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    Ibn Battuta Mall hosts Pink Caravan clinic to raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection

    Free examinations until 2 March  Dubai, 21 February 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is partnering with Pink Caravan to offer free clinical breast examinations and raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Held at China Court until 2 March, the Pink Caravan medical booth features a qualified doctor providing clinical examinations, a nurse teaching self-checks and an administrative assistant helping participants with the registration process from 4pm to 10pm daily. The clinic is part of the 10 day Pink Caravan Ride campaign – an annual event that features a horse ride across the UAE to raise awareness about breast cancer. Ibn Battuta Mall was chosen as venue partner to host the medical booth in Dubai.  Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Ibn Battuta ......read more

    Barij Munitions signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Steel at IDEX2019

    The new partnership is set to develop, promote and enhance the UAE’s defense manufacturing capabilities 21 February 2019 -  Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Barij Munitions, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Steel Company, the largest integrated steel plant in the UAE, to create a framework for mutual cooperation for the development and manufacturing of defense products. The MoU was signed at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019), which is currently being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from the 17th to the 21st of February.  Having identified the growing opportunities in the defense manufacturing sector, Barij Munitions will work with Emirates Steel to meet the increased demands of ......read more

    The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai

    21th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.  "We are pleased to launch The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new gem in Dubai’s growing travel and tourism scene," says Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha. "We offer local residents, hotel guests and tourists a premium accommodation combining connectivity and convenience. We want them to treat our hotel as their own home during their stay.”  “Our target market would be travelers and tourists from GCC & Middle East, ......read more

    Oriental Pearls hosts Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at site of upcoming Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai

    Dubai, 20 February 2019: Oriental Pearls hosted extravagant Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at the site of the iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai. The Spring Lantern Festival is observed on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. This is the first major event by the developer targeting the High Net worth Chinese market, a rapidly growing segment in the UAE for premium residences in prestigious neighbourhoods.   The evening reception featured lion dances and other traditional festivities at the expansive 4.6 million square-foot site of the upcoming iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai in Meydan, in the presence of senior dignitaries, members of the Chinese Social Club and other Chinese associations. The ......read more

    Enjoy thrilling outdoor activities with Dragon Mart's Bike and Camping Market

    Wide range of equipment and offers from 20 February   United Arab Emirates - February 20, 2019:  Make the most of the cooler weather and explore the scenic outdoors with Dragon Mart’s Bike and Camping Market, featuring a huge range of must-have cycling equipment, camping gear and accessories.  Following an incredible response to the standalone bike and camping events last year, Dragon Mart is bringing the two markets together for 2019, with special deals on all things cycling and camping from 20 February to 9 March.   Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Bike and Camping Market is located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2.  Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will find a large collection of bicycles, scooters, helmets, knee pads, gloves, lights, water bottles, tents, portable ......read more

    Registrations open for Dubai Festival City's Dragon Boat Challenge

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2019: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is now accepting registrations for the Dragon Boat Challenge, set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March.  The Challenge which will be held at the Marsa Plaza Creek is open for corporates, universities, schools and community groups across the UAE. Each team that registers will be given two one-hour training sessions with an international Dragon Boat Coach and all necessary equipment including the Dragon Boat, paddles and life jackets. Each team can have up to 20 paddlers, of which a maximum of 16 can be male. Commenting on the event, Samer Zabian, Director Residential and Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “The Dragon Boat challenge is one of the greatest events ......read more

    Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange

    19th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: Majan Exchange has been rebranded as Joyalukkas Exchange.  The rebranding is aimed at maintaining consistency across its Exchange business vertical and to give its patrons more confidence and trust with the group company’s brand name. Majan Exchange LLC Oman was acquired from Hatton National Bankby Joyalukkas Group in September 2013.  Post acquisition the business operations committed in January 2014 with just 2 branches and now have grown to 21 branches across the country. Speaking on the occasion of rebranding, Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group quoted, “Our Oman exchange division has been a story of success with excellent growth shown over the years.  Joyalukkas is a brand that our patrons trust and the rebranding will surely inspire more ......read more

    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

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    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

    Get into The Holiday Spirit with Festive Celebrations at Yas Mall

    Yas Mall collaborates with Make a Wish UAE aiming to make children’s wishes come true  Abu Dhabi, 9 December 2018 –   Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will be transformed into a winter wonderland from 13th to 24th December, complete with dazzling decorations, a Santa’s Grotto and even festive markets so families and friends have everything they need to get into the holiday spirit.  Aiming to make children’s wishes come true, Yas Mall continues its partnership with Make a Wish UAE, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of ......read more

    Get festive with Snoopy at Dragon Mart

    Shop at the Festive Season Market from 9 to 22 December   Dubai, 9 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 will create a winter wonderland this festive season featuring the much-loved animated characters Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Plus, there’s a Festive Season Market offering a wide range of gifts and decorations at attractive prices.  Festive Season Market: 9 to 22 December Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2, the Festive Season Market features a glittering range of items, including sparkling lights, artificial and real trees, ......read more

    USD 1.8 trillion global investment needed for aviation infrastructure modernization by 2030

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The required modernization of aviation infrastructure expansion, development, and modernization to cater to anticipated increase in passenger and freight air traffic demand will reach USD 1.8 trillion by 2030. This outlook, along with the challenges and investment landscape in aviation will be the core objective of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit 2019 which is going to be held between January 27-29, 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.   GIAS 2019 is an initiative of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which ......read more

    Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Dubai, 5 December, 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is ringing in the festive season with magical activities, including a special guest from the North Pole, dazzling decorations and free gift-wrapping, from 6 to 24 December. Explore the snowy winter wonderland of the Festive Village at China Court where Santa, dressed in his famous red coat and chunky boots, will greet children every day from 4pm to 8pm.  Meanwhile, a giant festive tree will be the centerpiece of India Court – and a new spot for holiday season selfies.  And once the shopping is over, enjoy ......read more

    Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  A must-see this holiday season – experience real snowfall with Santa and his elves, live music and carolling under a larger-than-life tree, and a host of festive-themed food, licensed section, games, carnival rides and more!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing festive fun to families and shoppers with the most magical Festive Market, now open at Festival Bay. Running from Thursday, 6th December until Tuesday, 25th December, Dubai Festival City Mall’s ......read more

    Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2018:   Together with the largest China sourcing platform, the Dubai edition of China Homelife exhibition - December 11 – 13 at Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre, is conducting a conference on the opportunities to buy and build factories locally and highlight the effectiveness of franchising. Scheduled on day two of the exhibition, the  China Franchise and Factory Solutions Forum will have key representatives from China who will be speaking and presenting case studies on both topics.    Karl Liu, Chairman and CEO ......read more

    Marina Mall sets new world record for Zayed legacy

    Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has set the new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in a circle field, in honour of the Year of Zayed and the UAE’s National Day.   A team of expert domino artists created a huge circle of 89,955 dominoes which, when collapsed, revealed the Year of Zayed logo.   Taking place yesterday, Saturday 1 December, in the centre of Marina Mall, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Vice President of Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, set off the first domino that ......read more

    Dubai Land Department organises two international real estate shows

    DLD supports Dubai Property Show – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show – Shanghai The Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD cooperates with developers to promote Dubai's modern lifestyle and attractive investment environment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) organises Dubai Property Show (DPS) – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show (LPS) – Shanghai, where the former will be held on 7 – 10 December in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, India, and the latter on 7 – 9 ......read more

    Celebrate a Joyous Festive Season with Arjaan by Rotana's Exclusive Offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 29, 2018) –   Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, celebrates the festive season with a list of traditional favourites, premium goodies and classic roasts, available throughout December. Experience the festive cheer with Arjaan by Rotana and choose from a wide variety of festive lunches and dinners, New Year packages as well as a 15% off on the best rooms.   Sky Light Café Celebrate this festive season with loved ones in a rustic Arabic styled courtyard at Skylight Café, Arjaan by ......read more

    Club Vista Mare to welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks display and gastronomic feast

    Dubai, 28 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is setting the stage for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration with a mesmerising fireworks display and culinary feast across its restaurants.     The festivities will feature an outstanding beach party with a concert set-up, performances by a live DJ, scintillating light installations, chart-busting tracks and more that will all add to the ever-popular destination’s lively ambience and stunning views.     All seven dining outlets at Club Vista Mare are offering ......read more

    Celebrate UAE National Day with Dragon Mart

    Three-day cultural extravaganza from 1 to 3 December  Dubai, 27 November 2018:   Dragon Mart will celebrate the 47th UAE National Day with an exciting line-up of cultural activities and traditional entertainment to showcase the nation’s heritage, from 1 to 3 December. Get a taste of Emirati culture at a unique Barasti palm tree majlis at Dragon Mart 2 serving complimentary food and drinks, showcasing local handicrafts and offerring free henna art. Guests can also enjoy traditional Yola, Ayala and Laiwa dance performances as they immerse themselves into the ......read more

    Shaabiat Al Cartoon to perform live in Dalma Mall this National Holiday

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 November 2018:  The 47th UAE National Day celebrations at Abu Dhabi’s favourite Mall, Dalma Mall will feature the region’s most popular attraction and funniest animation series, “Shaabiat Al Cartoon” in cultural splendour during this national holiday.  Kids and families will get to meet and greet the famous Shaabiat Al Cartoon Characters Shambeh, Affari, Atooga, Mhayer and Bu Mhayer and also get a chance to win some SAC goodies, whilst celebrating the national day festivities. Originally began as a mobile phone animation series in ......read more

    Emirates Steel showcases construction and building products at Big Five 2018 in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE – 26 November 2018:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Big Five International Building and Construction Show 2018. The show is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between the 26th to 29th of November, and will bring together over 2,600 exhibitors from 64 nations across the world to Dubai. Emirates Steel will be showcasing its unique steel product range, which caters to the construction and building industries. Emirates Steel will be attending the ......read more

    DLD: lowered service fees of co-owned properties increase attractiveness of Dubai's real estate

    RERA: the fees recorded a decrease of 12% in some areas   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) confirmed that the lowered service fees for co-owned properties in Dubai’s freehold areas contributed to the attraction of real estate projects by encouraging buyers to invest in the short- and long-term, and those who want to buy residential units to live in.   This is due to the regulatory laws for this activity, notably Law No. 27 of 2007 on co-ownership, and the circulars issued by DLD and the Real Estate Regulatory ......read more

    Embark on a Luxurious Weekend Break in the Heart of Dubai

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre Launches Spectacular Weekend Stay Offer Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018 -   As the weather is cooling down, and the season heating up, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre has launched its season’s most spectacular weekend offer, where its discerning clientele, can unwind and experience an unforgettable weekend in one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations. Located in the heart of DIFC, when staying at the hotel, guests can easily discover the surroundings where the morning is ......read more

    DLD inaugurates Tamleek Cube in Dubai South

    Offering real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services at a single location Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) inaugurated Tamleek Cube yesterday, a first-of-its-kind office that provides real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services in Dubai South.    The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South; Her Excellency Majida Ali ......read more

    Hogan Lovells Advises on the Sharqiyah IWP Project in the Middle East

    DUBAI, 25th November 2018 –   Hogan Lovells has advised JGC Corporation, United Infrastructure Development Company (part of Bahwan Engineering Group) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, the successful bidder, on the Sharqiyah Independent Water Project ("IWP") in the Sultanate of Oman. Financial close was achieved on the 5th of November, 2018.  The Sharqiyah IWP is a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant that will sell approximately 80,000m3 of desalinated water per day for 20 years to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. SAOC ......read more

    Dubai Land Department is main sponsor of ‘Azerbaijan RecExpo 2018'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) the main sponsor of ‘RecExpo 2018,’ organised the fourth edition of the event in Baku — capital of Azerbaijan — for three days at the ‘Baku Expo Center.’ The event complements the local economy in Azerbaijan and the growing demand for foreign investment. The RecExpo is considered the only international real estate exhibition to be held in Azerbaijan, witnessing participation from leading international companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, ......read more

    The 3 day super sale at Al Ghurair Centre

    Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Al Ghurair Centre, GCC first shopping mall, has announced its participation in the country wide three-day super sale from November 22to 24 2018, in partnership with Dubai Festival Retail Establishment (DFRE).                                                                                                     ......read more

    Deerfields Mall Announces 10 Winners for 5th Anniversary Raffle Draw

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 November, 2018:   Deerfields Mall named ten shoppers as the winners of its grand Spend & Win celebrations. The raffle draw is part of the mall’s birthday bash, celebrating five years of bringing exemplary shopping, entertainment and leisure options for mall-goers. A promo which ran from 18 October to 3 November, shoppers had a chance to join in on the excitement of the Spend & Win campaign upon spending at least AED 200 at any retail store. Deerfields Mall successfully received over thousands of entries from mall visitors during ......read more

    The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show

    A key event for French companies seeking to position themselves in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East Dubai – November 26 to 29, 2018   Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   to enable French companies to seize new opportunities or reinforce their existing presence, Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will once again be running two French pavilions at the BIG 5, the Middle East's leading construction industry show. Twenty-four companies from the industry's various sectors will be ......read more

    MMEC Mannesmann opens regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi to expand its presence in the MENA region

    The German engineering contractor brings along its global technological know-how and expertise to help grow the region’s oil & gas and chemical industries November 21, 2018 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: MMEC Mannesmann GmbH (MMEC), a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), has announced the opening of its branch office in Abu Dhabi that will function as a regional headquarters to meet the growing demand for speciality services in oil and gas, chemicals, metals and mining and renewables sectors in the Middle East region.   The German engineering ......read more

    Dubai Festival City to host Emirates Cars & Bikes Festival

    Over 1,500 custom cars and bikes to be part of the three-day event  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2018: Calling all motorheads! Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will be hosting the 5th edition of the Emirates Cars & Bikes Festival at Marsa Plaza from December 6-8, 2018. The event, which is organised by Final Cut Events, will see over 1,500 custom cars and bikes and is expected to be attended by over 20,000 visitors making it one of the largest automotive gatherings in the region and contributing to the ......read more

    UAE National Day grand celebrations at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Five days of free festivities highlight Emirati culture and tradition Dubai, 21 November 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall will celebrate the 47th UAE National Day with a range of traditional Emirati festivities and cultural activities from 29 November to 3 December to honour the nation’s glorious history. The highlight will be a special majlis installation at India Court featuring Arabic calligraphers, falconers and henna artists, offering a glimpse into the UAE’s rich cultural heritage. Visitors will be welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates, the essence of UAE ......read more

    Property Sharjah Real Estate Registration Directorate gets ISO 9001: 2015 certification anew

    Sharjah, UAE, November 21, 2018  The Sharjah Real Estate Registration Directorate (SRED) has successfully managed to update its ISO 9001: 2015 certification de novo. The leading Directorate has cleared all the requirements of the formal review due for the renewal of the ISO 9001: 2015 certificate, according to a top official. Abdul Aziz Ahmed Al Shamsi, Director General of the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Directorate, said they have met all the terms and conditions indispensable for the renewal of the standard based on the report of the British Standards Institute ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Rewards Shoppers with Instant Cash during 3-Day Super Sale

    Shoppers using their Dubai Festival City Mall gift card between November 22nd and November 24th 2018 will receive instant cash rewards of up to 300 AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th November 2018: As the city gears up for the upcoming 3-Day Super Sale weekend, Dubai Festival City Mall is offering even more exciting rewards and deals to shoppers, running from November 22nd until November 24th 2018. Shoppers using their Festival City Mall gift card this weekend will receive instant cash back of up to 300 AED. With over 400 stores and unlimited brands to choose from, simply load your ......read more

    Black Friday, The Virgin Megastore Way!

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2018:  Starting this weekend, November 22nd, Virgin Megastore has a little something you don’t want to miss out on! Covering all stores in the UAE, it’s your chance to spend AED500 and get AED150 back to spend on our e-commerce site at www.virginmegastore.ae. From every product category across the board being a part of this, we are 100% sure you will be participating. Happy Shopping!   ...read more

    Get ready for three-day super sale at Majid Al Futtaim's shopping malls in Dubai with discounts of up to 90%

    Hundreds of brands will offer unbeatable deals as part of the promotion  Dubai, UAE; 19 November 2018:   Get ready for unmissable money-saving opportunities as Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Deira, Me’aisem, Al Shindagha and My City Centre Al Barsha, prepare for the next three-day Super Sale, offering shoppers spectacular discounts of up to 90%. Bargain hunters and fashion lovers will find incredible deals on hundreds of brands at the event, which runs from Thursday, November 22 until Saturday, November 24, with discounts of 25 to 90 per cent offered on ......read more

    Dragon Mart gears up for a spectacular three-day Oman National Day celebration

    Live traditional dance and music from 16 November       Dubai, 15 November 2018:  Dragon Mart will celebrate the 48th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman with a vibrant line-up of entertainment to commemorate the rich history and cultural heritage of the nation, from 16 to 18 November.   Honouring the close bonds between UAE and Oman, the roaming parade will feature traditional Omani music and folk dance routines - Al Razha, Al Dan and Um Dema - performed daily by artists from 5pm to 9pm at Dragon Mart 2.  Al Razha dance is performed by two ......read more

    Ideal Standard to showcase world-class innovations at 2018 Downtown Design exhibition in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa is showcasing its latest innovations and designs at the Downtown Design 2018 – Middle East’s trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. The fair is returning for a stellar sixth edition and it is organized in the Dubai Design District from November 13th -16th, 2018.  Ideal Standard stand is representative of the brand identity and is divided into four distinct areas. Three areas are dedicated to ......read more

    ENBD REIT secures USD 75 million funding to drive portfolio diversification

    The Shari’a compliant financing facility has been agreed with Standard Chartered Bank and delivers a reduction in profit costs Financing will facilitate further portfolio diversification through acquisitions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th November 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has confirmed a USD 75 million (AED 275 million) Murabaha finance facility with Standard Chartered Bank for a term of three years with an accordion option ......read more

    The Fourth Edition Of Dubai Design Week Is Now Open!

    Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week has returned for its fourth edition, from 12- 17 November, 2018. Dubai Design Week 2018 holds its most extensive programme to date with 250 events and over 120 participating organizations. Downtown Design has grown to feature over 175 brands - including 40 regional designers. New to Downtown Design this year is Downtown Editions; a curated section within the fair, dedicated to bespoke and limited-edition design. Global ......read more

    Shop, Stay and Unwind at Swissôtel Al Ghurair This UAE National Day

    Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During Stay Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of UAE National Day, GCC residents will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel Al Ghurair when booking a room from 29 November until 3 December 2018. You can also dine at any of their restaurants at a 25% off including their Iranian joint – Shayan, which is famous for its ‘One Meter Long ......read more

    DAMAC reports revenue of AED 5.2 billion for the first nine months

    Developer doubles number of handovers year on year   Financial highlights for first nine months of 2018:  Revenue at AED 5.2 billion Gross profit at AED 1.9 billion Net profit at AED 1.1 billion Booked sales of AED 3.2 billion   Earnings per share of AED 0.18 Deliveries of 3,800 units Dubai, UAE – 14 November 2018:   DAMAC Properties Dubai Co PJSC (DFM: DAMAC) (“DAMAC” or the "Company"), announced financial results for the first nine months of 2018, reporting total revenue of AED 5.2 billion, gross profit of ......read more

    Celebrate a Month-long Festive Feast at Swissôtel Al Ghurair

    Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Gather friends and family for the festive season and rejoice with International cuisine, traditional turkey takeaways and sing-along Christmas carols CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Embrace the joyful start of festive season at the spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony featuring a live performance of Christmas carols, Santa’s visit with gifts for little ones, warming up the night special festive foods, gingerbread cookies, sweets and mocktails will be served. Info: 05th December, 6:30-8:30pm YASMINE LOUNGE Festive Turkey Takeaway Let ......read more

    Tashkeel to present a panorama of innovative UAE design at Dubai Design Week 2018

    The worldwide debut of the latest limited-edition pieces by four emerging UAE designers for The Tanween Collection will be exhibited at Downtown Editions Design + Making UAE delves into the process and practice of product creation in the UAE through Tashkeel with a range of workshops and talks for emerging practitioners of product and graphic design at Dubai Design District – Building 10 Voices of Design to present 12 works by 11 UAE-based emerging practitioners from Tanween and the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba Dubai, ......read more

    Rove Hotels & Mariska Nell present the Sustainability Corner during Downtown Design

    Rove  Hotels  collaborate  with  Dubai-based  environmental  artist and  champion, Mariska  Nell  to  present  a  Sustainability  Corner  as  part  of  Downtown Design,  from  November  13th to  16th.  The installation  will  feature  her  upcycled  works,  some  of  which  have  been  created  using plastic bottles  collected  as  part of  Rove’s  ‘Check-in  with  Plastic;  ......read more

    Rustle Up Memories at Taste, Le Meridien Al Aqah

    Celebrate Loy Krathong at Fujairah’s famous beach resort with a special cooking class   Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Located on a 230m stretch of pristine beach of U.A.E’s East Coast Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is renowned among tourists and families for offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and the mighty Hajar mountains. Boasting of a wide selection of food & beverages, Le Meridien Al Aqah is home to 4 leading F&B outlets that are among the top 10 on TripAdvisor.    Continuing with #AlAqahFlavors, where the resort celebrated the ......read more

    At the BIG 5 Dubai 2018, GV2 VEDA France will be presenting its VEDAFEU range, dedicated to passive fire protection, which has been validated by the UAE Civil Defense

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Rapid fire spread in buildings is something that, even today, continues to be a problem, with consequences that are often disastrous leading in some cases to heavy loss of life. There is no lack of recent examples:- The Zen Tower in Dubai in May 2018, Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Torch Tower in Dubai in 2017 and 2016, The Address Downtown also in Dubai in December 2016... The only way to protect people and property in the face of this type of events is to systematically install appropriate, certified and patented fire barrier solutions during ......read more

    Dalma Mall a Winner again at the MECSC MENA Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 November 2018:  Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall, further cemented its reputation at the 2018 MECSC MENA Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards. The industry’s highly prestigious awards ceremony took place at the RECon Middle East & North Africa retailer and shopping center convention, held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center.   The convention is the industry’s premier Middle East and North African forum and is attended by shopping centre owners, developers, service providers, managers, and a wide range ......read more

    Get ready for the great outdoors with Dragon Mart's Al Bawadi Camping Market

    Travel Market expands with new section for outdoor leisure products   Dubai, 11 November 2018:   Dragon Mart’s Travel Market is now even bigger and better with a new addition: the Al Bawadi Camping Market, showcasing a wide range of camping gear and outdoor equipment from 11 to 17 November 2018. Adjacent to the Travel Market currently taking place at Dragon Mart 2, Al Bawadi Camping Market features a wide variety of items including tents, BBQ grills, portable chairs, folding tables, wooden heaters, sleeping bags, campfire grills, utility bags, water coolers, ......read more

    The IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition Is Back to Bring a Child's Dream Toy to Life!

    The Soft Toy drawing competition invites all children to visit any IKEA store and visualise their dream toy, to later bring it to life   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 November 2018: Starting from today until 17 November, IKEA UAE will open its doors to tiny designers, aged 0 - 12, helping them manifest their dream toy, and building together the following years’ SAGOSKATT collection. This inspired collection is a result of the annual IKEA Soft Toy drawing competition that takes place worldwide, with selected winners from across the globe.   This competition will ......read more

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