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    Everything to know about the upcoming Wireless Festival in Abu Dhabi


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    With the UAE constantly making its mark in the world of concerts, one of the most popular festivals is soon coming to the capital.
    All set to showcase some of the biggest international hip-hop stars known globally, Wireless Festival Abu Dhabi will celebrate this London-born annual event by showcasing unmissable electric energy.
    With megastars rappers Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert announced as the first headliners, this urban music festival organised by Live Nation makes it an unmissable experience for both residents and tourists.
    So, if you’re planning on adding it to your calendar, here’s everything to know about the festival.
    Taking the lead for the concert is none other than American rapper Travis Scott, along with others revered in the hip-hop industry such as Lil Uzi Vert. The Cactus Jack record label founder is responsible for tracks including Sicko Mode and Goosebumps, and has collected some 40 billion streams and counting, for the audience to now witness live. As an ode to regional talent, the festival has also confirmed one of the biggest rappers in South Asia and the Middle East, including Egyptian trap artist Wegz, Iraqi Canadian Rapper Ali Gatie and other R&B artists including King, Divine, hip-hop duo Young Stunners.

    The concert will make its take place on Saturday, March 13, 2023.
    This 2023 inaugural edition will be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, making it the event of the year with multiple stages and more than 13 live performances in the expansive venue.
    More details regarding tickets will follow soon. The first sale of tickets goes live on Friday, January 13 on ticketmaster. ae
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    In pics: Etihad’s much-loved A380 fleet makes a return in 2023


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    After a steep surge in demand, UAE’s national carrier, Etihad Airways is set to reintroduce its A380 fleets.
    Starting in 2023, four super-jumbos A380s will operate between Abu Dhabi and London with a host of new
    This expansive double-decker aircraft will feature nine First apartments, 80 Business Studios and 405 Economy smart seats. Other onboard amenities in the First class section include a large leather lounge, a 24” swiveling LCD TV monitor, a personal vanity and a fully-flat bed for utmost comfort.
    For First and Business class passengers to take a break from their seats, they will have access to a fully-served lounge at the lobby which includes leather sofas, refreshments, a large TV accompanied by a USB connection to ensure all devices remain charged throughout the time.
    His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman, of Etihad Aviation Group, said, “It is wonderful to announce the return of this splendid aircraft.”
    “The A380’s reintroduction provides a further boost to Etihad’s capacity into the key UK market, with a knock-on effect for the wider GCC and Indian subcontinent that will bring more visitors to the city of Abu Dhabi,” he conveyed.
    For a sneak peek inside the new fleet, swipe through the gallery.

    This new fleet in 2023 will operate to London Heathrow and launch in other new destinations and increase frequencies to existing routes.
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    UAE National Day 2022: Where to watch the fireworks in Abu Dhabi


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    The UAE’s capital is set to glisten with an alluring firework display for the upcoming National Day celebrations.
    So, if you’re in Abu Dhabi this weekend or plan on visiting, here’s the best places to see the fireworks.
    Al Maryah Island

    As a depiction of the UAE flag, a special red, green, black and white fireworks display will take place on December 2 and 3, to mark the UAE’s 51st National Day. While watching this spectacular show, customers can try out a variety of restaurants on the stretch including 99 Sushi, Bentley Kitchen and more at The Promenade.
    For more information visit
    Emirates Palace

    This luxurious property will showcase a dramatic firework display to elevate the celebrations for all its guests. By taking guests on an exhilarating culinary adventure with afternoon teas priced at Dhs485 for two and a family picnic starting at Dhs350 in the lush gardens, making it the ideal venue to witness the remarkable air show and fireworks display. For a closer view, guests can experience a special five-course meal at Martabaan accompanied by a dramatic firework show.
    For more information visit
    Yas Island

    This all-in-one entertainment destination featuring Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World and more will present a spectacular firework display on December 2, 2022, at 9pm. To further celebrate the occasion, visitors can pose against the UAE flag backdrop at Ferrari World and learn more about Emirati culture and experience a host of other activities such as face painting and henna.
    For more information visit
    Yas Bay

    After opening in 2021, this iconic venue has been known to present spectacular shows at this waterfront destination. This one-of-a-kind island will showcase spectacular shows over multiple days along with dedicated entertainment for National Day from December 1 to 3 and a leading display igniting the sky on Friday, December 2, from 9pm onwards.
    For more information visit
    Sheikh Zayed Festival

    After breaking multiple World Records for their NYE celebrations, the audience can witness an extravagant kaleidoscopic extravagant display on both December 2 and 3, starting from 4pm onwards. With a host of weekly shows taking place during the four-month long at Al Wathba festival.
    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

    With a myriad of activations taking place, visitors can participate in all the carnival fairs, arts and crafts workshops and a shop-to-win promotion raffle prize to potentially win a Lincoln Nautilus SUV. On December 2 at 9pm sharp, visitors can witness the magnificent firework display to celebrate the occasion.
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    Salt Bae’s Dhs600,000 Abu Dhabi restaurant bill divides opinion


    by Sarah Joseph
    35 mins ago

    Would you ever guess a restaurant bill could cause a stir on social media? Well, it can…
    During a recent fine-dining experience at Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi, a few diners spent over Dhs600,000.
    Nusret Gökçe, founder of his namesake restaurant and also known as ‘Salt Bae’, took to Instagram to share the astronomical restaurant bill on Instagram.
    Quality never expensive #saltbae #saltlife #salt…,” he captioned the post sharing the receipt of the restaurant bill.

    Of course, the post Salt Bae shared with his 49.2 million followers garnered a lot of attention and definitely divided opinion amongst his fans.
    In the breakdown of the bill, his followers were able to see that five portion of beef carpaccio would set you back Dhs1,200 on five portions of beef carpaccio, while two beef tenderloins came it in at a whopping Dhs4,500. To top it off, there was Dhs30,000 spent on VAT alone and over half a million dirhams spent on beverages.
    Naturally, the comments rolled in on the post.
    “Seeing this dinner bill and thinking this can save an entire city from hunger for days makes me feel sad,” one user commented. “No one should EVER pay 405 for a still water.”
    “This is so stupid… Paying this much for one meal,” another follower stated.
    Meanwhile another said, “90 percent of this is just alcohol, what quality are you talking about?? Did you produce the Petrus Louis 13?”
    Another person joked that despite the expensive bill it was “Only 27 on sparkling water.”

    After going viral in 2017 with his signature salt-sprinkling pose, the Turkish restauranteur has opened branches all across the world including Mayfair, London and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With each restaurant serving astonishing dishes such as gold-leaf covered steaks and Golden ottoman steaks, diners around the world have previously made comments pertaining to the exorbitant prices on these menus.
    Would you pay a visit to this world-famous restaurant?
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    12 fabulous things to do in Dubai (and Abu Dhabi) this weekend


    by Olivia Morris
    4 hours ago

    Your ultimate guide to this weekend in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – November 18 to November 20, 2022.
    F1 in Abu Dhabi

    The F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is making its return for 2022 this weekend with the best in racecar driving set to descend upon the UAE capital. In tandem, there’s also plenty happening in the emirate including huge post-race concerts – Kendrick Lamar will be performing on Saturday night, while Def Leopard will take to the stage on Sunday.
    Brunch time

    Dine in style for brunch this weekend at Ongaku, the hidden bar within Clap. The popular nightlife hotspot comes alive in the day every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4pm. The luxe brunch includes a huge sushi station, prawn cocktail tower, fresh oyster section, dedicated ceviche station and more – and this is just the starters! For mains enjoy the black cod, pistachio crusted baby chicken and beef sando and an indulgent surprise courtesy of the chef, all served family-style with sides of grilled vegetables and wasabi mash. Prices for the brunch start at Dhs495.
    Dior arrives at Nammos

    A unique Dior pop-up store has recently opened its doors for the second year at Nammos in the Four Season Hotel in Dubai. The fascinating architectural installation of the pop-up unveils the latest Dior Cruise 2023 collection with an exclusive selection available only in Dubai.
    A picture of health

    Biolite, Dubai’s premier aesthetic clinic for over 15 years, has launched the region’s first Healthness Centre, offering a personalised and preventative approach to aesthetics, health, and longevity with the aim of optimizing the client’s overall health and ageing process. The concept is formed of carefully crafted health and wellness modalities supporting longevity, nutrition, and sleep, developed, and designed through years of research by the Biolite advisory board and founder, Mona Mirza. The new centre takes you on a health journey with a comprehensive consultation with an integrative medicine doctor, IFMCP certified. Unlike a typical GP visit, the examination starts with innovative preventative diagnostic testing and extensive health intake designed to accumulate as much information as possible. Genetic testing, tracking of functional biomarkers, microbiome analysis are just some of the tests clients do in the process. Visit their website for more details.
    Italian feast

    Enjoy a classic rituale Italiano at Fi’lia – the Aperitivo. Traditionally known as a way of ‘opening the palate’, guests can enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages paired with light bites from 4 to 6pm daily. The perfect way to relax and unwind, the Aperitivo is served in the lounge area adjacently located to Fi’lia and guests can expect Italian classics such as beef tartare, vitello tonnato and an antipasti platter amongst other culinary delights.
    Kick-off time

    World Cup fever is officially underway. Taking place in Qatar, the official kick-off takes place this Sunday, November 20. If you haven’t been able to snag yourself a ticket to the live action in Qatar, there’s plenty of places to watch here in Dubai. Take a look at our Emirates Man edit here.
    The Dubai Run

    This Sunday, November 20, the fourth edition of Dubai Run – one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) – will take place. Runners of all ages and fitness abilities are able to register and enjoy a once-a-year chance to run along Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road with two routes to choose from: a 10km route and a 5km route. Register for the Dubai Run here.
    Escape to the desert

    At long last, the best weather of the year has arrived in the UAE. Long gone are humid days and nights paired with the sweltering heat and the cooler temperatures and outdoor weather is here to stay for the foreseeable future. With that comes the return of the UAE’s beloved desert cafés and concepts. To keep you in the know, we’ve rounded up some of the best desert cafés to visit in the UAE this winter – click here to read the full edit.
    A fashion pop-up

    Homegrown fashion label Second Summer has teamed up with beachside hotspot Koko Bay to launch a month-long pop up La Sol Shop. KoKo Bay will play host to an immersive pop up with Second Summer’s consciously curated collection of seasonal lines made up of effortlessly cool pieces that will be retailed at the Bali inspired restaurant. Given that the cooler weather is finally here, it’s the perfect time to visit this seasonal pop-up.
    The Lion King comes to Abu Dhabi

    This weekend marks the first of The Lion King musical in Abu Dhabi after launching on November 16. The popular Broadway musical is being performed at the Etihad Arena until December 10 and you can book tickets here.
    Burger time

    Indulge this weekend on some succulent sliders from London Slide this weekend. Located at Bluewaters Island, the casual dining venue brings the “grace of essence” of London to the shores of Dubai. From sliders packed with shredded blue lobster to Wagyu beed with shaved truffle, this haven offers bite-sized eats with something on offer for everyone.
    Pick up the latest copy of Emirates Woman

    For November, we are proud to present The Collectors Issue. We are proud to have partnered with Louis Vuitton for our cover shoot – an incredibly fitting brand for the theme of this issue as their luggage is a multi-generational icon. We shot their CR23 collection with rising star and Saudi model Taleedah Tamer. In this issue, we share an incredible collection of stories, women and voices. For us, depth is a priority as without this there is no value. We champion collected wisdom, learnings and understanding as paramount in importance, as well as the aesthetic symbols which bring peace or sentiment. Pick up a copy in stores now or download the issue here.
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    UAE confirms public holiday dates for Commemoration Day and National Day


    by Olivia Morris
    35 mins ago

    The UAE cabinet has confirmed the public holiday dates Commemoration Day and National Day this year.
    It was announced via state news agency WAM that the public holiday will commence on Thursday, December 1 and will be observed through to Saturday, December 3, with work set to resume on Monday, December 5.
    December 1 will mark Commemoration Day, which was previously known as Martyrs’ Day. The day is held in remembrance of those who served as members of the UAE armed forces and gave their lives to their country in service.

    #UAE Cabinet approves holidays of the Commemoration Day and the #UAENationalDay51 for 2022.#WamNews
    — WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) November 17, 2022

    The following day, December 2, is UAE National Day which marks the unification of the seven emirates and the creation of the UAE as a nation. This year the UAE will celebrate its 51st National Day.
    While it is presumed both the public and private sectors will have the same number of days off to mark Commemoration Day and National Day, it remains to be confirmed by relevant authorities.
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    Your guide to F1 weekend with Yas Plaza Hotels’ special offerings in Abu Dhabi


    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: As Abu Dhabi gears up for Formula 1 at full speed, Yas Plaza Hotels brings a host of exciting events to the table this month.
    To embark on an experiential journey, the capital’s favourite spots will be filled with action-packed days just opposite from the bustling Yas Marina Circuit.
    With six world-class hotels located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this enticing entertainment destination is home to various hospitality brands including Radisson Blu, Yas Island Rotana and more.
    If you’re looking to plan ahead of all the races this month, we have the ultimate guide to where to make your bookings from now.

    Visitors can make their first pit stop at Park Inn by Radisson Blu Yas Island and head to Underdog Club at Amerigos with a plethora of tempting dishes varying from tacos to churros. During lunchtime, guests can opt for the Chef’s signature lunch menu starting at Dhs169 for soft drinks and Dhs269 for house beverages from 12:30pm to 4pm. For the Mercadito evening table brunch, guests can experience four hours of brunching for Dhs299 with house beverages and Dhs399 with premium house beverages from 6pm to 12am on Thursday and Friday, November 17 and 18, 2022 with live entertainment from DJ Dave and Latin Duo. Those looking to visit the venue on the weekend, can avail of the Acapulco brunch starting at Dhs299 with house beverages 12:30pm to 4pm. In a laidback setting and experience a three-hour house beverage package starting at Dhs259 from 4pm to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and November 20, 2022.
    To warm up for the Grand Prix experience, guests can wear their favourite orange outfits and embrace the Dutch spirit at one of the best seafood and steaks hotspots, Belgian Beer Café at Radisson Blu Yas Island for their second pit stop. With a delectable a la carte offering throughout the weekend from 12:30pm to 3am, visitors can cheer to their heart’s content. For some liquid fuel, visitors can try the house beverages package for three hours at Dhs259 from 4pm to 8pm and experience the best tunes for talented names such as Alena & Mya and DJ Daro.
    If you’re looking for the longest brunch, Live Action at Stills situated at Crowne Plaza Yas Island is hosting their award-winning party brunch, Funch from 12pm to 4pm starting at Dhs299 with an after party from 4pm to 6pm at Dhs199 on November 19 and 20, with entertainment from DJ Cliff, DJ Rady and more for pit stop five.

    With a medley of the venues’ resident DJs, Go Unreal at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana will serve sumptuous delights from 12pm to 4am throughout the weekend. As the eighth pit stop, guests can indulge in healthy greens, signature dishes, bubble and grapes to go in full speed and witness the F1 heroes on the big screen.
    At the second last pit stop, Michelin star Chef Jitin Joshi has created a menu that will tantalise your palate with Indian-inspired dishes at the British Indian Curry Club at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana. From November 17 to November 20, 2022, visitors can enjoy the evening menu from 6pm to 1am and, to elevate their 2022 Grand Prix experience.
    For more information and to make bookings visit
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    UAE public holidays in 2023: When are they?


    by Olivia Morris
    1 hour ago

    Now it’s the beginning of November, many have started looking to 2023 perhaps setting goals, making plans and sharing hopes for the next year ahead.
    Part of making those plans has to include when everyone will be able to avail some well-deserved time off work.
    So, it begs the question: when will the UAE public holidays fall in 2023? Well, we’re here to help…
    New Year’s Day
    As of 2022, New Year’s Day became an official public holiday in the UAE following the work-week change from Sunday to Thursday to Monday to Friday. This means January 1, 2023, will also be observed as a public holiday.
    Eid Al Fitr
    The first day of Ramadan is predicted to fall around March 22, 2023, in the Gregorian calendar. Eid Al Fitr falls on the last day of the Islamic month of Ramadan to Shawwal 3. It’s been predicted that Eid al Fitr could fall around Friday, April 21, 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.
    Arafat Day and Eid Al Adha
    A couple of months after Eid Al Fitr, the UAE will observe another public holiday, Arafat Day which falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah in the Islamic calendar. This corresponds to around June 27, 2023, in the Gregorian calendar.
    Eid Al Adha
    Just after Arafat Day, Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah until the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah, which will correspond from June 28 to June 30, 2023.
    Islamic New Year
    A couple of weeks later it’s the Hijri New Year. Falling on Muharram 1, it’s projected to fall around July 19, 2023.
    The Prophet’s Birthday
    The Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will fall on the 12 of the Hijri month of Rabi Al Awwal, which is predicted to be around September 29, 2023.
    Commemoration Day and National Day
    To close out 2023, those in the UAE will have another break to look forward to with Commemoration Day, December 1, and National Day, December 2 and December 3.
    As always, the final and official dates and public holiday eligibility for public sector employees and private sector employees are always determined by UAE authorities.
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