World

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 …

Read More »

Hong Kong Gourmands Embraced IMG’s First Taste Festival in Asia, Taste of Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The inaugural Taste of Hong Kong presented by Standard Chartered welcomed 14,683 foodies between the 10-13 March on the Central Harbourfront. The ultimate dining experience offered a casual, interactive outdoor environment where festivalgoers sampled signature and unique to festival dishes from restaurants Aberdeen Street Social, Amber, Arcane, Bibo, Café Gray Deluxe, CHINO, Duddell’s, Serge et Le Phoque, The Ocean, …

Read More »

Antony Gormley: Event Horizon Hong Kong Now in Bookshops

HONG KONG – British Council is delighted to announce that the book Antony Gormley: Event Horizon Hong Kong, with a specially commissioned text by Ackbar Abbas is now in bookshops. The book gives an in-depth look into Event Horizon in Hong Kong with stunning photographs of British artist Antony Gormley’s 31 sculptures installed across the city’s Central and Western district. …

Read More »

INDIA CARPET EXPO

The India Carpet Expo, an exclusive trade fair for Handmade carpets and other floor-overings, organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council, in the  NSCI Exhibition Complex, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi was declared open today. The  4 day fair was inaugurated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Honorable Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Government of India in the august presence of Shri …

Read More »

HILTON GARDEN INN REVEALS NEW PROPERTY IN TANGER CITY CENTER

Tanger, Morocco and MCLEAN, Va.  – Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT)upscale global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center. The property, which is owned by Inveravante and managed by Hilton Worldwide, brings 320 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand of more than 650 hotels worldwide. It is the brand’s …

Read More »

MORE THAN 6,000 VISITORS AT ABU DHABI’S GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – More than 6,000 visitors from 96 countries took part in the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) which saw dozens of presentations and panel discussions designed to help tackle world hunger. The event, which took place from 16-17 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, showcasedmore than 80 game-changing innovations for agriculture. The exhibition, held under …

Read More »

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND PREVENTION WELCOMES VISITING DELEGATION FROM SOUTH KOREA

UAE – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHP) recently welcomed the visit of a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare from the Republic of South Korea. The delegation was met by His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the Minister of Health and H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public …

Read More »

DEWA’S WOMEN’S SPORTS TEAM WINS DUPLAYS’ 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s women’s sports team came first in the 5-a-side football tournament organised by Duplays, the UAE’s largest organiser of recreational sport leagues and amateur sports competitions. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commended the achievement by the team, as well as the efforts of DEWA’s Woman’s Committee.  “DEWA exerts every …

Read More »

U.S. EMBASSY CELEBRATES FRIENDSHIP, PARTNERSHIP WITH QATAR AT NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

On the evening of February 22, the U.S. Embassy in Doha hosted its National Day reception at the Sheraton Hotel.  Ambassador Dana Shell Smith welcomed the guests of honor, HEMohammed bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, HE  Minister of Public Health, Dr Hanan Mohamed Al-Kuwari, HE Ambassador Ibrahim Fahkroo and HE Ambassador Mahmoud Dean of the Diplomatic Corps …

Read More »

HBMSU’S ‘SMART CAMPUS’ WINS FIRST PLACE IN MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL AWARDS CATEGORY OF 2015 WHARTON-QS STARS REIMAGINE EDUCATION AWARDS

UAE – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University celebrated the winning of its ‘Smart Campus’ initiative at the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards, a prestigious international award that recognizes the world’s best higher education innovations and promotes learning and employment. HBMSU’s ‘Smart Campus’ bagged first place under the ‘Regional Award Middle East’ category during an honorary ceremony that recently took …

Read More »

DEWA AWARDED ISO 55001: 2014 CERTIFICATE FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the ISO 55001: 2014 Certificate for Asset Management after passing an external audit conducted by an international organization. As a result, DEWA is the first government utility in the world to receive the prestigious award for the integration of high quality asset management in operations pertaining to the generation, transmission, and …

Read More »

QATARI AND AMERICAN DESIGNERS CELEBRATE CULTURAL TIES AS PART OF DISCOVER AMERICA WEEK — QATAR 2016

  U.S. and Qatar became the focal points of the second annual Discover America Week — Qatar 2016, a week-long series of events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Qatar) and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar to celebrate American culture, commerce and the friendship that exists between the two countries by allowing the community in Doha to experience everything American. As part of …

Read More »

MICRO-CHIPPED BEES HELP SCIENTISTS TACKLE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY ISSUES, WORLD HUNGER

Abu Dhabi, 17 February 2016:  As the rapidly declining bee population continues to threaten the world’s nutritional standards, farming industries and food security at large, scientists at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have outlined the progress in micro-chip technology to help monitor bees. Professor Paulo de Souza, Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and …

Read More »