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What’s On Party in the Park is launching in Dubai Media City this Friday November 14th as one of Dubai’s largest music and entertainment events.

The hotly anticipated festival promises to be so much more than your average music concert, with multiple stages, entertainment, brand activations, food & drink stands and even a famous Dubai brunch.

UK pop princess Lily Allen, who arrived in Dubai this morning, will headline the festival, supported by ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, Brit chart-toppers The Ting Tings and cult South African band, Freshlyground.

“The set is going to have to be slightly more polite than usual, but it will certainly be just as fun. I’m excited to be in Dubai and perform.”Lily Allen Hello! Middle Eas

In addition to the What’s On main stage, the Hype Clubhouse will feature a never before seen showcase of ten of the best underground clubs and resident DJs in Dubai. From Jixo b2b Danz Gabriel Floriani of Blue Marlin UAE to Lobito Brigante b2b Frezidente of Deep Crates Cartel, these 20 top DJs will unite and play back-to-back sets throughout the duration of the day. The Hype Clubhouse and village is a playground of urban street style with a skate ramp, graffiti artists, festival makeovers and dance troupes.

The Good Garden complete with acoustic stage will offer a slightly more relaxed ambience with soul legend Adam Baluch headlining. Local artisans will be displaying their talents with pop-up shops and activations.

Hello! magazine has also got in on the act, with the Hello! Bubble lounge, arguably the place to see and be seen. Snap a selfie on the red carpet or be pampered at the The Nail Spa whilst sipping on a glass of champagne.

No Friday in Dubai would be complete without brunch and Party in the Park are hosting the first ever festival brunch. Irish institution McGettigan’s will be serving up unlimited food and beverages from 2-5pm.

VIPs can relax in style away from the crowds on the elevated VIP deck with prime viewing position of the international artists playing on the main stage.

Party in the Park promises to be unlike anything Dubai has ever seen before, the brainchild of Motivate publishing and DGT Events.

For further information please visit www.partyinthepark.ae

Tickets are available from www.platinumlist.net and www.virginmegatsore.me and start with a regular price of AED350 ranging up to AED1,000 for VIP tickets. Brunch Deck tickets are priced at AED650. Tickets are also available to purchase on the door.

Sponsors for the event include Volkswagen as the official car sponsor, American Garden, African & Eastern, Careem, McGettigan’s, Adidas Originals, Dubai 92, Food on click and DGT events.

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Stuff, the world’s best-selling gadget magazine has grown up.

After the UK edition made the decision to remove models from the front-covers of the magazine back in July, the Middle East version of the publication has followed suit, debuting the change with its November issue.

The magazine content remains the same, with pages filled with expert features and in-depth tests of the best new gadgets, apps and gear. The November issue of Stuff Middle East features the ‘Superheroes of Tech’, looking at the innovators in the world of technology with everything from wearables to gaming covered. The issue also looks at the art of tech living and ways of enhancing your home through means of automation.

The decision to remove the models from Stuff was unanimous reflecting the shift in both technology and society and the increasingly universal appeal of the gadget world. The new look Stuff Middle East is appealing to a wider audience, both in terms of gender and age. The change is particularly poignant for the Middle Eastern edition and allows for other distribution markets to be considered in the future.

Stuff Middle East is committed to this transition and applauded the UK team when they made the switch earlier this year. This new look is far more reflective of the magazine’s content in an ever-changing tech landscape, and will make it easier to engage the whole of our potential audience as we continue to bring them award-winning coverage of the cleverest, coolest and most forward-thinking gadgets in the world.” – Mike Priest, Deputy Editor Stuff Middle East

The November issue of Stuff Middle East is available from the beginning of the month at selected retailers. Please also visit www.stuffmideast.com

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What’s On, the UAE’s best-selling entertainment magazine, published by Motivate, is delighted to announce the winners for the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards 2014.

The annual What’s On Awards celebrate the UAE’s hospitality, entertainment and leisure industry. The winners were announced last night, at a glittering awards ceremony at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.

The awards, now in their 13th year, are a mixture of public voted awards, plus four special awards chosen by the What’s On team.

Bord Eau, at the Shangri-La Hotel, took the evening’s grand prize of the What’s On Restaurant Of The Year.

Renowned chef Sinju Varghese from Sayad, Emirates Palace was crowned What’s On Chef Of The Year, while Zuma Abu Dhabi was awarded Newcomer Of The Year and Café Arabia took the Indie Restaurant Of The Year.

BiteRite Restro Café took home the newly created home Healthy Eating award, which was sponsored by Daman.

The winners of all categories are as follows:

Favourite Brunch
• Giornotte, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Favourite Business Lunch
• Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.

Favourite Café
• The One

Favourite Chinese Restaurant
• Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel

Favourite French Restaurant
• Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel

Favourite Healthy Eating Restaurant
• BiteRite Restro Café

Favourite Indian Restaurant
• Spice Mela, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Favourite International Restaurant
• Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Favourite Italian Restaurant
• Porto Bello, Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Favourite Japanese Restaurant
• Koi, The Collection

Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant
• Li Beirut, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Favourite Modern European Restaurant
• Catalan, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Favourite Pan-Asian Restaurant
• Toshi, Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Favourite Pub Grub
• Hemingway’s, Hilton Abu Dhabi

Favourite Seafood Restaurant
• Sayad, Emirates Palace

Favourite Steakhouse & Grill
• The Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Favourite British Restaurant
• Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Favourite Thai Restaurant
• Silk & Spice, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Favourite The Americas Restaurant
• Chamas, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Favourite Bar
• Jazz Bar & Dining, Hilton Abu Dhabi

Favourite DJ
• Natalie Brogan

Favourite Ladies’ Night
• The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Favourite Music Event
• The Rolling Stones, du Arena, Yas Island

Favourite Nightclub
• Liquid Rain by Mai Café, Aloft Abu Dhabi

Favourite Sporting Event
• Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Favourite Day Out
• Yas Waterworld

Favourite Sport & Outdoor
• Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Once again, What’s On is proud to have commissioned independent external auditors, Jacobsons Direct Marketing to ensure the results of the hotly contested awards are completely transparent.

The leisure and restaurants below Dhs400 prize winners were pre-awarded. The winners are as follows:

Favourite Fitness Club
• Al Wahda Health Club

Favourite Spa
• Chi, The Spa

Favourite Nail Bar
• Tips & Toes

Favourite Hair Salon
• BeDashing

Favourite Brunch (below Dhs400)
• Jing Asia, Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Favourite Business Lunch (below Dhs400)
• Market Kitchen, Le Royal Méridien

Favourite Café (below Dhs400)
• Le Café, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Marakesh, Millennium Corniche Hotel

Favourite Chinese Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Shanghai Surprise, Al Diar Capital Hotel

Favourite French Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Trader Vic’s, Al Ain Rotana

Favourite Indian Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Biryani Pot

Favourite International Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Choices, Yas Island

Favourite Italian Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Carluccio’s, Eastern Mangroves Promenade

Favourite Japanese Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Sushi Central

Favourite Modern European Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Bravo, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Favourite Pan-Asian Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Royal Orchid, Hilton Abu Dhabi

Favourite Seafood Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Red Lobster

Favourite The Americas Restaurant (below Dhs400)
• Burger Bureau

For more details on the What’s On Awards, please visit: www.whatson.ae/awards

Sponsors of the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards are Daman, as the sponsor of the newly created Healthy Eating category, Volkswagen, as the official car sponsor, American Garden, Nikon, Samsonite, High Spirits, Stockyard Country Hill, St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi, Emirates Printing Press, Careem as the official transport partner and Jacobsons Direct Marketing.

About What’s On
Packed with opinion, experts, insider info, reviews, music, competitions and more, What’s On is the title for readers wanting to be in the know. One of the UAE’s best-loved and biggest-selling magazines, it has been the leading entertainment title in the region for more than 35 years. Need to know what’s on? You need to read What’s On.

About Motivate
Celebrating 35 years in the region, Motivate, the publisher of What’s On, was established in 1979 and is the Gulf’s leading publisher and content provider for magazines, books and digital platforms. See www.motivatepublishing.com for full details.

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Motivate, publishers of the Gulf’s leading entertainment magazine What’s On, have announced Lily Allen as the headline artist for the new What’s On Party In The Park festival.

What’s On Party In The Park will launch in November as one of the largest music and entertainment festivals that Dubai has ever seen, promising to be one of the leading events on the UAE social calendar.

Award-winning British artist Lily Allen, who this year released her third studio album “Sheezus”, is best known for songs including “Smile” and the 2014 smash hit “Hard Out Here” is confirmed as the headline act for the festival.

What’s On Party In The Park will take place on 14th November, at Dubai Media City and will feature an exciting line-up of chart-topping international artists and DJs. The full list of supporting artists will be confirmed shortly on the What’s On website, www.whatson.ae and also the dedicated festival site www.partyinthepark.ae where you can find further information.

What’s On Party In The Park promises to be a fantastic day out, running from 2pm until midnight, with numerous food and beverage options and activities planned throughout the duration.

Tickets will be available to purchase from www.virginmegatsore.me and will start with an early bird price of 295 AED ranging up to 1000 AED for VIP tickets. Brunch tickets will also be available.

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Monday night saw the leaders of the Middle Eastern business world come together at a spectacular awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Motivate Publishing’s market-leading magazine, Gulf Business, announced the winners at the prestigious event which included H.E. Mohamed Alabbar of Emaar who was honoured with the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

“This award motivates me to do better. I hope to transfer some of the knowledge I have to other people. It takes a lot of people to win an award like this and I appreciate it. We have some exciting times ahead of us and we have a lot to do in all of the markets we do business in, in all of the fields. Our team is excited. We have a beautiful time ahead of us.”H.E. Mohamed Alabbar of Emaar told the Gulf Business team.

The landmark Gulf Business Industry Awards is in its third year and recognises the very best in companies and CEOs across nine industries; banking, real estate retail, energy, media and marketing, tourism and hospitality, healthcare, aviation and IT and technology.

An independent judging panel consisting of industry leaders and specialist experts such as Firas Nasir, Co-head of MENA, Carlyle Group and Ben Bruton, Managing Partner UAE, Eversheds and Ian Fairservice were in charge of deciding the fate of those shortlisted.

“At Gulf Business, we have always strived to recognise the contribution of businesses across the UAE playing a crucial role in the comeback and then the rapid growth of the country’s economy. The third edition of the Gulf Business Industry Awards honour the outstanding CEOs and companies of the past year, while also recognising the future business leaders of this vibrant region.” said Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate.

The awards themselves were presented by VIPs including Britain’s Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster, British Consul General Ed Hobart and Peter Brown, US Consulate.

Winners of the nine categories include: Etihad Airways for “Aviation and Transport Company of the Year”, Emirates NBD for “Banking Company of the Year” and Hilton Worldwide for “Tourism and Hospitality Company of the Year”.

The overall “UAE Company of the Year” was awarded to Dubai Duty Free for their continued excellence in the retail field.

“It is a fantastic honour for Dubai Duty Free, not for one minute did I expect to win this award but I am so happy we have, It is fantastic for us.”George Horan, President of Dubai Duty Free.

In addition to the winning companies, the success of individuals was not without recognition with the prestigious “CEO of the Year” awards. Sir Tim Clark of Emirates and Osman Sultan of Du were amongst those awarded for their contribution to the “Aviation and Transport” and “IT and Technology” industries.

“Entrepreneur of the Year” was awarded to Mudassir Sheika of Careem and “Businesswoman of the Year” was awarded to Noura Al Kaabi of twofour54. The “CSR Imitative of the Year” award and the “Innovator of the Year” award, although not presented on the night, were awarded to H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair of Mashreq Bank and H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer of DEWA respectively.

The award for “Gulf Business CEO of the Year” went to Shayne Nelson of Emirates NBD.

“I was humbled by the personal recognition amidst some of the leading business personalities in the GCC.” Said Nelson “I am fortunate to work with a team that is the best of the best, industry experts committed to continually improve and raise the bar on banking in the region. With their support, I hope to continue to consolidate Emirates NBD’s market leading position.”

For a complete list of winners please see attached.

Details of the night can be found at http://gulfbusiness.com/awards/the-gulf-business-industry-awards-2014/

Sponsors of the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014 included Audi as the official car sponsor, Nikon, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Jacobsons, DejaVu Real Estate, RAK FTZA, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina and International Printing Press.

For all PR Enquiries including images and statements please contact Loren Penney on [email protected]

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Motivate Publishing’s market-leading magazine, Gulf Business, has announced the shortlisted nominees for the prestigious Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014.
The annual Gulf Business Industry Awards, which is in its third year, recognises the very best in companies and CEOs across nine industries including; banking, real estate, aviation, retail, energy, media and marketing, tourism and hospitality, healthcare and technology.
As well as these industries, awards will also be given to the winners of three individual categories: Innovator of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year.
To close the night, one CEO will win the coveted Gulf Business CEO of the Year award.
On the shortlist announced today are: Sir Tim Clark, the President and CEO of Emirates in the Aviation category, Noor Bank in the banking category, Dubai Duty Free in the Retail category and Gerald Lawless, the President and CEO of Jumeirah Group in the travel and hospitality category.

For a full list of those shortlisted please visit http://gulfbusiness.com/

“At Gulf Business, we have always strived to recognise the contribution of businesses across the UAE. Over the last few years, there have been stellar performances by various CEOs and their companies, which have played a very crucial role in the comeback and then the rapid growth of the country’s economy,” said Ankush Chibber, Editor of Gulf Business.

“The third edition of the Gulf Business Industry Awards honour the outstanding CEOs and companies of the past year, while also recognising the future business leaders of this vibrant region,” he added.

An independent judging panel consisting of Gulf Business editorial staff, industry leaders and specialist experts such as Firas Nasir, Co-head of MENA, Carlyle Group, Ben Bruton, Managing Partner UAE, Eversheds and Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor of Motivate, have come together to decide the CEO winners.

The awards themselves will take place on Monday September 15th at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina and the full list of winners and exclusive photos will be revealed via www.gulfbusiness.com
Sponsors of the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2014 include Audi as the official car sponsor, Nikon, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Jacobsons, DejaVu Real Estate, RAK FTZA and International Printing Press.
For general enquiries about the awards please email: [email protected]
For all PR Enquiries please contact Loren Penney on [email protected]

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The SMEs, charities and personalities that make the UAE a good place to live were recognised last night at an event held to celebrate good magazine’s first birthday. At a gathering of more than 300 people, the UAE’s entrepreneurial stars and the socially-minded campaigners came together to celebrate their achievements in style at the new Fumé restaurant in Dubai Marina’s gourmet destination, Pier 7.

Starting up a business in the UAE is becoming increasingly easy, with many regional brands now coming to the fore. With Dubai topping the Middle East and ranking 23rd in the world for countries in The World Bank’s 2014 Ease of Doing Business, and The Wall Street Journal reporting late last year on the developing scene of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE where co-working spaces, both government and privately funded, are supporting new ventures, the homegrown label is becoming a fashion statement. It is from these businesses and socially focused initiatives that good magazine has created the 2014 Homegrown Heroes alumni, championing those people and businesses that make the UAE a good place to live.

They might be a lone campaigner trying to make a change, an entrepreneur who is bringing something different to the region, or a small company working tirelessly to start a fledgling business. What they all have in common, however, is the courage and conviction it takes to grow an idea here, adding an authentic, homegrown flavour to the region. These are the people good magazine celebrates – those who work hard, should be applauded and are creating a scene our nation can be proud of, forging ahead in heath, food, retail, charity, tech, community, culture and more.

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate, says: “As Motivate itself is a home-grown company, celebrating 35 years in the region this year, we recognise the hard work and talent that it takes be a start up. good magazine, What’s On, Gulf Business and Emirates Woman are all home-grown titles who have supported and championed new businesses and initiatives in the region as we ourselves have grown. We commend these heroes and look forward to supporting many more entrepreneurial and social causes in the years to come.”

The list of 59 heroes includes foodies such as Becky Balderstone of the Ripe Market to Tala Salam, local fashion blogger going international with myfashdiary.com, and charities including Al Noor and Adopt a Camp. The list is rounded off by personalities including the Dubai-raised entrepreneurial sisters who started My Ex Wardrobe, international TV star and author Buffi Jashanmal, celebrity chef Paul Frangie and the café scene’s ‘men of the moment’ Tom and Serg.

Editor of good, Helen Spearman, says: “It has been an honour to choose and champion our 2014 home-grown heroes. As a region we need these entrepreneurs, these problem-solvers, these people who are adding a bit of authenticity to business. That’s how the Emirate will grow and continue to improve. If you have an idea for a business, charity or campaign it takes a lot of courage to take the next step, but good magazine is rooting for you.”

good is a monthly magazine circulated in the United Arab Emirates and can be purchased from all good book stores and magazine outlets for only Dhs10.

To find out what happened last night and to keep up with our Home-grown Heroes follow #homegrown.

 

Please find below the businesses and personalities who were recognised as the 2014 good magazine’s Home-grown Heroes alumni

GOOD TECH
As Madonna didn’t say, we are living in a digital world, and these digital girls and boys are making life better on the www.

  • Tuesday’s Child: A sweet spot on the internet where the region’s mums can find a dose of cool [tuesdayschild.me].
  • Souq Al Mal: This comparison website rounds up data across numerous sectors, including education, insurance and financial products, helping you to find the best deal, contact or school [souqalmal.com].
  • Lime & Tonic: Rounding up some of the region’s best events, evenings and special user deals, the website is your ‘social concierge’ and frequently offers up experiences not available anywhere else [limeandtonic.com/dubai].
  • JadoPado: A haven for gadget lovers, JadoPado delights its customers with overnight delivery across the UAE of the latest bits of kit, as well as regular sales [jadopado.com].
  • Little Majlis: Rounding up homewares, accessories and more from regional and international craftspeople, you’ll find furniture, edible treats, jewellery, art and more [littlemajlis.com].
  • The Curve: Brings together some of the UAE’s best classes in everything from martial arts to makeup application, plus a whole lotta crafting. Lessons are searchable by area and price, making for an easy-to-navigate site [thecurve-me.com].
  • Careem: With super smart cars, courteous drivers and a fool-proof booking system using your iPhone and GPS, Careem has made car journeys in the UAE so much better [careem.com].
  • 6am Babies: This site plays host to baby and kids items that are handpicked and chosen for their timeless appeal, are organic and fair trade where possible, and often the work of other small businesses [6ambabies.com].
  • Ideyna: Championing the UAE’s crafters, new online store Ideyna (which means ‘our hands’ in Arabic) works closely with artists, jewellers and designers, offering them a marketplace [ideyna.com].

GOOD FOOD

This wonderful food-obsessed bunch will keep you well-fed, from independent cafés and fine dining fast food to a food truck and cookery classes.

  • Frying Pan Tours: Showing you a whole new side of Dubai at the city’s secret street food spots through a series of food-themed tours [fryingpanadventures.com].
  • Bookmunch Café & Bookshop: A literary café where the menu is full of super-fresh ingredients, the shelves are arranged with tomes to tempt and children have their own brightly coloured hideaway [bookmunchcafe.com].
  • Ripe Market: Bringing together foodies, farmers, creatives and the community each weekend at one of the most popular markets in Dubai [ripeme.com].
  • Ghaf Kitchen: A food truck in the UAE with an on-board chef whizzing up full feasts and canapés serving food festivals, private parties, concerts, sporting events and weddings [ghafkitchen.com].
  • Picnic Basket: A picnic basket catering option full of delicious salads and sandwiches, cookies, muffins and more – all well-priced [facebook.com/PicnicBasketME].
  • Tom & Serg: A café space in Al Quoz where you’ll be lucky to find a table for a weekend breakfast without a worthwhile wait but has captured the imagination and appetite of Dubai’s cool crowd [tomandserg.com].
  • Top Chef: A quirky cookery school on Beach Road, it takes aspiring home cooks under its wings with regular classes covering the likes of pasta and homemade bread, plus special sessions for teenagers [topchefdubai.com].
  • Paul Frangie: This chef and TV personality has his own TV show, This Dude Knows Food (tdkf.tv), and now has a loyal following, with classes and consultations [paulfrangie.com].
  • Prime Gourmet: These butcher’s glass counters are full of the finest meats in town. With pro butchers on hand, it is a favourite with the UAE’s chefs and home cooks, with home delivery also available [primegourmet.ae].
  • Taqado: These Mexican eateries serve up authentic fare and a custom-blend coffee, with quirky touches such as bikes by Corcel dotted around and hand-illustrated menus [taqado.com].
  • Desert Chill: This ice-cream van can be spotted around the UAE’s neighbourhoods, plus at birthday bashes, weddings and dinner parties, attracting children and big kids alike [desertchill.ae].

Good people
These guys do very good things, from one person trying to make a difference to initiatives that inspire thousands.

  • Dubai Senior Dog Project: Aims to rehome dogs and promotes responsibility within the expat community [facebook.com/Dubaiseniordogproject].
  • Camps International: Supports local communities by offering jobs and trade, involving UAE schools and anyone who wants to lend a helping hand [campsinternational.com].
  • 38smiles: Hundreds of cats and dogs have been rescued, cared for and homed thanks to 38smiles [38smiles.com].
  • Buckle Up In The Back: Raises awareness of the potentially fatal outcome of not using seatbelts, and educates adults and children on the importance of wearing seatbelts [buckleupintheback.com].
  • The Sameness Project: Bridges the gaps between groups in UAE society through a variety of projects that the community can get involved in; Water for Workers campaign, The Conversation Chair, We’ve Got Your Back [thesamenessproject.com].
  • Superhope: Empowering children battling life-threatening diseases through creating their own superhero personas [facebook.com/SuperHopeOrg].
  • Blink Bridge: Online sunglasses store Blink Bridge works to grant the gift of sight to children in remote villages in Africa [blinkbridge.com].
  • The Angel Appeal: The Angel Appeal sails daily to Fujairah Anchorage and invites sailors on board to enjoy some home comforts such as books, internet access and phone cards to call family [angelappeal.com].
  • Al Noor Training Centre For Children With Special Needs: This centre provides a safe environment for children growing up with special requirements, while helping to integrate the youngsters into the community and offer them opportunities in the professional world [alnoorspneeds.ae].
  • Adopt-A-Camp: Improves camp workers’ quality of lives with free English classes, emotional counselling, outings, help with moving to other camps, or returning home [adoptacamp.ae].
  • The Dubai Foundation For Women And Children: The first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking [dfwac.com].
  • Good shopping
  • Step away from the mega malls and you’ll discover small shops and brands are doing it for themselves.
  • My Ex Wardrobe: Organises regular events where buyers can score pre-owned items of clothing at reduced prices [myexwardrobe.com].
  • The Change Initiative: This eco-friendly megastore is full of products to make your life easier while doing some good for the planet [thechangeinitiative.com].
  • Organic Foods & Café: This home-grown brand offers organic fresh produce, beauty products, household essentials and more in its four UAE stores and now has an online store [organicfoodsandcafe.com].
  • Greenheart Organic: Greenheart Organic offers home delivery, has a shop in Barsha and teams up with NKD pizza to collaborate on healthy toppings [greenheartuae.com].
  • Craftland: This crafting store also holds regular classes in workshops across a range of disciplines from knitting to quilting. They have in-store experts available for teaching and assistance [mycraftland.com].
  • D.Tales: This store (also online) is a must-visit if you’re in the market for iconic designs, stylish furniture, custom wall coverings, and even accessories [design-tales.com].
  • TKD: This charming shop is tucked away in Town Centre Mall, and sells lingerie and swimwear, plus sports bras and nightwear, with skilled fitters on hand to help with sizing and advice [tkdlingerie.com].
  • The Magazine Shop: If you like magazines you’ll love this place, which has expertly sourced titles from all over the world [themagazineshop.me].
  • S*uce: This store opened 10 years ago and is now a brand growing into one of the UAE’s best-loved concepts, a gift shop spin-off and founder Zayan Ghandour’s very own label [shopatsauce.com].

GOOD HEALTH & BEAUTY
Spas, products, fitness, experts and more, all with a UAE twist.

  • The Stroller Spa: Taking your old (or a second-hand) stroller, and transforming from grubby to great, sanitising and cleaning, with same day service whenever possible [thestrollerspa.com].
  • Herbline Essentials: A UAE brand of skincare and beauty products, with an emphasis on Ayurveda [herbline-essentials.com].
  • Tim Hydari: A child psychologist specialising in play therapy, his work in the UAE has helped countless children suffering from social and learning difficulties [breathandhealth.net].
  • SensAsia Urban Spa: This award-winning spa has a legion of devoted fans who visit its trio of branches for top-notch treatments and the best ginger tea in town [sensasiaspas.com].
  • Sister’s Beauty Lounge: The go-to spot for many a UAE woman in need of a beauty SOS, with a team of polishing pros offering nail, face, body and hair services and winning the approval of the pickiest of clients, who now have them on speed dial [sistersbeautylounge.com].
  • FlyWheel Dubai: This NYC-formed company’s awesome instructors, passionate team and kick-ass playlists have the city hooked on the super-competitive bike classes, with rarely an empty saddle in the house [dubai.flywheelsports.com].
  • The Nail Spa: Highly trained therapists, long-lasting manis and a concise menu of face and body treatments: satisfaction is certain [thenailspa.com].

GOOD CULTURE & CREATIVITY
This lot laughs in the face of anyone calling the UAE a cultural desert. Ha! Theatre, cinema, design, fashion, art and more are waiting to be discovered.

  • Moushii: Takes party printable mainstream. With numerous themes, from pirates to butterflies, you can buy readymade party packs complete with invites, cupcake poppers, placemats and more, making for instant looks, whether it’s for a birthday, wedding or baby shower [moushii.com].
  • Buffi Jashanmal: This UAE-raised force of nature shot to fame on fashion reality show Project Runway, and as author of Buffi’s Dress Design and a fitness instructor at FlyBarre, proving it is possible to have the body and the brain [buffijashanmal.com].
  • The Courtyard Playhouse: This independent ‘fringe’ theatre space is a 60-seat auditorium that aims to create an alternative venue for theatre productions and workshops [courtyardplayhouse.com].
  • DannaWrites: Poet and freelance writer Danna Lorch is a regular contributor to good magazine. Her blog is a must for anyone in need of exhibition recommendations, in-depth interviews with artists, and a witty spin on all things creative [dannawrites.com].
  • Jessica Aldred: A graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, this embroiderer, artist and author works at the very highest level, and was even part of the select team who created the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and veil. She is a regular tutor at Craftland, and is available for bespoke commissions [jessicaaldred.co.uk].
  • My Fash Diary: The ever-glam Tala Samman is a blogger, stylist and socialite, whose ‘online diary’ is a celebration of all things stylish [myfashdiary.com].
  • Dubai Moving Image Museum: This museum housing the private collection of Akram Miknas, accumulated over 25 years, is one of only a handful of collections dedicated to the history of cinema, and the first of its kind in the Middle East [dubaimovingimagemuseum.com].
  • ReMADE DXB: This Al Quoz-based sewing parlour plays host to guest tutors, classes and the owners’ own gorgeous creations [remadedxb.com].
  • Toil & Tinker: These creative whiz kids can design everything from invites to menus, as well as print whatever your heart desires (their motto is ‘We print stuff – just about anything!’) [instagram.com/toilandtinker].
  • Alserkal Avenue: The epicentre of galleries, studios and art is in Alserkal Avenue, where 20 ‘creative organisations’ have turned the industrial area into a place where ideas and art blossom [alserkalavenue.ae].
  • Rock Camp For Girls: Bringing together girls aged eight to 18 for workshops and five-day camps where they learn how to play various instruments, write music and, of course, perform, aiming to boost confidence and generally have a fantastic time [facebook.com/RockCampforGirlsUAE].
  • Mamoud Kaabour: The director has not only done fantastic work for regional cinema, but his film Champ Of The Camp raised awareness for the struggles facing labourers in the UAE [veritasfilms.ae].

About good magazine
good is a unique title that makes life in the region easier, better and simpler, changing the way you shop, eat and live. We’re the ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ idea you share on Pinterest, the shortcut that you’re thankful for each time you drive home, the a-ha moment, that emergency gift you keep stashed in the wardrobe, your little black book, that factoid that always impresses, the hot topic at the dinner party, and breakfast table and water cooler. good is a homegrown magazine that allows you to live well for less. For more information see us on facebook: facebook.com/GoodMagazineUAE

About Motivate
Celebrating 35 years in the region, Motivate, the publisher of good magazine, has been established since 1979 and is the Gulf’s leading publisher and content provider for magazines, books and digital platforms. See www.motivatepublishing.com for full details.

For more information, comments from the list above, and images for print, please contact:
Kate Fox
Marketing Manager – Motivate
P: (04) 427 3457
E: [email protected]

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The Middle East’s leading travel and hospitality operators were honoured at the annual Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014 tonight.

Heinz Beck, the award-winning Michelin-starred chef, who recently launched Social by Heinz Beck at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, presented the awards at the new, luxurious five-star resort.

With more than 300 travel industry managers present, the event – hosted by Motivate and Panacea Publishing – was sponsored by Masar, Nikon, Samsonite, American Express Middle East, JEEP, Go Cash, UAE Exchange and Jacobsons Direct Marketing Services.

The magazine’s premium-travelling readers once again voted overwhelmingly for Emirates in the airline category, as the carrier won Airline with the Best Cabin Staff, Airline with the Best First Class, Airline with the Best Business Class, and the highly coveted Best Airline Worldwide.

But fellow Gulf carriers Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways received awards too in recognition of their growing networks, products and services.

Etihad Airways won Airline with the Best Economy Class and Eithad Guest picked up Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Programme for the second successive year, while Qatar Airways won Best Regional Airline serving the Middle East.

Flydubai once again received Best Low-Cost Airline Serving the Middle East. Other airlines that collected the distinctive diamond trophies included Lufthansa (Best European Airline Serving the Middle East), Virgin Atlantic (Airline with the Best Premium Economy Class), United Airlines (Best North American Airline Serving the Middle East) and Singapore Airlines (Best Asian Airline Serving the Middle East).

The airport categories followed the formbook of previous years with Dubai International winning Best Airport in the Middle East and Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East, while Singapore Changi collected Best Airport in the World. Avis was voted Best Car Rental Company in the Middle East.

In the hotel categories, the world’s tallest hotel, The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, stood above its competitors by winning Best Business Hotel in Dubai and Overall Best Business Hotel in the Middle East.

Other sparkling five-star newcomers, The Oberoi Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, were also honoured in the Best New Business Hotel and Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi categories, respectively.

InterContinental Hotels and Resorts continued last year’s successes by picking up a quartet of awards – Best Business Hotel in Jeddah (InterContinental Jeddah), Best Business Hotel in Beirut (InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut), Best Business Hotel in Cairo (InterContinental Citystars Cairo) and the prestigious Best Hotel Brand Worldwide.

Other winners included The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, which won Best Hotel in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates (a new category in 2014); Kempinski Amman, which won the Amman category for the first time; the recently renovated Radisson Blu Kuwait shone in the Kuwait category; there were twin successes for Ritz-Carlton in the Muscat (Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel) and Riyadh categories; Hilton Doha collected Best Business Hotel in the Qatari capital; and the Sheraton Bahrain was voted Best Business Hotel in Manama.

Centro Hotels by Rotana won Best Budget Hotel Brand and Rotana Rewards received Best Hotel Loyalty Programme in the Middle East, while Best Serviced Apartments Company in the Middle East went to Frasers Hospitality.

Ian Fairservice, Managing partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate said this year’s winners were a pleasant mix of established and new operators.

“Our readers have sided with many of the well–known operators, which once again have delivered consistently high service levels amid increasing competition, while warming to the new properties that are embracing innovative and contemporary concepts,” he said.

Full coverage of this year’s awards will appear in the May/June issue of Business Traveller Middle East.

Award Winners

Airline with the Best Cabin Staff: Emirates
Airline with the Best Economy Class: Etihad Airways
Airline with the Best Premium Economy Class: Virgin Atlantic
Airline with the Best Business Class: Emirates
Airline with the Best First Class: Emirates
Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Programme: Etihad Guest
Best Regional Airline serving the Middle East: Qatar Airways
Best Asian Airline Serving the Middle East: Singapore Airlines
Best European Airline Serving the Middle East: Lufthansa
Best North American Airline serving the Middle East: United Airlines
Best Low-Cost Airline Serving the Middle East: flydubai
Best Airline Worldwide: Emirates
Best Airport in the Middle East: Dubai International Airport
Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East: Dubai International Airport
Best Airport in the World: Singapore Changi Airport
Best Car Rental Company in the Middle East: Avis
Best New Business Hotel: The Oberoi, Dubai
Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Best Business Hotel in Dubai: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Best Business Hotel in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Best Business Hotel in Amman: Kempinski Hotel Amman
Best Business Hotel in Beirut: InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut
Best Business Hotel in Cairo: InterContinental Citystars Cairo
Best Business Hotel in Doha: Hilton Doha
Best Business Hotel in Kuwait: Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait
Best Business Hotel in Manama: Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
Best Business Hotel in Muscat: Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Best Business Hotel in Riyadh: The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh
Best Business Hotel in Jeddah: InterContinental Jeddah
Best Budget Hotel Brand: Centro Hotels by Rotana
Best Serviced Apartments Company in the Middle East: Frasers Hospitality
Overall Best Business Hotel in the Middle East: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Best Hotel Loyalty Programme in the Middle East: Rotana Rewards
Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East: Jumeirah
Best Hotel Brand Worldwide: InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

For more information please contact:
Debra Greenwood
General Manager – Marketing and Circulation
m: +971 56 691 9447
e: [email protected]

Editors Notes:

About Business Traveller Middle East
Business Traveller Middle East is the leading magazine for corporate travellers – providing information to save them money and make their travelling lives easier. Each edition has the latest news covering airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, regional and international destination features and lifestyle articles on food and technology. There are 26, 680 copies distributed monthly within the GCC, with the target market consisting of frequent flyers, travelling executives, hospitality and tourism professionals, as well as savvy travellers looking for top tips. For additional information contact [email protected]

About Motivate
Motivate, the publisher of Business Traveller Middle East, has been established in the region since 1979 and is the Gulf’s leading publisher and content provider for magazines, books and digital platforms. See motivatepublishing.com for full details.

About Masar
As one of the most innovative and fastest-growing printing houses in the region, Masar counts some of the leading publishers, advertising agencies, governments and NGOs across the Middle East, Africa and beyond among its clients. Forming part of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), one of the leading Arab media groups, Masar is driven by a tradition of innovation and a commitment to quality. Masar traces its roots back to 1980, when it started out as the industrious print production department of Al Bayan newspaper. In 2006, the unit¹s business success was rewarded and it became a fully-fledged printing and publishing company in its own right. Since then, Masar has emerged as the printing house of choice for local and international clients. Today, Masar’s expansive headquarters stand as a testament to the company’s ambition to keep thinking big. See www.masarprint.com for full details.

About American Express Middle East
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) – American Express Middle East has been providing reliable, flexible, tailored and rewarding payment solutions for its Cardmembers, Merchants and Business Partners in the region since 1977. American Express is a joint venture company owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.

American Express is the Card for those individuals who value service, unmatched flexibility, access and rewards wherever they are in the world. Operating across the Middle East and North Africa region, the company issues US Dollar and Local Currency Credit and Charge Cards including The Centurion® Card, The Platinum Card®, The American Express® Gold Card, The American Express® Card (Green) and the American Express® Platinum and Gold Credit Cards. American Express Middle East also offers a range of local currency-denominated Credit Cards to give Cardmembers across the region even greater flexibility. In addition, American Express offers businesses in the region with a range of corporate expense management solutions, including Company and Corporate Cards.

American Express Cards are accepted at millions of locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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The winners of the inaugural Hype Music And Nightlife Awards were announced last night, to a packed crowd of the Emirates’ entertainment and nightlife industry at White Dubai, who celebrated the achievements of the evening’s winners in 17 categories. The awards recognise the best of the best; the movers and shakers; the risk takers; the believers; the people and places that make the industry so vibrant, invigorated and energised. Individuals were singled out in the Best Producer, Breakout DJ, Best DJ and Outstanding Contribution categories to highlight the part they have played in developing these now thriving industries in the UAE.

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate, the publishers of Hype, said, “We launched Hype as the UAE’s first and only dedicated weekly music and nightlife magazine. Since it’s launch a year ago, we have seen the industry grow at a rapid rate. The continuing support of promoters and industry leaders has seen the magazine become the essential weekly guide to going out in the Emirates. These awards reinforce Hype’s place as the go-to magazine for the industry and the club-going public”.

The big winners of the night, in the prestigious Best DJ category were the brothers Smokingroove, who said of their win “We didn’t see that coming! We are so excited and grateful for everyone’s support for what we call, real house music.”

The packed house celebrated late into the night once the formalities were over. “It was wonderful to see everyone from all sectors of the industry coming together, from high end to underground. Tonight shows that Dubai has an amazing music scene that caters to all, and it’s a pleasure and honour to throw the Hype Music and Nightlife Awards because this is just the beginning…” said Lesley Wright, Editor of Hype, at the awards.

The awards, presented by Motivate, were sponsored by: African and Eastern, Blondes, Dubai Music Week, New Era, Pioneer DJ, Pizza Express, Ski Dubai, Superga and White Dubai.

The winners of the 2014 Hype Music And Nightlife Awards are as follows:

Best Ladies’ Night: Pink Ladies at Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Best Live Venue The Irish Village, Garhoud
Best Concert: The Rolling Stones, Flash
Best Festival: Sandance at Atlantis
Best New Bar: Q43, in Media One Hotel
Best Bar: Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Best Beach Venue: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot Al Jazira Island Hotel
Best New Club: WHITE Dubai, The Meydan Hotel
Best Club: 360° at Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Best Urban Night: Hip Hop Chic Mondays at Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai
Best Bass/Breaks/Reggae/Funk Night: Globalfunk at The Music Room, The Majestic Hotel
Best House/Techno Night: Electric Days at Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Media City
Best Local Band/Act: Hollaphonic
Best Producer: Schooly
Outstanding Contribution: Mike Bufton, Audio Tonic
Best Breakthrough DJ: Somalie
Best DJ: Smokingroove

Image Caption: (L-R) Best DJ award: Lesley Wright (Editor of Hype magazine), Marko Smokingroove with wife Jane and Safe Smokingroove.

About Hype
Hype promotes the music scene in the UAE with a core focus on clubbing and live acts. 20,000 copies are distributed free weekly within the UAE.

About Motivate
Motivate, the publisher of Hype, has been established in the region since 1979 and is the Gulf’s leading publisher and content provider for magazines, books and digital platforms. See motivatepublishing.com for full details.

For more information, comments from winners listed above and images, please contact:
Debra Greenwood
General Manager – Marketing and Circulation
m: +971 56 691 9447
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New and established names set to battle it out at next week’s
Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014 ceremony

Thriving regional economies, rapidly growing airline and hotel industries and an expanding MICE sector are all contributing to the ongoing rise of business tourism across the Middle East.

The release of the 2014 Business Traveller Middle East Awards shortlist this week highlights the best operators in this fast-growing sector and the winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah on May 4, on the eve of the Arabian Travel Market.

Dominic Ellis, Editor of Business Traveller Middle East, said the ‘big three’ Gulf airlines’ expansion, the opening of new hotels – and renovation of old ones – and
year-round exhibition calendar are all fuelling business tourism’s growth. Dubai World Trade Centre’s visitor numbers crossed the two million milestone for the first time in 2013.

“All these factors are working interdependently, and driving the industry forward,” he said.

Ian Fairservice, Managing partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate, publishers of Business Traveller Middle East, said this year’s shortlist makes particularly interesting reading as the magazine’s readers have shown themselves to be conservative and adventurous in equal measure.

“Our readers have identified with many of the well–known operators, which once again have delivered consistently high service levels amid increasing competition, while warmed to the new properties which are embracing innovative and contemporary concepts,” he said.

One venue which is redefining fine dining is Social By Heinz Beck at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Beck is the special guest at this year’s awards.

Beck is widely considered a master of modern gastronomy in Europe and his association with Dubai will further raise the bar in the city’s high-class dining scene.
These awards are sponsored by; Masar Printing and Publishing, American Express Middle East, Nikon, Samonite, gocash, UAE Exchange, JEEP and Jacobsons Direct Marketing Services.

The 2014 shortlist for the Business Traveller Middle East Awards are:
Airline with the Best Cabin Staff
Emirates
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines

Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Program
Emirates Skywards
Etihad Guest
Lufthansa Miles & More

Airline with the Best First Class
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Oman Air

Airline with the Best Business Class
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways

Airline with the Best Premium Economy Class
Air France
British Airways
Virgin Atlantic

Airline with the Best Economy Class
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways

Best Regional Airline serving the Middle East
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways

Best Asian Airline serving the Middle East
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
Thai Airways

Best European Airline serving the Middle East
Air France
British Airways
Lufthansa
Best Low-cost Airline serving the Middle East
Air Arabia
flydubai
IndiGo

Best Airline Worldwide
Emirates
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines

Best Airport in the Middle East
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Doha International Airport
Dubai International Airport

Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Doha International Airport
Dubai International Airport

Best Airport in the World
Dubai International Airport
Frankfurt Airport
Singapore Changi Airport

Best Car Rental Company in the Middle East
Avis
Hertz
Thrifty Car Rental

Best New Business Hotel
Conrad Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Best Business Hotel in Amman
Grand Hyatt Amman
Amman (Jordan), An InterContinental City Hotel
Kempinski Hotel Amman

Best Business Hotel in Manama
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa
Best Business Hotel in Beirut
Four Seasons Hotel Beirut
Le Gray Beirut
Phoenicia Beirut, An InterContinental City Hotel

Best Business Hotel in Cairo
Fairmont Nile City, Cairo
Citystars Cairo, An InterContinental City Hotel
The Mena House

Best Business Hotel in Doha
Hilton Doha
Oryx Rotana Doha
The St. Regis Doha

Best Business Hotel in Dubai
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai

Best Business Hotel in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates
Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Best Business Hotel in Riyadh
Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre
Riyadh, An InterContinental City Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

Best Business Hotel in Jeddah
Jeddah, An InterContinental City Hotel
Jeddah Hilton Hotel
Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club & Spa

Best Business Hotel in Kuwait
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa – Kuwait
JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait

Best Business Hotel in Muscat
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Muscat, An InterContinental City Hotel
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Best Budget Hotel Brand
Centro Hotels by Rotana
Holiday Inn Express
Ibis Hotels
Best Serviced Apartments Company in the Middle East
Frasers Hospitality
Staybridge Suites
The Ascott Group

Overall Best Business Hotel in the Middle East
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The Oberoi, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Best Hotel Loyalty Programme in the Middle East
IHG Rewards Club
Rotana Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest

Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East
Jumeirah
InterContinental
Le Méridien

Best Hotel Brand Worldwide
Hilton
InterContinental
The Ritz-Carlton

For more information please contact:
Debra Greenwood
General Manager – Marketing and Circulation
m: +971 56 691 9447
e: [email protected]

Editors Notes:

About Business Traveller Middle East
Business Traveller Middle East is the leading magazine for corporate travellers – providing information to save them money and make their travelling lives easier. Each edition has the latest news covering airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, regional and international destination features and lifestyle articles on food and technology. There are 26, 680 copies distributed monthly within the GCC, with the target market consisting of frequent flyers, travelling executives, hospitality and tourism professionals, as well as savvy travellers looking for top tips. For additional information contact [email protected]

About Motivate
Motivate, the publisher of Business Traveller Middle East, has been established in the region since 1979 and is the Gulf’s leading publisher and content provider for magazines, books and digital platforms. See motivatepublishing.com for full details.

About Masar
As one of the most innovative and fastest-growing printing houses in the region, Masar counts some of the leading publishers, advertising agencies, governments and NGOs across the Middle East, Africa and beyond among its clients. Forming part of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), one of the leading Arab media groups, Masar is driven by a tradition of innovation and a commitment to quality. Masar traces its roots back to 1980, when it started out as the industrious print production department of Al Bayan newspaper. In 2006, the unit¹s business success was rewarded and it became a fully-fledged printing and publishing company in its own right. Since then, Masar has emerged as the printing house of choice for local and international clients. Today, Masar’s expansive headquarters stand as a testament to the company’s ambition to keep thinking big. See www.masarprint.com for full details.

About American Express Middle East
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) – American Express Middle East has been providing reliable, flexible, tailored and rewarding payment solutions for its Cardmembers, Merchants and Business Partners in the region since 1977. American Express is a joint venture company owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.

American Express is the Card for those individuals who value service, unmatched flexibility, access and rewards wherever they are in the world. Operating across the Middle East and North Africa region, the company issues US Dollar and Local Currency Credit and Charge Cards including The Centurion® Card, The Platinum Card®, The American Express® Gold Card, The American Express® Card (Green) and the American Express® Platinum and Gold Credit Cards. American Express Middle East also offers a range of local currency-denominated Credit Cards to give Cardmembers across the region even greater flexibility. In addition, American Express offers businesses in the region with a range of corporate expense management solutions, including Company and Corporate Cards.

American Express Cards are accepted at millions of locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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