Wednesday 18 September 2019

Dubai launches festival to drive media sector growth

Dubai Media City has announced the launch of ON.DXB, a new regional festival designed to support industry growth and talent development in the media, entertainment and content development industries. The largest event of its kind in the region, ON.DXB will feature a host of engag


Arab Media Forum set for March 2020 in Dubai

Dubai Press Club (DPC) said that the 19th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), the region’s leading annual media industry event, will be held from March 25-26, 2020. The event, being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Pri


World’s rarest Islamic gold coin set to go under the hammer

Specialist auctioneers Morton & Eden will put up one of the world’s rarest and most highly-prized of all Islamic gold coins for auction in London on October 24.   Measuring a mere 20mm across, about the size of a modern £1 piece, the gold coin ha


Bahraini singer launches first label single

Bahraini singer and songwriter Banah Anabtawi has released her first label single ‘Shou Bina’ after signing with Universal Music Mena, one of the world's leading music group and record label.   The new single is based on a poem by Pierre Hayek, who was one of


YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in ME

YouTube announced on Tuesday that YouTube Music, a new music streaming application and YouTube Premium, a paid subscription which provides an ad-free experience on YouTube, are now available in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Qatar.   YouTube Music, with


Dubai is Silicon Valley of Middle East: Sheikh Mohammed

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said Dubai has become the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Middle East."    "We are witnessing the prominent role of Dubai Internet


Axis Communications gears up for Dubai Expo 2020

Axis Communications, a leader in network video and surveillance solutions, will be taking part in the World Expo 2020 which kicks off on October 20 next year and runs untill April 10, 2021.    Axis, which has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, is one of the


Masdar, LAGI announce winning WEC artwork designs

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) jointly announced the winning designs for energy generating public artwork at the ongoing 24th World Energy Congress in the UAE capital.   Sponsored by Masdar, LAGI 2019 Abu Dh


KFC’s new ads raise awareness in UAE: YouGov

KFC ranked fifth in the most improved brands and top within the dining sector for the 12 months ending June 30, said market research firm YouGov, citing its BrandIndex 2019 annual brand health rankings. Following up on this, in August, YouGov’s brand tracker shows that KFC


BTS to perform in Riyadh

BTS, a globally acclaimed seven-member South Korean boy band, is all set to perform at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for their first Saudi Arabia show ever on October 11.   The highly anticipated show will be an addition to the record-breaking BTS Wo

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