Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sharjah named World Book Capital 2019

Signalling a ground-breaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The honour is a recognition of


Facebook to produce own TV series

Social media giant Facebook has revealed plans of producing its own television shows and series, said a report in Sky News. The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is working with partners and hopes to broadcast shows by the end of the


Mena Effie Awards to feature 29 categories

The call for entries to the upcoming Mena Effie Awards (Effies) which honours the most effective marketing campaigns in the region is now open across 29 categories, including a new addition for this year – Renaissance. The ninth edition of the event will take place on Novem


ArpuPlus unveils music online distribution portal

Cairo-based ArpuPlus, a subsidiary of A15 and one of Mena’s top content aggregators with more than 100,000 pieces of diversified content, has launched the Middle East’s first music online distribution portal The latest innovative platform helps independen


SpongeBob SquarePants live show at City Centre Muscat

City Centre Muscat, Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping and lifestyle destination in Oman, invites families to watch the internationally touring children’s show featuring cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob SquarePants from the hit Nickelodeon show will be live


DDB Dubai names new managing director

DDB Dubai, a unit of advertising and marketing network DDB Worldwide, has appointed Iris Minnema as its managing director. With 17 years of experience, and ten of them between DDB Amsterdam and DDB Dubai, Minnema will take over the leadership of the DDB Dubai office, reporting in


International federation for camel racing set up

The founding committee of a newly-established international federation for camel racing has invited international camel racing federations and specialised committees to join the new body, a report said. "The committee, which will include representatives from several Arab and


Alwaleed donates 200 cars to housing beneficiaries

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies visited the Housing Units Project recently and distributed200 cars in Celebration of Eid Al Fitr. He celebrated Eid Al Fitr with the residents of Al Hayir Alwaleed Philanthropies’ Housing Pr


Eid celebrations begin in Bahrain, GCC

Bahrain has declared Sunday (June 25) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr after official announcements were made in Saudi Arabia of sightings of the new Shawwal crescent. UAE has also announced that Eid will begin tomorrow. The members extended their congratulations and best wishes to His


Essel unit buys Serena’s Mideast media business

Indian multinational conglomerate Essel Group said its regional unit has acquired Serena Middle East, the Dubai-based business of media and production company Serena, as part of its regional expansion strategy. Serena was established in Spain in 2012 and is now the most advanced

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