Almost 1000 children from across the UAE took up the mighty challenge to test their mental math skills, racing their minds against time to calculate 200 arithmetic sums in a matter of 8 minutes in a highly charged, competitive environment. At the recently held 16th UCMAS National Abacus Mental & Arithmetic Competition 2019, more than 30 nationalities across the UAE participated to bring to the fore few of the fastest human calculators in the country. The event also saw an impressive participation of Emirati students, who were second-highest in number after Indians and won several prizes.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General, His Excellency Houlin Zhao, will attend the Leaders’ Summit 2019, to delineate the importance of global collaboration for leveraging fifth-generation technologies, in order to catalyze a global change in mobile communications and to foster digital inclusion within the society. Mr. Zhao's participation in SAMENA Council's Leaders' Summit also evidences the ITU's increasing interaction with private-sector decision-makers who use the trusted platforms provided by SAMENA Council to meet like-minded leaders and brainstorm on solutions to complex industry issues.

Gulf Print & Pack 2019 returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 15-18 April 2019, boasting more live demonstrations of machinery and technology to potential buyers than in previous editions, with the introduction of a brand-new Innovation Trail led by leading manufacturers.

The fifth edition of World Art Dubai has concluded on a high as it marked three award ceremonies during the closing days of the show. Heralded as the most successful edition in its five years, the fair placed the spotlight on a range of international and emerging artists and galleries, awarding winners across numerous competitions and awards that took place during the show.

Bentley Motors is set to return to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 30th June 2019, aiming to capture the production car record with the Continental GT.