Category Archives: Ras Al Khaimah

Things to do in the UAE this weekend !

It is weekend time again and once again we are giving you an overview of things to do this weekend. Compared to last weekend there is less things on this one, but still some good ones.

Thursday:

watch a Movie:  Big Game

watch a Movie:  Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

watch a Movie: Kill me Three Times

visit DroidCon Dubai

Outdoor Market in support of Joud Foundation at Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah

visit the Nobel Museum Exhibition

Friday:

watch a Movie:  Big Game

watch a Movie:  Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

watch a Movie: Kill me Three Times

The Ripe Food & Craft Market

Outdoor Market in support of Joud Foundation at Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah

UAE Jet Ski Race , Abu Dhabi

Etihad-Run for a Cause 2015

Nissan Triathlon Festival

visit the Nobel Museum Exhibition

Saturday:

Frankie’s Comedy Cellar

watch a Movie:  Big Game

watch a Movie:  Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

watch a Movie: Kill me Three Times

visit the Nobel Museum Exhibition

Things to do in the UAE this weekend!

It is weekend time again and once again we are giving you an overview of things to do this weekend. My favorites this weekend is definitely a visit to the Middle East Film 7 Comic Con in Dubai. As well I am looking forwards to see The Cobbler with Adam Sandler and the Longest Ride. As well I plan to visit the Ripe Market this weekend.

Thursday:

Global Village 2014-2015 Last weekend!

Springtime Shows at Children’s City

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Movie Release: watch The Longest Ride

Movie Release: watch Top Five

Movie Release: watch Adam Sandler in The Cobbler

Friday:

Global Village 2014-2015 Last weekend!

JLT Outdoor Cinema / The Car Returns

Springtime Shows at Children’s City

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Movie Release: watch The Longest Ride

Movie Release: watch Top Five

Movie Release: watch Adam Sandler in The Cobbler

Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2015

The Ripe Food & Craft Market

Yas Racing Series grand finale at Yas Marina Circuit

Saturday:

Global Village 2014-2015 Last weekend!

JLT Outdoor Cinema / Life in a Day

Springtime Shows at Children’s City

Middle East Film & Comic Con

Movie Release: watch The Longest Ride

Movie Release: watch Top Five

Movie Release: watch Adam Sandler in The Cobbler

Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2015

Frankie’s Comedy Cellar (JBR)

McDonald’s celebrates National Breakfast Day on March 9, gives away free Egg McMuffins!

Mark this day in your calender Folks. On March 9th, 2015, all McDonald’s restaurants in the UAE will be giving away 1,000 free Egg McMuffins on a first come- first serve basis, from 6:00am to 10:00am. 1,000 Egg McMuffins will be given away at every store!

McDonald’s UAE is participating together with more than 6000 other Restaurants in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Last year we had been very surprised when we hit a petrol station on National Breakfast Day and got each an Egg McMuffin handed over. This time we will make sure to pass by as well.

National Breakfast Day is held this year the third year already with growing success.

3 days Eid for private Sector Employees, 4 for Public Sector…

The UAE government has decided that Eid Al Adha holidays for private sector employees will be from Friday October 3, 2014 to Sunday October 5, a 3 day break.

This was announced in a circular issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 concerning the regulation of labour relations, as amended, which states that the Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector will be for three days.

For the Public Sectoe the holidays will start from Friday, October 3, 2014, until Monday, October 6, 2014. That is a four-day holiday break for Eod. All Federal employees will return to work on Tuesday, October 7.

Time to plan something for the days off…

UAE 25th on Environmental Performance Index…

The new  Environmental Performance Index has been released and the UAE is on 25th position. Quite interesting to see specially in comparison to some other countries. The UAE hits the best score in the Middle East here.

Here the ranking of some interesting countries:

1 Swizerland 87.67
2 Luxembourg 83.29
3 Australia 82.4
6 Germany 80.47
25 UAE 72.91
35 KSA 66.66
42 Kuwait 63.94
44 Qatar 63.03
60 Jordan 55.78
68 Syria 54.5
99 Oman 47.75
114 Phillippines 44.02
148 Pakistan 34.58
155 India 31.23
178 Somalia 15.47

 

You can find more info’s on each country and how the scores come together on the official website: (LINK)

a trip up the Al Jais Mountain Road in Ras Al Khaimah…

I was out today to try the Al Jais Mountain Road in Ras Al Khaimah. The road so far brings you up on around 1400m , but is not completed yet. Nonetheless this is a perfect stretch to drive for petrol heads. You see as well a lot of goats and houses in areas where you are wondering who would live there…

Of you enjoyed driving up Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, you will love this one. The most difficult thing however is to find the way.

There is no real description with signs. If you know the entrance to Wadi Bih you are on the right track. Well it isn’t the easiest road to find, or to access – be warned there are some gravel bits you have to traverse to reach it, which could be a problem for really low sportscars. Essentially it’s the road that forks off to the left just before the UAE checkpoint on the Ras Al Khaimah-Wadi Bih road, 25km from RAK towards the Hajar Mountains.. You can download and check my GPS file which you can open in Google Earth to see the way.

Download the GPS file here:

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Here a few images:

 

Grand Cinemas renamed to Novo Cinemas…

novologowhile looking today for the website of the Grand Cinemas i first thought i am on the wrong website. But it turns out that Grand Cinemas are getting renamed to Novo Cinemas…

What else has changed? Probably not too much as many cinemas still have to be renamed. In addition to a fresh and young looking atmosphere that will soon roll out in existing Grand Cinemas outlets in the region, Novo Cinemas will allow cinema-goers the ability to customize their night out through a clearly differentiated choice of seating and theater options. NOVO COOL, NOVO EDGE and NOVO SKY represent the variety of seating positions within the theater, from standard seats to superior back-row seats to iconic balcony views (where available). Meanwhile, three theater classes define the type of experience to be had. NOVO 3D brings the exhilarating experience of 3D visuals to the viewer’s world, while NOVO IMAX represents the world’s leading immerse cinema experience. However the most lavish way to enjoy those big summer blockbusters would be through NOVO 7-STAR, which offers unprecedented levels of comfort and personalized service guaranteed to make every viewing experience unique and memorable.