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    European paper, office supplies and stationery majors to be present in strength at Paperworld Middle East

    Exhibitors line up exciting range of innovative products and solutions to target fast-growing market Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Paperworld Middle East, being the premier trade and networking event for paper, office products and stationery in the Middle East, has traditionally enjoyed a strong presence from European exhibitors. Manufacturers and suppliers from the continent, realizing the potential of the event as a stage to reach across the wider region, will be out in strength at Paperworld Middle East 2019 too, with a wide range of products that cater specifically to the regional market preferences. With Paperworld Middle East now evolving into a comprehensive umbrella event that takes in the associated industries of toys and games as well as fine leather products and corporate gifts, it has become an even more ......read more

    New government initiatives launched to stimulate real estate demand

    Dubai, UAE: January 14th 2019 -   With conditions remaining soft across most sectors of the UAE’s real estate market in 2018, the government launched a number of new initiatives to boost demand.  In the year ahead, market performance will heavily depend on how quickly these investments and regulations have an impact, outlines JLL’s 2018 Year in Review report. The general economic environment remained subdued in 2018 with UAE GDP growth at around 2%, a slight increase from 2017. In 2019 GDP is expected to grow at a slightly higher rate (3%) supported by an expansionary fiscal stance, continued investment ahead of Expo 2020 and higher government spending.  In 2018, the UAE government announced a number of relaxed regulatory controls to further drive economic diversification and stimulate weakened ......read more

    DLD records growing demand on its smart applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) identified an increasing demand on its various applications. DLD monitored the activity of its customers, the number of times customers downloaded DLD applications on Android and iOS platforms. The monitoring included DLD’s various applications: Dubai Brokers, Dubai Rest, Dubai Land Department, Ejari, Mashrooi, Rental Disputes Center, Smart Investment Map, and Dubai Real Estate Market (eMart). HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: "Since their launch, we witnessed a high level of demand on our smart applications due to the launch of regular awareness campaigns. We also provided customers with several facilitated services, with many preferring to use them to take advantage of their services remotely and at any time. ......read more

    Union Coop Among the ‘Elite' Sponsors of The FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, joined the list of ‘elite’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2019. The announcement was made at a press conference held on ‘Monday’ at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.  The press conference was attended by Mr. Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of Dubai Club for People of Determination, Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department, Union Coop, Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Communication and Social Service Section Manager, Union Coop, Fawzia Al Balooshi, Assistant Executive Director of Programs and Activities at Dubai Club for People of Determination,  ......read more

    DLD strategic partner of Egypt Mega Property Show in Cairo

    DLD’s stand attracts a number of key developers and partners to highlight the Emirate's booming investment horizon Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced its participation in the Egypt Mega Property Show in Cairo starting today 10 January till 13 January 2019. Through its stand as a strategic partner, DLD seeks to record unprecedented attendance at the show.   The Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD is participating at a platform that brings together a group of major real estate developers and partners in Dubai, including Nakheel, MAG Lifestyle Development, Dubai Investments, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. DLD is eager to support the developers and partners, ultimately benefitting Dubai’s thriving real estate ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall's Festival Bay transformed with a new, larger-than-life Pirate Experience

    Pirate-themed activities for all the family in a set up like never seen before in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2019:   Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, Festival Bay, is being transformed into a Pirate’s haven for the 17th of January 2019, with the launch of the new IMAGINE show, ‘A Pirates Tale.’    ‘A Pirates Tale’ tells the adventurous story of pearl diver Ameer, as he fights pirates in his quest to rescue his beloved Ayesha from being held hostage and return the King of the Sea emerald ring. This story will be told through spectacular technology in water, pyrotechnics, lasers, lights and dramatic effects, including enormous ships, cannon ball effects, mermaids and of course, pirates!  A giant ship, a life-size octopus, kids’ play areas, ......read more

    SteelFab 2019 attracts the participation of the largest leading companies in the field of metal working

    Sharjah, 10, January 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, will witness the participation of a variety of local and international companies and brands that are considered leaders in the fields of welding and manufacturing of steel and metal. The exhibition, which launches on Monday, will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah during January 14-17. The event will bring together more than 300 companies, representing some of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers, who will showcase the latest innovations belonging to more than 1,000 brands that specialize in Welding, Cutting, Grinding, Pipe and Tube Machinery, and other technologies and solutions. Some of the most prominent new exhibitors in SteelFab 2019 include “Adige and Intercom SRL” from Italy, “Inovatools Eckerle and ......read more

    UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019

    Knight Frank are pleased to announce the release of its UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019 report.  Headlines:  Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The report is Knight Frank’s annual review and forecast of the UAE Real Estate Market in the year ahead.  The UAE’s GDP is expected to grow by 2.8% in 2018, up from the 0.8% registered in 2017. Residential prices and rents are likely to continue to soften in 2019, however we may see additional demand which helps underpin the market as a result of the recent approval of a range of legislations to ease visa regulations, given that many of the changes are linked to property ownership. In the short to medium term we expect that market conditions in the UAE’s office sector will remain challenging with rental rates continuing to fall. As a result ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 reinforces the collaboration between UAE and Saudi Arabia

    The event will aid the two countries in their strategic partnership for boosting economic ties and developing opportunities for trade and growth 9th of January 2019:   Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), a yearly conference gathering top industry leaders and experts from around the world, will be reiterating its goal of enhancing economic collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The event, held under the patronage of  Dr.Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, will be taking place in Dubai for its fourth edition from 11th  February to 12th February 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  It will aim to highlight the major issues related to the industry aspiring to unite key players in breakbulk and ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with ADIB

    The MoU focusses on banking solutions for transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 January 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently signed a banking solutions memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Philip King, Global Head of retail banking at ADIB; and Tariq Abdullah Ahmad, Head of Home Finance at ADIB, in the presence of Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that DLD continually looks for the best partners in the UAE ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall thrilled to announce launch of new outlets

    Al Wahda Mall announces launch of new fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go and is spear-headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication.  Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, Hypermarket with this new initiative caters not only to mall visitors but also to the community at large The mall also installs one of the largest light box in the city with Ali & Son’s branding, offering a great competitive edge to its advertisers New brands include Miniso, Sock Collection, Jolibee, R&B, SMYK, Vogue Fashion, Bench, Jimmy Killer Prawns, Peraso, The Deal and Sharaf DG. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 7 January 2019:  Al Wahda Mall, an iconic landmark and ......read more

    Always Breaks the Guinness World Record for a Cause

     Employees Create the World’s Largest Two –dimensional Mosaic Using Always Packs Dubai, UAE – 07 January, 2019:   Procter & Gamble employees broke a Guinness World Record by creating the largest two-dimensional mosaic of Always logo made with packaged products. There is a great cause behind breaking the record, P&G donated more than 16,000 Always packs used to create the mosaic to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children to provide underprivileged women and girls across the country with access to hygienic sanitary pads. More than 60 P&G employees gathered at the company’s head office In Jebel Ali to build the 80-square-meter mosaic. P&G’s main aim is to raise awareness about the importance of feminine hygiene and making it available to girls and women, which allows ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel Recaps Major Milestones Of 2018

    Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  Renowned for offering personalised hospitality with silver service par excellence, the 530-key Dubai International Hotel has had an extremely successful run in 2018, winning a plethora of prestigious awards for its distinct F&B offerings, Spa and Luxury facilities to tourists and transit passengers at one of the world’s busiest airports. The luxury Airport Hotel was awarded the 5-Star Hotel Rating from Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing and later bagged the top rank on TripAdvisor as a specialty lodge in Dubai, receiving a total of 1,213 reviews in 2018 with an average rating of 4.7 stars. Based on traveller ranked and best value categories on TripAdvisor, the hotel was awarded the number 1 rank among 324 specialty lodgings in Dubai. Earning the coveted rating of 5.0 out of 5 on ......read more

    New Promotions at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019: Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Hot dog Festival at Warehouse This January, Warehouse is the perfect spot to make the most of the city’s cool weather. Bringing an exciting selection of meaty treats starting at AED20, select your favourite variety and enjoy steaming hot, perfectly grilled hot dogs from the live cooking station at the lush beer garden! Fitness Brunch at Warehouse – 12th January 2019 For the first time in UAE, The Warehouse at Le Meridien Dubai hosts a uniquely healthy brunch adventure with partners FitnessinDXB. Once a month, we'll be inviting you to a Saturday afternoon with a new dining experience! A brunch that includes a generous selection of refreshingly wholesome and nutritious ......read more

    Home Advantage! Strata to Optimise Manufacturing Operations With Advanced Automated Drilling System

    Tier 1 aerostructures supplier partners with UAE-based robotics firm to boost productivity in the company’s assembly unit  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January,2019: –   Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is set to collaborate with UAE-based DGWorld (Digi Robotics Technologies) to implement a robotics system within Strata’s manufacturing processes. The agreement enables Strata to automate the company’s operations assembly unit, including drilling, reaming and countersinking — activities that are critical in the production of aircraft components. Once the process is qualified, the robotics system will be integrated into Strata’s production line that develops ......read more

    SteelFab 2019 attracts the participation of leading countries in the field of metal working

    Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, will witness the participation of a number of leading countries in the fields of welding and manufacturing of steel and metal. These countries will participate through national pavilions that comprise some of the largest commercial and manufacturing companies in the world. The mega-event will be hosted at Expo Centre Sharjah during January 14-17. Steelfab, which will hold its activities across 6 halls at Expo Centre Sharjah, will host a new national pavilion representing the United Kingdom for the first time. The new pavilion will include the participation of 6 of the largest British manufacturing companies. The 15th edition of the exhibition will also host a number of national pavilions from prominent countries in the field such as ......read more

    US delegation visits Dubai to review its real estate experience

    150 real estate agents and 11 investors from the United States seeking investment opportunities in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 January 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) will receive a delegation from the USA representing government and private institutions and comprising more than 150 real estate agents and 11 investors who are seeking investment opportunities in Dubai.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “At this new year’s outset, we announce Dubai’s real estate market’s entry into a new phase of growth to promote real estate opportunities, especially as the Emirate’s environment is safe for living, working, and investing as well as possesses a diverse economic climate capable of attracting business sectors. This is made evident by ......read more

    Enjoy Live Broadcast of Afc Asian Cup 2019 at Al Ghurair Centre

    An immersive football experience for mall visitors from 5th Jan - 1st Feb 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 03 January 2019:   As the excitement brews in the air for Asia Cup 2019, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre, is all geared up to showcase the live football action at the ‘Asian Cup Zone’. Customers can enjoy watching the live matches starting from 5th January 2019 till 1st Feb 2019, combined with great dining experiences and promotions.  Located at the 2nd floor, the Asian Cup zone will feature an enhanced viewing experience with a spacious seating arrangement consisting of comfortable bean bags and a life-sized screen supported with cutting-edge sound systems, designed to replicate the live energy of the stadium. The zone is carefully concealed to avoid external ......read more

    DLD: AED 19 billion in real estate transactions in last 10 days of 2018

    Bin Mejren: The emergence of a rising growth wave at the beginning of the new year The incentive packages strengthened the sector's role as a key contributor to the Emirate's sustainable economic development Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) recorded an unprecedented growth in the last ten days of 2018. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that Dubai’s real estate market recorded a high-transaction volume during the last ten days of 2018 with a value of over AED 19 billion through 2,081 transactions. Bin Mejren affirmed that these figures are critical in the analytical readings and have a direct positive impact in supporting 2018’s outcomes. They are also a positive indicator of a rising wave in the real estate sector which is ......read more

    Head to Dubai Festival City and celebrate the holiday season with exciting activities and exclusive offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018: The holiday season is here, which means finally time to celebrate New Year! As part of the celebrations, Dubai Festival City will be hosting a wide range of celebrations and events across the destination including huge discounts across various retailers and restaurants. Packed with special shows and performances, Dubai Festival City is gearing up to host one of the largest celebrations in the UAE. Kick off the New Year at Dubai Festival City New Year Specials at Dubai Festival City Mall Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the New Year at Dubai Festival City Mall, as it hosts a packed schedule of free activities and entertainment on 31st December to celebrate the kick-off of 2019. The evening of non-stop activities starts with a one-of-a-kind special IMAGINE show on Festival Bay ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE gears up for DSF Part Sale

    Dubai, December 27, 2018:   Al-Futtaim ACE is offering exciting deals from 25% up to 75% off on a wide range of products as part of the DSF Part Sale which starts from December 26, 2018, until February 2, 2019.  Through the offer customers can take advantage of the exciting deals across categories ranging from Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products from leading brands including WILKO, Makita, Black & Decker, Karcher, Homeworks and more. The offer is available in-stores as well as Al-Futtaim ACE’s online platform acehardwareme.com. Details of the event: Event: Al-Futtaim ACE DSF Part Sale 25% - 75% off  Date: December 26, 2018 – February 02, 2019 Venue: Across all Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE and online at ......read more

    Retailers risk losing 81% of their loyal customers if they fail to provide multichannel promotions

    Collinson’s (formally known as ICLP) study reveals the deadly discounting sins that could cost a retailer their customers’ loyalty   Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  Retailers are at risk of losing their most loyal customers if they don’t take a multichannel approach. Eight in ten (81%) UAE shoppers feel annoyed when retailers they are loyal to offer promotions that are not aligned in-store and online. Commissioned by Collinson, a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty, the study with UAE consumers examined customers’ discount grievances to discover what sales sins could cost a retailer a shopper’s loyalty.   The same percentage of shoppers (81%) are irritated when retailers they buy from show favouritism to new customers by offering them exclusive discounts. Shoppers today ......read more

    Win two cars, attend Looney Tunes' School of Duck and take home big prizes at Dragon Mart this DSF

    Rewards worth up to AED150,000 up for grabs   Dubai, 26 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 is welcoming guests this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a fantastic showcase of live performances, amazing prizes including two cars, and a vibrant atmosphere from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019. The festivities include the Looney Tunes’ School of Duck shows, weekly raffle draws, entertaining roaming parades, lively outdoor installations and more.       Shoppers can take home one of two Renault Duster SUV grand prizes up for grabs, or win Nakheel Malls Gift Cards when they spend AED200 at any outlet at Dragon Mart 1 or its sister mall, Dragon Mart 2.      Outside, guests can enjoy the great weather, with alfresco dining along the promenade, or walk under a ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group announces AED 1 Million Cash Promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival 2019

    Shop for AED 200 at participating malls to win  25 lucky winners will take home cash prizes Dubai; 24 December 2018:   The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), will kick off Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with their ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ mega raffle promotion, from December 26 until January 31. With every Dh200 spent at any one of the participating malls, 5 lucky customers will get the chance to win cash prizes up to AED 200,000 during the weekly spin & win that will be hosted on 5, 12, 19, 26 & 2nd February 2019 at Global Village main stage area.    During this exclusive extended DSF celebration, 25 lucky winners will be selected from the raffle draw to spin the wheel and have a chance to win from a range of ......read more

    Not one, but Four Lexus UX 200's up for grabs at Dubai Festival City Mall this DSF!

    Dubai Festival City Mall to launch Dubai Shopping Festival with an extraordinary fireworks show at 8:30pm on December 26th Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018:   Dubai Shopping Festival 2019, the nation’s largest shopping extravaganza, is right around the corner and Dubai Festival City Mall has once again partnered with the DTCM to take the celebrations to the next level. With promotions, offers and an illustrious fireworks show on December 26th at 8:30PM, DSF is not to be missed at Dubai Festival City Mall.  Shoppers spending AED 300 or more during DSF can enter the draw to win one of the four Lexus UX Premier 200’s. Winners will be selected on January 3rd, 10th and 24th with the final draw on February 3rd, 2019. Steven Cleaver, Director of Shopping Centers Dubai, Al-Futtaim Malls commented, ......read more

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    Nama Group Announces the Launch of Its Smart Metering Operations in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Nama Group has announced the commencement of the live operation of their centrally implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project designed for high value customers in the electricity sector in Oman. The ground-breaking project was carried out by a professional team of Omani experts from the electricity distribution companies in Nama Group in partnership with CESI Middle East FZE, a subsidiary of CESI, a world-leading technical consulting and engineering company and WIPRO Limited as the system integrator. The AMR system is a central ......read more

    Dubai's real estate market…global, smart, and sustainable

    Dubai Land Department: 9,500 new real estate investors invest more than AED 19 billion in Dubai Bin Mejren: Dubai’s real estate market is at the forefront of global markets, attracting investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that Dubai’s real estate market is consistently sustainable, attracting about 9,500 new investors from 1st January – 31st August 2018 with total value of investments worth more than AED 19 billion.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, ......read more

    Get ready to explore the world of space only at Dubai Marina Mall

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:  Is your little one fascinated with the planetary world, moon and spaceships? If yes, then head to Dubai Marina Mall and let your kids immerse in the world of space with fun filled edutainment. From 23rd September to 26th October, Dubai Marina Mall will be hosting space themed educational activities for kids to explore and know more about the terrestrial ecosphere. The mall will be buzzing with a Space Themed Playground Area where kids can have fun climbing and sliding. Additionally, a soft play area for toddlers up to 4 years has also been installed ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate recognized by MOHRE for its commitment to Emiratization

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, the real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, has been recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) for its contributions to the UAE governments Emiratisation goals.  Al-Futtaim was amongst the top 10 companies to have contributed towards the success of the Real Estate Accelerators programme helping UAE Nationals to start their career in the Real Estate sector.  The award was presented to Raghda Fatme, Director HR - Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate ......read more

    UAE developer sales' potential reaches new heights with new strategic consultancy launch, Devmark.

    Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2018:  Focusing on strategic project launch strategy, comprehensive sales and marketing delivery, Devmark is the most experienced firm of its kind in the MENA region and aims to revolutionise how developers plan and launch their strategies and properties across the region. Devmark, a business created with the core aim of driving developer’s bottom line and optimising return on investment, has recently launched in Dubai. Founded by veterans of the real estate industry, and with careers panning some of Dubai’s largest brands, Sean McCauley and Richard ......read more

    New Happenings during October at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  We are super excited to be sharing upcoming promotions for the month of October. YALUMBA THEME NIGHTS If you aren’t aware of Yalumba’s reputation in Dubai insanely diverse food scene, you might be in for a massive surprise. Not only can you expect to have the most delicious food in generous portions, but you’ll also enjoy a rich variety of world cuisine all through the month. Pick your cuisine and then pick your day and the friendly folks at Yalumba will not disappoint.  SUNDAY - ROAST NIGHT (7:00 - 11:00 PM) The best ......read more

    DLD Service Centres serve 39,000 investors with a total value of AED 131 billion

    42  thousand transactions and services for investors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that its service centres across Dubai have served more than 39,000 investors, after helping them complete their investments with a total value of AED 131 billion during the period from January to 31st August, 2018. In the latest report issued by DLD, the number of transactions provided in service centres during the period mentioned amounted to 42,000, distributed between 24,000 transactions for the transfer of ownership, and ......read more

    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 ......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 ......read more

    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 & ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

    CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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* ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Now enjoy all your favourite outdoor family activities at the ‘INDOORS' pop up by City Centre Deira with homegrown brands, street food and non-stop entertainment

    Unique pieces by homegrown fashion brands 16 innovative street food concepts    Sing, play and watch free movies in the entertainment zone  Share photos from the quirky, urban wall murals on social media.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug 23, 2018:   Don’t let the soaring temperatures in Dubai stop you from enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends. City Centre Deira is turning down the heat and bringing the outdoors inside with ‘INDOORS’ – a dynamic retail and F&B pop up concept in the mall that will make your ......read more

    Iraq's Karbala Oasis joins Smart Stores Expo as retail leasing partner

    Upcoming shopping destination in Iraq to showcase incredible range of retail spaces for top brands to set up shop Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  Smart Stores Expo has announced the participation of Karbala Oasis, an upcoming shopping destination in Iraq, as its retail leasing partner.  This development will see Karbala Oasis showcasing at the trade show its more than 222,873m2 total build up area and more than71,625 m2 leasable area of retail space to premium brands looking to tap into promising business opportunities offered by the improving Iraqi economy.  Based on BMI ......read more

    Balqees concert, Iftah Ya Simsim shows and Nabati poetry recital at Dragon Mart this Eid Al Adha

    Celebrations highlight Arabic tradition and Emirati culture   Dubai, 14 August 2018:  Dragon Mart 2 will celebrate Eid Al Adha with a cultural extravaganza featuring traditional Nabati poetry readings, a live concert by renowned Emirati songstress Balqees Ahmed Fathi, fun and games with the much-loved television series Iftah Ya Simsim and more. Nabati Poetry: 24 August at 4 pm Dragon Mart will host a ‘House of Poetry’ Nabati poetry session, held under the patronage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation this Eid, featuring readings by eminent ......read more

    Ripe Market Returns to Dubai Festival City Mall to Cool Off the Summer

    Ripe Market returns for the second time to the Mall, welcoming a host of local artisans who will showcase their produce Dubai, UAE, 13th August 2018:   To cool off the summer heat, Dubai Festival City Mall will be a bringing back Dubai’s favorite Ripe Market, for the second time., Being an indoor pop-up event, the market will take place on Friday the 17th of August, from 10 am – 10 pm, catering to our shopper’s love for healthy food, artisanal crafts and fitness activities.  Activities the whole family can enjoy – Becky Balderstone, Founder of Ripe ......read more

    Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Dubai Festival City

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2018:   Visitors to Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is set for a memorable Eid Al Adha as the destination offers a variety of entertainment, deals and offers across the Mall and Hotels.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property   This Eid Al Adha, own an apartment in Marsa Plaza by availing attractive offers on purchase. Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering its customers 100% waiver on Dubai Land Department fee along with no ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities

    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Al-Futtaim ACE is celebrating Eid al-Adha with 25-75% off thousands of 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 ......read more

    Elite of global dancers come together for ‘Around the World' Festival at Bawadi Mall

    Countries as Turkey, Serbia and Peru amongst others are participating at Bawadi Mall’s annual event Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 12 August 2018:   A group of the world’s best dancers have come together for ‘Around the World’ Festival that is being hosted by Al Ain’s favourite shopping and entertainment destination – Bawadi Mall. The event, true to the real values of dance and story-telling culture, witnesses participation of countries as Turkey, Peru and Serbia among others that enthral the audiences with their spectacular ......read more

    Explore the wonders of outer space at Ibn Battuta Mall this Eid Al Adha and Back to School season

    World’s biggest themed mall celebrates 60 years of space exploration with Discovery Channel exhibition Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting an out-of-this-world range of space-themed educational activities – 3-D outer space simulation, a virtual reality capsule, a Mars Rover replica, a miniature space station, a 3-D space photo wall and more – to mark Eid Al Adha and the Back to School season. Honouring 60 years of space exploration, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting a Discovery Channel exhibition at China Court featuring the timeline of ......read more

    DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and ......read more

    RERA Partners with CBD to Offer Escrow Services for Owners' Association

    Dubai, 08 August 2018:   The Real Estate Regulatory Agency at Dubai Land Department, signed a partnership agreement with Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD). The agreement focuses on offering escrow account management services to Owners’ Association (OA) communities in Dubai. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Eng. Marwan Ahmad Bin Ghalita, Chief Executive Officer of RERA and Dr Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai. Through this agreement, CBD, under the supervision of RERA, will open escrow accounts for Owners’ Association to ......read more

    Hilton Launches New Platform Dedicated to Offering Guests Bespoke, Unforgettable Experiences with its Luxury Brands

    One in Five Luxury Travellers in Europe and the Middle East use a Digital Platform to Plan Holiday Itinerary, Hilton Survey Reveals Conquer your fears with the World’s Longest Zipline Experience in Ras Al Khaimah Uncover the underwater secrets of the Red Sea and explore 5,000-year-old Coral Reefs Discover the breath-taking gems of Istanbul Bosphorus on a Private Luxury Yacht Tour Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Hilton has launched an innovative web platform that offers a range of new and exclusive experiences across its luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & ......read more

    Danube Properties' Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, sold out in record time!

    Dubai-based developer Danube Properties’ development portfolio grows to 4,744 apartments, worth Dh3.69 billion   News Highlights Danube Properties sold out 1,032 units at Lawnz at the International City, including 350 units snapped up in 4 hours! Danube Properties offered studios starting from Dh290,000 at Lawnz Danube Properties delivered 831 residential units worth Dh1.12 billion 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, ......read more

    Dalma Mall Prepares for an Adventurous Summer Action Spread Over the Eid Festivities

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to takeover Abu Dhabi for an Iconic Eid Treat for all  Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  The famous cartoon television show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ heroes Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael are coming to Abu Dhabi’s Favorite Mall, Dalma Mall for an adventurous summer action and an Iconic Eid fete.   The Ninjitsu-trained action heroes who made a TV splash, in their self-titled cartoon television show, for fighting crime and alien invaders in the streets of New York will showcase their Turtle Power in Dalma Mall ......read more

    Street food extravaganza at Swaad

    Celebrate Indian Independence Day with your loved ones at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort   Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Nestled between the towering Hajar Mountains and the infinite Indian Ocean, and just 90 minutes away from Dubai’s busy city life, Le Méridien Al Aqah's beach-front ambiance, host of activities and family friendly hospitality makes it the region’s most loved getaway on the East Coast.     Renowned for setting the benchmark for hospitality, Fujairah’s most loved beach-resort has planned something truly unique on the eve of ......read more

    DowDuPont Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

    Second Quarter Financial Highlights GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.76. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 41 percent to $1.37, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings1 per share in the year-ago period of $0.97. Adjusted earnings per share excludes significant items in the quarter totaling net charges of $0.50 per share and an $0.11 per share charge for DuPont amortization of intangible assets. Net sales increased 17 percent to $24.2 billion, with double-digit growth in all divisions and gains in all geographic regions, from pro forma net sales of $20.7 ......read more

    Celebrate Eid With Baby Shark Debut and Four Firework Displays at Dubai Fesitval City Mall

    Spectacular Eid Al Adha celebrations in store for shoppers – with Pink Fong and Baby Shark shows as well as fireworks all throughout the holiday   Dubai, UAE, 5th August 2018:   This Eid Al Adha, Dubai Festival City Mall will be celebrating the holidays with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days as well as the much-anticipated Pink Fong and Baby Shark shows making its Dubai debut.    Bringing its record-breaking singalong to the Mall, Pink Fong and Baby Shark will be encouraging children and their parents to join in and take part ......read more

    Siemens to add 650 MW to power plant in Iraq

    Shatt Al Basra Power Plant to be converted to combined cycle  Upgrade will enable electricity supply to one million Iraqis  Plant efficiency to increase more than 50 percent Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  In another step towards supporting the rebuilding of Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens will upgrade one of the country’s largest gas-fired power plants. Under a new contract, Siemens will add 650 megawatts (MW) to Shatt Al Basra Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1,250 MW and consists of non-Siemens turbines operating ......read more

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