• The virtual event will focus on restoring and developing buyers’ business connections, growing network, and learning how to make a comeback in the travel industry
• Nearly 50% of registered buyers interested in the Middle East region
• Over 100 exhibitors from the Middle East confirmed so far
October 20, 2020: Buyers from travel firms around the world can reconnect with established partners, forge new contacts and make business deals at next month’s WTM Virtual (9-11 November) from 7am to 10pm GMT, to allow access to all the different time zones across the globe.
Organisers of the online event aim to host 5,000 pre-selected buyers from a diverse range of companies across the world and from their global database. Of those buyers already registered, almost 50% have ......read more
Inspiring Kuwait’s residents to adopt responsible consumption and environmental practices
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 6 October 2019: Playing its role in the conservation of Kuwait’s environment and natural resources, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre has partnered with Basurama’, a creative linking platform to design art installations using discarded water bottles. Demonstrating Kuwait’s as well as international rising concerns over climate change and its effect on water consumption, the event aims to raise awareness about plastic waste and its effects on the health of the environment.
As Kuwait's iconic cultural centre which houses a Natural History Museum, Science and Technology Museum, Arabic Islamic Science Centre, and Space Museum, as well as a Fine Arts Centre and ......read more
• First Kuwaiti contemporary art exhibition to open in Venice by Kuwait’s largest museum complex
• Centre’s first international visual arts programme ignites a collaboration between Venetian craftsmen and artists from Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 14 September 2019: Following the first successful appearence in the ‘Heart of Culture’ exhibition in June, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre recently unveiled the new exhibits of three of its contemporary artists at Scoletta dell’Arte dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, Italy on 10 September 2019. Developed through the Fine Arts Centre’s Artist-in-Residence programme, the exhibition titled,“In my Dream I was in Kuwait” signified the Centre’s aim to cement Kuwait’s position as ......read more
06, August 2019: We wanted to flag up a story that will be coming out of the US this Wednesday evening, some very brief details of which are enclosed in the attached invite.
Essentially the world’s richest horse race will be run in Saudi Arabia in February 2020.
Full details of the event and the prize fund on offer will be revealed on the evening.
This will be at 7pm US on Wednesday 7, which will be 2am in Saudi, 3am in the UAE on Thursday 8, August.
If you would like an embargoed copy of the news release for print pages, and can commit not to putting any details online until after the 7pm US announcement please let us know.
We’ll have a team on the ground and will be sending pictures, video B-Roll and the full news statement plus a Q&A as part of the media kit.
Equally ......read more
Receives UNHCR Recognition for Long-Term Support
Kuwait, 6 July 2019: Al Hamra joined UNHCR and other prominent organizations to commemorate World Refugee Day, an annual ceremony that aims to highlight the refugee cause, along with the strength and resilience of more than 70 million refugees, and forcibly displaced persons around the globe.
To mark the international day, senior government officials, business leaders, academia, civil society activists and media personals came together in a ceremony held under the auspices of H.E Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid AlHamad Al-Sabah - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was represented by H.E Ambassador Nasser AlHain - Assistant Foreign Minister for International at UN House Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah building on 20 June 2019.
First started 19 ......read more
Six resident artists transported timeless reflections of Kuwait to Venice, home of La Biennale
First foray into the global art scene affirms Kuwait’s position as a leading creative and artistic regional hub
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 15 June 2019: Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre recently exhibited the unique works of six of its contemporary artists in Venice, Italy on 14 June 2019, as part of its mission to nurture young talent through international collaborations. The creative pieces themed under ‘Heart of Culture developed through the Fine Arts Centre’s Artist-in-Residence programme, made their debut during the opening of the exhibition titled, “In my Dream I was in Kuwait” at Scoletta dell’Arte dei Tiraoro e Battioro, in Venice, the home of La ......read more
Kuwait - May 15, 2019: Mohy Yasser, a young Egyptian social media influencer, has been crowned the winner of the second season of Sadeem, the biggest digital competition for young content creators in the Arab world.
Mohy won the sum of one million riyals and also the opportunity to produce his own program.
In its second season, Sadeem saw twenty (20) young content creators of different interests compete in intense and exciting challenges for the title of the best content creator in the Arab world. In the end, it was Mohy Yasser, a young Egyptian influencer https://www.instagram.com/mohyyasser/, who nailed the title using his most creative ideas throughout this season of Sadeem!
Mohy, who loves to travel, has his own advertising agency despite his young age. Social media networks are his playground, in ......read more
New single release – Out 13th of April World Wide trough Yellow Rhinestone Records
It’s ‘Sold To Perfection’ – a song that combines Therése’s Swedish and Lebanese heritage, and forms a Scandipop/Arabic pop hybrid. So it’s basically got the amazing melody and poptasticness of Scandinavian pop music, paired with the rhythms and flavours of Eastern pop. It’s a one listen and you like sort of affair. And it’s ALL about the chorus.
The Swedish-Lebanese singer-songwriter has enjoyed great success in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her debut album LIVIN was released in 2006 on Theresé´s own label Future Records in collaboration with Universal Music Sweden and included the hit singles The Future (#13 in the US) and Not Easy (#1 in ......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
Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2017: Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait, The Quorvos Collection’s flagship hotel in Kuwait, welcomes you to experience Magical, Magnificent and Merry dose of luxury celebrations this festive season.
Starting from Christmas Eve up until the New Year’s, Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait is celebrating with special Christmas and New Year menus across its dining outlets, from specially designed buffets, to A la carte delights, with live music to enhance the festive feeling.
Located on the shores of Kuwait Bay, Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait is the perfect venue to enjoy and indulge. The hotel is hosting a buffet lunch and dinner enhanced with seasonal Christmas specialties for celebratory dining, at Cucina and the award-winning Luna restaurants, in addition to festive treats at Chococafe and ......read more
’Tis the season to be jolly and hotel has all your needs covered, from themed room amenities, eye-catching decorations and specially prepared gourmet treats The festive season is now in full bloom at Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait with the occasion marked with a special tree lighting and carol singing evening.
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: The Quorvos Collection’s flagship hotel in Kuwait assembled a choir to sing traditional festive songs and carols during the festive gathering with members of the in-house team joining in with guests round the large, stunningly decorated golden trees in the hotel’s lobby area. The festive cheer was raised a few more decibels when the lights were officially switched on during an engaging ceremony. Guests at the friendly, fun event tucked into festive cakes and cookies ......read more
Inaugural expo to be held from 21 to 23 January provides perfect platform to showcase latest production lines for food, healthcare, industrial and environmental sectors
Kuwait – 16 October 2017: Thanks to the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on the importance of Self Sufficiency - which is one of the top priorities in the state’s strategies - the inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, a first-of-its kind exhibition, will be held from 21 to 23 January 2018 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, will provide industry heavyweights, production line manufacturers, and decision makers from Kuwait and the word the perfect platform to demonstrate how they are helping to shape ......read more
Youngsters invited to enjoy two months of interactive indoor activities at IKEA over the summer holiday
Dubai, 27 June 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has announced its plans for children across the UAE keeping them busy and entertained over the summer holidays. IKEA will be hosting the IKEA Summer Academy – a series of different indoor workshops for children aged six to 10. Beginning the 5th July up until the end of August, just before school term begins, youngsters can join the Academy and spend every Wednesday afternoon from expanding their creative and crafting skills through a series of educational and interactive activities.
Special prizes will be awarded by IKEA for consistent Summer Activity participants. Every child will receive a personalised booklet and for each session they attend they will ......read more
Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha are the two major festivals in Islam. Eid Al Fitr, or the 'festival of breaking fast', marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawaal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe.
As you recite your prayers this ......read more
Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today.
Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents.
Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and updated existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in ......read more
DSF 2017 kicks off 34 exciting days of non-stop, action-packed shopping, fun entertainment and world-class events. Join us to ‘Shop.Win. Celebrate’ every day
Dubai, UAE – 26 December 2016: It’s finally here! The jam-packed schedule of events that millions of shoppers and families have been waiting for kicks off today with the 22nd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
An incredible array of fashion shows, exclusive product launches, big names in entertainment, as well as opportunities to win cars, cash and gold have been lined up by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and the organisers of DSF 2017, so the shopping adventure can finally begin.
The arrival of DSF 2017 also kicks off the new Retail ......read more
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
Key topics such as leadership skills, communication skills, business strategies and financial education to be featured at renowned international personal empowerment congress held in the region for the first time
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, have announced that the National Achievers Congress 2016 will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, who will be delivering the opening speech.
Held in the Middle East for the first time on 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai, UAE, the renowned international congress brings ......read more
Key speakers include Robert Kiyosaki, Ali Al Saloom, Andrew Matthews, and Baroness Michelle Mone of Mayfair, OBE
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2016: In collaboration with Najahi and Success Resources, the leading seminar organizer in the world, the Middle East is welcoming its first National Achievers Congress 2016 on the 18th and 19th of November 2016 at Festival Arena Al Badia in Dubai. In its 23rd year, the renowned international congress brings together a line-up of outstanding global achievers and influencers to the region to pave the way for entrepreneurs.
The inaugural National Achievers Congress 2016 seeks to give everyone the opportunity to achieve phenomenal results in their personal and professional lives by having some of the world’s greatest speakers empower them. Keynote speakers at the two day ......read more
Kuwait City - 27 September: The 8th annual Euromoney Kuwait Conference takes place today on 27 September 2016, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Finance the event has attracted high-level government officials, investors, financiers, business leaders and many of Kuwait’s leading institutions to explore new opportunities and examine Kuwait’s role in the changing international financial landscape.
Over 30% of the 550 registered delegates join us from abroad reflecting the rising global profile of Kuwait’s financial sector. This included high-profile attendees from Bahrain, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and elsewhere
Featuring a series of keynote speeches, live one-on-one interviews and engaging panel ......read more
Photo Caption: H.E. Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and H.E. Mr. Peter Elsner-Mackay, Austria’s Ambassador to the UAE with Mr. Mohammed Al Raqbani, General Manager of Dubai Investments Industries and Mr. Zaid Maleh, Managing Director of MODUL University Dubai at the MODUL University stand at GETEX 2016.
MODUL University’s stand at GETEX visited by Sheikh Nahyan Al Nahyan and Austrian Ambassador
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments Industries [DII], which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, and Austria’s leading international private university, is showcasing a wide array of academic programs and merit scholarships on offer for aspiring students at its campus in Dubai as part of ......read more
Twelve Dubai hotels won across 24 award categories to dominate the Middle East Hotel Awards 2016 this week.
Dubai, UAE, June 1, 2016: A total of 70 hotels and hotel suppliers from across the region were shortlisted. Other winners came from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
More than 400 hoteliers from throughout the Middle East attended the awards ceremony (24th May 2016) at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, which took away the award for Best New Hotel 2016.
Speaking at the venue, Sandra Tikal, General Manager of the Palazzo Versace Dubai described the award-winning new hotel as an “urban resort” as well as a “true European palace with an Arabic edge”.
Christopher Hewett, Best New Hotel judge for 2016 commented: “There were high expectations for Palazzo Versace Dubai and it ......read more
Kuwait– May 30, 2016: Milipol Qatar 2016, the region’s most influential international trade exhibition for Homeland Security announces that online registration officially opened on 17th May 2016. This is to facilitate visitors entrance, getting their e-badges in advance.
The exhibition officially takes place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, West Bay, Doha from October 31 to November 2, 2016 with participation of companies from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, amongst other regional and global firms. It presents the perfect opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services and network with other firms in the fields of security, safety, detection and prevention equipment and systems, civil defence, as well as various other defence supplies during the course of the three-day ......read more
Over 800 Halal certified companies set for Halal World Food at Gulfood 2016 as major international retailers explore new products in Dubai re-exports boost
Halal sector opportunities to come under conference spotlight at Gulfood Halal Forum
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2016: Worldwide spending on global Halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% a year until 2019 to create an international industry worth US $3.7 trillion, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report.
Commissioned by the Government of Dubai and produced by ThomsonReuters in collaboration with strategy and research advisory firm DinarStandard, the report says the past year has seen major advancements in the global Halal food and lifestyle sectors. These include investments by a Brazilian Halal food provider in a UAE production plant, new Halal ......read more
November 11, 2015: The Middle East’s printing and packaging sector is all set for a strong growth. The region’s printing industry is forecasted to touch USD 20 billion by 2016, while the packaging market is growing at the rate of 5 to 15 per cent year-on-year. There is a huge market potential for growth especially in the GCC where the KSA controls more than 70 per cent of packaging market which is expanding by 15 per cent each year.
Amidst such impressive figures and a burgeoning market, Saudi Print & Pack, the 13th International Trade Exhibition for Printing and Packaging Technologies, will be held from 18th – 21st January 2016 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the show is organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company and ......read more
November 05, 2015 - Orient Planet PR & Marketing Communications, one of the Middle East’s most rapidly growing Public Relations, Marketing and Communications consultancy, grabbed the award in the Media, Marketing & Events category of the Middle East Stars of Business Awards, recently held at the Joharah Ballroom of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai. The award was given in recognition of the company’s significant contributions in the field of PR and marketing—reinforcing its position as one of the Middle East region’s top Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The Middle East Stars of Business recognizes the region’s best SMEs across 22 business categories. Nominations were welcomed from countries across the GCC and Middle East region. A special jury composed of industry experts and ......read more
January 19, 2020- The Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd. announced the successful conclusion of the 2020 editions of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Print and Pack (Saudi PPPP), which witnessed the participation of more than 424 exhibitors from 26 countries. The latest edition of the largest specialized exhibition hosted eight international pavilions and showcased the most recent ......read more
Kuwait City (October 29, 2017), H.E. Dr. Khaled Mahdi the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development (SCPD) in Kuwait delivered the opening presentation on building “New Kuwait”; the vision, the goals and the strategy to achieve them at Kuwait Infrastructure Week.
Supported by The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning & ......read more
The 8th Euromoney Kuwait Conference reconvenes under the theme of ‘Meeting the Challenge of Financial Innovation and Reform’
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Banking giants, leading financiers and policy makers are set to meet in Kuwait City this month, as the 8th Euromoney Kuwait Conference reconvenes to tackle key challenges facing the national, regional and global economy.
The ......read more
Karcher’s robust hot water high pressure washers to be focal point at the event
Other environmentally friendly cleaning solutions to be displayed
Tehran, 25th April, 2016 -- Karcher, the world leader in innovative cleaning technology solutions is finalizing its inaugural participation at the 2nd annual Project Iran, an international trade exhibition for construction materials, ......read more
Attendees in Chicago will learn how to accelerate industrial performance via the Connected Enterprise at annual event hosted by Rockwell Automation
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 2, 2015 – The world of manufacturing and production is undergoing unprecedented change with the convergence of information and operations technology, along with the emergence of modern technologies associated with ......read more
August 09, 2015
A wide range of construction industry topics delivered by renowned international industry speakers will be featured at the upcoming Big 5 Kuwait. The largest construction event is set to take place from September 14 - 16, 2015 at the Kuwait International Fair. Architects, Interior Designers, Consultants, Procurement Managers, Contractors, Real Estate Developers, Engineers, and ......read more
July 01, 2015: With $188 billion of projects currently under various stages of planning and construction, Kuwait’s construction sector is poised for significant growth. The demand for high-quality infrastructure along with upscale residential and commercial properties can be seen in several multi-billion dollar projects including:
• $7 bn Kuwait Metro ......read more
Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin, lent its support to the prestigious 2015 Yachting premiere, in collaboration with its long-standing partners in the country, W. Salamoon & Sons. Strengthening its seafaring legacy, the tie up saw Ulysse Nardin serve as official timekeeper of the event, the premiere of which takes place between the 8th and 9th of June at the Zaitunay Bay in ......read more
June 04, 2015: One of the region’s most popular charity events, The Oil Barons Charity Ball (OBCB), which this year raised more than USD 200,000 has been named Best Special Event at the Middle East Event Awards held last night at the JW Marquis Marriott Hotel, Dubai. Held under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community ......read more
May 10, 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The 2nd Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit, held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, is all set to begin tomorrow at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, with two days of intensely exciting speeches, panel discussions and case studies. The two-day summit is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade.
The summit will be ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 6, 2015– The demand for professional cleaning services and specialised hygiene solutions has increased significantly in step with the rapid expansion in the Middle East’s construction and hospitality sectors. Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, the Middle East’s Cleaning Expo, taking place from 18 – 20 May at Dubai World Trade Centre, will address the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 May, 2015 – The Middle East is attracting some of the world’s best producers of floor and wall coverings in recognition of the huge potential of the region’s construction and fit-out industries. Middle East Covering, the sole flooring and wallcovering business-to-business exhibition for the MENA region, will showcase over 250 brands from 16 ......read more
Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, among items on show when inaugural leather event opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 29, 2015: Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colours are among the latest leather trends that will share centre-stage with scores of leather accessories when the Middle East’s only leather trade show ......read more
B2B platform to have 127 hosted buyers
Hosted buyers coming from 30 countries
67 per cent increase in number of companies
Programme evolved since its launch in 2009
$85 billion airport construction projects in Middle East
Sheikh Ahmed: Ideal B2B platform for decision-makers
Dubai, April 29, 2015: The 15th edition of Airport Show, scheduled to ......read more
United Arab Emirates; 19th of April 2015 - Adionics is pleased to announce, while taking part in the WETEX 2015 exhibition in Dubai, the launch of SMARTEX, a smart desalination solution, which is able to select specific salts in order to address the growing demand coming from Oil & Gaz, Food and Beverages as well as Mining.
SMARTEX stands for smart extraction and is a declination of ......read more
Dubai, UAE: The rainy weather that peppered Dubai this week didn’t dampen the spirit of busy networking at Intersec 2015, as 27,455 visitors from more than 120 countries descended upon the world’s largest trade show for the security, safety, and fire protection industries.
Intersec 2015, which took place from 18-20 January at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, witnessed a ......read more
UAE, January 14, 2015– DuPont, a leading innovation and market-driven science company, will present its leading range of clean agent fire suppressants at the 17th edition of Intersec 2015, the leading trade fair for Safety & Security in the Middle East running from January 18th to 20th, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since the 1950s DuPont has ......read more
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 ......read more
With governments fully behind sustainable building, a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet standards and how suppliers can benefit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2014 – Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.
There are enormous opportunities in the ......read more