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NEIL BUSH, HEAD OF ARABIAN PENINSULA DEPARTMENT AT THE BRITISH FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADDRESSES THE BAHRAIN BRITISH BUSINESS FORUM

Manama, Bahrain – Head of Arabian Peninsula Department at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Mr. Neil Bush gave a keynote speech at the Bahrain British Business Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting yesterday. Mr. Bush discussed the vision and direction of the FCO in the Gulf. BBBF SIG Chairman Mr. Rick Hopper welcomed Mr. Bush and H.E. Mr. …

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PORSCHE WIN OPENING ROUND OF 2016 WEC SEASON IN SILVERSTONE

BIC, Sakhir – Porsche Team were named the winners of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the UK, held Sunday as the season-opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The defending world champions took home the maximum points despite crossing the finish line behind rivals Audi Sport Team Joest. However, post-race scrutineering revealed that Audi’s winning no. …

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URBAN DIALOGUE by FARRELS IS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Hong Kong – Farrells, the award winning British design firm behind iconic structures such as MI6 Headquarters in London, Beijing South Station and Hong Kong’s Peak Tower, celebrate their 25th anniversary in Hong Kong this April with URBAN DIALOGUE. The dual exhibition opens today supported by a workshop, a forum, lecture and curator’s tours that offer an in-depth look inside the architect …

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CONRAD HOTELS & RESORTS SET TO DEBUT SMART LUXURY IN DOHA, QATAR

DOHA, Qatar and MCLEAN, Va. –  Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE: HLT) luxury hotel portfolio for the new smart luxury traveller, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Assets Real Estate Development Company for the 325 guestroom Conrad Doha, expected to open in early 2019. Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East & North Africa, …

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BILLION DOLLAR LAUNCHES STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT AT 10th CITYSCAPE ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, UAE – A host of residential, retail and hospitality developments have been launched at the 10th anniversary edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi, which runs at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre until Thursday 14 April. Aldar Properties took centre stage with its launch of Yas Acres, a new residential and leisure development on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island which has 1,300 …

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UNSEEN FOR A CENTURY: “THE ALICE DE ROTHSCHILD VASE CARPETS”

Dubai, UAE – On 19th of April Christie’s will offer three exceptional Kirman Vase carpets, unseen in public for over 100 years and never before published, in its ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS auction. They formed part of the collection of one of Europe’s most illustrious families, the Rothschild, renowned for collecting some of the world’s most important works of art. Alice …

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DUBAI’S AFFORDBALE ART FAIR ATTRACTS FIRST TIME BUYERS, COLLECTORS, ENTHUSIASTS AND INVESTORS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The affordable art fair with a difference, World Art Dubai, has concluded its four day run with strong sales and a compelling message that there is a growing appetite for contemporary, accessible paintings, photography, sculptures and installations in the Middle East. Anna Dudchenko, a Russian artist who is based in Muscat, Oman, has sold more than …

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DEWA PLANS SPECIAL EXPEDITION TO THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be sending some of their employees on a special expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in Peru in May 2016. The move is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, and raise awareness about environmental issues, especially conserving natural resources and reducing carbon emissions. …

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NUMBER OF BARIATRIC SURGERIES IN THE UAE TRIPLES IN THE LAST THREE YEARS

More and more people are now looking at bariatric surgery as a preferred medical solution for people who want to address their weight problems, particularly across the younger generation suffering from obesity. Dr. Rohit Kumar, a leading laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, has pointed out that the growing preference has resulted in the increased number of bariatric surgeries in the UAE, which …

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ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE SET TO LAUNCH CLASSIC ADVENTURE FOR POWERFUL WORLD-CLASS LINE-UP

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The eyes of the cross country rallying world are on the UAE capital again as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge POWERED BY Nissan prepares to launch another spectacular episode of World Cup and World Championship action. Taking place under the patronage of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western region, the Desert Challenge …

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GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF SUFIS TO DECLARE 25-POINT PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE SUFISM ON FINAL DAY OF WORLD SUFI FORUM

New Delhi – The newly created global alliance of Sufis which came together at World Sufi Forum under the leadership of Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ashraf of India is all set to announce its resolution and demands in Delhi on Sunday. The 25-point declaration document will be unveiled in front of a packed audience at the Ram Lila Maidan. The event will see more than 60 …

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The First of Christie’s Four Auctions of 10 YEARS IN DUBAI: Important Watches Realised $2,681,688/ AED 9,748,172 On 15 March

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – On 15th March, Christie’s Dubai started the celebration of its 10 year anniversary by starting the first of its four auctions realising $2,681,688/ AED9,748,172, selling 85% by lot and 86% by value, with registered bidders from 25 countries across 5 continents. Comprising 176 lots, the auction at Christie’s Dubai sparked international interest with competitive bidding …

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G.D. FOODS PRESENTS ‘TOPS’ & ‘ROYAL TASTE’ AT ‘AAHAR 2016’

New Delhi – Leading Indian FMCG brands, ‘Tops’ & ‘Royal Taste’ Cookies from G.D. Foods Mfg. (India) Pvt. Ltd. participated in the 31st AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair. The five day B2B trade platform and B2C shopping extravaganza kicked off on Tuesday, 15th March 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will continue till Saturday, 19th March 2016. The AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair is held …

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The Countdown Begins… One Week until Art Central Kicks off Hong Kong Art Week

Hong Kong – In just one week, the second edition of Art Central will be unveiled during Hong Kong Art Week. Adding a fresh new dimension, Art Central kicks off with ‘First Night’ which gives collectors and art enthusiasts a first glimpse of the fair. Art Central returns to the Central Harbourfront from 23-26 March (First Night 21 March, VIP Preview 22 March), showcasing over …

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Christie’s Dubai Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Four Auctions, Estimated at $13 Million

Christie’s Dubai yesterday announced the opening of its 20th sale season, celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary hosting auctions in the Middle East. At a pre-sale press briefing, Christie’s Global President, Jussi Pylkkänen, stated: “Back in 2006, I was asked by a journalist about how long I estimated that Christie’s would continue selling artworks in the Middle East- I said that …

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