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    Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange

    19th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: Majan Exchange has been rebranded as Joyalukkas Exchange.  The rebranding is aimed at maintaining consistency across its Exchange business vertical and to give its patrons more confidence and trust with the group company’s brand name. Majan Exchange LLC Oman was acquired from Hatton National Bankby Joyalukkas Group in September 2013.  Post acquisition the business operations committed in January 2014 with just 2 branches and now have grown to 21 branches across the country. Speaking on the occasion of rebranding, Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group quoted, “Our Oman exchange division has been a story of success with excellent growth shown over the years.  Joyalukkas is a brand that our patrons trust and the rebranding will surely inspire more ......read more

    Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners

    Grand Finale, attended by VIP’s and Pop Star Melissa attracts thousands to the Mall February 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi attracted thousands of local residents and visitors as VIPs’, together with Lebanese Pop Star Melissa witnessed action packed recorded performances by the twelve entrants competing in two categories. The winners performed live to showcase their talent to the audience attending Talentology 2019 grand finale. The winner of the kid’s category, Vishnu Badrinath and dance crew, Dynamic Movers, winners in the adult category thanked the mall for providing them a platform to show their musical abilities and their friends and families who supported them with the votes. Ashraf Ali M.A, Executive Director of Lulu Group ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds participated in ‘Innovate For Health' Exhibition conducted by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District

    ‘Innovate For Health’ Exhibition organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District was held on 14th February, 2019 at Al Zawra Area – Marina 1 Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan, chief guest of the event visited the Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR pavilion along with Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi – Director, MOH & Dr. Noora Al Shamsi – Assistant Director, MOH and appreciated Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR activities in the Emirate of Ajman. Mr. Hamza KS, Manager – CSR, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the memento of appreciation from H.H.Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan in recognition for their active participation in the exhibition.    18th February, 2019 - Dubai, ......read more

    New Office Bearers of Gopio, Dubai Chapter

    KAMAL VACHANI ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The election of office bearers of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), Dubai Chapter was held on Saturday in the presence of H.E. Mr Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai.  Mr Sunny Kulathakal, President, Gopio International and Mr IJ Pattaniparampil, Global Ambassador of Gopio, were present. Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group has been elected as Chairman of Dubai chapter.  The other office bearers elected are Mr Ashish Metha, Vice Chairman, Dr Hussain P.K. President, CA. James Mathew, Vice President, Mr C.U. Mathai, Secretary and Mr Jacob Alex, Treasurer. The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), a secular international organization for People of Indian Origin and NRIs, started in 1989 in New ......read more

    Al Maya Features Philippine Products in Dubai

    In-store promotion of Philippine products at Al Maya Supermarkets February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Vice Minister Abdulgani Macatoman of the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai graced the opening of Al Maya’s in-store promotion of Philippine products on Saturday. Al Maya organized the event in recognition of the patronage of Filipino consumers in the GCC, which makes the kabayans one of the supermarket’s leading customers in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group, also acknowledged that Philippine products have been increasingly popular not only among the Filipino community but as well as to other UAE residents of different nationalities. Vice Minister Macatoman thanked the Al Maya Group for its utmost ......read more

    The Retail Summit officially opens

    Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2019:  The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.   Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at Atlantis, The Palm.     Other industry heavyweight speakers include: • Huda Kattan, CEO and Co-Founder, Huda Beauty • Julia Goldin, CMO, Lego • Hans Christian Meyer, CEO, Tiger of Sweden • John Veichmanis, CMO, Farfetch • Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, VP, Meydan Malls, Meydan Group • Ghizlan Guenez, CEO & Founder, The Modist • Jo Malone, Founder, Jo Loves • Niu Gang, Chairman, Dashang Group   With more than 80 speakers and ......read more

    Smart Grids could save GCC Billions in infrastructure investment by 2020, says Middle East Electricity report

    Region’s Smart Grid Market to Reach US$ 1.68 Billion in Value by 2026 Dubai, UAE – 14 February, 2019: The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.   The report, prepared by Ventures Onsite for Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest annual power industry trade platform, says the development of smart grids is “one of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC.” The report also forecasts the value of the GCC smart grid market will grow to US$ 1.68 billion by 2026 as regional governments step up their deployment of smart grid infrastructure amid heightening demand for energy storage systems. The major shift towards ......read more

    39 days shopping extravaganza brought grand success to 13 participating malls

    Dubai; 13 February 2019: The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) concluded the successful DSF campaign - ‘Shop, Spin & Win’, with an amazing response from residents and tourists alike. The group’s initiative at increasing the footfall at the participating malls has led to a significant increase in the number of participants this year.  Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said: “DSMG’s campaigns have contributed to Dubai’s retail economy by focusing on enriching the shoppers’ experience. We are very happy with the collaboration between the public and private sectors, including the participating malls, to ensure the success of Dubai Shopping Festival’s 24th edition. DSF has made Dubai the ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with IKEA

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Searching for some quick, easy and fun Valentine’s Day Gifts for your special person? IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer is full of love this romantic season with a wide offering to choose from.  Not only can you make your loved one’s day memorable, but also add that extra touch and warmth to your home with IKEA’s eccentric home decor ideas. Here are five must-haves from IKEA to add a personal touch to your special day: FAMNIG HJÄRTA Cushion, red Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a big hug. Express your love with a big hug straight from the heart. IKEA’s iconic heart cushion is full of plush soft love and its more than ready to share. AED – Dhs. 29.00  The price includes VAT VINTER 2018 Cushion, ......read more

    Fidu Properties to promote, sell Emaar projects at Emaar stand in Dubai Mall

    Dubai, February 11, 2019: Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, will be showcasing the iconic projects of Emaar Properties at the Emaar company stand at The Dubai Mall between February 10 and 16, 2019. At the Emaar stand, the 70-member strong Fidu Properties team will support the Emaar team in promoting and selling the various projects and developments. The stand is located at the ground floor, main entrance of The Dubai Mall. This is the second occasion in the last two months during December 23 to 29 when Fidu Properties engaged with the Emaar team to promote its properties at the stand. The last time Fidu succeeded in achieving phenomenal sales and traction at the stand. Nazish Khan, Chief Operating Officer at Fidu Properties, said: “It gives us great privilege to be ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 draws record-shattering attendance

    Opening day observes the representation of over 74 countries, in addition to the participation of more than 2900 attendees consisting of nearly 96 exhibitors and in excess of 800 major corporations   Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo sector event, has officially started today. The fourth annual edition is taking place under the patronage and attendance of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime who also delivered a Ministerial Welcome. Thus far, the first day of the two-day exhibition being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, has proved to be a huge success.   Speaking on the ......read more

    Robinsons to launch its new luxury lighting department – the latest addition to its premium homeware collection

    Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Iconic department store Robinsons, is set to unveil its new lighting department on Wednesday 20th February, presenting luxury homeware beside this seasons fashion must haves. The UAE’s largest department store will offer consumers the opportunity to create the ultimate ambiance in their home this season, from one of a kind decorative pieces to minimalistic and understated – perfect for all interior design styles.  Consumers will be able to shop for a variety of different shaped and sized lighting and explore a stunning selection of products for their living space that celebrate modern luxury and sophistication. The collections will include ceiling lights, table and floor lamps, as well as outdoor lights from a selection of international brands.  To celebrate the launch of its new ......read more

    Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February

    February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE With the weather continuing to be amiable and pleasant, the month of February holds the promise of many outdoor adventures and romantic getaways. Celebrating love and companionship, the iconic Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is all set to roll out exciting offers to spoil you and your partner for choices. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Hajar Mountain ranges and the Indian Ocean, Le Merdien Al Aqah has provided guests with unforgettable experiences for the past sixteen years and will continue to deliver memorable moments to its patrons and guests, with some such moments displayed across social media channels under the popular #AlAqahMoments. Upping the ante for the celebratory month of February, the resort will make your Valentine’s trip memorable and fabulous through exciting offers on ......read more

    Rosewood Abu Dhabi Reveals its Romance filled Packages for a truly special valentine's day

    Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2019: Rosewood Abu Dhabi is offering its guests multiple ways to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with culinary delights and staycation packages that will deliver a truly memorable experience.   The stunning five-star hotel has put together packages that will pamper guests while offering a Valentine’s Day to remember such as a special rate on a private cabana with access to a moonlit night time swim and an extravaganza for chocolate lovers to enjoy together.   At the hotel’s Aqua restaurant couples can enjoy a romantic dinner gazing at the stunning waterfront views from its al fresco terrace from 7pm until 11pm. The buffet, priced at AED300 per person, showcases the best of modern international cuisine and includes free-flowing sparkling grape.     A funky and ......read more

    Free health and fitness advice at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination Get a free health check-up from 7-8 February Part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival run by ACTVET   Abu Dhabi, Thursday 7 February 2019: Stop by Marina Mall Abu Dhabi in the next two days for a free health check-up and to learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination.   Running from 7 – 8 February in Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, the awareness campaign is run by Fatima College for Health Science. It is part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival, the most high-profile health-focused event in the UAE, run by Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET).  The Festival takes place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General ......read more

    The Rise of Green Technology in Construction

    Words by Ujjwal Goel, Managing Director of Teraciel Engineering and Contracting (TEC)   February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on the environment. Builders, building owners, and tenants all realize considerable benefits from the application of green construction technology.   The primary way that green technology benefits are achieved is through greater energy efficiency. In new buildings, green building construction ......read more

    A Movie Treat, Every Time You Eat at Dubai Festival City Mall!

    1,000 Novo Cinemas tickets up for grabs for all shoppers dining in at restaurants across the mall Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall invites all food lovers to enjoy special dining promotions running from 10th February until 9th March 2019, every week from Sunday to Wednesday. Shoppers who dine in at any restaurant and spend AED 250 or above will receive two free tickets to Novo Cinemas*.  Dubai Festival City Mall boasts more than 50 restaurants and cafés, with iconic waterfront dining overlooking Festival Bay and the largest Food Court in Dubai. This promotion, in partnership with Dubai Tourism, is running across all the mall’s dining restaurants, and customers can pick up their movie tickets from any customer service desk.

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    Umm Al Quwain Coop Project to Open in the Fourth Quarter of the Year 2020

    February 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently unveiled details with respect to Umm Al Quwain Coop Project, a project which will be managed by Union Coop. The new project will be located in Al Salma 3 area of Umm Al Quwain, besides the Fruit and Vegetable market, opposite Sheikh Khalifa Hospital. It is expected to accomplish in October 2020. Talking about the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said, “The IPO of the project was completed on February 22, 2018, followed by the selection of the consultant through a tender in May 2018.  18 engineering consulting firms participated in the bidding process, of which ‘Future Art Engineering Consultancy’ was assigned to design and supervise the construction works of the project, ......read more

    Valentine's Day at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019:    Jules Bar -Valentine’s Day Date: 14th February, 2019   Celebrating the day of love, Jules Bar rolls out a special 3-course menu for AED199 or pay AED130, upon arrival and receive 2 beverages. Adding merriment to the celebrations, Jules Bar will be by giving out prizes to the ‘Best Valentines Couple’!   Yalumba – Valentine’s Day YALUMBA, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE   Date: Thursday, 14th February 2018 Valentine’s Day Queens Night  Valentine’s night themed dinner with free beverages for ladies. 50% on food.It may be the day of love, but Valentine’s Day Queens Night at Yalumba holds great excitement for the ladies! Round up your gal pals for alively Valentine’s themed ......read more

    IKEA Takes a ‘Hands-on' Approach to Recruitment with Unique Interview Process

    Popular Swedish retailer looks for candidates who embody the brand’s values with unveiling of light-hearted video to encourage applications Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2019 – The process of job hunting can be a challenge, for both employers and applicants. IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, has taken a unique approach to the job interview process, to inspire and encourage true IKEA fans to pursue a career at the company. A new campaign launched by IKEA showcases potential candidates, who each find themselves in a humorous situation when they are asked to assemble an IKEA chair as part of their interview process. The series of experiences, compiled into a short video, recognize that job interviews need to be the right mix of credentials, character and attitude. A candidate ......read more

    Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit Sheds Light on How the Region's Leaders are Reinventing Retail in a Changing Environment

    04 February 2019 - Dubai, UAE:  As retail CEOs are adjusting their strategy to reinvent and transform their business, the 5th Edition of the Retail Leaders Circle MENA Summit returns to Dubai on 25th-26th March at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeriah Beach. Spotlighting a stellar line-up of speakers and renowned thinkers, the annually sold-out Summit provides a unique platform for the region’s leaders to navigate a complex business environment and debate the future of the regional retail industry.   Retail Leaders Circle is the foremost global platform dedicated to shaping the future of retail and commerce worldwide. The exclusive MENA summit will bring together industry CEOs, Founders, and Directors with Investors, Family Office and other visionary leaders from all major retail sectors, centred around the ......read more

    Etihad Rail unveils new strategy and brand identity

    Abu Dhabi, UAE. 4th of February, 2019. Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has revealed details of their new strategy and brand identity, following the recent financing approval for Stage Two of the UAE’s national rail network. Operating under the directions of H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Rail, the new strategy and logo reflect the company’s future vision to contribute to achieving the objectives of the UAE’s wise leadership and 2021 Vision; and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The announcement was made right after the completion of the network design from Ghuweifat to Fujairah. Major international companies have been pre-qualified and construction tenders have been released within schedule. The new strategy reflects the ......read more

    Chinese Lunar Year celebrations kick off at Al Ghurair Centre

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 03, 2019: Usher in good fortune, health and happiness with the Chinese Lunar Year Festival from 31 January to 9 February 2019 at Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre. The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar will be marked with a host of cultural shows, parades, live music, and great food. The Central Atrium, ground floor, will be the hub of festivities with a host of exciting activities lined up including traditional costume trial, caricature corner and chopstick games along with on-the-spot giveaways.  Apart from the activities, visitors will also experience an enchanting ambience and a true glimpse of the Chinese culture by watching the traditional Chinese performances including the umbrella, fan and dragon dances. While the traditional auspicious ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall surprises with "A Great Way to Fall in Love with Abu Dhabi" promotion

    Three exceptional holidays and Spa Vouchers at three unique Anantara Resorts and Hotels up for winning  Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi's premier family shopping and leisure destination has lined-up one of the most exciting shopping and winning experiences. During its "Fall in Love with Abu Dhabi" promotion, the mall celebrates the season of love with its shoppers by giving them chances to win from three exceptional holidays.  Three lucky shoppers who spend AED 100 at any of the outlets in Bawabat Al Sharq from 1st to 13th February will get a chance to win any one of the three unique holiday experiences. The raffle draw will take place on 14th February. Furthermore, there are loads of surprise gifts for all visitors.  Three final winners will get a two-night ......read more

    Dubai South unveils details of Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and EZDubai

    Official launch of Aerospace Hub and new e-commerce zone marks new phase in Dubai’s flagship urban project January 31, 2019 - Dubai, UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai witnessed on Monday (January 28, 2019) the unveiling of the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub and the new e-commerce zone within Dubai South’s Logistics District, the EZDubai. These latest developments demonstrate the pace of growth within Dubai’s 145-square-kilometre flagship urban project. With a total of AED 17 billion of government and private sector investments, the Mohammad bin Rashid Aerospace Hub is designed to create an effective value chain for the aerospace sector and increase the GDP contribution of advanced industries to the emirate’s economic ......read more

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    MEFMA discusses impact of technology on facilities management in Middle East

    February 19, 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently concluded on a high note its workshop and networking event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Titled ‘Technology in FM and its impact on assets,’ the event held at Al Mugairen Hall - Riyadh Chamber convened top facilities management (FM) organizations from the Middle East to continue the discussions on the impact of intelligent tools ......read more

    This February, celebrate Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year with BurJuman

    Celebrations that bring loved ones together Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2018:  There’s no better way to celebrate the month of February than with your family and friends. Visit BurJuman as it celebrates love and new beginnings at the Mall’s Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year festivities. From the 7th to the 14th of February, 4 pm to 10 pm daily at the main atrium, BurJuman recreates the romantic tradition of Paris’s Love Lock Bridge with its own twist. Create an indelible note to your love on the back of a lock, fasten it on the frame and take the key as a ......read more

    Chinese New Year Celebrations at The Dubai Mall

    Discover authentic China Art with exciting arts & crafts workshops, traditional games and live performances    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  From February 1st-10th, visitors to The Dubai Mall can explore China’s traditions and culture through various art forms as Chinese New Year celebrations come to life. Under the theme China Art, the mall will offer an exciting programme of authentic activities showcasing art, music and dance through arts & crafts workshops, traditional Chinese games and exciting live performances.    The hub of activity ......read more

    Al Bait Sharjah The Chosen Venue For The Belarus Culture Days in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  Taking a step further towards placing the region’s rich civilization, heritage and arts on the global cultural map, Al Bait will serve as the concert venue for the first edition of Belarus Culture Days in UAE, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Culture & Knowledge Development in cooperation with the Embassy of Belarus on February 1, 2019, taking place 7:30 pm onwards. The event will feature the State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus along with Emirati musicians and composers and will be held across Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and ......read more

    Drive off in a brand new car with Ibn Battuta Mall this Chinese New Year

    Motor on down for shopping promotion from 3 to 20 February for chance win a Haval H6 SUV Dubai, 30 January 2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall is celebrating Chinese New Year with an exciting Shop & Win promotion that will see one lucky winner drive home in a brand new Haval H6 top-of-range sports utility vehicle (SUV).   Customers can enter the draw by spending AED200 or more at any outlet at Ibn Battuta Mall from 3 to 20 February, and submitting their receipts at the customer care desks at China Court and Tunisia Court. Eligible candidates then register their details to ......read more

    Renewable Energy a New Reality For MENA Region's 180,000 Telecom Towers

    Bladon Micro Turbine partners with GRIDSERVE to deploy dependable, clean low-cost energy for telecom towers market Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:   Bladon Micro Turbine (“Bladon”, “the Company”), the pioneer in the design, development, engineering and manufacture of micro turbine gensets (“MTGs”), announced that it has signed a production supply agreement with GRIDSERVE®, the international provider and operator of critical power infrastructure solutions. They launched their partnership in Dubai at the influential TowerXchange Meetup MENA ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Announces 2018 Year-End Results: 8% Revenue and 9% EBITDA Growth Despite Challenging Market

    The following information is a trading statement based on unaudited management accounts for Full Year ended 31 December 2018.   Key Highlights: Consolidated group revenue increased by 8% year-on-year reaching AED 34.6 billion Grew EBITDA by 9% year-on-year to AED 4.6 billion Introduced Saudi Arabia’s first multiplex cinema with plans to open 600 screens Expanded the reach of My City Centre brand with the opening of My City Centre Al Dhait in the UAE and My City Centre Sur in Oman  Acquired BEAM, the UAE’s leading mobile wallet app, introducing ......read more

    Dubai Festival City offers exciting benefits on Al-Futtaim Credit Cards for Real Estate transactions

    Al-Futtaim credit cardholders will now receive 5% cash back rewards while buying or leasing property within DFC  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2019:   Customers buying or leasing property in Dubai Festival City (DFC), Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, now have the flexibility to pay their security deposit, rent or sales reservation amounts through their Al-Futtaim credit card while also receiving additional lifestyle benefits.  Customers can pay for their real estate transactions across all three residential developments ......read more

    Shop the Night Away This DSF with Exclusive Offers and Giveaways, Only at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Shoppers can enjoy additional DSF deals and discounts for one night only, with a chance to win one more Lexus UX 200 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 January 2019:   The excitement of the Dubai Shopping Festival continues at Dubai Festival City Mall with the introduction of a special shopping extravaganza, Shop the Night Away, taking place for one night only, on January 30th 2019. Running exclusively at Dubai Festival City Mall from 6 pm until midnight, shoppers will be able to discover specially curated looks of clothes and accessories, receive free styling advice by fashion ......read more

    Strata Delivers Inaugural Shipset for World's First Super Versatile Jet

    Emirati manufacturing facility delivers belly fairings for the Pilatus PC-24 Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2019:   Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company, wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is celebrating delivery of its first shipset of belly fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset follows the two companies’ landmark agreement signed during Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit in April 2018. The long-term agreement between ......read more

    Celebrate the Month of Romance With Swissotel Al Ghurair

    Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019: Liwan Restaurant: This seafood themed buffet at Liwan will ignite your love for food, as well as each other! Swissotel Al Ghurair is hosting a candlelit dinner at the ever popular Liwan restaurant where guests can indulge in an extensive selection of succulent seafood and International delicacies, from fresh oysters, Poached shellfish, Sushi, Oysters, Assorted Live salad station, live noodle soup Bar, Grills, Seafood Paella and much more. Finish off with a magnificent dessert spread featuring Swiss made chocolates, Sweetheart Oreo cheese cake, Raspberry ......read more

    DLD signs 3 MoUs to create an innovative and sustainable global real estate investment environment

    The MoUs were signed with the Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities in Egypt, the Real Estate Development Chamber in the Federation of Egyptian Industries, and the Chamber of Building Materials Industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) during its participation as strategic partner of the Egypt Mega Property Show, held recently in Cairo with the aim of promoting urban development between the two countries to encourage investment and real estate promotion as well as ......read more

    IHG signs world's largest Crowne Plaza® in Makkah

    24 January 2019:   IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Bougary Holding Co. to develop Crowne Plaza® Makkah Beban. Scheduled to open in December 2019, the new hotel comprising 1200 rooms will be world’s largest Crowne Plaza® and will be a landmark hotel for IHG.  Strategically located in close proximity to the Holy Mosque, the hotel will join the existing InterContinental® and Holiday Inn® in the city and cater to the influx of pilgrim visits expected as ......read more

    Jump, Slide and Bounce at Pirates of the Bay Fun Park

    New Haven for Children at Dubai Festival City Mall   Dubai, UAE, 24 January 2019:   Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, has been transformed into a fun-filled park filled with exciting games and activities for all children. Part of the exciting Pirates of the Bay experience, families are welcome to experience pirate-themed play areas, water park, arts and crafts, pizza making, carnival games, popcorn, candy floss and more!   The Pirates of the Bay children’s fun park is open every day until April at Festival Bay, Dubai ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group continues to turn around the lives of many lucky winners this Dubai Shopping Festival

    AED 360 million of sales across 13 participating outlets in the first 3 weeks of promotion 2 more weeks of exciting promotion and chances to win big Dubai; 23 January 2019:   The 24th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) started with a special campaign, “Shop, Spin & Win” by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), and the campaign has become a major reason for celebration this festive season. With a chance to win up to AED 200,000 every week, shoppers have shown great enthusiasm, and the participation has been ever increasing at all the participating malls. ......read more

    MEFMA underscores facilities management opportunities in local mixed-use development projects

    Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2019:  The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently hosted a networking event titled ‘Diversity of Facility Management activities for Mixed-use Development Projects in Egypt’ which was held at the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis, Egypt. The event aims to highlight diverse facilities management (FM) opportunities in the rising number of mixed-use development projects in the country. The ......read more

    Mall of the Emirates introduces complimentary wheelchair service at all entrances for easy access to people of determination

    Visitors can simply borrow a wheelchair from the designated storage unit without any hassle  Dubai, UAE; January 21, 2019:  In a move to support Dubai’s vision to become a disabled-friendly city by 2020, Mall of the Emirates has introduced an easy access to wheelchairs at all its key entrances for people of determination.    The shopping and lifestyle destination has always offered wheelchairs free of charge at its Customers Service Desks but has now gone a step further to add to the convenience of its visitors by making them available as soon as they enter ......read more

    Dubai turns spotlight on retail industry need for more women in the boardroom

    The Retail Summit launches with mission to foster gender diversity, promote flexible working practices and nurture female talent Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2019:   When women dominate the sales process and outnumber men in the workforce, their absence from many boardrooms remains a major issue for the retail industry. Getting the gender balance right is a hot topic for retail brands facing new challenges to grab the attention, and retain the loyalty, of today’s tech-savvy generation of shoppers. “A recent ‘Women In Retail’ report states that 60% of ......read more

    fischer's Annual Media Meet 2019

    fischer fixing systems set benchmarks in the Middle East  - Demanding projects and high social commitment The fischer Group of Companies in profile - Innovative solutions fischer fixing systems - Always a fitting solution Prof. Klaus Fischer, the Entrepreneur - Ambitious foresight Prof. Klaus Fischer - Short biography fischer Group of Companies - Facts & figures fischer fixing solutions prove themselves in India - Anchors for the tallest statue in the world Opening of Klaus Fischer Laboratory at Tongji University - fischer supports research in the field of fixing ......read more

    DLD signs strategic MoU with UAEIIC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC). The MoU was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and HE Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of UAEIIC. The MoU aims to share knowledge, experiences, and institutional expertise at all levels as well as exchange ideas, information, and studies related to both parties. The new MoU will help UAEIIC in implementing its vision and mission, extend bridges of ......read more

    Central Park Towers at DIFC welcomes key government departments as tenants in 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:   Central Park Towers, one of Dubai’s leading commercial, retail, and residential destinations in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has been tremendously successful in attracting prestigious tenants to their commercial office tower. The building continues to attract corporate businesses, and government departments with its convenient location, design aesthetics, and value for money proposition.   Two key government departments that have recently leased office space at Central Park Towers; the UAE Federal Tax Authority, who ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall to give away prizes worth over AED350,000 this Dubai Shopping Festival

    Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, travel games, roaming parades and lots more planned for annual retail festival  Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to visitors from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, with an amazing showcase of entertainment and live performances including the popular Ibn Battuta Travel Game, Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, roaming parades and great prizes.  Shoppers can win exciting prizes worth over AED350,000 in total in the form of the recently-launched Nakheel Malls Gift Card ......read more

    Land-ho! The Pirates have Docked at Dubai Festival City Mall with the launch of the new IMAGINE show

    Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:  Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, has transformed into the Pirates of the Bay, complete with a captain’s ship, bridges and archways, treasure and the launch of the whimsical new IMAGINE show, A Pirate’s Tale. The new show was officially launched by Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), together with Mohamed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus and Steven Cleaver, Director of Al-Futtaim Malls Dubai. Attended by thousands of shoppers, the launch took place on Thursday, ......read more

    DLD nominated in WSIS 2019 Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announces that its smart platform, Dubai REST, is nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards 2019, where voting will continue till 10 February.  The eighth WSIS will be held from 8 – 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland where 300 Arab and international delegations, including heads of state and high-level representatives, are expected to participate. WSIS is an annual, prestigious, international award that is organised for countries around the world to compete ......read more

    Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo begins at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah - 17 January 2019:  A first of its kind trade exhibition in the region showcasing different industries under a single roof has got under way at Expo Centre Sharjah on Thursday. Organized and managed by Anjuman Najmi S. C., Sharjah, the three-day Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo 2019 will continue until January 19 (Saturday). The Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo was inaugurated by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, in the presence of HE Shri Vipul, the Consul General of India; HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE ......read more

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