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    Is this Abu Dhabi's Most Lavish Valentine's Day Deal?

    Caviar, Bubbly, and Bespoke Spa and Dining Epitomize Luxury Resort’s Cachet Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2018 –  February 14th will be a dream come true for some couples, with a deluxe Valentine’s Day deal at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. Including an overnight stay in the hotel’s spacious sea-facing Spa Suite or Ocean Suites, valued at AED 15,730* and AED 9,982* respectively, The St. Regis Valentine’s Day Romance package is surely the UAE capital’s most lavish offer of the holiday. Upon arrival in their ample accommodation, adorned with rose petals for an extra-special touch, guests will receive French bubbles, caviar, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. In the evening, they will feast on a sumptuous three-course gourmet meal accompanied by a bottle of ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers

    Chance to win prizes up to AED 1 million, opportunity for a Hollywood Getaway and wonderful bargains to delight shoppers Kite Fiesta 2018 will be a wonderful visual spectacle for visitors Dubai, UAE (January 16, 2018): –  Dubai Outlet Mall has unveiled a range of attractions for the 23rd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to delight shoppers. From substantial prizes, opportunity for a Hollywood getaway, wonderful bargains to a marvelous visual spectacle with kites, DSF 2018 at Dubai Outlet Mall will be an amazing experience for shoppers. Customers will be able to enter a raffle draw to win prizes up to AED 1 million when they spend AED 200 at any store in Dubai Outlet Mall. As the only ‘Value’ concept mall in the Middle East and home to over 1200 of the world’s premium and top ......read more

    SteelFab 2018 showcases the latest metal working technologies at Expo Centre Sharjah

    25% increase in the number of exhibitors, with the Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion among the most prominent Sharjah, 14 January 2018:  SteelFab, the region’s premier metal working event, is back for the 14th year in a row at Expo Centre Sharjah on Monday. The region's premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication trade show will take place over 4 days and will witness its largest international participation yet. SteelFab 2018 has witnessed a 25% growth in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, with the participation of 10 new exhibitors from different countries around the world. This has brought the overall exhibition space up by 50% compared to the previous year. SteelFab 2018, which runs until January 18, will attract more than 1,000 brands from the world's leading ......read more

    British Group GFG Alliance makes binding offer to buy Aluminium Dunkerque from Rio Tinto

    Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance today marked the started of a major expansion into continental Europe by launching a €2billion investment programme in France.  As part of this programme, GFG's industrial arm Liberty House has made a binding conditional offer to Rio Tinto to buy Europe’s largest aluminium smelter based in Dunkerque, France.  The offer triggers a statutory consultation with employees, European Works Council and stakeholders and, subject to a successful outcome to this process, Liberty says it has ambitious plans to invest and develop the 570-worker plant, potentially creating thousands more jobs on-site and in the wider economy. In addition to serving existing customers with aluminium slab and ingots, Liberty wants to capitalise on the growing market ......read more

    Property Remains Preffered 2018 Investment Asset for UAE Residents

    40% of UAE adults plan to invest in property in the home country in the 12 months 18% plan to invest in property overseas in the next year North America, UK, Australia and Germany are preferred locations  Dubai, UAE, 08 January,  2018 –   The annual YouGov survey conducted by IP Global, the leading full-service property investment company, has confirmed that property remains the preferred investment asset by UAE residents, with 40% of residents planning to invest in property in the UAE and 18% planning to do so overseas in the next year.    In a bi-annual study taken by 1000 people, when choosing which asset type to purchase, property ranked above stocks, shares or bonds (27%), highlighting the continuous appeal of real estate, possibly due to the stable, reliable returns it ......read more

    National Bonds handing over the second phase of Motor City Green Community Villas

    Villas  handed over three months ahead of schedule  High demand for the flexible payment plan extending up to10 years Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017 -   National Bonds Corporation PJSC, through its real estate arm, National Properties LLC, has announced the handover of the second phase of Motor City Green Community known as Casa Familia villas which boasts 95 townhouse villas in a record time. Infrastructure has been completed to provide modern facilities for residents and meet their lifestyle needs at all levels. Motor City was voted as the best community to live in within Dubai according to a survey conducted by FlatReviews.com which include over 2000 residents. It’s a destination development that has successfully combined the “city within a city” concept with wholesome suburban living and one ......read more

    UAE Real Estate Predictions for 2018

    Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018:  As we now close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent quarter, it’s clear that  major political events to the west, and OPEC oil controls limiting production, have put pressure on and spooked the UAE market . Why is it the market continued to weaken in 2017? The macroeconomics largely come down to world affairs and basic supply and demand. In recent years, Dubai’s new development market has gone from strength to strength, with a myriad of new projects being announced, as well as delayed projects from the last boom market resuming. Handovers for this year alone are slated to be upwards of 32,000 units, with approximately a tenth of that amount already delivered year to date.  With this in mind, there is an oversupply of off-the-plan projects, both ......read more

    Sahara Centre Starts 2018 with limited-time discounts across the mall

    Three Days of Discounts Up To 80 Per Cent at Sahara Centre This January Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 3rd January 2018: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail and leisure mall, has launched a mega promotion campaign running from 4th to 6th January 2018, offering customers unprecedented discounts of up to 80% across the range of retail brands under its roof. The campaign is part of a Sharjah-wide initiative, titled ‘Sharjah Grand Discounts,’ that aims to further enhance the Emirate’s position as a year-round shopping destination.  The exclusive three-day promotion will make the season’s shopping more gratifying as customers at Sahara Centre will walk away with must-have merchandise at a fraction of the cost from the mall’s popular retail outlets. Customers will also enjoy special promotions ......read more

    Mega winter clearance sale to begin at Expo Centre

    Sharjah,  28 December 2017:  All the year-end retail traffic is set to get diverted to Sharjah as a first-of-its-kind winter clearance fair opens today at Expo Centre Sharjah. Organised by Liz Exhibitions, Winter Clearance Sale 2017 will bring together leading retailers in the country at a single place to offer the biggest bargains and the finest shopping experience to residents and visitors alike. Shoppers can expect up to 80% discounts on popular brands of fashion, electronics and home appliances for four days from until  to 31st December. “The pre-VAT sales buzz in the country is sure to give the debut edition of the Winter Clearance Sale the perfect take off. While most of the sales are happening at individual stores, this is probably the first event to bring all the offers at one place, helping ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Begins Second Phase of Implementation of Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 December, 2017 –   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced the start of the second phase of implementation of the Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management as part of the ongoing Pesticide Management Project. The specification stipulates the maximum permitted levels for pesticide residues in agricultural and food products. Executed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the second phase involves conducting a research study to determine pesticide residue levels in the five most consumed types of produce in Abu Dhabi – dates, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and marrow. The study – the first of its kind in the UAE – will help QCC understand the ......read more

    Burjuman Mall Announces the Opening of TAS'HEEL

    Government services now made easier Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017:  BurJuman Mall has recently announced the addition of the TAS'HEEL Service Center to its list of offerings. Situated on the 2nd floor, next to Sharaf DG, the centre will now provide a hassle-free provision to business needs.  Going beyond pure consumer needs, BurJuman will now cater to the increasing business requirements through Tas’heel, by providing companies around the mall easy access to functionality and formalities without the need for physically submitting payments or documents.  A profound understanding of the government regulations and procedures, and strengthened relations with the public sector, Tas’heel provides businesses confidence and support to operate in the UAE market and also build capabilities for the ......read more

    Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait named Best Luxury Family Hotel in Kuwait at World Luxury Hotel Awards

    Award is recognition for hotel’s efforts to ensure memorable stay for all guests – young or old Symphony Style Hotel, Quorvus Collection’s flagship hotel in Kuwait, is celebrating further global recognition after being named 2017 Best Luxury Family Hotel – Kuwait, at the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards. Judges on the World Luxury Hotel Awards panel selected Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait for the high-profile award based on its commitment to outstanding hoteliering and outstanding achievements in the luxury hospitality industry.  The award follows the concerted efforts of the hotel to enhance its offering to cater for all ages and ensure a memorable stay for the entire family. In 2017, the third & fourth floors of the hotel were turned into a designated Kids Floor. The Kids Club features a 500 sqm ......read more

    Sealine Beach celebrates Qatar National Day with a special weekend-long family entertainment program

    Marking the occasion with a host of kid activities, culinary feasts, and special offers  Doha, Qatar – 22nd December 2017: Qatar’s first leisure destination Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently celebrated the Qatar National Day (QND) with a weekend-long program that blended the country’s rich culture and heritage with a variety of entertainment segments designed for the whole family to enjoy. This year, Sealine Beach’s QND celebrations, which ran from the 15th to the 18th of December 2017, included special events, kids’ competitions and games, decoration and commemorative ceremonies, and special room packages and promotions for an all-round family entertainment experience. Extending his congratulations and best wishes to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Father Emir ......read more

    Dragon Mart launches ‘My Little Pony School of Friendship' for children this DSF

    Dubai, 23 December 2017:   Dragon Mart, one of Nakheel Malls’ retail, entertainment and shopping destinations, is bringing ‘My Little Pony School of Friendship’ to kids this DSF, allowing them to gain basic skills in sports, cooking, art, pet care and more.  Kids will also receive their very own Academy Cadets Diploma when they complete a number of activities around different pony-themed zones at the academy. The School will be open daily from 4 to 13 January from 2pm to 10pm at Dragon Mart 2. Activities include Twilight Sparkle Headmare Duties, Pinkie Pie Cupcake and Cookie Decorating and the Rainbow Dash Obstacle Course, in which children can compete in sports like sack race, hula hoop and wall-climbing.  At Fluttershy Pet Station, youngsters can also learn about animals and play with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Hosts Workshop on Conformity Schemes Focused on Infrastructure Development

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a workshop to introduce consultants and contractors executing infrastructure projects undertaken by the Follow-up Committee of President's Initiatives to the Council’s product and personnel certification schemes. In line with the Council’s aim of enhancing the quality and sustainability of the built environment in Abu Dhabi, the workshop included detailed presentations on the conformity schemes, and examined the emirate’s current and future infrastructure needs in the context of its economic development .priorities In June 2017, the Follow-Up Committee of President's Initiatives endorsed a raft of personnel and ......read more

    Sahara Centre Customers Could Win an Ultra-Luxurious McLaren 540C

    And that’s not all – the winner will also visit the McLaren Production Centre in England Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2017:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is giving its customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an ultra-luxurious McLaren 540C and a trip to Surrey, England to visit the McLaren Production Centre or shopping sprees from Rodeo Drive worth AED 100,000.The promotion entitled: Power Meets Style will run from 14th December 2017 to 15th February 2018 and represents Sahara Centre’s most luxurious promotion yet, offering customers the chance to drive away in a car that exceeds their wildest dreams. To enter the raffle draw, customers only have to spend a minimum of AED 200 at Sahara Centre during the competition. ......read more

    Dubai Land Department inaugurates ‘Cube'…and exceptional customer real estate service centre

    ‘Cube’ gathers 15 service centres under one roof and completes procedures in one day instead of 10 [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2017]:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has launched ‘Cube’, a new customer service centre on the third-floor of its headquarters, to provide real estate investors with exceptional services. ‘Cube’ has been established in collaboration with a number of key partners including the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, the Dubai Police General Command, the Dubai Health Authority, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.  In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

    A Very Brr…Juman Winter Returns

    Be enthralled as BurJuman transforms into a magical winter wonderland Dubai, UAE, 18th December, 2017:   A Very Brr…Juman Winter is back by popular demand, flooding the mall with the festive spirit. Once again, the mall transforms into a magical winter wonderland, complete with stunning seasonal décor, festive activities, snowball fights and artificial snowfall in the snow park. This year BurJuman is bringing its customers a unique and visually attractive vertical display which will become without any doubt the centre of everyone’s attention!  Visit BurJuman between 7 December and 6 January to soak up the holiday atmosphere which is guaranteed to get shoppers in the festive mood. Be entranced as the entire mall is adorned in winter-themed décor. BurJuman shoppers are invited to transport themselves to an ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Adds ‘Festival Wheel' To the Dubai Creek Skyline

    One of the most photographed vistas in Dubai, now includes popular attraction offering unparalleled views Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a spectacular new attraction - the Festival Wheel, has arrived on Festival Bay for thousands of visitors to enjoy year round. Dominating the Dubai Creek skyline, the new Festival Wheel with 30 capsules and standing 40 metres high, offers its visitor’s spectacular views of the city.  Open seven days a week from 2pm to mall closing, the Festival Wheel is an ideal family attraction. With clear sight across the creek during the day, a stunning sunset and a view that transforms in the evening with the record-breaking show IMAGINE, it is set to be one of the most popular spots in Dubai.   According to Steven Cleaver - Director, ......read more

    Cityland Mall's leasing programme gets major boost with addition of leading fashion retailer Matalan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 17, 2017):  Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced further progress in its leasing arrangements by signing up Matalan which is one of the leading fashion and lifestyle retailers across the globe. Founded in 1985, Matalan, the specialist retailer in fashion and homeware will occupy 26,318 sq.ft location at Cityland Mall offering the latest clothing for ladies, men & kids along with an eclectic range of homeware items at affordable prices. With the mission of providing the best in fashion at outstanding values for modern families, Matalan is all set to be a prime shopping destination in Cityland Mall.  Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland ......read more

    ADSIC Organizes Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure 2017 Forum

    Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December 2017 -  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government agency in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, recently organized the annual Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Forum at the Etihad Towers.  Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies, the forum marked and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the AD-SDI Programme, and highlighted the progress made over the last decade, the major initiatives launched, and the critical role spatial data plays in empowering the Abu Dhabi Government and community to access updated, quality geographic information and data. The Forum also gave attendees from the AD-SDI community the opportunity to discuss the new AD-SDI strategic plan 2017 ......read more

    DAMAC Properties' Dubai Shopping Festival Car Promotion Back with Tesla Guaranteed

    Buy a dream home and drive away in a dream car Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 December 2017:   This Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) DAMAC Properties is offering a brand new Tesla with the purchase of select units from DAMAC’s vast portfolio of luxury villas and apartments. For every qualifying purchase throughout DSF, running from December 26, 2017 till January 27, 2018, customers will drive away in the latest eco-friendly vehicle to hit the UAE.   Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties said: “We’re delighted to participate in DSF again, and offer investors a unique opportunity to experience  luxury with DAMAC, and drive away in a luxury car that one desires to own. As a long-standing supporter of DSF, every year we strive to appeal to visitors and residents of ......read more

    ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 to Examine Role of Artificial Intelligence in Homeland Security in Line with UAE Leadership's Vision

    Artificial intelligence to form essential component of Infosecurity Middle East, ME3S, collocated forums  AI has potential to transform national security technology, says US study Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 December, 2017 –  Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, today confirmed that in line with the UAE leadership’s vision, artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).     The latest trends in AI and its application in homeland security will be among the key topics of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Future of Policing forums, as well as the second editions of the exhibition’s two collocated events – Infosecurity ......read more

    Interpipe Supplies a Million Tons of Pipe Products to the Middle East

    Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2017 –  Interpipe, a leading global steel pipe and railway wheel producer, has reached a key milestone in its Middle East operations, with over a million tons of pipe products delivered to its various customers in the region over the past decade. The company's milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of its Dubai office. Regional customers and partners attended the reception, where an awards ceremony was held to celebrate Interpipe’s strong ties and successful cooperation with its strategic partners in the region. The company also summed up the results of a ten-year development, and discussed further cooperation with its partners. Since 2007, the company has made significant investments in its production facilities, including developing and ......read more

    ‘Be There' at The Dubai Mall this festive season and join in the Winter Celebrations, with a chance to ‘Be Lucky' and win big

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  ‘Be There’ at The Dubai Mall this winter, the flagship retail and entertainment destination of Emaar Malls in the heart of Dubai. Celebrating the season’s festive cheer, The Dubai Mall has unveiled its winter campaign that offers something for everyone, and enough reason to visit with family and friends.  The Dubai Mall’s contemporary take on the Nutcracker will delight young and old alike. Activities and entertainment include a festive photo booth, a digital graffiti wall where you can create your own nutcracker soldier, festive greeting booth, photo opportunity spaces and live ballet Nutcracker mini-shows. A number of retailers at the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination are also joining in the celebration with magical window ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Real Estate and Retail
     
    Growing International Participation in Dubai for the Big 5

    17.4% increase in UAE active construction projects draws to Dubai 2,500+ companies from around the world Monday, November 27, 2017:  The continued expansion of construction activities in the GCC region is attracting an increased number of international exhibitors at The Big 5 this year. According to the latest statistics by BNC Network, there’s been a 17.4% growth in the number of active construction projects in the UAE in 2017 compared to the previous year, and an 8.6% increase in terms of value, which reached USD 818 billion.    “Over 2,500 companies from 60 ......read more

    De-clutter old gadgets to bring positive energy, learn the secrets for a happy home from Celebrity Vastu and Interior expert Rasesh Shah

    Free to attend educative seminars at CREDAI’s Indian Property Show on 7th, 8th and 9th December  Dubai based expert Dr. Padmaja Yadav to also provide quick tips on home interiors and science of architecture November 26, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Converting a brick-and-mortar house into a welcoming home is everyone’s dream. Yet, all it requires is some warmth, love, and understanding of Vastu and interiors. Learn more about this science of architecture and its application in home decor during the free to attend seminars at the upcoming CREDAI’s Indian Property ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins Massive White Friday Deals

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Starting today until November 25, Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins are offering massive White Friday deals both online and in-store across a range of products.  There will be amazing deals on selected items from Outdoor, Garden, Home, and DIY from leading brands including Dyson, Siemens, AFTRON, Homeworks, Apple, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Bosch, and Lenovo amongst others. Additionally, on a minimum spend of AED 500 at Al-Futtaim ACE stores, customers will be entered into a raffle promotion where 20 shoppers will receive a chance to win 5g of gold ......read more

    The Outlet Village announces 3 Day Super Sale Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Shopping in Dubai is about to get even more exciting, as The Outlet Village, Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall, gears up to celebrate the 3 Day Super Sale Dubai from the 23rd – 25th November.  Housing three department stores, international dining and over 125 top brands such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker and many more, The Outlet Village is the perfect destination for luxury shopping fans looking to acquire iconic brands at exceptional prices this weekend.  Located in Jebel Ali, just 15 minutes away from JBR ......read more

    American Girl® Opens New Store in Dubai to Celebrate Girls!

    The brand new American Girl store has officially opened at City Centre Mirdif This is American Girl’s first location in Dubai and outside of North America American Girl is hosting a launch event open to all on Friday, November 24th Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that American Girl, the premium brand loved by girls everywhere, has officially opened its doors in the UAE! The brand new store at City Centre Mirdif is ......read more

    Yas Mall Races Ahead with Amazing Black & White Weekend Sale from 23-26 November

    Mall-wide sale will offer discounts from 30% up to 90% off  Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2017:   Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will launch its Black & White Weekend Sale, from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November. Inspired by the global sale event ‘Black Friday’, Yas Mall’s array of international retailers will offer discounts of up to 90%, helping visitors shop at great deals, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, the One, Home Centre, E- Max, plus many more. With the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening at the ......read more

    Get Set for SOUQ White Friday Sale 2017

    The Olympics of online shopping are coming to region. Top tips to win the best deals at the SOUQ's biggest sale of the year  21 November 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  On your mark, shoppers! The region's biggest online shopping days are about to kick off. The much-awaited annual SOUQ White Friday 2017 is all set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a line up of the best deals and the biggest range of products. With a whopping 5 million items to choose from, customers are going to need to build some serious shopping stamina to make the most of the sale. Just as ......read more

    UAE National Day at Dubai Festival City Mall

    With a special flypast and a festival of fireworks, Dubai Festival City Mall is THE place to be on the 2nd of December Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20th November 2017:  On the 46th National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall will host a series of events at Festival Bay from 1.30pm in the afternoon till 11.15pm, including a flypast by Al Fursan, spectacular aerobatics,  fireworks and a special edition IMAGINE show.  The packed schedule of events will begin with ‘Al Fursan’ – Arabic for ‘The Knights’ and continue throughout the day, including ......read more

    SOUQ ramps up operations ahead of White Friday Sale

    Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high volume of orders Roll out of credit card payment on delivery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 20th November, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  SOUQ.com, the online retail and marketplace in the Middle ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Announces 3-day Super Sale With a 9AM Start for Early Bird Shoppers

    Key retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall set to slash prices with discounts up to 30-90%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall gets ready for the next edition of the Dubai 3-Day ‘Super Sale’.  From 23rd to 25th November key retailers will be offering unbeatable discounts and offers, with up to 90% off popular items over the course of the weekend.  Selected retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall will open their doors an hour earlier, from 9am, allowing for an extended shopping period.  Shoppers will have access to ......read more

    Dubai Land Department announces the update of the rental index for 2018

    The new update includes all areas of the Emirate and the inclusion of indexes for new projects Residential, commercial and industrial properties are all included in the latest upgrade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 November 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the rental index has been updated for 2018. DLD confirmed that the new update is for all residential, commercial and industrial properties in the Emirate of Dubai. DLD’s specialists have adopted a variety of mechanisms to carry out the upgrade process, including reading the average data of tenancy ......read more

    At A+A, DuPont presented new Nomex® protective solutions for firefighters & industry workers

    November 15, 2017 - DuPont recently presented its new Nomex® based fabrics and innovative protective solutions for firefighters and industry workers at this year’s A+A in Dusseldorf, Germany. They offer, for example, better protection for industry workers against the thermal effects of electric arcs. Moreover, the company announced the winners of the 'Nomex® Innovation Award 2017' at a gala ceremony on the first day of the trade show. The award is open to members of the DuPont™ Nomex® EMEA Partner Program, a carefully selected network of spinners, weavers, ......read more

    Drake and Scull International Reports Q3 2017 Financial Results

    Q3 2017 Highlights Recapitalization Program successfully completed Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 million in Equity Debt restructuring expected to be concluded across key markets in Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Revenue stood at AED 590 million Ongoing UAE projects portfolio contributes 42% of the company’s Q3 2017 revenue The New Management conducts a projects commercial review and records additional provisions, revenue and margin adjustments for legacy projects across key markets  The lack of liquidity prior to the completion of the Recapitalization Program and to the ......read more

    SOUQ.com to Launch Half a Million Deals for White Friday 2017

    SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November 50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale  14 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com has announced the return of its biggest online shopping event, the annual “White Friday Sale”, with 500,000 deals across the region on more than 16,000 ......read more

    Steelcase Opens New Center in Munich Designed to Propel Global Growth

    European hub will give employees and visitors a first-hand view of how Steelcase is using space to learn, innovate and grow in a disruptive environment   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017:  Steelcase has announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth. The new LINC is the latest extension of the company’s global network, part of a geographically distributed approach to innovation. As organizations recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions and shift back to ......read more

    Fortify the market and maintain its attractiveness

    His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department  Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (19) of 2017, partially amending Law No. (13) of 2008 on Interim Property Registration in Dubai. The new law reflects our continuous efforts to complete the legal system that regulates our real estate sector. Such amendments are announced periodically and follow an in-depth assessment of market needs. They reflect the aspirations ......read more

    The Rental Increase Calculator is an innovative solution for the real estate market

    Calculator eases the relationship between landlords and tenants and minimises disputes   Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) is a pioneer in finding proactive solutions for ensuring transparency and enhancing the comfort and happiness of all parties in the real estate market. Through its management and regulatory arms, transactions are closely monitored in addition to the regulatory requirements of the real estate rental management sector and any disputes that arise between parties to a rental contract.   DLD allows all parties to access ......read more

    8 areas of your business that you would be wise to invest in

    In order to achieve success as an entrepreneur, it is vital that you spend your money wisely; you need to make sure that any outgoing expenses have a positive impact on your business. While it is true that you need to speculate to accumulate, this is only the case if you are making sensible decisions. As your business grows, you will also need to ensure that your finances are fairly divided. You don’t want all of your funds going to one aspect of your organization, while another area suffers. If you are determined to be successful in your entrepreneurial endeavors, you will need to read ......read more

    Celebrate the Special Men in Your Life with QNET

    Dubai, November 9 2017:  This November, QNET, prominent Asian direct selling company, urges everyone to commemorate Global Men’s Health Month by encouraging the men in your life to take care of their health.  QNET, through their ‘Absolute Living’ Campaign, propagates a holistic lifestyle for people, helping you achieve a balanced life with a healthier body, mind and spirit. With a wide array of products that make well-being accessible to all, QNET aids men to proactively take care of their physical health. QNET has something for every man, helping him ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Prepares for the Biggest Event of the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    The closing ceremony for the 30-day Challenge is set to be hosted at Dubai Festival City Mall  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2017:  As thousands take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge this month, Dubai Festival City, one of emirate’s largest mixed-use developments, is gearing up to host the grand closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th.  From surprise celebrity appearances and fitness demonstrations from Dubai’s top trainers to dragon boat racing and sunset yoga on the Festival Bay Helipad, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the ......read more

    His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 7, 2017:  His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank is the inaugural recipient of the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award presented by the California Polytechnic State University Alumni Association at the Honored Alumni Awards Celebration. Established in 2017, the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award pays tribute to an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of professional achievements and global contributions.   “I’m very proud of His Excellency’s accomplishments,” Cal Poly President ......read more

    BORGWARD Group's GCC launch at Dubai International Motor Show to highlight renowned craftsmanship & performance

    Dubai, November 4, 2017 -  Automotive brand BORGWARD Group AG is set to introduce its renowned brand of aesthetics and performance to automobile enthusiasts across the GCC during its first-ever participation in the 14th Dubai International Motor Show. The company will showcase its user-friendly intelligent models featuring competitive German-made technology at Hall 2 -Stand 200 during the show’s run from November 14 to 18, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  BORGWARD occupies a prominent place in German automotive history. Founded by automotive genius Carl F.W. Borgward ......read more

    Centrepoint wins big at ICSC Middle East and North Africa Awards

    Dubai, November 05, 2017:  Reaffirming its market-leading position, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, swept all four of its nominated categories at the ICSC 2017 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards.  Centrepoint took home Best MENA Retail Brand, Best Store Design for its store at Doha Festival City, Best Cause Related Marketing for its Family Clock initiative and the Gold for Best Digital & Social media marketing for its Sale campaign.  Simon Cooper, Head of Centrepoint, said: “Over the years we have worked to ensure that ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall welcomed 1,000 Al-Futtaim employees, students and Dubai residents to create the largest UAE flag on Festival Bay

    Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Hundreds of Dubai residents gathered at Dubai Festival City Mall early Thursday morning on the 2nd November, with Al-Futtaim employees and students from Universal American School in Dubai Festival City, to celebrate UAE Flag Day. The entire Dubai Festival City Mall façade will light up in the colours of the UAE flag every night leading up to UAE National Day. ...read more

    Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and Masdar to expand Eco-Villa concept in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the development of the Masdar “Eco-Villa” sustainable home concept around the United Arab Emirates.  The agreement was signed by Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Executive Director of Engineering at the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP), and Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar, on the first day of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2017. Launched during ......read more

    Davide Padoa to speak at RECon Mena

    Davide Padoa, CEO of Design International, will give an address on the key trends in retail architecture at the RECon MENA next week.  Well known for its ability to anticipate market shifts and integrate them into highly creative designs, Design International has an established reputation as an innovative architectural and design practice. Speaking ahead of the conference, Davide said: Shopping centres are no longer simply about making a purchase. People want to buy into something that is surprising and stimulating and has an authentic value for them and their community.  It is ......read more

    Cityland Mall and Scandinavian home furnishing brand JYSK sign MoU to bring the brand to the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 29, 2017:  Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced that it has signed up with the Danish home furnishing retailer JYSK to bring the brand to the Middle East. With more than 2,500 stores worldwide across 48 countries, JYSK is one of the world’s largest retail furniture groups. With a passion for Scandinavian design, JYSK delivers furniture and accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products that enhance living spaces with a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 6,642 Legal Measuring Instruments, 10,840 Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi Markets

    Inspection drive conducted between January and September 2017 QCC confirms accuracy of 97 per cent of jewellery and precious metal scales examined during the campaign Council urges consumers to look for gold seals on scales before making any purchases Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 October, 2017 –Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, verified the accuracy of 6,642 legal measuring instruments and 10,840 pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi market as part of its continued efforts to create a ......read more

    Dubai Property Show Ready for Its 3rd Edition in Mumbai

    Driven by increasing interest, more and more developers are planting firm feet in key Indian cities Dubai Property Show in Mumbai generated AED 1.2 billion of enquiries in 2016 Indian investors made 10,628 transactions worth more than AED 20.4 billion in Dubai property between January 2016 and the end of June 2017  The popular real-estate exhibition will be held from 3rd to 5th November at Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai October 28, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Land Department is heading back to the Indian financial capital with the third edition of its flagship event, the Dubai ......read more

    Be a part of the largest UAE flag at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall  will attempt to create the largest human UAE flag on 2nd November, and is inviting you to be a part of history!  From 8am on the waterfront at Festival Bay, the mall will provide thousands with a commemorative hat and coloured boards to form the UAE flag from an aerial view.  Great breakfast deals will be available to all participants, so grab your friends and family and join to celebrate the pride of the nation.  Dubai Festival City proudly recognises the importance of celebrating the UAE’s yearly ......read more

    Heimtextil 2018 continues to grow with international top players

    Strong interest from the Middle East with UAE textile market being estimated at $ 17.5 billion annually “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”: expanded programme for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017:  The Middle East continues to be a strong source of interest for international textiles suppliers, with increasing market demand stemming from the region for the latest in home and contract textiles.  This was underlined at a media round table organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, to familiarise regional media and ......read more

    Swiss-Belhotel International Continues Expansion In Saudi Arabia

    Continuing its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International. Featuring 210 keys, the upscale 4-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC and is superbly located in the port city of Jazan with direct access to the beach. Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan enjoys close proximity to Red Sea coast merely 20 minutes’ drive from Jazan ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Attends MoU Signing for Area 2071

    Twelve Memorandums of Understanding Signed to Accelerate Building the Area of the Future. Dubai, UAE: 23 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the signing of 12 Memorandums of Understanding between Area 2071 and various local and international partners. Area 2071 seeks to find innovative solutions to current and future development challenges faced in a number of sectors. This is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 mission to make the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the world ......read more

    Glittering awards ceremony caps off three days of successful business and networking at Light ME 2017

    Student showcase, smart solutions, and world-class lighting projects share limelight at region’s premier industry event Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017:   A glittering awards ceremony has capped off a successful three days at the Middle East’s premier lighting design and technology exhibition, where a dedicated student showcase and the launch of the region’s first institute dedicated to lighting education and knowledge were among the many highlights. The 12th edition of Light Middle East concluded on 19th October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall offers more than just shopping to its visitors

    Al Wahda Mall becomes a one-stop solution offering to its visitors Banks and Ministry of Labour services alongwith already existing fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go “We believe in adding more value to what we already have to offer to our visitors, the mall continues to remain an ‘everything mall’” - Mr. Mohammed Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall The mall is headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands ......read more

    Centrepoint Launches Online Shopathon Event

    Dubai, October 22, 2017:  After the overwhelming success of the Shopathon event earlier this year, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, is giving customers an exciting opportunity to indulge in fabulous deals with up to 70% discount.  The second Shopathon event is being held between October 26-29, and customers can take advantage of exciting deals on www.centrepointstores.com.  From Splash’s latest trends and Shoe Mart’s most wanted footwear to Baby Shop’s best seller’s and Lifestyle’s totally awesome home, accessories ......read more

    ‘brands4u', the biggest factory outlet opens in Reef Mall, Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  ‘brands4u’, the biggest factory outlet in Dubai showcasing high end brands from all around the world opened its doors to shoppers. The soft opening was in the  presence of Mr. Sunil Shetty an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is an active star in Bollywood with appearances in more than 110 films. Sunil Shetty as the first customer flagged off the sales.  Hon. Mr. Paul Raymond P. Cortes, Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE officially inaugurated the ‘brands4u’ in the presence of leading dignitaries ......read more

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises holds strategic meeting with Australian Trade and Investment Commission

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), one of the UAE’s most prominent business conglomerates, recently held a business meeting with members of the Trade and Investment Commission of Australia at the Al Moosa Business Center, AIG Dubai Head Office in Oud Metha. The meeting saw the discussion of potential business opportunities between SAAE and Australian companies under the commission. The Australian delegation was composed of Mounir Sankary, First Secretary, Commercial and Trade Commissioner and Rohan Malhotra, Investment Manager. The group was welcomed by His Excellency Salem Ahmad ......read more

    The First Decobuild Exhibition Joins 40 Government and Private Entities

    A destination for residential or commercial construction project owners Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), the first ever Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition (DECOBUILD) will be launched on Wednesday at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hall in Dubai. The event will run from October 18-21, with the participation of 40 government and private entities. "The exhibition will provide those wishing to build their own residential or commercial projects with a wide choice of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Delegation to Albania Reviews Progress of Projects Worth AED423 Million

    Tirana River Rehabilitation 70% complete  Tirana River Northern Boulevard 50% complete  Tirana-Elbasan Road set to open end-2017 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:   A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.   During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,463 Controlled Products in 22 Categories during Inspection Drive

    Corrective action taken for 7,334 products in 25 categories Products recalled for non-compliance with safety, quality requirements 15,746 toys, 17,971 electrical appliances, 13,757 tobacco products, 3,318 detergents, 633 tires examined during inspection Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,463 products in 22 categories as well as the temporary withdrawal of 7,334 products in 25 categories for their ......read more

    Light it up smartly: Sylvania Hallmarking its authority in the Middle East Market

    The company is set to embark on this by participating as a gold sponsor in the Light Middle East Exhibition Having successfully participated in the Gulf region's leading trade show and conference for metropolitan, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions for the preceding couple of years, the global brand, Sylvania will exhibit its wares under the tagline “Light your world”. Feilo Sylvania recently remodeled its brand strategy and will implement Sylvania as its international brand in the successive period, and concentrate on product branding in the ......read more

    The Dubai Mall celebrates Diwali with a splash of colour

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  Celebrating the Festival of Lights, The Dubai Mall is adding a splash of colour and a tonne of free activities this Diwali, from Friday, October 13, to Thursday October 19; bringing family and friends together to enjoy the occasion through dance, music, art and laughter.  With activities for all ages, visitors can enjoy classical and Bollywood fusion entertainment, or take part in Bollywood dance classes throughout the week, celebrating the vibrancy of Diwali.  A focal point for the celebration, a dazzling tree of lights with be located at ......read more

    Robinsons Launches the Hall of Fashion and Accessories

    SHOP THE LATEST AND GREATEST ACCESSORIES AT YOUR STORE OF INSPIRATION Dubai, UAE 14th October 2017:  Robinsons, the largest department store in the Middle East, launched its much awaited hall of fashion and accessories. The hall is a sweeping sky lit space that houses some of the most coveted accessories and leather goods. In addition to the store’s lush vertical gardens and contemporary décor, the hall’s bold and relaxed atmosphere cements Robinsons as the store of inspiration that’s redefining Dubai’s shopping scene. The hall of fashion and accessories is ......read more

    Paris Gallery Announces the Winner of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS

    Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2017:  At an event attended by officials of Dubai's Department of Economic Development, media representatives and senior management of Paris Gallery, the winner of a brand new luxurious Maserati Quattroporte GTS car was announced. The winner, Hamda Al Dhaheri, is a UAE national who bought her winning perfume from Paris Gallery at Rotana Mall in Al Ain. 'This is yet another successful promotion for us. We continue to give our customers fabulous opportunities to win such luxurious prizes. This time we worked closely with well-known and much-loved ......read more

    Ishraqah announces the handover of The Onyx

    Coldwell Banker is the exclusive sales agent for the mixed-use project on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai DUBAI – October 10, 2017:  Ishraqah, a leading UAE based developer, has completed the handover of The Onyx, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The Onyx is Ishraqah’s prestigious freehold project that consists commercial and residential towers along with a four-star lifestyle hotel, three podium levels of commercial and food and beverage outlets, making it a key local community destination in Dubai.  The stylish and premium mix use development has witnessed a surge ......read more

    Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 Million in Drake & Scull International as part of the Capital Increase

    UAE, October 4, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, announced today that it has successfully completed its capital restructuring program which started at the beginning of the fiscal year as part of its efforts to improve the financial position of the company and enhance operational efficiency. The completion of the program and the entry of Tabarak Investment as a Strategic Investor will enable the company’s new leadership to move forward with its operational plans and focus on further enhancing its core ......read more

    Landmark Group launches Augmented Reality on the Home Centre iPhone app

    This innovation allows customers to virtually experience furniture in their home before shopping UAE and KSA customers with compatible iPhones can virtually view furniture dimensions, see how products look from different angles and share photos with their friends and family This Omni-Channel initiative is part of the Group’s commitment to offering a seamless customer experience in-store, online and on apps Dubai, UAE: October 02, 2017:   Landmark Group, the Middle East’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, today announced the launch of Augmented ......read more

    EcoSys™ 8 Release Offers Industry First for Full Life Cycle Projects Performance

    Integration of Portfolio and Contract Management Capabilities with the industry standard for Project Controls enables customers to drive greater returns and profitability Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017:  Hexagon PPM, the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities, announces the release of EcoSys 8, the first software platform to offer an integrated solution for full life cycle projects performance. The integration of newly named EcoSys Portfolios and EcoSys Contracts with its flagship ......read more

    Get Halloween ready with Al-Futtaim ACE

    Dubai, October 02, 2017:  With Fall on the horizon, the spooky season is fast approaching and Al-Futtaim ACE has all your Halloween needs under one roof. The Al-Futtaim ACE Halloween collection features a great range of products including exclusive costumes, spooky décor, party wear and accessories starting from AED 59. The collection is available in-store starting October 1.  Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE are located at Dubai Festival City and Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain. ...read more

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