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    Enjoy a Thrilling Zip Line Adventure in Dubai After Dark

    Beat the hot weather and make the most of Aventura’s extended opening hours from now until the end of the season  Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:  Calling all adrenaline junkies!  If you have already experienced the action-packed Aventura Park during the day, why not make the most of the cooler nights and enjoy an exhilarating zip-line in the Ghaf tree-lined forest in Mushrif Park after dark?  At Aventura Parks, you can test your mental and physical agility whilst having fun in the great outdoors.  Dubai’s first adventure park offers an unforgettable experience filled with thrilling zip lines and over 80 climbing, tree-surfing, zip-lining, rope-crossing challenges spread over 5 different levels, off the ground and in-between the trees.  By night, the excitement is taken to new heights as you ......read more

    10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Ends with a Bang!

    Annual Literary Event Concludes Most Successful Edition with Sold-Out Session Dubai, 11 March, 2018:   Following ten days of literary celebrations, the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature concluded on a high with a sold-out session with renowned comedian and bestselling children’s author David Walliams. The event capped off the Festival’s most successful edition, which featured 180 authors from nearly 50 countries.  Held by the Emirates Literature Foundation, the Festival is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said, ‘I am thrilled to announce that ......read more

    The Kuwait Business Council launches #CelebrateKuwait entertainment festival in Dubai

    To Be Held at Rise - Dubai Creek Harbor on March 9-10 Organized in cooperation with Emaar Properties and GASTRONOMICA and featuring exciting Kuwaiti Youth Projects   Dubai, 4 March 2018:   The Kuwait Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (KuwaitBC) announces the launch of its first public event this year under the theme #CelebrateKuwait. The entertainment festival is organized in cooperation with Emaar Properties and GASTRONOMICA, a leading restaurant operator in Kuwait and the GCC. It also features the participation of many exciting Kuwaiti youth projects representing several sectors. The festival event will be held at Rise - Dubai Creek Harbor on March 9-10.   On this occasion, Luma Jasim Bourisly, KuwaitBC Board Member and chairwoman of the organizing committee, said, “The choice ......read more

    Inviting all Parents and Babies for a Fun Weekend with Johnson's® at JBR Walk

    Join other moms at the Johnson’s® Baby tent to learn more about your baby’s skin and its needs. Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2018:  Johnson’s® Baby is hosting an interactive event at JBR walk to introduce their first semi-therapeutic product range, especially suited to protect baby skin against the harsh environmental conditions in the Middle East. Families will have the chance to come and experience a first-of-its-kind, futuristic technology to test their skin dryness levels and learn more about how to keep babies’ skin healthy and moisturized.  Parents can look forward to participating in some interesting activities, take-away useful goodies and capture memorable moments with their little ones at the Johnson’s® Baby tent. The event will host a series of engaging demonstrations to ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Festival 2018 Continues to Dazzle Shoppers Around The World

    Dubai, January 25, 2018: Dubai Shopping Festival 2018 also known as DSF 2018 unveiled in Dubai on 26 December and will run till 27 January. Total retail sales are estimated to be around Dh200 Billion this year. With many top international as well as local brands participating in this event, you can get amazing benefits of sky high discounts.  Gulfshoppingdeals.com offers you with some of the best and the most amazing deals and discounts from top brands and retailers during DSF 2018. To avail these offers you don’t have to visit the stores and you can get amazing discount at your home.  Some highlights of the Dubai Shopping Festival are:  Up to Dh200 Billion retail sales during Dubai Shopping Festival every year.  12% increase in number of passengers in Dubai during sale event.  Dubai Mall ......read more

    20 iPhone Xs up for grabs at Dubai Festival City Mall during DSF!

    Over 200K AED worth of prizes to be given away until 27th January, including the grand prize of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee! 21st January 2018, Dubai, UAE:   During one of its most successful Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to date, Dubai Festival City Mall has already given away more than 200K AED worth of prizes to visitors in the Mall. Shoppers spending over AED 250 will get the chance to win weekly prizes until the 27th January, with 20 more iPhone X phones and the grand prize of a 2018 Jeep Cherokee still to be won. A range of activities and workshops have also been lined up with key retailers such as Robinsons, Tuc Tuc and many more. The Mall is a great destination for fashion, dining and entertainment, which now offers almost 500 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining.

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    Global Village Guests and Exhibitors Participate in “Thank you Mohammed bin Zayed” Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 6, 2018:   Global Village, the region’s largest and first-ever multi-cultural festival park, has participated in the UAE national campaign to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The campaign was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the slogan “Thank You, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed”. With its celebrations, Global Village aims to thank the eminent leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who has devoted his time and effort to serving the country with sincerity and supports his future vision, planning and organisation.  "We wanted to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

    Over 100,000 People Attend Unforgettable New Year's at Dubai Festival City

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2018:  Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project welcomed over 100,000 people to ring in the New Year. The destination hosted a variety of exciting events - from spectacular fireworks displays to sumptuous treats and fun-filled community events, there was something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the special occasion. Festival Bay’s, IMAGINE, lit up the sky with its spectacular record breaking show whilst visitors enjoyed a sparkling display of fireworks throughout the night starting from 9pm until the grand finale at midnight.  Continuing the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Festival Arena by InterContinental Dubai Festival City hosted Arabic A-listers, Mohammed Hamaki, Nancy Ajram and Nassif Zeytoun. The event was ......read more

    Sign up to a better night sleep with Serta during Dubai Shopping Festival

    Discounts from 40% on select range of mattresses and accessories Dubai, UAE (January 2, 2018):  Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in Middle East, has announced its exciting offers for Serta mattresses during the 23rd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). If you are in the market searching for a new bed, now is the time to invest in a Serta product such as the Ergo bed. Customer is entitled to get a discount of 45% on Ergo bed along with Chronicle, Bonvivant and latex mattress. Complete the purchase with a headboard and a side table that can also be offered at 45% discount. Customers who also spend Dhs1000 on any Serta sleeping product and accessories is entitled to get a voucher of Dhs400 while select grades are also on offer with 40% discount and flat 40% ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE part-sale during Dubai Shopping Festival

    Dubai, December 27, 2017:  Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE are on part-sale with up to 70% off selected items across all categories. With prices locked on over 1,000 product lines, there has never been a better time to buy.  The offers are valid on leading brands including Dyson, Makita, Black & Decker, Karcher, Homeworks, Aftron and more.  Details of the event:  Event: Al-Futtaim ACE part-sale 30% -70% off selected items across all categories Date:  December 26, 2017 – February 4, 2018  Venue: Across all Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. With more than 33,000 great products, Al-Futtaim ACE offers world-class brands such as Karcher, ......read more

    Get Ready for a Dubai Shopping Festival extravaganza at The Beach

    Firework displays to take place every Thursday and Friday throughout DSF starting December 26th with a grand finale showcase on January 27th  Amazing dining and shopping discounts across a range of outlets at The Beach for all to enjoy Entertainment for the whole family DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 23 December 2017:  With the annual Dubai Shopping Festival nearing, the 23rd edition of the shopping extravaganza will see a lineup of hot events at The Beach, Meraas’ urban lifestyle destination, throughout the DSF season (26th December – 27th January 2018).     Fireworks Full schedule below Fireworks will once again illuminate the skies of The Beach, enhancing the wonderful atmosphere in the air. The displays will take place on different days throughout the week with the ......read more

    The Regions Most Anticipated Shopping Festival Lands at Burjuman Mall

    You have lots to look forward to during DSF at BurJuman   Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2017:  Be spoilt for choice at BurJuman this year! As you enter the new year, embrace a positive and stylish self with the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) from the 26th of December 2017 to the 27th of January 2018. Shoppers and families are invited to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events at BurJuman when DSF kicks off on 26th of December.   Be it shopping for your loved ones, gifts for the new season, or just some much needed retail therapy, BurJuman has something on offer for everyone. It’s a paradise for families, with an exciting mix of international high street names, designer brands and the best local labels. Shop the latest seasonal collections or discover incredible offers at your favourite stores.   Find ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation shines the spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Patients from across the region band together to increase awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis Dubai, UAE, 19th December 2017–  In an effort to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UAE, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) have planned a half-day dedicated event in Dubai for people affected by this disease.  The event will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel on 22nd December and will be dedicated to raising public awareness around the importance of recognition, early diagnosis, and treatment. People are encouraged to attend and to learn factors associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis, so to stand up and make a difference.  “We are committed to addressing the needs of people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which means understanding every point of the patient journey from early ......read more

    Inaugural Literature and Music Festival Opens In Abu Dhabi

    Week-long initiative celebrating Arabic Language Day launches at Manarat Al Saadiyat with a programme of performing arts and music Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2017 –  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the inaugural Literature and Music Festival has opened in Abu Dhabi in celebration of Arabic Language Day. The Festival launched with an evening of poetry reading and oud performances, featuring poetry recital by Hamed Alawi AlHashemi and Ahmed AlMannaee, who were joined by musicians from Bait Al Oud.  Visitors to the opening of the festival also enjoyed spectacular light shows depicting the beauty of the Arabic language on the facade of Manarat al Saadiyat.  Serving as a forum for artists, scholars, writers, musicians and people interested in the fusion of literature and music, ......read more

    Enjoy tasty treats and some relaxed retail therapy for a chance to win a Mini Copper at Souk Al Bahar!

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  Souk Al Bahar is giving shoppers and diners the opportunity to win ‘big’ this festive season, with the chance to celebrate the start of 2018 by driving away in a brand new Mini Cooper!  With only one car up for grabs, simply spend AED 300 in any retail or dining outlet within the mall between December 17, 2017 and January 16, 2018, to enter the draw for a chance to win!  The winner will be drawn at random and will be notified on Sunday, January 17, 2018, so will be zipping through Dubai in no time!  Dining outlets throughout Souk Al Bahar also have a range of tasty festive treats to enjoy – as well as some of the best views of Downtown Dubai’s ‘Light Up 2018’ New Year’s Eve showcase, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain daily shows; ......read more

    Initiatives of the 4th International Festival of Falconry in Khalifa Park Inaugurated Today

    On display are a rare collection of photographs, falconry classes and competitions for the public 9 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, May God Protect Him, the initiatives of the 4th International Festival of Falconry organized by Emirates Falconers Club will be inaugurated today in collaboration with several ministries, national organisations and local authorities. The Festival will be taking place over the next two days in Khalifa Park in the capital Abu Dhabi. The Festival in its current edition has witnessed extensive international participation and is the largest in the world with participation from over 700 falconers and researchers that represent 90 countries from across the globe. The Festival is of great ......read more

    Flowers FM 947 Onam Flower Carpet at Burj Khalifa

    Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017:  Aiming to conquer great heights and outdo the standard industry expectations, Flowers FM 947 added another feather to its cap and commenced the celebrations for their first Onam festival with the traditional pookallam at the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa; on Saturday 2nd September 2017.  Flowers FM 947 launched in May 2017, and ever since has been on a stride to take up challenges and go the extra mile for remarkable achievements.  The pookallam design was the perfect synchronization of all the essences that brought the event together. The fabulous design, created by noted art director Srisan Balakrishnan, displayed the aerial view of the Burj Khalifa along with the Flowers FM logo incorporated at the center.  This amazing opportunity was conceived with the ......read more

    One Thousand Daily Winners Expected During Dubai Festival City's Biggest Ever DSS Celebrations

    Play in the largest Confetti Dome of its kind and shop for a chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes including a new 2017 Lexus RC F Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2017:  Dubai Festival City is hosting its biggest Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) yet, giving thousands of visitors the chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes. From 1st July until 12th August, shoppers that spend AED 250 or more get a chance to Shop.Pop.Win and be part of the draw for the Grand Prize - a new 2017 Lexus RC F. The fun virtual reality game, ‘Shop.Pop.Win’ allows participants the chance to land an array of gifts ranging from toys, restaurant vouchers, electronics, BBQs and hotel stays. Shoppers will also get the chance to play in the biggest ever Confetti Dome of its kind and capture the unique moments on camera.   Steven Cleaver, Director ......read more

    20th Edition of Dubai Summer Surprises Offers Six Weeks of Sales

      Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’  DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of retail outlets will reward visitors with special offers and discounts of up to 75 per cent on a wide range of merchandise. This year’s DSS is ......read more

    Dubai's 3-Day Super Sale Kicks Off on 18 May

      Over 1,000 retail outlets set to offer mega savings for shoppers with discounts of 30 – 90 %  Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2017: Get ready for a rewarding shopping experience in Dubai at the 3-day Super Sale, a new citywide retail initiative, which kicks off on 18 May with over 1,000 outlets offering a diverse range of items from local, regional and global brands, at significantly low prices. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 3-day Super Sale will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30 – 90 % off on an array of merchandise including apparel, bags, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion accessories and home furniture. This not-to-be-missed retail promotion running across Dubai offers an extensive ......read more

    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

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    Sharjah Light Festival 2018 visitors hit one million in 11 days

    A remarkable one million visitors in a span of 11 days marked the successful conclusion of the Sharjah Light Festival 2018’s spectacular lights performances, which resulted in more than 100 local and global media coverage in more than 30 countries, in addition to 9 million interactions on all the social media channels, reflecting the emirate’s prominence as an international tourism destination. His Excellency (H.E.) Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) commended the team who worked on the festival during the SCTDA-led closing ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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

    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, ......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 ......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 ......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

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