beIN MEDIA GROUP (“beIN”) is marking a World Cup™ victory of its own by revealing record viewership figures for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. beIN recorded more than 5.4 billion cumulative views throughout the month-long tournament on its flagship channel beIN SPORTS across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and 1.1 billion views on its official social media channels.

Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, granted the House of Wisdom (HoW) a huge collection of 646 volumes in French covering a wide array of disciplines ranging from history, geography, arts, literature and philosophy, among others. This came as a new bounty by His Highness to enrich the Arab and Islamic collections housed by Sharjah’s iconic cultural and heritage destination.

Abu Dhabi Festival, the flagship of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), supported the production of the latest film by Emirati writer and filmmaker Nasser Al Dhaheri documenting the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “Millstone: Al Ain ‘The Eye’ is the first to see dreams” which premiered yesterday, 15 December, at Vox Cinemas Al Maryah Island.

The 14th edition of the popular Sharjah Munshid competition kicked off its first round of finals yesterday  (Thursday) evening with renowned Egyptian singer and actor Ali Al Hajjar. He performed a song dedicated to Sharjah, written by poets Emirati Mohammed Al Buraiki and Egyptian Salim Al Shahbani. Al Hajjar mesmerised the audience with renditions from his extensive musical journey, which included classics and his well-known theme songs for the Arabic drama series.

Zakeer Hussain, popularly known as ‘Zak Zorro’ released his latest music video ‘Mere Siva Kaun Bey’ this week. The Song has been produced by Icon Art Production, a Dubai based production company and has been filmed over 3 days at 5 different locations. The Featured cast in the video includes local talents Waleed Khan and Sherif Thomas.

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