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GL events named general contractor for Asian Games

June 19, 2018

GL events Middle East the regional branch of leading global events company GL events Group has been selected as the general contractor including the overlay delivery for the upcoming 18th Asian Games ... View more

DWTC events add $3.45bn to Dubai’s economy

June 10, 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) events accounted for a record Dh12.7 billion ( 3.45 billion) in retained value towards Dubai s economy equivalent to 3.3 percent of the emirate s GDP in 2017 a media re... View more

New seafood restuarant opens at Wyndham Garden Ajman

May 9, 2018

Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche has unveiled a new seafood dining destination in the emirate with the opening of Seascape Restaurant. Seascape presents a unique dining experience for seafood lovers with... View more

Abu Dhabi sporting events generate $545m in 2017

February 16, 2018

The value of economic gains from Abu Dhabi s hosting of major international sporting events reached 545.5 million in 2017 the Abu Dhabi Sports Council said citing an analytical study by SMG a leading ... View more

Dubai Business Events sees record 212 bids in 2017

February 15, 2018

Dubai Business Events (DBE) secured a total of 212 bids throughout 2017 representing its most successful year to date the city s official convention bureau has announced. As a result of secured bids a... View more

SCTDA hosts events to promote innovation in tourism

February 14, 2018

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched a series of innovative events and activities in conjunction with the Sharjah Innovation Week. The events aim to promote the ... View more

GPCA to focus on circular economy, innovation at key events

February 13, 2018

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) will focus on the circular economy and innovation during its 5th Research and Innovation Summit and 9th GPCA PlastiCon taking place next month ... View more

Dubai Business Events inks six deals

February 1, 2018

Dubai Business Events (DBE) a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) signed a total of six Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) throughout 2017 outlining collaboration... View more

Shop Bahrain unveils calender of events

January 10, 2018

Shop Bahrain the largest nationwide festival in the kingdom has unveiled its Calendar of Events for the much-awaited shopping festival that will start on January 11 and run for the next 30 days. Shop ... View more

Etihad marks National Day with offers, events

December 1, 2017

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has marked the occasion of the UAE s 46th National Day with a series of activities across the globe. It has become a tradition in recent years for the aviation and travel g... View more

UAE mega events to boost tourism value by $44bn

November 29, 2017

Virtual reality concerts and matches augmented reality apps and immersive audiovisual will catalyze 44 billion in UAE tourism receipts by 2020 and transform the live entertainment and mega-event exper... View more

Yas Island unveils exciting events line-up for H1 2018

November 13, 2017

Yas Island a premier entertainment and leisure destination in the UAE has unveiled an exciting line-up of action-packed events for the first half of 2018 with the support of the Abu Dhabi Sports Counc... View more

Top firms to participate in German industrial events

November 6, 2017

More than 100 companies have already booked stands at the Compounding World Expo and the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition which will take place in adjacent halls at Messe Essen in Germany next year... View more

Mondarian Doha offers ultra-modern meetings, events venues

November 2, 2017

Qatar s exciting new lifestyle hospitality offering Mondrian Doha has debuted with outstanding meeting and event venues unique to Qatar. The famed luxury hotel brand from leading hospitality company s... View more

ibtm events portfolio director speaks

November 1, 2017

KERRY Prince portfolio director ibtm events shares some insights into the upcoming event: Will you have the ibtm world industry report this year as well? We are looking forward to releasing the much a... View more

Leave conventional events at the port

November 1, 2017

Celebrity Cruises reveals what it means to work remotely with the launch of the Meeting Place a state-of-the-art meeting venue onboard the heralded Celebrity Edge. Designed by Wilson Butler Architects... View more

Abu Dhabi opens events calender to private sector

October 25, 2017

Abu Dhabi is launching an incentive scheme to develop content and programme collaboration with the private sector to build on the already established annual calendar of vibrant and diverse events and ... View more

Top chemical firms to participate at German events

October 12, 2017

Leading chemical companies will showcase their latest developments at the Compounding World Expo plus the Plastics Recycling World Exhibition to be held next year in Germany. The event will take place... View more

Dubai showcases business events offerings at Imex America

October 12, 2017

Dubai s growing business events offerings and increasing levels of support for associations are among the key developments under the spotlight this week at Imex America a leading exhibition for incent... View more

Yas Marina to host over 400 events

October 10, 2017

Abu Dhabi s Yas Marina Circuit has unveiled its most comprehensive events calendar to date featuring a staggering 420 events and activities over the next 12 months. With an Always On promise Yas Marin... View more

Luxury travel events beckon

October 1, 2017

The ILTM Collection comprises eight luxury travel events taking place across the world profiling luxury travel brands and experiences to hand-picked luxury travel agents and advisors via bespoke appoi... View more

Mega events to help boost Dubai tourism revenue to $44bn

September 10, 2017

Virtual reality concerts and matches augmented reality apps and immersive audiovisual will catalyze 44 billion in UAE tourism receipts by 2020 and transform the live entertainment and mega-event exper... View more

Sharjah Summer campaign offers fun events, discounts

August 20, 2017

The ongoing Sharjah Summer Campaign organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) continues to offer a wide range of prizes discounts and special shopping mall events to ... View more

Latest trends in seafood at Dubai's Seafex

August 14, 2017

Top companies from the local and international markets will discuss and showcase latest developments at Seafex one of six hospitality and niche food trade shows co-located under the umbrella of the Du... View more

Dubai Business Events gathers momentum after strong H1

August 13, 2017

Dubai Business Events (DBE) the city s official convention bureau has reported strong results for the first half of 2017 with 97 bids submitted to host business events being successfully awarded to th... View more

ibtm events announces merger to create ibtm americas

August 8, 2017

Ibtm events part of Reed Travel Exhibitions today announced that it is integrating ibtm latin america and ibtm america to create ibtm americas. The event will take place in Mexico City from September ... View more

Expo Centre Sharjah to host 11 events in H2

August 7, 2017

Expo Centre Sharjah a premier exhibition organiser and events venue in the region has announced that it will organise and host 11 economic cultural and commercial exhibitions in the second half of 201... View more

Dubai Culture launches summer events at libraries

July 10, 2017

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) the emirate s dedicated entity for culture arts and heritage has launched its Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts 2017 programme at the Dubai Public... View more

Merck backs World MS Day with awareness events

June 1, 2017

Merck a leading science and technology company joined the global multiple sclerosis (MS) community in recognition of World MS Day yesterday (May 31) to raise awareness of this devastating disease. Wit... View more

Saudi Arabia targets meetings, events opportunities

May 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia has been investing significantly in reinforcing its infrastructure and developing the meetings industry within the kingdom to attract meetings and business events. Spearheading this drive... View more

World-class events in Yas Island’s events calendar

May 17, 2017

Yas Island the UAE s premier entertainment destination today revealed its extensive programme of exciting events and activities for the remainder of 2017 with the support of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cu... View more

Bahrain showcases local craftsmanship at Tunisian handicrafts events

May 4, 2017

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is representing the kingdom as a guest of honour in the 34th Innovation Salon for Handicrafts Industries that is being held in the Republic of Tuni... View more

dmg events opens office in Qatar; plans key events

March 27, 2017

Leading international exhibitions company dmg events - Middle East Asia and Africa has established an office in Qatar. The move is to support the growth of the country s exhibition industry and to lau... View more

Concrete, new space for events, opens in Dubai

March 16, 2017

Alserkal Avenue Dubai s foremost arts and culture neighbourhood has inaugurated Concrete a new space for international arts and culture events at the avenue. Concrete is the first project to be comple... View more

UAE group hosts fun-filled events at Dubai Lynx

March 15, 2017

FLC Group a Dubai-based marketing services agency organised a fun-filled activation to attract visitors and delegates of Dubai Lynx 2017 the region s biggest celebration of creative communications whi... View more

Le Méridien Dubai expands events team

March 1, 2017

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has announced Ileshaa Nijhawan and Ekta Kapoor as groups and events sales managers reinstating its commitment to Dubai s emerging Mice industry. A business ... View more

BIC joins Shop Bahrain as events partner

February 7, 2017

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has announced its participation as an events partner in the third edition of Bahrain Shopping Festival Shop Bahrain the largest event in the kingdom. As part of the... View more

WS Corp, HQ Creative set up region's 'largest' events firm

February 5, 2017

Worldwide Shows Corporation (WS Corp) a global leader in international events live entertainment and communications industry has announced a partnership with HQ Creative a long-established UAE-based e... View more

Bahrain to host two major ICT events

February 4, 2017

Leading regional and international technology experts will discuss a wide range of issues linked to the information and communications technology sector at an event to be held in Bahrain on Tuesday (F... View more

Busy DWTC hosted 63 events in 2016

February 1, 2017

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) sees-off last year with a total of 63 consumer and entertainment welcoming over one million visitors. A few ingredients of its success are a diverse calendar of enterta... View more

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel expands events team

January 31, 2017

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has welcomed Ileshaa Nijhawan and Ekta Kapoor as its groups and events sales managers. A Business Management graduate from the University Of Warwick UK Nijh... View more

Connections Events gets top recognition at Eventex Awards

January 26, 2017

Global travel industry event organiser Connections has been named Best Conference at the acclaimed Eventex Awards. The company was also shortlisted for the Best Tradeshow category along with three oth... View more

Unique events in store for last week of DSF 2017

January 25, 2017

A scintillating array of fashion and beauty events retail offers and cultural celebrations is awaiting visitors during the final week of the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival. Running until Janu... View more

Seafood Market to celebrate 24 years of success

January 11, 2017

Seafood Market one of the 18 distinct dining establishments at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre will celebrate its 24th anniversary on January 24. The popular restaurant is home to fresh se... View more

DWTC hosted 63 non-trade events in 2016

December 11, 2016

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the UAE s leading event venue hosted a total of 63 consumer and entertainment events in 2016 welcoming over one million visitors a report said. The diverse calendar of ... View more

Experience Friday Seafood Brunch at Al Raha Beach Hotel

December 5, 2016

Al Raha Beach Hotel the luxury beachfront hotel of Abu Dhabi presents an exciting way to spend Friday with its delectable Seafood Brunch featuring an array of fresh seafood delicacies. Guests can reli... View more

Cruise events are making waves

November 1, 2016

Landry & Kling presented Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) Mice Cruise Line Partner of the Year award. The cruise line s support for 62 days of ship charters including Rio 2016 Olympics marks a la... View more

Bahrain Tourism lines up exciting events

February 1, 2016

Bahrain will host a series of spectacular events throughout this year as part of the Manama Gulf Capital of Tourism 2016 initiative which aims to promote the kingdom as a major tourist destination in ... View more

‘ibtm events are not about size, but value’

January 1, 2016

ibtm arabia 2015 delivered more than 3 000 mutually matched and pre-selected appointments over the two days of business meetings. The combination of the pre-scheduled appointments and nine networking ... View more

WTM Connect events focus on Asia, China

January 1, 2016

The global tourism industry is excited by the enormous growth of outbound travel from Asia particularly China and every destination hopes to cash in on this phenomenon. China saw a total of 117 millio... View more

Messilah unveils seafood spot

April 24, 2014

JUMEIRAH Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa Kuwait s luxury resort has announced the opening of Salt its signature seafood lover s paradise. The fine-dining venue presents a large à la carte menu of internati... View more

Dusit Thani grows events business

February 24, 2014

DUSIT Thani Abu Dhabi has in a short time since opening established itself as a popular choice for meetings and events with iconic designs stunning ballroom multifunctional conference rooms and unique... View more

Events section on QTA website

December 26, 2013

THE Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced the launch of Qatar Events Diary OnQatar the new online platform. The bilingual and user-friendly website and along with its interactive smart phone app... View more

IES maintains its reputation for organising quality trade events

May 22, 2013

INTERNATIONAL Exhibition Services (IES) continues to maintain its reputation for organising high quality international trade events in established as well as the world s new emerging market economies.... View more

IES offers expertise on trade events

March 24, 2013

INTERNATIONAL Exhibition Services (IES) continues to maintain its reputation for organising high quality international trade events in established as well as the world s new emerging market economies.... View more

DWTC events generate $1.7 bn Dubai

November 27, 2012

An Economic Impact Assessment report prepared by Oxford Economics market-leaders in global forecasting and tourism analytics has revealed that the spend associated with events at the Dubai World Trade... View more

Concorde Fujairah Hotel turns to events in 2012

January 29, 2012

THE Concorde Fujairah Hotel has announced that it is keen to focus on organizing more group events this year in the hope to increase activity and maintain its position as one of the largest hotels in ... View more

Hong Kong looks to boost arrivals with new events and family activities

December 26, 2011

BUOYED by the weak Hong Kong dollar the per capita spending of overnight visitors into Hong Kong saw a 16.2 per cent increase since 2009. The average visitor spent HK 6 705 ( 861) per visit while the ... View more

Kyoto records jump in events attendance despite global recession

June 29, 2011

FOLLOWING the release of official figures it has become clear that the worldwide recession had little impact on the city of Kyoto s event figures in 2010. Kyoto Convention Bureau (KCB) recorded a 66 p... View more

Major events to drive demand in Abu Dhabi

April 24, 2011

BIG changes are on the cards at the Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi as the property aims to compete with the emirate s ever increasingly supply of new rooms and properties. General manager Moine Kandil exp... View more

Successful events lead to Oman’s high satisfaction rating

April 24, 2011

AN ONLINE survey conducted by the leading online employment portal in the Middle East showed that Muscat is considered the second best city in the Mena region. Oman Ministry of Tourism attrib... View more

Records and events for Ritz-Carlton

December 30, 2010

IT WILL be a year of big events for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company with four properties opening doors in 2011. The first will be The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) on January... View more

Dubai World Trade Centre launches events calendar

December 30, 2010

JANUARY 2011 promises to be one of the busiest starts to the year on record for Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with around 4 500 exhibiting companies and 110 000 trade visitors from over 100 countrie... View more

New events on the agenda at world’s largest travel fair

November 2, 2009

As World Travel Market prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary the event s chairperson Fiona Jeffery talks to Liz O Reilly What are the major changes to look out for at WTM this year? This year is ... View more

Abu Dhabi confident on events and exhibitions as key drivers

November 2, 2009

Abu Dhabi s tourism industry is upbeat about prospects over the coming four months and the year ahead with the second Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) comparative confidence survey showing cooler we... View more

Singapore top destination for business events

October 1, 2009

SINGAPORE was voted the Top International Meeting City for the second time in succession by the Union of International Associations (UIA) 2008 Global Rankings. In the UIA s International Meeting Stati... View more

New identity for MICE events group

December 31, 2008

A BRAND makeover has been given to Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) group of meetings and incentive events. Barcelona based EIBTM s red diamond logo is to be used but the other events GIBTM in Abu Dhabi ... View more

Gearing up for successful business events

October 28, 2008

The Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) is the country s flagship organisation devoted to bringing about successful business-to-business events aimed at promoting Bahrain as a preferred b... View more

Renewable energy summit dominates events industry

October 19, 2008

THE World Future Energy Summit has done it again. Not only has it achieved prominence in the financial energy government and construction sectors it has scored top accolades at the prestigious event a... View more

WTM’s events programme for travel agents

August 26, 2008

The new admission policy underpins the value of WTM as a four-day business-to-business event and so far numerous must attend Thursday initiatives have been created to re-enforce this message and visit... View more

Gulf Air sponsors BECA events

July 22, 2008

Gulf Air and Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) announced that Gulf Air will be the official carrier for all events organised by BECA in Bahrain and abroad. Gulf Air chief executive offi... View more

GIBTM brings more MICE events to UAE

April 28, 2008

FIFTY countries were represented at the second Gulf Incentives Business Travel and Meetings exhibition (GIBTM) held at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi last month. His excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan... View more

St Mortiz to host 150 events

October 4, 2007

The ski resort of St Moritz is preparing for its 144th winter season which will mark the 60th and 80th anniversaries of Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland. The forthcoming winter sports season begins... View more

When events power tourism

August 29, 2007

The Middle East has the potential to be one of the fastest growing areas for festivals and events and the Red Sea region and Arabian Gulf in particular are very attractive destinations. There are unta... View more

DWTC to co-host educational programme for regional events professionals

June 28, 2007

DUBAI World Trade Centre (DWTC) and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) have joined forces to offer regional managers government officials project managers and event organizers the... View more

GasTV to cover events

November 28, 2006

Gastech 2006 will see the launch of GasTV Live. Sponsored by Conoco-Phillips this special news programme will be broadcast directly into all delegate rooms enabling guests to watch while they get read... View more

Conrad Cairo hosts tourism, child labour events

August 28, 2006

THE Conrad Cairo has in recent months played host to a variety of conferences. Among these was the Egyptian Junior Business Association conference on reforming Egyptian tourism with the Egyptian Minis... View more

Singapore woos tourists with year-round events

September 26, 2005

Singapore is a city of signature events celebrations and festivals of food art fashion and even age-old customs. These bold combinations of old and new traditions showcase and celebrate the distinct c... View more

World of Events inks two deals

September 26, 2005

Extending its scope and span in the regional events management market Dnata s World of Events has signed a partnership agreement with UAE based In-Time Events ( ITE) to jointly develop and launch topn... View more

Beach Rotana opens seafood restaurant

September 15, 2004

THE Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers announced the opening of the new Finz Seafood Restaurant which is the fifth new outlet and the tenth restaurant at the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers. Hotel general manage... View more

DSS events promise to be unique in their own way

June 7, 2004

THE Dubai Summer Surprises 2004 (DSS) Organising Committee recently reviewed the details on the array of activities to be showcased during this year s edition which will span over 10 weeks from June 1... View more

Biz-events strives to add value to MICE events

April 29, 2004

INTERACTION specialists biz-events are providing unparalleled team building solutions to the MICE market in the Middle East. Holding the Middle East franchise for Catalyst UK who have been designing a... View more

DSS 2004 events announced

April 11, 2004

Saeed Al Nabouda CEO Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) announced the outlines of this year s Dubai Summer Surprises promised to provide the best most colourful and beautiful events and activities in the hi... View more



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