• Previously shortlisted novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan wins 2017 Prize
• His novel, A Small Death, sees the historical and spiritual adventures of Ibn ‘Arabi brought vividly to life in fiction for the first time
26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A Small Death by Mohammed Hasan Alwan was tonight, Tuesday 25 April 2017, announced as the winner of the 10th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
The novel, published by Dar Al Saqi, was named as this year’s chosen title by the Chair of Judges, Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh, at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for the English translation of A Small Death, and Alwan can expect an increase in book sales and international recognition.
On behalf of the ......read more
On the occasion of ATM 2017
110 hotels are using Empower’s district cooling service in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 26th April 2017: On the occasion of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the leading international travel and tourism event in the region being held from 24thto 27thApril at The Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, announced that 110 hotels are using Empower's district cooling services.
H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower stated that this increase is due to boom in hospitality industry, which is also supported by increasing adoption of district cooling technology.
“District cooling systems serve as a catalyst to promote sustainability of the built environment. The UAE in particular have firmly positioned itself as global leader in the tourism and hospitality sector. The coming years ......read more
26th of April 2017 - Hotel W – Doha - Qatar
2nd Qatar Smart Ticketing & Digital Services Forum
Major ITS industries experts and Public Transport actors will be gathered in Doha, providing a unique opportunity for fruitful exchanges about ticketing and digital services.
25 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The MENA region is experiencing one of the fastest growth in the world in terms of infrastructure, including public transport both at national and international levels. To face increasing environmental challenges, ensure an equilibrated territorial development and support the welfare and human development of the citizens, Public transport is seen as a one of the key strategy by decision makers.
After a successful first edition in 2016, the 2nd Qatar Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum aims to provide its ......read more
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The UAE economy will receive significant benefits as a result of the national pavilion at Hannover Messe according to Emirati industry leaders and economy officials, as the group today discussed during a press conference at the pavilion’s official opening.
The 70th edition of the Hannover Messe was inaugurated yesterday, Sunday April 23, by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who spoke of the need to advance international free trade agreements, urging her counterparts to remove protectionist barriers to trading policies.
H.E. Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany, said: "The UAE’s participation in Hannover Messe, the largest industrial exhibition in the world, is a reflection of the strong historical strategic and trade relations with Germany.”
The UAE is Germany’s largest ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 April 2017: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, visited the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2017 (ATM) earlier today.
During the tour H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, accompanied by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of TCA Abu Dhabi, saw Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism offerings, as the emirate brought its biggest delegation ever at ATM of 71 stakeholders to showcase more than 115 travel, tourism and hospitality related products. Sheikh Mohammed expressed great appreciation of TCA Abu Dhabi’s dedicated contribution towards the development of Abu Dhabi’s tourism landscape positioning it as a ......read more
Dubai, April 24, 2017 – Josh McDermitt, the TV star best known for playing Eugene Porter in the FOX series The Walking Dead, had a memorable experience visiting Dubai’s best landmarks and famed hospitality as he interacted with key regional media, influencers and fans during his recent trip to the UAE. McDermitt was invited to the region by FOX and beIN to promote The Walking Dead, the number one series on FOX channels worldwide.
McDermitt capped his three-day visit to Dubai with a traditional Emirati breakfast at Al Bas takiya; one of the oldest heritage sites that dates back to the early 1900s, and got a glimpse into this city’s most picturesque sites. In addition to that, he took part in a unique and award winning experience with the Heritage Desert Safari, which is Dubai’s most popular and authentic ......read more
Links Group and BBG seminar explores how to improve business through standards
Dubai, UAE, 24 April 2017: Businesses looking to unlock significant growth potential within their organisations should consider implementing international standards. That was the view of panelists at a recent seminar in Dubai on how to improve business through standards.
Organised by Links Group, one of the UAE’s leading providers of commercial facilitation and advisory services, and the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates, the seminar brought together the British Standards Institution (BSI) with public and private sector ogranisations to understand how achieving the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certificate has benefited their businesses.
The panel was moderated by Mr. Alistair Long, Deputy Consul General for the ......read more
Rebrand sees the company enhancing the customer experience and offering the region’s most comprehensive wedding and event solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017: Aghareed is presenting its sophisticated new face to the world, with a brand revamp that sees the company transformed from a wedding concierge into a luxury boutique that provides the region’s most comprehensive wedding and event solutions. The step change reflects Aghareed’s expertise in ‘planning lifetime impressions’ and answers the growing consumer demand for highly personalised planning processes for both weddings and luxury events.
Joumana Tannous, Managing Partner of Aghareed, commented: “We are excited about Aghareed’s rebrand, which has been undertaken to meet the changing demands of our discerning ......read more
• Dubai Science Park co-hosts event as part of its business series with leading regional law firm Al Tamimi & Company
• Presentations outline how businesses in the Energy and Environment sector can best protect themselves in terms of IP, showcasing best-practices
• Energy and environment sector witness significant increase in patent fillings in the past years says Head of Patents and Designs, Al Tamimi & Company
Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and a business community focused on serving the science sector, hosted a Business Breakfast this week at its Laboratory Complex with leading regional law firm Al Tamimi & Company. The event – featuring speakers from DSP and its co-hosts on the ......read more
Dubai, 19th April 2017: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will participate for the fourth consecutive year at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from 26th April to 2nd May.
The Center's pavilion will display a wide range of publications and books, including ‘The Judicial System of the Reconciled Coast’, ‘Social Values in the UAE Proverbs’, ‘Multilingualism in UAE Society’, ‘The UAE-Egypt Relations 1971-1981’, Eastern Region, Grammar for General Education in Schools in the United Arab Emirates between Theory and Practice, as well as the new version entitled ‘Diwan Al-Sadiouni’ and other publications.
Fatima Saif Al Falasi, Head of Libraries Section at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage ......read more
Dubai, 18 April, 2017 –The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has announced its participation in the (ATM) between 24th – 27th April 2017 as one of the most important tourism and travel events that take place in the Middle East. GNTO considers ATM as an important platform to join thousands of professionals and decision makers from the tourism industry. It provides the opportunity to meet with opinion leaders and travel representatives from around the world to showcase their brands, products, and enlarge their business.
Since the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), the local representative office of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) in Dubai has recently welcomed new management, it will be the first time for Nicole Zaspel, Manager Marketing & Sales and Ahlam Khafagy, Communications Manager to attend the ATM ......read more
Fintech, Smartcards & Retail sector to be represented
12 innovative offers to be discovered among exhibitors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 17th April 2017- Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy is organizing the French Pavilion at Seamless Middle East 2017 in partnership with French Tech Dubai UAE. The event dedicated to payment methods, retail and e-commerce in the Middle East will take place in Dubai on 1 and 2 May 2017. 10,000 visitors are expected from the Middle East (60% from the UAE), North Africa (20%) and South Asia. 300 exhibitors will be present.
French Pavilion will host 10 French exhibitors specializing in FinTech sector, smartcards and retail. Several French start-ups will be part of the tradeshow to present their innovations. The ......read more
• The large-scale conference will be held Under the Patronage of His Highness Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior
• Building on 17 years of experience, the event comprises three specialist conferences: Seamless Payments, Seamless Ecommerce and Seamless Retail
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2016 – Seamless – the region’s most extensive technology and solution exhibition for the ecommerce, retail and payment industries – is set to open its doors on 1-2 May 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The large-scale conference is a seamless continuity from the Middle East’s largest and longest running conference of 17 years – Cards & Payments Middle ......read more
• Saudi Arabia to invest US$2bn in cultural projects
• Oman continues to pursue plans for US$2.5bn Omagine mega-development
• UAE welcomes the region’s first permanent show
16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism, with a series of projects to develop new world-class cultural attractions, according to a report published ahead of Arabian Travel Market, taking place 24 – 27 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
According to the research, compiled by Colliers International, Saudi Arabia is ready to invest up to US$2bn - one of the highest commitments of any government to cultural tourism in the region - with a number of projects and ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: As part of its activities to mark 2017 as the Year of Giving, Al-Futtaim Honda hosted over 60 children from the Dubai government's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation at a special event titled ‘Al-Futtaim Honda Youth Day.’
The children aged between 7-17, arrived at the Honda Dubai Festival City (DFC) showroom from where they were transported in Honda Pilots and Odyssey’s to Zabeel Park. They were received by Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police and guest of honour at the event, volunteers from Al Shabab Al Arabi Club and Emirati associates from Al-Futtaim Honda.
Colin Cordery, Regional Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Honda said: “Our business is as much a part of this community as these children and it was an absolute privilege to ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 13 APRIL, 2017 – The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA), the region’s leading body for public relations practitioners, communication professionals and students, has today announced the appointment of Sabrina De Palma to the newly created position of Academy Director. The move supports MEPRA’s commitment to boost investment into training and development and build capabilities of industry professionals across the region, to help navigate the ever-changing communication landscape.
With more than twelve years’ communication experience in agency and in-house roles, Sabrina has previously worked across public relations and marketing strategy with large corporates, national sporting bodies, consumer brands and the not-for-profit sector. Her most recent post was for Hill+Knowlton Gulf as ......read more
• The winner of the first edition of AIM Startup, Blitab from Austria was presented with a cash prize totalling USD 15,000
• The second and third prizes were awarded to Innovein Medical and Palmos, both coming from the USA, respectively.
Dubai, UAE - April 13th 2017: The first edition of AIM Startup, which was organised in conjunction with the seventh edition of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), named three start-ups as the winners of the Startup Pitch Competition. Following a continuous series of pitches, the announcement closed out the competition on the final day of the international gathering.
The top three winners were awarded prizes by H.E. Juma Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary, Foreign Trade Affairs at UAE Ministry of Economy and Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, AIM’s ......read more
UAE has come a long way in achieving the sustainable development in the post oil era – TRA Director General, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori
UAE, April 12, 2017 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council, with the patronage of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, is hosting annual Telecom Leaders’ Summit on 30th April 2017 in Dubai. The one-day event is hailed as the seminal conference for private and government sector leaders and influencers in the telecommunications industry across South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond.
“UAE has come a long way in both Telecommunication Sector and Smart Government which are main pillars in achieving the sustainable development in the post oil era. Our participation at this event reflects the importance of Public-private partnership in ......read more
Dubai, 9th April, 2017: Global authority on record-breaking, Guinness World Records, has verified that the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Largest Stencil’ has been broken for the very first time in Dubai, at the Middle East Film and Comic Con. The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), is the region’s biggest pop culture convention that launched in 2012. The multi-genre convention is held annually in Dubai and is the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East region.
This is the first time that Guinness World Records has partnered with the Middle East Film and Comic Con, which took place from the 6th-8th of April 2017.
The record attempt, that took place over the three days of MEFCC, was broken through a collaborative effort between Iconix, an online emporium offering a wide range ......read more
• Nearly 50 employment and internship opportunities on offer
• More than 300 university students explore industry opportunities in the science sector
• Leading organisations including Olympus, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Pharmax take part
• DSP supports business partners in identifying talent in the UAE
Dubai-UAE: 09 April, 2017 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and a business community that serves the entire value chain of the science sector, recently hosted its fourth annual career fair for university students and professionals within the life sciences, energy and environment sectors. A total of 16 industry-leading companies including Olympus, Pharmax, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dubaiomics, Phoenix ......read more
Dubai, 9th April 2017 – Global Village, the region’s first and most successful multicultural festival park, closed the gates on its 21st season last evening on April 8th with a successful run that culminated with a record breaking attendance of 5.6 million guests over its 159 days of operation. Another astonishing achievement for the park was successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guests Happiness Index marking the great success this season had while spreading happiness across its millions of guests through wide range of cultural and entertainment experiences.
On its last weekend, Global Village hosted two back-to-back concerts on Friday and Saturday, which included the performance of Bollywood actor-director-singer, Farhan Akhtar on Friday and Emirati singing star Mohammed AlShehhi who ......read more
Festival runs from 13th -15th April 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2017: Today the Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTCAD), the modern shopping destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Wanna Read?, the commendable charity led by H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, and renowned Al Bayt Al Arabi, revealed the exciting and creativity-filled activity schedule for its Pre-Loved Stories & Book Festival.
The unique three day literary festival will offer something new for all the family members including cosplay shows, puppet making and calligraphy workshops, in addition to cultural sessions and private book readings from prominent Emirati authors.
On Thursday at 6:00pm the festival will begin the weekend with an interactive Cosplay show, inviting visitors to try on ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation
Over 820 young innovators under the spotlight competing at the 5th annual Think Science Fair
300 innovative projects to be showcased with strong presence from the Northern Emirates
Four new scientific categories introduced in the Think Science Competition this year
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 8 April 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation and Chairman of Emirates Foundation, Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017: Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim, one of the most progressive regional business houses in the Middle East, has confirmed its presence at the UAE’s foremost recruitment, education and training event exclusively for UAE nationals, Careers UAE 2017, that will be held from 9 - 11 April at Dubai World Trade Center.
With over 650 Emirati employees working at Al-Futtaim today, the group plans to attract more senior experienced Emiratis in managerial roles.
“Al-Futtaim is committed to attract, develop and retain UAE nationals as we believe investing in the leaders of tomorrow is key to future sustainability,” said Zuhair Al Haj, Director of Human Resources and Localisation in the MENA region, Al-Futtaim. “Al-Futtaim’s market reputation as an employer of choice amongst ......read more
Large-Scale Light Installation Highlights LG’s Human-Centric
Design Philosophy at World’s Largest Design Show
Dubai, Apr. 5, 2017 — Milano Design Week, the largest and most famous event celebrating design around the world, is the setting for a collaborative, large-scale light installation by LG and Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. Entitled TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA x LG: S.F_Senses of the Future, the impressive work seeks to illustrate humanity’s relationship with the natural world and to illuminate LG’s human-centric design philosophy. The installation is on exhibit from 4-9 April at Superstudio Più in Milan.
TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA x LG: S.F_Senses of the Future offers visitors a feast for their senses and a taste of what the future holds by combining LG’s cutting-edge technology with ......read more
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Celebrated Indian designer Ritu Kumar will present select items from her latest bridal collection at the Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair on 12th January, 2017. This bridal extravaganza, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), is co-sponsored by Ajman Bank and 2XL Furniture & Home Decor.
True to Ritu Kumar aesthetics, the bridal line this season ......read more
Leading suppliers see a significant rise in inquiries for ESLs from regional retailers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Electronic Shelf Labels (ESLs) are entering the region with a big promise of saving on both operations and energy costs in the retail sector. A global forecast report by market research firm Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence, revealed that global market for Electronic Shelf Label ......read more
Are you ready for mega fashion shows, raffles, and a whole lot of fun with live entertainment at The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair from 11th to 13th January, 2017? This bridal and shopping extravaganza, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and co-sponsored by Ajman Bank and 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, will see a line-up of over 60 exhibitors, ......read more
Exclusive Beauty Boxes, celebrity mak-eup artists and Q&A sessions are all part of the nine-day experience taking place at The Dubai Mall
Dubai, UAE – 7 January 2017: The Beauty District is back for a second year to help shoppers discover the latest in beauty secrets from the world’s foremost experts.
DSF 2017 is offering nine days in which to learn exactly ......read more