Dubai-based artist Rowaida Hakim presents a special collection of paintings to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Dubai-based artist Rowaida Hakim presents a special collection of paintings to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan artist Rowaida Hakim has incorporated her signature strips of gold leaf onto variously sized abstract canvases with Arabic messages for peace and positivity.  “These are quotes about hope, beauty and the happiness of life,” says the artist. “I want everyone to feel a sense of love and joy when they look at my paintings.”Charity is a very important part of Islam and is even more significant during Ramadan. Through her paintings, Hakim aims to offer through her art ways for…

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8th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress highlights critical role of circular economy in driving sustainable growth

8th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress highlights critical role of circular economy in driving sustainable growth

Dubai, UAE; May 2, 2019:In its eighth annual edition, the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress gathered regional and international experts to discuss for the first time the adoption of a circular economic model in the building industry and construction sector in a bid to advance the United Arab Emirate’s sustainable development goalsof Vision 2021. Organisedby EmiratesGBC, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, theCongress was held under the theme ‘Circling in on Zero: Circular Economy in the Built Environment,’ on 1…

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2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International RecogniseWinner of ‘Meylas 2XL Interior Design Challenge’with a Special Award at Arabian Travel Market

2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International RecogniseWinner of ‘Meylas 2XL Interior Design Challenge’with a Special Award at Arabian Travel Market

2XL Furniture & Home Décor and Swiss-Belhotel International, in collaboration with Behind the Scenes, presented a special award to Fabidha Safar Rahman, the winner of ‘Meylas 2XL Interior Design Challenge’, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).Fabidha who is member of in5/DDFC, had won the competitionto decorate the VIP room of Swiss-Belhotel International’s stand at ATM working with the latest range of 2XL products. Fabidha had chosen a modern style with a neutral yet inviting colour palette. The space conveyed luxury and hospitality with the use of soft and tactile materials.…

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Arabian Travel Market 2019 – a Huge Success for Swiss-Belhotel International

Arabian Travel Market 2019 – a Huge Success for Swiss-Belhotel International

Swiss-Belhotel Internationalrounded off the Arabian Travel Market 2019 with a highly successful show over the last four days. Attending the exhibition,that attracted more than 40,000 industry professionals from around the world, were Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Mr. Matthew Faull, Senior Vice President – E-Commerce, Distribution and IT, and Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, along with other senior management from the region. Laurent stated, “As always ATM turned out to be hugely successful…

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SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL REVEALS PLANS FOR EXPANSION, BRANDS AND SUTAINABILITY AT ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET (ATM) 2019

SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL REVEALS PLANS FOR EXPANSION, BRANDS AND SUTAINABILITY AT ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET (ATM) 2019

Hong Kong – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has concluded a highly successful four days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development and environmental sustainability. The company sent a high-level delegation to ATM, which took place in Dubai from 28th April to 1st May 2019 and was attended by over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and media. The group’s presence was led by Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President, Matthew Faull, Senior…

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WarwickHotels & Resorts Plans 25 hotels in MENA region by 2025

WarwickHotels & Resorts Plans 25 hotels in MENA region by 2025

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR), a globalhospitality company present in 25 countries around the world,announced its expansion plans today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Accelerating its expansion across the area, the group has set an ambitious target of 25 hotels representing 2,500 room by 2025. The company currently operates 16 hotels in the MENA region spread across Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Lebanon, both in 4- and 5- star categories. In addition, it has a strong development pipeline with six…

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Maximize Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific

Maximize Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific

UAE travellers looking for travel inspiration ahead of Eid and the summer season will find a wealth of experiences and opportunities in Hong Kong, where Cathay Pacific -the city’s flagship carrier – is providing visitors with a wealth of value-add choices to Maximize Hong Kong. To incentivise UAE residents, Cathay Pacific has teamed up with an assortment ofleading tourism providers to create an array of exclusive deals on hotels, popular attractions and restaurants. The value-added options are available to all passengers flying direct to Hong Kong from Dubai International Airport…

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Celebrate Iftar with Family and Friends at Puerto 99 this Ramadan

Celebrate Iftar with Family and Friends at Puerto 99 this Ramadan

Dubai, May 2019 – Puerto 99, the latest Mexican restaurant to dock at Bluewaters Island, unveils a unique Iftar menu for friends and families to gather and break their fast this Ramadan.  The contemporary venue introduces its own culinary flair through a bold set menu featuring signature Puerto 99 dishes, perfect for sharing with loved ones.  Guests can experience a feast for the senses in a vibrant atmosphere with panoramic views of the glistening Dubai Marina skyline. Diners will be welcomed with a warming bowl of Caldo De Setassoup along…

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Taking Care of You This Ramadan: Carrefour UAE Invests Over AED110 Million to Offer its Customers Discounts on 12,000+ Products

Taking Care of You This Ramadan: Carrefour UAE Invests Over AED110 Million to Offer its Customers Discounts on 12,000+ Products

Dubai, UAE, 2nd May:  Carrefour, which is operated in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim today unveiled its promotional campaign for the Holy Month of Ramadan which represents an investment of over AED110 million, an increase of 80% when compared to last year. The initiative, which is being held under the theme of “Taking Care of You This Ramadan” was announced during a visit to Carrefour’s Hypermarket at City Centre Sharjah by Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the Customer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy. From today until…

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BALDININI WOMEN’S S/S 2019CELEBRATES FEMININITY

BALDININI WOMEN’S S/S 2019CELEBRATES FEMININITY

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28thApril, 2019 – Baldinini, the Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand, operating under Mario Bologna Trading (LLC) in UAE, unveils its Women’s Spring Summer 2019 collection inspired by the queens of summer     who dance to the rhythm of the intense and dazzling style of the season. The collection’s rich palette of colors is characterized by an ethnic creole and Caribbean mood. For the women of summer, there is a triumph of pink, fuchsia, purple and the intense green of tropical waters, plus burnt sienna and…

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BALDININI MEN’S FOOTWEAR S/S 2019 in UAE

BALDININI MEN’S FOOTWEAR S/S 2019 in UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28thApril, 2019 – Baldinini, the Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand, operating under Mario Bologna Trading (LLC) in UAE, releases its Men’s Footwear Spring/Summer 2019 collection as a tribute to exceptional masculine taste. It reinterprets classic styles that have made history with the brand, updating them with new lines, unusual textures and exclusive details. This collection is done with a unique combination of determination, modernity and casual Italian style, where artisan workmanship, elegance and high quality are orchestrated with precise production techniques and great attention…

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SINGAPORE’S “MELTING POT OF FLAVOURS” MAKES IT IDEAL HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR MIDDLE EAST FOODIES

SINGAPORE’S “MELTING POT OF FLAVOURS” MAKES IT IDEAL HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR MIDDLE EAST FOODIES

Dubai, UAE, 21April 2019 –Chef Mohammad Orfali, star of the Middle East’s leading food channel, Fatafeat, has extolled the virtues of Singapore as thedestination for Muslim tourists who have a passion for food. Chef Mohammad believes that Singapore’s melting pot of flavours, combining Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan influences, makes it a must-visit destination for any foodie. It is a city that those from the Arab world in particular, will appreciate for its history and authenticity of cuisine. Recounting his experiences from a recent trip to Singapore with Fatafeatand the…

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Flims-Laax to showcase idyllic alpine getaways for GCC thrill-seekers, ski enthusiasts and luxury travellers at ILTM Arabia 2019 this week

Flims-Laax to showcase idyllic alpine getaways for GCC thrill-seekers, ski enthusiasts and luxury travellers at ILTM Arabia 2019 this week

GCC residents looking to escape the desert heat will have the opportunity to explore an upscale alpine destination at International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Arabia 2019 in the form of Flims-Laax, a snow-sure ski resort and summer getaway located in the Graubünden region of eastern Switzerland. Flims-Laax is only a 90-minute car or train journey from the city of Zurich, which can be reached in less than seven hours from Dubai International Airport. The resort is also accessible via helicopter for guests who wish to arrive a little sooner. The…

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ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trendsunder the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage – as more than 100 experts from across the spectrum of global hospitality gear up for three more days ofinteractive discussions, keynotes and industry briefings. The Kingdom will see a vast expansion of its hotel and resort inventory during 2019, with approximately 9,000 keys of three- to five-star international supply projected to enter the market despite major cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah experiencing an overall…

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UAE visitors to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018

UAE visitors to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018

Finland welcomed almost 12,000 tourists from the UAE in 2018 revealed Visit Finland, the Finnish tourist authority, as it returned to Arabian Travel Market with a unique campaign aimed specifically at Middle East tourists. Speaking at a press conference during ATM 2019 today, Visit Finland representative, Joonas Halla, said: “2018 was another successful year for the Finnish tourism industry, not only did the number of visitors from the UAE increase by 20.6% from 9,906 in 2017 to 11,951 in 2018, the number overnight stays during the winter season also doubled.…

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Personalise and remove friction for customers, to be successful, GCC travel companies told at ATM

Personalise and remove friction for customers, to be successful, GCC travel companies told at ATM

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalisation and remove friction for customers are likely to become future market leaders, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. In a panel discussion titled ‘The Big Picture – Who Will Sell Travel Best in the Future?’, which took place on ATM’s Global Stage, representatives from Booking.com, Sabre Corporation, Google, Facebookand Emirates explored the potential benefits and pitfalls of technology implementation in the Gulf’s tourism sector. While innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial…

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wasl confirms the success of its strategy in dispersing the culture of investment amongst the Emirati youth

wasl confirms the success of its strategy in dispersing the culture of investment amongst the Emirati youth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 April 2019: wasl properties (wasl), a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, announced the success of the company’s strategy of encouraging target groups, especially Emirati youth and small Arab families, to invest in real estate. waslachieved its intended goals during the campaign with notablesales of its units at ‘The Nook’ wasl’s investment strategy — launched in October 2018— is tailored to encouraging the youth to save and invest in real estate to achieve balance between the fundamental necessities of life and investing in the future.…

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Diversify and digitise to attract younger Muslim travellers, GCC destinations told at ATM 2019

Diversify and digitise to attract younger Muslim travellers, GCC destinations told at ATM 2019

Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing halal tourism market should diversify and digitise their offerings to suit younger generations of Muslim travellers, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. With the GDP impact of Muslim travel in the Middle East on course to hit USD 36 billion by 2020 – up from USD 30.5 billion in 2017, according to Salam Standard – halal tourism represents a lucrative prospect for GCC hospitality brands. The segment is expected to create 1.2 million regional direct…

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BASE & Cirque Le Soir to Bring Sensational Superclub Pop-up to Monaco’s 2019 F1 Grand Prix

BASE & Cirque Le Soir to Bring Sensational Superclub Pop-up to Monaco’s 2019 F1 Grand Prix

BASE X Cirque Le Soir Monaco welcomes Guy Gerber on Thursday 23 May, Busta Rhymes on Friday 24 May, followed by AKON and a surprise guest  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) Developed by Bulldozer Group, BASE – Dubai’s leading home-grown superclub – has revolutionized the Middle East’s nightlife scene. This May, BASE will collaborate with exhilarating nightclub brand Cirque Le Soir, for a scintillating superclub pop up in Monaco. Taking place throughout the 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, from May 23 to 26, BASE X Cirque Le Soir…

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“Fiqh Al Almandhomah” Ramadan Program Commences on YouTube

“Fiqh Al Almandhomah” Ramadan Program Commences on YouTube

How to understand life and cope with change? Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (AETOSWire)- As Muslims around the world marked the first day of Ramadan, Dr. Abdullatif bin Mohammed Al Afaliq launched his introductory program titled “Fiqh Al Almandhomah” on YouTube to encompass the largest segment of Saudi and Arab audiences The program was initially meant to be shown on one of the leading and widespread Arab satellite channels; however, negotiations to air the program in prime-time hours failed, due to the very high competition for viewers’ attention between TV shows and…

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