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    Iraq's Karbala Oasis joins Smart Stores Expo as retail leasing partner

    Upcoming shopping destination in Iraq to showcase incredible range of retail spaces for top brands to set up shop Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  Smart Stores Expo has announced the participation of Karbala Oasis, an upcoming shopping destination in Iraq, as its retail leasing partner.  This development will see Karbala Oasis showcasing at the trade show its more than 222,873m2 total build up area and more than71,625 m2 leasable area of retail space to premium brands looking to tap into promising business opportunities offered by the improving Iraqi economy.  Based on BMI Research’s latest report, the Iraqi economy is projected to expand 1.5 per cent this year before picking up in 2019 with an estimated growth of 4.5 per cent.  Ongoing reconstruction efforts will also boost spending on infrastructure in the ......read more

    Balqees concert, Iftah Ya Simsim shows and Nabati poetry recital at Dragon Mart this Eid Al Adha

    Celebrations highlight Arabic tradition and Emirati culture   Dubai, 14 August 2018:  Dragon Mart 2 will celebrate Eid Al Adha with a cultural extravaganza featuring traditional Nabati poetry readings, a live concert by renowned Emirati songstress Balqees Ahmed Fathi, fun and games with the much-loved television series Iftah Ya Simsim and more. Nabati Poetry: 24 August at 4 pm Dragon Mart will host a ‘House of Poetry’ Nabati poetry session, held under the patronage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation this Eid, featuring readings by eminent Emirati poets Obaid Al Kabi, Abdullah Abdul Hadi Ghareeb Al Ahbabi, Bakhit Mohammed Salem Mohammed Al-Muhri, and Batool Hussein Ali bin Humaid Al Ali. Nabati poetry has been a cultural feature of Arabia since the 16th century. Reflecting the natural ......read more

    Ripe Market Returns to Dubai Festival City Mall to Cool Off the Summer

    Ripe Market returns for the second time to the Mall, welcoming a host of local artisans who will showcase their produce Dubai, UAE, 13th August 2018:   To cool off the summer heat, Dubai Festival City Mall will be a bringing back Dubai’s favorite Ripe Market, for the second time., Being an indoor pop-up event, the market will take place on Friday the 17th of August, from 10 am – 10 pm, catering to our shopper’s love for healthy food, artisanal crafts and fitness activities.  Activities the whole family can enjoy – Becky Balderstone, Founder of Ripe encourages the whole family to visit, commenting: "The Ripe Market has grown significantly in the past couple of years and we are excited to collaborate with Dubai Festival City to host more pop-up markets in the coming year. We love how our ......read more

    Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Dubai Festival City

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2018:   Visitors to Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is set for a memorable Eid Al Adha as the destination offers a variety of entertainment, deals and offers across the Mall and Hotels.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property   This Eid Al Adha, own an apartment in Marsa Plaza by availing attractive offers on purchase. Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering its customers 100% waiver on Dubai Land Department fee along with no commission, no service charges and AED 50,000 gift vouchers from Dubai Festival City.    Dubai Festival City Mall   The Mall will be celebrating the holidays with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days as well as ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities

    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Al-Futtaim ACE is celebrating Eid al-Adha with 25-75% off thousands of product lines available both in-store and online.    Customers can enjoy exciting deals on quality products from home, DIY, outdoor and garden products and the offers also extend to electronics products from Plug Ins including TVs, mobile phones and more   There are also plenty of activities in-store to keep everyone entertained including a Henna artist and balloons and face painting for kids and lots more.    Details of the event:    Event: Al-Futtaim ACE Eid Massive Event  Date: August 21-25 (available online from Aug 20)  In-store activities:  Henna artist, face painting, balloons, cotton candy and popcorn for kids in addition to live ......read more

    Elite of global dancers come together for ‘Around the World' Festival at Bawadi Mall

    Countries as Turkey, Serbia and Peru amongst others are participating at Bawadi Mall’s annual event Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 12 August 2018:   A group of the world’s best dancers have come together for ‘Around the World’ Festival that is being hosted by Al Ain’s favourite shopping and entertainment destination – Bawadi Mall. The event, true to the real values of dance and story-telling culture, witnesses participation of countries as Turkey, Peru and Serbia among others that enthral the audiences with their spectacular performances.  Held in partnership with Department of Culture and Tourism and in participation with Abu Dhabi Summer Season, ‘Around the World’ features a theme of folklore from countries all over the world, where each country showcases their famous ......read more

    Explore the wonders of outer space at Ibn Battuta Mall this Eid Al Adha and Back to School season

    World’s biggest themed mall celebrates 60 years of space exploration with Discovery Channel exhibition Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting an out-of-this-world range of space-themed educational activities – 3-D outer space simulation, a virtual reality capsule, a Mars Rover replica, a miniature space station, a 3-D space photo wall and more – to mark Eid Al Adha and the Back to School season. Honouring 60 years of space exploration, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting a Discovery Channel exhibition at China Court featuring the timeline of historic space exploration and celebrating the most ground-breaking achievements in space history. The exhibition is open daily from the first day of Eid until 10 September from 2 pm to 10 pm. Visitors of all ages can learn about the universe, and ......read more

    DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops.    DALBY's strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the ......read more

    RERA Partners with CBD to Offer Escrow Services for Owners' Association

    Dubai, 08 August 2018:   The Real Estate Regulatory Agency at Dubai Land Department, signed a partnership agreement with Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD). The agreement focuses on offering escrow account management services to Owners’ Association (OA) communities in Dubai. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Eng. Marwan Ahmad Bin Ghalita, Chief Executive Officer of RERA and Dr Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai. Through this agreement, CBD, under the supervision of RERA, will open escrow accounts for Owners’ Association to help regulate the relations and service agreements with property owners.  HE Eng. Marwan Ahmad Bin Ghalita, Chief Executive Officer of RERA commented, "We are pleased to sign this agreement with Commercial Bank of Dubai that will act as a ......read more

    Hilton Launches New Platform Dedicated to Offering Guests Bespoke, Unforgettable Experiences with its Luxury Brands

    One in Five Luxury Travellers in Europe and the Middle East use a Digital Platform to Plan Holiday Itinerary, Hilton Survey Reveals Conquer your fears with the World’s Longest Zipline Experience in Ras Al Khaimah Uncover the underwater secrets of the Red Sea and explore 5,000-year-old Coral Reefs Discover the breath-taking gems of Istanbul Bosphorus on a Private Luxury Yacht Tour Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Hilton has launched an innovative web platform that offers a range of new and exclusive experiences across its luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.    The website, where experiences are filtered by the senses, will give guests unprecedented access to local tastes, sights and sounds, including a chance to live the highlife with the Waldorf ......read more

    Danube Properties' Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, sold out in record time!

    Dubai-based developer Danube Properties’ development portfolio grows to 4,744 apartments, worth Dh3.69 billion   News Highlights Danube Properties sold out 1,032 units at Lawnz at the International City, including 350 units snapped up in 4 hours! Danube Properties offered studios starting from Dh290,000 at Lawnz Danube Properties delivered 831 residential units worth Dh1.12 billion by March 2018 Dubai-based developer plans to deliver 880 more units later this year Danube Properties portfolio exceeds US$1 billion involving 4,744 units in 11 projects Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Danube Properties, a major Dubai-based property developer, announced that its latest project – the Dh550 million Lawnz – has been sold out within five days of its launch.   The project’s ......read more

    Dalma Mall Prepares for an Adventurous Summer Action Spread Over the Eid Festivities

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to takeover Abu Dhabi for an Iconic Eid Treat for all  Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  The famous cartoon television show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ heroes Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael are coming to Abu Dhabi’s Favorite Mall, Dalma Mall for an adventurous summer action and an Iconic Eid fete.   The Ninjitsu-trained action heroes who made a TV splash, in their self-titled cartoon television show, for fighting crime and alien invaders in the streets of New York will showcase their Turtle Power in Dalma Mall from 17th August to 23rd August.  Are you ready for these radical reptile brothers? Trained in the art of ninjitsu by a wise rat sensei they call Master Splinter, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ......read more

    Street food extravaganza at Swaad

    Celebrate Indian Independence Day with your loved ones at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort   Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Nestled between the towering Hajar Mountains and the infinite Indian Ocean, and just 90 minutes away from Dubai’s busy city life, Le Méridien Al Aqah's beach-front ambiance, host of activities and family friendly hospitality makes it the region’s most loved getaway on the East Coast.     Renowned for setting the benchmark for hospitality, Fujairah’s most loved beach-resort has planned something truly unique on the eve of Indian Independence Day, 15th August, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm. Drawing inspiration from India’s diverse street-food and regional specialties, Chef Sharafat has curated an indulgent treat at Swaad restaurant, priced at just AED 99 per person. Kick ......read more

    Celebrate Eid With Baby Shark Debut and Four Firework Displays at Dubai Fesitval City Mall

    Spectacular Eid Al Adha celebrations in store for shoppers – with Pink Fong and Baby Shark shows as well as fireworks all throughout the holiday   Dubai, UAE, 5th August 2018:   This Eid Al Adha, Dubai Festival City Mall will be celebrating the holidays with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days as well as the much-anticipated Pink Fong and Baby Shark shows making its Dubai debut.    Bringing its record-breaking singalong to the Mall, Pink Fong and Baby Shark will be encouraging children and their parents to join in and take part in an all singing and dancing live show.   Shoppers at the Mall will enjoy numerous roaming entertainers every few hours, and the record-breaking multimedia IMAGINE shows that run daily on Festival Bay from 7.30pm every 30 minutes, keeping ......read more

    Siemens to add 650 MW to power plant in Iraq

    Shatt Al Basra Power Plant to be converted to combined cycle  Upgrade will enable electricity supply to one million Iraqis  Plant efficiency to increase more than 50 percent Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  In another step towards supporting the rebuilding of Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens will upgrade one of the country’s largest gas-fired power plants. Under a new contract, Siemens will add 650 megawatts (MW) to Shatt Al Basra Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1,250 MW and consists of non-Siemens turbines operating in simple-cycle mode. Siemens will supply five of its highly-efficient steam turbines, ensuring the additional power supply comes at no extra fuel requirement. With this upgrade, the facility will be converted to operating in combined cycle mode and ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairs Etihad Rail Board of Directors Meeting

    H.H. toured Etihad Rail’s facilities in Mirfa and met with a number of employees 05 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Executive Council Member, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Chairman of Etihad Rail, recently chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail in Al Dhafra region. H.H. was accompanied by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and members of the Board.  H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reviewed Etihad Rail’s new strategy and goals in the meeting, and was briefed on the company’s operational progress to date, future plans and initiatives.  Prior to the Board meeting, H.H. toured the Etihad Rail site in Mirfa, visiting and inspecting a number of ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Celebrates UAE's Cultural Diversity in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2 August 2018:   Aligning with the message of UAE’s cultural ideology, Al Ghurair Centre, GCC’s first mall, joined hands with Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture to host their annual multicultural event. This event was aimed at bringing together the rich diversity of numerous ethnic groups in the UAE at one place.    With the presence of over numerous customers, the event saw the attendance of dignitaries from the Dubai Government, the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department.   Zeinab Badar, Marketing Manager, Al Ghurair Properties, said, “This multicultural event imparts a strong message of unity in diversity. With such events we want to create a platform that educates, entertains and engages people about the various ethnicities ......read more

    Oman's young growing families are showing the way when it comes to dynamic community living

    Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018:  Young families from all across the world are landing in Oman at record rate with the dream of making the Jewel of Arabia their forever home. As a result, the Sultanate’s young population is becoming increasingly urbanised - a trend which is driving the development of smaller-sized, affordable residential units that provide young families with the best quality of living. Not only are young homeowners looking for a sense of dynamic community living in developments that offers easy access, plenty of amenities and facilities, as well as open spaces and greenery, but they want to be able to raise their families in homes that seamlessly blend contemporary style with traditional elements of the Omani culture and landscape. Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s first and largest Integrated Tourism Complex, ......read more

    Al Habtoor Group and Hilton; A New Partnership at Al Habtoor City

    Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2018:  Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Al Habtoor Group and Ian R. Carter, President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction, Hilton hosted a press event to announce a new franchise agreement, effective as of 1 August 2018, for the three hotels at Al Habtoor City. The decision to rebrand these properties as Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City was unveiled at a ceremony held at Al Habtoor City, today. The announcement of the deal comes after a recent statement that the Al Habtoor Group plans to expand its Habtoor Hospitality-management portfolio. Also present at the signing ceremony were; Rudi Jagersbacher, Hilton’s President of Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP of ......read more

    Shurooq and Besix to Invest in a Sustainable Development Wastewater Project in Sharjah

    Both parties join forces for the project at Al Saja’a Wastewater Treatment Plant Sharjah, 30 July 2018:  The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and BESIX, the region’s leading company operating in infrastructure concessions and construction, has signed a joint venture agreement to operate and maintain an existing wastewater treatment plant in Al Saja’a area in Sharjah. The newly formed company, called QATRA, will continue developing and expanding the wastewater infrastructure in line with Sharjah’s masterplan, whilst ensuring the highest level of operating excellence and service to all stakeholders.   The expansion plans will also enable the plant to maximise the amount of reused water produced, thereby doubling the capacity from 30 million litres of high-recycled water ......read more

    Regional Pop Star Hala Turk to Officially Close Dubai Summer Surprises With a Free Concert at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, 28th July 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall has announced that it will host the DSS Closing ceremony on Saturday 4 August at Festival Square, and will mark the end of Dubai Summer Surprises Festival with a free concert at 8:30 pm from famous regional pop superstar, Hala Al Turk.  “I can’t wait to perform live in Dubai for the first time in four years at Festival Square. It’s going to be a great show with my DJ and dancers, performing new songs from my upcoming releases,” said Hala Al Turk.  Hala is also launching her very first fashion line with Poca & Poca on Saturday 4 August, exclusively at Robinsons. With a mini fashion show lined up for guests at 6 pm, shoppers that purchase any item from Hala’s new line, have a chance to receive a free ticket. The last weekend ......read more

    Danat Al Ain Resort appoints new General Manager

    Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2018:  Danat Al Ain Resort, an idyllic five-star resort, located in the garden city "Al Ain," announces the appointment of Mr. Khaled Sharabassy as General Manager. Mr. Sharabassy brings with him an extensive experience of more than 22 yeas in the hospitality industry. Prior to his appointment, he served as the GEneral Manager of Tilal Liwa Hotel, a property managed by Danat Hotels and Resorts in Abu Dhabi, his passion for work paired his strong drive for results and improvement will lead his way in bringing success to Danat Al Ain Resort. Known for his innovative and pro-active approach, Mr. Sharabassy is confident that despite the current challenges in the market Danat Al Ain Resort will remain on top. On his appointment, Mr. Sharabassy says "It's a great privilege to be back to AL AIn ......read more

    Mi Capital opens doors to India's US$88.23 bn affordable housing market for GCC investors

    Dubai-based Mi Capital has tied up with LICHFLAMC, part of India’s Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Group that has US$386 billion (Dh1.41 trillion) worth of Assets under Management, to offer opportunities in Infrastructure, Affordable Housing, Healthcare, Education and Warehousing Sectors in Indian economy that is growing at 7.5% per annum Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018:  Gulf investors will now be able to tap the US$88.23 billion (INR6 trillion) affordable housing market following a tie-up between Mi Capital, a Dubai-based financial institution dealing in corporate finance, capital restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and Life Insurance Corporation Housing Finance Ltd. Asset Management Company (LICHFLAMC).   LICHFLAMC is a subsidiary of LIC – India’s largest insurer and financial institution with ......read more

    UAE residents urged to ‘switch-off' and reduce impact on the environment

    Taqeef survey sheds light on wasteful AC consumption habits of UAE residents  Findings reveal that a quarter of UAE residents leave the AC on at home when they are out at work or travelling during summer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 25 July, 2018 –   New research released today reveals UAE residents are wasting money and energy on cooling empty properties throughout the summer.  The YouGov poll, commissioned by cooling and energy solutions giant Taqeef, interviewed 1,000 UAE residents and revealed: A quarter (25%) leave their AC on at home all day while they are out at work.   A quarter (24%) admit to keeping their AC on while they leave the country and travel during the summer.  Men are more likely to leave their AC on when they travel (26%) compared to women ......read more

    Al Mouj Muscat launches Townhouses at Ghadeer Parks Precinct

    Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   As part of its commitment to appeal to market needs and to provide growing young families with the best quality of living, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), Al Mouj Muscat, has launched three-bedroom Townhouses within its unique project, Ghadeer Parks precinct. The three-bed Townhouses are very generous in size and include two living areas, a courtyard, a housemaid’s room, store room and laundry, with a price starting from OMR 259,000. They are available to buy with four payment plan options. The standard seven stage plan, allows the payments to be made at specific stages of the property development. An additional three options have been devised including – 100% payment upfront for a discounted price, 50% up front and 50% upon handover with a discount on the ......read more

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

    Dubai first Quality Residences with Quality Control by TUV Nord blends strategic location, opulent architecture & high end amenities Dubai, UAE, December 03, 2017:  Vincitore Real Estate Development, Dubai’s first quality branded real estate developer, has officially handed over its flagship Vincitore Palacio residential project to its owners during a ceremony graced by several dignitaries. The event marked a major milestone in the developer’s ongoing efforts to deliver properties embodying its promise of ‘Quality Real Estate at Value Par ......read more

    Danube celebrates the mantra of Health is Wealth

    win one gram of gold with every kilogram reduced @ Danube 3rd December, 2017; UAE:  Danube Group, UAE's largest diversified conglomerates with interests in building materials, property, construction and home furnishings joins hand with the Dubai Fitness Challenge and kick started a glittering weight loss rewarding programme for all the employees across branches from September 11th to December 10th2017. The campaign aims to encourage employees to lose weight and find time for physical activity to stay fit and healthy. As per the initiative one can win one gram of gold with every ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE; December 03, 2017:  Technal Middle East, a pioneer in architectural aluminium facade systems, has launched a campaign to create more awareness among UAE building contractors, consultants and specifiers about fire safety for building facades.  According to Sam Robinson, General Manager, Technal Middle East: “We have developed a guideline to help the construction industry better understand how to ensure compliance with the relevant codes and standards for fire safety of external walls on high-rise buildings. Our guideline makes understanding the fire hazards of ......read more

    Robinsons National Day Trunk Show

    Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  In celebration of the inspiring success story of the UAE and its unity for 46 years, guided by the shrewd vision of its leaders, Robinsons, the leading fashion department store located at Dubai Festival City Mall, is taking the UAE National Day to a whole new level this year. Robinsons is proud to present a unique trunk show, bringing together the talents of local and regional designers that will be showcasing some hot off the runway and ready-to-wear couture abaya designs, jewelry and bags, all in a beautiful fusion of local and global ......read more

    Drake and Scull International reaffirms commitment to support country's development process during celebration of 46th UAE National day

    UAE, November 29, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, joined the whole nation in its celebration of the 46th founding anniversary of the UAE amid an atmosphere of pride and belonging to the nation. The employees and executive management held a special flag raising event where they renewed their pledge to contribute to the advancement of the UAE's leadership in line with the vision and policies directed by the wise leadership, which carries the message of the Union in a sincere and capable manner and to ......read more

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

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

    Arjun Infrastructure Partners acquires Enviromena Power Systems

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 29, 2017 –  Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a portfolio company of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been successfully acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP).    AIP is a UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory company. It partners with institutional investors, mainly pension plans, to access direct infrastructure investments.    UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions throughout the MENA region. With a project footprint spanning nine countries, the company ......read more

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

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

    Bawadi Mall gears up for UAE National Day celebrations

    The mall will stage a number of family-centric social, cultural and entertainment activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017:  In an endeavour to showcase the Emirati culture, customs and traditions, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain will stage a number of family-centric, social, cultural and entertainment activities as a part of their celebrations organised on the occasion of the UAE’s National Day which will run from November 29th until December 3rd. “UAE’s National Day is an important occasion to reflect back on UAE’s heart-warming culture and ......read more

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

    At Dubai’s biggest construction industry exhibition - Big5 the company to highlight a lock as unique as a DNA and Advantis – the new range of electronic locks Dubai - November 28, 2017:  Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems(LocksS), the largest padlock manufacturer in Asia and a company that has been securing homes for the last 120 years in India, today launched the world’s most secure locks Godrej Herculoc and Godrej Advantis at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East. Godrej LocksS has been synonymous for ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017:  UAE National Day celebrations at The Dubai Mall are not-to-be-missed, with a host of cultural activities, performances and giveaways, allowing families, friends and the community to come together to mark the ‘Spirit of the Union.’ In collaboration with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Emirati hosts will welcome visitors to the Souk Atrium which will be transformed into a cultural “majilis.” Guests will be served traditional coffee and dates as they listen to stories of the UAE’s culture and ......read more

    Fathima Group expands its retail presence in Northern Emirates

    The UAE-based business conglomerate will soon unveil more hypermarkets, further consolidating its retail presence in the GCC and India.  DUBAI – November 28, 2017:  The UAE-based retail major Fathima Group opened its second hypermarket in Ras Al Khaimah as part of its wider growth plans in the GCC. HE Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, and HE Sheikh Majid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurated the outlet in the presence of Fathima Group Chairman Mr. E.P. Moosa Haji, Managing Director Mr. E.P. Sulaiman Haji, CEO Mr. Sameer Sulaiman and other senior dignitaries.  The ......read more

    Drake and Scull International shares included in MSCI GCC Index

    UAE, November 27, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its shares have been included in the MSCI GCC Index. The move demonstrates the growing regional and international confidence in DSI’s turnaround plan, which is expected to help bolster investor interest in the company. DSI’s inclusion in the MSCI GCC Index comes just a month after the company’s successful completion of a comprehensive Recapitalization Program designed to improve the financial and operational performance ......read more

    International concrete conference & exhibition makes debut in Sharjah

    Sharjah, 27 November 2017:  HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, inaugurated the first International Concrete Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East (ICCX Middle East 2017) yesterday (Sunday). More than 100 exhibitors and 1,000 international experts in the construction sector attended the event. The exhibition, which is unique to the region, is particularly important because of its portfolio of construction and planiing projects in the GCC which are estimated to be ......read more

    Growing International Participation in Dubai for the Big 5

    17.4% increase in UAE active construction projects draws to Dubai 2,500+ companies from around the world Monday, November 27, 2017:  The continued expansion of construction activities in the GCC region is attracting an increased number of international exhibitors at The Big 5 this year. According to the latest statistics by BNC Network, there’s been a 17.4% growth in the number of active construction projects in the UAE in 2017 compared to the previous year, and an 8.6% increase in terms of value, which reached USD 818 billion.    “Over 2,500 companies from 60 ......read more

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

    Free to attend educative seminars at CREDAI’s Indian Property Show on 7th, 8th and 9th December  Dubai based expert Dr. Padmaja Yadav to also provide quick tips on home interiors and science of architecture November 26, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Converting a brick-and-mortar house into a welcoming home is everyone’s dream. Yet, all it requires is some warmth, love, and understanding of Vastu and interiors. Learn more about this science of architecture and its application in home decor during the free to attend seminars at the upcoming CREDAI’s Indian Property ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins Massive White Friday Deals

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Starting today until November 25, Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins are offering massive White Friday deals both online and in-store across a range of products.  There will be amazing deals on selected items from Outdoor, Garden, Home, and DIY from leading brands including Dyson, Siemens, AFTRON, Homeworks, Apple, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Bosch, and Lenovo amongst others. Additionally, on a minimum spend of AED 500 at Al-Futtaim ACE stores, customers will be entered into a raffle promotion where 20 shoppers will receive a chance to win 5g of gold ......read more

    The Outlet Village announces 3 Day Super Sale Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Shopping in Dubai is about to get even more exciting, as The Outlet Village, Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall, gears up to celebrate the 3 Day Super Sale Dubai from the 23rd – 25th November.  Housing three department stores, international dining and over 125 top brands such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker and many more, The Outlet Village is the perfect destination for luxury shopping fans looking to acquire iconic brands at exceptional prices this weekend.  Located in Jebel Ali, just 15 minutes away from JBR ......read more

    American Girl® Opens New Store in Dubai to Celebrate Girls!

    The brand new American Girl store has officially opened at City Centre Mirdif This is American Girl’s first location in Dubai and outside of North America American Girl is hosting a launch event open to all on Friday, November 24th Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that American Girl, the premium brand loved by girls everywhere, has officially opened its doors in the UAE! The brand new store at City Centre Mirdif is ......read more

    Yas Mall Races Ahead with Amazing Black & White Weekend Sale from 23-26 November

    Mall-wide sale will offer discounts from 30% up to 90% off  Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2017:   Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will launch its Black & White Weekend Sale, from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November. Inspired by the global sale event ‘Black Friday’, Yas Mall’s array of international retailers will offer discounts of up to 90%, helping visitors shop at great deals, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, the One, Home Centre, E- Max, plus many more. With the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening at the ......read more

    Get Set for SOUQ White Friday Sale 2017

    The Olympics of online shopping are coming to region. Top tips to win the best deals at the SOUQ's biggest sale of the year  21 November 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  On your mark, shoppers! The region's biggest online shopping days are about to kick off. The much-awaited annual SOUQ White Friday 2017 is all set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a line up of the best deals and the biggest range of products. With a whopping 5 million items to choose from, customers are going to need to build some serious shopping stamina to make the most of the sale. Just as ......read more

    UAE National Day at Dubai Festival City Mall

    With a special flypast and a festival of fireworks, Dubai Festival City Mall is THE place to be on the 2nd of December Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20th November 2017:  On the 46th National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall will host a series of events at Festival Bay from 1.30pm in the afternoon till 11.15pm, including a flypast by Al Fursan, spectacular aerobatics,  fireworks and a special edition IMAGINE show.  The packed schedule of events will begin with ‘Al Fursan’ – Arabic for ‘The Knights’ and continue throughout the day, including ......read more

    SOUQ ramps up operations ahead of White Friday Sale

    Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high volume of orders Roll out of credit card payment on delivery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 20th November, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  SOUQ.com, the online retail and marketplace in the Middle ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Announces 3-day Super Sale With a 9AM Start for Early Bird Shoppers

    Key retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall set to slash prices with discounts up to 30-90%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall gets ready for the next edition of the Dubai 3-Day ‘Super Sale’.  From 23rd to 25th November key retailers will be offering unbeatable discounts and offers, with up to 90% off popular items over the course of the weekend.  Selected retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall will open their doors an hour earlier, from 9am, allowing for an extended shopping period.  Shoppers will have access to ......read more

    Dubai Land Department announces the update of the rental index for 2018

    The new update includes all areas of the Emirate and the inclusion of indexes for new projects Residential, commercial and industrial properties are all included in the latest upgrade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 November 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the rental index has been updated for 2018. DLD confirmed that the new update is for all residential, commercial and industrial properties in the Emirate of Dubai. DLD’s specialists have adopted a variety of mechanisms to carry out the upgrade process, including reading the average data of tenancy ......read more

    At A+A, DuPont presented new Nomex® protective solutions for firefighters & industry workers

    November 15, 2017 - DuPont recently presented its new Nomex® based fabrics and innovative protective solutions for firefighters and industry workers at this year’s A+A in Dusseldorf, Germany. They offer, for example, better protection for industry workers against the thermal effects of electric arcs. Moreover, the company announced the winners of the 'Nomex® Innovation Award 2017' at a gala ceremony on the first day of the trade show. The award is open to members of the DuPont™ Nomex® EMEA Partner Program, a carefully selected network of spinners, weavers, ......read more

    Drake and Scull International Reports Q3 2017 Financial Results

    Q3 2017 Highlights Recapitalization Program successfully completed Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 million in Equity Debt restructuring expected to be concluded across key markets in Q4 2017 Q3 2017 Revenue stood at AED 590 million Ongoing UAE projects portfolio contributes 42% of the company’s Q3 2017 revenue The New Management conducts a projects commercial review and records additional provisions, revenue and margin adjustments for legacy projects across key markets  The lack of liquidity prior to the completion of the Recapitalization Program and to the ......read more

    SOUQ.com to Launch Half a Million Deals for White Friday 2017

    SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November 50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale  14 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com has announced the return of its biggest online shopping event, the annual “White Friday Sale”, with 500,000 deals across the region on more than 16,000 ......read more

    Steelcase Opens New Center in Munich Designed to Propel Global Growth

    European hub will give employees and visitors a first-hand view of how Steelcase is using space to learn, innovate and grow in a disruptive environment   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017:  Steelcase has announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth. The new LINC is the latest extension of the company’s global network, part of a geographically distributed approach to innovation. As organizations recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions and shift back to ......read more

    Fortify the market and maintain its attractiveness

    His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department  Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Law No. (19) of 2017, partially amending Law No. (13) of 2008 on Interim Property Registration in Dubai. The new law reflects our continuous efforts to complete the legal system that regulates our real estate sector. Such amendments are announced periodically and follow an in-depth assessment of market needs. They reflect the aspirations ......read more

    The Rental Increase Calculator is an innovative solution for the real estate market

    Calculator eases the relationship between landlords and tenants and minimises disputes   Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) is a pioneer in finding proactive solutions for ensuring transparency and enhancing the comfort and happiness of all parties in the real estate market. Through its management and regulatory arms, transactions are closely monitored in addition to the regulatory requirements of the real estate rental management sector and any disputes that arise between parties to a rental contract.   DLD allows all parties to access ......read more

    8 areas of your business that you would be wise to invest in

    In order to achieve success as an entrepreneur, it is vital that you spend your money wisely; you need to make sure that any outgoing expenses have a positive impact on your business. While it is true that you need to speculate to accumulate, this is only the case if you are making sensible decisions. As your business grows, you will also need to ensure that your finances are fairly divided. You don’t want all of your funds going to one aspect of your organization, while another area suffers. If you are determined to be successful in your entrepreneurial endeavors, you will need to read ......read more

    Celebrate the Special Men in Your Life with QNET

    Dubai, November 9 2017:  This November, QNET, prominent Asian direct selling company, urges everyone to commemorate Global Men’s Health Month by encouraging the men in your life to take care of their health.  QNET, through their ‘Absolute Living’ Campaign, propagates a holistic lifestyle for people, helping you achieve a balanced life with a healthier body, mind and spirit. With a wide array of products that make well-being accessible to all, QNET aids men to proactively take care of their physical health. QNET has something for every man, helping him ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Prepares for the Biggest Event of the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    The closing ceremony for the 30-day Challenge is set to be hosted at Dubai Festival City Mall  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2017:  As thousands take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge this month, Dubai Festival City, one of emirate’s largest mixed-use developments, is gearing up to host the grand closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th.  From surprise celebrity appearances and fitness demonstrations from Dubai’s top trainers to dragon boat racing and sunset yoga on the Festival Bay Helipad, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the ......read more

    His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 7, 2017:  His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Bank is the inaugural recipient of the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award presented by the California Polytechnic State University Alumni Association at the Honored Alumni Awards Celebration. Established in 2017, the Cal Poly Alumni Excellence Award pays tribute to an outstanding graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of professional achievements and global contributions.   “I’m very proud of His Excellency’s accomplishments,” Cal Poly President ......read more

    BORGWARD Group's GCC launch at Dubai International Motor Show to highlight renowned craftsmanship & performance

    Dubai, November 4, 2017 -  Automotive brand BORGWARD Group AG is set to introduce its renowned brand of aesthetics and performance to automobile enthusiasts across the GCC during its first-ever participation in the 14th Dubai International Motor Show. The company will showcase its user-friendly intelligent models featuring competitive German-made technology at Hall 2 -Stand 200 during the show’s run from November 14 to 18, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  BORGWARD occupies a prominent place in German automotive history. Founded by automotive genius Carl F.W. Borgward ......read more

    Centrepoint wins big at ICSC Middle East and North Africa Awards

    Dubai, November 05, 2017:  Reaffirming its market-leading position, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, swept all four of its nominated categories at the ICSC 2017 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre Awards.  Centrepoint took home Best MENA Retail Brand, Best Store Design for its store at Doha Festival City, Best Cause Related Marketing for its Family Clock initiative and the Gold for Best Digital & Social media marketing for its Sale campaign.  Simon Cooper, Head of Centrepoint, said: “Over the years we have worked to ensure that ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall welcomed 1,000 Al-Futtaim employees, students and Dubai residents to create the largest UAE flag on Festival Bay

    Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:  Hundreds of Dubai residents gathered at Dubai Festival City Mall early Thursday morning on the 2nd November, with Al-Futtaim employees and students from Universal American School in Dubai Festival City, to celebrate UAE Flag Day. The entire Dubai Festival City Mall façade will light up in the colours of the UAE flag every night leading up to UAE National Day. ...read more

    Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and Masdar to expand Eco-Villa concept in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:  The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the development of the Masdar “Eco-Villa” sustainable home concept around the United Arab Emirates.  The agreement was signed by Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Executive Director of Engineering at the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP), and Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar, on the first day of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2017. Launched during ......read more

    Davide Padoa to speak at RECon Mena

    Davide Padoa, CEO of Design International, will give an address on the key trends in retail architecture at the RECon MENA next week.  Well known for its ability to anticipate market shifts and integrate them into highly creative designs, Design International has an established reputation as an innovative architectural and design practice. Speaking ahead of the conference, Davide said: Shopping centres are no longer simply about making a purchase. People want to buy into something that is surprising and stimulating and has an authentic value for them and their community.  It is ......read more

    Cityland Mall and Scandinavian home furnishing brand JYSK sign MoU to bring the brand to the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 29, 2017:  Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced that it has signed up with the Danish home furnishing retailer JYSK to bring the brand to the Middle East. With more than 2,500 stores worldwide across 48 countries, JYSK is one of the world’s largest retail furniture groups. With a passion for Scandinavian design, JYSK delivers furniture and accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products that enhance living spaces with a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 6,642 Legal Measuring Instruments, 10,840 Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi Markets

    Inspection drive conducted between January and September 2017 QCC confirms accuracy of 97 per cent of jewellery and precious metal scales examined during the campaign Council urges consumers to look for gold seals on scales before making any purchases Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 October, 2017 –Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, verified the accuracy of 6,642 legal measuring instruments and 10,840 pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi market as part of its continued efforts to create a ......read more

    Dubai Property Show Ready for Its 3rd Edition in Mumbai

    Driven by increasing interest, more and more developers are planting firm feet in key Indian cities Dubai Property Show in Mumbai generated AED 1.2 billion of enquiries in 2016 Indian investors made 10,628 transactions worth more than AED 20.4 billion in Dubai property between January 2016 and the end of June 2017  The popular real-estate exhibition will be held from 3rd to 5th November at Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai October 28, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Dubai Land Department is heading back to the Indian financial capital with the third edition of its flagship event, the Dubai ......read more

    Be a part of the largest UAE flag at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall  will attempt to create the largest human UAE flag on 2nd November, and is inviting you to be a part of history!  From 8am on the waterfront at Festival Bay, the mall will provide thousands with a commemorative hat and coloured boards to form the UAE flag from an aerial view.  Great breakfast deals will be available to all participants, so grab your friends and family and join to celebrate the pride of the nation.  Dubai Festival City proudly recognises the importance of celebrating the UAE’s yearly ......read more

    Heimtextil 2018 continues to grow with international top players

    Strong interest from the Middle East with UAE textile market being estimated at $ 17.5 billion annually “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”: expanded programme for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017:  The Middle East continues to be a strong source of interest for international textiles suppliers, with increasing market demand stemming from the region for the latest in home and contract textiles.  This was underlined at a media round table organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, to familiarise regional media and ......read more

    Swiss-Belhotel International Continues Expansion In Saudi Arabia

    Continuing its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International. Featuring 210 keys, the upscale 4-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC and is superbly located in the port city of Jazan with direct access to the beach. Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan enjoys close proximity to Red Sea coast merely 20 minutes’ drive from Jazan ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Attends MoU Signing for Area 2071

    Twelve Memorandums of Understanding Signed to Accelerate Building the Area of the Future. Dubai, UAE: 23 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the signing of 12 Memorandums of Understanding between Area 2071 and various local and international partners. Area 2071 seeks to find innovative solutions to current and future development challenges faced in a number of sectors. This is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 mission to make the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the world ......read more

    Glittering awards ceremony caps off three days of successful business and networking at Light ME 2017

    Student showcase, smart solutions, and world-class lighting projects share limelight at region’s premier industry event Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017:   A glittering awards ceremony has capped off a successful three days at the Middle East’s premier lighting design and technology exhibition, where a dedicated student showcase and the launch of the region’s first institute dedicated to lighting education and knowledge were among the many highlights. The 12th edition of Light Middle East concluded on 19th October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall offers more than just shopping to its visitors

    Al Wahda Mall becomes a one-stop solution offering to its visitors Banks and Ministry of Labour services alongwith already existing fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go “We believe in adding more value to what we already have to offer to our visitors, the mall continues to remain an ‘everything mall’” - Mr. Mohammed Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall The mall is headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands ......read more

    Centrepoint Launches Online Shopathon Event

    Dubai, October 22, 2017:  After the overwhelming success of the Shopathon event earlier this year, Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, is giving customers an exciting opportunity to indulge in fabulous deals with up to 70% discount.  The second Shopathon event is being held between October 26-29, and customers can take advantage of exciting deals on www.centrepointstores.com.  From Splash’s latest trends and Shoe Mart’s most wanted footwear to Baby Shop’s best seller’s and Lifestyle’s totally awesome home, accessories ......read more

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