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Abu Dhabi Festival Presents the First ever ‘inshad' Concert of its Kind at the Great Pyramids of Giza by Renowned Chanter Sheikh Mahmoud El Tohamy…

Debuting tracks from his “Aneen” album the concert aims to bring people of all ages together to experience the traditional beauty of the spiritual art form Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2022: In line with its strategy to promote cross-cultural understanding and preserve Arab heritage through music, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) through its flagship Abu Dhabi Festival is supporting the greatest spiritual chanting event in the world by Sheikh Mahmoud El Tohamy, Head of the Syndicate of Egyptian Chanters. Taking place Friday, 23rd September, at the foot of the Great Pyramids, the ‘inshad’ concert will feature tracks from Tohamy’s new album, “Aneen”, an astounding work that supports his mission to revive the Classical Arabic language. Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, ......read more

Cartier Continues as the Official Partner of 79th Venice International Film Festival – Biennale Cinema 2022 for the Second Year…

Initiated in 2021, Cartier's official partnership with the Venice International Film Festival – Biennale Cinema 2022 is part of the Maison's cultural commitment to the arts, particularly cinema. Through this choice, Cartier demonstrates its engagement with contemporary creation, celebrated during the presentation of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award: a prize dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to the film industry. The Venice International Film Festival – Biennale Cinema 2022 is also an opportunity for the Maison to promote the threads that are woven from one art to another, with the organisation of Cartier Art Dialogues: two masterclasses intended to explore the links between cinema and music. Art and culture have always been intimately linked to the history of Cartier, ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah All Set to Launch 1st Edition of Al Asayl Exhibition 2022…

The event will kick off on September 8 at Expo Al Dhaid Sharjah, 1 September 2022: The Expo Centre Sharjah has announced it is all set to organize the emirate’s first-of-its-kind event dedicated to showcasing horses, camels, and falconry equipment and supplies "Al Asayl Exhibition 2022,", at Expo Al Dhaid from September 8 to 10. Held in collaboration with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the first edition of the exhibition will present a regional display window for innovative products, services, and trends.  With its very first edition, the three-day fair will be the ‘place-to-be’ for enthusiasts and professionals with the most relevance and the highest reach within the industry. It will bring together horse, camel, and gaming bird owners, breeders, stables, clubs, vets, ......read more

Last Chance to Win in the Back to School Raffle Draw This DSS…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 31, August 2022: Dubai Summer Surprises has delivered a season of incredible events, unmissable offers on hotels, dining and shopping, and fabulous family entertainment across the city this summer in its 25th anniversary edition.  With everyone now busy with preparations for the start of the new school year, this summer will be one to remember for the 17 lucky winners in the Back to School Raffle Draw, which runs until 4 September.  Entering the raffle could not be easier. Simply spend either AED 100, AED 250 or AED 350 at participating community centres and malls across Dubai to be eligible for three different prize draws of the Back to School raffle. Ten lucky shoppers are in with a chance to win cash prizes of AED 5,000 each, five will pick up prizes of AED 6,000 each, and two lucky ......read more

TBHF Calls on Champions of Humanity to Participate in 7th Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support 2023…

Seventh edition will be open for entries from September 1 until November 15   ● Held under the patronage of the Ruler of Sharjah and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi ● The AED 500,000 Award targets humanitarian organizations who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people   Sharjah, August 31, 2021:  The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian non-profit dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has called on champions of humanity to participate in the seventh edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2023, from September 1 – November 15. Registration is open to all non-profit organizations, based in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, through the ......read more

Let's take you on a Back to School Storytime Journey!…

Join us on Friday September 2nd, 2022 at Nakheel Mall, 1st Floor in front of Virgin Megastore from 5 – 6:30 PM for Virgin Megastore’s Back to School Storytime. An advocate of diversity and disability awareness, Jessica Smith, whom is the author of the book of choice this year ‘Jessica Goes to School’ will be present to conduct our Storytime this year. Not only has she been awarded the ‘Medal of the Order of Australia’, her book is beyond entertaining for kids just getting back into their routines for school while they embrace differences and perceive things from a different angle. If you’re also looking to get some books for your kids to read, we’re offering 15% off on all children’s books at our store in Nakheel Mall on September 2nd, 2022. But that’s not all, kids also ......read more

UAE Residents Find the Golden Touch during the 25th Edition of Dubai Summer Surprises…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 29, August 2022: The 25th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) - the citywide celebration of festivities, family fun and amazing deals - wouldn’t be complete without a host of raffles and chances to win big at malls and outlets across the city.  This year, the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) once again pulled out all the stops,  offering incredible prizes for residents and visitors throughout the summer season. To stand a chance of winning, shoppers simply have to spend a minimum of AED 500 on diamond and pearl jewellery to enter the raffle, with 20 lucky winners taking home AED 5,000 each in shopping vouchers to spend at participating DGJG outlets across the city.  This year’s raffle winners include Jahangir, a resident of the UAE for 12 years, who said: ......read more

Double Digit Growth for Beautyworld Middle East 2022…

Exhibitor numbers, booked floor space, and participating countries all see substantial growth compared to last year’s event    Running from October 31 to November 2, fully booked show will also see industry innovators attend ‘Next in Beauty’ Conference   Dubai, UAE: Beautyworld Middle East – the region’s largest trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing – will return in 2022 with double-digit year-on-year growth, as increased exhibitor participation sets the course for one of its most successful editions yet.   Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 31 to November 2, this year’s show – the 26th in Messe Frankfurt’s annual series – is more than 90 percent fully booked, with exhibitor numbers ......read more

Empower Participates in the ‘WETEX 2022' as a Strategic Sponsor…

Dubai, UAE - 18, August 2022: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced its strategic sponsorship for the twenty-fourth edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition ‘WETEX 2022’, which is to be held from 27 to 29 September 2022, in the Dubai Exhibition Centre, at Dubai World Trade Centre.  Empower’s sponsorship for the event stems from its deep commitment to contribute to the activities of the exhibition’s new edition actively and constantly, which is expected to be rather rich and quite unique in spreading the culture of environmental protection as well as raising societal and institutional awareness on the importance of reducing energy and water consumption. Innovative cooling solutions ......read more

Abu Dhabi is Set to Host the 2nd Edition of Abaya Rally on Emirati Women's Day…

Celebrating women power leading the way, the rally showcases over 100 cars at the Yas Marina Circuit in the capital. Dubai, August 16, 2022 - Abaya Rally, a glamorous event celebrating women’s empowerment, is all set to take place on 28 August 2022 in Abu Dhabi. Lined up on Emirati Women’s day, the event will feature an exhilarating drive uniting women dressed in Abayas and Sheilas at the Yas Marina Circuit. The event will celebrate women and their achievements and empower them in the UAE through the ‘Power of the Abaya’ – which represents a proud tradition, a deeply respected culture, and the identity of women in the UAE.   Emirati Women’s Day was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in 2015, to recognize Emirati women’s efforts and to tribute to their ......read more

Paperworld Middle East, Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East Eye 2022 Double-Digit Growth…

Sustainability front and centre when dual trade fair returns at Dubai World Trade Centre with 275-plus exhibitors   Dubai, UAE: The Middle East and Africa’s dedicated dual trade fair for paper, stationery, office supplies, and gifts, accents, and lifestyle products, will arrive in Dubai with double digit growth this year, in a regional industry landscape where sustainability will take centre stage.   Paperworld Middle East and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East will run from 15-17 November 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), collectively hosting more than 275 exhibitors from 40 countries.   That’s a healthy 40 percent increase of exhibitors over 2021, when the two shows made their long-awaited appearance having bypassed 2020 after Covid-19 put a full stop on live face to face ......read more

Independence Day- 15th August, 2022…

“India is on course to become a trillion dollar economy and one of the top 3 economic powers in the world within this decade. On the occasion of our Independence Day, we as a Nation should focus on things that unite us and not what divide us. Unity is strength and together we are stronger. Growth should be inclusive and opportunities should be distributed to all regardless of one’s ethnic, religious or social identity.”     Mr. Rizwan Sajan - Chairman and Founder Danube Group    

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Attracts over 40,000 Visitors of All Age Groups and Nationalities Since Its Opening in June…

Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2022:  Since its opening, the Mohammed bin Rashid Library attracted more than 40,000 visitors and members of different age groups and nationalities, who explored the Library's facilities, services, and various sections. The library also reported that more than 14 thousand books have been read since its inauguration.  During this period, the Library issued more than 34,000 visitors tickets, and more than 3,000 other tickets to visit the Treasures of the Library Exhibition. The Library’s avant-garde auto-store received around 1,000 requests for borrowing books by Library members.   According to the latest statistics, visitors spent between 2 and 5 hours in the various sections of the library, while visitors’ ages ranged between 5 and 60 years old from different ......read more

Al Dhaid Date Festival Ends on High Note, Attracting more than 30,000 Visitors…

Sharjah, July 25, 2022:  The 6th edition of Al Dhaid Date Festival came to a successful conclusion yesterday (Sunday) at Expo Al Dhaid, after four days of fantastic heritage activities and strong competitions among exhibitors. Organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) from July 21 to 24, the festival drew more than 30,000 visitors, who explored and learnt about the best and finest types of dates. The event was held under the theme "The Aroma of The Past... The Blossoming Present.”  The festival was concluded with an honoring ceremony held in the presence of Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Chamber, a number of members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Abdul Aziz Shattaf, Assistant Director-General for the Communications and Business Sector, and Mohamed Mosbeh Al Tunaiji, ......read more

Coordinated Action Vital to Ensure Wider Reach of 2022 Arab Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, say Arab Coalition Partners…

Jordan Breast Cancer Program and Friends Of Cancer Patients jointly organise preparatory workshop in Sharjah for participants from 10 Arab nations   Sharjah, July 21, 2022:  The Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) and Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based nonprofit, jointly organised a two-day workshop that concluded today (July 21) in Sharjah, convening representatives of 10 out of 15 cancer prevention and control entities from across the Arab world in preparation for the 2022 Arab Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.  Participants representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Morocco, Jordan, and Sudan gathered to unveil strategies for the regional awareness campaign which gets underway in October, the international Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Day 1 ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Discusses Challenges and Opportunities in Brazil's Publishing Sector; Attends Launch of PublisHer in São Paulo…

International Publishers Association President highlights importance of collaboration amongst ecosystem players to take industry into the future Sharjah, July 12, 2022 Following recent meetings with publishers in Bogota and Buenos Aires, IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi, continued her Latin America engagements with a visit to São Paulo where she participated in a day-long event marking the launch of the Brazilian edition of PublisHer – a platform designed to foster greater gender diversity, solidarity and equality of opportunity in the country’s publishing sector. Building on the success of the initiative worldwide, PublisHer was launched in Brazil to empower female publishers to be part of a larger community, to inspire new ideas, partnerships, and initiatives addressing diversity and inclusion in the ......read more

Sheraa Hosts Masterclass to Educate the UAE's Next Generation of Angel Investors…

Masterclass led by industry expert, Alaa Amer, offers pointers on best practice evaluation criteria for prospective angel investors Sharjah, July 5, 2022:  A select group of high net-worth first-time investors ready to step into the world of investing got the perfect head start at a workshop organized by Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) in partnership with 2022 Female Angels movement. In a two-hour masterclass, investment expert Alaa Amer gave the next generation of angel investors a quick introduction to the world of investing in startups before diving deep into the key criteria to keep in mind while evaluating ventures to invest in.  “It is important to have the right industry knowledge and combine it with passion and the need to build the right value proposition,” said Amer. “It is ......read more

Jewels of Emirates Show Concludes on High Note Attracting more than 5000 Visitors…

Sharjah, July 5, 2022:  The 3rd edition of the Jewels of Emirates Show, organized by Expo Center Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), has concluded on a high note after four days of fantastic show, attracting over 5000 visitors from across the UAE. The event has brought together some 20 designers and around 100 exhibitors from leading gold and jewelry brands, in addition to top perfumeries and fashion houses. With its amazing jewelry pieces created by a group of Emirati designers who were inspired by the Emirati heritage, the "Emirates Jewelers" platform captured the attention of visitors. The exhibition featured the launch of Shamma Alhallami's "Desert Blossom" jewelry collection in cooperation with Salem Al Shueibi Jewellery and a number of Emirati brands ......read more

Sharjah Summer Promotions 2022 launches across the Emirate of Sharjah…

• Slated to run until 4th September, the event is packed with exclusive shopping promotions, diverse food experiences, and entertainment events • This year, SCCI launches the event with the theme "Experience Summer in Sharjah," as shopping centers and retail stores race to book a place and participate   Sharjah, July 1, 2022:  The much-anticipated shopping extravaganza, Sharjah Summer Promotions 2022, one of the annual initiatives of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), organized under the umbrella of Sharjah Promotions, begins today (Friday, July 1) across the Emirate of Sharjah as the primary event in its annual retail agenda. The event features exclusive shopping promotions, entertainment shows, and family events for the Emirate's residents and visitors.   This ......read more

Get Ready to Swoon! As Most Awaited Party Anthem ‘CASANOVA' by Global Music Sensations YoYo Honey Singh, Lill Pump & DJ Shadow Releases on 24th July…

• Dynamic Producer duo Gaurang Doshi and entrepreneur Rocky Khan set to create history with the biggest collaboration. • Promo Song of web series 7th Sense shot in Dubai set to revolutionize OTT platforms. • Song Marks the First Ever International Collaboration of YoYo Honey Singh.   Dubai, UAE: Stage is all set on 24th July 2022 as Dubai will witness the launch of biggest ever party track by musical superstar trio ‘YoYo Honey Singh, American Rapper Lil Pump and DJ Shadow Dubai. Igniting their passion for music the incredible producer duo Gaurang Doshi and entrepreneur Rocky Khan teamed up to make the impossible happen, to get these Global music sensations to appear in a song together. This song will mark YoYo Honey Singh’s first ever leading international collaboration with the "Gucci ......read more

Expo Center Sharjah Inaugurates the 3rd edition of the Jewels of Emirates Show 2022…

• The exhibition features around 100 of the most popular exhibitors and more than 20 UAE and international designers • Scheduled to run until July 3rd, the show includes a range of modern gold, diamond, and other jewelry sets   Sharjah, June 30, 2022:  The 3rd edition of the Jewels of Emirates Show, the first UAE show specializing in diamond jewelry, gold, silver, and luxury watches, opens to the public today (June 30) at Expo Center Sharjah. The show, organized by Expo Center Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), features around 100 of the most popular gold, diamond, jewelry, and watch brands, as well as more than 20 UAE and international leading designers in the jewelry and gold industry.   <iframe width="580" height="380" ......read more

Empowerment and Moral Support are Crucial in the Battle Against Cancer, say Survivors at FOCP Forum…

Friends Of Cancer Patients concludes second edition of Gulf Survivors Forum with entities engaged in cancer prevention and control from around the GCC and Yemen   Sharjah, June 30, 2022:  Participants at the second edition of the Gulf Survivors Forum, organized virtually by UAE-based Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) under the theme 'Together to Empower', have emphasized the importance of developing the potential and capacities of cancer survivors to empower and support them in leading healthy lives.   In collaboration with the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFCC), the forum brought together entities from around the GCC and Yemen that are engaged in cancer prevention and control. The forum also shed light on the critical role played by organizations engaged in the rehabilitation of cancer ......read more

Resilience and Reinvention High on the Agenda at Recently Concluded Women In Management Conference and Awards…

More than 200 regional and global business leaders and inspirational women from all walks of life attended the 12th edition of Women in Management Top50 Global Conference and Awards in Dubai earlier this week. Being held in the UAE for the first time, this year’s event theme Resilience and Reinvention, was tackled by several globally renowned entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, celebrities, sport personalities and political influencers. Hon. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Indian Member of Parliament, Dr. Edita Tahiri, the former deputy prime minister of Kosovo and Dr. Mariyam Shakeeka, Honorary Consul of Belgium in Maldives, were just some of the high-level speakers at the conference who shared their experiences and expertise as they delved into a diverse set of topics including Women in Politics and Diversity in the ......read more

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri Outlines Actions to Address Global Food Crisis at Berlin's Ministerial Conference…

27 June, 2022 – Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, participated in the ‘Uniting for Global Food Security’ Ministerial Conference in Berlin. Hosted by the German Government, the event brought together ministers from the G7 countries, key donor countries, and the most vulnerable and most affected countries, as well as representatives of UN organizations, philanthropists, and civil society to drive joint action to enhance global food security. Addressing the audience at a roundtable session entitled ‘Diplomatic Efforts and Humanitarian Action’, the Minister said: “The UAE pays the utmost attention to enhancing food security and tackling relevant challenges worldwide. As a donor, a UN Security Council member, and the 28th UN Climate Change ......read more

NAMA's Interactive Workshop Expands Knowledge of Gender Mainstreaming Tools and Solutions…

Under the Irtiqa initiative, NAMA Women Advancement builds capacity of 30 private sector participants with concrete gender-inclusive strategies for the workplace   Sharjah, June 23, 2022:  In the first of its series of workshops aimed at advancing the business case for women's empowerment, NAMA Women Advancement has scaled up the capacity of 30 businesses in the UAE’s private sector with concrete tools, strategies, and resources to continue making progress on their gender equality journey.  Under the theme 'The Future of Work is Gender Inclusive,' hosted under its Irtiqa initiative, NAMA discussed the importance of sustained commitment to incorporating a gender perspective into all aspects of an organisation to ensure meaningful gender integration in the workplace. Led by Linda Sabbarini, Gender ......read more

SBA Opens Registration for 41st Sharjah International Book Fair Awards…

Sharjah Book Authority to accept submissions in five main categories including Best Arabic Novel and the ‘Turjuman’ Award until September 1 Sharjah, June 23, 2022:  The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced the opening of registration for the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Awards. Submissions for the Sharjah Translation Award 'Turjuman', Best Emirati Book, Best Arabic Novel, Best International Book and the Publisher Recognition Award will be open until September 1, 2022. The AED 1.4 million Sharjah Translation Award 'Turjuman' promotes Arabic literary works globally by encouraging international translators and publishers to translate intellectual, cultural and creative publications that are based on or are inspired by Arab and Muslim civilisations. Publishing ......read more

SBA Opens Registrations to Mould Future Leaders at First-Ever Children's Summer Programme in the Eastern Region…

Registrations open until July 7; summer programme designed to nurture vital life skills in a stimulating environment Sharjah, June 20, 2022:  Aiming to prepare children with essential life skills for the future, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) IN THE Eastern Region has opened registrations for the debut edition of its Children’s Summer Programme, held under the theme, ‘Future Leader’. To be held at the branches of Sharjah Public Library in the eastern region of the emirate, registrations for the Children’s Summer Programme will remain open until July 7, 2022. The summer programme, scheduled to be held in Dibba Al Hisn, Khor Fakkan, Kalba, and Wadi Al Helo, seeks to provide an immersive space for children to hone their innate skills and abilities and foster a culture of reading to expand their ......read more

MEBAA Show 2022 Set to Showcase the Significant Growth in Business Aviation, Private Jet, and Charter Flight Market…

• The event will bring together the business aviation industry in the MENA region • It will provide a platform for industry experts to network and exchange knowledge and expertise through the event’s new features   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 June 2022 - MEBAA Show 2022 is set to showcase the significant growth being experienced in business aviation, private jet, and the charter flight markets across the Middle East and Africa region. With its new and unique features, the event will reassess the dynamics of the industry, offer a new perspective and will be host to a range of opportunities aimed at bringing the region’s business and private aviation community together again. 2021 was marked as the busiest year for global business jet activity, the Middle East region alone showing some of ......read more

Emirates Publishers Association Showcases 283 Titles at Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Book Fair in Saudi Arabia…

22 Emirati publishers are in the spotlight at the inaugural edition of the 10-day festival which runs until June 25 in Riyadh 20 June, 2022:  Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) is witnessing a large turnout of book lovers at its standalone pavilion at the inaugural edition of the Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Book Fair in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where 283 titles from 22 Emirati publishers are being showcased under the entity’s 'Manassah' project.  Committed to representing Emirati publishers locally and regionally, EPA is strengthening the outreach of its members in KSA with its presence at the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Center for Exhibitions and Conferences in Riyadh. The 10-day fair, which runs until June 25, is organised by the Kingdom’s two-year-old Literature, Publishing and ......read more

Sharjah Ruler's Cultural Project resonates in South Korea; Sharjah named Guest of Honour at Seoul International Book Fair 2023…

• Ahmed Al Ameri: ‘Sharjah Ruler’s cultural project introduces global cultures to our rich history and shines a light on our contributions to humanity.’   Sharjah, June 19, 2022:  South Korea is championing Sharjah’s visionary cultural project, launched and led by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as it announces Sharjah as Guest of Honour at the Seoul International Book Fair 2023, the largest book and publishing trade show in South Korea.     In celebrating and honouring the unique cultural vision of the emirate, South Korea builds on the ongoing distinguished status accorded to Sharjah by leading global cities and nations for its unparalleled efforts in forging communication and dialogue with cultures ......read more

Capillary Technologies Wins Best Use of Customer Analytics/Data Category with Domino's Pizza in The International Loyalty Awards 2022…

Dubai: June 17, 2022 – Capillary Technologies, a B2B SaaS platform for customer loyalty and engagement, has won Best Use of Customer Analytics/Data (for ‘The Domino’s Effect’ – Domino’s Pizza Indonesia with Capillary Technologies) in Loyalty Magazine’s International Loyalty Awards 2022. Capillary Technologies was a finalist in two categories. The Loyalty Awards 2022 covered 20 categories in all and were adjudicated by judges from across the world. The winners were announced at a gala awards dinner held at Old Billingsgate in London, UK on 14 June.  “We loved how Domino’s solved a problem many businesses have—reactivating ‘one and done’ customers. They did so by appealing to one of their customers’ strongest emotional drivers—their stomachs! ......read more

Africa Publishing Innovation Fund to Finance Schemes to Nurture Love of Reading and Create Accessible Books for Visually Impaired Readers in 2022…

16 June 2022:  The Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) – a grant-giving program co-led by Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic organization and the International Publishers Association (IPA) – has selected five new projects across Africa to receive part of US $200,000 in funding in 2022 aimed at fostering a love of recreational reading among visually impaired and print disabled children and young people.    This is the third iteration of the APIF program, which is funded by a multiyear, USD 800,000 donation from Dubai Cares. The APIF Committee, chaired by IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi and comprising renowned publishers from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, and South Africa, selected the winners from scores of applications submitted from 18 African countries.    African ......read more

Middle East Event Show Highlights Sector Resilience As Event Industry In Recalibration Mode…

*Live Events Here To Stay, Says Industry, With Metaverse Impact A Near Decade Away 16 June 2022, Dubai, UAE: The global events industry has entered recalibration mode as it rebounds from a two-year COVID induced hiatus which has forced it to re-examine its future operation strategies and human resource challenges, the Middle East Event Show & Awards 2022 has heard. The show, which connects the Middle East MICE and live events industry, took place at the Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai over June 15 and 16 with more than 70 innovative exhibitors and uniting over 2500 event and entertainment industry professionals with two days of interactive learning, connections, and collaboration. More than 50 industry leaders took to the event’s seminar stages to address emerging sector challenges including the need for ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Launches the Second Edition of the ‘HIVE Furniture' Show…

• This year's edition has more than doubled in size, with over 100 exhibitors representing top international and local companies in the furniture trade and industry • The exhibition is part of the Expo Centre's strategic plans to support the furniture industry   Sharjah, 13th June 2022:  The second edition of the 'HIVE Furniture' show, the region's first dedicated event focusing on big box retailers and wholesale traders, commenced on Monday at Expo Center Sharjah. This year's edition has more than doubled in size, with over 100 exhibitors representing top international and local companies in the furniture trade and industry.   The 'Hive Furniture' Show is set to run till June 16th and will feature the finest, most recent, and highest quality furniture as well as the ......read more

Future-Proofing The Future: The 3rd Annual of GOV YOUTH Is All Set To Empower GCC'S Youth Workforce…

The 2-day summit will bring together over 200 industry experts who are vested in investing in youth to help them realize their full potential.    Thursday, 9th June 2022, Dubai, UAE: While the last 50 years of the GCC was built by natural resources and oil, the next 50 will be built by the most important part of its human capital- its youth. They are a driving force for the nation’s development. They act like agents of social change, economic development, and progress. With a mission to empower, uplift and carve a pathway for today’s youth to become future leaders, the 3rd annual of GOV YOUTH is back once again bringing together Government Dignitaries, Policy Makers, the C-Suite and Youth Leaders from across the GCC to create dialogue and build the roadmap towards developing and shaping the future of the youth ......read more

Irthi–UNHCR Crafts a Fresh Narrative for 100 Marginalised Artisans with ‘Sijada' Collection debut at Milan Design Week 2022…

The ‘Emirati Motifs x Pakistani Carpet Weaving’ collection promotes cross-cultural design Sharjah, 09 June, 2022:  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (Irthi) has joined an elite gathering of creative and innovative brands from across the globe at Milan Design Week from June 7 – 12, becoming the only entity representing the Arab world at the world’s leading event for contemporary design this year.  At the most visited lifestyle event in the world featuring a rich programme of events, installations, and launches, Irthi, an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement (NAMA), has harnessed the artistic traditions and skills of 100 refugee artisans in its latest endeavour that promotes cross-cultural design, and helps vulnerable populations build sustainable livelihoods and contribute to their host communities ......read more

NAMA Leads Conversations on Gender Inclusive Workplace Practices with Action-Oriented Workshops…

First workshop to be held in Sharjah on June 15 to present tools and strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, two more workshops planned in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sharjah, June 08, 2022:  In line with its commitment to promote the business case for women’s empowerment, NAMA Women Advancement (NAMA) is hosting a series of workshops, through its initiative Irtiqa, under the theme ‘The Future of Work is Gender Inclusive’ in the emirates of Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. The series is aimed at helping businesses understand where they stand on gender equality and support the implementation of gender-inclusive strategies.  The first of the three action-oriented workshops titled ‘How to make Gender Equality a Strategic Priority in the Workplace’ will be held on June 15 at ......read more

100 Youth Present Innovative Strategies to Future Proof Supply Chains at Sheraa–ICT FUND ‘Pioneers of the Future' Hackathon…

500 applicants in the UAE vie for place in hackathon; top honours go to teams with AI and AR solutions to build resilient supply chains   • Sheraa and ICT Fund in partnership with Sharjah Youth Council offer unique opportunity to 100 local youth and students to become problem-solvers at three-day hackathon  • 10 tech-enabled solutions help streamline international cargo space, predict demand for goods, and manage supply chain bottlenecks   Sharjah, June 06, 2022: Three multidisciplinary teams of young changemakers, comprising mostly of Emirati students and youth, have been named winners of a three-day hackathon organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and the UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), in partnership with the Sharjah ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Opens Registration for Sharjah Excellence Award 2022…

• The program consists of 9 awards categories competed for by local and Gulf economic enterprises • Aims to benefit Sharjah’s economy in all sectors by promoting sustainable economic growth and recognizing achievements in businesses   Sharjah, 6 June 2022:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) launched the new annual Sharjah Excellence Award 2022 cycle, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, reflecting the SCCI's efforts to develop Sharjah's investment environment and enhance the competitiveness of the UAE and Gulf business communities, enabling them to benefit from quality, leadership, and innovation values.   The Sharjah Excellence Award Board of Trustees recently announced that ......read more

Guatemalan President hosts Fahim Al Qasimi to Discuss Emerging Investment Prospects with Sharjah…

The Chairman of Sharjah’s Department of Government Relations concludes a detailed tour of Latin America, working on future strategies of cooperation with senior public officials Sharjah, June 01, 2022:  HE Alejandro Giamatti, President of the Republic of Guatemala, received a delegation from the Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah, led by their Chairman, Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, in the presence of HE Janio Rosales, Guatemala’s Minister of Economy to discuss emerging prospects for boosting economic cooperation.  The delegation also visited the Republic of Costa Rica, during which Sheikh Fahim held key meetings with senior officials to explore ways to boost collaboration, particularly in sectors of economy and development. Advancing partnerships with Guatemala visit In Guatemala, the DGR ......read more

Expo Centre Sharjah Joins the World in Celebrating Global Exhibitions Day 2022…

• The Centre has witnessed a 200 percent increase in the number of exhibitions held compared to 2020 • CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah stated that the Centre has been successful in elevating the Emirate's position as one of the top cities in the exhibition industry   Sharjah, May 31, 2022:  Expo Center Sharjah joins the world in commemorating the 7th annual Global Exhibitions Day that will take place on June 1, with the production of an outstanding media film published on its digital platforms on social media. The Film reflects the Centre's efforts to revive the exhibitions and conferences sector through utilizing innovative protocols and global practices.    Moreover, Expo Center Sharjah celebrats its several achievements over the past 45 years on the 7th annual Global Exhibitions Day. ......read more

ERRA Discusses Copyright Challenges and Explores Solutions at 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair…

Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association organises a panel discussion titled 'Copyright protection and its impact on the creative economy in the Emirates' Sharjah, May 27, 2022:  The Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association (ERRA) - a first-of-its-kind association in the region, organized a panel discussion titled 'Copyright protection and its impact on the creative economy in the Emirates' as part of its participation in the ongoing 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Salha Obeaid, Treasurer, ERRA, introduced the association and its goals and moderated the discussions on how copyright protection can boost the economy with panel members Dr. Abdelrahman Al Muaini, ERRA’s General Secretary, and Dr. Afra Atiq, Vice President of ERRA. During the session, the ......read more

Dubai to Host TOP50 Global Conference and Awards on June 18…

World-Class Event Recognizes Women from a Wide Array of Professions, and Inspiring Careers and Businesses  Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The 12th edition of the Women in Management Top50 Global Conference and Awards will be held on June 18, 2022, at the Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai. This year’s theme is Resilience and Reinvention.    Women in Management (WIM) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Sulochana Segera with the objective of providing a networking platform for women to realize their professional dreams through mentoring. The Professional and Career Women Awards was introduced in 2011 with an initial five awards designed to recognize outstanding female leaders in the corporate sector. A decade later, and now in its twelfth year, the Professional and Career Women Awards has recognized over 520 women for their ......read more

Portugal Expects Furniture Exports to UAE to Grow Multifold in Coming Years…

Aimed to strengthen its foothold in the region, Associative Design - The Best of Portugal by the Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP) promoted top Portuguese brands and products in Dubai.  Dubai, May 26, 2022: Leading wood and furniture companies from Portugal showcased their premium products at the Hotel Show Dubai 2022, aimed to capitalize on market opportunities with the resurgence of tourism sector in the UAE and forge new partnerships and inroads into the regional market.  The Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP) brought to the Hotel Show 12 leading manufacturers and brands under the theme ‘Associative Design - The Best of Portugal’ and presents the concept of Portuguese House showcasing luxury brands, with products that are 100 per cent produced and ......read more

Post Expo 2020: Brazil keeps up the Momentum for Sustainable Opportunities of the World…

DUBAI – May 26, 2022:  Participation of Brazil in Expo 2020 Dubai helped the South American nation inspire the world by showcasing the best of its resourcefulness, determination and entrepreneurship for the mankind. The nation is determined to carry forward the increased momentum with excellent opportunities and ‘seeds of ideas’ from Dubai to Expo 2025 Osaka-Kansai, says an official statement.  The Expo participation, spearheaded by the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), has been a full-spectrum affair for Brazil for half a year marked by the visit of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, senior ministers, business and trade delegates and other high-level dignitaries. During the Presidential visit, Brazil also conferred the country’s highest honour, the National ......read more

Key Partnerships and Collaborations Signed during Global Aerospace Summit 2022…

- Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) awarded LeoLabs a multi-million dollar agreement to provide data and services  - Sanad and Triumph Group signed an MoU to collaborate on the provision of next-generation engine MRO capabilities in the UAE   26 May 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The sixth edition of the Global Aerospace Summit 2022, hosted by Mubadala, has been a key platform for the signing of partnerships and collaboration agreements among leading organizations across the aerospace, aviation, space and defence sectors.     During the summit, LeoLabs, announced a multi-million dollar award to provide data and services for the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). LeoLabs will deliver its LEO data and services platform and a full set of training to empower JASDF operators to ......read more

FOCP Honoured in Two Categories at 2022 Edition of Global Good Governance (3G) Awards…

Sharjah-based nonprofit recognised for untiring efforts in inspiring hope and easing the burden in the lives of those afflicted by cancer   Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The successful and impactful strides made by UAE’s Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP) in raising strong public awareness and helping establish a strong culture of early detection, has earned the UAE-based nonprofit well-deserved accolades at the 2022 edition of the Global Good Governance (3G) Awards.  The prestigious 3G awards, a premier awards programme that recognises excellence in good governance and commitment to social welfare, has honoured FOCP in two categories this year, namely, 3G Leadership Award for Social Sector & Philanthropy 2022 and 3G Best Community Service Award 2022.  FOCP, which is working towards the vision of a world ......read more

SCFO Shines Light on its Achievements at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022…

Sharjah Child Friendly Office will be highlighting its vision, goals, and achievements to bolster Sharjah's status as a child- and family-friendly city to the fair’s global audience       Sharjah, May 25, 2022:  The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFO), has marked its first participation at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022). The entity is showcasing its innovative strategies and programmes to strengthen the emirate’s status as a child- and family-friendly city to the book fair’s global audience.   The Office is leveraging ADIBF’s international platform to highlight the leading efforts it has undertaken to safeguard child rights and build a nurturing environment to promote their wellbeing. ......read more

UAE Space Agency Participates in Global Aerospace Summit 2022…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 May 2022:  The UAE Space Agency is participating in the Global Aerospace Summit 2022, hosted by Mubadala Investment Company. The summit is held at the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi on 24-27 May at Emirates Palace Hotel, with the participation of leaders in the aviation, space, and defence sectors from around the world. The summit, held under the theme of “prosperity supported by digital technologies,” will outline the rapid shift witnessed in the aviation, space, and defence sectors during the past few years, and the role of innovation and technology in developing these sectors in the future. Due to the growing interest by aviation and defence companies in advanced digital technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, primarily AI, robotics, data analysis, and computerisation ......read more

The Region's First Precision Medicine Exhibition & Summit and EMERGE GHI Investment Forum Opens in Dubai…

MENA’s Health-tech Sector Now Worth Over US$1.5 billion International Start-ups Head to Dubai’s EMERGE GHI On Investment Hunt Dubai, 24 May 2022: The Middle East’s first Precision Medicine Exhibition & Summit, co-located with EMERGE Gulf Health Innovation forum, opened today with a two-day run at the Conrad Hotel Dubai, with thought leaders and medical pioneers from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the USA coming together to unearth new opportunities in the digital technology driven precision medicine (PM) field. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Tolerance of UAE & President of UAE Genetic Diseases Association. Over 100 global biotech and healthtech entrepreneurs are heading to Dubai to drum up investment for ......read more

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UAE Banks Federation Strategic Partner of ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East 2022…

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UAE Delegation Highlight National Vision through Dialogue and Agreements at World Economic Forum…

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First-Timers, Regular Patrons Bid Adieu to a ‘Soulful SCRF'…

Visitors, publishers, volunteers, guests and participants share personal highlights from the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, May 23, 2022 :  Visitors to the 13th annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) – both first-timers and regular patrons – have thanked the event’s organisers for delivering an ......read more

Kalimat Foundation Strengthens Social Bonds between Visually Challenged Children and Community at ...…

The non-profit creates a unique opportunity for visually impaired children and their sighted peers to interact and share, furthering its mission to create a truly inclusive society      Sharjah, May 23 2022:  Furthering its mission to empower differently-abled children by creating a more inclusive society for them and providing them with knowledge in accessible formats, ......read more

Global Village becomes first GCC Entertainment Destination to Achieve Coveted ISO ISO 41001:2018 ...…

The certification is the world’s foremost Facilities Management System standard Dubai, UAE, May 23 2022: Global Village has become the first entertainment destination in the Middle East to be awarded the ISO 41001:2018 certification, the world’s first international Facilities Management System (FMS) standard established and published by the International Organization for ......read more

SCRF Continues to Spread the Joy of Reading among Children, concludes 13th Edition Attracting ...…

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First International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries Explores latest trends in ...…

ABU DHABI, 22nd May, 2022 (WAM) -- The first edition of the International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries was launched today as part of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu ......read more

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Man on a Mission at SCRF 2022 to help aspiring Authors Realise their Dream…

Joseph Michael, who assisted 20 new writers launch their careers in Sharjah since September, says the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is a key platform to connect with the UAE’s emerging literary talents   Sharjah, May 22, 2022  Joseph Michael is a man on a mission. Since opening shop last September as a small-time publisher in Sharjah, he has helped launch ......read more

UAEBBY Celebrates the ‘Mexican Board on Books for Young People' during the 13th edition of SCRF…

Sharjah, May 22, 2022 The Mexican Board on Books for Young People was celebrated as the Guest of Honour of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) at the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which runs at Expo Centre Sharjah which under the theme ‘Create Creativity’. Marwa Al Aqroubi, President of UAEBBY, received Counsellor Federico Chabaud, ......read more

SCRF 2022: Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud Prescribes Unique Reading Strategies to Destress…

The charismatic ‘Book Doctor’ from London, who hula hoops while reading or multitasks while listening to audio books, was at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2022  Sharjah, May 22, 2022 If your children do not want to wash their hands or are being bullied, London-based bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud has an anti-dote in the form of a book she has co-authored ......read more

Children Use Newly Acquired Skills of Videography to Create Visual Narrative of Experiences at 13th ...…

At Social Media Café at Expo Centre Sharjah, young girls and boys also explored the art of filming and production  Sharjah, May 22, 2022:  A group of young girls and boys have deftly put into use their newly acquired skills gained at an interactive workshop on videography and storytelling at the13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), to create videos about their ......read more

Young Artists make UAE's National Bird Soar High at a Specialised Workshop at 13th Sharjah ...…

Schoolchildren imbibe valuable tips in craftsmanship as they learn to make intricate paper falcons with movable wings   Sharjah, May 22, 2022:  Young artists gained invaluable lessons in quality craftsmanship at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) at the Falcon Puppet workshop where they learnt the art of making intricate paper falcons with movable ......read more

Young Artists Create Personalised Comic Book Pages at SCRF 2022…

Lebanese cartoonist Samer Nehme shows how to string together thoughts into a storyline in hour-long workshop at the dedicated comics corner of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, May 22, 2022  Young students grabbed a unique opportunity to create their own, personalised comic book page at the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF( ......read more

Tech-integrated books level up learning and stimulate creativity, say children's educators at 13th ...…

Three authors reinforce how books integrated with modern teaching methodologies encourage ‘learning with passion’ at a panel discussion Sharjah, May 22, 2022: Three children’s educators have highlighted the importance of blending science and technology in children’s books to encourage learning with passion at an insightful discussion titled ‘Pages of ......read more

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Young visitors and parents pay rich tributes to annual event for continuing to enhance its unique cultural legacy over the years Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  Parents and young visitors at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) have paid rich tributes to the region’s largest event of its kind for continuing its legacy of being “more just than a literary ......read more

High Quality Translations in Arabic Broaden Horizons of Young Readers at 13th Sharjah Children's ...…

Dr Alyazia Alsuwaidi, Emirati founder of Alfulk Translation and Publishing, says Arabic translation is crucial in raising intercultural awareness among young readers Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  “Translation is a responsibility, because it represents a culture through its literature,” said Alyazia Khalifa Alsuwaidi, the Emirati writer and illustrator who founded Alfulk Translation ......read more

Chef Sally Bee's Presents Little Parcels of Health at SCRF 2022…

At the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, the popular TV host demonstrates an easy fruity dessert for moms and children to prepare and savour Sharjah, May 21, 2022:  “All the fruit I eat has to help me survive,” underlined celebrated chef Sally Bee, who has survived five cardiac attacks owing to a heart condition she was born with. The London-based TV presenter ......read more

12-Year-Old Philanthropist and Published Author Motivate and Inspire Young Audiences at SCRF 2022…

Patrick Njoroge Wachira and Devi Vaishnavi share inspirational stories of their accomplishments at the Kids’ Creative Café at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, May 21, 2022Child prodigies, brilliant young innovators, and budding intellectuals in the fields of science and literature, came together at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) to host a series of talks ......read more

Black and white images colouring a baby's world at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022…

The region’s largest festival for children and young adults is making sure to catch readers at the youngest possible age with its offering of titles suitable for newborns    Sharjah, May 21, 2022  Two white baby ducks surrounded by darkness waddle towards its black-hued mother duck standing in daylight – these are not real ducks but pages from a board book ......read more

SBA Chairman Explores Bilateral Cooperation with Ambassador of Costa Rica at 13th Sharjah ...…

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EPA Captures Attention of Children and Youth with 127 Titles at SCRF 2022…

17 EPA members showcase a bouquet of titles in diverse genres under the Manassah project at 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  Young visitors are flocking to the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) stand at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) where under its Manassah platform, the entity is showcasing a bouquet of ......read more

‘Walking Trees' Wandering the Halls of SCRF 2022 Raise Awareness about the importance of Nature and ...…

Sharjah, 20 May 2022:  Two attention grabbing, towering tree mascots with twisting branches crowned with a canopy of leaves are wandering the halls of the Sharjah Expo Centre where the 13th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is taking place until May 22. Crowds of children and families are seen trailing behind these otherworldly creatures, while some children are ......read more

An Exclusive Stall for Young Muslim Readers at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022…

From board books to novels, Deen Square’s booth at SCRF is a delight to visit Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  “It was a dark night and there was a big bad storm. The people on the ship had to throw off all their things to make the ship lighter…. they had to throw off one man too. They didn’t want it to be Yunus but his name kept coming up, like when you do eeny meeny ......read more

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Book Sales rev up at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2022…

Publishers from around the globe collectively opine that the SCRF platform creates incredible business opportunities for them    Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  On the heels of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, directing the allocation of AED 2.5 million for the purchase of books from the 139 publishers attending the ......read more

Young Foodies Cook up a Delicious Storm at 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival…

Celebrity Arab chef Nidal Albrihi unveils the secrets of creamy shrimp fettucine and Musakhan rolls as part of a special masterclass at Expo Centre Sharjah Sharjah, May 20, 2022:  Young foodies and budding chefs at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) took their culinary skills to a new level with a masterclass in a range of delicious and healthy meal preparations ......read more

dans briefs His Highness Sheikh Ahmed on achievements at Airport Show…

Dubai, 20 May, 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of Dubai Air Navigation Services, visiting the stall of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) after inaugurating the 21st edition of Airport Show at the Dubai World ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Participating in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022…

Participation to promote the Library's services prior to its inauguration Dubai, UAE 20, May 2022:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, one of the most ambitious cultural and knowledge-development initiatives in the Arab world, has confirmed its participation in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on 23-29 May 2022. This ......read more

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SCRF 2022 makes Knowledge more Accessible with World-Class Education Technology…

13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival hosts edutech companies from around the world, encourages e-learning Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  E-learning is under the spotlight at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) where education technology companies from around the world are accelerating the adoption of state-of-the-art digital tools to make knowledge more ......read more

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Dubai Customs launches “Training Doses” Initiative to Raise Inspection Efficiency…

Dubai – 19, May 2022:  Customs training center at Dubai Customs launched “Training Doses” initiative, which aims to raise the efficiency of inspection in line with the best international practices. It will also help in consolidating controls and fight against all customs violations, including smuggling. The Training Doses targets 500 inspection officers, and has already ......read more

Young Yogis immerse in Soul Therapy with a twist at SCRF 2022…

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is offering an array of free, expert-led lessons focused on developing children physically, mentally and emotionally  Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  Young girls on a school field trip at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) tested their strength, balance and flexibility during a therapeutic early-morning ......read more

SCRF 2022: Fostering Children's Social Awareness for a Brighter Future…

Beirut-based publisher Dar Al Saqi brings an array of children’s books to educate young readers at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival on critical social issues Sharjah, May 19, 2022:  The 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is raising awareness among children about the need to challenge stereotypes, the value of compassion, and other social issues ......read more

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“Helping Children Connect with Environmental Issues is a Holistic approach,” says author Nanette ...…

Heffernan is amongst the 25 bestselling children’s authors participating at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival  Sharjah, May 18, 2022: During the ‘Beloved Planet Earth’ discussion at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), award-winning authors drew focus on the notable increase of eco-conscious books and shared their views ......read more

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The American author of the Empirium Trilogy, The Year of Shadows and Extasia traced her arduous path to success and gave her young fans tips on a career in writing Sharjah, May 18, 2022 “Daydreaming is an important component of my writing”, professed American author Claire Legrand to a full house of schoolchildren at an exclusive student’s session organised at the ......read more

Children Try Their Hand at Islamic Tile Painting at SCRF2022…

The workshop organised at the 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival gave 5–10-year-olds a chance to create a star pattern that is typical of Islamic architecture Sharjah May 18, 2022:  The beauty and technique of Islamic tile painting, as seen on mosques and palaces in the Middle East and Central Asia, was made familiar to children at a workshop run by Medaf Studio during ......read more

Minions' Director Inspires Ambitious Animators at 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival…

Kyle Balda, who has worked on 32 animated movies, shares his creative journey with young audiences at Expo Centre Sharjah     Sharjah, May 17, 2022:  Kyle Balda, co-director of Minions and its forthcoming sequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru, has inspired budding young animators at the ongoing 13th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) at Expo Centre Sharjah with an ......read more

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