Romanovamakeup debuts at Beautyworld Middle East

Olga Romanova

Founder, Olga Romanova will share results of her inspirational journey and showcase her versatile makeup products and accessories

Dubai, UAE: Leading beauty brand, Romanovamakeup is set to introduce a wide range of beauty products and accessories at the upcoming Beautyworld Middle East at DWTC, the largest beauty trade fair in the region from 31 October to 2 November 2022.

Established over two decades ago, Romanovamakeup was conceptualised by Olga Romanova, whose passion led her to become the first makeup artist in the country to introduce a signature brand of cosmetics with exceptional cruelty free ingredients that suits skin types of users from all over the world.

With core values that help cosmetic users’ express individuality as they enhance their natural beauty, Romanovamakeup products are thoughtfully designed for discerning individuals and professional makeup artists who use versatile and multifunctional accessories and colours to create flawless looks.

In addition to makeup products, Romanovamakeup supports users with high quality multifunctional brush kit complete with stylish practical makeup bags, pencil sharpeners, eyelashes and updates on new looks and products via their social media channels.

Olga Romanova, Founder of Romanovamakeup said, “I am delighted to have a presence in the region to bring the best products for both the local and international audience. We offer a wide range of high-end cosmetic products that are easy to use and is suitable for all skin tones and skin types, perfect for the different nationalities living in the UAE. As a makeup artist, my goal is to ensure our products highlight the natural features of cosmetic users, so they feel confident in their skin. Our mission is to improve and simplify women’s beauty routines.”

Romanovamakeup will be showcasing their products near the entrance of Hall 4  at DWTC, C1-D24, Concourse 1 during the Beautyworld Middle East from 31 October to 2 November 2022.

Enjoy favourite dishes from the past at Sumo Sushi & Bento

Weekly specials of old favourites and best-selling dishes of the past set to entice Japanese food connoisseurs of all ages

Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region has curated special surprise offers with the return of an old-time favourite dish every week that was either a best seller or most popular dish in the past and the dish gets revealed only at the beginning of each week.

Featuring the finest Japanese cuisine and fun activities that caters to all age groups and suits different taste buds, Japanese food connoisseurs at Sumo Sushi & Bento can indulge in customized sushi sandwiches, poke bowls, Bento boxes and other Japanese specialty rolls.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,The old-time favourites weekly offers has had an overwhelming response and we find our regular patrons looking out for what the surprise dish is during the week. To ensure no one misses out, the offers are valid both for dine in and take-out orders. The top dishes of the past are offered at an affordable rate to ensure those who enjoyed it in the past can indulge in their favourite dish with friends and family.”

For regular patrons,Sumo Mobile App is a most simple and convenient way to earn loyalty points. Collect Kenji Coins for every order and redeem them for FREE food and drinks (1 AED= 1 Kenji Coin). You can redeem the rewards without any minimum spend. Enjoy!

The special offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets. For Booking, visit, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

Lulu Mall Fujairah announces Food Fiesta Campaign

Campaign to feature cooking competitions, food counters and exciting prizes for winners

Dubai, UAE: If you enjoy fiestas, especially ones that combine exotic culinary experiences, delicious food sampling and family friendly activities, then head to Lulu Mall Fujairah’s Food Fiesta held from the 26th of October to 24th of November 2022, a 30-day campaign with 18 Days of cross promotion campaign with LuLu Hypermarket.

Lulu Mall Fujairah is always looking for ways to create family-friendly entertainment and experiences and the food fiesta will bring people together to celebrate and enjoy an outing with friends and families trying out different cuisines at food counters and watching the exciting cooking competition live at the mall.

For the ‘Dine and Win’ campaign customers can spend a minimum of AED 50 at any F&B store to register for the raffle draw at the Mall Information Counter and obtain an e-coupon by SMS for draws to win prizes. One grand prize winner will be selected using an Electronic Voucher System after the Campaign duration and will be awarded with a AED 10,000/- Laka Mall Gift Voucher.

There will be five consolation prize winners who will be selected using the Electronic Voucher System and will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka Mall Gift Vouchers each and hence there will be six winners in 12 Days.

To be part of the Cooking Competition held from the 4th to 6th November, interested participants can get themselves registered from the 26th of October for the Cooking Competition which has three categories – Starters, Main Courses and desserts.

Three 1st Prize Winners will be selected and awarded with AED 2,000/- Laka gift voucher each while the three 2nd Prize Winners will be awarded with AED 1,000/- Laka gift vouchers each. All the Winners will be selected by Senior LuLu Chefs.

In addition, there will be a Lulu cross Promotion with special Discount Coupons of selected F&B stores given to Customers when they spend a minimum of AED 200 from LuLu Hypermarket and LuLu Department Store.

The Food Street part of the campaign features a variety of Food Counters consisting of mainly Street Food of various Cuisines, arranged in the food court to cater the Mall customers. This includes food Counters for Barbeque, Grilled and Roasted Foods at the food court.

The festivities and ambience at the Food Fiesta will offer a fun day out for foodies and they will not need to travel far to enjoy authentic food from all around the world. Lulu Mall Fujairah places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) supports the Kuwait Digital Transformation Conference on driving the nation towards digitization in line with Kuwait’s Vision 2035

·      Conference to host an exhibition of the latest technologies and solutions

·      Investment in Kuwait’s ICT market is expected to reach 10B USD by 2024

Kuwait – October 2022: Under the sponsorship of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT); the Kuwait Digital Transformation Conference takes place from the 2nd to the 3rd of November 2022, which aims to provide a national platform for Kuwait’s digitalization stakeholders and ICT experts, game changers, and leading international solution providers and consultants to discuss the latest plans and innovations in the country’s digital transformation journey, global best practices, and innovative solutions to overcome challenges faced in achieving a successful and secure digitalization.

With the participation of more than 250 IT executives and specialists, the two-day high-level international conference is set to address key advances and pressing challenges in Kuwait’s digital transformation journey through a series of insightful presentations and panel discussions from some of the Kuwait’s industry leaders.

Working to consolidate public and private sector efforts to achieve the “Kuwait Vision 2035”, there is a rise in investment in Kuwait’s ICT market which is expected to reach 10B USD by 2024 (Global Data). With access to accurate data, easier and timely communication, efficient services, informed decision making, digitalization can transform how governments and companies run their operations and services.

Haya Alwadani, Director General, Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) said, “Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology assumes many responsibilities; most notably, overseeing all IT projects and the mechanisms for pushing forward their development within the government sector, in addition to implementing and activating the e-government project across all government agencies, as well as managing the official electronic portal for the state of Kuwait. With a view to formulating a strategic framework for Kuwait’s digital transformation that keeps pace with the progress of digital transformation globally.”

“Conferences like Digital Transformation Kuwait gives great insights into realities and challenges, which positively reflects on improving the delivery of digital government services and contributes to upgrading of their levels, in order to enhance the efficiency of government performance. CAIT also plays a key role in enabling government entities to migrate to the cloud, powering the country’s digital transformation through training IT talent within the public sector, noting that the training component is one of the main tasks that CAIT undertakes through developing Integrated training programs, which enhances the skills of national competencies and supports building a balanced digital culture associated with sustainability in its mechanisms.” She added.

Ooredoo business, the trusted technology partner for business solutions will participate in the “Digital Transformation Kuwait Conference” as a headline sponsor. On this occasion Essa Al-Moosa, Executive Director of Business and Consumer Sales at Ooredoo Kuwait in a statement said “This sponsorship comes with Ooredoo’s strategy of being a leader in digital transformation. At Ooredoo, we aspire to continuously create products and services to enrich the digital transformation journey of our customers. Our efforts go in line with Kuwait’s 2035 vision “New Kuwait” that aims at strengthening the country’s digital infrastructure and achieving digital transformation.

Al- Moosa added, “We continuously aim to enrich people’s digital lives and keep them connected in this Digital era through the latest connectivity and security innovative solutions that provides businesses with more opportunities to accelerate their digitalization process of their business with the highest levels of security and the latest technologies through cloud and cyber security services. Ooredoo business will continue to provide the best distinguished digital services for companies to enrich their digital lives and enable them to keep pace with the acceleration occurring in the digital transformation.

Badih Hakim, SAP Managing Director for Kuwait, said, “SAP’s role as Government Digital Transformation Partner for this conference is aligned with our commitment to support Kuwaiti organizations to become intelligent enterprises that consistently apply advanced technologies within agile, integrated business processes. The conference enables us to highlight SAP’s comprehensive range of digital solutions that address the main challenges businesses face today, namely, building resilient supply chains, creating sustainable enterprises, and transforming in the cloud. Cloud transformation is particularly important in Kuwait as, in line with Vision 2025, businesses are increasingly keen to embrace cloud solutions at speed. RISE with SAP enables them to accelerate their journey, regardless of size or starting point.”

Supporting government digital transformation initiatives, the conference key themes will highlight updates on Kuwait 2035 Vision and national digital transformation plan, driving the country’s plan to transform into a digital society and economy, driving government performance through digital transformation, building a robust cyber security infrastructure to prevent attacks and protect digital assets.

Themes also include Digital transformation in the banking and financial sector, adopting advanced analytics to improve decision making, utilizing cloud computing to improve storage capacity and efficiency, improving healthcare through e-health and remote healthcare services and building Kuwait’s national digital capacity and ICT skills.

The event will be attended by experts working in areas of Information Technology, Digital and e-Transformation, Technology Innovation, Digital Research and Development, Smart and e-Services, Data Management and Analysis, Data Science, Cloud and Data Storage, New Technologies, HR & Shared Services, Operations, Customer Experience and Service Excellence and Quality.

The conference will have high profile attendees from different sectors including Ministries and Government Authorities, National Cyber Security Centers, Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Telecom and Aviation and enhanced networking opportunities with stakeholders.

More than 25 experts from several ministries and industries will brainstorm on new ideas and discuss the roadmap for the future of digital transformation of the country to over 250 attendees at the conference.

This event is bringing experts together with digital solution providers to discuss the latest developments and best practices for digital transformation to improve operational efficiency. It will help industries involved to get access to key digital transformation stakeholders of ongoing and upcoming projects in Kuwait and get insights into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

Celebrate Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’ at Silicon Central

Mall to host activities and exciting experiences for a memorable Diwali

Silicon Central, Dubai’s new lifestyle destination will ignite the spirit of Diwali, the festival of lights with a host of activities, mall deco, festive retailers offers and live entertainment this year from the 20th to the 25th of October 2022

No celebration is complete without dance, music and food. There will be roaming entertainment for mall visitors to enjoy from the 21st to 23rd of October featuring 20-minute traditional performances by six artists of drummers and dancers between 5pm – 8pm

For those seeking Instagram worthy images to share, check out Diwali themed décor at the mall atrium, food court and in front of Lulu Hypermarket. Silicon Central followers can head to the mall and click a selfie with any of the Diwali setups in the mall and win Diwali Sweets from Lulu Hypermarket.

Mr. Salim MA, Director Lulu Group said, “Diwali, the festival of lights is a special celebration for the Indian community. To capture the joyful spirit of the festival, we have a lineup of fun activities, cheerful festive decor to capture memories with friends and family, live cultural entertainment and amazing festive deals to enjoy at Silicon Central.” Silicon Central is considered a new landmark in Dubai, strategically positioned 12 km from the city-centre and 15 km from Dubai Airport in Dubai Silicon Oasis, the first eco sustainable district in Dubai focused on low carbon footprint, AI, and technology. Silicon Central is conveniently located near the Dubai Al Ain Road where more than 350.000 cars pass by every day and it aims to offer a host of new retail outlets to the nearby community of 400.000 people as well as students attending the universities in Academic City. The mall will have a grand opening mid-November 2022

T3 Leadership Program launched for Young Leaders in the Middle East

Organized by UAE-IL tech zone, Taglit Birthright Israel Excel & Taglit Young Executive Forum, and partnered with the Aviram Foundation, the program aims to form strong personal and professional ties for future collaborations.

The UAE-IL tech zone, Taglit Birthright Israel Excel & the Taglit Young Executive Forum announced the launch of the T3 Leadership Program for Young Leaders in the Middle East aimed to merge various levels of knowledge and know-how between UAE, Israel, and Jewish communities abroad towards a common goal of creating the leaders of a new Middle East that see participants sharing their cultures and ecosystem knowledge to develop strong ties for future collaborations.

The program, partnered with the Aviram Foundation, will launch on November 20th, 2022, with four virtual meetings over one month, followed by a physical Summit in the UAE in January 2023.

The T3 program brings together a group of 40 young promising execs aged between 28 to 35 from the Global Birthright Excel alumni community & Young Executive communities Israel and the UAE, sharing their cultures and ecosystem knowledge to develop strong ties for future collaborations following the Abraham Accords, using tech as a vector.

We are excited to bring this initiative to life and offer our Birthright Israel Excel alumni global community and the Taglit Young Executive Forum members a platform to deepen personal relationships with other alumni as well as young business leaders from the United Arab Emirates, learn about their culture, and explore opportunities to collaborate. We feel grateful to have the Aviram Foundation’s support and partnership allowing this program to happen.” Said Gidi Mark, CEO of Birthright Israel.

The aim of the program is to create and maintain a layer of strong young leaders unified to nurture long-lasting and sustainable relationships in the region through education, cultural exchange, and diplomacy and turning it into a true success story for generations to come by addressing regional challenges using technology, business, and cultural collaborations,” said Noa Gastfreund, co-founder of UAE-IL tech zone who is producing the event alongside Israeli entrepreneur, Yarden Shalmor. Shalmor has spent the last two years in the UAE, connecting a generation of new leaders and technologies across both markets.

An ongoing follow-up will be ensured with the groups, while the second cohort of participants will be selected for the year after. Ultimately, the T3 alumni network will gather year after year in both countries to share their work and garner cutting-edge ideas and ties to keep building the strong Middle East.

The program is allowed through the support of the Aviram Foundation, whose founder Ziv Aviram represents Israel’s biggest IPO to date, selling the company he co-founded, Mobileye, for $15.3B. Co-founder and Co-chairman of one of Israel’s health tech unicorns, OrCam, since 2021, Aviram set up the Aviram Foundation with his four children. The foundation reflects the family’s worldview and values – a combination of innovation, social involvement, and providing opportunities to improve the daily reality of the citizens of Israel and the Middle East; these days and in the future.

We founded our family foundation with a sense of duty and commitment to leverage people ventures and solutions that have the power to change our day-to-day reality by providing professional, educational, and financial resources. We see the T3 Leadership program as a great opportunity to form a strong community of young managers that will deliver the change and create a bridge of peace in the MENA region through the business world”. Said Ziv Aviram, Founder & President of the Aviram Foundation.

Usually based on a bilateral format, Birthright Excel, the Taglit Young Executive Forum and UAE-IL tech zone decided to partner on what is now becoming a true vector of peace: a triangular exchange allying the Global Excel and Young Executive Forum communities, the UAE and Israel.

“We are bringing some of the most successful founders and entrepreneurs to address our cohorts as their contribution in the world of tech and diplomacy is the inspiration our region longs for and needs. We are eager to see what will come out of these group collaborations, not only in the program’s context but mostly over the next few decades, as this is truly what we are aiming to achieve here, to create a group of leaders tearing down the usual barriers we were used to in our region” added Noa Gastfreund.

With the historical moment the Middle East is going through, “the door is now open” to merge various levels of knowledge and know-how towards a common goal: creating the leaders of a new Middle East in the making. The one and half hour sessions will see top-tier business leaders from the region addressing participants and sharing valuable experiences and insights.

Applicants can register here until October 24th.