Boxpark Showcases 3D Graffiti Art Installation ‘Looking Outside The Box’

BOXPARK by Meraas, the offbeat outdoor concept, hosted acclaimed graffiti artist New Zealander Gary Yong from April 23-25 to create a unique 3D ‘BOXPARK’ block letter art installation.


Popularly known as Enforce1, Yong used spray paint, acrylics, rollers and brushes to create the alternative graffiti art display titled ‘Looking outside the Box’. Spanning 14 meters by two meters, the artwork is on display at the outdoor destination opposite the ‘Filful’ restaurant until the end of May, 2015.

Yong is a skilled graffiti artist currently based in the UAE. With over 10 years of practicing visual art experience in Auckland, he has a passion for site-specific projects and his work blurs the boundaries between disciplines relevant on the street and in an exhibition-based setting. His layouts are designed to educate, enlighten, and explore the similarities and differences between creative disciplines.

du Enables Its Nepalese Customers To Connect With Families Following Earthquake Crisis

Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal over the weekend, du is giving all its Nepalese customers three free minutes to call home and get in touch with their family. Simply dial any number in Nepal before midnight tomorrow, April 27, and the first three minutes of talk time will be free of charge.

“Our customer is at the core of everything we do, and by offering them some additional call time, free of charge, we hope that it will make connecting with their loved ones less stressful in their time of need,” said Ahmed Mokhles, Executive Vice President, Consumer Business, du. “We send our heartfelt sympathies to all the people in Nepal and the region affected by this tragedy.”


Triple Your Chances To Win On Weekdays At The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and entertainment destination, is offering visitors the opportunity to be rewarded for weekday shopping.

For every AED 300 spent at the mall on retail, dining or leisure from Sunday to Wednesday, visitors have the opportunity to triple their chances to win AED 50,000 weekly.

The promotion runs until May 11, 2015, and is valid across all outlets of the mall including the 1,200 retail stores, over 200 F&B outlets and the world-renowned leisure attractions.

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Until June 2015, the mall has extended opening hours from 10am to 11pm during weekdays and from 10am to midnight on weekends.

There are also exhibitions in the mall including:

Exclusive interactive display of Dubai Expo 2020 at the mall’s Star Atrium and the promenade

Graffiti installation near Dubai Ice Rink
An awareness campaign to promote healthy children in the UAE, organised by the UAE Ministry of Cabinet Affairs under the theme ‘Healthy Children Campaign #2021STEPS’

The Dubai Mall, the flagship asset of Emaar Malls, is the must-visit retail and entertainment destination, with several world class leisure attractions including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, SEGA Republic, KidZania® and Reel Cinemas. A 155-million-year old real dinosaur fossil, named Dubai Dino, is a compelling attraction at The Souk.

Emirates Skycargo Expands Its US Network With Orlando Launch

Emiraates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to expand its United States cargo network to 11 destinations, when the airline launches a daily service to Orlando, Florida from 1st September 2015.

The Dubai – Orlando route will be served by a Boeing 777-200 LR, which has a belly-hold capacity of up to 17 tonnes of cargo per flight. Emirates SkyCargo also has belly-hold cargo services to San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, with the latter four cities also forming part of the air cargo carrier’s United States freighter network, along with Atlanta.


“With the addition of Orlando to the Emirates SkyCargo network, we will now serve 11 points across the US, giving us good connectivity to serve our customers both within the country and across our network. Last year we carried more than 100,000 tonnes of cargo to and from the United States, facilitating foreign trade and opportunities between the world’s largest economy and markets within our network, mainly in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

“Every week, for example, we carry items such as auto parts out of JFK, lobsters from Boston, oil field equipment from Houston, and aircraft parts from Seattle, among many other types of commodities and products from various points in the US,” he added.


Emirates SkyCargo currently has weekly capacity of 1,690 tonnes in both the belly hold of passenger aircraft and freighter flights out of the US.

It expects to carry a range of exports from Orlando including aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, perfume and colognes and machine parts. Imports are likely to be electronics, garments, automotive spare parts, aircraft spare parts, construction equipment, hospital instruments and equipment. Catchment areas for both imports and exports moving through Orlando and carried by Emirates SkyCargo are expected to include Miami, Tampa and Atlanta.

Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Airport at 0350hrs local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport Terminal at 1140hrs local time. The return flight, EK 220 will depart Orlando International at 1420hrs and arrive into Dubai at 1230hrs the following day.

GEMS Education Hosts The Royal Marines Band

Fostering its commitment to engaging students with enriching cultural activities and experiences, Jumeirah College as part of GEMS Education, the world’s leading provider of K-12education, hosted the CTC Lympstone Royal Marines Band at the College, during their visit to Dubai on April 21, 2015.

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The Band performed a marching display on the College grounds, attended by students from Jumeirah College and Jumeirah Primary School.  This was followed by a series of masterclasses for invited students from the GEMS Music Academy.  The day was rounded off with a concert featuring both the Band and the GEMS students.

The Band is being hosted by the St George’s Society with sponsorship from Emirates and is in Dubai to perform at a number of events in celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.