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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

O2 wins Customer Delight Award and Business Leader Award at MENAA 2016

Prestigious industry accolades underline agency’s ongoing persistency, dedication and hard work Dubai, UAE; 20 December 2016 Marketing agency O2 celebrated the end of an incredible 2016 with two prestigious industry accolades at the recent MENAA Awards 2016. The agency picked up ‘Best Business Leader Award’ for O2 CEO and founder Mohammed Johmani, alongside the ‘Customer Delight Award’ for O2’s work over the last 12 months.  Now in their fourth year, the MENAA Awards were held at the Burj Al Arab Dubai on December 15, 2016, with the cream of the region’s business leaders in attendance. The awards were held in partnership with the Institute of Leadership & Management, City & Guilds Group and Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Each year, they aim to recognise companies for ......read more

Saudi Art Council Announces the 4th Edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts

Featuring safar, an educational forum and art exhibition curated by Sam Bardaouil & Till Fellrath The Forum (al-muntada): December 2 – May 6, 2017 The Exhibition (al-maarad): February 1 – May 6, 2017 Opening Program - The Art Platform (al-minassah): February 1 – 4, 2017   (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) December 13, 2016:  The Saudi Art Council announces the 4th edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts, an annual program of special exhibitions, workshops and educational forums, in various locations throughout the city of Jeddah, from February through May 2017, with a series of opening events February 1 – 4, 2017. 21,39 is an annual initiative—created and organized by the Saudi Art Council—to foster Saudi Arabia’s thriving art community. The 2017 edition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and ......read more

King Abdulaziz Square in Janadriyah continues the equestrian activities

After a month of success Ryiadh, November 21, 2016:  As usual King Abdulaziz square in Janaderiyah received thousands of visitors in every weekend from all different social groups, those who came from all the neighborhoods of Riyadh and all the surrounding areas, to watch the horse racing on one hand, and to participate with their children in several family entertainment activities on the other hand, and to spend the hours of the midday in unprecedented tourist sportive atmosphere. The runs of race number 27 launched on the last Friday, with prizes estimated at million and seventy thousand SR, which went to (Inaa) which belongs to the Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and to (Maboutha), and (Khazeem), which belongs to the sons of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and to (Saout Al Salam), which belongs to Alshaeri stable, and ......read more

Saudi Arabian Film Barakah meets Barakah in international competition at Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival - opens 20th October

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival With STAR  Unveils its programming for the festival this year! Actor Kangana Ranaut along with the Board of Trustees – Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, Vikramaditya Motwane, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Manish Mundra, Vishal Bhardwaj and Dibakar Banerjee joined Jio MAMI with Star Co-chairperson, Kiran Rao and Festival Director Anupama Chopra  Over 180 films from 54 countries including features, documentaries, short films to be showcased at the festival The Film Festival will honour director and screenwriter Sai Paranjpye and acclaimed filmmaker, Jia Zhangke with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ Award Saudi Arabia, October 8, 2016:  The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is less than a month away from offering the city a movie extravaganza unlike any ......read more

Middle Eastern Visual Artists embark on creative journey across the Southwest USA

Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:   The Crossway Foundation and Art Jameel are pleased to announce their latest project: Journey to the USA 2016. This is the latest in a series of collaborative initiatives to give young artists from the Middle East region the opportunity to work and travel across international borders.      The Crossway Foundation and Art Jameel have a long-standing and successful partnership having worked on five journeys together since 2013 in Turkey, Japan, Spain, Brazil and the United Kingdom.  The ten participants were selected from over 100 Crossway Foundation alumni following an Open Call this summer. They are: Ahaad Alamoudi, 24, Saudi Arabia; Najd Altaher, 23, Kuwait; Mohammed Al Kindi, 24, Oman; Nasser Alzayani, 25, Bahrain; Majid Angawi, 23, Saudi Arabia; Rawan Alhusaini, 26, ......read more

Quest Arabiya to shine a light on inspiring KSA nationals for “A look into Saudi” special

Quest Arabiya takes “A look into Saudi” (Nathra Ala Al Saudiya) kicking-off a month long theme focusing on The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it celebrates 86th National Day.  Originally produced short form HAKAWI series will feature a handful of the young ambitious Saudi’s shaping the country through their sporting and cultural achievements.  A Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Mountaineer, and Illusionist will all feature in the series. The impressive young Saudi nationals will explain the passion they have for their country and their hopes for its future. Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2016:   Throughout September, Pan Arab channel Quest Arabiya will air some of the best stories about the Kingdom, including its original production of short films: HAKAWI: Ambitious Saudi. The series directed by ......read more

Bershka Stationery Collection

Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2016:  Bershka launches its first stationary collection in time for back to school. Because starting school again is always a good reason to get new materials, Bershka has come-up with an original stationery collection with a wide range of uses.  The collection is made up of a different articles such as notebooks, highlighters in all sizes, agendas, markers, erasers…etc.  The designs were crafted in the same way a fashion garment would be, following the trends of the moment and adding Bershka’s personal, distinctive touch. Inspiration comes from different trends; starting with Japanese and Korean drawings, and finishing off with a retro 90’s touch - this season’s must-have. 

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Dubai Festival City Brings First of Its Kind Family Fun to the Mall for Free This Eid

Influx of visitors over Eid given live performances of The Spark! and free access to new OSN Nickelodeon Playpark  Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:  Dubai Festival City (DFC) is preparing to give visitors free access to a series of new family entertainment pop-ups and shows this September. Launching this Eid, DFC is bringing the OSN Nickelodeon Playpark to Dubai for the first time ever, where visitors can take part in a range of exciting interactive experiences inspired by the Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr. TV Channels until the 26th September. Visitors will also get the chance to enjoy The Spark! a live street theatre show performed throughout the day from the 8th to the 17th September. Set in the mall atrium, Festival Square, the OSN Nickelodeon Playpark, will give young visitors a chance to experience their favourite shows ......read more

Quest Arabiya to mark The National Day of Saudi Arabia with month-long programming dedicated to the Kingdom

Quest Arabiya’s month of programs will honour The National Day of Saudi Arabia on 23rd September, celebrating the country and its patriotic people  A series of insightful programs will focus on the history that has shaped the country as well as its vision for the future These will be broadcast along specially commissioned programming that will share some of the lesser known fascinating facts about the country, its landscape, wildlife and people  KSA, August 25, 2016:  Pan Arab TV channel, Quest Arabiya, is set to focus its September programming line-up on uncovering the fascinating Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it approaches its 86th National Day. Throughout the month of September, the channel will broadcast a selection of internationally and regionally acclaimed shows, which have been handpicked from ......read more

A New Era in Diapers - The New Pampers® Premium Care diapers are the first and only diapers in GCC with new “Absorbent Channels” technology

Now there’s a new way for your baby’s skin to be wrapped in love thanks to new Pampers Premium Care that is our best diaper, silky soft and super absorbent Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2016:  Today, Pampers Premium Care unveiled an exciting new innovation in diapers during an elegant high tea at Fortnum & Mason in Dubai. The event was hosted by Yaprak Gokbulut - Pampers Communications Manager who introduced Pampers’ softest diaper, featuring new silky soft materials and unique “Absorbent Channels”. Angela Schӓfer, from the Pampers Research and Development division, joined the event and explained the innovation that went into creating new Pampers Premium Care and how it is perfect for every Little Connoisseur of Softness. High profile influencers and mothers, Noha Nabil and Karen Wazen Bakhazi, ......read more

Heads of Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain motor sport authorities lay down vision for new GCC series

Dubai, UAE, and 24 March, 2016:  The heads of the national motor sport authorities in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain have joined forces to develop a new regional series aimed at attracting and developing new talent. The format for a new GCC motor sport championship will be shaped over the next few months by officials of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMSF), the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF). This follows a meeting in Riyadh yesterday between SAMSF President Prince Sultan Bin Bandar Al Faisal, ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, and new QMMF chairman Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Latif Al Mannai. Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the BMF President, was unable to attend the meeting but took part in a ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Publishing and Digital Content Industries to Grow to $3.6 Billion by 2017 as Publishers Embrace Digital Media and E-commerce

While Saudi Arabia’s publishing industry faces challenges, there are significant opportunities to revitalize the sector for socio-economic development says a new study by Tahseen Consulting November 1, 2015 – Dubai, UAE – If Saudi Arabia addresses key industry challenges, the publishing, media, and digital content industries could generate $3.6 billion and create 9,800 additional jobs by 2017, says a new study from Tahseen Consulting. The study, which is being released today, was conducted to support the Saudi Publishers Association’s recent successful bid to gain full membership in the International Publishers Association. Saudi Arabia is the fourth country in the Arab World to achieve full membership in this prestigious international organization which represents publishers’ interests globally. The ......read more

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Land Rover Partners with Sony Music Entertainment to Reveal Unique ‘My Land, My Music' Collaboration…

Led by region’s number one music producer, Jean-Marie Riachi, and supported by up and coming DJ and producer, Omar Basaad, ‘My Land, My Music’ Middle East tour will create musical track celebrating some of the region’s historic and undiscovered sounds  Emirati film director, Ali Mostafa, and Emirati filmmaker, Ahmed Abdulqader, will capture the adventure and ......read more

Gripping conclusion to EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015 as Zain wins final leg and EFG Bank ...…

Dubai, UAE – March 1st 2015: Zain Sailing Team (Kuwait) headed by seasoned Tour competitor Cédric Pouligny won the final leg of the Oman Sail-organised EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015. Even more commendable is the fact that the crew consists of enthusiastic novices, formed mainly from employees of Zain – one of the Middle East’s leading mobile telecoms operators. They ......read more

World Art Dubai to debut in April…

New Platform for Galleries and Artists to Bridge Market Gap with Affordable Works for Seasoned Art Lovers and Budding Collector ‘Art for all’ as More than 100 Galleries and Artists from 25 Countries Descend on Dubai Monday 23rd February 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A unique fusion of art, education and entertainment, World Art Dubai - a new and affordable art fair concept ......read more

Saudi Youth Take Home Gillette Future Championship…

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UBS announces partnership with Saudi Art Council as new sponsor of Jeddah Arts “21,39”…

City-wide art exhibition gets underway tomorrow Jeddah/Saudi Arabia, 21 January 2015 – UBS, the world’s leading wealth manager, has announced that it will partner with the Saudi Art Council to sponsor the 2015 edition of Jeddah Arts “21,39”, which will begin in Jeddah tomorrow. Now in its second year, Jeddah Arts “21,39” is a non-profit initiative organized ......read more

El Beit discovers more rising stars as Episode 10 unveils new poetic talents…

Dubai, UAE: 13th January 2015: Episode 10 of El Beit’s second season aired at 9pm on Monday, and cast the spotlight on the remarkable creative abilities of winners from previous episodes. Their mastery of words, rhythms and imagery proved the saying that: ‘If a novel is words in the best order, then a poem is the best words in the best order.’ The show is helping its diverse ......read more

‘El Beit' poetry show continues with its 2nd episode and welcomes last week's winner from KSA…

Showwelcomes the winner of the 1stepisode, Saleh Al Sahli from Saudi Arabia, during 2ndlive episode ‘El Beit’ poetry show is a hub of creativity attracting new poetic talents Dubai, UAE, 19thNovember 2014:The second episode of the second season of El Beit poetry show was aired at 9pm on Monday, November 17th. This is in line withthe vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre launches the first episodes of the second season of ‘El Beit' ...…

Show kicks off with the first chater: ‘Has mankind multiplied, or has our planet become smaller?’ ‘El Beit’ Poetry Showis the creative hub for talented poets Dubai, UAE, 12thNovember 2014: The first episode of the second season of ‘El Beit’ poetry show was airedat 9PM on Monday, November 10th. It was organized and produced by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage ......read more

Stars of Science Narrows Field to Top Six Candidates after Final Engineering Round…

Doha, 27 October 2014–Stars of Science, broadcaston MBC4,narrowed down the field of its candidates to a top six in a dramatic elimination episode filled with lively competition and rivalry amongthe young innovators.  Oman’s Sultan AlSubhi and Bahrain’s Thieab Al Dossary advanced after the strength of their product outlook convinced the jury to send them to the next ......read more

Top Twelve Young Arab Innovators Chosen as Candidates on Stars of Science on MBC4…

Doha, 7th October 2014:  Twelve of the Arab world’s most promising innovators have been chosen as candidates on Qatar Foundation’s “edutainment reality” TV program Stars of Science on MBC4.  The selection, which is a turning point in the sixth season of the popular program, marks the end of the casting phase and the beginning of a series of intensive project ......read more

Downtown Design Receives Royal Patronage from Sheikha Latifa bint Muhammed Al Maktoum…

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture, Extends Patronage to Downtown Design Dubai, UAE – Sept 29, 2014 – Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced today the extension of her patronage to ......read more

AMAF Opens Doors to First Eco-friendly Mosque in Islamic World…

• Project Conforms to US Green Building Council Standards and Specifications • Khalifa Al Tajer Mosque Accommodates 3,500 Worshippers to become Dubai’s Largest Mosque Dubai-UAE: 18 July, 2014 - The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today opened the Islamic world’s first eco-friendly mosque - Khalifa Al Tajer - to worshippers. Located at the Post Saeed ......read more

Search for executive talent intensifies in the Middle East…

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…

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UAE Regarded as Global Hub for Arts and Culture…

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

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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…

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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

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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

80' REWIND - 5 ARTISTS - ONE INCREDIBLE NIGHT IN DUBAI FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER…

80s Rewind is coming to Dubai on Friday 1st March 2013 with a fantastic new line up of 80's artists JUST CONFIRMED and playing together for the first time in Dubai, including Rick Astley, A.B.C, Heaven 17, Howard Jones and T'Pau in one incredible night. GEM [Global Event Management], a leading live event and communications agency in the region, announced they are bringing 80's ......read more

Pro Art Gallery Announces Exhibition On Calligraphy Titled ‘The Beauty Of Calligraphy'…

Dubai, 26th November 2012: Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that is synonymous with innovative art & collectibles is pleased to announce the opening of their exhibition, ‘The Beauty of Calligraphy '. The exhibition which will showcase the artworks by Arab and Iranian artists, will run from November 28th to December 19th 2012, at Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Art 2012 Closed With An Unprecedented Number of Visitors, Collectors, Strong Sales And ...…

Under the Patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Visitors at Abu Dhabi Art 2012 in front of Design Commission (left) and Tadashi Kawamata Chairs for Abu Dhabi (right) which sold   Artists Bharti Kher and Subodh Gupta in an Abu Dhabi Art Conversation   Visitors viewing works ......read more

East-West: The Art of Dialogue…

Egyptian art collector launches cross-cultural initiative to build bridges between the Arab world and the West The Shafik Gabr Foundation announces the launch of “East-West: The Art of Dialogue”, a new charitable initiative to encourage and stimulate dialogue between the Arab world and the West. The initiative, inspired by founder Shafik Gabr's passion for the European and ......read more

Dynamic Female Artists Marina Abramovic and Ghada Amer With Saudi Artist Abdulnasser Gharem ...…

9 November, Abu Dhabi:  Marina Abramovic and Ghada Amer, two of the most widely recognised female contemporary artists today, as well as conceptual artist Abdulnasser Gharem one of Saudi Arabia's most influential contemporaries, headlined day three of Abu Dhabi Art's Conversations on Saadiyat Island. This follows yesterday's appearance of Bharti Kher and Subudh Gupta, hailed as ......read more

UAE & KSA university students gear up for Henkel Innovation Challenge…

Initiative celebrates creativity among students;reinforces Henkel's commitment to community This is innovation with a difference; an initiative that takes Henkel's commitment to community to a different level. Since its inception, Henkel has always believed in direct and intensive communications with the student community. One of the company's key initiatives in this direction is ......read more

THE SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM WINS THE LG HOME CHEF CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 IN DUBAI…

Using LG's New Mirror-type Lightwave Oven, Donovan and Hayley van Rooyen Took Home the Master Home Chef Prize DUBAI, Oct. 14, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) successfully concluded the fifth annual LG Home Chef Championship (LG-HCC) Middle East and Africa Masters Competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on October 10. The winners of this year's competition were Donovan and Hayley ......read more

CUADRO FINE ART GALLERY KICKS OFF THE SEASON WITH 4 SHOWS OPENING ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2012…

Works by Ammar Al Attar, Manal AlDowayan, Athier & Sinisa Vlajkovic Dubai, UAE: Cuadro Fine Art Gallery will begin the 2012-13 season with the launch of four new exhibitions. The four shows, “The Prayer Rooms” by Ammar Mohammed Al Attar, “My Name” by Manal AlDowayan, “Hold It In” by Athier, and “Genius Loci” by Sinisa Vlajkovic open ......read more

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