Ras Al Khaimah, the jewel in the crown of the seven emirates, experienced much excitement and momentum with the unveiling of Al Naeem Mall’s grand new avatar. The mall underwent a strategic change in alliance with Biori Management Consulting Services, a division of House of Biori LLC, to offer residents and tourists an amped-up neighbourhood experience and has upgraded its retail legacy to maintain dominance as a preferred community hangout on the emirate's azure coastline. Built over 1,5000,000 sq. ft with an area of 6,45,000 sq. ft of retail space, Al Naeem Mall’s grand relaunch experienced an electrifying ambiance complete with live performances, games, and entertainment. Wooing customers back to their favorite shopping destination, brands across the renovated retail space are also offering a whopping upto 50% ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 11.1 billion in total during the week ending 26 May 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,321.
220 plots were sold for AED 2.54 billion, 2,398 apartments and villas were sold for AED 5.85 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Madinat Al Mataar sold for AED 659.54 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 169.39 million in Madinat Dubai Almelaheyah, and a land sold for AED 83 million in Al Barsha South Fourth in third place.
Wadi Al Safa 3 recorded the most transactions for this week by 61 sales transactions worth AED 728.44 million, followed by Al Hebiah Fifth with 41 sales transactions worth AED 106.84 million, and Jabal Ali First with 18 sales transactions worth AED 70 million in third place.
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• Part of the newly introduced features, the firm allows consumers to edit their orders post completion
• With more than 1000 orders received per day, the retailer even allows the consumer to maintain a digital wallet for quicker transactions
Dubai, UAE: Dubai based retailer ‘Union Coop’ recently started delivery services for online orders in selected areas of ‘Abu Dhabi’ as well. This means consumers shopping through its Online Store (Smart App) and its web store can now get their orders delivered in regions of Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and now Abu Dhabi as well. The cooperative further confirms working in plans to cover remaining regions of the country in the future as well.
To consumers delight, the retailer has already reduced the ......read more
Danube Properties becomes one of the first real estate developers to process on-site Initial Sale Contract instantly
Date: Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2023
In a historic development, Danube Properties, the UAE-based affordable housing pioneer and one of the most dynamic private real estate developers, today signed a landmark agreement with Dubai Land Department to deliver on-site Initial Sale Contract (Oqood) almost instantly.
Once the necessary processes are completed, Oqood will be delivered instantly to Danube property buyers as compared to a longer standard process – saving time, hassle, and steps for investors – offering the highest level of customer happiness.
The agreement reflects Dubai Land Department’s growing confidence and trust in Danube Properties – which ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 May 2023: With temperatures rising outdoors, one of Riyadh’s most conveniently located and multipurpose hotels, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, invites guests to venture indoors to experience its world-class F&B outlets and spa and avail enticing F&B and spa offers this May to enjoy with family and friends. The hotel features stylish guest rooms, spacious multi-purpose meetings facilities, world-class dining options, and a wide range of services.
Whether guests are looking for a reinvigorating experience through spa and massage, to sink their teeth into a hearty brunch, sample Asian cuisine at one of Riyadh’s best pan-Asian restaurants, indulge Armenian cuisine with menus specially designed for families, or catch up with friends or colleagues over high tea, Hilton Riyadh ......read more
• Second Majid Al Futtaim Retail Business School in the region
• Committed to skilling and upskilling over 2,000 colleagues annually
• Dynamic education facility supports the national transformation goals of the Saudi Vison 2030
• Carrefour aims to recruit 500+ more Saudi nationals by 2024
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 22 May, 2023: Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, which holds the franchise rights to operate Carrefour in over 30 countries – officially launched its second regional Retail Business School in the Saudi capital of Riyadh today. It will deliver bespoke learning programmes that leverage almost 30 years of experience in operating Carrefour regionally.
The Retail Business ......read more
Riyadh, 22 May 2023: Cool off this summer with Riyadh’s very own resort-style village hotel, located minutes from the King Khalid International Airport.
Recently winning ‘highly commended’ in the best business hotel in Riyadh category at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2023, Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport caters to business and leisure guests alike, and is ideal for family vacations as well as guests with adventurous plans.
The hotel boasts top-notch amenities and services with 471 rooms, including connecting rooms for families, duplexes, and villas, a fitness center, spa, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, all-day dining at Lune Restaurant with a variety of dishes to suit guests’ tastes, a more casual Kazbah Café, and a 24-hour room service for guests to treat themselves to a ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 9.1 billion in total during the week ending 19 May 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,105.
191 plots were sold for AED 1.14 billion, 2,284 apartments and villas were sold for AED 6.03 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Island 2 sold for AED 135 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 50 million in Business Bay, and a land sold for AED 50 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 54 sales transactions worth AED 185.13 million, followed by MADINAT HIND 4 with 34 sales transactions worth AED 50.26 million, and Al Hebiah Third with 14 sales transactions worth AED 53 million in third place.
The top three transfers for apartments and ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 18 May 2023: With temperatures rising outdoors, one of Riyadh’s most conveniently located and multipurpose hotels, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, invites guests to venture indoors to experience its world-class F&B outlets and spa and avail enticing F&B and spa offers this May to enjoy with family and friends. The hotel features stylish guest rooms, spacious multi-purpose meetings facilities, world-class dining options, and a wide range of services.
Whether guests are looking for a reinvigorating experience through spa and massage, to sink their teeth into a hearty brunch, sample Asian cuisine at one of Riyadh’s best pan-Asian restaurants, indulge Armenian cuisine with menus specially designed for families, or catch up with friends or colleagues over high tea, Hilton Riyadh ......read more
The company has also signed the first hotel - Holiday Inn Express Jeddah, as part of the Master Development Agreement,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 17th May 2023: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 hotels, across 18 distinct brands, has signed a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Tashyid for Hotel Operations, which will see the development of 12 hotels and 2,500 keys under the Holiday Inn Express brand across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. . With Ministry of Tourism encouraging such investments in the Kingdom, the signing took place in the presence Mr. Mahmoud Abdulhadi, Deputy Minister for Destination Enablement.
The agreement will allow IHG to expand and diversify its mainstream offering across Saudi Arabia, in line with the demand being created by ......read more
Swooping up 18 awards for Internationally acclaimed fine dining concepts in Qatar
Doha, Qatar, May 15, 2023: Driven by the sense of commitment and the strive to introduce innovative and iconic concepts in Qatar and the region, Alfardan Hospitality continues to stand out with immense achievements and success for exceptional culinary craftsmanship. The group and its leading brands have been recognized with multiple awards this year, during the prestigious FACT dining Awards 2023 edition.
With consistent luxury hospitality services for over 10 years and immense presence in Qatar’s exquisite properties such as The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl - Qatar, The St. Regis Doha, Marsa Malaz Kempinski the Pearl and Kempinski Suites & Residences, Alfardan Hospitality obtained 18 notable awards as Qatar’s top ......read more
Home to the widest collection of iconic brands, ranging from fast fashion through to luxury, as well as offering an unmatched dining and entertainment experience, Doha Festival City further cements its position as Qatar’s premier mall destination with an impressive 468 opened stores.
Doha, Qatar – 14 May 2023 - Doha Festival City, Qatar's ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has expanded its extensive selection of internationally celebrated brands with the opening of 15 new stores since January alone this year bringing the total number of tenancies to an impressive 468.
The renowned American brand Skechers, known for its athleisure and casual collections, and offering a wide range of footwear, ......read more
Couples are invited to cherish their special day at Al Thuraya Ballroom, one of Doha’s most luxurious and sought-after wedding venues, offering bespoke packages and personalized service.
Doha, Qatar – 14 May 2023 – Pullman Doha West Bay, a premium 5-star hotel in the heart of Doha’s West Bay, combining lifestyle and design for business and leisure, is pleased to announce a special summer package for weddings.
Couples who book their wedding at the Pullman Doha West Bay between June and August will receive a special package starting at only 200 QAR per person, terms and conditions apply.
Pullman Doha West Bay hosts the ideal venue for weddings, offering an exceptional experience with luxurious facilities and a dedicated team that ensures every detail is taken care of.
Located in the ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 9.4 billion in total during the week ending 12 May 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,112.
170 plots were sold for AED 1.89 billion, 2,261 apartments and villas were sold for AED 5.34 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Safouh Second sold for AED 300 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 148.25 million in Saih Shuaib 4, and a land sold for AED 128 million in Island 2 in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 57 sales transactions worth AED 139.49 million, followed by MADINAT HIND 4 with 23 sales transactions worth AED 29.24 million, and Al Hebiah Third with 13 sales transactions worth AED 56 million in third place.
The top three transfers for apartments and villas were a was sold ......read more
The promotion includes discounts of up to 60% on a variety of essential products
Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based popular consumer cooperative, ‘Union Coop’ announced the launch of its much-awaited discount campaign for the month of ‘May’ covering selected food and non-food products, all of whose prices have been reduced and fixed to counter inflation.
The promotion includes discounts of up to 60%, as part of its regular promotion calendar directed towards delighting consumers, meeting their expectations by providing high-quality products at competitive prices and reducing their burden.
Union Coop indicated that it launches promotional campaigns at regular intervals (Weekly & Monthly) to delight consumers, noting that the cooperative allocated multiple diverse campaigns in May, with varying ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8 May 2023 – Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences is recognising a series of successful initiatives and achievements throughout Ramadan, which brought sustainability to the forefront of the property’s operations and saw increased engagement with the local community.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) had partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) West Asia and Winnow Solutions to host ‘Green Ramadan’ at Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, which was a large-scale initiative that aimed to minimise and drive awareness around food waste. The hotel offered guests a curated dining experience at Amara, its on-site Ramadan tent, featuring local produce from Nadec and Pure Harvest Smart Farms. To further its reduction efforts, the property also ......read more
May 2023, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road welcomes families with open arms as it announces the launch of its Family Staycation Package, available every weekend, providing guests with a home away from home.
Families looking for a relaxing getaway can enjoy the hotel's new family staycation package providing families with a 50% discount off the second room for children below 16 years old. With the option of booking connecting rooms, children and parents are able to enjoy their own space whilst staying nearby.
Mahmood Omar, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Northern Ring Road, commented, "We strive to offer our guests the most enjoyable experiences and are looking forward to offering families this package to allow them to create everlasting memories with their loved ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10.4 billion in total during the week ending 05 May 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,050.
189 plots were sold for AED 1.19 billion, 2,239 apartments and villas were sold for AED 5.11 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Thanayah Fourth sold for AED 52 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 40.62 million in Saih Shuaib 2, and a land sold for AED 35.36 million in Palm Deira in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 63 sales transactions worth AED 188.2 million, followed by MADINAT HIND 4 with 22 sales transactions worth AED 29.01 million, and Jabal Ali First with 16 sales transactions worth AED 58 million in third place.
The top three transfers for apartments and villas were a ......read more
‘Ohana by the Sea” development success could see more “exclusivity” projects in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, May 04, 2023: Metropolitan Capital Real Estate (MCRE), a leading full-service real estate agency, sold the entire “Ohana by the Sea” development, a collection of 45 premium villas located at the Dubai and Ghantout border, in under 30 days. This marks one of the quickest off-market sales in the UAE for an entire development of villas given to an agency on an exclusivity basis. Over 80 percent of the villas were sold, off-market, to VIP clients of the Metropolitan Group consisting of customers from various European and CIS countries.
“Ohana by The Sea Villas” is a luxurious residential community by Ohana Development located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The community, which is ......read more
Riyadh/Jeddah | 30th April 2023: The Kingdom is gearing up for a major expansion in its hospitality sector by developing 315,000 hotel keys by 2030, according to global property consultancy Knight Frank.
This growth, Knight Frank says, will see Saudi Arabia’s hotel room inventory swell to become larger than Dubai’s current 140,000 keys. The development of the hospitality sector is a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans.
Faisal Durrani, Partner – Head of Middle East Research explained, "The volume of hotel room keys planned to be delivered in the Kingdom by 2030 is nothing short of incredible, with a total likely stock of close to 450,000 hotel rooms. For context, the UAE today has a combined total of around 200,000 rooms, including Dubai’s 140,000 keys, so Saudi is ......read more
The luxurious JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh welcomes General Manager Khaled Al Jamal, with over 35 years of hospitality experience
1st of May, 2023 – Riyadh, KSA: JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is pleased to announce the appointment of Khaled Al Jamal as its new General Manager. The highly respected hospitality professional will bring his wealth of experience in the industry having worked within the sector for over 35 years.
Khaled graduated with a degree in Finance but found his passion within the hospitality sector, and hence kicked off a long-standing career in many countries from around the world starting with Marriott Amman Hotel in 1987 and held various F&B positions, followed by the USA, Hungary, Russia, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Ghana, Jordan and now KSA.
During his tenure, he gained ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 10.8 billion in total during the week ending 28 April 2023. The sum of transactions was 2,574.
172 plots were sold for AED 1.58 billion, 1,877 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.23 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Burj Khalifa sold for AED 185 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 167.45 million in World Islands, and a land sold for AED 131.23 million in Madinat Dubai Almelaheyah in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 54 sales transactions worth AED 171.17 million, followed by MADINAT HIND 4 with 25 sales transactions worth AED 36.82 million, and Al Hebiah Third with 21 sales transactions worth AED 90 million in third place.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 April 2023: Radisson Hotel Riyadh Airport has been shortlisted as ‘Best New Business Hotel in the Middle East’ at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards. The 22nd edition of the prestigious, invite-only ceremony for hotels, airlines, and airports – which celebrates companies facilitating business travel and services – will be held on 1 May in the iconic Palazzo Versace Dubai.
The upmarket, 471-key Radisson hotel is ideal for business travellers transiting through Saudi Arabia, located close to both the King Khalid International Airport and Riyadh’s Business Gate hub. The property’s on-site villas, quiet surroundings, and resort-like atmosphere also make it a great option for local staycations and short family ......read more
This latest edition features a new design and continues to captivate readers, focusing on the mall’s sustainability mission while featuring Noor Stars, the face of American Eagle’s new campaign.
Doha, Qatar – 26 April 2023 - Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, is delighted to announce the release of the latest edition of its Festival Magazine for the second quarter of 2023, featuring Noor Stars who has recently collaborated with American Eagle on their newest collection.
The highly anticipated second issue of Festival Magazine highlights the latest fashion, beauty, and dining experiences for spring and summer of 2023. Readers can indulge in a variety of ......read more
April 26, 2023: Located in the heart of Dubai, Fashionz by Danube and FashionTV is a luxurious residential tower featuring 700+ apartments spread over 65 floors. Each apartment is designed to embody the sophistication and glamour associated with the extravagant FashionTV brand. Fashionz is Danube’s commitment to affordable luxury for the residents of Dubai with apartments starting at Dh 850,000.
Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Properties, added, “We are thrilled to collaborate with FashionTV for Fashionz. We wanted to bring glamour and luxury fashion into real estate. After all our homes are an extension of who we are and where and how we live should reflect our lifestyles too. We wanted to offer this aspirational glamour to our buyers who are fond of all things luxurious but also affordable. The ......read more
Shoppers and visitors will enjoy fun-filled celebrations throughout the mall with dedicated kids’ activities, roaming performances as well as stunning decorations and diverse shopping and dining options for a unique Eid experience.
Doha, Qatar – 20 April 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, is gearing up for Eid festivities with entertaining activities designed for all members of the family including a special area for kids' enjoyment, a series of parades as well as exclusive decorations, inviting visitors to a one-of-a-kind Eid celebration.
During Eid, the mall will be adorned with stunning decorations, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the ......read more
Enjoy Eid feasts, a poolside brunch with live music, and a staycation offer at one of Qatar’s most historically significant buildings.
Doha, Qatar – 19 April 2023 – The Ned Doha, the city’s newest hotel and private members’ club, is inviting members and guests to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid Al Fitr with special offers including one of a kind staycation offers, as well as an outdoor poolside brunch experience at Malibu Kitchen and a wide spread of Eid feasts at Millie’s.
Guests can treat themselves to a memorable Eid staycation at The Ned Doha, where they can experience bedrooms complete with amenities. Guests can benefit from a special offer when booking two nights or more and receive a credit of QAR 400 to be used at the restaurants or Ned's Club Spa.
Guests can ......read more
The luxurious 5-star hotel in West Bay introduces exciting new offers for Eid, including enticing brunch packages and exclusive staycation deals.
19 April 2023 – Doha, Qatar – Pullman Doha West Bay, a premium 5-star hotel in the heart of Doha’s West Bay, combining lifestyle and design for business and leisure, has announced special offers to welcome Eid al-Fitr with Qatar residents, who are looking for a relaxing escape destination amid excellent service that caters to the needs of each and every family member.
With packages starting at QAR 999 per room, available for two adults and two kids (5 years of age and under), guests will be able to enjoy Pullman’s ultra-modern and chic Superior rooms and Executive Suites with their spectacular views of Doha’s skyline, the West Bay district, and the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Union Coop announced the launch of a campaign dedicated to Eid Al-Fitr, which will continue until April 26, 2023, with a discount rate of up to 60% on hundreds of food, non-food and basic consumer commodities, as part of its goals and keenness to launch community initiatives that aim to delight consumers, meet their requirements, and provide them with high-quality products at competitive prices. In addition to supporting and serving all segments of society, in line with the country's economic and social objectives.
it emphasized that this campaign comes within the discounts campaigns designated for the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, noting that the offers will be provided by Union Coop in all its branches and centers located in the Emirate of Dubai on all basic commodities and the most ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th April 2023: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market will celebrate Eid Al Fitr with an array of activities to mark the occasion from 20th to 24th April 2023.
The Waterfront Market will be home to a range of indoor activities to celebrate Eid Al Fitr throughout the days of celebrations which will include a special Arabian themed area at the Market’s central atrium offering a variety of activities including henna art and a traditional majlis where visitors can enjoy Arabic coffee, dates and special Eid sweets.
The Waterfront Market will also host a sparkly LED Tanoura dance performances along with a traditional Ayyala dancing troupe at the Market’s main atrium for the first three days of Eid celebrations.
The Market’s guests can also enjoy a plethora ......read more
Gift Convenience and Value to Friends and Family with Digital or Physical Géant Gift Card
Cards can be used and reloaded across all 18 Géant supermarkets and hypermarkets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Whether they're for Eid, Christmas, a birthday or anniversary, when in a hurry or just because, gift cards are a popular and versatile item to give to friends and family.
Géant shoppers can now gift convenience and value to friends and loved ones thanks to the newly launched Géant gift card.
Available in two formats, a digital version and a physical card, these can be used across all Géant supermarkets and hypermarkets and can even be reloaded by the cardholder making them that perfect gift that keeps on giving.
Both physical and digital cards (minimum ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 17 April 2023: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment has curated wonderful Suhoor options for the holy month. With over 250 dining concepts, this guide navigates guests through Global Village’s wide array of flavours that are sure to please all taste buds.
Naseem Beirut offers guests the chance to indulge in delicious Middle Eastern dishes. From mixed grills to shawarmas, this restaurant is ideal for a wholesome Suhoor meal. Those looking for a taste of Turkey for Suhoor, Taksim Restaurant is a must as it offers a wide range of delights for guests. From an endless variety of kebabs to Pide, food lovers can indulge in the authentic flavours of Turkey in Dubai.
Falafel Al Sham kiosk, located just outside the ......read more
April 2023, Riyadh, KSA - Mohammed Marghalani, Cluster General Manager Ritz-Carlton Riyadh and Jeddah, has been awarded the title of ‘General Manager of The Year’ for The Ritz-Carlton Worldwide at the 2023 (MILUX) Marriott International Luxury Brands General Managers Conference, held recently in Abu Dhabi on the 14th of March, 2023.
The prestigious award is presented annually to a General Manager who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, as well as exceptional guest service and financial performance. This year’s award winner, Mr. Marghalani, was recognized for his ability to drive revenue growth while maintaining high levels of employee engagement and guest satisfaction at both of his properties.
Mohammed Marghalani boasts a vast 17 years of experience in hotels, hospitality and tourism, and a proven track ......read more
Doha – 17 April 2023: Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, the five-star designer collection of boutique hotels, and Al Najada Hotel, the iconic property at the heart of Doha, introduced the exclusive offers to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, allowing guests to enjoy the upscale level of services and spend cherished and memorable vacation with their loved ones.
During Eid, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels and Al Najada Hotel will provide their patrons with the opportunity to discover the warmth and authenticity of Qatari hospitality. Available from April 21 until April 25, the Eid package offers accommodation at any of the souq’s hotels and Al Najada hotel at a starting rate of QR 590 per room accommodating two persons. The stay will include a lush breakfast buffet for two, free access to the outdoor swimming pool and gym, and QR 75 ......read more
Summary of weekly real estate transactions for the week ending 14 April 2023.
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 11.6 billion in total during the week ending 14 April 2023.
The sum of transactions was 2,246.
226 plots were sold for AED 5.76 billion, 2,019 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.42 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Mugatrah sold for AED 3.87 billion, followed by a land that was sold for AED 630.8 million in Al Layan1, and a land sold for AED 91 million in Al Barsha South Fourth in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 74 sales transactions worth AED 198.41 million, followed by MADINAT HIND 4 with 34 sales transactions worth AED 44.36 million, and Al Hebiah Fourth with 27 sales transactions worth AED 251 million in ......read more
DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah Al Andalus Mall is set to open by 2024
JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 13 April 2023 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement for a new hotel in Jeddah. The hotel is owned by AlAhli REIT Fund (1), a listed investment fund managed by SNB Capital. In the coming years, Hilton expects to grow its portfolio in Saudi Arabia to more than 75 hotels across multiple award-winning brands.
“Saudi Arabia represents a significant opportunity for Hilton to grow its portfolio and, with the announcement of this DoubleTree by Hilton property in an exceptional location, we look forward to further expanding our full service footprint across the country,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton. ......read more
Mondrian Doha continues to spoil its guests with unrivalled offers to celebrate Eid Al Fitr
Doha, Qatar: Always bringing exclusive experiences to its guests, Mondrian Doha has announced a myriad of unmatched offers throughout its culinary emporium and its award-winning ESPA to celebrate the joyous Eid al Fitr. For the occasion, the hotel will be inviting guests to immerse themselves in an oasis of indulgence and fantasy with never ending entertainment and unrivalled offers.
Mikel Ibrahim, General Manager of Mondrian Doha, said: “The team is honoured to celebrate Eid al Fitr with our beloved guests this year, by sharing joy and warmth and creating unforgettable memories together! With our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class cuisine, and exceptional customer service, we strive to provide an unforgettable experience ......read more
The opening of the new hotel is in line with the rapid growth of the Saudi hospitality sector
Al Khobar: Holiday Inn, one of the world’s most iconic and trusted brands, has welcomed a new property to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a partnership with the Saudi Tourism Development Company, IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 6,000 hotels globally, across 18 distinct brands, is pleased to announce the addition of Holiday Inn & Suites Al-Khobar.
Holiday Inn’s plan to bring innovative next-generation design hotels to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is evident, with Holiday Inn & Suites Al Khobar elevated service and design where guests can linger longer and make themselves at home where they can eat, drink, work, meet, relax, and ......read more
• Restaurants at voco Al-Khobar serve special iftar and suhoor meals prepared by expert chefs.
• Allaf: The hotel has some of the best international chefs with extensive experience in culinary arts providing guests and visitors with a journey of fun, art, and sophistication in every meal.
• Torikian promises a never-before experience for guests during the holy month to enjoy iftar or suhoor meals in a relaxed atmosphere.
Come and celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan with your family and friends at voco hotels in Riyadh and Al-Khobar, in a warm and relaxing atmosphere while savoring the most authentic flavors in iftar and suhoor, especially tailored for the occasion by a group of professional chefs.
Naya by the pool, at voco Riyadh, ......read more
Experience a fusion of entertainment & education this Eid at Makani Al Ain Mall
Free to Watch shows, meet & greet sessions and workshops galore to be held at the mall
April 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: This Eid al Fitr, Makani Al Ain Mall and Bidaya Media (Bidaya), the entity responsible for the animated comedy and action series “Mansour, are inviting one and all to meet the cast of Mansour in a mall-wide event running across the Eid period, titled ‘The Adventures of Mansour - Mission to Mars’.
Starting April 21 to 24, all mall visitors will have the opportunity to interact with characters from the show, attend workshops as well watch the live show at the mall. A brand-new show, designed around the Mansour World, the event will bring all the ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 10 April 2023: Get ready to make this Eid unforgettable with Dubai Shopping Malls Group's latest campaign – 'An Eid to Remember, an Eidiya to Cherish', taking place from 12-22 April 2023.
During this time, customers can head to their favourite participating malls and spend as little as AED 200 for a chance to win up to AED 200,000 in an exciting digital raffle. Shoppers simply need to present their purchase receipts to the customer service desk at the mall to register for an e-ticket to enter the campaign.
A total of 22 lucky shoppers will be ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10.4 billion in total during the week ending 07 April 2023. The sum of transactions was 2,793.
222 plots were sold for AED 1.8 billion, 2,086 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.56 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Business Bay sold for AED 456.25 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 150 million in Al Thanayah Fourth, and a land sold for AED 456.25 million in Business Bay in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 93 sales transactions ......read more
UAE, Dubai, April 6, 2023 – Global Village guests looking to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan are invited to visit the Majlis of the World. One of the highlights of the experience is the daily firing of the Ramadan Cannon, which signals the end of the day's fast. Guest can then enjoy a range of culinary delights, from traditional Arabic dishes to international cuisines.
The Ramadan Cannon is a traditional symbol of the holy month across the MENA region. At Global Village's Majlis of the World, guests can witness this unique event every day at sunset. The ......read more
Sharjah, April 6, 2023: The 40th edition of Ramadan Nights 2023, a highly anticipated marketing and entertainment event in the Emirate of Sharjah, kicked off yesterday evening (Wednesday) at the Expo Centre Sharjah.
Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the event, which will run until April 21, offers an exciting array of entertainment programs, unique heritage activities, and captivating surprises in the world of shopping. With over 10,000 products on offer, visitors can enjoy discounts of up to 75%, valuable ......read more
Participating malls Makani Al Ain Mall, Makani Al Shamkha and Makani Zakher put together a show of festivities for all mall visitors in Ramadan
A host of family-friendly community activities to indulge in across shopping, dining & entertainment
April 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Ramadan is a time for reflection and spiritual awakening and is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar. Marking the arrival of the Holy Month, Makani presents a lineup of engaging activities to partake in. From shopping, dining, entertainment to stunning décor, all participating ......read more
UAE, Dubai, April 3, 2023 – This Ramadan, Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is inviting guests to experience a Ramadan shopping extravaganza. The park, which boasts over 3,500 shopping outlets presented across 27 pavilions, is a must-visit destination for those looking to experience the traditions and customs of Ramadan.
For shoppers looking for Ramadan decorations, home accessories and tea and coffee sets, Egypt, Turkey, Al Sana’a, and Khalifa Foundation pavilions are home to the ......read more
• New Masarat Programme comes as part of Majid Al Futtaim Retail’s Emiratisation efforts in partnership with NAFIS initiative
• Participants will receive skills-based training and mentoring at Carrefour’s pioneering Retail Business School
• 2026 Emiratisation recruitment goal of 3,000 team members on track with over 1000 new hires since 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 3, 2023: Carrefour, which is owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has launched its Masarat Programme: a bespoke growth initiative for Emirati ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10.7 billion in total during the week ending 31 March 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,035.
158 plots were sold for AED 1.27 billion, 2,261 apartments and villas were sold for AED 5.11 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Khairan First sold for AED 157.08 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 67 million in Island 2, and a land sold for AED 157.08 million in Al Khairan First in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 52 sales transactions ......read more
Themed set-up, complimentary activities and more
Dubai, UAE, March 2023: BurJuman Mall announces the launch of its Ramadan 2023 campaign. Until Eid, the campaign invites customers to explore traditions with a touch of spring and partake in the gift of giving through its partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent.
The mall has embraced the true essence of the holy month through its themed set-up in the main atrium, hanging décor across the mall, and photo ops. Join us for iftar as you break your fast with complimentary Arabic coffee and dates and adorn your hands with henna ......read more
• 2nd Géant Supermarket and first in Kalba now open at Kalba Waterfront Mall
• Géant Express First to Open in Port de La Mer in March
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Géant, part of GMG, is reiterating its commitment to being the community’s preferred choice across the UAE with 2 strategic and timely new openings.
Expanding swiftly across the UAE, the brand has opened its second Géant Supermarket in the Kalba Waterfront Mall, the largest retail and the first inclusive waterfront destination in the city of Kalba in Sharjah.
Offering ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2023: It’s Ramadan in Dubai - a time for residents and visitors to enjoy the unique spirit and ambiance in the city during this month of reflection and generosity, and create special memories with family and friends. With Ramadan in Dubai taking place until April, it’s also the ideal time to embrace the great weather, with al fresco activities across the city.
Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has curated a host of cultural experiences taking place outdoors, including the ever-popular Ramadan markets, unforgettable ......read more
• Carrefour launches ‘Champions of Ramadan’ to identify those who make the holy month of Ramadan special
• Friends and family can nominate their ‘Champion’ via social media using the hashtag #ChampionsofRamadan
• Prizes worth over AED 20,000 up for grabs for 5 winners including a full kitchen setup from Beko Home Appliances
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March, 2023: Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has launched the ‘Champions of Ramadan’ campaign. From March 22, customers can participate by ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 8.6 billion in total during the week ending 24 March 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,164.
218 plots were sold for AED 1.9 billion, 2,177 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.73 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Palm Jumeirah sold for AED 550 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 74 million in Palm Jumeirah, and a land sold for AED 550 million in Palm Jumeirah in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 94 sales transactions worth AED ......read more
This applies to essential products across all essential items, March 29 onwards for 6 months
DUBAI, UAE: In a bid to welcome the holy month of ‘Ramadan’ and to support UAE residents, one of the largest retail names in the UAE – ‘Union Coop’ has announced a ‘Price Lock’ campaign on more than 70 highly demanded essential products. Aiming to reduce the burden on consumers this Ramadan, Union Coop has decided to freeze the prices for more than 70 essential products from March 29 i.e. Sunday, for 6 months.
“Will be ......read more
Customers can shop the ACE Ramadan 2023 Collection in all stores, as well as online, with access to exclusive offers & prices
22 March 2023, Dubai - Al-Futtaim ACE, the leading home improvement and outdoor store, has launched its specially curated range of Ramadan products. The collection is designed to exude a feeling of spirituality and friendliness, creating the perfect atmosphere for Ramadan and reflecting on its significance. Additionally, the company has announced various unique and exclusive promotions, offers & special prices for shoppers to enjoy both in stores ......read more
The announcement came after the 41st General Assembly meeting for the fiscal year 2022
Dubai, UAE: During its 41st General Assembly meeting held in Dubai. Union Coop announced a distribution of cash dividends of 22% and 5% return on shareholder purchases, wherein the return on shareholders’ purchases will be distributed to the shareholders in the form of discounts on their purchase invoices by 25% when the amount of the return on purchases is greater than the value of the purchase invoice until the full amount of the return on the shareholder’s purchases allocated is ......read more
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• Ayala Land celebrates 10th anniversary in Dubai with high-level delegation visit
• ALI to showcase sustainable developments in line with UAE's Year of Sustainability
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2023: Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), the largest property developer in the Philippines, marks its 10th anniversary in the UAE with a growth of 157 per cent, surpassing all other international sales and making it the company’s fastest-growing international market.
With a diversified real estate portfolio and growing demand ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 10 billion in total during the week ending 17 March 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,903.
208 plots were sold for AED 1.12 billion, 2,906 apartments and villas were sold for AED 6.25 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Jadaf sold for AED 38.5 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 37 million in Al Jadaf, and a land sold for AED 38.5 million in Al Jadaf in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 88 sales transactions ......read more
• 50 percent off and more offers reiterate great value and variety
• Customers invited to give back to the community thanks to Géant partners - Emirates Red Crescent and Al Noor Training Centre for Special Needs
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GMG Everyday Goods’ retail division, embraces Ramadan this year with a host of themed activations promising great value, variety and convenience in the run up to and during the Holy Month.
The “Ramadan feeling” is in abundance across 16 Géant and 21 aswaaq supermarkets with a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 15 March 2023: The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) have revealed that service fees for real estate units’ owners and investors in development projects were reduced by 6% during 2022. The reduction in service charges led to property owners and investors saving over AED37.2 million in 2022.
DMT also announced that 319 of the total development project service and maintenance charges have been approved in 2022, and the total sum of these service charge budgets are approved as of December 31, 2022, amounting to AED722.6 million.
Dr. Adeeb Al ......read more
• Majlis of the World returns with dining options and special Ramadan-themed performances
• A 30-piece orchestra will perform at the Main Stage
• New Ramadan hours announced: 6 pm – 2 am daily
UAE, Dubai, March 15, 2023 – Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has announced new offerings and special activities to take place during the holy month of Ramadan.
Majlis of the World
Global Village is welcoming back the Majlis of ......read more
One of the highest Emiratization rates in the private sector
Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based retailer ‘Union Coop’ stressed the importance of ‘Emiratization’ in the private sector as the Human Resources & Emiratization Department Director, Mr. Ahmad Salem Bin Kenaid Al Falasi revealed that the percentage of Emiratis working in the cooperative until the end of 2022 reached 38%. This highlights the cooperative’s plans and strategies to increase the Emiratization percentage annually in response to the UAE government’s directives to support Emirati youth ......read more
Share a delicious feast with family and friends, relish un délicieux Iftar under the stars or spend the night whilst indulging in authentic street food.
14 March 2023, Dubai – Ramadan, the month of Blessings, is only a few weeks away, and Sofitel Dubai Downtown is ready with Iftar experiences designed to satisfy l’appétit and bring together family and friends during the Holy Month. From a lavish multicultural feast in a family-friendly atmosphere to the new poolside experience, Nujoom Ramadan - Iftar under the stars - featuring authentic street food and vibrant mise en scène ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Dubai-based retailer Union Coop, in its Al Barsha Mall branch received 223 students from Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha area for a brief tour of the showroom.
The visit was educational in nature wherein the students accompanied by their teachers and nannies were offered a tour of Al Barsha Mall. The students got to learn about the latest technologies, healthy retail practices followed by the Cooperative, methods of displaying fresh products, food preparation and international standard products offered to the consumers and much more.
The Union ......read more
The mall was successfully evacuated within 3 minutes
Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai, carried out a mock fire evacuation drill at Etihad Mall, to determine the extent of readiness to deal with emergency cases and fire accidents.
Union Coop stressed that mock evacuation training, which was organized in cooperation with the Dubai Civil Defense focused on the application of precautionary and awareness measures that effectively contribute to raising the efficiency and readiness of the cooperative while ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 12.9 billion in total during the week ending 10 March 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,332.
274 plots were sold for AED 3.17 billion, 2,370 apartments and villas were sold for AED 4.93 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Al Khairan First sold for AED 1.57 billion, followed by a land that was sold for AED 72 million in Wadi Al Safa 3, and a land sold for AED 1.57 billion in Al Khairan First in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 117 sales transactions ......read more
The Dubai-based retailer opened its 26th branch in a ‘Community Residential’ project
Union Coop – the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, has opened its new Community Residential Mall consisting of its 26th hypermarket branch, 28 commercial stores and 44 residential apartments in the Al Habiya area, covering an area of 493,977 sq. ft. With the opening of the new center, the number of Union Coop hypermarkets in Dubai has now reached 26.
The latest project was inaugurated by the Chairman of Union Coop – H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi ......read more
Layali Ramadan runs from 17 March until the end of April offering shoppers elevated retail experiences and exclusive products throughout the holy month.
Residents and tourists can look forward to a unique range of engaging moments and new-to-the-region experiences that will make this Ramadan unforgettable in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE 8 March 2023: This Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Retail is innovating to create the most majestic experiences and incredible surprises with their citywide Layali Ramadan campaign. From 17 March until the end of April, residents and tourists to this ......read more
Presenting floral delights, cultural connect, fashion finds, and eco-friendly rewards.
Dubai, UAE, March 2023: BurJuman Mall launched its vibrant Spring Campaign for 2023. Running until the 19th of March 2023, the campaign embraces the beauty of spring. With a focus on style and sustainability, the mall has something for everyone, from floral delights and cultural connections to fashion finds and eco-friendly rewards.
Inspired by the colourful Filipino festival of Panagbenga, the mall has been transformed into a vibrant oasis with stunning floral displays that capture the ......read more
• Reported a 4% increase in EBITDA to AED 4.1 billion and a 12% increase in revenue to AED 36.3 billion.
• Achieved net profit of AED 2.4 billion, a decrease of 2% year-on-year
• Increase in Majid Al Futtaim - Properties revenue by 43% to AED 5.8 billion and EBITDA by 16% to AED 3 billion.
• Majid Al Futtaim – Retail’s online sales continued their growth trajectory reporting revenue increase from digital sales by 51% year-over-year.
• Visitor numbers to shopping malls increased by 16%, while tenant sales rose by 11% ......read more
Discounts of up to 75% in more than 10,000 essential products
Dubai, UAE: Dubai based retailer, Union Coop announced the launch of its discount campaign with price reduction on more than 10,000 basic food and nonfood products during the holy month of Ramadan, to launch economic initiatives with economic and social returns within the market of the Emirate of Dubai in particular and the market of the UAE in general, and with the aim of stimulating all competitors in the emirate and the country to compete in reducing the prices of these products, which will have a positive ......read more
Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 11.5 billion in total during the week ending 03 March 2023. The sum of transactions was 3,397.
228 plots were sold for AED 2.59 billion, 2,498 apartments and villas were sold for AED 5.54 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Business Bay sold for AED 168.28 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 167.81 million in Business Bay, and a land sold for AED 168.28 million in Business Bay in third place.
Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 71 sales transactions ......read more
UAE, Dubai, March 3, 2023 – Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is the ideal place to shop for “Haq Al Laila” essentials this year.
“Haq Al Laila”, or the middle of Sha’ban, is a popular aspect of UAE heritage and a special occasion to spread the values of love, goodness, solidarity, and compassion. As part of the celebration, children wear traditional clothes and carry colourful woven bags, going door-to-door singing in return for sweets, reminding ......read more