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
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
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, 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abu Dhabi, November 4, 2015: With only a few days to go, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is getting ready to light up its iconic red roof for its popular “Festival of Lights”. A colorful line-up of Bollywood-inspired dance acts, Dhol drummers and family friendly activities that include henna and Rangoli art work is awaiting guests. In addition, DJ Tushar from City 101.6 Radio, the top Bollywood radio station in the UAE, will play all-time favorite beats to set the mood for the festival!
Don’t forget to share your favorite Festival of Lights moments with us using ......read more
It's time for literature
Dubai, 20 October, 2015: Get ready for two weeks of literary action with the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. James Bond author Anthony Horowitz, award-winning children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson, prolific Egyptian scholar and IPAF-winner Youssef Ziedan and astronaut superstar Chris Hadfield are confirmed to be attending the Festival next year, along with a host of international authors from around the world.
The complete line-up of the Festival was announced at a star-studded lunch event at the home of the Festival, the InterContinental ......read more
General and bulk cargo grows by 21 per cent
Transfer of all RORO operations to Khalifa Port is completed
Kizad SMA’s in 2015 represent one million square metres plot size
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 September 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, is handling more cargo than ever before.
At the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, container volumes increased by 41 per cent in the first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014.
Bolstered by rapid growth ......read more
‘Shop and Win’ promotions, raffle draws and 12 cars to be won during the entertainment filled festivities
Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2015: Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG), a UAE-based multi-diversified international conglomerate has kick started the extravagant ‘Dubai Summer Surprizes Festival’ at its Dubai Outlet Mall.
UAE’s one-of-its-kind outlet mall concept that is house to over 1,200 premium brands has put together an array of engaging activities and performances through the course of the festival. The festival spread across 47 days began on July 25 and has ......read more
Recorded a footfall of 23,000 on Friday, the highest number of visitors on a single day in the history of the exhibition
Healthy returns for exhibitors who expressed satisfaction over the turnout and sales
Happy visitors enjoyed the weekend with family and friends indulging in the different fun activities the night market offered
13th July 2015, Dubai, UAE: As curtains came down on the 4th edition of Ramadan Night Market on Saturday, the event boasted a staggering 116,000 visitors to the market in the past 10 days with the footfall of around 55,000 in the last three days. Held in ......read more
Good things come to those who wait ….
16 July, 2015 DUBAI, UAE – BOUNCE, the leaders of the free-jumping revolution, are still set to throw open their doors with an almighty bang and reveal the awesome new trampoline universe in the heart of Abu Dhabi, but have today announced that the X-factor style auditions to be a part of their crew will now take place towards the end of August.
The auditions were set for Saturday 25th July in Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, but will now be scheduled for late August, with a confirmed time and date to follow. What does this mean for ......read more
Emirati designer Khalid Shafar presents his iconic public installation at Shubbak
13 July 2015: As part of its commitment to bring emerging and established Arab creative talent to a new global audience, Dubai Design District (d3) will be supporting Khalid Shafar, one of UAE’s most influential designers, at the UK’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture – Shubbak.
The festival, which takes place between July 11th and 26th, has become a key fixture in the UK’s arts calendar, since its foundation by the Mayor of London. It is now considered one of ......read more
Dubai, April 14th, 2015: Lamcy Plaza, the city’s prominent community shopping destination invites all to join in for an ostentatious celebration of Vishu, one of the biggest festivals from the southern part of India. Being hosted on April 17thfrom 6pm onwards, the mall will offer residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy series of exciting festivities with traditional feast and gaiety.
Known for its grand celebratory outlook, Lamcy Plaza through its continuous efforts endeavors to engage its esteemed customers to experience the rich culture and festivities around the globe in ......read more
Shopper Smart Living opens new world of value for visitors with latest appliances and home tech gadgets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2015: Tech enthusiasts and savvy shoppers will enjoy big deals, low prices and a number of new and exciting competitions at this year’s GITEX Shopper Spring. Returning from 1 – 4 April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s largest consumer IT and electronics show is bursting at the seams with the latest gizmos and gadgets, giving consumers the chance to stay abreast of the latest technological innovations and ......read more
The Middle East’s largest street theatre fair is back!
The biggest international street theatre and comedy fair in the Middle East is back for the second year at Al Ghurair Centre. With double the acts, street markets and never before seen shows in the Middle East, this year’s DubFest is sure to be the most memorable family experience of the year.
The free street-based fair taking place between 19-28th March will be showcasing the talents of over 45 international acts from over 17 different countries. With over 380 shows in 5 different performance areas, DubFest 2015 ......read more
Region’s only forum dedicated to women’s marketing takes place this month in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2015: Addressing the needs of the female consumer will be the topic under exploration at the 7th Annual GMR Marketing to Women (M2W) Conference, which takes place on March 15-16 at The Westin, Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Organised by Mediaquest, the region’s largest privately owned media company, the two-day forum will discuss ways in which brands can successfully meet the requirements of women consumers who are becoming more ......read more
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‘Journey of Celebrations’ offered unique shopping experiences for 32 days to residents and visitors from around the world
Dubai, February 1, 2015: As the milestone 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) draws to a close today (Sunday, 1 February, residents and visitors from around the world who joined its spectacular ‘Journey of Celebrations’, will carry home wonderful memories of Dubai and its retail offerings that they enjoyed during 32 days of unique shopping ......read more
Chefs Simon Rimmer and Atul Kochhar Join 13 Global Culinary Talents Cooking and Entertaining at Carnival’s Live-Action Chef’s Dome and Interactive Dubai Food Academy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Food Carnival presented by Etisalat, one of the headline events of this year’s month-long Dubai Food Festival, has added two more international celebrity chefs – both with popular signature restaurants in Dubai - to the world-class line-up of leading culinary talent participating in the family-friendly food, beverage and entertainment extravaganza, which runs 12-14 ......read more
UAE’s Leading Family-Friendly Culinary Event Returns with Expanded Roster of Exciting Competitions and Mega Prizes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 January 2015: With less than a month to go until the second annual Dubai Food Carnival presented by Etisalat opens at Dubai International Marine Club, tickets for the UAE’s leading international culinary and entertainment event will go on sale on Thursday 15 January at 12 noon.
After last year’s inaugural Dubai Food Carnival attracted 17,588 visitors from more than 90 countries and trumped a host of other world-class ......read more