Shell KSA honored for awards sponsorship

Updated 11 April 2018
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Shell KSA honored for awards sponsorship

Prince Khalid bin Sultan, president of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation and patron of the PR Arabia Auto Award, has honored Shell Saudi Arabia for its sponsorship of the awards.
Waqar Siddiqui, CEO of Shell Lubricants Saudi Arabia, received an honorary shield from Prince Khalid, who praised the role of Shell in supporting automotive-related initiatives and activities. Siddiqui presented awards to a number of companies who achieved outstanding results this year, including Juffali Automotive Company, which won in the “Best After-sales” category for the third year in a row.
At the end of the public voting phase, 16 vehicles qualified for phase two — two vehicles in each category.
Winning vehicles were displayed live on stage in front of the judging panel, which voted on the spot in each category, during the ceremony.
The 6th edition of the PR Arabia Auto Award this year consisted of eight auto categories, including normal and luxury categories. The Hyundai Azera won the title of the “Best Large-sized Sedan,” while the Mazda 6 clinched the title of the “Best Mid-sized Sedan.” The Mercedes S-Class won in the “Luxury Sedan” category, while the Range Rove Velar was named the best “Luxury SUV.” The Nissan Patrol won in the “Large SUV” category, while the McLaren 720S bagged the title in the “Super Sports” category.
“We are proud to continue sponsoring and supporting this highly regarded award, and we are very keen to be part of the award’s development and advancement to cope with the changes in the Saudi Arabian automotive market,” Siddiqui said.
“Being in partnership with the PR Arabia Auto Award is a privilege in view of its high standards, credibility and transparency, and it reflects our strong commitment toward our clients in the automotive sector... The award has become an important indicator of the local market trends,” he added.


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.