Meet the visionary Sahar Mahmud – behind the regions leading online channel”Selfie TV”

Selfie TV was launched in 2014 in Dubai and has since gained fans and followers globally making it one of the top entertainment channels in the UAE

When I envisioned Selfie TV, I felt it had to become the pulse of the city, hence our slogan says ‘Providing Entertainment at your Fingertips’ and to achieve this goal. My team and I worked tirelessly on capturing every major news, event, launch and happenings. Over the past years, I am proud to announce that we have successfully covered UAE’s largest events, award ceremonies, conferences, film launches, and many more. We have produced our own online TV shows, content and even directed music videos and documentaries. As we continue to grow, we are grateful to our supporters who are constantly follow our work and cheer us on!” ~ Sahar Mahmud – Founder of Selfie TV

Sahar Mahmud with her team
Selfie TV covering a Film Launch
Behind the scenes with Selfie TV

Services that Selfie TV offers:

In-house Production


Events Coverage

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Corporate Videos

Sahar Mahmud – living her dream

“My goal is to give out the creative and best of Entertainment content which is easily accessible to a wider audience around the world” ~ Sahar Mahmud – Founder of Selfie TV 

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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa invites participants to the annual Biryani Muqabla competition

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, is inviting aspiring chefs to its annual Biryani Muqabla competition, to be held at the award-winning Mumtaz Mahal Indian Restaurant on 29th May 2021.

Ten lucky finalists will get the chance to show off their culinary skills to a panel of judges comprising renowned food critics, writers and chefs. The competition is open to all aspiring chefs, they will be judged on preparation and presentation of their Biryani dish. The winning Biryani recipe will be added to the official Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant menu offering diners a chance to taste the delectable dish.

Habib Khan, General Manager, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, says: “We are pleased to announce that we are holding our annual Biryani Muqabla competition on 29th May this year, at Mumtaz Mahal we have always believed in offering a chance to aspiring chefs at creating their perfect Biryani. Hence, we keep this competition open to everyone who loves to cook and show their skills in preparing and presenting.”

The deadline to enter the competition is 23rd of May 2021, for more information on entering the competition call Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa at +971-4-3519111 or email us at ‘

About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:

Set in the historic heart of Dubai, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is inspired by old Dubai’s heritage it offers a unique experience which is a combination of warm Arabic hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to both tourists and business travelers. It is opposite Dubai Museum and is a stone’s throw-away from the famous Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabir, more commonly known as Meena Bazaar.  At a walking distance to Historic Bastakiya, Bank Street, Diplomatic Area, Computer Street and Port Rashid, this hotel is just 6 kilometers away from Dubai International Airport. It offers a splendid accommodation of 173 tastefully furnished rooms, including 41 executive rooms and 23 suites with non-smoking and interconnecting rooms also available. The hotel offers all business services and conference/meeting rooms as well as a variety of dining options. A fully equipped health club, temperature controlled swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a Wellness Spa complete the picture.

For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & pr – Email: 

“Chocoholics” – a grief support group in the UAE launched by 4get-me not

Chocoholics –“ Life is sticky but sweet”

The founder of 4get-me-not Desirée Vlekken recently launched “Chocoholics” a grief support group, with a purpose to provide seniors and caregivers who are living with grief, a safe environment to share, connect and heal. The group plans to meet monthly, over a hot cup of chocolate and share their personal journeys.

Desirée Vlekken – founder of 4get-me-not says “I felt compelled to start Chocoholic; since there are many senior and caregivers in our organization that are hurting from losing a loved one. Most often, whenever we have a group activity or gathering; someone from the group would volunteer a personal story about the husband or wife or child they have lost.  I thought it would make perfect sense to introduce a platform where seniors/caregivers would have a safe space to share, grieve and move forward. On a personal note, I carry my own heavy grief; I have recently lost my dad (79yrs) last 20th Jan 2021 from Pneumonia and complications of Alzheimer’s.  And about 1 week after launching Chocoholics, I lost my mom (81yrs) from battling Covid. I was unable to attend their funerals due to travel restrictions to Manila.”

The group’s name Chocoholics – “Life is sticky but sweet” was inspired from learning about the benefits of consuming dark chocolate, which helps with memory, blood pressure, and act as a mood enhancer whilst alleviating depression and it also has anti-inflammatory properties, which is good for the brain. This is what Chocoholics intends to achieve, for its participants to heal, one chocolate at a time.  

Chocoholics held its first meeting earlier this month with 6 participants. The program ensures that everybody gets a chance to speak.  The program moderator was Kim Smith, an Inclusion specialist for people of determination and book reviewer; her background enables her to manage delicate topics such as grief and mourning. Before the end of the session, each participant created a one-page collage with a photo of a loved one with colours and special messages. This will be filed and stored in the Chocoholics Time Capsule.

“It was vital to create a sweet and safe environment where we start each session with a cup of hot chocolate. People who are grieving (like myself) can feel detached and this needs to be addressed and enable us to be functional again” adds Desirée Vlekken – founder of 4get-me-not

If anyone is over 60yrs + and would like to attend one of Chocoholic’s monthly group meetings, they can email the team at to register. In order for the group to continue the group meetings, it needs support through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sponsorships. This will enable Chocoholics to hold meetings twice a month, subsidize refreshments for participants, materials and offer a stipend for program Moderators.

About 4get-me-not:

4get-me-not, the only Social Enterprise in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East which focuses on seniors (60 years old and above) as part of its mission to address Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), was launched in 2013. It’s Founder – Desirée Vlekken, belongs to a community touched by AD where both her father and father-in-law drew inspiration to create a social platform for families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.

4get-me-not creates a positive impact to the society, particularly the senior community by creating awareness on the importance of giving proper attention to their wellbeing and quality of life as one of the means to prevent AD. Positive lifestyle approaches are considered to help seniors cope with physical and cognitive changes.

AD is a growing global health issue that affects a large majority of the senior community with one person in every three seconds reported to have it. 4get-me-not has been working with various International organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) London office, Dementia Friends of Alzheimer’s Society UK and World Health Organization (WHO) through its Eastern Mediterranean Office, to build a vibrant community that addresses Alzheimer’s in a preventive, holistic and innovative way.

For more press information, please contact: Zareen Khan – W2W events & pr – Email: