Pinar, the trusted Turkish brand, has been recognized by the 2019 Gulfood Innovation Awards within the “Most Innovative Dairy Product” category for its recently launched product – Pinar Choco Labneh. The annual Gala night and award ceremony was hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center with numerous renowned brands competing across twelve different categories.

To coincide with the Rugby World Cup coming to Japan in September 2019, the second ever World University Rugby Cup, renamed the World University Rugby Invitational Tournament or WURIT, will be hosted by Waseda University.

The exponential rise in global tourism industry in recent years remains one of the key drivers for economic boost and development as UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. With the global tourism industry on the rise, global MICE, business and luxury travel suppliers are looking at exploring the tremendous potential of Middle Eastern travelers by understanding their tastes, preferences and experiences which is so diverse owing to a vast number of nationalities that are hosted. Connectivity, cultural activities, luxury elements, budget, weather, gastronomical delights, availability of entertainment parks, shopping and sightseeing options  amongst many others are part of the criteria for selection of the destination.

In splendid Willy Wonka fashion, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced that five Golden Tickets will be up for grabs for the 2019 Festival. Worth AED 20,000 each, the tickets give complete access to all sessions and special events, plus exclusive money-can’t-buy festival experiences.  Every Golden Ticket holder will also receive an exquisitely crafted Montegrappa rose gold plated pen with an 18K gold nib, which retails at over $1,000 USD, and courtesy of Dubai Culture, in celebration of the month of reading, Golden Ticket Holders and one companion will get free access to all the Dubai Museums throughout March.

Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premiere cultural, family and leisure destination has revealed a packed 2019 events calendar, which promises the UAE’s citizens and residents a series of cultural, artistic and entertainment activities, festivals and workshops designed to cater to different age groups and nationalities.