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AL SEER MARINE: THE WORLD'S MOST FLEXIBLE NON EXPORT CONTROLLED USV SOLUTION
We are proud to support our BRAVE client Abu Dhabi based boat builder and manufacturer of unmanned surface vessels systems with all their upcoming announcements across the region.   In line with UAE Vision 2021, Al Seer Marine have recently announced the launch of unique Training Programme for Emirati Engineering graduates, specifically developed to foster local talent and boost its nationalization efforts in the fields of local marine and defense.   Over the course of 2017, Al Seer Marine made landmark announcements with Icelandic maritime innovator, Rafnar..
Jannah Hotels & Resorts: Luxury Halal Hotel
We are proud to support our BRAVE client Jannah Hotels & Resorts, the leading luxury halal hotel brand in the UAE as it readies itself for the influx of Muslim travellers to the region. A study released by the Arabian Travel Market at the last Global Halal Tourism Summit forecasts that Muslim travellers will spend $157 billion by 2020.   As halal tourism is on the rise, Jannah Burj al Sarab, the award winning 5-star business hotel, part of the Jannah Group, recently announced the appointment of industry stalwart Richard Haddad as CEO as it strengthens the local team.  &..
Monami Tech: Connecting Technology to Finance
We are proud to support our BRAVE client Monami Tech, a UAE-based fintech payments company and their continuous efforts to lead the way in digital transformation.    Over the course of 2018, they have made landmark announcements ranging from $1 million Series A round in cross border investment to a formal agreement and the formation of a strategic partnership with SAMA. The primary aim of the collaboration is to deploy Monami Tech's technology for SAMA’s business and consumer lending project.   Aiming to reinforce their current operations and capabilities in the ..

Roland Berger: Tech Day Mix

Posted by Mona Saleh | Sun, 18 Nov 2018
Roland Berger: Tech Day Mix
We are proud to support our BRAVE client Roland Berger and their continuous endeavors to promote entrepreneurism in the UAE. One of their landmark events was the region’s first Tech Day Mix, focused on the role of tech and mobility innovation in the circular economy.   The event took place on November 8 at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s headquarters and ably supported by Bank Intesa SanPaolo, the global consultancy firm conceptualized this event to foster Italian-Middle East partnerships in the run up to Expo 2020.  Ten regional and internatio..
ConsenSys launches blockchain track to support One Million Arab Coders Initiative
We are proud to announce that our BRAVE client, ConsenSys, the fastest growing blockchain venture studio focused on Ethereum has launched a 12-week Ethereum blockchain developer program in support of One Million Arab Coders, an initiative by the Dubai Future Foundation, designed to equip young Arabs with coding skills and education. In line with the Smart Dubai 2021 strategy, this collaboration will now open new avenues by introducing a blockchain track. ConsenSys will cover the $1,000 USD cost of the program for a selected pool of tutors with proven expertise and certify 1000 partic..
RDPETRO 2018: Research and Development Petroleum Conference and Exhibition
We are proud to support our BRAVE client, RDPETRO: Research and Development Petroleum Conference and Exhibition the largest oil and gas conference in the world fully dedicated to research and development, that took place in Abu Dhabi on May 13 and 14.   World-renowned business and innovation speaker Dan Cobley was the keynote speaker for the opening ceremony. His address at RDPETRO 2018 centered on how global tech leaders and start-ups drive innovation and disrupt traditional approaches to find transformative solutions to major problems, and where these are applicable in the oil and g..
Evareium: The World's Digital Real Estate Token
We are proud to support our BRAVE client, Evareium – a digital realty investment initiative, that leverages blockchain to reinvent real estate’s future. Behind this revolutionary platform stands a groundbreaking company—Evarei Management LLC. Based in UAE, Evarei is a realty asset and management advisory firm that has an exceptional track record of setting up and managing private equity funds and real estate investment trusts.   By using blockchain technology and its other core components, Evarei has successfully developed Evareium. As Dubai leads the way with blockc..
ConsenSys is Helping Dubai Become the First Blockchain-Powered City
We are proud to announce that our BRAVE client, ConsenSys, the fastest growing blockchain venture studio focused on Ethereum, has opened its office in the Dubai Design District (d3). The office is the company’s second largest operation globally, helping Dubai become the first blockchain-powered city.   The team celebrated the opening at the Molecule Restaurant in d3, where guests not only met Joseph Lubin, CEO and Founder of Consensys, but also enjoyed a stunning and immersive performance by Bella Gaia. It truly was a marriage of technology and art.   In c..
Dubai Hosts First Ever Graduation of Ethereum Blockchain Developers
Our BRAVE client, ConsenSys, a global blockchain specialist announced the graduation and certification of its inaugural Developer Program class as part of its ConsenSys Academy.   More than 150 guests and students attended a special graduation ceremony at the Emirates Towers Hotel, which included 58 graduating blockchain developers, two of which are from the United Arab Emirates. The students' graduation certificates were issued on the Ethereum blockchain through the self-sovereign digital identity app, uPort.    The gathering, which took place after an exciting three-da..

Toro Toro now open in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Mona Saleh | Wed, 06 Sep 2017
Toro Toro now open in Abu Dhabi
Award winning world famous chef Richard Sandoval in partnership with Perfetti Hospitality have recently opened the new TORO TORO in the most enchanting location in the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi on Tuesday September 5th.   We are proud to have launched this new jewel in the collection of the international restaurant chain. We are also sure that Toro Toro will be the most attractive reference point in the city's dining scene with exciting promotions such as their signature Cha Cha Cha ladies nights and Friday Brunches.   ..
BRAVE is honoured to be a finalist in the Gulf Capital SME Awards
In the rising world of entrepreneurship and innovation, BRAVE is honoured to have been selected as a finalist for the Gulf Capital SME Awards in the RSA Customer Focus of the Year category.  The Gulf Capital SME Awards is a programme launched by MEED five years ago that celebrates the success, growth and innovation of SMEs as well as entrepreneurs and business leaders in the UAE. It truly is an honour for BRAVE to secure a spot in the final round out of 103 small-and medium-sized businesses at 2017 Gulf Capital SME Awards.  ..

Ramadan Nights by Dish

Posted by Mona Saleh | Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Ramadan Nights by Dish
Dish Catering surpasses one’s typical Iftar expectations with a pop-up restaurant in Al Quoz’s Warehouse Four. This innovative pop-up serves food fit for the Holy Month of Ramadan-inspired by flavors of the Middle East.   Nestled in between bushes lies a pathway that leads you to large “IFTAR” sign made of lights, indicating that you have arrived. Upon first glance, you are immediately transported to the magical city of Marrakesh with the Moroccan-inspired lounge furniture and candlelight.   The pop-up features a delicious 3-course menu, including green ..

BRAVE women in media

Posted by Mona Saleh | Thu, 29 Jun 2017
BRAVE women in media
BRAVE put together a “Ladies in Media” event to celebrate the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan at the Zafran Indian Bistro in Riyadh, KSA.   The guests enjoyed a delicious Iftar buffet, specifically prepared for Ramadan consisting of signature dishes such as Butter Chicken, Dal Tadka and Chicken Biryani. This event served as an incredible platform for senior female journalists, influencer and bloggers to network with each other. This was not only empowering for women but also built stronger bridges between the media and BRAVE.   At BRAVE, we believe that..

Zafran - A True Ramadan Flavor

Posted by Mona Saleh | Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Zafran - A True Ramadan Flavor
Flavors of Ramadan, a popular TV show on SONY TV is known to frequently feature Ramadan festivities across Dubai. This summer, BRAVE organized for Zafran, the iconic Indian bistro in Mirdif City Centre to be featured in an episode last week.   One might think that Indian food for Iftar would be far too heavy. But, I was pleasantly surprised by the light and wholesome cuisine. Zafran’s Iftar buffet of enticing options and the colorful décor of the restaurant truly create an authentic North Indian experience.    Restaurant guests were interviewed, where they w..
Max’s Restaurant – How Pinoy Are You?
On 11th June 2017, BRAVE and Max’s Restaurant came together to celebrate the 119th Philippines Independence Day by hosting a media quiz night.   BRAVE saw the opportunity of strengthening media relations and paving friendships by inviting Local Filipino media to participate in a quiz night. Media publications such as Illustrado, The Filipino Times, TAG FM, Kabayan Weekly and Tatak Pinoy participated in teams by competing against one another to determine who are the masterminds of all things pinoy.   The quiz comprised of 20 questions on all things Filipino such as traditi..