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Dubai Opera To Screen A Marathon of Disney Classics

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Great news to all the Disney enthusiasts, Dubai Opera is hosting its very first Disney festival which will screen your favorite classics animated and live-action at the performance venue from 15 August to 30 August.

The Lion King live-action movie has just recently been released along with Toy Story 4 and finally an announcement was made for The Little Mermaid’s live-action remake. All of which makes spending a day watching four Disney movies back-to-back a brilliant idea, for a quick recap and will certainly raise your anticipation.

Almost 50 films will be shown, which is quite an impressive number, over a fortnight with four screenings daily. It is a night that will bring you nostalgia through a marathon of top picks like Sleeping Beauty, The Parent Trap and Mary Poppins and even a Beauty and the Beast.

Jasper Hope, Chief Executive at Dubai Opera commented: “For the very first time ever in Dubai, audiences this summer can enjoy a unique opportunity to enjoy almost 50 of the greatest animated and live action titles from The Walt Disney Studios from the last 50 Years. There has never been a better chance for parents to reconnect with the Disney classics of their youth and introduce the next generation to some of the greatest family movies, all shown on an enormous screen in the amazing atmosphere of Dubai Opera’s stunning auditorium.”

Tickets start from Dhs40 for children and Dhs60 for adults, a 12-day festival pass can be purchased at Dhs295 for children and Dhs495 for adults.

Now, that’s certainly a film festival we can all get on board with!

For more information on movie listings, visit www.dubaiopera.com .

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Nadine Labaki to Strike Again With the New Film ‘1982’

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After the movie Capernaum broke a number of records and made it to the Academy Awards, Nadine Labaki will soon bless our screens with her latest participation in the movie 1982 and we can’t wait!

The debut feature, that is directed by Oualid Mouaness, will take us back to the eighties during the Siege of Beirut and will feature Labaki in the role of a school teacher named Yasmeen.

The movie tells the story of Wissam, an 11-year-old who is trying to gather up his courage and confess his love to Joanaa, his classmate but just when he is about to do so, an air strike hits Beirut and with it begins the war…

1982, is currently in post-production and it has just been announced that it will be among the other Arab films being shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

 

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A Guide on How to Spend Your Eid Differently this Year

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We’re finally in the last weekend the separates us from Eid Al-Adha and we better make the best out of this somewhat long vacation and enjoy it while it while it lasts!

The following our own suggestions on how to spend your Eid differently this year and make the most of it.

1- Enjoy a movie outside!

 

This is a reminder that Taif Season is having the first outdoor cinema in a garden with some of the latest hits, including Alaadin, Toy Story 4 and more! The movies that are certainly suitable for a nice family day out.

2- Color Marathon

 

From the 15th till 17th of August, you can enjoy a colorful run similar to the color marathon that was held earlier this year. Besides it being a fun way to spend the day with friends, there are also valuable prizes for winners.

3- Swim with the Dolphins

Yes, you read that right! Swimming with dolphins is one of the many fun and refreshing activities that you can enjoy at Fakeih Aquarium in Jeddah, afterwards you can enjoy a fine dining experience at their Blue Ocean restaurant.

4- Discover Countries at Souk Okaz

 

Souk Okaz gives you the chance of discovering different cities all in one place, from Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon to Oman and more, indulge on the culture of several cities without having to travel far.

The event is available this entire month for you to enjoy!

5- Enjoy Eid Fireworks

 

Ward Village will have an amazing fireworks show on the first and second day of Eid, and then on every weekend afterwards. Don’t miss on the festivities and Eid vibes during Taif Season!

6- Go hiking

 

If you truly are looking for a unique way to spend you Eid then hiking is your way to doing this! It is the perfect way to bond with your family or friends away from the city noise and technology.

Excited? Then click here for more details on hiking activities.

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Formula One and Saudi Arabia Discusses F1 Race Possibility

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Saudi Arabia and Formula1 are having discussion over the possibility of holding a race in the Kingdom and opinions were taken from several team bosses, sources revealed on Tuesday.

The Times newspaper reported that Formula1 along with its 10 teams are to be reassured on issues regarding gender equality, human rights and media freedom before any race takes place.

However, Formula1 is still discussing with many possible hosts from across the world but still hasn’t reached a decision yet.

Times newspaper also added that a Saudi race can actually become a reality by 2021, with the schedule already expected to stretch to a record 22 races in 2020.

Formula One and the teams are discussing major rule changes in some sporting and technicalities starting from 2021 and Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said in Hungary at the weekend that could see an expansion to 24 races.

Saudi Arabia already hosted its first race last year on a street circuit at Ad Diriyah, near Riyadh.

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