The world-renowned entertainment destination is ranked number one globally in health and safety excellence and has achieved highest possible bracket of audit results
Dubai, UAE, 7 March 2020: Once again Global Village has been recognised for its excellence in health and safety management - the world’s leading multicultural festival park improved its score as it achieved five stars in its health and safety rating for the second year running in the British Safety Council’s Five-Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit (OHS FSA).
The region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, Global Village is the number one ranked entertainment destination globally for health and safety and has demonstrated an ongoing proactive commitment to excellence in this regard – achieving an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2020: Essa Al Marzouq, the Kuwaiti singer who has emerged as one of the most prominent and popular young stars in the Gulf, will perform at Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural festival park and the region’s number one destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, to deliver a memorable concert on the Main Stage from 9 pm on Friday 6th March.
Essa El Marzouq has attracted a large regional following in recent years on the back of several hit songs and guests are certain to delight in the vibrant atmosphere as he performs several of his biggest hits including “Akher Haba” and “Thamen Ajiba”.
Entry to see Essa Al Marzouq perform live is included in Global Village’s AED 15 admission ticket. Global Village hosts entertaining live concerts ......read more
Dubai, 13 January 2020: Perlita Daligdig is the first lucky winner to drive away in a brand new, luxury BMW under Nakheel Mall’s prize giveaway as part of Dubai Shopping Festival’s (DSF) 25th anniversary.
The Filipina mother of three won the car after spending AED325 in Waitrose at Nakheel Mall.
Perlita, a Palm Jumeirah resident, said: “I can’t believe my luck so far in 2020. I want to thank Nakheel Mall for this blessing, and best of luck to everybody shopping to win during DSF.”
Nakheel Mall is giving away five new BMWs as well as daily instant prizes and gift vouchers worth AED250,000 in total this DSF. Shoppers automatically qualify by spending AED250 or more at any outlet.
Create everlasting memories this holiday season at Global Village
Dubai, UAE, 24 December 2019: Revel in the festive season and welcome in the New Year at Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural festival park, and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, as the full line-up of festive season celebrations is underway until 7th January 2020.
Promising a festive bundle full of fun and surprises, Global Village is the perfect family-centric destination to enjoy the festive season celebrations.
For the first time ever at Global Village, guests of all ages will be able to celebrate the season by capturing selfies with a huge 21-metre high tree richly decorated with gifts received from around the world. Around the tree, guests will find beautifully themed stalls ......read more
Every day is family day at Global Village, with a special school holiday offer designed for the comfort and convenience of family guests
Dubai, UAE, 18th December 2019: Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has a family offering available just in time for the school holidays.
The region’s leading destination for the perfect family day out has launched a new offer for the school holiday period that enables nannies to gain free access to select paid activities and attractions when chaperoning younger guests. This offers families increased comfort and convenience during their visits.
Nannies will now be able to accompany little ones into select Global Village paid attractions at no cost. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019: Kanz Jewels recently recognized and honored their staff who have provided them with outstanding service in the year 2018. During the recently concluded staff conference held in the holy month of Ramadan, at Hyatt Regency, Deira, Dubai, the top performers were provided with outstanding performance certificates in addition to cash rewards. During the conference, time was allotted to recognize the efforts of all team members who have demonstrated the commitment to excellence and who have gone above and beyond their requirements in fulfilling the terms of their responsibilities.
The certificates and rewards were presented by Mr. Anil Dhanak, Managing Director in the presence of various dignitaries and all employees.
According to Mr.Anidesh George, who won the leadership ......read more
~Bollywood Celebrity Arbaaz Khan Inaugurates 15 day Shopping Extravaganza~
Dubai, UAE May 20, 2019: Concept Brands Group, UAE’s largest leading brand house of luxury products is all set to launch its 15 days Ramadan Big Bazaar shopping extravaganza at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Bollywood celebrity Arbaaz Khan will inaugurate the mega sale on 21 May at Za’abeel Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Center at 9pm. Arbaaz Khan will interact with fans at the event which allows free entry for everyone visiting.
The Ramadan Big Bazaar will host a large number of retailers, offering everyone a chance to celebrate the festivities of the season and purchase Eid gifts for family and friends. A true shopper’s paradise featuring a diverse variety of products ranging from fashion, beauty, toys, electronics and food amongst ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019: Dubai Investments PJSC has underlined its commitment to the UAE’s People of Determination by supporting a Social Program for Women of Determination, a year-long calendar of events and activities that will enable and empower individuals and their families, and promote greater social inclusion within the wider community.
Dubai Investments has provided support for the special 12-month program, developed by Kalimati Communication and Rehabilitation Centre, which will provide a sustained focus on social and vocational skills, recreational activities and events that will build skill sets, increase physical fitness and confidence.
The program, which is being led by a behaviour therapist, will concentrate on a number of key areas of development, including vocational ......read more
• Deadline set for June 30, 2019
• Program to run from September 2019 to January 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 18, 2019: The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA), the first industry-focused accelerator award winning program of its kind in the MENA region, has issued an open call for applications from global startups dedicated to innovative smart city solutions to join its third cohort.
DSCA was launched in May 2017 by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in collaboration with du, Smart Dubai Office, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New York, Orange Business Services, and Visa.
The program is hosted within the renowned Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned tech innovation hub, and powered ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 16, 2019: Al-Futtaim has announced the launch of SINYAR, a pioneering programme for UAE nationals, dedicated to developing emerging talent across its organization. This programme is in alignment with the UAE’s Vision 2021 and UAE Government Accelerators initiatives to harness the full potential of its national human capital by maximising, nurturing, attracting and retaining the best talent.
The name SINYAR in local Emirati dialect means the trace left by a boat in water and was used to signify how it will guide employees on the right path for their careers. Through this tailor-made programme, Al-Futtaim encourages employees to take the lead on aspects related to their career and development to reach new heights. It will enable Al-Futtaim’s employees to discover their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 15th May 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, signed a gold sponsorship agreement for two years with The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) RAL (Region-At-Large) for its activities being held in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), and Turkey.
Through this sponsorship, Empower pursues to shed light on ASHRAE’s RAL activities and its role in supporting energy efficient cooling solutions, in addition to the UAE’s efforts to support district cooling, which aims to create the desired balance between economic development, preserving the environment, reducing carbon emissions, and achieving sustainability.
The agreement was ......read more
2 ½ months programme is a big-time success
Emiratis to account for 44% in IA in future
Dubai, May 14, 2019: The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE-IAA) is relentlessly continuing its drive in bringing in a qualitative change by training and qualifying the Emiratis to work in the Internal Auditing (IA) domain through a training programme that it launched in 2015.
The two-and-a-half-month HASAAD programme aims to strengthen the expertise of trainees, support their professional competencies and prepare them to deal with more professional responsibilities and challenges within their organisations.
More than 80 professionals have completed the programme in different batches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Currently, the percentage of UAE nationals, both males and females, in the internal auditing ......read more
Shop and drive home a BMW during the 17-day Ramadan Nights at Expo Centre Sharjah
The best deals and prizes in town during Ramadan!
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019: Witness the most exciting shopping experience featuring leading names in the regional retail industry during this Ramadan at the Expo Centre in Sharjah.
From biggest discounts to the widest range of products, and finest local and international cuisine to a gaming arena that will provide a host of entertainment activities for the entire family, the Ramadan Nights at Expo Centre Sharjah has everything you need for observing the holy month and the ensuing Eid Al Fitr celebrations.
The 17-day Ramadan Nights will begin on Thursday, May 23 and will continue until June 8, covering the second half of the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid Al Fitr ......read more
142 lucky shoppers took home 32 kilos of gold, several gold bars, 5 BMW luxury cars and 6 Samsung 65” inch TV during the 5-week promotion
Dubai; 10 February 2019: The 24th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) ends on a high note after 5 weeks of extensive promotions aimed at enriching shoppers experience and offering the deals that brought value to both residents and tourist alike. With 32 kg of gold, 5 luxurious BMW cars, several gold bars and Samsung smart TVs, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s (DGJG) promotions for gold & diamond shoppers were certainly the highlight of the shopping season.
For the first time since its inception in 1996, the group designed two separate promotions for gold & diamond shoppers. With over 250 participating outlets, the 39 days promotion saw as many as 142 winners taking ......read more
Daily chances to win an INFINITI QX50 and AED 150,000 in cash, weekly prizes of AED 100,000 for five winners (AED 20,000 each) and a Mega Grand cash prize of AED 500,000 for one winner
Get a chance to win one of seven Nissan models at the Nissan Grand Raffle
Mega raffle promotions start on 15 October at ENOC and EPPCO stations, Zoom stores, Metro stations, and many other locations across the city
Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2018: With the 24th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promising to provide unforgettable shopping experiences, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced that the DSF Mega Raffles promotions – the INFINITI Mega Raffle and the Nissan Grand Raffle - will begin on 15 October ......read more
Best shopping deals on all Fashion Products
Dubai, UAE, 13th August, 2018: The Concept BIG Brands Carnival – Eid SHOPPING FIESTA, UAE’s largest fashion and beauty event is set to launch its five-days shopping fiesta for the 60th time. The platform invites UAE’s residents and tourists to visit and avail of discounts up to a staggering 75 percent across an array of high-end global brands. The event will open its doors from 15th to 19th August at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, with free entry to everyone from 10 AM to 10 PM.
As part of the mega promotion, everyone visiting CBBC will have the opportunity to take advantage of these mega reductions across a range of over 300 world-class brands and products - such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Levis, Charles & Keith, Toms, Crocs, ......read more
Renowned Italian leather goods brand offers from 45% to 60%
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: Cromia, the renowned leather goods brand from Italy, offers amazing discounts for DSS 2018 with 45% to 60% discount on selected handbags and accessories.
Look trendier with chic leather and unique colors of Cromia’s 2018 Spring Summer Collection that suit your stylistic preferences. The bags are embellished with special prints, while the theme of this season proposed by many famous Italian brands including Cromia is dedicated to exotic birds.
A gorgeous handbag can drastically transform your outfit, whether it's an over-sized tote or colorful mini. Cromia bags are ideal to complement every fashion style of every woman, any time of the day, from morning to evening.
It is a good time to stop at Cromia store in Wafi ......read more
With 6 Infiniti Q50 and Countless Sales Offers, You Can’t Possibly Ask for More!
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre, takes part in another season of Dubai’s highly anticipated summer shopping extravaganza, Dubai Summer Surprises 2018, organized by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in association with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).
This year’s Dubai Summer Surprises will see six lucky shoppers drive home a sleek and sporty luxury Infiniti Q50 car, upon a minimum combined purchase of AED 200 from any of the many outlets at Al Ghurair Centre, including Marks & Spencers, Emax, Jashnmal, Dune London, Springfield, Mango and many more. Your combined shopping receipts presented to the mall’s customer service desk will avail your ......read more
Shop for AED 200 at one of 17 participating malls from the Dubai Shopping Malls Group and get a chance to win Infiniti Q50 every week
Participation for the campaign commences on 22 June – 4 August ,2018 with the draws held during the 6 weekends of Dubai Summer Surprises
Dubai, 18 June UAE: With shoppers gearing up for the 21st edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) is assured to surprise and the elevate the shopping experience this summer season. Under the patronage of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), 17 Malls across Dubai will host the ‘Shop & Win Dream Drive’ campaign that offers six sleek Infiniti Q50 cars to be won.
Commencing on June 22, shoppers can participate with a minimum purchase of AED 200 at any of the participating malls. ......read more
Bargain hunters to benefit from massive discounts at more than 1500 stores across 15 malls
Abu Dhabi, UAE –14 June 2018: Abu Dhabi residents and visitors will be treated to a 24-hour mall mega sale this weekend, as the Emirate’s retailers are expected to drop prices by as much as 90 per cent during this city-wide event. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), the sale will kick off tomorrow (Friday, June 15th) at 10am and run until 10am on Saturday, June 16th, marking an extra unmatched special start to Eid Fest celebrations at over 1500 outlets.
This year, 15 malls will be participating in this unique super sale including World Trade Centre (WTC) Mall, Al Jimi Mall, Dalma Mall, Hili Mall, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2018: Visitors to Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is set to have a memorable make Eid Al Fitr as the destination offers a variety of entertainment, deals and offers across the Mall and Hotels.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall (DFCM) is celebrating the joy of Eid Al Fitr with two extravagant musical firework displays on the evening of Friday*, 15th June 2018. Shoppers are encouraged to visit the Mall with friends and families to catch the fireworks as well as experience “The Walking Box” entertainment which will take place over four days.
Shoppers at DFCM can still experience the Disney “Magical Wishing Well” and enjoy the IMAGINE shows every hour after sunset.
o ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018: It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full swing, families celebrate, feast and children look forward to the excitement of receiving Eidiya. This Eid Al-Fitr, Emaar Entertainment is bringing a host of exciting activities and entertainment for the whole family starting from June 14.
Each Emaar Entertainment leisure attraction has something different in store to celebrate the occasion.
KidZania® Dubai will host a special Eid market for all the guests to explore and indulge in some festive shopping. The plaza will be decorated in an Eid theme with beautiful Eid colors and guests can avail upto 50% discount on Arabic items from the Souk.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo will be running a special UAE resident offer with a standard ticket available for AED 90 ......read more
24-hour Mega Sale held in association with the Department of Economic Development of Abu Dhabi
Exciting programme of celebrations taking place across Yas Island during Eid Al Fitr
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 June 2018: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in association with the Department of Economic Development of Abu Dhabi (DED) has announced a 24-hour mall mega sale, featuring discounts of up to 90 per cent, as part of this year’s Eid Fest celebrations. With more than 1500 stores involved, the sale will kick off at 10am on Friday, June 15th and run until 10am on Saturday, June 16th bringing families and friends from across the region and beyond to Abu Dhabi to celebrate this special occasion.
Inspired by the runaway success of last year’s Mega Sale at Yas Mall, 15 ......read more
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
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
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. ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 at Dubai Outlet Mall allows visitors a chance to walk away as winners. Customers ......read more
• 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
• 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
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
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
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, 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
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
November 10, 2015: The International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF), is all set to open its doors to entrepreneurs, hospitality professionals and aficionados of coffee and tea tomorrow (Wednesday, November 11, 2015) at the Meydan Gallery & Convention Centre in Dubai, UAE. Running until November 13, the show is a reminder that the Café business is a booming industry with a huge scope of improvement in a region that is fast developing its own café culture
Along with a trade exhibition, ICTF will feature various National Level Coffee competitions, including the Barista, Latte Art, and ......read more
Abu Dhabi UAE, November 8, 2015: His Excellency T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, and Kulwant Singh, Managing Director of Lama Tours and Chairman of the Indian Business & Professional Council, were welcomed by Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, to officially inaugurate the Park’s popular Festival of Lights. To mark the official opening of this unique ten-day celebration, the Indian ambassador started the festivities by pressing a large ignition button which lit up the Park, and enjoyed performances by some of the acts that will be on during ......read more