Paramount Pictures has announced it will host a new themed hotel in Dubai. The resort could open its doors by 2015, Paramount Hotels and Resorts, the official licensees of Paramount, reports said. "As the official licensees of the Paramount name, we...
A month ago the U.K. was rocked by the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, at that time the insatiable British appetite for dirt was blamed. Now we have witnessed one of the most horrific riots...
The ever-increasing number of media channels presents an opportunity for marketers to differentiate how they mix and play the media, according to a recent study from Connected Life by TNS, the world’s largest custom market research organisation. This observation throws...
Lebanon film, ?Where do we go now?? was chosen as the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The winner was announced Sunday at a closing brunch of the 11-day festival. The Cadillac People?s Choice Award, which carries...
Les Hinton, the top executive of Rupert Murdoch's?Dow Jones?& Co, resigned after becoming one of the targets of criticism for the phone-hacking scandal that occurred when he oversaw News Corp's British newspapers, the company said. Mr. Hinton said that he...
The Hangover Part II is the top film of the week in the US and Canada this weekend, as the film generated $86.5 million for Warner Bros. This is the best debut collection for a comedy ever. The collection at...
There’s sense of heightened anticipation that surrounds every movie buff and enthusiast, come the months of February and March. Each year, without fail, the Oscars bring in the feeling of ‘everything-is going-to-fall-into-place’ as far as adjudication of the best...
?Super heroes!? are those strong men in colourful attire, striving to save the world from evil. All of us have grown up with superheroes like Superman, Batman, Ninja Turtles, Spiderman and so on. However, how many of us have...
By E. Nina Rothe The 5th annual Gulf Film Festival begins today, screening 155 films from 40 nations through the 16th of April. All showings are free and open to the public at Grand Cinemas, Dubai Festival City and the...
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened Wednesday evening amidst glitterati from Hollywood, Bollywood and other regional cinemas. DIFF had its inception in 2004 and is emerging as a major silver screen event in the region. It is the time of...
Record entries testify to increasing confidence among brand owners. Effie MENA Awards launches Most Effective Agency of the Year. Brand owners across Middle East are flexing their marketing muscle in preparation for the most fiercely contested awards on the region’s business...
If you?re a crafty, emerging entrepreneur on the prowl for prospective target customers and would like to know how to capture their attention, well then, Mobile Marketing is the right way to go. Needless to say, it is of...
Bahraini government has signed agreements with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal paving the way to move his Rotana news and entertainment company from Cairo to the Gulf island state, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Wednesday. The move...
Let me tell you a story. It is a story of why the UAE and the wider Gulf region is such a confusing place for a relative newcomer. In October 2011, I was walking along on an upper floor of...
Arabian Gazette Exclusive: Well-known celebrity Hermoine Macura interviews fashion photographer Rhys Simpson-Hopkins. Fashion photography in the Arab world is an art that few photographers master. Hermione Macura heads behind the scenes to meet a UAE-based photographer who offers a fresh perspective for local...
Google announced the launching of a UAE version of YouTube for users in the seven emirates on Sunday. The new YouTube.co.ae domain came amid the search giant's moves to consolidate the video platform by building a huge collection of local...
Today business is no longer about boring board room meetings or random cold calling. It is all about social selling, relationship building, conversations, and creating a buzz. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to engage in such meaningful conversations with...
By M. S. Shah Jahan (continued from last week) It was 14 November 2011. Neil Heywood, a Beijing resident, arrived in fog-shrouded Chongqing and checked into Sheraton Hotel, as he was summoned on short notice for a meeting in Chongqing with...
MENA online advertising is growing at an unprecedented rate of 37 percent and is expected to hit USD 2.8 billion in 2016. As the region plays 'catch-up' with other world markets, the potential for meteoric growth in the sector...
The Pan Arabian Enquirer, our favourite ever-facetious Middle Eastern satire site, has been poking fun at censorship in the Middle East. Inspired by extensive censorship of the film Wolf of Wall Street, they mocked the release of risqué director...
Freedom of the media, freedom of expression. The world cries out. But in the light of the freedom of the press have we overlooked the freedom of individual and the right to privacy? The scandal which rocked the U.K. media...
France 24, the French international TV channel, has a new signature, "Liberty, Equality, News" recalling the official motto of France, which is; "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" The French international news channel France Global Media Group (which also includes radio RFI and...
The 2011 Edinburgh International Festival climaxed on Classic Arabian folk tales inspired by the influence of the Arab Spring that has swept the Middle East and North Africa region since January this year. "Alf layla wa-layla" - the Thousand-And-One Nights...
Experience Google Street View and go on a virtual tour to the top of the World. Now you can take a virtual tour of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, without visiting Dubai! For the first time ever, Google has...
Iraq's media regulatory body has ordered the closure of 44 media outlets in the country, including the BBC and Voice of America. Sources with knowledge of the order said on Sunday the dispute escalated over broadcast licences. US-funded Radio Sawa and privately-owned...
By E. Nina Rothe I first watched The Infidel at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, and immediately knew the film would win audiences the world over. The story, written by David Baddiel, is one that poses questions about...
Advertising is an important ingredient for the success of every business. Organisations spend millions every year on advertising. The sole purpose is to educate the public about the product or service and eventually increase sales. The obvious reasons for spending...
The Dubai Lynx 7-Day Brief, powered by YouTube, has released the 2014 brief and is now accepting entries into the film competition which puts the region’s creative powers to the test. The brief has been set by UNHCR, the United...
Prepare to be glued to your screen with OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, exclusively releasing new documentaries covering biographical, political, historical, technological, science and space, crime and other intruguing topics via their Reality Checks, a segment...
It sure looks like a family affair as each Murdoch comes to the rescue of the other. The junior Murdoch went to the seniors rescue many times. The help was mutual. When Liberal Democrat Adrian Sanders asked James if he...