Tuesday 18 May 2021

Denmark's Expo 2020 pavilion work on track

The Danish Government has announced that steady progress was being made on its country pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai with the superstructure now ready and the full fit-out due for completion by the end of July. Located in the Mobility District of the mega event, the pavilio


Bahrain's mega $221m expo centre project on track

Work is moving at a steady pace on the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) in Sakhir with 30 per cent of the project already completed.   The foundation stone for the BD84-million ($221 million) mega project was laid by H


Yalla Group Q1 revenue up record 221% to $67.5m

Yalla Group, a UAE-based leading social networking and entertainment platform, has reported revenues of AED248 million ($67.5 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, a record increase of 221% compared to the same period of 2020. The company said AED201.1 million of its revenu


Eid Al Fitr begins on Thursday in Gulf countries

Saudi Arabia’s moon sighting committee has confirmed that the first day of Eid Al Fitr would be on Thursday (May 13) as the crescent moon marking the beginning of Shawwal had not been sighted from the Tamir observatory, reported Arab News.   It me


Salesforce, Disney Studios Content join forces

Salesforce, a global CRM leader, and Disney Studios Content have announced an innovation partnership to help support Disney marketers and filmmakers using the Salesforce platform. By naming Salesforce a StudioLAB Innovation Partner, the companies will explore new ways to use tech


Austria to showcase futuristic solutions at Expo 2020

The ambitious architectural concept of the Austrian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will not only represent a comprehensive picture of modern Austria, but will also showcase its rich history of innovation, according to an Austrian official. With their tag "Austria makes sense&qu


IHC unit acquires stake in US digital media platform

Multiply Marketing Consultancy (MMC), a subsidiary of International Holding Company, has acquired a stake in Firefly, a street-level digital media platform that connects audiences with dynamic media on taxis and rideshare vehicles. Firefly is backed by premier investors such as G


Innovation ‘to play key role in downstream growth’

Innovation is set to play in adding value to the downstream energy industry and driving new growth as the region’s markets move forward with their economic diversification strategies, a report said. Titled ‘Innovation Landscape in the GCC Petrochemical Industry’


Vox Cinemas Kuwait gears up for Eid movie feast

Vox Cinemas, the dedicated cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim - a leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer in the region - has announced plans to reopen its multiplex at The Avenues for Eid Al Fitr holidays in compliance with government guidelines on Covid-19 pandemic. 


DoubleVerify expands into Menat region

DoubleVerify (DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, has announced the expansion of its business into the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (Menat) region.    To support its operations, DV has appointed two ne

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