Saturday 24 June 2017

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


Bahrain Cinema to reopen new-look Hamra theatre

Bahrain Cinema Company, market leaders in the entertainment industry in the kingdom, will be reopening the Al Hamra Cinema in Manama tomorrow (June 22) following a two-month-long extensive refurbishment work. Following a comprehensive renovation work, the cinema now embraces a mo


Sharjah Media Council appoints key official

Sharjah Media Council has appointed Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, director of Sharjah Radio at Sharjah Media Corporation, as acting secretary general. Al Mansouri started his career in 2000 as a presenter, joining the Sharjah Media Corporation in 2006 serving in several senior posit


Electus renews partnership with OSN

Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC, has renewed a multi-year deal with OSN, a top entertainment network in Mena, to bring Viacom's Bellator MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) to the region. Under the leadership of veteran promoter Scott Coker, Bellato


Unicef names Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has appointed Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – goodwill ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee status to


Celebrity-donated ‘jeans for refugees’ on charity sale

Lifestyle brand Johny Dar, the Bahrain World Trade Center and Moda Mall have teamed up to present a groundbreaking glass and sand installation for Ramadan, exhibiting more than 50 pairs of celebrity-donated ‘Jeans For Refugees’. Each piece is on display at the Moda Ma


Smartworld backs assistive tech expo

UAE-based Smartworld, a leading systems integrator and digital ICT services provider, will be the official gold sponsor for Assistive TechX 2017, a unique expo which highlights how assistive technology empowers people with disabilities. The event is scheduled to be from October 2


UAE announces Eid Al Fitr holidays

The UAE government has announced that Eid Al Fitr holidays for federal bodies will begin on Saturday (June 24), reported state news agency Wam. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has declared the first and second days of Eid as official paid holidays for all privat


Alliance Data seals Disney EMEA partnership deal

Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, said its LoyaltyOne European-based BrandLoyalty business, one of the largest and most successful data-driven loyalty marketers outside of the Americas, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Disney


Abu Dhabi QCC inks deal with Emirates Post

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a collaboration agreement with Emirates Post Group to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments used in its business operations in Abu Dh

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