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    Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners

    Grand Finale, attended by VIP’s and Pop Star Melissa attracts thousands to the Mall February 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi attracted thousands of local residents and visitors as VIPs’, together with Lebanese Pop Star Melissa witnessed action packed recorded performances by the twelve entrants competing in two categories. The winners performed live to showcase their talent to the audience attending Talentology 2019 grand finale. The winner of the kid’s category, Vishnu Badrinath and dance crew, Dynamic Movers, winners in the adult category thanked the mall for providing them a platform to show their musical abilities and their friends and families who supported them with the votes. Ashraf Ali M.A, Executive Director of Lulu Group ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds participated in ‘Innovate For Health' Exhibition conducted by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District

    ‘Innovate For Health’ Exhibition organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District was held on 14th February, 2019 at Al Zawra Area – Marina 1 Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan, chief guest of the event visited the Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR pavilion along with Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi – Director, MOH & Dr. Noora Al Shamsi – Assistant Director, MOH and appreciated Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR activities in the Emirate of Ajman. Mr. Hamza KS, Manager – CSR, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the memento of appreciation from H.H.Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan in recognition for their active participation in the exhibition.    18th February, 2019 - Dubai, ......read more

    New Office Bearers of Gopio, Dubai Chapter

    KAMAL VACHANI ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The election of office bearers of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), Dubai Chapter was held on Saturday in the presence of H.E. Mr Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai.  Mr Sunny Kulathakal, President, Gopio International and Mr IJ Pattaniparampil, Global Ambassador of Gopio, were present. Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group has been elected as Chairman of Dubai chapter.  The other office bearers elected are Mr Ashish Metha, Vice Chairman, Dr Hussain P.K. President, CA. James Mathew, Vice President, Mr C.U. Mathai, Secretary and Mr Jacob Alex, Treasurer. The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), a secular international organization for People of Indian Origin and NRIs, started in 1989 in New ......read more

    Al Maya Features Philippine Products in Dubai

    In-store promotion of Philippine products at Al Maya Supermarkets February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Vice Minister Abdulgani Macatoman of the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai graced the opening of Al Maya’s in-store promotion of Philippine products on Saturday. Al Maya organized the event in recognition of the patronage of Filipino consumers in the GCC, which makes the kabayans one of the supermarket’s leading customers in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group, also acknowledged that Philippine products have been increasingly popular not only among the Filipino community but as well as to other UAE residents of different nationalities. Vice Minister Macatoman thanked the Al Maya Group for its utmost ......read more

    The Retail Summit officially opens

    Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2019:  The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.   Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at Atlantis, The Palm.     Other industry heavyweight speakers include: • Huda Kattan, CEO and Co-Founder, Huda Beauty • Julia Goldin, CMO, Lego • Hans Christian Meyer, CEO, Tiger of Sweden • John Veichmanis, CMO, Farfetch • Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, VP, Meydan Malls, Meydan Group • Ghizlan Guenez, CEO & Founder, The Modist • Jo Malone, Founder, Jo Loves • Niu Gang, Chairman, Dashang Group   With more than 80 speakers and ......read more

    Smart Grids could save GCC Billions in infrastructure investment by 2020, says Middle East Electricity report

    Region’s Smart Grid Market to Reach US$ 1.68 Billion in Value by 2026 Dubai, UAE – 14 February, 2019: The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.   The report, prepared by Ventures Onsite for Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest annual power industry trade platform, says the development of smart grids is “one of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC.” The report also forecasts the value of the GCC smart grid market will grow to US$ 1.68 billion by 2026 as regional governments step up their deployment of smart grid infrastructure amid heightening demand for energy storage systems. The major shift towards ......read more

    39 days shopping extravaganza brought grand success to 13 participating malls

    Dubai; 13 February 2019: The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) concluded the successful DSF campaign - ‘Shop, Spin & Win’, with an amazing response from residents and tourists alike. The group’s initiative at increasing the footfall at the participating malls has led to a significant increase in the number of participants this year.  Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said: “DSMG’s campaigns have contributed to Dubai’s retail economy by focusing on enriching the shoppers’ experience. We are very happy with the collaboration between the public and private sectors, including the participating malls, to ensure the success of Dubai Shopping Festival’s 24th edition. DSF has made Dubai the ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with IKEA

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Searching for some quick, easy and fun Valentine’s Day Gifts for your special person? IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer is full of love this romantic season with a wide offering to choose from.  Not only can you make your loved one’s day memorable, but also add that extra touch and warmth to your home with IKEA’s eccentric home decor ideas. Here are five must-haves from IKEA to add a personal touch to your special day: FAMNIG HJÄRTA Cushion, red Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a big hug. Express your love with a big hug straight from the heart. IKEA’s iconic heart cushion is full of plush soft love and its more than ready to share. AED – Dhs. 29.00  The price includes VAT VINTER 2018 Cushion, ......read more

    Fidu Properties to promote, sell Emaar projects at Emaar stand in Dubai Mall

    Dubai, February 11, 2019: Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, will be showcasing the iconic projects of Emaar Properties at the Emaar company stand at The Dubai Mall between February 10 and 16, 2019. At the Emaar stand, the 70-member strong Fidu Properties team will support the Emaar team in promoting and selling the various projects and developments. The stand is located at the ground floor, main entrance of The Dubai Mall. This is the second occasion in the last two months during December 23 to 29 when Fidu Properties engaged with the Emaar team to promote its properties at the stand. The last time Fidu succeeded in achieving phenomenal sales and traction at the stand. Nazish Khan, Chief Operating Officer at Fidu Properties, said: “It gives us great privilege to be ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 draws record-shattering attendance

    Opening day observes the representation of over 74 countries, in addition to the participation of more than 2900 attendees consisting of nearly 96 exhibitors and in excess of 800 major corporations   Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo sector event, has officially started today. The fourth annual edition is taking place under the patronage and attendance of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime who also delivered a Ministerial Welcome. Thus far, the first day of the two-day exhibition being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, has proved to be a huge success.   Speaking on the ......read more

    Robinsons to launch its new luxury lighting department – the latest addition to its premium homeware collection

    Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Iconic department store Robinsons, is set to unveil its new lighting department on Wednesday 20th February, presenting luxury homeware beside this seasons fashion must haves. The UAE’s largest department store will offer consumers the opportunity to create the ultimate ambiance in their home this season, from one of a kind decorative pieces to minimalistic and understated – perfect for all interior design styles.  Consumers will be able to shop for a variety of different shaped and sized lighting and explore a stunning selection of products for their living space that celebrate modern luxury and sophistication. The collections will include ceiling lights, table and floor lamps, as well as outdoor lights from a selection of international brands.  To celebrate the launch of its new ......read more

    Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February

    February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE With the weather continuing to be amiable and pleasant, the month of February holds the promise of many outdoor adventures and romantic getaways. Celebrating love and companionship, the iconic Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is all set to roll out exciting offers to spoil you and your partner for choices. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Hajar Mountain ranges and the Indian Ocean, Le Merdien Al Aqah has provided guests with unforgettable experiences for the past sixteen years and will continue to deliver memorable moments to its patrons and guests, with some such moments displayed across social media channels under the popular #AlAqahMoments. Upping the ante for the celebratory month of February, the resort will make your Valentine’s trip memorable and fabulous through exciting offers on ......read more

    Rosewood Abu Dhabi Reveals its Romance filled Packages for a truly special valentine's day

    Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2019: Rosewood Abu Dhabi is offering its guests multiple ways to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with culinary delights and staycation packages that will deliver a truly memorable experience.   The stunning five-star hotel has put together packages that will pamper guests while offering a Valentine’s Day to remember such as a special rate on a private cabana with access to a moonlit night time swim and an extravaganza for chocolate lovers to enjoy together.   At the hotel’s Aqua restaurant couples can enjoy a romantic dinner gazing at the stunning waterfront views from its al fresco terrace from 7pm until 11pm. The buffet, priced at AED300 per person, showcases the best of modern international cuisine and includes free-flowing sparkling grape.     A funky and ......read more

    Free health and fitness advice at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination Get a free health check-up from 7-8 February Part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival run by ACTVET   Abu Dhabi, Thursday 7 February 2019: Stop by Marina Mall Abu Dhabi in the next two days for a free health check-up and to learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination.   Running from 7 – 8 February in Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, the awareness campaign is run by Fatima College for Health Science. It is part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival, the most high-profile health-focused event in the UAE, run by Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).  The Festival takes place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General ......read more

    The Rise of Green Technology in Construction

    Words by Ujjwal Goel, Managing Director of Teraciel Engineering and Contracting (TEC)   February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on the environment. Builders, building owners, and tenants all realize considerable benefits from the application of green construction technology.   The primary way that green technology benefits are achieved is through greater energy efficiency. In new buildings, green building construction ......read more

    A Movie Treat, Every Time You Eat at Dubai Festival City Mall!

    1,000 Novo Cinemas tickets up for grabs for all shoppers dining in at restaurants across the mall Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall invites all food lovers to enjoy special dining promotions running from 10th February until 9th March 2019, every week from Sunday to Wednesday. Shoppers who dine in at any restaurant and spend AED 250 or above will receive two free tickets to Novo Cinemas*.  Dubai Festival City Mall boasts more than 50 restaurants and cafés, with iconic waterfront dining overlooking Festival Bay and the largest Food Court in Dubai. This promotion, in partnership with Dubai Tourism, is running across all the mall’s dining restaurants, and customers can pick up their movie tickets from any customer service desk.

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    Umm Al Quwain Coop Project to Open in the Fourth Quarter of the Year 2020

    February 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently unveiled details with respect to Umm Al Quwain Coop Project, a project which will be managed by Union Coop. The new project will be located in Al Salma 3 area of Umm Al Quwain, besides the Fruit and Vegetable market, opposite Sheikh Khalifa Hospital. It is expected to accomplish in October 2020. Talking about the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said, “The IPO of the project was completed on February 22, 2018, followed by the selection of the consultant through a tender in May 2018.  18 engineering consulting firms participated in the bidding process, of which ‘Future Art Engineering Consultancy’ was assigned to design and supervise the construction works of the project, ......read more

    Valentine's Day at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019:    Jules Bar -Valentine’s Day Date: 14th February, 2019   Celebrating the day of love, Jules Bar rolls out a special 3-course menu for AED199 or pay AED130, upon arrival and receive 2 beverages. Adding merriment to the celebrations, Jules Bar will be by giving out prizes to the ‘Best Valentines Couple’!   Yalumba – Valentine’s Day YALUMBA, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE   Date: Thursday, 14th February 2018 Valentine’s Day Queens Night  Valentine’s night themed dinner with free beverages for ladies. 50% on food.It may be the day of love, but Valentine’s Day Queens Night at Yalumba holds great excitement for the ladies! Round up your gal pals for alively Valentine’s themed ......read more

    IKEA Takes a ‘Hands-on' Approach to Recruitment with Unique Interview Process

    Popular Swedish retailer looks for candidates who embody the brand’s values with unveiling of light-hearted video to encourage applications Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2019 – The process of job hunting can be a challenge, for both employers and applicants. IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, has taken a unique approach to the job interview process, to inspire and encourage true IKEA fans to pursue a career at the company. A new campaign launched by IKEA showcases potential candidates, who each find themselves in a humorous situation when they are asked to assemble an IKEA chair as part of their interview process. The series of experiences, compiled into a short video, recognize that job interviews need to be the right mix of credentials, character and attitude. A candidate ......read more

    Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit Sheds Light on How the Region's Leaders are Reinventing Retail in a Changing Environment

    04 February 2019 - Dubai, UAE:  As retail CEOs are adjusting their strategy to reinvent and transform their business, the 5th Edition of the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit returns to Dubai on 25th-26th March at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeriah Beach. Spotlighting a stellar line-up of speakers and renowned thinkers, the annually sold-out Summit provides a unique platform for the region’s leaders to navigate a complex business environment and debate the future of the regional retail industry.   Retail Leaders Circle is the foremost global platform dedicated to shaping the future of retail and commerce worldwide. The exclusive MENA summit will bring together industry CEOs, Founders, and Directors with Investors, Family Office and other visionary leaders from all major retail sectors, centred around the ......read more

    Etihad Rail unveils new strategy and brand identity

    Abu Dhabi, UAE. 4th of February, 2019. Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has revealed details of their new strategy and brand identity, following the recent financing approval for Stage Two of the UAE’s national rail network. Operating under the directions of H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Rail, the new strategy and logo reflect the company’s future vision to contribute to achieving the objectives of the UAE’s wise leadership and 2021 Vision; and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The announcement was made right after the completion of the network design from Ghuweifat to Fujairah. Major international companies have been pre-qualified and construction tenders have been released within schedule. The new strategy reflects the ......read more

    Chinese Lunar Year celebrations kick off at Al Ghurair Centre

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 03, 2019: Usher in good fortune, health and happiness with the Chinese Lunar Year Festival from 31 January to 9 February 2019 at Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre. The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar will be marked with a host of cultural shows, parades, live music, and great food. The Central Atrium, ground floor, will be the hub of festivities with a host of exciting activities lined up including traditional costume trial, caricature corner and chopstick games along with on-the-spot giveaways.  Apart from the activities, visitors will also experience an enchanting ambience and a true glimpse of the Chinese culture by watching the traditional Chinese performances including the umbrella, fan and dragon dances. While the traditional auspicious ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall surprises with "A Great Way to Fall in Love with Abu Dhabi" promotion

    Three exceptional holidays and Spa Vouchers at three unique Anantara Resorts and Hotels up for winning  Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi's premier family shopping and leisure destination has lined-up one of the most exciting shopping and winning experiences. During its "Fall in Love with Abu Dhabi" promotion, the mall celebrates the season of love with its shoppers by giving them chances to win from three exceptional holidays.  Three lucky shoppers who spend AED 100 at any of the outlets in Bawabat Al Sharq from 1st to 13th February will get a chance to win any one of the three unique holiday experiences. The raffle draw will take place on 14th February. Furthermore, there are loads of surprise gifts for all visitors.  Three final winners will get a two-night ......read more

    Dubai South unveils details of Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and EZDubai

    Official launch of Aerospace Hub and new e-commerce zone marks new phase in Dubai’s flagship urban project January 31, 2019 - Dubai, UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai witnessed on Monday (January 28, 2019) the unveiling of the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and the new e-commerce zone within Dubai South’s Logistics District, the EZDubai. These latest developments demonstrate the pace of growth within Dubai’s 145-square-kilometre flagship urban project. With a total of AED 17 billion of government and private sector investments, the Mohammad bin Rashid Aerospace Hub is designed to create an effective value chain for the aerospace sector and increase the GDP contribution of advanced industries to the emirate’s economic ......read more

    This February, celebrate Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year with BurJuman

    Celebrations that bring loved ones together Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2018:  There’s no better way to celebrate the month of February than with your family and friends. Visit BurJuman as it celebrates love and new beginnings at the Mall’s Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year festivities. From the 7th to the 14th of February, 4 pm to 10 pm daily at the main atrium, BurJuman recreates the romantic tradition of Paris’s Love Lock Bridge with its own twist. Create an indelible note to your love on the back of a lock, fasten it on the frame and take the key as a keepsake of your love!  Snap a pic of you and your loved one at this special moment, and you could win with the Mall’s Snap, Share & Win competition.  Chinese New Year is also celebrated on the 5th of February, which marks the ......read more

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    SAVEX 8 to 12 January 2019 Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Centre

    Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  A mega sale event SAVEX was back, which brings together a multitude of well-known brands under one roof. The event, which took place from January 8-12 at the Sheikh Saeed Hall 2. Dubai world trade center from 10am to 10pm provided customers with the special opportunity to purchase premium brands at attractive prices.  As per customer experience, Ms. Riya Sharma a 35-year-old Dubai housewife, drove across the city to shop at the exhibition and walked away with two designer gowns, three pairs of shoes and a branded perfume, all for just over Dh500 ......read more

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

    Exhibitors line up exciting range of innovative products and solutions to target fast-growing market Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Paperworld Middle East, being the premier trade and networking event for paper, office products and stationery in the Middle East, has traditionally enjoyed a strong presence from European exhibitors. Manufacturers and suppliers from the continent, realizing the potential of the event as a stage to reach across the wider region, will be out in strength at Paperworld Middle East 2019 too, with a wide range of products that cater specifically to the ......read more

    New government initiatives launched to stimulate real estate demand

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

    DLD records growing demand on its smart applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) identified an increasing demand on its various applications. DLD monitored the activity of its customers, the number of times customers downloaded DLD applications on Android and iOS platforms. The monitoring included DLD’s various applications: Dubai Brokers, Dubai Rest, Dubai Land Department, Ejari, Mashrooi, Rental Disputes Center, Smart Investment Map, and Dubai Real Estate Market (eMart). HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: "Since their launch, we witnessed a high ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, joined the list of ‘elite’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2019. The announcement was made at a press conference held on ‘Monday’ at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.  The press conference was attended by Mr. Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of Dubai Club for People of Determination, Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness ......read more

    DLD strategic partner of Egypt Mega Property Show in Cairo

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

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

    Pirate-themed activities for all the family in a set up like never seen before in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2019:   Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, Festival Bay, is being transformed into a Pirate’s haven for the 17th of January 2019, with the launch of the new IMAGINE show, ‘A Pirates Tale.’    ‘A Pirates Tale’ tells the adventurous story of pearl diver Ameer, as he fights pirates in his quest to rescue his beloved Ayesha from being held hostage and return the King of the Sea emerald ring. This story ......read more

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

    Sharjah, 10, January 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, will witness the participation of a variety of local and international companies and brands that are considered leaders in the fields of welding and manufacturing of steel and metal. The exhibition, which launches on Monday, will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah during January 14-17. The event will bring together more than 300 companies, representing some of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers, who will showcase the latest innovations belonging to more than 1,000 brands that ......read more

    UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019

    Knight Frank are pleased to announce the release of its UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019 report.  Headlines:  Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The report is Knight Frank’s annual review and forecast of the UAE Real Estate Market in the year ahead.  The UAE’s GDP is expected to grow by 2.8% in 2018, up from the 0.8% registered in 2017. Residential prices and rents are likely to continue to soften in 2019, however we may see additional demand which helps underpin the market as a result of the recent approval of a range of legislations to ease visa ......read more

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

    The event will aid the two countries in their strategic partnership for boosting economic ties and developing opportunities for trade and growth 9th of January 2019:   Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), a yearly conference gathering top industry leaders and experts from around the world, will be reiterating its goal of enhancing economic collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The event, held under the patronage of  Dr.Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, will be ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with ADIB

    The MoU focusses on banking solutions for transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 January 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently signed a banking solutions memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Philip King, Global Head of retail banking at ADIB; and Tariq Abdullah Ahmad, Head of Home Finance at ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall thrilled to announce launch of new outlets

    Al Wahda Mall announces launch of new fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go and is spear-headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication.  Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, Hypermarket with this new initiative caters not only to mall visitors but also to the community at large The mall also installs one of the largest light box in the city with Ali & Son’s branding, offering a great competitive edge to its ......read more

    Always Breaks the Guinness World Record for a Cause

     Employees Create the World’s Largest Two –dimensional Mosaic Using Always Packs Dubai, UAE – 07 January, 2019:   Procter & Gamble employees broke a Guinness World Record by creating the largest two-dimensional mosaic of Always logo made with packaged products. There is a great cause behind breaking the record, P&G donated more than 16,000 Always packs used to create the mosaic to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children to provide underprivileged women and girls across the country with access to hygienic sanitary pads. More than 60 P&G ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel Recaps Major Milestones Of 2018

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

    New Promotions at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019: Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Hot dog Festival at Warehouse This January, Warehouse is the perfect spot to make the most of the city’s cool weather. Bringing an exciting selection of meaty treats starting at AED20, select your favourite variety and enjoy steaming hot, perfectly grilled hot dogs from the live cooking station at the lush beer garden! Fitness Brunch at Warehouse – 12th January 2019 For the first time in UAE, The Warehouse at Le Meridien Dubai hosts a ......read more

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

    Tier 1 aerostructures supplier partners with UAE-based robotics firm to boost productivity in the company’s assembly unit  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January,2019: –   Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is set to collaborate with UAE-based DGWorld (Digi Robotics Technologies) to implement a robotics system within Strata’s manufacturing processes. The agreement enables Strata to automate the company’s operations assembly unit, ......read more

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

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

    US delegation visits Dubai to review its real estate experience

    150 real estate agents and 11 investors from the United States seeking investment opportunities in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 January 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) will receive a delegation from the USA representing government and private institutions and comprising more than 150 real estate agents and 11 investors who are seeking investment opportunities in Dubai.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “At this new year’s outset, we announce Dubai’s real estate market’s entry into a new phase ......read more

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

    An immersive football experience for mall visitors from 5th Jan - 1st Feb 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 03 January 2019:   As the excitement brews in the air for Asia Cup 2019, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre, is all geared up to showcase the live football action at the ‘Asian Cup Zone’. Customers can enjoy watching the live matches starting from 5th January 2019 till 1st Feb 2019, combined with great dining experiences and promotions.  Located at the 2nd floor, the Asian Cup zone will feature an enhanced viewing ......read more

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

    Bin Mejren: The emergence of a rising growth wave at the beginning of the new year The incentive packages strengthened the sector's role as a key contributor to the Emirate's sustainable economic development Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) recorded an unprecedented growth in the last ten days of 2018. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that Dubai’s real estate market recorded a high-transaction volume during the last ten days of 2018 with a value of over AED 19 billion through 2,081 ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018: The holiday season is here, which means finally time to celebrate New Year! As part of the celebrations, Dubai Festival City will be hosting a wide range of celebrations and events across the destination including huge discounts across various retailers and restaurants. Packed with special shows and performances, Dubai Festival City is gearing up to host one of the largest celebrations in the UAE. Kick off the New Year at Dubai Festival City New Year Specials at Dubai Festival City Mall Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the New Year ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE gears up for DSF Part Sale

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

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

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

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

    Rewards worth up to AED150,000 up for grabs   Dubai, 26 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 is welcoming guests this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a fantastic showcase of live performances, amazing prizes including two cars, and a vibrant atmosphere from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019. The festivities include the Looney Tunes’ School of Duck shows, weekly raffle draws, entertaining roaming parades, lively outdoor installations and more.       Shoppers can take home one of two Renault Duster SUV grand prizes up for grabs, or win ......read more

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

    Shop for AED 200 at participating malls to win  25 lucky winners will take home cash prizes Dubai; 24 December 2018:   The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), will kick off Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with their ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ mega raffle promotion, from December 26 until January 31. With every Dh200 spent at any one of the participating malls, 5 lucky customers will get the chance to win cash prizes up to AED 200,000 during the weekly spin & win that will be hosted on 5, 12, ......read more

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

    Dubai Festival City Mall to launch Dubai Shopping Festival with an extraordinary fireworks show at 8:30pm on December 26th Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018:   Dubai Shopping Festival 2019, the nation’s largest shopping extravaganza, is right around the corner and Dubai Festival City Mall has once again partnered with the DTCM to take the celebrations to the next level. With promotions, offers and an illustrious fireworks show on December 26th at 8:30PM, DSF is not to be missed at Dubai Festival City Mall.  Shoppers spending AED 300 or more during DSF ......read more

    11-day winter sale begins at Expo Centre Sharjah; up to 70% off

    The Winter Clearance Sale is back, and shoppers are making a beeline to Expo Centre Sharjah. Dubai, UAE, December 24, 2018:  Billed as one of the largest such events offering the biggest bargains for the holiday season, the 11-day Winter Clearance Sale 2018 got off to an impressive start at Expo Centre Sharjah on December 19. It will continue until December 29. “With Christmas and New Year fast approaching and retailers clearing their year-end inventory, there is no better time for shoppers to take advantage of huge discounts on offer on popular brands of fashion, ......read more

    Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG) ends the year on a high with four award wins

    Al Naboodah Construction Group sweeps the boards at the inaugural Expo 2020 ‘Better Together’ Awards ANCG also wins ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year’ at the Construction Week Awards 2018 Dubai, 23 December 2018:   Al Naboodah Construction Group, the construction division of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) – one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates – won the overall ‘Better Together’ award for achieving organisational excellence in delivering the Expo 2020 programme during ......read more

    Real Estate Regulatory Agency Streamlines Governance of Owners' Associations

    Signs agreement to open owners’ associations accounts with Noor Bank Dubai-UAE: 22nd December, 2018 –   Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), in its role as the umbrella entity for property owners’ associations in Dubai, signed an agreement with Noor Bank to manage and service the accounts of these owners’ associations in a professional manner. This agreement is in line with RERA’s sustained efforts to streamline the expenses and governance of owners’ associations to enhance efficiency across operations. His Excellency Marwan bin Ghalita, ......read more

    Construction of the largest Sports Mall in the World in Dubai is well underway

    Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:   Dubai-based firm Viva City has announced that the construction work of Sport Society, the world's largest sports mall, in Mirdif Dubai is well on track for completion in Q1 of 2020.    “The project’s construction work is progressing according to schedule and within the allocated budget, thanks to the efficient operations of Khansaheb Civil Engineering, the company commissioned to carry out the construction works. The world-class building is well underway and on programme due to the depth of Khansaheb’s ......read more

    SV Pittie Group unveils textile cluster in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  SV Pittie Sohar Textiles, a part of ShriVallabh Pittie Group, a global leader and one of the largest cotton yarn manufacturers in India, launched a textile cluster which includes a cotton yarn production unit in Sohar, Oman.  Positioning Oman on the world map of textiles industry, Pittie Group is developing a total of four modern yarn manufacturing units in the campus, covering over two million sq.ft. area; and housing the latest and most efficient automated technology in the textile industry.  His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin Assad Bin Tariq ......read more

    Shop, Stay and Unwind at Swissôtel Al Ghurair During Dubai Shopping Festival Season.

    Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During Stay Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2018.   Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of Dubai Shopping Festival, GCC residents (Open to all nationalities?) will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel Al Ghurair when booking a room from now and valid for stays betweenfrom 26th 5th December January until 29th  30th  January 2019. You can also dine at any of their restaurants at a ......read more

    Celebrate the best of the festive season with Al Ghurair Centre's ‘Winter Carnival'

    Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  December is finally here and Al Ghurair Centre, GCC’s first shopping centre is all geared up to celebrate a month-long Winter Carnival starting from 14 December, 2018 till 12 January 2019. Discover the most magical time of the year through a wide range of festive-themed events and activities that will take place at the central atrium of the shopping centre every day. The shopping centre will be transformed into a magical winter carnival, with seasonal decor, festive entertainment and activities. Children can enjoy virtual skiing, sparkling ......read more

    Embrace the spirit of the Festive Season at TAMANI Marina Hotel

    Indulges guests with unparalleled festive offerings and generous deals Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  TAMANI Marina Hotel & Hotel Apartment in Dubai, located right in the heart of Dubai Marina, delights guests with generous offers during the festive season. Festive Lunch at Café Society – Unwrap the festivity and rejoice with family and friends with a sumptuous festive-themed spread.  A Set Menu of traditional and international mouthwatering dishes and savories awaits you to immerse in including the roasted Turkey with all trimmings and a selection of all-time ......read more

    New Testing and Commissioning Service Available to MENA Construction Industry Focusing on Energy Efficiency of Building Enclosures

    Building envelope testing and commissioning provides science-based expertise to help design and build energy efficient buildings.  Global safety science firm saw a huge level of interest as it was launched during the Big 5 Dubai International Building and Construction Show Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  As MENA countries continue to drive towards reducing energy consumption, a global independent safety science company has introduced a new testing and commissioning service for the region that helps determine the energy efficiency of buildings. Building envelope testing ......read more

    CBRE 2019 KSA Outlook: Entertainment and Tourism Sectors to Stimulate Growth in the Kingdom's Real Estate Industry

    40% of entertainment plans to be funded by private sector. 16 entertainment complexes and three additional leisure hubs to be delivered by 2030. Tourism figures expected to reach 26 million inbound visitors by 2023. 18 December 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is expected to experience exponential growth as the Kingdom focuses on advancing its entertainment and tourism sectors – according to a new whitepaper released by leading global real estate advisor CBRE.   CBRE, which began operations in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, shared ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel Wins 3 Awards at the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Located at one of the world’s busiest airports, Dubai International Hotel is renowned for its service excellence and personalised hospitality to transit passengers and travellers alike. At the recent iteration of the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards, the 5-Star Airport Hotel won Gold and Silver recognition for its F&B services, Timeless Spa and Purchasing. Adding to its winning streak in 2018, Dubai International Hotel’s team has yet another reason to celebrate during the festive season. This Airport Hotel is home to nine ......read more

    Dubai Festival City to host first-ever Santa Run

    The Run takes place on December 21 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018:   Dubai residents get your running shoes on for a holiday experience like none other as Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will be hosting the city’s first-ever Santa Run.  Organized by RaceME, the run will take place on December 21st and covers two distances – 2.5km for kids and beginners, the more seasoned runners can register themselves for the 5km distance. Set against the backdrop of the Dubai Creek and the city skyline, ......read more

    Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Welcomes Santa and His Elves

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018:   Dubai’s most magical Festive Market, taking place in Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall, welcomed Santa and his elves on December 6th, who arrived in true style as part of a special appearance show. Santa and his elves greeted families and children, kicking-off one of the city’s most lively and unique Festive Markets. From the tree lighting that was visible from Business Bay Bridge, snowfall over Festive Bay to live music, carolling, carnival games and rides, festive-inspired treats and a special IMAGINE show playing ......read more

    Sahara Centre Customers Stand to Win luxurious Aston Martin Vantage

    Incredible opportunity to win 20 Omega watches and a trip for two to the James Bond Museum in London  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018:   Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is offering its customers the never-before opportunity to win a luxurious Aston Martin Vantage as well as 20 Omega watches and a trip for two to the James Bond Museum in London.  The spring promotion titled: ‘Leave the Ordinary Behind You’ by Sahara Centre will be held from December 13, 2018 to February 14, 2019. ......read more

    French plastics experts gathered together for the first time in a French pavilion at the ARABPLAST in Dubai, from 5 to 8 January 2019

    Inaugural French pavilion 13 French companies Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its first French Pavilion at the ARABPLAST trade fair with 13 companies representing different sectors of the industry. ARABPLAST has established itself as the leading trade fair for the plastics industry in the Middle East. Its privileged geographical position makes it a particularly popular business location and an ideal meeting place for French exhibitors wishing to develop or ......read more

    Arjaan by Rotana Welcomes Guests to Celebrate the Festive Spirit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 16, 2018) – Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City invites guests to experience the wonders of the magical festive season throughout the month. The hotel ushers in the festive season with a calendar full of meticulously crafted dining menus, exclusive packages and entertainment for Christmas and New Year celebrations.  In sync with the Christmas cheer Skylight Café welcomes guests for a Christmas Eve dinner from 6.30 pm to 10.30pm and Christmas Day lunch from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm. The menu features a ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim's shopping malls in Dubai kick off Dubai Shopping Festival with exclusive 12-hour sale

    Hundreds of brands will offer up to 90% off   Dubai, UAE; 16 December 2018:  Get ready for unbeatable money-saving opportunities as Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Deira, Me’aisem, Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha kick off Dubai Shopping Festival with an exclusive 12-hour sale, offering shoppers spectacular discounts of up to 90%.  “Majid Al Futtaim’s exclusive 12-hour sale in partnership with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment is one of the most anticipated promotions of the year and an exciting activity to start the ......read more

    Over 80 developers showcase top projects at Indian Property Show in Dubai

    Weaker rupee boosts Indian realty demand from NRIs 3 day expo at Dubai World Trade Centre from 13-15 December to attract thousands of investors H.E. Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan inaugurate Indian Property Show   December 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   A weaker rupee against the US dollar is making investment in Indian realty cheaper for NRIs and boosting the demand as we also witness increase in enquiries from Indian expatriates in UAE. And to cater to the rising interest and provide home buyers ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is all set to welcome an exciting festive season with 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  The exciting winter activation aims to keep young visitors engaged and entertained, while shoppers get a chance to win a Volkswagen Teramont.  Children and their families can look forward to a great time at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall during this winter season. A unique 'Winter Wonderland' takes shape inside the mall packing loads of fun and excitement for kids of ages 2 to 12 years from 15th of December 2018 to 3rd January 2019.  Modelled like a colorful snow-capped village to recreate the winter ambience, Winter Wonderland will be open ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry addresses the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference

    Following His Excellency’s address, Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, also spoke on regional steel trends Dubai, UAE - 12th December 2018:   His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry in the government of the UAE, opened the 22nd Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai yesterday by discussing ongoing regional and international trends, and how the iron and steel sectors of the GCC could work toward mitigating risks inherent in a turbulent international market, and seizing on new opportunities ......read more

    Ring in the New Year With Four Firework Shows at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Free schedule of entertainment events planned for shoppers including four fireworks shows Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2018:   Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to the New Year at Dubai Festival City Mall, as it hosts a packed schedule of free activities and entertainment on 31st December to celebrate the kick-off of 2019. Shoppers, families and friends can welcome the New Year with a spectacular evening of non-stop entertainment, including four firework shows throughout the evening, a live band featuring famous Australian singer, Katie Elle Jackson, as well as a special IMAGINE ......read more

    9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Business Sectors

    Verified suppliers ensures guaranteed quality and delivery Event will also have two day long conferences covering e-Commerce, and, manufacturing and franchising  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2018:    Covering nine focused sectors and over 100,000 products, China Homelife Exhibition is the largest sourcing platform for Chinese products in the Middle East and North Africa. Inaugurated by H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition is open to importers, traders and buyers to source high quality products ......read more

    DLD announces 3rd Gulf Real Estate Awards 2019

    The deadline to receive candidacy files is on 16 January 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) and Awards International announced the launch of the third edition of the Gulf Real Estate Awards (GREA) 2019 following the success of the two previous editions. The announcement was made during a press conference that was held yesterday at DLD’s head office, where all regional real estate companies were invited to participate in this regional competition.   The press conference was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Teams Up With Nike to Support Its ‘We Play DXB' Campaign

    A Successful Initiative to Empower Middle East Athletes and Effectively Capture UAE’s Young Spirit Dubai, December 9, 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping center, join hands with Nike Middle East, the global sportswear giant, to further promote the brand’s much talked about ‘We Play DXB’ campaign that has set in motion a number of city-wide events and installations honoring the city and its love for sports. As part of this popular campaign by Nike, Al Ghurair Centre is one of the iconic landmarks in Dubai featuring graffiti murals ......read more

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