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
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: Aiming to conquer great heights and outdo the standard industry expectations, Flowers FM 947 added another feather to its cap and commenced the celebrations for their first Onam festival with the traditional pookallam at the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa; on Saturday 2nd September 2017.
Flowers FM 947 launched in May 2017, and ever since has been on a stride to take up challenges and go the extra mile for remarkable achievements.
The pookallam design was the perfect synchronization of all the essences that brought the event together. The fabulous design, created by noted art director Srisan Balakrishnan, displayed the aerial view of the Burj Khalifa along with the Flowers FM logo incorporated at the center.
This amazing opportunity was conceived with the ......read more
Play in the largest Confetti Dome of its kind and shop for a chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes including a new 2017 Lexus RC F
Dubai, UAE, 2 July 2017: Dubai Festival City is hosting its biggest Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) yet, giving thousands of visitors the chance to win AED 1 million worth of prizes. From 1st July until 12th August, shoppers that spend AED 250 or more get a chance to Shop.Pop.Win and be part of the draw for the Grand Prize - a new 2017 Lexus RC F.
The fun virtual reality game, ‘Shop.Pop.Win’ allows participants the chance to land an array of gifts ranging from toys, restaurant vouchers, electronics, BBQs and hotel stays. Shoppers will also get the chance to play in the biggest ever Confetti Dome of its kind and capture the unique moments on camera.
Steven Cleaver, Director ......read more
Dubai, UAE 24 May 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is back for a record year from 1 July to 12 August 2017. The 20th edition will offer residents and visitors an exciting six week calendar of sales and family entertainment. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), this year’s DSS will run for 43 days under the slogan ‘Enjoy 6 weeks of sales.’
DSS 2017 will feature a series of retail promotions offering the best deals and discounts and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes at malls run in collaboration with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group. Thousands of retail outlets will reward visitors with special offers and discounts of up to 75 per cent on a wide range of merchandise. This year’s DSS is ......read more
Over 1,000 retail outlets set to offer mega savings for shoppers with discounts of 30 – 90 %
Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2017: Get ready for a rewarding shopping experience in Dubai at the 3-day Super Sale, a new citywide retail initiative, which kicks off on 18 May with over 1,000 outlets offering a diverse range of items from local, regional and global brands, at significantly low prices.
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the 3-day Super Sale will see over 250 brands offering shoppers 30 – 90 % off on an array of merchandise including apparel, bags, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion accessories and home furniture.
This not-to-be-missed retail promotion running across Dubai offers an extensive ......read more
Dubai, 9th April 2017 – Global Village, the region’s first and most successful multicultural festival park, closed the gates on its 21st season last evening on April 8th with a successful run that culminated with a record breaking attendance of 5.6 million guests over its 159 days of operation. Another astonishing achievement for the park was successfully maintaining a score of 9 over 10 in its Guests Happiness Index marking the great success this season had while spreading happiness across its millions of guests through wide range of cultural and entertainment experiences.
On its last weekend, Global Village hosted two back-to-back concerts on Friday and Saturday, which included the performance of Bollywood actor-director-singer, Farhan Akhtar on Friday and Emirati singing star Mohammed AlShehhi who ......read more
Dubai, 22th March, 2017: Global Village, the region’s leading multicultural festival park, participated in the ‘International Day of Happiness’ celebrations in the UAE, with its own festive line up of exciting activities.
The Happiness Welcoming Team:
Global Village’s front line staff wore specially designed ‘smiley’ t-shirts to welcome guests on this special day. The guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the happy bunch!
“Ring A Gong”
Guests expressed their happiness by ringing an actual gong which was specifically set up by Global Village near the Gate of The World, where a plaque stated: “If You Are Happy, Ring A Gong!” Thousands of guests were seen lining up to share their happiness while taking photos to capture the happy moments they ......read more
Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced
Dubai, 5 March, 2017: A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The winning short story entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition 2017 were announced and winners received trophies and a commemorative dual-language book containing the winning stories.
The Festival, which will continue until 11 March, is one of the first international literary events in the UAE’s Month of Reading.
Presenting the awards at the ceremony were Festival favourites Lebanese children’s author Sahar Naja Mahfouz and previous winner of the Montegrappa Writing Prize and author of the Unicorn in New York series, Rachel Hamilton.
The theme for ......read more
H.E. Al Midfa:
The SLF highlights the emirate’s best features of authentic Islamic architecture of its landmarks and buildings, which makes it ideal for this kind of festival
Sharjah, February 12, 2017: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded the seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival in a ceremony held at University City Hall on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre; Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq); and His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA.
Addressing the audience at the closing ceremony, H.E. Al Midfa said that Sharjah has always marched ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017: Oman is reinforcing its position as a year-round visitor destination in the GCC with ongoing attractions through the year – the most recent being the Muscat Festival, which will run from 19 January to 11 February.
One of the longest running festivals in the Sultanate, it aims to celebrate the country’s fascinating history, traditional arts and culture, food and warm hospitality.
The festival is held at the popular Naseem Gardens and Al Amerat Park, and will feature a host of activities for the whole family. Al Amerat Park will also host a heritage village, which will provide a glimpse of traditional Omani heritage and lifestyle.
Salim Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion - Oman Ministry of Tourism said: “We are delighted to welcome another edition of the hugely ......read more
Dubai, UAE 18 January 2017: The first half of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 has led to an upswing in activity across various sectors in Dubai including retail, hospitality and financial services, and given a boost to ancillary services such as money exchange houses and travel agencies.
Shopping malls, international brands and hotels, as well as travel operators, exchange houses and many other support services have been making the most of the festival’s 22ndedition, which started on 26 December and runs until 28 January, offering residents and visitors an enriching shopping experience created by a combination of incredible deals, life-changing prizes and world-class entertainment.
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE 15 January 2017: Two lucky shoppers of Visa Impossible Deals drove away brand new Infiniti QX 50 luxury crossover SUVs this Dubai Shopping Festival.
Tency Thampy and Holly Dickins paid AED25,000 each for their Infiniti QX 50 instead of the retail price of AED181,000, an impressive 86% discount courtesy of Visa and Arabian Automobiles.
Visa, a global payments technology and a strategic partner of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017, is running its highly successful “Visa Impossible Deals” initiative until 28 January, 2017. The breakout deals for Visa cardholders include other luxury items such as gold, jewellery, watches, iPhones, and even booking a whole cinema for family and friends with just one ticket for a fraction of the price. The exclusive deals are revealed each day and are available on a ......read more
Exclusive Beauty Boxes, celebrity mak-eup artists and Q&A sessions are all part of the nine-day experience taking place at The Dubai Mall
Dubai, UAE – 7 January 2017: The Beauty District is back for a second year to help shoppers discover the latest in beauty secrets from the world’s foremost experts.
DSF 2017 is offering nine days in which to learn exactly how to apply make-up to perfect that special look. Larger in size than last year, The Beauty District will be nearly 500 square metres and offer tutorials and Q&A sessions among its many other attractions and events. It all starts on 6 January and runs to 14 January at The Dubai Mall during the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Within The Beauty District, exclusive beauty experiences will be on offer from Shiseido, MAC, Inglot, ......read more
Dubai, UAE; January 2, 2017: Dubai has once again mesmerised the world with a magnificent New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle by Emaar Properties, bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming in 2017 in resplendent style. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world joined the celebrations in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s mega-development in the heart of the city, centred around the iconic Burj Khalifa. The dazzling event reached billions more through live television feeds and a real-time experience via Twitter Live Stream.
Moments before the stroke of midnight, Downtown Dubai was enveloped in a blanket of darkness. And then to the sounds of a special musical composition by Dhabiwood Studios, played by more than 80 musicians and recorded in studios in Dubai and Cairo, the spectacle unfolded.
A glittering ......read more
Thanks Dubai and DSF for the life-changing prize
Dubai, UAE - 31 December 2016: It seemed like the end of the world for Joel Gutierrez, a Filipino national, when he lost his job recently, after working for 16 years in the UAE to look after his family back home. However, if the loss of his job came as a shock, Joel was stunned with what followed him later - he won a luxury Infiniti car on the first day of Dubai Shopping Festival.
“It came as a huge surprise and the most beautiful thing about it was the timing, as I had just been informed by my office that my services were no longer needed. This will now help me build a new and happy life for me and my family,” said an elated Joel, whose wife and two children live in the Philippines.
Joel, who was employed as a salesman at a retail outlet, purchased an ......read more
First Twitter live streaming deal announced in the Middle East and North Africa
DUBAI AND SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31, 2016: Global developer Emaar Properties and Twitter announced today that they are partnering to live stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai to a global Twitter audience. This is the first live streaming deal Twitter has announced with a partner based in the MENA region.
The live show will air on New Year’s Eve, from Downtown Dubai at 11:30pm GST/11:30am PST and will be available worldwide to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices.
A series of fireworks crescendos will extend across the 500-acre Downtown Dubai and can be viewed from key locations across the city. Choreographed to a customized soundtrack, the pyrotechnics display will bring ......read more
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
Spend AED 200 or more at Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s participating malls and double your chances to win big
Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016: The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) will launch an innovative ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’ promotion for avid shoppers in the emirate.
The DFRE-DSMG collaboration will present shoppers with ample opportunities to win AED 1 million worth of prizes in cash and luxury gift sets, across participating malls in the Emirate during the acclaimed mega shopping extravaganza – Dubai Shopping Festival. The ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’ promotion will commence on 26th December 2016, and run until 28th January ......read more
’34 kilos gold to be won in 34 Days’ promotion
100 winners in 34 days
Three winners everyday with a chance to win up to 1 kg gold everyday
Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2016: Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) announced their mega jewellery promotion for the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival, which will run from 26th December to 28th January 2017 under the slogan ‘Shop.Win. Celebrate’. Unveiling the promotion at a press conference held at Conrad Dubai Hotel, Mr. Tawhid Abdullah, Chairman, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG) said that in this edition of DSF, gold buyers stand a chance to win up to 34 kilos of gold in 34 days.
The exciting promotion, was revealed in the presence of Mr. Saeed Mohammad Mesam Alfalasi, Executive Director, Retail and Strategic Alliances, ......read more
Prepare to embark on a magical festive journey through an enchanting festive winter production with your loved ones at CITY WALK
Dubai, UAE: 19th December 2016: CITY WALK, the urban living destination by Meraas, is all set to celebrate the warmth of the festive season with a magical and dreamy production of an enchanting winter fairy-tale. Hosted between 18th December and 28th December 2016, showings will take place at 7.20PM and from 9PM at the go-to trendy destination.
The 40-minute production extravaganza is based on a story of a little girl named Celeste who truly believes that the season of winter is flooded with magic and wonder. Audiences will travel through Celeste’s dreams where she meets special characters, each with a unique winter story to tell, and join her on a magnificent festive ride like no ......read more
Shop. Win. Celebrate. DSF 2017 runs for 34 days from 26 December
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2016: Millions of shoppers and families will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events at Dubai Shopping Festival when the event’s 22nd edition kicks off on 26 December. Final preparations are underway to launch the 34-day shopping, winning and entertainment extravaganza, the longest running festival of its kind in the world.
The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and the organisers of DSF 2017 revealed its plans to make the world take notice – including fashion shows, exclusive product launches, big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold.
DSF will also kick off the new Retail Calendar of Dubai, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2016: In celebration of the 45th UAE National day, the team at BinHendi Enterprises, one of the UAE’s leading business conglomerates engaging in various industries including fashion & hospitality, gathered together on the 29th of November to recognize & celebrate the spirit of the union. Celebrations included various cultural activities as well as a cake cutting ceremony alongside Mr. Mohi-Din BinHendi, President of BinHendi Enterprises. Employees also shared their messages & wishes to the UAE through the #BinHendiThankingUAE message board that will remain in the headquarters as a token of appreciation to the UAE.
Known as ‘Utsavam 2016’, the festival will feature a panoply of classical art forms, traditional Kerala ethnic percussions and vocal renderings during these three days.
The 3-day festival will witness performances by Padmasree Gopi Ashan, Padmasree Mattannur Shankarankutty Marar, Kalaamandalam Unnikrishnan, Kalamandalam Sankara Warrier, Pathiyoor Shankarankutty, Kottakkal Madhu, Margi Vijayakumar, Vineetha Nedungadi and KB Rajanand.
Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016: Celebrating the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts from South Indian state of Kerala, the tenth edition of International Kathakali & Koodiyaattam Festival (IKKF) will be staged from December 1 to 3, 2016 at HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Theatre, Gems Wellington High School, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, organisers ......read more
First National Day Super Sale from 1-3 December
Lineup of events to highlight “Spirit of the Union”
Malls to entice families with events and promotions including free-to-attend concerts by Arab music icons
Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2016: Dubai is all set to celebrate the country’s 45th National Day with an exciting lineup of events and activities that will offer its residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the “Spirit of the Union” and reflect UAE’s solidarity across its culturally diverse community.
The citywide celebrations on this joyous occasion are being organised in collaboration with the partners of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and includes shopping malls and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2016: Inspired by the designer’s love of London, during the early onset of winter, the collection features the most coveted of monochromatic colours as a base – stark black and ice white – with flares of the city’s statement bold red scattered throughout.
Reminiscent of the vast open plains of Hyde Park on a crisp November afternoon, full-bodied dresses covered in laser-cut leaves, pay homage to the fallen foliage as autumn’s last leaf cascades down. Long-line box and kimono jackets keep the chill at bay while circular skirts in double georgette catch flight in the heightened breeze.
As evening falls, so does winter’s first snowflake, replicated with woven crystal detailing on softly tailored jackets. Delicate lace with reflective embroidered detailing mirrors ......read more
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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Issued by the Media Centre of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
‘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
2 lucky winners win Dhs 20,000 worth makeovers from the high-street retailer
The excitement is palpable as the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in the Middle East kicks off on January 1st, 2015. With shoppers flocking to Dubai in large numbers for the much touted Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Splash has joined in on the festivities by offering 2 lucky winners grand makeovers worth Dhs ......read more
~ Club Apparel celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival ~
Dubai, January 6, 2015: In celebration of the momentous 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival, Club Apparel unveils the ‘20 Families, 20 Destinations’ concept for its esteemed shoppers from the 1st of January until the 31st of January 2015.
Customers spending a minimum single transaction amount of AED 300 across any of the Club Apparel stores in Dubai are eligible to participate and thus stand a chance to win a luxurious family vacation. For every single transaction of AED ......read more
No lucky draws, no contests, no games of chance! Shop and get an assured family getaway at Atlantis The Palm with Mashreq Cards.
Dubai – UAE 5th January 2015: Embarking on the 20th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, Mashreq, the UAE’s leading financial institution, is once again back with the most exciting shopping offer exclusively for its Credit and Debit Cardholders. This DSF, Mashreq cardholders get rewarded with a guaranteed break at the UAE’s most popular holiday resort. By simply shopping for an amount as low as AED 5000, Mashreq ......read more
• Shoppers stand to win half-a-kilo gold every week and 20gm gold coins every day
• Value added bundled deals available on bestselling categories
• Marking 20-year partnership with DSF, Jumbo extends offers in-store and online on Jumbo.ae
• Smartphones, tablets and laptops expected to emerge as most popular choices in consumer technology during DSF 2015
• Sales forecast set at 20% more than DSF 2014
Dubai, UAE – 3 January 2015: Jumbo Electronics, the ......read more
Issued by the Media Centre of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
January 1, 2015
• “20th Anniversary – A Journey of Celebrations” to run from 1 January to 1 February 2015
• From 1996 to 2014, DSF attracted 56 million visitors to Dubai, with a total spending of AED 145 billion
Dubai Shopping Festival turns 20 today (1 January), as it sets off on a 32-day “Journey of Celebrations” that promises to offer sheer excitement, world-class entertainment and unique shopping experiences aimed at ......read more
• ‘Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala’ also sets Guinness World Record with ‘Largest LED-Illuminated Façade’ on Burj Khalifa
• Six-act fireworks display using world’s most advanced pyrotechnics dazzle spectators
• Live streaming on www.youtube.com/DowntownDubai and live feeds on all major international channels reached billions of people across the world
Dubai, UAE; January 1, 2015: The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of ......read more
World Premiere of Smurfs Live on Stage and the first ever Celebrity Pop-up Shop by Giuliana Rancic to be among several unique attractions of DSF’s 20th anniversary celebrations
Living up to its status as one of the biggest shopping extravaganzas in the world, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be ensuring a series of spectacular journeys for residents and visitors from around the world at its milestone 20th edition. One such DSF itinerary for families is the “Journey into the Unique” which will soon unfold a host of one-of-a-kind attractions that are set to entertain ......read more
Christmas celebrations at Joyalukkas Centre, Sharjah showroom
Dubai, December 24, 2014: The world’s renowned retailer Joyalukkas celebrates the spirit of Christmas at their Joyalukkas Centre, Sharjah showroom. The Joyalukkas Centre at Rolla, Sharjah featuring a dream mix of outlets which includes The world’s favourite Jeweller - Joyalukkas Jewellery, the globally renowned fashions & silks destination - Jolly Silks and Joyalukkas Exchange was decked with a traditional Christmas decoration and every customer was greeted by Santa Claus.
Joyalukkas Centre, Rolla, Sharjah has ......read more
Dubai Celebration Chain a handmade tribute to the 20th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai, 22nd Dec, 2014: Joyalukkas Jewellery ‘s Lulu Hypermarket showroom located in Al Qusais yesterday welcomed the popular South Indian actor and celebrity RJ Meera Nandan to launch the Dubai Celebration Chain. The Dubai Celebration Chain is a historic commemoration to the 20th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival. Joyalukkas is also manufacturing this world’s longest handmade chain in association with the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, which on completion will be ......read more
A new regional creative platform celebrating the talent and creativity behind the moving images of the global fashion industry
Dubai, UAE 21 December 2014 – Digital Fashion Film Festival today announces its entry into the UAE’s creative marketplace. The concept of this new platform is to celebrate the disciplines of film making and moving image production in the fashion and fashion-lifestyle industries on both a regional and global scale. The festival will take place in various locations around Dubai; a city that has been selected on the merits of its growing importance as a ......read more
Three-day event open until Saturday with Santa Claus and snow-filled sparkle
Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2014: Dubai’s biggest, brightest and better than ever festive event is now open, promising that even the worst Christmas Grinch will be won over with that special glow of family togetherness, love and cheer amidst a host of new and classic features.
The Dubai Christmas Fest has seen Dubai Media City Amphitheatre transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with snow falling on the hour, every hour, children enjoying the city’s biggest snowball fight and a fantastical, magical ......read more
Dubai, December 10, 2014: Over 96 different nationalities were celebrated at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) this month during a four-day-long annual Multicultural Festival, which culminated in festivities honouring the UAE’s rich cultural mosaic.
Celebrating its ninth anniversary, this year’s Multicultural Festival celebrations saw students and staff at the Knowledge Village campus showcase the customs, costumes and cuisines that characterise the University’s many different nationalities. Under the banner ‘Colours of Diversity’ and organized by ......read more
Issued by the Media Centre of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
09 December 2014
• One DSF shopper gets chance to drive away with two luxury Infiniti cars plus 100,000 dirhams in cash every day
• DSF 20th Anniversary Special - win over AED 2 million in additional prizes
With the much awaited 20th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival promising to take residents and visitors from around the world on a “Journey of Celebrations”, the organisers, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the ......read more
Dubai, December 7, 2014 - In continuation of the UAE’s 43rd National Day celebration at JA Resorts & Hotels, the daredevil air aerobatics team Fursan Al Emarat paid a visit to the Emirati Village 43 during their stay at JA Ocean View Hotel located in Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The team took the time following their aerobatic air show to visit the Emirati Village which is located in the outdoor atrium of JA Ocean View Hotel to join in the celebration and view the photographic exhibition on display.
The team members were hosted by JA Ocean View Hotel General Manager Otto ......read more
- Students from 119 nations sing the UAE national anthem in unison
- Crowds of 100,000 students, staff and parents gather to raise their voice in celebration of the Union
Dubai, UAE 3 December 2014 – Today the UAE claimed yet another Guinness World Record. In celebration of the Emirates’ 43rd National Day, GEMS students, staff and parents sang their way into the record books, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most nationalities singing a National Anthem at any one time. More than 100,000 GEMS students, teachers, ......read more
Marina Square Community Celebrates National Day with Traditional Cultural and Family-oriented Activities
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 December, 2014 – Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Tamouh marked the 43rd UAE National Day with an array of entertaining community and family-oriented traditional and cultural activities.
Hundreds of families gathered at Reem Island’s Sea Walk Area, in Marina Square, on December 1 to take part in the evening’s festivities. The event was co-sponsored, organized and managed by Three60 Communities that has been managing the Marina Square community ......read more
The United Arab Emirates celebrates its 43rd National Day on December 2, 2014. The holiday marks the unification of the seven emirates and the founding of the country in 1971 under Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president.
Enjoy the holiday with one of the many events happening around the country:
Fireworks by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority; Plaza Area, Abu Dhabi Corniche Family Park; 7pm to 10pm
Al Forsan Air Show; Abu Dhabi Corniche; 3pm to 5pm
Fireworks by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority; Yas Island at 8pm; Khor Al ......read more
Under the Patronage and in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Ajman University of Science & Technology officially celebrates the 43rd UAE National day amidst patriotic fervor. The event was initiated by signing the Letter of Loyalty to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates. This is the fourth edition of the annual letter of loyalty sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The Signing of the letter of ......read more
- Enjoy special AED 430 reductions on smartphones from du in celebration of National Day!
- du shares patriotic video and invites UAE community to participate to win AED20,000
Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2014: In celebration of the UAE’s 43rd National Day, du has brought together people from multiple nationalities including Emiratis, to create a special video that captures the international community’s love for the nation called #narzif. du is also encouraging people in the UAE to create their own celebratory video for the chance to win ......read more
Colorful Cultural Performances, Recognition of National Employees Enrolling for UAE National Service Highlight Festivities
Dubai-UAE: 27 November, 2014 - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today celebrated the UAE's 43rd National Day with grand festivities at the DSOA headquarters.
The celebrations were organized in the presence of Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of DSOA, and DSOA staff, business partner and community members.
A special component of this ......read more
Impressive Lineup of Activities Planned
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 November, 2014 – Tadweer (Center of Waste Management-Abu Dhabi) will mark the 43rd UAE National Day with a host of cultural activities to pay tribute to the UAE’s history as well as its significant achievements in multiple fields under the country’s visionary leadership.
On December 1, Tadweer will host a tent in the park opposite InterContinental Hotel Abu Dhabi. Open to the general public, the tent will feature dedicated corners for traditional activities, henna painting, popular dishes from the UAE, and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 2 November, 2014: Al-Futtaim Motors is marking the occasion of the UAE’s 43rd anniversary by raising 43 national flags across its nationwide Toyota, Lexus and Hino facilities for a week-long celebration that will include commemorative cakes and gifts for associates and customers.
Al-Futtaim Motors will be sponsoring a number of activities, conducted by the company’s strategic partners such as Dubai Government Workshops, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Taxi Corporation, as well as the CNCF Family Day in association with Hertz.
As one of the ......read more
A magical bouncy castle, Crate and Barrel festive shop, rodeo reindeer and penguin bowling join the line-up for city’s biggest festive celebration
Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2014: Dubai’s most hotly anticipated Christmas celebration returns soon for its third year with a host of spectacular new features. With snow forecast on the hour, every hour, and special appearances from Santa Claus himself, the show is set to be the main event for this year’s seasonal celebrations.
Running from 11-13 December at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Christmas Fest will play ......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 ......read more
Ajman University of Science & Technology announced at a press conference its support to the “Letter of Loyalty” Marathon being held to celebrate the 43rd National Day of the United Arab Emirates. This year marks the fourth edition of this marathon which is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. It is the world’s only and longest honorary marathon, which will be officially started in the city of Bida Zayed passing across the seven Emirates, reaching the Rulers Court ......read more
Dubai World Central Celebrates ‘UAE Flag Day’
Dubai, UAE: 3 November 2014: Rashed Bu Qara’a, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), and DWC staff raise their flags in solidarity with UAE Flag Day in celebration of the 10-year presidency of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 03 November, 2014: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today joined the nation-wide celebration of Flag Day. The UAE flag was raised as part of a special ceremony held at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven university focused on advancing energy and sustainable technologies.
Flag Day celebrations this year coincide with the 10-year anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Presidency of the UAE.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, minister of state and chairman of Masdar, led ......read more
07 October 2014 - Issued by the Media Centre of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
The seventh edition of ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha’ has been offering a myriad of events and activities to residents and visitors since it was launched on 25 September, with a focus on family-oriented attractions showcasing the true spirit of the joyous occasion.
From the city’s shopping malls and souqs to the lively green parks, picturesque beaches and even Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport – Dubai is ‘United in Celebration’, as people from ......read more