Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are officially engaged!!
Travis got down on one knee on the beach at Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.
Kourtney shared the news on her Instagram posting two photos of the couple on the beach surrounded by roses...he did well!
Kris Jenner also confirmed that she was thrilled for her eldest daughter as the couple continued to share their love for one another in PDA-filled social media posts.
MORE THAN 700,000 VISITS TO EXPO 2020 SO FAR!
EXPO 2020 Dubai has recorded more than 700,000 visits since October 1.
Virtual visits have reached 9.3 million since the opening...wow!!
So far, Expo 2020 has welcomed 181 nationalities since the opening of the event.
The figures include all physical ticket holders but exclude representatives, delegations, guests from international participants and Expo staff.
PAY DUBAI PARKING ON WHATSAPP!
The RTA announced at Gitex that they’re working on a system that will allow you to pay for parking on WhatsApp!
The service will be similiar as via text be message the same info to the 7275 number, then it will seek confirmation from the customer. The amount will be deducted from your digital wallet and the even better news is you’ll save the 30 fils you usually have to pay for the text message.
Set to start in 2 weeks!
ARAB FASHION WEEK COMING SOON
Arab Fashion Week is one of the 5 most important fashion events in the world. Taking place in Dubai, from the 24th to 28th of October.
Along with the shows, the Fashion Icon Awards is coming too! A Pink Carpet Gala Dinner to honor important fashion industry key players from around the world.
The shows will happen in D3 and the Fashion Icon Awards 2021 are happening on October 24.
You can sign up here: arabfashionweek.org/rsvp/
50 DAYS TO UAE'S 50TH!
The 50-day countdown to the country's landmark Golden Jubilee celebrations has started!
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed reflect on 50 years of achievement for the UAE as preparations are taking pace for the landmark National Day festivities this December.
The initiative, titled 50 days to 50, will feature a series of activities and events that will be promoted on the official UAE National Day social media platforms - @OfficialUAEND.
Government departments, private companies, schools and organisations are also being asked to support the Golden Jubilee project.
The official National Day celebrations will be held on December 2, with more details to come soon.
Stayed tuned for updates!
ARIANA PROVIDING $5M IN FREE THERAPY
October 10 is World Mental Health Day and to honor the importance of it and show her support, Ariana Grande is providing $5 million in free therapy for her fans.
Ariana made the announcement on her personal Instagram account, teaming up with "Better Help" a mental health platform, and shared the following message: “I acknowledge that there are very real barriers when it comes to accessing mental health resources and while this is only one small gesture (and a much larger systemic problem remains) I wanted to do this again with @betterhelp in hopes of bringing access to a few more people and perhaps inspiring a few of you to try something new and prioritize your own healing”.
Those who sign up for the offer will receive one month of therapy free-of-charge and can renew for a discounted second month.
This is the second time this year alone in which Ariana has supported her fans with free therapy, after initiating a similar giveaway in June of up to $1million.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS COMING UP!
The UAE announced a public holiday on Thursday, October 21 to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday.
Please note that this holiday is marked by observance rather than celebration, with festivities kept to a minimum.
Next coming holiday after this one will be at the start of December, with a day off for Commemoration Day -that will take place on Wednesday, December 1 followed by a further two days off to mark the country's 50th on December 2, which means many people will have a four-day break!
HH MBR SHARES NEW IMAGE OF MARS
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared a new picture of Mars taken by the Hope Probe.
The UAE's Hope Probe has discovered levels of oxygen on the Red Planet that are greater than expected. THe UAE also begun sharing the data it obtained with scientific centres around the world.
Scientists with the Emirates Mars Mission team will share details on the latest findings during the International Astronautical Congress, taking place in Dubai from October 25 to October 29.
The UAE became the first Arab country to send a probe to Mars when Hope started orbiting the planet in February.
TURNING GOLD FOR EXPO 2020!
Iconic buildings across Dubai and Abu Dhabi are shining a gold hue in celebration of EXPO 2020 opening tonight!!
Here are a few of the landmarks that turned golden:
- Dubai's Burj Al Arab
- Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace
- The Dubai Frame
- The Coca-Cola Arena
- Etihad Arena
- Ferrari World
Be sure not to miss out on the opening ceremony happening tonight September 30!
You can watch it live at virtualexpo.world & ExpoTV from 7.30pm GST.
ROBOTS DELIVERING FOOD AT EXPO 2020!
Talabat is hoping to provide a modern-day solution to your food delivery needs. The company has partnered with Terminus Group, the Official Robotics Partner at Expo 2020, to launch autonomous food delivery robots at Expo 2020.
Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) for point-to-point food delivery, the robots will transport orders from talabat’s two-storey cloud kitchen at Expo 2020 to customers in designated drop-off points at the Expo site. Customers can unlock robots using unique QR codes or order IDs to ensure that food is delivered in a safe, contactless, and seamless manner to customers.