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Tamer Hosny thrills fans at DSF


The Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City witnessed a stampede of thousands of Tamer Hosny’s fans, gathered to watch and hear the renowned singer perform. Donning the Palestinian scarf as a mark of solidarity with the people of Gaza, the singer performed some of his best hits during the four-hour concert with the opening act performed by DJ Cowboy. After the concert, Zahrat Al Khaleej, a popular Arabic magazine, handed Tamer the award for the Best Arabic Singer 2008. 

Tamer Hosny born in Cairo, on August 16, 1977) is an Egyptian singer, actor and composer. He was initially featured on Free Mix mixtapes from Free Music, an Egyptian music production company. His breakthrough single “Habibi Wenta B’eed” gave him success.

Tamer mother is Syrian, but she had lived all her life in Egypt. She brought up Tamer and his elder brother Hossam in the absence of their father, Hosny Sherif. Tamer Hosny grew up with a passion for soccer and played it professionally for nine years, seven years in El Ahly club and two years in El Zamalek club. He was recognized by Mahrous, manager and owner of Free Music. He later on signed a contract with Free Music in 2002. Tamer didn’t debut, as most people believe, with Sherine’s first mixtape. instead he was featured in previous mixtapes, and one of them featured other artists like Khaled Agag and Mohamed Mounir. He graduated from October Six University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.

Hosny starred in the 2003 Egyptian movie, Halet Hobb (A State of Love). The movie featured music by Hosny himself.He produced songs called Aktar Haga Heya Di, Eragly,and Soutek

In 2004, he released his first studio album as a solo artist. Titled Hobb, the album featured the single “Arrab Habibi”. His hit, “Arrab Habibi”, was played on satellite music channels and became popular.

The movie Sayyed El Atfy was released in 2005, and featured 2 songs. “Koll Marra” and “Nour Einy”, both were performed within the movie. The full versions of the songs accompanied the performance in addition to scenes from the movie were made into music videos. They were initially exclusive to Melody Hits channel.

At the end of March 2007, Hosny released his latest album “Ya Bent El-Eih”. The album featured 13 songs, nine of them were stolen and leaked on the internet a week before the official release.

In 2007 Tamer Hosny released an album of Islamic and Ramadan themed songs, called Il Ganna Fe Biotna (Heaven is in our Homes). It was released on 10th September 2007.

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Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa : Dubai Shopping Festival Room On Wheel Offer

Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa offers a very attractive Dubai Shopping Festival Room On Wheel Offer

Offer details: Tower Room Double = AED 1070.00 (US $293.00) per room per night on BB basis + Room On Wheel

Validity: Applicable for all new bookings from 10/01/2009 for all stay within the period 10/01/2009-15/02/2009.

Added Benefits

– Guest gets a self driven car to shop around during the shopping festival with hotel compliments.

(Terms & conditions of Dubai Govt. apply)

Other Terms & Conditions

– Above offer is applicable for double room rates only.
– Above offer is valid for Tower Room only.
– Above offer is valid for all markets except GCC market.
– This is a standalone offer and can not be combined with any other offers, promotions or special rates   and can be withdrawn at any time subject to demand.
–  Last departure date is 16/02/2009.
–  The hotel reserves the rights to impose a stop sell at any time subject to demand.
– It is mandatory to mention “DTCM DSF Room On Wheel Promotion” on the booking request sent to reservations to avail the special rate.
– No rebates at a later stage will be honored.
– Rates must be packaged with an airline seat and ground services for final sale and can not be  distributed as room only rates.
– Rooms can be booked for the above period and room type with no regards to contracted allocation   or release period.
–  Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure will be charged 100% of the full stay.
– Rest all terms and condition as per the contract.

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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Special Rates offer

Hilton Jumeirah offer Special Reduced Rates for Jan – March 2009

Exotic DUbai has organised a very special deal for Hilton Jumerah:

No book a Deluxe Tower Room Single or Double for AED 1155.00 (US $ 306.00)/ per room per night on Bed & Breakfast basis Contact us to book your room now

03rd Pax/Adult = AED 220(US $ 65)/adult/night on BB basis

Deluxe Sea View Room Single or Double for AED 1155 (US $ 306.00 )/room/night on BB basis

03rd Pax/Adult = AED 220 (US $ 65)/adult/night on BB basis Contact us to book your room now

 Validity: Applicable for all new bookings from 10/01/2009 for all stay within the period 10/01/2009 – 22/03/2009. Contact us to book your room now

Other Terms & Conditions

– Not valid in conjunction with any other special offer.
-Rest all terms and condition as per the contract.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel Special offer for DSF 2009

jumairah-beach-hotelJumeirah Dubai Shopping Festival Offer: 2009

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Offer: Ocean Deluxe/View Room Sgl /Dbl= AED 1430 (US $395)/room/night on BB basis

Validity: Applicable for all new bookings from 08/01/2009 for all stay within the period 10/01/2009 – 15/02/2009

Early check – in: 10:00 hrs
Late check – out: 16:00 hrs

Madinat Jumeirah – Mina A’ Salam

Offer: Arabian Deluxe Balcony/Deluxe Room Sgl /Dbl= AED 1430 (US $395)/room/night on BB basis

Validity: Applicable for all new bookings from 08/01/2009 for all stay within the period 10/01/2009 – 15/02/2009

Early check – in: 10:00 hrs
Late check – out: 16:00 hrs

Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Offer: Superior Room Sgl /Dbl= AED 1430 (US $395)/room/night on BB basis

 Validity: Applicable for all new bookings from 08/01/2009 for all stay within the period 19/01/2009 – 15/02/2009

 Other Terms & Conditions

 -Above offer is supported by a FREE SALE.
– The free sale and special offer is strictly on a “sell and report” basis.
– A release period of 04 days – 15:00 Dubai time (GMT +4) is applicable.
– The hotel reserves the right to withdraw the free sale and special offer
   at any time with 24 hours notice.
– The above offer is valid for all markets.
– Child policy, extra bed, extra person and meal supplement as per contract.
– Nights outside this period are subject to availability and normal contracted rates apply.
– This is a standalone offer and cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or special rates.

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Emirates and Visa to offer free Tourist Visas during Dubai Shopping Festival 2010

Emirates and Visa have teamed up to offer one month free Tourist Visas during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) which will begin from January 28-February 28, 2010. Valid for all Emirates destinations that require a Visa for entry into Dubai, the promotion is open to passengers in any class of travel – provided a return ticket is purchased in the UAE with a valid VISA credit, debit or prepaid card and a family member sponsors the stay. Tickets must be booked and paid in the UAE during the two week sale period which already began on January 19, 2010 and will continue till February 1, 2010. The free Visa campaign has been introduced to help families across the Emirate bring their families to Dubai, without paying for Visas.

Khalid bel Jaflah, Vice President Commercial Operations UAE, Emirates’ said, “Partnering with Visa, Emirates has developed another promotion that helps families come together to experience one of Dubai’s most acclaimed and glittering events, DSF. The free Visa promotion takes into account that the cost of Visas which can be a determining factor in whether people can afford to travel or not.”

Jaflah added, “Emirates has been a long term supporter of the Dubai Shopping Festival. DSF highlights the amenities available in Dubai, putting the Emirate on the world stage and attracting huge volumes of visitors each year. We hope that this promotion will encourage even more families to visit Dubai during this festival.”

Commenting on the joint initiative, Kamran Siddiqi, General Manager for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Levant, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Visa said, “We are delighted to partner with Emirates to offer this free Visa promotion to Visa cardholders. As an official sponsor of DSF we are delighted to be able to make it easier for people to experience the shopping festival and extend the benefits of using a Visa card to tourists visiting Dubai during this period.”

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Dubai Shopping Festival from Jan 28

DSF 2010 will begin on January 28 2010 and go on till February 28, similarly next year’s Dubai Summer Surprises 2010 will be held from June 17 to August 7.

The DSF Office has announced Dubai Shopping Festival dates as it presents a preview of DSF 2010 and it new promotion the “Definitely Dubai”  to a global audience at the World Travel Market 2009, which begins on November 9, and goes on till November 12 in London.

While The participation in WTM is part of DSF Office’s efforts in highlighting the upcoming and a landmark 15th edition of DSF, and to promote the festival as one among the world’s leading shopping and family entertainment events to a wider global audience. The DSF Office is participating under the auspices of the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing department (DTCM).

The DSF Office delegation to London comprises of Laila Suhail, CEO of the DSF Office; Abdulla Amiri, Operations and Logistics Manager, and Tracey Shuttlewood, Senior Marketing Coordinator. While DSF 2010 is the main objective of the DSF Office’s participation, Dubai Summer Surprises, and the popular character ‘Modhesh’ will also feature prominently during the four-day event where visitors from around the world are expected to converge.

Laila Suhail, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Shopping Festival Office said, ‘World Travel Market 2009 is the ideal opportunity to showcase the 15th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival that will be a benchmark in the history of the festival. This edition is special in many ways and we are eager to embrace this challenge and highlight the fact that DSF is not just a festival but an event that the world looks forward to. Dubai is a rapidly developing city and DSF 2010 will reflect the changes witnessed by Dubai.’

Suhail also added that announcing dates for DSS 2010 would enable the DSF Office to cooperate with travel partners from around the world in showcasing Dubai as the region’s favoured summer destination.

A record breaking 49,963 travel industry professionals attended WTM 2008. World Travel Market is a business to business exhibition that was initiated to bring together the world’s various destinations on to one platform. The event provides a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade industry to meet, network, negotiate, conduct business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.

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K.K. and Sherya to perform in Dubai for the first time

Popular Indian playback singers, K.K. and Shreya Ghosal are slated to rock crowds at the Global Village Amphitheatre on February 13 as part of DSF 2009 concerts. Titled ‘U, Me Aur Hum’, the concert will begin at 8pm. Tickets are priced at AED 295, AED 150, and AED 100. Entry is free to children below 5 years of age.

Shreya Ghoshal, known as the current princess of playback singing, has won numerous awards and boasts numerous hits to her name. She began singing when she was just 4 years old and as a child, won the All India Light Vocal Music Competition held in New Delhi.

KK or Krishna Kumar, is known for his distinct voice that has endeared him to millions of fans across India, effectively making him the new voice of Bollywood. Starting out with his album ‘Pal’, the title song by the same name was his first hit and an opening into the world of playback singing.

Tickets for this spectacular concert are available at Al Mansoor Video and Choithram Supermarkets. For online bookings please log on to or

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Acclaimed gong-master Don Conreaux to hold exclusive two-day session in DSF

Residents and visitors to Dubai have the unique opportunity to listen to acclaimed gong-master Don Conreaux when he presents the sounds of gongs at Zabeel Park, Area C, on Feb 6 and Feb 7 as part of DSF 2009 activities. The session will begin at 7:30pm and go on for an hour.

Based on the concept of sound healing and therapy, the ‘Gong Bath’ takes listeners into a world of serenity and relaxation through the soothing sounds of gongs. The event will also feature singing bowls, conch shells, flutes, and other sound healing instruments.

For the past 30 years, Don Conreaux has brought the mystical and entertaining sounds of the ancient bronze gong (tam tam), bells, bell bowls, and the spiral sea horn (conch) to millions of listeners around the world. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as performing artist and talk show guest.

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Dubai Hotel Occupancy Up in for DSF

DUBAI – Dubai hotels are getting a boost with occupancy rates on the rise during the 14th Dubai Shopping Festival 2009. 

The DSF annual event, which has become a tourism attraction, was launched on last January 14 and will end on February 15, has been bringing in both domestic and foreign visitors according to hoteliers.

Most leading hotels said they are experiencing an increase in occupancy and reservations.

“The first week of DSF had a rather good effect, we have witnessed a 10 per cent increase in hotel occupancy raising the room occupancy up to 81 per cent,” said Anke Glaessing, executive assistant manager of Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites.

Most leading hotels are offering up to 60 per cent discount for their rooms and up to 20 per cent in top-tier restaurants.  “It’s a busy season, and the great shopping promotions just made it busier in the past week. Several big conferences are coming up and occupancy will increase considerably compared to the pre-DSF period,” said Tom Meyr, regional general manager for Inter Continental Hotel Projects in Dubai Festival City.

Dubai hotels, which have in recent months been suffering from lower occupancy levels amid the slowing global economy, have successfully collaborated with the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to lure back business and leisure tourists, said Meyr.

Aside from hotels, restaurants and tour operators on various DSF locations are also enjoying robust sales.

“The DTCM campaign and our promotions and discounts have really stirred the tourism market.” said Hosni Abdul Hadi, manager of Carlton Towers. 

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Indian Mushaira in DSF

Renowned poets from across India are expected to participate in the 7th Kavi Sammelan (Poets Gathering) and Mushaira gathering as part of Indian Republic Day celebrations. The much anticipated event in Indian literary circles will be held on Thursday, 29th January, 2009, at His Highness Sheikh Rashid Auditorium in the Indian High School. His Excellency Talmiz Ahmad, Ambassador of India in U.A.E, will be the chief guest for the evening

A highlight of cultural events during DSF, Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira has gone from a gathering of literary geniuses to a popular and enjoyable event of a cherished tradition in the Subcontinent.

The following poets are expected to participate in the event: Gulzar Dehlvi, Dr. Nawaz Dewbandi, Charan Singh Basher, Dr. Kalim Qaiser, Dr. Mehdi Jafri, Naeem Akhtar, Sarita Sharma, Ram Prakash Baikhud, Afzal Manglori, Shola Tandvi, Nikhat Amrohvi, Shadab Baidharak, Dr. Kumar Vishvas, Javeed Arshi, Fiza Azmi, and Professor Inayet Alikhan. The event will be conducted by Dr.Mehdi Jafri.

While entry to the gathering is restricted through invitation, the televised event will be viewed across 85 countries.  More information can be had from Syed Salahuddin on 050-6506811.

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Caricaturist puts the smile on people’s faces this DSF

Jorge Raul is as unique as his caricatures. An avid traveller, the professional caricaturist has visited 99 countries and made Dubai his 100th stop to participate in Dubai Shopping Festival 2009. Jorge’s hands have created over 60,000 caricatures since he began sketching in 1975 and the artist is one among the talented participants in this year’s DSF.

Born in Argentina and now settled in Spain, Jorge says interaction with people is the key in street art. “If you are sketching on the street and want people to come and sit for you,   wit and humour are essential. I try to talk to passersby as much as I can and show them my works. A caricature, unlike normal drawings, depicts people in a humorous manner and I’m satisfied of good sketch when I see a smile on people’s faces.”

After years of creative work, Jorge can now finish a black and white caricature in just about ten minutes and a colour-caricature in about twenty. The artist is currently in Al Seef Street where visitors can get their sketches done in minutes. Jorge will head down to The Walk at JBR where he can be found from Jan 22 to Feb 13.

A caricature is either a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness, or in literature, a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.
Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.
The term is derived from the Italian caricare- to charge or load. An early definition occurs in the English doctor Sir Thomas Browne’s Christian Morals (first pub.1716).

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