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Wedding Guests Spend $9 Million in the Region According to American Express Middle East Survey…

  Adults expected to attend an average of four weddings in 2018, spending approximately e 5,500 USD in total.   (Dubai – UAE, 15th November 2018): While it is a huge compliment to be invited to celebrate a couple’s special day, findings from a new study commissioned by American Express Middle East suggest that the costs can soon add up for guests in the region. The survey which involved 1,655 individuals across, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the UAE showed that on average, a person is expected to attend four weddings this year - be it a local or at a special wedding destination -  spending 5,500 USD in total.   1,523 USD - The Cost of Accepting a Wedding Invite this year Whilst weddings can act as a boost for local economies; from hotels, restaurants, gift shops, and florists, ......read more

Dubai Font celebrates the International Day for Tolerance through the eyes of children…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2018:   Dubai Font – an initiative by The Executive Council of Dubai – has rolled out a one-of-a-kind campaign to support the International Day for Tolerance and spread the message of promoting peace and tolerance, aligned with the UAE Vision 2021.  On the side-lines of the International Day for Tolerance, Dubai Font launched a campaign to demonstrate the world through the eyes of those with the purest hearts and souls – children. Off the back of this, a short video and book were created that stress the phenomena, ‘intolerance is not inherited, it is taught’.  The campaign saw the participation of 6 kids between the ages of 5 to 7 from different backgrounds including Emirati; Lebanese; Egyptian; Australian; French; and Indian. ......read more

World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opens with resounding success…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opened today with an impressive turnout of local and international delegations at Armani Hotel in Dubai. The summit was formally opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance. The two-day summit is an initiative of IIT, which is a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Several government officials were also in attendance in support of UAE’s first-ever summit on tolerance which is in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day of Tolerance.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, graced the day of the summit, which is being held ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Inaugurates Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Booth at Abu Dhabi Art…

Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited Manarat Al Saadiyat to view the artistic creations of Abdullah Lutfi, the talented Emirati artist and Special Olympics UAE athlete. The showcase was held by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Art. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the World Games 2019 booth and was shown a canvas painting being created live at the booth by Abdullah, which explores the links between the Special Olympics movement and the UAE. Abu Dhabi Art, an annual art fair organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism, partnered with the LOC to promote Special Olympics in the run up to the ......read more

World Tolerance Summit gears up for its first staging…

12 November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The International Institute for Tolerance is set to hold the first-ever World Tolerance Summit on November 15-16, 2018 in Dubai. WTS will be held in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance. WTS is UAE’s effort to attract global leaders and promote peace and tolerance in diversity across the world. As a melting pot for over 200 nationalities, UAE seeks to lead the region in the promotion of peaceful coexistence and a tolerant society. This is also in line with the government’s vision when it announced the creation of ministerial posts for Happiness, Tolerance, and The Future.  Current UAE Minister of Tolerance and chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Highness Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, once stated that, “Tolerance is not simply enduring the ......read more

HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al-Falasi officially opens HR Summit & Expo 2018…

Golden era of HR technology being held back by old, ineffective systems - experts Dubai, UAE 12 November 2018:   HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al-Falasi, Director General for the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) today officially inaugurated the 15th edition of the HR Summit and Expo, the region’s largest gathering of human resources experts. HE Abdulla Al-Falasi said, “The UAE is dedicated to the development of human beings within organisations which is why government agencies have taken steps to develop and implement courses and training programmes to the highest of standards. “The human element is a cornerstone of societal development and the UAE is keen to provide opportunities that advance HR management. This is a crucial aspect as we enter into the fourth industrial ......read more

Korean Happiness Festival opens in Abu Dhabi with series of cultural, traditional shows…

Dubai, November 1, 2018:   The Korean Happiness Festival – the biggest and one-of-its-kind Korean event held in the UAE, was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi today by H.E Mr. Yeonjean Yoon, Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UAE in a gala opening ceremony.  Organized by the Korean National Tourism Organization [KNTO] Dubai office and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, at the Rotana Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Festival showcases everything about Korea – be its vibrancy, rich cultural heritage, touristic attractions or its medical attributes.  The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Manjin Kim, Acting Executive Vice President of the Korea International Tourism Division, a large number of UAE nationals, Arab visitors as well as ......read more

Sweet Success From South America to South Asia – Global Pioneers Scoop Yummex 2018 Innovation Awards…

Winning healthy chocolate bar, probiotic biscuit, roasted cookies and chili jelly bean will be on display in exclusive yummex Middle East Gallery throughout the show Victory at Middle East’s leading sweets and snacks event secures winning quartet a pathway to global exposure at ISM Cologne 2019 Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:   Participation in yummex Middle East proved particularly sweet for four exhibitors from Brazil, Bulgaria, India and Pakistan who now get to showcase their groundbreaking products in full view of the regional industry’s leading players, decision makers and buyers at the exclusive yummex Middle East Gallery for the remainder of the show. With award entries from South America to South Asia and beyond, the winning quartet beat off strong international competition to secure awards ......read more

Asmak will unveil new premium seafood products and services at the 2018 Seafex Middle East event…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 October 2018: Asmak, a leading seafood company in MENA, participates at this year’s Seafex Middle East event from October 30th to November 1st to unveil a new range of premium products and solidified Food Service solutions.  As an exhibitor at the largest professional seafood expo in the region, Asmak will showcase a variety of products that will be displayed throughout its interactive stand. This latter will be entertained by a live chef who will delight the appetite of the clientele with new recipes and live demonstrations showcasing the freshness of Asmak’s products.  “We look forward to get creative with Asmak’s products live and to share delicious recipes with the anticipated remarkable attendance at Seafex. We are all excited to see Asmak’s stand ......read more

FERG organizes football tournament for 16 exchange houses in the UAE…

Players raise awareness on breast cancer by wearing pink wrist bands  Dubai. UAE – 20 October, 2018:   A few days separate us from the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, the initiative launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, which aims to attract 1 million participants this year. In support of the initiative, The Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG), a consortium of businesses engaged in the foreign exchange and remittance industry organized ‘Soccer Fest 2018’, a first of its kind football tournament featuring teams from 16 exchange houses in the UAE.   The tournament, which aimed to encourage employees of exchange houses to take on the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 and prepare them physically for it, ......read more

National Day Camel Marathon set to take place in February…

HHC adds junior category for the race Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2018:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) announced the 4th edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, organized by the Center in cooperation with Dubai Camel Racing Club, will take place on 8 February 2019. The change in the schedule from December to February was made to coincide with H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Pure-Bred Arabian Camels Races Festival. HCC also took into consideration giving the riders and their camels more adequate time to prepare for the very competitive and one-of-its-kind heritage marathon.  Ms. Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said: “Camel racing season begins in October and we have taken into consideration the requirements of the participants to give ......read more

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to conduct ‘Unveiling Infinity' meditation masterclass in Dubai…

Humanitarian, spiritual leader and ambassador of peace, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s self development programs have reached an estimated 370 million people worldwide 6,000 participants expected for the two-day meditation masterclass being held for the first time in the Middle East Several humanitarian projects and service initiatives implemented by Art of Living Foundation and IAHV in the Middle East 15th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Internationally acclaimed humanitarian leader, ambassador of peace and founder of Art of Living Foundation (AOL) and Interna-tional Association for Human Values (IAHV), Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will visit Dubai to impart a unique two-day meditation masterclass. Announced today by Mr. Vipul, Consul General of India, ‘Unveiling Infinity’ will be held on 16th and ......read more

Dubai Shopping Festival Returns With Much-awaited Mega Raffles…

Daily chances to win an INFINITI QX50 and AED 150,000 in cash, weekly prizes of AED 100,000 for five winners (AED 20,000 each) and a Mega Grand cash prize of AED 500,000 for one winner  Get a chance to win one of seven Nissan models at the Nissan Grand Raffle Mega raffle promotions start on 15 October at ENOC and EPPCO stations, Zoom stores, Metro stations, and many other locations across the city Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2018:   With the 24th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promising to provide unforgettable shopping experiences, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced that the DSF Mega Raffles promotions – the INFINITI Mega Raffle and the Nissan Grand Raffle - will begin on 15 October ......read more

Dubai plays host to inaugural Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board…

Middle East’s travel and tourism leaders come together to discuss untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the industry today Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase, hosted their inaugural Advisory Board Meeting at the Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, bringing together travel and tourism leaders to discuss the untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the industry.    ATM’s Advisory Board was set up to provide counsel on industry themes, challenges, growth opportunities and future strategies in the Middle East travel and tourism sector - as well as to help facilitate current business and marketing plans.   Board attendees included Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operational Officer, Etihad Airways; ......read more

Sharjah Girl Guides Unleash their Power on International Day of the Girl Child…

Workshop aimed at enhancing life skills and critical thinking of brownies, aged 7-11 years  Shaikha Al Shamsi: Six powers build leadership in personality  Sharjah, October 11, 2018:  In conjunction with the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) organised a workshop to inspire the organisation’s young members to recognize their talent and believe in their capabilities. Themed ‘Unleash Your Powers’, the activity highlighted the importance of shaping young minds by involving them in creative projects that will help them realise their potential and explore areas of interest.   The event reaffirmed SGG’s belief in the goals of the International Day of the Girl Child to promote girls’ rights, education opportunities, healthcare and saftey, ......read more

The Mall at WTCAD celebrates Diwali with Spectacular Gold Giveaways…

Abu Dhabi, 10, October 2018 :  The Mall at World Trade Center (The Mall at WTCAD) the mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, is bringing the community together to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with a month of traditional Indian entertainment and spectacular gold giveaways, every day from 11th October – 10th November.  Bringing back the popular Spend &Win competition, anyone who spends AED 200 at The Mall at WTCAD will be entered into a draw to win 10 grams of gold daily, What’s more, to get everyone into the celebratory mood, there will also be themed dancing and entertainment, encouraging families and friends to mark this special festive occasion by spending quality time together.  Commenting, Yasser Al Marzouqi, General Manager of The Mall at WTCAD Abu ......read more

UAE Toastmasters community to host the world champion of public speaking…

Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old high-school teacher from Houston, who outlasted more than 30,000 other speakers from around the globe in a six-month long ‘Olympics of Oratory’.  Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:   Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old high-school teacher from Houston, who became the World Champion of Public Speaking (WCPS) 2018, will address the UAE Toastmasters community to inspire the members with her brilliant story of Toastmasters journey.  Smith was named the 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking in August this year, from more than 30,000 other speakers from around the globe in a six-month long competition, which is also known as the ‘Olympics of Oratory’. Smith and nine other finalists delivered speeches to a crowd of 2,000 in Chicago during the world’s ......read more

SIBF 2018 Invites Young Visitors to the Wondrous Land of Edutainment…

934 children’s activities curated over the 11-day event Sharjah, 10 October, 2018:  Running from October 31st to November 10th, 2018, the 37th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will offer a blend of cultural, educational and entertainment activities. The fair will curate 934 children’s activities, with 44 guests from 12 countries, namely; the UAE, Japan, Belarus, Ukraine, Kuwait, UK, Jordan, Syria, Italy, Australia, Singapore, and Lebanon. The audience will enjoy a selection of children’s theatrical performances, plays, and shows that are inspired by fairytales and classics that appeals to all. The event will also curate a series of workshops and engaging sessions conducted by a host of artists and designers. Children’s plays include ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and the ......read more

Her Excellency Shamma bint Sohail Al Mazrouei opens 2018 Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations…

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan  Her Excellency addressed students at the start of the two-day event The second edition of the Majlis will involve over 300 interactive sessions over October 8 and 9 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 October 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations opened today with an address from Her Excellency Shamma bint Sohail Al Mazrouei. Al Mazrouei, the UAE’s Minister of State for Youth Affairs, addressed attendees at the Abu Dhabi National Education Centre (ADNEC) to kick-off two days of future-focused activities.   More than 300 interactive ......read more

MENA region in focus at WTM London…

New Inspiration Zone to provide key regional speakers with platform to address evolving travel trends in the Middle East & North Africa as well as an update about Expo 2020’s sustainability plans    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  With Expo 2020 on the horizon and the Middle East representing high growth potential for the travel industry, WTM London 2018 which takes place on 5-7 November and is placing a spotlight on the region with a host of key speakers lined up for the show’s new regionally-focused Inspiration Zones. As Dubai gears up for Expo 2020, one of the first sessions in Middle East & North Africa Zone, ‘Expo 2020 Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts – Water and Energy’ will take place Monday 5th November, with Gillian Hamburger, Senior Vice President ......read more

Ashridge to coach Saudi business leaders to explore new strategies for growth…

 October 4, 2018:   As businesses in Saudi Arabia work towards supporting the country’s Saudi Vision 2030, Ashridge Executive Education is organizing an insightful programme for leaders to explore new leadership styles that will help them to achieve higher growth for their companies. To be held from 14 to 18 October 2018, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the programme can also be customized for individual companies and held at their Saudi offices. “Our Management Development programme encourages Saudi managers to develop skills that will enable them to take on new responsibilities, improve their leadership style and motivate their team. Understanding your own style is very important. Equally important is the ability to understand others and adapt your approach in order to influence, motivate and get the best out ......read more

Dubai Shopping Festival Back for Its 24th Edition From 26 Dec 2018 to 26 Jan 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 October 2018:   Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be back for its 24th edition from 26 December 2018 to 26 January 2019, attracting shoppers from all over the world featuring exciting events, promotions and opportunities for enjoyable shopping experiences, coupled with fun and entertainment for all families.  Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), DSF will kick off with innovative initiatives and memorable experiences built around the three pillars of the festival – shopping, winning and entertainment.  Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) said: “As Dubai gears up to host yet another successful edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, ......read more

Siemens and Scientechnic celebrate their 45 year collaboration…

Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:   German conglomerate Siemens and Scientechnic, the flagship company of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), celebrated 45 years of exclusive partnership in Dubai and the Northern Emirates at a gala event held at the Armani Ballroom on September 26. The gathering included ESAG shareholders, key team members along with a number of customers and clients, all of whom have played a pivotal role in their joint history. Over four decades ago, H.E Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE signed an exclusive agreement with Siemens AG to distribute power engineering products and services to a growing city. In a short period, this relationship grew to include the entire range of Siemens’ electrical industry portfolio of products. Today, teams from Siemens and Scientechnic work together towards shaping the ......read more

Meet the Cricket Legends with Union Coop…

Union Coop is organizing a ‘meet n’ greet’ tour with veteran cricket legends ‘Mr. Wasim Akram’ and ‘Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin’ on September 27th 2018, Thursday, as a part of consumer happiness initiative  Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2018:  Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ is organizing a unique ‘meet n’ greet’ tour for their consumers in their ‘Etihad Mall’ and ‘Al Barsha’ Mall, Dubai respectively. Veteran cricket legends ‘Mr. Wasim Akram’ and ‘Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin’ Shall Welcome their fans during the visit and attending a press conference, wherein they will be answering press questions.   The event will be held on September 27th 2018, Thursday at Etihad Mall (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm), Meet n’ Greet ......read more

Inaugural Dubai China Conference Concludes With Over 900 Delegate Attendees…

Dubai, UAE: 24 September 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) hosted its inaugural Dubai China Conference on 19 and 20 September at Atlantis, The Palm. The two-day event, which welcomed over 900 attendees, featured integrated workshops and informative guest speakers offering valuable insights from both Chinese and local industry experts. With panel discussions strongly attended throughout the event, guests were invited to deep dive into Dubai’s China Readiness Strategy plus engage with presentations led by industry partners. Breakout periods were also built into the two-day schedule to allow industry players to share knowledge during networking opportunities alongside partners such as Huawei, Ctrip and Tencent. There was also a series of engaging workshops hosted by ......read more

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Middle East Arthritis Foundation shines the spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis…

Patients from across the region band together to increase awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis Dubai, UAE, 19th December 2017–  In an effort to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UAE, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) have planned a half-day dedicated event in Dubai for people affected by this disease.  The event will take place at the ......read more

Inaugural Literature and Music Festival Opens In Abu Dhabi…

Week-long initiative celebrating Arabic Language Day launches at Manarat Al Saadiyat with a programme of performing arts and music Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2017 –  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the inaugural Literature and Music Festival has opened in Abu Dhabi in celebration of Arabic Language Day. The Festival launched with an evening of ......read more

HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information ...…

World Trade Organisation Report says UAE occupies 12th and 10th positions respectively on the list of leading exporters and importers in world trade in commercial services UAE steered ahead of Norway, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand with exports valued at $ 63 billion and imports at $ 82 billion   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 17th 2017:  HH Sheikh Hasher Bin ......read more

Enjoy tasty treats and some relaxed retail therapy for a chance to win a Mini Copper at Souk Al ...…

Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  Souk Al Bahar is giving shoppers and diners the opportunity to win ‘big’ this festive season, with the chance to celebrate the start of 2018 by driving away in a brand new Mini Cooper!  With only one car up for grabs, simply spend AED 300 in any retail or dining outlet within the mall between December 17, 2017 and January 16, 2018, to enter ......read more

Winter stories to come to life at British Orchard Nursery's holiday camp…

Children to meet new story characters every week; spark their imagination and learn creative concepts the fun way   December 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Winter has arrived in the UAE and the cool air brings with it an insatiable appetite for some wonderful winter-related stories for children. This season, British Orchard Nursery will explore the magical world of story-telling to ......read more

Convoy of Culinary Experiences Rolls into Abu Dhabi Food Festival…

Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2017:  As part of the jam-packed Abu Dhabi Food Festival programme, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is delighted to host the all-new Truckers Carnival, the perfect mix between a food truck festival and a fun fair, at Marina Mall. Featuring a selection of the newest and most sought-after food trucks in the UAE, the festival will offer visitors ......read more

Industry Leaders Signal Optimism at 1st Dubai Association Conference…

The inaugural Dubai Association Conference is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017:  The inaugural Dubai Association Conference has commenced, with the leaders of the Dubai Association Centre ......read more

Three Day China Homelife Exhibition Begins in Dubai and Ensures Direct Sourcing With Manufacturers…

Boosting trade ties across multiple sectors Highest exhibitor participation with 2500 exhibitors  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2017:   The largest sourcing platform, China Homelife Dubai Exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and opened to visitors at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  Open ......read more

HE Mattar Al Tayer at Dubai Muscle Show…

Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017:  His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, the Vice Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Nasser Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, visited the Dubai Muscle Show on Friday, December 8, 2017, the opening day of the two-day event at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The region’s leading fitness and bodybuilding show, the Dubai Muscle Show, ......read more

Initiatives of the 4th International Festival of Falconry in Khalifa Park Inaugurated Today…

On display are a rare collection of photographs, falconry classes and competitions for the public 9 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, May God Protect Him, the initiatives of the 4th International Festival of Falconry organized by Emirates Falconers Club will be inaugurated today in ......read more

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys Presents a Compelling and Nuanced Portrait of the Unprecedented Changes ...…

December 1, 2017–April 8, 2018   Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  The Brooklyn Museum presents Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, an unprecedented look into the changes unfolding in Mecca, by one of the most significant cultural voices documenting the realities of the iconic city. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater began his monumental documentary project in 2008, bearing witness to the ......read more

Integrating energy sustainability in facilities management to take centerstage at MEFMA networking ...…

December 5, 2017: As part of its ongoing initiative to increase awareness on the key role of facilities management (FM) in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, the Middle East Facilities Management Association will hold a networking event themed ‘The Integration of Facilities Management and Energy Sustainability Management’ at the World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade ......read more

Sharjah Girl Guides Share Spirit of the Union For National Day Celebrations…

Girls help citizens, residents, visitors and tourists join in the occasion Sharjah, December 3, 2017:  As the UAE marks 46 years since the founding of the nation and reflects on its ambitious past and its spectacular achievements, Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) is helping the country’s citizens, residents, tourists and visitors to take part in the celebrations by sharing a message of ......read more

Globally-Renowned Modest Fashion Week Debuts in Dubai This December…

Hitting the UAE for the first time, Dubai Modest Fashion Week follows on from the success of  London and Istanbul series serving up the biggest names in the industry including international icons, award-winning designers and VIPs Working towards coining Dubai as a hub for the multi-billion dollar modest retail industry in the Middle East, expect to be educated and enthralled by one of ......read more

China Homelife 2017 Strengthens Sourcing Opportunities with Higher Exhibitor Participation…

Largest China sourcing platform in the MENA region 8th edition of the exhibition in Dubai set to have higher number of visitors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 1, 2017:    China Homelife Dubai 2017 Exhibition will return to Dubai with over 2500 exhibitors at the Dubai World Trade Centre on December 10-12. It continues to be the largest sourcing avenue for Chinese ......read more

Summit Draws Government Officials to Dubai for the Big 5 Solar…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017:  On day two of The Big 5 Solar, the third edition of the Global Solar Leaders Summit was opened by His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy (United Arab Emirates). Showcasing the latest technologies and offering a varied educational agenda until the 29 November 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, The Big 5 Solar is ......read more

JBR to Celebrate UAE's Spirit of Union as Part of 46th National Day Activities…

Over the course of two days, visitors will experience the country’s diverse arts and heritage    Dubai-UAE: 27 November, 2017 –   Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR), Dubai’s first beachfront destination by Dubai Properties, will celebrate the UAE’s 46th National Day with a host of activities over Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 3 December, 2017.  As ......read more

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Opens a Permanent Exhibition of his Life: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor's Life ...…

27 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE:  Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group opened a permanent exhibition of his life on Monday 27 November 2017 at a state-of-the-art facility located within the Al Habtoor Group head office.  Fifty prominent Emiratis were invited to the inauguration of the private exhibit called, ‘Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor’s Life ......read more

EGA Amazing Aluminium for children…

EXPLORE, DESIGN & BUILD WITH EVERYDAY ALUMINIUM The EGA Amazing Aluminium Kiosk offers children a fun and educational experience around the science of aluminium. Offering STEM based activities for age groups from 3 - 12 years, the kiosk encourages children to explore, design and build their own creations out of everyday aluminium items. CityWalk - Dubai Outside Hub Zero, Atrium ......read more

RAK Chamber celebrates its Golden Jubilee this November…

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 22 November 2017:  Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a celebration of its golden jubilee titled "Fifty Years of Achievements". The event will be held at Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Center on ......read more

MENA Effie Awards Announces Exceptional Roll-Call of 2017 Winners…

Ninth edition of the awards programme took place against a backdrop of mounting competition in the marketing industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017:  The winners of this year’s MENA Effie Awards have been announced during a ‘Great Gatsby’ themed awards ceremony that took place on 15th November at the Armani/Pavilion in Downtown Dubai. 2,000 top marketing ......read more

Expo 2020 Dubai's key focus on sustainable & healthy built environment to attract ...…

A growing focus on creating sustainable cities for healthier living environments – one of the main agendas under the sustainability theme of Expo 2020 Dubai - is attracting multibillion-dollar investments in urban landscaping and horticulture across the UAE and the Middle East. Dubai, for example, has allotted about AED 6 billion to further develop 12,000 hectares of land for natural ......read more

Dabur International extends support to highly successful first ever AYUSH international exhibition ...…

Dabur International has extended full support to the first AYUSH international exhibition that recently concluded. AYUSH that stands for (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy. The Conference and Exhibition was held at the World Trade Centre and was a great success. Dabur International was also one of AYUSH's active exhibitors, optimizing the trade show's global ......read more

Walk on water and see The Dubai Fountain from closer than ever before…

Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017:  Step out on The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk and witness spectacular views of the world’s largest performing fountain!  A brand-new floating platform located within the The Dubai Fountain, The Boardwalk allows you to get closer than ever, giving you a whole new perspective of the captivating performances.  Guests can start their journey from ......read more

Birmingham Qur'an: digital exhibition opens in Abu Dhabi for first time…

Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017:  The University of Birmingham has opened the Abu Dhabi exhibition of the Birmingham Qur’an Manuscript which is located at  Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, and will take place from 20 to 29 November.    Yesterday’s VIP opening was attended by Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge ......read more

Leo Burnett MENA Speaks at Inspiring WARC Event on MENA Strategy…

Ahmad Abu Zannad, Regional Strategy Director at Leo Burnett MENA, discusses key learnings from the agency’s recent ‘Tropa for Life’ industry wins Dubai, 19 November, 2017:  Today, Leo Burnett Dubai spoke at the inspiring strategic showcase at the WARC Event: MENA Strategy Works, which took place at the Choueiri Group Building, in Knowledge Village. During the event, ......read more

Plate number (2) from Category 1 hits the record as highest bid of Emirates Auction on the occasion ...…

60 distinguished plate numbers sold in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police for a total value of more than 55 million AED Abu Dhabi 19, November 2017:  Emirates Auction, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, has sold 60 distinguished plate numbers for private vehicles of (Category 1) for a total of more than 55 million AED. This came during an auction that Emirates ......read more

Augmented Reality safety glasses eye Middle East debut at Intersec 2018…

Dubai Municipality joins leading security show as enhanced safety culture boosts demand for latest Personal Protection Equipment Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:  A pair of Augmented Reality safety glasses and cooling apparel designed specifically for hot Middle East climes are examples of the latest Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) on display at Intersec 2018 that will ensure the safety ......read more

TÜV Rheinland to Showcase New Inspection Tool at ADIPEC 2017…

Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2017. TÜV Rheinland will attend this year´s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) - one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry. The corporation has a large portfolio of services for a wide range of industries and has established a market leader position in the Middle East to assist oil and gas ......read more

Fatima Sharafeddine Keeps Children Captivated At SIBF…

Story reading session held at Kalimat Group stand Sharjah, November 11, 2017:  Like a mother gathering her children to read bedtime stories, Lebanese writer Fatima Sharafeddine sparked the imaginations of captivated youngsters as she read aloud at the Kalimat Group’s pavilion during Sharjah International Book Fair. With tales about parts of the body, Fatima read from her picture ......read more

Dubai Customs participates in Accessabilities Expo 2017…

Dubai – 11 November 2017:  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visited the stand of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation at Accessabilities Expo 2017; the region’s largest trade, professional and consumer event aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.  The second edition of the Dubai AccessAbilities Expo was held under the Patronage of ......read more

Wassim Akram: India is also a part of me…

The ‘King of Swing’ is a special guest at Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 11, 2017:  Pakistani cricket legend Wassim Akram said that India is a part of him in many ways and that he misses going to the country. The ‘King of Swing’ was addressing a hall full of fans and sports enthusiasts on the final Thursday of the 36th Sharjah International Book ......read more

Kids Build Solar Powered Vehicles at SIBF 2017…

‘Solar Desk’ workshop at fair teaches little ones about renewable energy  Sharjah, 11 November 2017:  With fossil fuels a finite resource and climate change a regular item on the political agenda, it perhaps appropriate that concepts of renewable energy be introduced to the younger generations at the earliest of ages.  One workshop for children taking place at ......read more

Kalimat Presents Popular Bloomsbury Titles in Arabic at SIBF 2017…

Part of publisher’s strategy to develop the UAE’s publishing industry  Sharjah, November 7, 2017:  A year and half into their partnership with the renowned UK-based Bloomsbury Publishing, Kalimat Group, the Sharjah-based regional frontrunner in the field of Arabic Literature publishing, has launched five new titles, which were released as part of their participation at ......read more

Strokes of Genius at Sharjah Book Fair's Calligraphy Workshop…

Young writers learn the ancient craft of the written word Sharjah, 7 November 2017:  Sharjah International Book Fair is holding a calligraphy workshop to introduce children to one of the most artistic writing styles in history and give them hands-on experience of creating the letters and numbers for themselves. Workshop leader Sachin Shah has been involved in writing and teaching ......read more

Dubai Media City is Leading Partner of Fourth Edition of Emirati Media Forum…

Majed Al Suwaidi: “Since its inception, EMF has successfully contributed towards the development of the media industry and helped create a bridge between the leadership and media entities” Dubai-UAE: 7 November 2017:   Dubai Media City, the region’s largest community dedicated to the media industry, is supporting the annual Emirati Media Forum that is currently underway ......read more

Sewing Tales for Young Authors and Illustrators At Sharjah International Book Fair…

‘Seamless’ storytelling with needle and tread Sharjah, 5 November 2017:  A unique ‘storytelling puppet’ workshop at Sharjah International Book Fair, taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah until 11 November, is teaching budding authors and illustrators how to create their own tales by sewing and knitting characters into a felt book. The youngsters, aged between ......read more

Cultural Proponents Discuss National Identity at SIBF 2017…

Three novelists join architectural expert in third day panel discussion  Sharjah, November 5, 2017:  Speaking to a packed room of literature enthusiasts at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), cultural experts from across the world gathered for a discussion on the burning topic of national identity. Taking place on the third day of the fair (Friday), the session saw popular ......read more

AUS presents Sultan with exact replica of ‘Voynich Manuscript,' the world's most mysterious book…

Celebrating 20th anniversary  Sharjah, UAE. Thursday, November 2, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), received today a replica of the 15th century Voynich Manuscript in celebration of the 20th anniversary of American University of Sharjah. The manuscript, ......read more

Sultan Al Qasimi Inaugurates Sharjah International Book Fair's 36th Edition…

Sharjah,UAE, 2 November, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) this morning (Wednesday). In his speech His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi underscored that shadowy hands have been promoting malevolent ideas that ......read more

Birmingham Qur'an: digital exhibition in UAE for the first time…

Hijazi Qur'an -Birmingham Qur'an, MS1572A, Cadbury Research Library University of Birmingham   Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017:  The University of Birmingham is bringing a major interactive digital exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Birmingham Qur’an to the UAE for the first time.   One of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts, the Birmingham ......read more

Middle East Cleaning Technology Week Announces the Launch of its Mobile Application…

Stay on top of live demonstrations, conference news, latest products and much more with MECTW application Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) 2017, today announced the launch of its mobile application for active participation and interaction of its exhibitors and visitors. The application is available on Android and IOS devices and can be downloaded ......read more

Dubai Judicial Institute's Publishing House Launches 10 New Books at Sharjah International Book Fair…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31st October 2017:  Dubai Judicial Institute’s (DJI) publishing house is participating in the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will be held at Expo Center Sharjah from the 1st to 11th November 2017. In its pavilion (P9, Hall 3), DJI will present 10 new publications in addition to over 200 diverse works and six specialised ......read more

Dubai Design District Brings the First Urban Art Festival to Dubai this week…

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:   Celebrating art, design and creativity, Dubai Design District (d3) will present the first edition of the Blue Cave Urban Art festival, an action packed three-day weekend event, taking place across the Design Quarter at d3, from November 2-4, 2017. The programme of workshops and live art installations is set to inspire a diverse audience, from ......read more

UK's Elite Authors to Headline Sharjah International Book Fair…

Historians, fiction writers and children’s literature specialists to represent SIBF’s ‘Guest of Honour’   Sharjah, 26 October 2017:  Elite authors and prominent literary figures from the UK will be hosted at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which is organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and is taking place from November 1-11 at ......read more

Prolight + Sound ME wraps up in Dubai attracting 2,200 trade buyers from 50 countries…

Visitor attendance grows 40 per cent at region’s dedicated trade fair for entertainment, event, media and creation industries Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:   The 2nd edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East concluded in Dubai, with the double-digit growth in visitor numbers ensuring there was a constant buzz at the region’s dedicated trade fair for the entertainment, ......read more

MEPCO Participates in the 44th Session of the Baghdad International Fair…

MEPCO a leading Paper Manufacturer Joins Delegation of 60 Leading Saudi Arabian Companies in Saudi Pavilion  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 22 October 2017:  The Middle East and Africa’s leading vertically-integrated paper manufacturer, the Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO), participates in the 44th session of the Baghdad International Fair on 21st – 30th October. The company will ......read more

US$ 3 billion Middle East AV market grows by incredible 75% between 2012 and 2016 spurred by ...…

Second day of show sees deals, product launches aplenty Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:   Two days into the second edition, Prolight + Sound Middle East has been attracting quite a lot of attention from the who's who of the entertainment and events industry in the region. Chockfull of the latest in events and entertainment products and solutions from leading international ......read more

Global Experts Take the Stage at RSA® Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi Seizing the Power of Opportunity…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 18, 2017:  RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, has announced its program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi, set to take place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace. Regional and global experts will take the stage to discuss a range of topics including Cybercrime, Security Strategy, ......read more

GROHE to showcase exciting innovations at WETEX 2017…

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand, is proud to announce its participation in WETEX 2017 in Dubai. The leader in sanitary technology will be showcasing its latest products which represent GROHE’s dedication to innovative water conservation. From the 23rd to the 25th of October, 2017, visitors will be able to ......read more

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