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 Concrete (FIB – which stands for Federation International du Béton) were in the UAE to attend the first FIB - UAE Engineering Week, which has been organised by the Society of Engineers – UAE and which ran from 20th to 22nd March, with events in ......read more
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 receipt from Dubai Festival City Mall.
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 leasehold luxury apartments that cater to individuals and families who are looking for the ideal home in Sharjah. The development is set to be a landmark destination within the booming property sector that has developed in the Emirate over the past ......read more
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 attractive shopping vouchers and a modelling contract.
The impact of the event can be gauged by the fact that Mustafa Galal al-Azali who won the Mr. Congeniality prize in the 2017 event went on to become the eventual winner of Man of the ......read more
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 customised picture.
Guests will also be entertained by live Emoji characters on parade every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4:30pm to 8pm.
Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2018: Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Mall of Travancore’ the largest shopping mall of the capital city is all set to open its door to the people of Trivandrum, adding colors to their life. This state-of-the-art Mall is designed to give a world-class shopping experience and is positioned as a preferred shopping destination. On March 23rd, at 3 pm, Hon. Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan will dedicate the Mall of Travancore to the public.
The genesis of setting up a mall under Malabar Group was born in the year 2005. For this, Malabar Group representatives had visited over 1,000 malls in India and abroad to learn and get a hand-on experience about the functioning of malls. With this regards, a detailed marketing study was conducted in Kerala. Based on these studies, it was decided to set ......read more
Industry officials upbeat on the growth in demand driven by Expo 2020 as Dubai WoodShow kicks off at the Dubai World Trade Centre
More than 10,000 trade visitors expected to attend the three-day international trade exposition on wood products, woodworking technologies, etc
UAE’s total wood import and export value reached Dh4 billion in 2016
Dubai WoodShow to host 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six country pavilions from March 12-14, 2018
Dubai, UAE, Monday, March 12, 2018: His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Cabinet Member and Minister of Infrastructure Development, officially inaugurated the 13th edition of the Dubai Woodshow at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday, March 12, 2018, in the presence of H.E. Pacome Moubelet Bouyeba, Gabonese Minister of Forest, Vira Khmerova, Vice ......read more
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 prices at just the click of a button.
Launching on SOUQ.com allows 3M to provide hundreds of authentic and superior quality products such as window films, car accessories, personal care products from Futuro and Littman brands with plans to add ......read more
Hosted by Wafi Mall & Plan B Group
12 March 2018, DUBAI: Wafi Mall & Plan B Group has collaborated once again to give the UAE public the exciting opportunity to not only meet and greet with Umar Akmal, but also experience playing cricket with the exceptional player.
The feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm by the fans awaiting Umar Akmal’s arrival has finally come to an end as he made his appearance at Wafi Mall at 5pm. Welcomed with sheer excitement, applause, and a series of camera flashes, he made his way to the stage where he greeted his fans with his opening speech.
Among the fans, the media, and all the attending mall visitors, were three wonderful special needs children who were personally invited to the stage by Umar Akmal, to receive his famous signed cricket jersey and the ......read more
Partnership is for the first 360 campaign set to bring to life the retailers new brand positioning ‘Show Yourself’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2018: The region’s largest fashion retailer, Centrepoint, has joined forces with Anghami - the leading music streaming platform in the Middle East (exclusively represented by DMS) for a new season of Anghami Sessions. The collaboration will see the retailer supporting the popular concept, with the aim of nurturing musical talent from the region.
Centrepoint’s recently launched brand campaign, Show Yourself, is centred on the belief that fashion can build confidence and reduce self-doubt. The partnership, facilitated by leading media planning agency, Wavemaker Global, is now set to bring this to life - with a series of ......read more
The Lulu Organic Festival started on the 7th of March and will end on the 13th of March.
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018: LuLu sells 1,200+ organic products across many categories.
These include Imported ranges and Locally procured Fruits and Vegetables from the U.A.E.
Please be aware that any promotion prices will revert back to normal but availability and range will be the same.
Items on sale include fresh and dry organic food products as well condiments and oils.
Items include yoghurts, salmon, rice cakes, honey, sauces, quinoa, rice, pasta coconut oil, tea, vinegar, juices, butter, vegetables, meat, fruits and many more.
There is a range of Textiles which are produced using Organic Cotton sourced from India.
Key source markets all record double-digit growth
Abu Dhabi, 10 March 2018: The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during January rose 7.4% versus the same month a year ago, building on the success of a record-breaking 2017 when close to a total of five million people stayed in the emirate.
In total 437,228 hotel guests stayed in the emirate’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during January, up more than 30,000 over the previous year, figures disclosed by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) reveal.
All three regions recorded an increase in hotel guests, Abu Dhabi up 6.3%. Al Ain Region, up 7% and Al Dhafra Region up 17.3%.
Multiple countries provided double-digit year-on-year growth in January, notably China (10.7%), India (31.5%), UK (19.1%), Saudi Arabia (15.4%) and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018: The Dubai Mall’s much-awaited expansion of the Fashion Avenue is now open, welcoming more than 150 luxury brands. Connoisseurs of style will have a veritable showcase of exclusive concepts to choose from, delivered by the world’s leading luxury retailers at their flagship outlets, while many mark their Middle East debut at The Dubai Mall.
Guests can indulge in an array of exquisite culinary experiences and be pampered by the personalised luxury that awaits them with world class retail services.
With inspired architecture and a sophisticated collection of art pieces from around the world, Fashion Avenue offers a distinct, five-star experience unmatched in the region.
Cape Town, South Africa, – Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA), a specialty plastics manufacturing company within Evonik Industries, announced the opening of its Cape Town offices and technical training facility.
UAE March 8, 2018: EAA is committed to extending the distribution and accessibility of its world-leading acrylic brand, PLEXIGLAS®, to African consumers.
The investment in additional infrastructure and staff in the Eastern Cape supports this growth and provides a much-needed technical training center.
At an intimate opening function at the new premises, customers had the opportunity to network with EAA staff and investigate the exciting array of tools and equipment that forms part of the training facility.
The offices feature elements such as custom manufactured lighting, planters, furniture, and ......read more
Milestone move (to Al Montazah Parks) provides more stunning views
Of Sharjah’s key attractions in a new era of city’s tourism
Sharjah, 7 March, 2018: In a monumental move for Sharjah’s most recognisable landmark, the iconic Eye of the Emirates wheel is to be completely relocated from its home of 13 years at Al Qasba to Al Montazah Parks, the emirate’s premiere amusement and water park, providing even more spectacular bird’s eye views across the landscape to a larger number of residents and visitors.
The move will provide the plethora of the emirate’s tourists supreme panoramas over the city’s major attractions and famous markets, such as the Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, The Flag Island, Al Noor Island, Al Noor Mosque, and various government ......read more
Danube Properties launched AED 300 million tenth project Jewelz
The new Project offers 463 fully furnished residential units
Offering luxury living at an affordable price and 15% returns on the total investment along with the benchmark 1 percent monthly payment plan
8 March 2018; Dubai, UAE: Following on from the sales success of its projects, the UAE’s leading developer Danube Properties announced its highly anticipated 10th Project called Jewelz, showcasing the future of affordable luxury housing. The project was unveiled by Mr Rizwan Sajan the Founder & Chairman of the Danube Group and Mr Atif Rahman, the Director and Partner, Danube Properties Development, in the presence of the Media, Brokers as well as Senior Management of the company.
The AED 300 million project offers 463 residential ......read more
Dubai, 7 March 2018: Spruce up your home with fresh colours and new styles this spring with Dragon Mart’s first Home Décor Market from 15 to 24 March.
Open every day from 10am to 10pm at Dragon Mart 2, the market will offer discounts on a wide range of products including wallpapers, curtains, bedding, decorative items, bathroom accessories, children’s furniture and lots more, with free home delivery on any purchase.
Dragon Mart is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China. The destination is home to a 12-screen cinema complex and over 4,500 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets offering a variety of products from home essentials and furnishings to children’s toys, office equipment, electronics, building materials, machinery, fashion items and ......read more
More than 60 Design Awards in 2017
Twelve design awards have been received so far in 2018
Among the awards: five Red Dot Design Awards (Europe), three Good Design Awards (Japan) and the International Design Excellence Award (USA)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4. March 2018: GROHE received 62 design awards last year – more than ever before in the history of the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings. In 2018 the award-winning series continues with a total of five for the innovative water security system GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard. Thus far in 2018 twelve awards have been received already on pace for another record.
GROHE Blue Home received in 2017 the most design awards at GROHE
With eleven awards in 2017, the new GROHE Blue Home tap water system was the most ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 01 March, 2018 – Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, has launched its first exclusive Catalogue for children that introduces over 1,200 inspiring designs for the youngest members of the family. Carefully collated to blend elements of fun and functionality, the 68-page catalogue showcases 23 exquisitely appointed rooms for children of all ages – from infants to teenagers. A full digitised version of the catalogue will also be shoppable online, featuring interactive elements and a mobile responsive design.
Designed to appeal to Home Centre’s diverse customer base, the Catalogue caters to every style and budget, helping parents create spaces children can call their own. Brimming with creative interior ideas for nurseries, children’s bedrooms, playrooms and study ......read more
Construction work remains on schedule with 60 per cent of the project completed as on February 2018
Leasing for Cityland Mall makes consistent progress with over 50 per cent of retail spaces being leased and committed
Dubai, UAE (February 27, 2018): Cityland Mall which will be the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination remains on track for opening in Q4 2018 with construction of the mall continuing at a consistent pace. In terms of construction, 60 per cent of the project has been completed as of February 2018. In parallel, the leasing of the mall has also made considerable progress with over 50 per cent of retail spaces being leased and committed.
Construction work for the Carrefour hypermarket is nearly complete and it will be ready for handover on or before end ......read more
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, February 26, 2018: The Irish word for fun is “craic” and that’s exactly what awaits you at Al Ain’s most happening spot, the newly opened Irish pub “Mcgettigans in Danat Al Ain Resort” The place is no stranger to fun and frolic and the perfect venue to unwind after a hectic day.
The Mcgettigans chain continues to expand and is now exclusively available at the 5-star property in Al Ain, but with a better twist. Winters in the UAE are the perfect stage for some outdoor relaxation and catch-ups with friends and family. The spanning glass terrace of Mcgettigans overlooking the pool is a relaxing spot for post-work drink.
The large screens all around the pub facilitate live sports screening of your favorite games. Be it local champions Al Ain ......read more
Occupancy of Burj Daman climbed to 74%, up 18% since December 2017
Office portfolio segment grew by 4% to reach 88%
Only 22,000 sq. ft. remain available on ENBD REIT’s Burj Daman floors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 February 2018: ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), has announced total portfolio occupancy of 88%. This high occupancy level has been driven by ENBD REIT’s success in leasing its flagship assets, including Burj Daman in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as well as the strategic acquisition of assets with 100% occupancy on long-term leases.
ENBD REIT’s property in DIFC’s Burj Daman has ......read more
SIMCO to set up operations in Oman and Kuwait due to strong demand for manufacturing and woodworking machineries
SIMCO grows from strength to strength with turnover exceeding Euro 100 million
EMEA woodworking machine market exceeds Dh7.7 billion
Global woodworking market growth forecast to reach Dh16 billion and at a CAGR of around 3% in 2021, by Technavio Research
Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018: SIMCO Industrial Machinery, a UAE-based pioneer aluminium, woodworking and steel machinery importer, exporter and supplier, will expand operations into Oman and Kuwait as part of its Gulf-wide expansion that will help the company support the growth of the region’s manufacturing industries.
“SIMCO currently operates three branches in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq and we are planning to expand in coming years ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: W Dubai – The Palm picks up momentum towards its highly anticipated 2018 debut, with talent recruitment that brings to life the passion points of the W Brand.
In advance of the resort’s premier later this year, W Dubai – The Palm has been activating its Talent search for 500 W-minded individuals, including its search for the iconic global roles of the W Insider and W Music Curator.
In its search for a team that fuses the W passion with Dubai’s melting pot of cultures, W Dubai – The Palm have looked globally from destinations around the world for applicants that reflect the W attitude, experience and lust for life by being bold, expressive, spontaneous and passionate. The successful applicants that will be joining the W Dubai – The Palm opening team later this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018: Deloitte has just launched the eighth edition of the GCC Powers of Construction report, which provides an overview of the construction industry performance in the gulf countries. The report cites a robust pipeline of projects currently in the planning stages, which indicates there is still demand for construction projects, driven by social needs, initiatives associated with economic transformation plans, government’s commitment towards investment in infrastructure, as well as tourism related projects.
Deloitte’s report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.
Cynthia Corby, Audit Partner and Infrastructure & Capital ......read more
The mall will stage a number of family-centric social, cultural and entertainment activities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017: In an endeavour to showcase the Emirati culture, customs and traditions, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain will stage a number of family-centric, social, cultural and entertainment activities as a part of their celebrations organised on the occasion of the UAE’s National Day which will run from November 29th until December 3rd.
“UAE’s National Day is an important occasion to reflect back on UAE’s heart-warming culture and ......read more
At Dubai’s biggest construction industry exhibition - Big5 the company to highlight a lock as unique as a DNA and Advantis – the new range of electronic locks
Dubai - November 28, 2017: Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems(LocksS), the largest padlock manufacturer in Asia and a company that has been securing homes for the last 120 years in India, today launched the world’s most secure locks Godrej Herculoc and Godrej Advantis at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East.
Godrej LocksS has been synonymous for ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: UAE National Day celebrations at The Dubai Mall are not-to-be-missed, with a host of cultural activities, performances and giveaways, allowing families, friends and the community to come together to mark the ‘Spirit of the Union.’
In collaboration with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Emirati hosts will welcome visitors to the Souk Atrium which will be transformed into a cultural “majilis.” Guests will be served traditional coffee and dates as they listen to stories of the UAE’s culture and ......read more
The UAE-based business conglomerate will soon unveil more hypermarkets, further consolidating its retail presence in the GCC and India.
DUBAI – November 28, 2017: The UAE-based retail major Fathima Group opened its second hypermarket in Ras Al Khaimah as part of its wider growth plans in the GCC. HE Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, and HE Sheikh Majid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurated the outlet in the presence of Fathima Group Chairman Mr. E.P. Moosa Haji, Managing Director Mr. E.P. Sulaiman Haji, CEO Mr. Sameer Sulaiman and other senior dignitaries.
The ......read more
UAE, November 27, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its shares have been included in the MSCI GCC Index. The move demonstrates the growing regional and international confidence in DSI’s turnaround plan, which is expected to help bolster investor interest in the company.
DSI’s inclusion in the MSCI GCC Index comes just a month after the company’s successful completion of a comprehensive Recapitalization Program designed to improve the financial and operational performance ......read more
Sharjah, 27 November 2017: HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, inaugurated the first International Concrete Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East (ICCX Middle East 2017) yesterday (Sunday). More than 100 exhibitors and 1,000 international experts in the construction sector attended the event.
The exhibition, which is unique to the region, is particularly important because of its portfolio of construction and planiing projects in the GCC which are estimated to be ......read more
17.4% increase in UAE active construction projects draws to Dubai 2,500+ companies from around the world
Monday, November 27, 2017: The continued expansion of construction activities in the GCC region is attracting an increased number of international exhibitors at The Big 5 this year. According to the latest statistics by BNC Network, there’s been a 17.4% growth in the number of active construction projects in the UAE in 2017 compared to the previous year, and an 8.6% increase in terms of value, which reached USD 818 billion.
“Over 2,500 companies from 60 ......read more
Free to attend educative seminars at CREDAI’s Indian Property Show on 7th, 8th and 9th December
Dubai based expert Dr. Padmaja Yadav to also provide quick tips on home interiors and science of architecture
November 26, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Converting a brick-and-mortar house into a welcoming home is everyone’s dream. Yet, all it requires is some warmth, love, and understanding of Vastu and interiors. Learn more about this science of architecture and its application in home decor during the free to attend seminars at the upcoming CREDAI’s Indian Property ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Starting today until November 25, Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins are offering massive White Friday deals both online and in-store across a range of products.
There will be amazing deals on selected items from Outdoor, Garden, Home, and DIY from leading brands including Dyson, Siemens, AFTRON, Homeworks, Apple, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Bosch, and Lenovo amongst others. Additionally, on a minimum spend of AED 500 at Al-Futtaim ACE stores, customers will be entered into a raffle promotion where 20 shoppers will receive a chance to win 5g of gold ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Shopping in Dubai is about to get even more exciting, as The Outlet Village, Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall, gears up to celebrate the 3 Day Super Sale Dubai from the 23rd – 25th November.
Housing three department stores, international dining and over 125 top brands such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker and many more, The Outlet Village is the perfect destination for luxury shopping fans looking to acquire iconic brands at exceptional prices this weekend.
Located in Jebel Ali, just 15 minutes away from JBR ......read more
The brand new American Girl store has officially opened at City Centre Mirdif
This is American Girl’s first location in Dubai and outside of North America
American Girl is hosting a launch event open to all on Friday, November 24th
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that American Girl, the premium brand loved by girls everywhere, has officially opened its doors in the UAE! The brand new store at City Centre Mirdif is ......read more
Mall-wide sale will offer discounts from 30% up to 90% off
Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2017: Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will launch its Black & White Weekend Sale, from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November. Inspired by the global sale event ‘Black Friday’, Yas Mall’s array of international retailers will offer discounts of up to 90%, helping visitors shop at great deals, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, the One, Home Centre, E- Max, plus many more.
With the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening at the ......read more
The Olympics of online shopping are coming to region. Top tips to win the best deals at the SOUQ's biggest sale of the year
21 November 2017, Dubai, U.A.E: On your mark, shoppers! The region's biggest online shopping days are about to kick off. The much-awaited annual SOUQ White Friday 2017 is all set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a line up of the best deals and the biggest range of products. With a whopping 5 million items to choose from, customers are going to need to build some serious shopping stamina to make the most of the sale.
Just as ......read more
With a special flypast and a festival of fireworks, Dubai Festival City Mall is THE place to be on the 2nd of December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20th November 2017: On the 46th National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall will host a series of events at Festival Bay from 1.30pm in the afternoon till 11.15pm, including a flypast by Al Fursan, spectacular aerobatics, fireworks and a special edition IMAGINE show.
The packed schedule of events will begin with ‘Al Fursan’ – Arabic for ‘The Knights’ and continue throughout the day, including ......read more
Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region
SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience
Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand
Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high volume of orders
Roll out of credit card payment on delivery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
20th November, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E: SOUQ.com, the online retail and marketplace in the Middle ......read more
Key retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall set to slash prices with discounts up to 30-90%
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2017: Dubai Festival City Mall gets ready for the next edition of the Dubai 3-Day ‘Super Sale’. From 23rd to 25th November key retailers will be offering unbeatable discounts and offers, with up to 90% off popular items over the course of the weekend.
Selected retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall will open their doors an hour earlier, from 9am, allowing for an extended shopping period. Shoppers will have access to ......read more
The new update includes all areas of the Emirate and the inclusion of indexes for new projects
Residential, commercial and industrial properties are all included in the latest upgrade
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 November 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the rental index has been updated for 2018. DLD confirmed that the new update is for all residential, commercial and industrial properties in the Emirate of Dubai.
DLD’s specialists have adopted a variety of mechanisms to carry out the upgrade process, including reading the average data of tenancy ......read more
November 15, 2017 - DuPont recently presented its new Nomex® based fabrics and innovative protective solutions for firefighters and industry workers at this year’s A+A in Dusseldorf, Germany. They offer, for example, better protection for industry workers against the thermal effects of electric arcs. Moreover, the company announced the winners of the 'Nomex® Innovation Award 2017' at a gala ceremony on the first day of the trade show. The award is open to members of the DuPont™ Nomex® EMEA Partner Program, a carefully selected network of spinners, weavers, ......read more
Q3 2017 Highlights
Recapitalization Program successfully completed
Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 million in Equity
Debt restructuring expected to be concluded across key markets in Q4 2017
Q3 2017 Revenue stood at AED 590 million
Ongoing UAE projects portfolio contributes 42% of the company’s Q3 2017 revenue
The New Management conducts a projects commercial review and records additional provisions, revenue and margin adjustments for legacy projects across key markets
The lack of liquidity prior to the completion of the Recapitalization Program and to the ......read more
SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November
50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more
SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale
14 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: SOUQ.com has announced the return of its biggest online shopping event, the annual “White Friday Sale”, with 500,000 deals across the region on more than 16,000 ......read more
European hub will give employees and visitors a first-hand view of how Steelcase is using space to learn, innovate and grow in a disruptive environment
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017: Steelcase has announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth. The new LINC is the latest extension of the company’s global network, part of a geographically distributed approach to innovation. As organizations recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions and shift back to ......read more
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (19) of 2017, partially amending Law No. (13) of 2008 on Interim Property Registration in Dubai. The new law reflects our continuous efforts to complete the legal system that regulates our real estate sector.
Such amendments are announced periodically and follow an in-depth assessment of market needs. They reflect the aspirations ......read more
Calculator eases the relationship between landlords and tenants and minimises disputes
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) is a pioneer in finding proactive solutions for ensuring transparency and enhancing the comfort and happiness of all parties in the real estate market. Through its management and regulatory arms, transactions are closely monitored in addition to the regulatory requirements of the real estate rental management sector and any disputes that arise between parties to a rental contract.
DLD allows all parties to access ......read more
In order to achieve success as an entrepreneur, it is vital that you spend your money wisely; you need to make sure that any outgoing expenses have a positive impact on your business. While it is true that you need to speculate to accumulate, this is only the case if you are making sensible decisions. As your business grows, you will also need to ensure that your finances are fairly divided. You don’t want all of your funds going to one aspect of your organization, while another area suffers. If you are determined to be successful in your entrepreneurial endeavors, you will need to read ......read more
Dubai, November 9 2017: This November, QNET, prominent Asian direct selling company, urges everyone to commemorate Global Men’s Health Month by encouraging the men in your life to take care of their health.
QNET, through their ‘Absolute Living’ Campaign, propagates a holistic lifestyle for people, helping you achieve a balanced life with a healthier body, mind and spirit. With a wide array of products that make well-being accessible to all, QNET aids men to proactively take care of their physical health. QNET has something for every man, helping him ......read more
The closing ceremony for the 30-day Challenge is set to be hosted at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2017: As thousands take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge this month, Dubai Festival City, one of emirate’s largest mixed-use developments, is gearing up to host the grand closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th.
From surprise celebrity appearances and fitness demonstrations from Dubai’s top trainers to dragon boat racing and sunset yoga on the Festival Bay Helipad, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 7, 2017: His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank is the inaugural recipient of the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award presented by the California Polytechnic State University Alumni Association at the Honored Alumni Awards Celebration. Established in 2017, the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award pays tribute to an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of professional achievements and global contributions.
“I’m very proud of His Excellency’s accomplishments,” Cal Poly President ......read more
Dubai, November 4, 2017 - Automotive brand BORGWARD Group AG is set to introduce its renowned brand of aesthetics and performance to automobile enthusiasts across the GCC during its first-ever participation in the 14th Dubai International Motor Show. The company will showcase its user-friendly intelligent models featuring competitive German-made technology at Hall 2 -Stand 200 during the show’s run from November 14 to 18, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
BORGWARD occupies a prominent place in German automotive history. Founded by automotive genius Carl F.W. Borgward ......read more
Dubai, November 05, 2017: Reaffirming its market-leading position, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, swept all four of its nominated categories at the ICSC 2017 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards.
Centrepoint took home Best MENA Retail Brand, Best Store Design for its store at Doha Festival City, Best Cause Related Marketing for its Family Clock initiative and the Gold for Best Digital & Social media marketing for its Sale campaign.
Simon Cooper, Head of Centrepoint, said: “Over the years we have worked to ensure that ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017: Hundreds of Dubai residents gathered at Dubai Festival City Mall early Thursday morning on the 2nd November, with Al-Futtaim employees and students from Universal American School in Dubai Festival City, to celebrate UAE Flag Day.
The entire Dubai Festival City Mall façade will light up in the colours of the UAE flag every night leading up to UAE National Day.
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the development of the Masdar “Eco-Villa” sustainable home concept around the United Arab Emirates.
The agreement was signed by Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Executive Director of Engineering at the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP), and Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar, on the first day of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2017.
Launched during ......read more
Davide Padoa, CEO of Design International, will give an address on the key trends in retail architecture at the RECon MENA next week. Well known for its ability to anticipate market shifts and integrate them into highly creative designs, Design International has an established reputation as an innovative architectural and design practice.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Davide said: Shopping centres are no longer simply about making a purchase. People want to buy into something that is surprising and stimulating and has an authentic value for them and their community. It is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 29, 2017: Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced that it has signed up with the Danish home furnishing retailer JYSK to bring the brand to the Middle East. With more than 2,500 stores worldwide across 48 countries, JYSK is one of the world’s largest retail furniture groups.
With a passion for Scandinavian design, JYSK delivers furniture and accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products that enhance living spaces with a ......read more
Inspection drive conducted between January and September 2017
QCC confirms accuracy of 97 per cent of jewellery and precious metal scales examined during the campaign
Council urges consumers to look for gold seals on scales before making any purchases
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 October, 2017 –Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, verified the accuracy of 6,642 legal measuring instruments and 10,840 pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi market as part of its continued efforts to create a ......read more
Driven by increasing interest, more and more developers are planting firm feet in key Indian cities
Dubai Property Show in Mumbai generated AED 1.2 billion of enquiries in 2016
Indian investors made 10,628 transactions worth more than AED 20.4 billion in Dubai property between January 2016 and the end of June 2017
The popular real-estate exhibition will be held from 3rd to 5th November at Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai
October 28, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Land Department is heading back to the Indian financial capital with the third edition of its flagship event, the Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017: Dubai Festival City Mall will attempt to create the largest human UAE flag on 2nd November, and is inviting you to be a part of history! From 8am on the waterfront at Festival Bay, the mall will provide thousands with a commemorative hat and coloured boards to form the UAE flag from an aerial view. Great breakfast deals will be available to all participants, so grab your friends and family and join to celebrate the pride of the nation.
Dubai Festival City proudly recognises the importance of celebrating the UAE’s yearly ......read more
Strong interest from the Middle East with UAE textile market being estimated at $ 17.5 billion annually
“Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”: expanded programme for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017: The Middle East continues to be a strong source of interest for international textiles suppliers, with increasing market demand stemming from the region for the latest in home and contract textiles.
This was underlined at a media round table organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, to familiarise regional media and ......read more
Continuing its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International. Featuring 210 keys, the upscale 4-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC and is superbly located in the port city of Jazan with direct access to the beach.
Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan enjoys close proximity to Red Sea coast merely 20 minutes’ drive from Jazan ......read more
Twelve Memorandums of Understanding Signed to Accelerate Building the Area of the Future.
Dubai, UAE: 23 October, 2017: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the signing of 12 Memorandums of Understanding between Area 2071 and various local and international partners. Area 2071 seeks to find innovative solutions to current and future development challenges faced in a number of sectors. This is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 mission to make the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the world ......read more
Student showcase, smart solutions, and world-class lighting projects share limelight at region’s premier industry event
Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017: A glittering awards ceremony has capped off a successful three days at the Middle East’s premier lighting design and technology exhibition, where a dedicated student showcase and the launch of the region’s first institute dedicated to lighting education and knowledge were among the many highlights.
The 12th edition of Light Middle East concluded on 19th October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more
Al Wahda Mall becomes a one-stop solution offering to its visitors Banks and Ministry of Labour services alongwith already existing fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go
“We believe in adding more value to what we already have to offer to our visitors, the mall continues to remain an ‘everything mall’” - Mr. Mohammed Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall
The mall is headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication
Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands ......read more
Dubai, October 22, 2017: After the overwhelming success of the Shopathon event earlier this year, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, is giving customers an exciting opportunity to indulge in fabulous deals with up to 70% discount.
The second Shopathon event is being held between October 26-29, and customers can take advantage of exciting deals on www.centrepointstores.com.
From Splash’s latest trends and Shoe Mart’s most wanted footwear to Baby Shop’s best seller’s and Lifestyle’s totally awesome home, accessories ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: ‘brands4u’, the biggest factory outlet in Dubai showcasing high end brands from all around the world opened its doors to shoppers. The soft opening was in the presence of Mr. Sunil Shetty an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is an active star in Bollywood with appearances in more than 110 films. Sunil Shetty as the first customer flagged off the sales.
Hon. Mr. Paul Raymond P. Cortes, Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE officially inaugurated the ‘brands4u’ in the presence of leading dignitaries ......read more
Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), one of the UAE’s most prominent business conglomerates, recently held a business meeting with members of the Trade and Investment Commission of Australia at the Al Moosa Business Center, AIG Dubai Head Office in Oud Metha. The meeting saw the discussion of potential business opportunities between SAAE and Australian companies under the commission. The Australian delegation was composed of Mounir Sankary, First Secretary, Commercial and Trade Commissioner and Rohan Malhotra, Investment Manager. The group was welcomed by His Excellency Salem Ahmad ......read more
A destination for residential or commercial construction project owners
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017: Organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), the first ever Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition (DECOBUILD) will be launched on Wednesday at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hall in Dubai. The event will run from October 18-21, with the participation of 40 government and private entities.
"The exhibition will provide those wishing to build their own residential or commercial projects with a wide choice of ......read more
Tirana River Rehabilitation 70% complete
Tirana River Northern Boulevard 50% complete
Tirana-Elbasan Road set to open end-2017
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017: A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.
During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites ......read more
Corrective action taken for 7,334 products in 25 categories
Products recalled for non-compliance with safety, quality requirements
15,746 toys, 17,971 electrical appliances, 13,757 tobacco products, 3,318 detergents, 633 tires examined during inspection
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,463 products in 22 categories as well as the temporary withdrawal of 7,334 products in 25 categories for their ......read more
The company is set to embark on this by participating as a gold sponsor in the Light Middle East Exhibition
Having successfully participated in the Gulf region's leading trade show and conference for metropolitan, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions for the preceding couple of years, the global brand, Sylvania will exhibit its wares under the tagline “Light your world”.
Feilo Sylvania recently remodeled its brand strategy and will implement Sylvania as its international brand in the successive period, and concentrate on product branding in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017: Celebrating the Festival of Lights, The Dubai Mall is adding a splash of colour and a tonne of free activities this Diwali, from Friday, October 13, to Thursday October 19; bringing family and friends together to enjoy the occasion through dance, music, art and laughter.
With activities for all ages, visitors can enjoy classical and Bollywood fusion entertainment, or take part in Bollywood dance classes throughout the week, celebrating the vibrancy of Diwali.
A focal point for the celebration, a dazzling tree of lights with be located at ......read more
SHOP THE LATEST AND GREATEST ACCESSORIES AT YOUR STORE OF INSPIRATION
Dubai, UAE 14th October 2017: Robinsons, the largest department store in the Middle East, launched its much awaited hall of fashion and accessories. The hall is a sweeping sky lit space that houses some of the most coveted accessories and leather goods. In addition to the store’s lush vertical gardens and contemporary décor, the hall’s bold and relaxed atmosphere cements Robinsons as the store of inspiration that’s redefining Dubai’s shopping scene.
The hall of fashion and accessories is ......read more