Dubai Weekend: Haute Events

The temps are hot and the events are even more haute in Dubai. The city in the clouds sizzled over the weekend with a plethora of cultural events and socializing galore.


Echoing autumn’s rich jewel tones, the Emporio Armani autumn 2016 watch collection uses deep colours and carefully considered design, elevating its timepieces to a new level of style. Sleek, slimmed-down silhouettes and innovative modern finishes update the most popular ranges and launch the newest watches as stars of the Emporio Armani ready-to- wear accessories collection.

This season, Armani blue enhances sophisticated gunmetal and stainless-steel, and there are watches featuring this hue in bracelet and leather strap options. The elegant combinations of gunmetal, silver and deep blue add depth and texture to the popular men’s watch ranges.

The Emporio Armani autumn 2016 watch collection will be available in stores and online from 25th July 2016.

A Summer Of Dining Experiences At Manzil Downtown Dubai

As the temperatures get higher and the peak of the summer hits Dubai, Manzil Downtown Dubai comes to the rescue with the Summer of Dining Experiences! Offering a range of family friendly, indoor options, there is nowhere better to beat the heat and have some fun too!

Manzil Cold Mezze Shanklish
Manzil Cold Mezze Shanklish

July brings back the popular family favorite, Levant Brunch at Boulevard Kitchen! While parents are able to sit back and chill, the restaurant offers the younger guests their own unique dining experience, featuring a dedicated buffet with all their favourites, and entertainment guaranteed to keep even the pickiest little ones occupied for hours.

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For a alternative take on your Friday morning, head down to Nezesaussi Grill for Fry-day’s! With a traditionally delightful English breakfast and all the trimmings to match it, take your taste buds on a sensory adventure as we bring you a proper fry up to start your weekend the right way.

There is nowhere better to sit back, relax and ease into the weekend with those who are nearest and dearest than at Manzil Downtown Dubai!

New Report Predicts Augmented & Virtual Reality Technology to be ‘Widespread’ Across GCC by 2025

According to new research conducted by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with GITEX Technology Week 2016, the next 10 years of augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology development are set to redefine the future of both business and consumer processes and interactions in the region.

Augmented Reality – contextual information on mobile devices, projections, or wearables – and Virtual Reality which provides a fully-immersive digital environment, will be adopted across industries by 2025, the new report from Frost & Sullivan predicts. 1 In response to the interest in AR and VR technology in the region, GITEX Technology Week 2016 will showcase the largest area in show history for AR and VR technologies with 560 square metres of the show committed to AR and VR exhibitors.

The future is now and will be on full display at GITEX 2016.

“GITEX Technology Week 2016’s focus on AR and VR demonstrates the Middle East’s strong potential for transformation. Driving the market, GITEX will be the region’s most prominent platform for taking AR and VR out of the lab and into the mainstream. Attendees can experience innovations, hear industry insights from experts, and network with key players,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice-President, Exhibitions and Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre.

For more information on how to register for GITEX Technology Week 2016, and to interact with these speakers and exhibitors, visit The event will from 16-20 October 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“Queen of Stage” Myriam Fares Dazzled at Al Raha Beach Theatre

Lebanese sensation Myriam Fares turned up the heat for Eid-al-Fitr weekend in Abu Dhabi with her July 8th performance at Al Raha Beach Theatre, kicking-off Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2016 on all the right notes. Fares was joined onstage by Iraqi singer and composer Waleed Al Shami, who is best known for composing the hit song “Ya Mhajir” as performed by fellow Iraqi artist Hatem Al Iraqi.

Myriam Fares
Myriam Fares

Known colloquially as the “Queen of Stage,” Fares has capped her career with hits including “Ana wel shog,” “Aman” and “Mosh Ananeya,” and serenaded adoring fans and spectators in an unforgettable evening of live music.