Dubai Business Women Council, the official representative organization for business women in the Emirate of Dubai, hosted its ‘Monthly Lunch Majlis’ at the Dubai Creek and Yacht club – The Golf Function Suite.
Held for the third time, the event witnessed the attendance of its board members, members and business women from all over the UAE. The Council, which was established in 2002, is headed by Mrs. Raja Al-Gurg and is currently in the process of launching its new website to cater to the members’ needs and requirements.
The guest speaker at the event was Dr. Hibah Shata, winner of Roll of Honor at the recent Emirates Women’s Awards. Through her presentation, Dr. Shata addressed the audience on the importance of developing leadership skills and formulating a clear method to utilize ideas, potentials and resources in order to achieve positive results. Read more
Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, an upmarket Moroccan-style property in the heart of Fujairah, announces its F&B promotion for the month of October, with Oktoberfest Extravaganza 2011 as the month’s main attraction.
The property will celebrate Oktoberfest, the ultimate traditional German festival and the world’s largest fair, on 13th and 14th October. Enjoy the festival with your friends with unlimited German beers and traditional German snack and Schnapps from 8pm to 12midnight at Bliss Discotheque for only AED175/ per person. Read more
Today, she is in Dubai and tweeted from the 124th high Burj Khalifa‘s observatory At the Top: “Hello Dubai! I’m in the tallest building in the world! Armani building also called Burj Khalifa, its beautiful here!”
Technically, the supertall skyscraper, built by Emaar Properties is only a home to Armani Hotel Dubai, but not called Armani building. As this is Eva’s first time visit to Dubai, we tend to forgive her the small inaccuracy. Read more
Over 25 experts from the private and public sectors will present insights into franchising at ‘Franchise UAE 2011’, the second National Franchise and Trade Show taking place at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Deira, Dubai, on October 1 and 2. The associate sponsor of the Summit are United Trademark & Patent Services and British Orchard Nursery.
Among the key speakers will be Dr. Manoj Nakra, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, Mr. Rashid Al Aleem, Director General of Hamriya Free Zone Authority and Jassem Mohamed Al Bloushi, Chairman of Sharjah Tatweer Forum. Read more
Fresh real estate industry research shows that growing demand from rich international buyers, particularly billionaires, it creates a new global super class of residential property in some of the world’s metropolises.
Despite the global economic downturn, these high-end global destinations continue to attract high net worth home buyers. According to the latest Savills Research global billionaire property index shows, luxury home prices in the top ten cities have increased by 10% in the first six months of 2011, compared to the corresponding period last year. Read more
The polo season is about to begin in Dubai in two weeks from now. The most popular venue among sport’s fans is the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. Ahead of the start, the Emaar managed facility has opened doors to the public offering opportunities to enjoy and relax. Mark in your calendar the dates for the upcoming polo events:
Polo Season Opening Match 14th October 2011
Polo Season Opening Cup 16th – 18th November 2011
UAE National Day Cup 2nd December 2011
Christmas Cup 14th – 16th December 2011
Until then, polo fans can bring picnic baskets and have a relaxed afternoon on the polo field every Friday. Starting October 14th, the polo picnics are back every Friday from 3:00 pm onwards. VIP parking on the polo field AED 100 per car during tournaments and AED 50 per car on regular Fridays. Read more
Sources revealed Emaar Properties is seeking an $800 million two-tranche loan aiming to provide guarantees with four of its shopping malls, including The Dubai Mall.
The facility consists of a five-year tranche and an eight-year amortizing loan. According to bankers, it is being arranged by Dubai Islamic Bank , National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Standard Chartered. Read more
- “Reuse”theme to encourage sustainability in design
- Graphic Design Challenge introduced to create new brand image
- Finalists to construct prototypes at INDEX 2011
INDEX, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest and longest established Interiors and Design Exhibition, in association with Interior Services Group (ISG) and local design organisation tasmena, are challenging design students across the UAE with the INDEX Student Challenge 2011. Open to design students at all universities within the UAE, this year’s challenge theme is reuse – as in “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Students will be tasked with creating design applications using local waste materials in the region, for example plastic, paper or wood. Traditionally targeted at interior design students, this year’s INDEX Student Challenge broadens its platform by also introducing a new Graphic Design Challenge. Read more
Lexus 2012 models to raise benchmark on luxury offerings in the UAE
Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributors of Lexus in the UAE, has announced the arrival of the much anticipated 2012 models which are expected to raise the benchmark for luxury automobile offerings in the UAE.
Focusing on engaging the senses of its customers and appealing to a young and new generation, Lexus’s new 2012 model range demonstrates the brand’s shift from its traditional attributes of luxurious refinement to a real focus on sharper style and emotional appeal.
Saud Abbasi, General Manager Al-Futtaim Motors-Lexus, said, “These are exciting times for Lexus. The arrival of the model year 2012 range is expected to garner positive responses from new as well as existing customers in the UAE. The strength of Lexus lies in the way leading edge technology and finesse have been matched together to make the driving experience as captivating as possible, and our customers appreciate that”. Read more
The Who’s Who of the corporate and political arena from across India, the Gulf and South-East Asia are set to gather at the inaugural Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards on Monday, October 3 2011, held at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India to celebrate and salute the Rise of Asia in the global business landscape.
The ABLF Awards, which will be an annual affair, will focus this year on three key business sectors: Industry, Infrastructure and Energy with participation from India; the UAE and Oman from the Gulf; and Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore from South-East Asia. Thirteen outstanding business leaders from across the three sectors of focus will be honoured and felicitated for their exemplary contribution to the spirit of enterprise. Read more