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    Hormann introduces road blockers for optimized security of entrances and exits

    Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2018:   Hormann Middle East and Africa has launched road blockers with optional EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) to secure passages up to 6 m wide.  They are available in the Road Blocker 500 variant from Hormann with a barrier height of 500 mm or in the Road Blocker 1000 version with a barrier height of 1000 mm. Road Blocker 500 SF is suitable for fitting on finished floor surfaces since no groundwork is required. There are also lift barriers available to safeguard controlled entrances and exits up to 10 meters in width. They are suitable for very frequent use and meet high safety requirements. Also available are tyre killers that enable controlled, uni-directional passage while preventing passage in the other direction. While Hormann’s Tyre Killer M variant is suitable for average use ......read more

    There's No Stopping the Shopping as Yas Mall Extends Sales Until 31 January

    Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:  Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, is the only mall in the UAE to extend its sale until 31st January, enabling its visitors take advantage of incredible discounts and special offers. Yas Mall’s sales are known to offer incredible value, and now with this extended sale, there’s nothing stopping visitors from finding amazing deals! For those looking to refresh their wardrobe or home, Yas Mall’s extended sale will include discounts across the mall including popular brands such as Debenhams, Centrepoint, The One, Virgin Megastore, Stadium, H&M, House of Fraser, plus many more.  Catering to a wide audience, the sale will include further reductions across all segments including fashion & accessories, sports, electronics and home furnishing so that there is something ......read more

    Dubai Industrial Park Announces AED135 Million Investment in Expanding Infrastructure

    Wade Adams appointed to complete first phase of infrastructure addition Project to span 16 million square feet  Dubai-UAE: 21 January, 2018:  Dubai Industrial Park (DI), a designated district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), today announced the AED135 million infrastructure development and road expansion project spanning an area of 16 million square feet that is set to commence on its premises.   The expansion works stem from the park’s commitment to pre-emptively address the potential growth of the industrial sector in Dubai and wider UAE, which reflects the strides of the Dubai Industrial Strategy since its launch 2016. The contract has been awarded to Wade Adams, a Dubai-headquartered general construction and project development company with international experience.    As the ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor's Endowment Project Worth AED8 Million

    Dubai-UAE: 21 January, 2018 –   Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today inaugurated the first endowment residential and commercial project in Al Bada’a area of Dubai, funded by an endowment from Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of Al Habtoor Group. Proceeds from the project will be allocated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Omar Juma Kalandar, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department, and several officials from the Foundation attended the ceremony.  In December 2016, AMAF and Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor signed an endowment investment contract to launch the project that seeks to enhance the living standards of the underprivileged and ......read more

    ADSB to Collaborate on Sustainment and Supply Chain Services with Rolls-Royce

    21 January 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, and strategic partner to the UAE Armed Forces, has partnered with Rolls-Royce to lay the groundwork for the provision of enhanced naval shipbuilding, repair and refit services across the GCC.  Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB, and Leo Pantazopoulos, Rolls-Royce’s Senior Vice President, Asia & Middle East, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies move toward the provision of integrated engineering sustainment and supply chain services for military vessels. The MoU will enable the development of world-class lifecycle management solutions for regional defense stakeholders. It will also reinforce ......read more

    Masdar and Abu Dhabi Department of Transport to collaborate on sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 20, 2018 –  The Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi and Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the study, testing and evaluation of sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies.  His Excellency Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Department of Transport, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, signed the agreement at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018. The multifaceted partnership aims to establish pilot projects promoting local capacity building. The agreement also covers the development of infrastructure for the testing and validation of smart electrical and autonomous vehicle technologies by both government and the private ......read more

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

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

    Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers

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

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

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

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

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

    Property Remains Preffered 2018 Investment Asset for UAE Residents

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

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

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

    UAE Real Estate Predictions for 2018

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

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

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

    Mega winter clearance sale to begin at Expo Centre

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

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

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

    Burjuman Mall Announces the Opening of TAS'HEEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Very Brr…Juman Winter Returns

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

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

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

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    Landmark Group to Become Region's Happiest Workplace

    Group Unveils Largest Employee-Led Movement Designed to Impact more than 40,000 Landmarkers in 9 Countries Dubai-UAE: 08 June 2017:  Landmark Group, the pioneering retail and hospitality company behind some of the region’s most loved brands and community initiatives, unveiled a first-of-its-kind ‘Happiness Movement’ impacting over 40,000 employees across all GCC countries, aiming to become the region’s happiest workplace.  Capturing the pride, positivity and sense of purpose that Landmark Group’s enthused employees bring to work every day, ......read more

    Top 4 Trends from Centrepoint to looking your best this Ramadan!

    Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  This Ramadan, create ensembles that offer both style and modesty with Centrepoint’s range of trendy fashion favorites.  Incorporate mainstream trends such as ruffles, denim and prints to elevate your look and have all eyes on you this month. Here are a few ideas to get you started. CAPE GALORE When looking for the perfect Iftar and Sohour outfits, the cape from Splash’s Ramadan collection is a great piece to consider; it comes in beautiful prints, and it works for modest looks as its quite flowy. For a Ramadan day look, you can wear your ......read more

    Hili Mall Announces Special Promotions and Massive Discounts for Ramadan

    The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. Al Ain, UAE, 7 June 2017: In an endeavour to embrace the spirit Ramadan, Al Ain’s Hili Mall is marking the holy month with special deals and discounts for its loyal patrons.The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. There are a variety of offers and discounts on a wide range of products across all segments. Ramadan deals for customers will include discounts of up to 50 percent acrossseveral shops including ZO Skin Care Centre, ......read more

    Dubai Properties Installs LPG Composite Cylinders to Enhance Safety Across Communities

    Al Khail Gate residents first to benefit from new and improved cooking-gas facilities Dubai-UAE: 07 June, 2017 - Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for renowned destinations across the emirate, has partnered with Emirates Gas (EMGAS) to provide residents in its communities access to safer cooking-gas by deploying state-of-the-art LPG composite cylinders. Al Khail Gate will be the first community to benefit from this initiative, which is expected to enhance safety and reduce risks. The new lightweight composite cylinders are ......read more

    Shop, spin & win AED 250,000 worth of prizes this Eid Al Fitr

    Spend AED 200 at one of Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s 18 participating malls and participate in the spin the wheel to win big ‘Shop, spin & win’ campaign commences on 16th June 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th June 2017:  A thrilling shopping experience awaits residents and visitors in Dubai during the Dubai’s summer season which enters a new stage of retail excitement with the popular promotion, ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ run by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of ......read more

    ‘Kids Stay Free' this Summer at First Central Hotel Suites

    Dreaming about a family vacation but worried about the expense? First Central Hotel Suites has launched a fantastic family promotion this summer allowing kids to stay for free. Applicable for children up to 12 years of age when sharing existing bedding, the offer has been thoughtfully created for families. Wael El Behi, General Manager of First Central Hotel Suites, said, “Take advantage of our ‘Kids Stay Free’ promotion and bring the kids along this summer to make the most of your holidays. Enjoy our signature hospitality in Dubai, the world’s ultimate sun, sea, ......read more

    Meet legal experts at Indian Property Show on 8, 9, 10 June

    Get free legal advice relating to existing properties, new purchases and tenancy laws. Lawyers and Indian real estate specialists to guide NRIs. Attend free seminars at the exhibition to understand legalities of buying, due diligence measures, new laws and much more 6th June 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As the Indian Property Show, Dubai’s popular Indian real-estate exhibition, returns to Dubai on 8th, 9th and 10th of June, NRIs can look forward to exciting deals, discounts, on the spot offers and lock in their investment in real estate back home. The exhibition, which will be held at ......read more

    The Outlet Village leaves four customers with more than they bargained for as winners of the spectacular 50,000AED ‘Spend & Win' competition is announced

    The Outlet Village’s May Shopping Campaign draws to a close revealing four winners, each taking home cash prize worth 50,000 AED   Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, today announces the winner of its recent Spend & Win competition, leaving four lucky customers walking away with a fantastic cash prize!  During the month of May, The Outlet Village gave shoppers visiting the picturesque retail enclave the chance to win a cash prize worth 50,000 AED when spending just 300 AED in the fashion outlets at the ......read more

    Eight prominent Arab fashion designers to showcase collections at The Outlet Village during Ramadan

    Bazaar Al Rakya to include a range of captivating Abaya, Jelabiya and jewellery designs  Designers include Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi, Shatha Essa, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani presents Rouge Couture, Hessa Falasi, Beige Collection, Marmar Halim, Sahar Madani and award-winning jewellery from Ghenej Jewellery by Muna Al Haddad  Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  The Outlet Village, a picturesque retail destination inspired by the streets of Tuscany, will host eight designers from across the Middle East at a bazaar featuring a captivating range of Abaya, Jelabiya and jewellery ......read more

    Big Bargains at Ramadan Night Market

    Starting from AED 1 with hundreds of products up for grabs under AED10! Find your favourite branded perfumes and other products at unbelievable prices! Stock up Eid gifts within your budget like never before Fantastic discounts, budget friendly deals flavour the 10-day night souk June 5, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Attractive bargains, incredible discounts and budget-friendly products define this year’s Ramadan Night Market. The night souk, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7 and 8, between June 1 and 10, has pulled in crowds for its massiveprice cuts across all products, ......read more

    DAMAC Properties Celebrates Ramadan with Savings of up to AED 500,000 on Ready Villas and Apartments

    Special promotion running till June 30; DLD registration fees paid and free furniture, packing and moving services, and a 3-night stay at a DAMAC hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 04 June 2017:  To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, is offering savings of up to AED 500,000 on a select range of ready properties including apartments and villas in DAMAC Hills, Jumeirah Golf Estates, the Burj Area, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Jumeirah Village Circle. The special Ramadan offer, which runs until June 30, ......read more

    Bawadi Mall Launches ‘Win Daily' Ramadan Campaign

    Shoppers who spend AED 200 or more at any of the outlets located in the mall will have the opportunity to win mall vouchers worth AED 3,000 Al Ain, UAE, 4 June 2017: With Ramadan has already started, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain is running an exciting promotion for its customers and residents of the country. Titled ‘Win Daily’, the campaign is taking place throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, reflecting the spirit of giving during Ramadan. Offering visitors a unique shopping experience filled with family activities and the opportunity to win mega prizes, the ‘Win ......read more

    Unique Pop-Ups This Ramadan at Robinsons Department Store

    In-store pop-ups of 11 brands from the UAE during Ramadan and Eid including fashion, accessories, home as well as an exclusive chocolate brand Most of the brands selected in partnership with Dubai Design and Fashion Council Robinsons reinforces support to local designers by collaborating with Abjad Design to create a unique pattern for the department store in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Spread across three levels, over 200,000 sqft and with 600 brands, Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall is the largest department store in the region ......read more

    ‘This is Muhammad' – World's Largest book on display at Al Wahda Mall

    The book weighs 1500 kg and is the first Arabic book to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records A signing ceremony to initiate the display was held between H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaqi, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and Mr. Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on May 25, 2017 in the mall premises The book is 5metres in length, 8.06metres wide and consists of 431 pages Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city displays ......read more

    Strategic MoU encourages women into real estate sector in Saudi Arabia

    New partnership between JLL and Effat University signed in Jeddah  MoU showcases real estate sector as career option for women in the Kingdom Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 31 2017:  JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, and Effat University, a private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that encourages students into the real estate sector. The MoU was signed in Jeddah between Jamil Ghaznawi, National Director and Country Head of JLL KSA, and Dr. ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall revamps website to offer an enhanced customer experience

    Al Wahda Mall, as a part of its customer-centric strategy due to increasing demand to go online and social, has recently enhanced its website in order to offer an unmatched and enhanced experience for its customers Al Wahda Mall is known for introducing novel initiatives and programs that are in the best interests of the mall visitors The new user-friendly website is also designed to be accessed from the mobile phone offering on the go solutions for its customers Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favourite shopping destination located in ......read more

    More number of Indian expats looking for an additional investment in Indian properties

    A huge climb of 110% observed in the category, investment appetite for the higher budget homes up by 45%  Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune remain top favorite investment cities. Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram emerge as new destinations. May 30, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In a survey conducted amongst 10,000 UAE based Indian expats, the organizers of the upcoming Indian Property Show unearthed some interesting findings.  Interestingly enough, more NRIs are now interested in securing an additional investment; a rise of 110% is witnessed in this segment ......read more

    Wasl Properties Launches Ramadan Arts Competitions to Celebrate the Holy Month

    Annual contest celebrates and rewards creativity with exceptional prizes  May 29, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Wasl properties – Dubai’s leading property management and development company – is celebrating creativity this holy month, with special Ramadan Art competitions that reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for children and a photography contest for adults. The entries will be displayed online and via Instagram, with members of the public voting and the wasl committee ......read more

    ‘Stay for Free' at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

    This Ramadan ‘Stay for Free’ at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by HMH. All through the month, when you book a Standard Room at the hotel for AED 333+ per night, the hotel will give you the same amount back as a credit upon check-in. The credit can be utilized during the stay period on food and beverage including room service, SPA or any other extras that may occur. The rate excludes tax and service charges and no refund, rebate or cash back on this offer will be entertained. The rate is applicable for both single and double occupancy and those wanting to avail this offer must ......read more

    Carrefour Lays Foundation Stone for the Largest Regional Distribution Centre in National Industries Park

    Dubai, UAE - May 29, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of its new regional distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai in the presence of senior officials including Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World- UAE Region, Shehab Sultan Mesmar Senior Vice President - Administrative Services, Ayoub Al Mulla Vice President Sales , Eric Legros Chief Executive Officer at Majid ......read more

    Shop & Drive This Ramadan With Dalma Mall

    The Holy Month of Ramadan is back with more prizes and activities at Dalma Mall! During this Holy Month, Dalma Mall gives the chance to everyone to win; as you shop for AED 200 and get the chance to enter a raffle draw to drive away in one of two Nissan Patrol Cars. The Shop & Drive Campaign will stretch from 27 May 2017, throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan and will conclude on the 15th of July 2017, giving everyone the chance to WIN BIG! Several cultural activities will also be featured during this Holy Month, amazing shopping offers, delectable dining and fantastic ......read more

    Learn to create a home full of positive energies

    Join Padmaja Yadav’s Free Vaastu, Feng Shui and Home Interior seminars at Indian Property Show 28th May, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Learn home décor tips for increasing health, wealth and harmony by the leading Feng Shui and Vastu expert, Ms Padmaja Yadav. She will be conducting free seminars on home interior and Vastu during the upcoming Indian Property Show from June 8-10, at Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. The interactive and engaging seminars will be held between 7-8 pm on Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9 and between 6-7 pm on Saturday, June 10. “Our home is our ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Annual Ramadan Campaign Encourages People to Make a Difference During the ‘Year of Giving'

    Dubai - UAE, 27 May, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today launched its 11th annual ‘Make A Difference’ campaign, which encourages the act of giving during the holy month of Ramadan. Majid Al Futtaim’s Ramadan campaign promotes kindness within the community by allowing people to make a difference through the donation of everyday essentials to families in need. Donation items can include clothes, toys, books, food and electronics, which will help families across the ......read more

    Mall of Qatar Awarded Prestigious International Award for its Outstanding Shopping Experience

    Mall of Qatar was recognized as a world class shopping centre at the 2017 Retail & Leisure International Awards Dubai - UAE, May 25 2017: Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping dining and family entertainment - Mall of Qatar was awarded International Retail & Leisure Destination by RLI (Retail & Leisure International), at this year’s 12th edition of the prestigious Global RLI Awards. The ceremony took place on May 10, at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and attracted many key global industry figures in retail and leisure, that celebrated Mall of ......read more

    Thomsun Play opens the region's first connected, live experience electronics store in Sharjah

    The Group’s largest electronics outlet features a VR zone with live recording studio and free WiFi to sing and go live on social media for customers, in addition to a live cooking demo station.  SHARJAH – May 25, 2017:  Thomsun Group, a leading business conglomerate with operations in the Gulf and Indian subcontinent, has launched the region’s first connected and live experience electronics store in Sharjah. Mr. Juma Alleem, Director of National Media Council offices in Dubai and Sharjah, inaugurated the outlet in the presence of Thomsun Group Managing Directors ......read more

    Al Thuriah completes handover of Sahara Tower 4 to owners

    Landmark 33-storey tower with 300 apartments developed at the cost of AED 295 million, completed ahead of schedule One, two, three and four bedroom apartments at strategic location offer world-class amenities at affordable prices Dubai, 24 May 2017:  Al Thuriah Properties, the UAE’s premier property developer that specializes in high-rise residential towers and communities, today announced it had completed handover of its 33-storey Sahara 4 Tower in Al Nahda. Freehold owners have begun to occupy the 300 apartments at the tastefully designed and strategically located ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Celebrates Big Wins at the MENA Green Building Awards 2017

      Developer of the Year: Majid Al Futtaim Green Hotel of the Year: Hilton Garden Inn Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Al Zahia (Phase Two), My City Centre Al Barsha, and City Centre Mirdif were among shortlisted projects United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, celebrated big wins at the fifth annual 2017 MENA Green Building Awards. Supported by the WorldGBC, and organised in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC; the MENA Green Building Awards ......read more

    Embrace the value of giving this Ramadan at BurJuman

    This Ramadan shoppers can help those in need by donating clothes to Red Crescent as part of BurJuman Share and Care Campaign Celebrate the Holy Month with activities including Henna painting, calligraphy, lantern and pottery painting Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  This Ramadan, BurJuman is partnering with Red Crescent to encourage shoppers to help those in need through the BurJuman Share and Care Campaign.  Starting the first day of Ramadan and running into Eid, shoppers can help by donating clothing via easily accessible donation points.  All collected ......read more

    Ericsson and Landmark to Build Intelligent IoT Microgrid

      Ericsson has been selected by Landmark to build communications infrastructure for its intelligent microgrid ecosystem across North America The program includes Ericsson’s Zero Site communications platform, cloud, core and IoT software solutions Ericsson will provide microgrid management, integrating communications for the industrial IoT with battery storage applications and grid-control software Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been chosen by leading real estate and infrastructure firm Landmark Dividend LLC, the sponsor of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (NASDAQ: ......read more

    MBRSC's Sustainable Autonomous House Wins the 2017 MENA Green Building Award

    The House has been awarded under the category Green Residential Building as it’s the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate May 23, 2017 Dubai United Arab Emirates  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Sustainable Autonomous House, the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate, won the 2017 MENA Green Building Award under the category Green Residential Building.  The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards attracted a large number of submissions from many institutions, companies, research centres and students from six ......read more

    Schon – Al Hamad Group of Companies Commence Construction on iSuites

    Ground-breaking marks the beginning of a journey to deliver 2,550 hotel apartment keys, to be managed by international hotel operators With a development value exceeding Dh3.2 billion, this is the largest single-site hotel apartment project in the Middle East and North Africa The joint venture to fast-track the development of the massive project by October 2020 – before the start of the World Expo 2020   Al Hamad Group of Companies and Schon Properties to acquire substantial stake in the new property with equity investment to fast-track the development ......read more

    Dubai's hardware and tools trade valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016 – Dubai Customs

    USA, Germany, among Emirate’s top five trading partner countries as Hardware + Tools Middle East 2017 gets underway Three-day event opened by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA   Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  Dubai’s hardware and tools trade was valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016, with the USA, China, Italy, Germany, and India, the Emirate’s top five trading partner countries of construction-related equipment and machinery for the year.  According to figures released by the Dubai Customs ......read more

    The Mall, Jumeirah's Latest Retail Destination Officially Inaugurated

    The new art deco-styled Retail and Leisure complex on Jumeirah Beach Road was inaugurated by The Mall Owner Mr. Meadhad Rashed Meadhad Almheiri Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:   Jumeirah’s largest community shopping centre, The Mall, was officially inaugurated on Monday evening, May 15th. The prestigious retail and leisure destination located on Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, was inaugurated by accompanied by Mr. Meadhad Rashed Meadhad Almheiri – Owner of The Mall, accompanied by Mr. Rashid Meadhad Rashid Meadhad Almheiri - Chairman, and Ms. Nancy Nese ......read more

    Conares CEO receives DP World chairman

    DUBAI – May 16, 2017:  His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, visited Conares headquarters and its steel production facilities in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). Mr. Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares received His Excellency and briefed him about the development on its expansion projects and the steel industry outlook in the UAE. “The leadership of this country has given us the opportunity to set up our steel manufacturing facilities that bring out ‘Made in UAE’ steel products. We are also happy in the support provided by JAFZA and DP ......read more

    Global Mega Trends Impacting the Region's Hospitality Sector will be a Focal Point at the Hotelier Summit Middle East

    The two day summit will provide unrivalled practical knowledge, designed to add real value to hospitality professionals Dubai - UAE, 16 May 2017: ‘Global Megatrends and their Effect on Middle East Hospitality’ and ‘Affordable Luxury’ will be the key topics of discussion at the Hotelier Summit Middle East on May 17th and 18th in Doha, Qatar. The two-day summit will provide unrivalled practical knowledge designed to add real value to hotel’s business operations.  The summit is organised by IDE Consulting Services, a global real estate solutions ......read more

    Green Bridge Wins MEED Quality Award Of The Year

    Most Coveted Award For The Best Hotel Project In The UAE  Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2017:  MEED Quality Awards are the hallmark of quality and achievement of GCC construction projects. The best ‘Hotel Project of the Year 2017’ has been awarded to Al Jihan Gulf Horizon General Contracting LLC, one of the Green Bridge companies, for the Nurai Island Resort in Abu Dhabi.    Now in the sixth year, the MEED Quality Awards for Projects recognize both the construction element of projects delivery and value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle. ......read more

    Aleris Aluminum signs an exclusive agency agreement with MJ Building Materials Trading DMCC

    The Dubai-based company will promote Aleris’ premium aluminum in the GCC region Dubai, May 16, 2017 - Aleris Corporation, a leader in the production of rolled aluminum for critical surface applications, announces today that it has signed an agency agreement with MJ Building Materials TradingDMCC, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a result, the company will have the exclusivity for the promotion of Aleris’ 55HX®, a premium aluminum for architectural applications, in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. “Our 55HX® is already ......read more

    Let All Eyes Be on You With Centrepoint's Festive Ramadan Collection

    Bring in the holy month with Centrepoint’s range of stylish home and fashion favourites specially designed for Ramadan nights and Eid festivities. Dubai, 16th May, 2017:  Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, is one of the few brands to create a special Ramadan collection keeping in mind the needs of the regional customer. This year, the brand has put together a selection of fashion, kidswear, footwear, accessories, cosmetics and home décor, that will have all eyes on you. Be the Perfect Host at your Home this Ramadan The season of Ramadan brings with a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department Hosts Forum on Second Anniversary of the United Nations Global Compact Network UAE

      - Sultan Butti bin Mejren: “The success of the UAE network supports the progress of our pioneering efforts in sustainability.” - Three sessions addressed the most important aspects of sustainability with the participation of international experts and 300 attendees.  - The event witnessed the announcement of a range of pioneering initiatives including the ‘UAE Sustainability Pioneer Award’. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has hosted a discussion forum on the second anniversary of the United Nations Global ......read more

    HMH COO Welcomes New General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

    Mr. Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH– Hospitality Management Holding, welcomed this week Mr. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, the new General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. During his visit, Mr. Geziry met the various team members as well as saw the fabulous facilities at the hotel. Congratulating Mr. Saleh Al Geziry on his new role, Mr. Purcell said, “It is an enormous privilege to welcome Mr. Saleh Al Geziry at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. Over the years we have enjoyed working closely with Ajman Tourism Development Department and are eager ......read more

    Danube Properties Redefines Affordable Housing with ‘Bayz'

    Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  Danube Properties, Dubai’s pioneers in affordable housing, has launched a new project called Bayz in Dubai’s upcoming Business Bay neighborhood. The announcement of the AED 450 million project was made at a press conference, which was addressed by Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder of Danube Group in the presence of senior management as well as the media. The 29-storey Bayz tower comprises of 456 apartment units with magnificent views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and other structures such as the Marriott Marquee, the Dubai Canal, among others. Moreover, ......read more

    Amlak Releases First Quarter 2017 Results

     Amlak Q1 2017 net profit stands at AED 7.5 million Revenue from financing business activities stands at AED 47 million Drop in Operating and Financing Costs by 3% compared to Q1 2016 Total assets stand at AED 6.5 billion Dubai, UAE 14 May 2017 – Amlak Finance PJSC, a leading specialized real estate financier in the Middle East, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ending 31 March 2017. Amlak reported net profits of AED 7.5 million for the quarter ended March 31 2017. This was the result of decline in intermittent nature of revenue from ......read more

    QCC Releases Updated Infrastructure Standards Guidelines

      Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has released an updated edition of the Infrastructure Standards Guidelines (ISGL) for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, following its approval by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.  The updated ISGL will serve as a comprehensive guide to all entities concerned with infrastructure development in the emirate. The manual contains simplified and streamlined procedures which are designed to optimise the speed and ease for entities as they access information ......read more

    Commenting on the March 2017 MENA Hotel Benchmark Survey Report, Yousef Wahbah, MENA Head of Transaction Real Estate at EY said:

      “Hotel performance in March dipped in the majority of MENA hospitality markets compared to March 2016. Across the GCC, most cities witnessed a decline in revenue per average room (RevPAR) in March 2017, compared to the previous year, with the exception of Kuwait City, which had an increase in both occupancy and RevPAR, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) witnessed a modest increase in RevPAR.  Dubai city hotels continue to lead in terms of the highest occupancy in the region, recording 88.6% occupancy in March 2017. However, average daily rates (ADR) in Dubai dropped by 8.4% from ......read more

    Abu Dhabi's Increase in Retail Space is a Good Tiding for Mall Operators

      Al Ain, UAE, 11 May 2017: According to Dubai Chamber, Dubai is estimated to have around 717,000 sq. meters of new retail space by 2018, while Abu Dhabi is expected to see a supply of 467,000 sq. meters of new space over the same period. Industry insiders seem positive about the announcement. “Abu Dhabi is a magnificent location. Recent years have seen the emirate invest heavily in infrastructure and look for ways to diversify its economy. The government’s continuous efforts to boost varied forms of economy has seen the retail scene in the emirate develop, resulting in ......read more

    UAE's Steel Producers to Strengthen Their Market Position

    Abu Dhabi – May 9, 2017: ‘Magnet’, a UAE-based platform to discuss and disseminate insights on the steel industry, convened in Abu Dhabi to further understand the current market demand and exchange views on ongoing infrastructure development projects in the UAE.  Key industry stakeholders including Emirates Steel Industries, Hamriyah Steel, Conares, Union Iron & Steel Company, Qatar Steel in Dubai and Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel – participated in the ‘Magnet’ session held in the UAE capital. The participants cited very positive sentiments on ......read more

    Proposed Final Dividend of USD 0.04 Per Share

    Represents an annualized dividend yield of 7.6% Dubai – 9 May 2017: Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT” or the “REIT”), the UAE’s first regulated Shari'a compliant Real Estate Investment Trust listed on Nasdaq Dubai, managed by Equitativa (Dubai) Limited (“Equitativa Dubai”), today announced its proposal to pay a final dividend in relation to the year ended 31st December 2016 of USD 11.98 million or USD 0.04 per ordinary share. To be entitled to receive the dividend, shareholders must be on the register as at market close on 8 ......read more

    RAK Properties Reports Stellar First Quarter Profits

    May 08, 2017 Leading property developer posts 61 per cent increase in profits compared to last year’s first three months Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's largest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has reported increased profits during the first three months of this year, with revenues in excess of AED115 million between the months of January to March 2017. The reported Q1 2017 results reveal a 61 per cent increase in revenues when compared to the same period in 2016 – up from AED71,581,000 in 2016 to AED115,538,000 ......read more

    Sultan Butti bin Mijrin inaugurates 2017 edition of Egypt Property Show in Dubai

    May 5, 2017: H.E Sultan Butti bin Mijrin, Director General of Dubai Land Department, and in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, Minister of Housing, inaugurated the 2017 Egypt Property Show (EPS) today (Friday, May 5, 2017) in Dubai World Trade Centre, with a total of xx regional and international companies participating in the event to showcase their latest large-scale and high-valued projects in Egypt, including “The New Capital of Egypt” and the “New El Alamein City”. Running until May 7, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the premier exhibition is an ......read more

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