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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Check out this massive balloon sculpture at The Dubai Mall

You might want to “pop” on down to The Dubai Mall sometime over the next month.
Why? Because there’s an enormous (and eye-catching) masterpiece on display, made entirely out of red, orange and yellow latex balloons.
The mind-blowing sculpture, called Skyward, is by New York-based artist Jason Hackenwerth. His works have been featured all over the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Guggenheim in New York.
His latest installation can be found above the entrance to the Souk, near Galeries Lafayette. The sculpture, which is made up of around 20,000 balloons, is 18 metres tall, dangling over three storeys of the mall.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Inside the Ice Park at Dubai Garden Glow

Winter is our favourite time of year in Dubai – it’s cool enough to spend time outdoors, but still warm enough to go for a dip in the sea.
But do you ever wish you could swap the sand for snow and experience a real winter in Dubai?
Enter Dubai Garden Glow. The illuminated wonderland in Zabeel Park recently opened for its third season, and unveiled a brand new attraction: Dubai’s very first Ice Park.
Constructed from 5000 tonnes of ice, the park is home to a collection of ice sculptures, painstakingly carved by a team of 150 artists using chisels, chainsaws and even hairdryers.
You’ll find everything from dinosaurs to dragons, penguins to polar bears, and a whole section dedicated to frozen versions of Dubai’s landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and the Deira Clocktower. There’s even a Dubai desert scene, complete with camels.
It’s not just amazing to look at – it’s super interactive, too. You can chill out in a real igloo made from ice, or sit on a frozen throne.
The Ice Park is maintained at a frosty -8 degrees, but don’t worry – Antarctic-style jackets are provided before you go in (we do recommend you wear something warm on your feet though).
Other highlights that form season three at Dubai Garden Glow include a new ‘Magical Nights’area, littered with illuminated animal sculptures and a laser effects and lights show.
There is also a #mydubai art installation, a ‘Sea World’ experience and a ‘Happy Forest’ sculptural installation made from recycled fabrics.
These new additions join the Dinosaur Park, and the existing glow garden filled with installations constructed from 10 million energy-efficient LED lights.
Dubai Garden Glow, Zabeel Park Area B, daily 4pm to midnight, Dhs60 for entry, extra Dhs40 for access to Ice Park
Source: WhatsonDubai

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Residents and tourists rushed on the first day of 2018 to get the first sight on Dubai's latest landmark, the Dubai Frame. Standing outside Zabeel Park Gate 4, people started piling up from 9am on two counters to purchase tickets that will give them a new 360-degree view of the city on New Year's Day.Open from 10am to 7pm, the frame that stands tall in Zabeel Park allows visitors to see the journey of the city's past, present and future in one-hour tour with a real view of old and modern Dubai from a 150-meter sky glass bridge.

People on Monday purchased their tickets for Dh50 for adults and Dh20 for children between 3 to 12 years old at the park's counters. People above 60 and persons of determination along with two companions were allowed free entry.

A Dubai Municipality official on site told Khaleej Times the queues, though long, were manageable. "It is fast moving, because the frame takes up to 200 people per hour. Soon, entry to the frame will be paperless," the official said. In two weeks, an integrated website and app will allow visitors to pre-book their tours in Dubai Frame and Dubai Safari Park online. Tickets could be displayed on smartphones upon entry.
Article Sourced From The Khaleej Times
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Dubai breaks Guinness World Record on New Year

Dubai welcomed 2018, the 'Year of Zayed', with a Guinness World Record title as hundreds of thousands of spectators were left spellbound by "Light Up 2018', a laser light show at Burj Khalifa.
At the stroke of midnight, the world's tallest tower danced in ethereal web of lights after paying tribute to the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Then the entire Downtown Dubai was turned into an art canvas as searchlights beamed artworks across buildings and skyscrapers while upbeat and traditional music, composed by more than 80 musicians from the UAE, went in sync with the laser light spectacle.

A burst of colours engulfed Downtown Dubai and the rich Emirati tradition was very much evident throughout the show as a falcon came soaring down from the top of Burj Khalifa. GCC flags also were flashed across the tower.
The mesmerising laser, light and musical fountain show not only had a spellbinding effect on spectators, but Emaar's 'Light Up 2018' also clinched the Guinness World Records title for the 'largest light and sound show on a single building,' staged on Burj Khalifa, the global icon. The record beats that set in Hong Kong in 2013 on the ICC Building which was over an area of 46,641.52 sq metres. 'Light Up 2018' on Burj Khalifa, by contrast, spanned an impressive surface area of 109,252 sq metres (about 27 acres, the size of about 20 football fields) - more than double that of the earlier record set.
'Light Up 2018', which lasted for five minutes, integrated music, visuals and acrobatic performance in a brilliantly choreographed show at the The Dubai Fountain, which kept the viewers a lot of options to record with their smartphones the momentous event.
Dubai's Burj Khalifa did not just beam the highest searchlight but set a new Guinness World record of the largest laser light show on a single building.
This was the first time Burj Khalifa did not welcome the New Year with fireworks but spectators were all the more enamored with the laser light show.
Article Sourced From The Khaleej Times
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