Monday, November 28, 2016

Al Fursan Emarat to perform aerial displays at Abu Dhabi F1 weekend

Yas Marina Circuit revealed Al Fursan Emarat will perform an additional aerobatic display at this weekend’s 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
In addition to its traditional pre-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race display with an Etihad Airways A380 superjumbo over the start line on Sunday (at 4.47pm), the seven Aermacchi MB-339 jet aircraft of Fursan Al Emarat will also be thrilling the 60,000 capacity crowd with an extra show on Saturday, scheduled to take place at 4.15pm.
Led by Captain Nasser Al Obaidli, the display will include an array of breath-taking aerial maneouevres that include ‘corsair loop’, ‘swan right barrel roll’, ‘flag cross’ as well as the signature ‘UAE DNA’.
Flown at a minimum height of 100 feet to a maximum of 6,000 feet above the Circuit, the display is a six-month culmination of intense daily training and the pilots are all drawn from the UAE’s armed forces, with new recruits joining the team on rotation every year.
Captain Al Obaidli, said: “It’s a great honour and I am very proud to be representing my country and leading the two displays at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will help cement the event’s global reputation as a thrilling visual spectacle and must-attend weekend.”

Justin Bieber leaves a fan bleeding after punching him in his face

Justin Bieber hit out at a fan who tried to touch him through his car window, leaving the man bleeding.
The 22-year-old pop star was caught on camera lashing out at the unnamed male through the open window of his car as he arrived at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, for the latest show on his 'Purpose' tour on Tuesday.
Footage obtained by TMZ showed an enthusiastic fan reaching out to touch Justin as the car goes past at slow speed, but the 'Sorry' singer quickly hit out and stuck the man in the face.
The vehicle then drove away as the shocked fan faced the camera with his bloodied lip clearly visible.
The incident comes a few weeks after the troubled UK leg of Justin's tour, in which he repeatedly blasted his fans for being "obnoxious" and screaming too loudly, even leaving the stage in protest at one of the shows in Manchester, North West England.
But he later posted a heartfelt message trying to justify his actions.
Alongside a caption that read "Tonight on stage. Thank you", the 'Believe' hitmaker posted a picture of text that read: "People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is ... people try to twist things, some people don't want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn't use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn't use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what's in my heart, then I'm doing myself injustice, and I'm not doing anybody in this audience any justice.
"There's going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I'm human. But I don't pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don't say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I'd be a robot, and I'm just, I'm not a robot. There's times when I get upset ... times when I get angry, there's times when I'm going to be frustrated. But I'm always going to be myself on this stage.
"When people try to twist things and say 'Justin's angry at his fans. He doesn't want his fans to scream' that's not at all what I was doing. All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people ... certain cities aren't going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it's my job to just say 'Hey, I'm not going to try to force anything'. I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing."

Dubai Parks' National Day tickets sell out in less than 2 hours

Dubai Parks and Resorts today announced that its #DPR NationalPride tickets sold out in less than two hours giving 27,000 guests the chance to experience Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai at the National Day anniversary equivalent price of Dh45.
Last week, Dubai Parks and Resorts confirmed it will celebrate UAE National Day annually with a limited number of tickets priced equivalent to the anniversary year. 
This year, Dubai Parks and Resorts marked the 45th UAE National Day by offering 4,500 tickets for Dh45 per person per park from (1st December – 3rd December) at Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.
As the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, Dubai Parks and Resorts is a destination that the UAE can be proud of and it is only fitting to mark UAE National Day annually in a truly memorable way.
Due to the astounding demand for the #DPRNationalPride tickets online, additional Dh45 tickets were made available which also sold out. 
Subject to capacity in the parks over the National Day Weekend, families looking to celebrate together will still be able to buy regular tickets for Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai on arrival at the park gates. 
Alternatively, they will be able to enjoy all the National Day celebrations without a ticket at Riverland Dubai. 
Visitors are recommended to come early to ensure they can enjoy all the destination has to offer.
Riverland Dubai is a unique themed district at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that offers a wide range of dining, retail and entertainment and no ticket is required for entry.
From 2nd to 3rd December, Riverland Dubai will be fully dressed for the National Day celebrations and feature interactive entertainment, traditional activities like henna painting, dance and falconry and boat rides along the river on a festively decorated fleet. 
On 2nd December a children’s choir from the Dubai International School and Kings School Al Barsha, will be performing by the river and from 4.30pm – 10pm on 2nd and 3rd December there will also be live music at the Riviera Plaza.
From burgers to burritos, seafood to smoothies and steak to stir-fry, Riverland Dubai offers everything from casual to fine dining that family and friends can enjoy together over the National Day weekend.
Guests with tickets to Legoland Dubai or Bollywood Parks Dubai will enjoy over 76 interactive rides, shows, attractions and experiences, many of which have never been seen anywhere else in the world before. 
Some of the many highlights include MINILAND in Legoland Dubai where families can admire UAE landmarks made from 20 million Lego bricks and, in the world’s first Bollywood theme park, see big screen Bollywood movies brought to life via cinematic rides and thrilling 3D and 4D simulations.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of DXB Entertainments PJSC, the owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts said: “We are delighted that so many people have chosen to celebrate UAE National Day with us at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Our aim was to create a unique theme park destination in the heart of the UAE that the country could be truly proud of and I hope everyone visiting us this weekend will share this sentiment on one of the most important days in our history. Whether enjoying Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai or the National Day activities, dining and entertainment available without a ticket at Riverland Dubai, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy over the National Day weekend.”
Over the National Day Weekend the parks will be open as follows:
· Legoland Dubai – 10am to 8pm
· Bollywood Parks Dubai – 12 noon – 12 midnight
· Riverland Dubai – 10am to 12 midnight
General visitor parking at the destination will be free of charge from 1st – 3rd December.  Valet and VIP parking will be paid as normal.
Dubai Parks and Resorts comprises three theme parks: Bollywood Parks Dubai a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Motiongate Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first Legoland Park and a Legoland Water Park.
The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, and guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

8 most powerful Arab women

Be it in art, law, business, policy or government; these Arab women top the global power lists

1. Shaikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE

Nationality: Emirati, Age: 54


"Dubai is the living model of what the Expo is all about. It's about partnerships and alliances." - On Expo 2020
As the first woman in UAE history to hold a ministerial position, Shaikha Lubna is a trailblazer for all women in the region.
Shaikha Lubna is ranked first as per the Forbes list of 10 most powerful Arab women in government (2015). She also falls in the top 50 most powerful women in the world (Forbes 2015).
Other designations: Board of the Dubai Chamber for Commerce and Industry, Board of the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce
Social activities: Volunteering with the Friends of Cancer Patients Society and serving on the Dubai Autism Centre Board of Directors

2. Lubna Olayan, Saudi Arabia

Nationality: Saudi Arabian, Age: 60


“I am a proponent, though, of a system in which opportunities are ‘gender neutral’ and of a true meritocracy that sees the right person in the right position for the right reasons, regardless of gender.” - ABANA, New York
Olayan was the only woman in a 4000-strong workforce for 18 years. She was the first woman in Saudi Arabia to deliver a keynote address, at the Jeddah Economic Forum in 2004.
She has been ranked number 1 on the 2015 Forbes list of 100 most powerful Arab business women. She also falls in the top 100 most powerful women in the world (Forbes 2015).
Current designation: CEO, Olayan Financing Company
Other designations: Board of WPP (British marketing firm), Board of Saudi Hollandi Bank, International Advisory Board of Rolls-Royce and Citigroup, member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations
Social activities: INSEAD Board, Arab Thought Foundation, Board of the Down Syndrome Charitable Association (Riyadh)

3. Shaikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad, Qatar

Nationality: Qatari, Age: 33


“People have said, 'Let's build bridges,' and frankly, I want to do more than that. I would like to break the walls of ignorance between East and West.” - Ted Talk
She is the youngest of this list yet no less prolific with her rising fame as the face of contemporary art in the Middle East and abroad.
Ranked third in the Forbes 2015 list of most powerful Arab business women in the world, Shaikha Mayassa stood first in ArtReview's Power 100 in 2012.
Current designation: Chairperson, Qatar Museums (earlier Qatar Museum Authority), Founder and Chair, Doha Film Institute
Social activities: Chairperson, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA – access to education for underserved people in Asia)
Interesting fact: She bought the world’s most expensive painting last year for a whopping US $300 million (approx. 1.1 billion dirhams)

4. Nemat Shafik, Egypt

Nationality: British, Age: 53


"Combination of empirical scientific rigor but at the same time being more human and earthy were a big part of my upbringing" - Interview with Harry Kreisler, 2001
At 36, she was the youngest ever vice-president of the World Bank and has been conferred the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
She has been ranked first in Forbes 2015 list of 10 most powerful Arab women in the world (overall category). She is ranked 66 in the world's most powerful women (Forbes 2015).
Current designation: Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Other designations: Board member, British Museum, Board member of the Middle East Advisory Group to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Former Deputy Managing Director of IMF
Social activities: Board member of Minority Ethnic Talent Association and Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Iran and Turkey

5. Nayla Hayek, Lebanon

Nationality: Swiss, Age: 65


“We are all very emotional in our family. Our business is selling emotion: most people buy watches and jewellery as gifts.” - The Telegraph, 2015
Nayla Hayek is the fourth most powerful Arab woman in the world (overall category) as per Forbes 2015
Current designation: Chairwoman, Swatch Group, CEO, Harry Winston Inc.
Other designations: International Arabian horse judge and breeding expert
Social activities: Sponsor deal with AMFAR (American Foundation for Aids Research)
Interesting fact: Harry Winston Inc. is now the owner of the world’s largest flawless blue diamond which Hayek bought for US $23.8 million (over 87 million dirhams)

6. Zaha Hadid, Iraq

Nationality: British, Age: 65


"I never took no for an answer. I never sat back and said 'walk all over me, it's OK'." - CNN, 2014
In architecture, Hadid became the first woman ever to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Gold Medal in 2015. In 2012, she was conferred the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Zaha Hadid is the third most powerful Arab woman in the world (overall) as per Forbes MIddle East 2015
Current designation: Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
Notable projects: She is renowned for her theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong, the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales. Her other notable creations include the Bridge in Zaragoza, Spain; the Riverside Museum at Glasgow's Museum of Transport; and Guangzhou Opera House.

7. Raja Easa Al Gurg, United Arab Emirates

Nationality: Emirati, Age: 60


"All these years that I have been working – more than 35 years – I have been able to achieve my goals. It’s completely up to me how I push myself.” - Gulf Business, 2015
Raja Easa Al Gurg manages Easa Saleh Al Gurg conglomerate, a diversified business with 26 companies spread across the GCC.
In the Forbes list of 100 most powerful Arab business women, Raja Easa Al Gurg occupies second rank. She is also featured in the Forbes 2015 list of 100 most powerful women in the world.
Current designation: Managing Director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG)
Other designations: Deputy Chair of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority and president of the Dubai Business Women Council, board member of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

8. Amal Clooney, Lebanon

Nationality: British, Age: 37


“I am still doing the same jobs as I was doing before. If there is more attention being paid than there was before, then that’s good.” - NBC News, 2016
As a high-profile lawyer, Amal Clooney has represented Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks;  former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko and Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. But she has garnered more media attention as the wife of Hollywood celebrity George Clooney.
She has been ranked as the second most powerful Arab woman in the world (overall category) by Forbes 2015.
Current Designation: Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers (International law and human rights)
Current clients: Jailed former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, Louis Olivier Bancoult and Chagos islanders, Azerbaijani journalist, Khadija Ismayilova

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Arabcom Group Hosts the 14th MENA Forex, Managed Funds & Investment Show, 12-13 February 2015 Dubai

The MENA 14th Forex, Managed funds, and Investment opportunities show, provides excellent opportunity for Financial companies and Brokers to meet New potential Institutional and individual investors from the Region
New Attractions for investors at the show in February :
Fashion TV live show in Exhibition area
Live FX championship competition
Private Investors Seminar ( on demand ) running in parallel to the event
Complimentary Food & Beverage stations for visitors and Exhibitors all day running
Your Early reservation as a Sponsor exhibitor will:
Maximum exposure,
Successful planned participation,
Online Branding and online Exposure,
Long period of Media coverage and media marketing,
Information to investors via Targeted e-mail invitations,
Pre show networking and access with participants registering online,
The open possibilities of organizing a private seminar before during or after the event in the same hotel location, and of course