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dafza supports dubai’s economic diversification strategy at gulfood 2017

UAE – As part of its efforts to meet the current and emerging needs of the regional and global food and beverage (F&B) sectors, the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced its participation at Gulfood Exhibition 2017. Taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the trade exhibition will provide DAFZA with a global …

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poles head from frozen russian forests to dubai desert looking to build on world cup lead

Dubai, UAE – Poland’s Aron Domzala switches from the frozen forests of Northern Russia to the Al Qudra desert next week when he looks to build on his early lead in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies during the inaugural Dubai International Baja. Partnered by Szymon Gospodarczyk in an Overdrive Racing Toyota Hilux, Domzala lines up in the second round …

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uae wins award for best pavilion at otm 2017 exhibition in india

Abu Dhabi – The UAE won an award for best pavilion at Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) 2017, the latest edition of India’s biggest travel trade show held recently in the city of Mumbai. The pavilion organized under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ scored the highest marks for decoration and design.  The UAE delegation to this year’s OTM included representatives from the tourism bodies …

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filmmakers hope story of family’s struggle with autism will help others coping with disorder in uae

Dubai, UAE – The makers of a film telling the story of a family’s struggle to deal with a young man’s autism hopes it will inspire others facing the same difficulty and boost awareness of the disorder in the UAE. The film, ‘Lemonade” is a collaboration between 22-year-old Emirati student Sarah Al-Hashimi, making her debut as a director, and Dedra Stevenson, who …

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extreme offshore catamaran adrenaline rush the prize at dubai international boat show 2017

Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25thDubai International Boat Show. This unique experience, in a Team Australia boat that averages 120mph in race action, is on offer for two winners of a social media competition being staged …

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milaha reports net profit of qar 711 million for full year 2016

Dubai, UAE – Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion. Key financial highlights: Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion reported the previous year. …

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michelin guide hong kong macau dining series star-studded line-up announced for 2017

Hong Kong – Following a successful launch in October 2016, Robert Parker Wine Advocate has announced details of the 2017 MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series. From February until October, discerning Hong Kong and Macau foodies will have the opportunity to savour menus from international and local culinary luminaries and world-class sommeliers. In a marriage of the world’s best gourmet experts, The MICHELIN guide …

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swire properties is partnering for the fifth year with art basel in hong kong; presenting world class arts programme in march

Hong Kong – Swire Properties today announced its fifth partnership with Art Basel in Hong Kong, which will see the company host a specially designed lounge by acclaimed architect Hugh Dutton, as well as a curated programme of high profile talks at the show. Supporting Art Basel in Hong Kong since its 2013 inaugural edition, Swire Properties and has a …

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london’s acclaimed restaurant a.wong pop-up at above & beyond

Hong Kong – Above & Beyond is delighted to announce that for three days only, one of London’s favourite and most celebrated British born Chinese chefs Andrew Wong will be bringing his culinary magic to Above & Beyond, with an exclusive Pop Up of his London restaurant A.Wong. Widely celebrated for his ingenious take on authentic Chinese cuisine, Andrew will present a …

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dewa honours winners of internal excellence awards for second half of 2016

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has honoured its employees who won the Internal Excellence Awards for the second half of 2016. DEWA also honoured staff who were nominated for the Dubai Medals of the 20th Dubai Government Excellence Programme, graduates of the Leadership Development Programme, winners of the Employee Happiness survey 2016, the team who received the ‘Certified …

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new lamborghini series featured alongside national racing at dubai autodrome

Dubai, UAE – Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East The Super Trofeo, a …

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e-city inaugurates newly-renovated store in the dubai mall

E-City, a leading operator of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE, inaugurated its newly renovated store in The Dubai Mall. The new outlet reflects the company’s continuing thrust towards innovative technology, which is expected to attract more customers with its offers of a highly interactive shopping experience. E-City is the electronics retail arm of Albatha …

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eastwood wins opening race at yas marina circuit in round 4 of porsche gt3 cup challenge middle east

Northern Ireland newcomer Charlie Eastwood joined the grid for race one of the fourth round at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, surprising drivers to take first place on the podium. A Porsche Carrera Cup GB scholar, Eastwood flew into Abu Dhabi and onto the grid as a guest driver, taking pole position in qualifying by clocking a furious …

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quality family time is the focus for aspire zone foundation’s nsd celebration – one of the biggest in qatar

Doha, Qatar – All eyes will be on Aspire Zone on the 14th of February, as the Foundation and its affiliated member organisations prepare to launch one of the biggest National Sport Day celebrations in Qatar, laying on a programme that offers the perfect blend of sporting activities and family fun. For its sixth annual NSD celebration, Aspire Zone Foundation will …

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wpp invests in virtual reality company subvrsive in the us

WPP announces that it has made an investment in SubVRsive, Inc. (“SubVRsive”), a technology company that works with advertisers that want to engage consumers in the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality sector. SubVRsive’s clients include the American Heart Association, Lionsgate Entertainment, Procter & Gamble and Showtime Networks. It is based in Austin, Texas and was founded in 2015. SubVRsive …

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