x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

UAE tweets of the week: a time machine for sale and rain in July

Every week, Felicity Campbell rounds up the best of the UAE’s tweets. This week: a tweet up, Facebook eyeshadow, a time machine for sale and rain in July.

Every week, Felicity Campbell rounds up the best of the UAE’s tweets. This week: a tweet up, Facebook eyeshadow, a time machine for sale and rain in July.

Around the Emirates:

For one night only! Well we are sure it will happen again but tonight there is a meeting. Let us know how it goes. @TweetUpDxb: “DJ Stickyfingers will be hitting the decks on the 17th. RSVP or u’ll be missing out http://t.co/QCZIiQe.”

Can you give us the details of where to send our money @kaljenaibi? “There are so many scams on the Internet now.............Send me 1000 Dhs right now and I will tell you how to avoid them!”

Hear hear @asafitch: “Tired of people who are well-known for their well-knownness. I hereby demand that my celebrities be good at something.”

Promotions:

We looked at this and thought: “Whatever next?” But actually, the colours are pretty lush. @hudabeauty: “Yes this is Real! YSL’s Facebook Eyeshadow Quad! Actually Really Beautiful! http://t.co/DeVe8TBI.”

Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing. @Sugaholic: “Early morning goodness! Our super special Date Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream and Butterscotch <3 Introduced...  http://t.co/fBBXlmU5.”

Answer our “Do you know” quiz for your chance to win an iPad2. @TheNationalUAE: “Want to win an iPad2? Try your hand at our quick Do You Know... quiz http://t.co/vzcBHiQF.”

Debenhams summer sale! @MallofEmirates: “Head over to the #Debenhams store today & receive 75% off on selected lines. Hurry! https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23RT.”

News:

@TheNationalUAE: “How ‘mass hysteria’ broke out at #UAE labour camp sending more than a dozen to hospital http://t.co/wcfMRu3A.”

@TheNationalUAE: “Mum wants to meet #Dubai car park killer who took daughter’s life http://t.co/fuhUWGQH.”

@TheNationalUAE: “Can you beat the summer airfare price hike? Take some tips from the experts in the UAE http://t.co/mOiSR6YP.”

Trends:

It rained in Dubai this week. Unusual for July, it had UAE folks tweeting up a storm. Here’s a few of them:

@Gervais: “Raining in #DIFC, can’t believe it!”

@LaraDemirjian: “..and more beautiful rain in #dubai pic.twitter.com/fbFJ.”

@ClaudiaCurici: “Earthquaqe in Cairo, strange weather in Dubai, poisonous snakes in the lakes... something wrong?”

@Meho_M: “Remember that time it rained in Dubai and people didn’t freak out?? ... Yeah neither do I!”

This article about a time machine for sale on @dubizzle got dubizzle trending! A funny read. @TheNationalUAE: “‘For sale: one time machine, slightly broken, says Dubizzle ad http://t.co/CC5Ky08i.”

Can you help us?

This week we are looking for pictures of celebrity endorsements where you just know there is no way that particular celebrity agreed to pose. For example, Brad Pitt on the window of Harakat Special Men’s grooming Saloon. We’re planning a funny feature so keep your phones handy, snap a pic and tweet us with the location to @LifeNationalUaE or email us at artslife@thenational.ae