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    Litigating without a judge through self-litigation… Artificial Intelligence at The Rental Disputes Center

    The world’s first-of-a-kind project Reduces litigation duration from 45 days to 8 days The Centre develops innovative solutions to enhance investor confidence in the real estate sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) showcased its real estate litigation journey in service of the sector, enhancing investor confidence in Dubai’s real estate market as part of its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which is being held until 18th October, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   The Centre’s mission in the most prominent technical event, locally and regionally, focussed on demonstrating its litigation journey and developments since its inception in 2013 that commenced with traditional litigation mechanisms. By 2015, RDC ......read more

    Swiss Chemicals & Building Material Giant “Sika” Expands Operations in UAE with AED 40 Million State-of-the-Art Facility

    With 240,000 tons annual production capacity, new Dubai-based factory becomes key sales and distribution center for GCC region Official inauguration attended by Sika Executive Management, Dubai Industrial Park Managing Director and Consul General of Switzerland. By 2020 Sika globally targets 6-8% annual growth and more new plants and national subsidiaries opening. Over past 3 years: 217 new patents filed, 20 Global Technology Centers, 26 new plants and 10 new national subsidiaries opened, 17 acquisitions in all regions. Dubai, 14 October 2018 –   Sika, global leader in chemicals and building materials, officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art production facility and offices in Dubai with an investment of around AED 40 million. The new facility based in Dubai Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial ......read more

    Rental Disputes Centre's pavilion at GITEX 2018 will exhibit innovative technologies

    The Centre participates under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), participates at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX) 2018, which kicked off today and continues until 18th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   RDC is participating through a unique platform under the slogan ‘Self Litigation Simulates Artificial Intelligence’. GITEX, the most prominent technical event locally and regionally, will be an ideal opportunity to interact with visitors to highlight the most advanced smart technologies that will be unveiled during the exhibition.   HE Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of RDC, commented: “We are eager to ......read more

    AED 162 billion total of Dubai real estate transactions in 9 months

    Bin Mejren: The diversification of the investor base reflects market attractiveness and represents a guaranteed sustainable growth 163 nationalities found Dubai as the ideal option for their real estate investments The remaining months will reveal a rising investment wave with the introduction of a number of government incentives Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th October 2018:   In the latest report issued by Dubai Land Department (DLD), Dubai’s real estate market witnessed a continuous growth driven by optimism among investors and developers, where the market recorded 39,802 real estate transactions worth AED 162 billion from the beginning of the year till the end of September.   Commenting on these promising figures, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that these results ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Celebrates the Grand Opening of Aloft City Centre Deira

    Opening of Aloft City Centre Deira marks the launch of Majid Al Futtaim’s 13th hotel in the region First hotel in the region to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Aloft City Centre Deira at an event attended by VIPs, media and influencers from the United Arab Emirates. The opening of the event took place in the presence of Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Holding, and Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International. The event featured a futuristic line-up of entertainment to represent the brand’s signature urban-cool theme and ......read more

    Rental Disputes Centre launches Rental Good Conduct Certificate service

    The first-of-its-kind initiative consolidates Dubai’s global position as a transparent real estate environment and reduces disputes Judge Abdulqader Mousa: The new service implements the initiatives offered by the Centre to reduce rental disputes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th September 2018:   The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) in Dubai launched the Rental Good Conduct (RGC) Certificate service, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the world that aims to enhance trust between land lords and tenants and reduce the rates of disputes that may arise between them.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department (DLD), commented: “The RDC’s launch of the new RGC Certificate service comes in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Interior Design Market Sharpens Focus, Accounting for One Third of Sar35.6 Billion GCC Spend

    INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 October to 1 November.   The renewed demand for high quality interior design and fit out services in the Kingdom can be ......read more

    Festival Plaza Announces Lulu Hypermarket at New Lifestyle Destination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2018:  Festival Plaza, Al-Futtaim’s latest lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali and the Dubai South community, has officially announced that LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest hypermarket chains and retail companies in the GCC, will be the center’s hypermarket of choice. Since project announcement, Festival Plaza has been committed to delivering an exceptional mix of retail choices, focused on everyday convenience, home and lifestyle.  “We are excited to partner with LuLu Hypermarket and welcome them to the Festival Plaza development. We look forward to bringing the best in retail offerings to the entire Dubai South community with our latest project, Festival Plaza, and we will continue to enhance the retail mix and experience for Dubai South ......read more

    ANCG Named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by RTA

    Dubai, October 8, 2018:   The Civils division of Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, was recently named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). At a prize giving ceremony hosted by the RTA, the award was presented to Mr Senan Al Naboodah, Managing Director of ANCG.  Commenting on the award, Mr Senan Al Naboodah said: “We are extremely proud to have received this award from the RTA, which validates our unfailing commitment to the health and safety of all our employees. We are committed in providing internationally-accredited safety training and the appropriate equipment and protective clothing to all of our site staff, as protecting our workforce is ......read more

    Welcome the cycling season with Dragon Mart's Bike Market

    Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Get ready to explore the great outdoors with another edition of the Bike Market at Dragon Mart 2, which is back by popular demand with an even bigger range of cycles and accessories.  Following a tremendous response to the first market held last year, the Bike Market returns from 4 to 13 October with cool deals on must-have cycling equipment and accessories for all age groups.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Bike Market will showcase a huge collection of bicycles, quad bikes, desert bikes, and scooters for adults and kids.  The market also features protective gear, including helmets in various sizes and colours, knee pads, lights, seat covers, locks, water bottles, cycling gloves, pumps, customised handle bars and ......read more

    La Riviera reveals show Apartments at JVC

    Luxury apartment complex offers unparalleled comfort and luxury Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Riviera Group revealed the show apartment for La Riviera Apartments with design and interior elements that reflect luxurious apartment living. The 22-story residential building offers 144 stylish one and two bedroom apartments and two retail units.   La Riviera Apartments is situated in the district of Jumeirah Village Circle, a residential and commercial community featuring a mixture of Arabic and Mediterranean villas, stylish townhouses and apartments. The 25-foot high grand entrance lobby with convenient car drop-off facility and hotel style elevators add to the luxury lifestyle feel of the residence.   A medical facility, school, public transport, shopping centre and convenience store are all on La ......read more

    Dubai Land Department: 41 real estate companies compete in International Property Awards – Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th October 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that the closing ceremony of the first edition of the International Property Awards – Dubai (IPAD) 2018 will be held on 11th October. With 49 companies competing in various categories, 41 of which being local, DLD is expecting a highly competitive first edition. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “We are pleased to organise this award in Dubai as a consolidation of our partnership with the International Property Awards. This global programme is widely recognised by all parties in the sector and will inevitably meet the demand of our local companies that always strive for excellence. We are confident that the establishment of a specialised branch of the Awards in Dubai will further develop our real ......read more

    REIB DWC-LLC, a Marketing, Management & Financial consultancy Experts from the USA is now in the UAE

      United Arab Emirates: October 6, 2018 - We are expert consultants in Marketing, Management, Real Estate & Financial consultancy.  Our Marketing services include but not limited to: Evaluation of your company, competitors & industry, Marketing Research, Strategies, Marketing Plans, Proposals & Reports Customer Service Training, Press Releases, Customer Analysis, Implementation of business centered Marketing Strategies, Advice on International Marketing, Market Analysis. Our Financial & Management services include but not limited to: CFO Services, Accounting & book keeping, ERP evaluation and implementation, VAT COMPLIANCE, Business setup (Freezone), Available for Board Member appointments. Our Real Estate Consultancy services (we are licensed in Florida & Georgia, USA & Dubai, UAE) ......read more

    5 reasons why construction is a growing industry in Dubai

    Dubai is one of the most famous places in the world. Visited by over 15 million tourists every year, it’s the most popular emirate in the UAE. When you visit Dubai, you will see how it’s full of tall buildings and beautiful structures. Many call it the hub of construction as it’s home to some of the tallest buildings in the world, including Burj Al-Arab and Burj Al Khalifa. Let’s have a look at five reasons why so many new buildings are being constructed in the country: 1) There’s A Lot of Profit Construction is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. In fact, most billionaires out there have some form of investment in construction companies. Many financial experts believe that construction is one of the safest businesses ever, especially if you wish to your money in a quick ......read more

    Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets and new Business Hub highlight strength of local businesses, government initiatives

    Increased supply benefits investors Dubai, UAE; 4 October 2018: The lower prices of properties driven down by supply in the lead up to Expo2020, coupled with government incentives for investors and retirees, will open options to UAE real estate investors who seek to capitalise on a wide selection of units to grow their portfolio, an expert has said. According to Cityscape Global’s data partner, Property Monitor, their index on the on the 12-month average price performance for apartments and townhouses sits at a 3.4% decline, stating the average sales price for Q3 were AED1.2 million and AED1.9 million, respectively. Market analysts, Reidin suggest this decrease is due to a reduction in project launches by the developers and end-users focusing more with ready properties. Shruti Jain from Reidin, said: “Based off of ......read more

    AED38.7 billion worth of projects totalled from five exhibitors out of 300 at Cityscape Global

    Middle East’s largest real estate event showcases newly announced developments from top local exhibitors Dubai, UAE; 3 October 2018:   Taking advantage of the region’s largest gathering of real estate professionals, developers took to the halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre to announce and showcase projects worth billions of dirhams. Out of the 300 companies at Cityscape Global, five local developers have exhibited projects worth a total AED38.7 billion making up a large portion of the total value of projects onsite. With the value of many of the announced projects expected to come to light in the coming days, the running tally is projected to grow substantially. Running until Thursday 4 October, Cityscape Global has seen developers competing for the attention of first time buyers, seasoned real estate ......read more

    Dubai World Trade Centre wins big at the Cityscape Global Awards for best in class real estate projects

    One Central wins Commercial Project Award for Offices 4 and 5 and Dubai’s first 25hours Hotel wins Leisure and Hospitality Project Award ‘Highly Commended’ for Expo 2020 CoEx Campus within Community, Culture & Tourism Project category, Expo Village (Phase 1) in Residential Medium to High Rise Project category, and Dubai South Mall in Retail Project Award category Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd October 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been rewarded for its excellence in real estate development, with two of its projects appearing in the winners’ category at this year’s Cityscape Global Awards, which took place in Dubai on Tuesday, October 2nd.   One Central, a mixed-use development within the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) free zone, was selected as ......read more

    Celebrate Chinese Golden Week at The Dubai Mall with an exclusive showcase of festivities

    Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Celebrating China’s traditional Golden Week, The Dubai Mall is adding a dash of entertainment that will bring family and friends together through dance, music, art and laughter.  Immerse into some of the oldest Chinese traditions as The Dubai Mall has lined up a host of Chinese cultural activities for all the family members. From October 1-7, The Dubai Mall will host a programme of traditional Chinese cultural and art activities at a special Chinese-themed activation at Souk Atrium.  Here, guests can experience a showcase of Chinese ancient art forms with live Chinese Calligraphy, Rice Writing Art and Fan Painting demonstrations. Throughout the week, skilled artists will be showing off their craftsmanship by creating customised pieces of art for shoppers to take home, with a ......read more

    Real estate organisations and professionals gather for Cityscape Global opening

    Government backed Egyptian, Maltese developers target UAE investors with secure prospects and paths to citizenship Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2018:   The 17th edition of Cityscape Global officially opened its doors today, welcoming local and international real estate organisations and professional who have gathered in Dubai for the three-day exhibition, which runs until Thursday, 4 October at Dubai world Trade Centre. With up to 300 exhibitors competing for attention, international developers from Egypt and Malta, supported by government agencies are vying for UAE investors by offering sound prospects and the option to earn citizenship for their respective country. UAE, Egypt and Malta are among the countries featured at this year’s exclusive Cityscape Business Hub and Hosted Investors’ Programme, which aims to ......read more

    SRECO and Alinma Investment Co Sign Agreement to Establish the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), and Alinma Investment Company (AIC) have signed a Fund Establishment Agreement for the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund.    The objective of the fund will be to develop three sites, located in Riyadh, and transform them into mixed-use developments, with a combined debt and equity structure valued at approximately SR 1.5 billion. The sites, which are to be developed, are as per the below:  Al Akaria Marriott Tower: offering hotel, extended stay and offices, strategically located in the Center of Riyadh, on Salah Al Din Al Ayyubi road  Riyadh Westin: a landmark development offering a variety of hospitality options, located on the Northern ......read more

    Nama Group Announces the Launch of Its Smart Metering Operations in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Nama Group has announced the commencement of the live operation of their centrally implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project designed for high value customers in the electricity sector in Oman. The ground-breaking project was carried out by a professional team of Omani experts from the electricity distribution companies in Nama Group in partnership with CESI Middle East FZE, a subsidiary of CESI, a world-leading technical consulting and engineering company and WIPRO Limited as the system integrator. The AMR system is a central standard smart metering system that will enable electricity companies to obtain accurate, hourly meter readings from high value customers and collect their consumption in an automated manner.  Nama Group CEO Eng Omar Al Wahaibi stated, “The ......read more

    Dubai's real estate market…global, smart, and sustainable

    Dubai Land Department: 9,500 new real estate investors invest more than AED 19 billion in Dubai Bin Mejren: Dubai’s real estate market is at the forefront of global markets, attracting investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that Dubai’s real estate market is consistently sustainable, attracting about 9,500 new investors from 1st January – 31st August 2018 with total value of investments worth more than AED 19 billion.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “Dubai’s real estate market acquired a sustainable reputation due to a range of innovative initiatives and proactive solutions that have made it the world's most attractive investment destination, with the most advanced ......read more

    Get ready to explore the world of space only at Dubai Marina Mall

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:  Is your little one fascinated with the planetary world, moon and spaceships? If yes, then head to Dubai Marina Mall and let your kids immerse in the world of space with fun filled edutainment. From 23rd September to 26th October, Dubai Marina Mall will be hosting space themed educational activities for kids to explore and know more about the terrestrial ecosphere. The mall will be buzzing with a Space Themed Playground Area where kids can have fun climbing and sliding. Additionally, a soft play area for toddlers up to 4 years has also been installed to enjoy space themed activations and games.  For those looking for a unique experience, visit the Upside-Down Room and get transported into an upside-down world that too inside a spaceship.  Don’t forget to take memorable ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate recognized by MOHRE for its commitment to Emiratization

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, the real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, has been recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) for its contributions to the UAE governments Emiratisation goals.  Al-Futtaim was amongst the top 10 companies to have contributed towards the success of the Real Estate Accelerators programme helping UAE Nationals to start their career in the Real Estate sector.  The award was presented to Raghda Fatme, Director HR - Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate and Zuhair Al Haj, Director of Human Resources and Localisation - MENA region - Al-Futtaim, by His Excellency Nasser Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation and His Excellency Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy. The success of ......read more

    UAE developer sales' potential reaches new heights with new strategic consultancy launch, Devmark.

    Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2018:  Focusing on strategic project launch strategy, comprehensive sales and marketing delivery, Devmark is the most experienced firm of its kind in the MENA region and aims to revolutionise how developers plan and launch their strategies and properties across the region. Devmark, a business created with the core aim of driving developer’s bottom line and optimising return on investment, has recently launched in Dubai. Founded by veterans of the real estate industry, and with careers panning some of Dubai’s largest brands, Sean McCauley and Richard Aybar have joined forces to launch a firm completely unique in its offering to the market.  With the overall value of real estate land transactions in Dubai worth Dh285 billion in 2017, which is higher than the GDP of 144 countries recognized ......read more

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    New Happenings during October at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  We are super excited to be sharing upcoming promotions for the month of October. YALUMBA THEME NIGHTS If you aren’t aware of Yalumba’s reputation in Dubai insanely diverse food scene, you might be in for a massive surprise. Not only can you expect to have the most delicious food in generous portions, but you’ll also enjoy a rich variety of world cuisine all through the month. Pick your cuisine and then pick your day and the friendly folks at Yalumba will not disappoint.  SUNDAY - ROAST NIGHT (7:00 - 11:00 PM) The best ......read more

    DLD Service Centres serve 39,000 investors with a total value of AED 131 billion

    42  thousand transactions and services for investors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that its service centres across Dubai have served more than 39,000 investors, after helping them complete their investments with a total value of AED 131 billion during the period from January to 31st August, 2018. In the latest report issued by DLD, the number of transactions provided in service centres during the period mentioned amounted to 42,000, distributed between 24,000 transactions for the transfer of ownership, and ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Back to School with DFWAC

    19th September, Dubai UAE:   BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana hosted a Back to School fun activity with women and children of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC).  The 3-hour event was filled with fun activities and exciting games, followed by a sumptuous feast of freshly prepared food and gift-giving. Commenting on the event Mr. Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager of BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana and Jumeira Rotana said, “Back to school time is one of the occasions where children are so excited about the new school time and ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show

    Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.  Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining ......read more

    Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre's Restaurant Promotions- October

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2018:  1. M'S GRILLS AUSTRALIAN SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB BLACK AGNUS M’s GRILLS, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Come October, mark your calendar for an exquisite dinner at M’s Grill every Wednesday and Thursday! Feast on the finest variety of Australian Black Angus Prime Ribs, slow roasted to perfection, served with a choice of side dishes and palate-tingling sauces amid the cozy and inviting ambience at M’s Grills.  Available only on every Wednesday & ......read more

    Fidu Properties unveils second office in Dubai; eyes expansion in UAE

    Dubai, September 17, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading real estate brokerage companies in the UAE property market, which had a recent transaction of around AED 500 million with Emaar Properties , has announced the opening of its second office in Dubai. The new office, located in Emaar Square is part of the company’s expansion plans in the UAE. The Chinese real estate brokerage company, which opened its first office in Dubai in January this year, is expanding its footprint amidst bullish trends in the UAE and regional real estate sector. Fidu aims to operate more ......read more

    Festival Tower – where success is on the agenda

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  According to a recent report by real estate consultancy JLL, Dubai has broken into the Top 30 in commercial realty rankings. The city is now ranked 27th globally – a significant jump from the 36th spot which it held last year.  The rankings clearly reflect Dubai’s position as not only the region’s premier commercial real estate attraction but one that is truly global. The city is placed well ahead of its regional rivals – Cairo (51) and Muscat (170) out of the 300 global cities analysed by JLL.  Adding to the ......read more

    Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

    CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods ......read more

    Revealed: Business Bay's most coveted towers for investment

    Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  One of the most prolific residential and commercial hubs in the city, Business Bay has grown into a coveted cosmopolitan neighbourhood since its launch in 2003. With the sparkling waters of the Dubai Canal adding to its appeal, the area remains a significant player in the Dubai real estate market, 15 years after its initial development. Leading property portal Bayut.com gives a unique insight into the best buildings to invest in Business Bay which is a central hub for property investments in Dubai.   The data from Bayut.com’s H1 market ......read more

    UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018

    The trending hashtag aims to highlight Uganda’s tourist attractions and rich natural beauty The Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo 2018, held from 6th to 8th September 2018 at Hotel AFRICANA, Kampala, aimed at showcasing Uganda’s hospitality and tourism investment opportunities, with a focus on promoting Uganda and Uganda hotels in the U.A.E and neighbouring Gulf countries. Bridging the gap between service providers and the international business community of suppliers, the programs and strategies of the 2018 Expo were carefully designed to provide an equal ......read more

    Dubai Land Department reveals achievements of Dubai's real estate market 2018

    Developers complete 47 projects that provide the market with 14,000 diverse properties Dubai’s real estate market attracts 1,000 investors who have completed 900 transactions worth over AED 12 billion Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8th September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) revealed that the results of the Dubai real estate market during the first eight months of 2018 are encouraging, especially in light of the timely completion of projects. One of the signs of the real estate market’s attractiveness is its continued ability to attract additional investors who ......read more

    Smart Stores Expo 2018 concludes on high note

    Region’s premier event for retail innovation sets sight on next year Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  The 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo proved to be a bigger success than last year’s inaugural show with the event attracting hundreds of retail professionals, service providers, manufacturers buyers, and end-use operators.  The region’s premier event for retail innovation created excitement as it witnessed new collaborations, discussions and a vast showcase of the latest retail solutions and technologies. The show, which carried the theme ‘Explore the ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre to House the 4th Edition Of TGI Fridays Bartender Championship

    Dubai, 6 September 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, is all geared up to host TGI Fridays 2018 edition of ‘World’s Bartender Championship’ on  Friday, 7th September 2018.  The mall visitors can witness top TGI Fridays’ bartenders from across the Globe pouring, mixing and flipping their way to the finals, which will be held in the Netherlands.  The event will be hosted by celebrity influencer and renowned RJ, Big Rossi and will be judged by a panel of ......read more

    Celebrate Back to School With Legoland® Fun at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, 4th September 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is continuing the Back to School celebrations with the all-time fun world of LEGOLAND®. During the span of one week, nearly 4,500 children made their way to the one-of-a-kind activation at Festival Square to enjoy LEGO® building activities, photo opportunities, movie previews and interactive experiences. The LEGOLAND® experience will continue until Wednesday, 12th September 2018, with daily raffle draws to win tickets to LEGOLAND® Dubai. To participate, children can present any receipt from the mall, or simply ......read more

    H.E. Sami Al Qamzi Opens Smart Stores Expo 2018

    The region’s premier retail event focuses on innovations and technologies driving the shopping experience of the future Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, inaugurated today the 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.  The event opened its door to retail professionals across the region to showcase the trends and innovations diving the future of retail. H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, led the ribbon cutting ceremonies and toured the ......read more

    Fidu Properties took centre stage at Dubai Property Show in Shanghai

    Dubai, September 4, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, has announced its strong participation in the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai, that was held from August 31 till September 2, 2018 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company, which recently announced massive expansion plans in the UAE and region, with over AED 5 billion worth of investments in the UAE alone over the next three years, will participate as part of the Dubai Land Department’s promotional forays through exhibitions in key markets ......read more

    The Know How of Buying Off-Plan Property

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Over the years, the UAE real estate market has been growing at a constant rate. According to latest reports, the market has also recently seen a fall in rental and sales prices making it even more attractive to investors. It is now considered by many to be a ‘buyers’ market’ and tenants are also enjoying the rewards. This period of rapid development in the UAE, means developers are consistently looking for buyers to invest in their off-plan properties. Buying an off-plan property has its advantages, but those looking to invest should ......read more

    Centro Sharjah Eliminates Use of Plastic Straws

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  In line with the hotel’s environment conservation programme, Centro Sharjah has joined the movement to make the world a better place by eliminating use of single - plastic straws in all its Food and Beverage outlets. Centro Sharjah will now provide guests PLA (Polylactic Acid) straws as an environment-friendly alternative. PLA straws are made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane and they are compostable and bio-degradable in nature. “Taking this step not only manifests our support in caring for the environment but it ......read more

    Reem Mall demonstrates significant construction progress

    Last few tower cranes expected to be erected in the upcoming months Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 September 2018:   Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s up and coming Retail, Dining and Leisure destination has announced the construction for the US $1.2 billion project is well underway, in line with the planned construction and finance targets. The construction for the mall commenced in late 2017, with the foundation stone laid earlier this year. Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the Developer behind Reem Mall, has also disclosed that as of August 2018, more than fourteen tower cranes have ......read more

    DAMAC awards AED512 million contract at AYKON City

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation selected to build Tower C, at award-winning development overlooking the Dubai Water Canal Dubai, UAE – 1 September 2018:  DAMAC Properties has awarded an AED512 million construction contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build tower C of AYKON City, DAMAC’s luxury mixed-use development on Sheikh Zayed Road. The new contract covers civil construction works for tower C, the residential tower in the award-winning USD2 billion development, overlooking the Dubai Water ......read more

    DLD marks a qualitative leap in upgrading government services through Ejari

    Dubai Land Department establishes systems to protect all parties and prevent the exploitation of the service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01st September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a qualitative leap in terms of improving the level of government services provided to its customers, especially in regards to the facilitating of the procedures, the satisfying of the customers, and the continuous development of these procedures through the Ejari service. DLD attributes this remarkable development to its interest in coordinating with ......read more

    Back to School With Burjuman Has Never Been Better

    Dubai, UAE, 28 August 2018:  As the long summer holidays come to an end, BurJuman presents a fantastic opportunity to get your children prepped and excited for the new school year. Between 26 August to 12 September 2018, select brands are running Back to School offers in association with Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) at BurJuman. Dress your little ones to be the most stylish at school this term with fantastic Back to School looks at BurJuman. With every purchase from Herschel, you get the opportunity to win AED 50,000 in cash, while Skechers is getting you fully loaded for the ......read more

    Henkel reports strong organic sales growth, further improved margin and higher earnings in second quarter

    Henkel delivers good Q2 performance despite significant negative currency effects Sales increase to new high: 5,143 million euros, organic growth +3.5% EBIT* reaches new high: 926 million euros (+1.8%) EBIT margin* further improved: +20 basis points to 18.0% Earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: 1.58 euros (+1.9%), excluding currency effects: +7.7% Henkel updates full year outlook, reflecting stronger headwinds from currencies and material prices, and expects organic group sales growth of 2 - 4% (unchanged), an EBIT* margin of around 18% (previously: more than 17.5%) and an EPS* ......read more

    Enjoy Going Back to School with The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

    7th August – 4th September: Book Collection  6th-8th September: Book Fair and kid’s workshops  19th August – 8th September: Spend and Win School Tuition Fees  Competition  Abu Dhabi, 27 August 2018 :   With the community at the heart of everything it does, The Mall at World Trade Center (The Mall at WTCAD) is launching its Back To School campaign with a book collection and charity sale, special book readings plus a spectacular Spend&Win competition to win AED 25,000 in  school tuition fees .   Bringing back ......read more

    Dubai Fesitval City Mall Takes on The Baby Shark Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, 27th August 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall celebrated the Eid holidays with the record-breaking singalong Pinkfong and Baby Shark show, that made its official debut in Dubai. Thousands of parents and children attended each of the shows in Festival Square and took part in all the singing and dancing. As the Baby Shark video hit 1.6 billion views worldwide on YouTube this weekend, families at the Mall were quick to take part' in the famous Baby Shark Challenge. Shoppers were also delighted with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days on Festival ......read more

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