Culinary diversity at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

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 Just when I mentally told myself I will be on diet for the next 3 months, it gets thwarted  by news of amazing new dining options – all I can say is I’m glad its in Abu Dhabi so to some extent, the calories will be burnt in travel should I stumble towards Al Maryah Island in the next few weeks.

 Set to open in the coming weeks, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s new luxury retail and dining destination, will not only feature an unrivalled collection of designer labels and luxury brands but also the finest cuisines and some of the world’s most acclaimed dining concepts. Thirteen gourmet outlets that will bring the culinary diversity in Abu Dhabi to a new level are set to impress even the most sophisticated palates.

The Galleria is establishing a reputation as Abu Dhabi’s most alluring urban hub, with 8 new dining concepts, adding to previously announced venues including Zuma, set to complement Emporio Armani Caffe, Almaz by Momo, Caffé Nero and Magnolia Bakery.

Any craving will be catered for by a mixture of licensed and unlicensed venues that will adorn The Galleria’s stunning setting, offering a range of international cuisines by Bentley Bistro & Bar, Café Bateel, Biryani Pot, Nolu’s Downtown, Lemongrass, Carluccio’s,  Burger Fuel and Taqado.

Developed by Gulf Related and Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI), The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is a 33,000 square meter (355,000sq. ft) GLA luxury shopping and dining development with a stunning waterfront promenade….. looks like we have to keep an eye on the waistline with all the delights coming our way this year.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship at the 15th Women’s Exhibition

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It’s the time of the year when preparations have begun for the awesome Women’s exhibition we have been enjoying the last few year thanks to Thoraya Al Awadhi, Founder and CEO of Thoraya Al Awadhi Group of Companies.

The realization of a vision comes to life with Women Entrepreneurs, Trailblazers and Industry Supremes coming together in a celebration of ingenuity…. hence this is an ideal platform to participate in the “15th Women’s Exhibition” to be held on October 31 to November 03, 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Zabeel Hall 2.

This year’s 15th Women’s Exhibition will continue in the fashion of the previous 14th Women’s exhibitions, however on a much larger scale, with over 100 stands for exhibitors to showcase their products and services from the region and abroad.

This year’s sector variety is also expanded to include fashion, jewellery, spas and wellness to travel agencies, financial services, medical supplies and health products in addition to many other sectors.

Personally I have enjoyed the exhibitions tremendously and have always commended the work Thoraya does to elevate the women, be they entrepreneurs or women already in business or any organization whose target happens to be women. The ambience is always fun, friendly and you feel like its more a festive atmosphere than an exhibition for visitors, hence the excitement in visitors and exhibitors returning year after year.

Registrations and bookings of exhibition stands are now officially open. For more information about this event and past events please visit www.thorayagroup.com or write to info@thorayagroup.com

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Culinary diversity at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island - promenade shereen

 Just when I mentally told myself I will be on diet for the next 3 months, it gets thwarted  by news of amazing new dining options – all I can say is I’m glad its in Abu Dhabi so to some extent, the calories will be burnt in travel should I stumble towards Al Maryah Island in the next few weeks.

 Set to open in the coming weeks, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s new luxury retail and dining destination, will not only feature an unrivalled collection of designer labels and luxury brands but also the finest cuisines and some of the world’s most acclaimed dining concepts. Thirteen gourmet outlets that will bring the culinary diversity in Abu Dhabi to a new level are set to impress even the most sophisticated palates.

The Galleria is establishing a reputation as Abu Dhabi’s most alluring urban hub, with 8 new dining concepts, adding to previously announced venues including Zuma, set to complement Emporio Armani Caffe, Almaz by Momo, Caffé Nero and Magnolia Bakery.

Any craving will be catered for by a mixture of licensed and unlicensed venues that will adorn The Galleria’s stunning setting, offering a range of international cuisines by Bentley Bistro & Bar, Café Bateel, Biryani Pot, Nolu’s Downtown, Lemongrass, Carluccio’s,  Burger Fuel and Taqado.

Developed by Gulf Related and Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI), The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is a 33,000 square meter (355,000sq. ft) GLA luxury shopping and dining development with a stunning waterfront promenade….. looks like we have to keep an eye on the waistline with all the delights coming our way this year.

Intensive Camera Workshops by Icon Art Production

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It was a long time ago I did a camera workshop with Icon Art Production but it feels like yesterday. When I received the workshop details from the trainer a couple of days ago, I felt I had to put it online to share with others what the workshop is all about as I learned more than I thought I would and  it turned out to be one of the best weekends I had. I treasure the knowledge I gained from Zakir the trainer who is an amazing teacher.

Following the success of the past camera workshops, an Initiative of Icon Art Production, photography enthusiasts, film makers, cameramen, screen writers and individuals have now the opportunity to get hands on training on latest cameras with well experienced team of cameramen, sound assistant as well as have an Executive Producer and director to guide and share their experiences, demonstrate technique and methods to make short films and documentary Films.

The workshop, held this weekend on the 23rd and 24th of August, provides practical training on 12 professional cameras Handy cam, Sony PD-170, Sony DSR 450, Canon 5D Mark II and 5DMark III, 7D Mark II, Sony EX3, Sony PMW F3, Sony PMW 350,Arri Alexa Plus, Red Epic, Black magic cinema camera. The cameras used in the workshop as kits value ranging from Dhs. 20,000/- to 500,000/-.

This Workshop is designed for anyone with a passion to pursue his or her career in Filmmaking or Videography/cinematography with no age limit and experience.

To ensure participants get full benefit, only 2-3 People will work on each camera as they get training hands on training for all Levels of Cameras. Focusing – Film, Documentary, TV Program, Corporate and editorial. The course also focuses on the basics of Light Control, Under Water and several necessary tools Technical and legal guidelines to produce your own film.

The workshop Topics cover:

  • Camera Features & Technical aspects of cameras
  • Cameras Influence on films, Story and its Budget.
  • Shooting Methods and 50 types of Shot by Shot Guideline.
  • Various Cameras Show reels.
  • Under Water Kits and Shoulder Mounts, Tracks and other grips
  • Structure and job responsibilities of the camera.
  • Cost Analysis for small, medium and large Production
  • Dos & Don’ts in Shooting and Post Productions.

After completing this workshop, students will be able to identify which camera is best for which production, know the right techniques and methods and easily identify the budgets etc. when producing a short film.

The workshop targets Filmmakers, cameramen, screenwriter or individuals, producers, directors and Individuals who are Looking for hands on experience & understanding of overall cameras & production to record family/personal videos. The cost for the workshop is Dhs. 2,500/-

Workshop Venue

Icon Art Production

Al Thuraya Tower, M Floor Office no 27-28

Email:workshop@iconartproduction.com

Tel: +971 04 3515511

For Further Details Contact

Registration : Mr. Adeel Mustafa

Technical : Mr. Zak – 050 7845135

Personal Benefits: Any one wants to shoot their personal video / Events / functions / sports etc.

Media Students:  They will learn to understand all types of cameras existing in the industry and It’s a first step in film making career.

Professional Benefits: Journalists can do video interviews and promote webcast online.

Photographers: Photographers can upgrade their skills by learning 8 different cameras and it could be a additional income to their profession.

Film Industry: Workshop will help all levels of Filmmakers, Cameramen, Producers, directors, Production Managers and screen writers to understand like cameras RED Epic & Arri Alexa & Many more used in movies of Bollywood and Hollywood.

Testimonials: Below is a link to testimonials from a previous workshop Testimonial that had students from different industries with zero knowledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jvi1_d5YmA&list=TLiRJ662-6a_k