UFC Ortega gets a taste of UAE heritage From the Octagon to The Majlis

Brian Ortega took time out from preparing for his Octagon return at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA VS THE KOREAN ZOMBIE in Abu Dhabi this weekend to get a taste of UAE culture and heritage inside the UFC Fight Island™ safe zone. The American fighter faces Korean Chan Sung Jung in the main event of the latest Return to Fight Island showpiece on Sunday morning, the mega five-event series currently taking place at Flash Forum. Ahead of the fight, Ortega was greeted in the traditional Majlis by Saeed Al Saeed, Destination…

Another chance for children to explore new worlds through films on final day of ‘Let’s Have FUNN’ virtual event

Three short animations will be available for viewing tomorrow (Friday) from 4 – 4.30 pm, on the event’s free streaming platform https://funn.ae/letshavefunn/ Sharjah’s virtual media arts event, Let’s have FUNN, will come to a close on Friday offering one final for children to enjoy cinema handpicked from around the globe by FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, to appeal to the imagination and taste of movie lovers, especially those up to the age of 11. Three entertaining short films will be available for free streaming tomorrow, 4…

Children learn basics of photography and colour aesthetics  at ‘Let’s Have FUNN’ virtual workshops

Two creative workshops were held on Wednesday as part of the virtual media arts event How can you learn and practise a skill like photography during this time of social isolation and physical distancing? The solution was an integral part of an online workshop titled ‘Introduction to Photography’ held yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of ‘Let’s Have FUNN’, a first of its kind virtual media arts event being organised by FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Children and Youth. Nikon Kids Photo Club’s Arya Chitra, who headed the workshop, advised…

Korean Zombie and T City Face Off on Yas Beach

 Ahead of Return to Fight Island Showdown With two days to go until they go head-to-head as the main event at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA VS THE KOREAN ZOMBIE, Brian ‘T City’ Ortega and ‘The Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung, stepped into the Octagon on Yas Beach, in Abu Dhabi, for their pre-fight Face Off. The featherweight fight between American fighter Ortega and Korean opponent Jung takes top billing on a packed 11-fight card at Flash Forum in the early hours of Sunday  morning UAE time.

LOTTE Hotel traverses the U.S. by opening ‘LOTTE Hotel Seattle’

10 years of global expansion! – New hotel with 189 rooms and 12 banquet halls opened on September 24 on Fifth Avenue, Seattle – Hotel rooms feature an entire wall of glass window offering splendid ocean and city view of Seattle Dubai – 15 October 2020 LOTTE Hotel opened in Seattle, the largest city in northwest U.S. on September 24 as the chain’s 12th international hotel and the third in the U.S, after LOTTE Hotel Guam and LOTTE New York Palace. Following the successful opening of LOTTE New York Palace,…

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RAS AL KHAIMAH ​​​SET TO REOPEN

WITH  HEADLINER TAMRA (DATE PALM) EXHIBITION The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah​​​ is eager to welcome back guests on 17 October, following six months of closure with all necessary safety and hygiene measures in place Centered around the date palm, the Tamra Exhibition pays homage to the pivotal role played by the date palm tree in the society and culture in Ras Al Khaimah and the wider region 15 October 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah​​​ announces its reopening on the 17th of…

Lucid Motors Expands Luxury EV Lineup

 with Its Most Attainable Lucid Air Model Yet, Featuring 406 Miles of Range and 480 horsepower from just $69,900; Reservations Now Open for All Lucid Air Models  Lucid Motors, which is setting new standards for sustainable mobility with its advanced luxury EVs, has unveiled new details about the full Lucid Air model range, including the pricing of the elemental model of the range, called simply Lucid Air, a well-equipped version with 406 miles of projected range and 480 horsepower available from just $69,9001. This new Lucid Air model initiates the…

How the rise of digital technology transformed the CFO role

By Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East Until a few years ago, digital transformation was not high on the agenda of most finance executives. Although they recognised IT was important, most CFOs thought of digital transformation as a technology play, a channel strategy or a customer experience concern. That picture is changing fast as digital technology pulls finance in exciting new directions as a real-time, digitally-fuelled and data-driven competency. What’s behind the rise of digital as a CFO priority? Along with risk and compliance teams, CFOs…

Vatika launches awareness campaign to address hair fall

 through a 3 step haircare regimen across the Middle East Nine Arab women influencers including @bibii63, @Maysanber, @reneeff and @sarahhmiladd_official join for the campaign that reached more than 30 million viewers  A common problem many women complain about in the Middle East region is hair fall. To help women take better care for their hair and prevent dry, weak hair prone to breakage, Vatika launched an awareness campaign with nine well-known Arabic women influencers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya. They were all asked…

ALULA HERITAGE SITES RE-OPEN TO PUBLIC 31 OCTOBER

AlUla, the open-air museum of unprecedented historical and cultural significance in North West Saudi Arabia will be re-opening its heritage sites on 31 October in a significant step to realise its tourism ambitions. The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra; the ancient kingdom of Dadan; and the whispering canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be the first sites to re-open to the public, having been largely closed off to visitors for two plus years. In addition, RCU has announced that residents of AlUla…