Thursday 14 December 2017

Indywood eyes cinemas in Saudi Arabia

Indywood Film Carnival, an ambitious $10-billion project, has lauded Saudi Arabia's move to set up cinemas and expressed its interest to establish top-notch cinemas and home cinemas in the kingdom.   The India-based company is also keen to organise film fest


DSF to feature Arab superstar on closing weekend

Dubai Shopping Festival will feature Lebanese superstar Magida El Roumi in a live concert on January 26 at the 8,000-seat Dubai Media City Amphitheatre during the last weekend of the festival. "Dubai Shopping Festival has evolved to become more than just a shopping experienc


DIFF ends 14th edition with closing night gala

The Dubai International Film Festival marked the ending of its 14th edition yesterday (December 13) with a closing night gala after screening 140 films from globally acclaimed filmmakers and regional talent over eight days. The event featured industry networking opportunities and


Sheikh Hamdan named LinkedIn Influencer

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has announced that HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has been named a LinkedIn Influencer.    Including top players from the country’s professional lan


Saudi PIF, AMC Entertainment sign movie theatres deal

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) today announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world’s largest provider and operator of movie theatres.   In line with the fund’s man


CNBC plans Mideast HQ in Abu Dhabi

CNBC, a leading global business and financial news network, has unveiled plans for a Middle East headquarters in the heart of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The network will begin broadcasting from a new studio at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of Abu Dhabi,


Marassi Al Bahrain gears up for wellness fest

Marassi Al Bahrain, the kingdom's unique waterfront project being developed by Eagle Hills Diyar, is  hosting its debut Wellness Festival - with focus on fitness, nutrition and body care - on December 16. Set to be the largest of its kind in Bahrain, Marassi Al Bahrain W


Chevrolet ME breaks two Guinness records

Chevrolet Middle East was recently certified by representatives from the Guinness World Records as having broken two records in the media sector. Thanks to customers and fans across the Middle East, Chevrolet was able to rally enough passion for the brand to attempt two successfu


Kuwait names new defence, finance ministers

The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers, said a report. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute wi


Cinemas to open in Saudi Arabia early next year

Cinemas are expected to open in Saudi Arabia early next year for the first time in 35 years, following the Ministry of Culture and Information's move to issue licences for the operation of cinemas.   The approval for cinemas was accorded by the board of dire

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