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    ‘Be There' at The Dubai Mall this festive season and join in the Winter Celebrations, with a chance to ‘Be Lucky' and win big

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  ‘Be There’ at The Dubai Mall this winter, the flagship retail and entertainment destination of Emaar Malls in the heart of Dubai. Celebrating the season’s festive cheer, The Dubai Mall has unveiled its winter campaign that offers something for everyone, and enough reason to visit with family and friends.  The Dubai Mall’s contemporary take on the Nutcracker will delight young and old alike. Activities and entertainment include a festive photo booth, a digital graffiti wall where you can create your own nutcracker soldier, festive greeting booth, photo opportunity spaces and live ballet Nutcracker mini-shows. A number of retailers at the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination are also joining in the celebration with magical window ......read more

    Bee'ah achieves important milestone towards the completion of revolutionary headquarters

    Topping out ceremony held in the presence of senior officials Net-zero building to showcase new standards in sustainable architecture State-of-the-art Tesla Powerpack to supplement energy requirements Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2017:  Bee’ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning environmental management company, has made great headway in the construction of its iconic new headquarters. The company commemorated the completion of the highest point of the structure, with a topping out ceremony held on Sunday, 10th of December, at the location of the site in Al Saj’ah.    HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah; Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects; and Edmund Mahabir, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Carillion, signed a special concrete panel at the topmost ......read more

    Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System

    The new system is a comprehensive directory of all Abu Dhabi engineers who have met high standards of professionalism within the industry. Abu Dhabi, December 10 2017:  The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) today announced the launch of its new registration system for all engineers in Abu Dhabi. Upon DPM approval, they will get an official card that will certify them to work across Abu Dhabi. In line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, the integrated digital system ensures mutual recognition of all qualifications listed for every engineer. This streamlined process will provide the DPM with a pool of certified engineers permitted to work across the Emirate. The aim is to regulate standards, principles and best practice in the profession, and ensure only registered engineers with approved academic ......read more

    Four Fireworks Displays at Dubai Festival City Mall To Ring in the New Year

    Audiences set to be wowed at free event on Festival Bay to celebrate the New Year Dubai, UAE, 10th December 2017:  To celebrate the new year, Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a spectacular schedule of events which includes live musical performances, exciting shows from their global attraction IMAGINE and four firework displays throughout the evening.  The free entertainment at Dubai Festival City Mall will kick off from 7 pm. Festival Bay will then light up with fireworks at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm and a grand finale firework display at midnight to welcome in the New Year.  Visitors can make the most of the evening on Festival Bay by dining at any of its popular waterfront restaurants including: Eataly, Serendipity 3, Cheesecake Factory, Nando’s, Turkish Village, Joe’s Crab Shack, Sugar Factory,  ......read more

    ‘Ejari' smart app protects the rights of all parties

    Continuous promotion of the application stresses transparency in the real estate sector and enhanced user productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th December 2017:  The ‘Ejari’ smart application developed by Dubai Land Department (DLD) protects the rights of all parties in the real estate sector including owners, tenants and property management companies. Following new upgrades introduced by DLD, the application has gained an even higher level of efficiency in enhancing user productivity, reducing the cost and time required to complete lease registrations, and most importantly, consolidating transparency in Dubai’s real estate sector. Mohamed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of the Rental Affairs Sector at DLD, commented: “The “Ejari’ application has significantly increased the ......read more

    Over 200 developers across India participate in CREDAI's Indian Property Show

    14 states and 60 cities across India   The free-to-attend exhibition will be held on 7th, 8th & 9th December in Halls 7 & 8, Dubai World Trade Center Tempting offers for on spot purchase, flat discounts, free home through lucky draw, and complimentary tickets to global destinations including India. Indian property price growth predicted to rise to as high as 30% per annum Indian real-estate contribution to GDP projected to increase to nearly 13% by 2025 from 6.3% now December 7, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  More than 200 Indian property developers across 14 states and 60 cities assembled at the CREDAI’s Indian Property Show that opened to public today. The popular exhibition, featuring thousands of residential and commercial projects, has sparked further interest among property buyers following the ......read more

    Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert

     Market has clocked a sales growth of 28 per cent post-demonetization as per latest study Prestige Group ‘Buy now, pay later’ offer to attract NRI consumers 6th December, 2017, Dubai - UAE:  The realty market in India seems to have shaken off the impact of demonetization by registering sales growth and now showing signs of revival. Optimistic on the growth of the affordable and premium segment properties, while seeing consolidation in the luxury segment, market stability has returned while buyer sentiment is upbeat because of the trust wave generated by the implementation of RERA.   To cater to the renewed interest and buyer’s demand, Prestige Group, one of India’s largest and most sought after property developers is presenting a special offer of “Own now, pay later” ......read more

    South Indian developers to have major participation at CREDAI's Indian Property Show

    Over 80 reputed builders from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to feature budget to super luxury properties Over 200 developers from across India to showcase Best of India at the exhibition from 7th- 9th December at Dubai World Trade Center, Hall 7 and 8 For the first time, the property show will feature a “Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum” at the venue 04 December, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The CREDAI’s Indian Property Show slated for this weekend will see a huge participation from South Indian developers. With about 200 reputed RERA approved builders from across India, more than 80 would be from the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. In a brand new format, the exhibition will feature 14 state-wise pavilions, showcasing thousands ......read more

    Booming hospitality sector driving demand for cutting edge lighting design across the region

    Light Middle East showcases leading global brands eyeing future growth in lucrative regional market Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:   The booming hospitality sector in the UAe,, has become one of the chief drivers behind the rise in demand for top of the range lighting design, as can be seen from the trends leading up to Light Middle East 2017, the region's premium international showcase for lighting design and technology. Research firm STR reports that there are currently 99 hotels under development in the UAE, the highest in the Middle East, which represents 17 per cent of the 556 regional properties that are either under construction or in the planning stages. Once completed, these hotels will boost the country’s supply by another 28,898 rooms, with Dubai alone looking to reach a total of 134,000 hotel ......read more

    Vincitore Real Estate Development hands over flagship Vincitore Palacio residences in Style

    Dubai first Quality Residences with Quality Control by TUV Nord blends strategic location, opulent architecture & high end amenities Dubai, UAE, December 03, 2017:  Vincitore Real Estate Development, Dubai’s first quality branded real estate developer, has officially handed over its flagship Vincitore Palacio residential project to its owners during a ceremony graced by several dignitaries. The event marked a major milestone in the developer’s ongoing efforts to deliver properties embodying its promise of ‘Quality Real Estate at Value Par Excellence.’ The handover was presided by Vijay Doshi, Founder and Managing Director of Vincitore Real Estate Development Group, who was accompanied by his wife, Kavita Doshi. Mr. Doshi personally presented the apartments to their initial owners. To celebrate ......read more

    Danube celebrates the mantra of Health is Wealth

    win one gram of gold with every kilogram reduced @ Danube 3rd December, 2017; UAE:  Danube Group, UAE's largest diversified conglomerates with interests in building materials, property, construction and home furnishings joins hand with the Dubai Fitness Challenge and kick started a glittering weight loss rewarding programme for all the employees across branches from September 11th to December 10th2017. The campaign aims to encourage employees to lose weight and find time for physical activity to stay fit and healthy. As per the initiative one can win one gram of gold with every kilogram reduced and the top 3 reducers will get an additional surprise gift. Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group said: ” A healthy lifestyle being a core part of a person's happiness and we at Danube wish that ......read more

    Technal Middle East to create awareness about fire safety regulations in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE; December 03, 2017:  Technal Middle East, a pioneer in architectural aluminium facade systems, has launched a campaign to create more awareness among UAE building contractors, consultants and specifiers about fire safety for building facades.  According to Sam Robinson, General Manager, Technal Middle East: “We have developed a guideline to help the construction industry better understand how to ensure compliance with the relevant codes and standards for fire safety of external walls on high-rise buildings. Our guideline makes understanding the fire hazards of combustible external wall materials clearer. In particular,  we focus on the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE. Fire resistance is determined through destructive fire testing and the EN 1364-4 fire test is one of the most ......read more

    Robinsons National Day Trunk Show

    Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  In celebration of the inspiring success story of the UAE and its unity for 46 years, guided by the shrewd vision of its leaders, Robinsons, the leading fashion department store located at Dubai Festival City Mall, is taking the UAE National Day to a whole new level this year. Robinsons is proud to present a unique trunk show, bringing together the talents of local and regional designers that will be showcasing some hot off the runway and ready-to-wear couture abaya designs, jewelry and bags, all in a beautiful fusion of local and global flavors.   The Robinsons trunk show will be taking place on the 2nd of December from 4 to 5 p.m. gathering all the following talents under one roof:  Pearla: Established by Hessa and Fatma Ali Aljoker, Perla is a unique Dubai based fashion ......read more

    SOUQ Customers Enjoyed Biggest Regional Online Shopping Event in Record-Setting White Friday 2017

    SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year’s event With one million deals on offer, total number of items sold more than doubled compared to last year’s event 18 items sold per second during highest traffic time Products from over 16,000 fashion, beauty, electronics, grocery and other brands were on sale Over 70% of customers shopped through mobile devices across the region Almost half of customers paid using electronic payment methods 29th November, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com today announced that the number of items sold during White Friday 2017 more than doubled compared to last year - making it the biggest shopping event in SOUQ history. An unprecedented one million deals were on offer during the event, and 18 items were sold per second during ......read more

    Arjun Infrastructure Partners acquires Enviromena Power Systems

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 29, 2017 –  Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a portfolio company of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been successfully acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP).    AIP is a UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory company. It partners with institutional investors, mainly pension plans, to access direct infrastructure investments.    UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions throughout the MENA region. With a project footprint spanning nine countries, the company has installed more than 17,000 solar systems, representing the largest portfolio of solar rooftops in the region. The company has over 175MW worth of projects in operation and a further 500MW under construction.    Mohamed Jameel Al ......read more

    Caparol Paints showcases the new unique External Thermal Insulation Composite System at The Big 5 2017

    DUBAI- November 29, 2017:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, are showcasing their new unique fire resistant and super-efficient non-combustible External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) technology. The system boasts innovation, durability and longevity. The new ETICS technology was launched at the ongoing Big 5 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center.  ETICS technology by Caparol Paints has been designed to save energy and improve the climate inside the buildings. It substantially reduces heating and air conditioning costs by maintaining temperatures.   ETICS is a highly efficient system that ensures an improvement in energy efficiency of both old and new buildings once the technology is installed. Caparol has been at the forefront of researching and adopting new technologies ......read more

    Bawadi Mall gears up for UAE National Day celebrations

    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 hospitality. On this important occasion, we extend our warmest greetings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ......read more

    ME's padlock expert Godrej LocksS take giant strides in ultra-secure locks

    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 high quality mechanical locks, over the years and have been introducing and inducting new locking technology by creating the ‘five levels of safety’ which is a unique proposition offered by any brand in the space. Herculoc is a padlock with ......read more

    The Dubai Mall celebrates UAE National Day with a host of cultural activities for the whole family

    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 heritage.  Seated beneath a stunning ‘Museum of the Moon’ visitors can learn the importance of the moon in Emirati culture. An awe-inspiring touring artwork by UK artist, Luke Jerram, ‘Museum of the Moon’ measures seven metres in ......read more

    Fathima Group expands its retail presence in Northern Emirates

    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 inauguration event was also attended by Sheikh Muftah Bin Ali Al Khatri and Mr. Munther Mohamed Bin Shaker, Chairman of RAK Municipality; Mr. Ahammad Bin Mubarak Al Sahmsi, CID General of RAK Police Department; and Sheikh Mohamed Muftah Ali Al Khatri, ......read more

    International concrete conference & exhibition makes debut in Sharjah

    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 worth 3.1 billion dollars. The exhibition provides opportunities for an innovation-friendly environment to maintain market positions and growth in a highly competitive market in order to be a leading economic platform in the region, specialized in ......read more

    Growing International Participation in Dubai for the Big 5

    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 countries have chosen to come and exhibit their construction products and solutions at The Big 5 in Dubai this year. Some of these are participating to the event for the first time proving that the UAE are now more than ever ‘the place to ......read more

    De-clutter old gadgets to bring positive energy, learn the secrets for a happy home from Celebrity Vastu and Interior expert Rasesh Shah

    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 Show to be held in Halls 7 and 8, Dubai World Trade Centre.    Seminars will be hosted by celebrity Vastu consultant, Mr Rasesh Shah on Thursday 7th (7 pm – 8 pm) and Saturday 9th December ( 4 pm – 5 pm), while Vastu and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins Massive White Friday Deals

    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 each. Details: Event: Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins White Friday Deals  Dates: Al-Futtaim ACE stores and online on November 23-25 Plug Ins: in-store and online November 23-25 Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, ......read more

    The Outlet Village announces 3 Day Super Sale Dubai

    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 and within easy reach of the centres of both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, The Outlet Village offers a taste of European charm in Dubai. Shoppers can amble through Dubai’s premium shopping outlet and soak up the Tuscan-inspired ambience while enjoying ......read more

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    Fäm Properties Reveals Bitcoin Payment Option for Rentals at Major New Dubai Destination

    Al Msaddi says landlords believe cryptocurrency initiatives will attract educated, savvy tenants Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2017:  One of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages revealed today that some landlords will start accepting Bitcoin payments for residential property rental within one of the city’s major new developments starting next month. On the opening day of Cityscape Global, fäm Properties said that from 1st October a number of landlords whose properties are managed by the company are willing to accept Bitcoin rental payments for a limited number of ......read more

    Rocky reinforces its leadership position in Dubai's real estate market

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  Dubai’s world class infrastructure and ideal location positions it as one of the best cities in the world to live and do business with unlimited potential. It has been established that investors get higher yield in Dubai when compared to real estate investments in many other global cities. Hence, property investors from across the world consider Dubai to be one of their most preferred destinations for real estate investments. With the significant growth of the real estate sector, Rocky Real Estate, UAE’s leading brokerage firm has ......read more

    Al Thuriah to launch special promotion during Cityscape Global on three-bedroom apartments in Sahara Tower 6

    Select three-bedroom units in landmark high-rise complex will cost AED1 million for limited three-day period Promotion comes following Cityscape Global’s decision to allow direct buying for the first time in event’s history Sharjah, 10th September 2017:  Al Thuriah Properties, the UAE’s premier property developer that specializes in high-rise residential towers and communities, today announced it is launching a special promotion at Cityscape Global 2017 on a limited range of apartments at Sahara Tower 6.    The promotion is on 33 three-bedroom ......read more

    Value of 21,893 construction projects in the GCC reaches Dh8.8 trillion

    News Announcements The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches Dh8.8 trillion (US$2.4 trillion) at the beginning of September 2017, which is higher than the GDP of 205 countries, and lower than the world’s top six economies. Value of urban construction projects reached $1.185 trillion (Dh4.34 trillion) in September 2017, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows Value of the energy projects have reached $331 billion (Dh1.21 trillion) in September 2017 Value of utility project in the Gulf reached $302 billion (Dh1.1 trillion) in Sept., 2017 Total value of ......read more

    On the occasion of the Cityscape: Empower highlights the importance of District cooling in the future of Smart Cities

    A report by US-based Global Market Insights indicates that the district cooling market in the Middle East will exceed US$12bn by 2024   Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  Commercial and residential buildings in Dubai have district cooling and the demand is set to grow substantially, and district cooling is an integral part in the future of smart cities, according to Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider.   “Once a building has been commissioned, there is a ......read more

    Future Living: Dubai Properties to showcase high-powered realty portfolio and promising lifestyle destinations at Cityscape Global

    Key Projects across Dubai at Marasi Business Bay, Villanova in Dubailand, as well New Phase of Cultural Village are in Focus at Stand S1D10 at Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Centre   Dubai-UAE: 10 September, 2017:  Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer of renowned destinations across the emirate will showcase an impressive realty portfolio at Cityscape Global 2017, exhibiting alongside other Dubai Holding companies including Dubai Design District (d3). The premier property exhibition, Cityscape Global will run from 11 to 13 September, ......read more

    64 Brands in the UAE to receive Superbrands title at Annual Tribute Event

    Gala Event to announce ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 13th edition of the Superbrands book Dubai, UAE – September 10, 2017:  Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 64 of UAE’s strongest brands on September 17, 2017. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 13th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands. In its ......read more

    Al Marjan Island set to raise Ras Al Khaimah real estate profile at Cityscape Global 2017

    The island will demonstrate its pivotal role in realising Ras Al Khaimah real estate vision for 2018, and highlight unrivalled investment opportunities for investors Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 9 September 2017:  With record investment deals and projects portfolio, Al Marjan Island the leading master developer in Ras Al Khaimah was named platinum sponsor of Cityscape Global 2017 which runs from 11th to 13th September at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Through its participation at the exhibition, Al Marjan Island will continue to raise Ras Al Khaimah’s (RAK) ......read more

    MAG PD highlights its real estate portfolio for visitors during ‘Cityscape Global 2017'

    The company contributes to Dubai's vision by providing the real estate market with a wide spectrum of real estate options  The value of the company's UAE investments reached AED 9.8 billion by the end of the first half of 2017 Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  MAG Property Development (MAG PD), the property development arm of MAG Group, has announced that it will showcase five real estate projects at Cityscape Global 2017, the world-leading real estate exhibition that will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 11th to 13th September. Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, ......read more

    UAE Retains No. 1 Spot as Most Appealing Real Estate Investment Country for GCC Residents

    Dubai takes top city billing in new Real Estate Barometer study commissioned by YouGov for Cityscape Global Dubai, UAE; 9 September 2017:  The UAE has retained its number one position as the most appealing country to invest in real estate in the world for GCC residents, while Dubai is the most preferred city, according to new research. The latest Real Estate Barometer study, conducted in partnership between YouGov and Cityscape Global, asked GCC home buyers and real estate investors where they feel most comfortable investing their money globally and 45% of respondents cited the ......read more

    Instant Cash Back with Stadium

    Spend 500 AED in store at Stadium and only pay 350 AED Dubai, UAE, 9 September, 2017:  Refresh your sports and lifestyle wardrobe at Stadium and be rewarded instantly. From 31 August to 12 September, shoppers spending 500 AED or more in participating Stadium can redeem 150 AED instantly.   This offer is only valid in the following stores: Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, BurJuman, City Centre Deira, Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, Yas Mall, Mushrif Mall and Deerfields.  ...read more

    Real Estate Developers Offer Range of Exclusive Deals for Investors at Cityscape Global

    Middle East’s largest real estate event returns with on-site sales for the first time and a host of special offers    Dubai, UAE; 7 September 2017:  Cityscape Global returns to Dubai World Trade Centre next week and scores of real estate developers are busy prepping for what is the biggest property event in the region.    This year sees the introduction of on-site sales for all UAE projects, which means visitors will be able to compare investment options in one place and make purchasing decisions right on the show room floor.   With up to ......read more

    MENA Hotels Expands with Dubai Debut Opening MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai

    Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. The official ceremony was held last evening in the presence of Mr Majed Al Hokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group. Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and one in the UAE. Making the announcement, Mr Sami Al Hokair, CEO and Co-Founder of MENA Hotels, stated, “We are delighted to debut MENA Hotels that is a ......read more

    Falconcity of Wonders to participate in the 16th edition of Cityscape Global

    September 7, 2017 - The Dubai Land Department’s annual report for 2016 underscores the huge success of Dubai in particular in attracting property investors, registering a total of 60,595 real estate transactions collectively worth over AED 259 billion. Falconcity of Wonders LLC will showcase the latest developments within its Falconcity of Wonders (FCW) multipurpose mega project during the 16th edition of Cityscape Global, the largest networking exhibition and conference dedicated to the real estate trade running from September 11 to 13, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. FCW ......read more

    DAMAC Properties Awards 370 Contracts Valued at AED 3.5 Billion so far in 2017

    DAMAC Hills master community advances; Over 50 percent of contracts awarded for its AKOYA Oxygen development  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 6 September 2017:  DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, announced it has awarded more than 370 contracts worth AED 3.5 billion since January 2017. The contracts included construction, supplier and consultancy services across its portfolio of developments.  The bulk of contracts awarded this year have been for DAMAC’s largest master golf community, AKOYA Oxygen, with major construction ......read more

    Check out the kaleidoscopic art installation at The Dubai Mall

    Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  The Dubai Mall is now home to an incredible art installation, by Mexican artist, Gabriel Dawe. Centred around the exploration of textiles, Dawe’s ‘Plexus’ installation at The Dubai Mall considers the correlation between fashion and architecture, through exploring the diversity of sewing thread as a medium for his works.  Constructed entirely from coloured thread, the installation is a representation of combining two forms of shelter which humankind requires, the need for clothing and a physical home, to create a delicate and ......read more

    Calling all artists: TRYANO presents Bespoke Abu Dhabi in Partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority

    The initiative invites local artists to showcase their talents through re-imagining TRYANO’s iconic nutcracker and be featured in the brand’s festive season campaign. Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 5, 2017:  TRYANO, Abu Dhabi’s homegrown premium department store, is inviting artists to join Bespoke Abu Dhabi – an initiative that supports arts and creativity in the local community. In partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the initiative will allow local emerging artists to showcase their talents through re-imagining the ......read more

    Swarovski Opens a New Boutique at the Red Sea Mall, Jeddah

    September 4, 2017:  When heritage meets craftsmanship, it results in Swarovski’s unsurpassed ability to renew itself in the utmost respect of its brand DNA. Crystal cutting expert, master of light and sparkle, glamour booster, Swarovski adds its fashion signature to make every day extraordinary and permit women to express their personality through inspired accessories, from day to night. To best encounter its collections, Swarovski invites women to live a real experience in its 2500 stores worldwide. An experience which is now possible in Jeddah at the Red Sea Mall, in a ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall welcomes lifestyle brands NYX, Victoria's Secret and MUJI

    NYX Professional Makeup opens its first standalone boutique store in the region; the second store for Victoria’s Secret offering a full assortment of lingerie, sleepwear and fragrances; and MUJI, the Japanese retailer with a wide range of smart lifestyle products, including apparel & home goods Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, supermarkets and more welcomes three popular brands to the mall Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 04, 2017: ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE launches its on-trend outdoor collection

    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

    Get Lucky and Win a Maserati Quattroporte GTS at Paris Gallery

    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 real estate brokers earn AED 820 million in six months

    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

    Paris Gallery's Gifting Selection for Eid

    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. ...read more

    Cityland Mall eyes strong retail portfolio with ‘McARTHUR + COMPANY' on board as mall operator

    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

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Celebrates Emirati Women's Day with Expert-led Seminar

    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

    LXA Announces the Completion of La Perle's Atrium and VIP Areas

    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

    Back to School with Stadium.

    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

    SCCI launches Sharjah Summer Grand Discounts and offers up to 80% reductions for Shoppers before Eid

    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

    Hotelier Summit North Africa to explore innovative technologies for the hospitality sector

    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

    Emirates REIT reports 31% rise in net rental income and 67% growth in funds from operations in H1 2017

    H1 Highlights 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 Fund for Development Pledges Financial Contribution to Dar Zayed for Family Care

    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

    Win big with back to school at The Dubai Mall

    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

    The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi announces its biggest surprise for Eid Al Adha

    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

    SOUQ.com – Your one stop shop for all back to school essentials with up to 60% off

    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

    The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Reveals Spectacular 3 days Carnival Extravaganza for Eid Al Adha

    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

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Drives 18 Sustainable Development Projects in Afghanistan Worth AED1.2 Billion

    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 Economy and Paris Gallery inaugurate the Consumer Happiness Counter

    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

    Get Ready to Go Back-to-School with Dubai Festival City

    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

    Heading back to school is better than ever at The Dubai Mall

    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 Celebrates Woman-Power with its ‘Her Tuesdays' activation

    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

    Danube delivers Dh350 million Glitz I and Glitz II at Dubai Studio City

    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

    57% of SGI Dubai 2018 show already sold off

    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

    Shortlist Revealed for Coveted Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets

    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 Land Department's ‘Ejari' smart application protects the right of all parties

    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

    Win prizes worth over AED 2million with Al-Futtaim's retail brands

    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

    AED 21 Billion Worth of Dubai Real Estate Projects Launched Since the Beginning of 2017

    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

    Oasis Mall Brings Solar System to Life with Kids' Planetarium

    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

    $629BN Worth of UAE Construction Projects Push FM Market to Record High

    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, SVP Operations & Development For Swiss-Belhotel International On Advisory Council for 2017 HITEC Dubai

    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

    UPC enhances guidelines for world-class public realms in Abu Dhabi

    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

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