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Meraas has launched ‘Hala China’, an initiative in collaboration with Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, and DXB Entertainments, a Dubai-based leisure and entertainment company.

The new initiative aim to complement Dubai’s rich calendar of events by creating an annual schedule of exciting events hosted at the respective destinations of the three companies and targeting Chinese tourists. The novel initiative will also see the creation of new tourism packages that cater to Chinese visitors in seven categories – stay, shop, eat, play, explore, wellness and concierge.

The yearlong pipeline of activities includes a mix of events and programmes spanning food festivals and fashion shows, sporting events, music festivals and Chinese cultural pageants.

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Bread Street Kitchen & Bar has launched Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Roast Revolution’ in Dubai, with a new Saturday roast offering for Dh135 per person between 12pm until 4pm.

Located at Atlantis, The Palm, Bread Street Kitchen has also launched a new ‘Host My Roast’ dining option, which is available for groups of six or more to experience a delicious roast dinner for Dh750.

Experience a Saturday roast offering for Dh135 per person

Diners can look forward to roast sirloin of beef, accompanied by trimmings such as Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and many more traditional sides. In addition, diners will be treated to a complimentary taster of Ramsey’s favourite childhood dessert, the English trifle.

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Homegrown luxury florist Forever Rose has opened its newest location at The Yard in Last Exit, Al Khawaneej. In keeping with its signature theme, the new Forever Rose store features a preserved tree upon entry and an array of flora, moss and mirrors.

Combining the rustic lakeside experience of The Yard location, Forever Rose developed a barn style storefront design, applying a distinct thatched style roof and wooden panelling to create a rural effect.

Forever Rose developed a barn style storefront design

Derived from the mineral rich volcanic soils of Ecuador, Forever Roses set themselves apart with their uniquely strong petals which grow up to 10 times thicker and five times larger than other blooms available on the market.

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International Dutch DJ and producer Oliver Heldens returns to Dubai for an action packed night on May 4 as he headlines the Friday pool and beach brunch ‘Ritual’ at Zero Gravity, Dubai’s day to night beach club.

Heldens’ rapid rise to global success began when his song ‘Gecko’ caught the attention of fellow Dutch DJ Tiësto. Pete Tong’s FFRR imprint snapped it up and took it to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, with the record eventually receiving platinum sales status. Heldens is now regarded as a pioneer of the ‘future house’ genre.

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With effect from May 16 you can join UAE residents and visiting tourists in experiencing the best attractions, experiences and tours in Dubai with overall savings of up to 60 per cent. This follows the launch of the new Dubai Pass by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Dubai Pass is an all-inclusive pre-paid card that grants cash-free access to 33 key events and venues across Dubai, making it the perfect way for anyone to explore the city’s world-class destination proposition.

The pass offers ‘Select’ and ‘Unlimited’ packages, with a specially-curated list of popular attractions and experiences. These include Burj Khalifa, Dubai Parks and Resorts, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Wild Wadi Waterpark (seen above), Ski Dubai, Desert Safari Tours, and many more.

With every purchase, visitors will also receive a 50 per cent discount on tickets to La Perle – Dubai’s one-of-a-kind live entertainment show – by presenting their Dubai Pass when buying a ticket to the show.

The ‘Select’ package is priced at Dh399. It allows card users to enjoy a range of attractions – one from each of three-tiered attraction pools. The pass is valid for seven consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use. The ‘Unlimited’ package is available for Dh899. Users can choose unlimited events and activities, and the pass is valid for three days. 

The year-round Dubai Pass has been introduced following the success of previous seasonal DSS and DSF passes.

For more information, call 04 295 2007.

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aims to increase the total length of cycling lanes in Dubai to 850km by 2030.

Addressing a session at the UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition that was held from April 23-25 in Dubai, Mona Al Osaimi, Director of Strategic Planning, RTA, noted: “The RTA plans to make Dubai one of the best cities in providing cycling lanes and supporting non-mechanical mobility means.

“It is anticipated that the total length of cycling lanes in Dubai will reach 850 km by 2030 from 316km this year, and only10 km in 2006,” she added.

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Avengers: Infinity War has been 10 years in the making and what better way to promote Marvel Studio’s biggest movie to date, than on the Burj Khalifa? The super tower counted down and lit up every day for a week to celebrate the release of Avengers: Infinity War on April 26.

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The Dubai Mall and Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, have jointly announced that Chinese visitors can now use Alipay to pay for a range of shopping, dining and leisure attractions in the mega mall.

Chinese visitors can now look for many stores across The Dubai Mall through Alipay’s in-app Discover platform, and pay for their orders in RMB via Alipay. In addition, Chinese visitors can use Alipay at all The Dubai Mall’s entertainment attractions.

Approximately 764,000 Chinese tourists visited Dubai in 2017

Alipay currently has over 520 million active users in China. Approximately 764,000 Chinese tourists visited Dubai in 2017, with a year-on-year growth of 41 per cent, ranking China as the fifth largest visitor source market of Dubai.

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Continental has launched two new tyre concepts designed to provide a safe and comfortable driving experience. The two technologies, ContiSense and ContiAdapt, aim to continuously monitor a tyre’s condition and offer situation-matched adaptation of tyre performance characteristics to prevailing road conditions.

ContiSense is based on the development of electronic conductive rubber compounds that enable electric signals to be sent from a sensor in the tyre to a receiver in the car. Continuously monitoring both tread depth and temperature, the rubber-based sensors indicate if the measured value is above or below the predefined limit and triggers the system to immediately alert the driver. If anything penetrates the tread, a circuit in the tyre is closed, triggering an immediate warning for the driver before the tyre pressure starts to drop.

ContiSense System

In the future, the ContiSense system will feature additional sensors that can also be utilised individually, thus information about the road surface, such as its temperature or the terrain can be sensed by the tyre and passed on to the driver. The data will be transmitted directly to the vehicle or to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

ContiAdapt combines micro-compressors integrated into the wheel to adjust the tyre pressure with a variable-width rim. The system can thus modify the size of the contact patch, which is a decisive factor under different road conditions for both safety and comfort. ContiAdapt allows perfect adaption to four different conditions: wet, uneven surface, slippery and normal conditions. The system also permits very low tyre pressures of below one bar (14.5psi) to be set, which help ease driving on sandy off-road tracks and while dune bashing.

Continental has also joined both the ContiSense and ContiAdapt technologies in one concept tyre that enables the benefits of both systems to be fully leveraged.

The ContiAdapt tyre concept took centrestage at Continental’s Contivention event that was held in Dubai in December 2017 that saw the launch of the Generation 6 – the company’s first tyre range developed specifically for the Middle East.

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Arabian Automobiles, exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced the winners of its ‘Patrol Mileage into Cash’ campaign which sought to reward Nissan Patrol owners as part of the dealership’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Three owners who maintained their Patrols for over 25 years and with the highest mileages respectively received cash rewards in recognition of their loyalty to Nissan. The campaign was split into three categories, including ‘The Adventurers’ with 2006-2010 models, ‘The Leaders’ with 2000-2005 models and ‘The Conquerors’ with 1999 or older models.

Marwan Masoud Al Zarooni was awarded Dh10,000

The top 10 highest mileages in each category were shortlisted and verified for authenticity by Arabian Automobiles’ expert technicians before the winners were announced.

Marwan Saif Al Shehhi was awarded Dh15,000

Marwan Masoud Al Zarooni was awarded Dh10,000 for his 2007 model, Marwan Saif Al Shehhi won Dh15,000 for his 2003 model while Ali Saif Al Darmaki won the grand prize of Dh25,000 for his 1992 model.

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