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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Motorshow visitors cross 11,000-mark on opening day

Posted on 13/12/2003

The opening day of the seventh Middle East International Motor Show witnessed crowds of more than 11,000. Good response was there from a high profile of visitors, many of whom include members of the royal families, celebrities, car enthusiasts, potential buyers and trade visitors from the Arab world. "The venue has been filled by visitors as the opening day crowds have broken all previous records by registering a surge of 47 per cent and crowds enjoying the most comprehensive and splendid ...  >>MORE

7th ME International Motorshow set to dazzle

Posted on 10/12/2003

The 7th Middle East International Motor Show that opens tomorrow, December 11 is set to dazzle buyers, car aficionados and admirers with more than 64 of the automobile industry's leading manufacturers, designers and customisers putting together the single largest display of vehicles ever in the Middle East. DWTC Director General, Mubarak bin Fahad noted that the Motorshow caters to an audience comprising of trade visitors as well as consumers from the Middle East, North Africa and the ...  >>MORE

Moving images from the past

Posted on 08/12/2003

The first ship, carrying black gold belonging to what is today known as the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), sailed out of the Jebel Dhanna terminal to the Milford port in the UK on December 14, 1963. Though exploratory drilling was initiated in Abu Dhabi in February 1950, the first commercial oil discovery was made at Bab in 1960. This landmark export of oil for the first time, which went on to alter the course of the country, will be celebrated by ADCO with a series of ...  >>MORE

More than 550 cars to go on display at motor show

Posted on 06/12/2003

Organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announced that over 550 cars will be on view at the 7th Middle East International Motor show, which will be held from December 11th to 15th at the DWTC Complex, reflecting a surge of more than 83 per cent in the number of automobiles on display over the previous edition of the show. "This remarkable growth in numbers emphasizes the increasing significance of the Motor show in both the regional and international perspective with more vehicles on ...  >>MORE

Top construction exhibition draws more participants

Posted on 30/11/2003

Flagship construction event the Big 5 exhibition was opened yesterday by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group. Eminent guests included Prince Andrew the Duke of York, who joined Sheikh Ahmed in the opening ceremony and launched the British section of exhibitors. The UK has a significant presence in Big 5, with 48 exhibitors taking part in this annual construction industry event. They have a big incentive to take part since ...  >>MORE

Big 5 exhibition set to attract 27,000 visitors

Posted on 10/11/2003

An estimated 27,000 visitors from over 50 countries are expected for the Big 5 building and contracting show which opens November 29 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. This year's event will have a 15 per cent increase in exhibitor participation, raising the total number to 1,200, according to a report in +Gulf News+ As usual, they will be organised into seven distinct industry sectors, aimed at facilitating a targeted approach for visitors. The individual sectors are ...  >>MORE

Dubai under spotlight at World Travel Market in London

Posted on 10/11/2003

Dubai is under the spotlight at the world's annual biggest gathering of decision-makers of the travel industry starting in Excel in Docklands, London, yesterday. The 24th edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) is witnessing the biggest-ever presence of Dubai with 90 public and private sector organisations sharing its biggest-ever stand at this exhibition. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is showcasing the emirate's tourism attractions and ambitious investment ...  >>MORE

Zayed mosque model on display at Premium 2003

Posted on 13/10/2003

A fibre crystal model of the Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi was put yesterday for display at the 8th international exhibition for incentives, gifts, Giftware and accessories (Premium 2003). The Dh100,000 replica was designed by the Dubai-based Crystal Company. The luminating model takes centre stage at the company's pavilion. Around 40 designers did the work of the artistic piece in 25 days. The mosque is a unique combination of artistic creativity and an example of state-of-the-art ...  >>MORE

Mohammed - trade expos vital to Dubai's economy

Posted on 08/10/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, has underscored the importance of trade exhibitions, saying they contribute to Dubai's economy by attracting professionals to the country. "Trade exhibitions are important for Dubai's economy. Not only do they attract international trade visitors to our country, the visitors also take back positive impressions with them of the world class facilities that we have built," he said while opening ...  >>MORE

Saif opens Mideast Security and Safety Expo

Posted on 06/10/2003

Major General Sheikh Safe bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Interior Ministry Under Secretary opened the first Security and Safety Middle East 2003 exhibition at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre. The five-day event is being organised by the General Exhibition Corporation (GEC) in cooperation with the Interior Ministry and the German exhibitions organiser -Messe Essen. The show, which attracts 179 exhibitors from 15 countries, is one of the most important specialised event being hosted by the ...  >>MORE

India, UAE keen to strengthen ties in field of security

Posted on 06/10/2003

The UAE and India are keen on strengthening bonds of co-operation in the field of security and safety and fruitful discussions in this context were held between Major General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under Secretary, Interior Ministry and the visiting Indian Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, I.D. Swami. The Indian Minister, who is here as an official invitee at the head of an Indian delegation to attend the First Security and Safety Middle East 2003 Exhibition and Conference ...  >>MORE

GCC spends US$900m on security

Posted on 05/10/2003

Gulf countries are increasing spending on safety and security measures to counter threats in the region with annual spending estimated at US$900 million, officials said on the eve of the first Security and Safety Middle East 2003 which gets underway today. The annual spend on safety and security, including defence, in the entire Middle East, is estimated at US$60 billion. Some 179 companies from 24 countries are taking part in the show, billed as the first of its kind in the region. The show ...  >>MORE

Zayed visits Arab Hunting Show

Posted on 27/09/2003

President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, visited yesterday in Abu Dhabi the 7th Arab Hunting Show, which is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers' Club. Held at the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC), the show was organised in lines with the directives of President Sheikh Zayed, pertaining to the maintenance of the Arab hunting heritage while at the same time conserving the ...  >>MORE

Hamed bin Zayed opens Arab Hunting Show

Posted on 23/09/2003

Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Economic Department opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi the 7th Arab Hunting Show which is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers' Club. The Arab Hunting Show has gained the reputation of being one of the most successful events in the region. The show is being held at the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC). In remarks shortly after ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens aviation exhibition

Posted on 21/09/2003

H.H Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah yesterday inaugurated the aviation exhibition. The exhibition comprises fossils of aircrafts including the first aircraft to land in Sharjah airport in 1932 and the first aircraft acquired by Gulf Air. The exhibition is being organised by the Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah and includes a Mobile Exhibition for Museums and National Exhibitions of Wales. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Call for dialogue among divergent cultures to strengthen relations

Posted on 13/09/2003

Wolfsburg - Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, has called for making Sharjah Cultural Days a bridge for creating a real human dialogue based on fraternal love and mutual respect. Sheikh Sultan made the statement at a special reception hosted by Wolfsburg mayor Rolf Schanlik at the city council headquarters in Lower Saxony on Wednesday. Sheikh Sultan praised the friendly ties between the UAE and German government and people. The Sharjah ...  >>MORE

Camel Caravan comes calling

Posted on 10/09/2003

A visitor inspects the ‘Parade of Nations' – a unique installation of two feet-high fibreglass camels, painted to showcase the artistic tradition of participating countries at Dubai Emirates Towers yesterday. Artists will be continuously embellishing the Camel Caravan being supported by 20 countries, as it tours various high-profile public venues throughout Dubai until February. A public auction will then be held and the proceeds will go to charity. The nations participating in the Parade of ...  >>MORE

UAE pavilion in Damascus attracts more visitors

Posted on 08/09/2003

The pavilion of the Abu Dhabi Public Works Department in the 50th Damascus International Fair in Syria held in collaboration with the UAE Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is attracting an increasing number of visitors. Ghanim Al Suweidi, Chairman of the Department's delegation to the Fair said that the department has persisted over the past years to participate in all specialised fairs inside the country and abroad. ' The Department participation in UAE-Syria Exhibition in the ...  >>MORE

ADIC to market its potential at Damascus fair

Posted on 07/09/2003

Damascus - The Abu Dhabi Industrial City (ADIC) is seeking to market its investment potential and opportunities to the world through the 50th Damascus international fair in Syria. The UAE exhibition in the event is organised by the General Exhibition Corporation (GEC) and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI). The ADIC pavilion is the largest in the UAE exhibition. The international event provides the UAE industries an excellent opportunity to promote their products and ...  >>MORE

Mideast international motor show

Posted on 10/08/2003

Dubai World Trade Centre announced that the Middle East International Motor Show scheduled to take place from December 11-15 has practically sold out with more than seven exhibition halls fully booked once again confirming the show's status as the region's leading automotive event. "Over 30,000 square metres of inter-connected space has been effectively sold and the big players in the automotive industry that will put on glittering displays include the likes of General Motors, BMW, Mini, Rolls ...  >>MORE

Ten sponsors to support 'Forever Dubai'

Posted on 04/08/2003

Ten major companies have stepped forward to support the Forever Dubai campaign, the joint retail initiative of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai 2003, to be held from September 10 to 25. Forever Dubai has been organised to complement Dubai 2003 - the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF - in which the 16,000 delegates, incoming tourists and UAE residents alike can enter a grand raffle to win 25 kilos of gold. The promotional campaign will run at ...  >>MORE

Middle East Natural Products Expo to be held in Dubai in November

Posted on 04/08/2003

The Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine, part of the Ministry of Health, has declared its official support to the 'Middle East Natural Products Expo' scheduled to be held at the Grand Hyatt Convention Centre, Dubai, from November 30 to December 2, 2003. The Zayed Complex is the UAE's only Government owned official research centre on traditional medicine and the first of its kind in the Arab world. It is in the process of getting recognition from the World Health ...  >>MORE

Expo Centre lines up slew of shows for busy season

Posted on 03/08/2003

Expo Centre Sharjah is set to witness a busy season from September to December with several major trade exhibitions lined up. "We anticipate a successful season with nine shows scheduled between September and December," Expo Centre Director-General Mubarak Balaswad said in a statement on Saturday. He said the Centre's staff was ready for the events and new facilities were in place. The centre will begin the autumn season with an exhibition of Indonesian products and services. The ...  >>MORE

Renowned Arab Hunting Show to be held in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 10/06/2003

The Arab Hunting Show which has gained the reputation of being one of the most successful and highly targeted events in the region is set to take place in Abu Dhabi this year at the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC) from September 22 to 25. Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers' Club, this year's Show will be unique as it is part of a series of exhibitions appropriately named 'The Big 3.' ...  >>MORE

UAE opens large exhibition in Tehran

Posted on 10/06/2003

The UAE opened its third trade fair here with the participation of 211 companies and establishments. Khalifa Shahein Al Marri, UAE Ambassador to Iran, who attended the opening said that the exhibition had become a milestone in the relations between the two countries. He added that the holding of the exhibition annually reflected the keen desire of the UAE to bolster good neighbourly relations with Iran. Al Marri affirmed that the exhibition also asserted the UAE's eagerness to continue dialogue ...  >>MORE

ECSSR to participate in Los Angeles Book Fair

Posted on 29/05/2003

The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, will take part in the America Book Fair, to be held in Los Angeles from May 30 to June 1. The move is in line with the objectives of serving the UAE society in particular and the Gulf and Arab societies in general, in the form of making generous contributions towards the spreading of Arab and Islamic culture, as well as creating awareness through the organising of conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops, in addition to issuing ...  >>MORE

UAE Participates in Fifth Yemeni International Trade Exhibition

Posted on 20/05/2003

Yemeni companies are ready to enter into partnerships and ink deals with their UAE counterparts, Yemeni Vice-President Abdu Rabo Mansour said today. Touring the UAE pavilion at the 5th Yemeni International Trade Exhibition which was opened yesterday in Sana'a, Mansour praised the industrial development made by the UAE. Abdullah Sultan, Secretary General of the UAE's Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ali Abdullah Al Tanaiji, Director General of General Exhibition Corporation and ...  >>MORE

Dubai exhibitions back on track

Posted on 18/05/2003

Dubai's exhibition industry, which brings in hundreds of thousands of business visitors to the city, appears to have recovered from the Iraq war, while SARS is still taking its toll on the number of participants from China and Hong Kong, said industry officials. This was quite evident from the high number of visitors on the first day of four trade exhibitions, currently being held at Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DICC). About 385 exhibitors from 24 countries have defied the fear of ...  >>MORE

Dubai to become convention hub

Posted on 07/05/2003

With the construction of the new 6,000-strong world-class convention facility at the Dubai World Trade Centre nearly ready to greet 16,000 delegates for Dubai 2003, the 58th Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dubai is poised to become the convention hub in the Middle East, said officials. The new facility is big enough to accommodate events with up to 12,000 delegates and its main multipurpose hall has the capacity to ...  >>MORE

ATM opens today at Airport Expo

Posted on 06/05/2003

The 10th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) running from today at the Airport Expo until May 9, has registered a 10 per cent growth, organisers of the event, said. The event has attracted 783 exhibitors from 55 countries, taking a total exhibition space of 9,000 square metres. The event, which also includes a conference addressing many travel and tourism issues, faced about 20 cancellations prior to the Iraq war, including the Hong Kong tourism board. No U.S. travel trade companies are ...  >>MORE

Biennial opens with message of peace

Posted on 09/04/2003

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the Sixth Sharjah International Arts Biennial at the Sharjah Expo Centre yesterday. During his tour of the exhibition, Dr Sheikh Sultan approached one of the installation art works, and wrote in Arabic on one of the white T-shirts that make up part of the artwork, 'May the guns fall silent'. A total of 120 plastic artists from 29 Arab and foreign countries are taking part in ...  >>MORE

Maritime show opens in Sharjah

Posted on 26/03/2003

The sails on the maiden Gulf Maritime 2003 exhibition unfurled at Expo Centre Sharjah yesterday, reiterating the region's security and stability and underlining the commitment from the business community to ensure commercial activity continues despite tensions elsewhere over Iraq. Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, chairman, Sharjah Ports and Customs Authority, inaugurated the trade exhibition for commercial vessels, jointly organised by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ...  >>MORE

Art exhibition to promote peace opens

Posted on 17/03/2003

An art exhibition promoting peace has opened at the Courtyard Cafe and Gallery. The exhibition features peace slogans to mark February 15 as a historic day for peace, represented through modern art, rather than banners. Aiming to promote peace worldwide, the exhibition showcases the work of eight Dubai-based artists. Some 20 per cent of the proceeds of the show, which ends on March 20, will go to charity. Each artist is projecting the theme of world peace through his or her own style. The ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler inaugurates fine arts show

Posted on 20/02/2003

H.H Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has hailed the activities and efforts exerted by the Emirates Fine Arts Society, particularly the 22nd session of the annual fine arts exhibition which he inaugurated yesterday at the Sharjah Arts Museum. Dr. Sheikh Sultan said that "some masterpieces are on display in the exhibition a matter which reflects craftsmanship of the painters." He wished the Society every success and progress. (The ...  >>MORE

Artists from West to flock to Sharjah art biennial

Posted on 19/02/2003

U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair may be determined to wage a war against Iraq, but artists from the U.S. and UK - far from being deterred from the region by the prospects of war - will be descending upon Sharjah in droves for the Sixth Sharjah International Art Biennial, to be held from April 8 to May 8. These artists form the two biggest country groupings to take part, with 14 from the U.S. and 22 from the UK - almost a third of the final list of artists ...  >>MORE

Local manufacturers get new incentives

Posted on 26/11/2002

Dubai-based manufacturers participating in trade shows, fairs and exhibitions abroad, are now exempt from paying certificate of origin fees and related certification expenses, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced yesterday. The decision was taken by the Chamber's board of directors' executive office. The exemption includes all trade shows, fairs and exhibitions in which the chamber participates or organises. The announcement is in line with the DCCI's plans to open up new ...  >>MORE

Al Fares Dubai 2002 biggest equine trade fair in region

Posted on 21/11/2002

Al Fares Dubai 2002, the 4th International Equine Trade Fair, which will be held from 10-13 December at Dubai International Exhibition Centre, is set to break all previous records and establish itself as the best and the biggest equine trade fair in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Riding on the success of the last three shows, Al Fares Dubai 2002 has been developed around a distinct philosophy to popularise horse and horsemanship and help develop the equine and the camel industries in ...  >>MORE

Power-Gen achieved good results

Posted on 25/10/2002

The first power generation exhibition and conference in the Middle East (Power-Gen), which ended its sessions here yesterday, has achieved good results beyond all expectations with participants all delighted at the outcome, according to Nick Ornstein, General Manager of US energy group, PennWell, a co-organizer of the event. Over 120 energy and power generation Arab and international companies took part in the event which was inaugurated last Monday under the aegis of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin ...  >>MORE

POWER-GEN is best forum for major energy players: ADCCI chief

Posted on 17/10/2002

Next week's first Power Generation Exhibition and Conference in the Middle East (POWER- GEN) will offer energy providers an excellent opportunity to promote their latest technologies, products and services to the lucrative Middle East markets, Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) said today. POWER-GEN Middle East will be organised from October 21 to 23 by the ADCCI and General Exhibition Corporation (GEC) in collaboration with US energy Group PennWell under the ...  >>MORE

POWER-GEN to feature over 120 companies

Posted on 16/10/2002

The first Power-Gen Middle East, which will open on October 21 at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre, will have over 120 exhibiting companies taking up 1700 sqm of net exhibition space, according to Nick Ornstein, Group Publisher & General Manager of Global Energy Group, PennWell. Ornstein said that the during the exhibition and conference, over 50 papers will be presented and over 250 delegates are expected to attend the conferences which will be held alongside the exhibition. ...  >>MORE

Over 100 companies for Power-Gen ME conference

Posted on 10/10/2002

Over 100 companies will be participating in the upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East Conference which will be held from October 21-23 at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HH. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the support of Sheikh Dhiyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA. Organised by the internationally ...  >>MORE

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Motorshow visitors cross 11,000-mark on opening day


7th ME International Motorshow set to dazzle


Moving images from the past


More than 550 cars to go on display at motor show


Top construction exhibition draws more participants


Big 5 exhibition set to attract 27,000 visitors


Dubai under spotlight at World Travel Market in London


Zayed mosque model on display at Premium 2003


Mohammed - trade expos vital to Dubai's economy


Saif opens Mideast Security and Safety Expo


India, UAE keen to strengthen ties in field of security


GCC spends US$900m on security


Zayed visits Arab Hunting Show


Hamed bin Zayed opens Arab Hunting Show


Sultan opens aviation exhibition


Call for dialogue among divergent cultures to strengthen relations


Camel Caravan comes calling


UAE pavilion in Damascus attracts more visitors


ADIC to market its potential at Damascus fair


Mideast international motor show


Ten sponsors to support 'Forever Dubai'


Middle East Natural Products Expo to be held in Dubai in November


Expo Centre lines up slew of shows for busy season


Renowned Arab Hunting Show to be held in Abu Dhabi


UAE opens large exhibition in Tehran


ECSSR to participate in Los Angeles Book Fair


UAE Participates in Fifth Yemeni International Trade Exhibition


Dubai exhibitions back on track


Dubai to become convention hub


ATM opens today at Airport Expo


Biennial opens with message of peace


Maritime show opens in Sharjah


Art exhibition to promote peace opens


Sharjah Ruler inaugurates fine arts show


Artists from West to flock to Sharjah art biennial


Local manufacturers get new incentives


Al Fares Dubai 2002 biggest equine trade fair in region


Power-Gen achieved good results


POWER-GEN is best forum for major energy players: ADCCI chief


POWER-GEN to feature over 120 companies


Over 100 companies for Power-Gen ME conference