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    French plastics experts gathered together for the first time in a French pavilion at the ARABPLAST in Dubai, from 5 to 8 January 2019

    Inaugural French pavilion 13 French companies Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its first French Pavilion at the ARABPLAST trade fair with 13 companies representing different sectors of the industry. ARABPLAST has established itself as the leading trade fair for the plastics industry in the Middle East. Its privileged geographical position makes it a particularly popular business location and an ideal meeting place for French exhibitors wishing to develop or intensify their growth in local and regional markets.   Given the hydrocarbon reserves available in the United Arab Emirates, plastics processing is one of the country's priority areas for industrial diversification. Demand comes mainly ......read more

    Arjaan by Rotana Welcomes Guests to Celebrate the Festive Spirit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 16, 2018) – Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City invites guests to experience the wonders of the magical festive season throughout the month. The hotel ushers in the festive season with a calendar full of meticulously crafted dining menus, exclusive packages and entertainment for Christmas and New Year celebrations.  In sync with the Christmas cheer Skylight Café welcomes guests for a Christmas Eve dinner from 6.30 pm to 10.30pm and Christmas Day lunch from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm. The menu features a wide variety of festive delights with unlimited soft beverages all for AED 199 per person. Throughout the season, the hotel will be adorned in festive décor and cheerful tunes will entertain guests as they enjoy Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim's shopping malls in Dubai kick off Dubai Shopping Festival with exclusive 12-hour sale

    Hundreds of brands will offer up to 90% off   Dubai, UAE; 16 December 2018:  Get ready for unbeatable money-saving opportunities as Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Deira, Me’aisem, Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha kick off Dubai Shopping Festival with an exclusive 12-hour sale, offering shoppers spectacular discounts of up to 90%.  “Majid Al Futtaim’s exclusive 12-hour sale in partnership with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment is one of the most anticipated promotions of the year and an exciting activity to start the 24th Dubai Shopping Festival in the city. We are expecting to attract a record number of residents as well as regional and international tourists again during this year’s sale shopping for high-quality international brands at affordable prices ......read more

    Over 80 developers showcase top projects at Indian Property Show in Dubai

    Weaker rupee boosts Indian realty demand from NRIs 3 day expo at Dubai World Trade Centre from 13-15 December to attract thousands of investors H.E. Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan inaugurate Indian Property Show   December 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   A weaker rupee against the US dollar is making investment in Indian realty cheaper for NRIs and boosting the demand as we also witness increase in enquiries from Indian expatriates in UAE. And to cater to the rising interest and provide home buyers plethora of choices and an opportunity to interact with the real estate developers from across India, the popular Indian Property Show is back in Dubai for a three-day realty shopping experience. Being held at Hall No 7, Dubai World Trade Centre, the ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is all set to welcome an exciting festive season with 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  The exciting winter activation aims to keep young visitors engaged and entertained, while shoppers get a chance to win a Volkswagen Teramont.  Children and their families can look forward to a great time at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall during this winter season. A unique 'Winter Wonderland' takes shape inside the mall packing loads of fun and excitement for kids of ages 2 to 12 years from 15th of December 2018 to 3rd January 2019.  Modelled like a colorful snow-capped village to recreate the winter ambience, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Once inside, children can indulge in making their own snowman.   Kids can experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest in The Virtual Reality Zone through a sequence of immersive first ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry addresses the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference

    Following His Excellency’s address, Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, also spoke on regional steel trends Dubai, UAE - 12th December 2018:   His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry in the government of the UAE, opened the 22nd Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai yesterday by discussing ongoing regional and international trends, and how the iron and steel sectors of the GCC could work toward mitigating risks inherent in a turbulent international market, and seizing on new opportunities available to them. His Excellency addressed the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference alongside H.E. Abdulaziz Alrasheed, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Economy and Planning for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ......read more

    Ring in the New Year With Four Firework Shows at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Free schedule of entertainment events planned for shoppers including four fireworks shows Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2018:   Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to the New Year at Dubai Festival City Mall, as it hosts a packed schedule of free activities and entertainment on 31st December to celebrate the kick-off of 2019. Shoppers, families and friends can welcome the New Year with a spectacular evening of non-stop entertainment, including four firework shows throughout the evening, a live band featuring famous Australian singer, Katie Elle Jackson, as well as a special IMAGINE show.  Offering one of the best views in Dubai, combined with waterfront dining, Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the city’s only destinations offering free entertainment throughout the night, and is the perfect location to celebrate. The ......read more

    9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Business Sectors

    Verified suppliers ensures guaranteed quality and delivery Event will also have two day long conferences covering e-Commerce, and, manufacturing and franchising  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2018:    Covering nine focused sectors and over 100,000 products, China Homelife Exhibition is the largest sourcing platform for Chinese products in the Middle East and North Africa. Inaugurated by H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition is open to importers, traders and buyers to source high quality products directly from manufacturers. Taking place at the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre from Dec 11 – 13, the opening also saw H.E Sun Biqing, Director of Hangzhou Commerce Committee present on the occasion.    Given the rising ......read more

    DLD announces 3rd Gulf Real Estate Awards 2019

    The deadline to receive candidacy files is on 16 January 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) and Awards International announced the launch of the third edition of the Gulf Real Estate Awards (GREA) 2019 following the success of the two previous editions. The announcement was made during a press conference that was held yesterday at DLD’s head office, where all regional real estate companies were invited to participate in this regional competition.   The press conference was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Hend Al Marri, CEO of the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI); and Mark Hammil, Managing Director of Awards International, the organisers of GREA.   When announcing the launch of the third GREA, HE Sultan Butti ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Teams Up With Nike to Support Its ‘We Play DXB' Campaign

    A Successful Initiative to Empower Middle East Athletes and Effectively Capture UAE’s Young Spirit Dubai, December 9, 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping center, join hands with Nike Middle East, the global sportswear giant, to further promote the brand’s much talked about ‘We Play DXB’ campaign that has set in motion a number of city-wide events and installations honoring the city and its love for sports. As part of this popular campaign by Nike, Al Ghurair Centre is one of the iconic landmarks in Dubai featuring graffiti murals by well-known artists that depict the diverse and eclectic mix of the city’s youth and aspiring local athletes.  Located at the Dining District, the massive mural will be part of Nike’s global graffiti collection that aims to build ......read more

    Get into The Holiday Spirit with Festive Celebrations at Yas Mall

    Yas Mall collaborates with Make a Wish UAE aiming to make children’s wishes come true  Abu Dhabi, 9 December 2018 –   Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will be transformed into a winter wonderland from 13th to 24th December, complete with dazzling decorations, a Santa’s Grotto and even festive markets so families and friends have everything they need to get into the holiday spirit.  Aiming to make children’s wishes come true, Yas Mall continues its partnership with Make a Wish UAE, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The mall’s younger guests can take home a cuddly Yas Festive Reindeer for AED 20, with all proceeds being donated to the organization.  While stepping into Yas Mall, visitors will be ......read more

    Get festive with Snoopy at Dragon Mart

    Shop at the Festive Season Market from 9 to 22 December   Dubai, 9 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 will create a winter wonderland this festive season featuring the much-loved animated characters Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Plus, there’s a Festive Season Market offering a wide range of gifts and decorations at attractive prices.  Festive Season Market: 9 to 22 December Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2, the Festive Season Market features a glittering range of items, including sparkling lights, artificial and real trees, decorations and gifts, all at attractive prices. 10am to 10pm daily, from 9 to 22 December.  Snoopy Festive Village: 13 to 22 December  The snow-covered Snoopy Festive Village will feature daily sing-alongs and festive dance shows, an ice ......read more

    USD 1.8 trillion global investment needed for aviation infrastructure modernization by 2030

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The required modernization of aviation infrastructure expansion, development, and modernization to cater to anticipated increase in passenger and freight air traffic demand will reach USD 1.8 trillion by 2030. This outlook, along with the challenges and investment landscape in aviation will be the core objective of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit 2019 which is going to be held between January 27-29, 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.   GIAS 2019 is an initiative of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which was established to create a leading, safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation system in the country.  According to a report published by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), global aviation will have to cater to over 14 ......read more

    Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Dubai, 5 December, 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is ringing in the festive season with magical activities, including a special guest from the North Pole, dazzling decorations and free gift-wrapping, from 6 to 24 December. Explore the snowy winter wonderland of the Festive Village at China Court where Santa, dressed in his famous red coat and chunky boots, will greet children every day from 4pm to 8pm.  Meanwhile, a giant festive tree will be the centerpiece of India Court – and a new spot for holiday season selfies.  And once the shopping is over, enjoy complimentary gift-wrapping services at Persia Court, every day from 10am to 10pm.  

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    Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  A must-see this holiday season – experience real snowfall with Santa and his elves, live music and carolling under a larger-than-life tree, and a host of festive-themed food, licensed section, games, carnival rides and more!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing festive fun to families and shoppers with the most magical Festive Market, now open at Festival Bay. Running from Thursday, 6th December until Tuesday, 25th December, Dubai Festival City Mall’s Festive Market brings the holiday spirit alive with a host of unique and one-of-a-kind activities, including pop-ups, photo opportunities with Santa and for the very first time at Festival Bay, snowfall! The Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel ......read more

    Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2018:   Together with the largest China sourcing platform, the Dubai edition of China Homelife exhibition - December 11 – 13 at Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre, is conducting a conference on the opportunities to buy and build factories locally and highlight the effectiveness of franchising. Scheduled on day two of the exhibition, the  China Franchise and Factory Solutions Forum will have key representatives from China who will be speaking and presenting case studies on both topics.    Karl Liu, Chairman and CEO of Guangdong BFC Technology which is part of a region wide collaboration and moving the path to China’s manufacturing 2025 strategy will demonstrate their holistic equipment solutions, and, export and financial support services. They will focus ......read more

    Marina Mall sets new world record for Zayed legacy

    Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has set the new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in a circle field, in honour of the Year of Zayed and the UAE’s National Day.   A team of expert domino artists created a huge circle of 89,955 dominoes which, when collapsed, revealed the Year of Zayed logo.   Taking place yesterday, Saturday 1 December, in the centre of Marina Mall, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Vice President of Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, set off the first domino that created the chain reaction.   Members of the public watched the Guinness World Record attempt from the balcony.   Pravin Patel, Adjudicator, Guinness World Records, said: “It was wonderful to watch such a unique record being set and a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department organises two international real estate shows

    DLD supports Dubai Property Show – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show – Shanghai The Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD cooperates with developers to promote Dubai's modern lifestyle and attractive investment environment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) organises Dubai Property Show (DPS) – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show (LPS) – Shanghai, where the former will be held on 7 – 10 December in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, India, and the latter on 7 – 9 December in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China.    HE Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD, commented: “DLD is eager to establish a distinguished presence ......read more

    Celebrate a Joyous Festive Season with Arjaan by Rotana's Exclusive Offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 29, 2018) –   Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, celebrates the festive season with a list of traditional favourites, premium goodies and classic roasts, available throughout December. Experience the festive cheer with Arjaan by Rotana and choose from a wide variety of festive lunches and dinners, New Year packages as well as a 15% off on the best rooms.   Sky Light Café Celebrate this festive season with loved ones in a rustic Arabic styled courtyard at Skylight Café, Arjaan by Rotana. Reflecting the unmistakable charm of Arabian Hospitality through a blend of indoor and outdoor design influences, Skylight café launches exclusive dining packages for the year-end celebrations.  In sync with the Christmas cheer Skylight ......read more

    Celebrate UAE National Day with Dragon Mart

    Three-day cultural extravaganza from 1 to 3 December  Dubai, 27 November 2018:   Dragon Mart will celebrate the 47th UAE National Day with an exciting line-up of cultural activities and traditional entertainment to showcase the nation’s heritage, from 1 to 3 December. Get a taste of Emirati culture at a unique Barasti palm tree majlis at Dragon Mart 2 serving complimentary food and drinks, showcasing local handicrafts and offerring free henna art. Guests can also enjoy traditional Yola, Ayala and Laiwa dance performances as they immerse themselves into the UAE’s rich and diverse heritage.   The special National Day festivities at Dragon Mart 2 take place from 5pm to 9pm every day from 1 to 3 December.     

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    Shaabiat Al Cartoon to perform live in Dalma Mall this National Holiday

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 November 2018:  The 47th UAE National Day celebrations at Abu Dhabi’s favourite Mall, Dalma Mall will feature the region’s most popular attraction and funniest animation series, “Shaabiat Al Cartoon” in cultural splendour during this national holiday.  Kids and families will get to meet and greet the famous Shaabiat Al Cartoon Characters Shambeh, Affari, Atooga, Mhayer and Bu Mhayer and also get a chance to win some SAC goodies, whilst celebrating the national day festivities. Originally began as a mobile phone animation series in 2004 and quickly turned into one of GCCs funniest animation,  “Shaabiat Al Cartoon” is based on a group of Middle Eastern families and individuals living in the United Arab Emirates humorously portraying their lives and traditions ......read more

    Emirates Steel showcases construction and building products at Big Five 2018 in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE – 26 November 2018:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Big Five International Building and Construction Show 2018. The show is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between the 26th to 29th of November, and will bring together over 2,600 exhibitors from 64 nations across the world to Dubai. Emirates Steel will be showcasing its unique steel product range, which caters to the construction and building industries. Emirates Steel will be attending the event for the 8th year, demonstrating its continued commitment to the regional construction sector and its suppliers within the industry. “Our continued participation at the Big Five conference highlights our dedication to the manufacturing ......read more

    DLD: lowered service fees of co-owned properties increase attractiveness of Dubai's real estate

    RERA: the fees recorded a decrease of 12% in some areas   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) confirmed that the lowered service fees for co-owned properties in Dubai’s freehold areas contributed to the attraction of real estate projects by encouraging buyers to invest in the short- and long-term, and those who want to buy residential units to live in.   This is due to the regulatory laws for this activity, notably Law No. 27 of 2007 on co-ownership, and the circulars issued by DLD and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) that underpinned the importance of service fees. Also, RERA required service management companies in these projects to provide full disclosure of the financial statements for service fees and submit them to it for an audit prior to ......read more

    Embark on a Luxurious Weekend Break in the Heart of Dubai

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre Launches Spectacular Weekend Stay Offer Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018 -   As the weather is cooling down, and the season heating up, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre has launched its season’s most spectacular weekend offer, where its discerning clientele, can unwind and experience an unforgettable weekend in one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations. Located in the heart of DIFC, when staying at the hotel, guests can easily discover the surroundings where the morning is characterized by the buzzing energy of global finance and international stock markets, and the evening sees an effortless shift into a vibrant night scene where numerous culinary and evening destinations are tucked away.  The offer allows ......read more

    DLD inaugurates Tamleek Cube in Dubai South

    Offering real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services at a single location Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) inaugurated Tamleek Cube yesterday, a first-of-its-kind office that provides real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services in Dubai South.    The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South; Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD and Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Real Estate Registration and Services Sector at DLD. Two memorandums of understating (MoUs) were signed with Tamleek Cube in conjunction ......read more

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    The IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition Is Back to Bring a Child's Dream Toy to Life!

    The Soft Toy drawing competition invites all children to visit any IKEA store and visualise their dream toy, to later bring it to life   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 November 2018: Starting from today until 17 November, IKEA UAE will open its doors to tiny designers, aged 0 - 12, helping them manifest their dream toy, and building together the following years’ SAGOSKATT collection. This inspired collection is a result of the annual IKEA Soft Toy drawing competition that takes place worldwide, with selected winners from across the globe.   This competition will ......read more

    Finetools opens its flagship store at Dubai Municipality's newly-built Hardware & Building Materials Market

    The Dubai headquartered construction machinery major targets AED 500 million turnover with the opening of new showroom, which spans over a total of 6,000 sq.ft.  Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2018:   Finetools, a major provider of hardware and machinery to the construction sector in the UAE, is forecasting a turnover of AED 500 million within the next three years with the opening of their flagship showroom at Dubai Hardware & Building Materials Market in Al Warsan 3 industrial neighbourhood. The newly developed hub by Dubai Municipality is dedicated for trading ......read more

    Top five new things to do at Golden Mile Galleria this season

    Dubai, 6 November 2018:   As the weather cools down, get ready to make the most of breezy mornings and chilled evenings at Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah, which has recently expanded its line-up of shops, cafes, restaurants, health facilities and fitness studios.    The destination boasts over 400,000 sq ft of retail space, located beneath the 10-building Golden Mile residential complex, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park. The location is popular among Palm Jumeirah residents and is perfect for visitors looking for a relaxed shopping and dining ......read more

    City Centre Mirdif welcomes new outlets further diversifying its retail mix

    New F&B outlets including Super Chix and Awani open to satisfy all tastes The Middle East’s first O Baticario boutique opens at the mall    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 6, 2018: Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia - is introducing 19 new stores at City Centre Mirdif, with nine of them now opened, further diversifying its retail mix with contemporary brands and trendy international restaurants.   City Centre Mirdif has welcomed several new dining ......read more

    Manchester Restaurant Asha's Joins the Kro Hospitality Group

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  KRO Hospitality has acquired one of Manchester’s most popular and acclaimed restaurants, Asha’s, located on the city’s vibrant Peter Street.  The award-winning Asha’s has been championing authentic Indian cuisine and culinary innovation since it opened its door in 2015.   The venue occupies one of Manchester’s finest Victorian palazzo buildings, with stunning interior design and an extensive Indian menu.  The restaurant is a firm favourite among customers, leading to it scooping several accolades at the ......read more

    The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) crowns Red Sea Mall with international awards

    And “ITA’AM” project qualifies to the RECon awards in Las Vegas  November  5, 2018:   Continuing the great streak of success and achievements by maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation through campaigns that were launched throughout the year, the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah was crowned with the “ICSC Foundation” prestigious award and the RECon MENA awards at a ceremony (The Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards 2018) held on October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center. The ......read more

    Dubai Land Department strategic global partner for 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo

    Dedication of Dubai Hour to promote the Emirate’s properties and highlight its characteristics as one of the most prominent international investment destinations Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) recorded a distinguished presence as a strategic global partner at the American 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo (NAR) in Boston, USA. NAR is one of the world’s largest real estate events that brings together 400 exhibitors and over 20,000 professionals and experts over four days at the Boston Convention and Exhibition ......read more

    Ability to Embrace Technology Will Determine Future of Food Manufacturing in the Gcc, Says Global Expert

    Industry-defining Gulfood Manufacturing FoodTech Summit to probe region’s global competitiveness Dubai, UAE – 4 November, 2018:   The future of the GCC’s food manufacturing sector lies in the readiness and ability of its key players to embrace new technology and deliver competitive advantage, according to a leading global leader in organic and natural products. Rajnish Ohri, Managing Director for IMEA region at Hain Celestial, the US multinational whose mission is to be the leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of organic and natural better-for-you ......read more

    Emirates Steel signs new long-term iron ore pellet supply deal with Vale

     Emirates Steel has an iron ore pellet requirement of around 6 million tons per year Abu Dhabi, UAE - 4 November 2018:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, has signed a four-year (2018-2021), high value contract with Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, to supply iron ore pellets for its steel production in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Steel and Vale have a long-standing business relationship that commenced in 2007 and has through this four-year contract strengthened into a strategic partnership. ......read more

    Gear up for your next holiday with Dragon Mart's Travel Market

    Dubai, 4 November 2018:    Planning your next vacation? Then look no further than Dragon Mart’s Travel Market, for a huge range of essential from suitcases to sleep masks, from 7 to 17 November 2018.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Travel Market will feature a variety of must-have items that cater to all travel needs, including luggage, backpacks, luggage locks, disposable sleep masks, neck pillows, shoe bags, laundry bags, rucksacks, passport covers, cable organizers, headsets, and more. Shoppers will also ......read more

    Liberty Steel agrees deal with ArcelorMittal to acquire further three European steel plants

    Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  British-owned Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, is set for another major expansion of its steel production capacity in continental Europe following a conditional agreement announced on Friday to acquire two Belgian steel mills and one in Luxembourg from ArcelorMittal. The group has struck a conditional agreement to buy the Flemalle and Tilleur sites which employ a total of around 700 people near Liege, Belgium and the circa 300-people Dudelange, Luxembourg facility. The three mills, serving the construction, industrial ......read more

    Deerfields Mall is Turning Five!

    Deerfields Mall is giving away up to AED250,000 worth of prizes in it’s fifth anniversary celebration!  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 October, 2018:   Deerfields Mall is marking its fifth-year anniversary on November 3 with a wide array of celebrations and activities for all. Shoppers stand a chance to win exciting prizes with a Spend & Win campaign and the House of Confetti. Running until November 3, shoppers spending at least AED 200 at any retail store in the mall stand a chance to be one of the ten lucky customers to win AED 25,000 worth of shopping ......read more

    Brighten Diwali celebrations with Ibn Battuta Mall's Bollywood-themed festivities

    Dubai, 31 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is set to celebrate the Festival of Lights, with an enchanting line-up of Bollywood-inspired interactive activities and roaming entertainment from 7 to 10 November between 2.40pm and 9pm.  Roaming performers will entertain guests with song and dance routines from popular Bollywood movies, while Punjabi Dhol musicians dressed in colourful Indian attire will beat rhythmic tunes on traditional drums, creating a vibrant festive atmosphere at the destination. Visitors can also meet the performing artists after each ......read more

    Dubai Land Department signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Islamic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30th October 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, which agreed to be a banking partner for DLD’s efforts to boost the growth of the Dubai real estate sector.  Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD, signed the MoU with Wasim Saifi, Deputy CEO - Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates Islamic. Her Excellency Majida ......read more

    Increasing Immersive Retail Landscapes in Dubai & Northern Emirates

    Line Investments & Property LLC to showcase three new mall projects at RECon MENA 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:   Line Investments & Property L.L.C (LIP), the shopping mall development and management division of Lulu Group International will highlight the progress of key projects at the annual RECon MENA convention with senior management of LIP at the convention to meet key stakeholders. Lulu Group International Director, Mr. Salim M.A. said, “Line Investments team remain at the forefront of the regional retail industry and attend RECon MENA to stay ......read more

    Sultaco Brings Europe's Leading Surfacing Solutions to the UAE

    Karndean’s luxury vinyl range, Amtico’s 6,6 nylon carpet tiles & Duracryl’s hard floor surfacing   Dubai, October 29, 2018 :  The ‘Surfaces Division’ of Sultaco – one of the UAE’s most trusted local brands with a 50-plus years’ experience serving the construction industry with distinctive products and services continues to enhance its market presence and portfolio by associating itself with new and innovative products and international brands committed to green building requirements.  Market leaders in the areas of ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate welcomes International Institute of Tolerance to Festival Tower

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s flagship office building, Festival Tower, at Dubai Festival City, is now home to the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), making the tower a powerhouse of diverse and prestigious government offices.  IIT was founded in 2017 upon the decision by his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The government authority aims to instil a spirit of tolerance in society, building a cohesive society and promoting the UAE as a role model for ......read more

    Robinsons Loyalty Program Is Geared to Launch in November

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:   Robinsons, one of region’s leading luxury fashion department store is set to launch an exclusive two-tier loyalty program that gives customers the benefit of various offers and deals. Officially launching in November, the program demonstrates Robinson’s wholesome commitment in providing customers with a truly rewarding shopping experience.  The program is designed in the form of a two-tier system, where customers receive points depending on the amount they spend. The card is valid for life, making reaping rewards an endless ......read more

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment will reveal details on Decobuild 2018 on Tomorrow ”Monday”

    Dubai - 29 October 2018:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment will organize a press conference on Tomorrow”Monday” to reveal details on the activities of the Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition “Decobuild 2018,” as well as the list of sponsors and the number of participating institutions in the event. The establishment has revealed that 100% of the exhibition space for the 2nd edition of Decobuild have already been reserved. The exhibition, which will launch on November 7, has a total exhibition space of 4000 ......read more

    Emirates Float Glass Showcases Products and Services to World at Glasstec Trade Fair

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 27 2018:   Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a state-of-the-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, showcased its cutting edge technologies, capabilities and offerings at the 25th edition of Glasstec International Trade Fair and Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, the global industry event which will bring together over 1200 exhibitors, and over 40,000 visitors from more than 100 countries worldwide. A number of Emirates Float Glass delegates attended the event from October 23 to 26, and manned a stall ......read more

    Rising in the East: ‘Pakistan's F&B Sector Primed for Transformation and Large-Scale Growth'

    Pakistan’s food chief will address the Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 FoodTech Summit about opportunities amid shifting consumer habits and an e-commerce trade set to cross USD 1 billion by the end of 2018 Dubai, UAE – 27 October 2018:   Pakistan’s F&B manufacturing industry is ripe for investment as it passes through an era of transformation and growth triggered by shifting consumer buying patterns, according to the President of the country’s national food association Speaking ahead of his participation in next month’s two-day FoodTech Summit, ......read more

    Dubai Land Department organises developer's meeting in cooperation with Cityscape Global

    Smart technologies and developments contribute to enhancing investor confidence in Dubai’s real estate market Total number of real estate transactions increased by 86% after Cityscape Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th October 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), organised a real estate developer meeting in cooperation with Cityscape Global in order to identify the results achieved at Cityscape. The meeting aimed to monitor the trends and needs of the real estate market, and innovative solutions that can be presented at upcoming editions for the benefit of all ......read more

    84 shortlisted child models out of 563 hopefuls take part in a kids fashion show extravaganza this weekend at Dalma Mall

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25th of October 2018:   Are you looking for a fabulous wardrobe makeover for your kids? Not sure where to find the hottest new fashion lines for boys and girls this season? Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite shopping mall is all geared up for a stunning fashion weekend. Now there’s yet another reason for families to visit the mall, with the launch of the Dalma Mall Star Kids 2018 Fashion Show, presenting the very latest fashions from today’s leading brands. Make plans for your family to visit the mall to see who will be crowned as the winners at this ......read more

    The Dubai Mall marks a glorious decade of setting new standards and transforming global retail

    The Dubai Mall 10 Year Celebrations is a month-long extravaganza featuring a compelling programme of events and activities 10th Celebrations under the key themes of ‘10 Years of Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping and Giving’  10 Years of Entertainment marked by ‘Talisman’, a mesmerising sound and light spectacular hosted nightly in star atrium 10 Years of Fashion highlighted by ‘Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue’, a 10-day event that will mark the grand opening of Fashion Avenue 10 Years of Shopping with a memorable spend and win for 3 apartments ......read more

    TRITON Attribution: Russian Government-Owned Lab Most Likely Built Custom Intrusion Tools for TRITON Attackers

    October 24, 2018: Overview In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute. TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON ......read more

    Transformative hospitality-tech company, Blueground, raises US$20m in funding

    The funding, which includes investment from UAE-based Jabbar Internet Group, will help Blueground double its presence in Dubai over the next year  Dubai, UAE; October 24, 2018:   Blueground, the hospitality-tech company that is transforming the experience of big city living, has announced that it has completed a new funding of US$12 million (approximately AED44 million) from a group of renowned global investors, including Dubai-based Jabbar Internet Group, VentureFriends, and Endeavor Catalyst. The latest investment marks the fourth and largest round of funding for ......read more

    'HappyTenant' Application brings more happiness to the UAE

    Driven Properties, Dubai's leading real estate company signs up 'HappyTenant' Application for their entire portfolio Gone are the days of confusing spread sheets, messy sticky notes, angry tenant calls and ungainly wall notices as part of daily property management activities. Instead, 'HappyTenant' Application, a new all-in-one cloud-based solution assures absolute happiness and peace of mind for both the real estate management company as well as the tenant. It combines the best advanced technology to seamlessly integrate all aspects of property management into a ......read more

    Dubai Festival City to host Opening Carnival Weekend of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    Wide range of activities to take place across the destination for fitness enthusiasts and beginners  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the Opening Carnival weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018. The opening weekend to the month-long Challenge kicks off on October 26 and 27 with action-packed events and activities taking place across the destination providing residents and visitors with an engaging and exhilarating experience. The Dubai Fitness ......read more

    Tamim Iqbal joins Danube as brand ambassador for Bangladesh

    To mark the occasion Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey  Dubai, 22nd October 2018:   The UAE-based Danube group has signed Bangladesh Cricket team Opener, Tamim Iqbal as its brand ambassador for the Bangladesh market. One of Bangladesh's fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. The 29-year-old is becoming a role-model for the young cricketers. His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to ......read more

    Breakthrough designs from Steelcase debuted at Downtown Design

    Dubai, 22 October 2018:   Global furnishings manufacturer, Steelcase, is bringing the best of intuitive office design to Downtown Design 2018, showcasing its SILQ and Umami Collections publically for the first time in the Middle East, in partnership with authorised dealer Office Inspirations. The range of adaptable chairs and lounge systems are dedicated to creating inspiring places which support the way people work, learn, and engage in today’s workplaces. Crafted from a new high-performance polymer material that emulates the qualities of carbon fibre at a more affordable ......read more

    Global steel demand reinforced by the investment activities recovery in developed economies and the performance of emerging economies improvement, According to Mr. Al Remeithi, Cha

    Demand for steel in the emerging economies grew by 2.1% in 2018 Demand for steel is expected to remain positive into 2019, growing at 1.4% globally Demand for steel in the Middle East region recorded an increase of 2.1% in 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Tokyo, Japan, The World Steel Association (worldsteel), headed by HE. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Emirates Steel CEO and the Chairman of the worldsteel Economic Committee, released its Short Range Outlook (SRO), during its bi-annual meeting Tokyo, Japan.    According to the report, worldsteel projects ......read more

    Bring the Little Ones to Party at Swissôtel Al Ghurair's New Friday Kids' Brunch

    Children can enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and games while mum and dad relax with friends at new Friday brunch  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:   Friday is fun-day at the at the Swissôtel Ghurair, with treats, sweets, games, exciting cooking classes and much more for the little ones to enjoy at the new party-themed Play House kids’ brunch. Held from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the hotel’s Liwan restaurant, the Play House kid’s brunch is a fun-packed afternoon celebration the whole family can enjoy. Children are the stars of the show at the Play House ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall Presents ‘The Gift of Life' Blood Donation Drive in Association with Dubai Blood Donation Centre

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 20, 2018) -   As part of its CSR joint initiatives towards building a healthy community, Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and division of Al Ahli Holding Group, will host ‘The Gift of Life’ blood donation drive. Administered by Dubai Blood Donation Center, a part of Dubai Health Authority, the initiative will be conducted on the 22nd October, Monday 1:00pm to 7:00pm at the Dubai Outlet Mall’s Center Court parking area.   The mall encourages visitors, staff and tenants to join forces in this ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah enhances its cooperation with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah held discussions with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) on enhancing areas of cooperation between the two sides. The All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) is one of the strategic partners of PlastiVision Arabia (PVA), which is organized once every 2 years by the centre, in cooperation with the association and with support from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). Expo Centre Sharjah and AIPMA also agreed to add an addendum to the initial cooperation agreement that was signed ......read more

    Arjaan by Rotana Reports Occupancy Rate at 82 Percent in 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 17, 2018) –   Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, reported an 82 percent overall occupancy rate, in the January to September period of 2018.  The average room occupancy rate during the year is driven by significant growth in visitor numbers from the GCC and Europe, as well as from the domestic market. Majority of guests were recorded as UAE nationals at 34% followed by GCC and EU nationals at 24% and 20% respectively.  Ayman Ashor, General Manager at Arjaan by Rotana said, “We ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment '

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018: Activity: Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment Date: Ongoing until 27 October Location: Ibn Battuta Mall, China Court Time:  From 3pm to 9pm About the activity: Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.   ...read more

    Ducab to Power Regional Expansion and Enhance Customer Service with Oracle Cloud Applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2018:   Ducab, one of the Middle East’s leading high quality cable manufacturers, will strengthen its global transportation and delivery network with Oracle Cloud Applications, accelerating Ducab’s expansion into new markets within and outside the UAE. The company will leverage Oracle Cloud Applications to bolster its customer deliveries, introduce innovative services, and enhance collaboration with its suppliers.  “Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction is top priority for us at Ducab. This relentless ......read more

    Urgent scale-up in green building mega projects crucial, leading global construction company warns

    Consolidated Contractors Company calls on fellow construction firms to urgently scale-up their investment in green building mega projects worldwide The call comes as CCC publishes its most recent Sustainability Report, reporting global revenue of $5+ billion and the completion of 1000+ projects worldwide CCC reports 15 green-certified projects as current or completed, the majority of which are ‘mega projects’ The company reports a near-10 per cent reduction in its carbon footprint, with 42 per cent of construction waste reused or recycled CCC completed around 120 ......read more

    Celebrate blue skies and breezy weather with Dragon Mart's Outdoor Furniture Market

    Dubai, 16 October 2018:   What better way to prepare for the cooler weather than with a garden makeover? Look no further than Dragon Mart’s Outdoor Furniture Market, which is back for another exciting edition from 17 October to 3 November.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Outdoor Furniture Market has special deals and great discounts on a wide range of items including garden furniture, gardening materials, home appliances, home décor goods, accessories, sunshade blinds, wooden shutters and more.  Overhaul ......read more

    Roda Al Bustan and Roda Amwaj Suites acclaimed as regional leaders in hospitality

    Roda Hotels & Resorts GCC Best Employer Awards honours property and personnel  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  Roda Hotels and Resorts had two wins at the recent GCC Best Employer Brands awards to honour outstanding professionals and institutions across industries in the region. Roda Al Bustan Dubai Airport Hotel and Roda Amwaj Suites Jumeirah Beach Residence were acknowledged as regional leaders in hospitality at an event held in Dubai to announce and commemorate this year’s winners.  Roda Al Bustan’s general manager, Puneet Baijal, was accorded the title ......read more

    Litigating without a judge through self-litigation… Artificial Intelligence at The Rental Disputes Center

    The world’s first-of-a-kind project Reduces litigation duration from 45 days to 8 days The Centre develops innovative solutions to enhance investor confidence in the real estate sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) showcased its real estate litigation journey in service of the sector, enhancing investor confidence in Dubai’s real estate market as part of its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which is being held until 18th October, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   The ......read more

    Swiss Chemicals & Building Material Giant “Sika” Expands Operations in UAE with AED 40 Million State-of-the-Art Facility

    With 240,000 tons annual production capacity, new Dubai-based factory becomes key sales and distribution center for GCC region Official inauguration attended by Sika Executive Management, Dubai Industrial Park Managing Director and Consul General of Switzerland. By 2020 Sika globally targets 6-8% annual growth and more new plants and national subsidiaries opening. Over past 3 years: 217 new patents filed, 20 Global Technology Centers, 26 new plants and 10 new national subsidiaries opened, 17 acquisitions in all regions. Dubai, 14 October 2018 –   Sika, global ......read more

    Rental Disputes Centre's pavilion at GITEX 2018 will exhibit innovative technologies

    The Centre participates under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), participates at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which kicked off today and continues until 18th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   RDC is participating through a unique platform under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’. GITEX, the most prominent technical event locally and ......read more

    AED 162 billion total of Dubai real estate transactions in 9 months

    Bin Mejren: The diversification of the investor base reflects market attractiveness and represents a guaranteed sustainable growth 163 nationalities found Dubai as the ideal option for their real estate investments The remaining months will reveal a rising investment wave with the introduction of a number of government incentives Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   In the latest report issued by Dubai Land Department (DLD), Dubai’s real estate market witnessed a continuous growth driven by optimism among investors and developers, where the market ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Celebrates the Grand Opening of Aloft City Centre Deira

    Opening of Aloft City Centre Deira marks the launch of Majid Al Futtaim’s 13th hotel in the region First hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Aloft City Centre Deira at an event attended by VIPs, media and influencers from the United Arab Emirates. The opening of the event took place in the presence of Alain Bejjani, Chief ......read more

    Rental Disputes Centre launches Rental Good Conduct Certificate service

    The first-of-its-kind initiative consolidates Dubai’s global position as a transparent real estate environment and reduces disputes Judge Abdulqader Mousa: The new service implements the initiatives offered by the Centre to reduce rental disputes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th September 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) in Dubai launched the Rental Good Conduct (RGC) Certificate service, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the world that aims to enhance trust between land lords and tenants and reduce the rates of disputes that may arise between ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Interior Design Market Sharpens Focus, Accounting for One Third of Sar35.6 Billion GCC Spend

    INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by ......read more

    Festival Plaza Announces Lulu Hypermarket at New Lifestyle Destination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2018:  Festival Plaza, Al-Futtaim’s latest lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali and the Dubai South community, has officially announced that LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest hypermarket chains and retail companies in the GCC, will be the center’s hypermarket of choice. Since project announcement, Festival Plaza has been committed to delivering an exceptional mix of retail choices, focused on everyday convenience, home and lifestyle.  “We are excited to partner with LuLu Hypermarket and welcome them to the ......read more

    ANCG Named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by RTA

    Dubai, October 8, 2018:   The Civils division of Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, was recently named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). At a prize giving ceremony hosted by the RTA, the award was presented to Mr Senan Al Naboodah, Managing Director of ANCG.  Commenting on the award, Mr Senan Al Naboodah said: “We are extremely proud to have received this award from the RTA, which validates our ......read more

    Welcome the cycling season with Dragon Mart's Bike Market

    Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Get ready to explore the great outdoors with another edition of the Bike Market at Dragon Mart 2, which is back by popular demand with an even bigger range of cycles and accessories.  Following a tremendous response to the first market held last year, the Bike Market returns from 4 to 13 October with cool deals on must-have cycling equipment and accessories for all age groups.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Bike Market will showcase a huge collection of bicycles, quad bikes, desert ......read more

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