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Total cinema revenue in Saudi Arabia to hit US$1.5 bn annually by 2030, PwC announces at MENA Cinema Forum 2018

Saudi Arabia’s DIEC invests SR10 billion to help build more cinema halls, estimated to reach 2,600 cinema screens in 2030 that will drive revenues as Saudi Arabia’s youth ready to spend more on entertainment   Key Announcement: SR12 billion is being invested in Saudi cinema industry between now and 2030 Saudi Arabia to see the development of 2,600 cinema screens by 2030 Saudi Cinema revenue expected to reach US$1.5 billion a year by 2020 The GCC region will see the development of 1,000 new cinema halls in 5 years Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018:  Total cinema revenue in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach US$1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion) in 2030, according to a research by PwC Middle East, a global advisory firm.   “By 2030, Saudi Arabia is expected to host 2,600 cinema ......read more

World's First Female Only Trampoline Park Set to Bounce Into Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct 10, 2018:   After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world’s first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.  BOUNCE will be bringing its high-energy trampoline park and X-Park adventure challenge course to the capital allowing the female residents to literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.   The huge 3,000 square meter warehouse on main East/West Road in Riyadh will offer wall to wall activities for ladies of all ages and abilities and will be the largest in the capital. The venue will be packed with over 80 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk, huge inflatable airbag and the famous X-Park.  The venue will feature plenty of other entertainment options for the ladies of ......read more

WWE ® Championship Match Set for Crown Jewel

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 7, 2018 –   The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2. Additionally, the Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world. General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi ......read more

Registration open for the 4th MITEF Saudi Startup Competition

Competition organised in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel and MITEF Global December 25, 2018 deadline for application submissions  Funding of over SAR 325,000 awarded to winners at closing ceremony in the Eastern Region, Saudi Arabia, on March 2, 2019 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2018:   The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia, a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Global in collaboration with Bab Rizq Jameel, the Community Jameel initiative, has announced that registration is open for its fourth annual Saudi Startup Competition. This year’s edition will be held under the slogan “Challenge Yourself” and aims to nurture entrepreneurship and stimulate entrepreneurs in the Kingdom to contribute effectively to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision ......read more

WWE® Crown Jewel Set for November 2 in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2018:   The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2, including a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world. General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   The Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and ......read more

17 Young Saudi Journalists Take Part in Second Bloomberg-Misk Training Program

Dubai, 10th September, 2018: Bloomberg and the Misk Foundation have begun the second edition of their intensive, week-long financial journalism training program in Dubai for Saudi students. The initiative aims to advance financial education and journalism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through training conducted by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, and more than 20 Bloomberg journalists and analysts from London and the Middle East. The course is based in Bloomberg’s newsroom in Dubai, where students are learning about Bloomberg's brand of data-driven journalism in the news organization's largest Middle East bureau. The Saudi participants, whose majors include finance, marketing, communications and politics, were all selected for their strong interest in journalism. During the week, the students ......read more

EverSnow to launch Snow Land at the Al Shallal Theme Park Ice Rink in Jeddah in partnership with Fakieh Group

From June 15 to August 30 visitors to enjoy 300 m2 of a Snow Garden and snow packed activities throughout the summer Dubai, United Arab Emirates: June 25, 2018:   EverSnow, a French company specialising in snow making and event production has partnered with Fakieh Group to create the Snow Land event at the Al Shallal Theme Park Ice Rink in Jeddah, KSA. A 300m2 Snow Garden is being built for visitors to enjoy fun activities from the 15th of June to the 30th of August. Launched on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, the Snow Land will be the coolest place to be throughout the summer in KSA and until Eid Al Adha.     The Snow Garden will be filled with wonderful activities such as a dedicated area to build snowmen, have snowball fights, sledding, snowy slide ramp and snowshoeing. There will also be a large ......read more

Skyline Book Fair 2018

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.    The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more

Three Saudi Women Win the Procter & Gamble Global CEO Challenge

Linah Hussain, Malak Mously, and Rawan Baik have beaten out more than 23,000 applicants from across the world to be crowned winners of the prestigious competition.  UAE, Dubai, 27, May 2018 –  A team of three female engineering students from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah have become Procter & Gamble’s Global CEO Challenge Winners. Linah Hussain, Malak Mously, and Rawan Baik beat out over 3,500 prospective participants from across India, the Middle East and Africa, before going on to compete in the global leg of the competition against participants from across the world in Panama, where they were required to present business solutions for a real-life case study to P&G’s CEO, David Taylor.  “The future in Saudi Arabia is underpinned by technology, and ......read more

17th Skyline Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  SP Jain School of Global Management has bagged the 1st Place of the recently concluded 17th Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition organized by Skyline University College on February 28, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. A total of 12 teams consisting of 24 speakers from 8 universities in the UAE has participated in the competition. The esteemed panel of judges of the event were: Mr. Sushil Maratha, General Manager at Maax Solutions FZ LLC and Toast Master; Mr. Mandar Agshikar, General Manager At Ajhinkkya FZE and Toast Master; and Mr. Ahmad Elkabany, Corporate Affairs General Manager – CISCO, Middle East.   Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Crossfire and we extend our sincere appreciation to all our external judges and the participating ......read more

SUC won Cricket and Football during Skyline Inter-University Sports Fest

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  The 19th Skyline Cup Cricket Tournament and 5th Skyline Inter-University Sports Festival 2018 organized by Skyline University College Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin have concluded with new set of champions in five sports categories: cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Skyline housed a total of 16 universities in this year’s tournaments with a collective number of more than 600 participants from February 11-22, 2018. This year, SUC Football Team has won the football category against City University College Ajman with a final score of 2-1. While SUC Cricket team garnered their 11th championship title at the 19th Skyline Inter-University Cricket Cup Tournament against Manipal University, Dubai.  TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS: 19TH SKYLINE CUP ......read more

Saudi Competes in Record Number of Events at Arab Women Sports Tournament 2018

KSA women participate in basketball, table tennis, fencing, Karate and athletics Sharjah, January 24, 2018:  A strong contingent of Saudi women athletes will be out in force at the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), which runs from February 2-12, 2018. Organised by the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, (SWSF), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the event will see 70 clubs from 17 Arab countries compete in nine Olympic sports. For the first time, clubs from KSA are gearing up to taking part in the majority of the events. Saudi women will participate in five of the nine sports, and will be represented by the Green Jeddah Club, which will participate in table tennis, ......read more

IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic Reassembled' Initiative

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  During Arab Literacy Day on 8 January, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, gave children the chance to ignite their passion and understanding for Arabic with its new in-store initiative. ‘Arabic Reassembled’ is a creative solution for children to learn and create 12 Arabic words that are used daily, using the all-familiar IKEA instruction manual.  You can also participate in the event at Yas Mall from 11-13 January or at Dubai Festival City from 8-13 January.  

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Princess Reema hopes to see a woman in every Saudi sports federation

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, winner of the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the generations that follow. The first female to lead a Saudi sports federation when she took over as president of the Federation for Community Sports in October, Princess Reema is also Deputy President of Saudi Arabia’s Sports Authority for Planning & Development. Her pioneering role in the founding and regulation of women’s sport in Saudi Arabia, including the introduction of sports among girls in public schools, has seen Princess Reema bag the prestigious Arab Sports Personality award at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more

GEA hosts “Americas Got Talent” shows in Riyadh

The 10 best international talents make their first time debut in the Kingdom   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 27th of December 2017:  As part of the General Entertainment Authority winter calendar that includes diversified theatric and artistic events in different cities across the Kingdom, GEA hosted ‘America’s Got Talent’ live shows for the first time in the Kingdom and across the Middle East.  The ‘Got Talent’ shows gathered more than 5500 people and took place on Thursday and Friday, the 21st and 22nd of December, from 8 PM till 10 PM at the King Fahad Cultural Centre. The shows featured more than 10 spectacular performers and acts from the USA, which included acrobats, high tech visual illusions, glow dancing, mental games, opera, comedy, sound effects, pop music, ......read more

9th Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival

Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2017:  Skyline University College welcomed more than 1,300 students from 38 Arab and Non-Arab schools in the UAE at the 9th edition of Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival. The week-long sports fest that ran from December 4-10, 2017 concluded with a new set of champions in Football, Cricket, Basketball and Table Tennis. The Chief Guest of the awarding ceremony was Mr. Abdullah Al Kutbi, Head of Legal Department, Sharjah Sports Council. The Skyline Inter-School Sports Festival is organized annually by SUC Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin. WINNERS: Football: Winner: Philadelphis Private School, Dubai (Second Consecutive Year) Runner-Up: The Westminster School, Dubai (Second Consecutive Year) Cricket: Winner: Our Own English High School, Sharjah Runner-Up: Delhi Private School, ......read more

Amidst high attendance from Bahrain audience, GEA concludes iLuminate™ event in Dammam

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 19 December 2017:   iLuminate™, the international band that comes all the way from New York, concluded their performance in Dammam which gathered a crowd of young people and families who attended from Saudi Arabia and the neighboring countries.   Audience from Bahrain were also very excited and happy to attend these events, and they said that they are continuously monitoring the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) via @Roznamah_sa to stay tuned to the latest shows in Saudi Arabia in general and the eastern province in particular.     In celebration of the Bahrain national Day, GEA offered the audience from Bahrain free entrance and distributed flowers to them.    The audience expressed their gratitude to the GEA and praised the efforts it is ......read more

KSA cinema re-opening brings positive sentiment, 67% intend to visit theaters

As Saudi Arabia lifts the ban on cinemas in the Kingdom, Kantar TNS conducts a study to understand how citizens feel about the change, and the impact on behaviours Action movies most preferred, followed by comedy. Travel to UAE and Bahrain for entertainment purposes to reduce. Marketers find another lucrative platform in cinemas to advertise their brands; TV advertising may be negatively impacte 80 percent of the residents support the change; 90 percent of plan to visit malls with cinemas more often 36% of movie-intenders already plan to view local Saudi content with the figure rising to 48% for Arabic content December 19, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Saudi Arabia’s recent announcement to lift the 3-decade old ban on commercial cinemas is expected to bring further growth prospects in their economic landscape. Latest ......read more

Travolta to his fans in Saudi Arabia :”Entertainment is an art that brings everyone together”

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 18th of December 2017 :  The legendary Hollywood star John Travolta, in his first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, spoke about the instrumental role entertainment plays in bringing together people from diverse backgrounds surrounding art.  “An Evening with John Travolta” was organized by the General Entertainment Authority in the APEX Convention Center in Riyadh, in which Travolta’s Saudi fans met him for the first time and heard about his journey in Hollywood. Travolta expressed his gratitude towards GEA for giving him the opportunity to be present in the generous land of Saudi Arabia and praised their efforts in organizing this unique event. “I am very lucky to be the first Hollywood star to visit the Kingdom after the decision to open movie theatres in the country ......read more

Dar Al- Hekma Team Bagged Fourth Prize in MENAISC 2017 HACKATHON

Riyadh, November 28, 2017-  Dar Al-Hekma University students emerged as the winners of the fourth place in the MENAISC 2017 Hackathon competition held recently on the sideline of the fifth annual information security conference for the Middle East and North Africa region in Riyadh. The main objective of the Hackathon was to give students a chance to prepare them for future roles in the field of information security and protection of information infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 64 students from 10 universities across the Kingdom took part in the competition. The Hackathon provided students with the platform to go from the “idea formation stage” to the “implementation stage” in a short span. Dar Al-Hekma University won for its app 30,000 SAR in addition to a training program at ......read more

Prince Mansour Bin Megren visits "Al- Jazeera Paints Children's corner " at the Art Street in Abha

Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  His Royal Highness, Prince, Mansour Bin Megren Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prince of Asir Region, visited Al-Jazeera Paints   Corner for Children during his recent tour to Abha Art Street, which is being held as part of “Abha Festival Gathers us”, in support of Abha celebrations with its  new title as the capital of Arab tourism for the current year. His Royal Highness, listened to a brief explanation from Mr. Wael Bin Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al- Romaih, Deputy Executive President of Al- Jazeera Paints Company, on the events and activities taking place in Al- Jazeera Paints Children's corner in an atmosphere of fun, smiles and colors to discover new talents and create their creativity, as well as giving the children the opportunity to color their favorite drawings, such as those of ......read more

Two Crowned Winners of Arab Reading Challenge in Saudi Arabia.

Over 629,000 students participate in the second round of the competition. Riyadh: 18 June, 2017:  Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Isa and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi in Riyadh.  His Excellency honoured two winners in Saudi Arabia; male competition winner Mohammed Mukhtar Al Salman, in grade seven from the Eastern Region, and female competition winner Shatha Basha Al Toweirqi, in grade five from Ta’if.  Al Isa also honoured the winner of the best supervisor award Nawal Mohammed Al Jarallah and the winner of the best school award Ibn Khaldoun School in Yanbu.  Her Excellency stated, “We are proud of our students in Saudi Arabia, who have competed in the Arab Reading ......read more

Seven Factors to Establish Media Tie.

Public Relations Expert Emphasized the Importance of Building Partnerships with Media Channel. A Public Relations and Media expert emphasized the importance of building solid ties with the media. Relationships with the media should be built on a successful and fruitful partnership, rather than on operational needs and wants. Otherwise, the media will feel used as a tool to facilitate processes.  Abdullah Inayat, Co-Founder & Media Relations Director of W7Worldwide, which is a company specialized in offering strategic and media consultancy, introduced 7 tips to insure a great relationship with the media. Building a relationship based on partnership, plus speaking eloquently, is sure to pave the way for a great relationship. A Public Relations expert must bear in mind important factors before proceeding to speak with media ......read more

Skyline University College (SUC) welcomed different nationalities at the 4th ICBM: Fin-Tech Driven Age

Sharjah, UAE, April 1, 2017:  In line with the National Agenda, the government of UAE aims to transform the country as one of the best in promoting competitive knowledge economy. Hence, the International Conference Committee of Skyline University College has organized the 4th International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) with the theme: “Fin-Tech Driven Age” on March 26-27, 2017 at SUC Campus in University City, Sharjah. The conference committee this year was led by Dr. Manuel Fernandez and Dr. J. Shanmugan. The keynote speakers of the conference were Dr. Falah Hassan AlHusseni, Financial System Expert and Director of Decision Support Office-Government of Sharjah, and Ms. Fiona Fox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief of Staff-Office of the Managing Director, MEMA. The Best Paper Award went to Assistant ......read more

Consulate of Bangladesh won the 1st Diplomat Cricket Cup 2017

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Under the patronage of Consul General of India, Dubai (CGI), Skyline University College, Sharjah (SUC) launched the first Diplomat Cricket Championship Cup on January 20-21, 2017 at SUC Cricket Ground. The Consulate of Bangladesh stood as the first winner of the tournament where the won by 130 runs against the Consulate of Pakistan.  Other participating consulates were Consulate of India, Consulate of South Africa, Consulate of Bangladesh, Consulate of United States of America, Consulate of Sri Lanka, Consulate of Afghanistan, and Consulate of Pakistan.  The Consul Generals who graced the occasion were H.E Anurag Bhushan of India, H.E. Syed Javed Hassan of Pakistan, H.E. Bodiruzzaman of Bangladesh, H.E. Charitha Yattogoda of Sri Lanka, representatives of Consulate General of South ......read more

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For the first time in the region Axe's ‘Bring the Quiet'…

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Experts speaking at London Business School event reveal executive search wish list 30 June 2014, Dubai, UAE – Major international events are intensifying the search for top executive talent in the Middle East, according to experts speaking at London Business School’s Executive Search Networking Event in Dubai.  Events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in ......read more

155 million year-old dinosaur exhibit in The Dubai Mall is named ‘DubaiDino'…

•    Name chosen following a social media competition that recorded thousands of entries Dubai, UAE; June 2, 2014: It is official: The 155 million-year-old female dinosaur exhibit that has earned tremendous appreciation from visitors all over the world at The Dubai Mall has been named ‘DubaiDino.’  The name was chosen from thousands of entries for the ......read more

Philadelphia's Creativity for a Cause Women's Campaign Instituted…

Philadelphia announces a reward upto AED100,000 to the winning idea • Extends its Women’s campaign to reach out to a wider audience in its 5th year • Campaign widens scope to include women with a creative idea for the benefit of community • Entries can be made by logging onto www.phillyarabia.com or by tweeting the idea to #phillycreate Dubai, UAE ......read more

Equestrian Art takes centre stage at Dubai International Horse Fair…

World renowned artists specialising in equestrian art will exhibit their work in the new dedicated Art Gallery at the MENA region’s leading equine exhibition Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Equestrian art takes centre stage among the finest Arabian breeds at the Dubai International Horse Fair this month as 16 world-renowned artists will showcase their latest works at the dedicated Art ......read more

Stage Set for Classic Desert Challenge…

Arab drivers, riders face major test as powerful overseas force heads for UAE Dubai, UAE, 10 March, 2014: The Arab world’s top cross country rally drivers and riders face another major test of endurance when they line up alongside a powerful assembly of competitors and machinery from overseas in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge next month. With entries still arriving daily from around ......read more

UAE Regarded as Global Hub for Arts and Culture…

International artists choose to set up base in Dubai Dubai, UAE – 05 March 2014 - In 1971, when the UAE was founded, few would have regarded this nation as a centre for culture. In just over 40 years, this tiny Arab nation has rapidly transformed. Soon to be the home to branches of well known museums including the Louvre Museum and Guggenheim Museum, there is no doubt that the UAE has ......read more

Brazilian athletes emerge victorious in 6th Fazza International Athletics IPC Grand Prix ...…

Shirlene Coelho breaks the Americas record in women’s discus throwing Dubai, 26 February, 2014: The host country of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games – Brazil has bagged 18 medals in the 6th Fazza International Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition 2014 at the Al Thiqa Club in Sharjah. The Grand Prix is being organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center ......read more

Youngsters shine at 6th Fazza Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition 2014…

14-year old British national Maria Lyle wins gold in 100m races Dubai, 25 February, 2014: Young women athletes grabbed the limelight on day 3 of the 6th Fazza International Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition 2014 at the Al Thiqa Club in Sharjah. 14-year old British national Maria Lyle who had earlier set a new European and world record in the 200m track races won gold in the 100m ......read more

20 student visionaries from across the GCC take up 7th Henkel Innovation Challenge…

All set for the GCC semi-final of Henkel’s student competition Dubai – Twenty students, who from 10 different teams from various universities across the UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [KSA], are competing for the winning place for the GCC semi-final of 7th Henkel Innovation Challenge [HIC], an international competition involving students that takes innovation to a ......read more

Qatari falconers emerge on top at 2nd edition of Fazza Championship for Falconry…

Senior falconers call for ‘GCC Union of Falconry’ to promote the sport at the regional level Dubai, 19 February 2014: The 2nd edition of the Fazza Championship for Falconry witnessed some spectacular action from visiting ‘Khaleejis’ or GCC falconers including those from Qatar, KSA, Kuwait and Oman who vied for the top positions in a highly competitive round of falconry ......read more

6th Fazza International Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition 2014 to kick off on 22 February in ...…

Organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) and the Dubai Club for the Disabled from the 22-25 February Dubai hosts Grand Prix for the second time Welcoming 500 participants from 37 countries Prestigious opening ceremony to be held on 21 February at the Creek Park in Dubai Dubai, 18 February 2014: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin ......read more

Unilever Announces the Winners of its Country Talent Championship…

The Quest Attracted Over 300 Students across Saudi Arabia Dubai, 2 February 2014 – Unilever, one of the world's leading FMCG companies and manufacturer of iconic brands such as Lipton and Sunsilk, has announced the winning team for the Country Talent Championship Saudi Arabia. This championship is a part of a larger Unilever initiative; an annual competition amongst students held ......read more

Sotheby's To Exhibit Masterpieces by Some of Today's Most Highly Sought-After Artists at Jeddah Art ...…

Exhibition Includes the Much-Anticipated First Ever Display of Works by Damien Hirst In The Kingdom, and Outstanding Works by Ayman Baalbaki, Monir Farmafarmian & Havv Kharaman International auction house Sotheby's is delighted to announce its return to Jeddah Art Week for the second year to unveil a new exhibition of Contemporary art by both Middle Eastern and International artists ......read more

Pro Art Gallery To Open Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition Titled ‘Lines and Colors'…

Dubai, UAE December 3rd 2013: Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that is synonymous with innovative art & collectibles, is pleased to announce the opening of their Arabic calligraphy exhibition titled ‘Lines and Colors'. The exhibition will showcase an amazing range of artworks of over 10 artists including Arab and Iranian artists. ‘Line & Colors' exhibition will open on ......read more

Industry readies for most fiercely contested Effie Mena Awards yet…

Entries up 47 per cent from 2012 as submissions from the UK and Singapore intensifies competition Effie Mena Awards 2013 shortlist announced Dubai, November 10, 2013 - The Effie Mena Awards 2013 – the region's premiere marketing awards hosted by GMR – will be the most fiercely contested yet. Today, GMR formally announces the entries that have won over a stellar list of ......read more

ASIR Sands in an Hourglass…

HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud sponsors photography book and documentary on the endangered traditions of one of Saudi's oldest regions. Photojournalist Michael Bou-nacklie has recently completed a documented journey across the Asir region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sponsored by HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud, the expedition is on a mission to detail ......read more

Art of Students from Qatar and UAE to don covers of Popular GCC magazines…

The second instalment of the popular Design A Cover Contest has been won by a student from Dubai, two students from Abu Dhabi and two students from Doha and Qatar. The competition that allows children to express how much they care about inheriting a greener, cleaner, safer and more humane planet on a mass media platform, is one of the most widespread competitions in the region with tens of ......read more

Saudi illusionist Mumdo Marzouki, wins Oscar Prize…

Mr. Antony Hassini, founder of the International Magicians Society, based in New York, arrived to Jeddah from the United States to personally handover the MERLIN Prize (the Oscars for illusionist) dedicated for outstanding illusionists worldwide. Mumdo Marzouki, however, received the prize in a ceremony that hosted media and illusion show fans. In this regard, Mr. Hassini, stated that panel of ......read more

Close-Up launched City of Smiles across the region…

Close-Up launched lately the City of Smiles competition in search for the city with the most number of comedians across the region. Over 4,500 entrants from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman shared their jokes through a dedicated Facebook and mobile application to help their city win the title of City of Smiles! Collaborating with the highly successful YouTube show, EyshElly, which ......read more

Dream Whip's “Make a wish come True” supports “Konola Montigoun” project instituted by Jeddah ...…

Dream Whip gives the productive families in Saudi Arabia a platform to realize their wishes in the field of baking and making desserts. UAE – July 21st, 2013– In association with “Kolona Montigoun”, official Jeddah Chamber of Commerce project that supports and empower productive families in Saudi Arabia, Dream Whip of Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) ......read more

HAWAZEN NAZIEH NASSIEF APPOINTED DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST…

SAUDI ARABIAN NATIONAL TO LEAD CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN REGION Dubai - Christie's is pleased to announce the appointment of Hawazen Nazieh Nassief as Director, Middle East Relationship Management. In this role Ms. Nassief will be responsible for nurturing new and developing Christie's existing relationships with clients across the Middle East. She will join the established local ......read more

Nestlé KLIM announces the three winners of the Klim Women of Strength Campaign…

‘KLIM Women of Strength' attracted a large number of social media interaction with more than 46,000 likes on Facebook and amazing entries from women of strength across the region Esteemed judging panel selected five incredible women whose stories moved and inspired them Public voted for three winners via Facebook who will each receive a cash prize of USD 20,000 to help them ......read more

Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Returns to UAE for the Sixth Qualifying Round…

Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2013 – Xerox, the leading enterprise for business process and document management and organiser of the 15th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC), announces the sixth qualifying round of the tournament, taking place on April 25 at The Dubai Creek and Yacht Golf Club, Dubai, UAE, with entries of more than 50 teams consisting of 100 players. The par 71 course measures ......read more

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 L'ORÉAL-UNESCO PAN ARAB FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE ARE OPEN NOW…

Dubai, 27 of March, 2013 – The L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced that applications are now open for the 2013 Pan Arab Fellowships For Women in Science in its fourth consecutive year. Ten new fellowships will be granted to ten exceptional women scientists from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Sultanate of Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, ......read more

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