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East & West Travels First Roundtrip ticket Giveaway!

East & West Travels first ROUNDTRIP TICKET Giveaway at The Philippine Foundation Event

We are proud to the success of our First Event where held at The Philippine School Dubai, foundation day wherein thousands of Filipino we have met during the said event. Our Company East & West Travels were present to promote our travel services. Having our own booth and Giveaways makes it more exciting.  Our dedicated team put altogether an extra level of support to participate and welcomed guests, making it more special by Giving away a roundtrip Ticket By emirates Airline to the lucky Kabayan Ms. Aileen De Jesus. Congratulations Again Ms. Aileen.

We wanted to thank all the people involved in putting together our first event. Thank you The Philippine School for letting us rock the stage and saving us a spot for tent  to your beloved school.Also we would like to thank the School Directress of TPS School and the Consul General of the Philippines who helped us to announced the winner.

We had so much fun from beginning till the end. it was fun and awesome day for all of us at East & West! See you all again next time. More giveaways soon! Keep watching our page

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The Biggest Shopping Festival in Dubai You cant Missed!

Shopaholics Unite as Dubai Sale Festival has kicked off earlier than usual. It started yesterday, December 26, 2016 and will run up to January 28, 2017. Exploit the sale! This year the shopping extravaganza is going to be bigger as it is is jam-packed with offers, activities, discounts and prizes throughout many of the city’s shopping destinations.

90%OFF
Starting January 1, 2017 at 12:00pm, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me’aisem City Centre Al Barsha and City Centre Al Shindagha, will host a special 12-hour New Year Shopping Experience. All participating outlets in these malls will offer sales with up to 90 per cent (yes, that is 90 per cent!) off.

THE MALLS
From December 26 to January 28, all participating malls of Dubai will run promotions with Dh1 million in prizes at stake. Every Dh200 spent at a participating mall, customers are entitled to one raffle coupon to win Dh100,000 every week for four weeks. Plus a grand raffle will be held on the last day of DSF where three winners get to take home great prizes worth Dh100,000. Scratch-and-win promotions will offer the customer the chance to win prizes including gift sets, luxury watches and perfumes.
At Dubai Festival City, shoppers spending Dh250 at any outlet will have the chance to win a night’s stay for four people at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. There will also be a chance to win a grand prize — a 2017 Lexus LX570.

THE RAFFLE
The Infiniti Mega Raffle is back at the DSF with one lucky shopper winning an Infiniti QX70 plus Dh150,000 in cash every day. Raffle tickets are priced at Dh200 and available from EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations; Al Ghurair Centre; Global Village; Al Fahidi Street; Al Rigga Street; Al Seef Street; Baniyas Road; and the Gold Souk. The daily raffle draw takes place every night at 10pm live on SAMA Dubai TV from December 26 to February 4.
The Nissan Grand Raffle will award one of eight Nissan cars — Micra, Sunny, Sentra, Tiida Hatchback, X-Trail, Juke, Pathfinder, and Patrol — to a lucky winner every day from December 26 to January 28. Earn one raffle ticket upon purchase of non-fuel products worth Dh20 at all EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations, as well as Zoom shops in Dubai. The draw will take place with a live broadcast at 10pm on SAMA Dubai TV.

BE SPARKLY
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) will run a promotion for shoppers spending a minimum Dh500 at participating gold and jewellery outlets. Each day, one lucky winner will receive one-half kilo of gold, while two others will each win one-quarter kilo of gold. On the final day of DSF 2017, one shopper stands to win one kilo of gold. In all, there will be 100 winners over the 34 days of DSF, receiving a total of 34 kilos of gold. The DGJG offers will run from December 26 to January 28.

THE FIREWORKS
DSF fireworks will go off around the city on different days. They are scheduled for December 29-31, January 5-7; January 12-14; January 19-21; January 26-28 at 8pm.

SHOP LOCAL
Market Outside the Box, focusing on emerging and local designers, is back and will be held at Burj Park, at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, from January 19 to 28. Showcases will include jewellery design and accessories, home decor and fashion from more than 100 designers. There will also be live shows and music concerts as well as food trucks and food from favourite local eateries.
Carpet and Art Oasis from December 28 to January 15 at the Shaikh Saeed Halls 1 and 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre. is one of the longest-running events of DSF. The event is an exhibition and sale of some of the rarest, largest, and most unique handmade carpets and rugs from around the world including items from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China Iran and Turkey.

ARTISTS
For the entire duration of DSF, roaming artists and musicians will spread the festive cheer in malls across the city, including Gypsy Bigs — a troupe of professional jazz musicians, Car Stilt Walkers, Brimborians, three gliding bubbles, Crybtonia — a musical group with glowing LED costumes, Sparks Fire Dance circus acts, Wood & Wood featuring mime performances, Nutkins and the walkabout squirrels.

TOPPING UP BEAUTY CABINET
A Beauty District will be built at the Fashion Catwalk area of The Dubai Mall from January 6 to 14. Retailers will offer promotions and launch products while also conducting tutorials, featuring the region’s top beauty experts.

TALKING ABOUT CATWALK
Fashiontainment at Mall of the Emirates from January 12 to 14 will fuse fashion and entertainment to create a fashion show featuring performances by an international artist.
Then Fashion Express will bring a ‘pop up’ style presentation to different malls including Ibn Battuta Mall (January 12 to 14), Dubai Festival City (January 19-21) and City Centre Deira (January 26-28).
There’s also Street Runways, a series of fashion shows to be held outside four key locations around the city. They will be at the 3D Office of the Dubai Future Foundation (December 29); The Beach (January 5); Gold Souq (January 17) and City Walk Dubai (January 25).

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2017 UAE Public Holiday Calendar

2017 UAE Public Holiday Calendar

The end of the 20016 is fast approaching, with 2017 soon to rear its head.

The list of UAE holidays for 2017 has been released, so go ahead and plan that well-deserved vacation and holidays. Maximize your leaves next year as you can surely take a long weekend as majority of the holiday falls on working days.

So they called its 2017 as year of long weekends. Plans are nothing. Planning is everything. So, for the UAE Residents, this calendar will help you reach your travel goals.

The proclamations declaring holidays for the observances shall be issued after their approximate dates have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

 

Sunday January 1 – New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, public sectors will be getting a three-day weekend.

Monday April 24 (dependent on moon sighting) – Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj

The holiday marks the night that the Prophet Muhammad travelled from Mecca to Jerusalem and then ascended to heaven.

Thursday May 25 (dependent on moon sighting) – Ramadan is expected to begin

UAE labour law stipulates that all workers are entitled to work two hours less each day throughout Ramadan, and still be paid for a full day.

Sunday June 25 (dependent on moon sighting) – Eid Al Fitr

The holiday that signifies the end of Ramadan is marked though this date might change due to the sightings of the moon.

Thursday August 31 (dependent on moon sighting) – Arafat Day

This marks the second day of the annual pilgrimage of Haj.

Friday September 1 (dependent on moon sighting) – Eid Al Adha 

This holiday marks Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.

Thursday September 21 (dependent on moon sighting) – Al Hijri, Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year in 2017 will mark the year 1438.

Thursday November 30 – Commemoration Day

A holiday to honour the Emiratis who died while protecting the UAE.

Thursday November 30 (dependent on moon sighting) – Milad Un Nabi

This day marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and is announced by the moon-sighting committee, so this may still be subject to change.

Saturday December 2 – UAE National Day

This day will mark the 46th UAE National Day, celebrating the unification of the seven emirates and the founding of the country in 1971.