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    Global Village's 21st Season Welcomed 5.6 million Guests Achieving 9/10 in Happiness Index

    Dubai, 9th  April 2017 – Global Village, the region’s first and most successful multicultural festival park, closed the gates on its 21st season last evening on April 8th with a successful run that culminated with a record breaking attendance of 5.6 million guests over its 159 days of operation. Another astonishing achievement for the park was successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guests Happiness Index marking the great success this season had while spreading happiness across its millions of guests through wide range of cultural and entertainment experiences.   On its last weekend, Global Village hosted two back-to-back concerts on Friday and Saturday, which included the performance of Bollywood actor-director-singer, Farhan Akhtar on Friday and Emirati singing star Mohammed AlShehhi who ......read more

    Global Village Celebrates International Day of Happiness Spreading Joy and Cheer!

    Dubai, 22th March, 2017:  Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.  The Happiness Welcoming Team: Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch! “Ring A Gong” Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You Are Happy, Ring A Gong!” Thousands of guests were seen lining up to share their happiness while taking photos to capture the happy moments they ......read more

    Outstanding Young Writers Awarded During UAE 2017 Month of Reading

    Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced Dubai, 5 March, 2017:  A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The winning short story entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2017 were announced and winners received trophies and a commemorative dual-language book containing the winning stories.  The Festival, which will continue until 11 March, is one of the first international literary events in the UAE’s Month of Reading.   Presenting the awards at the ceremony were Festival favourites Lebanese children’s author Sahar Naja Mahfouz and previous winner of the Montegrappa Writing Prize and author of the Unicorn in New York series, Rachel Hamilton. The theme for ......read more

    Sharjah Tourism Concludes 7th Annual Light Festival

    H.E. Al Midfa: The SLF highlights the emirate’s best features of authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival Sharjah, February 12, 2017:  The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded the seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival in a ceremony held at University City Hall on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre; Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq); and His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA. Addressing the audience at the closing ceremony, H.E. Al Midfa said that Sharjah has always marched ......read more

    Muscat Festival set to attract a record number of visitors from across the GCC

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017:  Oman is reinforcing its position as a year-round visitor destination in the GCC with ongoing attractions through the year – the most recent being the Muscat Festival, which will run from 19 January to 11 February. One of the longest running festivals in the Sultanate, it aims to celebrate the country’s fascinating history, traditional arts and culture, food and warm hospitality. The festival is held at the popular Naseem Gardens and Al Amerat Park, and will feature a host of activities for the whole family. Al Amerat Park will also host a heritage village, which will provide a glimpse of traditional Omani heritage and lifestyle. Salim Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion - Oman Ministry of Tourism said: “We are delighted to welcome another edition of the hugely ......read more

    First Half of DSF Generates Upswing in Economic Activity

    Dubai, UAE 18 January 2017:  The first half of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 has led to an upswing in activity across various sectors in Dubai including retail, hospitality and financial services, and given a boost to ancillary services such as money exchange houses and travel agencies. Shopping malls, international brands and hotels, as well as travel operators, exchange houses and many other support services have been making the most of the festival’s 22ndedition, which started on 26 December and runs until 28 January, offering residents and visitors an enriching shopping experience created by a combination of incredible deals, life-changing prizes and world-class entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai ......read more

    Lucky shoppers clinch Visa Impossible Deals and drive home luxury cars

    Dubai, UAE 15 January 2017:  Two lucky shoppers of Visa Impossible Deals drove away brand new Infiniti QX 50 luxury crossover SUVs this Dubai Shopping Festival.   Tency Thampy and Holly Dickins paid AED25,000 each for their Infiniti QX 50 instead of the retail price of AED181,000, an impressive 86% discount courtesy of Visa and Arabian Automobiles.  Visa, a global payments technology and a strategic partner of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, is running its highly successful “Visa Impossible Deals” initiative until 28 January, 2017. The breakout deals for Visa cardholders include other luxury items such as gold, jewellery, watches, iPhones, and even booking a whole cinema for family and friends with just one ticket for a fraction of the price. The exclusive deals are revealed each day and are available on a ......read more

    The Beauty District is back at DSF for a second year to help shoppers achieve their best look

    Exclusive Beauty Boxes, celebrity mak-eup artists and Q&A sessions are all part of the nine-day experience taking place at The Dubai Mall Dubai, UAE – 7 January 2017:  The Beauty District is back for a second year to help shoppers discover the latest in beauty secrets from the world’s foremost experts.  DSF 2017 is offering nine days in which to learn exactly how to apply make-up to perfect that special look. Larger in size than last year, The Beauty District will be nearly 500 square metres and offer tutorials and Q&A sessions among its many other attractions and events. It all starts on 6 January and runs to 14 January at The Dubai Mall during the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival. Within The Beauty District, exclusive beauty experiences will be on offer from Shiseido, MAC, Inglot, ......read more

    Dubai brightens up the world with dazzling New Year's Eve fireworks show by Emaar

    Dubai, UAE; January 2, 2017:  Dubai has once again mesmerised the world with a magnificent New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle by Emaar Properties, bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming in 2017 in resplendent style. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world joined the celebrations in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s mega-development in the heart of the city, centred around the iconic Burj Khalifa. The dazzling event reached billions more through live television feeds and a real-time experience via Twitter Live Stream. Moments before the stroke of midnight, Downtown Dubai was enveloped in a blanket of darkness. And then to the sounds of a special musical composition by Dhabiwood Studios, played by more than 80 musicians and recorded in studios in Dubai and Cairo, the spectacle unfolded.  A glittering ......read more

    Filipino Salesman Loses Job, Then Goes on to Win an Infiniti Car in DSF Mega Raffle!

    Thanks Dubai and DSF for the life-changing prize Dubai, UAE - 31 December 2016:  It seemed like the end of the world for Joel Gutierrez, a Filipino national, when he lost his job recently, after working for 16 years in the UAE to look after his family back home. However, if the loss of his job came as a shock, Joel was stunned with what followed him later -  he won a luxury Infiniti car on the first day of Dubai Shopping Festival. “It came as a huge surprise and the most beautiful thing about it was the timing, as I had just been informed by my office that my services were no longer needed. This will now help me build a new and happy life for me and my family,” said an elated Joel, whose wife and two children live in the Philippines. Joel, who was employed as a salesman at a retail outlet, purchased an ......read more

    Emaar Properties and Twitter Partner to Live Stream New Year's Eve Fireworks in Dubai

    First Twitter live streaming deal announced in the Middle East and North Africa DUBAI AND SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31, 2016:  Global developer Emaar Properties and Twitter announced today that they are partnering to live stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai to a global Twitter audience. This is the first live streaming deal Twitter has announced with a partner based in the MENA region. The live show will air on New Year’s Eve, from Downtown Dubai at 11:30pm GST/11:30am PST and will be available worldwide to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices.  A series of fireworks crescendos will extend across the 500-acre Downtown Dubai and can be viewed from key locations across the city. Choreographed to a customized soundtrack, the pyrotechnics display will bring ......read more

    The Wait Is Over as Packed Programme of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 Events Gets Underway

    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

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group announces AED 1Million ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings' Campaign for DSF 2017

    Spend AED 200 or more at Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s participating malls and double your chances to win big Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016:   The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) will launch an innovative ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’ promotion for avid shoppers in the emirate.  The DFRE-DSMG collaboration will present shoppers with ample opportunities to win AED 1 million worth of prizes in cash and luxury gift sets, across participating malls in the Emirate during the acclaimed mega shopping extravaganza – Dubai Shopping Festival. The ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’ promotion will commence on 26th December 2016, and run until 28th January ......read more

    Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group announces the mega jewellery promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival 2017

    ’34 kilos gold to be won in 34 Days’ promotion  100 winners in 34 days  Three winners everyday with a chance to win up to 1 kg gold everyday Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2016:   Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) announced their mega jewellery promotion for the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, which will run from 26th December to 28th January 2017 under the slogan ‘Shop.Win. Celebrate’. Unveiling the promotion at a press conference held at Conrad Dubai Hotel, Mr. Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) said that in this edition of DSF, gold buyers stand a chance to win up to 34 kilos of gold in 34 days.  The exciting promotion, was revealed in the presence of Mr. Saeed Mohammad Mesam Alfalasi, Executive Director, Retail and Strategic Alliances, ......read more

    Have a Fairy-Tale Christmas This Festive Season at City Walk

    Prepare to embark on a magical festive journey through an enchanting festive winter production with your loved ones at CITY WALK Dubai, UAE: 19th December 2016:  CITY WALK, the urban living destination by Meraas, is all set to celebrate the warmth of the festive season with a magical and dreamy production of an enchanting winter fairy-tale. Hosted between 18th December and 28th December 2016, showings will take place at 7.20PM and from 9PM at the go-to trendy destination.  The 40-minute production extravaganza is based on a story of a little girl named Celeste who truly believes that the season of winter is flooded with magic and wonder. Audiences will travel through Celeste’s dreams where she meets special characters, each with a unique winter story to tell, and join her on a magnificent festive ride like no ......read more

    Packed Programme of Events Revealed for Dubai Shopping Festival 2017

    Shop. Win. Celebrate. DSF 2017 runs for 34 days from 26 December Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2016:  Millions of shoppers and families will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events at Dubai Shopping Festival when the event’s 22nd edition kicks off on 26 December. Final preparations are underway to launch the 34-day shopping, winning and entertainment extravaganza, the longest running festival of its kind in the world. 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 revealed its plans to make the world take notice – including fashion shows, exclusive product launches, big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold. DSF will also kick off the new Retail Calendar of Dubai, ......read more

    BinHendi Enterprises Celebrates the 45th UAE National Day #BinHendiThankingUAE

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2016:   In celebration of the 45th UAE National day, the team at BinHendi Enterprises, one of the UAE’s leading business conglomerates engaging in various industries including fashion & hospitality, gathered together on the 29th of November to recognize & celebrate the spirit of the union. Celebrations included various cultural activities as well as a cake cutting ceremony alongside Mr. Mohi-Din BinHendi, President of BinHendi Enterprises. Employees also shared their messages & wishes to the UAE through the #BinHendiThankingUAE message board that will remain in the headquarters as a token of appreciation to the UAE.

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    Tenth edition of International Kadhakali & Koodiyaattam Festival (IKKF) starts tomorrow in Dubai

    Known as ‘Utsavam 2016’, the festival will feature a panoply of classical art forms, traditional Kerala ethnic percussions and vocal renderings during these three days.  The 3-day festival will witness performances by Padmasree Gopi Ashan, Padmasree Mattannur Shankarankutty Marar, Kalaamandalam Unnikrishnan, Kalamandalam Sankara Warrier, Pathiyoor Shankarankutty, Kottakkal Madhu, Margi Vijayakumar, Vineetha Nedungadi and KB Rajanand.  Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016:  Celebrating the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts from South Indian state of Kerala, the tenth edition of International Kathakali & Koodiyaattam Festival (IKKF) will be staged from December 1 to 3, 2016 at HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Theatre, Gems Wellington High School, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, organisers ......read more

    Dubai to roll out eventful 45th UAE National Day celebrations

    First National Day Super Sale from 1-3 December Lineup of events to highlight “Spirit of the Union” Malls to entice families with events and promotions including free-to-attend concerts by Arab music icons  Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2016:   Dubai is all set to celebrate the country’s 45th National Day with an exciting lineup of events and activities that will offer its residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the “Spirit of the Union” and reflect UAE’s solidarity across its culturally diverse community. The citywide celebrations on this joyous occasion are being organised in collaboration with the partners of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and includes shopping malls and ......read more

    Jelena Bin Drai Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2016/17

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2016:  Inspired by the designer’s love of London, during the early onset of winter, the collection features the most coveted of monochromatic colours as a base – stark black and ice white – with flares of the city’s statement bold red scattered throughout. Reminiscent of the vast open plains of Hyde Park on a crisp November afternoon, full-bodied dresses covered in laser-cut leaves, pay homage to the fallen foliage as autumn’s last leaf cascades down. Long-line box and kimono jackets keep the chill at bay while circular skirts in double georgette catch flight in the heightened breeze.  As evening falls, so does winter’s first snowflake, replicated with woven crystal detailing on softly tailored jackets. Delicate lace with reflective embroidered detailing mirrors ......read more

    Korea Festival treats Abu Dhabi residents with a glimpse of Korean culture

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 7, 2016:  The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UAE hosted Korea Festival 2016 on Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation - Abu Dhabi.  The Festival featured a range of engaging Korean cultural activities and culinary specialties, catering to the growing interests of the UAE residents, mainly young generation, in Korea and the country’s cultural values.  The key attraction of the Festival was the display of globally popular Korean herb Red Ginseng by the aT Center (Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation). Considered the most effective form of ginseng available, the Korean Red Ginseng has wide-ranging health-promoting effects on the human ......read more

    Warsha Programme Organises Workshops for Authors at Al Noor Island

    Event held on the side-lines of 35th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, UAE, 7 November 2016:  A group of 20 authors received valuable tuition to help them hone their craft at a series of workshops organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY). The three-day activity, which took place at Sharjah’s popular tourist destination Al Noor Island, was hosted by Fatima Sharafeddine, an accomplished author of children’s books. Held on the side-lines of the 35th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which is currently underway at Expo Centre Sharjah, the sessions formed part of the UAEBBY’s ‘Warsha’ programme - an innovative initiative supported by the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature that aims to build a new generation of professionals ......read more

    Win a luxury car and AED 150,000 in cash every day with Dubai Shopping Festival's Infiniti Mega Raffle

    Extra chances to win weekly cash prizes of AED 50,000 Ticket sales start on Tuesday, 1 Nov at ENOC and EPPCO stations, Zoom stores, Metro stations, and many other locations across the city Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2016:  The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced that ticket sales for the Infiniti Mega Raffle at the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), will commence on Tuesday 1 November 2016. The Infiniti Mega Raffle, a highly popular attraction of the annual DSF, will be held from 26 December until 4 February, giving one raffle ticket holder the opportunity to take home a huge prize every day  - one Infiniti QX70 plus AED 150,000 in cash. In addition, five DSF shoppers have the chance to win weekly cash ......read more

    aT Center promotes Korean herb Red Ginseng at Korea Festival 2016

    Korea Festival is an annual event, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UAE The festival showcases a variety of exclusive products and cultural offerings from Korea Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29, 2016:  The Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, along with Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT Center) in Abu Dhabi, has initiated steps to educate the UAE residents on the benefits of using Korean Red Ginseng at the Korea Festival 2016, which was inaugurated today. The Korea Festival will take place on three consecutive weekends with the first leg took place on October 28 and 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Theater and from November 3 to 4 at Abu Dhabi Corniche and later in Al Ain. The annual festival is hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the UAE to promote ......read more

    Grand Annual Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza

    The grand annual celebrations for Onam will take place at Lamcy Plaza on & September 8th. The annual festivities will commence at Arabian Center on September 9th. Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2016:   Celebrating the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali, the Kerala harvest festival Onam is back with all the pomp and glitter this year at Arabian Center and Lamcy Plaza. Signifying the first month of the Malayalam calendar, the annual Onam celebrations will take place at Lamcy Plaza on September 8th while Arabian Center will commence the festivities on September 9th. Expected to be brighter and bigger, the Onam festival will be marked with traditional art and cultural entertainment events as Kathakali, Thiruvathira, Shingarimelam, Mohiniyattam and much more at both the two malls. In addition, Arabian Center will ......read more

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    One of the most remarkable books I've ever read A.N. Wilson

    "Deeper Than Indigo" by Jenny Balfour Paul Appearing at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2016 In 1999, in the depths of the British Library, historian and indigo expert, Jenny Balfour Paul, came across the five journal volumes of Victorian adventurer and fellow indigo-lover, Thomas Machell. Enchanted by the vivacity of Thomas’s voice, and a shared passion for indigo, Jenny found herself caught up in the adventurer’s travels.  Jenny set out on her own voyage, tracing his footsteps across oceans and continents for ten years, on a quest to discover and ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim malls across the region celebrate Eid Al Adha with spectacular family entertainment and prizes to win

    Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:  Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa—is celebrating Eid Al Adha across its portfolio of shopping malls in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Lebanon, offering visitors spectacular family entertainment and prizes to win. An unprecedented line-up of entertainment will delight the young and young-at-heart at Mall of the Emirates, from Sept 12 to 17, 2016. ‘The incredible Human Puppet’, ‘Top Hat Tapping Bunnies’, the extravagant ‘Toy Music ......read more

    20 Boxes of Donations from AFG Employees to Emirates Red Crescent

    Al Fahim Group (AFG) has donated 20 boxes to the Emirates Red Crescent through the employee Box Appeal Campaign for the third consecutive year as part of its annual Ramadan CSR programme. Towards its participation, AFG employees donated various items such as clothes, blankets, tinned food, toys and toiletries, medicine, TV sets, printers and scanners, in small boxes to people that need it most. Employees gathered last Thursday, 21 July to assist Emirates Red Crescent in neatly packaging the items. On Sunday, 24 July, the boxes were handed over to Emirates Red Crescent. His Excellency ......read more

    3rd Liwa Ajman Date Festival concludes successfully with huge turnout

    Number of participants and visitors has increased dramatically compared to last year Ajman, UAE, July 31, 2016:  Under the patronage of H.H Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Ajman, the third edition of Ajman Liwa Date Festival concluded successfully with a huge turnout of Emirati farmers who participated in the competition which showcased the best dates and citrus fruits grown locally. More than 10,000 visitors of different nationalities attended the three day festival with winners of the date and citrus fruits competition, ......read more

    Nikai Group organized a special Suhoor at Madinat Jumeirah

    Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2016:  Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group organized a special Suhoor at Madinat Jumeirah for his friends including Government officials. The Suhoor was a light hearted affair with delicious Arabic food being served throughout the night.  Mr Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group hosts Suhoor for friends at Madinat Jumeirah   Mr Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group along with Mr. Mahesh Shahdadpuri, CEO of TASC Outsourcing, hosts Suhoor for friends at Madinat Jumeirah ...read more

    The silent performers at the Ramadan Night market

    Keep your eyes peeled for the floating man and the two-headed man while shopping at the consumer fair Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2016:   Temperatures may be soaring, but the spirit of Ramadan Night Market soars even higher at Zaábeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre. The popular night market, that keeps its doors open from 8pm to 2am from June 23 to July 2, continues to attract thousands of fun-enthusiasts courtesy a plethora of activities across a wide range of interests. The ambience already cackling with energy takes an interesting turn with this year’s street entertainment: ......read more

    Two Old Copies of the Holy Quran, Ancient Manuscript among Notable Donations to Reading Nation Ramadan Campaign Auction

    Dubai-UAE: June 21, 2016 – The Reading Nation Ramadan campaign auction is gathering a coveted and valuable collection of objects and memorabilia that will be sold off to the highest bidders to raise funds for the ongoing Reading Nation Ramadan campaign. The charity auction is set to run on June 21 (tomorrow) at the Madinat Jumeirah, based on the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In the final leg of accumulating precious collectibles for the auction, His Excellency Mohammad Al-Murr, Former ......read more

    ADFD Hosts Lecture on Importance of Reading

    Highlights Support Extended by UAE Leadership to Reading Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 20, 2016 – In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, prominent Emirati preacher and media personality from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments on the Importance of Reading. The lecture aimed to promote the culture of reading and learning among ADFD staff in line with the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to mark 2016 as the Year ......read more

    Ramadan Village 2016

    To be Focal Point of Ramadan & Eid Shopping & Entertainment activities Sharjah, UAE, 19 June 2016: The stage is set for the region’s most anticipated shopping and entertainment extravaganza during the holy month of Ramadan – the Ramadan Village 2016. The Ramadan Village 2016 was inaugurated on Thursday, 16th June by H. E. Abdalla Sultan Al Owais, Chairman Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The opening was attended Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, Board Members and other dignitaries. Organized by Al Hader Exhibitions & ......read more

    GCC in Prime Position to Maximize Muslim Visitor Arrivals During Ramadan from 2023

    Dubai, UAE, June 16, 2016:   The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are set to benefit from the growth in Muslim travelers during the holy month of Ramadan, according to new research released today by MasterCard and CrescentRating. The growing trend by Muslims to travel during the fasting period will see destinations in the GCC region become the most attractive by 2023 according to data and analysis from the inaugural MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016. A total of 50 destinations across the globe were analyzed in the study and benchmarked across three ......read more

    Debenhams Festival Weekend… Back on Popular Demand

    Grand Prize of AED 100,000 up for Grabs Debenhams Festival Weekend runs from this Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30. UAE - 26 April 2016: Save the date and get ready for a unique shopping experience as Debenhams Festival Weekend (DFW), the most-awaited shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the region, returns with exciting offers and surprises. Customers across the Middle East are invited to visit their nearest Debenhams stores over the weekend to enjoy three days of in-store attractions, instant prizes and different offers everyday with the chance of winning AED 100,000. The ......read more

    It's Maifest again at Grand Hyatt Dubai! Ja, das ist Music!

    DUBAI, April 13th – Get set to experience the authentic Maifest festival at Grand Hyatt Dubai starting April 27th until May 7th. The traditional German spring celebration will feature diverse traditional dishes, such as Kalbsbratwurst, Spargel, Erdbeerschnitte or Veal Schnitzel with cranberry chutney while the bar’s offer will include the most popular brands of German hops. But we all know what has made Maifest one of Dubai’s most awaited festival: the live music! “Die Kirchdorfer” will join us again for the fourth year running to celebrate the spring at ......read more

    KENZO Women's Collection Fall-Winter 2016/17

    Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2016:   Our kenzo woman for fall-winter 2016/17 approaches life with nonchalant conviction. She tackles every adventure with an open mind and with respect for where she has previously tread. Much like our kenzo woman, we wanted to create a collection which observes some of the house’s most notable codes but drives forward with an irreverent appreciation for what’s to come. Sailor moon’s confidence and quintessentially feminine approach to dressing empowers us. Empire waists lead the silhouette and offer construction to outerwear, shirts and ......read more

    The Pavilion shines an inspired light at the Mother of the Nation Festival

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 March, 2016: The gleaming Pavilion, which stands as the centrepiece of the Mother of the Nation Festival, has captivated thousands of visitors seeking to observe the fitting tribute to the inspirational values and lifelong vision, advocacy, and impact of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. In contrast to the enlivening energy of the festival’s five distinct zones, the Pavilion houses 13 uniquely designed exhibits that feature the far-reaching efforts of H.H. Sheikha Fatima, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of the General ......read more

    India Gate's 550kg Rice Bag Enters Guinness World Record Books at Gulfood 2016

    Dubai UAE - February 23, 2016: Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show – has broken a Guinness World Record for the globe’s heaviest bag of rice. KRBL Limited, the world’s largest rice millers and Basmati rice exporters, has successfully entered the Guinness record books with a bag of rice from its acclaimed India Gate Classic Basmati Rice brand weighing 550kgs – a combined weight of two adult Royal Bengal Tigers. The new record was achieved when the bag was filled in a single day by a dedicated team at KRBL DMCC’s ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Festival Twin Campaign Bonanza Closes on a Majestic Note

    Over 9000 winners have been rewarded across two mega promotions  ‘Shop & Win. Play & Win’ promotion rewarded shoppers with family cars and on the spot prizes. ‘Shop & Win Gold’ promotion saw 5 kg gold given away to lucky shoppers  Thirty two participating malls in this year’s promotion with the final raffle draw hosted at Global Village Dubai, February 11th, 2016:  As the Dubai Shopping Festival twin mega promotions drew to a close, thousands of raffle enthusiasts and shoppers waited anxiously for the results of the grand ......read more

    Kempinski Hotel Ajman hosts Kite Festival organised by Bukhara Indian Restaurant

    Bukhara, the signature Indian restaurant at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, in co-operation with Tamquest Entertainment MFZE and Channel 4, will organise on 16 January 2016 the second Ajman Kite Festival to be held in the Northern Emirates. After a very successful festival in 2015, the 2016 event will continue to demonstrate Sankranti kite-flying traditions, and Bukhara will provide a sumptuous buffet of tasty Indian food at the beach along with entertainment for both children and adults. During the event, a professional kite-flying team from India will show its skills in flying colourful kites in ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall welcomes patrons this DSF with a shopping extravaganza and fun-filled entertainment

    The region’s Ultimate ‘Value’ Shopping Destination, announced its festive promotion, entertainment and activities commencing from 1st January 2016. Dubai UAE, December 30, 2015:  Dubai Outlet Mall, a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding Group, will kick off the New Year on a high note with a well-rounded selection of exciting entertainment and fun activities for the whole family with its annual DSF celebrations, scheduled from 1st January to 1st February 2016. DSF Promotions:  DSF at Dubai Outlet Mall allows visitors a chance to walk away as winners. Customers ......read more

    Malayalam Acting Superstar Mammootty To Headline New Year's Eve Concert Celebrations at Global Village

    • Malayalam leading light Mammootty to perform in two hour headline show from 8pm • Haricharan, Suchitra, Sayanora and Afzal to perform with Mammootty • Unique Jet Ski Show to amaze the packed New Year crowds • The arrival of 2016 to be celebrated with special countdown and fireworks • DJ Nawaj to entertain crowds with popular mixes from 10pm – 1am • Globo and Fiestaval Shows To Enthrall Families Throughout The Evening Dubai, 30 December 2015: Global Village, the leading family cultural, shopping and entertainment ......read more

    Magical 8-act fireworks display highlighting futuristic vision of the UAE to mark Emaar's Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala

    • Breathtaking fireworks complemented by colourful LED display with several 3D effects • 828-metre high Burj Khalifa’s façade to be wrapped with over 357,000 LED nodes to present spectacular illumination • One of the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacles is also live streamed via www.mydowntowndubai.com & broadcast live at Times Square in New York City • Elaborate preparations to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Dubai on December 31 Dubai, UAE; December 30, 2015: The world’s highest ......read more

    Fireworks and A Dry Dance Party for NYE 2016 at THE BEACH!

    Celebrate New Years Eve 2016 at THE BEACH ·      Soak in the ocean vibes with the city’s first ever dry dance party at THE BEACH. ·      Marvel in a fantastic finale to a domino of fireworks at THE BEACH. Commencing from Downtown Dubai, a domino of fireworks will go off across the coastline of Dubai with an extravagant finale only at THE BEACH! ·      Embrace a healthier lifestyle for the new year with an array of exciting activities throughout the day such as Zumba, Yoga by the Sea and ......read more

    Dubai-based Serial Entrepreneur launches music single Ya Beladi - To celebrate the 44th UAE National Day

    The new music single marks an expatriate’s tribute to the UAE – home to millions of foreigners merging from nearly 180 nationalities who call it their home Dubai, November 29, 2015:  Smita Prabhakar (Aka MayaVENUS), a Dubai-based Serial Entrepreneur, launched her latest music single Ya Beladi – Expatriates’ tribute to the UAE that will hit the entertainment channels as part of the 44th UAE National Day celebrations on December 2, 2015. The new music video hits the national television channels while a number of radio channels are promoting ......read more

    Fans get into spirit of 44th UAE National Day at Cutural & Heritage Village

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fans gear up for UAE National Day on 2nd December by celebrating the country’s rich cultural heritage in North Oasis at Yas Marina Circuit   Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 29 November, 2015: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend at Yas Marina Circuit is the perfect place to get into the spirit of UAE National Day on 2nd December with a series of activities celebrating the country’s cultural and heritage.   Visitors from more than 170 countries around the world can visit North Oasis during the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX to ......read more

    Sharjah Shopping Festival to be held from March 3 to 19, 2016

    Sharjah, 23 November 2015: Sharjah is set to get a shopping festival. To be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, the 17-day-long Sharjah Shopping Festival will be first ever consumer event of its kind in the Emirate. “The Sharjah Shopping Festival will be another accolade to the Emirate of Sharjah which is the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2015. I am sure the event will go a long way in making Sharjah a key shopping and tourism destination of the region,” said Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah. Expo Centre Sharjah will turn into a shoppers’ paradise from ......read more

    Splash Shopping Festival

    Deals Deals Deals! Dubai, November 12, 2015:  Splash  has  unveiled  the ‘Splash Shopping Festival’, your key to shopping paradise  with the best deals in town. Why wait for the festive season when this fun filled period will see the customers pampered with offers that one can’t resist. Be spoilt for choice with the coolest trends available for an array of offers like Two for Less that give you more for great prices! Buy  2  get  1  is  an  opportunity  for you to sport the hottest trends at amazing ......read more

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