x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

UAE tweets of the week: Madonna and #bringtimmyhome

Every week, Felicity Campbell rounds up the best of the UAE's tweets. This week: work experience for Dubai teens, Emirates ID deadline extended and Madonna.

Around the UAE

@ExpatWomanDubai offers some brilliant advice on work experience for Dubai teens: “Work Experience For Teens In Dubai: Experiencing the world of work …here’s how to get the best out of it as parents... http://t.co/zxGHszww”.

Please get in touch with @zoyapasha if you can help: “Holding a prom for autistic adults that never had one and need a dj and decorations! can anyone help?”.

OMG @AchesForCakes! This sounds delicious; how did it taste? “Chai Karak (milk tea) ice cream with cinnamon and pistachio, I got the idea in my dreams like a month ago http://t.co/ShMUtxg5”.

Promotions

@desertchill provides a cool and funky addition for children’s parties: “We are the ultimate addition to your kids party this month! Cool the children down with a visit from the Ice Cream Man! www.desertchill.ae”.

@SeawingsDubai is offering a great summer getaway: “Only 4 days left to book your Ras Al Khaimah Getaway at an irresistible price of 699AED only! To book your ticket visit http://t.co/YNjO1L3r”.

News

How did you enjoy the Madonna concert? Go here to enter @TheNationalUAE’s poll. “#Madonna poll, was she good, ok, disappointing? Register your vote with the click of a button http://t.co/qhz9Ugvl"

The Emirates ID card deadline has been extended for Dubai residents. @TheNationalUAE tweeted: “Missed the deadline for the #EmiratesID card? Worry not it’s been extended but not by much http://bit.ly/K6amU3”.

Trends

It’s not a UAE trend but it has to be mentioned! Our own @SultanAlQassemi was trending in India last week. He was very customarily modest about it saying only this on the subject: “India is big on Egypt news :) “@TrendsmapIndia: Sultan Al Qassemi, @sultanalqassemi is now trending in India http://trendsmap.com/in”.

#bringtimmyhome is trending in the UAE. A British sailor has gone missing in Dubai after getting into a taxi by himself in Dubai. He was last seen on Sunday May 27 leaving Rock Bottom Cafe in Bur Dubai, Dubai.

@GeordieArmani: “Someone must know where this Sailor is!!! #bringtimmyhome http://bit.ly/L08PBX pls RT, awareness is key with this case”.

@dxbdiva: “A really heartbreaking situation and all we can do is unite and spread the word #bringtimmyhome”.

A callout from the UK from @Milwiveschoir: “We need your help, please can everyone RT this message: missing sailor in Dubai, please please help. http://pic.twitter.com/k0uKfhDh #bringtimmyhome”.

Once Madonna started performing on Sunday night, most fans seemed to forgive her tardiness.

@DavidTusing: “Madonna certainly didn’t hold back tonight. One of the best concerts I have ever been to. A-mazing! #MadonnaAbuDhabi”.

@Sophie_Choudry: “#Madonna was spectacular last nite!What a legend! Truly EPIC! @ManavGangwani & I had the best view tks 2 her manager!!”

And our Arts&Life editor @ammcq had an amazing time: “#madonnainabudhabi I fully loved u and u barely played anything old you rule still and always”.

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