Friday 30 January 2015

Art space for local artists, musicians opens in Bahrain

An innovative art space designed to bring local artists and musicians together is opening today (January 30) at Amwaj Islands, Bahrain. Malja (sanctuary) is made up of four sections - a cafe, an art and dance studio, a gallery and a recording studio, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Dubai hosts ‘world’s most expensive’ fashion show

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) in partnership with Dhamani, recently hosted the “Diamond Fashion Show”, dubbed the most expensive fashion show in the world featuring a display of diamond jewellery worth over $100 million. The event which took place at the Armani Pavili


Social media entrepreneurs role in focus

A forum that opened in Bahrain yesterday (January 28) hopes to shape a new generation of social media entrepreneurs. The third annual Social Media Masters' Forum ends today at the Applied Science University, Eker, under the theme 'Entrepreneurship via Social Media,’


Facebook Q4 earnings up 49pc on mobile ads

Facebook posted a fourth-quarter revenue of $3.85 billion up 49 per cent from $2.59 billion in the year-ago period, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was th


Qatar unsure about 2024 Olympics bid

Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official has said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle. "We don't know if we are going to bid for '24, but bidding for


Infiniti partners with MBC’s TV show

Infiniti, a leading premium automotive brand, has signed a partnership with MBC’s popular ‘Scoop with Raya’ television show. Aired on MBC2, and hosted by Raya Abirached, ‘Scoop with Raya’ enables viewers to access the top movie stars and keeps them u


Adnec gears up to host 4 leading industry events

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) is gearing up to host four leading industry events this week, including Elite Real Estate Exhibition 2015, Tank Storage Middle East, the Bride Show 2015, and Beyond Beauty Arabia Abu Dhabi. The four-day Elite Real Estate Exhibition 201


Sky News Arabia teams up with Al Ahram

Sky News Arabia has signed a strategic media partnership Egypt-based Al Ahram Establishment that mandates the two sides to share knowledge, expertise, and build synergies in training, advertising and programming. The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi by Ahmad Sayed Al Najjar, cha


Facebook unit forms virtual-reality film studio

Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday. Tapping talent from both Pixar, the animation studio behind computer graphics imagery (CG


$1m 'Drones for Good' contest attracts 800 entries

More than 800 entries highlight exciting opportunities in use of drone technology to meet public needs, has been received from 57 countries for a $1 million contest. The global competition launched by the UAE, is offering the price amount for the best innovative civilian app

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