ABU DHABI, UAE, May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The region's leading entertainment company wins industry and publication awards this year
FLASH Entertainment added four more awards to its trophy table. On Wednesday, May 25, the region's leading entertainment company was recognized for the following:
- Middle East Event Awards 2016 Outstanding Contribution to the Middle East Events Industry: John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment
- Middle East Event Awards 2016 Best Music Event: Enrique Iglesias at the Yasalam After-Race Concert - du Arena, Yas Island (November 2015)
- Middle East Event Awards 2016 Best Venue: du Arena, Yas Island
- TimeOut Abu Dhabi Awards 2016 Best Gig: Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You Tour - du Arena, Yas Island (April 2015)
"Our commitment to raise the entertainment benchmark in the region has been recognized and I am humbled by the accolades from prestigious industry institutions," remarked John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment. "2016 has seen us produce sellout shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut. We will continue to build on our successes and with the experienced in-house team aim to elevate entertainment standards in the region and beyond. There are a lot more unmissable events for the remainder of 2016 that include Abu Dhabi Summer Season, Yanni, the annual Yasalam Festival, Mubadala World Tennis Championship and more. I am certain they will be award-winning."
In the past eight years, FLASH has garnered 32 awards and created unforgettable memories for over 7.4 million people at 290 unmissable events.
As part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season, FLASH will be bringing top local, regional and international talent with a number of events starting with the European Football Fanzone at the du Forum (June 10th to July 10th). For additional event information please visit http://www.thinkflash.ae
In addition, FLASH will bring the award winning, internationally renowned composer Yanni for his first Abu Dhabi show, on Friday, September 30 at the du Forum, Yas Island. Tickets go on sale, Tuesday, May 31 at 12PM and will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT FLASH ENTERTAINMENT
Based in Abu Dhabi, FLASH Entertainment (#ThinkFLASH) is the region's premier live events company, with a proven track record in delivering world-class events from movie premieres and classical shows to international sports events and megastar music concerts. FLASH offers comprehensive event management solutions from concepts and designs through to coordinating every stage of production. The company is committed to providing the region with diverse entertainment programmes, grass roots creativity and stimulating the local economy and events' industry.
Since 2008, FLASH has diversified its business portfolio developing entertainment that has seen close to 6.4 million fans through the doors. Partnering with leading international sports and entertainment organizations such as Live Nation, Cream and UFC, the company is well on its way to achieve its mission of growing from the region's premier live events company, to a globally recognized peerless entertainment organization. FLASH owns a 10% stake in UFC and manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets including the du Arena and du Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. For more information visit http://www.thinkflash.ae or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT du ARENA
Now this is entertainment as it should be! The du Arena is the place to be in the UAE for world class live entertainment. Having hosted more than 50 artists since opening in 2009 (under the name of Yas Arena), its stage has been graced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith, Guns 'n' Roses, Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Eminem, Paul McCartney, David Guetta, Metallica and regional superstar Amr Diab.
Offering an unrivalled live music experience synonymous with duLive!, the du Arena is located on Yas Island (http://www.yasisland.ae) in Abu Dhabi - the region's leading entertainment and leisure destination. It is the largest outdoor concert venue in the Middle East, with the shortest queuing times in the region, free parking for over 5,000 cars, rapid transport links to downtown Abu Dhabi and Dubai and easy, walking-distance access to a host of world-class hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities across Yas Island.
ABOUT du Forum
Bringing the du Live! experience to various types of events, the du Forum is the first-choice mid-capacity venue for live entertainment in the UAE. It is situated on Yas Island (http://www.yasisland.ae), the ultimate entertainment destination in the heart of the UAE's Capital, Abu Dhabi. Custom-built and state-of-the-art, the du Forum encapsulates the du Live! Experience to add life to life all year round, hosting events such as live concerts, DJ shows, club nights, theatre, comedy, film, private and corporate functions. Recently the du Forum has a multitude of international stars and events including: The Jacksons, Chris Tucker, Jeff Dunham and Sarah Geronimo, World Football Celebrations and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
The du Forum is just a 10 minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi or 45 minutes from Dubai Media City. It has a powerful inbuilt air conditioning system which ensures year-round comfort for events, and secure, free parking for over 1,500 cars, and is a short walk from over 3,600 rooms in three, four and five-star hotels. The du Forum is near exciting destinations including the world-renowned Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, Yas Links and the Yas Marina & Yacht Club.
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