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Top Talents Honoured at MENA Digital Awards 2017…

IMPACT BBDO Dubai awarded Agency of the Year and BBDO Worldwide named Network of the Year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 23, 2017:  The world’s foremost digital advocates gathered at the Westin Hotel on 22nd March to attend the fourth edition of the MENA Digital Awards (MDA) and honour digital talent, efforts and innovation in the region. The awards ceremony followed the successful conclusion of the sixth Digital Media Forum (DMF), which was held earlier that day.  Najla Semaan Mazboudi, CEO of SpotOn Media Services and Events and Founder of DMF and MDA, commented: “MDA was launched to recognise and celebrate those responsible for creating digital marketing campaigns that have a real impact and drive our sector onto new heights. The awards programme has gone from strength to strength since its ......read more

CRA, IIC Host Annual Telecommunication & Digital Media Forum in Doha…

Regional regulators, policy makers and telecoms experts from around the world gather in Doha for the two-day forum  Doha, March 23, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is co-hosting the International Institute of Communication’s Telecommunications and Digital Media Forum (TDMF) in Qatar from March 22 to 23. The Forum has brought together regional and international policy and decision makers in Doha to exchange ideas and experiences that will help the industry to evolve.  The aim of the Forum is to consider best practice policy and regulatory decision making to drive accessibility, affordability and competitiveness, while ensuring that the digital ecosystem is fair and offers protection to all.   The two-day forum, being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, is tackling a range of issues ......read more

Global Village Celebrates International Day of Happiness Spreading Joy and Cheer!…

Dubai, 22th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.  The Happiness Welcoming Team: Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch! “Ring A Gong” Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You Are Happy, Ring A Gong!” Thousands of guests were seen lining up to share their happiness while taking photos to capture the happy moments they ......read more

Inauguration in Dubai of the Alabaster Tower of Pisa…

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  The Project of “The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Japan and in the United Arab Emirates” supported by Tuscany Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce of Pisa, Municipality of Pisa and Municipality of Volterra. After the success of Tokyo, it will arrive in Dubai and inaugurated on the 20th of March at 7.30pm.  The exhibition of the Alabaster Tower, which is reproduced from the original drawings of the famous Tower of Pisa, is realized by the alabaster masters of Arte in Bottega di Volterra’s Association. The Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra, the Province of Pisa, Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra and the Municipality of Volterra, as well as the Opera della Primaziale Pisana; the work owner, has taken part in the realization of the Tower. The copy of the famous bell tower of the ......read more

Dubai Culture Spreads Joy from the Inside Out on International Happiness Day 2017…

The Authority marks the day with a range of internal and external initiatives to spread joy inside the Authority and beyond to the whole community Dubai, UAE, March 20 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has celebrated International Happiness Day 2017 with a range of internal and external initiatives that have spread joy inside the Authority and beyond to the whole community. The activities took place on Monday 20th March and were organised by Dubai Culture’s Happiness Team and Chief of Happiness & Positivity Latifa bin Demaithan, in alignment with the National Programme for Happiness and Positivity and the Dubai Plan 2021.  Latifa bin Demaithan, Chief of Happiness & Positivity and Office Manager of the Vice Chairman at Dubai ......read more

Dubai Chamber celebrates International Day of Happiness…

Chamber organised and hosted special event at its headquarters to mark the occasion  Copies of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed’s new book “Reflections on Happiness & Positivity” distributed to guests H.E. Buamim: Dubai Chamber is committed to supporting UAE Happiness Charter and improving satisfaction among our employees and customers Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated International Day of Happiness by organising and hosting a special event for its staff and customers at its headquarters on Monday. During the event, guests were treated to food, drinks, music, and recreational activities, in addition to a complimentary copy of “Reflections on Happiness & Positivity”, a new book written by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

The Navigator Company consolidates presence at Paperworld Middle East…

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  The Navigator Company, Europe's leading manufacturer of UWF  printing and writing paper, took part for the fifth year running in Paperworld Middle East (Hall4, Stand E12), in Dubai, from 14th to 16th March. Company's central aim is to build further on the business relationships it has been developing in the region, which have enjoyed a clear boost since it first took part in this trade fair, the uncontested leader in paper and office supplies events in the Middle East. The Navigator Company has in fact achieved successful growth in the Middle East region, helping to cement its position as Portugal's third leading exporter and the exporter that generates the most value added for the Portuguese economy. The Middle East regional market today is second only to Europe and the United ......read more

The Mall at World Trade Center Celebrates the UAE's Year of Giving with its Pre-Loved Stories & Book Fair in collaboration with “Wanna Read?”…

March 19th, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) is proud to announce that it has partnered with “Wanna Read?”, the commendable charity led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. This collaboration is celebrating the UAE’s Year of Giving by hosting its first spectacular charitable pre-loved stories & book fair, encouraging everyone to share their love of literacy. With book donation boxes within Magrudy’s from 1st March until 5th April, The Mall at WTCAD and “Wanna Read?” are encouraging visitors to #ShareYourBook to kindly benefit others. The Mall at WTCAD has kick-started this worthwhile campaign on social media and is inviting everyone to post their donation on their social media pages using the hashtag ......read more

MEA's production turnover of tanned and dressed leather is expected to reach US$4.22 billion by 2020…

Global interest in regional leather market builds ahead of Leatherworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, March 19, 2017:   Global interest in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum, as international tanneries, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the region’s dedicated leather trade show in Dubai.  Debut exhibitors from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, and Thailand, will rub shoulders with a host of returning players at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, as they set sights on a regional market where demand for finished leather products, tanned animal hides, and manufacturing supplies remains strong.   According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the MEA’s production turnover of tanned and dressed leather (including ......read more

Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu Reclaim the Guinness World Record Title for ‘Largest Carpet of Flowers'…

Dubai, UAE, 15 March, 2017:   During the opening of the 11th ‘Flower and Garden Festival’ in Yanbu, KSA, Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, has confirmed that the Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu has broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest carpet of flowers’.   Reclaiming their title from 2014, The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu commissioned the creation of the carpet for the event’s 11th edition comprising of approximately 1.8 million flowers, featuring flowers of different species, size and colour, including petunias and marigold flowers. The total area of the flower carpet is 16,134.0772 sq m. made up of 14 different types and colours of natural flowers.  Commenting on the record, Talal Omar, Guinness World Record’s Country ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 opens in Dubai, featuring 313 exhibitors from 42 countries…

New record in exhibitor numbers marks 7th edition of region’s dedicated stationery, paper, and office supplies trade fair  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Paperworld Middle East 2017, the region’s leading trade fair for stationery and office supplies, opened in Dubai today (14 March), as 313 exhibitors from 42 countries offer up a smorgasbord of school and gift articles, paper, creative materials, and children’s toys and games. The 7th edition of the three-day event runs until 16th March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and features more exhibitors from more countries than ever before. The exhibition was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre. The international complement includes six country pavilions from Germany, Italy, China, ......read more

Dubai to Host Emirates Forensic in April 2017…

Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th of March, 2017:  Dubai hosts the region’s largest event on forensic science and forensic medicine; Emirates International Forensic Science Conference and Exhibition, from 2-4 April 2017, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 1st edition of Emirates Forensic will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation under the theme “Digital Forensic Science”.  His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police Gen. H.Q., said : “The wise leadership gives forensic science its utmost ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 to open 14th of March in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets. Growth in the global stationery and office supplies market is expected to come from emerging markets such as the MEA.   Analysts TechNavio forecast an annual market increase in the region of 15 per cent, while Conlumino, another analyst, estimate the MEA market for paper, stationery and office supplies, will be worth US$12 billion by 2019. While some suppliers are now just testing the waters, others have been in the market for many years.  Vienna Office Supplies (VOS) for example, has been exporting high-end stationery, office products, school supplies and artists´ ......read more

Family-friendly Fun Awaits Equestrian Enthusiasts at Dubai International Horse Fair…

Entertainment and activities lined up for all ages include petting zoo, pony riding, Spanish horse “ballet”, heritage village and equestrian art gallery Experience the thrill of a horse auction as equine aficionados bid for the finest Arabian thoroughbreds in the world  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  An action-packed weekend is in store for horse fans when the 13th Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) kicks off this week at Dubai World Trade Centre.  Held alongside the 14th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, event organisers have lined up a number of activities that will delight families and children of all ages. DIHF takes place from 16 - 18 March 2017 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. New features that ......read more

Dubai Land Department is a strategic partner for the Middle East Facilities Management Conference (MEFMA)…

Dubai, 12 March 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) will provide support for the Middle East Facilities Management Conference (MEFMA) through its strategic partnership with the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA). The sixth edition of the conference will take place on 13th and 14th March 2017 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.  DLD has confirmed that a delegation of senior management representatives will attend the conference, including H.E Juma Bin Humaidan, Deputy Director of Dubai Land Department; H.E. Marwan Bin Ghalita, Engineer and CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA); and Mr. Mahmoud Al Burai,  Managing Director of Dubai Real Estate Institute. MEFMA Confex 2017 will see an elite group of facilities management decision-makers, pioneers and experts gathering to discuss the latest ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Honors 371 Outstanding Students at Special Ceremony…

Dubai-UAE: 12 March, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) hosted a ceremony to honor 371 outstanding achievers students under its care. Held at Armani Hotel in Dubai, the event drew the participation of His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and His Excellency Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Ahmed Abdul Karim Mohammed Julfar as Director General of the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA). Representing AMAF at the special ceremony were His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General, and other senior officials as well as members of AMAF management team as well as businessmen and personalities associated with the charity field also attended the event.  During the ceremony, the students took an oath to continue their ......read more

Joined-up Thinking Needed for Japan's Air Transport Infrastructure…

Olympics are an Opportunity to Drive Critical Change Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to prepare its airport infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics and future growth of the tourism industry using joined-up thinking and extensive consultation with industry. Japan has set aggressive targets for attracting international tourist arrivals. In 2016 Japan welcomed some 24 million international tourists. In the 2020 Olympic year, Japan hopes to welcome 40 million visitors, who are expected to spend some $70 billion (JPY 8.0 trillion). And the 2030 target is to attract some 60 million overseas visitors with expected tourism receipts of $130 billion (JPY 15.0 trillion). Infrastructure Costs Successful infrastructure planning will play a key role in the continued growth ......read more

Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Presents Awards to Recognise International Womens Day…

‘Humanitarian of the year awarded to young female charity founder for inspiring others to make a difference’ Dubai, UAE, 8 March 2017:  International Women’s Day has been celebrated with an honouring of role models in the Middle East by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. The WOW Film Fair Middle East Charity Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony took place on Tuesday night, where H.E. Sheikh Nahayan presented the main film festival awards as well as others, recognising high achieving women and men in the Middle East across various fields. Award winners were gifted with Dhamani pearl necklaces or cufflinks for the following categories Humanitarian of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Personality of the Year, Sports Leader of the Year, Male ......read more

4th Advanced Conference on Trade Compliance in the Middle East discusses boosting customs practice in the GCC…

Dubai Customs shares with conference delegates its experience in implementing AEO program  Dubai – 7 March 2017:  The 4th advanced conference on Trade Compliance in the Middle East has discussed ways to enhance customs practice in the GCC towards ensuring reduced cost of trading and increased compliance with trade regulations.  Organized by C5 group, the event was held in partnership with Dubai Customs during 6-7 March. The conference also highlighted, as a top topic of its agenda, Dubai Customs’ experience in the successful implementation of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program.   Leading international experts and delegates from key economic sectors such as trade, manufacturing, freight forwarding, and telecommunications, have come together to discuss the latest on how to comply with ......read more

Mother of the Nation Festival Celebrates Emirati Women…

Influence of HH Sheikha Fatima recognised on International Women’s Day Festival to highlight the role of women in social development and their accomplishments in all aspects of life Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 7, 2017:  Mother of the Nation Festival, the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi which pays tribute to the values and extensive contributions of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, will mark International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s role in Emirati society. Highlighting the values instilled in every Emirati citizen by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on women’s ......read more

Inaugural Dubai International Publishing Conference Begins Today…

Dubai, 5 March, 2017:  The Dubai International Publishing Conference began today under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Literature Foundation, held for the first time by the Emirates Literature Foundation in partnership with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, with an inaugural address by His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai. The two-day Conference aims to positively impact established publishers and new start-ups to reinforce the reading culture in the local and regional community, in addition to offering networking opportunities, sessions on current trends in publishing and masterclasses on key skills.  Conference Programme In addition, university students have the unique chance to ......read more

Outstanding Young Writers Awarded During UAE 2017 Month of Reading…

Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced Dubai, 5 March, 2017:  A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The winning short story entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2017 were announced and winners received trophies and a commemorative dual-language book containing the winning stories.  The Festival, which will continue until 11 March, is one of the first international literary events in the UAE’s Month of Reading.   Presenting the awards at the ceremony were Festival favourites Lebanese children’s author Sahar Naja Mahfouz and previous winner of the Montegrappa Writing Prize and author of the Unicorn in New York series, Rachel Hamilton. The theme for ......read more

Masdar Celebrates World Book Day…

Abu Dhabi, UAE; March 2, 2017:  Students from Al Ezza School in Abu Dhabi saw their favourite tales come to life at a Storytelling Session held near the iconic Wind Tower in Masdar City. Masdar celebrated World Book Day by inviting local school children to a book reading event today. Popular fairytale characters read and performed stories out loud, while inviting and encouraging participation from the younger guests. The Storytelling Session was also among Masdar’s Year of Giving initiatives, with employees from Masdar taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in the event and giving children books and stationery to encourage a healthy habit of regular reading.  Masdar will be holding further events, including a mobile book bazaar, throughout March to mark the UAE’s Month of Reading.

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Experts Discuss Best Models to Established Reproduction Rights Organisation in UAE…

Topic formed focus of second day of Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017 Sharjah, February 28, 2017:  A host of local and international experts discussed the requirements needed for the UAE to successfully establish a Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO), during the second day of the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum, which took place yesterday (Tuesday) in Sharjah. Hosted at the emirate’s Flag Island, the concluding activities in the first forum of its kind in the region featured experts on reproduction rights who discussed the practicalities and logistics of establishing an RRO.  Conducted in the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), the two-day forum was organised by EPA in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property ......read more

Hong Kong Trade Fairs in April and May 2017 Strengthening bilateral trade between Hong Kong and UAE…

Dubai, February 28, 2017 – Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business. Mr. Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced here today that eight international fairs covering lighting, electronics, ICT, housewares, home textiles and furnishings, gifts and premium, printing and packaging as well as medical industries will be held in Hong Kong in the coming April and May, which will offer ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the Middle East to expand their businesses into new markets. The fairs are as ......read more

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Al Hosn to Produce Extra Light Weight “Armored Vest”…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 23, 2017:  Al Hosn Armored Systems, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, announced the production of a new cutting edge, extra light weight protective vest. The new armored vest, which weighs only 8.5 kg, will be made in cooperation with Khalifa University Research Center and DuPont and is an innovative protection solution for (troops, personnel, etc.) that will be ......read more

IDEX 2017 Day 4: UAE Armed Forces Signs Deals worth more than AED 3.422 billion…

82 deals over the past four days valued at more than AED 18.833 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 February, 2017:  At a press conference on day four of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 20 new deals worth AED ......read more

Dubai celebrates Kuwait's National Day with various festive events…

Shopping centres, festivals and tourist destinations across Dubai host activities to celebrate the day Dubai, 23 February, 2017:  To mark the National Day of the State of Kuwait, which falls on 25 February, shopping centres and tourist destinations across Dubai will be hosting a series of events in celebration of the occasion. The events reflect the strong, long-standing relations between ......read more

ADNEC Signs ADASI Strategic Partner for UMEX, SimTEX 2018…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 February, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), the region’s first reliable one-stop solutions provider within the autonomous systems industry. The agreement mandates the participation of ADASI as a strategic partner in the 2018 editions of the Unmanned Systems ......read more

“Let's Talk” Crisis Communication Forum is set to take place next March in Dubai…

Under the Patronage and Attendance of Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum A gathering of Key Dignitaries, experts and region’s top communication consultants 22 February, 2017, Dubai:  Under the Patronage and Attendance of Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Fekra Communications announces the launch of it’s yearly “Let’s Talk” ......read more

IDEX 2017 Day 3: UAE Armed Forces Inks Deals worth more than AED 4.075 billion…

Total deals over the past three days valued at more than AED 15.41 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 February, 2017:  At a press conference on day three of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, announced 31 new deals worth AED ......read more

Deals worth Approximately AED 7 billion announced at IDEX 2017…

In 48-hrs IDEX 2017 witnesses deals worth more than AED11.335 billion Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 February, 2017:  Speaking at a press conference on day two of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), His Excellency Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of the 13th edition of IDEX 2017, announced an additional 10 new deals worth ......read more

NDCC Participation at IDEX…

“Value Added Membership & Announcement of New Projects” Abu Dhabi, UAE. 20 February:  Key issues pertaining to the development of the defense manufacturing sector in the UAE are frequently discussed during the National Defense Companies Council (NDCC) annual meetings, which take place in Abu Dhabi twice a year. This year, during the Abu Dhabi International Offset ......read more

GETEX to offer interactive platform for global education services providers to engage international ...…

February 20, 2017 - The GCC’s education sector is experiencing robust growth driven by a steady student enrolment rate amidst rapid population growth. The leadership push for the development of a knowledge-based economy in the UAE, is generating positive response to higher education from UAE Nationals. According to a recent study, the total number of students in the region’s education ......read more

Deals worth AED 4.416 billion announced at IDEX 2017…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 February, 2017:  His Excellency Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson for the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017), announced that 21 deals worth more than AED4.416 billion have been signed today at IDEX.  15 of the deals are with national companies and the remaining 6 with international ......read more

IWAM 2017 - “Innovation in Energy Materials”…

Over 100 presentations, posters and seminars delivered by some of the world's top scientists conducting research in Advanced Materials 18 February 2017 – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  From February 19 -21 Ras Al Khaimah will play host once more to an elite group of scientists acknowledged as the top minds in their respective fields. They will be participating in IWAM-2017 ......read more

The British Council announces spring programming for UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration…

Abu Dhabi, 16 February 2016:  The British Council today announced the spring season’s performances and events as part of the year-long UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration.  UK/UAE 2017 is a cultural exchange programme between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, which celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two countries and looks to strengthen ......read more

1,235 Specialised Local and International Companies to Participate in IDEX, NAVDEX 2017…

Definitive defence event to kick off next week under patronage of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan  Number of participating nations increases to 57  Exhibitions set to welcome over 100,000 visitors  Total exhibition area increases by 5% NAVDEX 2017 to host over 99 naval defence companies from 27 countries  IDEX Conference 2017 to draw ......read more

Abu Dhabi showcases importance of sulphur at leading industry conference…

16 February 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The region’s inaugural conference, Middle East Sulphur 2017, organised by CRU, took place this week in the Capital to highlight the rapidly increasing importance of the commodity. The conference, sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC),  ran over four days from the 12-16 February at Jumeirah Hotel Etihad Towers, and offered a ......read more

Alfardan Group Successfully Organizes its 6th Annual Sports Day Celebration…

Qatar, 15 February, 2017- Alfardan Group held its 6th company-wide Sports Day event yesterday at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. The activities are an annual initiative to commemorate Qatar’s National Sports Day. Over 1,500 employees from various business units participated in the event aimed at demonstrating the Group’s support for the country’s strategic efforts to ......read more

Expo Center Sharjah Signs MoU with UAE Ministry of Education…

On the Sidelines of the National Career Exhibition and International Education Show Sharjah, February 13, 2017:  The UAE Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Expo Center Sharjah.  The signing took place on Monday on the sidelines of the 13th International Education Show, held under patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme ......read more

Abu Dhabi Hosts CRU's Inaugural Middle East Sulphur Conference…

Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2017:  A new regional conference devoted to exploring the growing role of the Middle East as the world’s largest producer of sulphur opens today in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from on Sunday 12 February to Thursday 16 February 2017, Middle East Sulphur is organised by CRU Events – a subsidiary of the business intelligence company, CRU Group, that specialises in ......read more

Sharjah Tourism Concludes 7th Annual Light Festival…

H.E. Al Midfa: The SLF highlights the emirate’s best features of authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival Sharjah, February 12, 2017:  The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded the seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival in a ceremony held at University City Hall on Saturday, ......read more

Nissan Rewards its Top Employees at Annual Regional Skills Contest…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: February 12, 2017:  Nissan Middle East honored its top sales and service employees from across the region at its annual Regional Skills Contest event held yesterday at IMG World in Dubai. The award ceremony comes as part of Nissan’s ongoing strategy to be the leader in providing the best customer service in the region and see over 2,500 Nissan employees ......read more

Al Noor Training Centre Ladies Luncheon…

Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  As a part of “Year of Giving” initiative started by UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Al Noor Training Centre for person with disability organized the 14th Annual Ladies Luncheon. It took place on the 25th of January 2017, at Hilton JBR, their exclusive hospitality partner for the event. The event was attended ......read more

Closing Remarks by HE Ohood Al Roumi for the Global Dialogue for Happiness…

Closing Remarks Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen As the Global Dialogue for Happiness comes to an end, our journey together has only just begun   It is through your shared knowledge and commitment today that we held the most important dialogue, in the most critical of times  Today we witnessed visionary and inspirational talks  We’ve studied the ......read more

Announcing the full program for the 2017 Imagine Science Abu Dhabi Festival at NYU Abu Dhabi…

Festival to open with acclaimed feature film Honey, Rain and Dust by Emirati filmmaker Nujoom Al Ghanem Abu Dhabi, February 8, 2017:  The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is proud to present Imagine Science Abu Dhabi 2017, happening at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus from March 2-4, 2017.  Returning to the Middle East for the third time, this interdisciplinary festival is a celebration of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau to Drive Forward Emirate's Mice Credentials at IBTM Arabia…

Emirate to build on success of record-breaking 2016 Dubai, UAE, February 7, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), is this week hosting ibtm arabia, a leading international event for the Arabian meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry. The three days of meetings, seminars and networking ......read more

Eros Group employees join Dubai Municipality's Car Free Day…

Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  More than 300 employees from Eros Group walked from the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station to Eros House in Al Barsha to mark and support Dubai Municipality’s Car Free Day. The environmentally friendly initiative organized by the civic body is now in its 8th consecutive year. The group gathered at the station after using the Metro and began their walk at ......read more

Hollywood hair artist Guy Tang headlines star act of professional stylists at Beautyworld Middle ...…

Self-proclaimed ‘hair activist’ to showcase hottest hair trends and colouring techniques at Centre Stage by Nazih Group  Dubai, UAE, February 5, 2017:  Guy Tang, one of the world’s most recognised names in the professional beauty industry, is making a debut appearance in the Middle East, as he prepares to inspire thousands of stylists with his latest hair colouring ......read more

HQ Worldwide Shows will be the region's largest events company…

Global leader WS Corp partners with HQ Creative to provide a unique offering to the Middle East events market Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:   Worldwide Shows Corporation, WS Corp a global leader in the international events, live entertainment and communications industry, have announced a partnership with HQ Creative, a long-established UAE-based event production agency, marking HQ’s ......read more

Sharjah Tourism Launches Sharjah Light Festival 2017…

The Festival is a highly creative, world-class event that uses the aesthetically alluring buildings of Sharjah as a canvas for dazzling and dynamic light shows This seventh edition of the Festival will cover 14 different locations spread across the emirate Sharjah, February 2, 2017:  The seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival (SLF) kicks off today in University City Hall in Sharjah ......read more

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Attends Giving Retreat…

His Highness asserts that the whole nation, individuals and institutions included, will play a vital role in making giving part of the UAE’s agenda in the Year of Giving. Dubai, UAE: 2 February, 2017:  The Giving Retreat was held today under the patronage of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The retreat ......read more

Dubai Women Establishment hosts 5th edition of Equine Leadership Programme…

Female professionals from the public and private sectors participate in flagship ‘horse whispering’ workshop Dubai, 1 February 2017:  Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) recently hosted the fifth edition of its flagship “Leadership Skills from an Equestrian Perspective Advanced Program”, in collaboration with CHLOE Consultants, which took place at the Desert Palm ......read more

Dubai Wins Prestigious Awards Recognising Its World-Class Events Offering…

Dubai named 2016 World Festival and Event City by IFEA and World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination by World Travel Awards, while Dubai Calendar App wins Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Dubai’s growing appeal as a destination for staging and attending events was recently recognised at prestigious awards, reflecting the combined ......read more

Saudi Arabia Announces the Worlds Biggest Heritage Festival and Camel Beauty Contest…

More than 30’000 camels along with 2 million attendees are set to flock to the highly anticipated Mazayen al-ibl festival  In build up to the festival prices of camels within the stock market are booming by 70% In previous years winning camels have fetched over 50 million dirhams in price A national festival connecting new generations to heritage and cultural traditions as ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially opens the Middle East's largest ...…

With a growing number of healthcare infrastructure projects in the pipeline for the GCC, innovation and technology remains the focus for the region’s healthcare industry Dubai, UAE - 30 January 2017:   The 42nd edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the region’s largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals, was officially inaugurated this morning by His ......read more

Montreux Comedy Festival brings international comedians to the UAE for an unforgettable night of ...…

January 30, 2017- The people of the UAE are set to be treated to an unforgettable night of laughter with the arrival of the Montreux Comedy Festival, the biggest French-language comedy festival in the world bringing the most talented comedians from across the globe. The highly-anticipated event is now on its 28th year and is making a comeback for its second edition in the UAE--offering residents ......read more

Etihad Museum Hosts UAE Postal History Exhibition – ‘Emirates to the World'…

The exhibition is the first to be hosted by the Etihad Museum since it opened its doors to the public, and documents the UAE’s postal history from its inception to the creation of the UAE Dubai – The United Arab Emirates, 28 January 2017:  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has opened an ......read more

Smart Stores Expo Ends on a Positive Note…

UAE’s first of its kind retail expo draws huge turnout, has bigger plans for next year Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Smart Stores Expo that concluded on Wednesday, 25th January 2017, hosted several local and international retail solution providers and attracted numerous attendees in the three-day event. According to the organisers, the show received an overwhelming response from industry ......read more

Muscat Festival set to attract a record number of visitors from across the GCC…

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Oman is reinforcing its position as a year-round visitor destination in the GCC with ongoing attractions through the year – the most recent being the Muscat Festival, which will run from 19 January to 11 February. One of the longest running festivals in the Sultanate, it aims to celebrate the country’s fascinating history, traditional arts and ......read more

Second edition of Taqdeer Award to be launched next month…

Major General Obaid bin Suroor: Taqdeer Award a major step toward enhancing quality and work life in Dubai More than 200 companies expected to participate in Taqdeer Award this year DUBAI, January 23, 2017:  Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai and Chairman of Taqdeer Award, announced ......read more

United Kingdom Announced ‘Country of Honour' at Sharjah International Book Fair 2017…

Sharjah, 23 January 2017:  Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced that the United Kingdom (UK) will be the ‘Country of Honour’ at the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).  The announcement forms part of ‘UK/UAE 2017,’ a year of bilateral cultural exchange between the two countries organised by the British Council. Speaking about ......read more

800-strong Local, International Media Contingent to Cover IDEX and NAVDEX 2017…

Strong Media Presence Reflects Reputation of Leading International Defence Events  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 January, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced that more than 800 media representatives from around the world will cover the upcoming editions of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) and Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Intersec 2017…

Dubai security, safety, and fire protection showcase gets underway featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2017:  Intersec 2017, the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre today (22 January), featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries. The 19th ......read more

Smart Stores Expo 2017 Opens in Abu Dhabi…

The Inaugural Expo will highlight digital transformation in regional retail sector Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Smart Stores Expo 2017, the inaugural industry event for regional retailers and retail solution suppliers, is gearing up to introduce the newest technologies that are transforming the industry. The three-day exhibition and related conferences takes place until 25 January at ......read more

Dubai's Reversed Wave - Towards a Multipolar Knowledge World…

By Abdul Kader Kamli, Research Consultant, Orient Planet Research UAE, January 19, 2017:  The invention of the alphabet by the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago had led to the preservation and accumulation of human knowledge. Building on this regional heritage, the Arabic/Islamic civilization contributed tremendously to the advancement of science on a global scale, as the waves of knowledge ......read more

Largest ‘recycling logo' in UAE created with recyclables at EcoWASTE 2017…

Arab artists Maysoon and Bassam used 500 kg of recovered wood, 20 kg of old newspapers, 175 kg of used cardboard and 200 recycled plastic bottles to create the Dulsco stand at the show Dubai, UAE, January 19th, 2017: Dulsco, a regional pioneer in waste management services and human resource solutions has created one of the largest recycling logos with the help of recyclables at EcoWASTE 2017. ......read more

Shop, Eat, and Play at Bay Square and Bay Avenue!…

Event happenings and other engaging activities available for all family members in the centre of Business Bay   Dubai, UAE, 19 January, 2017:  During the breezy Dubai Winter months, Dubai Properties is transforming its unique retail destination Bay Avenue and Bay Square into a family-friendly and “It” destination for residents and visitors to come enjoy their time, through ......read more

First Half of DSF Generates Upswing in Economic Activity…

Dubai, UAE 18 January 2017:  The first half of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 has led to an upswing in activity across various sectors in Dubai including retail, hospitality and financial services, and given a boost to ancillary services such as money exchange houses and travel agencies. Shopping malls, international brands and hotels, as well as travel operators, exchange houses and many ......read more

Updates in UAE codes for Fire Safety and Life Protection completed and to be announced at Intersec ...…

Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today. Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, ......read more

Retailers Leverage Big Data Analytics to Transform Customer Experience…

Industry reports indicate that the big data and analytics market globally is expected to hit $203 billion in 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The retail customer experience has evolved from its primary focus on the transaction to a holistic data-driven process where information from buying history, online searches and social media interactions is utilised to provide consumers what they want ......read more

SteelFab Middle East 2017 opens its doors today (Monday)…

Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi will inaugurate the region’s leading steel fabrication event Sharjah, January 15th 2017:  Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Customs and Seaports Department will inaugurate the region’s leading steel fabrication event “SteelFab Middle East 2017” at Expo Center Sharjah, with over 900 national and international ......read more

Lucky shoppers clinch Visa Impossible Deals and drive home luxury cars…

Dubai, UAE 15 January 2017:  Two lucky shoppers of Visa Impossible Deals drove away brand new Infiniti QX 50 luxury crossover SUVs this Dubai Shopping Festival.   Tency Thampy and Holly Dickins paid AED25,000 each for their Infiniti QX 50 instead of the retail price of AED181,000, an impressive 86% discount courtesy of Visa and Arabian Automobiles.  Visa, a global payments ......read more

Walid Atallah Wows with his Bridal Collection at 'The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair 2017'…

There is nothing sweeter than romance. And last evening internationally acclaimed fashion designer Walid Atallah set hearts aflutter at The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair with his spectacular Spring/Summer Bridal Collection that was full of show-stoppers. Organised in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and co-sponsored by Ajman Bank and 2XL Furniture & Home ......read more

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