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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

#DubaiDestinations

#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

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

Sacha Jafri on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad

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

Raed Barqawi with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Journalist Raed Barqawi explains the inspiration behind his first book

Raed Barqawi has spent more than three decades observing the meteoric rise of Dubai and the UAE. His book chronicles the formative years of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has played an instrumental role in transforming the country into a global powerhouse

Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi to open Natural History Museum in 2025

The museum, currently under construction, is located in the Saadiyat Cultural District

Dubai Metro Music Festival

Here’s where you can catch the Dubai Metro Music Festival

It will be held from March 16-22 across five metro stations in the emirate

Saudi Arabia’s first movie chain plans landmark IPO

Muvi Cinemas is Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown cinema brand

Sandstorm comic book studio

Abu Dhabi gets first dedicated comic book studio

Sandstorm encourages aspiring creators to submit their pitches for comic books or graphic novels spanning any genre, theme or style

Sacha Jafri

Dubai-based Sacha Jafri’s creation to become first official artwork on the Moon

The artwork called ‘We Rise Together with the Light of the Moon’ will be placed on the lunar surface later this year

Museum of the Future

Watch: Flying Iron Man delivers special invitations to visit Museum of the Future in Dubai

The stylised video shows the jetpack-powered Browning taking off from the museum and landing at various locations across the city

Artist David Galbraith’s stunning new clock collection pays tribute to the UAE

Galbraith has brought his decades-long experience as an artist to the traditional craft of English clockmaking, with a deliberate focus on the Middle East

Dragons’ Den’s Steven Bartlett to headline event at Dubai Opera on March 2

Organised by Motivate Talent, the event will feature a fireside interview with Bartlett as well as a special guest panel discussion

(left-right) Raed Barqawi, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Ian Fairservice. Image credit: Motivate Media Group

Emirates LitFest 2022: New book on Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed unveiled

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was present at the launch of the book authored by journalist Raed Barqawi and published by Motivate Media Group

The Arts Club Dubai

In pics: Arts Club Dubai expands, opens new fifth floor

It comprises a 23,000 sq ft rooftop terrace, a late-night lounge named Vega and a cigar lounge called Oscuro

Marc Jones Motivate Talent

Five minutes with….Marc Jones, head of Motivate Talent

Part of the Dubai-headquartered Motivate Media Group, Motivate Talent aims to be the platform of choice for global personalities seeking inroads within the region

Raed Barqawi signing the publishing agreement for Who Dared to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True with Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group

A new book about Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed will be launched at Emirates Literature Festival 2022

The Arabic version of Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True by journalist Raed Barqawi is published by Motivate Media Group

Sole DXB

Sole acquires stake in UAE basketball league Ball Above All

The league will be rebranded as Sole Ball Above All

Tenants renovating properties in Dubai’s Al Quoz Creative Zone exempt from rents for up to 2 years

The decision is part of the framework of the 100-day plan for the Al Quoz Creative Zone development project

Museum of the Future Dubai

Dubai wins hosting rights for ICOM 2025, world’s largest conference for museums

The theme for the event will be The Future of Museums in Rapidly Changing Communities

Manarat-Al-Saadiyat

Submissions open for Nat Geo’s Abu Dhabi Young Photographer of the Year competition

Open to those between the ages of 16-21, the theme for this year’s competition is ‘Yellow Through My Eyes’

Saudi Arabia chases $64bn Hollywood dream

The kingdom is launching its first international film festival

Madame Tussauds Dubai

Madame Tussauds Dubai opens to visitors

It features seven themed zones and over 60 lifelike wax figures

UAE-based Impact Entertainment Media launches with focus on social programming

It has over 45 innovative show concepts in creative development, including dating shows with a difference, adventure, impact investment and climate-conscious competitions

Dubai’s Global Village offers online entry ticket for Dhs15, prices Dhs20 for ticket at premises

Global Village’s revamped website and mobile app were introduced during last year’s season

Construction on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi to be completed by 2025

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will present a global collection with a focus on West Asia, North Africa and South Asia (WANASA)

Reel Cinemas

Emaar Entertainment partners with Eagle Hills Diyar to open Reel Cinemas in Bahrain

Located in Marassi Galleria in Manama, the country’s first Reel Cinemas will open in 2022 and feature 10 screens

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Abu Dhabi to host 2022 edition of Middle East Film & Comic Con

Organised by Informa, the event will be held in March 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Madame Tussauds Dubai to open on October 14

The attraction will be home to 60 celebrities from around the world

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Sole DXB cancels 2021 edition in Dubai

The organisers haven’t cited any specific reasons for the cancellation or proposed any alternative dates