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    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Back to School with DFWAC

    19th September, Dubai UAE:   BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana hosted a Back to School fun activity with women and children of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC).  The 3-hour event was filled with fun activities and exciting games, followed by a sumptuous feast of freshly prepared food and gift-giving. Commenting on the event Mr. Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager of BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana and Jumeira Rotana said, “Back to school time is one of the occasions where children are so excited about the new school time and their new school bags, shoes and other items. Therefore, we are so pleased and delighted to share our blessings with the children of DFWAC.” Mr. Camille Saade, General Manager of Villa Rotana said, “It was a great experience seeing the ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show

    Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.  Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining options on the waterfront at Festival Bay, as well as enjoy irresistible shopping offering at Dubai Festival City Mall stores.

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    Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre's Restaurant Promotions- October

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2018:  1. M'S GRILLS AUSTRALIAN SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB BLACK AGNUS M’s GRILLS, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Come October, mark your calendar for an exquisite dinner at M’s Grill every Wednesday and Thursday! Feast on the finest variety of Australian Black Angus Prime Ribs, slow roasted to perfection, served with a choice of side dishes and palate-tingling sauces amid the cozy and inviting ambience at M’s Grills.  Available only on every Wednesday & Thursday dinner Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Price: 449 AED 2. SEAFOOD MARKET LIVE CANADIAN LOBSTER FEST SEAFOOD MARKET, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  October offer every ......read more

    Fidu Properties unveils second office in Dubai; eyes expansion in UAE

    Dubai, September 17, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading real estate brokerage companies in the UAE property market, which had a recent transaction of around AED 500 million with Emaar Properties , has announced the opening of its second office in Dubai. The new office, located in Emaar Square is part of the company’s expansion plans in the UAE. The Chinese real estate brokerage company, which opened its first office in Dubai in January this year, is expanding its footprint amidst bullish trends in the UAE and regional real estate sector. Fidu aims to operate more branches across the UAE by 2020.  The new office and expansion reinforces Fidu Properties’ commitment to the region and the strong growth potential it sees in the real estate brokerage sector.  Deniz Zeybek, Director of Sales & ......read more

    Festival Tower – where success is on the agenda

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  According to a recent report by real estate consultancy JLL, Dubai has broken into the Top 30 in commercial realty rankings. The city is now ranked 27th globally – a significant jump from the 36th spot which it held last year.  The rankings clearly reflect Dubai’s position as not only the region’s premier commercial real estate attraction but one that is truly global. The city is placed well ahead of its regional rivals – Cairo (51) and Muscat (170) out of the 300 global cities analysed by JLL.  Adding to the city’s attraction is the fact that occupancy costs for premium office space have remained largely unchanged in the last year and this places Dubai just behind global heavyweight – London, but ahead of other leading cities such as Frankfurt and ......read more

    Revealed: Business Bay's most coveted towers for investment

    Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  One of the most prolific residential and commercial hubs in the city, Business Bay has grown into a coveted cosmopolitan neighbourhood since its launch in 2003. With the sparkling waters of the Dubai Canal adding to its appeal, the area remains a significant player in the Dubai real estate market, 15 years after its initial development. Leading property portal Bayut.com gives a unique insight into the best buildings to invest in Business Bay which is a central hub for property investments in Dubai.   The data from Bayut.com’s H1 market report revealed that Business Bay was amongst the top ten areas to buy apartments in the city. The average sale prices for a studio in Business Bay as per the data from the report is AED 725k, while 1-bedroom flats go for AED 1.15M and 2-bedroom units ......read more

    UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018

    The trending hashtag aims to highlight Uganda’s tourist attractions and rich natural beauty The Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo 2018, held from 6th to 8th September 2018 at Hotel AFRICANA, Kampala, aimed at showcasing Uganda’s hospitality and tourism investment opportunities, with a focus on promoting Uganda and Uganda hotels in the U.A.E and neighbouring Gulf countries. Bridging the gap between service providers and the international business community of suppliers, the programs and strategies of the 2018 Expo were carefully designed to provide an equal playing ground and marketing platform for all stakeholders in tourism, hospitality & business investment industries in East Africa. The latest iteration of the expo in Uganda also focused on promoting the international business community to drive ......read more

    Dubai Land Department reveals achievements of Dubai's real estate market 2018

    Developers complete 47 projects that provide the market with 14,000 diverse properties Dubai’s real estate market attracts 1,000 investors who have completed 900 transactions worth over AED 12 billion Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8th September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) revealed that the results of the Dubai real estate market during the first eight months of 2018 are encouraging, especially in light of the timely completion of projects. One of the signs of the real estate market’s attractiveness is its continued ability to attract additional investors who have invested heavily, contributing to sustainable growth.   In DLD’s latest report covering the period from the beginning of 2018 to 31st August, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “47 projects were ......read more

    Smart Stores Expo 2018 concludes on high note

    Region’s premier event for retail innovation sets sight on next year Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  The 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo proved to be a bigger success than last year’s inaugural show with the event attracting hundreds of retail professionals, service providers, manufacturers buyers, and end-use operators.  The region’s premier event for retail innovation created excitement as it witnessed new collaborations, discussions and a vast showcase of the latest retail solutions and technologies. The show, which carried the theme ‘Explore the Future of Smart Retail’, saw a good mix of attendees that included, government officials, private companies, business leaders, international delegates and top retails brands such as Union Coop, Al Tayer, Landmark and Majid Al ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre to House the 4th Edition Of TGI Fridays Bartender Championship

    Dubai, 6 September 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, is all geared up to host TGI Fridays 2018 edition of ‘World’s Bartender Championship’ on  Friday, 7th September 2018.  The mall visitors can witness top TGI Fridays’ bartenders from across the Globe pouring, mixing and flipping their way to the finals, which will be held in the Netherlands.  The event will be hosted by celebrity influencer and renowned RJ, Big Rossi and will be judged by a panel of members from TGI Fridays branches internationally.  The participants will be showcasing their extensive skills such as cocktail shaker techniques, flair bartending and garnishing for a range of mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages as ......read more

    Celebrate Back to School With Legoland® Fun at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, 4th September 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is continuing the Back to School celebrations with the all-time fun world of LEGOLAND®. During the span of one week, nearly 4,500 children made their way to the one-of-a-kind activation at Festival Square to enjoy LEGO® building activities, photo opportunities, movie previews and interactive experiences. The LEGOLAND® experience will continue until Wednesday, 12th September 2018, with daily raffle draws to win tickets to LEGOLAND® Dubai. To participate, children can present any receipt from the mall, or simply visit the activation dressed in yellow. They can then enjoy six different LEGO® building experiences from the Park, including themes such as ‘Build a NINJAGO® Mask’ by LEGO® City, ‘Build a Dragon’ by Kingdoms and ......read more

    H.E. Sami Al Qamzi Opens Smart Stores Expo 2018

    The region’s premier retail event focuses on innovations and technologies driving the shopping experience of the future Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, inaugurated today the 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.  The event opened its door to retail professionals across the region to showcase the trends and innovations diving the future of retail. H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, led the ribbon cutting ceremonies and toured the exhibition area accompanied by a number of key officials and business leaders from the retail industry. Bannered under the theme ‘Explore the Future of Smart Retail’, Smart Stores Expo has gathered the industry’s most influential ......read more

    Fidu Properties took centre stage at Dubai Property Show in Shanghai

    Dubai, September 4, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, has announced its strong participation in the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai, that was held from August 31 till September 2, 2018 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company, which recently announced massive expansion plans in the UAE and region, with over AED 5 billion worth of investments in the UAE alone over the next three years, will participate as part of the Dubai Land Department’s promotional forays through exhibitions in key markets around the globe.  Fidu Properties also achieved the highest sales in the Chinese market in the first half of 2018. In its stand D16 at the Shanghai exhibition, the company plans to promote key developments to the Chinese investors, besides ......read more

    The Know How of Buying Off-Plan Property

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Over the years, the UAE real estate market has been growing at a constant rate. According to latest reports, the market has also recently seen a fall in rental and sales prices making it even more attractive to investors. It is now considered by many to be a ‘buyers’ market’ and tenants are also enjoying the rewards. This period of rapid development in the UAE, means developers are consistently looking for buyers to invest in their off-plan properties. Buying an off-plan property has its advantages, but those looking to invest should also be mindful of some key considerations before signing any deal.  Infrastructural development Think of the future! Shortlist the areas you would like to live in – and what you will need access to, for example a supermarket, schools, ......read more

    Centro Sharjah Eliminates Use of Plastic Straws

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  In line with the hotel’s environment conservation programme, Centro Sharjah has joined the movement to make the world a better place by eliminating use of single - plastic straws in all its Food and Beverage outlets. Centro Sharjah will now provide guests PLA (Polylactic Acid) straws as an environment-friendly alternative. PLA straws are made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane and they are compostable and bio-degradable in nature. “Taking this step not only manifests our support in caring for the environment but it also allows us to spread awareness to our guests and encourage them to support the global drive on environmental sustainability.” General Manager Michael Kasch. The hotel is also in the process of implementing environment-friendly packaging for ......read more

    Reem Mall demonstrates significant construction progress

    Last few tower cranes expected to be erected in the upcoming months Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 September 2018:   Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s up and coming Retail, Dining and Leisure destination has announced the construction for the US $1.2 billion project is well underway, in line with the planned construction and finance targets. The construction for the mall commenced in late 2017, with the foundation stone laid earlier this year. Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the Developer behind Reem Mall, has also disclosed that as of August 2018, more than fourteen tower cranes have been erected, and over 120,000 m3 of reinforced concrete has been cast in place, with some sections now reaching level 4.  Once completed the project will encompass 350,000 m3 of reinforced cement concrete, 75,000 tons of rebar, 10,000 tons of ......read more

    DAMAC awards AED512 million contract at AYKON City

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation selected to build Tower C, at award-winning development overlooking the Dubai Water Canal Dubai, UAE – 1 September 2018:  DAMAC Properties has awarded an AED512 million construction contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build tower C of AYKON City, DAMAC’s luxury mixed-use development on Sheikh Zayed Road. The new contract covers civil construction works for tower C, the residential tower in the award-winning USD2 billion development, overlooking the Dubai Water Canal.   “CSCEC shares our commitment to quality, safety and timely delivery. After a thorough tendering process, we have chosen to expand CSCEC’s remit in the AYKON City project beyond AED1.1 billion, having awarded them the contract to build tower ......read more

    DLD marks a qualitative leap in upgrading government services through Ejari

    Dubai Land Department establishes systems to protect all parties and prevent the exploitation of the service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01st September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a qualitative leap in terms of improving the level of government services provided to its customers, especially in regards to the facilitating of the procedures, the satisfying of the customers, and the continuous development of these procedures through the Ejari service. DLD attributes this remarkable development to its interest in coordinating with government entities that require the submission of registered Ejari contracts in order to complete all transactions as part of the integration of government services. This move ultimately reduced the requirements as well as the efforts and time ......read more

    Back to School With Burjuman Has Never Been Better

    Dubai, UAE, 28 August 2018:  As the long summer holidays come to an end, BurJuman presents a fantastic opportunity to get your children prepped and excited for the new school year. Between 26 August to 12 September 2018, select brands are running Back to School offers in association with Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) at BurJuman. Dress your little ones to be the most stylish at school this term with fantastic Back to School looks at BurJuman. With every purchase from Herschel, you get the opportunity to win AED 50,000 in cash, while Skechers is getting you fully loaded for the first day at school with a spectacular offer: with every purchase of kid’s shoes, take home a school backpack kit for free. The package includes a pencil case, a water bottle, a lunch box and also a bag available in five different colours. And if ......read more

    Henkel reports strong organic sales growth, further improved margin and higher earnings in second quarter

    Henkel delivers good Q2 performance despite significant negative currency effects Sales increase to new high: 5,143 million euros, organic growth +3.5% EBIT* reaches new high: 926 million euros (+1.8%) EBIT margin* further improved: +20 basis points to 18.0% Earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: 1.58 euros (+1.9%), excluding currency effects: +7.7% Henkel updates full year outlook, reflecting stronger headwinds from currencies and material prices, and expects organic group sales growth of 2 - 4% (unchanged), an EBIT* margin of around 18% (previously: more than 17.5%) and an EPS* growth of 3 - 6% (previously: 5 - 8%) Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  “Driven by strong organic growth, Henkel delivered a good development in the second quarter despite significant negative currency effects and higher material prices. ......read more

    Enjoy Going Back to School with The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

    7th August – 4th September: Book Collection  6th-8th September: Book Fair and kid’s workshops  19th August – 8th September: Spend and Win School Tuition Fees  Competition  Abu Dhabi, 27 August 2018 :   With the community at the heart of everything it does, The Mall at World Trade Center (The Mall at WTCAD) is launching its Back To School campaign with a book collection and charity sale, special book readings plus a spectacular Spend&Win competition to win AED 25,000 in  school tuition fees .   Bringing back its popular Spend & Win competition, The Mall at WTCAD is helping one lucky set of parents go back to school for FREE! Anyone who spends 200 AED at The Mall at WTCAD between 19th August – 8th September can enter to win the remarkable prize ......read more

    Dubai Fesitval City Mall Takes on The Baby Shark Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, 27th August 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall celebrated the Eid holidays with the record-breaking singalong Pinkfong and Baby Shark show, that made its official debut in Dubai. Thousands of parents and children attended each of the shows in Festival Square and took part in all the singing and dancing. As the Baby Shark video hit 1.6 billion views worldwide on YouTube this weekend, families at the Mall were quick to take part' in the famous Baby Shark Challenge. Shoppers were also delighted with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days on Festival Bay. Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, commented: “It was great to see our shoppers and especially the happy children singing along and dancing to the sensation that is Pinkfong and Baby Shark, ......read more

    Look Beyond Uganda At The 6th Annual Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo 2018

    3-day premiere event organized by the Uganda Hotel Owners Association Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:  The Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo was founded in 2013 as an international hospitality and tourism organization that focuses on promoting the hospitality, tourism, business investments in Uganda and abroad. Bridging the gap between service providers and the international business community of suppliers, the programs and strategies of the 6th Annual Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo are carefully designed to provide an equal playing ground and marketing platform for all stakeholders in tourism, hospitality & business investment industries in East Africa. The 2018 Expo will commence from 6th to 8th September 2018 at Hotel AFRICANA, Kampala, and is primarily aimed at showcasing ......read more

    Talents Galore at Burjuman's Rising Stars

    The Stage Has Been Set For Your Little Stars To Shine with the chance to win a School Scholarship of up to AED 25,000  Back to School activation for children between 4 – 16 years of age Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   The stage is set! BurJuman calls upon all parents of creative rising stars to register their children for BurJuman’s very own talent show. It’s time to showcase the talents of your little ones to the BurJuman community and let them shine in their very own spotlight.  The mall is proud to present BurJuman’s Rising Stars, a talent extravaganza being held between 30th of August to 21st of September 2018 at the Mall’s main atrium, taking place from 4 pm to 9 pm. Valid for children aged 4 to 16 years of age, registrations will be open until the 8th of September ......read more

    Make Back to School a family fun excursion at Dragon Mart

    Dubai, 23 August 2018:  Get ready for the new school year at Dragon Mart 2’s Back to School Market, where promotions on a huge range of items are on offer from 23 August to 8 September.  The market will showcase an extensive range of must-have school accessories and stationery including lunchboxes, water bottles, lunch bags and backpacks, with items available in a number of colours and sizes to suit schoolchildren of all ages.  Visitors can also enjoy Iftah Ya Simsim performances, where children will learn about outer space in a fun and engaging way with best-loved show characters Kaaki, No’man, Shams and Elmo. Timings are 5 pm, 7.30 pm and 9 pm daily from 23 August to 1 September.  Mall timings from 20 August until 26 August are 10 am to 1 am for F&B outlets and 10 am to 12 midnight for ......read more

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    Mi Capital opens doors to India's US$88.23 bn affordable housing market for GCC investors

    Dubai-based Mi Capital has tied up with LICHFLAMC, part of India’s Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Group that has US$386 billion (Dh1.41 trillion) worth of Assets under Management, to offer opportunities in Infrastructure, Affordable Housing, Healthcare, Education and Warehousing Sectors in Indian economy that is growing at 7.5% per annum Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018:  Gulf investors will now be able to tap the US$88.23 billion (INR6 trillion) affordable housing market following a tie-up between Mi Capital, a Dubai-based financial institution dealing in corporate finance, ......read more

    UAE residents urged to ‘switch-off' and reduce impact on the environment

    Taqeef survey sheds light on wasteful AC consumption habits of UAE residents  Findings reveal that a quarter of UAE residents leave the AC on at home when they are out at work or travelling during summer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 25 July, 2018 –   New research released today reveals UAE residents are wasting money and energy on cooling empty properties throughout the summer.  The YouGov poll, commissioned by cooling and energy solutions giant Taqeef, interviewed 1,000 UAE residents and revealed: A quarter (25%) leave their AC on at home all ......read more

    Oman primed to take centerstage in GCC's continuing retail growth

    24 July, 2018 - With the increasing demand among young markets, the growing interests of residents in new lifestyle experiences, as well as the influx of tourists entering the Sultanate of Oman, industry observers are seeing the country’s retail sector to be at a prime position to significantly contribute to the GCC’s continuing retail growth story. More than 6.2 million square metres of retail development are expected to take up significant spaces across the GCC countries within the next five years, according to a recent report from Alpen Capital, which further sees the market ......read more

    Al Mouj Muscat launches Townhouses at Ghadeer Parks Precinct

    Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   As part of its commitment to appeal to market needs and to provide growing young families with the best quality of living, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), Al Mouj Muscat, has launched three-bedroom Townhouses within its unique project, Ghadeer Parks precinct. The three-bed Townhouses are very generous in size and include two living areas, a courtyard, a housemaid’s room, store room and laundry, with a price starting from OMR 259,000. They are available to buy with four payment plan options. The standard seven stage plan, ......read more

    Drive away with AED 550,000 worth of prizes this summer

    Jump start your summer with two 2018 luxury cars up for grabs at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2018:   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has launched its ‘Jump Start Your Summer’ promotion, giving away two brand-new 2018 luxury cars valued at AED 550,000. Starting this week, shoppers who spend a minimum of AED 300 in a single transaction will receive a raffle ticket entry for every AED 300 spent for their chance to win either the 2018 INFINITI Q70 luxury sedan or 2018 INFINITI QX80 SUV. Shoppers at the mall can also participate in the weekly social ......read more

    MEFMA reaffirms anew its commitment to innovation and FM professional development

    Association to continue to develop Middle East’s industry through training and educational programs Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:  The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations, has reaffirmed anew its full commitment and solid support for viable initiatives designed to promote innovation and professional development across the regional industry.  MEFMA made the reaffirmation amid the growing FM ......read more

    Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Masdar agree to promote sustainable practices

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018 :  HE Eng Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, witnessed the signing of a cooperation between the Ministry and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) supporting the application of sustainability best practices. The agreement was signed by Eng Hassan Mohammed Jumaa Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, under which Masdar aims to provide technical advice in implementing a sustainable system in ......read more

    Sharjah continues to become more affordable, with rents and sales prices falling – Bayut H1 report

    July 22, 2018:   Rents and sales fell for Sharjah apartments from H2 2017 to H1 2018 accordingly to a recently published report of Bayut.com, the leading property portal in the UAE.   Rental highlights:  Rents fell for both villas and apartments. The largest decreases were in Al Nahda, where the average 1-bedroom apartment price fell by 16.2%.   Sales highlights: The steepest price falls were seen for Al Nahda, where the average for a 2-bedroom apartment fell by 14.3%.   There was good news for both buyers and renters in ......read more

    What's happening at Nakheel Malls during DSS (Ibn Battuta Mall & Dragon Mart)

    Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: Activity: The Desert Adventures of Daffy Duck Date: From 26 July to 4 August. Location: Ibn Battuta Mall, China Court Time:  5pm, 6pm and 7.45pm  About the activity: The desert adventures of Daffy Duck, in which the international explorer crosses the Arabian Desert in search of lost relics. Activity: The Great Looney Games Date: From 19 July until 28 July Location: Dragon Mart 2 Time:  5pm, 6pm and 7.45pm About the activity:  Fun-filled show that takes children on a spectacular journey with energetic, interactive dance routines. ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises announces new contracts worth over AED 750 million

    Al Naboodah Construction Group signs contracts with leading multi-nationals including Mitsubishi Electric and Siemens in a successful month for the Group. Dubai, 22 July 2018:  Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, has won a number of new contracts valued at over AED 750 million recently.  The contracts include construction of new emergency services buildings; roads and street light construction and utilities installation for a residential development; ......read more

    Dubai's first industrial and commercial REIT launches Manrre set to Raise AED 330M

    Manrre currently holds a portfolio of 19 real estate properties worth AED 215,000,000 across the UAE United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th July 2018:  The family behind the successful Palmon Group, one of UAE’s home-grown conglomerates has announced the launch of its private real estate investment trust (REIT) Manrre - a Property Fund and a Real Estate Investment Trust for qualified investors. Established in compliance with the laws and rules of the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), Manrre aims to raise about AED 330M as part of its strategy to acquire additional ......read more

    Shop & Win this Weekend with Unbeatable ‘Unbox the Amazing' Deals and Promotions in Abu Dhabi

    Fantastic prizes await lucky shoppers at Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 July 2018:  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS) continues this weekend (July 20th-21st) with a series of grand prizes and deals on offer for all eager shoppers. ADSS has announced that there will be 26 prize winners over the weekend at Dalma Mall, which will be hosting the incredible ‘Unbox the Amazing’ promotion. In addition to ......read more

    Dragon Mart celebrates UAE-China Week with exciting line-up of traditional Chinese cultural activities

    Dubai, 18 July 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China, and the central hub of Chinese activity in Dubai – will proudly celebrate UAE-China Week with a range of traditional festivities and celebrations this weekend. The live entertainment, from 19 to 21 July, includes lion dances, oriental music, roaming parades and more.  Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Dragon Mart, said: “Dragon Mart was pivotal in establishing the strong trade and cultural ties shared ......read more

    ENBD REIT Announces Q1 NAV of USD 289 million

    Portfolio occupancy increases to reach 90% Gross yield on portfolio reaches 8.4%, due to successful residential leasing programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th July 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has announced its Net Asset Value (“NAV”) for the period ended 30th June 2018. ENBD REIT’s NAV is USD 289 million (AED 1.1 billion), or USD 1.14 per share, following dividend and return of capital payments made in June 2018. ......read more

    Danfoss celebrates the young engineers who participated in the EmiratesSkills National Competition 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Danfoss, a global leader in engineering technologies, hosted an Appreciation Night to recognise the student engineers who participated in the HVAC-R category during the EmiratesSkills National Competition 2018.   The ceremony was attended by Mohamed Homsi and Carlo Magno, Technical Managers from Danfoss and Mohammed Al Ali, Head of Training at EmiratesSkills on 5th July 2018 at the Conrad Dubai.   The six participants, namely Suhaib Ali Mohammed, Ammar Ahmed Al Buraimi, Reem Ismaeil Mohammed Mosabbeh, Asma Alneyadi, Noura Al Nuimi and ......read more

    Dubai Creek Harbour Project Celebrates 5 Million Man Hours with Zero Lost Time Accidents

    Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, yesterday celebrated achieving five million man hours worked without a lost time accident at its landmark Dubai Creek Harbour site.  ANCG is constructing two, 37-storey towers with residential units, penthouses and commercial units, plus external works and landscaping at Creekside Plot 18-A , residential project in the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour development by Emaar Properties. “Projects of ......read more

    8 reasons why Mall of the Emirates is too good to leave this DSS

    Win up to AED 3million worth of prizes on the spot daily Shop at your favourite outlets and win AED 15,000 Complimentary Hands-Free service FIFA live gaming with cash and instant prizes DUBAI, UAE, July 10, 2018:   Mall of the Emirates has hosted unforgettable Dubai Summer Surprise moments in the past 11 years, from live gaming tournaments to concerts with some of the biggest Arab stars. This year too, the mall has pulled out all the stops to bring exclusive experiences and thrilling entertainment that’ll make you forget the rising temperatures and compel you to ......read more

    ‘Green' retailers to continue to gain traction with consumers

    Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Going green has now become a key business strategy and retailers that adopt sustainable practices in their operations will continue to harness value and gain competitive advantage, industry reports reveal. Consumers across all demographics are increasingly becoming more eco-conscious as reflected in the Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, which found that 55% of global online consumers across 60 countries are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental ......read more

    AEA 111 billion total of Dubai real estate transactions in H1 2018

    Bin Mejren: Government decisions boosted investor confidence and supported the attractiveness of the real estate sector Expo 2020 is close at hand, and developers in the market are expressing interest in aligning with the directives of the wise leadership to attract more investments Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07th July 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in Dubai for the first half of 2018 (H1 2018) reached AED 111 billion, reaffirming Dubai market’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment ......read more

    CCC identifies the digital tech megatrends to construct a future virtual world

    The leading global construction company highlights the megatrends to become reality by 2050 for sustainable urban living through the “Future of Construction Initiative” AR, 3D printing and even autonomous construction are emerging technologies to be adopted by the Infrastructure and Urban Development (IU) industry Savings up to $1.7 trillion globally within 10 years Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 5th, 2018 -   Full-scale digitization of the construction industry – including 3D printing, AR and even autonomous construction – could save up to ......read more

    Union Coop's ‘Final Reduction' Success leads to ‘Flash Sale' Promotion to delight the customers. Plus, a glam event for all to attend at Etihad Mall

    Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  The Retain Pioneer announces a sequel to its highly successful ‘Final Reduction’ by the name of ‘Flash Sale’, on July 5th Thursday, from 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. There will also be an event at 5:00 PM at the Union Coop – Mirdif Branch, Etihad Mall, Gate No 2 that will see Notable Actors and Social Media Influencers in attendance…  Union Coop has always been very particular when it comes to value-for-money promotions and taking the feedback of their valuable customers after every promotional campaign.  After the ......read more

    SNC-Lavalin and its Atkins business awarded new global framework agreement by BP global wells organization

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that the combined SNC-Lavalin and Atkins business has been awarded a 5-year framework contract by BP global wells organization for global riser analysis services. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017. The framework covers four main scopes of work; marine riser and wellhead systems analysis, analysis for wellhead fatigue monitoring, completion landing string analysis, and open water work-over riser analysis.  “To be named as one of BP global wells organization’s engineering ......read more

    Gulf region's burgeoning automation sector creates new industry platform in Dubai

    SPS Automation Middle East 2018 to showcase latest innovations dedicated to industrial and building automation  Two-day event signs BECKHOFF, Bosch Rexroth, SICK, and Pilz as Launch Partners; Abu Dhabi Polytechnic as University Partner  Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is ushering a new manufacturing era based on a modern industrial society, as the region’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to automation descends upon Dubai with the backing of global industry leaders.  SPS Automation Middle East 2018 arrives at a ......read more

    Summer Fun Starts At Danat Al Ain Resort

    Enjoy splashing under the sun with the mega summer deals from the 5-star luxury resort in Al Ain starting from Dhs229* inclusive of buffet breakfast   Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Summer is all about frolicking under the sun, getting beautiful tan and just simply embracing the fun this season brings. Whether you are flying solo or planning a vacation within UAE with the entire family or friends, you will definitely be spoilt with choices when it comes to amusements and places to see in the lush green surroundings of the luxurious Danat Al Ain Resort.    The ......read more

    Pinkfong and Baby Shark delight hundreds of families at Dalma Mall!

    Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018:  Families from across Abu Dhabi and the UAE today started their summer holidays off with a real treat, as they flocked to Dalma Mall to meet some of the world’s most popular cartoon characters and South Korean stars, the adorable Prince Pinkfong from planet Staria, Baby Shark, and all their dancing friends.  Thousands of children enjoyed the daily interactive and educational shows, joining in with singing the world-famous Baby Shark a Doo Doo song. Each concert started with a magical train ride that transported mall shoppers to the enchanting ......read more

    Eros Group Voted UAE's Choice - Superbrand, 8th year in a row

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28th June 2018:  Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more, was voted a SuperBrand by the SuperBrands Council UAE - the independent authority and arbiter of branding for the eighth time in a row.  Superbrands is a Global Organization which promotes the discipline of branding and pays tribute to the strongest and most valuable brands in the world through its publications and national marketing programs. The Superbrands programme identifies those brands which offer consumers ......read more

    OMRAN and Majid Al Futtaim Partner to Develop Over OMR 5 Billion Project - Madinat Al Irfan The Largest Development in Oman

    Madinat Al Irfan is the Sultanate’s largest urban development project that will create a new downtown area for the Muscat capital district New mixed-use community, adjacent to Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), represents OMR 5 billion investment value over a 20-year period Joint venture project will comprise of more than 11,000 residential units,100,000 sqm of retail space, and 700,000 sqm of office space Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2018:   Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the executive arm of the Government of Oman for the ......read more

    Are you ready for Union Coop's best weekend GIFT? Here comes the ‘Final Reduction' flash sale…

    With up to 90 percent off on more than 10, 000 products…. Expect a riot this Thursday in all Union Coop branches! Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Retail Pioneer ‘Union Coop’ is back with a bang with its ‘Final Reduction’ giveaway sale to be held on June 28th Thursday. This ‘Flash Sale-ish’ promotion will be exclusively for ‘Tamayaz Card’ holders and will start from evening 7:00 PM till 1:00 AM across all Union Coop branches. So if you were planning to go on a shopping spree, Union Coop has more reasons for you to avail their Tamayaz ......read more

    This summer, join Dubai Marina Mall's indoor beach party

    Dubai, UAE, June 26, 2018:  Ever wondered if you could experience a beach paradise indoors? This summer, Dubai Marina Mall is offering a fantastic indoor beach experience with fun games and activities. So, go back to being a kid and dive into fun surprises at Dubai Marina Mall!  Dubai Marina Mall will also be organising activations for kids and adults alike to offer a fun yet an entertaining summer experience. Kids can beat the heat at The Beach Station with games, fun art & craft activities and also enjoy a beach party! Adults can also try their luck to find one of the 50 ......read more

    DAMAC Properties to showcase five of its Dubai flagship properties at LPS Beijing 2018

    DAMAC’s main sponsorship of LPS Beijing 2018 highlights China’s importance to the Dubai property market and the Company’s long-term commitment to Chinese investors  Dubai, UAE – 21 June 2018:   DAMAC Properties, the leading luxury property developer based in Dubai, is showcasing a portfolio of luxury properties at Luxury Property Show (LPS) Beijing 2018, being held from June 22 – 24, 2018, at the Wanda Vista Beijing.   DAMAC is a main sponsor of LPS 2018, and will be showcasing five of its most sought-after developments in Dubai to ......read more

    Realty exhibition brings plethora of investment opportunities for expat Indians

    HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren inaugurates Indian Property Show Arbaaz Khan, renowned Bollywood actor and producer also attended the inauguration ceremony along with other dignitaries and industry honchos.  The show is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 21-23 June at Sheikh Rashid Hall  21 June 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Popular realty exhibition, the Indian Property Show has returned to Dubai with its 22nd edition among positive sentiments and a number of worthy investment opportunities for expat Indians in the UAE. The event being held at Dubai World Trade ......read more

    Bentley Systems Named 2018 Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year

    Dubai — June 20, 2018 — Bentley Systems today announced it has received a 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award. Bentley was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of user solutions based on Microsoft technology. Awards were announced in 39 categories, with winners chosen from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Bentley Systems was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the CityNext Partner of the Year category. Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, ......read more

    Danube Properties launches Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, adding 1,064 residential units

    Dubai-based developer Danube Properties’ development portfolio grows to 4,744 apartments, worth Dh3.69 billion   News Highlights Danube Properties offers studios starting from Dh290,000 at Lawnz Danube Properties delivered 831 residential units worth Dh1.12 billion including 171 townhouses within Dreamz project worth Dh500 million by March 2018 Dubai-based developer plans to deliver 880 more units later this year Danube Properties portfolio exceeds US$1 billion involving 4,744 units in 11 projects Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2018:  Danube Properties, a major ......read more

    Drive home in a Dodge RAM, dance with your favourite Looney Tunes stars and revel in candy at Dragon Mart this DSS

    Dubai, 19 June 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 is set to become an entertainment paradise this Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) with weekly Dodge RAM prizes, The Great Looney Games live performances, Candy Land games, roaming parades and more. Dodge RAM raffle draw: 22 June to 4 August  Spend AED200 at any retail or dining outlet at Dragon Mart 2 and you could drive off in a brand new Dodge RAM.  Just submit raffle coupons at the mall to enterthe weekly draw for a chance to win one of six Dodge RAM vehicles over the six weeks of DSS festival.  Candy Land: 28 June to 7 ......read more

    The 22nd edition of Indian Property Show to take place in Dubai from 21-23 June 2018

    Prime projects including the iconic WTC Noida, the world’s largest world trade Centre will be showcased.  Properties at 0% interest and no EMI’s until possession plus complimentary return air tickets to India for buyers at the upcoming edition of the popular exhibition. 19 June 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Leading developers from India are descending in Dubai this week to showcase their latest projects to thousands of prospective home-buyers, investors, real estate and infrastructure professionals in the country at the 22nd edition of the Indian Property Show, the ......read more

    Shop and earn Skywards Miles at The Dubai Mall

    Emaar Malls team up with Emirates Skywards to launch an unprecedented rewards programme for shoppers Dubai, UAE; June 19, 2018:  Emaar Malls, the UAE’s leading owner and operator of shopping malls has partnered with Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates Airline, to deliver the ultimate rewards scheme for shoppers. With the launch of the Emaar Malls Rewards Programme, anyone that purchases goods, food or leisure experiences at The Dubai Mall can now earn Skywards Miles. Simply put: Shop. Earn. Fly. The Emaar Malls Rewards Programme, currently ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Agreement for Commercial System in Ukraine

    HyperloopTT will work with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on planning Europe’s first commercial system while creating the legal and regulatory framework for the nation Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement with the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine to begin the process for a planned commercial Hyperloop system. The agreement was signed in the Ukraine capital of Kiev in line with the nation’s National Transport Strategy of Ukraine 2030 initiative. In February of 2018, Ukraine’s ......read more

    Making the leap from leasing to UAE home owner

    As the UAE property market becomes more affordable – What do you need to consider before investing in a home here?   Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2018:  The UAE is often heralded as one of the world’s most affluent countries, but due to the high percentage of expat residents and falling rent prices, many residents choose to rent over purchasing a home.    However, the UAE is evolving away from a transient lifestyle destination to a place more and more people are looking to lay roots, and recent news stories suggest purchasing your own property in the UAE is ......read more

    Learn to enhance your body and home energy quotient

    Interactive sessions at Indian Property Show to guide on body energy science, provide tips on Eco friendly green interiors   June 17, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   There are certain external energies in our homes that can disturb the harmony of the environment as well as our health and well-being. To educate people on such of earth’s energy, also known as Geopathic stress, the upcoming Indian Property is hosting an exclusive seminar on “Healthy Living: Body, Spaces and Interiors” to be conducted by Ms Pooja Srivastav, Energy Consultant on Geopathic and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities

    Dubai, June 14, 2018:   Al-Futtaim ACE is celebrating Eid with 25-75% off 25,000 product lines available both in-store and online.    Customers can enjoy exciting deals on quality products from home, DIY, outdoor and garden products and the offers also extend to electronics products from Plug Ins including TVs, mobile phones and more   There are also plenty of activities in-store to keep everyone entertained including a Henna artist and balloons and face painting for kids and lots more.    Details of the event:    Event: ......read more

    24 hour Mega Sale at Dalma Mall!

    Abu Dhabi - June 14, 2018:  Start your Eid celebrations the right way, and head to Dalma Mall for its Mega Sale, where shoppers can enjoy huge discounts on their favorite international and regional brands. Kick off your Eid celebrations by joining 24 hour Mega Sale at Dalma Mall, a round-the-clock retail therapy starting 15th June 10am to 16th June 10am. Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall is delighted to be taking part in this year’s much anticipated 24 hour Mega Sale to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, as announced by the Department of Culture and Tourism. It’s a must ......read more

    Give a little; help a lot at Dubai Outlet Mall's Ramadan & Eid carnival!

    GREAT BARGAINS FOR EID SHOPPING   Dubai, UAE (June 12, 2018) -   Dubai Outlet Mall is marking the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al Fitr celebrations with a wealth of good cause initiatives, as well as extending special promotions and great offers for shoppers. It’s all part of the Ramadan & Eid Carnival, with shoppers able to benefit from extended opening hours too  – from 10am to 12pm every day until Eid, seven days a week.     The Mall has associated with UAE Red Crescent and Meltoo, encouraging shoppers to ......read more

    Al Araimi Boulevard aims at redefining Oman's retail landscape

    Al Araimi Boulevard (ABLVD), Oman’s largest shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination, and one of Al Raid Group venture, is getting ready to redefine the fast growing and expanding retail landscape of Oman. Al Raid Group announced that the construction of this futuristic mall is well underway and will be complete in time for a September opening. Al Araimi Boulevard is a venture of the Al Raid group, one of the leading pioneers in developing futuristic shopping malls and leisure destinations in Oman. This one-of-a-kind mall combines cutting edge technology, design and emerging ......read more

    Eid Al Fitr, the FIFA World Cup and much more at Danat Al Ain Resort

    Gear up for an extended celebratory period at the 5-star luxury resort in Al Ain Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  Eid Al Fitr is a time for families to come together and celebrate with the most indulgent and delicious food while making unforgettable memories. Danat Al Ain, the 5-star luxury resort in Al Ain looks forward to hosting you and your families this Eid Al Fitr with incredible stay packages and irresistible culinary experiences to mark the end of Ramadan.   If the predictions of certain astronomers are to be believed, Eid Al Fitr falls on Friday, June 15th thus ......read more

    Etoile “La boutique” Launches Spin to Win Wheel

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  Etoile “La boutique“ is offering an exciting opportunity for shoppers to participate in the spin to win wheel exclusively from the 10th till the 17th of June.    The Spin to Win activation is a thrilling experience for customers to win exciting prizes. Shoppers can put luck to the test with Etoile “La boutique“ Spin to Win game for the chance to win one of the great prizes including gift vouchers, discounts, and accessories. Don’t miss the chance to play as time is limited!   Terms and ......read more

    Masdar City's Etihad Eco-Residence Wins Emirates Green Building Council MENA Green Building Award 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 June 2018:   Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence has won the Green Residential Building award at the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Awards 2018. A team from Multiplex Constructions LLC, which built the complex, accepted the award for the Masdar-developed project at a recent ceremony in Dubai.   Designed by project partners Woods Bagot and Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG), the Etihad Eco-Residence is Platinum-certified according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall debuts three international kids' shows this Eid Al Fitr and DSS

    Brand new Audi A4 and hundreds of prizes also up for grabs   Dubai, 10 June, 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing three internationally-acclaimed kids’ shows – Peter Pan, Bugs Bunny and his Magical Carrots and The Desert Adventures of Daffy Duck – to the Middle East for the first time as part of an exciting line-up of live entertainment for Eid Al Fitr and Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2018.   Each show will take place at China Court at 5pm, 6pm and 7.45pm on selected dates from the first day of Eid Al Fitr until 4 ......read more

    Two Sets of Spectacular Eid Fireworks at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Shoppers to enjoy fireworks and entertainment in celebration of Eid Al Fitr on Friday*, 15th June    7th June 2018, Dubai, UAE:  Dubai Festival City Mall is celebrating the joy of Eid Al Fitr with two extravagant musical firework displays on the evening of Friday*, 15th June 2018. Shoppers are encouraged to visit the Mall with friends and families to catch the fireworks as well as experience “The Walking Box” entertainment which will take place over four days.   Shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall can still experience the Disney “Magical ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils Ramadan inspired colour palette

    Celebrate Eid with a riot of beautiful colours with Caparol’s new shades   Dubai, June 07, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, has introduced its Ramadan and Eid colour palette for 2018. The palette has a wide variety of shades that range from royal to pastel. The new collection caters to the aesthetic and climatic needs of the Middle Eastern consumers, in addition to giving a glimpse of the Arabian culture during the holy month of Ramadan.   Focusing on bringing the traditional Ramadan look to the fore, the ......read more

    Siemens embraces Belt and Road Initiative

    First B&R International Summit held in Beijing to “Connect, Create, Collaborate” More than ten cooperation agreements signed with Chinese enterprises  Partnership with over 100 Chinese EPCs in more than 100 markets worldwide  Siemens calls for digital ecosystem for future-oriented infrastructure development  Carsten Hasbach to head Siemens’ BRI Office in Beijing Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Siemens entered into more than ten agreements with Chinese partners today in support and exploration of opportunities from the Belt and Road ......read more

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