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    Putin Announces the 2019 Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Russia

    Putin urges global leaders to participate in GMIS2019 during opening speech at SPIEF Pioneering Summit To Be Held In One of the World’s Biggest Manufacturing Heartlands GMIS2019 Will Bring Together Global Community to Shape Future of Manufacturing Summit to Be Built Around Embracing Nature-Like Technologies To Build Sustainable Industrial Development   Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2018:  The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – the pioneering cross-industry forum that aims to unify the world in shaping the future of manufacturing – announced that Russia has secured the rights to host its second edition in 2019 in the city of Yekaterinburg. The announcement was made by the President of the Russian Fedration, Vladimir Putin, during his plenary session at the St. Petersburg ......read more

    Transforming shopping centres to consumer centres Design International at RECon Las Vegas

    Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2018:  In the past decade, visitor expectations of shopping centres have changed beyond all recognition. Today, nearly half of all visitors report that the non-retail offer drives both the number and length of visits they make to shopping centres.  Increasingly too, they expect to be able to access to services such as such as F&B (79%), leisure/entertainment venues (64%) or medical/health/wellness facilities (51%)1. Shopping centres have been transformed into consumer centres. Responding at pace to these shifting demographics, behaviours and expectations of the consumer is one of the largest challenges facing designers and architects working in the sector. Design International, which recently expanded into the GCC with an office in Dubai, has been at the forefront of shaping retail architecture ......read more

    Dubai Festival City is the place to be this Ramadan

    Visitors and residents can look forward to exclusive offers and deals across Residential, Automotive, Hospitality, Mall and Sports & Fitness destination   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22nd, 2018:  Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is the place to be this Ramadan as the destination offers a variety of deals and offers across residential, automotive showrooms, hotels and Mall.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property During Ramadan, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering customers leasing apartments in Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Hillside and Al Badia Residences special incentives including annual rent payable in four cheques, one month rent free on a 12-month lease and no commissions. In addition, customers will ......read more

    Celebrate the Gift of Giving this Ramadan with BurJuman

    Extend a helping hand by donating clothes to the Red Crescent as part of the mall’s Ramadan celebration Engage in traditional activities such as henna painting and calligraphy throughout the Holy Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018:   Celebrate the forthcoming holy month of Ramadan in all its reverence at BurJuman. Through a partnership with the Red Crescent, the mall is inviting its customers to help those less fortunate and in need by donating clothes; this activity also supports the ethos of the Year of Zayed, which commemorates the values of the UAE’s founding father who laid great emphasis on giving. Commencing the first day of Ramadan and running into Eid, shoppers can help by donating unused and old clothing (in a good state of repair) via easily accessible donation points. All ......read more

    Create picture perfect moments with the glittering Ramadan themed décor at Majid Al Futtaim malls in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, May 22 2018:  Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia-invites families to create great moments every day as its malls across the country transform with elegant and traditional décor to mark the Holy Month.  The glittering cultural symbols hanging from the ceiling and bright arabesque motifs that adorn every corner of the malls reflect the spirit of peace, tranquillity and hospitality during the Holy Month. The glowing installations have become a social media highlight among residents and tourists visiting Mall of the Emirates, My City Centres and City Centres in the UAE during Ramadan every year.  The malls’ encourage families and friends to come together and freeze the special moment in time with a ......read more

    Villa Rotana Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan with Dubai Taxi Drivers

    22nd May 2018, Dubai, UAE: In line with long established tradition and celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Villa Rotana embraced once more its social responsibility by sharing the blessing to all taxi drivers passing by the hotel. And it will continue in the next 10 days of Ramadan. Mr. Camille Saade, General Manager of Villa Rotana said, “It is our pleasure to organize such initiatives, knowing that most of the taxi drivers are not having a proper Iftar due to the nature of their job that is requiring them to be always on the road. That being said, we are delighted to share the spirit of giving and make it easier for them to break their fast while on the move.” “It is our responsibility to support the local community through CSR initiatives, especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan,” Camille ......read more

    Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG) Finalizes Deal With Utmost Gulf General Transport for the Sale of Kobelco Excavators

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group and sole distributor of Japanese construction machinery giant Kobelco in the UAE, announced the signing of an agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport, for the sale of Kobelco hydraulic excavators.  In addition to greater digging capacity, the new Kobelco hydraulic excavators are fuel-efficient and economical, imposing less burden on the local environment. The advanced technologies of the new SK380HDLC model balances all the demands of today’s construction industry.  Commenting on the agreement, Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Group, said: “Our agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport is a testament of our excavators’ leading edge in the construction industry’s heavy equipment sector. The ......read more

    Max Fashion Opens New Store in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, 20th May 2018: Max, one of the largest value fashion brands across Middle East, North Africa and India launched its 34th store in the UAE, located at The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi. The store stocks Max’s label of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion - as well as footwear, handbags and lingerie.  Max is part of the Landmark Group, one of the largest retail conglomerates with headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Max today is the leading and most trusted value fashion retailer in the Middle East and India, and aims to have a network of over 600 stores encompassing 9 million sq.ft. of retail space by 2020. 

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    ‘Tree of Life' Continues to Change Lives at Arabian Center, This Ramadan

    The mall will touch hearts and lives with its community-powered campaign 17 May 2018, Dubai – Standing tall amidst the waves of gloom, Tree of Life grows in fortitude and casts its light of change on the ones in difficulty and need. Since years, the Tree of Life located in Arabian Center, has been the beacon of hope in the lives of many and will continue to do so this Ramadan. Driven by the spirit of generosity, the Tree of Life motivates people to donate during this month of giving. It inspires and gather donors from a wide array of nationalities, faiths, and walks of life under one roof.  For every contribution made, patrons are invited to light a lamp on the tree; thus, representing a change made in the lives of the destitute. More lamps on the tree means more lives changed. Be it money, clothes, books, stationery, ......read more

    Discover irresistible Ramadan delights at Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel

    Experience the beauty of Arabian Culture at the new air-conditioned ‘Dome’ venue DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 May 2018:   Promising to deliver a memorable experience, Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel will be hosting Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor at its newly built air-conditioned dome venue. The new venue is an elegantly embellished luxurious dome, where glittering lights ignite the festivities, embarking guests on an exclusive contemporary retreat. Located in the premises of Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel, the dome is set within a magnificent structure, bejewelled with charm and elegance. The entire setting exquisitely exudes an enchanting ambience. Infusing the flavours of the season, a plethora of Middle Eastern delicacies featuring appetizing hot and cold mezzes, Arabian grills, and indulgent desserts can ......read more

    سبينس تتعاون مع المنتجين المحليين خلال شهر رمضان المبارك

    الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 16 مايو، 2018: تتعاون سبينس خلال شهر رمضان المبارك لهذا العام بشكل وثيق مع المنتجين المحليين في الإمارات لتمنح زبائنها مجموعة متنوعة من المنتجات ذات الجودة العالية.  وعلى مدار الشهر الفضيل، توفر سبينس لأسواق التجزئة، والمملوكة محليًا، المنتجات المتميزة من خيرات غذائية ومنتجات إماراتية، والتي تتنوع ما بين الأسماك الطازجة والخضار العضوية، والأجبان والمشروبات والعصائر التي تتنوع ما بين حليب الإبل بالشوكولا والعصائر الطازجة. ويتعاون فريق سبينس بتوجيه من ماثيو فروست، الرئيس التنفيذي للمجموعة، مع الموردين المحليين لتوفير المنتجات التي تلبي احتياجات المستهلكين في دولة الإمارات مع مراعاة معايير الجودة والتي يرغب بها زبائن سبينس. وفي هذا العام حرص فريق سبينس على تخصيص مجموعة من المنتجات الرمضانية الخاصة بهذا الشهر الفضيل لتكون المبادرة الأولى من نوعها على مستوى السوق المحلي.  وفي تصريح له، قال ماثيو ......read more

    Spinneys Puts Local Food Heroes in the Spotlight this Ramadan

    UAE, 16 May 2018: Spinneys will highlight the growing importance of UAE food and drink producers this Ramadan as the company’s relationship with them goes from strength to strength. The locally-owned supermarket chain has hundreds of locally produced products on their shelves from fresh fish to organic vegetables, camel milk chocolate to juices. The commercial team at Spinneys, under the guidance of Spinneys CEO, Matthew Frost, work closely with local suppliers to identify gaps in the current range and to develop products that suit the UAE consumer and meet with the quality standards expected by the Spinneys customers. This year the team also developed an exclusive Ramadan range, which is a first for this market. Spinneys Dubai CEO, Matthew Frost, comments: “This is my first Ramadan in the UAE and I have found it ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall shares happiness with 200 orphaned children this Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  Ibn Battuta Mall will welcome over 200 orphaned children throughout the holy month of Ramadan to enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping, entertainment and dining in association with the Rawafed Development & Learning Centre.     The specially-curated experience has been created to delight children and help them celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with personalised offers from the mall’s retailers and food and beverage outlets.     The children will start their journey at Ibn Battuta Mall with a fashion and styling session at REDTAG, followed by an exciting time at Chuck E. Cheese’s where they will also have a memorable Iftar experience.      This is the third consecutive year of the visits, following the success of the past ......read more

    Ikea Yas Island Recognised as One of the Brand's Best Stores in the World

    First ever IKEA ‘reference store’ accolade awarded to Abu Dhabi outlet United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018: On Thursday, 10th of May, as part of global initiative to enhance customer experience and see further commercial success through its stores, IKEA Yas Island, based in Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the brand’s first ever ‘reference store’ in the world, in attendance of the Ambassador of Sweden, Henrik Landerholm. Vinod Jayan, Managing Director – IKEA UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman, acknowledged the IKEA Yas Island team for their contribution, “We are proud to call IKEA Yas Island the first reference store in the world as the store is one of the best examples of how having a motivated team of co-workers and a thorough implementation of the IKEA commitments and requirements creates a fantastic ......read more

    DP World Extends Strategic Collaboration with Oracle to Accelerate Global Digital Transformation in the Cloud

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has extended its partnership with Oracle to implement its digital transformation programme that supports its strategy to develop complementary sectors in the global supply chain such as industrial parks, free zones and logistics.  The move follows an announcement by DP World earlier this year to use the Oracle Cloud Suite of Applications drive business transformation. Oracle Consulting will now implement the full suite of Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud solutions using its True Cloud methodology. The technology roll out across the Group has already started with the Group’s UAE Region and Middle East and Africa Region the first to sign ......read more

    Swissôtel Al Ghurair strengthens world-class spa with new leadership to help boost the region's Dh10bn wellness industry

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, May 13, 2018:  Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair, the twin properties connected through Al Ghurair Centre shopping mall, has appointed Maria Fe Rusiana Cerchi as the Director of Recreation and Spa – to strengthen the leadership in its recreational offering. The appointment will help Swissôtel Al Ghurair boost the UAE’s spa industry, estimated to be valued at Dh1.7 billion ($460 million) in 2017, and is expected to top Dh1.85 billion ($500 million) by 2020, according to Colliers International – a global real estate advisory. The UAE leads the Middle Eastern wellness tourism market, with an average of 1.7 million wellness trips generating $2.7 billion annually, according to new research. Colliers also revealed the Dubai hotel spa market continues to experience ......read more

    Celebrate a Traditional Ramadan at the First Swissôtel in Dubai

    Dubai, May 12, 2018 :  The new addition to the Swissôtel family invites you to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan in an authentic environment in the heart of Dubai. From traditional settings to sumptuous dishes, an authentic experience awaits you and your family at Swissôtel Al Ghurair.   Experience a magical holy month with a delightful Iftar buffet selection and live Oriental music at Liwan Restaurant. Savour traditional specialities including Lamb Ouzi (Emirati lamb dish on oriental rice), mixed Dolmas (stuffed rice in vegetables), Harees (porridge of wheat and chicken/mutton), Chicken Freekeh (chicken with wheat grains) and Mandi (Yemeni meat and rice dish) followed by traditional cheese desserts such as Khunafa and Halawet Bil Jibn. Before dawn, unwind over Suhour and choose from a wide variety of shisha ......read more

    Grand Mall Opens the 52nd Outlet in Al Musallah - Sharjah

    Sharjah Becomes Grand! May 12, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Regency Group, a leading hypermarket operator in the region, announced the inauguration of its 52nd outlet Grand Mall, Al Musallah – Sharjah on 14th May 2018 at 4.30 pm. The announcement was made by the Group Chairman Mr. Shamsudheen Bin Mohideen today at a press conference held at Dubai.  Grand Mall Sharjah is the largest outlet of Regency Group in UAE. With a total buildup area of more than 200,000 sqft, the mall boasts huge parking space for 600+ cars in Ground and Basement level. Grand Hypermarket will act as the anchor tenant and the Mall will also have several shops with leading brands in Jewellery, Money Exchanges, Electronics & Mobility, Services, Watches and Fashion. A food court area with seating capacity of 300 guests is also ready in the mall and ......read more

    Union Coop Allocates AED 75 Million to Reduce the Prices of 15, 000 Products This Ramadan

    The largest consumer cooperative announces its plans for the holy month of Ramadan, with price reductions on more than 15, 000 products, by allocating AED 75 Million towards Ramadan Promotion initiatives  May 9, 2018 – Dubai, UAE:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE has always maintained its tradition of welcoming the holy month of ‘Ramadan’ with attractive discounts & promotion campaigns and social responsibility initiatives. The firm’s latest announcement comes of no surprise as Union Coop announces price reductions up-to 75 percent on more than 15,000 products, with a budget of AED 75 Million allocated towards several Ramadan Promotions.  The much-anticipated announcement was made in the Press Conference held on 7th of May, Monday at Union Coop’s head ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Valerio Conti Lights Up Stage Four With a Stunning Attack in Sicily

    UAE Team Emirates put in a strong performance for the fourth stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia, which was the first stage to be held back on Italian soil during its 101st edition.   Dubai, UAE, May 09, 2018:  The 202km undulating parcours favoured the puncheurs, with just two categorised climbs between the start in Catania and the finish line in Caltagirone. The team came to the front with 100kms to go on the Monte Pavone, dictating the tempo and applying pressure on the rest of the peloton during a climb that perfectly suited Valerio Conti and Diego Ulissi. With the breakaway just under a minute ahead of the peloton and with only 25kms to go, Team UAE Emirates pushed to the front once more driving the pace through Grammichele, keeping GC Contender Fabio Aru in a prime position. With just over 10kms to go the ......read more

    Dragon Mart welcomes the Holy Month with Arabian-themed Ramadan Market

    Dubai, 9th May 2018:  Dragon Mart is hosting a traditional Arabian-themed Ramadan Market in the run-up to the Holy Month, with special offers on food, home décor and fashion items from 3 to 19 May.    Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Ramadan Market, located at Dragon Mart 2, will be set under a grand Arabian tent with a majlis in the centre. Designed to capture the ambience of traditional grand bazaars, the Ramadan Market will have deals on everything from cookware to cosmetics and home accents to handicrafts.     Head to the Dragon Mart Ramadan Market now to prepare for the Holy Month and get the best bargains on fashion, jewellery, kitchen items, sweets, spices and more. 

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island to Kick off FIFA World Cup with Attractive Poolside Promotions

    Open bars, floating shisha and live entertainment at Marjan Pool and Anchor Bar from 14 June to 15 July   Dubai, 8 May 2018: As the FIFA World Cup fever sets in, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is launching an array of special activities and promotions for all fans of the game!   Cheer as loud as you can as you soak in the outdoor Marjan Pool and catch all the action on big screens with drinks of your choice and floating shisha. Live entertainment through half-time, scratch-and-win offers, as well as amazing promotions on beverages will create an electrifying atmosphere!    Packages include: Anchor Bar (Indoor) o Beer Bucket (buy 4 bottles, get 1 free): AED 120* o Beer Tower (6 pints): AED 150* Marjan Pool (Outdoor) o Beer Bucket (buy 4 bottles, get 1 ......read more

    Instant Prizes for Shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall Over Super-sale Weekend

    From 10th-12th May, shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall will get the chance to splurge on a mall-wide sale with extra incentives including cash back vouchers and free movie tickets Dubai, UAE, 6th May 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is getting set for the next 3-Day Super Sale which runs from Thursday 10th May 2018 until Saturday 12th May 2018. Over the three days, shoppers are promised great sales with more than 25% discounts across selected fashion and dining retailers, with the Mall also offering extra-special shopper incentives – instant cashbacks!  Every day, four free movie tickets will be given to the first 100 customers that spend AED 1,000 or more at participating outlets. Shoppers can also spend AED 1,000 at any Kid Zone retailers and receive instant cashback of AED 50 to spend at the ......read more

    UL discussed building façade and cladding standards at recent Fire and Life Safety in the UAE seminar

     Experts from UL’s Dubai office examined and discussed new UAE Fire and Life Safety Code and updated standards related to HVAC and building cladding.  UL participated in seminar as official ‘Testing and Certification Solutions Partner’.  Civil defense officials and leaders from region’s construction and safety sectors joined in event at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 May, 2018:  UL, a global independent safety science company, joined in expert panel discussions on the important topic of fire safety for building facades and updates to the UAE Fire and Life and Safety Code at the recent “Fire and Life Safety in the UAE” Seminar. The event, held at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23, addressed the impact of the new UAE Fire and ......read more

    Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 69th edition of FIABCI World Congress in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended a number of sessions during the 69th edition of the FIABCI World Congress in Dubai. The event was organised by Dubai Land Department in cooperation with the International Real Estate Federation and is taking place under a ‘Happy Cities’ theme at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness the Deputy Ruler attended a ‘Real Estate and Happiness’ session hosted by Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos, who stressed that happiness is the greatest goal of human life. Based on this comprehensive concept, any activity should ultimately lead to ......read more

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    Al Ghurair Centre Brings Back “Omniyati” Initiative This Ramadan

    As part of its CSR program, Al Ghurair Centre to fulfil 3 customers’ wishes, renewing its commitment to the UAE community during The Holy Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Embodying the humanitarian spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and as part of its ongoing CSR program, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, brings back “Omniyati” Initiative, to fulfill the wishes and dreams of people this Ramadan. Translating to “My Wish” in Arabic, “Omniyati” Initiative was met last ......read more

    Bpifrance partners with Business France to launch French Hospitality Mission 2018

        Promising French Hospitality companies and corporations represented within the delegation     Bilateral ties between the two countries continuously grown and strengthened via the hospitality sector     Promoting French Business Opportunities in UAE’s Hospitality Sector United Arab Emirates, May 01, 2018:  Bpifrance, the French public investment bank partnered with Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French economy, to develop a mission to explore market opportunities, ......read more

    Exclusive Club Just for Kids Launches At Dubai Festival City Mall

    Members of the newly launched ‘Festival City Kids Club’ can enjoy countless offers and discounts for dining, shopping and entertainment experiences throughout the Mall  Dubai, 29 April 2018:   Kids Club has officially launched at Dubai Festival City Mall - a unique loyalty program where children will be given exclusive access to unique experiences, exclusive offers and signature services created just for them. As the only Kids Club of its kind in Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall in partnership with its retailers, gives parents access to specially tailored ......read more

    The Dubai Mall unveils ‘1.78'

    Giant suspended sculpture by renowned American artist Janet Echelman now on display at the Waterfront Promenade  Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018:  The Dubai Mall has unveiled artist Janet Echelman’s immense woven sculpture ‘1.78’, above a section of the Dubai fountain; the work is the most recent addition to Art Emaar, the company’s new public arts initiative.  Most recently exhibited in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor last winter, ‘1.78’ makes its UAE debut against the unrivalled backdrop of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. ......read more

    Nancy Ajram presented with gifts for her children from Dragon Mart's Toy Detective

    Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  Ines Akari, Dragon Mart’s official Toy Detective, surprised superstar Nancy Ajram before her live concert on Friday, 27 April with gifts for her daughters, Mila and Ella, selected from the mall’s extensive range of toys.  ...read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Statement

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 28, 2018 Statement: On April 18, 2018 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) signed an agreement to start construction of a Hyperloop system as well as HyperloopTT’s XO Square Innovation Center, and a Hyperloop Visitor Center at the Seih Al Sdeirah landbank in Abu Dhabi. The proposed construction site is located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport, however, any further development of the HyperloopTT system is subject to careful study and extensive regulatory ......read more

    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah launch Zip, Sip, Dip promotion

    Thrill-seekers can enjoy an incredible stay with a special package to experience the World’s Longest Zipline  Dubai, 25 April 2018:   Have you experienced the World’s Longest Zipline in Jebel Jais? Thrill-seekers can head to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, to enjoy the Zip, Sip, Dip promotion which includes a package with a zipline adventure per stay starting from 1st May, 2018.  The Zip, Sip, Dip promotion allows you to combine adventure and relaxation with the courageous zipline experience ......read more

    IKEA Has a New Café For Conscious Coffee Lovers

    New café location in IKEA Dubai offers shoppers specialty coffee and delicious snacks Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 April 2018: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish retailer, has recently opened doors to a brand new café concept at the IKEA store exit in Dubai Festival City Mall.  Serving its famous PÅTÅR coffee and delicious snacks, shoppers can choose from a selection of homemade sandwiches, fresh salads and assorted cakes, making the IKEA Café the perfect stop to unwind and relax.  True to its passion for sustainability, IKEA’s PÅTÅR coffee, which ......read more

    Mubadala and MIP reach deal to sell 50% Equity Interest in Abu Dhabi Terminals to Abu Dhabi Ports

    April 24, 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment company, and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (MIP), an emerging markets infrastructure fund manager, have agreed to sell their combined equity interest of 50% in Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) to the remaining shareholder, Abu Dhabi Ports, for an un-disclosed amount. ADT is the first commercial port operator in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Its core business is to operate and manage a 30-year concession at the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, the region’s first semi-automated ......read more

    Itqan Investments, VPower Group and CITIC Pacific join hands in acquiring Byrne Group in AED1 billion deal

    GCC’s major supplier of rental equipment prepares for growth and expansion into Asian markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:  Itqan Investments LLC (“Itqan”) owned by Sheikh Hamad Al Sulaiman, together with Tamar VPower Energy Fund I LP (the “Fund”),  jointly established and managed by Hong Kong based VPower Group International Holdings Ltd. (1608.HK) (“VPower”) and CITIC Pacific Ltd. (“CITIC Pacific”), has acquired Byrne Equipment Rental LLC (the “Byrne Group”), the most diverse supplier of ......read more

    The Dubai Mall widely accepts Alipay; supports the growing Chinese tourism market

    Payment now accepted for popular luxury brands, world-class attractions including  Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and At the Top, Burj Khalifa Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018:  The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination and Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, today jointly announced that Chinese mainland visitors can now use Alipay to pay for a wide range of shopping, dining and must-see leisure attractions.  With the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 5 products in Q1 and takes corrective action on 12 products for non-compliance

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the Q1 inspection results for products, measurement scales and pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi markets, from January 1st to March 31st, 2018.  During the ongoing inspections, carried out by the Council’s market surveillance team, (18,672) samples of various products being traded were inspected, including toys, electrical appliances, tires and tobacco products and household ......read more

    Dubai Land Department announces ‘Happiness' as the title of the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018'

    Bin Mejren: “The ‘Happy Cities’ theme reflects the directives of our wise leadership.” [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018]:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced ‘Happy Cities’ as the theme for the FIABCI World Congress 2018 – Dubai, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  The six-day event, which will be hosted by the Emirate of Dubai from 27th April to 2nd May, will focus on how to establish ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council receives international accreditation according to the requirements of the International Standard ISO / IEC 17020-2012

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that the Market Surveillance Division has become an accredited international inspection body in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020-2012. This is a major step for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as it joins major international institutions dedicated to applying the highest quality standards on products and maintaining market control. His Excellency Dr. Helal Al ......read more

    The Beautiful Britain 2018

    Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018:  Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Philip Parham inaugurated The Beautiful Britain at the LuLu Hypermarket, Khalidiyah Mall in Abu Dhabi   The Beautiful Britain – Truly British Truly Delicious- is a groupwide weeklong event dedicated to promoting the impressive range of high-quality food items from Britain. It also creates an engaging shopping experience for the customers, while continuing to provide shoppers with the most competitive prices in the store and online. Among the brands are:   Biona, Heath ......read more

    Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City Now at a New Time

    Visitors can also take part in free-to-attend Sunset Yoga and Zumba classes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2018: As the days get warmer, Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City has moved to a new time and is set to close its first season on April 27.  In order to ensure a pleasant shopping experience for visitors, Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City has moved to a new time for the final two weeks - now taking place every Saturday between 4pm and 9pm at Marsa Plaza Creek.  In addition to buying delicious fresh products sourced from local farms, visitors can also take ......read more

    Get ready for an exciting Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort

    Come share memorable Ramadan experiences at Danat Al Ain Resort Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort captures the true essence of Arab traditions.  Guests can fully embrace the Arabic culture from magnificent Iftars to Suhoors, traditional music and an infinite array of mesmerizing cuisines specially prepared for the Holy Month of Ramadan.  Danat Al Ain Resort, the five star luxury resort in Al Ain,  gets ready for a joyous and peaceful Ramadan celebration beginning in May. The resort will be soon disclosing the numerous activities, which ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ruler Delivers Keynote Opening Speech to 14th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

    RAK to increase tourism’s GDP contribution to 10% by 2025 from 5% RAK to have 1m annual visitors by end of 2018, 2.9m by 2025 RAK development progressing fast but seeks to attract more investment Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah has delivered the keynote opening speech on day 2 of the 3-day Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, (17 – 19 April 2018).    Held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval Force

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.  The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah ......read more

    12th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi officially opened today

    Capital’s leading real estate event remains key date for big name developers Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 April, 2018:    The 12th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi officially kicked off today, opening the doors to organisations keen to tap into an unrivalled audience of real estate investors from around the world, and many of the big names in the regional property industry. Leading local and international developers, including Aldar Properties, Bloom Holding and IMKAN, were out in full force, displaying the latest developments and upcoming projects slated for the emirate. Maan Al ......read more

    Union Cement Company Shareholders approve conversion in to Private Joint Stock Company

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: Union Cement Company, currently listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) plans to de-list its shares from the stock exchange and convert company into Private Joint Stock Company. At Company's General Assembly held on 25 March 2018, shareholders of UCC resolved to de-list the Company and convert it into a Private Joint Stock Company.   The Shareholders also approved the redemption of shares from the current shareholders at a price of AED2.10 per share.  The price represents 14% premium to the last ......read more

    Village Street Sale at The Outlet Village offers designer outfits at great prices

    Further reductions encourage shoppers to bag high-end brands at affordable prices   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018:   The Outlet Village, Dubai’s indoor shopping and leisure destination by Meraas, is set to host a one-of-a-kind Village Street Sale. Over two weekends, high-end outlets will further reduce their already discounted prices, offering unbeatable bargains on clothes, accessories and more.    From 18 to 21 April and again from 25 to 28 April, The Outlet Village will transform into a plaza market, with retailers displaying their ......read more

    Dragon Mart appoints Ines Akari as its official Toy Detective

    Creative two-week job hunt drew applications from over 200 mothers    Dubai, 15 April 2018:   Dragon Mart has named Dubai-based Ines Akari as its official Toy Detective, following a two-week recruitment drive among mums across the UAE.    Ines, who beat over 200 mothers to secure the role, was chosen for her passion, enthusiasm and communications skills. She will share her adventures and recommendations for the best toys with other mothers across the UAE through her personal and Dragon Mart’s social media channels.    Ines, who ......read more

    Dubai Land Department: AED 58 billion total real estate transactions for Q1 2018

    Bin Mejren: The current results show strong momentum in the real estate sector, which is expected to continue throughout the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 The real estate sector is preparing for an upsurge as infrastructure projects are set to be completed in line with Expo 2020 preparations Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th April 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in Dubai for the first three months of 2018 (Q1 2018) totalled AED 58 billion through 13,759 transactions.    His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, ......read more

    Get the best bargains at Dragon Mart's End of Season Clearance Market

    Dubai, 12 April 2018:   If there's anything to love about the end of the season, it's the spectacular consumer sales that have something for everyone. Visit Dragon Mart’s End of Season Clearance Market for the best bargains on a wide range of products from 12 to 21 April.   The market, located at Dragon Mart 2, offers blowout deals on a everything from home décor to fashion and toys to cosmetics.    What are you waiting for? Shoppers, head to Dragon Mart’s End of Season Clearance Market open daily from 10am to 10pm and for bargains ......read more

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