Youngsters invited to enjoy two months of interactive indoor activities at IKEA over the summer holiday
Dubai, 27 June 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has announced its plans for children across the UAE keeping them busy and entertained over the summer holidays. IKEA will be hosting the IKEA Summer Academy – a series of different indoor workshops for children aged six to 10. Beginning the 5th July up until the end of August, just before school term begins, youngsters can join the Academy and spend every Wednesday afternoon from expanding their creative and crafting skills through a series of educational and interactive activities.
Special prizes will be awarded by IKEA for consistent Summer Activity participants. Every child will receive a personalised booklet and for each session they attend they will ......read more
Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid Al Fitr, or the 'festival of breaking fast', marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe.
As you recite your prayers this ......read more
Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today.
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.
Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and updated existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in ......read more
DSF 2017 kicks off 34 exciting days of non-stop, action-packed shopping, fun entertainment and world-class events. Join us to ‘Shop.Win. Celebrate’ every day
Dubai, UAE – 26 December 2016: It’s finally here! The jam-packed schedule of events that millions of shoppers and families have been waiting for kicks off today with the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
An incredible array of fashion shows, exclusive product launches, big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold have been lined up by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and the organisers of DSF 2017, so the shopping adventure can finally begin.
The arrival of DSF 2017 also kicks off the new Retail ......read more
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
Key topics such as leadership skills, communication skills, business strategies and financial education to be featured at renowned international personal empowerment congress held in the region for the first time
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, have announced that the National Achievers Congress 2016 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who will be delivering the opening speech.
Held in the Middle East for the first time on 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai, UAE, the renowned international congress brings ......read more
Key speakers include Robert Kiyosaki, Ali Al Saloom, Andrew Matthews, and Baroness Michelle Mone of Mayfair, OBE
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2016: In collaboration with Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, the Middle East is welcoming its first National Achievers Congress 2016 on the 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai. In its 23rd year, the renowned international congress brings together a line-up of outstanding global achievers and influencers to the region to pave the way for entrepreneurs.
The inaugural National Achievers Congress 2016 seeks to give everyone the opportunity to achieve phenomenal results in their personal and professional lives by having some of the world’s greatest speakers empower them. Keynote speakers at the two day ......read more
Kuwait City - 27 September: The 8th annual Euromoney Kuwait Conference takes place today on 27 September 2016, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance the event has attracted high-level government officials, investors, financiers, business leaders and many of Kuwait’s leading institutions to explore new opportunities and examine Kuwait’s role in the changing international financial landscape.
Over 30% of the 550 registered delegates join us from abroad reflecting the rising global profile of Kuwait’s financial sector. This included high-profile attendees from Bahrain, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and elsewhere
Featuring a series of keynote speeches, live one-on-one interviews and engaging panel ......read more
Photo Caption: H.E. Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and H.E. Mr. Peter Elsner-Mackay, Austria’s Ambassador to the UAE with Mr. Mohammed Al Raqbani, General Manager of Dubai Investments Industries and Mr. Zaid Maleh, Managing Director of MODUL University Dubai at the MODUL University stand at GETEX 2016.
MODUL University’s stand at GETEX visited by Sheikh Nahyan Al Nahyan and Austrian Ambassador
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments Industries [DII], which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, and Austria’s leading international private university, is showcasing a wide array of academic programs and merit scholarships on offer for aspiring students at its campus in Dubai as part of ......read more
Twelve Dubai hotels won across 24 award categories to dominate the Middle East Hotel Awards 2016 this week.
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: A total of 70 hotels and hotel suppliers from across the region were shortlisted. Other winners came from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
More than 400 hoteliers from throughout the Middle East attended the awards ceremony (24th May 2016) at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, which took away the award for Best New Hotel 2016.
Speaking at the venue, Sandra Tikal, General Manager of the Palazzo Versace Dubai described the award-winning new hotel as an “urban resort” as well as a “true European palace with an Arabic edge”.
Christopher Hewett, Best New Hotel judge for 2016 commented: “There were high expectations for Palazzo Versace Dubai and it ......read more
Kuwait– May 30, 2016: Milipol Qatar 2016, the region’s most influential international trade exhibition for Homeland Security announces that online registration officially opened on 17th May 2016. This is to facilitate visitors entrance, getting their e-badges in advance.
The exhibition officially takes place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, West Bay, Doha from October 31 to November 2, 2016 with participation of companies from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, amongst other regional and global firms. It presents the perfect opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services and network with other firms in the fields of security, safety, detection and prevention equipment and systems, civil defence, as well as various other defence supplies during the course of the three-day ......read more
Over 800 Halal certified companies set for Halal World Food at Gulfood 2016 as major international retailers explore new products in Dubai re-exports boost
Halal sector opportunities to come under conference spotlight at Gulfood Halal Forum
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2016: Worldwide spending on global Halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% a year until 2019 to create an international industry worth US $3.7 trillion, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report.
Commissioned by the Government of Dubai and produced by ThomsonReuters in collaboration with strategy and research advisory firm DinarStandard, the report says the past year has seen major advancements in the global Halal food and lifestyle sectors. These include investments by a Brazilian Halal food provider in a UAE production plant, new Halal ......read more
November 11, 2015: The Middle East’s printing and packaging sector is all set for a strong growth. The region’s printing industry is forecasted to touch USD 20 billion by 2016, while the packaging market is growing at the rate of 5 to 15 per cent year-on-year. There is a huge market potential for growth especially in the GCC where the KSA controls more than 70 per cent of packaging market which is expanding by 15 per cent each year.
Amidst such impressive figures and a burgeoning market, Saudi Print & Pack, the 13th International Trade Exhibition for Printing and Packaging Technologies, will be held from 18th – 21st January 2016 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the show is organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company and ......read more
November 05, 2015 - Orient Planet PR & Marketing Communications, one of the Middle East’s most rapidly growing Public Relations, Marketing and Communications consultancy, grabbed the award in the Media, Marketing & Events category of the Middle East Stars of Business Awards, recently held at the Joharah Ballroom of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai. The award was given in recognition of the company’s significant contributions in the field of PR and marketing—reinforcing its position as one of the Middle East region’s top Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The Middle East Stars of Business recognizes the region’s best SMEs across 22 business categories. Nominations were welcomed from countries across the GCC and Middle East region. A special jury composed of industry experts and ......read more
Attendees in Chicago will learn how to accelerate industrial performance via the Connected Enterprise at annual event hosted by Rockwell Automation
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 2, 2015 – The world of manufacturing and production is undergoing unprecedented change with the convergence of information and operations technology, along with the emergence of modern technologies associated with the Internet of Things. The opportunity to learn about the latest integrated control and information portfolio of products, services and solutions that can enable a Connected Enterprise will be the focus of this year’s Automation Fair event from Rockwell Automation.
Hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork program on Nov. 18 and 19 in Chicago, the 2015 Automation Fair event will showcase the latest advancements in ......read more
July 01, 2015: With $188 billion of projects currently under various stages of planning and construction, Kuwait’s construction sector is poised for significant growth. The demand for high-quality infrastructure along with upscale residential and commercial properties can be seen in several multi-billion dollar projects including:
• $7 bn Kuwait Metro project
• $3.3 bn Kuwait International Airport
• $2.6 bn Subiya Causeway
• $15 bn Al Zour New Refinery Project
• $6.2 bn motorway construction
Ashley Roberts, Event Director of The Big 5 Kuwait, said: “Kuwait has earmarked $7.2 billion from its annual budget for 2015-2016 for the construction sector and accelerated the sector’s growth. To ......read more
Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin, lent its support to the prestigious 2015 Yachting premiere, in collaboration with its long-standing partners in the country, W. Salamoon & Sons. Strengthening its seafaring legacy, the tie up saw Ulysse Nardin serve as official timekeeper of the event, the premiere of which takes place between the 8th and 9th of June at the Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. On the occasion, Ulysse Nardin also showcased some of its sparkling novelties such as the Jade, Royal Ruby Tourbillon, The Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Oil Pump, the Black Sea Marine Perpetual Ltd Edition and the Marine Diver “Boutique Edition.
Commenting on Ulysse Nardin’s involvement in the show, Mr. Christophe Chorao, Managing Director of Ulysse Nardin Middle-East, said “Ulysse Nardin has a rich history with the sea and ......read more
June 04, 2015: One of the region’s most popular charity events, The Oil Barons Charity Ball (OBCB), which this year raised more than USD 200,000 has been named Best Special Event at the Middle East Event Awards held last night at the JW Marquis Marriott Hotel, Dubai. Held under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, The Oil Barons Charity Ball is the largest gala dinner for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Middle East attracting 1,600 distinguished guests, senior industry figures from across the oil producing region.
The charity fundraiser organized by international exhibition company, dmg events Middle East & Asia took place in March of this year and has raised over USD 2.3 million for Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based non-profit ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 6, 2015– The demand for professional cleaning services and specialised hygiene solutions has increased significantly in step with the rapid expansion in the Middle East’s construction and hospitality sectors. Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, the Middle East’s Cleaning Expo, taking place from 18 – 20 May at Dubai World Trade Centre, will address the requirements of this vital and fast expanding sector. The 2015 Expo boasts of 123 per cent increase in exhibition space and 107 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors.
Jaafar Shubber, Senior Project Manager, Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, said: “The growth and development of the region’s FM sector has created demand for state-of-the-art cleaning services, largely from the hospitality sector but also from commercial, retail, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 May, 2015 – The Middle East is attracting some of the world’s best producers of floor and wall coverings in recognition of the huge potential of the region’s construction and fit-out industries. Middle East Covering, the sole flooring and wallcovering business-to-business exhibition for the MENA region, will showcase over 250 brands from 16 different countries. The exhibition opens its doors on May 18-21, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Located in Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Middle East Covering delivers a complete line of handmade and machine-made carpets, textile and resilient floor coverings, parquet and wooden flooring, laminates, sports flooring, application technologies, decorative paints, wall covering materials and all types of surface design products.
“This show ......read more
Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, among items on show when inaugural leather event opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 29, 2015: Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colours are among the latest leather trends that will share centre-stage with scores of leather accessories when the Middle East’s only leather trade show opens in Dubai next week.
An exclusive Trend Area will be foremost among five dedicated show features at the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East, which takes place from 4-6 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Bringing the look and feel of a high-end Parisian leather workshop to the Middle East, the Trend Area will present a dedicated platform showcasing the latest trends and innovations from the ......read more
B2B platform to have 127 hosted buyers
Hosted buyers coming from 30 countries
67 per cent increase in number of companies
Programme evolved since its launch in 2009
$85 billion airport construction projects in Middle East
Sheikh Ahmed: Ideal B2B platform for decision-makers
Dubai, April 29, 2015: The 15th edition of Airport Show, scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from May 10 to 12, will see an all-time record participation of 127 Hosted Buyers, confirming its strong position as an ideal B2B event for the airport industry and reflecting the immense business opportunities offered by the Middle East region.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, ......read more
United Arab Emirates; 19th of April 2015 - Adionics is pleased to announce, while taking part in the WETEX 2015 exhibition in Dubai, the launch of SMARTEX, a smart desalination solution, which is able to select specific salts in order to address the growing demand coming from Oil & Gaz, Food and Beverages as well as Mining.
SMARTEX stands for smart extraction and is a declination of AquaOmnes® technology. Adionics revealed this technology on the occasion of the last IFAT fair (Munich, May 2014) and further industrial variants for brines at IWS15. AquaOmnes removes salts from water by liquid-liquid extraction whatever the salinity without the scaling barrier. A first pilot unit is being implemented in the United Arab Emirates to desalt brines.
The SMARTEX solution is designed to remove selectively cations and/or ......read more
Dubai, UAE: The rainy weather that peppered Dubai this week didn’t dampen the spirit of busy networking at Intersec 2015, as 27,455 visitors from more than 120 countries descended upon the world’s largest trade show for the security, safety, and fire protection industries.
Intersec 2015, which took place from 18-20 January at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, witnessed a 10 per cent growth in visitors, reflecting the strong demand in the Middle East security market that is growing at double the 5.5 per cent global growth rate, according to analysts Frost & Sullivan.
The record visitor numbers were treated to the latest safety and security solutions of 1,233 exhibitors from 52 countries, with Intersec’s official supporters the Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defence, among those showcasing innovative ......read more
Dubai, November 9, 2014 - Tanagra, the leading retailer of luxury gifts and home décor in the Middle East, is proud to launch its Festive wrapping paper embellished with Swarovski crystals. The paper features a special edition Star Pendant crystal created by Swarovski for Tanagra, and is available together with crystal transfers for sparkling packaging effects. The collection is available in Tanagra stores in the Middle East from November 17, until the end of December 2014.
Renowned for introducing the concept art de vivre to the Middle East region, Tanagra expertly curates an exclusive selection of the finest gifts and home décor products from around the world. From cutting-edge contemporary to timeless chic, lifestyle connoisseurs will always find something extraordinary when browsing one of its eleven high-end boutiques—a ......read more
The 8th Euromoney Kuwait Conference reconvenes under the theme of ‘Meeting the Challenge of Financial Innovation and Reform’
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Banking giants, leading financiers and policy makers are set to meet in Kuwait City this month, as the 8th Euromoney Kuwait Conference reconvenes to tackle key challenges facing the national, regional and global economy.
The ......read more
Karcher’s robust hot water high pressure washers to be focal point at the event
Other environmentally friendly cleaning solutions to be displayed
Tehran, 25th April, 2016 -- Karcher, the world leader in innovative cleaning technology solutions is finalizing its inaugural participation at the 2nd annual Project Iran, an international trade exhibition for construction materials, ......read more
August 09, 2015
A wide range of construction industry topics delivered by renowned international industry speakers will be featured at the upcoming Big 5 Kuwait. The largest construction event is set to take place from September 14 - 16, 2015 at the Kuwait International Fair. Architects, Interior Designers, Consultants, Procurement Managers, Contractors, Real Estate Developers, Engineers, and ......read more
May 10, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 2nd Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, is all set to begin tomorrow at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, with two days of intensely exciting speeches, panel discussions and case studies. The two-day summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.
The summit will be ......read more
UAE, January 14, 2015– DuPont, a leading innovation and market-driven science company, will present its leading range of clean agent fire suppressants at the 17th edition of Intersec 2015, the leading trade fair for Safety & Security in the Middle East running from January 18th to 20th, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since the 1950s DuPont has ......read more
With governments fully behind sustainable building, a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet standards and how suppliers can benefit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2014 – Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.
There are enormous opportunities in the ......read more