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Eid Festival in Anaheim near Disneyland and HalalFest in Fremont

If you are planning a trip to Disneyland during the Eid holidays you will not be away from the Eid extravaganza because the Muslim community of California is planning a great two day event on July 9-10 2016 in downtown Anaheim - just a 6 minutes drive from the Disneyland theme park.

 

Halal food trucks, entertainment and a kids talent show are all part of the activities plannned for the Eid weekend. Activities will start at 12 noon and continue until 10pm on both days.

If your travel plans take you to the San Francisco area, then you can catch the post Eid excitement at Halal Fest - a festival that will showcase more than a dozen Halal food trucks along with clothing and jewelry booths and live cooking demos. Halal Fest will take place on Saturday, July 16 2016 from 12 noon to 10pm at 40451 Albrae Street (Behind "World Furniture") near Stevenson Blvd. in Fremont, California.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:21

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Dubai Summer Surprises starting from July 9 2016

Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) will be back from 9 July to 20 August 2016 to entertain Dubai’s residents and tourists alike. Encouraging everyone to ‘Own The Summer’, the seasonal extravaganza will offer 43 days of exhilarating shopping, entertainment and experiences.

While shopping during DSS everyone stands a chance to win big and avail the best deals with enticing retail promotions. Attractive bargains can include discounts of up to 75% offered at malls and retail outlets in the city.

Also during DSS, food lovers can indulge during the special ‘Eat & Play’ promotion, offering diners instant gift vouchers at participating restaurants.

Never-before-offered entertainment opportunities will delight teens and young adults during meetings with international celebrities, set to visit Dubai this summer. The young and young at heart can revel with a line-up of favorite character shows, workshops, fun activities, hunts and competitions featuring Angry Birds, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Gruffalo, Barbie, and The Jungle Book, to name a few.

Participants can be on the look-out for great deals across the city with Dubai Shopping Malls, Duty Free and Emirates Airlines. Dubai tourists can avail the special offers in participating hotels such as the Jumeirah Group, Marriott Group, Fairmont hotels and Al Habtoor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:01

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Ramadan Kareem

We wish all Irhal users a blessed month of Ramadan. May your prayers be answered and may you be the source of good deeds during this month and beyond.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:08

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Dubai Diner introduces the AED500 ‘Burger Khalifa’

 

Not the most expensive burger in the world, but it definitely is aiming to be the tallest. The appropriately dubbed ‘Burger Khalifa’, soon to be served for a limited time only at the Firebird Diner in Dubai, consists of two big burgers with a smaller burger on top. It also contains a prime USDA beef double patty, Maine lobster tail, seared foie gras, black truffle aioli, sunny side egg topped with an all-American slider and a pickle.

 

The burger will be available to customers during National Burger Week which lasts from May 22-28. Other offerings at this diner include the ‘All American Slider’ with onion marmalade and a secret sauce, the ’Arabian Burger’ which includes spiced lamb, the ‘Down South Dirty Bird’ which includes a chicken patty, tomatoes and Cajun remoulade, and ‘The Big Tex’ which consists of chilli, jalapeños and cheddar. Prices for these range from AED50-120.

 

Last year Galleries Lafayette in Dubai had the most expensive burger in the world for a whopping AED25,960.

 

The Firebird Diner is located in the Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 16:04

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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi opening in 2018

 

Situated on Yas Island, a $1 billion Warner Bros. themed park and the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2018. Construction is underway and rides are in production. 

 

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the studio’s unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics super heroes, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, all under one roof.

 

Located alongside the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the iconic Emirati-themed water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi aims to help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2016 16:46

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"Give something back to Berlin" wins UN award

The United Nations and BMW sponsored Intercultural Innovation Award was presented to the "Give Something Back to Berlin" community initiative that was launched by Annamaria Olsson, the Swedish journalist who now calls Berlin her home.

"Give Something Back to Berlin" was a spontaneous idea that developed into a project platform and network which mobilizes and enables Berlin’s newcomers from all over the world to channel their time, energy and expertise in social projects and neighborhood work. The goal is to create meeting points for communities that would normally not engage with each other.

GSBTB supports and realizes numerous projects with Berlin’s refugee communities, thereby making a significant contribution towards sustainable integration and intercultural understanding. Those who have fled their countries are not only beneficiaries, but also become an integral part of the Give Something Back to Berlin community.


The Berlin initiative emerged as the winner amongst almost 1,000 applicants from 120 countries. The award was presented during the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:02

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