Dubai is known for its vibrant and exciting events scene, and March 2023 is shaping up to be no exception. From music festivals to cultural celebrations, there's something for everyone this month. Here are some of the best events happening in Dubai in March 2023.
For the Jazz lovers
Dubai Jazz Festival: Running from March 2nd to 4th, the Dubai Jazz Festival is one of the city's most popular music events. This year's lineup includes world-renowned musicians like Diana Krall, Gregory Porter, and Tom Misch, among others. The festival takes place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and promises to be a weekend full of great music and good vibes.
For the Foodies
Dubai Food Festival: From March 10th to 26th, the Dubai Food Festival will take over the city with a range of culinary events and activities. From foodie tours to cooking classes to outdoor markets, there's something for every taste and budget. Highlights include the Beach Canteen at Kite Beach and the Dubai Restaurant Week, where diners can enjoy discounted meals at some of the city's top restaurants.
For the Bibliophiles
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Running from March 2nd to 12th, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is a must-visit for book lovers. The festival features talks and workshops from renowned authors, as well as book signings and panel discussions. This year's lineup includes Margaret Atwood, Malcolm Gladwell, and Matthew McConaughey, among others.
For the Lovers and Friends
Holi Festival of Colours: Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Holi Festival of Colours on March 18th at the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium. This Indian festival is a celebration of love and friendship, where people throw colored powder at each other and dance to music. The event promises to be a fun-filled day of music, dance, and color.
For the Equestrians
Dubai World Cup: On March 25th, the Dubai World Cup will take place at the Meydan Racecourse. This prestigious horse racing event attracts people from all over the world and features some of the best horses and jockeys in the business. In addition to the racing, the event also includes a range of entertainment and hospitality options.
In conclusion, March 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting month in Dubai, with a range of events and activities to suit every taste and interest. Whether you're a music lover, a foodie, a bookworm, or a sports fan, there's something for you to enjoy this month in Dubai. So mark your calendars and get ready for a month full of fun and excitement in this vibrant city.
The world of boxing is about to witness a battle of epic proportions as Jake Paul and Tommy Fury gear up for their highly-anticipated fight. With both fighters having built up an impressive following, this is one match that has got the whole world talking. So, what can we expect from this fight, and who will come out on top? Let's take a closer look.
Firstly, let's talk about Jake Paul. The YouTube star-turned-boxer has made a name for himself in the world of combat sports, with a string of impressive wins under his belt. He's known for his aggressive style in the ring, as well as his outspoken personality outside of it. Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Jake Paul is a force to be reckoned with.
On the other side of the ring, we have Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Tommy has been making waves in the boxing world with his impressive record and his undeniable talent. He's known for his technical ability and his lightning-fast footwork, making him a formidable opponent for anyone who steps into the ring with him.
So, who will come out on top in this fight? It's anyone's guess at this point. Jake Paul may have the advantage when it comes to his size and strength, but Tommy Fury's technical ability and quick reflexes could give him the edge. It's sure to be a close match, with both fighters giving it their all in the ring.
But the real winner of this fight could be the world of boxing itself. With two high-profile fighters going head to head, this match has the potential to bring even more attention and excitement to the sport. It's a great opportunity for both fighters to showcase their skills and prove their worth in the ring.
In conclusion, the Jake Paul and Tommy Fury fight is sure to be one of the biggest events in the world of boxing this year. With both fighters bringing their A-game to the ring, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top. But one thing is for sure: this is one match that you won't want to miss. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready for an unforgettable night of boxing.
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Is Dubai Bling a Glitzy Celebration or a Superficial Glitch on Netflix?
Netflix's new show "Dubai Bling" has been causing quite a stir since its release. The show promises to take viewers on a journey through the glitzy and glamorous world of Dubai, showcasing the city's opulent lifestyle and lavish excess. But is the show a true celebration of Dubai's luxurious culture or a superficial glitch on Netflix?
The Pros and Cons of "Dubai Bling"
On the one hand, "Dubai Bling" provides a fascinating glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of the city's wealthy elite. From private yachts to designer boutiques, the show offers a tantalizing look at the luxurious world of Dubai's 1%.
However, there are also some downsides to the show. For one thing, the focus on wealth and luxury can feel somewhat superficial and materialistic, ignoring the many other facets of Dubai's culture and society. Additionally, some critics have accused the show of perpetuating stereotypes about the Middle East and its relationship with money and excess.
Finding a Middle Ground
So, is "Dubai Bling" worth watching? The answer, as with most things in life, is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no.
On the one hand, the show can be entertaining and informative for those interested in Dubai's wealthy lifestyle. On the other hand, it can also be shallow and one-dimensional, failing to capture the complexity of the Dubai and its people.
Ultimately, the key is to watch the show with a critical eye, understanding that it represents only a small slice of what Dubai has to offer. By doing so, viewers can appreciate the glitz and glamour of Dubai without losing sight of its many other perspectives.
In conclusion, "Dubai Bling" may be a superficial glitch on Netflix, but it's also a glitzy celebration of Dubai's luxurious culture. By finding a middle ground between these two views, we can enjoy the show for what it is while also understanding its limitations.
Unless you've been living under a rock in Dubai you would have heard the term NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s impressive sustainable destination concept by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. NEOM is an acronym for New Enterprise Operating Model and means “New Future”.
A first impression: Tesla's wet dream. In fact, paging through the info on this massive project they reference Tesla, Edison, Verne and Eiffel meeting together in Paris in 1889 to create a place on earth where nothing would be impossible. This is the blue print for NEOM.
But what are the features of this city of the future and how likely is it that it will meet the high expectation set by the pre-launch hype?
While sceptics might wave it off as an impossible - if you, like me have lived in a city like Dubai and seen what’s possible in in short increments of time you’re going to be hyped to see this come to pass - plus its 500 billion cash injection doesn’t hurt either.
Here are the key features of this exciting project
Sounds impressive and inspiring to say the least, looks like I’ll be adding Saudi to the bucketlist after all..
If you’re on Tiktok, or any social media for that matter (but Tiktok especially) you would have heard of the internet personality called Andrew Tate. This 35 year old’s views are controversial as hell and love him or hate him you cannot ignore him. Tate knows how to get a reaction while flooding FYPs, timelines and newsfeeds with his opinions on life, women (they are men’s property apparently), making money, cigars, watches ($110 000 is a cheap according to him), Dubai and…sparkling water.
His views aside you have to give him credit for how quickly he came out of nowhere to becoming one of the most talked about figures on the internet. In fact if you go to google now and type in “Who is” it will automatically complete to… Andrew Tate making him the most googled person in the world.
But..who is this guy actually? Here’s what we know:
He originally got a taste of the limelight back in 2016 as a contestant on Big Brother but was removed from the show when a video of him surfaced, hitting a woman with a belt – the woman later stated it was consensual. The following year he was banned from Twitter due to another controversy when he stated in a clip that women should “bear some responsibility for being raped”. There are a few other incidents allegedly involving racism, webcamming and ongoing investigations into human trafficking but we’ll save that for another day.
His rise to fame has been kickstarted by his legion of followers who saw him living a seeming luxury lifestyle that they aspired to lead and then signing up to his online courses in the hopes that they could do that same. This is how his online business, Hustlers University was borne. The modules cover some very 2022 topics such as influencer marketing, crypto and dropshipping. Read into the course a little deeper and you’ll get to the parts where students are encouraged to repost footage of Tate’s podcasts and appearances. This has gained him momentum and catapulted him into the internet hall of fame. It’s a formula as old as social media - the more controversial the content, the bigger the reaction and the more fame gets accumulated because let’s face it, whether your leave a hate comment or a love comment its still post engagement pushing the post onto more and more FYPs and timelines and causing more reaction videos from other content creators and the next thing you know, everyone is googling “who is Andrew Tate” making him into a newsworthy AF trend and leading news outlets to pick up on his story leading to even more publicity.
We all know how the machine works but the difference is he’s made it work for him. So whether he is a good guy, a bad guy or just a guy gagging for post engagement, he’s built up a major platform and says its just the beginning of his masterplan. I guess we will have to wait and see.
The hospitality industry is known for its high energy consumption and waste production. However, in recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for sustainable practices in the industry. Hotels, resorts, and other hospitality businesses in the UAE are now taking active steps to reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainability. Here are some of the sustainable initiatives that are being implemented in the hospitality industry:
Energy Efficiency: One of the biggest contributors to a hotel's carbon footprint is its energy consumption. To reduce energy usage, hotels are implementing energy-efficient measures such as LED lighting, motion-sensor lighting, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances. Some hotels are even using renewable energy sources like solar power to generate electricity.
Water Conservation: Water is another valuable resource that is often wasted in the hospitality industry. Hotels are implementing water-saving measures such as low-flow toilets and showerheads, aerators on faucets, and laundry programs that conserve water. Some hotels are even harvesting rainwater and using it for non-potable purposes like irrigation.
Waste Reduction: The hospitality industry generates a significant amount of waste, including food waste, plastic waste, and paper waste. To reduce waste, hotels are implementing recycling programs, composting programs, and reducing the use of single-use plastics. Some hotels are even using biodegradable products and food waste digesters to reduce their waste.
Local Sourcing: The hospitality industry is starting to focus on local sourcing to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting food and other supplies. Hotels are sourcing food from local farmers and using locally made products wherever possible.
Sustainable Design: When designing new resorts and restaurants, the industry is focusing on sustainable design practices such as using eco-friendly materials, incorporating green spaces, and designing buildings that optimize natural light and ventilation.
Education and Awareness: To promote sustainability, the hospitality industry is educating guests and employees about sustainable practices. Some hotels offer sustainability tours and workshops, while others provide guests with information on how to reduce their environmental impact during their stay.
These initiatives are not only good for the environment but also good for business. By implementing sustainable practices, hotels and resorts can reduce costs, improve their reputation, and attract environmentally conscious guests.
There have been recent rumours circulating on the internet that Elon Musk, may be considering buying the popular social media platform, Twitter. While there has been no official confirmation of this news, the mere whiff of it has caused quite a stir in the business and tech communities.
Elon Musk is a well-known figure in the technology industry and he is also known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial opinions, which he frequently shares with his millions of followers on Twitter.
Musk has had a tumultuous relationship with Twitter over the years. He has been known to engage in heated debates and public feuds with other users, and his tweets have often landed him in hot water. Musk's tweets have also caused fluctuations in the stock prices of his companies, leading some investors to question his judgment.
Despite these controversies, Twitter remains an important platform for Musk. He has used the platform to announce important news about his companies, to engage with his followers, and to promote his various initiatives.
If Musk were to buy Twitter, it could potentially bring significant changes to the platform. Musk is known for his innovative and disruptive ideas, and he may have a vision for how Twitter could be improved or transformed.
However, there are also concerns about the potential consequences of such a purchase and there may be concerns about censorship or political bias if the platform were to be owned by a single individual.
There are also practical concerns about whether Musk could even afford to buy Twitter. The platform is valued at around $25 billion, which is a significant amount of money even for a billionaire.
Ultimately, whether or not Elon Musk buys Twitter remains to be seen. While the rumours are certainly interesting to consider, it is important to remember that they are just rumours at this point. If Musk were to acquire the platform, it could have significant implications for the future of social media and the tech industry as a whole.
Lets stay tuned to find out.
Some long awaited news was announced earlier today with circulars from the government media office stating that events and live entertainment such as DJs may finally resume provided venue staff and entertainers are vaccinated. Among the most important updates, the following points were also mentioned:
It looks like the situation is heating up for people who still haven’t received the vaccine. If this is you then you may want to book an appointment asap if you want to be able to catch your favourite DJ in action although bear in mind that dancefloors are still not permitted to be open for now and people must still maintain 2 metres physical distance and continue to wear masks unless seated even if they’ve already been vaccinated. You can see the official circular from the DTCM here.
It will be interesting to see if this finally convinces people to take the vaccine and what kind of effect it would have on the hospitality industry due to the tourists who may hail from countries where the vaccine is not yet available to everyone. I mean, would you visit a country if you can’t leave your hotel room and go to bars and events without a vaccination? Time will tell.
We’ve all been wondering what’s happening with Expo 2020 in Dubai with all the global pandemic related restrictions that’s been put in place this year and it’s finally been announced that the event has been rescheduled to run from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 Hopefully by then the world will be on a well-deserved break from lockdowns, pandemics and economic instability and we can just enjoy it.
Personally, it feels like the city’s been waiting in anticipation of Expo 2020 since I arrived here back in 2016, still fresh off the boat to make my mark on the hospitality industry. At that point Dubai already felt like a Disneyland for adults and my industry, the hospitality industry was on another level. The fine dining was incredible I mean in the country I was coming from knives were reserved for mugging people and spoons for cooking meth (okay, maybe not that problematic although it’s not too far from the truth either) but you can imagine the awe and wonder when touching down in a futuristic city with purified air, exploring glittering tourist attractions. Over time things changed even more impressively, taller buildings, new hotels and entire cityscapes sprung up seemingly overnight, in the way it only happens here, all seemingly in anticipation for Expo 2020. The theme continues with “connecting minds, creating the future” and also has its three smaller themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability and in the UAE where drones are used to sterilize the streets, drive through covid-19 testing centres, I can not wait to see what they come up with.
See the announcement video below:
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I cannot resist a healthy dose of savagery to lighten up the day and there’s really no better place to get that daily fix except twitter.
Tesla founder Elon Musk and his girlfriend, Claire Boucher aka Grimes welcomed a baby son on . This is great news for the couple who’ve been dating since 2018 however the kid’s name is what has sent everyone into a frenzy.
Behold, the name...
My first impressions…
1. What in the Battle Star Galactica? 2. His name looks like the math exam I nearly failed in 12 grade 3. I think most people will wonder what it means and how to say it. 4. Are they even human sounds or just a bunch of beeps and clicking sounds.
According to a tweet from Grimes each character represents something significant to her and Musk:
Elon Musk was on the Joe Rogan show earlier and the first thing Rogan asked about was how to say the baby’s name which turns out to be a lot easier than it looks. Musk said his son’s name is pronounced “X Ash A 12” The X is said like the letter X and the A – 12 is simply the capital letter A and the number 12.
But of course twitter, being twitter had to react like this:
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