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Cultural Crossroads Tahar Ben Jolloun ‘Cultural Crossroads’, which is on display at La Galerie Nationale, is a collection of works on canvas by the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. The poet, novelist and artist is best known for his novel The Sacred Night, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1987. He first started painting in 2013, and since then he’s had his work exhibited in galleries in Rome, Paris, and Algiers. The show came about because of the friendship between Ben Jelloun and Guillaume Cuiry, the gallery’s director and curator. It will debut during this year’s Dubai Art Week, and also marks the gallery’s partnership with the Institut de Monde Arabe, as 2018 is the official year of UAE-Franco Relations.

Date: 5th October 2018 Timing: 11 am to 11 pm  Venue: Grand Excelsior Bur Dubai

The Mining Show The Middle East’s largest mining conference and expo The Mining Show returns to Dubai this October for its eleventh edition. The event is the largest mining conference and expo in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia, and brings together professionals and companies throughout the mining industry. The event has partnered with the UAE’s Ministry of Energy, and is looking to examine the challenges facing the extraction and production of construction materials in the region. The event is set to bring together mining companies and investors from the Middle East’s emerging mining countries, including Oman and Egypt. It will also take a look at some of the newest technologies and innovations that can transform the world’s mining projects, and help in the extraction of materials and ores.

TMS Awards The Middle East’s premier shipping and maritime awards event The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS) recognise the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers and celebrate and reward their successes. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, underlining the esteem in which the event is held. The glittering occasion is attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. High profile personalities that have hosted the TMS Awards in previous years include journalist, author, political aide and broadcaster Alastair Campbell, Dutch soccer legend Ruud Gullit, former CNN news anchor Jim Clancy and Bollywood star Lara Dutta. The TMS Awards is a must-attend event for maritime and shipping organisations in the region.  

The World of the Hunger Games The World of the Hunger Games is the latest attraction to open up at Motiongate Dubai, in the Lionsgate Zone. It’s the world’s first theme park zone inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, and the film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. There are two new rides in the Hunger Games area. The Capitol Bullet Train is a 1,870-foot-long rollercoaster, which reaches speeds of up to 50mph. The Panem Aerial Tour, meanwhile, is more sedate – it’s a flight simulator ride that takes guests on a tour of the world of Panem. Screens in both of the rides show messages from some of the films’ characters, including Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) and Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks), filmed especially for the park. In addition to rides, visitors to the World of the Hunger Games will be able to enjoy Coal Miners’ Clash, a live show in the streets of the park, which sees the miners of District 12 coming together for a creative high-energy musical show. Visitors will also be able to browse shops and restaurants in the area – the Panem Supply Co. sells Hunger Games merchandise, and guests […]

World Green Economy Summit One of the world’s leading forums on the green economy The World Green Economy Summit is one of the world’s leading forums on the green economy, and it returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre this October. The conference will bring together experts from around the world to discuss some of the green economy’s critical sectors, as well as focus on advancing the sustainability agenda. The aim of the summit is to achieve some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and drive dialogue between some of the industry’s biggest stakeholders. It’s set to inspire change around the world by highlighting new ideas and technologies. Attendees will include academics, government officials, business leaders, and NGOs, and provides opportunities to network and make new deals.  

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018   The region’s largest shipping and maritime industry event Seatrade Maritime Middle East is the region’s largest gathering of professionals and decision makers from the shipping and maritime industry. The annual event attracts over 8000 attendees from more than 90 countries, including owners, charterers, operators, and anyone involved with the offshore, oil and gas, and ports industries. Attendees can network, visit the exhibition, and attend the Seatrade Maritime Awards. There’s also a free conference programme, with talks and panel discussions from a line-up of international experts.

Annual Radiology Meeting The Middle East’s leading radiology event The Annual Radiology Meeting is set to return for its third edition from 31 October to 2 November. The region’s leading radiology event, the exhibition and conference will showcase cutting-edge technology and research. A line-up of some of the world’s top doctors and professors will be sharing their knowledge and expertise, and covering topics such as Cardiac Imaging and Emergency Radiology. There will also be seminars and workshops, and a chance for attendees to gain a CME certification.

The Speciality Food Festival The original speciality food event for the MENA region The Speciality Food Festival is the original gourmet food event for the MENA region. This is where food professionals sourcing the latest in artisan, organic and international food fare can discover new product lines that will satisfy today’s adventurous and increasingly discerning consumers. Source superior quality products from four continents and benchmark industry prices from the widest cross-section of competitive suppliers. During the trade fair you will also get the opportunity to compare your cooking methods to those being employed by international culinary heavyweights and reinvigorate your food concepts for the coming seasons.

Dubai International Motor Show A turbocharged auto industry event The Dubai International Motor Show is the ultimate sales-driven showcase for global automotive brands and the trusted voice for a passionate audience of serious buyers. With a valued reputation of more than 26 years of experience, Dubai International Motor Show consistently delivers new business opportunities. The biennial event attracts over 100,000 visitors from 77 countries who are looking for exclusive motoring deals and all of the latest information on upcoming launches in the automotive world. The internationally respected event is a must for motoring brands and car enthusiasts alike. The exact event date will be announced closer to the event.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 Discover the latest trends in food manufacturing The Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition returns in November, showcasing the latest trends and solutions for every aspect of the food manufacturing business, from ingredients and processing to packaging and automation. All food and beverage sectors will be represented at the event, including dairy, seafood and fish, confectionery, and snacks. Visitors will be able to meet and network with fellow professionals, including representatives from more than 1600 companies and brands from across the GCC region. Discover the latest trends and products, test ingredients, and find budget-friends technologies that can help to cut costs.