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
Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017: With the outdoor season just ahead, preparing your outside space has never been easier with the launch of an exciting range at Al-Futtaim ACE.
Whether it is alfresco dining, barbeque parties, camping, picnics, gardening or celebrating the festive season, the collection includes some brand new and exclusive products that are on-trend, great quality and good value for money.
The Al-Futtaim ACE outdoor collection features an extensive range of products from outdoor furniture, barbeques, lawn mowers, swings, camping accessories and gardening ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: Someone's going to get lucky this September at Paris Gallery! The luxury retailer is calling all perfume lovers to an ultra-luxurious giveaway. One lucky customer will drive home a Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The chance to win this coveted car is open to anyone purchasing perfumes worth AED 500 or more from one of these three brands: Versace, Missoni and Moschino. The month-long offer will run from September 1st to the 30th at all Paris Gallery stores in the UAE.
Paris Gallery, the perfect destination for gifting, caters to the desires of the most ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that over AED 820 million worth of brokerage commissions were made in Dubai’s real estate market between the beginning of January 2017 and the end of June this year.
Yousuf Al Hashimi, Deputy Executive Director of RERA – the regulatory arm of DLD – commented: "Brokers play an essential role in our sector, representing the forefront of real estate activity, acting as a very important link between sellers and buyers, and also offering a wide range of services for investors. Our ......read more
It's that time of the year to shower your loved ones with the finest gifts.
Look no further than Paris Gallery for the latest in luxury perfumes, timeless timepieces and in-vogue accessories for Him & Her.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 28, 2017): Cityland Group - developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 - has announced the appointment of Dubai-based McARTHUR + COMPANY as operators of the 1.2 million sq. ft. GLA mall project. The property that is currently under construction is located adjacent to Global Village and will be in close proximity to residential communities in Arabian Ranches, Majan, Al Barari, Layan, and Falcon City amongst many others.
McARTHUR + COMPANY, one of the world’s leading shopping centre ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The UAE’s wise leadership drives the country’s progress with its gender equality strategy”
Panellists at thought-session include prominent Emirati women influencers across industries: Her Excellency Dr Mouza Obaid Ghanim Ghubash and Dr Maryam Matar
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, celebrated the third annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Women are Partners in Giving’, with an inspirational seminar, to coincide ......read more
28 August 2017, Dubai UAE: LXA, the award-winning hospitality interior design consultancy based in London and Dubai, is proud to confirm the completion of its work at Al Habtoor City, which includes La Perle, the upcoming aquatic theatre show by Franco Dragone. Envisioned as the vibrant dining and entertainment epicentre of Al Habtoor City, the integrated development is the largest single-phase development in the Middle East, within which LXA has designed the areas and the main lobby space associated with the theatre, plus traditional British pub, the Rose & Crown. The show La Perle ......read more
Get your kids kitted out for school at Stadium
Shoppers spending 250AED on Back to School products receive a free Umbro backpack
Dubai, UAE, 27 August, 2017: Looking for the latest sportswear for Back to School? Look no further than Stadium. Not only does it have all the best sports brands under one roof, but before 31 August, shoppers spending 250AED on Back to School products will receive a free Umbro backpack.
You’ll love our selection! The Adidas Young Boys Base Polo (AED 125) is designed with a polo neck for comfortable everyday wear, and your kid will ......read more
Sharjah, August 27, 2017: Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced its Sharjah Summer Grand Discounts campaign,which is scheduled to be launched this Tuesday in the Emirate. SCCI is conducting the campaign for the first time as part of the Sharjah Summer Offers activities. The campaign includes unprecedented discounts of up to 80% on top brands and various products and goods.
All stores in Sharjah’s malls and shopping centers will take part in the campaign, which will continue for three consecutive days, concluding activities at night on Thursday August 31st. The ......read more
The Summit will highlight specific ground-breaking technologies as 3D Printing, BIM Technology, Bio Mimicry and Pre-fabricated Modules among many others
Dubai, UAE, August 24, 2017: With a surge in technological innovations surrounding the real estate and hospitality sector, the 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) will feature cutting-edge technology solutions to improve the productivity of the industry players.
To be held from October 4th-6th, 2017 in Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco, the mega-event will highlight specific ground-breaking technologies ......read more
31% growth in net rental income to USD 21.5m (1H 2016: USD 16.4m)
Strong rental income conversion lead to 67% growth in funds from operations (“FFO”), now USD 8.3m
Current annualized rent passed AED 200 million mark
Phase 1 of the British Columbia Canadian School is being delivered. Opening pending authority inspections.
Owner fit out and leasing under way at Index Mall
Pursuing acquisition opportunities in the current market environment
Dubai – 24 August 2017: Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT” or the ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 August, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced a financial endowment to Dar Zayed for Family Care. Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary aid will empower the UAE society through community development efforts.
Held at ADFD’s headquarters, the cheque handing over ceremony was attended by Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and Nabil Al Dhaheri, Director General of Dar Zayed for Family Care.
Enabling ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017: The countdown is on until school goes back, and The Dubai Mall is making things a little bit sweeter for parents with a chance to win a year’s worth of school tuition fees!
Simply spend any amount at The Dubai Mall’s more than 1,200 retailers and 200 F&B outlets, visit a Guest Services desk throughout the mall and enter for a change to win big.
There are four prizes worth up to AED 50,000* each up for grabs, so don’t miss your chance to enter before Saturday, August 26, 2017.
There’s also more than 40 ......read more
Famous Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal to give an enjoyable performance to kids at Eid Al Adha Carnival
Abu Dhabi, 23 August 2016: Famous and loved Arabic singer and actor Hamada Helal is confirmed to give an enjoyable performance with his famous kids’ songs at the first day of Eid Al Adha. The announcement was made today by The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi (WTCAD), as part of its Eid Carnival celebrations.
The Mall at WTCAD has announced earlier that it’s hosting the biggest first of its kind Eid Carnival during the three days of Eid Al Adha, from ......read more
20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.: With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep. Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much ......read more
For the first time ever in the capital
3 Days of Extravagant Eid Carnival at The Mall from 1-3 September
World’s famous kids circus coming all the way from Italy to entertain guests
Dazzling roaming shows and entertainment acts every half an hour
Bigger surprise is to be announced next week as part of the Eid Carnival
Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2017: An unforgettable experience awaits visitors at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) this Eid, as The Mall invites friends and families of all ages to celebrate Eid Al Adha with a ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership is keen to continuously develop UAE-Afghanistan bilateral relations”
ADFD’s development funding in Afghanistan underpins growth for agriculture, housing, energy, transport, industry and health sectors as well as social services
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 August, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Afghanistan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation dating back to 1977. Cordial relations between the two sides continue to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2017: Dubai Economy and Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, opened the 'Consumer Happiness Counter' at Paris Gallery's largest store in The Dubai Mall. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, in the presence of Mr. Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, CEO, Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection sector in Dubai Economy, and senior officials from both sides, inaugurated the counter.
Launched by Dubai Economy, the initiative is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al ......read more
Dubai Festival City simplifies the back to school season by offering a one stop destination for your favourite back to school essentials
Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2017: Dubai Festival City is offering a wide range of back-to-school promotions to ensure that your kids will look their best for the school year ahead at; Sacoor Brothers, Marks & Spencer and GAP, and stock up on school supplies from Borders, ACE, E-MAX and Carrefour.
To get parents prepared and make it fun for the little ones, here are some of Dubai Festival City’s top tips and tricks, as well as in ......read more
Shop for a chance to win a year of tuition fees, worth AED 50,000
Kids can win a Nintendo Switch with The Dubai Mall Bear Hunt
Kids eat free at over 40 selected outlets
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: It’s almost back-to-school time and The Dubai Mall is helping students and parents get ready with a host of unmissable activities, pop-up stores and kids-eat-free specials, so nothing gets forgotten!
From Sunday August 13, until Saturday August 26, Star Atrium on The Ground Floor of The Dubai Mall will be home to ‘Back to School ......read more
Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, offers ladies an exclusive shop-till-you-drop offer from 7th March 2017 to 27th February, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ladies can shop for AED 200 minimum and be part of a monthly raffle coupon and stand a chance to win AED 5,000 worth shopping vouchers
Women enjoy in-store deals from 10:00am to 3:00pm every Tuesday apart from the raffle draw till the end of the promotion period
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017: Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, is running its ......read more
Dubai-based property developer gets ready to hand over 302 sold-out units to customers this month – within two years of the launch of the affordable luxury homes to customers
Dubai, August 15, 2017: Danube Properties, which launched eight projects in three years with a combined development value exceeding Dh3 billion, announces the completion of the Dh350 million – Glitz Residence I and II projects – within two years of the sales launch.
Owners of all the 302 sold-out units will soon start taking deliveries of their units as Danube prepares to welcome its ......read more
Industry growing at a steady rate to reach $54 billion in 2022
Dubai, UAE, August 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, announced that the SGI Dubai 2018 show is 57 percent sold out almost 5 months prior to the show. The 21st edition of this premier sign, graphic and imaging industry event will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The 2017 edition of the show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors. The 2018 edition of the show will be by ......read more
Organisers confirm highest number of submissions received in Awards history; projects selected from across the world represent best in architectural design
Dubai, UAE; 15 August 2017: The shortlist for the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets has been revealed, announcing the best real estate and architecture innovators behind some of the world’s most renowned new projects.
With more than 300 submissions received – the highest in the Awards’ history – a total of 45 projects have been selected by an independent panel of experts. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 August 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that further updates and upgrades have been made to its innovative ‘Ejari’ smart application, which was launched primarily to protect the rights of landlords, tenants and property management companies. The application has proven to be highly effective and user-friendly, reducing the cost and time required to complete a variety lease management processes.
Mohammed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of Rental Affairs Sector at DLD, commented: "Since its launch, the ......read more
Dubai, August 14, 2017: Dubai Summer Surprises may be over, but for those of you who didn’t get your shopping fill, Al-Futtaim’s retail brands have got you covered.
From August 23 until September 22, over 30 Al-Futtaim brands will be coming together to collaborate for the first time ever on an exciting promotion across all their UAE stores.
With over AED 2million in prizes on offer from IKEA, Al-Futtaim ACE, Marks & Spencer, Guess, Robinsons, Ted Baker, Plug ins, Toys “R” Us, Reebok, Stadium and many more top shopping ......read more
Completion of 535 projects in Dubai has reinforced investor confidence in the real estate market
Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that a total of 88 real estate projects have been launched from the beginning of 2016 until H1 2017. DLD has also confirmed that 68 real estate projects were registered during H1 2017, representing a value of AED 21 billion.
His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “Dubai is currently witnessing increasing interest from international investors, which has reinforced confidence in our ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 10 August, 2017: This summer, Oasis Mall will give every child the chance to become a space explorer at its very own planetarium. From 9 to 26 August, the first mall planetarium in Dubai, located at the ground floor atrium, will screen short movies about the wonders of the universe, including a film on the Emirates Mars Mission.
Kids aged five to 17 can immerse themselves in the depths of outer space and learn fascinating facts about galaxies far, far away – all from the comfort of their bean bags for a nominal ticket price.
The 20-minute entertaining and ......read more
UAE facilities management industry market hits $12.49bn record high.
FM EXPO 2017 (25 – 27 September) will pursue the challenges and solutions faced by the facilities management industry throughout UAE building boom.
Dubai, UAE, 10 August: The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, according to FM EXPO 2017’s research partner TechSci Research.
One of the main driving forces behind this rise in value is an estimated $629bn worth of UAE based construction contracts. Expected to be completed by ......read more
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, participated last evening in the kick-off meeting of the advisory council for 2017 HITEC Dubai. The objective behind the high level meeting was to define and outline an agenda for HITEC Dubai based on the rapid innovations in technology and the specific needs of the Middle East region, especially Dubai, in order to keep up with the expectations of international travellers. The advisory council for the mega event also includes representatives from leading ......read more
Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) version 2.0 offers best practice guidelines and criteria to ensure the highest quality of public spaces for Abu Dhabi communities
ABU DHABI, 9th August, 2017: The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has launched its revamped Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) to ensure people living in the Emirate have convenient access to community facilities, such as parks and waterfronts.
The PRDM - originally commissioned in 2011 to guide the development of a world-class public realm - is used by municipalities, agencies, designers and developers, as a ......read more
Dubai, August 9, 2017: Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, launched its Back-to-School collection on the 1st of August, which has everything you need to start the year and be the envy of all your peers with an exciting new collection. Centrepoint acknowledges that all kids have their own unique talents and interests, and wants to embrace and celebrate the differences, highlighting that every child deserves the best. The best part of the start of the near year is shopping for new school gear and this season’s new collection includes everything from water bottles, ......read more
Dubai awarded new Guinness World Record
Carrefour and Procter & Gamble organize for thousands of UAE citizens, residents and visitors to celebrate their happiest memories
More than 10,850 pictures make up the world’s longest ever line of photographs, now on display at Dubai Festival City
Dubai, 9 August 2017: Thousands of UAE citizens, residents and visitors today helped set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of photographs ever gathered.
The record-breaking line of photographs measures 1655.192 meters (i.e. more than 1.5km) ......read more
Bin Mejren: The Dubai market is unique in the region and a leader in real estate activity
Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that the total value of real estate transactions exceeded AED 390 billion across 95,000 transactions in 18 months (1 Jan 2016 – 31 July 2017).
Commenting on the results, His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD said: “These figures demonstrate an atmosphere of optimism across the real estate market. They also support expert views that emphasize the substantial growth of the real ......read more
Al Msaddi says unique Dubai project highlights need for developers, investors to focus on supply and demand factor
Dubai, UAE, 8 August 2017: One of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages, fäm Properties, has topped AED1.3 billion in residential property sales at City Walk, the new destination developed and managed by Meraas in the heart of Jumeirah.
Firas Al Msaddi, the fäm Properties CEO, said today that the bulk of sales were to first-time buyers of buildings, while just over AED325 million worth of sales were in the secondary market.
He believes the ......read more
Dubai, 06 August 2017 - For the second year running, McArthurGlen - Europe's leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets - will be honouring its guests from the Middle East with a luxury gift and additional savings to celebrate Eid, as part of its Hayakom Festival Campaign. From 24th June - 3rd September 2017, shoppers visiting selected McArthurGlen centres will receive a premium candle created by renowned perfumer, Maison Molinard, in Grasse, Provence, the perfume capital of the world.
In addition to this, guests will receive an extra 10% off at particular ......read more
Procter & Gamble and Carrefour give UAE consumers the chance to share their great moments of happiness with loved ones, break a Guinness World Record and make new moments of happiness by winning family experiences
Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017: In partnership with Carrefour, P&G is giving UAE consumers the chance to both share their great moments of happiness with their families and loved ones and create new ones by winning family experiences. From July 30th until August 9th consumers can take part in the world’s largest campaign to express joy for moments of ......read more
Main works contract awarded for 1,296 villas at 55-million-square-foot master development
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 August 2017: DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, awarded Arabtec Construction LLC with a AED 628 million contract to develop 1,296 villas at DAMAC’s AKOYA Oxygen master development. Arabtec will begin construction in Q3 2017 at the 55-million-square-foot green development in Dubailand, and is expected to complete the project within 24 months.
“DAMAC always chooses to partner with leading contractors and ......read more
Net profit of SAR 18.2 million for Q2 2017, a 459% increase on previous quarter
Gross profit of SAR 45.4 million showed 43% improvement on previous quarter
MEPCO achieved earnings per share (EPS) of SAR 0.43 for the period
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 31 July 2017: The Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’) (Tadawul symbol: MEPCO), the region’s leading vertically integrated paper manufacturer, has announced its financial results* for the second quarter of 2017. Net profit increased from SAR 3.2 million in the first quarter to SAR 18.2 million in second quarter of 2017, ......read more
DAMAC Properties reveals its latest collection of bespoke Trump villas located in the heart of Dubai’s most exclusive residential community
Dubai, UAE – 30 July 2017: DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, today launched The Trump Estates Park Residences, an exclusive collection of exquisite villas that enjoy unobstructed views of the parks in DAMAC Hills. The luxury gated community boasts four bedroom, two floor bespoke villas, each with a unique lower ground floor that provides additional recreational or utility space for the ......read more
Bin Mejren: Our strong real estate foundations has led to sustainable growth in the sector
DLD recorded approximately 36,000 transactions, representing a 26% increase over the same period last year
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017: Dubai Land Department (DLD) has released its H1 2017 Transactions Report up until 30th June, through the Real Estate Research and Studies Department, announcing that total real estate transactions for this period reached a value of AED 132 billion, achieved through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions.
The report reveals that ......read more
The UAE are a source of magnificent engineering projects and creative designs, which regularly astonish spectators and enter the news worldwide. In this article, we present several less-known property developments, whose architects deserve no less attention.
Exponential growth and good governance have created a property hub in the UAE
Being not even 50 years old, the young country with its seven diverse Emirates has grown out of a desert into a playing field for real estate developers. The country can be considered an example for other countries, having put its resource wealth to a ......read more
Al Wahda Mall participates in the festivities of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season with weekend activations, being Thursdays and Fridays, from July 14th to August 20th
Mall patrons can avail discounts ranging from 25% to 90% throughout the month
A Mega Raffle will be held on 20th August, 2017 to mark the end of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season event with entertainment and a lucky draw from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2017: Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the ......read more
DUBAI, U.A.E., July 26, 2017: Sliding into the soft embrace of a new luxury vehicle for the first time can often be a sensory overload. The glowing display, the rich aroma of the leather, an array of buttons entreating to be pressed, the delicate wood finishes that cry out to be stroked, the evocation of a sense that this is a unique place, unlike any other. The enhanced feeling of wellbeing that washes over you as you close the door with a satisfying clunk and separate yourself from the outside would and cocoon yourself in a vehicle that becomes an extension of you, what is known ......read more
Offers running from13 to 26 August across all participating stores
Dubai, UAE, 26 July, 2017: It’s time to grab your trainers and get ready for the school run! After the long summer holidays, Stadium is here to get your kids active again with their latest Back to School collection, now available from 1 to 26 August.
Why search every store in Dubai, trying to find everything your kids need for school, when Stadium has the best sports brands all under one roof? We know how active boys can be so when it comes to Back to School essentials, look no further than Reebok’s Royal ......read more
Dubai, July 26, 2017: To prepare your kids for the new school year, Al-Futtaim ACE is introducing a fun and exciting collection of back to school products all under one roof.
The collection will feature a range of quality products from leading brands including Nataraj, Kores, Sivo, bento lunch boxes from Sistema, Lock & Lock and Zipit amongst others.
Parents will find arts and craft, school bags, lunch boxes and bottle tumblers in addition to special bundle stationery packs starting from just AED 5. There are also colourful shelving and smart storage solutions to ......read more
ICLP survey finds that 68% of shoppers do not feel that they get anything in return for sharing their personal information with brands
24th July, 2017- Dubai, UAE: Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP today reveals that more than two thirds (68%) of UAE shoppers do not feel that they get anything in return for sharing their personal information with brands. This presents a major challenge for retailers as they try to build stronger relationships with their customers and encourage them to join a growing number of loyalty programmes.
ICLP surveyed UAE ......read more
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: Fund’s projects align with Egyptian government’s expansive vision and goals
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 July, 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Egypt have long enjoyed close and strategic ties. The constructive cooperation between the two parties continues to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that benefit the citizens of Egypt.
To date, the Fund supported Egypt with Abu Dhabi government grants and concessionary loans worth AED4 billion across 64 development projects. The projects ......read more
Structure works for all buildings across Mamsha Al Saadiyat have been completed
Mamsha Al Saadiyat will offer a unique selection of beachfront one to four bedrooms apartments complete with modern sophistication
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2017: The Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced the achievement of significant stages in the development of the Mamsha Al Saadiyat project. All concrete groundwork has been laid, with the structure for all buildings now ......read more
GHD has successfully managed a challenging public safety infrastructure project for the Government of Guam—The Ordot Dump Closure. Originally built in the 1940s by the United States Military, the 50-acre dump introduced toxic leachate into the Lonfit River, which feeds into Guam’s Pago Bay. The site was also the source of significant air pollution from methane gas emissions. To close the Ordot Dump, GHD managed the construction of a network of environmental safeguards including a complete cover system, a leachate collection system, a gas flare, sewer system improvements, emergency ......read more