Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks gifted to winners of inaugural Riyadh International Marathon

From left, Abdullah Alissa, board member at Alissa Group; Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al-Faisal, vice president of GSA; and Abdallah Bakhashab, president of the organizing committee of the marathon.
Updated 17 March 2018
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Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks gifted to winners of inaugural Riyadh International Marathon

Nissan Saudi Arabia has awarded a Nissan X-Trail and two Nissan Kicks cars to the winner and runners-up of the inaugural Riyadh International Marathon, held on Feb. 24, in the Kingdom’s capital.
The cars were given to the three victorious contestants as part of Nissan Saudi Arabia’s commitment to sports and youth throughout the country.
The first edition of the marathon, organized by the chairman of the General Sports Authority, Turki Al-AlShaikh, saw more than 30,000 participants from Saudi Arabia and the region take to the streets of Riyadh. Cash prizes of SR2 million ($533,340) were also given to event winners.
As part of its sponsorship, Nissan Saudi Arabia provided a fleet of vehicles for official use throughout the marathon, as well as holding three days of activities and shows for families and children in the build-up to the event.
Bader Al-Houssami, chief operating officer of Nissan Saudi Arabia, said: “This has been a truly engaging and successful sporting event, and Nissan Saudi Arabia is proud to have played a role in bringing the inaugural Riyadh International Marathon to life.
“Nissan plays a prominent role in Saudi society, where our heritage dates back to the 1950’s, and we are responsible for delivering some of the best-loved cars, including the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks. As such, Nissan Saudi Arabia’s sponsorship of this event reflects our deep commitment to the Saudi nation and the entirety of its population.”


Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

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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.