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WWE Superstar Titus O'Neill Reflects on Super Shows in Saudi

United Arab Emirates -  January 07, 2021:  At the start of a new year, WWE’s Titus O’Neill has been reflecting on his previous trips to Saudi Arabia - and he hopes to return in 2021. O’Neill was a part of WWE’s first-ever live event in KSA, Super Showdown in Jeddah, which took place in 2019. During that particular event, O’Neill made headlines after tripping and sliding under the ring as he was about to enter the 50-man Battle Royal. “My main memory from our visits to Saudi is the Greatest Royal Rumble, and sliding under the ring,” he laughs. “Thankfully there was nothing under the ring. Normally there’s a big crossbar, or an LED board, which we use on RAW and SmackDown. Luckily none of that stuff was around. I think there were some ladders underneath, ......read more

Saudi Sports for All Federation Prepares to Enter 2021 at Pace, with the Launch of the Fourth Edition of Step Together

• The latest Step Together program will challenge adults across the country to walk or run a half marathon, with a children’s challenge set at 10 km encouraging the benefits of increased fitness and health • The Step Together series was launched in July 2020, and has seen thousands of people cover tens of thousands of kilometers • Working closely with the Quality of Life program, the Saudi Sport for All Federation seeks to increasing physical activity levels across the population to 40% by 2030   (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) January 6, 2021 - The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is encouraging people across the Kingdom to start 2021 on the right foot with the launch of the fourth edition of its popular Step Together program.    Taking place from Thursday, January 14 until Saturday, ......read more

Sports for All Federation Announces the First Ever Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia

• Inaugural Global Goals World Cup Saudi Arabia will take place throughout 2021 and invites women to uplift their communities through team sports, combining sports and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals • The winning team will progress to the next Global Goals World Cup in New York, where they will compete against teams from around the world in the finals • 2019’s GGWCUP runners up, the Saudi Greens, are the official ambassadors of GGWCUP Saudi Arabia   (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) December 27, 2020 - The Sports for All Federation (SFA) announced its first ever Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) Saudi Arabia, encouraging women across the country to participate in sports, boosting overall health of the community.    The SFA is inviting women across the Kingdom to take part ......read more

Challenge Team Announced as the First-ever Winner of the Saudi Community-level Women's Football League Finals

- 24 community-level teams from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam competed in the WFL’s first season - A total of 50 matches were played between November 17 and December 17 with a total of SAR 500,000 in prize money awarded  - Challenge won the Champion’s Cup in the WFL’s final match of the season    December 19, 2020 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - Marking a historic moment in sports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the community-level Women’s Football League (WFL) saw a rousing finale to its first season with Challenge Team taking home the Champion’s Cup and an award of SAR 150,000.  Developed by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) with the close guidance of the Ministry of Sports, and supported by the Quality of Life program, the WFL commenced gameplay on November 17, 2020 with ......read more

AMC Cinemas New IMAX® with Laser Now Open at Al Khair 9

First cinema in Riyadh to feature IMAX with Laser Technology, IMAX’s most advanced theater experience Now screening Wonder Woman 1984    Riyadh - December 19, 2020 – AMC Cinemas has announced that guests visiting AMC Al Khair 9 will now be able to enjoy the IMAX Experience® at its newly opened IMAX® auditorium, featuring IMAX® with Laser Technology. The IMAX Experience® includes a next generation laser projection system with a 12-channel sound system which is exclusive to IMAX auditoriums. AMC Al Khair 9 is the first cinema to offer the IMAX Experience® in Riyadh and has opened with the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Wonder Woman 1984.   Wonder Woman 1984 includes sequences shot with IMAX film cameras and shown exclusively in IMAX cinemas these sequences will visually ......read more

WWE Saudi Superstar Mansoor Enjoys Emotional Family Reunion in Riyadh

United Arab Emirates -  December 05, 2020:  WWE Superstar Mansoor met up with his family in the desert as he returned to his native Saudi Arabia.   The Saudi-born Superstar is in Riyadh to meet young local students and athletes for a series of activities.   Having been able to spend some time with his family, Mansoor was delighted.   “It has been a very emotional and uplifting experience to return to Saudi Arabia after such a challenging year for everyone on pretty much every level,” he said.   “I have not been able to see family and friends and so returning to Riyadh for this reunion was overwhelming – and it has been incredible to start my trip with such joy.   “We played soccer, enjoyed a huge family lunch and I also got to learn more about the changes ......read more

AMC Cinemas Opens Its Fifth Location in Riyadh

AMC Azizia Plaza 3 offers luxury auditoriums featuring best-in-class projection, sound and seating and is the latest effort in an ongoing program to provide state-of-the-art cinemas across KSA   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2020 - AMC Cinemas, in yet another milestone to improve the moviegoing experience in Saudi Arabia, has opened its fifth movie theater in Azizia Plaza in southern Riyadh on 3rd of December 2020, which offers moviegoers the same high standards they have come to expect and enjoy from AMC Cinemas, including best-in-class projection, sound and seating, exceptional food and beverages and five-star service. The result is an industry-leading auditorium experience found nowhere else in the Kingdom. Speaking on the occasion of the opening John Iozzi, CEO & Managing Director of AMC Cinemas, said: ......read more

European Ryder Cup Stars Take Aim on 2021 Saudi International Powered by Softbank Investment Advisers

2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers looks set to be one of the strongest events on the 2021 European Tour schedule Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – November 26, 2020:    European Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton,  Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood join defending Champion Graeme McDowell in looking to get their campaign to qualify for the 2021 European Ryder Cup team off to the strongest possible start at the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, 4 – 7 February 2021. With World Number One and 2020 Masters Champion Dustin Johnson and 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau already confirmed in the field, along with reigning Open ......read more

Saudi Ladies International Confirmed for 2021 After Hugely Inspiring Debut Tournament

Saudi Ladies International confirmed for 2021 after “hugely inspiring” debut tournament attracts TV audience of millions and sees more than 1,000 Saudi women & girls register to take up golf   • Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF & Saudi Ladies Team International were the Kingdom’s first ever women’s golf events when they took place last week • Despite being closed to spectators the tournaments had considerable impact worldwide • Featured $1.5m prize money, 100+ LET golfers and TV broadcast that reached more than 300 million households – with 1,000 Saudi women & girls signing-up to learn sport • Event conducted more than 1,500 COVID test on 600 players and staff, showing Saudi Arabia is capable of returning to live events • Second ......read more

Emily Kristine Pedersen completes miracle ‘Saudi Slam'! Unstoppable Dane wins both categories of the Saudi Ladies Team International just days after $150,000 SLI triumph

• Pedersen pockets $207,500 after winning both the SLTI’s team and individual events following her victory at the weekend’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF • Triumph also means 24-year old wins the Ladies European Tour’s 2020 Race to Costa Del Sol  • Australian teenager Stephanie Kyriacou breaks course record with stunning final round 63 – the lowest round by any women in Saudi Arabia • HE Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan: “This has been an historic time for Saudi Arabia and women’s golf”   21 November, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Emily Kristine Pedersen crowned an unbelievable two weeks in Saudi Arabia with a double victory at today’s inaugural Saudi Ladies Team International.  The outstanding 24-year-old surged to victory in the ......read more

“An Unbelievable Legacy – and This is Only Just the Beginning!” Golf Saudi's World-leading Ladies First Club Initiative Sees 1,000 Women and Girls Sign-up to Learn Golf in Just Fou

• Ladies First Club launched in the hope of introducing more Saudi women to golf • Registration opened on Day 1 of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF with space for 1,000 members • By tournament’s fourth and final day the Club was at capacity – with waiting list opened • Members will be given free golf lessons, range access and rounds at three courses • Ladies European Tour heralds the impact of “superb” initiative in growing the game   19, November, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A world-first ‘free golf’ initiative launched by Saudi Arabia to get women and girls into the sport saw more than 1,000 new golfers sign-up in just four days.   Inspired by the weekend’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF – ......read more

Pedersen Triumphs in Thrilling ‘duel in the Sun' to Land Golf's First-ever Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by PIF

• Emily Kristine Pedersen holds off Georgia Hall in tense play-off to win Saudi Arabia’s first professional women’s tournament and claim $150,000 winner’s cheque • Pedersen’s stunning approach shot on the final hole: “It was one of the best shots I’ve ever hit” • England’s Georgia Hall finishes runner up ($90,000), Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall in third ($60,000)   16 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen held her nerve to secure a dramatic play-off victory over Georgia Hall to win the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF.  The pair went head-to-head in a thrilling finale at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club that required an extra hole’s play to find a winner after ......read more

The Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by Public Investment Fund Goes Green!

United Arab Emirates -  November 14, 2020:   In celebration of the launch of Saudi Arabia’s pioneering National Golf Sustainability Strategy – announced on Wednesday, ahead of this weekend’s $1million debut event – the lush fairways of Royal Greens Golf & Country Club were made to be even greener than usual as the tournament’s players donned their best emerald shades to show their support for Golf Saudi’s new eco-initiative. The course’s pin flags were also turned green, as were the tournament leaderboards, and the famous 16th hole was adorned with two ‘Green Agenda’ tee boards in other ways to herald the world-first scheme. Saudi Arabia’s new National Golf Sustainability Strategy embraces an innovative and ambitious outlook aimed at enhancing three ......read more

Zahid Group Signs Up to Inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by PIF as an Official Tournament Partner

The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund marks the return of live sport in the Kingdom on 12th November  12 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  Zahid Group; a Saudi Arabia based, multi-national organisation encompassing a diverse portfolio of companies that operate across 11 sectors has signed up as an official partner of the first-ever Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF when it takes place between 12-15 November 2020.  The Aramco Ladies International presented by PIF is the first professional ladies’ golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom and is the first international sporting event to return to Saudi Arabia following the COVID-19 pandemic. The landmark occasion, sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, takes place 12th-15th November with live coverage ......read more

First Ever Women's Golf Tournament Kicks Off in Saudi Arabia as Leading National Golf Sustainability Strategy Unveiled

Saudi Arabia was once again at the centre of golf news as the world’s best players descend on the Kingdom for the country’s inaugural ladies tournament  Wednesday 12, November 2020:  His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation today kicked off the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by the Public Investment Fund, a historic occasion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The tournament commencement was accompanied by an announcement that Saudi Arabia has also created a comprehensive national golf sustainability strategy that embraces an innovative culture and ambitious outlook across key environmental, economic and social aspects of the sport. “The central tenet of our national golf strategy is sustainability. The ambition is for Golf in ......read more

Leading Golf Stars Hugely Impressed Ahead of ‘Massive' First Women's Tournament for Saudi Arabia

• Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF can inspire “next generation of young boys and girls here in Saudi Arabia” • Charley Hull: “The 16th next to the Red Sea is one of the prettiest holes I’ve ever played anywhere” • $1m prize money is “huge statement” for this week’s maiden Ladies European Tour event at KAEC’s Royal Greens Golf & Country Club • LET’s first Arabic player Maha Haddioui speaks of pride in “representing my region in my region”   11 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  Stars of the Ladies European Tour are ready to make golfing history this week as they play in Saudi Arabia’s first ever professional female tournaments, taking place in King Abdullah Economic City ......read more

Aramco Confirmed as Title Sponsor of Saudi Arabia's First Female Golf Tournament

International competition to be called Aramco Saudi Ladies International 10 November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi is pleased to confirm that Aramco, the world’s largest integrated energy company, is the title sponsor of the first female golf tournament in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Aramco Saudi Ladies International is taking place from November 12th to 15th at the Royal Greens Golf and the Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City, near Jeddah. Top names from the world of women’s golf will compete for cash prizes totaling a record $1 million. The Aramco Saudi Ladies International, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is the first professional female golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom. The tournament will see 108 professional golfers participate over four days and 72 holes.  ......read more

Saudi Arabia Ready to Bring Back Live International Sport as ‘Safe Zone' Bubbles Now in Place Around the Kingdom's First-Ever Women's Golf Tournament

• King Abdullah Economic City is home to the $1m Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and $500,000 Saudi Ladies Team International – Saudi Arabia’s first ever ladies golf events • Coastal resort now has initiated ‘safe zones’ strictly for the Ladies European Tour players, event staff, accredited media and KAEC employees  • All those granted permission inside ‘bubbles’ will require a series of negative COVID tests • The ‘women’s week of golf’ promises to be a landmark occasion for the Kingdom as the country aims to inspire its next generation under the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030   9  November 2020, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is gearing up to welcome international live sport back with ‘safe zones’ ......read more

Golf Saudi Honoured for Its Strategic Contribution to Game by World Golf Awards

Game’s most exciting and dynamic new golf market wins Vision Award at 2020 virtual ceremony 31 October, 2020 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  The World Golf Awards, one of the industry’s most prominent and revered accolades, has awarded Golf Saudi with a Vision Award, during their COVID-modified annual ceremony in Dubai.  The awards which brought together market leaders from more than 40 nations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North America and Oceania, was a celebration of the best courses and destinations across the golf industry.  The World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry, this accolade further solidifies Golf ......read more

Pioneering Saudi Women Reflect on Their Ground-breaking Achievements in Inspirational Video Series Celebrating the Kingdom's First Ever Ladies Golf Tournament

• Online series explores the significance of the feats of five different Saudi women • Discovers what it means to each of them to be a ‘first woman’ in the Kingdom • Features Olympic medalist, Arctic diver, DJ, football manager & dance studio founder • Women discuss landmark nature of Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and Saudi Ladies Team International – Saudi Arabia’s first ever ladies golf events   27 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  Inspirational Saudis who overcame gender barriers to achieve a string of firsts for women in the Kingdom have reflected on the ground-breaking nature of their feats in a new video series heralding the country’s first-ever female golf tournament. Dalma Malhas, Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic medalist; ......read more

Police Rockstone Wallet and Card Case

PA40141WLBK POLICE ROCKSTONE BLK/BLU WALLET PA40142WLBK POLICE ROCKSTONE BLK WALLET CARD CASE   October 27, 2020:    The POLICE DNA is all about freedom. A brand that has its finger on the fashion pulse, the accessories from POLICE are not just fleeting cursory fashion moments, they are the choices of a generation that is fearless when it comes to letting its voice be heard. To be subversive, bold and authentic in a world living vicariously through social media filters, zoom meeting and hashtags is a revelation in itself. Celebrating this unique and brazen spirit is the new collection of wallets and small leather goods from POLICE.    Debuting this November, POLICE ROCKSTONE is an exclusive and sophisticated wallet fashioned in the classic colours of black and blue. Utilitarianism is the mood ......read more

World's Best Golfers Return to Saudi Arabia in 2021

World No 1 Dustin Johnson, 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and Defending Champion Graeme McDowell Head Star-Studded Field for the 2021 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers  Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – October 26, 2020:  World No.1 Dustin Johnson, 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and defending Champion Graeme McDowell have confirmed their participation in the third edition of the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers, February 4 – 7, 2021.  Shaping up to be the strongest line-up on the European Tour’s Middle East swing, the first two winners of the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, Johnson and McDowell are joined at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club by fellow Major Champion and man of the moment Bryson ......read more

Saudi Arabia to Make Golf Free for Women in World-first Initiative Aimed at Growing the Game

• Golf Saudi today unveil ‘Ladies First Club’, which is available to women across the Kingdom • Will grant first 1,000 registrants free lessons, club membership and rounds of golf • Aimed at introducing women to the sport, welcoming them to clubs and getting more Saudis regularly active • The initiative will launch next month ahead of the $1m Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and $500,000 Saudi Ladies Team International – Saudi’s first all-women golf events   21 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has today announced a world-first initiative that will offer free golf to women across the Kingdom. To be launched at next month’s debut Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund, Golf Saudi’s innovative ......read more

Saudi Arabia Leading GCC entries To Date in the 10th annual National Geographic Abu Dhabi & Almarai ‘Moments' Photography Competition

UAE images captured oddly silent marketplaces in old Dubai and contrasting images of life outdoors and indoors This year’s competition judging panel features Mohammed Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner National Geographic photographer   Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2020: ‘Moments’, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest annual regional photography competition by National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai, is receiving an overwhelming response from budding photographers across the MENA region – with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dominating GCC submissions, followed closely by the UAE.  Celebrating its tenth-year anniversary, ‘Moments’ has established itself as one of the largest photography competitions across the Middle East and North Africa, with the aim of ......read more

Unique Format Revealed for Next Month's Saudi Ladies Team International

Innovative new golf format revealed for debut Saudi Ladies Team International – with ‘NFL-style’ draft, professionals teaming-up with amateurs and $500,000 up for grabs • Unique three-day event will see 36 LET-playing captains choose their own teams • Each fourball will comprise captain, two fellow LET professionals, and one amateur • Captain will openly select first professional team-mate – with the second determined by random draw  • $500,000 Saudi Ladies Team International will run 17th-19th November – two days after debut $1million prize-fund Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund   15 October, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Golf Saudi has today unveiled the format for next month’s debut Saudi Ladies Team International – a ......read more

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CASIO G-SHOCK Sponsors Talented Youth…

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Saudi Youth Take Home Gillette Future Championship…

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

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

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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

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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