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Ajman Fantasia 2002 to be held from January 16

Posted on 03/12/2001

A grand shopping festival, "Ajman Fantasia 2002", will be held here from January 16 to February 28. The 44-day festival, which was announced by the Ajman government, will be organised by the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in co-ordination with the Ajman Department of Culture and Information (ADCI) and other public and private sector departments and companies. The government has allocated a special area of more than 50,000 square metres next to the Ajman City Centre to host the ...  >>MORE

'The Future Tent' to be set up

Posted on 14/11/2001

The Fawanees Ramadan Global Village to be set up in the Dubai World Trade Centre Exhibition Complex is one of the features of Dubai the City that Cares 2001. The exhibition, organised by Mediac Communication and Promotion, will be open from November 22 till December 13. A unique feature of the exhibition this year will be "The Future Tent". The activities there will be covered by Ajman TV and FM Radio. Fawanees Ramadan Exhibition and Tent would provide the ideal family outing, "where all ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens Sharjah Book Fair

Posted on 08/11/2001

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, opened the 20th Sharjah World Book Fair on 4 November. This year's book fair features over 84,000 book titles by around 700 publishing houses from 39 countries. He stressed the importance of reading and knowledge and said, 'I urge all people, particularly youths, throughout the Arab and Islamic world to focus on reading and acquiring more knowledge through which we should communicate ...  >>MORE

The 6th Middle East Motor Show opens

Posted on 08/11/2001

The largest car show in the Middle East opens today in Dubai until 12 November with over 140 exhibitors from 300 companies from 25 countries. http://www.dubaimotorshow.com ...  >>MORE

DTCM plans festivities for National Day

Posted on 20/10/2001

The National Day Committee of the Government of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), met earlier this week to chalk out elaborate plans to promote the country's heritage and culture during the 30th UAE National Day celebrations that will be staged from the third week of December. "In line with the directives of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE Minister of Defence and Chairman of the DTCM, we are keen to use this opportunity to ...  >>MORE

Zayed Centre to take part in international book fairs

Posted on 26/08/2001

The Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up will participate in several local, regional, and international book fairs. The centre's participation is aimed at consolidating its role and efforts at achieving Arab cultural interaction. It also aims at enriching the Arabic library with up-to-date books and publications in different fields including politics, culture, economy, social and scientific issues. Since its inception, the centre has issued more than 70 books on a wide-spectrum of ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Expo Centre eyes growth in business

Posted on 08/08/2001

Sharjah Expo Centre's second exhibition season starting in September will prove to be a major draw with a large number of overseas exhibitors and visitors lining up for the forthcoming shows. The Thai government-sponsored largest trade show in the Middle East, the Thai exhibition, is slated to be held from Sept. 10-12. More than 150 companies have lined up for the show which is a joint initiative of Thailand's Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government and the ...  >>MORE

80,000 visit Modhesh Fun City in five weeks

Posted on 08/08/2001

There is never a dull moment at Modhesh Fun City, the unique entertainment cum educational centre run by children for children during Dubai Summer Surprises, a DSS press release said. For over two months, Modhesh Fun City has been acting as a magnate to children and families from the GCC countries, the neighbouring emirates, and, of course, Dubai, and the numbers have broken all previous records. The total number of visitors crossed 80,000 on Aug.4, proving once again that Modhesh Fun City is ...  >>MORE

Modhesh City attracts 3,500 visitors a day

Posted on 07/07/2001

On an average, more than 3,500 people visit the Modhesh Fun City at Hall No. 4 of the Dubai World Trade Centre, as the prime venue of Dubai Summer Surprises, DSS 2001, keeps adding new elements to bring excitement to various zones within the venue. Modhesh City occupies a total area of 4,000 square metres of which 3,700 square metres have been taken up by different zones, while the remaining is devoted to Fun Fair.(The Gulf Today) ...  >>MORE

Crowds throng malls on first day of DSS

Posted on 24/06/2001

The first day of Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 was marked by over-crowded shopping malls and increased number of cars with outside number plates on Dubai roads. Amid festive atmosphere heightened by colourful decoration, the malls were packed with families and children either taking part in competitions, watching street performers or bargain hunting. The streets were filled with cars with number plates from other emirates as well as GCC countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. ...  >>MORE

Stage set for DSS 2001

Posted on 18/06/2001

Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 is ready to roll out great surprises in the form of daily entertainment for children and families at various shopping malls and other indoor venues across Dubai for ten weeks from June 21 to Aug. 31. With the streets decked up with DSS colours, pictures of Modhesh and logos of the nine key sponsors, the city has started wearing a bright look, while shopping malls and other venues are giving the finishing touches to their various activities. Hotels are ready to ...  >>MORE

Emarat's Dh3m promotion launched

Posted on 18/06/2001

EMARAT, a key sponsor of DSS 2001, on Sunday launched a Dh3 million promotion under the logo "It's time to win at Emarat" which ensures that every participant is a winner during the 10-week event. Emarat public relations and advertising manager Hussain Kazim in a press conference held at Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai said that a daily prize worth Dh5,000 will be offered throughout the 72-day event and a grand prize of Dh100,000 cash will be awarded to one lucky winner on the last day of the ...  >>MORE

UAE heritage show planned for DSS 2001

Posted on 16/06/2001

Heritage of the UAE and other GCC countries will be on display during the Heritage Surprises, from Aug.16 to 22, where over 30 heritage activities will be organised by the Department of Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai. One of the highlights of the week will be performances by folklore bands from GCC countries in different malls in Dubai, said Yakoub Al Ali, head of the Heritage Surprises committee. The week will feature a photography exhibition on President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin ...  >>MORE

Summer festival to see two tonnes of floral showers

Posted on 16/06/2001

Over two tonnes of flowers will be showered on the spectators and more than 4,000 balloons will be released at Hamarain Centre on July 26 to mark the opening of the Flower Surprises Week of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2001. Dubai Municipality, the sponsor of the event, will be importing three tonnes of flowers from India for the 35-minute inauguration ceremony. The civic body, which has also taken up Environment Surprises this year, on Wednesday unveiled over 50 events for the Flower ...  >>MORE

180 global performers for DSS

Posted on 06/06/2001

More than 180 street performers drawn from different countries will provide interactive fun at shopping malls, Modhesh Fun City and other venues of Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 from June 21. New teams of street performers with new bags of tricks will be moving round different venues each evening to entertain families and shoppers throughout the ten-week summer festivities. This year's street entertainment programme features 17 international troupes that will be rotated at different venues to ...  >>MORE

Malls gear up for DSS 2001

Posted on 28/05/2001

Excitement is building up at the shopping malls of Dubai, as they prepare to host many exciting activities during Dubai Summer Surprises from June 21 to Aug.31, and in the bargain boost sales during the 10-week promotion. Hamarain Centre, the mall that exudes colourful atmosphere through unique decoration in summer, has prepared an extensive schedule for DSS 2001. It will be the venue for the opening ceremony of Flower Surprises organised by Dubai Municipality, and is also co-ordinating with ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host world’s biggest IT celebration

Posted on 22/05/2001

In a bid to establish its presence on the global IT map, Dubai is set to play host to the world's largest celebration of technology at the Jumeirah Beach and Burj Al Arab on October 13 and 14 this year. Under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, the first annual Science, Technology and Arts Royal Summit, STARS, will bring together individuals who have embraced technology and altered lives in recent years in areas such as ...  >>MORE

Dh35 million budget for Dubai Summer Surprises 2001

Posted on 14/05/2001

Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 will have a budget of Dh35 million, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Head of the Dubai Civil Aviation, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chairman of DSS Supreme Committee said. Sheikh Ahmed stressed the role played by the private sector in the success of DSS in changing the concept of summers in Dubai and welcomed the new key sponsors. Sheikh Ahmed said the summer surprises had succeeded in expanding its canvas and adding several new elements each year. DSS began with ...  >>MORE

Arabian Travel Market draws 800 companies

Posted on 02/05/2001

Tourism activities will double in the next two-three years, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on Tuesday after inaugurating the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2001 at the Dubai World Trace Centre. In a new move to become the Middle East a leisure hub, Dubai also unveiled plans for a giant palm tree-shaped resort island and announced more mega-projects to boost tourism six-fold. The island is aimed to be the world's largest man-made ...  >>MORE

Arabian Travel Market opens in Dubai

Posted on 01/05/2001

The Arabian Travel Market which opens at the Dubai World Trade Centre today is the largest since its inception. Almost 800 companies from 55 countries will display their products in five halls. The ATM 2001 is being held under the patronage of Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE Defence Minister and Chairman of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Government of Dubai, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The show is held under the auspices of the DTCM. This year's show ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host anti-crime talks

Posted on 30/04/2001

The 12th Anti-Crimes Summit will be held under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi in November. This was disclosed by Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs & Awqaf, Mohammed bin Nukheira Al Dhaheri at the two-day 11th Anti Crimes Summit which concluded in Monaco on Sunday. He said the UAE has great pleasure in hosting the next edition of the summit and said that the President has ensured full support and special attention in implementing the ...  >>MORE

DSS organising committee reviews campaign, roadshow and new events

Posted on 17/04/2001

A meeting of the Organising Committee of Dubai Summer Surprises 2001 on Monday discussed the media campaign, road-shows and some of the new events to be organised during this year's event which begins on June 21.Representatives from various government departments organising the different 'surprises' assured that full details of their respective activities would be ready in two weeks, ahead of the road-shows in GCC countries. The committee, presided over by Ibrahim Saleh, Deputy CEO of DSS, also ...  >>MORE

58 films by UAE nationals to be shown in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 07/04/2001

The first festival of film produced and directed by UAE nationals will be organised this week by the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation as part of the 11th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Some 58 films will be screened at the main theatre from April 10 to 12 highlighting a wide range of issues. The films will range from long films up to 86 minutes to short films of 30 seconds. The films include documentaries, experimental and advertising films which have been produced between 1989 and 2001 by 20 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Book Fair opens on Wednesday

Posted on 03/04/2001

The 11th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will be opened on Wednesday with the participation of 33 countries represented by 415 publishing houses. Khalfan Musabah, Assistant Under Secretary for Cultural Affairs at the Cultural Foundation, said that 200,000 titles, totalling two million books, will be displayed during the Book Fair from April 4 to 14. He said that events being held on the sideline of the Book Fair will include an exhibition on martyrs of the Palestinian uprising, an Iraqi play ...  >>MORE

DSF 2001 Draws Applause As Dazzling Ceremony Ends Event

Posted on 01/04/2001

The curtain was rung down on the Dubai Shopping Festival 2001 by Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum amid stunning fireworks and lasers at the amphitheatre at Creek Park on Saturday. Sheikh Mohammed announced that the theme for DSF 2002 would be the same as this year "One World, One Family, One Festival." He also presented the DSF Innovation awards, special awards and certificates to various DSF sponsors for their excellent promotion ...  >>MORE

5 world records set to be broken

Posted on 13/03/2001

Five world records will be created at the Dubai World Records Venture 2001, which will be held at Dubai Marina on March 22, to be attended by Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minster General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The project, one of the highlights of Dubai Shopping Festival 2001, will feature the tallest croquembouche (a French dessert), the Kodak Wall of Fame, the largest incense burner, the biggest shopping bag and the biggest collection of car miniatures. The unique ...  >>MORE

Exciting event for DSF

Posted on 24/02/2001

Four days from now, Dubai Shopping Festival 2001 will surprise the world with the most exciting package of events, activities, and promotions ever lined up for a shopping festival. A new musical called Abu Al Tayeb Al Mutannabi by noted Arab stage personality Mansour Al Rahbani, created for DSF, and supported by a 500-member troupe will be staged during the festival. Three shows of the play will take place at the Dubai Media City from March 7 to 9. The Pokemon show will be held from March 2 to ...  >>MORE

Terry Fox run to be held in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain

Posted on 12/02/2001

After its successful run in Dubai, which saw the participation of more than 50,000 people, the Terry Fox Runathon comes to the capital and Al Ain on February 23. The is the sixth annual run this year in the capital being held under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the worldwide run titled Marathon of Hope. The highlight of this year's event is the corporate challenge that has been issued by the National Bank of Fujairah to the ...  >>MORE

Special decoration plan for DSF

Posted on 31/01/2001

As many as 30 million bulbs of six different types are to be used in Dubai as part of the eye-catching decoration and illumination for this year's month-long Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF 2001) starting from March 1, according to Hussain Nasser Lootah, Assistant Director-General for Environment and Public Health and Head of DSF Events Committee at the municipality, and Mohammed Al Noori, Head of Advertising Section at the municipality and Head of the DSF Decoration Committee, said the emphasis ...  >>MORE

DTCM embarks on major DSF campaign

Posted on 28/01/2001

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in association with the Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, secretariat has embarked on a series of road shows across the GCC countries from Jan.27 to Feb.7. This is in line with DTCM's commitment to generate more visitors for ensuring the success of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2001. An official statement issued in Dubai has quoted the DTCM Director-General, Khalid A Bin Sulayem as saying, "It is important to generate increased visitor ...  >>MORE

Ajman to launch its first shopping festival

Posted on 24/01/2001

The Ajman Shopping Festival 2001 will begin today at the Ajman International Exhibition Centre with an opening ceremony comprising a laser show and an operetta depicting the emirate's historical development. According to Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Co-ordinator General of the festival, this year's event is a turning point in the history of the emirate. He said the festival would also provide cultural and entertainment events. The event was organised by Ajman Chamber of Commerce and ...  >>MORE

Over 6,000 visited National Day Festival

Posted on 02/01/2001

The National Day Festival which concluded yesterday was a huge success mainly because of the events designed to recreate the heritage and folklore of the UAE, according to Khalid A. Bin Sulayem, Director-General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, DTCM, organisers of the event. Expressing delight at the crowd participation, he said that more than 600,000 people visited Shindagha during the six days of the festival, representing a cross-section of nationalities, GCC visitors and ...  >>MORE

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