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StanChart marks UAE National Day by breaking world record

Standard Chartered Bank broke the world record today (November 27) by making the world’s largest football mosaic of the UAE flag at the Bank’s Dubai headquarters in Emaar Square, Downtown Burj Khalifa, on the occasion of UAE’s 43rd National Day. The record was verifie

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Ro’Ya wins start-up award

Ro’Ya, a program that drives entrepreneurship among women in the UAE, received the award for Start-Up Programme of the Year at the annual Arabian Business Start-Up Awards. A collaboration between Dubai Business Women's Council (DBWC) and MasterCard, Ro’Ya was launched i

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Qatar World Cup ‘must move to winter’

There is no doubt Qatar World Cup will happen, but it must be moved to winter, said Harold Mayne-Nicholls, prospective Fifa presidential candidate and former head of the Technical Committee of the global football governing body. “It is time though, to move on and concentrat

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DMI launches new service for Dubai Sports Premium

Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), a leading media organisation and TV broadcaster in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has launched a new subscription OTT service for registered users, according to a report. The users will be able to access its Dubai Sports Premium TV

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Weber Shandwick wins at Mepra awards

Weber Shandwick Mena, the region’s leading public relations firm, was named “2014 Agency of the Year” by the Middle East Public Relations Association (Mepra) at the Mepra Awards ceremony in Dubai, UAE, recently. Honourees are selected by an independent industry

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Spotlight on young Bahraini filmmakers

Short films made by Bahrainis are at the forefront of a new film festival that opened in the kingdom yesterday (November 26). The inaugural Bahrain Cinema Days festival was launched by the Culture Ministry's Culture and National Heritage Under-Secretary Shaikha Azza bint Abdu

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‘Innovate for Society’ contest seeks entries

Innovate for Society, a social innovation contest to be held in the UAE as part of the Al Bayt Mitwahid 2014-15 campaign, is now open for entries. Innovate for Society is one of the 10 signature initiatives of the Al Bayt Mitwahid 2014-15 campaign. The competition is aimed at sup

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Belgian market researcher opens Dubai office

WHY5Research, a global specialised diagnostic market research agency based out of Belgium, has launched its Mena hub office in Dubai. The global firm seeks to capitalize on the huge potential it sees for the Middle East’s market research industry, which was valued at $253 m

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DC wins ‘Grand Idea of the Year’ award for Ideas UK

Dubai Customs has been crowned at the top of the world’s innovation and creativity realms upon winning the grand prize from Ideas UK Association for the year. It has become the first government entity to receive the recognition and has also secured the platinum level accred

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Joint Arab media co-operation urged

Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has urged more joint Arab media co-operation. The work of Arab news agencies is becoming more difficult in the light of a rapid spread of social media networks, and the continuous smear campaigns staged against G

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