New single release – Out 13th of April World Wide trough Yellow Rhinestone Records
It’s ‘Sold To Perfection’ – a song that combines Therése’s Swedish and Lebanese heritage, and forms a Scandipop/Arabic pop hybrid. So it’s basically got the amazing melody and poptasticness of Scandinavian pop music, paired with the rhythms and flavours of Eastern pop. It’s a one listen and you like sort of affair. And it’s ALL about the chorus.
The Swedish-Lebanese singer-songwriter has enjoyed great success in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her debut album LIVIN was released in 2006 on Theresé´s own label Future Records in collaboration with Universal Music Sweden and included the hit singles The Future (#13 in the US) and Not Easy (#1 in ......read more
Empowering women to lead a paradigm shift in the region’s business environment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 April 2018: For the first time ever, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting the ‘Arab Women Forum’ as part of the fourth edition of the ‘Top CEO Conference and Awards’, which kicked off on 10th April and will run until 11th April at King Abdullah Economic City. On the first day of the forum, an elite gathering of top female executives, decision makers, professionals, and experts on women empowerment and business leadership gathered at key sessions including ‘The Economic Revolution’, ‘Entrepreneurs’ and ‘The Community-Based New Economy’, among many others.
Julien Hawari, Co-CEO of Mediaquest — the company behind the ‘Arab Women ......read more
Supporting the growing contribution of Arab women to the region’s economy and society
Saudi Arabia, 27 March 2018: For the first time ever, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the “Arab Women Forum” as part of the fourth edition of the “Top CEO Conference and Awards,” which is set to return to the country for the second time on 10th and 11th April at King Abdullah Economic City. The new forum aims to enhance and support the growing contribution of Arab women to the region’s economy and society and will serve as an elite gathering of top female executives, decision-makers, professionals and experts on women empowerment and business leadership.
Julien Hawari, Co-CEO of Mediaquest, commented: “By launching the ‘Arab Women Forum,’ we aim to create a platform for open and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017: It was a time of sparkle and joy as Swarovski’s festive collection was launched in KSA in two separate events. Held on the 14th and 17th of December at the Dhahran Mall and Nakheel Mall respectively, the events had select bloggers in attendance and was hosted by the fashion blogger and the certified stylist Sausan Al-Kadi. Guests had the opportunity to intimately discover the dazzling pieces from the festive collection. Popular portal Anazahra.com covered the entire proceedings on their Snapchat and a special Snapchat filter was also applied for the event. The sparkling collection made its place in the hearts of the bloggers and the events were truly the best way to welcome the festive season.
CEO of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Saudi Arabia distributes awards to winners on closing day
Al Khobar, 6th December 2017 — At the successful completion of the 5th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit organized by Dubai based QnA International in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Saudi Arabia, leading finance professionals from the private and government sectors were honoured at a gala awards ceremony.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Saudi Arabia played an important role as a supporting partner for the 5th Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit that hosted a line-up of decision makers and thought leaders took to the stage to discuss the financial regulations, strategies and trends shaping the Kingdom's economy.
Individual ......read more
Participated in the Exhibition for the Second year Respectively
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: In support of new designers' innovations, Al- Jazeera Paints, giant manufacturer of high quality paints in the Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa, sponsored Decofair exhibition award for design during its participation as Platinum Sponsor in the 9th edition of the specialized Saudi International Furniture and Design Exhibition” Decofair”, which was held at Hilton hotel in Jeddah for 4 days during current November.
As the CEO of Al- Jazeera Paints Company, Mr. Abdullah Bin Saud Al- Romaih said , the award sponsorship is based on the social responsibility of Al- Jazeera Paints as a leading national company dedicated to discover new innovators and young talents in the field of decoration and interior design ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 18, 2017: RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, has announced its program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi, set to take place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace. Regional and global experts will take the stage to discuss a range of topics including Cybercrime, Security Strategy, Infrastructure and Operations, Blockchain, AI, Cloud, IoT & Ransomware.
Keeping in line with the tradition of concluding on a high note, this year the Conference will close with the former Director General of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, who is well renowned for her successful career, which spans across countersubversion, counterespionage and counterterrorism. Dame Stella will cover topics of leadership ......read more
Dubai, UAE: 19 September, 2017: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Day will be celebrated in Dubai with great fervour, as residents and visitors get to enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment on 22 and 23 September including concerts by popular Arab singers, in a reaffirmation of the strong fraternal relations between Saudi Arabia and UAE and historical ties between the brotherly peoples of the two countries.
As part of the Saudi National Day celebrations in Dubai, visitors from Saudi Arabia will be welcomed with sweets, flowers and gifts on arrival at Dubai International Airport on 20 September.
Hotels in Dubai are also adding to the excitement on the joyous occasion of the Saudi National Day with promotions and discounts on accommodation, especially for guests from Saudi Arabia, as well as a variety of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 5, 2017: His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, will deliver the inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum from 27–29 November 2017, at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Held under the theme ‘The chemical industry in transformation: A new journey begins’, the 12th edition of the GPCA forum is set to attract over 2,000 delegates from 51 countries comprising global industry experts, thought leaders and senior officials from regional government entities, industry and academia, to share insights on driving strategic partnerships, diversification, investments and capitalizing on a new era of challenges in the global chemical industry.
Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA, ......read more
Youngsters invited to enjoy two months of interactive indoor activities at IKEA over the summer holiday
Dubai, 27 June 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has announced its plans for children across the UAE keeping them busy and entertained over the summer holidays. IKEA will be hosting the IKEA Summer Academy – a series of different indoor workshops for children aged six to 10. Beginning the 5th July up until the end of August, just before school term begins, youngsters can join the Academy and spend every Wednesday afternoon from expanding their creative and crafting skills through a series of educational and interactive activities.
Special prizes will be awarded by IKEA for consistent Summer Activity participants. Every child will receive a personalised booklet and for each session they attend they will ......read more
Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid Al Fitr, or the 'festival of breaking fast', marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe.
As you recite your prayers this ......read more
Pioneering “Abu Azziez” campaign plays to strength of Nissan brand equity among elders in rural Saudi communities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 May, 2017: An innovative advertising campaign promoting the Nissan Navara pick-up in Saudi Arabia has been recognised with an award at the Festival of Media MENA held recently in Dubai.
The campaign, delivered by the UAE office of the OMD network, had the tricky task of reaching key influencers within the Saudi desert-dwelling population and overcoming some ingrained views about the suitability of modern vehicles for harsh desert conditions. In these rural areas, small businesses and farmers have a long tradition of using Nissan pick-ups to conduct their daily affairs, a tradition that dates all the way back to the period when such vehicles bore the ......read more
May 4, 2017 : Dubai, UAEE – SettleMint (www.settlemint.io), a Belgian blockchain startup, along with its Middle East partner Ateon (www.ateon.net), is selected as TOP TWENTY STARTUPS WORLDWIDE for the ‘SDO Blockchain Challenge’ (https://www.1776.vc/sdo-blockchain-challenge). This contest aims to find the best blockchain talent in the world and its first edition will take place on May 29th and 30th 2017, in Dubai.
As a blockchain company, SettleMint and its partners focus on bridging the gap between the businesses world and blockchain, as a technology. SettleMint offers a middleware that eliminates blockchain complexities. Also, they are actively engaged in closing the ‘Skills Gap’ by virtue of various “education” and “certifications programs” for markets ......read more
KSA, 15 March, 2017: During the opening of the 11th ‘Flower and Garden Festival’ in Yanbu, KSA, Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking, has confirmed that the Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu has broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest carpet of flowers’.
Reclaiming their title from 2014, The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu commissioned the creation of the carpet for the event’s 11th edition comprising of approximately 1.8 million flowers, featuring flowers of different species, size and colour, including petunias and marigold flowers. The total area of the flower carpet is 16,134.0772 sq m. made up of 14 different types and colours of natural flowers.
Commenting on the record, Talal Omar, Guinness World Record’s Country Manager – ......read more
Highlighting Its Efforts to Protect Buildings from Fire Hazards
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017: His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz, Prince of Asir region, honored AL-Jazeera Paints Company for its support and sponsorship of the World Day of Civil Defense events celebration, which is being held this year 1438 AH under the slogan "Hand in Hand for the Prevention of Risks."
Mr. Hisham Bin Mohammed Bin Abdullah AL-Romaih, board member of AL-Jazeera Paints Company, said after receiving the honor trophy at the headquarters of the Emirate of the region in presence of, Major General Saleh Bin Mansi AL-Harthy, and Brigadier Hazmy Bin Shlash AL-Subaie, Asir Civil Defense General in charge: starting from our duty and responsibility as a leading national company, we participate in the ......read more
More than 30’000 camels along with 2 million attendees are set to flock to the highly anticipated Mazayen al-ibl festival
In build up to the festival prices of camels within the stock market are booming by 70%
In previous years winning camels have fetched over 50 million dirhams in price
A national festival connecting new generations to heritage and cultural traditions as part of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 31, 2017: Over 30,000 camels will gather from the 19th March 2017 till the 15th April 2017 in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in King Abdulaziz’s prestigious Mazayen al-ibl heritage festival and camel beauty contest.
An ancient tradition, the festival attracts over 2 million attendees from across the globe including royalty, celebrity, ......read more
Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today.
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.
Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and updated existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in ......read more
DSF 2017 kicks off 34 exciting days of non-stop, action-packed shopping, fun entertainment and world-class events. Join us to ‘Shop.Win. Celebrate’ every day
Dubai, UAE – 26 December 2016: It’s finally here! The jam-packed schedule of events that millions of shoppers and families have been waiting for kicks off today with the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
An incredible array of fashion shows, exclusive product launches, big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold have been lined up by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and the organisers of DSF 2017, so the shopping adventure can finally begin.
The arrival of DSF 2017 also kicks off the new Retail ......read more
QnA International in final preparation for high-caliber financial summit
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 7th, 2016: Rooting for economic diversification plans, the region’s most opulent and informative financial gathering, the Saudi Trade Finance Summit (STF) now in its 4th edition will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 15-16 November 2016. The by-invite event is set to emphasize the burgeoning non-oil sectors in the Saudi, corresponding to the recently laid out national plan ‘Vision 2030’.
SAP, a global software corporation, is a Gold Sponsor of the summit recognizes the importance of STF as a platform that provides innovative solutions for the betterment of the financial sector.
Elaborating on technology that would act as a catalyst in key decision-making processes for CFOs of organizations, ......read more
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
Key topics such as leadership skills, communication skills, business strategies and financial education to be featured at renowned international personal empowerment congress held in the region for the first time
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, have announced that the National Achievers Congress 2016 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who will be delivering the opening speech.
Held in the Middle East for the first time on 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai, UAE, the renowned international congress brings ......read more
Key speakers include Robert Kiyosaki, Ali Al Saloom, Andrew Matthews, and Baroness Michelle Mone of Mayfair, OBE
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2016: In collaboration with Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, the Middle East is welcoming its first National Achievers Congress 2016 on the 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai. In its 23rd year, the renowned international congress brings together a line-up of outstanding global achievers and influencers to the region to pave the way for entrepreneurs.
The inaugural National Achievers Congress 2016 seeks to give everyone the opportunity to achieve phenomenal results in their personal and professional lives by having some of the world’s greatest speakers empower them. Keynote speakers at the two day ......read more
Two-day conference, exhibition in Jeddah the latest expansion in Saudi market for Dubai-based trade fair organiser
Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016: Messe Frankfurt Middle East, one of the region’s largest exhibition organisers, is expanding its regional reach with the announcement of the inaugural Materials Handling Saudi Arabia 2016.
The two-day conference and exhibition will take place from 28-29 November 2016 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in the port city of Jeddah, offering global suppliers and regional manufacturers direct access to the Kingdom’s thriving logistics, warehouse, freight and cargo industries.
Organised in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), Materials Handling Saudi Arabia is a biennial event alternating between the flagship Materials Handling Middle East ......read more
Photo Caption: H.E. Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and H.E. Mr. Peter Elsner-Mackay, Austria’s Ambassador to the UAE with Mr. Mohammed Al Raqbani, General Manager of Dubai Investments Industries and Mr. Zaid Maleh, Managing Director of MODUL University Dubai at the MODUL University stand at GETEX 2016.
MODUL University’s stand at GETEX visited by Sheikh Nahyan Al Nahyan and Austrian Ambassador
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments Industries [DII], which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, and Austria’s leading international private university, is showcasing a wide array of academic programs and merit scholarships on offer for aspiring students at its campus in Dubai as part of ......read more
Twelve Dubai hotels won across 24 award categories to dominate the Middle East Hotel Awards 2016 this week.
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: A total of 70 hotels and hotel suppliers from across the region were shortlisted. Other winners came from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
More than 400 hoteliers from throughout the Middle East attended the awards ceremony (24th May 2016) at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, which took away the award for Best New Hotel 2016.
Speaking at the venue, Sandra Tikal, General Manager of the Palazzo Versace Dubai described the award-winning new hotel as an “urban resort” as well as a “true European palace with an Arabic edge”.
Christopher Hewett, Best New Hotel judge for 2016 commented: “There were high expectations for Palazzo Versace Dubai and it ......read more
UAE pavilion to include several local companies and exhibitors, small and medium enterprises
Ministry of Economy, The Higher Corporation for specialise economic zones to jointly oversee UAE participation
Al-Shehhi: The exhibition is a significant opportunity to introduce national products and highlight their quality and standard specifications
Al-Khaili: Gulf Expo is a vibrant platform to highlight investment areas in general and industrial investment opportunities of the country in particular
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 30 March, 2016 – The UAE will mark an emphatic participation at the 16th Joint Gulf Expo to be held in Riyadh under the royal patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.
Set to run from October 27 to 30, the dedicated UAE pavilion at the event will include leading ......read more
May 10, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 2nd Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, is all set to begin tomorrow at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, with two days of intensely exciting speeches, panel discussions and case studies. The two-day summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.
The summit will be ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 6, 2015– The demand for professional cleaning services and specialised hygiene solutions has increased significantly in step with the rapid expansion in the Middle East’s construction and hospitality sectors. Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, the Middle East’s Cleaning Expo, taking place from 18 – 20 May at Dubai World Trade Centre, will address the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 May, 2015 – The Middle East is attracting some of the world’s best producers of floor and wall coverings in recognition of the huge potential of the region’s construction and fit-out industries. Middle East Covering, the sole flooring and wallcovering business-to-business exhibition for the MENA region, will showcase over 250 brands from 16 ......read more
Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, among items on show when inaugural leather event opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 29, 2015: Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colours are among the latest leather trends that will share centre-stage with scores of leather accessories when the Middle East’s only leather trade show ......read more
B2B platform to have 127 hosted buyers
Hosted buyers coming from 30 countries
67 per cent increase in number of companies
Programme evolved since its launch in 2009
$85 billion airport construction projects in Middle East
Sheikh Ahmed: Ideal B2B platform for decision-makers
Dubai, April 29, 2015: The 15th edition of Airport Show, scheduled to ......read more
United Arab Emirates; 19th of April 2015 - Adionics is pleased to announce, while taking part in the WETEX 2015 exhibition in Dubai, the launch of SMARTEX, a smart desalination solution, which is able to select specific salts in order to address the growing demand coming from Oil & Gaz, Food and Beverages as well as Mining.
SMARTEX stands for smart extraction and is a declination of ......read more
Autism Awareness Day sees community come together to support cause
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 April 2015: Staff members from one of Jeddah’s leading hotels came together to mark and support Autism Awareness Day last week, in association with the Jeddah Autism Center.
Rosewood Jeddah and Jeddah Autism Center partnered up with local cycling group Darrajati and Jeddah Cyclist to ......read more
Global trends show 32% franchisors scouting for overseas markets
Dubai, April 14, 2015: The 7th World Franchise Forum & Expo opened today at Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, with participation of 150 delegates and 50 brands from the region and across the globe.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Kit Brinkley, Events Director of World Franchise Associates, hailed franchising as a community ......read more
April 7, 2015: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has recently released a report showing that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) foreign investments have grown by five times over the last ten years, resulting in over SAR 1,050 billion worth of investments across various industry verticals in the country. The report has identified the energy sector as the one with the ......read more
The Japanese Casio Computer Co.,LTD. in collaboration with Mahmood Saleh Abbar Co., the approved agent for Casio products in the Kingdom, representer for G-Shock watches, has organized a universal festival at the Equestrian Club in Jeddah to support and sponsor outstanding local talents in the fields of fashion, music and extreme sports. The festival was titled ‘Shock the World’ ......read more
Riyadh – 02 April 2015: The increasing government support for the local health care industry has given Saudi Arabia’s leading health care solution providers an opportunity to introduce their innovative solutions and services in the Kingdom. Building on the vast market prospects, Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) has been extending similar support as part of its contributions to the ......read more
Second annual event honours leading marketers utilising the digital platform
Dubai, UAE – March 28, 2015: The region’s top digital advertising talent was honoured last night at the second ever MENA Digital Awards ceremony, the culminating event of the only awards programme in the region dedicated to celebrating marketing in the digital industry. The glittering soiree that took ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 17, 2015: The 3rd Saudi Health Exhibition and Conferences, held under the support and patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Health, and jointly organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) and Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, is set to take place from May 18 to 20, 2015, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition and conference will ......read more
Dubai, UAE: The rainy weather that peppered Dubai this week didn’t dampen the spirit of busy networking at Intersec 2015, as 27,455 visitors from more than 120 countries descended upon the world’s largest trade show for the security, safety, and fire protection industries.
Intersec 2015, which took place from 18-20 January at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, witnessed a ......read more
February 11, 2015: Under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the 2015 Saudi Print & Pack and Saudi Plastics and Petrochem (Saudi PPPP) will take place from March 1 to 3, 2015 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) will participate in the two exhibitions as a diamond sponsor, while Saudi Polymers and Petro Rabigh ......read more
UAE, January 14, 2015– DuPont, a leading innovation and market-driven science company, will present its leading range of clean agent fire suppressants at the 17th edition of Intersec 2015, the leading trade fair for Safety & Security in the Middle East running from January 18th to 20th, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since the 1950s DuPont has ......read more
Presence of Global Beauty Star Joelle Mardinian Provides Additional Glamour
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 23 December 2014: Attracting participation from well-known international brands and national and regional companies, Saudi Arabia’s first edition of the Health & Beauty Show 2014 was held from 24th – 27th November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. Organised by Reed ......read more
Dubai, November 9, 2014 - Tanagra, the leading retailer of luxury gifts and home décor in the Middle East, is proud to launch its Festive wrapping paper embellished with Swarovski crystals. The paper features a special edition Star Pendant crystal created by Swarovski for Tanagra, and is available together with crystal transfers for sparkling packaging effects. The collection is available in ......read more
With governments fully behind sustainable building, a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet standards and how suppliers can benefit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2014 – Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.
There are enormous opportunities in the ......read more
Saudi IT Market Set to Top USD 14 Billion by 2017with Government Sector Fastest-Growing Industry Vertical: IDC
More than 500 of Kingdom’s Organisations Set to Attend GITEX Technology Week 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Government ICT investment is transforming Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s innovation economy, enhancing development, business growth and productivity according to ......read more