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Regional expansion

Bollywood star Sunny Leone recently inaugurated UAE-based Al Adil Trading Company's 42nd store in the Middle East, located in the UAE capital.

The new outlet, part of the group's regional expansion strategy, is located next to McDonalds, opposite Ministry of Finance on Al Falah Street in Abu Dhabi.

Also present during the inauguration was Dr Dhananjay Datar, chief managing directorof Al Adil Trading Company, Vandana Datar, finance director, Hrishikesh Datar, and Rohit Datar, director of Al Adil Trading Company.

Rock fest

American rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed the crowds at The Arena on Wednesday night (September 4), in the first Yas Island mega concert held as part of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers thrilled fans during their first-ever UAE gig with a typically funky and energetic list of hit songs from their 36-year career at the summit of rock.

The four-piece band, whose line-up includes charismatic singer Anthony Kiedis, iconic bassist Flea, longtime drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, drew huge cheers from The Arena crowd when they opened with Can’t Stop, before launching into classics Otherside, By The Way and Californication – the title track from the 1999 album, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year.

Through the lens

The UAE is set to welcome renowned Photojournalist, Mobeen Ansari for his first solo exhibition in the region next month.

The exhibition will commence in Dubai from September 17 and will take place at Studio Seven Art Gallery in Business Bay. Titled “Conversations through Centuries”, Ansari will be displaying an exclusive collection of his remarkable photographs as well as host a book signing of his book "White in the Flag" - – which is an intricate photographic documentation of the various ethnic and religious communities living in Pakistan and a true celebration of diversity. The Dubai show will run till September 28

The exhibition will move to Sharjah from September 19-22 before concluding in Abu Dhabi from September 30 to October 1.