Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG), a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate based in Dubai, recently announced its long-term strategic alliance with the region’s top event management company – DONE Events. The companies are getting into a long term agreement where DONE Events will produce shows of international calibre for AAHG’s new subsidiary that will focus on live events and performances.
DONE Events, with its renowned status in the Middle East and indeed international market will produce events, book artists and manage promotions to international standards for events owned and managed by AAHG in the Middle East, Asia and South American territories. As part of the initial plans Done Events will also produce international shows in an exclusive new Middle East venue, to be built by AAHG as part of its strategic growth and expansion plans within varied business segments.
After the successful announcement of the first-of-its-kind event, Asia Pop Comic Con which is to be held in Manila later this year, AAHG is further expanding in related business segments by hosting live events which complements hosting pop-culture driven comic con events. “AAHG’s long term strategic alliance with DONE events will be a win-win situation as DONE Events, with their expertise and international alliances with star talents and their agencies, are the best partners to manage our future live events in UAE and different parts of the wolrd. Our new subsidiary of live events will complement our new and existing business into entertainment and hospitality ventures that will be in conjunction with our other related brands. This alliance with DONE events is a part of our long-standing strategic growth plans,” Mr Mohammed Khammas, CEO explained.
DONE Events will handle talent bookings and assist with event promotions and productions by supporting the AAHG’s new live events subsidiary. The alliance will ensure some of the world’s best talents coming together to host the region’s greatest events, “Whether producing our own events in the new Middle East venue being built by AAHG, or assisting their new Live events subsidiary with top line talent and artist bookings, event promotions and production in all of their global markets, Done Events looks forward to a successful collaboration bringing to the table our well established industry and artist contacts, event promotion know how and indeed international relations in particular with established industry players across the targeted countries” says Thomas Ovesen COO DoneEvents.
About Al Ahli Holding Group:
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of business activities. Over the last four decades, AAHG has been successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, lifestyle and fitness, entertainment, hospitality and innovative developments. With great passion and a very active portfolio in the entertainment industry, AAHG operates innovative and ground-breaking projects in the UAE. Amongst its portfolio, AAHG owns Dubai Outlet Mall which is the first unique outlet mall concept in the Middle East; constructed major landmarks in Eastern region of UAE; holds the exclusive largest franchise rights to US-based Gold’s Gym International in the Middle East and Africa; established Al Ahli Plastics, one of Middle East’s largest plastic manufacturing companies; holds exclusive rights to publish comics and activity books belonging to Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros., DC Comics and San Rio and recently launched the world’s largest comic and super hero collectible store, Comicave in Dubai. With around 9,000 employees, AAHG is headquartered in the UAE, with representative offices across 20 countries globally.
About Done Events:
Done Events, a subsidiary of Arab Media Group, was established in 2005, and works locally, regionally and internationally offering a turnkey solution to any live entertainment or corporate event management requirement. Arab Media Group is a leading media organization in the UAE, with subsidiaries covering radio broadcasting through the UAE’s biggest radio network ARN, event management (Done Events) and additionally the group manages Global Village, Dubai’s leading family and cultural attraction, offering 31 pavilions from all over the world. The Done Events team has done numerous concerts including Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, The Stone Roses, Katy Perry, Usher, JLO, Joe Cocker, Amy Winehouse, Kasabian, Duran Duran, The Eagles and private shows with Prince, Lionel Richie, Tom Jones and Gloria Gaynor. Along side the music the team has successfully promoted comedians Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Kevin Bridges. Done Events also owns two annual festival properties, RedFestDXB and Blended. RedFestDXB has seen the likes of Jessie J, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, The Script and Bastille perform, while Blended, not to be outshone plays host to Kasabian, Kool and The Gang, Robin Thicke, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello. On April 4th 2015, Done Events will promote the biggest ever Middle East concert, when One Direction performs to a sold out audience of 32,500 at 7he Sevens Stadium.