How to define your sig or watermark as brush in photoshop

Hi

In this article , we are going to learn how to make our copyright or signature a brush preset
It will make your life much easier , and it’s so easy !

In this tutorial i’m using photoshop cc 2014 edition
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1. Open photoshop

2. Drag your copyright or signature

Make sure that the background is transparent not white or any other colour

3. Go to edit menu > Define Brush Preset

4. Name your brush then click Ok

AND THATS IT !

Go to your brush menu , you will find you copyright or signature the last one

Select it & click on your picture

you can control the opacity , colour & size

PS !!!!

The number below the brush logo is the auto size , you can make it smaller or even bigger , BUT if you make it much bigger than the auto size , it might lose the details 🙂

Enjoy your photography ( or whatever you do in photoshop 😀 )

BOUNS TIP :

You can rearrange your brushes

Click on that little icon on top right > preset manager the drag your brushes wherever you want

Feel free to leave your comment or your opnion 🙂

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Emaar blends Islamic Art and Arabian hospitality at ‘Downtown’ Ramadan tent

The rich heritage of Arabian hospitality will meet the captivating beauty of Islamic art this Ramadan, at ‘Downtown,’ Emaar’s Ramadan tent in Downtown Dubai.
 
‘Downtown’ provides visitors with an experience like no other; a journey that begins at the spectacular entrance, where they can observe the design aesthetics of Emaar’s upcoming projects, including The Opera District and Dubai Hills Estate models, spread across the venue.
 
Visitors can revel in a warm, welcoming and truly celebratory ambience with hues of purple enveloping the tent, which opens to unmatched views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. They can enjoy world-class traditional and contemporary cuisine, catered by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar.

‘Downtown’ will offer an array of authentic Arabic dishes and shisha flavours served in a relaxing environment set to the backdrop of traditional music. Over 700 guests can be seated at ‘Downtown.’
 
Featuring an inspiring selection of Islamic art from ‘The Gallery’ at Emaar Pavilion by the London-based gallery Ahlan Art, ‘Downtown’ will be home to a handpicked collection of 27 paintings, which embody the essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan and highlight Islamic culture and art.
 
Incorporating verses from the Holy Quran, illustrations of mosques and other elements associated with the Holy Month, the exhibition will feature works in various mediums including acrylic, calligraphy, watercolour, mixed media, and photography, by artists from Africa, India, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria and the UK.
 
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “This year, ‘Downtown’ will feature an unparalleled collaboration of Islamic art and Arabian hospitality, ensuring a truly differential experience for visitors, that highlights the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Whether visitors choose to dine under the magnificently-lit tent ceiling or in one of two glorious gardens, enclosed in a glass façade that provide a truly starry evening, ‘Downtown’ will be the must-visit Ramadan venue for get-togethers with family and friends.”

 In addition to individual and family reservations, ‘Downtown’ makes for the ultimate destination for corporate Iftars, offering organisations the choice of reserving a section of the tent, savour a heart-warming a la carte feast, and truly mark the spirit of the Holy Month with their associates.
 
Guests can also catch the live broadcast of FIFA 2014 World Cup, with daily matches screening on large LED screens all around ‘Downtown.’
 
‘Downtown’ will be open from the first to the last day of Ramadan. For reservations, please  call +9714 4238883 or for corporate bookings +9714 4287938 or visit www.mydowntowndubai.com.

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Emaar launches serviced residences in The Address Residence Fountain Views III in Downtown Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC has unveiled The Address Residence Fountain Views III, the fully furnished serviced residences in Downtown Dubai. 

The sale in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and London, and showcase in Jeddah, will take place simultaneously on September 21, 2013; online registrations open at www.emaar.com on September 18, 2013.
Located directly opposite The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, The Address Residence Fountain Views III offers customers the choice of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom serviced residences, situated above The Address Fountain Views hotel, and managed by The Address Hotels + Resorts, Emaar’s flagship five-star premium brand. The residences also provide unparalleled views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain. Adding to the convenience of residents, the development features significant retail space with high-end stores and F&B outlets along the boulevard.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “The Address Residence Fountain Views III is a stunning tribute to Emaar’s commitment to provide world-class service, awe-inspiring design, and unparalleled architecture. Located in the heart of our flagship development, Downtown Dubai, The Address Residence Fountain Views III provides investors from across the world the opportunity to reside in one of the most dynamic communities in the city.”
Potential customers can register interest for the serviced residences in The Address Residence Fountain Views III from September 18, at www.emaar.com, at 9am in London, 11am in Jeddah and 12pm in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The event will take place in all four cities simultaneously on September 21. In the UAE, the sale in Dubai will take place at Emaar Sales Centre in Downtown Dubai, and in Abu Dhabi at the Emaar Sales Centre in Al Nahda Tower, from 1pm; while the London sale will be held at the InterContinental London, Park Lane, from 10am (GMT). Customers interested in viewing the new property in Jeddah can visit the showcase at Jeddah Gates Sales Centre, King Abdullah Road, from 12pm.
Described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ Downtown Dubai’s various attractions serve as a magnet to attract investors. The ‘most prestigious square kilometre on earth,’ it is a thriving mixed-use community with world-class hotels, shopping malls, must-visit tourist attractions and landscaped gardens and the 3.5 km boulevard dotted with sculptures by world-renowned artists.
For more information please call, +9714 366 1616 or 800 36227.

 

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Experience Ramadan with a view at the Downtown tent, Emaar’s newest venue in Downtown Dubai

This Holy Month of Ramadan, mark your evenings in dignified grace in the company of friends and family at one of the most elegant venues in the city.

Emaar Properties is underlining the spirit of Arabian hospitality and Emirati heritage in inimitable style and grandeur at its dedicated Ramadan tent. ‘Downtown’ is a remarkable Arabic-style courtyard with large arcades, hundreds of lanterns and chandeliers and a colourful yet soothing ambience.
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s mega-development, ‘Downtown’   overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and an architectural masterpiece that draws inspiration from the Arab world. Guests at ‘Downtown’ will also have unmatched views of The Dubai Fountain, which will perform to soulful melodies from the region and beyond.
‘Downtown’ is set to offer a truly distinctive experience during the Holy Month, with visitors also having the opportunity to experience the architectural masterpieces that Emaar is developing, with elegant displays of the company’s various projects.
From the stylish reception, guests can proceed to the large courtyard, where they can break their fast at Iftar and continue to enjoy a pleasant evening through Sohour. Guests also have the option of retreating to a private majlis or a glass enclosed garden with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “The Holy Month of Ramadan underlines the value of togetherness and our rich traditions. ‘Downtown’ serves as the perfect venue to retreat into a remarkable setting, where the focus is on celebrating the Emirati heritage and our warm hospitality. While centrally located in the city, it will offer a truly serene getaway, where guests can enjoy the companionship of friends and family.”
A delectable choice of authentic Arabic dishes will be served at ‘Downtown’ in addition to traditional soothing Arabic music and shisha flavours. In all, more than 700 guests can be seated at ‘Downtown.’
In addition to individual and family reservations, ‘Downtown’ makes for the ultimate destination for corporate Iftars, offering organisations the choice of reserving a section of the tent, savour a heart-warming a la carte feast, and truly mark the spirit of the Holy Month with their associates.
For reservations, please call +97150 4524558 or +97150 1593764 or visit www.mydowntowndubai.com.

Emaar Hospitality Group offers endless experiences, this summer

When the days become longer and the nights become warmer, it is time for you to ‘Live it Up’ this summer, in the city of dreams. Pack your bags, leave your worries behind and travel to Dubai to soak up the sun, shopping, and cuisine, with Emaar Hospitality Group.

WHAT'S NEW AT THE ADDRESS

This summer, Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, is giving visitors and residents the opportunity to indulge and unwind, in a style synonymous with the city’s soothing ambience.
From unparalleled shopping choices to gastronomic delights, the group’s five-star premium brand, The Address Hotels + Resorts, will provide every epicurean with a taste that will please their palate.
Guests at The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Dubai Marina, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Al Manzil, and Armani Hotel Dubai, can make the most of what Downtown Dubai, the world’s most prestigious square kilometre, and Dubai Marina, the first-of-its-kind waterfront development in the region, have to offer.
Josef Kufer, Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Dubai has gained its position among the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations, especially with the limitless choices in retail, leisure, and hospitality it offers for visitors. Through our annual ‘Live it Up campaign,’ we are giving tourists and residents the opportunity to indulge in the endless experiences that are synonymous with our awe-inspiring city.”
Upon staying for three nights at any of the hotels under the Emaar Hospitality Group portfolio, until August 31, 2013, visitors will receive complimentary access to one of the most sought-after tourist attractions, At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace, located on Level 124 of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Visitors can also make the most of Emaar’s summer offerings at Arabian Ranches Golf Club and Nuran Serviced Residences, wherein upon booking two nights, guests can avail of a 10 percent discount on their reservation.
Pick a hotel in Downtown Dubai, and pay homage to retail at its finest with The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination; the Arabesque look-and-feel of Souk Al Bahar, home to an array of retail and food and beverage outlets; and At.mosphere Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest restaurant, located on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa. Visitors can also explore the renowned retail attractions including KidZania®, SEGA Republic, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Ice Rink, and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
For the adventurous and energetic, Downtown Dubai offers The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride, which gives visitors the opportunity to float over and around The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain; park your car and pick a push-bike to feel the adrenaline pumping as you cycle down the spectacular Mohammed Bin Rashid Bouelvard; or take a tour of ‘The Centre of Now,’ with the Downtown Dubai Trolley Bus.
Visitors can also bask in the diverse culinary offerings of the various hotels, boasting delicacies from every nook and corner of the world – whether it is at The Address Hotels + Resorts or from the 200 food and beverage choices at The Dubai Mall.
Guests at Dubai Marina can undergo retail therapy at Dubai Marina Mall, or up the ante with unmatched activities at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, or Dubai Marina Yacht Club, each catering to the connoisseur in you.
For visitors looking to make the most of what Downtown Dubai has to offer, they can purchase the Emaar Gift Card, which can be used across 500 stores in The Dubai Mall; and select dining venues in The Address Hotels + Resorts, Al Manzil Hotel, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall as well as At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa; in addition to discounts and deals at Emaar’s leisure attractions.
For further information on The Address Hotels + Resorts, call +971 4 423 8888 or your local travel agent; for bookings visit www.theaddress.com. For information on the summer offerings at Armani Hotel Dubai, contact +9714 888 3999, or for bookings visit www.dubai.armanihotels.com. For information on Al Manzil, please contact +971 4 428 6808 or for bookings visit: www.almanzilhotel.ae.

The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride, a memorable abra tour

The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is the latest addition to an array of memorable leisure experiences within Downtown Dubai, the flagship mega-development of Emaar Properties. For the first time, visitors have the opportunity to navigate the 30-acre Burj Lake, which is home to one of Dubai’s must-visit tourist attractions, The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain.

Burj Lake is lined by several global icons including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination; Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque retail and dining out destination; and The Palace Downtown Dubai, a five star premium hotel. It is also a venue of the New Year’s Eve Gala, which this year featured the captivating ‘Water, Fire & Light’ show.
With the introduction of The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride, visitors to Downtown Dubai can discover its varied attractions from a different visual perspective – from the abras. The traditional boats, used for ferrying passengers across the historic Dubai Creek, will be operated by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) with abras plying the Burj Lake every half hour, with the provision to introduce more abras in due course.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said: ‘As the world’s most visited lifestyle destination, Downtown Dubai is continuously enhancing its offerings to provide visitors refreshing choices. The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is extremely special as we are offering the experience of a traditional abra ride in a modern luxury setting in Downtown Dubai. The abras are environment-friendly and offer visitors the unparalleled experience of viewing the various iconic developments of Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ from a different setting. We are thankful to RTA for their support to this new initiative.’
The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride will be held from Saturday to Thursday from 5:45pm to 11:15pm. In the evenings, the rides will be held in between subsequent performances of the fountain to ensure the safety of the visitors. Each abra can accommodate 6 people per trip. With experts at the helm, the abras will also navigate a defined path that does not interfere with the intricate nozzles and jets of the fountain’s grid. The ticket counter and the abra bay are located at the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall and at At the Top, Burj Khalifa and can be conveniently accessed by visitors.
At over 900 ft (275 metres) in length – equivalent to that of over two football fields – The Dubai Fountain is designed by California-based WET, also the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. It has powerful water nozzles that shoot water sprays to heights of over 450 ft – equivalent to that of a 45-storey building.
Among other tourist attractions in Downtown Dubai is At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck located on Level 124 of Burj Khalifa, which can be accessed through The Dubai Mall. The mall has several leisure choices including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, featuring thousands of aquatic animals; SEGA Republic, the region’s first of its kind indoor theme parks; KidZania®, a dedicated children’s edutainment centre; the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink; and the 22-screen Reel Cinemas.
The US$ 20 billion Downtown Dubai also has world-class residences and hotels; commercial offices and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, a 3.5 km boulevard lined with retail and F&B attractions. Visitors can conveniently access Downtown Dubai from the Dubai Metro station using the newly opened travellator.

New waterbus route launched

Waterbuses will shuttle between the The Walk and The Mall at Dubai Marina

Dubai: Residents and visitors and Dubai Marina can now enjoy a quick boat journey between The Walk and The Mall as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) a new waterbus route.

The service, which will run every 15 minutes daily, began on Monday and will offer people an alternative and cheap mode of transport.
The new route will be operational 12 hours a day from 10am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 12 noon to 12 midnight on the weekends.
The journey which takes around 7 to 9 minutes, will offer a seaside view of the spectacular Dubai Marina for just Dh2.
“The new waterbus line will serve the visitors and tourists of Dubai Marina, and ferry them between the Mall and The Walk in short but enjoyable cruises during which passengers will be treated to a safe transit, picturesque scenes and charming water views,” said Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari as he launched the service.
The Waterbus, which provides a convenient and safe transit experience across Dubai Creek, is fitted with luxurious seats with ample room, LCD screens and other features that make passengers on board, special needs included, enjoy a unique transit experience.
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Dubai Shopping Festival 2013: Calendar of Events

January 3 – February 3, 2013 

January 3, Dubai Creek: DSF 2013 Opening Ceremony
The 18th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival has been launched on January 3, at a grand opening ceremony in the evening that brought DSF 2013 to life through the lifeline of Dubai – the Dubai Creek – where the city’s history began.
The opening ceremony featured a hi-tech sound and light show that was performed on the waters of the Creek with a moving water wall created out of a fine jet spray of the creek waters, and showcasing still and moving images depicting the history of Dubai.
The inaugural ceremony received a fitting finale with spectacular fireworks shows at Al Seef Street and the Festival Promenade at Dubai Festival City. The opening ceremony also set off a chain of activities to celebrate the opening of DSF 2013 at the districts and sites located alongside Dubai Creek, that will be the focal point of events throughout the festival.
The key venues that came alive in unison on the first day were the Creek Park, the Heritage and Diving Village, Al Seef Street and the Festival Promenade at Dubai Festival City.
Infiniti Mega Raffle (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
Since its inception in 1996, the DSF has created unforgettable memories and life-changing opportunities for tens of thousands of visitors. 2013 will be no different, as the Dubai Shopping Festival Mega Raffles are back in a bigger, mind-boggling prize format. Every day, the Infiniti Mega Raffle gives DSF shoppers the chance to drive away with a fresh start to your future.
Every day, one lucky winner will drive away with a luxurious Infiniti JX 35 and a luxurious Infiniti G25 plus AED 100,000 in cash! To be eligible for the daily draws, one has to purchase a raffle ticket for just AED200 at selected EPPCO and ENOC petrol stations, kiosks at main streets, shopping malls and the Global Village. The more tickets you purchase, the more chances you have of winning. That’s winning at its best.
Nissan Grand Raffle
The Nissan Grand Raffle is giving away shoppers this DSF the chance to drive home one of 12 different Nissan models daily, starting from January 4. Up for grabs are Micra Hatchback, Sunny Sedan, Maxima, Qashqai, Murano, Patrol, Juke, Altima, 370Z, Xterra, Pathfinder, and Armada. Customers are entitled to a raffle coupon for every AED20 spent on non-fuel purchases at ENOC and EPPCO petrol stations or for every AED200 spent at participating retail outlets.
Gold Mega Raffle
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group is back this DSF with a gold promotion that is offering prizes worth millions across the 32 days of the festival. Shoppers will receive coupons to enter the raffle draw on spending AED1,500 or more on gold purchases at any of the participating outlets across the city.
Every day, a quarter kilo of gold is being given away to one winner, while a kilo of gold awaits one shopper every week. Further, customers who are entitled to a raffle coupon can also participate in a unique SMS promotion to win specially minted “EXPO 2020 Dubai Candidate City” gold coins every hour between 10am – 11pm every day, totaling 2kg of gold during DSF 2013.
Alongside the gold promotion, a scratch-and-win campaign is being launched offering shoppers purchasing AED 1,000 worth of diamond jewellery the chance to win fabulous prizes worth up to AED 2 million.
Al Riqqa Street  (Jan 3 – Feb 3, 5pm-10pm)
Al Riqqa Street has always been prominent among the DSF’s destinations. It has consistently reflected the full measure of the mood of festivity and celebrations that Dubai goes into every year during the time when it stages the DSF.
This year the street will be decorated with lights and packed with entertainment including roaming performers that will keep visitors of all age groups enthralled in the evening on every day of DSF 2013.
Some of the highlights in the area are a Sport Zone and a Skill Games area for the sporty types, a concentration of fancy lighting fixtures and other kinds of decorations, as well as kiosks offering a variety of merchandise and a broad choice of food and beverages to appeal to every palate.
Al Seef Street; Tea Oasis (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
Aficionados of the brew that refreshes will get a chance to tickle their taste buds with the best teas from the world over and enrich their knowledge about their favorite beverage at the Tea Oasis on Al Seef Road all through DSF 2013.
The event will feature a tea market where visitors can buy the best from an eclectic collection of teas from all the major tea growing and consuming countries of the world – Morocco, Egypt, United Kingdom, Japan, India and Sri Lanka.
Expert tea tasters will be on hand to show people how to brew the best tea and educate them about its varieties and finer points, as well as its history.
Al Seef Street; World of Souvenirs (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
In order for visitors to take back a little something to commemorate their visit to the cultural potpourri that is Dubai, a corner of Al Seef Road will host the World of Souvenirs with several stalls and kiosks, each representing a particular country.
There will be kiosks dedicated to the US, the UK, Brazil, France, China, India, Turkey and Africa in general, apart of course from the host country, the UAE.
Each kiosk will have products related to the particular country that the kiosk represents. They will offer a range of knick-knacks that best represents each country, providing the best possible way to buy something to remember the trip to DSF and to take back a surprise gift for their near and dear ones.
Al Seef Street; DSF Carnival (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
As the vibrant and colourful face of the festival, DSF Carnivals at Al Seef Street is a fascinating display by hundreds of performers including jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, and musicians that will showcase the festive feeling of DSF and reflect the DSF theme of ‘One World – One Family – One Festival’.
The DSF Carnivals will transform the entire Al Seef Street into a place of fun and great merry-making generated by performers from different nationalities during the weekends.
Fireworks (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
Colour and light is what festivals are all about and DSF 2013 will have plenty of both, as the Dubai night sky comes alive with some of the best pyrotechnics from world-renowned experts.
The city’s unparalleled skyline will be lit up by sparks and showers from fireworks shows every evening during the festival at the Al Seef Street area and also at the Festival Promenade during the weekends, celebrating Dubai’s vibrancy and spirit with a rain of multi-coloured sparkles.
DSF Fun Fair: Festival Promenade (Jan 3 – Feb 3, 10am-10pm)
Taking place on all 32 days of DSF 2013 at Festival Promenade, the DSF Fun Fair will lend the ultimate carnival atmosphere to the celebration of ‘Dubai at Its Best’.  With merry-go-rounds, bucking horses, Ferris wheels, Dodgem cars and other such rides and activities, accompanied by kiosks of mouthwatering snacks and enticing souvenirs, the Festival Promenade, will come alive every evening with the laughter of thrilled visitors. Also enlivening proceedings will be roaming street performers and games and contest with prizes.
Carpet and Art Oasis (Dec 27, 2012 – Jan 14, 2013), Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Hall  No. 3
An exhibition and sale of some of the rarest, largest, and most unique carpets and rugs from around the world, Carpet and Art Oasis is an attraction for those who have a penchant for not only carpets but the arts, culture and history. Spread across thousands of square metres, the exhibition features products from areas renowned for carpet-making such as Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan with new additions being Kazakhastan and Azerbaijan.  Apart from carpets and rugs, works of art and handicrafts are also on display. With an emphasis on artistic carpet creation, the exhibition will showcase the history of carpet making, the use of both Arabic and English in the weaving patterns, as well as new elements such as paintings rendered through the carpets’ fine threads. The Carpet and Art  Oasis will promote the Arabic tome Naseej Al Wala’s on the art of the carpet, and will also showcase Emirati talent and local works of arts alongside the works of artists from around the world.
A Ard El Ghajar” (On the Land of the Gypsies) Jan 10-12, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai – 8:30pm
The doyens of Arabic musical theatre, the Rahbani family of Lebanon, presents “A Ard El Ghajar” (On the Land of the Gypsies), a musical play starring such luminaries of the Arabic stage as Ghassan Saliba, Pierre Chamoun, Aline Lahoud and Paul Sleiman. Written, composed and produced by Ghadi Rahbani and directed by Marwan Rahbani, the play deals with themes of homecoming, land, identity, corruption  and human dignity depicted through the life of an Arab emigrant to Brazil who returns to claim his ancestral property.
Bedouin Lifestyle Camp, Festival Promenade, Dubai Festival City (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
A part of the Festival Promenade at Dubai Festival City will be transformed into a colourful Bedouin encampment for a month starting January 3rd, as the Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 brings the traditional life of the desert nomadic groups alive for city folks with the Bedouin Lifestyle Camp.
To be held until February 3rd as part of the cultural events lined up for DSF 2013, the Bedouin Lifestyle Camp seeks to bring to modern Dubai a bit of the hoary past of the region’s hardy and ingenious desert dwellers through their food, costumes, music, dances, handicrafts, folklore and heritage.
The countries of the Arab world that have a shared desert nomadic heritage will be represented at this event with their respective sections. There will be a section each for Yemen, Jordan, Mauritania, Egypt and Morocco, as well as the hosts UAE.
Also represented will be Kenya and India – countries surrounding the Arab region that also have desert nomadic groups. The Camp will be open from 4pm-10pm on week days and from 4pm till midnight on weekends
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Biggest Breakfast Creek Park – 8am to 1pm (Feb 2)
The event is designed to raise awareness among UAE residents about incorporating healthy eating into their lifestyles to boost health, longevity and productivity. The Biggest Breakfast, to be held at the Creek Park on February 2, will serve nutritional breakfast to more than 5,000 people.
There will also be edutainment, fun, games, competitions and group fitness sessions – enough to involve entire families in a morning packed with the message of healthy eating and fitness. The event will feature cookery sessions in English and Arabic conducted by the best chefs in Dubai
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Black Light Show, Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates – 6:30 and 8:30 (January 3-6)
Billed as a magical and thrilling theatrical performance, where the rules of gravity and physics as we know them do not apply, the hour-long Black Light Show, which will take place at the Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, is expected to wow its audience with its mix of choreography, motion, dance, music, light and shadow, apart from its sincere and thought provoking themes.
There will be two performances daily from January 3 to January 6, which will bring in the best of experimental theatre under the slogan ‘See the music… listen to the light’.
Dubai International Comedy Carnival, Dubai Festival City (January 22-26)
Laughter is the spice of life and the spirit of every festival, and at DSF 2013, the best comedy talents from the UAE, the region and beyond will congregate at Dubai Festival City to present stand-up shows and even workshops, along with dancing and singing competitions at the first ever Dubai International Comedy Carnival.
With two types of shows, one ticketed from Dh175 to Dh250 and the other for free, and a star cast of comedians that will include Maz Jobrani, Badr Saleh, Michael Winslow (from the famous show, Police Academy), Amr Katamish (from Arabs Got Talet Show), Lebanese comedian, Omid Djalili and many more, the English and Arabic sessions are sure to enliven DSF and put a lingering smile on the faces of the audience.
Biggest Makeover, The Dubai Mall (January 11)
Biggest Makeover is a fashion spectacle of DSF 2013 that challenges stylists and make-up artists to do a make-over for the largest number of women in the shortest possible time. Featuring make-up and all major cosmetics brands, the event at the Dubai Mall will continue its tradition of delighting fashionistas, style divas and connoisseurs of style and beauty at DSF 2013.
Street Fashion Show, The Dubai Mall Promenade (January 26)
The Promenade at The Dubai Mall will come alive with sartorial elegance this DSF as more than 100 models strut down its sidewalks in the beautiful and exciting creations of local and international designers at the Street Fashion event. Billed as the pinnacle of interactive fashion events, Street Fashion is the podium for fresh and aspiring models, many of whom will be drawn from among Dubai’s residents and visitors from a multitude of nationalities.
Midnight Fashion Show, The Dubai Mall (February 1)
As the name suggest, the Midnight Fashion show at The Dubai Mall will take place when the clock strikes the bewitching hour on February 1.
And to bewitch DSF visitors, who assemble at the mall to view this fashion spectacle, the Midnight Fashion Show will present some of the ultimate designer collections. Aiming to highlight the extended trading hours of the malls, the show will provide the incentive to keep shoppers in the mall for longer as the activities associated with it will carry on until the wee hours.
Global Village (October 21, 2012 – March 30, 2013)
There can be no better setting to experience the world’s premier shopping festival than at the Global Village, where the world comes together in Dubai. This unique venue is a melting pot of cultures from across the world, and has been delighting visitors at every DSF.
With handicrafts, artifacts and curios from every continent, as well as food  that reflect the amazing diversity of our planet, Global Village will live up to its name of building bridges between nations and cultures, proving that all the world is truly one family and one big village. DSF information kiosks will be set up at Global Village along with a stage to hold the daily DSF Mega Raffle draws.
Heritage and Diving Village (Jan 3 – Feb 3)
The Heritage and Diving Village is a little piece of Dubai frozen in time that depicts the way life functioned in the emirate in the hoary past. During DSF this living museum of traditional life will be a beehive of activity with stalls of Emirati food and artifacts, as well as presentations and exhibits about the pearling and seafaring traditions of the UAE’s forefathers.
Big Boys Toys, Atlantis The Palm (January 31 – February 2)
The Big Boys Toys show delivers what its name promises. The Middle East’s most anticipated premier luxury lifestyle show has been wowing gadget-mad Dubai and its visitors for a few years now. To be held at Atlantis the Palm, the DSF 2013 Big Boys Toys show is a perennial favourite that is returning to Dubai during DSF 2013. Big Boys Toys will provide visitors with the best of products from a wide spectrum of adventure, aviation, digital, drive, fashion, lifestyle, marine, Off Road, sports cars, bikes and wellness sectors.
Shakespeare’s Richard II in Arabic, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (January 17-18, 8pm)
The Bard of Avon’s epic tale of the lionhearted king of England will be staged in Arabic by Ramallah, Palestine-based theatre group “Ashtar” at the Madinat Theatre in Souk Madinat Jumeirah on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18 starting at 8pm.
Ashtar’s Arabic production of the play was part of the Globe to Globe festival at The Shakespeare Globe, which brought together many of the world’s great theatre companies to present all of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 different languages.
Ashtar bring their direct storytelling style to Shakespeare’s classic play of politics, dislocation and insurrection. Performed in Arabic and infused with the tumultuous energy of the Arab Spring, Ashtar’s production of this powerful history play is a re-telling and re-contextualizing for today’s global audience.
UAE International Fire Fighter Championships, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (January 15-17)
The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the UAE International Fire Fighter Championships from January 15 to 17 where professional firefighters will display their skills in sessions that seek to develop the motivation and stimulate team spirit in this most vital of civic functions which involves the saving of lives and property. The show aims to achieve the UAE’s vision of developing its infrastructure and human resources dedicated to fire safety, highlight fire hazards and safety procedures for members of the public and also enable viewers to enjoy the display of skills by trained professionals from all over the world.
Omar Khairat Concert, Dubai World Trade Centre (Jan 4, 9pm)
The Sheikh Rashid Hall at Dubai World Trade Centre will play host on Friday, January 4, to one of the well-known musicians in the Arab World. Omar Khairat’s concert is expected to be among the most touching and elegant concerts of the season as he performs classics from his fascinating repertoire and presents a special surprise to his Dubai audience. Khairat is one of the most applauded and influential composers and pianists in the Middle East, and his music bridges eastern and western approaches to music, bringing a western harmonic flair to classical Arabic music.
Slash in Concert, Dubai Tennis Stadium (Jan 31, 10pm)
The legendary lead guitarist of former rock heavyweights Guns N’ Roses, will perform on Thursday, January 31,2013, with lead singer Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators at the Dubai Tennis Stadium as part of the closing weekend of Dubai Shopping Festival 2013.
Since coming into prominence as the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Slash has also become inseparable from his iconic top hat and as the character of the Guitar Hero music video game. London-born and American-educated, Slash has delighted old and new fans alike the world over.
Since making history and amassing sales in excess of 100 million units with Guns N’ Roses, he continued with Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet revolver with whom he won a Grammy for the Best Hard Rock performance.
Named as Time Magazine’s runner-up on their list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” and placed at No.1 by Total Guitar for his riff in “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, Slash will be out to give all rock fans a memorable and mesmerising performance in Dubai.