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SDF 2023 celebrates Saudi talent; positions Riyadh as design capital

Leading architecture and design profesionals, institutional leaders as well as local industry leaders and luminaries from across disciplines took part in the Saudi Design Festival (SDF 2023), held recently in capital Riyadh.   Initiated and organised by &bou

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Sharjah Biennial to showcase 300 artworks

More than 150 artists and collectives from 70+ countries will join the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial from Febraury 7 to June 11, 2023.   The biennial, hosted by Sharjah Art Foundation, will showcase over 300 artworks, including 70 new works. The biennial,

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Seven acquires top US movie chain AMC's Saudi business

Saudi Entertainment Ventures (Seven), a wholly-owned unit of kingdom's wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund), said it is entering a new phase of growth as the group restructures its joint venture partnership with AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world’s largest movie exhibition co

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MEFCC Anthony Daniels to join the celebrity line-up this year

Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the definitive pop culture festival in the region, is announcing another out-of-this-world addition to its celebrity line-up, which will feature Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels.    He is best known for bringing the mo

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Nogaholding, EWA power Beban with 100% renewable energy

Bahrain's Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding) partnered with Hope Ventures, the investment arm of Hope Fund and producers of entrepreneurship-themed reality television show, Beban, and Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) to make Beban the first TV show 100% powered

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ASDA’A BCW names Halawani as Executive VP Client Services

ASDA’A BCW, a leading communications consultancy, has appointed Rami Halawani, a strategic communications and marketing professional with over two decades of experience, as its Executive Vice President – Client Services.    He will focus on stre

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Opera maestro Andrea Bocelli returns to AlUla

Some of the most popular names on the regional and international music scene have been lined up for a series of intimate concerts at AlUla in the coming weekend, with Italian opera tenor Andrea Bocelli, Lebanese pianist Guy Manoukian and Spanish violinist Ara Malikian, all confirmed for a ser

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Mobily in deal to sponsor 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed an agreement to sponsor the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season nine of the 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix, taking place from January 27 to 28.    The race is organised by local promoter CBX, Ministry of Sport and the S

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Call for regulation of social media financial influencers

A landmark survey of individual investors across the UAE by Friends Provident International (FPI) has highlighted the need for much greater regulation of financial advice provided by ‘celebrity’ social media influencers. One of the key features of the financial advice

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Workshop discusses future trends, best practices in social media

The importance of hiring skilled and competent professionals, expanding investment in the education system and offering vocational training opportunities for graduates were discussed at a workshop organised by the Dubai Chamber.   Also in focus was the need prov

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