Historical Global Performance of 128 Musicians Around the World to Play a Symphony Lead by Emirati Composer Ihab Darwish 

المؤلف الموسيقي الإماراتي إيهاب درويش يقدم عرضه”حكايات”

Historical Global Performance of 128 Musicians Around the World to Play a Symphony Lead by Emirati Composer Ihab Darwish  The virtual event, commissioned and produced by Abu Dhabi Festival will be released on 30 March 2021 as part of the festival’s year-long hybrid programme  As part of Abu Dhabi Festival’s exciting year-long hybrid virtual programme, under the theme The Future Starts Now, Hekayat: Symphonic Tales, by Emirati composer Ihab Darwish, will launch on 30 March at abudhabifestival.ae. The performance traverses the globe in 13 compositions played by 128 musicians in…

Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification

“ماجد الفطيم” أول مجموعة في العالم تنال شهادة LEED البلاتينية

Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification Majid Al Futtaim’s 13-property hotel portfolio makes history as the only portfolio in the world to receive Platinum certification for all of its hotel businesses Certification further establishes the UAE as a global hub of sustainability, and sustainable tourism excellence, with Dubai receiving the platinum rating in LEED for cities in 2019 — making it the first city in the Arab world to earn the LEED rating Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels’ platinum certifications mark another step towards…

ABU DHABI FESTIVAL 2021 CONTINUES YEAR-LONG PROGRAMME WITH UAE THEATRE CIRCLE

مهرجان أبوظبي يطلق ورشة الإمارات المسرحية

Three theatre productions and a series of talks centred around interactive theatre are part of the Festival’s efforts to nurture the performing arts In collaboration with playwright and director Karim Rashid, Abu Dhabi Festival announced the launch of its annual UAE Theatre Circle, hosting a series of Arabic interactive panels and discussions led by international theatre leaders and staging three plays in Arabic and English. The event is part of Abu Dhabi Festival’s strategy and vision to nurture the next generation of emerging theatre makers and equip them with the…

Saudi banks have thrived rather than survived ; a dynamic outlook for 2021

كي بي إم جي: توقعات باستمرار قوة أداء القطاع المصرفي

KPMG Report: Despite pandemic, Saudi banks have thrived rather than survived; a dynamic outlook for 2021  KPMG’s latest report on the financial sector, Banking Perspectives 2021, records the sector seen moving towards a better year. Backed by government reforms, halt in credit losses (ECL), stable liquidity, stronger CAR, and transformational changes, banks are heralding stable year, as compared to a shaky outlook in the corresponding period last year. KPMG reported that the 11 Tadawul-listed banks stayed resilient at the end of 31 December 2020 reflecting signs of recovery since uncertainties…

Dubai Customs certified Great Place to Work 2021

Dubai Customs certified Great Place to Work 2021

: Director General of Dubai Customs H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih received the “Great Place to Work” certificate, which puts Dubai Customs as the first customs organization to have received such certification. The certificate was given to Dubai Customs in the presence of Ibrahim Mougharbel, Managing Director, Great Place To Work® UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Danzel Alan Washington, Account Manager at Great Place To Work, and members of senior management at Dubai Customs. The certificate was awarded to Dubai Customs based on an employee survey that covered many aspects in the…

Abu Dhabi Festival Launches Young Media Leaders Forum

مهرجان أبوظبي يطلق منتدى القيادات الإعلامية الشابة

in partnership with American University of Sharjah International journalists discuss media and the pandemic in the Forum’s first talk on March 15th  A conversation between leading international journalists Richard Quest of CNN and Faisal Abbas of Arab News will address the media’s role in fighting the pandemic and the challenges–and opportunities–in the new context created by Covid-19. The live Zoom talk at 5:00 p.m. UAE time on 15 March is part of Abu Dhabi Festival’s annual Young Media Leaders Forum, this year in partnership with American University of Sharjah (AUS),…

DP WORLD, UAE REGION IMPLEMENTS LOCALLY DEVELOPED ZODIAC SYSTEM

IN JEBEL ALI PORT’S TERMINAL 3 TO ENABLE 100% AUTOMATION OF FACILITIES ZODIAC Terminal Operating System Includes 18 Modules that will Maximise the Utilisation of the Core Competencies and Operational assets at the terminal The digital system contributes to enhancing the port’s readiness for the future by adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies to keep up with the rapid developments and anticipate opportunities and challenges Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 March 2021: DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler, has announced the completion of implementing ZODIAC, a terminal…

Lootah Real Estate Development reveals top 7 drivers of UAE real estate’s recovery in 2021

Lootah Real Estate Development reveals top 7 drivers of UAE

The UAE is projected to see a V-shaped recovery from the impact of COVID-19, gauging from the notable pick up in trade and tourism sectors and the renewed positive sentiments brought about by historic immigration rules and peace deals spearheaded by the country LRED’s Industry Insights Report underlined UAE’s series of historical immigration rules, game-changing regulatory amendments, Expo 2020 developments and higher appetite from Dubai renters to become homeowners will significantly fuel the recovery and growth of the country’s property market The leading global position of the UAE in key…

Saudi Arabia’s asset management industry resilient, cautiously optimistic in 2021

قطاع إدارة الأصول بالمملكة يستقبل عام 2021 بمرونة وتفاؤل حذر

KPMG: Saudi Arabia’s asset management industry resilient, cautiously optimistic in 2021   KPMG, the leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services in Saudi Arabia, published its first edition of the Asset management review, analyzing the industry’s financial performance through the lens of twelve large asset management firms regulated by the Capital Market Authority (CMA). The report details the dynamic shift in investment strategies and business plans amid COVID-19 crisis and how varied investor behaviors have evolved in recent times. The asset management industry in Saudi Arabia reported favorable results…

Abu Dhabi Festival 2021 collaborates with Al Ain Film Festival to Support Young Filmmakers

مهرجان أبوظبي 2021 يتعاون مع مهرجان العين السينمائي

 In line with its strategic vision to elevate Emirati film industry Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF), in its 18th edition, and under the slogan ‘The Future Starts Now’, is collaborating with the 3rd Al Ain Film Festival to support young filmmakers and spread the culture of cinema in the Emirates. This collaboration is part of ADF’s annual ‘Young Filmmakers’ Circle’, a development programme for emerging Emirati and Emirates-based filmmakers. Her Excellency Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), and Founder and Artistic Director of Abu…