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    Transforming shopping centres to consumer centres Design International at RECon Las Vegas

    Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2018:  In the past decade, visitor expectations of shopping centres have changed beyond all recognition. Today, nearly half of all visitors report that the non-retail offer drives both the number and length of visits they make to shopping centres.  Increasingly too, they expect to be able to access to services such as such as F&B (79%), leisure/entertainment venues (64%) or medical/health/wellness facilities (51%)1. Shopping centres have been transformed into consumer centres. Responding at pace to these shifting demographics, behaviours and expectations of the consumer is one of the largest challenges facing designers and architects working in the sector. Design International, which recently expanded into the GCC with an office in Dubai, has been at the forefront of shaping retail architecture ......read more

    Dubai Festival City is the place to be this Ramadan

    Visitors and residents can look forward to exclusive offers and deals across Residential, Automotive, Hospitality, Mall and Sports & Fitness destination   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22nd, 2018:  Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is the place to be this Ramadan as the destination offers a variety of deals and offers across residential, automotive showrooms, hotels and Mall.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property During Ramadan, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering customers leasing apartments in Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Hillside and Al Badia Residences special incentives including annual rent payable in four cheques, one month rent free on a 12-month lease and no commissions. In addition, customers will ......read more

    Celebrate the Gift of Giving this Ramadan with BurJuman

    Extend a helping hand by donating clothes to the Red Crescent as part of the mall’s Ramadan celebration Engage in traditional activities such as henna painting and calligraphy throughout the Holy Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018:   Celebrate the forthcoming holy month of Ramadan in all its reverence at BurJuman. Through a partnership with the Red Crescent, the mall is inviting its customers to help those less fortunate and in need by donating clothes; this activity also supports the ethos of the Year of Zayed, which commemorates the values of the UAE’s founding father who laid great emphasis on giving. Commencing the first day of Ramadan and running into Eid, shoppers can help by donating unused and old clothing (in a good state of repair) via easily accessible donation points. All ......read more

    Create picture perfect moments with the glittering Ramadan themed décor at Majid Al Futtaim malls in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, May 22 2018:  Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia-invites families to create great moments every day as its malls across the country transform with elegant and traditional décor to mark the Holy Month.  The glittering cultural symbols hanging from the ceiling and bright arabesque motifs that adorn every corner of the malls reflect the spirit of peace, tranquillity and hospitality during the Holy Month. The glowing installations have become a social media highlight among residents and tourists visiting Mall of the Emirates, My City Centres and City Centres in the UAE during Ramadan every year.  The malls’ encourage families and friends to come together and freeze the special moment in time with a ......read more

    Villa Rotana Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan with Dubai Taxi Drivers

    22nd May 2018, Dubai, UAE: In line with long established tradition and celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Villa Rotana embraced once more its social responsibility by sharing the blessing to all taxi drivers passing by the hotel. And it will continue in the next 10 days of Ramadan. Mr. Camille Saade, General Manager of Villa Rotana said, “It is our pleasure to organize such initiatives, knowing that most of the taxi drivers are not having a proper Iftar due to the nature of their job that is requiring them to be always on the road. That being said, we are delighted to share the spirit of giving and make it easier for them to break their fast while on the move.” “It is our responsibility to support the local community through CSR initiatives, especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan,” Camille ......read more

    Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG) Finalizes Deal With Utmost Gulf General Transport for the Sale of Kobelco Excavators

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group and sole distributor of Japanese construction machinery giant Kobelco in the UAE, announced the signing of an agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport, for the sale of Kobelco hydraulic excavators.  In addition to greater digging capacity, the new Kobelco hydraulic excavators are fuel-efficient and economical, imposing less burden on the local environment. The advanced technologies of the new SK380HDLC model balances all the demands of today’s construction industry.  Commenting on the agreement, Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Group, said: “Our agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport is a testament of our excavators’ leading edge in the construction industry’s heavy equipment sector. The ......read more

    Max Fashion Opens New Store in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, 20th May 2018: Max, one of the largest value fashion brands across Middle East, North Africa and India launched its 34th store in the UAE, located at The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi. The store stocks Max’s label of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion - as well as footwear, handbags and lingerie.  Max is part of the Landmark Group, one of the largest retail conglomerates with headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Max today is the leading and most trusted value fashion retailer in the Middle East and India, and aims to have a network of over 600 stores encompassing 9 million sq.ft. of retail space by 2020. 

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    ‘Tree of Life' Continues to Change Lives at Arabian Center, This Ramadan

    The mall will touch hearts and lives with its community-powered campaign 17 May 2018, Dubai – Standing tall amidst the waves of gloom, Tree of Life grows in fortitude and casts its light of change on the ones in difficulty and need. Since years, the Tree of Life located in Arabian Center, has been the beacon of hope in the lives of many and will continue to do so this Ramadan. Driven by the spirit of generosity, the Tree of Life motivates people to donate during this month of giving. It inspires and gather donors from a wide array of nationalities, faiths, and walks of life under one roof.  For every contribution made, patrons are invited to light a lamp on the tree; thus, representing a change made in the lives of the destitute. More lamps on the tree means more lives changed. Be it money, clothes, books, stationery, ......read more

    Discover irresistible Ramadan delights at Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel

    Experience the beauty of Arabian Culture at the new air-conditioned ‘Dome’ venue DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 May 2018:   Promising to deliver a memorable experience, Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel will be hosting Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor at its newly built air-conditioned dome venue. The new venue is an elegantly embellished luxurious dome, where glittering lights ignite the festivities, embarking guests on an exclusive contemporary retreat. Located in the premises of Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel, the dome is set within a magnificent structure, bejewelled with charm and elegance. The entire setting exquisitely exudes an enchanting ambience. Infusing the flavours of the season, a plethora of Middle Eastern delicacies featuring appetizing hot and cold mezzes, Arabian grills, and indulgent desserts can ......read more

    سبينس تتعاون مع المنتجين المحليين خلال شهر رمضان المبارك

    الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 16 مايو، 2018: تتعاون سبينس خلال شهر رمضان المبارك لهذا العام بشكل وثيق مع المنتجين المحليين في الإمارات لتمنح زبائنها مجموعة متنوعة من المنتجات ذات الجودة العالية.  وعلى مدار الشهر الفضيل، توفر سبينس لأسواق التجزئة، والمملوكة محليًا، المنتجات المتميزة من خيرات غذائية ومنتجات إماراتية، والتي تتنوع ما بين الأسماك الطازجة والخضار العضوية، والأجبان والمشروبات والعصائر التي تتنوع ما بين حليب الإبل بالشوكولا والعصائر الطازجة. ويتعاون فريق سبينس بتوجيه من ماثيو فروست، الرئيس التنفيذي للمجموعة، مع الموردين المحليين لتوفير المنتجات التي تلبي احتياجات المستهلكين في دولة الإمارات مع مراعاة معايير الجودة والتي يرغب بها زبائن سبينس. وفي هذا العام حرص فريق سبينس على تخصيص مجموعة من المنتجات الرمضانية الخاصة بهذا الشهر الفضيل لتكون المبادرة الأولى من نوعها على مستوى السوق المحلي.  وفي تصريح له، قال ماثيو ......read more

    Spinneys Puts Local Food Heroes in the Spotlight this Ramadan

    UAE, 16 May 2018: Spinneys will highlight the growing importance of UAE food and drink producers this Ramadan as the company’s relationship with them goes from strength to strength. The locally-owned supermarket chain has hundreds of locally produced products on their shelves from fresh fish to organic vegetables, camel milk chocolate to juices. The commercial team at Spinneys, under the guidance of Spinneys CEO, Matthew Frost, work closely with local suppliers to identify gaps in the current range and to develop products that suit the UAE consumer and meet with the quality standards expected by the Spinneys customers. This year the team also developed an exclusive Ramadan range, which is a first for this market. Spinneys Dubai CEO, Matthew Frost, comments: “This is my first Ramadan in the UAE and I have found it ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall shares happiness with 200 orphaned children this Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  Ibn Battuta Mall will welcome over 200 orphaned children throughout the holy month of Ramadan to enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping, entertainment and dining in association with the Rawafed Development & Learning Centre.     The specially-curated experience has been created to delight children and help them celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with personalised offers from the mall’s retailers and food and beverage outlets.     The children will start their journey at Ibn Battuta Mall with a fashion and styling session at REDTAG, followed by an exciting time at Chuck E. Cheese’s where they will also have a memorable Iftar experience.      This is the third consecutive year of the visits, following the success of the past ......read more

    Ikea Yas Island Recognised as One of the Brand's Best Stores in the World

    First ever IKEA ‘reference store’ accolade awarded to Abu Dhabi outlet United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018: On Thursday, 10th of May, as part of global initiative to enhance customer experience and see further commercial success through its stores, IKEA Yas Island, based in Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the brand’s first ever ‘reference store’ in the world, in attendance of the Ambassador of Sweden, Henrik Landerholm. Vinod Jayan, Managing Director – IKEA UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman, acknowledged the IKEA Yas Island team for their contribution, “We are proud to call IKEA Yas Island the first reference store in the world as the store is one of the best examples of how having a motivated team of co-workers and a thorough implementation of the IKEA commitments and requirements creates a fantastic ......read more

    DP World Extends Strategic Collaboration with Oracle to Accelerate Global Digital Transformation in the Cloud

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has extended its partnership with Oracle to implement its digital transformation programme that supports its strategy to develop complementary sectors in the global supply chain such as industrial parks, free zones and logistics.  The move follows an announcement by DP World earlier this year to use the Oracle Cloud Suite of Applications drive business transformation. Oracle Consulting will now implement the full suite of Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud solutions using its True Cloud methodology. The technology roll out across the Group has already started with the Group’s UAE Region and Middle East and Africa Region the first to sign ......read more

    Swissôtel Al Ghurair strengthens world-class spa with new leadership to help boost the region's Dh10bn wellness industry

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, May 13, 2018:  Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair, the twin properties connected through Al Ghurair Centre shopping mall, has appointed Maria Fe Rusiana Cerchi as the Director of Recreation and Spa – to strengthen the leadership in its recreational offering. The appointment will help Swissôtel Al Ghurair boost the UAE’s spa industry, estimated to be valued at Dh1.7 billion ($460 million) in 2017, and is expected to top Dh1.85 billion ($500 million) by 2020, according to Colliers International – a global real estate advisory. The UAE leads the Middle Eastern wellness tourism market, with an average of 1.7 million wellness trips generating $2.7 billion annually, according to new research. Colliers also revealed the Dubai hotel spa market continues to experience ......read more

    Celebrate a Traditional Ramadan at the First Swissôtel in Dubai

    Dubai, May 12, 2018 :  The new addition to the Swissôtel family invites you to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan in an authentic environment in the heart of Dubai. From traditional settings to sumptuous dishes, an authentic experience awaits you and your family at Swissôtel Al Ghurair.   Experience a magical holy month with a delightful Iftar buffet selection and live Oriental music at Liwan Restaurant. Savour traditional specialities including Lamb Ouzi (Emirati lamb dish on oriental rice), mixed Dolmas (stuffed rice in vegetables), Harees (porridge of wheat and chicken/mutton), Chicken Freekeh (chicken with wheat grains) and Mandi (Yemeni meat and rice dish) followed by traditional cheese desserts such as Khunafa and Halawet Bil Jibn. Before dawn, unwind over Suhour and choose from a wide variety of shisha ......read more

    Grand Mall Opens the 52nd Outlet in Al Musallah - Sharjah

    Sharjah Becomes Grand! May 12, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Regency Group, a leading hypermarket operator in the region, announced the inauguration of its 52nd outlet Grand Mall, Al Musallah – Sharjah on 14th May 2018 at 4.30 pm. The announcement was made by the Group Chairman Mr. Shamsudheen Bin Mohideen today at a press conference held at Dubai.  Grand Mall Sharjah is the largest outlet of Regency Group in UAE. With a total buildup area of more than 200,000 sqft, the mall boasts huge parking space for 600+ cars in Ground and Basement level. Grand Hypermarket will act as the anchor tenant and the Mall will also have several shops with leading brands in Jewellery, Money Exchanges, Electronics & Mobility, Services, Watches and Fashion. A food court area with seating capacity of 300 guests is also ready in the mall and ......read more

    Union Coop Allocates AED 75 Million to Reduce the Prices of 15, 000 Products This Ramadan

    The largest consumer cooperative announces its plans for the holy month of Ramadan, with price reductions on more than 15, 000 products, by allocating AED 75 Million towards Ramadan Promotion initiatives  May 9, 2018 – Dubai, UAE:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE has always maintained its tradition of welcoming the holy month of ‘Ramadan’ with attractive discounts & promotion campaigns and social responsibility initiatives. The firm’s latest announcement comes of no surprise as Union Coop announces price reductions up-to 75 percent on more than 15,000 products, with a budget of AED 75 Million allocated towards several Ramadan Promotions.  The much-anticipated announcement was made in the Press Conference held on 7th of May, Monday at Union Coop’s head ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Valerio Conti Lights Up Stage Four With a Stunning Attack in Sicily

    UAE Team Emirates put in a strong performance for the fourth stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia, which was the first stage to be held back on Italian soil during its 101st edition.   Dubai, UAE, May 09, 2018:  The 202km undulating parcours favoured the puncheurs, with just two categorised climbs between the start in Catania and the finish line in Caltagirone. The team came to the front with 100kms to go on the Monte Pavone, dictating the tempo and applying pressure on the rest of the peloton during a climb that perfectly suited Valerio Conti and Diego Ulissi. With the breakaway just under a minute ahead of the peloton and with only 25kms to go, Team UAE Emirates pushed to the front once more driving the pace through Grammichele, keeping GC Contender Fabio Aru in a prime position. With just over 10kms to go the ......read more

    Dragon Mart welcomes the Holy Month with Arabian-themed Ramadan Market

    Dubai, 9th May 2018:  Dragon Mart is hosting a traditional Arabian-themed Ramadan Market in the run-up to the Holy Month, with special offers on food, home décor and fashion items from 3 to 19 May.    Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Ramadan Market, located at Dragon Mart 2, will be set under a grand Arabian tent with a majlis in the centre. Designed to capture the ambience of traditional grand bazaars, the Ramadan Market will have deals on everything from cookware to cosmetics and home accents to handicrafts.     Head to the Dragon Mart Ramadan Market now to prepare for the Holy Month and get the best bargains on fashion, jewellery, kitchen items, sweets, spices and more. 

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island to Kick off FIFA World Cup with Attractive Poolside Promotions

    Open bars, floating shisha and live entertainment at Marjan Pool and Anchor Bar from 14 June to 15 July   Dubai, 8 May 2018: As the FIFA World Cup fever sets in, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is launching an array of special activities and promotions for all fans of the game!   Cheer as loud as you can as you soak in the outdoor Marjan Pool and catch all the action on big screens with drinks of your choice and floating shisha. Live entertainment through half-time, scratch-and-win offers, as well as amazing promotions on beverages will create an electrifying atmosphere!    Packages include: Anchor Bar (Indoor) o Beer Bucket (buy 4 bottles, get 1 free): AED 120* o Beer Tower (6 pints): AED 150* Marjan Pool (Outdoor) o Beer Bucket (buy 4 bottles, get 1 ......read more

    Instant Prizes for Shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall Over Super-sale Weekend

    From 10th-12th May, shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall will get the chance to splurge on a mall-wide sale with extra incentives including cash back vouchers and free movie tickets Dubai, UAE, 6th May 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is getting set for the next 3-Day Super Sale which runs from Thursday 10th May 2018 until Saturday 12th May 2018. Over the three days, shoppers are promised great sales with more than 25% discounts across selected fashion and dining retailers, with the Mall also offering extra-special shopper incentives – instant cashbacks!  Every day, four free movie tickets will be given to the first 100 customers that spend AED 1,000 or more at participating outlets. Shoppers can also spend AED 1,000 at any Kid Zone retailers and receive instant cashback of AED 50 to spend at the ......read more

    UL discussed building façade and cladding standards at recent Fire and Life Safety in the UAE seminar

     Experts from UL’s Dubai office examined and discussed new UAE Fire and Life Safety Code and updated standards related to HVAC and building cladding.  UL participated in seminar as official ‘Testing and Certification Solutions Partner’.  Civil defense officials and leaders from region’s construction and safety sectors joined in event at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 May, 2018:  UL, a global independent safety science company, joined in expert panel discussions on the important topic of fire safety for building facades and updates to the UAE Fire and Life and Safety Code at the recent “Fire and Life Safety in the UAE” Seminar. The event, held at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23, addressed the impact of the new UAE Fire and ......read more

    Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 69th edition of FIABCI World Congress in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended a number of sessions during the 69th edition of the FIABCI World Congress in Dubai. The event was organised by Dubai Land Department in cooperation with the International Real Estate Federation and is taking place under a ‘Happy Cities’ theme at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness the Deputy Ruler attended a ‘Real Estate and Happiness’ session hosted by Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos, who stressed that happiness is the greatest goal of human life. Based on this comprehensive concept, any activity should ultimately lead to ......read more

    Bpifrance partners with Business France to launch French Hospitality Mission 2018

        Promising French Hospitality companies and corporations represented within the delegation     Bilateral ties between the two countries continuously grown and strengthened via the hospitality sector     Promoting French Business Opportunities in UAE’s Hospitality Sector United Arab Emirates, May 01, 2018:  Bpifrance, the French public investment bank partnered with Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French economy, to develop a mission to explore market opportunities, financial associations and operational leadership in the hotel and restaurant services sectors in the UAE. On the occasion of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) trade show that took place at the end of April 2018, delegates and representatives from the ......read more

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    IKEA announces latest INDUSTRIELL and HJÄRTELIG Collections

    Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:  Many people know that their mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as – and can actually affect – good physical health. In our busy, modern lives we can often feel removed from nature and even ourselves. So HJÄRTELIG collection invites us to press the “pause” button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s often hectic, complicated and online. Whether to practice some yoga, to tend to a plant or simply to relax amongst beautiful, natural materials, HJÄRTELIG collection is about the moments to ......read more

    GMIS Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Italian Pharmaceutical Leader Farmindustria

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:  One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical associations has part-nered with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) to support its aim of har-nessing the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to underpin the manufacturing sector of the future. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit - the world’s first-ever cross industry forum, committed to promoting a roadmap for manufacturing that echoes the evolution of technology, in-ternational trade, and global best practices - ......read more

    Raysut Cement Company Inaugurates New Packing Facility

    Invest OMR1.5Million for this expansion  April 10, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  Raysut Cement Company (S.A.O.G), the largest producer of cement in Oman, today announced the commencement of operations of its new state-of-the-art fully Automatic Packing Machine. The new packer, installed by a leading European equipment manufacturer, now increases the bag packing capacity of Raysut Cement’s Salalah plant to 1.8 million tonnes. The plant has a clinker capacity of 3mtpa. Raysut Cement’s new packing machine has been installed with an investment of OMR ......read more

    Dubai Property Show and International Property Show kicks off 14th edition with the participation of top UAE developers

    Minister of Economy inaugurates Dubai Property Show New ‘Mega Property Sale’ features ‘Dubai Property Festival’ and ‘Country Pavilions’ for Egypt and Europe Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:   The highly-anticipated 14th edition of the International Property Show (IPS), the Middle East’s biggest property sales platform for local, regional and international real estate markets, kicked off today and will run until 11th April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.    The improved ......read more

    Dragon Mart creates Adventure Time activity zone for 10 days of non-stop fun for children

    Dubai, 8 April 2018:   Dragon Mart has created an exciting, interactive activity zone – based on Cartoon Network’s popular animation series Adventure Time – bringing non-stop, action-packed games and entertainment for children from the world of Finn and Jake and their amazing life in the Land of Ooo. The 10-day attraction, running from 12 April to 21 April, is themed around the different kingdoms in the Land of Ooo. It features Finn and Jake’s Tree Fort, the Candy Kingdom with Princess Bubblegum’s castle and the Ice Kingdom, home to the Ice ......read more

    Happy First Anniversary, John Lewis!

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

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

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

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

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

    Henkel offers novel 3D Printing material solutions for industrial manufacturing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Al Wahda Mall Celebrates Mother's Day

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

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

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

    Danat Al Ain Resort appoints new Executive Chef

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal

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

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

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

    Centrepoint Partners With Anghami To Launch New Talent Sessions

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

    LULU Organic Food Activation

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

    ABU DHABI HOTEL GUEST NUMBERS RISE 7.4% DURING JANUARY

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

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

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

    Evonik Acrylics Africa expands with a new location in Cape Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Record year for GROHE Design

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

    Home Center Launches Exclusive Catalogue for Nursery, Kids & Teens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sink into the Irish fanfare at Mcgettigans Al Ain

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

    ENBD REIT announces improved occupancy at Burj Daman

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

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

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

    W Dubai – The Palm Heats Up Plans for 2018 Launch

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

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

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

    Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck

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

    Shopping discount site Savioplus comes to UAE Market for all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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