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
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
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
Date: Saturday, 4 October to Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
Event: ‘Poetry of Light’ at CITY WALK
Brief: Come to CITY WALK to celebrate Eid Al Adha with friends and family and revel in the ‘Poetry of Light’. The four day occasion will encompass elements of poetry amid colorful décor, special light projections, buskers, a mix of vocalists and instrumentalists as well as Oud, tabla and kanun players – all inspired by the richness of Islamic culture.
The evening will be illuminated by flames ......read more
Issued by the Media Centre of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment
26 September 2014
Dubai, the city of celebrations, is looking ahead to go into celebration mode once again as it prepares to look its best for the countless exciting experiences that surround the 7th edition of “Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha”.
An eye-catching festive ambience is set to take over Dubai in every nook and corner throughout the much awaited holiday season – offering every individual in town, a fantastic sight of a spectacular Dubai, that is welcoming both visitors and ......read more
Dubai is all set to witness one of the most sought after shopping events from today to 14th of this month- The Concept Big Brands Carnival (CBBC). About 100 top notch brands will be made available to the discerning shoppers in the carnival at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall No 7. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Vijay Samyani, Managing Director and Founder, Concept Brands Group said the event will be open to the general public from 10 am to 10 pm.
“Shoppers all over the world are looking for high-end brands. Most of the time customers are not in a position to buy the brand ......read more
Gala dinner with special entertainment organised to commemorate sovereignty and peace among two nations
Ajman, UAE (August 18, 2014) – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman celebrated the India-Pakistan Independence Day with a first of its kind grand event titled “Friends Beyond Borders”. The festivity was held on 16th August at the hotel’s Majestic Ballroom.
More than 500 guests, who dressed up in their national costumes, attended the special celebration to commemorate the sovereignty, with the peace and accord that the countries and their citizens enjoy. ......read more
The Holy Month of Ramadan is definitely a time to reflect; but it was a time to rejoice for shoppers at Dalma Mall – one of the most popular shopping, retail and entertainment destinations in Mussafah Abu Dhabi.
One of the shoppers had a truly rewarding Ramadan, having won the grand first prize in the Dalma Mall Ramadan Raffle Surprises and driving off in the brand-new Cherokee Jeep. The Ramadan raffle at Dalma Mall also brought cheers for others – who won the 100gm gold bar, as also the AED 5000 gift vouchers from Sports One and AED 1000 gift vouchers from Adventure HQ.
The ......read more
04 August 2014 - Since its launch in 1998, each edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) has become a magnet for growing number of families from the GCC region, as it gives them the opportunity to experience a memorable shopping extravaganza all summer long. This DSS is no different, as shoppers from neighbouring countries continue to throng the leading malls such as The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, BurJuman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, Ibn Battuta Mall and Mercato, to name a few, in search of unbeatable deals and to enjoy an array of events and activities.
Another popular ......read more
Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif to host enticing shows and fun activities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; July 24, 2014: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, celebrates this Eid with special activities at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif that are bound to keep mall visitors engaged and entertained with family and friends.
“Building on to the excitement of Dubai Summer Surprises, making Dubai a hub for families and tourists ......read more
Dubai- July 23, 2014: SPF Realty, leading real estate service provider in UAE, has hosted its annual corporate Iftar gathering in Dubai in celebration of the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The grand Iftar party bash was organised at Al Falak Ballroom in Bur Al Arab, as an expression of the company’s gratitude to its customers, associates and the media for their continuous support, and sharing a solid business relationship with them.
SPF Realty officials Mr. Mahendra Singh (Managing Director), Mr. Kalpesh Sampath (Director), and Mr. Ranjeet Chavan (Director) greeted the esteemed ......read more
• One stop Eid shopping destination to offer fun activities, daily prizes and surprises
• 11 crazy deals for 11 nights of shopping.
• Dhs. 1 Mobile and Tablet biddings, win smartphone, international trips, free goodies and lot more.
July 14th, 2014; Dubai, UAE……………Dubai’s popular and only night market during the holy month of Ramadan is all set to open its doors to public when it opens this Thursday, 17th July at Za’abeel Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. Running until ......read more
Celebrate the solidarity and camaraderie of the Holy Month of Ramadan at The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, with an array of cultural, traditional, and charity initiatives.
An annual tradition, The Dubai Mall will once again provide visitors with daily Iftar packs encompassing of water, dates, and a Ramadan calendar, which will be distributed at all Guest Service Desks.
Each atrium in The Dubai Mall will be adorned with traditional ornaments and will provide culturally enriching experiences that are guaranteed to bring family and friends ......read more
A Wealth ofRamadanFamily Activities,Entertainmentand Promotions
Dubai, UAE, 6 July, 2014– BayAvenue Mall, a unique retail destination located in the heart of Business Bay, is running daily Ramadan activities from Iftar until Suhouron the ground and mezzanine floors of the food court area. This entire area has been dedicated to family entertainment and celebrations with a Ramadan spirit, including Arabic violin and oud players, and a henna tent.
There are also a range of activities and entertainment showsfor children of all ages including a bouncy castle, arcade games, ......read more
Ramadan & Eid Fair, Sharajah Ramadan Festival & Islamic Culture Capital celebrations begin
Sharjah, 2 July 2014 - With the inauguration of the 28th Ramadan & Eid Fair on Saturday (June 28), Expo Centre Sharjah has become the centre of all activities being held in Sharjah for the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This is for the first time that the entire set of activities for the Sharjah Ramadan Festival is being held at Expo Centre Sharjah, which will last for more than 30 days and include numerous Islamic cultural activities and programmes.
“Expo Centre Sharjah has ......read more
Samsung calls on individuals to celebrate the family with its Ramadan campaign
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – June 30, 2014 –This year, Samsung launches its ‘Hala-B-Hali’ campaign to encourage the spirit of Ramadan and the celebration of loved ones. The campaign will see Samsung encouraging people across the region to recreate an old family picture in the present day. A specially designed app available on the Samsung website will allow individuals to turn this image into a cover photo or profile pic, or any other number of ready to use formats across digital ......read more
• Highlights include Dubai International Holy Quran Award and Ramadan Forum
• Opportunity to be enlightened on Islam and its traditions, and to participate in charitable and community activities
Dubai is set to further enhance its position as a year-round family tourism destination with the launch of the fourth successive “Ramadan in Dubai”, which will witness a transformation of the city into a hub of Islamic culture and learning, through numerous activities inspired by the spirit and values of the Holy Month.
Organised by the Dubai Festivals and ......read more
Dubai, 21 June, 2014: Which books have entertained, thrilled and inspired the people of the UAE? The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has launched a new campaign to find out. The UAE’s favourite books campaign will be conducted in three stages and divided into English and Arabic for adults and children. The final list of books will be announced at the 2015 Festival.
Festival Director Isobel Abulhoul said of the campaign, “Everyone has that one book that was life-changing and that they return to over and over again. The LitFest would like book-lovers from all over ......read more
The popular five-day shopping fiesta, on at DWTC until March 30, 2014, is offering high-end luxury brands at 25-75% off
Dubai, March 26, 2014: Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor today inaugurated the much-awaited Concept Big Brands Carnival, the five-day shopping event that brings high end luxury brands from all over the world to Dubai. Being held at Hall 7, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DWTC), Dubai, the five-day event is back with bigger and better brands at amazing discounts. The event is being held until March 30, 2014.
Known for its wonderful offers, the ......read more
King Willem Day on Wednesday 30th April 2014!
Abu Dhabi, 26th March 2014 - Le Méridien Abu Dhabi visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate for the 1st time King Willem day - what was then Queen’s Day- on 30th April from 4:00pm onwards.
Come, discover and be amazed, this is all about Le Méridien Village Festival!
The Center Garden will be converted into a Netherland city with typical tulips and orange festive decoration. On this special occasion, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi will have the privilege of welcoming His Excellency Gerard Michels, ......read more
over 30 spectacular artistic installations
Dubai, UAE; March 20, 2014: The inaugural Dubai Festival of Lights, organised by Emaar Properties, in partnership with the City of Lyon's Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières de Lyon), in its flagship mega-development Downtown Dubai, is offering a spellbinding experience for visitors with more than 30 spectacular lighting and artistic installations, until March 29, 2014.
In environment-friendly LED lighting, the artistic installations cover the alleyways and public spaces of the world’s most prestigious square kilometre ......read more
Featuring Ramez Helou as expert speaker
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2013 – The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organization for business women, both professionals and entrepreneurs, in the Emirate of Dubai, recently held its monthly Network Majlis event at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ramez Helou, CEO and Founder of The Academy for Sales Excellence, presented Council members with an invigorating speech on how to improve sales.
Held exclusively for members of the DBWC, the event provided an educational insight into what it takes to ......read more
Dubai Government Leadership Programme adopts ‘My Vision – Challenges in the Race for Excellence’ penned by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for its book review program
- Amal bin Udai, Director General of Dubai Government Human Resources Department, said: “H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision guides the future leaders to accomplish success and excellence”.
Dubai, March 7, 2014: The Mohammed bin Rashid Centre has announced the selection of ‘My Vision – Challenges in the Race for Excellence’, written by H.H. Shiekh Mohammed bin ......read more
• Held in partnership with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment to celebrate Dubai’s diverse dining options
• Launches ‘Hi-Fi Flavours’ campaign in parallel to the festival
Dubai, UAE; February 26, 2014: As the city awaits the mouth-watering Dubai Food Festival, Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls in Dubai are organizing a stellar line-up of exciting food-themed entertainment, activities and in-mall competitions to join in the fun. Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre and Mall of the Emirates invite everyone to indulge their taste ......read more
Dubai, 8 February, 2014: Global Village, Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural destination, has brought the imaginative Fairy Tales on Ice to the Middle East. This fantastic show will see all the children’s’ favourites such as Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Aladdin, and Sleeping Beauty, be performed live in on ice.
The Hungarian troupe dress up as the characters from these endearing children’s stories and perform dance routines on the ice to music straight out of the original animated movies. Each week during February there will be a ......read more
• Children aged 12 and under to enter Global Village for free on Monday Family Days at Global Village throughout February• Visitors to receive 10 dirham off voucher for every 60 dirhams spent at selection of popular restaurants in Global Village throughout the monthDubai, 1, February, 2014: Global Village, Dubai's leading family entertainment and cultural destination, is giving families more reasons than ever to spend their time at Global Village by launching a special new family promotion. It will allow children under the age of 12 to enter Global Village for free every Monday ......read more
Until February 2, 2014, visitors to SEGA Republic, one of the largest of its kind indoor theme park in the region, located at The Dubai Mall, and to SEGA Republic Game Zone at Dubai Marina Mall, stand to win up to one million e-tickets redeemable for smart phones, music systems, televisions, toys, gift sets, and more, with the DSF 2014 promotion ‘Win One Million.'Visitors to SEGA Republic at The Dubai Mall only need to spend AED 200 to enter the draw and can also double their chances of winning by spending AED 300. At SEGA Republic Game Zone at Dubai Marina Mall, visitors have to spend only ......read more
Moroccan Pavilion Captures its Colourful CultureDubai, 25 January, 2014: The Moroccan Pavilion at Global Village gives visitors to this amazing family entertainment and cultural destination the chance to experience the rich and varied culture of Morocco. Visitors looking for the very best in traditional Moroccan souvenirs will savour the sights, smells and sounds of the colourful pavilion that will brighten up a visit to Global Village as families look through the great selection of ornaments and tables.Stepping into the Moroccan Pavilion gives a sensation of walking among one of ......read more
Treat that special someone to a romantic photoshoot and create memories that will last forever19 January 2014 Dubai, UAE – Looking for the perfect gift for your loved one this Valentine's Day but struggling to come up an original idea? Fed up of buying the usual box of chocolates or bunch of flowers and instead racking your brains for something different and that has that added personal touch?fishfayce, the innovative photography and viral marketing company, has just the thing for you – the fishfayce Valentine's Day photography package. Priced at just AED 1,200 and lasting one hour, you and ......read more
Green Valley brings leading singing sensation to the UAE Leading Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf, who created a sensation by winning the second season of Arab Idol, took a packed audience at the Dubai Tennis Stadium at Irish Village on a musical journey which is set to reverberate for a long time. Over 4,000 music lovers packed the stadium on January 18 for the concert. Green Valley International Real Estate, one of the leading real estate companies in the region, was one of the principal sponsors of the event. The sponsorship was part of the company's efforts to play a pivotal role in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – Anne-Marie Inc., a lifestyle-consulting agency specializing in image brand development, special events and lifestyle VIP services, opens the darkest and most decadent underground circus experience known as the Big Apple Circus at Cirque Le Soir Dubai. The Big Apple Circus brings to the stage an enchanting show complete with a narrative conveyed through traditional New York Coney Island circus and theatrics. Roll up! Roll up! And step inside a spectacular extravaganza of circus beauties and sideshow freaks. At the Big Apple Circus, guests can feast their eyes on the bearded lady, ......read more
Experience Your Dream Vacation at Award Winning, 5 Star Luxury Resort Baros MaldivesTreat your loved one to the most romantic Valentine's of a lifetime by indulging your senses in an exceptional experience at idyllic Baros Maldives. Acclaimed as World's Most Romantic Resort at the World Travel Awards grand final in 2013, the five star resort offers GCC residents an exceptional experience on an island where guests can relax, explore and indulge themselves, all in one luxurious and award winning destination.Only four hours away from the UAE by direct flight, and 20 minutes by speed boat from ......read more
Dubai, 16 January, 2014: The GCC pavilions at Global Village this season are delivering a highly varied slice of true Arabian hospitality, while informing, educating and entertaining about the region's most-loved food, beverages, textiles, jewellery and more.Each country in the GCC region embodies its own distinctive style, reflected in the topography, architecture, cuisine, national dress and hospitality and this is reflected at their pavilions at this year's Global Village.The 18th edition of Global Village brings the GCC together at one destination with an eclectic mix of traditional ......read more
Customers can redeem 50% on each purchase Dubai, UAE (January 15, 2014): Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in Middle East, announces special promotions during Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the city's much-awaited annual shopping extravaganza. Now on every purchase of King Koil mattresses or accessories worth more than 500 AED, the DSF shoppers will get a 50% redemption vouchers which could be used to buy products from Comfort solutions series which includes Mattress Toppers, Mattress Protectors, Specialty Pillows, Duvets and Linen ......read more
Dubai, January 14, 2014 – Offeraty.com, the first online guide for retail offers and discounts in Dubai, has launched in the Emirate, coinciding with the start of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2014. The interactive website www.offeraty.com enables consumers to track enticing shopping bargains at Dubai's largest malls, starting from clothing and all the way to electronics.The launch comes at the perfect time, when shoppers from the United Arab Emirates and tourists visiting Dubai flock to the malls to take advantage of the discount-heavy festival. Shopping malls in Dubai witness significant ......read more
Virgin Megastore presents ‘Santa and His Crew' on December 13th, 10am-4pm, Mall of the Emirates08 December 2013 – Dubai, UAE: Virgin Megastore, the region's ultimate entertainment destination and one-stop entertainment shop presents ‘Santa and His Crew' for a fun-filled day of festive activities for the entire family on Friday, December 13th from 10am-4pm in Mall of the Emirates. With everything from a meet and greet with Santa Claus, presents for every child, professional photos with Santa, story time, delicious Christmas-themed treats and easy gift solutions, Virgin Megastore offers the ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 November, 2013 - Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is marking the 42nd National Day with 14 days of continued celebration featuring company-wide activities for employees and families, as well as stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The venue itself has been decorated with the national flag in a way that encompasses the entire façade of the ADNEC headquarters.The festivities include cultural competitions and poetry reading sessions that unanimously reflect the spirit of patriotism. Throughout the 14-day duration that concludes tomorrow (28 November), ......read more