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    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 are delighted to announce that the hotel property has experienced a steady growth and occupancy performance throughout 2018. We anticipate an increase of 8%, estimating an overall of 90% in the total room occupancy as Dubai continues to demonstrate ......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.  

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    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 focus is a driving force for the company’s robust growth in the region and internationally,” said Mohamed Yousif Al Ahmedi, GM - Procurement, Supply Chain and Planning, Ducab. “As part of that expansion, our transportation and ......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 Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, supporting 100+ aid organizations internationally Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:  An urgent, up-scaled investment in more green building mega projects is crucial for the construction industry and wider ......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 your garden or build the best looking lawn with creative and handy fittings and accessories from Dragon Mart’s Outdoor Furniture Market.  

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    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 of ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ in recognition of steadfast commitment to guest satisfaction. The iconic 5-star hotel has 279 rooms and seven award-winning restaurants at an enviable location close to Dubai ......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 Centre’s mission in the most prominent technical event, locally and regionally, focussed on demonstrating its litigation journey and developments since its inception in 2013 that commenced with traditional litigation mechanisms. By 2015, RDC ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rental Disputes Centre launches Rental Good Conduct Certificate service

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

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

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

    Festival Plaza Announces Lulu Hypermarket at New Lifestyle Destination

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

    ANCG Named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by RTA

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

    Welcome the cycling season with Dragon Mart's Bike Market

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

    La Riviera reveals show Apartments at JVC

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

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

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

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

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

    5 reasons why construction is a growing industry in Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Real estate organisations and professionals gather for Cityscape Global opening

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

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    Hira Walraven bolsters its presence in the Middle East with a new facility valued at AED 20 million

    Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Consolidating its presence in the UAE, the fixing systems division of Hira Industries LLC and Walraven Group of the Netherlands announced the opening of a new facility called Hira Walraven - valued at AED 20 million. The new facility located at National Industries Park (NIP) is the only dedicated facility for fixing systems in the UAE.  The new facility will be a central distribution warehouse, with a factory to manufacture products as pipe support clamps, support channels and rubber support inserts. The other major product lines of Hira Walraven ......read more

    Dubai Festival City marks successful first ever Nike+ Run Club edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: For the first time ever, Dubai Festival City welcomed over 150 fitness enthusiasts during Nike+ Run Club’s ‘My First Run’ edition held over the weekend. Featuring expert coaches Luke Gaffney and Enisa Glavovic and pacers, first-time runners made their first step to a lifetime of running. Participants were taken on a 4-5km course across Dubai Festival City’s picturesque views - the perfect way to kick-off the weekend. Ideal for those looking to enhance their lifestyle experiences and for visitors hoping to indulge in ......read more

    DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net profit of AED 2.8 billion and booked sales of AED 7.5 billion for FY 2017

    Financial Highlights for year ended 2017: Revenue at AED 7.5 billion  Gross profit at AED 3.6 billion  Net profit at AED 2.8 billion Booked sales of AED 7.5 billion  Earnings per share of AED 0.46 Board proposed dividend of AED 1.5 billion (AED 0.25/share) Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 February 2018: DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. PJSC (DFM: DAMAC) (“DAMAC” or the "Company"), announced financial results for year ended 2017, reporting total revenue of AED 7.5 billion, a 4 % increase over last year and net profit of AED 2.8 ......read more

    Al Qattara Investments reveals expansion plans for Al Ain

    Al Qattara Investments rebrands the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium development and launches Al Ain Square    United Arab Emirates, Al Ain, February 14, 2018:   Al Qattara Investments, the name behind the vibrant mixed-use development in Al Ain, has revealed its new brand identity, the rename of Hazza Bin Zayed Community to Al Ain Square, and furthermore the firm’s future plans for the city of Al Ain.    The announcements took place during a press conference in Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. The press conference was attended by excellencies and ......read more

    Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design

    The UAE’s largest department store bursts onto the top ten list of the World Retail Awards   Dubai — February 14, 2018 —   Robinsons, the largest department store in the UAE, has been on the finalists list for the World Retail Awards and was recognized for the 2018’s Outstanding Store Design for stores larger than 1200sqm. For the last ten years, the World Retail Awards have recognized the highest standards of excellence in store design, as well as the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories.   The ......read more

    Al Ahli Holding Group to redefine the UAE value shopping category through an AED 1.25 billion Islamic club financing facility for Dubai Outlet Mall expansion

    Dubai Outlet Mall to add 3 million square feet in its expansion Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates 10 years as a premier value-shopping destination as it looks to enhance its leadership in the UAE retail arena   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 13, 2018):   Seeking to redefine the value shopping space in the UAE retail arena, Al Ahli Holding Group announced a significant development in the Dubai Outlet Mall expansion today. Dubai Outlet Mall secured an Islamic club financing facility worth AED 1.25 billion for the expansion and general corporate purposes. Dubai ......read more

    A Gift for Everyone on SOUQ.com's Valentine's Day Gift Shop

    Find gifts for him, her, kids and even your beloved pets effortlessly on SOUQ   8th February, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  On what’s considered as the most romantic time of the year, the love smitten couples can think of only one thing “where can I get the perfect present for the love of my life?” If you are running out of ideas and time with your busy schedules, your best solution is here at SOUQ.com, where lovers can avoid the hassle of gift hunting and buy your beloved a gift to cherish. Whether your loved one is your better half, your pet or ......read more

    Special Chinese New Year Show on Festival Bay

    Dubai Festival City Mall to host Chinese New Year celebrations with special IMAGINE Laser & Water Show and retail offers across 90 different outlets from 15th – 24th February 8th February 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Celebrating the ‘Year of the Dog’, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this Chinese New Year from the 15th to the 24th February with special offers and events across 90 outlets for shoppers to enjoy. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate with a special not to be missed Chinese New Year ......read more

    Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi appoints new General Manager ahead of March 2018 property launch

    Karim Nahas brings nearly three decades of experience to the role  Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 7, 2018:   Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC has announced the appointment of Karim Nahas to the role of General Manager at the soon-to-open Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi. The new hotel is set to open in the heart of Capital Centre - Abu Dhabi, the city’s bustling business district, at the beginning of March 2018.  Nahas brings nearly three decades’ of regional experience in the hospitality industry to the role. As General Manager at Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi, he will ......read more

    Hilton Dubai offers a romantic staycation to celebrate Valentine's Day

    This year, make it a night to remember with the special room and dinner packages from Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai Creek  Dubai, February 7, 2018 –   This year, Hilton Dubai has crafted two heartwarming offers for the most romantic day of the year. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai Creek, two of city’s most iconic properties, will be treating couples to a perfect staycation on the 14th of February, including an intimate dinner, a cozy overnight stay and a scrumptious breakfast the next morning.    Hilton Dubai Creek, the five-star hotel ......read more

    The month of innovation kick starts at Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 6 February 2018:  February is shaping up to be an exciting and eventful month at Dalma Mall, as the Ministry of Interior’s exhibition highlighting the different innovative ideas and creative inventions have been brought to life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi at the Mall’s central atrium. This exhibition took place in recognition of the Month of Innovation and showcased a wide range of tools, gadgets, devices and much more from 1– 6 February 2018, a per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more

    Hormann extends its perimeter protection offerings with lift barriers that meet stringent safety conditions

    Dubai, UAE; February 06, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors, gates, frames and operators in the region; has introduced new lift barriers equipped with EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) emergency function to secure passages of up to 10 meters in width. They are suitable for very frequent use, capable of managing approximately 2000 movements in a day; and come with a long service life equivalent to approximately 3,000,000 movements. The new lift barrier H version from Hormann along with its integrated hydraulic operator is 1300 mm in height and up to 10m in length; and it is ......read more

    Omniyat Brings Ultimate Luxury Hospitality Brand Dorchester Collection to Dubai

    The new project is confirmed for one of the largest waterfront plots in Dubai’s Marasi district; includes luxury hotel and residences  Dubai, UAE, February 06, 2018:  Omniyat is bringing the famous and historical Dorchester Collection brand to Dubai for the first time with an iconic new development on the banks of Dubai Canal. The collaboration between the Dubai-based high-end developer and the luxury hospitality brand is a long-term agreement that will be rolled out in the coming years, putting Dubai on the same globally important footing for Dorchester as its ......read more

    Zak World of Façades Middle East to highlight disruptive and digital technologies in modern façade design & engineering

    Dubai, UAE; February 5, 2018:  The fourth edition of the Zak World of Façades, the region’s premier conference on façade design and engineering, will focus on the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope, and digital impact on modern façade design.  A line-up of industry leaders is confirmed to speak at the event including Filippo Lodi, Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio; John Kim, Design Director, AE7; Richard Fenne, Principal, Woods Bagot; Mathieu Meur, Director - Technical, DP Architects; Armin ......read more

    Dubai Festival City announces Dubai Food Festival 2018 lineup of events

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2018:   Food lovers across Dubai are in for a special treat as Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, has pulled out all the stops to provide a gastronomical adventure across its retail, residential and hospitality destinations during Dubai Food Festival.  Dubai Festival City Mall will turn into a foodie’s paradise with the popular five-week long Festival of Flavours from the 7th of February until the 10th of March filled with special offers, instant prizes at over 75 different ......read more

    Ishraqah announces Khansaheb Civil Engineering as the fit-out contractor for Zabeel House by JumeirahTM - The Greens which is expected to open in Q4 2018

    Khansaheb Civil Engineering has been appointed as the fit-out contractor for the first hotel announced by Jumeirah Group under the Zabeel House by Jumeirah TM brand. DUBAI – February 04, 2018:  Ishraqah for Development Limited, a leading UAE based developer, has announced its first hotel at The Onyx Project, located on Sh. Zayed Road, in the Greens master development. The hotel is scheduled to open in quarter four of 2018. Zabeel House by JumeirahTM - The Greens is the first hotel to be announced under the Zabeel House by Jumeirah TM brand. The Onyx is Ishraqah’s ......read more

    DuPont Named to Clarivate Analytics 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator

    January 28, 2018 – DuPont was named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator for the seventh consecutive year. The annual report, based on proprietary data, recognizes corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation – creating breakthrough technologies and bringing them to market and achieving commercial success. Some of DuPont’s newest innovations include: DuPont™ Intexar™ smart clothing technology used for sports, fitness and wellness, DuPont™ Temprion™ portfolio of thermal management ......read more

    World's largest gold ring goes on display at the Sahara Centre

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 28 January 2018:   Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, entertainment and leisure destination, is proud to be displaying the world’s largest gold ring, Najmat Taiba (Star of Taiba), for the pleasure of its discerning visitors. Customers at the mall will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to view the USD 3 million masterpiece as it becomes Sharjah’s star attraction this month.  The 21-carat Najmat Taiba, which has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and endorsed by the World Gold Council, weighs almost 64 ......read more

    Hormann introduces road blockers for optimized security of entrances and exits

    Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2018:   Hormann Middle East and Africa has launched road blockers with optional EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) to secure passages up to 6 m wide.  They are available in the Road Blocker 500 variant from Hormann with a barrier height of 500 mm or in the Road Blocker 1000 version with a barrier height of 1000 mm. Road Blocker 500 SF is suitable for fitting on finished floor surfaces since no groundwork is required. There are also lift barriers available to safeguard controlled entrances and exits up to 10 meters in width. They are suitable for very ......read more

    There's No Stopping the Shopping as Yas Mall Extends Sales Until 31 January

    Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:  Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, is the only mall in the UAE to extend its sale until 31st January, enabling its visitors take advantage of incredible discounts and special offers. Yas Mall’s sales are known to offer incredible value, and now with this extended sale, there’s nothing stopping visitors from finding amazing deals! For those looking to refresh their wardrobe or home, Yas Mall’s extended sale will include discounts across the mall including popular brands such as Debenhams, Centrepoint, The One, Virgin Megastore, ......read more

    Dubai Industrial Park Announces AED135 Million Investment in Expanding Infrastructure

    Wade Adams appointed to complete first phase of infrastructure addition Project to span 16 million square feet  Dubai-UAE: 21 January, 2018:  Dubai Industrial Park (DI), a designated district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), today announced the AED135 million infrastructure development and road expansion project spanning an area of 16 million square feet that is set to commence on its premises.   The expansion works stem from the park’s commitment to pre-emptively address the potential growth of the industrial sector in Dubai and wider UAE, which ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor's Endowment Project Worth AED8 Million

    Dubai-UAE: 21 January, 2018 –   Marking the commencement of ‘Year of Zayed’, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) today inaugurated the first endowment residential and commercial project in Al Bada’a area of Dubai, funded by an endowment from Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of Al Habtoor Group. Proceeds from the project will be allocated to AMAF’s general charity mandate.  His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Omar Juma Kalandar, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department, and ......read more

    ADSB to Collaborate on Sustainment and Supply Chain Services with Rolls-Royce

    21 January 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, and strategic partner to the UAE Armed Forces, has partnered with Rolls-Royce to lay the groundwork for the provision of enhanced naval shipbuilding, repair and refit services across the GCC.  Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB, and Leo Pantazopoulos, Rolls-Royce’s Senior Vice President, Asia & Middle East, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies move ......read more

    Masdar and Abu Dhabi Department of Transport to collaborate on sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 20, 2018 –  The Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi and Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the study, testing and evaluation of sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies.  His Excellency Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Department of Transport, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, signed the agreement at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018. The multifaceted partnership aims to establish ......read more

    Is this Abu Dhabi's Most Lavish Valentine's Day Deal?

    Caviar, Bubbly, and Bespoke Spa and Dining Epitomize Luxury Resort’s Cachet Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2018 –  February 14th will be a dream come true for some couples, with a deluxe Valentine’s Day deal at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. Including an overnight stay in the hotel’s spacious sea-facing Spa Suite or Ocean Suites, valued at AED 15,730* and AED 9,982* respectively, The St. Regis Valentine’s Day Romance package is surely the UAE capital’s most lavish offer of the holiday. Upon arrival in their ......read more

    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 ......read more

    DSI in advanced stages of negotiation for AED 1 billion worth of contracts with Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain

    UAE, January 15, 2018 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), is negotiating AED 1 billion worth of contracts with Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain, and has also been awarded as part of the negotiations a AED 250 million contract to develop the Nasayem project in Wahat Al Zaweya. Under the terms of the agreement, GTCC has already started the construction works for the 336-unit villa complex Nasayem project, which will be ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......read more

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