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.

DIFF Featured In Cond Nast Traveler’s List Of Top Film Festivals Worldwide For The Second Year Running

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has been included in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s list of the world’s top 15 film festivals for the second year running, reaffirming its status as a leading international film festival and a hub for filmmaking in the region. DIFF earned its spot on the magazine’s hot list as a platform to discover the best in Arab cinema and an exciting destination to mingle with A-list stars.

The list highlights the world’s most travel-worthy cinema events with DIFF being named alongside the most prestigious film festivals in the world including Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

2014 Dubai International Film Festival - Day 3

The notable mention, which comes hot on the heels of DIFF’s ‘Favourite Cultural Event’ of the UAE accolade at the 2014 What’s On Awards, serves as a true testament to DIFF’s contribution to the region’s cinematic industry. Since its inception in 2004, DIFF has gone from strength to strength, helping to develop a thriving film culture within the region, provide greater opportunities for Arab filmmakers and offer an invaluable cultural benefit to the people of Dubai and the UAE.

Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF Chairman, said: “It’s a great privilege for DIFF to be recognized at an international level alongside some of the world’s most renowned festivals by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The Festival has played a leading part in the development of a film culture locally, supporting hundreds of filmmakers through the Dubai Film Market and providing an international platform to cinema from the region.”

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Signs On Memorial Frame Of Stamps On First UAE Currency

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, signed on a memorial frame of stamps issued by Emirates Post Group, during his visit to the Emirates Post Group pavilion at the Water, Electricity Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX  2015) organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The EPG stand at WETEX featured stamps on environment, along with other topics, issued over the past few years, in keeping with the event’s focus on environment and sustainability.

Sheikh Hamdan at EPG stand at WETEX

Mr. Fahad Al Hosani, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group, thanked His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his visit to the EPG pavilion and signing the ornamental frame at WETEX, the annual exhibition that has emerged as a unique event of its kind in the world.

Referring to the unique stamps on UAE currency and coins, he hailed the move as the result of a fruitful cooperation between UAE Central Bank and Emirates Post Group to commemorate the issuing of UAE’s first currency on May 19, 1973, in denominations of AED 1, 150 fils, AED 2, AED 3 and AED 4, along with the First Day Covers on coins (AED 8.50) and currency (AED 19) respectively.

The commemorative stamps are available for stamp enthusiasts and philatelists through outlets in selected post offices, along with philately tools and specialized equipment for stamp collectors. The issuing of the stamps on the UAE currency is part of Emirates Post Group’s strategy of commemorating various events and historic occasions of the UAE.