Kate-Lynne Wolmarans26 Jul 2018 AT 03:46 PM

The ShortList weekly catch up

All the Dubai news headlines that you may have missed this week
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans26 Jul 2018 AT 03:46 PM
Dubai Square
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Dubai Square
Kiki Challenge
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Kiki Challenge

Here at ShortList we understand that sometimes life can move a bit too fast so, we’ve gathered seven of the biggest news stories in Dubai this week to help you keep in the know. 

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Authorities warn UAE residents about doing the Kiki Challenge

Dubai News- Kiki Challenge

Officials in Umm Al Quwain have issued AED2,000 fine and 23 black points those found doing the dance. Their car will also be impounded for 60 days. The new rule comes just one day after three influencers were arrested in Abu Dhabi for sharing their challenge online. According to the Public Prosecution the arrest was ordered because it “endangered their lives, offended public morals and violated traffic law.

Authorities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other emirates have warned residents about doing the challenge as they can be charged with violating Federal Law No.12 of 1995 as well as Federal Penal Code No.3 of 1987, a law which grants law enforcement “the power to arrest any person who drives their vehicle in a dangerous manner that can endanger the lives of the public”.

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Carrefour has officially launched a free Dubai delivery service

Dubai Delivery - Carrefour delivery service

Carrefour has just launched a neat new service that allows all of its customers to shop online and have their goods delivered for free. Yup, free. The best bit? There is no minimum spend.
To take advantage of the service, all you need to do is log on to Carrefour’s website, select your items, pay – of course – and wait an hour. 60 minutes later, your fresh veggies and poultry goods should be waiting on your door stop.

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The chef behind the world’s best restaurant is opening his own venue in Dubai

Dubai Celebrity Chefs - Massimo Bottura

Chef Massimo Bottura or as we like to call him, the mastermind behind Osteria Francescana – the three Michelin-starred restaurant in Modena, Italy, is opening his very first restaurant in Dubai later this year.
Torno Subito will be located in the soon to be opened W Dubai Hotel on The Palm and according to its online description, will take ‘guests on a journey back to 1960s Italy, where the vibe is sophisticated and social, but laidback’ – fancy.

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Atlantis, The Palm has some brilliant summer deals on

Dubai Hotels - Anantara, The Palm Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is offering Dubai residents and who pay with MasterCard up to 30 percent off on rooms, experiences and dining. The offers have been divided into two categories; “Stay and Play”.

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Reel Cinemas is giving movie goers free drinks in Dubai this month

Dubai Cinemas - Reel Cinemas

Reel Cinemas’ branch at the Jebel Ali Recreation Club is giving all movie goers two free house drinks when they book their ticket online from now until July 31. The offer also extends to those looking to try out the picture house’s “Dine-in” cinema experience.

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Olympic champion Michael Johnson is opening his first fitness centre in Dubai

Dubai Gyms - Michael Johnson Performance Centre

The four-time gold medalist is bringing his fitness brand, Michael Johnson Performance to Dubai this year. Located in Mina Rashid, the 38,750 sq ft facility will feature personal training sessions, group fitness classes, sports medicine and nutrition as well as development programs for athletes of all ages and experience levels.

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Dubai is getting a massive "tech-driven" mall

Dubai Malls - Dubai Square

Dubai Square will be even bigger than The Dubai Mall in terms of gross leasable area. It feature offer a whopping 8.7 million sq ft of retail space - that's the size of more than 100 football fields. The mall will feature an underground extension that will link all of its visitors directly to Dubai Creek Tower. It will also be home to the largest Chinatown in the Middle East as well as a sports arena, a waterpark and a neat ice park. It will also be boast a number of retail outlets and restaurants, of course.

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