Riyadh Marriott Hotel conducts blood donation drive

Updated 14 March 2014
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Riyadh Marriott Hotel conducts blood donation drive

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel is currently conducting a three-day blood-donation campaign as part of efforts to become involved in community activities in the Saudi capital. The campaign began Tuesday and ended Thursday.
“We have collected 100 units so far. We are aiming to collect 300 to 400 units during the three-day drive by involving our associates and hotel guests,” said Muin Serhan, the hotel’s GM, on Wednesday.
The blood units will be donated to the King Fahd Medical City Hospital, a government health facility. Hospital staff assisted their hotel counterparts during the blood donation campaign.
“The blood donation drive is only one such community project. We have received a letter of appreciation from the government,” said Serhan.
The hotel has invited the Insan, a non-profit orphan charity organization in Riyadh, to bring orphans aged 6 to 13 under its care to the hotel. “The plan is for them to experience how it is to stay and live in a five-star facility. We also show them the nature of work at the hotel.”
Moreover, the hotel has also heeded the call to provide Saudis with disabilities the chance to work at the hotel in coordination with the Red Crescent Society.
“We have two disabled employees now and they are doing well,” Serhan said.


Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

Updated 23 April 2018
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Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

DUBAI: UAE’s largest diversified conglomerate, the Danube Group has made a grand entry into the dynamic media industry with the re-launch of film and celebrity magazine ‘Filmfare Middle East’ on 30th March 2018 at Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai.
The glittering event had an air of class, luxury, panache and some truly spectacular moments with the reigning super stars from Indian and Pakistani cinema, such as Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Manish Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza along with Founder and Chairman of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan and the crème de la crème of Dubai.
Singers like Armaan Malik, Aman Malik, Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri raised the tempo of the evening by hitting on the high notes, while performing live in their own style enthralling crowds.
Knocking everyone socks off, the truly talented Bharti Singh got the crowds to laugh out loud. A tribute to the veteran actor Sri Devi was one of the highlights of the evening followed by numerous felicitations of the leading stars.
The fearless, hugely talented and truly stunning Deepika Padukone unveiled the cover of the magazine at the event. The stars showed bedazzled the red-carpet as fans and eager autograph hunters gathered hours in advance hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors.
The proud owner Mr. Rizwan Sajan said: “Filmfare Middle East is a cult brand and it was my dream to revive this brand. We started this venture because we believed that this magazine holds an essence for the cinema and a huge readership among its target audience. We’re grateful to our readers and advertisers for their loyal support. Hope, the magazine will keep the same old spirit.”
He further added: “I would like to personally thank each star for taking out time from their busy schedule. Additionally, kudos to my whole team to leave no stone unturned for this fabulous event.”
The new avatar of the magazine will be catering predominantly to the large Asian expatriate population in the UAE and the GCC, as well as a significant Arab population who love their cinema and celebrities.
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials. Established in 1993, the company provides more than 25,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India.