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Hungry Ghost Festival

A performer walks past a traditional Chinese opera stage built next to the construction site in a public housing neighbourhood during the Hungry Ghost festival in Singapore August 7, 2014. The Hungry Ghost Festival, from July 27 to August 24, is

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Bahrain filmmakers called to take part in festival

Filmmakers in Bahrain are being urged to take part in an international festival being held in the country. More than 100 directors from around the world have already entered their documentaries and short films for the third annual Naqsh

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Arab Film and TV Awards signs deal with AFF

The Arab Film and TV Awards has signed a collaborating partnership with the Arab Film Festival (AFF) based in San Francisco. The AFF is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers, which shows films in fiv

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Festival boon for Bahrain’s luxury hotels

Eid festivities and the annual Bahrain Summer festival have proved a major boon for luxury hotels. Five-star hotels reported 91.6 per cent occupancy rate on Wednesday (July 30) and Thursday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), o

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Bahrain's 'Summer of Colours' begins today

The Bahrain Summer Festival 2014 begins today (July 31) with a groundbreaking show at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Held under the theme 'Summer of Colours', the sixth edition of the festival will r

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Dubai’s retailers enjoy brisk Ramadan business

‘Ramadan in Dubai’ organized by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has witnessed another year of enthusiastic buying and selling. Malls in the city ha

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Bahrain summer fest to kick-off on July 31

The sixth annual Bahrain Summer Festival is set to kick-off on July 31 under the theme 'Summer of Colours'.   The festival is a melange of art, theatre, music and dan

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Bahrain hotels to offer 20pc discount

All five and four star hotels in Bahrain will be offering a 20 per cent discount until the end of the year in a bid to boost tourism, it has been revealed.   Culture Ministry archaeology and heritage director Sha

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Expo Centre Sharjah to host Ramadan festival

The Expo Centre Sharjah is set to host the Sharjah Ramadan festival, said the executive committee for the Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital 2014 Celebrations.   The festival, which coincides with the celebrations o

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UAE’s tea consumption hits 7m kg per annum

UAE’s tea consumption has witnessed a steep rise in the last couple of year to reach about seven million kilograms per annum, with tea being the second most consumed drink in the country, only after water.  

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