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    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 representatives had visited over 1,000 malls in India and abroad to learn and get a hand-on experience about the functioning of malls.  With this regards, a detailed marketing study was conducted in Kerala. Based on these studies, it was decided to set 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 of Infrastructure Development, officially inaugurated the 13th edition of the Dubai Woodshow at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday, March 12, 2018, in the presence of H.E. Pacome Moubelet Bouyeba, Gabonese Minister of Forest, Vira Khmerova, Vice 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 12 March 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: has announced newly available products on 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 prices at just the click of a button.  Launching on allows 3M to provide hundreds of authentic and superior quality products such as window films, car accessories, personal care products from Futuro and Littman brands with plans to add 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 his opening speech.  Among the fans, the media, and all the attending mall visitors, were three wonderful special needs children who were personally invited to the stage by Umar Akmal, to receive his famous signed cricket jersey and the 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 launched brand campaign, Show Yourself, is centred on the belief that fashion can build confidence and reduce self-doubt. The partnership, facilitated by leading media planning agency, Wavemaker Global, is now set to bring this to life - with a series of 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, tea, vinegar, juices, butter, vegetables, meat, fruits and many more. There is a range of Textiles which are produced using Organic Cotton sourced from India. more


    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 increase in hotel guests, Abu Dhabi up 6.3%. Al Ain Region, up 7% and Al Dhafra Region up 17.3%. Multiple countries provided double-digit year-on-year growth in January, notably China (10.7%), India (31.5%), UK (19.1%), Saudi Arabia (15.4%) and the 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 sophisticated collection of art pieces from around the world, Fashion Avenue offers a distinct, five-star experience unmatched in the region. 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, customers had the opportunity to network with EAA staff and investigate the exciting array of tools and equipment that forms part of the training facility. The offices feature elements such as custom manufactured lighting, planters, furniture, and 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 emirate’s tourists supreme panoramas over the city’s major attractions and famous markets, such as the Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, The Flag Island, Al Noor Island, Al Noor Mosque, and various government 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 & Chairman of the Danube Group and Mr Atif Rahman, the Director and Partner, Danube Properties Development, in the presence of the Media, Brokers as well as Senior Management of the company.   The AED 300 million project offers 463 residential 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 12-screen cinema complex and over 4,500 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets offering a variety of products from home essentials and furnishings to children’s toys, office equipment, electronics, building materials, machinery, fashion items and 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 2018 twelve awards have been received already on pace for another record.   GROHE Blue Home received in 2017 the most design awards at GROHE   With eleven awards in 2017, the new GROHE Blue Home tap water system was the most 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 Home Centre’s diverse customer base, the Catalogue caters to every style and budget, helping parents create spaces children can call their own. Brimming with creative interior ideas for nurseries, children’s bedrooms, playrooms and study 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 leasing of the mall has also made considerable progress with over 50 per cent of retail spaces being leased and committed.   Construction work for the Carrefour hypermarket is nearly complete and it will be ready for handover on or before end 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 friends and family. The spanning glass terrace of Mcgettigans overlooking the pool is a relaxing spot for post-work drink.  The large screens all around the pub facilitate live sports screening of your favorite games. Be it local champions Al Ain 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 assets, including Burj Daman in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as well as the strategic acquisition of assets with 100% occupancy on long-term leases.    ENBD REIT’s property in DIFC’s Burj Daman has 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 its Gulf-wide expansion that will help the company support the growth of the region’s manufacturing industries.   “SIMCO currently operates three branches in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq and we are planning to expand in coming years 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 destinations around the world for applicants that reflect the W attitude, experience and lust for life by being bold, expressive, spontaneous and passionate. The successful applicants that will be joining the W Dubai – The Palm opening team later this 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 importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.  Cynthia Corby, Audit Partner and Infrastructure & Capital 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 take a 20-minute power nap.  According to IKEA’s recent survey* one in three people in the UAE believe they miss out on many hours of sleep and if they could, they would take back an equivalent of two and half weeks’ worth of 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 people more bang for their buck. Discounts, deals, coupons and flash sales make for a happy shopper. And deals or vouchers sites add to that joy. Shopping online has come a long way and has become the other market trend that has fascinated the number 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 Towers celebrated and enhanced the retail experience with an array of vibrant entertainment acts catering to families and friends of all ages. Lucky Hamdan Zayed, aged one, won the Grand Prize, a brand new Nissan Patrol Nismo.    Further 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 his statement, Dr. Al Mazrouei called attention to the even more improved financial position of the company, including increased gross profit (from AED 256.1 million in 2016 to AED 277.1 million in 2017), and increased net profit (from AED 61.3 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 products include light duty and heavy duty channels, anti-vibration products, mechanical and chemical anchors. more

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    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Celebrates Emirati Women's Day with Expert-led Seminar

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The UAE’s wise leadership drives the country’s progress with its gender equality strategy” Panellists at thought-session include prominent Emirati women influencers across industries: Her Excellency Dr Mouza Obaid Ghanim Ghubash and Dr Maryam Matar Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, celebrated the third annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Women are Partners in Giving’, with an inspirational seminar, to coincide more

    LXA Announces the Completion of La Perle's Atrium and VIP Areas

    28 August 2017, Dubai UAE:  LXA, the award-winning hospitality interior design consultancy based in London and Dubai, is proud to confirm the completion of its work at Al Habtoor City, which includes La Perle, the upcoming aquatic theatre show by Franco Dragone. Envisioned as the vibrant dining and entertainment epicentre of Al Habtoor City, the integrated development is the largest single-phase development in the Middle East, within which LXA has designed the areas and the main lobby space associated with the theatre, plus traditional British pub, the Rose & Crown. The show La Perle more

    Back to School with Stadium.

    Get your kids kitted out for school at Stadium Shoppers spending 250AED on Back to School products receive a free Umbro backpack Dubai, UAE, 27 August, 2017:  Looking for the latest sportswear for Back to School? Look no further than Stadium. Not only does it have all the best sports brands under one roof, but before 31 August, shoppers spending 250AED on Back to School products will receive a free Umbro backpack.   You’ll love our selection! The Adidas Young Boys Base Polo (AED 125) is designed with a polo neck for comfortable everyday wear, and your kid will more

    SCCI launches Sharjah Summer Grand Discounts and offers up to 80% reductions for Shoppers before Eid

    Sharjah, August 27, 2017:  Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced its Sharjah Summer Grand Discounts campaign,which is scheduled to be launched this Tuesday in the Emirate. SCCI is conducting the campaign for the first time as part of the Sharjah Summer Offers activities. The campaign includes unprecedented discounts of up to 80% on top brands and various products and goods. All stores in Sharjah’s malls and shopping centers will take part in the campaign, which will continue for three consecutive days, concluding activities at night on Thursday August 31st. The more

    Hotelier Summit North Africa to explore innovative technologies for the hospitality sector

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    Emirates REIT reports 31% rise in net rental income and 67% growth in funds from operations in H1 2017

    H1 Highlights 31% growth in net rental income to USD 21.5m (1H 2016: USD 16.4m) Strong rental income conversion lead to 67% growth in funds from operations (“FFO”), now USD 8.3m Current annualized rent passed AED 200 million mark Phase 1 of the British Columbia Canadian School is being delivered. Opening pending authority inspections. Owner fit out and leasing under way at Index Mall Pursuing acquisition opportunities in the current market environment Dubai – 24 August 2017:  Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT” or the more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Pledges Financial Contribution to Dar Zayed for Family Care

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced a financial endowment to Dar Zayed for Family Care. Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary aid will empower the UAE society through community development efforts.   Held at ADFD’s headquarters, the cheque handing over ceremony was attended by Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and Nabil Al Dhaheri, Director General of Dar Zayed for Family Care. Enabling more

    Win big with back to school at The Dubai Mall

    Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017:  The countdown is on until school goes back, and The Dubai Mall is making things a little bit sweeter for parents with a chance to win a year’s worth of school tuition fees!  Simply spend any amount at The Dubai Mall’s more than 1,200 retailers and 200 F&B outlets, visit a Guest Services desk throughout the mall and enter for a change to win big.  There are four prizes worth up to AED 50,000* each up for grabs, so don’t miss your chance to enter before Saturday, August 26, 2017.  There’s also more than 40 more

    The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi announces its biggest surprise for Eid Al Adha

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    The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Reveals Spectacular 3 days Carnival Extravaganza for Eid Al Adha

    For the first time ever in the capital 3 Days of Extravagant Eid Carnival at The Mall from 1-3 September  World’s famous kids circus coming all the way from Italy to entertain guests  Dazzling roaming shows and entertainment acts every half an hour  Bigger surprise is to be announced next week as part of the Eid Carnival Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2017:  An unforgettable experience awaits visitors at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) this Eid, as The Mall invites friends and families of all ages to celebrate Eid Al Adha with a more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Drives 18 Sustainable Development Projects in Afghanistan Worth AED1.2 Billion

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    Dubai Economy and Paris Gallery inaugurate the Consumer Happiness Counter

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    Get Ready to Go Back-to-School with Dubai Festival City

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    Heading back to school is better than ever at The Dubai Mall

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    Al Wahda Mall Celebrates Woman-Power with its ‘Her Tuesdays' activation

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    Danube delivers Dh350 million Glitz I and Glitz II at Dubai Studio City

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    57% of SGI Dubai 2018 show already sold off

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    Shortlist Revealed for Coveted Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets

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    Dubai Land Department's ‘Ejari' smart application protects the right of all parties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 August 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that further updates and upgrades have been made to its innovative ‘Ejari’ smart application, which was launched primarily to protect the rights of landlords, tenants and property management companies. The application has proven to be highly effective and user-friendly, reducing the cost and time required to complete a variety lease management processes.  Mohammed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of Rental Affairs Sector at DLD, commented: "Since its launch, the more

    Win prizes worth over AED 2million with Al-Futtaim's retail brands

    Dubai, August 14, 2017:  Dubai Summer Surprises may be over, but for those of you who didn’t get your shopping fill, Al-Futtaim’s retail brands have got you covered.    From August 23 until September 22, over 30 Al-Futtaim brands will be coming together to collaborate for the first time ever on an exciting promotion across all their UAE stores.    With over AED 2million in prizes on offer from IKEA, Al-Futtaim ACE, Marks & Spencer, Guess, Robinsons, Ted Baker, Plug ins, Toys “R” Us, Reebok, Stadium and many more top shopping more

    AED 21 Billion Worth of Dubai Real Estate Projects Launched Since the Beginning of 2017

    Completion of 535 projects in Dubai has reinforced investor confidence in the real estate market Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that a total of 88 real estate projects have been launched from the beginning of 2016 until H1 2017. DLD has also confirmed that 68 real estate projects were registered during H1 2017, representing a value of AED 21 billion. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “Dubai is currently witnessing increasing interest from international investors, which has reinforced confidence in our more

    Oasis Mall Brings Solar System to Life with Kids' Planetarium

    Dubai-UAE: 10 August, 2017:  This summer, Oasis Mall will give every child the chance to become a space explorer at its very own planetarium. From 9 to 26 August, the first mall planetarium in Dubai, located at the ground floor atrium, will screen short movies about the wonders of the universe, including a film on the Emirates Mars Mission. Kids aged five to 17 can immerse themselves in the depths of outer space and learn fascinating facts about galaxies far, far away – all from the comfort of their bean bags for a nominal ticket price. The 20-minute entertaining and more

    $629BN Worth of UAE Construction Projects Push FM Market to Record High

    UAE facilities management industry market hits $12.49bn record high. FM EXPO 2017 (25 – 27 September) will pursue the challenges and solutions faced by the facilities management industry throughout UAE building boom. Dubai, UAE, 10 August:  The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, according to FM EXPO 2017’s research partner TechSci Research.   One of the main driving forces behind this rise in value is an estimated $629bn worth of UAE based construction contracts. Expected to be completed by more

    Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP Operations & Development For Swiss-Belhotel International On Advisory Council for 2017 HITEC Dubai

    Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, participated last evening in the kick-off meeting of the advisory council for 2017 HITEC Dubai. The objective behind the high level meeting was to define and outline an agenda for HITEC Dubai based on the rapid innovations in technology and the specific needs of the Middle East region, especially Dubai, in order to keep up with the expectations of international travellers. The advisory council for the mega event also includes representatives from leading more

    UPC enhances guidelines for world-class public realms in Abu Dhabi

    Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) version 2.0 offers best practice guidelines and criteria to ensure the highest quality of public spaces for Abu Dhabi communities ABU DHABI, 9th August, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has launched its revamped Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) to ensure people living in the Emirate have convenient access to community facilities, such as parks and waterfronts. The PRDM - originally commissioned in 2011 to guide the development of a world-class public realm - is used by municipalities, agencies, designers and developers, as a more

    Everyone Deserves the Best With Centrepoint's Back to School Collection.

    Dubai, August 9, 2017: Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, launched its Back-to-School collection on the 1st of August, which has everything you need to start the year and be the envy of all your peers with an exciting new collection. Centrepoint acknowledges that all kids have their own unique talents and interests, and wants to embrace and celebrate the differences, highlighting that every child deserves the best. The best part of the start of the near year is shopping for new school gear and this season’s new collection includes everything from water bottles, more

    The UAE community comes together and sets a new world record!

    Dubai awarded new Guinness World Record Carrefour and Procter & Gamble organize for thousands of UAE citizens, residents and visitors to celebrate their happiest memories More than 10,850 pictures make up the world’s longest ever line of photographs, now on display at Dubai Festival City  Dubai, 9 August 2017:  Thousands of UAE citizens, residents and visitors today helped set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of photographs ever gathered.    The record-breaking line of photographs measures 1655.192 meters (i.e. more than 1.5km) more

    Real estate transactions in Dubai exceeded AED 390 billion in 18 months

    Bin Mejren: The Dubai market is unique in the region and a leader in real estate activity Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that the total value of real estate transactions exceeded AED 390 billion across 95,000 transactions in 18 months (1 Jan 2016 – 31 July 2017).   Commenting on the results, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD said: “These figures demonstrate an atmosphere of optimism across the real estate market. They also support expert views that emphasize the substantial growth of the real more

    fäm Properties Tops AED1.3 Billion in City Walk Residential Sales

    Al Msaddi says unique Dubai project highlights need for developers, investors to focus on supply and demand factor Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017:  One of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages, fäm Properties, has topped AED1.3 billion in residential property sales at City Walk, the new destination developed and managed by Meraas in the heart of Jumeirah. Firas Al Msaddi, the fäm Properties CEO, said today that the bulk of sales were to first-time buyers of buildings, while just over AED325 million worth of sales were in the secondary market. He believes the more

    McArthurGlen Offers Middle Eastern Shoppers Special Gift to Celebrate Eid

    Dubai, 06 August 2017 -  For the second year running, McArthurGlen - Europe's leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets - will be honouring its guests from the Middle East with a luxury gift and additional savings to celebrate Eid, as part of its Hayakom Festival Campaign. From 24th June - 3rd September 2017, shoppers visiting selected McArthurGlen centres will receive a premium candle created by renowned perfumer, Maison Molinard, in Grasse, Provence, the perfume capital of the world.   In addition to this, guests will receive an extra 10% off at particular more

    Share your “Great Moments” at Carrefour with P&G and show your love to those who make you the Happiest

    Procter & Gamble and Carrefour give UAE consumers the chance to share their great moments of happiness with loved ones, break a Guinness World Record and make new moments of happiness by winning family experiences Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017:  In partnership with Carrefour, P&G is giving UAE consumers the chance to both share their great moments of happiness with their families and loved ones and create new ones by winning family experiences. From July 30th until August 9th consumers can take part in the world’s largest campaign to express joy for moments of more

    DAMAC Properties Awards AED 628 Million Contract to Arabtec Construction for AKOYA Oxygen Development

    Main works contract awarded for 1,296 villas at 55-million-square-foot master development  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 August 2017: DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, awarded Arabtec Construction LLC with a AED 628 million contract to develop 1,296 villas at DAMAC’s AKOYA Oxygen master development. Arabtec will begin construction in Q3 2017 at the 55-million-square-foot green development in Dubailand, and is expected to complete the project within 24 months. “DAMAC always chooses to partner with leading contractors and more

    MEPCO Announces Strong Q2 Financial Results

    Net profit of SAR 18.2 million for Q2 2017, a 459% increase on previous quarter Gross profit of SAR 45.4 million showed 43% improvement on previous quarter MEPCO achieved earnings per share (EPS) of SAR 0.43 for the period Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 31 July 2017:  The Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’) (Tadawul symbol: MEPCO), the region’s leading vertically integrated paper manufacturer, has announced its financial results* for the second quarter of 2017. Net profit increased from SAR 3.2 million in the first quarter to SAR 18.2 million in second quarter of 2017, more

    The Trump Estates Park Residences at DAMAC Hills boasts park views and promises the finest in luxury lifestyle living

    DAMAC Properties reveals its latest collection of bespoke Trump villas located in the heart of Dubai’s most exclusive residential community  Dubai, UAE – 30 July 2017:  DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, today launched The Trump Estates Park Residences, an exclusive collection of exquisite villas that enjoy unobstructed views of the parks in DAMAC Hills. The luxury gated community boasts four bedroom, two floor bespoke villas, each with a unique lower ground floor that provides additional recreational or utility space for the more

    Dubai Land Department announces AED 132 billion worth of real estate transactions for H1 2017 – a value increase of 16.8% compared to H1 2016

    Bin Mejren: Our strong real estate foundations has led to sustainable growth in the sector DLD recorded approximately 36,000 transactions, representing a 26% increase over the same period last year Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has released its H1 2017 Transactions Report up until 30th June, through the Real Estate Research and Studies Department, announcing that total real estate transactions for this period reached a value of AED 132 billion, achieved through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions.     The report reveals that more

    Already the Greatest of the Greatest Construction Endeavors in the UAE Continues to Break Records

    The UAE are a source of magnificent engineering projects and creative designs, which regularly astonish spectators and enter the news worldwide. In this article, we present several less-known property developments, whose architects deserve no less attention. Exponential growth and good governance have created a property hub in the UAE Being not even 50 years old, the young country with its seven diverse Emirates has grown out of a desert into a playing field for real estate developers. The country can be considered an example for other countries, having put its resource wealth to a more

    Al Wahda Mall to host Mega Raffle, entertainments every weekend for Abu Dhabi Summer Season

    Al Wahda Mall participates in the festivities of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season with weekend activations, being Thursdays and Fridays, from July 14th to August 20th  Mall patrons can avail discounts ranging from 25% to 90% throughout the month A Mega Raffle will be held on 20th August, 2017 to mark the end of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season event with entertainment and a lucky draw from 5:00pm to 10:00pm Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the more

    Lincoln – The inside story

    DUBAI, U.A.E., July 26, 2017:   Sliding into the soft embrace of a new luxury vehicle for the first time can often be a sensory overload. The glowing display, the rich aroma of the leather, an array of buttons entreating to be pressed, the delicate wood finishes that cry out to be stroked, the evocation of a sense that this is a unique place, unlike any other. The enhanced feeling of wellbeing that washes over you as you close the door with a satisfying clunk and separate yourself from the outside would and cocoon yourself in a vehicle that becomes an extension of you, what is known more

    Back to School with Stadium

    Offers running from13 to 26 August across all participating stores Dubai, UAE, 26 July, 2017: It’s time to grab your trainers and get ready for the school run! After the long summer holidays, Stadium is here to get your kids active again with their latest Back to School collection, now available from 1 to 26 August. Why search every store in Dubai, trying to find everything your kids need for school, when Stadium has the best sports brands all under one roof? We know how active boys can be so when it comes to Back to School essentials, look no further than Reebok’s Royal more

    Al-Futtaim ACE has your Back to School checklist covered

    Dubai, July 26, 2017:  To prepare your kids for the new school year, Al-Futtaim ACE is introducing a fun and exciting collection of back to school products all under one roof.  The collection will feature a range of quality products from leading brands including Nataraj, Kores, Sivo, bento lunch boxes from Sistema, Lock & Lock and Zipit amongst others.  Parents will find arts and craft, school bags, lunch boxes and bottle tumblers in addition to special bundle stationery packs starting from just AED 5. There are also colourful shelving and smart storage solutions to more

    “Not rewarding enough; not trustworthy enough”: The verdict of UAE shoppers on brands collecting their personal data

    ICLP survey finds that 68% of shoppers do not feel that they get anything in return for sharing their personal information with brands   24th July, 2017- Dubai, UAE:  Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP today reveals that more than two thirds (68%) of UAE shoppers do not feel that they get anything in return for sharing their personal information with brands. This presents a major challenge for retailers as they try to build stronger relationships with their customers and encourage them to join a growing number of loyalty programmes.    ICLP surveyed UAE more

    ADFD Provides Strategic Funding for 64 Development Projects in Egypt Worth AED4 Billion

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s projects align with Egyptian government’s expansive vision and goals Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Egypt have long enjoyed close and strategic ties. The constructive cooperation between the two parties continues to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that benefit the citizens of Egypt. To date, the Fund supported Egypt with Abu Dhabi government grants and concessionary loans worth AED4 billion across 64 development projects. The projects more

    TDIC Achieves New Project Milestone in Mamsha Al Saadiyat

    Structure works for all buildings across Mamsha Al Saadiyat have been completed Mamsha Al Saadiyat will offer a unique selection of beachfront one to four bedrooms apartments complete with modern sophistication Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2017:  The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced the achievement of significant stages in the development of the Mamsha Al Saadiyat project. All concrete groundwork has been laid, with the structure for all buildings now more

    GHD's Proactive Construction Management Delivers Successful Closure of Hazardous Toxic Dump

    GHD has successfully managed a challenging public safety infrastructure project for the Government of Guam—The Ordot Dump Closure. Originally built in the 1940s by the United States Military, the 50-acre dump introduced toxic leachate into the Lonfit River, which feeds into Guam’s Pago Bay. The site was also the source of significant air pollution from methane gas emissions. To close the Ordot Dump, GHD managed the construction of a network of environmental safeguards including a complete cover system, a leachate collection system, a gas flare, sewer system improvements, emergency more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Highlights Importance of Using Certified Window Fall Prevention Devices for Child Safety

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has highlighted the importance of using QCC-certified window fall prevention devices as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety across the Emirate. In 2012, QCC launched the Window Safety Fixtures Certification Scheme in order to implement Decree No (24) of 2012 issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs. The decree requires building owners to install approved window fall prevention devices on more

    Discover the Happiness Desk at Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

    Al Wahda Mall unfurls its Happiness Desk, a new and improved take on its customer service department  Keeping with the theme of the Year of Giving, an implementation inspired by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Al Wahda Mall has introduced the Happiness Desk as a way to add an atmosphere of positivity and initiative with its customer service assistance Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu more

    Dubai International Hospitality Week Affirms Dubai's Pivotal Role for Region's Hospitality Sector

    Event to consolidate key trade shows catering to hotel and foodservices sector – GulfHost, The Hotel Show, The Leisure Show, Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East & yummex ME  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  As markets across the Middle East look to diversify their economies, the launch of Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) in September this year is recognition of the hospitality sector as a key driver of GDP growth in the region. Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), what will be the largest hotel and more

    ‘Phobic' Notions of Over-supply Persist as Dubai Faces Under-supply in Some Property Sectors – Real Estate Chief

    Shortage of premier homes in key locations favoured by buyers seeking 2018 handover – Al Msaddi    Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2017:  A UAE real estate expert says “phobic” perceptions of an over-supplied Dubai residential property market persist when there is currently an under-supply of premier homes that will be ready for occupancy in some areas next year.  Firas Al Msaddi, CEO of fäm Properties, one of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages, highlights a shortage of developments offering individuality in key locations favoured by buyers more

    Everyone deserves the best with Centrepoint's Back to School Collection

    Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, is launching its Back-to-School collection on the 1st of August, which has everything you need to start the year and be the envy of all your peers with an exciting new collection. Centrepoint acknowledges that all kids have their own unique talents and interests, and wants to embrace and celebrate the differences, highlighting that every child deserves the best. The best part of the start of the near year is shopping for new school gear and this season’s new collection includes everything from more

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