Fully owned by UAE-based conglomerate Majid al Futtaim, Vox recently opened a 15-screen theatre in Riyadh, bringing the total number of screens in Saudi Arabia to 31.

EXCLUSIVE | Rising Nations Cinematic Benchmark Series, PART THREE: MIDDLE EAST

If asked to describe the movie business in the Middle East today, there is both a mystique and glamour to it that’s replicate of old Hollywood, symbolically speaking. For generations, the region’s historical value and the world’s fascination was motivated by the long-running 1962 epic masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia, that became every filmmaker’s education and directorial circles envy. Based upon the story of Colonel T. E. Lawrence, a British officer, military theorist and diplomat, revered for his ancillary activities during World War I in the Great Arab Revolt against the…

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Damac chairman, Hussain Sajwani

Dubai’s Damac expands in Europe, mulls Maltese leisure property investment

Dubai-based developer Damac is “keeping an eye” on Malta as it looks to expand its international investment portfolio. Damac chairman Hussain Sajwani said he sees Malta as a favourable investment destination, following a tour of the island-nation and a private meeting with Maltese Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat. The two discussed the increasing growth of tourism in the EU-member country and Malta’s historical appeal as business-friendly investment location. Sajwani said in a statement: “Malta presents an ideal mix of investment benefits that make it a very attractive place for luxury…

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Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai aerial view

New Dubai resort development basks in Italian luxury design

| Architect Citterio, luxury brand Bulgari and developer Meraas join forces for Dubai resort | Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is a first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude that aesthetically translates the core values of its two partners – Bulgari and Meraas. Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. The Bulgari Resort will comprise 100 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings, as well as 20 hotel villas and a…

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