. The Crew-1 mission is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the evening of Nov. 14. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will send a […]...Read More

SIBF 2020 opens to virtual, real-life crowds, 1m reads on

The 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF 2020, opened today at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Cultural ambassadors, diplomats, media, and community showed up bright and early as Sharjah opened the doors to the globally anticipated annual book-lovers haven this morning. SIBF 2020 is organised by Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, and themed “The […]...Read More

Dubai’s Global Village snags Guinness for ‘Most Videos in a

Global Village, Dubai’s renowned multicultural tourist destination on Friday night broke the Guinness record for the ‘Most Videos in a Music Medley’ at the lively Global Gig, hosted at the site — the biggest virtual rock concert in history. As the region’s first hub for culture, shopping and entertainment, the Village is a highly celebrated […]...Read More