Monday 27 April 2015

CSR Summit to focus on sustainable practices

The region’s foremost CSR experts will come together next month at the CSR Summit in Dubai, UAE to tackle the transformation of corporate social responsibility into a truly sustainable business practice. The 12th edition of CSR Summit will run from May 18 to 21 at The Addre


Arab visual media industry worth $2bn

The Arab visual media industry is currently worth $2 billion, with the television sector commanding the lion's share (95 per cent) while cinema is below five per cent and digital stands at less than one per cent, said an expert. The cinema and TV industry was still in infancy stage


300 social media experts convene at Dubai summit

More than 300 senior delegates, social media marketers, communicators, managers, directors and executives gathered at the second edition of the Social Media Summit in Dubai. Hosted and organised by AreebaAreeba, the summit brought together delegates from the world’s most so


Samsung UHD TVs to offer Shahid App

Samsung Electronics, a leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, said its UHD televisions are now offering  viewers the free and exclusive Shahid App. It is the region’s leading Catch-up service to browse a new world of Arabic contents, said a statu


Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage showcased

Cultural heritage is being highlighted at an annual festival being held at Arad Fort in Bahrain. Bahrain's culture, such as handicrafts, traditional architecture, and artistic folklore are on display at the event, which features a traditional suq, coffee shops, crafts, and fo


Yas Events’ Shams Tower opens for corporate bookings

Yas Events Centre’s Shams Tower, an environmentally sustainable, VVIP-standard meeting space, is now accepting corporate bookings. Designed for the ruling family of the UAE as a private viewing platform at the heart of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circu


Website for Qatar pavilion at Expo 2015 launched

Qatar Pavilion Committee for the upcoming Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy has launched the website of Qatar Pavilion, which enables visitors to stay up-to-date with the programmes and events at the showpiece. The international exhibition will run between May 1 and October 31.


Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh

Facebook posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits. Shares of the world's largest Internet social network fell 2 per cent in after-market trading on Wednesday. Facebook has warne


Dubai set to host Disney on Ice show

The royal sisters -  Anna, Elsa - from the hit movie 'Frozen' along with the hilarious snowman Olaf will be in Dubai, UAE, to take all Disney fans for a joy ride during the summer holidays in June. The show will have a combination of artistic skating and acrobatics,


Bahrain’s national heritage in spotlight

The 23rd Heritage Festival opens today (April 22) at Arad Fort, Bahrain under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad. This year's edition attains immense significance amid Manama celebrating 2015 under the theme "Our Year of Heritage,” said a report in the Gulf Da

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