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

    The world’s first-of-a-kind project Reduces litigation duration from 45 days to 8 days The Centre develops innovative solutions to enhance investor confidence in the real estate sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) showcased its real estate litigation journey in service of the sector, enhancing investor confidence in Dubai’s real estate market as part of its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which is being held until 18th October, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   The Centre’s mission in the most prominent technical event, locally and regionally, focussed on demonstrating its litigation journey and developments since its inception in 2013 that commenced with traditional litigation mechanisms. By 2015, RDC ......read more

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

    With 240,000 tons annual production capacity, new Dubai-based factory becomes key sales and distribution center for GCC region Official inauguration attended by Sika Executive Management, Dubai Industrial Park Managing Director and Consul General of Switzerland. By 2020 Sika globally targets 6-8% annual growth and more new plants and national subsidiaries opening. Over past 3 years: 217 new patents filed, 20 Global Technology Centers, 26 new plants and 10 new national subsidiaries opened, 17 acquisitions in all regions. Dubai, 14 October 2018 –   Sika, global leader in chemicals and building materials, officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art production facility and offices in Dubai with an investment of around AED 40 million. The new facility based in Dubai Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial ......read more

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

    The Centre participates under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), participates at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which kicked off today and continues until 18th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   RDC is participating through a unique platform under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’. GITEX, the most prominent technical event locally and regionally, will be an ideal opportunity to interact with visitors to highlight the most advanced smart technologies that will be unveiled during the exhibition.   HE Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of RDC, commented: “We are eager to ......read more

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

    Bin Mejren: The diversification of the investor base reflects market attractiveness and represents a guaranteed sustainable growth 163 nationalities found Dubai as the ideal option for their real estate investments The remaining months will reveal a rising investment wave with the introduction of a number of government incentives Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   In the latest report issued by Dubai Land Department (DLD), Dubai’s real estate market witnessed a continuous growth driven by optimism among investors and developers, where the market recorded 39,802 real estate transactions worth AED 162 billion from the beginning of the year till the end of September.   Commenting on these promising figures, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that these results ......read more

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

    Opening of Aloft City Centre Deira marks the launch of Majid Al Futtaim’s 13th hotel in the region First hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Aloft City Centre Deira at an event attended by VIPs, media and influencers from the United Arab Emirates. The opening of the event took place in the presence of Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Holding, and Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International. The event featured a futuristic line-up of entertainment to represent the brand’s signature urban-cool theme and ......read more

    Rental Disputes Centre launches Rental Good Conduct Certificate service

    The first-of-its-kind initiative consolidates Dubai’s global position as a transparent real estate environment and reduces disputes Judge Abdulqader Mousa: The new service implements the initiatives offered by the Centre to reduce rental disputes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th September 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) in Dubai launched the Rental Good Conduct (RGC) Certificate service, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the world that aims to enhance trust between land lords and tenants and reduce the rates of disputes that may arise between them.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department (DLD), commented: “The RDC’s launch of the new RGC Certificate service comes in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more

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

    INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 October to 1 November.   The renewed demand for high quality interior design and fit out services in the Kingdom can be ......read more

    Festival Plaza Announces Lulu Hypermarket at New Lifestyle Destination

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

    ANCG Named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by RTA

    Dubai, October 8, 2018:   The Civils division of Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, was recently named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). At a prize giving ceremony hosted by the RTA, the award was presented to Mr Senan Al Naboodah, Managing Director of ANCG.  Commenting on the award, Mr Senan Al Naboodah said: “We are extremely proud to have received this award from the RTA, which validates our unfailing commitment to the health and safety of all our employees. We are committed in providing internationally-accredited safety training and the appropriate equipment and protective clothing to all of our site staff, as protecting our workforce is ......read more

    Welcome the cycling season with Dragon Mart's Bike Market

    Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Get ready to explore the great outdoors with another edition of the Bike Market at Dragon Mart 2, which is back by popular demand with an even bigger range of cycles and accessories.  Following a tremendous response to the first market held last year, the Bike Market returns from 4 to 13 October with cool deals on must-have cycling equipment and accessories for all age groups.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Bike Market will showcase a huge collection of bicycles, quad bikes, desert bikes, and scooters for adults and kids.  The market also features protective gear, including helmets in various sizes and colours, knee pads, lights, seat covers, locks, water bottles, cycling gloves, pumps, customised handle bars and ......read more

    La Riviera reveals show Apartments at JVC

    Luxury apartment complex offers unparalleled comfort and luxury Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Riviera Group revealed the show apartment for La Riviera Apartments with design and interior elements that reflect luxurious apartment living. The 22-story residential building offers 144 stylish one and two bedroom apartments and two retail units.   La Riviera Apartments is situated in the district of Jumeirah Village Circle, a residential and commercial community featuring a mixture of Arabic and Mediterranean villas, stylish townhouses and apartments. The 25-foot high grand entrance lobby with convenient car drop-off facility and hotel style elevators add to the luxury lifestyle feel of the residence.   A medical facility, school, public transport, shopping centre and convenience store are all on La ......read more

    Dubai Land Department: 41 real estate companies compete in International Property Awards – Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th October 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that the closing ceremony of the first edition of the International Property Awards – Dubai (IPAD) 2018 will be held on 11th October. With 49 companies competing in various categories, 41 of which being local, DLD is expecting a highly competitive first edition. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “We are pleased to organise this award in Dubai as a consolidation of our partnership with the International Property Awards. This global programme is widely recognised by all parties in the sector and will inevitably meet the demand of our local companies that always strive for excellence. We are confident that the establishment of a specialised branch of the Awards in Dubai will further develop our real ......read more

    REIB DWC-LLC, a Marketing, Management & Financial consultancy Experts from the USA is now in the UAE

      United Arab Emirates: October 6, 2018 - We are expert consultants in Marketing, Management, Real Estate & Financial consultancy.  Our Marketing services include but not limited to: Evaluation of your company, competitors & industry, Marketing Research, Strategies, Marketing Plans, Proposals & Reports Customer Service Training, Press Releases, Customer Analysis, Implementation of business centered Marketing Strategies, Advice on International Marketing, Market Analysis. Our Financial & Management services include but not limited to: CFO Services, Accounting & book keeping, ERP evaluation and implementation, VAT COMPLIANCE, Business setup (Freezone), Available for Board Member appointments. Our Real Estate Consultancy services (we are licensed in Florida & Georgia, USA & Dubai, UAE) ......read more

    5 reasons why construction is a growing industry in Dubai

    Dubai is one of the most famous places in the world. Visited by over 15 million tourists every year, it’s the most popular emirate in the UAE. When you visit Dubai, you will see how it’s full of tall buildings and beautiful structures. Many call it the hub of construction as it’s home to some of the tallest buildings in the world, including Burj Al-Arab and Burj Al Khalifa. Let’s have a look at five reasons why so many new buildings are being constructed in the country: 1) There’s A Lot of Profit Construction is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. In fact, most billionaires out there have some form of investment in construction companies. Many financial experts believe that construction is one of the safest businesses ever, especially if you wish to your money in a quick ......read more

    Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets and new Business Hub highlight strength of local businesses, government initiatives

    Increased supply benefits investors Dubai, UAE; 4 October 2018: The lower prices of properties driven down by supply in the lead up to Expo2020, coupled with government incentives for investors and retirees, will open options to UAE real estate investors who seek to capitalise on a wide selection of units to grow their portfolio, an expert has said. According to Cityscape Global’s data partner, Property Monitor, their index on the on the 12-month average price performance for apartments and townhouses sits at a 3.4% decline, stating the average sales price for Q3 were AED1.2 million and AED1.9 million, respectively. Market analysts, Reidin suggest this decrease is due to a reduction in project launches by the developers and end-users focusing more with ready properties. Shruti Jain from Reidin, said: “Based off of ......read more

    AED38.7 billion worth of projects totalled from five exhibitors out of 300 at Cityscape Global

    Middle East’s largest real estate event showcases newly announced developments from top local exhibitors Dubai, UAE; 3 October 2018:   Taking advantage of the region’s largest gathering of real estate professionals, developers took to the halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre to announce and showcase projects worth billions of dirhams. Out of the 300 companies at Cityscape Global, five local developers have exhibited projects worth a total AED38.7 billion making up a large portion of the total value of projects onsite. With the value of many of the announced projects expected to come to light in the coming days, the running tally is projected to grow substantially. Running until Thursday 4 October, Cityscape Global has seen developers competing for the attention of first time buyers, seasoned real estate ......read more

    Dubai World Trade Centre wins big at the Cityscape Global Awards for best in class real estate projects

    One Central wins Commercial Project Award for Offices 4 and 5 and Dubai’s first 25hours Hotel wins Leisure and Hospitality Project Award ‘Highly Commended’ for Expo 2020 CoEx Campus within Community, Culture & Tourism Project category, Expo Village (Phase 1) in Residential Medium to High Rise Project category, and Dubai South Mall in Retail Project Award category Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd October 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been rewarded for its excellence in real estate development, with two of its projects appearing in the winners’ category at this year’s Cityscape Global Awards, which took place in Dubai on Tuesday, October 2nd.   One Central, a mixed-use development within the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) free zone, was selected as ......read more

    Celebrate Chinese Golden Week at The Dubai Mall with an exclusive showcase of festivities

    Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Celebrating China’s traditional Golden Week, The Dubai Mall is adding a dash of entertainment that will bring family and friends together through dance, music, art and laughter.  Immerse into some of the oldest Chinese traditions as The Dubai Mall has lined up a host of Chinese cultural activities for all the family members. From October 1-7, The Dubai Mall will host a programme of traditional Chinese cultural and art activities at a special Chinese-themed activation at Souk Atrium.  Here, guests can experience a showcase of Chinese ancient art forms with live Chinese Calligraphy, Rice Writing Art and Fan Painting demonstrations. Throughout the week, skilled artists will be showing off their craftsmanship by creating customised pieces of art for shoppers to take home, with a ......read more

    Real estate organisations and professionals gather for Cityscape Global opening

    Government backed Egyptian, Maltese developers target UAE investors with secure prospects and paths to citizenship Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2018:   The 17th edition of Cityscape Global officially opened its doors today, welcoming local and international real estate organisations and professional who have gathered in Dubai for the three-day exhibition, which runs until Thursday, 4 October at Dubai world Trade Centre. With up to 300 exhibitors competing for attention, international developers from Egypt and Malta, supported by government agencies are vying for UAE investors by offering sound prospects and the option to earn citizenship for their respective country. UAE, Egypt and Malta are among the countries featured at this year’s exclusive Cityscape Business Hub and Hosted Investors’ Programme, which aims to ......read more

    SRECO and Alinma Investment Co Sign Agreement to Establish the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), and Alinma Investment Company (AIC) have signed a Fund Establishment Agreement for the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund.    The objective of the fund will be to develop three sites, located in Riyadh, and transform them into mixed-use developments, with a combined debt and equity structure valued at approximately SR 1.5 billion. The sites, which are to be developed, are as per the below:  Al Akaria Marriott Tower: offering hotel, extended stay and offices, strategically located in the Center of Riyadh, on Salah Al Din Al Ayyubi road  Riyadh Westin: a landmark development offering a variety of hospitality options, located on the Northern ......read more

    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 standard smart metering system that will enable electricity companies to obtain accurate, hourly meter readings from high value customers and collect their consumption in an automated manner.  Nama Group CEO Eng Omar Al Wahaibi stated, “The ......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, commented: “Dubai’s real estate market acquired a sustainable reputation due to a range of innovative initiatives and proactive solutions that have made it the world's most attractive investment destination, with the most advanced ......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 to enjoy space themed activations and games.  For those looking for a unique experience, visit the Upside-Down Room and get transported into an upside-down world that too inside a spaceship.  Don’t forget to take memorable ......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 and Zuhair Al Haj, Director of Human Resources and Localisation - MENA region - Al-Futtaim, by His Excellency Nasser Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation and His Excellency Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy. The success of ......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 Aybar have joined forces to launch a firm completely unique in its offering to the market.  With the overall value of real estate land transactions in Dubai worth Dh285 billion in 2017, which is higher than the GDP of 144 countries recognized ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Real Estate and Retail
     
    Happy First Anniversary, John Lewis!

    Robinsons’ John Lewis celebrates its first anniversary in Dubai with spectacular events Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  The high-end brand “John Lewis” got into the festive mood on March 29th celebrating its first anniversary in Dubai. The iconic store celebrated a morning of entertaining activities, which were initiated with an introduction speech by the General Manager Mr. Adosh Sharma from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The real party mood started at 11:30 with revealing the birthday cake along with a delightful English brunch. The diverse activities comprised of three ......read more

    Middle East consumers are becoming more cost-conscious, less brand-loyal and rapidly shifting purchase behaviours

    5th April 2018 united Arab emirates:  The 2018 Middle East Sentiment Survey by McKinsey & Company reveals that consumers in the region are becoming more cost-conscious, less brand-loyal and rapidly shifting purchasing behaviours. Approximately 55 per cent of consumers are now actively looking for savings across markets, with those in Saudi Arabia leading the pack. They are finding creative ways to spend less and more actively considering alternative brands than in previous years. The survey was launched last week at the Retail Leaders Circle in Dubai by Peter Breuer and ......read more

    Customer from Saudi Arabia is 100,000th visitor to the GROHE Truck Tour

    With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017 So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4 April 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe and the Middle East. GROHE employees congratulated Muneem Al Fashtaki in front of the GROHE XXL truck in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sales manager of Al Falaj Trading Est., a medium-sized distributor of ......read more

    Henkel offers novel 3D Printing material solutions for industrial manufacturing

    High-impact solutions and growing ecosystem to accelerate additive manufacturing processes across industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018:  Henkel accelerates commercializing tailor-made materials and offers comprehensive services and equipment know-how for 3D Printing solutions to its customers. The Adhesive Technologies business unit strengthens its ecosystem by expanding strategic partnerships with global technology leaders to drive adoption in the rapidly growing market for additive manufacturing beyond prototyping to final parts production.  Henkel ......read more

    Design International showcases exemplar projects and Residential Towers portfolio at MIPIM 2018

    UAE Projects highlighted by firm at world’s leading property conference Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018:   How and where people live is changing beyond all recognition.  By 2050, it is projected that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas, and 90% of that rapid urbanisation is anticipated to take place in developing countries .  Faced with this, creating urban places that are sustainable and support communities effectively is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.   Design International has ......read more

    MEFMA organizes workshop and networking event in Jeddah aimed at highlighting role of FM across KSA's freehold property sector

    March 27, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit professional organization, successfully threw the spotlight on the significant role that Facilities Management (FM) plays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) rapidly thriving freehold property segment, in a specially hosted workshop and networking event that was held last March 26, 2018 at the Sofitel Hotel in Jeddah Corniche. The exciting one-day event was sponsored by MEFMA Corporate Members Al Mahmal Facilities Services Company. The event featured a panel discussion covering the topic, 'The ......read more

    SOUQ ‘Everything For You Sale' Offers Customers Thousands of Deals

    The Third Edition of the Sale to run from March 28th to March 31st with up to 70% off 27 March 2018, Dubai, U.A.E:   SOUQ.com has announced the third edition of ‘Everything For You Sale’ giving customers a chance to shop for what they want at great prices, with up to 70% off from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. The third edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of the season will give customers the opportunity to search for what they want, with great savings on thousands of products. For customers, looking for a personal makeover, revamping their home, stocking ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall Celebrates Mother's Day

    Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, celebrates All Moms this Mother’s Day, from March 21st 2018 to March 24th 2018 Various activities are planned for mothers and kids along with fun games, gifts and vouchers Mothers can also indulge in some ‘me-time’ and get a makeover at Al Wahda’s exclusive pamper lounge Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 27 , 2018:   Al Wahda Mall, an iconic landmark and favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, celebrates All Mothers this Mother’s Day from March 21st 2018 to March 24th 2018. A host ......read more

    Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel Welcomes Back Sarah Hoey Global Wellness Pullman Coach

    Dubai, 27of March 2018 -   Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre enhances its commitment to wellbeing through a brand new holistic approach, which aims to create a healthier generation of travelers. Based on the 4 universal pillars of wellness – Sleep, Food, Sport & Spa, Pullman has designed a complete wellness offer for fitness & spa embracing 4 themes: Balance, Energy, Detox and Age defence. Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, following the brand’s philosophy, truly believes that wellbeing should be accessible to everybody, no matter where you are, which time zone ......read more

    Danat Al Ain Resort appoints new Executive Chef

    Well-seasoned Tarek Mouriess joins Danat Al Ain Resort Al Ain, UAE, March 26, 2018:   Egyptian culinary arts professional, Tarek Mouriess has joined five star luxury resort, Danat Al Ain ,as Executive Chef.  The Egyptian Chef brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to his new role, which involves working under several big hospitality brands, namely Hilton and Rotana Groups. Tarek is now responsible for leading the kitchen teams across all Danat Al Ain’s retaurants. Danat Al Ain Resort encompasses a brilliant range of restaurants and cuisines namely ......read more

    UL Offers Their Expert Perspective to the Construction Industry on How to Abide by New UAE Fire and Life Safety Codes

       Experts from UL’s Middle East office discussed significant changes to the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code, including new requirements for          cladding.    The UAE Code now requires mandatory third-party certifications (like UL’s) to help ensure that manufacturers are producing materials to high      standards.    UL was the official safety partner of the 8th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum, held in Dubai on March 21st. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26 ,2018:  Global safety ......read more

    Over 500 children join in to express love to their mothers at Dalma Mall

    Abu Dhabi, 25th March 2018:  Abu Dhabi’s favourite mall creates a heartwarming Art tribute with over 500 spectacular paintings from its recently rolled out Mother’s Day Art Competition 2018. The competition involved students in grade 6 to 10, from 54 different schools in the community spanning from various curricula and nationalities.  Dalma Mall, with the support of ADEK, was able to announce the Art Competition across multiple schools to invite the maximum number of participants. Hosted for the 2nd consecutive year, the 2018 Mother’s Day Art Competition ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau Takes International Concrete Professionals on Site Visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Engineering experts get chance to examine the latest architectural masterpiece built in the emirate  Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018:   A delegation of representatives from the International Federation for Structural Concrete, as well as from the Society of Engineers – UAE, was treated to a comprehensive tour of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum this week, organised by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).  The president and board members of the International Federation for Structural ......read more

    Join Dubai Festival City Mall and others all over the world by turning off your lights this Earth Hour

    22nd March 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai Festival City Mall is proudly supporting the global initiative, Earth Hour. All non-essential exterior and interior lights will be switched off or dimmed throughout the Mall on 24th March at 8.30pm, without compromising the safety and security of shoppers. Join the movement for the benefit of the environment by switching off your lights for one hour.  Note: On the 24th March, the Camry Helipad Cinema will start at 9.30pm, showing comedy favourite “All Nighter”. Shoppers can watch the movie for free by simply presenting a ......read more

    ACRES 2018 presents Sharjah's first ready to move-in freehold property, Al Rayyan

    Al Rayyan promises investors an ‘affordable luxury’ with the opportunity to live, work, shop or play in its premises as an assurance of 'distinction delivered'. SHARJAH – March 21, 2018:   Al Rayyan, the first ready-to-move mixed-use freehold development located in Sharjah’s Al Nahda district, turns to be the key attraction at the Acres 2018 Real Estate Investment Exhibition taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah from March 21 to 23, 2018.  Al Rayyan International Real Estate Investments and Development brings a range of new freehold and ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall to host Star Hunt 2018 to discover aspiring talent from different walks of life

    People of determination and parents of contestants will also get an opportunity to experience the glamour of walking the ramp Dubai, UAE (March 20, 2018)   Dubai Outlet Mall will be hosting the 7th edition of Star Hunt to give ambitious and aspiring contestants a highly visible platform to introduce them to the fashion and modelling industry. The finale of Star Hunt 2018 which has become a highly anticipated event will be held on March 23, 2018 at Dubai Outlet Mall. The eventual winners will be featured in Dubai Outlet Malls’ in-house magazine in addition to receiving ......read more

    Find your perfect Emoji at Dragon Mart's Emoji Activity Zone

    Dubai, 19 March 2018:   Picture yourself as an Emoji. Which one would you be? Head down to Dragon Mart’s Emoji Activity Zone from 29 March to 7 April to find the perfect Emoji and enjoy a range of live activities for the whole family.  Open daily from 2pm to 10pm, the activity zone includes an arts and crafts workshop for children where youngsters can create new Emoji’s and enjoy Emoji book mark designing, mask making, face painting and more. In addition, a special interactive photo booth will allow visitors to choose their favourite Emoji character and get a ......read more

    Malabar Group's Mall of Travancore to go on stream- Hon. Kerala Chief Minister to open on March 23

    Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2018:  Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Mall of Travancore’ the largest shopping mall of the capital city is all set to open its door to the people of Trivandrum, adding colors to their life. This state-of-the-art Mall is designed to give a world-class shopping experience and is positioned as a preferred shopping destination.  On March 23rd, at 3 pm, Hon. Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan will dedicate the Mall of Travancore to the public. The genesis of setting up a mall under Malabar Group was born in the year 2005.  For this, Malabar Group ......read more

    Dubai WoodShow takes off with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six country pavilions

    Industry officials upbeat on the growth in demand driven by Expo 2020 as Dubai WoodShow kicks off at the Dubai World Trade Centre More than 10,000 trade visitors expected to attend the three-day international trade exposition on wood products, woodworking technologies, etc UAE’s total wood import and export value reached Dh4 billion in 2016 Dubai WoodShow to host 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six country pavilions from March 12-14, 2018 Dubai, UAE, Monday, March 12, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Cabinet Member and Minister ......read more

    SOUQ welcomes 3M's innovative products to serve everyday customer needs

    3M car accessories, personal care products, home supplies, stationery and even more now available on SOUQ.com 12 March 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ.com has announced newly available products on SOUQ.com from renowned American innovative sciences company 3M to provide easy access to innovative solutions to life's everyday needs to customers across the UAE, KSA and Egypt. With this launch, a large assortment of 3M automotive parts, personal care products, home supplies, stationery, air filters and many more products will be available to customers at great ......read more

    A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal

    Hosted by Wafi Mall & Plan B Group 12 March 2018, DUBAI:   Wafi Mall & Plan B Group has collaborated once again to give the UAE public the exciting opportunity to not only meet and greet with Umar Akmal, but also experience playing cricket with the exceptional player. The feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm by the fans awaiting Umar Akmal’s arrival has finally come to an end as he made his appearance at Wafi Mall at 5pm. Welcomed with sheer excitement, applause, and a series of camera flashes, he made his way to the stage where he greeted his fans with ......read more

    DSI Subsidiary Passavant Energy & Environment secures AED 110 Million Wastewater project

    Dubai, UAE – March 11, 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announces that its German subsidiary, Passavant Energy & Environment (PE&E), has secured a AED 110 Million contract to undertake the rehabilitation works for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and new sludge treatment facilities in Moldova’s capital city Chisinau. PE&E has entered into a consortium relationship with Ludwig Pfeiffer GmbH & co KG, an esteemed and privately-owned ......read more

    Centrepoint Partners With Anghami To Launch New Talent Sessions

    Partnership is for the first 360 campaign set to bring to life the retailers new brand positioning ‘Show Yourself’   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2018:   The region’s largest fashion retailer, Centrepoint, has joined forces with Anghami - the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East (exclusively represented by DMS) for a new season of Anghami Sessions. The collaboration will see the retailer supporting the popular concept, with the aim of nurturing musical talent from the region.    Centrepoint’s recently ......read more

    LULU Organic Food Activation

    The Lulu Organic Festival started on the 7th of March and will end on the 13th of March.  Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018:  LuLu sells 1,200+ organic products across many categories.  These include Imported ranges and Locally procured Fruits and Vegetables from the U.A.E.  Please be aware that any promotion prices will revert back to normal but availability and range will be the same. Items on sale include fresh and dry organic food products as well condiments and oils. Items include yoghurts, salmon, rice cakes, honey, sauces, quinoa, rice, pasta coconut oil, ......read more

    ABU DHABI HOTEL GUEST NUMBERS RISE 7.4% DURING JANUARY

    Key source markets all record double-digit growth Abu Dhabi, 10 March 2018:  The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during January rose 7.4% versus the same month a year ago, building on the success of a record-breaking 2017 when close to a total of five million people stayed in the emirate. In total 437,228 hotel guests stayed in the emirate’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during January, up  more than 30,000 over the previous year, figures disclosed by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) reveal. All three regions recorded an ......read more

    The Dubai Mall unveils Fashion Avenue; the region's most prestigious luxury destination

    Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018:  The Dubai Mall’s much-awaited expansion of the Fashion Avenue is now open, welcoming more than 150 luxury brands. Connoisseurs of style will have a veritable showcase of exclusive concepts to choose from, delivered by the world’s leading luxury retailers at their flagship outlets, while many mark their Middle East debut at The Dubai Mall.  Guests can indulge in an array of exquisite culinary experiences and be pampered by the personalised luxury that awaits them with world class retail services.  With inspired architecture and a ......read more

    Evonik Acrylics Africa expands with a new location in Cape Town

    Cape Town, South Africa, – Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA), a specialty plastics manufacturing company within Evonik Industries, announced the opening of its Cape Town offices and technical training facility.  UAE March 8, 2018:  EAA is committed to extending the distribution and accessibility of its world-leading acrylic brand, PLEXIGLAS®, to African consumers. The investment in additional infrastructure and staff in the Eastern Cape supports this growth and provides a much-needed technical training center. At an intimate opening function at the new premises, ......read more

    Sharjah's Icon “Eye of the Emirates” Moves to “Al Montazah Parks” to Take on New Horizons

    Milestone move (to Al Montazah Parks) provides more stunning views Of Sharjah’s key attractions in a new era of city’s tourism Sharjah, 7 March, 2018:  In a monumental move for Sharjah’s most recognisable landmark, the iconic Eye of the Emirates wheel is to be completely relocated from its home of 13 years at Al Qasba to Al Montazah Parks, the emirate’s premiere amusement and water park, providing even more spectacular bird’s eye views across the landscape to a larger number of residents and visitors. The move will provide the plethora of the ......read more

    Danube Properties is all set to sparkle with their latest “Jewelz”.

    Danube Properties launched AED 300 million tenth project Jewelz The new Project offers 463 fully furnished residential units Offering luxury living at an affordable price and 15% returns on the total investment along with the benchmark 1 percent monthly payment plan 8 March 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Following on from the sales success of its projects, the UAE’s leading developer Danube Properties announced its highly anticipated 10th Project called Jewelz, showcasing the future of affordable luxury housing. The project was unveiled by Mr Rizwan Sajan the Founder & ......read more

    Refresh your living space with Dragon Mart's first Home Décor Market

    Dubai, 7 March 2018:   Spruce up your home with fresh colours and new styles this spring with Dragon Mart’s first Home Décor Market from 15 to 24 March.  Open every day from 10am to 10pm at Dragon Mart 2, the market will offer discounts on a wide range of products including wallpapers, curtains, bedding, decorative items, bathroom accessories, children’s furniture and lots more, with free home delivery on any purchase.     Dragon Mart is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China. The destination is home to a ......read more

    Record year for GROHE Design

    More than 60 Design Awards in 2017 Twelve design awards have been received so far in 2018 Among the awards: five Red Dot Design Awards (Europe), three Good Design Awards (Japan) and the International Design Excellence Award (USA) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4. March 2018:   GROHE received 62 design awards last year – more than ever before in the history of the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings. In 2018 the award-winning series continues with a total of five for the innovative water security system GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard. Thus far in ......read more

    Home Center Launches Exclusive Catalogue for Nursery, Kids & Teens

    Dubai-UAE: 01 March, 2018 –   Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, has launched its first exclusive Catalogue for children that introduces over 1,200 inspiring designs for the youngest members of the family. Carefully collated to blend elements of fun and functionality, the 68-page catalogue showcases 23 exquisitely appointed rooms for children of all ages – from infants to teenagers. A full digitised version of the catalogue will also be shoppable online, featuring interactive elements and a mobile responsive design.  Designed to appeal to ......read more

    EFS Facilities Services wins prestigious Integrated Facilities Management contract for Etihad Airways

    EFS Facilities Services to provide Comprehensive facilities management services across all sites in UAE EFS Facilities Services, the regional facilities management leader has been awarded an AED 140 million integrated facilities management contract for Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Under the terms of the agreement, EFS’s scope of work will include all facilities services such as MEP, cleaning, support services, and specialized services for all the facilities of Etihad Airways across the UAE. The service contract is for a period of five years as ......read more

    Dowdupont Announces Brand Names For The Three Independent Companies It Intends To Create, Reflecting Ongoing Progress Towards Separations

    February 27, 2018 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) announced the corporate brand names that each of its divisions plans to assume once they are separated as independent companies as intended. While certain product names will change at separation, many products within each intended company will continue be sold under their current, widely known brand names. Ed Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont, said, “Our selection of these company names is a major milestone in the process of creating three, strong independent companies, and each name reflects the unique strengths and ......read more

    Cityland Mall to launch in Q4 2018 and showcase the world's first ‘nature-inspired' shopping destination in Dubai

    Construction work remains on schedule with 60 per cent of the project completed as on February 2018 Leasing for Cityland Mall makes consistent progress with over 50 per cent of retail spaces being leased and committed Dubai, UAE (February 27, 2018):   Cityland Mall which will be the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination remains on track for opening in Q4 2018 with construction of the mall continuing at a consistent pace. In terms of construction, 60 per cent of the project has been completed as of February 2018.  In parallel, the ......read more

    Sink into the Irish fanfare at Mcgettigans Al Ain

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates,  February 26, 2018:   The Irish word for fun is “craic” and that’s exactly what awaits you at Al Ain’s most happening spot, the newly opened Irish pub “Mcgettigans in Danat Al Ain Resort” The place is no stranger to fun and frolic and the perfect venue to unwind after a hectic day.  The Mcgettigans chain continues to expand and is now exclusively available at the 5-star property in Al Ain, but with a better twist. Winters in the UAE are the perfect stage for some outdoor relaxation and catch-ups with ......read more

    ENBD REIT announces improved occupancy at Burj Daman

    Occupancy of Burj Daman climbed to 74%, up 18% since December 2017 Office portfolio segment grew by 4% to reach 88% Only 22,000 sq. ft. remain available on ENBD REIT’s Burj Daman floors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 February 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), has announced total portfolio occupancy of 88%. This high occupancy level has been driven by ENBD REIT’s success in leasing its flagship ......read more

    Growth in Manufacturing pushes SIMCO to expand in to Oman and Kuwait as it boosts participation at Dubai WoodShow

    SIMCO to set up operations in Oman and Kuwait due to strong demand for manufacturing and woodworking machineries SIMCO grows from strength to strength with turnover exceeding Euro 100 million EMEA woodworking machine market exceeds Dh7.7 billion Global woodworking market growth forecast to reach Dh16 billion and at a CAGR of around 3% in 2021, by Technavio Research Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  SIMCO Industrial Machinery, a UAE-based pioneer aluminium, woodworking and steel machinery importer, exporter and supplier, will expand operations into Oman and Kuwait as part of ......read more

    W Dubai – The Palm Heats Up Plans for 2018 Launch

    Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018:  W Dubai – The Palm picks up momentum towards its highly anticipated 2018 debut, with talent recruitment that brings to life the passion points of the W Brand. In advance of the resort’s premier later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its Talent search for 500 W-minded individuals, including its search for the iconic global roles of the W Insider and W Music Curator. In its search for a team that fuses the W passion with Dubai’s melting pot of cultures, W Dubai – The Palm have looked globally from ......read more

    Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction report: If it's fundable, it's feasible

    Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:   Deloitte has just launched the eighth edition of the GCC Powers of Construction report, which provides an overview of the construction industry performance in the gulf countries. The report cites a robust pipeline of projects currently in the planning stages, which indicates there is still demand for construction projects, driven by social needs, initiatives associated with economic transformation plans, government’s commitment towards investment in infrastructure, as well as tourism related projects. Deloitte’s report highlights the ......read more

    Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck

    IKEA launches a one-of-a-kind ‘Nap Truck’ for the snoozy public - find the truck and take a power nap as it travels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 22 February to 6 March United Arab Emirates, 21st February 2018:  IKEA, the much-loved Swedish retailer, is going out on the road for two weeks to help members of the public catch up on their sleep in the ‘IKEA Nap Truck’.  Complete with a beautiful bedroom to instil rest and relaxation, sleepy passers-by, visitors and fans of the brand will be able to try this one-of-a-kind mobile sleep experience and ......read more

    Shopping discount site Savioplus comes to UAE Market for all

    Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Savioplus a leading coupons and deals website in India, has ventured beyond its home ground and comes online in UAE this month.  SavioPlus is a new website that has been launched to provide best products, leading brands, the best and latest coupons to India two month back and after seeing huge potential in middle east market now they lunched in UAE market. Collaborated with more than 500 online merchants and the number of brands this online platform avail coupons across the wide range of category in the country.  As, online shopping gives ......read more

    One-year-old Emirati wins a brand new Nissan Patrol Nismo

    Nation Towers reports most successful Shop & Win season, registering record numbers over 2016    Abu Dhabi, February 21, 2018 -   Nation Galleria, Abu Dhabi’s high-end boutique retail destination at Nation Towers, welcomed its festive seasonal ‘Let’s Celebrate’ Shop & Win campaign for the second year, from November 2017 to January 2018. The luxury retail destination reports a record year of campaign success, with a major average increase in voucher redemption, compared to 2016 campaign shopper engagement.    This year, Nation ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building Achieves its Second Highest Profit in its History

    ADSB’s gross profit and net profit both increased compared to 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 20, 2018 –   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has released its financial results for the financial year ended 31 December 2017. The report was accompanied by a statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, who provided highlights from the successful business year. Overall, 2017 was another positive year for ADSB, as the company surpassed targets, re-branded its market position, and continued to build on the momentum from all operational segments. In ......read more

    Hira Walraven bolsters its presence in the Middle East with a new facility valued at AED 20 million

    Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Consolidating its presence in the UAE, the fixing systems division of Hira Industries LLC and Walraven Group of the Netherlands announced the opening of a new facility called Hira Walraven - valued at AED 20 million. The new facility located at National Industries Park (NIP) is the only dedicated facility for fixing systems in the UAE.  The new facility will be a central distribution warehouse, with a factory to manufacture products as pipe support clamps, support channels and rubber support inserts. The other major product lines of Hira Walraven ......read more

    Dubai Festival City marks successful first ever Nike+ Run Club edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: For the first time ever, Dubai Festival City welcomed over 150 fitness enthusiasts during Nike+ Run Club’s ‘My First Run’ edition held over the weekend. Featuring expert coaches Luke Gaffney and Enisa Glavovic and pacers, first-time runners made their first step to a lifetime of running. Participants were taken on a 4-5km course across Dubai Festival City’s picturesque views - the perfect way to kick-off the weekend. Ideal for those looking to enhance their lifestyle experiences and for visitors hoping to indulge in ......read more

    DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net profit of AED 2.8 billion and booked sales of AED 7.5 billion for FY 2017

    Financial Highlights for year ended 2017: Revenue at AED 7.5 billion  Gross profit at AED 3.6 billion  Net profit at AED 2.8 billion Booked sales of AED 7.5 billion  Earnings per share of AED 0.46 Board proposed dividend of AED 1.5 billion (AED 0.25/share) Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 February 2018: DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. PJSC (DFM: DAMAC) (“DAMAC” or the "Company"), announced financial results for year ended 2017, reporting total revenue of AED 7.5 billion, a 4 % increase over last year and net profit of AED 2.8 ......read more

    Al Qattara Investments reveals expansion plans for Al Ain

    Al Qattara Investments rebrands the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium development and launches Al Ain Square    United Arab Emirates, Al Ain, February 14, 2018:   Al Qattara Investments, the name behind the vibrant mixed-use development in Al Ain, has revealed its new brand identity, the rename of Hazza Bin Zayed Community to Al Ain Square, and furthermore the firm’s future plans for the city of Al Ain.    The announcements took place during a press conference in Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. The press conference was attended by excellencies and ......read more

    Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design

    The UAE’s largest department store bursts onto the top ten list of the World Retail Awards   Dubai — February 14, 2018 —   Robinsons, the largest department store in the UAE, has been on the finalists list for the World Retail Awards and was recognized for the 2018’s Outstanding Store Design for stores larger than 1200sqm. For the last ten years, the World Retail Awards have recognized the highest standards of excellence in store design, as well as the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories.   The ......read more

    Al Ahli Holding Group to redefine the UAE value shopping category through an AED 1.25 billion Islamic club financing facility for Dubai Outlet Mall expansion

    Dubai Outlet Mall to add 3 million square feet in its expansion Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates 10 years as a premier value-shopping destination as it looks to enhance its leadership in the UAE retail arena   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 13, 2018):   Seeking to redefine the value shopping space in the UAE retail arena, Al Ahli Holding Group announced a significant development in the Dubai Outlet Mall expansion today. Dubai Outlet Mall secured an Islamic club financing facility worth AED 1.25 billion for the expansion and general corporate purposes. Dubai ......read more

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