Netflix

Netflix fires another 300 employees in latest round of cuts

The job losses are across the company, with most affected workers based in the US

Rolex and Patek returns beat vintage cars and Bitcoin

The Subdial50 index, which tracks global market prices for the 50 most traded luxury watches by value, has declined about 6 per cent in the past 30 days

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#DubaiDestinations campaign: What makes Dubai an ideal summer spot?

The campaign encourages Dubai’s diverse community to discover the city’s top activities, experiences and events during summer

Meta

Smart home devices market sees strong growth across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

International Data Corporation’s tracker shows that 7.3 million smart home devices were shipped across the META region in Q1 2022

Honor Magic4 Pro

Honor unveils its flagship smartphone Magic4 Pro in the UAE

Honor Magic4 Pro will be officially available for sale on June 24, 2022

Combustion

Europe moves closer to cutting off its lifeblood combustion engine

Members of Parliament voted in favour of mandating that carmakers eliminate emissions from the cars they sell from 2035 onward

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Polestar Space launched at the ‘Store of the Future’ in Dubai’s MoE

The opening of the Polestar Space in Mall of the Emirates follows the debut of the Swedish EV auto brand in the UAE in February

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Apple unveils its biggest MacBook Air redesign in over a decade

The company showcased the updated laptop on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s total headcount will rise despite cuts

Shares of the automaker slumped more than 9 per cent on Friday after news of the job cuts emerged

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Volvo UAE sees 61.5% increase in sales in Q1 2022

Globally, Volvo’s Recharge EV sales made up 34 per cent of total sales, of which fully electric cars made up 8 per cent in the first quarter

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MB&F disrupts the chrono world with its new LM Sequential EVO

The 20th movement from MB&F, revealed just this week, is also MB&F’s first-ever chronograph

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How Cartier’s Léa Vignal-Kenedi is leading the way for the global fragrance industry

Léa Vignal-Kenedi, managing director for fragrances at Cartier Parfums, is overseeing the global strategy for fragrances at one of the world’s most iconic jewellery houses

Eleven outstanding timepieces from Watches and Wonders 2022

The Watches and Wonders 2022 mega fair was held in Geneva earlier this year during which a few of the world’s biggest brands unveiled their novelties. Here is a look at some of the finest new releases

The Restaurant

Review: The Restaurant and Marea

Two Italian restaurants showcase fine Mediterranean fare with twists on the classics

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Lotus Cars inaugurates new Dubai showroom

As part of its ongoing transformation, Lotus has also opened its new sports car manufacturing facility in Hethel, England

Bentley Azure variant launched in May 2022

Luxury automaker Bentley launches the Azure variant globally

The idea behind the Azure specification is to provide Bentley customers with a curated selection of features designed to enhance the wellbeing and comfort of the vehicle’s occupants

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Audi Middle East reports best monthly sales in April this year since Dec 2016

While Audi e-tron GT has reported strong sales numbers, other models doing well include Q3, Q5, Q7 and Q8

Airbnb is shutting China business to focus on outbound Asia travel

The San Francisco-based company will stop offering rental homes and experiences in the country this summer

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The Middle East’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to be established in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea project

Apart from the property in Saudi, there are only five other Ritz-Carlton Reserves worldwide

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Celebrities from India and the UAE participate in charity match in Dubai

The Mumbai-based All Stars Football Club played against Emirates United at the Shabab Al Ahli Stadium in Mamzar earlier this month

Lucid’s Saudi EV factory to receive $3.4bn in incentives

The factory will be located in the King Abdullah Economic City

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UK to waive visa requirement for Saudi, Bahraini nationals from June 1

They will need to fill out an online visa waiver application which will be processed within 48 hours and at a cost of GBP30

Global Village

Season 26 of Dubai’s Global Village welcomed 7.8 million guests

The park was open for 194 days, marking its longest season ever

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ATM 2022: In-destination experiences to shape the future of global travel and tourism

Topics discussed at the one-day forum included the role of sustainability in driving the in-destination business forward

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The big EV charging mystery: How long does it take?

The charging curve of any particular vehicle is closely tied to the longevity of its battery

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Three stunning new stainless steel sports timepieces from independent watchmakers

There’s a rich bounty to be had from Laurent Ferrier, Parmigiani Fleurier and Czapek

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Porsche nears agreement to join Formula 1, VW CEO says

Both Porsche and Audi have started work on F1 engines

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Rado CEO Adrian Bosshard on why the Middle East remains a key market for the Swiss watchmaker

Rado recently opened a new boutique in Dubai’s bustling Al Fahidi Street located in Meena Bazaar, its sixth store in the UAE

Ras Al Khaimah Airventure

Ras Al Khaimah offers new hot air ballooning experience

The RAK Airventure attraction is open daily at Manar Mall and is part of the emirate’s sustainable tourism initiatives

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Artist Sacha Jafri on UNESCO World Heritage sites, NFTs and sending art to the Moon

He discusses the breadth of his projects this year, from a piece that will be placed for eternity on the Moon, to an exhibition that pays tribute to this planet’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, and also an NFT-linked project that celebrates the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai