Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016: They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself. Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons.
Did you study photography?
No. I self-taught. I started photography only three years in Dubai.
What do you mean three years?
I just picked up my first ......
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2016
1. Your career as a blogger in 5 essential milestones
2009: I founded theblondesalad.com, received my first invitations to fashion shows and was offered projects from a few brands
2011: the TBS crew was launched and so began the adventures with my team. We also received the first international awards.
2013: theblondesalad.com evolved into an online magazine and our social media strategy changed; our Instagram profile reached millions of followers
2014: the first magazine covers, increasing to 27 covers the following year, including the first Vogue cover
2015: the Harvard business ......
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2015: Apart from UAE being home to the world’s tallest building, the city of Dubai boasts of over 400 skyscrapers. Implementation of new age external lighting techniques has redefined supertall buildings to make it more vibrant and appealing.
With over two decades of experience in lighting architecture, David Gilbey has worked on several noteworthy external lighting projects across the globe. In an interview, Mr. David Gilbey, Director, EPOS Design, spoke on the importance and benefits of outdoor lighting.
The power of lighting is well-understood when city skylines are donned with ......
It has been eighteen years since the brand first made an entry into the UAE market in 1997. For us it has been truly a journey of discovery, a learning process that let to us gaining knowledge about the region, its taste preferences, how people take to snacks and baked goods and how best to reach the local populace.
The years have also taught us how to deal with the multi-faceted tastes of a truly multinational consumer market. Today, the UAE is truly an amalgam of people drawn in from over a 100 different nations, each with their own tastes, likes and dislikes.
As a quick serve brand trying to make headway into a market where ......
Abdullah Alajaji, Managing Director at Driven Properties, views on the fluctuating real estate market and the future of the city’s property industry.
It was back in 2012 when Abdullah Alajaji, hailing from a private equity background, noticed that the real estate market in Dubai wasn’t only coming back from the crisis, it was in fact blossoming. He decided the time was right to launch Driven Properties, and began by absorbing some existing long-term leases for existing buildings. Successfully navigating this route saw Driven Properties develop into a one-stop solution, tying up the property management and real estate spectrum ......
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 3, 2015: In the Middle East, Abu Dhabi has been at the forefront in using sustainable lighting solutions. Apart from witnessing a sharp increase in power saving, it has also played an indispensable role in increasing the beauty quotient to the city. As part of the city’s lighting strategy, the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) recently implemented its sustainable lighting project that offers multi-pronged benefits, including a drastic reduction in overall costs by 40% - 80% over 20 years, curbing carbon dioxide emission by 75% and reducing power consumption by at least 60%.
The ADM lighting ......
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2015: The global banking industry has witnessed a significant transformation. Consumers increasing dependency on smartphones and the advent of new technological innovations have created new opportunities for mobile banking and payments applications globally. With a large number of banks introducing pilot programs using mobile applications that enable consumers to bank from the comfort of their home, Mr. Gary Collins, Head –Mobile Banking, Westpac Pacific will take center stage at the 5th Annual Middle East Banking Innovation Summit 2015 to discuss the emerging challenges and opportunities in the ......
This year evian® and French fashion house KENZO, partner to create a pure bottle, driven by a playful yet distinctly mysterious spirit.
KENZO’s Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have united with evian® to convey their graphic, intimate vision for a unique, one-of-a-kind bottle. The mysterious and strange œuvre of artist and director David Lynch influenced the KENZO Fall-Winter 2014 collections for men and women and it is in this vein that the bottle’s motif features a broken floor pattern, toying with the idea of shifting the elements.
Offering a magnifying glass effect when full, the ......
1888 Press Release - BENZ Inc. will be presenting new products at this years AMB and IMTS tradeshows. Products on display will include the BENZ LinA push-type aggregate and the BENZ Solidfix quick change system.
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC - BENZ Incorporated has announced that it will be presenting new tooling systems during AMB 2014, Hall H1, Stand Number IF59, in Stuttgart, Germany and IMTS Booth #2445, September 8-13, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The company will be introducing its LinTec series of broaching tools, and Solidfix® Quick-Change system. BENZ tooling systems are engineered in Germany and sold and ......
UAE/ Middle East based Taaha Shah, who had a dream launch with Y-films, 'Luv Ka The End' opposite Shraddha Kapoor, has now been cast in J.P Dutta's new untitled production under his new company J.P. Gene.
The film is a launch pad for Nidhi Dutta, the veteran Filmmakers daughter adn Ajit Sodhi, son of actress Nafisa Ali. The film is about three friends who can go to any extent to help one another.
Taaha, who has his platter full this year with 'Tina and Lolo' opposite Sunny Leone and 'Barkhaa; opposite Sara Loren slated for this year's release, says " I feel truly blessed to be associated with J.P.Dutta ......
Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman?
Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.
Posted on www.godubai.com
In which ways do you want to contribute to the Salalah region?
The resort is the largest stand alone hotel in the ......
Forty three firms in battle to receive inaugural recognition awardAbu Dhabi, UAE, 5 February, 2014: With more than 6,000 job vacancies on offer to UAE nationals at this year's Tawdheef careers fair, the show's organisers have launched a new Recognition Award, presented to the company which conducts the most interviews on the exhibition floor.Forty three organisations are in the running to receive the award, representing a combination of government, semi-government and private institutions covering a wide range of business sectors. The winning company will be chosen by the organisers of Tawdheef in the weeks following the event when the ......
Eight GCC media won the Gold Hospitality Package to attend the 2017 UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff
Dubai, 24 March 2017: Sony Mobile Communications MEA announces eight winners of its UEFA Champions League competition for GCC journalists that was held in Kuala Lumpur over three days, from 16-19 March 2017.
23 select GCC journalists participated in a series of challenges and competitions including an amazing race, a treasure hunt and a bubble football challenge. They also attended a briefing on new Sony Mobile smartphones including Xperia XZ Premium, awarded the Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017; Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra; and previewed its latest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia L1.
As part of the day-long amazing race across Kuala Lumpur, participants ......read more
Organised by the United Nations, Session Draws Participation of Government Communication Specialists
Sharjah, UAE: March 24, 2017: Held under the partronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 6th edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) hosted a specialised workshop on ‘Global Media Trends in Coverage of Sustainable Development’ for government communication specialists on day one of the Forum.
Organised by the United Nations, the workshop attracted government communication specialists from different public sector entities across the UAE. Two main objectives were set for the workshop - the first being to create awareness for the global Sustainable Development ......read more
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan named Influential Media Personality in Government Communication
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, last night (Wednesday, March 22) honoured the winning government entities and individuals in the fourth Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA 2017) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council. The winners received their trophies during the closing ceremony of GCA 2017 that took place at Al Majaz Amphitheatre on the first day of the Sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017).
Several senior ......read more
Starting March 25th 2017, Huawei’s latest flagship devices will be available for pre-booking both online and in-store
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 March 2017: Today, Huawei announced the pre-booking of its latest flagship devices, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus short after the global launch in MWC Barcelona. Starting March 25th 2017, consumers can pre-book their long-awaited P10 across select retailers in the United Arab Emirates.
Either in-store or online, customers can pre-book the smartphones co-engineered with Leica Camera AG to ensure the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 will be ready for collection upon availability. Starting from AED 1,949 for the HUAWEI P10 and AED 2,599 for the HUAWEI P10 Plus, customers can select from black, blue and gold ......read more
Free data and minutes for customers impacted by the degradation of some mobile services
DUbai, UAE, MArch 24, 2017: Our customers’ satisfaction is a key priority, and we constantly look to raise our standards, to ensure that our customers are able to enjoy a superior and seamless user experience.
As a token of appreciation for du customers affected by the degradation in some mobile services on 19th March 2017, we are offering our postpaid customers 2GB data and 75 national minutes, and our prepaid customers 2GB data and 25 national minutes for free!
To activate the offer customers have to SMS ‘FREE’ to 5050, from 23-27 March 2017.
Prepaid customers can enjoy the offer for 1 day, while Postpaid customers can enjoy the offer for 30 days starting ......read more
Timetable of events; Dressage starts 8am, Show Jumping 9.30am and Cross Country 2pm
Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017: The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Desert Palm Equestrian Centre, Dubai. The prestigious Equestrian Championship is organized in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and MASERATI.
Known as one of the largest equestrian shows in the region, this show has grown in popularity and registered numbers since its inception. More than 3,000 visitors registered to attend the show, which incorporates three Olympic disciplines - namely Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, all in one day. The show is the culmination to a very full ......read more
Media, private sector play crucial role in changing current situation
Women, children require special attention
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: The impact of conflict on refugees, host countries and the Arab region in general was discussed at an afternoon session on day two of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Titled ‘Impact of Conflicts and Refugees on Arab Development’, the panel discussion, chaired by Houssam Chahin, Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer for the MENA Region at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), discussed the issues facing the millions of displaced people around the world due to conflicts and crises. Topics included the role of women during the ......read more
Panel discussion urges unified vision between governments, schools
Mishal Kanoo: Private sector can support development by creating opportunities for youth
Hanan Al Hroub: Technology has redefined teachers’ role
Sharjah, UAE, March 23, 2017: In recent years, the Arab world has placed unprecedented emphasis on development with a special focus on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, amidst an increasingly challenging economic and political climate, how can governments ensure that key stakeholders, such as the media, civil society and non-government organisations are collaboratively participating in this development journey?
A panel of experts grappled with this question in a session titled ‘Government Communication ......read more
Governments must be authentic - if you have a problem, talk about how you’re tackling it.
Singapore increased tourism from 9 million to 16 million in the last decade, positioned itself as a hub for arts and culture
Sharjah, UAE, March 24, 2017: In a world dominated by the forces of marketing and advertising, even countries and cities are considered global brands today. The phenomenon of nation branding, whereby governments manage their country’s global image, has emerged as a popular and effective commercial practice in recent decades. In fact, nation-branding experts have found that the benefits of a strong national brand are both reputational as well as tangible, as they can increase tourism and foreign ......read more
Sharjah, UAE: 24 March, 2017: An interactive session entitled ‘Youth Energy’ discussed initiatives that support and empower youth in the UAE on the second day of the International Government Communication Forum 2017 (IGCF 2017), currently underway in Sharjah.
Attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, as well as Saeed Al Nuaimi and Amira Al-Marzouqi, participants of the South Pole Energy Challenge. The UAE Armed Forces team that climbed Mount Everest was also among the guests.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “This session gathers many of the UAE’s adventurers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2017: Tezenis once again names Rita Ora as the face of the coolest underwear brand.
This time, the iconic singer stars in the basic collection latest underwear campaign for the MIAMI bra, an underwired lace balconette with natural looking padding and plunging cleavage.
Young, absolutely on-trend style with a distinctive contrast colour half cup.
Rita Ora is the undisputed star of the video and campaign photos, where the theme ‘MY’ underlies a play on words which reveals the world of Tezenis with rhythm and originality: MY WORLD, MY STYLE, MY BRA, MIAMI.
My World is a real Tezenis underwear world tour, since each bra in the basic collection is named after a city,
My Style is Tezenis’ style - young, cool and modern,
My ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 March 2017: Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication Department Khalil Saqer bin Gharib won the Sharjah Government Communication Award (GCA) in the award ceremony held on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Khalil won the award under the category: best graduation project/research on government communication in 2017.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Media Centre presented the award to Khalil Saqer bin Gharib.
Khalil bin Saqer entered the competition with an academic specialised thesis on communication; the first of its kind at the UAE ......read more
Come and treat your taste buds to the delightful flavours of the world at Lulu.
See how delicacies and specialties are made at the live cooking demonstration.
Grab a taste at the sampling stations. Enjoy big discounts and amazing offers on ready to eat items, pastries, bread, fresh food products and more.
Offers valid from 22nd March to 4th April 2017
Lulu’s New Achievements
In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked Lulu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world.
Following the announcement Chairman for Lulu Group, Yusuffalli M.A. said: “Today, it is completely a consumer-driven market and the shopper needs only the very best. We have been ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: Bottega Verde, one of Italy’s leading Natural Skincare and Cosmetics brand recently launched its new skin care line Splendida, in their Flagship store at City Centre Deira amongst much celebration! The launch included a LIVE Demonstration from the Bottega Verde Skincare Cosmetologist, Tania Acconciaioco, Makeup Tutorials, and Fresh Flower Giveaways. The media and customers were given a tour of the store, educating them on their beauty needs and providing them beauty solutions from Bottega Verde. The store concept revolves primarily around the customer, with the aim of providing a refreshing shopping experience that allows them to breathe in the natural Tuscan origins and take home a piece of Italy with them.
Thanks to in-depth research at ......read more
Growing demand for personalized content spurs increased demand for mobile video
Abu Dhabi, 23 March 2017: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, shared its vision video cloud solutions at the 2017 edition of CABSAT, the region’s leading broadcast, satellite digital media event, taking place March 21-23 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.
On day 2 of the event, Huawei experts highlighted the wealth of opportunities the region has to offer in the video market, which continues to be fragmented. Huawei also demonstrated how the company’s video cloud solutions will offer both telecom operators and content providers in the region with the necessary platform to generate new sources of revenue and monetize content, while providing consumers with a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: For the past ten years, Deloitte has organized a yearly tax conference in the Middle East to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates and tools. The 2017 edition was held in Dubai on the 22nd and 23rd of March. The tax conference’s aim was to help attendees in regaining a sense of control and keeping pace with an ever-evolving tax landscape and in assisting them in mapping change in real time, offering senior business and tax executives the opportunity to interact with leading practitioners and industry peers from across the Middle East and the world.
A number of Deloitte senior partners and tax experts including Dan Lange, Global Managing Director of Tax at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, were present to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) have joined hands to boost engagement of youth talent in the development of Dubai’s growing design community, by extending DDFC’s activities into the student community and to cultivate wider networks that will help to build a global market for regional design.
The collaboration was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between DDFC Chairperson and Group CEO TECOM, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, and CUD President Professor Karim Chelli, in the presence of DDFC CEO, Jazia Al Dhanhani, and select academic and administration staff from CUD.
The Dubai Design and Fashion Council was established by the Dubai Government to raise the ......read more
Legendary aircraft is aiming to become the oldest aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, as it marks its 77th birthday
500-piece Navitimer limited edition series is accompanying the aircraft on the tour
Dubai, 23rd March 2017: The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Dubai as part of its record-breaking world tour. This historic aircraft, which is aiming to become the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe, arrived at Jetex FBO Terminal, Dubai World Central on Tuesday (21st March) ahead of the next leg of the trip which will take it to Karachi, Pakistan.
Having crossed the Arabian Gulf from Qatar, flying low over Dubai’s world-famous landmarks, the Breitling DC-3 is making its first ever visit to a region that today boasts some of the ......read more
The show will highlight and provide details on waste management, water management, green building, sustainable cities and communities, economic growth and clean energy.
Dubai, UAE March 23, 2017: The UAE has become a pioneer in environmental and sustainable work, under the wise vision of its leadership that foresees the future and believes in the ability to achieve the impossible. In lieu of the same, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd - 4th at Dubai World Trade Centre, will shed light on six core elements of sustainability.
Held under the theme ‘Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness’, Future Cities Show is a global platform for companies and organisations engaged in developing an advanced ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer medical insurance to their employees.
Keeping up with a demand hike of this level is no small feat for any industry, especially when insurance seekers and sponsors alike faced fines for ......read more