Monday 22 April 2019

Jarir Bookstore to open branch in Bahrain

Jarir Bookstore, one the largest retail stores in the GCC, announced that it will open its first branch in Bahrain. The new branch will anchor a project now under construction by First Bahrain Real Estate Development Company (First Bahrain) in Seef District. Jarir


Image Nation unveils trailer of UAE documentary

Image Nation Abu Dhabi has unveiled the trailer for History of the Emirates, its ground-breaking documentary about the UAE’s heritage, which was announced by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.  Mohamed Al Mubara


Lead role announced for 'The Phantom of the Opera' ME debut

Award-winning performer Jonathan Roxmouth will play the lead role of ‘The Phantom’ in the Middle East debut of the world’s most popular musical, The Phantom of the Opera, taking place in Dubai this October. Roxmouth is currently appearing in the global tour of T


Google Saudi Arabia’s most influential brand: study

Tech giant Google took the number one spot as the most influential brand in Saudi Arabia in a survey carried out by Ipsos, an independent market research company. Google is driven mainly by its ability to shape consumer behaviour, and introducing people to something important whi


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by outages

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have gone down around the world, with thousands of users reporting technical problems, reported The Independent, citing The monitoring website Down Detector, a website that monitors outages. Down Detector reported issues across Europe, the US, the


Two cinema majors plan nearly 1,000 new screens in Saudi Arabia

With the Saudi entertainment sector set to make investments worth SR267 billion ($71 billion) in building the necessary infrastructure for cinemas, two leading groups from the region - Vox Cinemas and Carnival Cinemas - are planning to open close to 1,000 new screens across the kingdom, said se


UAE names astronauts team for ISS Mission

The UAE's Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it has selected Hazzaa Al Mansoori as the prime astronaut and Sultan Al Neyadi as the backup astronaut for the International Space Station (ISS) mission.   Al Mansoori and Al Neyadi are cu


Abu Dhabi Media, UFC ink broadcast partnership deal

Abu Dhabi Media and UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, have announced a new broadcast partnership to provide access to all live UFC events and non-live programming as part of a multi-year agreement. The first live event will air this Sunday with UFC 2


Hungary confirms participation in Expo 2020

Hungary has officially confirmed its participation in Expo 2020, in Dubai, UAE, a media report said. The participation agreement was signed by Hungarian Minister of State for the development and coordination of EU policies Szabolcs Takacs, who is also ministerial commissioner for


China unveils dazzling Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion design

China has unveiled the design for its country pavilion at the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 gala which is heavily inspired by the Chinese lantern. Through its theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind - Innovation and Opportunity”, the China Pavilion

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