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The Xpanse team launches the wesite for UAE based media personality, motivational speaker, photographer and entrepreneur Anas Bukhash.

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Anas Bukhash is the Managing Partner of Ahdaaf Sports Club. A seasoned professional with over 12 years experience in the corporate world, he possesses strong qualities for entrepreneurship and business leadership. Through perseverance and hard work, Ahdaaf Sports Club has expanded in a short span of time, boasting of seventeen pitches from a humble two in the beginning. Bukhash is also the Managing Partner of Bukhash Brothers, which was launched in 2014 and is a boutique agency that utilizes its extensive reach with celebrities and social media influencers locally and globally in order to allow organizations to target specific markets and audiences. Having worked with a number of local, regional, and international brands within the UAE, Bukhash Brothers capitalizes on local-market knowledge and an extensive network of influencers to achieve optimum results in a short space of time for its clients.

Bukhash’s interest lies in media and football. He was the Football Expert for The Beautiful Game, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel for Season 2011-12 and 2012-13 and served as the UAE Sports Specialist on Dubai One, World of Sports for Season 1 in 2010. Furthermore, Bukhash was a TV Host for two major shows that were aired on Abu Dhabi Al Emarat, Sabah Al Dar and Shababna, where he interviewed youth, achievers and international celebrities. His personal interviews have been published in the leading television and radio channels as well as print media.

Bukhash is also a successful brand ambassador/influencer. He has been associated with and represented world leading brands, such as Jaguar, Pepsi, Visa, Ford, Axiom Telecom, Vilebrequin, Gucci, Nike, Sensodyne, Philips and Gillette.



Interview News

Esquire Magazine Features UAE’s top Social Media Digital Influencers

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Esquire, the leading men’s magazine in the Middle East, featured UAE’s top digital social media influencers in its December 2014 issue out on stands now. Chosen with the help of HTC, Esquire met these online influencers responsible for hauling the UAE into a new world of web-based awareness, one hashtag at a time. The photoshoot was done on location around DIFC.

Photography: Audra Osipaviciute
Styling by : Kate Hazell
Interviews :  Tom Norton


Know your influencer:


CEO at Xpanse CGI. Award-winning artist and filmmaker.



Tech and lifestyle video blogger. UAE’s top English language vlogger.



Founder of PAZ Marketing, Sky News Arabia tech pundit and digital marketer.



Social Media strategist and tech blogger.



MC and digital content specialist. Hosts local comedy night, One Night standup.


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You can catch the ‘making of’ the Esquire feature with this behind the scenes Vlog created by our good friend Emkwan – don’t forget to subscribe to his channel too :




Presentation at the American Corner of Abu Dhabi City

The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City hosted our CEO Ashraf Ghori’s presentation as part of their activities to promote ACAD as a cultural hub for the community to engage in activities and events that inspire critical reflection, inter-cultural exchange and learning through a wide variety of informational resources and cultural programs.

We would like to thank the American Corner Management for inviting us, presenting us with a very special memento / award and for the kind words below:

“I wanted to thank you for gracing us with your presence at the American Corner. It was simply inspirational.”

– Dr. Adnan Husnein, Director, American Corner of Abu Dhabi City




The American Corner of Abu Dhabi at ALHOSN University, whose motto is ‘Inspiring Global Awareness’, promotes inter-cultural exchange, social responsibility and learning through the provision of informational resources and events in order to facilitate mutual understanding between the United States of America and the UAE both locally and globally.

The American Corner at ALHOSN University was officially opened in January 2011 to promote mutual understanding and an exchange of ideas between the United States and the United Arab Emirates by providing access to current and reliable information about the US by way of book and DVD collections, internet databases, and through local programming to the general public.

It is one of over 400 American Corners world-wide, one of four in the United Arab Emirates, and the first American Corner in the city of Abu Dhabi.

You can find out more about ACAD here:

Featured story on AlHosn University website


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