XBox Live available in UAE and Saudi Arabia on October 23

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XBox Live will be launched  UAE and Saudi Arabia on October 23.

The new Xbox LIVE dashboard will be available to subscribers in theUAE, coinciding with the worldwide roll-out of the update.
"With the launch of Xbox LIVE in both the UAE and KSA, we're able to offer Xbox 360 fans a premiere on-demand content offering that's entirely new to the Middle East," commented Aman Sangar, Interactive Entertainment Business Category Lead MEA, Microsoft.


The launch will not only allow access to downloadable content through the game store, but Microsoft says online chat and multiplayer functions will also be active from the launch.

Splash is Looking for the Next Big Designer in UAE

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Splash "The Next Fashion Prodigy"- A competition for emerging Fashion Designers in association with Friday Magazine.

Be the  Next Big Designer in UAE for Splash! Friday Magazine and Splash are teaming up to look for three hot new designers to come on board and work alongside  Splash as part of an exciting, new internship initiative. So if you think you have what it takes.

For more info visit their Splas Facebook Page, click here!

Mercato Shopping Mall celebrates 10 years in Dubai

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Congratulations to Mercato for their celebration of 10 years in Dubai! Mercato wishes you Eid Mubarak and invite you to join in the mall's 10th Birthday celebrations and the Eid Al Adha Festivities. 10 is the Magic number this October! Enjoy great shopping and quality family entertainment for 10 whole days (October 20-29)!

Mercato Shopping Mall is a shopping centre in Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The mall is designed to look like a Mediterranean town during the European Renaissance in either Italy, France, or Spain.

For full details and daily timings, please visit

Skyfall Opens on UAE Cinemas on October 26

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Watch Skyfall Opens on UAE Cinemas on October 26!Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and John Logan.

Skyfall is one of the most anticipated moviue of the year, having a teaser previewed as part of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

For sure this will be a big hit in UAE considering the timing of its showing on the observance of Eid Al Adha.

Eid Al Adha 2012 Sale on Carrefour

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Here's Eid Al Adha 2012 Sale on Carrefour! Carrefour would like to send "Warm Eid Wishes" to all! Carrefour has a lot to offer this coming holiday, see UAE Official Holidays for the observance of Eid Al Adha 2012, click here!

Form foods to electonic gadgets and beauty products Carrefour is giving a huge discounts for all their customers, click here to view the leaflets.

Eid Al Adha 2012 in UAE- 4 Days Holiday

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Eid Al Adha 2012 will start on October 25, Thursday and will end on October 28, Sunday for Government and Public Sectors while it last until September 27, Saturday only for Private Sectors.

Eid al-Adha,  "feast of sacrifice"), or Feast of the Sacrifice or Greater Eid, is an importantreligious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

In the Indian Sub continent, the festival is known as Bakr-Id because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat which is called "bakri" in Urdu.

The festival is also known as Id-ul-Zuha. The word "id" derived from the Arabic "iwd" means "festival" and "zuha" comes from "uzhaiyya" which translates to "sacrifice.

According to the report from Emirates, Humaid Mohamed Al Qutami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources, on Wednesday issued a circular announcing that the federal ministries and public offices will remain closed from October 25 (Thursday) to October 28 (Sunday) for Eid Al Adha holidays.

Eid-al-Adha holidays for the private sector will begin on Thursday, October 25, that falls on the Arafat Day and will end on Saturday, October 27, the second day of Eid.

text source: wikipedia and emirates247/com