Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Stay for Free’ at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

This Ramadan ‘Stay for Free’ at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by HMH. All through the month, when you book a Standard Room at the hotel for AED 333+ per night, the hotel will give you the same amount back as a credit upon check-in. The credit can be utilized during the stay period on food and beverage including room service, SPA or any other extras that may occur. The rate excludes tax and service charges and no refund, rebate or cash back on this offer will be entertained. The rate is applicable for both single and double occupancy and those wanting to avail this offer must hurry as there is only a limited inventory of rooms available.

Rolling out the promotion, Haytham Aziz, Hotel Manager of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, said, “In celebration of Ramadan, we are pleased to offer our most exclusive rates. Ramadan is a time to share the blessings of the Holy month and our ‘Stay for Free’ promotion is tailored to provide guests with the ultimate value in a relaxing environment.”

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Al Majaz Waterfront Prepares For Ramadan Celebrations

Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah’s premier family tourist and leisure destination, is gearing up for the holy month of Ramadan with activities and special offers at its brand restaurants and cafes, offering the best dishes from Arabic and international cuisines.

The iconic outdoor destination and its walkways have been adorned with coloured lights, spectacular ornaments, lanterns and crescent decorations, transforming the waterfront into a picturesque haven of tranquility and joy.

With the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere that prevails during the blessed month, Al Majaz Waterfront is inviting people to enjoy its line-up of diverse activities and its reduced-price Iftar and Suhoor offerings.

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Sahara Centre Announces ’A Year of Happiness Like Never Before’ Campaign

Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail and leisure mall, has launched a mega promotion campaign that will run from 28th May to 10th September 2017, giving its customers ample opportunities to become winners throughout Ramadan, summer, and the back to school period. The campaign has been launched in partnership with Matalan and aims to bring happiness to the mall’s customers during the holy month and beyond, supporting the government’s vision to make the UAE the happiest nation in the world.

Sahara Centre will be giving away happiness during the campaign. Spend AED 200 at Sahara Centre for your chance to win one of two Mercedes-Benz S 500 Cabriolets or a year of free living expenses including house rent, school tuition, shopping vouchers and utility bills such as electricity and water, Salik, telecommunication and petrol. The comprehensive annual package is designed to have a lasting and positive impact on customer’s lives.


Enjoy ‘Iftar’ At Coral Beach Resort Sharjah For A Chance To Win Free Air Ticket From Air Arabia

This Ramadan, when you have Iftar at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holding, you stand a chance to win a free ticket from Air Arabia. During the month a total of five tickets will be given away in raffle draws.

Haytham Aziz, Hotel Manager, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, said, “We are delighted to partner with Air Arabia in this amazing promotion and truly grateful to them for giving this fabulous opportunity to win free air tickets to our guests. Like every year, we have a host of activities planned throughout Ramadan including the most sumptuous and distinctive Iftar featuring a large selection of local and international specialties. We have also got very special rates for group and private Iftars.”

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Thirty Days Of Entertainment And Enlightenment For Children At SLC’s Ramadan Camps

Children are set to enjoy an array of artistic, entertainment and religious activities at a number of camps being hosted by Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) this Ramadan. Running from May 28 to June 22, the programmes at each of the venues have been carefully formulated to align with the spiritual atmosphere of the holy month.

Taking place at SLC’s four facilities; Basateen Pre-school Centre, Collage Talent Centre, Tiny Talents Program and the Sports Complex, the Ramadan camps aim to cultivate noble values in children and to teach them about their religion through using simple yet appealing methods.

“Every year during Ramadan we provide our young visitors with a variety of activities that engage their interests and develop their talents. Through our holy month camps we aim to deliver meaningful and valuable content within a special atmosphere, to stimulate children’s creative abilities and to teach them about their religion in a way that wins their hearts and minds,” said Duaa Al Mahri, Head of Corporate Communication at SLC.

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Summer Sale: Sharjah To Selected Destinations From AED 349 Return, All Inclusive

Summer Sale is on!

Book with Air Arabia today and fly from Sharjah to selected destinations starting from AED 349* return, all inclusive.

Book between: 22 – 23 May, 2017
Fly until: 31 Jul, 2017


Return fares from Sharjah to:

Tehran | Lar  AED 349

Mashhad | Shiraz AED 349

Abadan | Isfahan AED 349

Dammam  AED 399

Bahrain | Doha | Kuwait AED 499

Riyadh | Salalah | Gassim AED 599

Nairobi | Karachi AED 599

Colombo AED 799

Jaw Dropping Cinematic Thrills At FUNN’s SFX Showcase

The exciting world of cinematic stunts and special effects was brought closer to children and families on May 10th when FUNN hosted the Special Effects Event (SFX) in Expo Centre, Sharjah. As the first-of-its-kind activity to be held in the UAE, the interactive exhibition gave visitors an unrivalled opportunity to learn about the latest illusions and visual tricks that make Hollywood blockbusters come to life.

The latest film-making activity from FUNN – a Sharjah-based organisation dedicated to helping the younger generations become engaged in media arts – SFX incorporated an array of activities designed to immerse visitors into world of movie magic. Included in its two-day programme were camera trickery, CGI workshops and action scene set-ups, with industry professionals running workshops and sessions to reveal the industry’s special effects secrets.

“Cinema is one of modern history’s greatest art forms, with the industry having developed significantly over the past few decades. In the process of its evolution, it has attracted a huge number of fans and enthusiasts. Cinema became particularly popular after incorporating modern technology and advanced audio-visual and special effects, which are fundamental requirements for making the most exciting and spectacular movies. The incorporation of special effects in a movie requires the input of highly creative, talented and passionate people” said Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN and Director of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival.

She added: “I am delighted that the opening day of SFX saw a high footfall of participants, particularly children and young adults, who were keen to immerse themselves in its programme of educational and entertainment activities. This event – as well as other events organized by FUNN – will hopefully encourage more young people to consider a professional career in the world of special effects.”

Visitors to SFX were able to insert themselves into a car accident scenario that involved a vehicle precariously suspended in a mountain crevasse. The car had access points for visitors to climb on to its roof and recreate how an actor would shoot a crash scene. A second crime tableau enabled participants to become amateur sleuths and use their detective skills to work out who was the guilty party, with an SFX team hidden nearby playing celebratory music and shining a spot-light on those who successfully figured it out.

Aural effects were the draw at SFX’s bat cave, where visitors were taken on a mine cart through an installation that resembled a darkened cavern complete with the noises of its wildlife inhabitants, including bats, crows and snakes. At a separate feature, visitors were able to experience the sights and sounds of the four seasons in the space of minutes, with temperature changes to suit the time of year adding to the authenticity.

Cosmetics, rubber masks and costumes have been a main aspect of movie special effects ever since the advent of the silver screen and a professional make-up instructor was on site at SFX to apply his skills to the visitors’ faces, helping them to feel an integral part of the event. In addition, SFX’s eight ushers portrayed unique characters as they engaged with the attendees, while educational SFX make-up workshops were held at different times during the exhibition.

In a series of special workshops, young visitors are being introduced to photography effects, 3D modelling, holographic effects, creative lighting, light painting and special effects makeup.

SFX was hosted in conjunction with Sharjah TV (Media Sponsor), SAE Institute (Educational Partner), Nikon (Exclusive Imaging Partner), Al Shuala Media (Support Sponsor) and Expo Centre Sharjah (Support Sponsor).

FUNN aims to nurture a future generation of creative artists in media and film, and promotes new media works and films made by children and young filmmakers of the UAE at international film festivals, and conferences worldwide. Their larger goal is to foster talent through these festivals, conferences and workshops locally and internationally, and form a close-knit network of talented young people who can share experiences and expertise on a global scale.

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Sharjah Bridal Fair Showcases Latest Wedding Dresses And Women’s Fashion Trends

The Sharjah Bridal Fair (SBF) presented a variety of fashion shows by celebrated Emirati and international designers, showcasing an outstanding collection of world-class wedding dresses and premium garments that appeal to modern women.

The parades were held as part of the second edition of the Sharjah Bridal Fair (SBF 2017), which was held between 3-6 May, at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), to offer the latest fashion trends and event planning for high-end wedding parties for brides-to-be.

The first catwalk was conducted by Ghizlan Fashion House, which is owned by Emirati designer Iman Al Midfa, known for fusing western and Emirati styles. It featured the 2017 spring/summer collection of women’s garments with a combination of gold and pastel colours and glamorous tropical decorations, including modern twists tailored to suit modern women.

Iman Al Midfa’s fashion collection highlighted her unrivalled design experience that has enabled her to blend casual business clothes with an elegance that reflects women’s taste in terms of colours and textiles along with streamlined design and fabric length.

Best known for her unique pattern-print materials and authentic embroidered patterns, Al Midfa’s colours reflect her identity in styles that focus on fun, practical and modern design, featuring shiny colours varying between gold and blue.

The ‘Al Arosa Al Aniqa Show’ took the audience on a journey from the atmosphere of casual and vibrant fashion designs to the luxurious royal wedding ambience. An outstanding collection of wedding dresses reflected the designers’ vision about how a bride-to be can look on her big day, with a princess appearance that increases her self-confidence throughout her wedding party.

The show featured a collection of luxury white wedding dresses, with a striking splendor that best suits Gulf and Arab brides-to-be. They were clearly characterised by their length, long veils and headwear accessories.

The event revealed the ability of designers to take advantage of the history of Western fashion, where the long dress has traditionally been a symbol of luxury and wealth. The collection of the wedding dresses reflected this clear Western touch.

The designs varied from highly decorated dresses with bright colours to others which were branded by simplicity and the use of soft materials and less decorations.  The collection featured dresses with beads, lace, and those which were simple, soft and smoothly streamlined.

The catwalk show also featured different options of hairstyle and make-up designed to appeal to today’s brides. The event’s beauty sponsor, Royal Beauty House provided all the details and bridal hair styling tips that the brides believe will enhance their appearance on the big day.

Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) is the largest high-end hall in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, furnished with a wide range of exclusive in-house events and catering facilities. JRCC leverages from its art-of-state facilities and integrated solutions to cater to all kinds of events, including meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, and galas. It offers the finest hospitality services under the supervision of its passionate, customer-orientated and dedicated team of experts.

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