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    Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers

    Chance to win prizes up to AED 1 million, opportunity for a Hollywood Getaway and wonderful bargains to delight shoppers Kite Fiesta 2018 will be a wonderful visual spectacle for visitors Dubai, UAE (January 16, 2018): –  Dubai Outlet Mall has unveiled a range of attractions for the 23rd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to delight shoppers. From substantial prizes, opportunity for a Hollywood getaway, wonderful bargains to a marvelous visual spectacle with kites, DSF 2018 at Dubai Outlet Mall will be an amazing experience for shoppers. Customers will be able to enter a raffle draw to win prizes up to AED 1 million when they spend AED 200 at any store in Dubai Outlet Mall. As the only ‘Value’ concept mall in the Middle East and home to over 1200 of the world’s premium and top ......read more

    SteelFab 2018 showcases the latest metal working technologies at Expo Centre Sharjah

    25% increase in the number of exhibitors, with the Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion among the most prominent Sharjah, 14 January 2018:  SteelFab, the region’s premier metal working event, is back for the 14th year in a row at Expo Centre Sharjah on Monday. The region's premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication trade show will take place over 4 days and will witness its largest international participation yet. SteelFab 2018 has witnessed a 25% growth in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, with the participation of 10 new exhibitors from different countries around the world. This has brought the overall exhibition space up by 50% compared to the previous year. SteelFab 2018, which runs until January 18, will attract more than 1,000 brands from the world's leading ......read more

    British Group GFG Alliance makes binding offer to buy Aluminium Dunkerque from Rio Tinto

    Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance today marked the started of a major expansion into continental Europe by launching a €2billion investment programme in France.  As part of this programme, GFG's industrial arm Liberty House has made a binding conditional offer to Rio Tinto to buy Europe’s largest aluminium smelter based in Dunkerque, France.  The offer triggers a statutory consultation with employees, European Works Council and stakeholders and, subject to a successful outcome to this process, Liberty says it has ambitious plans to invest and develop the 570-worker plant, potentially creating thousands more jobs on-site and in the wider economy. In addition to serving existing customers with aluminium slab and ingots, Liberty wants to capitalise on the growing market ......read more

    Property Remains Preffered 2018 Investment Asset for UAE Residents

    40% of UAE adults plan to invest in property in the home country in the 12 months 18% plan to invest in property overseas in the next year North America, UK, Australia and Germany are preferred locations  Dubai, UAE, 08 January,  2018 –   The annual YouGov survey conducted by IP Global, the leading full-service property investment company, has confirmed that property remains the preferred investment asset by UAE residents, with 40% of residents planning to invest in property in the UAE and 18% planning to do so overseas in the next year.    In a bi-annual study taken by 1000 people, when choosing which asset type to purchase, property ranked above stocks, shares or bonds (27%), highlighting the continuous appeal of real estate, possibly due to the stable, reliable returns it ......read more

    National Bonds handing over the second phase of Motor City Green Community Villas

    Villas  handed over three months ahead of schedule  High demand for the flexible payment plan extending up to10 years Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017 -   National Bonds Corporation PJSC, through its real estate arm, National Properties LLC, has announced the handover of the second phase of Motor City Green Community known as Casa Familia villas which boasts 95 townhouse villas in a record time. Infrastructure has been completed to provide modern facilities for residents and meet their lifestyle needs at all levels. Motor City was voted as the best community to live in within Dubai according to a survey conducted by FlatReviews.com which include over 2000 residents. It’s a destination development that has successfully combined the “city within a city” concept with wholesome suburban living and one ......read more

    UAE Real Estate Predictions for 2018

    Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018:  As we now close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent quarter, it’s clear that  major political events to the west, and OPEC oil controls limiting production, have put pressure on and spooked the UAE market . Why is it the market continued to weaken in 2017? The macroeconomics largely come down to world affairs and basic supply and demand. In recent years, Dubai’s new development market has gone from strength to strength, with a myriad of new projects being announced, as well as delayed projects from the last boom market resuming. Handovers for this year alone are slated to be upwards of 32,000 units, with approximately a tenth of that amount already delivered year to date.  With this in mind, there is an oversupply of off-the-plan projects, both ......read more

    Sahara Centre Starts 2018 with limited-time discounts across the mall

    Three Days of Discounts Up To 80 Per Cent at Sahara Centre This January Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 3rd January 2018: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail and leisure mall, has launched a mega promotion campaign running from 4th to 6th January 2018, offering customers unprecedented discounts of up to 80% across the range of retail brands under its roof. The campaign is part of a Sharjah-wide initiative, titled ‘Sharjah Grand Discounts,’ that aims to further enhance the Emirate’s position as a year-round shopping destination.  The exclusive three-day promotion will make the season’s shopping more gratifying as customers at Sahara Centre will walk away with must-have merchandise at a fraction of the cost from the mall’s popular retail outlets. Customers will also enjoy special promotions ......read more

    Mega winter clearance sale to begin at Expo Centre

    Sharjah,  28 December 2017:  All the year-end retail traffic is set to get diverted to Sharjah as a first-of-its-kind winter clearance fair opens today at Expo Centre Sharjah. Organised by Liz Exhibitions, Winter Clearance Sale 2017 will bring together leading retailers in the country at a single place to offer the biggest bargains and the finest shopping experience to residents and visitors alike. Shoppers can expect up to 80% discounts on popular brands of fashion, electronics and home appliances for four days from until  to 31st December. “The pre-VAT sales buzz in the country is sure to give the debut edition of the Winter Clearance Sale the perfect take off. While most of the sales are happening at individual stores, this is probably the first event to bring all the offers at one place, helping ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Begins Second Phase of Implementation of Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 December, 2017 –   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced the start of the second phase of implementation of the Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management as part of the ongoing Pesticide Management Project. The specification stipulates the maximum permitted levels for pesticide residues in agricultural and food products. Executed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the second phase involves conducting a research study to determine pesticide residue levels in the five most consumed types of produce in Abu Dhabi – dates, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and marrow. The study – the first of its kind in the UAE – will help QCC understand the ......read more

    Burjuman Mall Announces the Opening of TAS'HEEL

    Government services now made easier Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017:  BurJuman Mall has recently announced the addition of the TAS'HEEL Service Center to its list of offerings. Situated on the 2nd floor, next to Sharaf DG, the centre will now provide a hassle-free provision to business needs.  Going beyond pure consumer needs, BurJuman will now cater to the increasing business requirements through Tas’heel, by providing companies around the mall easy access to functionality and formalities without the need for physically submitting payments or documents.  A profound understanding of the government regulations and procedures, and strengthened relations with the public sector, Tas’heel provides businesses confidence and support to operate in the UAE market and also build capabilities for the ......read more

    Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait named Best Luxury Family Hotel in Kuwait at World Luxury Hotel Awards

    Award is recognition for hotel’s efforts to ensure memorable stay for all guests – young or old Symphony Style Hotel, Quorvus Collection’s flagship hotel in Kuwait, is celebrating further global recognition after being named 2017 Best Luxury Family Hotel – Kuwait, at the recent World Luxury Hotel Awards. Judges on the World Luxury Hotel Awards panel selected Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait for the high-profile award based on its commitment to outstanding hoteliering and outstanding achievements in the luxury hospitality industry.  The award follows the concerted efforts of the hotel to enhance its offering to cater for all ages and ensure a memorable stay for the entire family. In 2017, the third & fourth floors of the hotel were turned into a designated Kids Floor. The Kids Club features a 500 sqm ......read more

    Sealine Beach celebrates Qatar National Day with a special weekend-long family entertainment program

    Marking the occasion with a host of kid activities, culinary feasts, and special offers  Doha, Qatar – 22nd December 2017: Qatar’s first leisure destination Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently celebrated the Qatar National Day (QND) with a weekend-long program that blended the country’s rich culture and heritage with a variety of entertainment segments designed for the whole family to enjoy. This year, Sealine Beach’s QND celebrations, which ran from the 15th to the 18th of December 2017, included special events, kids’ competitions and games, decoration and commemorative ceremonies, and special room packages and promotions for an all-round family entertainment experience. Extending his congratulations and best wishes to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Father Emir ......read more

    Dragon Mart launches ‘My Little Pony School of Friendship' for children this DSF

    Dubai, 23 December 2017:   Dragon Mart, one of Nakheel Malls’ retail, entertainment and shopping destinations, is bringing ‘My Little Pony School of Friendship’ to kids this DSF, allowing them to gain basic skills in sports, cooking, art, pet care and more.  Kids will also receive their very own Academy Cadets Diploma when they complete a number of activities around different pony-themed zones at the academy. The School will be open daily from 4 to 13 January from 2pm to 10pm at Dragon Mart 2. Activities include Twilight Sparkle Headmare Duties, Pinkie Pie Cupcake and Cookie Decorating and the Rainbow Dash Obstacle Course, in which children can compete in sports like sack race, hula hoop and wall-climbing.  At Fluttershy Pet Station, youngsters can also learn about animals and play with ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Hosts Workshop on Conformity Schemes Focused on Infrastructure Development

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a workshop to introduce consultants and contractors executing infrastructure projects undertaken by the Follow-up Committee of President's Initiatives to the Council’s product and personnel certification schemes. In line with the Council’s aim of enhancing the quality and sustainability of the built environment in Abu Dhabi, the workshop included detailed presentations on the conformity schemes, and examined the emirate’s current and future infrastructure needs in the context of its economic development .priorities In June 2017, the Follow-Up Committee of President's Initiatives endorsed a raft of personnel and ......read more

    Sahara Centre Customers Could Win an Ultra-Luxurious McLaren 540C

    And that’s not all – the winner will also visit the McLaren Production Centre in England Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2017:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is giving its customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an ultra-luxurious McLaren 540C and a trip to Surrey, England to visit the McLaren Production Centre or shopping sprees from Rodeo Drive worth AED 100,000.The promotion entitled: Power Meets Style will run from 14th December 2017 to 15th February 2018 and represents Sahara Centre’s most luxurious promotion yet, offering customers the chance to drive away in a car that exceeds their wildest dreams. To enter the raffle draw, customers only have to spend a minimum of AED 200 at Sahara Centre during the competition. ......read more

    Dubai Land Department inaugurates ‘Cube'…and exceptional customer real estate service centre

    ‘Cube’ gathers 15 service centres under one roof and completes procedures in one day instead of 10 [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2017]:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has launched ‘Cube’, a new customer service centre on the third-floor of its headquarters, to provide real estate investors with exceptional services. ‘Cube’ has been established in collaboration with a number of key partners including the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, the Dubai Police General Command, the Dubai Health Authority, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.  In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

    A Very Brr…Juman Winter Returns

    Be enthralled as BurJuman transforms into a magical winter wonderland Dubai, UAE, 18th December, 2017:   A Very Brr…Juman Winter is back by popular demand, flooding the mall with the festive spirit. Once again, the mall transforms into a magical winter wonderland, complete with stunning seasonal décor, festive activities, snowball fights and artificial snowfall in the snow park. This year BurJuman is bringing its customers a unique and visually attractive vertical display which will become without any doubt the centre of everyone’s attention!  Visit BurJuman between 7 December and 6 January to soak up the holiday atmosphere which is guaranteed to get shoppers in the festive mood. Be entranced as the entire mall is adorned in winter-themed décor. BurJuman shoppers are invited to transport themselves to an ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Adds ‘Festival Wheel' To the Dubai Creek Skyline

    One of the most photographed vistas in Dubai, now includes popular attraction offering unparalleled views Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a spectacular new attraction - the Festival Wheel, has arrived on Festival Bay for thousands of visitors to enjoy year round. Dominating the Dubai Creek skyline, the new Festival Wheel with 30 capsules and standing 40 metres high, offers its visitor’s spectacular views of the city.  Open seven days a week from 2pm to mall closing, the Festival Wheel is an ideal family attraction. With clear sight across the creek during the day, a stunning sunset and a view that transforms in the evening with the record-breaking show IMAGINE, it is set to be one of the most popular spots in Dubai.   According to Steven Cleaver - Director, ......read more

    Cityland Mall's leasing programme gets major boost with addition of leading fashion retailer Matalan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 17, 2017):  Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced further progress in its leasing arrangements by signing up Matalan which is one of the leading fashion and lifestyle retailers across the globe. Founded in 1985, Matalan, the specialist retailer in fashion and homeware will occupy 26,318 sq.ft location at Cityland Mall offering the latest clothing for ladies, men & kids along with an eclectic range of homeware items at affordable prices. With the mission of providing the best in fashion at outstanding values for modern families, Matalan is all set to be a prime shopping destination in Cityland Mall.  Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland ......read more

    ADSIC Organizes Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure 2017 Forum

    Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December 2017 -  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government agency in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, recently organized the annual Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Forum at the Etihad Towers.  Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies, the forum marked and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the AD-SDI Programme, and highlighted the progress made over the last decade, the major initiatives launched, and the critical role spatial data plays in empowering the Abu Dhabi Government and community to access updated, quality geographic information and data. The Forum also gave attendees from the AD-SDI community the opportunity to discuss the new AD-SDI strategic plan 2017 ......read more

    DAMAC Properties' Dubai Shopping Festival Car Promotion Back with Tesla Guaranteed

    Buy a dream home and drive away in a dream car Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 December 2017:   This Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) DAMAC Properties is offering a brand new Tesla with the purchase of select units from DAMAC’s vast portfolio of luxury villas and apartments. For every qualifying purchase throughout DSF, running from December 26, 2017 till January 27, 2018, customers will drive away in the latest eco-friendly vehicle to hit the UAE.   Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties said: “We’re delighted to participate in DSF again, and offer investors a unique opportunity to experience  luxury with DAMAC, and drive away in a luxury car that one desires to own. As a long-standing supporter of DSF, every year we strive to appeal to visitors and residents of ......read more

    ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 to Examine Role of Artificial Intelligence in Homeland Security in Line with UAE Leadership's Vision

    Artificial intelligence to form essential component of Infosecurity Middle East, ME3S, collocated forums  AI has potential to transform national security technology, says US study Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 December, 2017 –  Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, today confirmed that in line with the UAE leadership’s vision, artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).     The latest trends in AI and its application in homeland security will be among the key topics of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Future of Policing forums, as well as the second editions of the exhibition’s two collocated events – Infosecurity ......read more

    Interpipe Supplies a Million Tons of Pipe Products to the Middle East

    Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2017 –  Interpipe, a leading global steel pipe and railway wheel producer, has reached a key milestone in its Middle East operations, with over a million tons of pipe products delivered to its various customers in the region over the past decade. The company's milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of its Dubai office. Regional customers and partners attended the reception, where an awards ceremony was held to celebrate Interpipe’s strong ties and successful cooperation with its strategic partners in the region. The company also summed up the results of a ten-year development, and discussed further cooperation with its partners. Since 2007, the company has made significant investments in its production facilities, including developing and ......read more

    ‘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

    Other Top Stories from Real Estate and Retail
     
    Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices contribute to the total increase of Dubai Land Department revenues

    Achieving an annual saving of AED 45 million through 18 offices across Dubai Dubai – UAE, 15th July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices are playing an important role in fulfilling the department’s vision of making Dubai the world’s premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust and happiness. DLD has also confirmed that the offices contribute to increasing its total yearly revenue by making significant annual savings.  Saad Abdulla Al Hammadi, Director of Finance and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Two Cooperation Agreements with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company

    Agreements focus on conformity of Low Voltage Switchgear products, quality of service of personnel performing installation works Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, signed two cooperation agreements with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) to issue conformity certificates for Low Voltage Switchgear (LVSG) products as well as for the services offered by personnel performing the wiring installation work. Under the first agreement, the two sides ......read more

    ‘Better Surprises' promotion from Better Life during Dubai Summer Surprises provides attractive savings

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, LLC has launched the “Better Surprises” promotion as part of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) to provide attractive savings for customers. The promotion extends across its full range of appliances which includes built-in and major domestic appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers and other products. Customers will get to choose from Better Life’s extensive portfolio of world-class brands such as Siemens, Zanussi, Terim, ......read more

    Jewel Corner Unveils A Stunning Kiosk In Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (July 13, 2017): Jewel Corner, a fine jewellery brand from the UAE, is on a constant lookout for ways to bring the brand closer to its customers. It has recently opened a kiosk in a centrally located shopping destination in Abu Dhabi, Al Wahda Mall on June 11, 2017. The mall attracts a huge footfall and is known as a place for ultimate shopping experiences that exudes style which is why the design of the new kiosk is attractive and made to stand out. Being in the market for the last 20 years, Jewel Corner has taken well planned steps to increase their ......read more

    ABB Motor Sets World Record in Energy Efficiency – Saves Half a Million Dollars

    Pioneering technology leader ABB achieves almost 100% energy efficiency with synchronous motor. Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately $500,000 in electrical energy costs over the course of a 20-year lifetime for each motor. “With electricity costs being, by far, the largest component in the total cost of ownership of such a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department launches awareness campaign for ‘Dubai Brokers' application

    Application is the first of its kind in the world, providing access to 2,340 offices and 5,856 real estate brokers Dubai, UAE, 08 July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of an awareness campaign for its ‘Dubai Brokers’ application – the first of its kind in the world. ‘Dubai Brokers’ is the most important application issued by DLD for providing accurate and up-to-date information on licensed Dubai real estate brokers and real estate companies that have been approved by the department.  Yousef Al Hashmi, Deputy Executive ......read more

    Extra special Dubai Summer Surprises at The Dubai Mall

    Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  The 2017 edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is now underway, and to celebrate, The Dubai Mall has arranged some extra special treats for visitors!  In addition to the fantastic savings that can be made at a huge selection of The Dubai Mall’s 1,200 retailers, from now until mid-August, Star Atrium will host a pop-up store filled with some of the very best special offers that The Dubai Mall retailers have on offer; while Café Bateel will also be there, offering up tasty treats for shoppers to enjoy. The bargains at Star Atrium can be found ......read more

    Fortnum & Mason Announce its Summer Sale!

    Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  Fortnum & Mason have curated a delicious list of must have essentials for the summer. Throughout the month of July, selected items will go on sale - all with up to 60% off. Visit the retail store to pick up your favourite delectable treat to satisfy tastebuds. Located within The Dubai Mall, Fortnum’s offers a selection of world-famous products plus a variety of hospitality options. Explore its extraordinary tea ranges and pick up everything from hero pieces to their scrumptious range of preserves, honey and more such as the Silver Plated Tea ......read more

    Cityland Group secures term loan of USD 142.74 million for construction of nature-inspired ‘Cityland Mall'

    Emirates NBD and Burgan Bank form bank consortium behind financing deal   30% of available retail space already committed, signifying strong interest from prominent retailer Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 5, 2017):  Cityland Group today announced a major financing milestone for the USD 330 Million flagship retail project - Cityland Mall - from a consortium of banks consisting of Emirates NBD as the lead bank and Burgan Bank from Kuwait.   The loan, which totals USD 142.74 million in value, will be utilized for covering the ongoing project cost in terms of ......read more

    Materials Handling Equipment in the GCC Market Revenues Set to Reach US$ 5 Billion by 2020

    Leading global materials handling equipment suppliers sign up for Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Dubai, U.A.E: With over 130 exhibitors from as many as 21 different countries, representing 250 brands, having already signed up for the upcoming 9th edition of Materials Handling Middle East, the region continues to be a key focus of leading names in the intralogistics, warehousing, freight and cargo industries. Materials Handling Middle East, is the only dedicated trade and networking event for the logistics, supply chain management and warehousing industries serving the wider Middle ......read more

    Nexans Wins ‘Data Centre Solution Vendor' Award at the ICT Champion Awards 2017

    Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2017: Nexans, the worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems, announced that it has won the ‘Data Centre Solutions Vendor of the Year’ award at the 5th Integrator ICT Champion Awards held recently in Dubai. Nexans was recognised for the inroads it has made in the Data Centre market with its product innovations that meet key operational, economic, energy saving and future growth requirements. “Nexans has been at the forefront in bringing in innovative Data Centre solutions that helps reduce costs of operations and provide scalability options for ......read more

    Dubai Land Department Honours its Strategic Partners

    Real estate brokerage office wins gold category and seven websites awarded for contributions to Dubai’s real estate sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03rd July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has honoured its strategic partners, including real estate brokerage offices and several websites.  Yousif Al Hashimi, Deputy CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) – the regulatory arm of DLD – commented: “The aim of this event is to improve the efficiency of brokers in the real estate market by encouraging competition and incentivising them to ......read more

    Impres performs first case studies in California

    Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017:  Case studies of the infrastructure projects California High Speed Rail and San Francisco AirTrain Extension have recently been completed in the research project Impres. Interviews along the projects’ value chains have provided valuable input and examples for Impres’ goal of creating guidelines for carbon management through procurement requirements in infrastructure projects. Stefan Uppenberg, sustainability consultant at WSP Group and project manager for the Impres project, and Daniel Balian, who’s doing his masters thesis at WSP, conducted ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group offers shoppers a chance to drive away in a Q50 Infiniti car during Dubai Summer Surprises 2017

    Spend AED 200 at one of Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s 18 participating malls to take part in the weekly draw to win one of six sleek Q50 Infiniti cars Dubai Summer Surprise’s ‘Shop, Win & Drive’ will be held from 1st July till 12th August 2017 Dubai, UAE – 02nd July 2017:  As the 20th edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) kicked off on 01st July, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced their ‘Shop, Win & Drive’ campaign, offering lucky shoppers a ......read more

    Hira Industries inaugurates new showroom in Sharjah

    Hira Industries has 20 sales offices, 11 manufacturing plants and two showrooms across the UAE and the region. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2nd 2017:  Hira Industries, one of the region’s largest distributors and manufacturers of HVAC and construction products has opened its new office and showroom in Sharjah. This new facility has opened in line with Hira’s vision of giving customers a service beyond their expectation and aims to extend its products and services to clients and projects in the Northern Emirates. The company also aims to open two new showrooms in Abu ......read more

    Hotelier Summit Africa (North) to Serve as a Magnet for Hospitality and Real Estate Professionals in the World

    The Summit will provide a seamless platform for all hoteliers and developers across Africa, addressing opportunities and challenges related to hospitality and real estate sector Dubai, UAE - June 29 2017: In recent years the African continent has gained traction, notably in the hotel, retail and real estate sectors. Backed by the increasing interest in African tourism and international investors, the northern African regions have enjoyed strong hotel and resort development growth boosting the hospitality and real estate sectors.  The 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Acquires Retail Arabia, Franchise Owner of Geant in the Middle East

    Acquisition includes 26 Geant hypermarkets and supermarkets in UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain as well as four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain  Purchase in line with the company’s ambition to consolidate the Carrefour brand’s leadership position in the region Dubai, UAE, 29 June, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced the acquisition of Retail Arabia, the franchise owner of 26 Geant stores across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as four Gulfmart ......read more

    Race to get amazing deals at Stadium

    Dubai, UAE, 28 June, 2017:  Update your workout gear or seek out the latest beach and lifestyle trends for less at Stadium. From 1 July to 12 August, get down to the Stadium Dubai Summer Sale for amazing discounts of up to 75%. The offers continue across all Abu Dhabi stores, as shoppers can take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on selected sale items, from 1 to 31 July. This offer excludes Stadium Outlets and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel store. ...read more

    Real Estate Brokers Remain Upbeat As Buying Interest In Dubai Market Rises – Propertyfinder

    Mild correction over past three years contrasts with big gains in other markets popular with international investors, helping make Dubai a better-value option Amount of money in circulation in the UAE at highest level in at least four years, cash-rich investors increasingly reluctant to leave their money idle Brokers report swelling interest from potential buyers DUBAI, June 27th:   Dubai’s residential real estate sector appears to be bottoming out following a three-year price slump and with brokers reporting growing interest from potential investors, now could be the ......read more

    Entertainment, Prizes and Sales Galore! Yas Mall Reveals More Details of its 24 Hour Mega Sale

    Yas Mall celebrations will include a 24 hour Mega Sale plus giveaways including, a chance to win 1 million Etihad Guest miles by ADCB, Yas Mall Gift cards and more Abu Dhabi, UAE June 24th, 2017: Yas Mall, the leading destination for entertainment, retail and dining will launch the first ever 24 hour Mega Sale in Abu Dhabi this Sunday. To celebrate Eid Al Fitr Yas Mall will delight residents and tourists alike by opening from 10:00am on Sunday 25th June until 10:00am on Monday 26th. Opening around the clock, Yas Mall will be the place to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with its incredible mix of ......read more

    Emaar Malls Celebrates Eid al-Fitr with Family Friendly Activities Across the Long Weekend

    Families can enjoy the Eid al-Fitr weekend together, with The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall offering a host of fun activities for learning, discovery and play!  Virtual Reality Experience incredible VR amusement park rides, using Oculus goggles; you’ll be transported to feel like you’re riding on a crazy rollercoaster, or experience the thrill of skydiving, without your feet ever leaving the ground! This, and an opportunity to take a family portrait, will be at The Dubai Mall, between Grand and Souk Atriums, across the entire long weekend.  Arts & ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Opens New Retail Scale Verification Bureau in Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has opened a new retail scale verification bureau in Al Ain as part of its continued efforts to meet the dynamic needs of its customers from the retail sector for high quality verification services in a timely and efficient manner. The bureau, which is the second of its kind in the emirate, offers the verification of retail scales with the capacity of up to 150 kg, which are widely used in the retailing of such products ......read more

    Celebrate This EID Al Fitr with Fireworks at Dubai Festival City

    An action packed calendar of events to play out over the Eid weekend at Dubai Festival City Dubai, UAE, 22 June 2017: Visitors to Dubai Festival City this Eid-al-Fitr will be treated to a raft of family-friendly events and activities, including a spectacular fireworks display, to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Thousands of residents and tourists are expected to enjoy an array of free activities taking place over the weekend and throughout the week.  There will be plenty of surprises all throughout the day with roaming entertainment planned to watch and take part in. Visitors can look ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall Offers Extravagant Eid Shopping Experience

    Offering up to 90 per cent off  Dubai – June 22, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and the first outlet concept mall in the UAE, has launched a spectacular shopping extravaganza for customers during this Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. The bargain shopping experience is combined with various other activities and competitions to be held across the mall. Bargain deals up to 90 per cent, games, musical entertainment, magic shows and more is on offer at the Dubai Outlet Mall, bringing the best of everything to eager Eid shoppers.  A special Shop, ......read more

    The Outlet Village Celebrates Eid Al-Fitr and DSS with Fun-Filled Entertainment for all the Family

    Discover a month-long programme packed with live entertainment and activities  Incredible prizes, with an Italian Vespa up for grabs each week through a spectacular ‘spend and win’ competition Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2017: The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, has announced a spectacular line up of family entertainment to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr and Dubai Summer Surprises, as the city gears up for a feel-good summer season. Dubai Summer Surprises comes with whopping savings and visitors to The Outlet Village ......read more

    From city of gold to family town: children take top priority for Dubai residents

    Latest poll from DIFC Wills & Probate Registry reveals people in Dubai acquire more assets than expected – including a family – and consider children as their most valuable asset Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017:  Long gone are the days of Dubai being a place people came solely to seek their fortune, according to the most recent DIFC Wills & Probate Registry poll. Amidst the luxury and glamour, a new family first culture is emerging, with latest findings revealing that children replace material wealth as the most valuable assets for 29% of Dubai ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Quantity of Products in Ramadan Food Baskets

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out an inspection drive to verify the quantity of products included in the Ramadan food baskets sold across major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi throughout the Holy Month. As part of the drive, QCC inspectors verified the weight and measure of frozen and pre-packaged products included in the Ramadan food baskets that generally witness a strong demand. The inspection specifically examined the weight of frozen ......read more

    UAE Discusses Sustainable Development in Asia at Second Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Governors

    Dubai, UAE: 20 June, 2017 – A UAE delegation attended the second annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The event, held for the first-time outside China, on Jeju Island in South Korea from 16 to 18 June 2017, aimed to strategise and discuss collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure development. The UAE delegation was headed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the UAE’s Alternate Governor at the AIIB Board of ......read more

    BNC Launches AIR App to Empower Contractors with Construction Intelligence

    Capturing and analyzing Big Data, the BNC AIR App is set to revolutionize the way consultants, project managers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers collaborate on construction projects in future News Announcements BNC AIR App is set to change the construction industry in the GCC region by providing construction intelligence involving 25,324 live projects worth $7.2 trillion (Dh26.4 trillion) and offering them on an user-friendly application for tracking. The powerful application with construction intelligence will empower project managers and help them remain well ......read more

    FIVE Holdings Launches New Hospitality Brand, FIVE Hotels & Resorts

    New brand will operate FIVE Holdings’ hotels and residences across Dubai, including FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, formerly known as Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai.  Formal brand launch scheduled for October 2017  DUBAI, UAE. 19 June 2017: FIVE Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate development and hospitality group previously known as SKAI Holdings, today announced the launch of FIVE Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury hospitality brand, under its subsidiary FIVE Hospitality LLC. FIVE Hotels & Resorts will manage FIVE Holdings’ flagship hotel and residences, the ......read more

    Shop and Win – Al Wahda Mall celebrates 10 years of giving

    Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a winner-takes-all campaign every day from 31st May to 29th June, 2017  Shop for AED 200 in the mall or AED 750 on a single transaction at Lulu Hypermarket to be one of the daily-announced winners to take home mall vouchers worth AED 10,000 each day The campaign runs daily throughout the holy month of Ramadan until Eid Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 19, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, is running its winner-takes-all ......read more

    Montblanc increases presence in Saudi Arabia with new boutique in Riyadh's Panorama Mall

    Boutique showcases latest collections of finely crafted lifetime accessories 18 June 2017:  International luxury Maison Montblanc has announced the opening of its latest boutique in the Middle East, in Riyadh’s Panorama Mall in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Managed by Montblanc’s longstanding partner, the Al Hussaini Group, the new boutique will showcase a wide selection of the Maison’s core writing instruments, jewellery, timepieces and leather collections. Providing the perfect inspiration for discerning shoppers and gift givers alike, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Collaboration Agreement with Emirates Post Group

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, signed a collaboration agreement with Emirates Post Group to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments used in Emirates Post Group’s business operations in Abu Dhabi. The partnership agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Helal Humaid Al Kaabi, Acting Secretary General of QCC and His Excellency Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group. The agreement facilitates the exchange ......read more

    Dubai Properties Breaks Ground on Dubai's Newest Marina at Marasi Business Bay

    Installation of state-of-the art mooring system commences  First phase of 157-berths to be completed by September 2017  Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017:  Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager, has announced the commencement of work on the new Marasi Business Bay marina. The installation of the pontoons, which marked the occasion, took place in the presence of Abdulla Lahej, Group CEO of Dubai Properties at the Marasi Business Bay Promenade. Launched by Dubai Holding and Dubai Properties Group in May 2016, the AED1 billion ......read more

    Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers Celebrates Ramadan with a Traditional Iftar

    Dubai, UAE, 15th June 2017: Make this holy month of Ramadan memorable by sharing special moments with family and friends at 5-Star Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers invites guests to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the relaxed and family-friendly setting of Seasons Restaurant or La Vue the air-conditioned outdoor Terrace lounge. From sunset, guests may enjoy a plentiful array of Middle Eastern and International specialties and traditional Ramadan beverages, including traditional Hot and Cold Mezze, Slow Roasted ......read more

    Sweid & Sweid Leases-Out ‘The Edge'

    14 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE                          Dubai-based boutique developer, Sweid & Sweid, has announced its 100,000 sqft premier commercial development, The Edge, is now fully leased; The Internet City development is home to leading multinationals, including Oracle, Snapchat and McGraw Hill; Costa, Just Salad and Classic Burger Joint secured as retail tenants Leading Dubai property developer, Sweid & Sweid, has announced the full leasing of its first development in Dubai Internet City, ‘The ......read more

    16 nights of shopping and fun will begin at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Ramadan Nights to offer the best retail and leisure destination this season Sharjah, 13 June 2017:  Expo Centre Sharjah is all set to become the most visited retail and leisure destination this season, as the 16-day Ramadan Nights will begin from Thursday, June 15. Being held as part of Sharjah Ramadan Festival organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ramadan Nights will incorporate all the elements to help residents and visitors observe the fasting month of Ramadan and the ensuing Eid celebrations. The most enticing component that is set to drive visitor ......read more

    Dubai SME and International House for Real Estate Project Management Announce Winners of Joint Campaign

    ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur’ Campaign sees two aspiring entrepreneurs win a year’s free rent at a top Dubai location - plus a host of value-added services topping more than one million dirhams Dubai, 13 June 2017: Dubai SME, the agency of Dubai Economy mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and International House for Real Estate Project Management (IHRPM), have named the winners of the ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur’ campaign, held as part of their strategic partnership to drive entrepreneurship in the region. Saeed ......read more

    Yas Mall Launches First-Ever 24 Hours Mega Sale in Abu Dhabi from 25th June – 26th June

    Yas Mall’s Eid Al Fitr celebrations to include mega-sale, live entertainment and games, plus double your chances to win a Tesla model S. Abu Dhabi, UAE 12 June, 2017:  Yas Mall, as the leading retail, leisure and entertainment destination, will open for 24 hours during Eid Al Fitr. Starting on 25th June, Yas Mall will launch a Mega Sale with over 300 brands unleashing discounts of up to 90%, guaranteeing the best Eid celebrations in the capital. Most stores will open around the clock with exciting hourly specials post-midnight including Geant, Home Centre, Hamely’s, House ......read more

    “1 Million Roses for the Love of the Prophet (PBUH)” campaign concludes at Abu Dhabi's Al Wahda Mall

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2017:  A campaign to give away 1 million roses to promote the love of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has concluded in Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, June 7th 2017, in the presence of HE Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaki, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and owner of the World’s Largest Book “This is Muhammad” which made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Launched by Mashahad International Group, this campaign is one of 22 initiatives organized for the book, which is on display at Al Wahda Mall’s main gate ......read more

    FIVE Holdings Launches AED2.10bn (USD570m) Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

      Region’s first hospitality focused REIT and the largest to date FIVE REIT to include Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah  Real Estate Group formerly known as SKAI Holdings unveils new identity as FIVE Holdings DUBAI, UAE, 11 June 2017: FIVE Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate development and hospitality group previously known as SKAI Holdings, has launched a AED2.10bn (USD570m) real estate investment trust (REIT), the region’s first hospitality focused REIT and the largest to date.  The REIT, to be regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and ......read more

    AED 1 Billion ACTVENTURE will be the Largest Active Lifestyle Destination in Australia

    First of its project to further bolster Australia-UAE business ties; UAE investment in Australia was estimated at AED46 billion The Dubai-based Najibi Investments announced today that its Australian development arm, SANAD Capital, revealed the brand of its AED 1 billion active lifestyle destination, which has so far been code named ACTVE. ACTVENTURE, will become the first and largest active lifestyle destination in Australia, bringing families and active sports enthusiast together in one extraordinary location. “ACTVENTURE is a brand that represents values we hold in high esteem; ......read more

    The Indian RERA ushers in a positive era for Indian property buyers

    The Indian Property Show returns to Dubai amidst a new beginning for the country’s realty sector With the implementation of Real Estate Regulatory Act, property investors can look forward to transparency, accountability and quality projects among other benefits Protect your investment, ensure immediate return in the form of rents, and get the best value for money without spending extra Total NRI investment in realty in top eight cities expected to touch $11.5 billion in 2017, 20% of the total market share June 8, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Riding high on the positive sentiments ......read more

    Le BHV Marais' latest collection pick outs

    New French department store Le BHV Marais' latest fashion and home accessories pick outs. ...read more

    Landmark Group to Become Region's Happiest Workplace

    Group Unveils Largest Employee-Led Movement Designed to Impact more than 40,000 Landmarkers in 9 Countries Dubai-UAE: 08 June 2017:  Landmark Group, the pioneering retail and hospitality company behind some of the region’s most loved brands and community initiatives, unveiled a first-of-its-kind ‘Happiness Movement’ impacting over 40,000 employees across all GCC countries, aiming to become the region’s happiest workplace.  Capturing the pride, positivity and sense of purpose that Landmark Group’s enthused employees bring to work every day, ......read more

    Top 4 Trends from Centrepoint to looking your best this Ramadan!

    Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  This Ramadan, create ensembles that offer both style and modesty with Centrepoint’s range of trendy fashion favorites.  Incorporate mainstream trends such as ruffles, denim and prints to elevate your look and have all eyes on you this month. Here are a few ideas to get you started. CAPE GALORE When looking for the perfect Iftar and Sohour outfits, the cape from Splash’s Ramadan collection is a great piece to consider; it comes in beautiful prints, and it works for modest looks as its quite flowy. For a Ramadan day look, you can wear your ......read more

    Hili Mall Announces Special Promotions and Massive Discounts for Ramadan

    The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. Al Ain, UAE, 7 June 2017: In an endeavour to embrace the spirit Ramadan, Al Ain’s Hili Mall is marking the holy month with special deals and discounts for its loyal patrons.The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. There are a variety of offers and discounts on a wide range of products across all segments. Ramadan deals for customers will include discounts of up to 50 percent acrossseveral shops including ZO Skin Care Centre, ......read more

    Dubai Properties Installs LPG Composite Cylinders to Enhance Safety Across Communities

    Al Khail Gate residents first to benefit from new and improved cooking-gas facilities Dubai-UAE: 07 June, 2017 - Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for renowned destinations across the emirate, has partnered with Emirates Gas (EMGAS) to provide residents in its communities access to safer cooking-gas by deploying state-of-the-art LPG composite cylinders. Al Khail Gate will be the first community to benefit from this initiative, which is expected to enhance safety and reduce risks. The new lightweight composite cylinders are ......read more

    Shop, spin & win AED 250,000 worth of prizes this Eid Al Fitr

    Spend AED 200 at one of Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s 18 participating malls and participate in the spin the wheel to win big ‘Shop, spin & win’ campaign commences on 16th June 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th June 2017:  A thrilling shopping experience awaits residents and visitors in Dubai during the Dubai’s summer season which enters a new stage of retail excitement with the popular promotion, ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ run by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of ......read more

    ‘Kids Stay Free' this Summer at First Central Hotel Suites

    Dreaming about a family vacation but worried about the expense? First Central Hotel Suites has launched a fantastic family promotion this summer allowing kids to stay for free. Applicable for children up to 12 years of age when sharing existing bedding, the offer has been thoughtfully created for families. Wael El Behi, General Manager of First Central Hotel Suites, said, “Take advantage of our ‘Kids Stay Free’ promotion and bring the kids along this summer to make the most of your holidays. Enjoy our signature hospitality in Dubai, the world’s ultimate sun, sea, ......read more

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