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What to Expect From This Year’s Fashion Forward in Dubai

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The Fashion Forward Dubai is returning this year in October, and it will take place in Dubai Design District from the 30th of October till the second of November.

Since its launch back in 2013, Fashion Forward Dubai has emerged as a platform that showcases the regions’s leading designers, and this year’s edition will celebrate designers from the UAE, as well as international designers.

The theme of the upcoming edition will be a “shop-now” one, in recognition to the evolving digital means of online shopping, fashion buyers and consumers.

“The opportunity to ‘buy it now’ is a key element of FFWD 2019, as we evolve one of the region’s most compelling fashion platforms,” said Bong Guerrero, CEO and Co-Founder of Fashion Forward Dubai.

Executive Director of Dubai Design District, Khadija Al Bastaki commented on this upcoming edition saying, “We’re delighted to welcome back Dubai’s leading fashion event, Fashion Forward, to d3 this year. As a strategic partner and host venue for this season, d3 is again playing a critical part in the support of the region’s fashion industry through an event which this year will see even more designers participating and a greater number of our own business partners playing a central role in the programming. As d3 evolves, it is vital that such platforms also grow, and this edition will allow collections to be purchased at the event through the ‘shop now’ fashion platform”.

The 4-day retail pop-up will display chic accessory collections from leading designers in the region, the collections will be sold digitally and physically.

Besides Arab designers, the event will display special collections from global brands, exclusively to the Middle East.

 

 

 

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Abu Dhabi’s To Install the Largest solar Photovoltaic Rooftop in GCC at Warner Bros World

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Abu Dhabi’s clean energy company Masdar will develop the largest rooftop solar hotovoltaic project at Warner Bros World in the Emirates on Yas Isalnd.

The agreement aims at installing around 16,000 solar modules on the theme park’s 3.6-hectare roof, so this way it will cover around 40% of the theme park’s annual energy demand.

“We are proud to be supporting Abu Dhabi’s 2030 energy efficiency strategy to reduce overall electricity consumption by 22 per cent and we look forward to leveraging our energy services experience to support Miral’s efforts of implementing energy efficient solutions across its destinations and attractions,” Masdar chief executive Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said.

The project is expected to start operating by the fourth quarter of 2021, making it the largest solar-powered theme park in the GCC, the companies said.

“This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business,” said Abdalla Al Zaabi, Miral chief executive.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of Miral, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Masdar on this landmark agreement. Sustainability is high on our agenda and with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi recognised as the world’s largest indoor theme park, it is the ideal location for a project of this scale. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business.”

 

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UAE’s Mission to Mars is Closer Than You Think With Expected Launch on July 15th

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The UAE is set to establish its entry into the space industry soon! As the Emirates Mars Mission prepares to become the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission and enhance its capabilities in space science and engineering!

The Dubai-based space mission’s control team (operating out of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre), is working alongside Japan to send the unmanned probe into Mars’ orbit. It is expected to reach there by February 2021.

The final preparations for the UAE’s Mars-bound ‘Hope Probe’ are underway, and is expected to launch on July 15th at 00:51:27 UAE time!

Just yesterday, it has been announced that the spacecraft that will carry the UAE’s Hope Probe to outer space has already been fueled and is almost ready to make history.

“The Hope Probe embodies the culture of possibilities deeply rooted in the UAE’s approach, philosophy and journey of accelerating development since the foundation,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The unmanned ‘Hope Probe’ will launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre, it has already undergone several extensive testing operations with a team that includes Emirati engineers supervising the probe’s pre-launch preparations.

This is not just a prideful moment for the UAE, but for the entire Arab world.

“Our journey to space represents a message of hope to every Arab citizen that we have the innovation, resilience and efforts to compete with the greatest of nations in the race for knowledge.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum added.

 

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Dubai Reopens Beaches And Major Parks This Friday

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Dubai Municipality announced on Thursday night that several beaches, major parks and the Dubai Frame will all reopen on Friday for Visitors.

Following a complete lockdown that lasted for months, the public can now finally enjoy visiting JBR, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches.

Major parks and the Dubai Frame will also be open from Friday onwards.

There are of course some rules that the public must abide by for their own safety, the municipality asked ‘all to adhere to the public safety measures and guidelines to ensure the health & safety of all.”

Precautionary measures include visitors to wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing. No masks are necessary while in the water.

Gloves are not necessary in open beaches, however they must be worn in parks and closed areas such as the Dubai Frame and Ski Dubai.

According to Dubai Municipality’s contact centre, children under the age of 12 and adults above 60 are allowed on the beaches and parks.

It was also announced last night that Dubai’s museums will reopen in a phased manner, starting from Monday, June 1.

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