Tuesday, 29 November 2016

UAE National Day in the UAE

UAE NEWS:11 amazing things to do this 45th National Day in the UAE

From thrilling races to unbelievable hotel rates, here’s how to make the most of your long weekend for the 45th UAE National Day
UAE National Day in the UAE

1. Book now!

Dh45 a night for a night at a five-star hotel? Possible in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the fastest of the lot at four hotels of Jannah Hotels and Resorts group in the UAE. The first five rooms at each of these hotels go at a rate of Dh45 per night for December 1 and 2 when directly booked from them. The offer is available at Jannah Burj Al Sarab, Jannah Place Abu Dhabi, Jannah Marina Bay Suites and Jannah Place Dubai Marina.
2. Let your colours fly at Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit is the place to be for UAE National Day if you reside in Abu Dhabi – with their many family activities and annual fireworks shows, everyone gets to have a good time. Highlights of the day include fireworks, live music, oud player, human claw, story-time with Dr. Ahmed, Arabic calligraphy, henna painters, falconry, harbiye dancers, face painters, art and crafts section for the children, inflatable amusement rides and caricaturists.
Cost Free entry Timings 2pm to 7pm Dates December 2

3. Racing like a pro

This UAE National Day will give racing kart fanatics a 35 per cent discount on their Arrive and Drive session for December 2 and 3. Each session will include a full safety briefing, racing gear and track time (normal sessions only have 15 minutes of track time). The sessions are suitable for all levels from novices to professionals. Call ahead for details on height and weight restrictions and available timings.

4. Box Park outing

One trip to Boxpark is a must for all UAE residents and this weather is perfect to take advantage of the chic outdoor seating available in almost all outlets here. While you are there, go see the 3D letters of Boxpark (opposite Filfil restaurant) decked in national flag colours and a touch of abstract creativity by Mariusz 'Clash' Krakówko Рa Dubai based graffiti artist. The re-designed letters can be seen up to December 2.

5. Kids’ splashing day out

Get all-day access to one of Dubai’s latest waterparks, Splash ‘n’ Party, for children at Dh45 per child (one adult goes free with every child). Kids gets to experience a weekend filled with splash pads, live underwater mermaids, fantastic fire shows, live entertainment, magic shows and much more.
Location Splash ‘n’ Party, Villa no. 1, Street 8A, Al Safa 2, Jumeirah, Dubai Cost Dh45 for all day access per child (one adult goes free), Dh50 for additional adult pass Timings 9am to 8pm DatesNovember 30 to December 1 Contact +971 4 388 3008 Emailinfo@splashnparty.ae

6. Party at Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace is going all out with its UAE National Day celebrations and highlights include fireworks, a beach party, festive hampers, lucky draws for Emirati visitors, an exhibition of 45 different types of dates and video mapping visible to guests as well as visitors.
Location  Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh200 per person (includes food and beverages for National Day party); Dh750 for festive hamper (includes festive season cookies, traditional German stollen, a bottle of bubbly, truffle honey, chocolate truffles, duck rillettes and smoked salmon with 24 carat leaves Contact +971 2 690 9000

7. Winter Mania Carnival and Funfair

The first of its kind, this festival is all about giving back to the local community. Featuring a collection of unique and never before experienced carnival games, inflatable challenges, contests, activities and live performances in Ras al Khaimah, this will make the national day weekend a fun one for the family.
Location Bin Majid Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah Cost Dh35 for everyone aged 5 and above Free for younger children Contact 800 5700 

8. Dine at Dh45

The restaurants at Cascade Dining have united and created a limited-edition menu of 45 dishes for Dh45, available for 45 hours to celebrate the 45th UAE National Day. Ensuring fun for all the family - there will also be UAE National Day activities taking place at Cascade Dining over the weekend including face painting, flag giveaways and there are also many prizes to be won. 
Location Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh45 per dish (for 45 hours during UAE National Day celebrationsTimings 9am to 12am Dates December 1 to 3

9. Luxury stay at 45 per cent discount

Al Seef Resort by Andalus, a luxury getaway spot in the main city of Abu Dhabi yet away from the typical hustle of the city is joining the entire nation in celebrating the 45th UAE National Day by offering 45 percent discount on the best available rates. This is subject to taxes and availability of rooms. 
Location Abu Dhabi Cost As per room booked with 45 per cent discount (subject to taxes - not available in conjunction with other offers) Dates November 30 to December 3 Contact +971 2 652 6722

10. Dubai Parks and Resorts tickets at Dh45!

You are not going to get a deal like this anytime soon and what a perfect way to explore the newly launched Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Theme Parks. 4,500 tickets will be given at the festive rate of Dh45 on a 'first-come first-served' basis. While the majority of these will be sold online, a limited number will be available at the park gates as well over the weekend.
Location Dubai Parks and Resorts, near the Outlet Village, Dubai Dates Sale online starts on November 26 Dates of offer December 1 to 3

11. Special rates for aerial Uber tours  

On Saturday, December 3, over the 45 National Day weekend – you can lift off in Uber SEAWINGS for a stunning 25-minute aerial tour of Dubai at over 50 per cent off which includes Uber car transfers. Sitting in the comfortable Cessna seaplane which takes off from Dubai Creek. you will experience some of Dubai’s most iconic hot-spots Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Limited sale on November 29!

from the sky, including Burj Khalifa,
Location Take off from Dubai Creek (offer include Uber car transfers) Online sale November 29 (Tuesday) from 12pm to 4pm Cost Dh500 per person for entire experience Payments and booking Through Uber

Thursday, 24 November 2016

UAE News:7 UAE world records you should know

7 UAE world records you should know

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Apart from wearing the record of the world's tallest building with pride, the UAE has many more world records it can be proud of. Here are just some of those great world records you should definitely know about.

Tallest hotel In UAE

Apart from titleholder Burj Khalifa, the UAE is also home to the world's tallest hotel. The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai stands at 1,165.84 feet with 77 floors. And if that isn't enough, it beats it twice since the hotel has two towers - both of the same size.

Largest standing lantern In UAE

Measuring up to 42 feet and 11 inches, the largest standing lantern can be found in the emirate of Sharjah in Souq Al Jubail. The lantern is made of wood and copper.

Most expensive headwear sold at auction In UAE

Be careful putting this one on as it costs an astounding Dh24,050,000! The headwear was sold at an auction organized by the Al Jalila Foundation in Dubai and was actually worn by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Highest restaurant from ground level In UAE

The highest restaurant can be found where else than the tallest building. At.mosphere sits on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa and is elevated to a height of 1,447 feet and 10 inches. But before you get excited, bookings have to be made in advance.             

Largest flag suspended In UAE

Made by the Meydan group, the largest flag ever suspended measures 26, 496 ft2, 15.8 inand is the largest UAE flag to have ever flown. The unfurling of this flag was observed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Most nationalities washing their hands simultaneously 

72 nationalities washed their hands together in Dubai to celebrated Global Handwashing Day with more than 200 participants. They hailed from all four corners of the globe such as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Estonia, Hungary, Iraq, Malawi, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Largest synchronised 'car dance' In Dubai

Cars? Dance? In the UAE that is a resounding yes. With 121 cars, Pepsi collaborated with Impact BBDO, Swerve Entertainment and INSA to form a peace sign using 4x4s in the Margham Desert of Dubai.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

UAE Holidays 2017

UAE National Day,Commemoration Day holidays for public and private sectors announced

ABU DHABI News: The UAE National Day and Commemoration Day holidays for the public sector will begin on December 1, Thursday, with work resuming on December 4, Sunday.
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The private sector holiday will be on December 1 and 2, Thursday and Friday.
The holidays were announced through circulars issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources and Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The authority extended its greetings to President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE.
We’re calling 2017 the Year of the Long Weekend. And the reason for this is because almost all holidays, this year, fall around a weekend, giving most workers at least a three day-holiday.
You can read our guide to the UAE public holidays scheduled for 2017. Those working in the public sector can expect more days off than those in the private sector. All public holidays are paid, and may not count towards an employee’s annual leave.
All dates marked with an asterix (*) are tentative and will only be final once confirmed by the UAE Government.

Date - 2017
January 1 
New Year's Day
April 24 *
Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day
May 25 *
Ramadan expected to begin
June 25 *
Eid Al Fitr
August 31 *
Arafat (Haj) Day
September 1 *
Eid Al Adha – Feast of Sacrifice
September 21 *
Al Hijri - Islamic New Year
November 30 
Commemoration Day
November 30* 
Milad Un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
December 2
UAE National Day
*Dates subject to change in accordance with moon sighting 

January 1 – New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is fixed on January 1 to celebrate the dawn of the new Gregorian year. The UAE joins the global party with fireworks, parades, and parties. Last year, Burj Khalifa was the centerpiece for one of the greatest firework displays the UAE has ever seen.
In 2017, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, so it will be a 3-day weekend in the UAE. Make sure you make your NYE plans well in advance.

April 24 – Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension Day

Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj is an Islamic holiday, which is observed annually on the 27thday of the Islamic month of Rajab, according to the Hijri calendar. The holiday marks the night Allah took Mohammad (PBUH) on a journey from Makkah to Jerusalem, and then to heaven. The journey was made in a single night, hence the name.
In 2017, as far as the Gregorian calendar is concerned, the holiday falls on Monday April 24.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

June 25 – Eid Al Fitr

Roughly translated, Eid Al Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast”. The holiday is a celebration which marks the end of Ramadan (which is forecast to begin on June 25). It is a time to show kindness to others and love for Allah.
Eid Al Fitr begins automatically after the last day of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal. In 2017 it is predicted to begin on Sunday June 25. Holidays vary between two and three days from the start of Eid Al Fitr, so expect a long weekend.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

August 31 – Arafat Day

Arafat Day is the second day of the annual haj (or pilgrimage). The holiday takes place the day before the start of Eid Al Adha. At dawn, Muslim pilgrims make their way from Mina to a nearby hillside called Mount Arafat and a plain called the Plain of Arafat.
In 2017 Arafat Day falls on a Thursday, so get ready for a long weekend.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

September 1 – Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha translates to the “festival of sacrifice”. The holiday honours Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for Allah. Ismail is happy to oblige before Allah sends his angel, Jibraeel, to inform Ibrahim that he has already accepted the sacrifice from his heart.
Goats are sacrificed and divided into three parts: one part for the family, one part for relatives, and one part for the poor. The holiday begins on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijja – the last month of the Hijri calendar.
In 2017, Eid Al Adha is expected to begin on Friday September 1. Usually lasting for three days, it is very likely that workers will celebrate with a long weekend.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

September 21 – Al Hijri – Islamic New Year

Al Hijri is the Islamic New Year. Expected to fall on Thursday, September 21 in 2017, it is likely that workers in the UAE will enjoy a long weekend.
In 2017, the new Islamic year will be 1438.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

November 30 – Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day (sometimes referred to as Martyr’s Day) is a new public holiday and is fixed on November 30. The day was declared by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in 2015 to honour Emiratis who have died for their country.
The remembrance will fall on a Thursday in 2017 and workers can expect yet another long weekend.

November 30 – Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Birthday

The birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi Al Awwal. In Arabic, the holiday is referred to as Eid Al Mawlid an Nabawi.
In 2017, November 30 falls on a Thursday and with Commemoration Day also falling on this day, it is possible an extra day will be granted on Sunday to create a long weekend.
The date is subject to moon-sighting and could change.

December 2 – UAE National Day

The UAE’s National Day is fixed on December 2 each year. Although the UAE – or the Trucial States as it was known until 1971 – was never part of the British Empire, it was a British Protectorate. The protectorate treaty was withdrawn on December 1 1971, paving the way for the federal unification of the Trucial States.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah made up the original UAE, with Ras Al Khaimah joining in a year later in 1972. 2017 will be the UAE’s 46th birthday.
One or two days are granted as public holidays, and as December 2 is a Saturday, it is possible that Sunday, December 3 is also granted as a holiday and workers could receive a long weekend.

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