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    Ajman Free Zone participates as a strategic partner of Future Build Exhibition 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2019:   Ajman Free Zone will play a key role in highlighting opportunities in Ajman for companies in the national and International investment and development sectors at the Future Build Exhibition which takes place on the 25th to 27th March at The Pavillion, Al Zorah.   The Ajman Free Zone pavilion will feature five of its construction and facilities management sector companies, including Power Tech, Ercon, West Gate, Ideal and Pathway.  The event will see a wealth of companies involved in the building and construction market showcasing their services and products to potential customers representing a wide variety of construction, investment and development opportunities.   H.E Fatma Salem, Acting Director General of Ajman Free Zone, comments: “The construction ......read more

    Al Mouj Muscat to showcase award-winning lifestyle and leisure destination at OREX 2019

    Oman’s Leading ITC to be Strategic Partner for this Year’s Conference, Showcasing New Offerings  Muscat, 23 March 2019 –   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman's leading lifestyle and leisure destination, is set to participate as a strategic partner at the second edition of Oman Real Estate Exhibition and Conference (OREX) 2019. Oman’s leading ITC will showcase its unique, freehold-title properties, commercial and retail projects within its luxurious world-class 2.5 million sqm development. Being one of the most influential real estate events held in Oman, OREX 2019 provides the perfect platform for Al Mouj Muscat to highlight its offerings of a unique style of leisure and lifestyle experience. Visitors and potential investors will have the opportunity to view the lifestyle offerings of the award-winning ......read more

    Over 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion fall under China's ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR)

    Annual Investment Meeting 2019 to host AIM-OBOR Forum Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2019:   With more than 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative aims to positively impact 4.4 billion people, or 65 percent of the world’s population that equals to about 40 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Spanning across to 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania, the One Belt, One Road Initiative has been allocated over $340bn in construction contracts secured by Chinese companies. These statistics were released in conjunction with the upcoming Annual Investment Meeting which will be held from 8th to 10th April in Dubai focusing on ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization. ’This year, ......read more

    Dubai WoodShow attracts more than 7300 visitors, USD 70 million in business deals

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2019: Concluding three days of trade exhibition, Dubai WoodShow 2019 closed on a grand note on14thMarch2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The show also recorded onsite deals worth USD 70 million.  The record-breaking show is the largest wood and wood machinery exhibitor showcase in the Middle East, which accommodated over 240 exhibitors from 45 countries with 48 first-time participants, 192 repeat exhibitors and a packed show of over 530 brands. “The record number of exhibitors and visitors for this year’s show underscores Dubai WoodShow’s popularity in the Middle East and across the world. It also reflects the healthy performance and confidence of the industry and its vital role as a major driver for a healthier global economy,” said Walid Farghal, Director ......read more

    Celebrate Mother's Day with Sahara Centre and Win vouchers for a Home Make-over

    Customers only have to spend AED200 at Sahara Centre outlets to receive raffle coupons for the draw on March 24. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 19 March 2019:   With Mother’s Day around the corner, this is the perfect time to shower your love for your mother with Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, giving you added reason to celebrate this momentous occasion.  From March 10 to 24, 2019, shoppers at Sahara Centre will receive a raffle coupon upon spending only AED200 to win one of eight home store gift vouchers worth AED5,000 each for a home make-over. Furthermore, female customers who spend AED200 between 10 AM and 1 PM have the opportunity to double their chances of winning as they receive two coupons instead of one. The digital draw will be held on ......read more

    IKEA wins big at Dubai Lynx Awards 2019

    ‘End the everyday drama’ wins multiple awards for its unique concept and creativity Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:  In the recently held Dubai Lynx Awards 2019, IKEA took home four awards for its unique and creative campaign “End the everyday drama” where the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer demonstrated how small, niggling annoyances can upset our daily routine and quickly turn melodramatic.  The series was applauded at the 2019 Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the most coveted awards in the region for creative excellence. Judged by a jury consisting of the best in the industry, Lynx awards acknowledges and awards agencies for their most unique ideas that span across categories such as Film, Film Craft, Design, Digital, Direct, Public Relations and more. The series won two Dubai ......read more

    Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit to Reveal How Business Transformation is No Longer Optional

    Transform or Die! Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2019:  A recent study published in partnership with The Retail Leaders Circle MENA, showed that digital transformation is the biggest focus for Retail CEOs in the GCC. With the emergence of e-commerce, reduced consumer spending and new malls opening every quarter, it has never been more important for brands and mall operators to capture the attention and spending power of the modern consumer.   The 5th Edition of the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit returns to Dubai on 25th-26th March at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeriah Beach to provide a platform for the region’s thought leaders to discuss the future of the retail and commerce industry.  The agenda for the upcoming event has been published online with highlights including talks such as ‘Executive ......read more

    Emirates Glass brings together industry experts for International Architectural Glass Conference

    Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2019:   Emirates Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the Middle East, hosted the annual International Architectural Glass Conference at Dubai Investments House, an open forum of dialogue and discussion that gave glass professionals insight into a number of important industry topics including lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, security glazing, and acoustic glazing. The all-day event, held in cooperation with the Glass and Glazing Federation MENA region (GGF), brought together industry experts and speakers from a range of international firms from the US, UK, Europe and the region, to present to over 130 delegates on a broad range of subjects.   One session focused on the causes and lessons learned from the ......read more

    Paperworld Middle East 2019 opens in Dubai with 305 exhibitors from 42 countries

    ‘More than Paper’ theme at three-day exhibition underlined by growing product portfolio, value-added special features  Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:   Paperworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, opened today (18 March) in Dubai, featuring 305 exhibitors from 42 countries. Running for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the annual showcase was opened by H. E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre. With a new ‘More than Paper’ theme for 2019 and beyond, the 9th edition of Paperworld Middle East opens with an expanded product offering, underlined by its co-location with Leatherworld, where 23 exhibitors are presenting their latest finished ......read more

    Children get a chance to win a Diamond Set for mothers during 8-day Fest

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall celebrates Mother's Day Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi's premier family shopping and leisure destination, celebrates this year's Mother's Day with a difference.  Titled "Gift your Mom the brightest surprise this Mother's Day" the 8-day celebrations will put to test the creative skills of children of the shoppers visiting the mall.  They get chances to design a Mother's Day greeting card for their mothers. Every card design entitles the child for a raffle draw coupon. The winner gets a diamond set for his or her mother as the grand surprise.   The card design competition will take place at the Kids Activity Area at the First Floor. Additionally, the children will be treated to a whole load of fun activities which ......read more

    The S Hotel Al Barsha to Debut at Arabian Travel Market

    UAE is set to welcome 8.92 million visitors  from top five source markets by 2023 March 17, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai-based hotel chain The S Hotel Al Barsha has confirmed its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2019, the international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. The event will run from April 28 to May 1, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha, said: “We are glad to take part in Arabian Travel Market.  As the region’s leading travel fair, ATM offers us a fabulous platform to introduce and showcase our first The S Hotel in the Middle East, The S Hotel Al Barsha.” “As the global meeting place for the ......read more

    Sahara Centre Welcomes Customers with the ‘Win Wheels with Meals' Campaign

    Visitors can win a Polaris Slingshot through a raffle draw upon spending AED100 at any restaurant on 2nd Level, East Atrium Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2019: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is hosting a delightfully delectable ‘Win Wheels with Meals’ campaign that offers plenty of culinary attractions set to satiate all palates in addition to the opportunity to win a Polaris Slingshot, until May 30, 2019.  With the campaign which started on 25th February till 30th May, shoppers who spend AED100 at any of the restaurants on 2nd Level, East Atrium, will receive a raffle coupon to enter the draw for the Polaris Slingshot, when they present their invoice and register their details at the customer service desk.  Day-time shoppers can ......read more

    A Look Inside Abu Dhabi's $1.2BN Reem Mall

    A unique approach to interior design and ambiance set to deliver a never-before-seen visitor experience Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March 2019:   With an interior design inspired by Abu Dhabi’s rich natural surroundings, the upcoming Reem Mall promises to deliver a truly unique customer experience when it opens its doors in late 2020. The developers behind the $1.2bn project today offered the first glimpse of some of the key design features inside Abu Dhabi’s new retail, leisure and entertainment destination. Echoing Abu Dhabi’s vibrant mangrove forests, the vast salt flats and their awe inspiring crystal formations, the Mall will have a localized uniqueness and specific character enveloped in the history of Abu Dhabi.  In line with this direction, the mall has been divided into three distinct areas ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies opens redesigned TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   To cater to the growing demand for sanitary ware in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, has opened its totally redesigned exclusive TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai.  Located on Salah Al Din street in Deira, the showroom features a Technical Centre and the latest products from the Japanese brand. Present at the opening were senior management from Al-Futtaim Engineering and TOTO including Abdallah Hageali, Group Director – Mixed-Use Real Estate & Hospitality, Al-Futtaim, Murali S, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, Wasim Haider, General Manager of Sales and Trading at Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, Daisuke Endo, General Manager, TOTO Asia Oceania (Middle East Branch) and ......read more

    GROHE Shapes the Future of Water with a record number of innovations at ISH 2019

    3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, more than ever, product innovation and design depend on an empathetic understanding of these trends as consumers are inclined to choose integrated ......read more

    PwC: Digital transformation, cost optimisation and restructuring top of mind for Middle East retail CEOs this year

    New PwC report launches in conjunction with MENA’s Retail Leaders Circle ahead of their event on March 25th & 26th   11 March 2019, Dubai UAE:   PwC’s latest report Navigating the New Retail Reality: views of Middle Eastern retail CEOs, created in collaboration with The Retail Leaders Circle MENA, has launched today ahead of the upcoming annual summit.    As the knowledge partner of The 5th Retail Leaders Circle MENA, PwC will publish the report as part of two pieces of research on the MENA retail industry. The second report will provide Middle East consumer insights from PwC’s 2019 Consumer Insights Survey and will be exclusively released at the summit, which takes place from 25th-26th March at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai, UAE.   The report sets out the views of ......read more

    Ikea Brings Simple Solutions to Everyday Drama

    United Arab Emirates, March 11th, 2019: Most people will agree, drama is best left to TV. However, the small, niggling annoyances that upset our daily routine can easily and quickly escalate into melodrama, making us feel like we are living in our very own soap opera. Sleepy after a disruptive night tossing and turning with your uncomfortable pillow? Can’t find a matching pair of smiley socks before an important meeting at work? IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing brand, recognizes the growing need for efficiently functioning homes – organised bathrooms that help us get ready quickly every morning, the ability to get a good night’s sleep, enough storage for our many socks and scarves – all vital elements that help people create living spaces that allow them to easily recharge and get ready ......read more

    All Roads lead to Abu Dhabi for the 26th PIARC World Road Congress 2019

    Abu Dhabi will host the 110-year-old event following a successful bid by the Department of Transport (DoT)  5,000 delegates from 120 countries and more than 40 government ministers are expected to attend the 26th World Road Congress Five-day forum will focus on the headline theme of ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’ Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2019:   Thousands of the world’s foremost experts in road infrastructure, transport and technology will descend on Abu Dhabi this October for the first ever World Road Congress to be held in the Middle East.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Congress comes as the United Arab Emirates was recognized by the World ......read more

    Strata Continues to Invest in UAE Youth Innovation and Empowerment

    Al Ain-based aerospace manufacturer kicks off month-long youth outreach programme in partnership with Think Science and the Tawteen 360°Student Forum Al Ain, UAE – 11 March 2019:   Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has participated in a nationwide outreach programme to further empower UAE youth by contributing in initiatives led by Think Science and the Tawteen 360° Student Forum. The Al Ain-based company will tour six emirates to host a series of motivational talks and workshops focused on educating and encouraging Emirati youth to engage with science, technology and innovation as part of Think Science – a programme set up by the UAE Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and ......read more

    Blueground Tops $28 Million Funding and Continues Exponential Growth in Dubai

    The leading real estate tech company expands its network of tech-enabled apartments in Dubai from 150 to 400 apartments in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019: Blueground, leading real estate tech company, announced securing a total of $28 million in funding (102.8 million AED). Constantly investing in technology and growth, the company’s latest funding round also includes participation of prominent New York City-based tech entrepreneur Kevin Ryan – who joined the company’s Board of Directors. Among other investors were well-established venture capital funds, namely, UAE-based Jabbar Internet Group, VentureFriends and Endeavor Catalyst. The company leases more than 400 ready-to-move-in apartments in Dubai and aims to become its biggest tenant by the end of 2019.  The close of the latest funding ......read more

    Robinsons supports emerging local talent with the launch of the third Edition of ‘THE COLLECTOR'

    New and exclusive collections unveiled at unique space in collaboration with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2019: In support of emerging local talent, Robinsons – the UAE’s largest department store has launched its third edition of THE COLLECTOR, a unique space dedicated exclusively to featured local designer collections. The platform, located on the first floor of the department store and created in partnership with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, sees two local talents showcase their homeware collections. This edition of THE COLLECTOR features pieces by MMAC Design Associates and Helena Bjaj Larsen, which will be showcased for the next three months.  “Robinsons is a space that combines unique and on-trend pieces from some of the best designers and is curated beautifully to ......read more

    Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2018 report - Has the industry turned the corner?

    5 March, 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Deloitte has launched the 2018 edition of the annual GCC Powers of Construction report, in which experts consider whether the industry has turned the corner, and how it could benefit from adopting alternative project delivery methods, and shares perspectives on the smart development of tomorrow’s cities.  The report highlights the challenges that affect the GCC construction sector and the importance of embracing change through more balanced contractual relationships; greater stakeholder collaboration focused on delivery; a sensible approach to risk allocation; quicker ways to resolve disputes; innovative delivery models; and the adoption of global standards that will prove attractive to international project financiers and investors. “Deloitte’s GCC ......read more

    Tata Communications appoints Sumeet Walia as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    Dubai – March 5th, 2019 - Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, announces the appointment of Sumeet Walia as its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide. Commenting on the appointment, Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications, said: “Sumeet is an accomplished business leader who has the ability to continuously adapt and understand the dynamic business environment in which we operate with a proven track record. With his understanding of our business, industry and culture, I am confident that Sumeet will successfully lead the market efforts as we drive growth and greater momentum for our customers and ......read more

    Miral Marks a Major Step Towards Yas Bay Arena's Completion

    5 March 2019, United Arab Emirates: Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, marked a significant construction milestone at the Yas Bay Arena development with the installation of the arena’s longest roof truss. HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, and Eng. Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, marked the occasion by leaving their signatures on the roof truss of the arena before it was lifted into place. The first-of-its-kind multi-purpose indoor arena in Abu Dhabi, with a capacity of 18,000 is designed to accommodate large-scale and private events such as sporting competitions, corporate and MICE events, cultural performances, concerts, and other activities.  This Arena is an integral part of Yas Bay’s waterfront destination, which is part of a 14 million square feet mixed-use area that is also ......read more

    datamena Announces Role as Host Sponsor at Capacity Middle East 2019

    datamena is playing a key role in supporting the largest carrier event the Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 4th March 2019: datamena, the fastest growing carrier neutral hub and digital infrastructure platform based in the UAE to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its participation as the host sponsor for Capacity Middle East 2019. Taking place from 5-7 March at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, the highly-anticipated event is the annual flagship event for regional and international carriers operating in the Middle East and one of the largest carrier events in the world.   ‘A leading platform for leading solutions’   Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO – Enterprise Solutions, EITC, said: “As a leading platform bringing ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Real Estate and Retail
     
    Dubai Land Department signs Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Islamic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30th October 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, which agreed to be a banking partner for DLD’s efforts to boost the growth of the Dubai real estate sector.  Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD, signed the MoU with Wasim Saifi, Deputy CEO - Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates Islamic. Her Excellency Majida ......read more

    Increasing Immersive Retail Landscapes in Dubai & Northern Emirates

    Line Investments & Property LLC to showcase three new mall projects at RECon MENA 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2018:   Line Investments & Property L.L.C (LIP), the shopping mall development and management division of Lulu Group International will highlight the progress of key projects at the annual RECon MENA convention with senior management of LIP at the convention to meet key stakeholders. Lulu Group International Director, Mr. Salim M.A. said, “Line Investments team remain at the forefront of the regional retail industry and attend RECon MENA to stay ......read more

    Sultaco Brings Europe's Leading Surfacing Solutions to the UAE

    Karndean’s luxury vinyl range, Amtico’s 6,6 nylon carpet tiles & Duracryl’s hard floor surfacing   Dubai, October 29, 2018 :  The ‘Surfaces Division’ of Sultaco – one of the UAE’s most trusted local brands with a 50-plus years’ experience serving the construction industry with distinctive products and services continues to enhance its market presence and portfolio by associating itself with new and innovative products and international brands committed to green building requirements.  Market leaders in the areas of ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate welcomes International Institute of Tolerance to Festival Tower

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s flagship office building, Festival Tower, at Dubai Festival City, is now home to the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), making the tower a powerhouse of diverse and prestigious government offices.  IIT was founded in 2017 upon the decision by his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The government authority aims to instil a spirit of tolerance in society, building a cohesive society and promoting the UAE as a role model for ......read more

    Robinsons Loyalty Program Is Geared to Launch in November

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:   Robinsons, one of region’s leading luxury fashion department store is set to launch an exclusive two-tier loyalty program that gives customers the benefit of various offers and deals. Officially launching in November, the program demonstrates Robinson’s wholesome commitment in providing customers with a truly rewarding shopping experience.  The program is designed in the form of a two-tier system, where customers receive points depending on the amount they spend. The card is valid for life, making reaping rewards an endless ......read more

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment will reveal details on Decobuild 2018 on Tomorrow ”Monday”

    Dubai - 29 October 2018:  The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment will organize a press conference on Tomorrow”Monday” to reveal details on the activities of the Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition “Decobuild 2018,” as well as the list of sponsors and the number of participating institutions in the event. The establishment has revealed that 100% of the exhibition space for the 2nd edition of Decobuild have already been reserved. The exhibition, which will launch on November 7, has a total exhibition space of 4000 ......read more

    Emirates Float Glass Showcases Products and Services to World at Glasstec Trade Fair

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 27 2018:   Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a state-of-the-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, showcased its cutting edge technologies, capabilities and offerings at the 25th edition of Glasstec International Trade Fair and Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, the global industry event which will bring together over 1200 exhibitors, and over 40,000 visitors from more than 100 countries worldwide. A number of Emirates Float Glass delegates attended the event from October 23 to 26, and manned a stall ......read more

    Rising in the East: ‘Pakistan's F&B Sector Primed for Transformation and Large-Scale Growth'

    Pakistan’s food chief will address the Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 FoodTech Summit about opportunities amid shifting consumer habits and an e-commerce trade set to cross USD 1 billion by the end of 2018 Dubai, UAE – 27 October 2018:   Pakistan’s F&B manufacturing industry is ripe for investment as it passes through an era of transformation and growth triggered by shifting consumer buying patterns, according to the President of the country’s national food association Speaking ahead of his participation in next month’s two-day FoodTech Summit, ......read more

    Dubai Land Department organises developer's meeting in cooperation with Cityscape Global

    Smart technologies and developments contribute to enhancing investor confidence in Dubai’s real estate market Total number of real estate transactions increased by 86% after Cityscape Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th October 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), organised a real estate developer meeting in cooperation with Cityscape Global in order to identify the results achieved at Cityscape. The meeting aimed to monitor the trends and needs of the real estate market, and innovative solutions that can be presented at upcoming editions for the benefit of all ......read more

    84 shortlisted child models out of 563 hopefuls take part in a kids fashion show extravaganza this weekend at Dalma Mall

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25th of October 2018:   Are you looking for a fabulous wardrobe makeover for your kids? Not sure where to find the hottest new fashion lines for boys and girls this season? Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi’s favorite shopping mall is all geared up for a stunning fashion weekend. Now there’s yet another reason for families to visit the mall, with the launch of the Dalma Mall Star Kids 2018 Fashion Show, presenting the very latest fashions from today’s leading brands. Make plans for your family to visit the mall to see who will be crowned as the winners at this ......read more

    The Dubai Mall marks a glorious decade of setting new standards and transforming global retail

    The Dubai Mall 10 Year Celebrations is a month-long extravaganza featuring a compelling programme of events and activities 10th Celebrations under the key themes of ‘10 Years of Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping and Giving’  10 Years of Entertainment marked by ‘Talisman’, a mesmerising sound and light spectacular hosted nightly in star atrium 10 Years of Fashion highlighted by ‘Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue’, a 10-day event that will mark the grand opening of Fashion Avenue 10 Years of Shopping with a memorable spend and win for 3 apartments ......read more

    TRITON Attribution: Russian Government-Owned Lab Most Likely Built Custom Intrusion Tools for TRITON Attackers

    October 24, 2018: Overview In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute. TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON ......read more

    Transformative hospitality-tech company, Blueground, raises US$20m in funding

    The funding, which includes investment from UAE-based Jabbar Internet Group, will help Blueground double its presence in Dubai over the next year  Dubai, UAE; October 24, 2018:   Blueground, the hospitality-tech company that is transforming the experience of big city living, has announced that it has completed a new funding of US$12 million (approximately AED44 million) from a group of renowned global investors, including Dubai-based Jabbar Internet Group, VentureFriends, and Endeavor Catalyst. The latest investment marks the fourth and largest round of funding for ......read more

    'HappyTenant' Application brings more happiness to the UAE

    Driven Properties, Dubai's leading real estate company signs up 'HappyTenant' Application for their entire portfolio Gone are the days of confusing spread sheets, messy sticky notes, angry tenant calls and ungainly wall notices as part of daily property management activities. Instead, 'HappyTenant' Application, a new all-in-one cloud-based solution assures absolute happiness and peace of mind for both the real estate management company as well as the tenant. It combines the best advanced technology to seamlessly integrate all aspects of property management into a ......read more

    Dubai Festival City to host Opening Carnival Weekend of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    Wide range of activities to take place across the destination for fitness enthusiasts and beginners  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the Opening Carnival weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018. The opening weekend to the month-long Challenge kicks off on October 26 and 27 with action-packed events and activities taking place across the destination providing residents and visitors with an engaging and exhilarating experience. The Dubai Fitness ......read more

    Tamim Iqbal joins Danube as brand ambassador for Bangladesh

    To mark the occasion Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey  Dubai, 22nd October 2018:   The UAE-based Danube group has signed Bangladesh Cricket team Opener, Tamim Iqbal as its brand ambassador for the Bangladesh market. One of Bangladesh's fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. The 29-year-old is becoming a role-model for the young cricketers. His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to ......read more

    Breakthrough designs from Steelcase debuted at Downtown Design

    Dubai, 22 October 2018:   Global furnishings manufacturer, Steelcase, is bringing the best of intuitive office design to Downtown Design 2018, showcasing its SILQ and Umami Collections publically for the first time in the Middle East, in partnership with authorised dealer Office Inspirations. The range of adaptable chairs and lounge systems are dedicated to creating inspiring places which support the way people work, learn, and engage in today’s workplaces. Crafted from a new high-performance polymer material that emulates the qualities of carbon fibre at a more affordable ......read more

    Global steel demand reinforced by the investment activities recovery in developed economies and the performance of emerging economies improvement, According to Mr. Al Remeithi, Cha

    Demand for steel in the emerging economies grew by 2.1% in 2018 Demand for steel is expected to remain positive into 2019, growing at 1.4% globally Demand for steel in the Middle East region recorded an increase of 2.1% in 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Tokyo, Japan, The World Steel Association (worldsteel), headed by HE. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Emirates Steel CEO and the Chairman of the worldsteel Economic Committee, released its Short Range Outlook (SRO), during its bi-annual meeting Tokyo, Japan.    According to the report, worldsteel projects ......read more

    Bring the Little Ones to Party at Swissôtel Al Ghurair's New Friday Kids' Brunch

    Children can enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and games while mum and dad relax with friends at new Friday brunch  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:   Friday is fun-day at the at the Swissôtel Ghurair, with treats, sweets, games, exciting cooking classes and much more for the little ones to enjoy at the new party-themed Play House kids’ brunch. Held from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the hotel’s Liwan restaurant, the Play House kid’s brunch is a fun-packed afternoon celebration the whole family can enjoy. Children are the stars of the show at the Play House ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall Presents ‘The Gift of Life' Blood Donation Drive in Association with Dubai Blood Donation Centre

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 20, 2018) -   As part of its CSR joint initiatives towards building a healthy community, Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and division of Al Ahli Holding Group, will host ‘The Gift of Life’ blood donation drive. Administered by Dubai Blood Donation Center, a part of Dubai Health Authority, the initiative will be conducted on the 22nd October, Monday 1:00pm to 7:00pm at the Dubai Outlet Mall’s Center Court parking area.   The mall encourages visitors, staff and tenants to join forces in this ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah enhances its cooperation with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah held discussions with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) on enhancing areas of cooperation between the two sides. The All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) is one of the strategic partners of PlastiVision Arabia (PVA), which is organized once every 2 years by the centre, in cooperation with the association and with support from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). Expo Centre Sharjah and AIPMA also agreed to add an addendum to the initial cooperation agreement that was signed ......read more

    Arjaan by Rotana Reports Occupancy Rate at 82 Percent in 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (October 17, 2018) –   Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, reported an 82 percent overall occupancy rate, in the January to September period of 2018.  The average room occupancy rate during the year is driven by significant growth in visitor numbers from the GCC and Europe, as well as from the domestic market. Majority of guests were recorded as UAE nationals at 34% followed by GCC and EU nationals at 24% and 20% respectively.  Ayman Ashor, General Manager at Arjaan by Rotana said, “We ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment '

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018: Activity: Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment Date: Ongoing until 27 October Location: Ibn Battuta Mall, China Court Time:  From 3pm to 9pm About the activity: Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.   ...read more

    Ducab to Power Regional Expansion and Enhance Customer Service with Oracle Cloud Applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2018:   Ducab, one of the Middle East’s leading high quality cable manufacturers, will strengthen its global transportation and delivery network with Oracle Cloud Applications, accelerating Ducab’s expansion into new markets within and outside the UAE. The company will leverage Oracle Cloud Applications to bolster its customer deliveries, introduce innovative services, and enhance collaboration with its suppliers.  “Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction is top priority for us at Ducab. This relentless ......read more

    Urgent scale-up in green building mega projects crucial, leading global construction company warns

    Consolidated Contractors Company calls on fellow construction firms to urgently scale-up their investment in green building mega projects worldwide The call comes as CCC publishes its most recent Sustainability Report, reporting global revenue of $5+ billion and the completion of 1000+ projects worldwide CCC reports 15 green-certified projects as current or completed, the majority of which are ‘mega projects’ The company reports a near-10 per cent reduction in its carbon footprint, with 42 per cent of construction waste reused or recycled CCC completed around 120 ......read more

    Celebrate blue skies and breezy weather with Dragon Mart's Outdoor Furniture Market

    Dubai, 16 October 2018:   What better way to prepare for the cooler weather than with a garden makeover? Look no further than Dragon Mart’s Outdoor Furniture Market, which is back for another exciting edition from 17 October to 3 November.  Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2 and open every day from 10am to 10pm, the Outdoor Furniture Market has special deals and great discounts on a wide range of items including garden furniture, gardening materials, home appliances, home décor goods, accessories, sunshade blinds, wooden shutters and more.  Overhaul ......read more

    Roda Al Bustan and Roda Amwaj Suites acclaimed as regional leaders in hospitality

    Roda Hotels & Resorts GCC Best Employer Awards honours property and personnel  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  Roda Hotels and Resorts had two wins at the recent GCC Best Employer Brands awards to honour outstanding professionals and institutions across industries in the region. Roda Al Bustan Dubai Airport Hotel and Roda Amwaj Suites Jumeirah Beach Residence were acknowledged as regional leaders in hospitality at an event held in Dubai to announce and commemorate this year’s winners.  Roda Al Bustan’s general manager, Puneet Baijal, was accorded the title ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......read more

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