PR Newswire: First Artworks Selected for Dubai Collection (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: First Artworks Selected for Dubai Collection (PRESS RELEASE). “Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Collection is a community-led and collaborative scheme allowing patrons to lend their works while retaining legal ownership, in addition to benefitting from expert advice to support the growth of both personal and public collections.”

Gulf News: More than a dozen hospitals declared coronavirus-free in Dubai

Gulf News: More than a dozen hospitals declared coronavirus-free in Dubai. “As the rate of recovery doubles and incidence of COVID-19 infections reduces, several hospitals in the UAE have been declared coronavirus-free. In Dubai, at least a dozen hospitals are now free from COVID-19. Of the 50,857 cases, 39,857 have recovered which amounts to a recovery rate of 78 per cent. The death toll has remained low at 321.”

Khaleej Times: Dubai developing database on professionals researching infectious diseases

Khaleej Times: Dubai developing database on professionals researching infectious diseases. “Dubai is developing a database of professionals specialising in and researching infectious diseases, the Dubai Future Foundation has said in a report. Titled ‘Life after Covid-19: Health’, the report is prepared in collaboration with the Dubai Future Council for Health and Wellbeing, and highlights most significant global post-pandemic trends in the healthcare sector.”

DeliverDXB: new delivery website allows Dubai customers to directly connect with and support local restaurants (The National)

The National: DeliverDXB: new delivery website allows Dubai customers to directly connect with and support local restaurants. “There’s no doubt that the spread of Covid-19 has been a blow to the hospitality industry as a whole. With restaurants in the region having ceased all dine-in options, food delivery remains their only source of income. In light of this, anonymous Dubai food blogger Food Sheikh, and online ordering platform ChatFood have teamed up to create an online ordering platform that directly connects restaurants with customers, for a limited time only.”

Gulf Today: Plans for ‘Arab Digital Union’ announced

Gulf Today: Plans for ‘Arab Digital Union’ announced. “‘The Arab Digital Union is a dream that has long been in the making,’ said Dr Tarek Shawky. ‘It will offer a platform aggregating content from three Arab countries and forming the basis for a prominent pan-Arab content bank – a larger version of our Egyptian Knowledge Bank – disseminating knowledge to all Arabs.’ The Egyptian Knowledge Bank is one of the largest national education projects in Egypt. It houses the largest digital library and online knowledge hub, providing access to free education and scientific publications, in addition to contributing to the production and dissemination of knowledge to Egyptian universities, institutes, and research centres.”

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media. “Aspiring artists in Dubai are increasingly using social media platforms to share their work, develop their brand and expand their following. As these platforms transcend geographical boundaries, artists see them as the best place to showcase their talent and tap into opportunities in today’s competitive market. They use tools such as Twitter and Instagram to display their work and build networks in the hope that their products and services get the market they deserve.”

3D Printing Industry: Dubai Combats Isis Destruction With 3D Printed Artefact Reconstructions At UN HQ

3D Printing Industry: Dubai Combats Isis Destruction With 3D Printed Artefact Reconstructions At UN HQ. “When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wreaked havoc across regions of Syria and Iraq, they also destroyed countless Assyrian, Greek and Roman artefacts in museums and on site. In an effort to preserve the cultural heritage and archaeological sites of the region, institutes such as the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) are 3D printing some of the destroyed objects. Some of the foundation’s work is to be displayed at the ‘The Spirit in the Stone’ digital archaeology exhibition at the UN New York headquarters, inaugurated this week.”

Gulf News: Dubai Municipality quashed 60 social media rumours in two years

Gulf News: Dubai Municipality quashed 60 social media rumours in two years. “In over two years after it launched a service to verify the authenticity of rumours spread through social media, Dubai Municipality thwarted 60 of them, an official said on Monday. The municipality verified 15 rumours in 2015 after the launch of the ‘Confirmed News’ service on July 23 that year, said Khater Hassan Al Nuaimi, director of Customer Relations and Partners Department in Dubai Municipality.”

New Year Fireworks in Dubai Will be Livestreamed on Twitter (PRESS RELEASE)

Hey! Want some New Year fireworks but don’t want to wait until midnight? The fireworks display in Dubai will be livestreamed from Twitter (PRESS RELEASE). “The live show will air on New Year’s Eve from Downtown Dubai at 11:30pm GST/11:30am PST and will be available worldwide to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices. A series of fireworks crescendos will extend across the 500-acre Downtown Dubai and can be viewed from key locations across the city.”