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    Union Coop: AED 29 Million worth of Local Fresh Products Sold Since Beginning of 2021

    Union Coop has been marketing organic farm products to Emiratis since 2007 and hydroponic products since 2009. Dubai, UAE - September 26, 2021:    Union Coop, the largest consumer Union Coop in the UAE, revealed the volume of its sales of local, organic and hydroponic fresh vegetables and fruits, amounting to more than AED 29 million since the beginning of the year 2021, noting that supporting and encouraging local agriculture comes at the top of its priorities to achieve sustainable agricultural goals and enhance stocks and food security in the country. Mr. Yaqoob Al Balooshi, Fresh Category Trade Dept. Manager, Union Coop, stressed that Union Coop has been keen for decades to support local products of all kinds and types and to support Emirati farmers on an ongoing basis by providing great facilities to local farms to ......read more

    Al Meera and KidZania Doha Launch Kid-Sized Supermarket Filled with Action-Packed Activities

    A partnership specially built to educate children about the importance and essentiality of the retail industry to the society’s daily needs September 23, 2021, Doha (Qatar): KidZania Doha, a multi award-winning learning and entertainment brand, and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), the largest retailer in Qatar, announced the launch of their project – a kid-sized Supermarket inside the city of KidZania Doha. Saeed Al-Nabet, Administration Affairs & Human Resources Director of Al Meera, and Ali Abdulla Al-Mutawaa, Board Member of Qatar Entertainment (Tasali) W.L.L., holding the exclusive license to KidZania Doha, led the signing and ribbon cutting Ceremony in front of the Supermarket marking its official inauguration.  The collaboration between the two organizations aims to educate the children of Qatar ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle Launches the First Newly Designed LEGO® Certified Store Concept in the Middle East

    • LEGO® Certified Stores newest retail platform offers customers new and interactive experiences and displays  • The new store introduces The LEGO Mosaic Maker for the first time in the United Arab Emirates   Dubai, UAE - 23, September 2021:  LEGO® Certified Stores – owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE - has launched its latest store design in the Middle East. Located at Mall of the Emirates, the new look store format from the LEGO Group provides customers with a unique retail experience for the first time ever that is both playful and innovative.   The new store was unveiled through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 22 at Mall of the Emirates, by Fahed Ghanim, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, and Jeroen Beijer, General Manager of the ......read more

    UAE Residents, Visitors and Saudi Citizens Come Together to Celebrate 91st KSA National Day in Dubai

    22, September 2021:  This year’s KSA National Day celebrations in Dubai will once again welcome UAE residents, visitors and Saudi citizens to enjoy a packed line-up of family-friendly festivities, super sales and great promotions.   The 91st KSA National Day, held on 23 September, will take on even greater significance this year following the official reopening of land and air borders between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. A hugely popular and much-loved destination for tourists travelling from the Kingdom, Dubai will warmly welcome families and visitors arriving by car or plane.   With so many Saudi nationals calling the UAE home, the close brotherly ties that exist between the two nations will help to create a wonderful festival of fun to mark this important day. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail ......read more

    Union Coop Allocates AED 3 Million on Smart Promotions

    Including raffle draw for smartphones and a luxury car with promotions running till October 15th  Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced a promotional campaign through its Smart App that will continue till 15th October, with more than AED 3 Million allocated to it, including offers, discounts, competitions, gifts and raffle draws on smartphones and a luxury car under the title "More of Everything". Within its strategic objectives and its constant keenness to launch community campaigns and initiatives that delight consumers, meet their requirements, and provide them with high-quality products at competitive prices. In detail, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department at Union Coop, revealed that Union Coop launched a new unique campaign ......read more

    The Royal Suite Inspired by Qatari Heritage at Mandarin Oriental, Doha

    September 21, 2021:  Mandarin Oriental, Doha is delighted to present the Royal Suite. From its unique location on the top floor, this magnificent suite enjoys breath-taking views of the city and Barahat Msheireb town square.    Designed by the talented late designer himself, David Collins, this luxurious suite showcases local Qatari design in an opulent setting. Guests can enjoy the private entrance leading to a hallway reminiscent of traditional Qatari homes adorned with Mashrabiya and laid with the finest marble, a combination of Marquina and Calacatta. The suite features two bedrooms and a private study room. The master bedroom is adorned with traditional gypsum and carvings across the wall and ceiling relief. The sense of place created from this pattern gives a feeling of nostalgia and remembrance of old Qatar ......read more

    This 91st Saudi National Day, Step in for a Luxury Retreat with 15% off at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh

    September 20, 2021:  What are your plans this Saudi National Day? Have you been craving for a well-deserved break? Then here’s your chance to indulge and pamper yourself with a special staycation at Riyadh’s award-wining property. Part of the prestigious portfolio by leading international lodger owner-operators, The Ascott limited, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh welcomes guests with a special 15% off on a minimum of 2-night’s booking. The property features an array of leisure and business amenities which include separate swimming pools for men and women, gymnasium, steam & sauna, children’s playroom, business amenities and more. Guests are also welcomed to enjoy delicious treats and unwind with family and friends with up to 10% off at Opaline and Don Puro, two of the city’s most renowned eateries that ......read more

    Festival City Celebrates Shop Qatar 2021 with an Exciting Raffle Draw

    Doha’s favourite shopping destination offers visitors a chance to win a host of extravagant prizes in the festival’s fifth edition. Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's One and Only Choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce its participation in Shop Qatar, a country-wide shopping festival initiated by Qatar Tourism.  Running from September 10th to October 10th, this year’s edition of Shop Qatar will shed light on Qatar’s retail, beauty, fashion and entertainment extensive offering, connecting shoppers with top retailers through a range of activities, promotions, and a series of exciting raffle draws held in four leading malls in Qatar.  Doha Festival City will be the first Mall to launch the raffle draw on September 17th. To ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 16 September 2021

    Duba, UAE - September 16, 2021: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 5.5 billion in total during the week ending 16 September 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,610. 119 plots were sold for AED 1.39 billion, 1,081 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.14 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Palm Jumeirah sold for AED 508 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 68.54 million in Saih Shuaib 2, and a land sold for AED 508 million in Palm Jumeirah in third place. Al Hebiah Third recorded the most transactions for this week by 20 sales transactions worth AED 62.34 million, followed by Al Yufrah 2 with 15 sales transactions worth AED 18.07 million, and Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 14 sales transactions worth AED 253 million in third place. The top three transfers for apartments ......read more

    Deerfields Mall Launches Al Bayt Baitak Home Festival With AED 25,000 Worth of Home Box Redecoration Vouchers to Be Won

    • Five lucky shoppers will get the chance to win a home redecoration worth AED 5000 each from Home Box • The month-long home festival offers savings up to 70 per cent and other promotions across customer favourite homeware brands   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16, September 2021: Home is where the heart is, and Deerfields Mall, the popular Abu Dhabi community mall, is launching its latest retail campaign Al Bayt Baitak to celebrate all-things homeware.   From 16th September to 16th October, the month-long home festival is offering an array of exciting deals and special promotions with savings of 25 to 70 per cent across Deerfields Mall’s popular homeware retailers.   As part of the festival’s exciting shop and win promotion, Home Box at Deerfields Mall is offering a total of AED ......read more

    Celebrate KSA National Day 2021 at Rosewood Jeddah

    Rosewood Jeddah introduces exciting offers on accommodation, dining and health memberships bringing the spirit of ‘Heya lna dar’ to the hotel   September 16, 2021:  In celebration of the 91st National Day in Saudi Arabia, Rosewood Jeddah is offering up to 30% off on rooms during the long weekend i.e 23 September to 25th September 2021. The package will include a celebratory set up entailing Sparkling Juice, Cake, decoration in the room and complimentary buffet breakfast at the hotel’s daily dining restaurant, Habsburg. Visitors can also indulge in an exclusive Saudi themed buffet breakfast for SR 91 including VAT that will be available from Thursday, 23 September to Saturday, 25 September 2021 at the all-day dining restaurant, Habsburg from 6 am to 11 am. To mark this auspicious occasion on 23rd ......read more

    Home Box Opens its First All-Female Team Retail Outlet in KSA

    The brand’s new initiative reflects its commitment to empower women workforce in the organization Region’s largest value furniture and homeware Home Box has opened its first-of-a-kind retail outlet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that will be exclusively managed by an all-female crew. This will also be the brand’s 21st retail outlet in KSA and its 33rd in the GCC region, as part of its regional expansion drive that is geared towards widening its value furniture and home furnishings offering in the greater GCC market. Located at Jeddah Park Mall, in Al Aziziyah, Jeddah, the new Home Box store will feature over 6,000 products in its catering, home furniture and accessories categories covering an expansive 30,000 sq.ft of premium space. According to Ajay Antal, Chief Executive Officer, Home Box, ......read more

    UAQ Coop Announces 370, 000 Additional/Extended Share Offering

    The Share value is expected to reach more than AED 50 Million after its completion   Prepared By: Benoi Nair Dubai, UAE:  Umm Al Quwain Coop, managed by Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced the Additional/Extended share offering on 370,399 shares, intending to increase the volume of investment in retail trade, from September 15th to September 21st for Emiratis holding passports of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain. Subscription will be made through "AAFAQ Islamic Finance" at the headquarters of the Al Arabi Cultural Sports Club in Umm Al Quwain. In detail, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Umm Al Quwain Coop, His Excellency Nasser Al-Talai, said: the Additional/Extended share offering aims to raise the capital to operate the residential commercial center, which ......read more

    World-Renowned TimeVallée makes its Middle East Debut Exclusively at City Centre Mirdif (Dubai) in a Pop-Up Format

    • Five exceptional Luxury Watch Maisons, Baume & Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, and Piaget will take you on an immersive journey of Heritage and Innovation   Dubai, UAE, 15th September 2021: The TimeVallée concept store in partnership with “Luxury Group”, world-renowned for its sophisticated design combines attention to detail with innovative interactive digital elements and spacious product display, providing an elevated environment to discover the rich heritage of several prestigious Luxury Watch Maisons. TimeVallée has been designed in such a way to offer guests a remarkable & personalized experience while providing an unparalleled journey of discovery for the Luxury Watch Maisons presented.    “TimeVallée is a multi-brand innovative concept developed in ......read more

    Union Coop Emiratization Efforts: More than 72% of Senior Positions Held by Emiratis

    Union Coop affirms its commitment to increasing Emiratization rates in all its branches and centers Dubai, UAE - Sepmtember 14, 2021:  Union Coop - the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, confirmed that it is committed to its strategic plan to increase the Emiratization rate in all its branches, centers and malls in Dubai, in order to achieve the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, may Allah protect him, who recently said that providing jobs for Emiratis is a permanent priority in all sectors, and so is attracting and retaining the best national cadres, noting that the percentage of Emiratization of senior positions in Union Coop has reached more than 72% so far, as it has implemented many of the initiatives that attract qualified ......read more

    Flagship Lululemon Now Open at the Galleria Al Maryah Island

    Abu Dhabi - 13, September 2021: Yoga-inspired athletic apparel brand lululemon has opened its flagship store at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, further expanding The Galleria’s portfolio of fashion brands and bolstering its position as the capital’s premier lifestyle destination.   The brand founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, aims to create “components” that empower people to live long, healthy and fun lives. Known for setting the standard when it comes to technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon’s coveted apparel is popular with yogis and athletes alike all around the globe.  The flagship store is located on Level 1 and spans 428 square metres, featuring a wide range of men and women’s athletic clothing.   lululemon new store:   • Showcases ......read more

    Sealine Beach Resort Appoints New General Manager

    Doha, Qatar – 08, September 2021: Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has announced the appointment of seasoned industry expert, Marko Jovanovic, as the new general manager. In this role, Jovanovic will lead Sealine Beach Resort’s day-to-day operations. Sealine Beach Resort offers deluxe rooms and suites alongside world-class chalets, suites and villas with private pools to its visitors equipped with upgraded modern facilities that open onto a rear patio leading directly to the beach. The resort is located in the southern part of Qatar, a convenient 30-minute drive away from Doha’s city centre.  Jovanovic’s appointment as General Manager will include managing the resort’s high-end offerings and luxury experiences. Marko Jovanovic hails over 10 years of ......read more

    Samsung Opens the Largest Customer Service Center in KSA

    The center provides access to cutting-edge innovations, consultations, and free delivery services Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – September 5, 2021: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has opened its largest customer service center in the Al-Rabie district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The new center is comprised of several departments, including technology and smartphone spare parts, as well as a training laboratory. The center offers a variety of services, including device repair and a complimentary service of receiving and delivering devices to customers throughout the Kingdom. Samsung will also educate visitors about the company's latest innovations, as well as provide consulting services and innovative solutions.   Hyung Bin Joo, Managing Director of Samsung Saudi, said: "In recognition of our customers ......read more

    Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts to Bring its Unrivalled Luxury Offering to Doha

    • Deutsche Hospitality takes an important step in pursuit of its Middle East expansion strategy by opening Steigenberger Hotel Doha   • The luxury hotel will be the first flagship property in Doha, Qatar expected to open it‘s doors in Fall 2021   Doha, Qatar, September 5, 2021: Bringing together the renowned German and Qatari hospitality, Deutsche Hospitality announces the launch of its first Steigenberger Hotel in Doha. Steigenberger Hotel Doha represents the new luxury flagship hotel of Deutsche Hospitality’s major brand, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, the largest German hotel brand in the Middle East.   Located in the heart of the commercial district of Doha, the flagship property is part of Deutsche Hospitality’s tenacious expansion plans for the region offering pure ......read more

    THAT Concept Store Partners with You Better Fly to Create a Unique Pop-Up Sneaker Experience

    · The new display showcases 100 styles of the most sought-after sneakers  · Fan favourites include Air Jordans, Yeezy Boosts and Adidas Sliders     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 5th, 2021: THAT Concept Store, the revolutionary retail destination from Majid Al Futtaim, is transforming its physical footprint to curate a dedicated space for sneakerheads. Together with You Better Fly, the UAE’s luxury sneaker marketplace, the store has launched a special assortment of collectors’ items and sneakers from the world’s leading brands including Nike, Adidas and Medicom.    Dedicated to sneakerhead culture, a special, shoppable display has replaced the Ayyam Gallery on Level 2 of THAT Concept store in Mall of the Emirates. Styles now available to buy as part of ......read more

    Last Chance for Students to Pick Up Great Back to School Deals With Dubai Summer Surprises!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02, September 2021: Even though the new academic term is underway, there’s still lots of great back to school deals to be found during this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) – but time is running out!   The summer-long festival of shopping, which ends on 4 September, is the perfect opportunity for families and students of all ages to pick up any classroom essentials they might have missed during the back-to-school rush with big savings available on must-have electronics, stationary, footwear and fashion lines.     Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), DSS promotes Dubai as a fun, open, welcoming and safe destination with all of the participating venues, stores and malls following the important health and safety procedures, including ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Opens Mall of Oman

    • Mall of Oman is Majid Al Futtaim’s fifth and largest shopping destination in the Sultanate  • The mega shopping mall provides a selection of new to market first time brands  • Visitors can enjoy compelling family leisure experiences including the largest VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet in Oman   UAE - 02, September 2021:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia has opened the doors of the eagerly awaited Mall of Oman in Muscat. The opening of the mall marks an important milestone for Majid Al Futtaim as it continues to play a significant role in supporting local communities by enhancing the Sultanate’s retail and entertainment offerings for both residents and ......read more

    Media Rotana Dubai Appoints New Director of Rooms

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2021: The five-star Media Rotana hotel located in the bustling precinct of Barsha Heights, Dubai, has newly appointed Zeinab Abbas as Director of Rooms to manage its portfolio of 537 rooms and suites. No stranger to Rotana, Zeinab, first started her career with the group as far back as the year 2006 with a traineeship in the Front Office department of the five-star Gefinor Rotana hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, after which she joined them as a Guest Service Agent progressing to the position of Front Office Team Leader before hse left for Dubai to join Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan as Assistant Director of Front Office in 2015. During her tenure with the group, Zeinab, has experienced numerous successes including promotions to the positions of Director of Front Office and subsequently, Director ......read more

    Union Coop Assures Price Stability Irrespective of Market Supply & Demand or Even Competition

    The revelation comes as a move to serve all segments of society and provides a variety of products to suit the tastes and budgets of all levels of resident consumers Dubai, UAE - August 31, 2021:  Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Senior Communication Section Manager at Union Coop, confirmed that Union Coop, which is the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, was and still is a distinguished choice for consumers to shop for food and basic products, due to its good prices and people’s confidence in the quality and safety of goods and products it offers, noting that the rumor of prices in Cooperatives in general being high is not true, but if there is a difference in prices between other shopping outlets and Cooperatives, it is due to the intensity of competition that has begun to increase in retail trade on a large scale to ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 26 August 2021

    Dubai - August 26, 2021:   The real estate and properties transactions valued at 6.2 billion in total during the week ending 26 August 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,849. 215 plots were sold for AED 1.2 billion, 1,130 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.45 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid sold for AED 103 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 33.15 million in Al Thanayah Fourth, and a land sold for AED 103 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 94 sales transactions worth AED 314.63 million, followed by Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 35 sales transactions worth AED 487.09 million, and Palm Jumeirah with 11 sales transactions worth AED 47 million in ......read more

    Celebrate Emirati Women's Day with The Galleria Al Maryah Island's Special Offers!

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – August 26, 2021:  The Galleria Al Maryah Island is marking Emirati Women’s Day with exclusive offers and promotions valid for one day only, on 28 August.   Emirati Women’s Day 2021 offers include: Shop Name Offer Caboodle Themed crafts in collaboration with @Luma.ae. Emirati mothers receive a special sticker. Coach Receive a gift with a purchase of a full price item Ecco 40% off on women’s footwear Fyor 50% on all items Godiva Chocolate Café TBC Greenbird Boutique Up to 50% discount on selected ......read more

    Doha Festival City Wins 2 Prestigious Awards in Recognition for its Excellence and Outstanding Industry Leadership

    The Mall scooped the ‘Best Shopping Destination - Qatar’ at the 2021 Global Brand Magazine Awards, and the ‘Best Digital Integrated Campaign’ for its Bon Appetit Campaign at the 2021 Golden Feather Awards to further add to its Extensive Portfolio of Accolades. Doha, Qatar – 25 August 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce it has received two prestigious accolades at the 2021 Global Brand Magazine Awards, organized by Global Brands Magazine, and the 2021 Golden Feather Awards, organized by Feather Touch. Being the only winning Mall from Qatar, Doha Festival City was crowned ‘Best Shopping Destination -Qatar 2021’ by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), one of the largest global brand publications. Each year, GBM ......read more

    Find all your Back to School Shopping Essentials at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

    Last chance to win an exciting school prize pack with any purchase of AED 500!    Abu Dhabi, August 25 2021: With the academic season just around the corner, The Galleria Al Maryah Island is the must-visit destination for parents and students looking for all of their back to school essentials.    From books and stationary at Books Kinokuniya, and the latest trends at Abercrombie & Fitch, American Rag and Centrepoint, to the latest tech and gadgets at Jumbo Electronics and Virgin Megastore, you’ll find everything you need to get ready for school.    Win a Back to School Prize Pack  • Spend AED 500 between 19 – 28 August and get the chance to win 1 of 20 exciting Back to School prize packs valued at AED 3,500!  • Hold onto your receipts and scan the ......read more

    10-Day Summer Sale Set to Sizzle at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah, 25 August 2021:  Sharjah is set to turn into a bargain-hunting hotspot for 10 days when the Summer Sale 2021 gets under way at Expo Centre Sharjah from August 26.  With schools reopening and travel rules eased, leading retailers and brands are ready to welcome back crowds with attractive offers and discounts on a variety of products including back-to-school essentials, home appliances and furniture, electronics, footwear, lifestyle, toys and clothing. “The retail industry is ready for a take-off given that students are going to resume classes after a year’s remote learning and schools are preparing to welcome them back, sending demand for back-to-school essentials soaring. Travel restrictions have been further eased, facilitating hassle-free return of residents as summer holidays come to an end. These ......read more

    Deerfields Mall Relaunches Popular Children's Deer Club

    • Registration is free and open to children up to 12 years old  • Members benefit from exclusive loyalty offers designed to enhance their mall experience   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 August 2021: Kids across the Emirate are excited as popular Abu Dhabi community mall, Deerfields Mall, gets ready to relaunch its much-loved children’s loyalty club, the Deers Club on 26th August.   Registration for the Deers Club is free and is open to kids up to 12 years old. Children will be able to sign up at the Deers Club podium located in the main atrium of Deerfields Mall and will receive balloons and a host of complimentary gifts including a backpack, stuffed toys, a pencil case and other back to school supplies.   Members of the Deers Club will have access to exclusive discounts and free gifts ......read more

    78% of Union Coop Sales belong to Tamayaz Card Holders

    More than 672, 000 customers have enrolled in Union Coop’s ‘Tamayaz’ loyalty program    Dubai, UAE - August 23, 2021:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE revealed that 672,759 customers so far have enrolled in its ‘Tamayaz’ loyalty program, noting that there are two categories of cards i.e. ‘Golden’ for Shareholder consumers and ‘Silver’ to all non-shareholder consumers. The firm also highlighted that 78% of the total sales belonged to consumers who have enrolled in the popular loyalty program.  In detail, Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Senior Communication Section Manager at Union Coop confirmed that Union Coop is committed to launching products offerings that enhance the customer experience as it announced, with the developments in the retail ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 19 August 2021

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 19, 2021: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 4.4 billion in total during the week ending 19 August 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,367. 204 plots were sold for AED 965.28 million, 1,163 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.18 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Jumeirah First sold for AED 38 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 32 million in Al Nahda First, and a land sold for AED 38 million in Jumeirah First in third place. Jabal Ali First recorded the most transactions for this week by 78 sales transactions worth AED 274.77 million, followed by Al Hebiah Third with 37 sales transactions worth AED 78.7 million, and Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 19 sales transactions worth AED 188 million in third place. The top three ......read more

    Experience the Best Shopping in Dubai With 10 of Dubai Summer Surprises' Biggest Deals and Offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 19 August 2021: From luxury car raffles to delicious dinner deals, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is full of great offers and spend & win promotions to suit every member of the family and every budget.   Taking place at venues across Dubai until 4 September, the 24th edition of the summer-long retail festival is popular with residents and visitors of all ages. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), here’s a selection of the top 10 deals and family-friendly promotions this year’s DSS has to offer.   Ideal for families with lots of hungry mouths to feed and adventurous foodies eager to expand their palate, the DSS Summer Restaurant Week runs until 21 August. One of the biggest food-focused events DSS has ever held, the week-long celebration of international ......read more

    Union Coop's Second ‘Back to School' Campaign

    The much-awaited promotion starts on the 19th of August and continues until the 28th of the same month Dubai, UAE - August 18, 2021:    Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, launched its second “Back to School” promotional campaign, coinciding with the start of the new school season. The second campaign, which begins on the 19th of August and continues until the 28th offers a discount rate of up to 65% on more than 2,000 products and commodities, as part of the package of initiatives launched by Union Coop for its customers on various occasions throughout the year. In detail, Mr. Majiruddin Khan, Trading Division Director, Union Coop, confirmed that the launch of the second back-to-school campaign is among Union Coop’s primary objectives to make consumers happy, including school ......read more

    Doha Festival City Celebrates Back to School Season with an Amazing School Bus Interactive Installation and an Array of Exciting Offers

    Between 15 and 30 August, an exclusive new range of Back to School essentials will be on offer at Qatar’s favourite shopping destination. Fun Yellow School Bus installation in Center Court will showcase the gems of Back to School collections by Festival City retailers Doha, Qatar – 16 August 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce a range of special activities and unique offers to celebrate the ‘Back to School’ season with Qatar’s community. With schools set to open at the end of August, Doha Festival City is offering the latest Back to School collections and essentials at a plethora of stores. Running from August 15 to 30, parents can avoid the stress of last-minute Back to School shopping with a variety offers and ......read more

    Now Hiring: Open Day Recruitment for Umm Al Quwain Coop

    Recruitment of UAE Nationals for various positions is going to be held on 21/08/2021, SATURDAY at Al Warqa City Mall Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced that it will organize an open day recruitment event for employment of UAE Nationals, resident citizens of Emirate of Umm al Quwain on August 21 at Al Warqa City Mall, according to the precautionary measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, as Union Coop will provide many administrative jobs, with the aim of attracting local talents with experience, to support plans, strategies and Emiratization programs in the country. Mr. AHMAD SALEM BIN KENAID AL FALASI, Human Resources & Emiratization Director, Union Coop, said that the open day recruitment event that Union Coop will be organized in Al Warqa City Mall on Saturday, August ......read more

    S Hotel Group Opens S19 Hotel Al Jaddaf

    The new property is a great addition to the UAE’s growing mid-market segment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  S Hotel Group, a premier hotel management company in Dubai, announces the opening of S19 Hotel Al Jaddaf, reinforcing its contribution to the UAE’s hospitality and tourism industry. Located in the historic center of Dubai overlooking the Dubai Creek, the 94-rooms property is the Group’s second hotel in the city and will appeal to business and leisure travellers, families, and long-stayers. It houses an all-day dining venue, lobby lounge, gym, swimming pool, and prayer room. Sameh El Amri, General Manager of S Hotel Group, said: “With the opening of S19 Hotel Al Jaddaf, we aim to contribute to the UAE’s growing mid-market hotel segment. As we head towards the opening of Expo 2020 in ......read more

    BinDawood Holding H1 2021 Results: Record Gross Margin of Over 34% Despite Revenue Dip

    Gross margin improved due to strict inventory and cost management Board approves dividend of SAR 1.25 per share for H1 2021 Sales remain challenged due to Covid and Umrah restrictions Company on track to open 5 new Danube stores in H2 2021   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 15 August 2021 – BinDawood Holding Co. (Tadawul: 4161 and the “Company”), one of the leading grocery retail operators of hypermarkets and supermarkets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’), today reported its half-year 2021 financial results.   Financial Highlights   (SAR M)   H1 2021   H1 2020   % Up / (Down)         H2 ......read more

    Luxuriate this Summer in Alwadi Hotel MGallery's Stunning Souq Suite'

    The Alwadi Hotel MGallery’s Souq Suite is the ultimate private escape   Doha, Qatar – 14, August,2021: Seamlessly blending Qatari hospitality with high-end luxury, Alwadi Hotel MGallery’s Souq Suite is the perfect place to escape the heat this Summer. With soaring views of Doha’s iconic skyline as well as the cultural heart of the city, Souq Waqif, the 71 square meter Souq Suite is the ultimate private hideaway for you and your family. The Souq Suite comes with a separate living area and can be interconnected to other rooms, which makes it ideal for families, as well as a lavishly appointed bathroom, and king-size MyBed™ will guarantee cocoon-like comfort and peaceful night’s sleep. Within the suite, traditional Qatari and Arabic-inspired features can be seen ......read more

    Find Your Zen at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Doha

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