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Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress: The Go To Event For All Things Digital

The flagship event Innovation & Digital Cristal Congress is back again this year with an exciting lineup of panels, sessions and a new MENA Start-ups contest that is sure to leave the audience begging for more! Let’s improve the standards…

National Pavilion United Arab Emirates la Biennale di Venezia to Highlight Transformations of the Emirati National House

3 January 2016, UAE: Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia and Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, will present Transformations: The Emirati National House, an exhibition highlighting…

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Announces Exceptional Abu Dhabi Festival 2016 Lineup

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, the 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival will run from 3 – 30 April with a series of nationwide events celebrating 20 years…

UAE’s Venice Biennale Exhibition, Curated by Sheikha Hoor Al Qassimi, To Be Exhibited at Sharjah Art Foundation

NATIONAL PAVILION UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA CLOSES EXHIBITION AT 56TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION. ‘1980 – TODAY: EXHIBITIONS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES’ TO TRAVEL TO SHARJAH FOLLOWING CRITICAL ACCLAIM  The exhibition, which features over 100 diverse works…

Hong Kong Trade Fairs in January and March 2016 Strengthening Bilateral Trade Between Hong Kong and UAE

Hong Kong and UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year…

Fuel Systems Manufacturer Stanadyne Plans Global Expansion with New Facility in the UAE

Stanadyne, a fuel injection system developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, today announced plans to open a facility in the UAE in spring 2016. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Millat Tractors Ltd. that outlines a…

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award announces the “Global Perspective on Photography”

The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) today announces – in partnership with the World Photography Organisation (WPO) – the upcoming launch of  the “Global Perspective on Photography”, an international photography showcase that will be…

Permanent Seat for UAE MoI on #WePROTECT International Advisory Board

In recognition of its security and police work in the field of child protection, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior (MoI) was awarded a permanent seat on the #WePROTECT International Advisory Board (IAB). With this accolade, the UAE, represented by the MoI,…

All You Need To Know About Sole DXB

Sole DXB, the celebrated two-day festival sprung out of Dubai, returns this November 20 & 21, 2015 at d3. The event opens up its doors to some of the biggest music Hip Hop acts such as Mobb Deep, performing live on…

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Developers and Designers: Let’s Give a Toast to Entrepreneurship!

Global Startup Battle is going on all over the world, with startup enthusiasts, developers, and designers fighting for the realization of ideas like never before. Of course, Dubai is having it’s fair share, too. ​ The theme “Your City. Your…

Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2015: Meet the UAE’s Finest Entrepreneurs

As the importance of entrepreneurship continues to grow across the region, Arabian Business StartUp once again celebrates the success of those who have stood out from the crowd. The 2015 edition of the awards will recognise the people, businesses and organizations that…

The Future Is Here: Dubai Is Giving Firefighters $200,000 Jetpacks to Fight Skyscraper Fires

You’d be surprised with what you can find in Dubai, from Lions riding in the back of their owner’s cars to skyscrapers twisting in the air, Ferrari and Bugatti police units and zip lines cutting through dancing fountains next to the…

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Presents Emirati Expressions IV: Conventions of Arts

The 2015 edition explores the functionality and usability of art through works by 15 accomplished Emirati artists, displayed at Manarat Al Saadiyat, and in the community clubs around the city of Abu Dhabi The fourth edition of Emirati Expressions will…

All You Need To Know About The Prestigious Venice Internship Programme & The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia

The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia has appointed Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University, as the curator for the UAE’s participation in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at la…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

High Stakes and Global Waste: One Promising Strategy Toward a Sustainable Future

I looked on with keen interest as world leaders clashed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City over an appropriate course of action in the Syrian theater of war, its refugee crisis, ISIL and other ongoing…

Cyber Security:  The Employees Are Our Weakest Link

On October 5-6, the Cyber Security for Critical Assets – MENA was held in Dubai and was organized by Qatalyst Global. I was honored to be the Chairman of a Panel discussion with panelists hailing from various industries:  Du Telecomms (Telecommunications), Air…

Global Shapers Abu Dhabi: Leading Positive Change One Initiative At A Time

How do you get the brightest change leaders and industry experts in a city to come together and champion valuable initiatives and projects that could benefit the local communities? The answer is easy, and it’s already positively changing 154 global cities…

Steve Jobs Said It Best: Marketing is About Values (Video)

There is so much noise out there when it comes to the how and why of marketing. Thousands of marketing experts and gurus line up to throw some BS here and there, and show you how to market your product and…

Chat with Dr. Sayd Farook: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship and The Dubai Startup Ecosystem

The UAE today is a hub for entrepreneurship, finance, islamic banking, arts and everything in between. It can get messy at times to understand and appreciate the importance of the emirates as a global power player and trendsetter, so it is only fair…