RAK Mall to host a Food Fiesta with cooking competitions

Visitors to sample a wide variety of dishes from food counters and win exciting prizes

RAK, UAE: RAK Mall will be hosting a fun filled Food Fiesta from the 24th of November to the 4th of December 2022, with exotic culinary experiences, delicious food sampling, family friendly activities.

The food fiesta commences on 24thNovember with cooking competitions on the 25th, 26th and 27th November concluding with a raffle draw for the Dine and Win competition on the 7th of December 2022.

RAK Mall will offer 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 one AED 5,000/- Laka Mall Gift Voucher followed by consolation prizes.


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. RAK Mall places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Silicon Central Mall solar carport ready to generate 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually

Silicon Central brings SirajPower on board for solar carport

UAE, Dubai: Line Investments & Property LLC, the shopping mall and management division of Lulu Group announces the launch of 1MWp solar carport and 4 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations at Silicon Central, installed early this year by SirajPower, the UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider as part of the mall’s sustainability initiative.

The solar carport project covers 5,500 sqm and will produce 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 1,205 metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to nearly 20,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years. The  brand-new Silicon Central boasts a GLA of 80,000 sqm of retail, F&B, and cinemas, including a 9,000 sqm Lulu Hypermarket and department store spanning 7,800sqm totaling 16,800 sqm.

Salim M.A., Director of Lulu Group International, said: With thesolar carport as an environmentally friendly project at Silicon central, we are committed towards a healthy and sustainable future and fully support the region’s vision to mitigate carbon emissions to create a more sustainable economy.The solar plant system is a testimony to our commitment to sustainable development and to reducing its carbon footprint, in line with Dubai’s vision to transform into a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.”

Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said “Congratulations to Lulu Group’s Dubai Silicon Central Hypermarket on this significant step towards Net Zero Emissions. SirajPower is honored to support a multinational conglomerate such as Lulu Group in its net positive sustainability strategy and we look forward to operating and maintaining the solar carport for many years to come. This solar project, which is in line with the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy, reaffirms our commitment to empowering businesses in making the green transition to renewable energy and to supporting them in reducing their environmental impact through innovative and cost-effective solar solutions.” 

“This initiative will help us transition to clean energy via our innovative solar carport solution and we will continue working towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy savings and electrical charging stations in the car-parking area,” added Salim.

Other than providing energy for the day-to-day operations of the Lulu Group’s Dubai Silicon Central Mall, the Dubai Silicon Central Mall’s Solar Carport will also provide shaded car parking for cars alongside charging slots for electric cars. The facility will help reduce the mall’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Catch the latest sports action at Sumo Sushi & Bento with a specially curated menu for sports fans

Dubai, UAE: As the weather gets better to be outdoors, Sumo Sushi & Bento has announced a number of special packages and culinary offerings by showcasing the sports season at their casual dining destination.

Sumo Sushi & Bento will serve a host of special culinary packages while patrons enjoy a host of sporting action including live football on screen at Town Centre Jumeirah.

The Town centre outlet will show games on a large screen, providing the ultimate viewer experience in an inviting atmosphere ideal for all guests as they enjoy a curated meal for only AED 95/-.  This includes a selection of 2 Appetizers, Classic Bento and a choice of Soda or single serve Iced Tea.

Guests can choose 2 appetizers from Rock n Rolls Shrimp, Chicken Gyoza, Harumaki, Edamame, or Salted Prawn Tempura. They can select a Bento dish from a choice of Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Katsu, Beef Teriyaki, Chili Prawn or Garlic Prawn. The offer is available for dine-in at Town Centre Jumeirah.

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 offers are available from 11am to 11pm at all Sumo Sushi & Bento outlets.

For Booking: Visit https://sumosushibento.com or call 800-7866(SUMO)

RAK Mall to host interactive pet zoo

Pet lovers can interact and engage with a variety of animals hosted at the indoor petting zoo

RAK, UAE: Visitors to RAK Mall can interact with flurry friends and cute lovable animals at the petting zoo hosted in the mall from the 11th to 13th November and 18th to 20th November 2022 from 4pm to 9pm and have the opportunity to learn about the need for compassion towards other living beings.

The children can hold and feed the animals and hopefully grow up with a huge respect and love for all creatures great and small. The harmless pets are regularly shampooed, blow dryed and veterinarian checked.

The Animals in the pet zoo include African spurred tortoises, baby tortoises, red footed tortoises, python snake, king and corn snakes as well as budgies. Visitors can also meet mummy and baby rabbits, cinnicot snowflake hedgehogs, Indian ring-necked parrot, a green iguana, guineapigs, ducks and ducklings, a white rat, a baby goat, hamsters plus south american blue and gold Macaw parrot.

RAK MALL places great emphasis on safety measures regarding COVID-19, ensuring the public areas remain a safe place to shop and dine in.

Viktor Axelsen enthralls fans at Silicon Central Mall

Badminton world champion and Brand Ambassador of Yonex visited Silicon Central to meet and greet  the fans and signed autographs.

UAE, Dubai: Viktor Axelsen, Danish badminton world champion and Brand Ambassador of Yonex, the world leader in Golf, Tennis and Badminton equipment visited Silicon Central, Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination to meet and greet  the fans, sign autographs and have play off with the Badminton Players on 12th November.

The event, which is part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 was held in collaboration with the UAE Badminton Federation and Dubai Sports Council  with different Badminton Groups and organizations attending. 

Viktor took the opportunity to promote Badminton as a sport, an active lifestyle and promoted the Yonex Badminton equipment in Dubai which is exclusively available across all Lulu Hypermarkets in the UAE.  

Silicon central is the first-ever mall visit in Dubai of Viktor Axelsen. 

Viktor Axelsen to visit Silicon Central Mall

Danish Badminton World Champion and Brand Ambassador of Yonex will visit  Silicon Central to meet and greet the fans and do a autograph signing on Saturday at 4pm

UAE, Dubai: In line with Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30, Viktor Axelsen, 2022 World Champion and 2020 Olympic Champion and Brand Ambassador of Yonex, the world leader in Golf, Tennis and Badminton equipment will visit Lulu Hypermarket at Silicon Central, Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination to meet and greet  the fans, sign autographs and have play off with the Badminton Players on Saturday, 12th November from 4pm till 7pm.

The event, which is part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge is held in collaboration with the UAE Badminton Federation and Dubai Sports Council  with different Badminton Groups and organizations attending. Viktor will be promoting an active lifestyle, badminton and the Yonex Badminton equipment which is exclusively available across all Lulu Hypermarkets in the UAE.

Silicon central is the first-ever mall visit in Dubai of Viktor Axelson and he will be accompanied by Mr. Salim MA, Lulu Group Director, Ms. Nora, President, UAE Badminton Federation and Mr. Ahmad, Director of Events  at Dubai Sports Council.

Silicon Central is 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.

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 https://sumosushibento.com, download the Sumo Sushi App or call 800-7866(SUMO)

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.

https://forms.gle/p7mrsySSdjJw5EmD7

Sumo Sushi & Bento conducts beach cleanup with Dubai Municipality

Caption: Sumo Sushi & Bento staff with Dubai Municipality at the beach cleanup campaign at Palm Deira Beach.

Beach Cleanup Campaign saw 130 team members from Sumo Sushi & Bento taking part at Palm Deira Beach

USumo Sushi & Bento, the originator of family friendly sushi dining in the region partnered with Dubai Municipality today in a beach cleanup campaign at Palm Deira Beach.

The Beach Cleanup Campaign saw 130 team members from Sumo Sushi & Bento taking part in the initiative to foster awareness, reflecting the team’s commitment to environmental conservation and protection of Dubai’s coastline.

Ms. Julianne Holt-Kailihiwa, CEO, Sumo International Inc. LLC,said,The beach cleanup campaign brought over 130 of our staff together, reflecting the remarkable level of environmental commitment our team has towards the environment. As a company we hope to continue supporting our recycling programs and help raise awareness of improved waste management practices. We are proud to participate in such campaigns and contribute to improving the biodiversity of the UAE.”

Sumo Sushi & Bento looks forward to cooperating with the local government authorities and the community in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to spread awareness and encourage more people to care about protecting and preserving the future environment.