The spirit and significance of Christmas in the heart of every Filipino, wherever they may be in the world, is like pulling rabbits from hats - it’s magic. It is the time of year where families and loved ones are cocooned together in the warmth of love, compassion, sharing, and joy that foster more intimate family bondings and gatherings. One of the most treasured traditions that the Filipinos are known for, is the time that they spend together with their families for a solemn and sumptuous banquet that happens the night before Christmas which is called Noche Buena.

  • Meet & Greet at La Mer - the new home of CUPAGAHWA

    Dubai-based Binghatti Hospitality has started organizing events at Cupagahwa La Mer to Contribute to Dubai’s determination to become the “world’s happiest city”.

  • ‘Sayidaty kitchen’ the world's leading online portal numbering up to 1.4 million users

    Sayidaty Kitchen is the comprehensive guide to the Gulf and Arab lady who loves cooking and looking for everything unique in the world of delicious recipes, culinary connoisseurs, with more than 3000 oriental and international recipes.

  • ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life’ launched in Dubai

    ‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life,’ a book by UAE-based practicing chartered accountant and Indian writer Jitendra Gianchandani, was launched recently at the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai. Chetan Bhagat, a popular author and a motivational speaker, unveiled the book in the presence of Kulwant Singh, President, IBPC; James Mathew, Secretary General, IBPC; and other leading Indian businessmen and leaders.

  • “Don’t put yourself at risk”, women are told, as physicians dispel myth that cardiovascular disease mainly afflicts men

    The common myth that heart disease mainly afflicts men is being addressed in an ambitious health initiative by Majid Al Futtaim. The annual ‘Feel the Beat’ campaign encourages ladies to put themselves first and take their own health in their hands.

  • “Sharjah FDI Forum” Analyzes Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility during its Fourth Edition

    What is the definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? Does it mean conducting charitable and humanitarian activities? Alternatively, is it about launching organised development initiatives that is conducive to the growth process? On an ethical tangent, are the interests of local and international companies mutually exclusive to social responsibility?

  • “ZERO” the first eco exhibition in 1971 Design Space

    Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, in presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority “Shurooq” Inaugurated yesterday Zero Exhibition at 1971 Gallery Space, multi-functional design space dedicated to exhibition, display and discussion on all forms of contemporary design ranging from graphic, furniture to interior as well as interactive design and new technologies.

  • 1 in 5 Office Workers in the UAE Worried They Could Lose Their Jobs if They Make a Poor Decision

    Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that the pressure to make blind business decisions at work is leaving many office workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stressed and worried that they are unable to do what is asked of them, according to new research.

  • 5th edition of Ramadan Night Market ups the shopping, entertainment quotient

    Dubai’s largest night souq, Ramadan Night Market, opened its doors to public among much anticipation and excitement. The 10-day event, from June 23 to July 2, at Za’abeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, was inaugurated by H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Department of the Economic Development,in the presence of organisers Sumansa Exhibitions and visitors waiting for the event to commence. The event features more than 300 exhibitors and is expecting a visitor footfall of over 100,000 during the 10 days. Ramadan Night Market will be open from 8pm to 2am on all 10 days. The entry fee of the event is AED 5 per person with free passage for children under 5 years.

  • A New GuavaPass Study Highlights How Their Members Exercise During the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Last year, GuavaPass, one of the fastest growing lifestyle and fitness platforms in Asia and the Middle East, carefully tracked their user's behaviour during Ramadan. The data shows that while members were still using the platform to book fitness classes during the holy month, they were more likely to book lower intensity exercises. 

  • A Unique Gathering Around Cooperatives’ Power to Act

    The opening ceremony for the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Desjardins Group, is taking place today at the Québec City Convention Centre. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development of Canada, Federal MP for Louis-Hébert Joël Lightbound, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume, and Summit Co-hosts Monique F. Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance and Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group are attending.

  • Addaera Research & Polls Centre articulates importance of public participation in opinion polls

    Established in 2014, Addaera is growing from strength to strength as an emerging research, polls and survey organization in the UAE. The centre was set up with the key objective of serving people better by understanding their true opinions about existing and emerging issues and hence reflect their opinion in structured scientific studies. Its commitment to contribute to public knowledge about issues, attitudes and trends affecting and shaping society independently and valuing integrity, objectivity, innovation and transparency, aims to encourage people to collaborate and engage in the on-going interaction about their views, beliefs, and issues of social and national interest.


    Al Jazira Sports Club has launched a community outreach programme designed to put the people of Abu Dhabi at the heart of everything it offers.

  • Al Mouj Muscat encourages donations in the spirit of Ramadan

    Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), Al Mouj Muscat, is participating in a region-wide initiative aimed at bringing a smile to the needy families in Ramadan.

  • Al Mouj Muscat supports Golf Fore Autism charity event

    As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Al Mouj Golf recently held the annual Golf Fore Autism Corporate Charity Golf Day, empowered by Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex.  The annual event is held to raise awareness about autism in the Sultanate.

  • Al-Futtaim Honda hosts children from Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation

    As part of its activities to mark 2017 as the Year of Giving, Al-Futtaim Honda hosted over 60 children from the Dubai government's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation at a special event titled ‘Al-Futtaim Honda Youth Day.’

  • Aspiring artists from across the UAE take part in empowering and creative Unified Art Workshop

    Budding artists of all ages have been developing their creative skills at an empowering, inclusive, and above all fun, Unified Art Workshop at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat.

  • Aster Volunteers reaffirms continued support for people with determination with the launch of Al Amal 2.0

    Aster Volunteers, the global corporate social responsibility programme of Aster DM Healthcare, in collaboration with the Dubai Club for People of Determination and the Special Needs Development Centre, Dubai, recently held the Al Amal 2.0 (The Hope) initiative. The event marks Aster DM healthcare’s underlying global commitment and support towards the People of Determination in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is also in line with the government’s efforts to empower the People of Determination by urging an integrated community role. Currently, the organisation has 71 differently abled individuals employed at their units across India and GCC.

  • Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to Sponsor Repair of Fire-damaged Family House in Al Warqaa

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has announced that it will sponsor the complete repair works of an Emirati family’s house in Al Warqaa area of Dubai that was damaged by fire and resulted in the death of a five-year-old child in April 2017.

  • Barjeel Art Foundation collaborates with the Google Cultural Institute

    The Barjeel Art Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Barjeel Art Foundation Art Project and Archive Exhibition in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute.

    The collection of 430 artworks include works by artists such as Marwan Kassab-Bachi, Dia Azzawi, YtoBarrada and other artist from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Palestine and across the Middle-East. The online collection also hosts twelve archived exhibitions.