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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 Area Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd 3pm – 10pm Yas Mall – Abu Dhabi Italian Boulevard, Outside Superdry Dec. 6th – 9th 3pm – 10pm

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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 Saturday, 25th of November and attended by HE Mohamed Ali Musabah Al Nuami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, Heads of Board of Directors, Current and former members, a large number of government officials and private sector representatives. A photo exhibition will be held on the sideline of the ceremony, to celebrate the Chamber’s history and its developments over five decades. The event will also include a ......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 and advertising professionals gathered to celebrate the best marketing in the Middle East.  This year’s expert panel of judges was tasked with assessing a total of 293 shortlisted entries across 24 categories, against a backdrop of mounting competition in the marketing industry. Alexandre Hawari, Co-CEO of Mediaquest – the organiser of the MENA Effie Awards – commented: “2017 saw tighter budgets, increasing ......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 Burj Park or Fountain promenade and stroll down the 272-metre boardwalk, with the closest point putting you only 9 metres away from the fountains!  Open between 5pm and 11pm daily, the experience is only AED 20 per person, for those older than 4 years of age. Tickets are available at the Fountain promenade, Burj Park and At the Top, Burj Khalifa ticket counters. So, head down and see the spectacular dancing fountain like never ......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 Development; Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the UAE Mr. Philip Parham; and Professor Robin Mason, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) University of Birmingham.    The major interactive digital exhibition continues its UAE tour telling the fascinating story of the Birmingham Qur’an to Abu Dhabi for the first time. It will then move to Atrium 6 at D3 in Dubai’s Design District from 19 April to 3 May ......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, Ahmad Abu Zannad, Regional Strategy Director at Leo Burnett MENA, discussed key learnings from the agency’s recent WARC wins. The agency’s du campaign ‘Tropa for Life’ was a double winner at this years’ awards, taking home a Golden WARC MENA Strategy Award and a Special Award for Research Excellence, as such Ahmad spoke about how Leo Burnett achieved such successes through its strategic tools.  Abu Zannad opened ......read more

Plate number (2) from Category 1 hits the record as highest bid of Emirates Auction on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Abu Dhabi Police…

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 Auction held yesterday evening (Saturday), to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Abu Dhabi Police. The auction was held at Emirates Palace, and attended by 800 people. Plate number (2) hit a historical record with a bid of ten million and one hundred thousand AED, recording the highest bid in the auction organized by Emirates Auction. This monumental auction reflected the strategic partnership between the company and Abu Dhabi ......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 and health of regional workers.  Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet will introduce in the Middle East for the first time its VisionAR Smart Glasses, which integrate Sony's holographic waveguide technology into eye protection, allowing wearers to view real time data without looking away from what they’re doing. The 2017 Red Dot Award goggles display data on a holographic screen behind the right protective lens. The ......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 books, ‘My legs’, ‘My Eyes’ ‘My Ears’ and ‘My Hands’, designed for children up to three years of age. With bright and colourful illustrations, she explained how our body works in simple terms, stimulating them to ask and explore. During the 30-minute session, Fatima told her stories using body language and facial expressions, with a flowing rhythm in her texts to make it easier for children to ......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 H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group, from 7-9 November 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year’s edition is highlighting the importance of integrating people of determination in support of the UAE’s efforts to help this category of people and as part of its vision and strategic plans.  The exhibition welcomed over 100 exhibitors from 20 countries and 3,000 ......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 Fair (SIBF).  “Politics has its own place, but India is a part of me in so many ways. I miss the culture there, the food… my friends. I have taught a lot of Indian bowlers and we all share very good relations,” he said, to applause.  “You see, I am a sportsman and for me players across the world are just that, players. If someone asks me for bowling tips, I won’t ask their nationality, that is not my ......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 Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is doing just that. Titled Solar Vehicles, the session under the fair’s Kids Activities programme is showing how light can be used to power an electric motor vehicle. The workshop, given by a company called Solar Desk, starts with the children given an unassembled toy vehicle, comprising wheels, motor, body and solar panel, which they are given assistance in putting together using a screwdriver. The ......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 the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2017) running until Saturday, 11 November at Expo Centre Sharjah.  In a bid to facilitate cultural exchange and develop the publishing sector in UAE and the Arab world, Kalimat Group has been forging partnerships and building bridges of collaboration and joint action with international publishers of children’s and YA literature.  The first five titles that were taken from the ......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 calligraphy for 22 years and spent the hour-long session using brush-pens to help the youngsters create different strokes and characters with varying widths and angles. “With so many electronic devices, writing is becoming something of a dying art,” he said. “But when children see writing as an art form, it takes on a whole new meaning and transfers itself into the desire to write with distinction and creativity." Asked to ......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 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year’s theme examines how the media can influence the role and position of the UAE on a global level, and analyses the key challenges and opportunities in developing the media sector in the UAE. Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event, held in collaboration with Dubai Press Club, serves as a ......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 5-12 years old, are given a basic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ material storybook where the fox tricks the little girl into taking a flower to her grandmother’s house. The children are given the first page, but the rest they must make up for themselves by arranging and knitting the characters into place. Organised by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Association for Future Generation, the workshop excites the ......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 authors from Pakistan, Iran and Argentina join an expert in Islamic architecture to delve deep into the issue of belonging, highlighting how literature and building construction can both promote culture. Comprising Bina Shah, a novelist from Karachi, Pakistan; Shahed Saleem, an architect and design studio leader at the University of Westminster’s School of Architecture in London; Elsa Osorio, an Argentinian writer and Najem Wali, an Iraqi ......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, described as “the world’s most mysterious book” was presented to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah by AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve, at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2017. Dr. Kjerfve used the occasion to congratulate AUS founder His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah. He said: “We decided to present His Highness with the replica of this rare manuscript in recognition of his unwavering support to this university ......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 darken understanding and brain-wash individuals, divesting minds of science, intellect, knowledge, culture and light, preying on our young sons and daughters. These ideas, His Highness said, threaten our Islam, beliefs, culture, heritage and very existence. His Highness pointed out that the darkness can only be faced with the light of truthful words, science and culture and stressed the importance of Egypt and its historical role in ensuring the ......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 Qur’an is considered a global treasure. Exhibition visitors will be able to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a detailed replica of the holy script.   Working closely with the British Council and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development as strategic partner, the University is bringing the unique exhibition to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.    The exhibition will form a highlight of ......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 series, including a series of updated laws issued in the country according to the latest amendments, as well as several legal, scientific and practical judiciary works that are exclusive to DJI. His Excellency Judge Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of DJI, commented: “We are pleased to participate in SIBF for the tenth year in a row as it offers us an ideal opportunity to present our diverse legal and judicial books, which aim at ......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 families with young children through to the most discerning artists. Dubai Design District the region’s ultimate design destination will host this creative festival. With music, live painting, poetry performances, talks and workshops, the weekend-long schedule will feature talent from across the world including renowned French-Tunisian calligraphity artist El Seed, L7M, Rodrigo Level and Fernando Chamarelli.  Works and installations ......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 Expo Centre Sharjah.    Flying the flag for Britain - this year’s Guest of Honour at the fair – will be such acclaimed authors and celebrated media personalities as Mark Billingham, creator of London-based detective Tom Thorne; Mark Ellis, author of the DCI Frank Merlin series and bestselling historical romance writer, Nicola Cornick.     Each of the literary luminaries will participate in a range ......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, event, media and creation industries. Concluding on 19th October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 attracted 2,200 visitors from 50 countries, a 40 per cent year on year increase over the show’s inaugural edition in 2016.  The strong visitor turnout was underlined by impressive live demonstrations of the latest professional audio-visual technologies from the likes of ......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 join a delegation of around 60 leading Saudi Arabian companies in the Saudi Pavilion. Mr. Sami Safran, CEO MEPCO commented: “We are proud to join the Saudi Export Development Authority in building bridges of communication with Iraq, part of a broader KSA government and business effort to create a starting point for fruitful cooperation between both of our countries. Our efforts are aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030, making a vital ......read more

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Al Hosn Reveals Latest “Armored Room” at IDEX 2017…

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 23 February 2017:  Al Hosn Armored Systems, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding, announced a new project to produce ‘Armored Room, an innovative protection solution for (troops, personnel, etc.). The "Armored Room" is designed and built to international standard specifications with the possibility for re-sizing according to customer’s needs and uses. Al ......read more

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

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