Colors for Peace exhibition opens at Silicon Central

Artissima Art Agency displays drawings from 135 countries across five continents.

Dubai, UAE: The global Colors for Peace’ exhibition that showcases the drawings of 4-11 years old children from 135 nations representing 5 continents opens at Silicon Central, Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination as part of the mall’s Ramadan programme.

Colors for Peace Association, founded in 2015 in support of the National Peace Park of Sant’Anna di Stazzema, is a non-profit association that promotes children’s art internationally to reduce cultural, social and economic distances between rich and poor countries.

The aim of the exhibition is for “the adult of tomorrow” to become the conscious bearer of a universal culture of peace, rejecting any logic of war and division of people. In pursuing its goals, Colors for Peace is faithful to the values of equality, respect for the neighbor, solidarity and justice.

The event was attended by Dr. Humaid Mohamed Redha Alansari, Art Patron & Legal Advocate, Dr. Robert Noriega, Art Patron & Diplomat from Venezuela, K P Thamban, Regional Director, Lulu Group International and Marcello Larizza, General Manager of Silicon Central.

Dr. Humaid Mohamed Redha Alansari, Art Patron & Legal Advocate said, “It is a pleasure to be part of this event and witness the work of children who are our future as we have to pay attention to the messages of peace they put forward so they can look forward to a world that advocates the values of this exhibition.”

Mr. Salim MA, Director Lulu Group said, “Ramadan is the perfect time to host this exhibition as it sends the powerful message of peace to the world.  We hope you enjoy the exhibition and reflect on the messages of peace in the drawings. For Ramadan, our events team have curated events and activities to create memorable moments for shoppers at the mall.”

Aurela Cuku, Vice President of Colors for Peace said, “Having our Colors for Peace exhibition that sends the message of Peace from all over the world is ideal for Ramadan which promotes the same values. Our mission is to shape the adults of tomorrow and inspire the adults of today in the universal culture of Peace, through art, hope, and solidarity.”

Children visiting Silicon Central will have a chance to draw about peace and submit it to customer service and three artworks will be selected at the end of the exhibition to be showcased in other countries. The Peace for children project, Colors for Peace has the High Patronage of the Tuscan Regional Council, the Tuscan Student Parliament and the European Parliament.

The Deck Long Table in voco Dubai The Palm to host Michelin Star Chefs, Miguel Angel de la Cruz and Fernando del Cerro

Provacuno, premium sustainable beef from Spain to feature in specially curated menu

Dubai, UAE: The Deck, a vibrant environment friendly beachfront dining restaurant at the voco Dubai The Palm on West Beach, Palm Jumeirah welcomes Michelin Star Chefs serving dishes with Provacuno, premium sustainable beef from Spain for only two nights on Tuesday and Wednesday,   14th and 15th of March 2023.

Social dining is at the heart of the experience at The Deck for people looking for a place to unwind and have fun and Provacuno Chefs have curated a special menu with tapas and three glasses of paired house beverages at AED 199/- per person.

Serving on The deck long table will be Chef Miguel Angel de la Cruz who has One Michelin Star, One Green Star and Chef Fernando del Cerro who comes with one Michelin Star.

The picturesque beachfront dining venue, The Deck is the perfect place where patrons can be themselves in a laid back, chilled environment with friends and family as the sun sets over the horizon while they enjoy the specially curated menu next week. Enjoy The Deck’s exquisite vibe while listening to tunes curated by music expert Big Rossi and the sound of the waves for entertainment,

Celebrate Sakura with Sumo Sushi & Bento

Enjoy the Cherry blossom festival at Sumo Sushi & Bento with delectable dishes

Dubai, UAE: Sumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region is celebrating Japan’s famous cherry blossom festival season with delicious dishes and will emulate the tradition of Sakura viewers celebrating the season by eating, drinking and coming together to welcome the beginning of Spring.

To mark the Sakura cherry blossom festival, Sumo Sushi & Bento is launching a new sumo signature item ‘Gozen Samurai’ (lady Samurai) inspired by Gozen, also known as the female warrior samurai. The dish is promoted on Women’s Day on 8th March and 21st March on Mother’s Day as an exclusive Sumo Mobile app campaign.

Sumo Sushi & Bento diners can also enjoy similar dishes that are popular in the Sakura season right here in the UAE. The dishes include Sakura Roll, Inari Sushi, Futo Maki, Mochi, Wagyu Steak Roll, Chirashi Bento and a drink called Pink.

Additionally, female mobile app members can save by getting a classic bento at 25% off when they buy the Gozen Samurai dish from March 8th to the 21st for Dine-in, takeaway and delivery orders.

Jerome Mortel, COO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,We are delighted to present dishes inspired by the Japanese custom of flower viewing known as hanami  just in time for Cherry Blossom season and we are excited to introduce a new dish to celebrate the ladies and mothers since the season coincides with Women’s Day and Mother’s Day We hope to keep  our diners engaged by tempting them with new innovative dishes to celebrate the different festivals and milestones in their life.”

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)

RAK Mall reveals International Women’s Day Activations

Pop up market, art display, free nail services offered along with discounts, special offers and activities

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Iconic shopping destination, RAK Mall is all geared up to celebrate International Women’s Day with special discounts, offers and activities.

RAK Mall will have a pop-up market with Free Nail Services from Nail Touch Spa and various fashion, beauty, jewelry, wellness, and lifestyle pop up stores and will run on March 8th, 3pm to 9pm. It complements the mall’s existing shopping, entertainment, and female friendly experiences.

Shoppers can also learn from the Emirates Cancer Society and get to know the inspirational and talented women from various walks of life as they honor and support each other as one community.

In addition, Artist, Ms. Hamama Youssef Saleh will display paintings and her skills on Sand Art about UAE history.

Digital Transformation Jordan gathers key digital transformation stakeholders and game changers leading the digital evolution in Jordan

Amman, Jordan: The 3rd Digital Transformation Jordan Conference was inaugurated today by H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al Hanandeh Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in Amman to explore the use of Advanced next-gen technology and global trends for the country’s future digital transformation at The Ritz Carlton Hotel & Residences, Amman, Jordan.

Held under the endorsement of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the two-day Conference will be attended by Jordan’s senior government decision makers, industry leaders, leading international technology consultants and digital experts sharing their experience and knowledge to help drive digital transformation forward via technical workshops, fireside chats and interactive roundtable discussions.

This event also discussed the latest developments and best practices to improve operational efficiency to help transform Jordan’s digital society and economy through digital transformation.

Exceptional Experiences

Celebrate the season of togetherness this Holy Month of Ramadan at Shangri-La Dubai

Shereen Shabnam

This March, Shangri-La Dubai has a host of exciting promotions for residents and visitors, in particular for the Ramadan season. The hotel offers a glimpse of the iconic skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road and has spectacular rooms, from one-bedroom suites with spacious living areas to two- or three-bedroom apartments for larger families, equipped with a relaxing living space that suits everyone’s needs.

Each room at the hotel provides guests with the best views of the city from the Burj Khalifa to the Arabian Sea, allowing guests to really view Dubai for what it is, a blend of history and modernity. The hotel has one of the best rooftop pools in the city with the best views of the Burj Khalifa, which is beautifully framed by palm trees creating the ultimate photo opportunity.

During Ramadan, Shangri-La Dubai invites guests to experience the holy month of Ramadan in the relaxed, family-friendly setting of Dunes Café or enjoy Suhoor under the stars at ikandy ultralounge.

At Dunes Café, savour an array of Turkish highlights prepared by guest chefs from Shangri-la Bosphorus, Istanbul as the culinary team take you on a gastronomic journey to the Heart of Bosphorus. Try authentic dishes originated from different regions of Turkey, an exciting assortment of mezzeh, mains and irresistible desserts will be served in Dunes Café’s Iftar buffet. From sunset onwards, guests may enjoy an array of Turkish delicacies with a hint of Arabic favorites including traditional Ramadan beverages, as well as a delectable variety of sweets and desserts for AED 250 per person.

For those who choose to come later in the evening, ikandy ultralounge offers a beautiful setting around the poolside, with spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa. Guests can delight in a bespoke suhoor set menu with a selection of delicious bites, traditional beverages and an option to add shisha until 2:00 am.

The hotel also offers some of the finest Asian cuisine with traditional Chinese food at Shang Palace, the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotels worldwide and authentic Vietnamese food at Hoi An. Both venues have a welcoming and relaxing dining ambience.

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai embraces the principles of vitality, fitness and beauty as the key to achieving inner balance and well-being. It draws inspiration from the legendary Shangri-La, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Catering to both ladies and gents, CHI, The Spa is the perfect place to unwind with relaxing and rejuvenating treatments to benefit whatever the guest desires.

During Ramadan, it is the perfect place for balancing your inner chi and restoring equilibrium throughout your entire body as guests can indulge in CHI’s ancient healing philosophies and rituals, to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind.  

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai is in close proximity to the Dubai Mall which features the largest indoor aquarium, as well as KidZania, an expansive indoor playground. Just five minutes from the hotel, City Walk is a prime destination for dining, shopping and leisure.

For more information on Shangri-La Dubai’s Iftar and Suhoor offers or to make a reservation, please contact restaurant reservations at +971 4 405 2703 or email

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