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    Bee'ah achieves important milestone towards the completion of revolutionary headquarters

    Topping out ceremony held in the presence of senior officials Net-zero building to showcase new standards in sustainable architecture State-of-the-art Tesla Powerpack to supplement energy requirements Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2017:  Bee’ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning environmental management company, has made great headway in the construction of its iconic new headquarters. The company commemorated the completion of the highest point of the structure, with a topping out ceremony held on Sunday, 10th of December, at the location of the site in Al Saj’ah.    HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah; Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects; and Edmund Mahabir, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Carillion, signed a special concrete panel at the topmost ......read more

    Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System

    The new system is a comprehensive directory of all Abu Dhabi engineers who have met high standards of professionalism within the industry. Abu Dhabi, December 10 2017:  The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) today announced the launch of its new registration system for all engineers in Abu Dhabi. Upon DPM approval, they will get an official card that will certify them to work across Abu Dhabi. In line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, the integrated digital system ensures mutual recognition of all qualifications listed for every engineer. This streamlined process will provide the DPM with a pool of certified engineers permitted to work across the Emirate. The aim is to regulate standards, principles and best practice in the profession, and ensure only registered engineers with approved academic ......read more

    Four Fireworks Displays at Dubai Festival City Mall To Ring in the New Year

    Audiences set to be wowed at free event on Festival Bay to celebrate the New Year Dubai, UAE, 10th December 2017:  To celebrate the new year, Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a spectacular schedule of events which includes live musical performances, exciting shows from their global attraction IMAGINE and four firework displays throughout the evening.  The free entertainment at Dubai Festival City Mall will kick off from 7 pm. Festival Bay will then light up with fireworks at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm and a grand finale firework display at midnight to welcome in the New Year.  Visitors can make the most of the evening on Festival Bay by dining at any of its popular waterfront restaurants including: Eataly, Serendipity 3, Cheesecake Factory, Nando’s, Turkish Village, Joe’s Crab Shack, Sugar Factory,  ......read more

    ‘Ejari' smart app protects the rights of all parties

    Continuous promotion of the application stresses transparency in the real estate sector and enhanced user productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th December 2017:  The ‘Ejari’ smart application developed by Dubai Land Department (DLD) protects the rights of all parties in the real estate sector including owners, tenants and property management companies. Following new upgrades introduced by DLD, the application has gained an even higher level of efficiency in enhancing user productivity, reducing the cost and time required to complete lease registrations, and most importantly, consolidating transparency in Dubai’s real estate sector. Mohamed Yahya, Deputy Executive Director of the Rental Affairs Sector at DLD, commented: “The “Ejari’ application has significantly increased the ......read more

    Over 200 developers across India participate in CREDAI's Indian Property Show

    14 states and 60 cities across India   The free-to-attend exhibition will be held on 7th, 8th & 9th December in Halls 7 & 8, Dubai World Trade Center Tempting offers for on spot purchase, flat discounts, free home through lucky draw, and complimentary tickets to global destinations including India. Indian property price growth predicted to rise to as high as 30% per annum Indian real-estate contribution to GDP projected to increase to nearly 13% by 2025 from 6.3% now December 7, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  More than 200 Indian property developers across 14 states and 60 cities assembled at the CREDAI’s Indian Property Show that opened to public today. The popular exhibition, featuring thousands of residential and commercial projects, has sparked further interest among property buyers following the ......read more

    Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert

     Market has clocked a sales growth of 28 per cent post-demonetization as per latest study Prestige Group ‘Buy now, pay later’ offer to attract NRI consumers 6th December, 2017, Dubai - UAE:  The realty market in India seems to have shaken off the impact of demonetization by registering sales growth and now showing signs of revival. Optimistic on the growth of the affordable and premium segment properties, while seeing consolidation in the luxury segment, market stability has returned while buyer sentiment is upbeat because of the trust wave generated by the implementation of RERA.   To cater to the renewed interest and buyer’s demand, Prestige Group, one of India’s largest and most sought after property developers is presenting a special offer of “Own now, pay later” ......read more

    South Indian developers to have major participation at CREDAI's Indian Property Show

    Over 80 reputed builders from Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to feature budget to super luxury properties Over 200 developers from across India to showcase Best of India at the exhibition from 7th- 9th December at Dubai World Trade Center, Hall 7 and 8 For the first time, the property show will feature a “Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum” at the venue 04 December, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  The CREDAI’s Indian Property Show slated for this weekend will see a huge participation from South Indian developers. With about 200 reputed RERA approved builders from across India, more than 80 would be from the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. In a brand new format, the exhibition will feature 14 state-wise pavilions, showcasing thousands ......read more

    Booming hospitality sector driving demand for cutting edge lighting design across the region

    Light Middle East showcases leading global brands eyeing future growth in lucrative regional market Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:   The booming hospitality sector in the UAe,, has become one of the chief drivers behind the rise in demand for top of the range lighting design, as can be seen from the trends leading up to Light Middle East 2017, the region's premium international showcase for lighting design and technology. Research firm STR reports that there are currently 99 hotels under development in the UAE, the highest in the Middle East, which represents 17 per cent of the 556 regional properties that are either under construction or in the planning stages. Once completed, these hotels will boost the country’s supply by another 28,898 rooms, with Dubai alone looking to reach a total of 134,000 hotel ......read more

    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 Excellence.’ The handover was presided by Vijay Doshi, Founder and Managing Director of Vincitore Real Estate Development Group, who was accompanied by his wife, Kavita Doshi. Mr. Doshi personally presented the apartments to their initial owners. To celebrate ......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 kilogram reduced and the top 3 reducers will get an additional surprise gift. Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group said: ” A healthy lifestyle being a core part of a person's happiness and we at Danube wish that ......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 combustible external wall materials clearer. In particular,  we focus on the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE. Fire resistance is determined through destructive fire testing and the EN 1364-4 fire test is one of the most ......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 flavors.   The Robinsons trunk show will be taking place on the 2nd of December from 4 to 5 p.m. gathering all the following talents under one roof:  Pearla: Established by Hessa and Fatma Ali Aljoker, Perla is a unique Dubai based fashion ......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 number of items sold during White Friday 2017 more than doubled compared to last year - making it the biggest shopping event in SOUQ history. An unprecedented one million deals were on offer during the event, and 18 items were sold per second during ......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 has installed more than 17,000 solar systems, representing the largest portfolio of solar rooftops in the region. The company has over 175MW worth of projects in operation and a further 500MW under construction.    Mohamed Jameel Al ......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 temperatures.   ETICS is a highly efficient system that ensures an improvement in energy efficiency of both old and new buildings once the technology is installed. Caparol has been at the forefront of researching and adopting new technologies ......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 hospitality. On this important occasion, we extend our warmest greetings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ......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 high quality mechanical locks, over the years and have been introducing and inducting new locking technology by creating the ‘five levels of safety’ which is a unique proposition offered by any brand in the space. Herculoc is a padlock with ......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 heritage.  Seated beneath a stunning ‘Museum of the Moon’ visitors can learn the importance of the moon in Emirati culture. An awe-inspiring touring artwork by UK artist, Luke Jerram, ‘Museum of the Moon’ measures seven metres in ......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 inauguration event was also attended by Sheikh Muftah Bin Ali Al Khatri and Mr. Munther Mohamed Bin Shaker, Chairman of RAK Municipality; Mr. Ahammad Bin Mubarak Al Sahmsi, CID General of RAK Police Department; and Sheikh Mohamed Muftah Ali Al Khatri, ......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 worth 3.1 billion dollars. The exhibition provides opportunities for an innovation-friendly environment to maintain market positions and growth in a highly competitive market in order to be a leading economic platform in the region, specialized in ......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 countries have chosen to come and exhibit their construction products and solutions at The Big 5 in Dubai this year. Some of these are participating to the event for the first time proving that the UAE are now more than ever ‘the place to ......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 Show to be held in Halls 7 and 8, Dubai World Trade Centre.    Seminars will be hosted by celebrity Vastu consultant, Mr Rasesh Shah on Thursday 7th (7 pm – 8 pm) and Saturday 9th December ( 4 pm – 5 pm), while Vastu and ......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 each. Details: Event: Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins White Friday Deals  Dates: Al-Futtaim ACE stores and online on November 23-25 Plug Ins: in-store and online November 23-25 Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, ......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 and within easy reach of the centres of both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, The Outlet Village offers a taste of European charm in Dubai. Shoppers can amble through Dubai’s premium shopping outlet and soak up the Tuscan-inspired ambience while enjoying ......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 American Girl’s first location in the region and first to open outside of North America.   The new American Girl will offer all of the store’s fan-favourites. This includes a complete assortment of the popular historical and ......read more

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    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

    ‘brands4u', the biggest factory outlet opens in Reef Mall, Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  ‘brands4u’, the biggest factory outlet in Dubai showcasing high end brands from all around the world opened its doors to shoppers. The soft opening was in the  presence of Mr. Sunil Shetty an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is an active star in Bollywood with appearances in more than 110 films. Sunil Shetty as the first customer flagged off the sales.  Hon. Mr. Paul Raymond P. Cortes, Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE officially inaugurated the ‘brands4u’ in the presence of leading dignitaries ......read more

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises holds strategic meeting with Australian Trade and Investment Commission

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), one of the UAE’s most prominent business conglomerates, recently held a business meeting with members of the Trade and Investment Commission of Australia at the Al Moosa Business Center, AIG Dubai Head Office in Oud Metha. The meeting saw the discussion of potential business opportunities between SAAE and Australian companies under the commission. The Australian delegation was composed of Mounir Sankary, First Secretary, Commercial and Trade Commissioner and Rohan Malhotra, Investment Manager. The group was welcomed by His Excellency Salem Ahmad ......read more

    The First Decobuild Exhibition Joins 40 Government and Private Entities

    A destination for residential or commercial construction project owners Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), the first ever Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition (DECOBUILD) will be launched on Wednesday at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hall in Dubai. The event will run from October 18-21, with the participation of 40 government and private entities. "The exhibition will provide those wishing to build their own residential or commercial projects with a wide choice of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Delegation to Albania Reviews Progress of Projects Worth AED423 Million

    Tirana River Rehabilitation 70% complete  Tirana River Northern Boulevard 50% complete  Tirana-Elbasan Road set to open end-2017 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:   A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.   During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,463 Controlled Products in 22 Categories during Inspection Drive

    Corrective action taken for 7,334 products in 25 categories Products recalled for non-compliance with safety, quality requirements 15,746 toys, 17,971 electrical appliances, 13,757 tobacco products, 3,318 detergents, 633 tires examined during inspection Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,463 products in 22 categories as well as the temporary withdrawal of 7,334 products in 25 categories for their ......read more

    Light it up smartly: Sylvania Hallmarking its authority in the Middle East Market

    The company is set to embark on this by participating as a gold sponsor in the Light Middle East Exhibition Having successfully participated in the Gulf region's leading trade show and conference for metropolitan, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions for the preceding couple of years, the global brand, Sylvania will exhibit its wares under the tagline “Light your world”. Feilo Sylvania recently remodeled its brand strategy and will implement Sylvania as its international brand in the successive period, and concentrate on product branding in the ......read more

    The Dubai Mall celebrates Diwali with a splash of colour

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2017:  Celebrating the Festival of Lights, The Dubai Mall is adding a splash of colour and a tonne of free activities this Diwali, from Friday, October 13, to Thursday October 19; bringing family and friends together to enjoy the occasion through dance, music, art and laughter.  With activities for all ages, visitors can enjoy classical and Bollywood fusion entertainment, or take part in Bollywood dance classes throughout the week, celebrating the vibrancy of Diwali.  A focal point for the celebration, a dazzling tree of lights with be located at ......read more

    Robinsons Launches the Hall of Fashion and Accessories

    SHOP THE LATEST AND GREATEST ACCESSORIES AT YOUR STORE OF INSPIRATION Dubai, UAE 14th October 2017:  Robinsons, the largest department store in the Middle East, launched its much awaited hall of fashion and accessories. The hall is a sweeping sky lit space that houses some of the most coveted accessories and leather goods. In addition to the store’s lush vertical gardens and contemporary décor, the hall’s bold and relaxed atmosphere cements Robinsons as the store of inspiration that’s redefining Dubai’s shopping scene. The hall of fashion and accessories is ......read more

    Paris Gallery Announces the Winner of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS

    Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2017:  At an event attended by officials of Dubai's Department of Economic Development, media representatives and senior management of Paris Gallery, the winner of a brand new luxurious Maserati Quattroporte GTS car was announced. The winner, Hamda Al Dhaheri, is a UAE national who bought her winning perfume from Paris Gallery at Rotana Mall in Al Ain. 'This is yet another successful promotion for us. We continue to give our customers fabulous opportunities to win such luxurious prizes. This time we worked closely with well-known and much-loved ......read more

    Ishraqah announces the handover of The Onyx

    Coldwell Banker is the exclusive sales agent for the mixed-use project on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai DUBAI – October 10, 2017:  Ishraqah, a leading UAE based developer, has completed the handover of The Onyx, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The Onyx is Ishraqah’s prestigious freehold project that consists commercial and residential towers along with a four-star lifestyle hotel, three podium levels of commercial and food and beverage outlets, making it a key local community destination in Dubai.  The stylish and premium mix use development has witnessed a surge ......read more

    Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 Million in Drake & Scull International as part of the Capital Increase

    UAE, October 4, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, announced today that it has successfully completed its capital restructuring program which started at the beginning of the fiscal year as part of its efforts to improve the financial position of the company and enhance operational efficiency. The completion of the program and the entry of Tabarak Investment as a Strategic Investor will enable the company’s new leadership to move forward with its operational plans and focus on further enhancing its core ......read more

    Landmark Group launches Augmented Reality on the Home Centre iPhone app

    This innovation allows customers to virtually experience furniture in their home before shopping UAE and KSA customers with compatible iPhones can virtually view furniture dimensions, see how products look from different angles and share photos with their friends and family This Omni-Channel initiative is part of the Group’s commitment to offering a seamless customer experience in-store, online and on apps Dubai, UAE: October 02, 2017:   Landmark Group, the Middle East’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, today announced the launch of Augmented ......read more

    EcoSys™ 8 Release Offers Industry First for Full Life Cycle Projects Performance

    Integration of Portfolio and Contract Management Capabilities with the industry standard for Project Controls enables customers to drive greater returns and profitability Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017:  Hexagon PPM, the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities, announces the release of EcoSys 8, the first software platform to offer an integrated solution for full life cycle projects performance. The integration of newly named EcoSys Portfolios and EcoSys Contracts with its flagship ......read more

    Get Halloween ready with Al-Futtaim ACE

    Dubai, October 02, 2017:  With Fall on the horizon, the spooky season is fast approaching and Al-Futtaim ACE has all your Halloween needs under one roof. The Al-Futtaim ACE Halloween collection features a great range of products including exclusive costumes, spooky décor, party wear and accessories starting from AED 59. The collection is available in-store starting October 1.  Al-Futtaim ACE stores in the UAE are located at Dubai Festival City and Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi and Bawadi Mall in Al Ain. ...read more

    HMH Appoints Rene Vincent-Ernst as General Manager for Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

    HMH – Hospitality Management Holding has appointed Rene Vincent-Ernst as the General Manager for Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. Vincent-Ernst has over three decades of outstanding experience in the hospitality industry spanning Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Making the announcement, Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Rene Vincent-Ernst to lead the team at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. Vincent-Ernst brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the luxury hospitality sector including more than 10 years in the GCC. We are confident under his leadership ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall now leases parking spaces

    Al Wahda Mall now leases parking spaces to offices and residential apartments in surrounding areas to address parking issues  Expecting to ease out some parking concerns, this new initiative promotes optimum utilization of space as well as sustainability Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, supermarkets with this new initiative caters not only to mall visitors but also to the community at large Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 28, ......read more

    Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Concludes in Dubai

    World-leading suppliers share centre-stage with local heavyweights at region’s dedicated logistics and supply chain exhibition   Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’s dedicated trade fair for intralogistics, supply chain management, freight and cargo concluded recently, bringing a successful end to three-days of busy networking and discussions of the latest trends and innovations in the market today.     Materials Handling Middle East 2017 featured 126 exhibitors from 21 countries, and welcomed 3,300 visitors from 50 countries at the Dubai International ......read more

    The Dubai Mall Marks a First with 26 Tonnes of Compost Generated From Food Waste

    The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment attraction by Emaar Malls (DFM: EMAARMALLS), has set a model in urban waste management by facilitating the production of 26 tonnes of compost from the waste collected from the mall’s food outlets.  This is the first-of-its-kind initiative by a mall in the UAE and underlines the focus of Emaar Malls to promote environmental-friendly practices that support the UAE’s vision for sustainable development.  The composting is facilitated by the Soft Facilities Management team at The Dubai ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Creates a Sustainable Future for UNESCO World Heritage Site, Al Ain Oases Date Plantations

    September 26th, 2017, Dubai, UAE – For years, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, has been entrusted with maintaining the prestigious Al Ain Oases date plantations – part of the first listed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UAE, and operated by the Al Ain City Municipality. Covering 3,000 acres, and more than 184,000 date palms, ANGE has long since committed to embedding sustainable practices at the Al Ain Oases, preserving a treasured piece of UAE heritage while ......read more

    Growth of maritime tourism gives major boost to UAE's global competitiveness

    UAE, September 25, 2017- H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, says that the growth of the maritime tourism sector in recent years reflects the UAE’s position as one of the most developed countries in the world based on the seaports index. H.E. noted that this steady expansion will support the UAE's nomination as a Category B member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This, he said, is in line with the UAE's desire ......read more

    Drake & Scull Announces Series of Executive Management Appointments and Changes

    UAE, September 25, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced the latest in a series of strategic appointments and changes aligned with the company’s ongoing efforts to restructure the organization and streamline business operations. The ongoing appointments are key to reinforcing DSI’s leadership in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) sector. Through the continued support of Tabarak Investment and the guidance of a new set of visionary leaders, the company intends to capitalize on ......read more

    RERA leads the switch to fire-resistant building facades

    RERA implements proactive solutions to save lives and protect property investors Dubai, UAE, 23 September  2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD), through its regulatory arm the Real Estate Regulatory Aagency (RERA), has begun the process of replacing non-fire-resistant building facades across Dubai. The project demonstrates RERA’s dedication to taking proactive and preventative measures that will reduce the incidence of fire accidents in the Emirate.  Mohammed Khalifa bin Hammad, Senior Director of the Real Estate Regulatory Department at RERA, commented: "By ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Earmarks AED40 Million Grant to Bolster Electricity Network in Comoros

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The grant is in line with the directives of the UAE leadership to supporting developing countries” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 September, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED40 million to the Comorian government.   The grant will help enhance the efficiency of public utility systems, such as electricity supply, in the Comoros through installing new transformers and generators with a total capacity of 11 megawatts as ......read more

    The Rental Disputes Center is an integrated judicial system for the real estate sector

    Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   Since its establishment in 2013, the Rental Disputes Center (RDC) has worked toward becoming the international reference point for resolving rental disputes via an integrated judicial system that is characterised by speed and accuracy, and supports sustainability. In addition to settling rental disputes, the RDC also contributes to formulating proactive solutions that ensure the real estate sector is supported throughout every stage of its growth.  To achieve this, the RDC's team works with other legislative bodies and entities to develop ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Abdulla's AED16.5 Million Endowment Project

    Project Comprises Three Buildings  Revenues to Benefit Orphans Including Children of AMAF’s Family Village  Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) inaugurated a new residential and commercial endowment development in Al Bada’a area of Dubai, funded by His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Abdulla. The project’s revenues will benefit the orphans in AMAF’s care including those residing in the Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage that provides more than 30 children with shelter, education, and ......read more

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises attributes enduring success to dynamic team at Annual Corporate Gathering

    Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises (SAAE), one of the UAE’s most prominent business conglomerates, paid tribute to its dedicated team and recognized outstanding performers during its latest Annual Gathering held recently at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai.  H.E. Salem Ahmad Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Salem Ahmad Almoosa Enterprises, commended management and staff for upholding the spirit of unity, innovation and excellence which have been the hallmarks of SAAE’s operations throughout its over four decades of industry leadership. He also reaffirmed the ......read more

    Danube Properties Bags two prestigious awards this September

    Danube properties wins two coveted awards at Forbes Middle East Award ceremony and Gulf Business Award ceremony simultaneously 16th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  It’s yet another outstanding achievement by Danube Properties, the leading Property Developer in the region delivering affordable and sustainable development with high standards of construction. The realty division bags two prestigious awards: Top Real Estate Company in the Arab world by Forbes Middle East on 9th of September at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Best Real Estate Company in the Arab World by The ......read more

    Campion unveils its new solar lighting generation at Cityscape

    Dubai, September 14, 2017– Campion International, the sustainable urban projects lighting company, showcased its new solar lighting generation for urban projects and smart cities which meets the highest global standards at Cityscape Global in Dubai, 11 - 13 September at Dubai World Trade Centre. The company's lighting solutions operate by using sustainable and environmentally friendly clean energy. The company offered participants and visitors alike a comprehensive presentation on the efficiency and feasibility of using the new solar lighting system, developed for the first time ......read more

    Dubai Land Department to promote Dubai real estate internationally

    Dubai Land Department signs MoU with Sumansa Exhibitions to further strengthen partnership for the Dubai Property Show  13th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Following successful exhibitions in Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, and Shanghai, the last two of which generated AED 1.2 billion and AED 800 million of investments respectively, Dubai Land Department (DLD) now plans to explore new destinations for promoting the Emirate’s attractive real estate market through its flagship event, the Dubai Property Show. At a ceremony hosted during Cityscape Global 2017, DLD signed an MoU with ......read more

    Saudi Investors to Keep Faith in Dubai Real Estate - Developer

    ARTAR COO says the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits  Dubai, UAE, 13 September 2017:  Saudi Arabian investors will continue to put their faith in Dubai real estate because the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits, a developer said at Cityscape Global today. Okbah Abdulkarim, Chief Operating Officer of ARTAR Real Estate Development, says Dubai’s status as a safe haven for real investors remains intact and major developments driving the economy are building investor ......read more

    Shaikhani Group Lauds Cityscape for allowing Onsite Property Sale

    Shaikhani Group is showcasing Dh900 mln worth of properties The group so far completed projects worth Dh450 million with 359 units. Total 180 apartments have been sold out in till August 2017. Developers are euphoric about selling and getting ROI right onsite Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2017:  Dubai-based  property developer Shaikhani Group lauded Cityscape and authorities on their decision of allowing the property developers to sell properties at their stands at the exhibition, which will run from 11 to 13 September, 2017 at Dubai World Trade ......read more

    Cityscape Global Awards for Emerging Markets Celebrate International Architectural Excellence

    More than 300 entrants shortlisted to 11 winners from UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Argentina, Brazil, India, Malaysia and Bangladesh   Dubai, UAE, 12 September, 2017:  Real estate projects from the GCC, South America and Asia have been recognised as best in class at the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets, announced during a gala dinner on Monday 11 September.   With more than 300 initial submissions received, a total of 44 projects representing local and international projects from 17 countries were shortlisted before the winners were revealed at the ......read more

    Massive Investment Opportunities as Tilal Properties Announces 68% Increase in Gross Leasing Area at Tilal Mall

    Colliers International named as the official management company for Tilal Mall during a high-level signing ceremony on the first day of Cityscape Global Dubai 2017 Sharjah, 12 September 2017:   Tilal Properties, a leading Sharjah-based real estate developer and the first to develop freehold and leasehold properties in the emirate, has unveiled sweeping expansion plans for its flagship retail project ‘Tilal Mall’, as a part of its strategy to lead the emirate’s booming property sector and provide the perfect destination for investors, residents, tourists and ......read more

    Building Surge Highlights Changing Face of Investment in Dubai Real Estate – Al Msaddi

    Fäm Properties CEO spotlights market shift at Cityscape Global as plot owners take development route, land advisory set to boom, speculators fade Dubai, UAE, 12 September 2017:  Real estate investors in Dubai are opting to develop land plots rather than wait for a return to lucrative sales profits in a market no longer dominated by speculators. This significant market shift was highlighted at Cityscape Global today by Firas Al Msaddi, CEO of fäm Properties, one of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages. “Between 2010-2013 in prime Dubai areas, trading plots ......read more

    Phidar Advisory Releases June & August Dubai Residential Property Note: Sentiment-fueled buoyancy fades, correction ahead

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017– Today, Phidar Advisory released its Dubai residential research note with June and August quarterly data. The report shows nominal to moderate rent declines and forecasts further softening, based on three-month moving averages. “The false start of early 2017 is over and the cracks are starting to show,” said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. “Sale volumes of completed properties are at a 6-year low and vacancies are rising across the city,” she added. In August, quarterly lease rates declined another 1.1%, while ......read more

    Bloom Properties Updates Investors on Construction Progress of Key Abu Dhabi, Dubai Developments

    Developer showcases prestige projects at Cityscape Global 2017 in Dubai  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 September, 2017:  Bloom Properties, a Bloom Holding business specializing in the development of integrated and sustainable communities, is marking an impactful participation at the 16th edition of Cityscape Global 2017, providing investors, home buyers and visitors at the definitive exhibition with construction updates on its diverse range of developments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  The construction of Bloom Heights, the developer’s project in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village ......read more

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum applauds Falconcity of Wonders' vision at Cityscape Global 2017

    September 11, 2017 - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, visited the stand of Falconcity of Wonders LLC, the developer of the Falconcity of Wonders (FCW) multipurpose mega project arising in Dubai today during the ongoing 16th edition of Cityscape Global running from September 11 to 13, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stopped by to learn more about the 41-million-square-foot mixed-use complex rapidly gaining global popularity for its distinctive ......read more

    Value of UAE's building projects reaches Dh836 billion in Sept 2017

    The latest BNC Network’s report shows, 7,878 building projects are active in the UAE – reflecting the vibrancy of the construction activities in the building sector   News Announcements The total value of 7,878 building projects in the UAE reaches Dh836 billion (US$227.9 billion) in September 2017  Of all the building projects, US$100.5 billion worth of projects are high-rise towers, rising above 15 floors  In terms of value, US$121.1 billion worth of buildings are being built in Dubai, while US$64.3 billion worth of projects are being developed in ......read more

    Cityscape Global 2017 Officially Opens

    Region’s largest real estate event offers diverse portfolio of projects, on-site sales for UAE projects and hundreds of global developments on show Dubai, 11 September, 2017:   The 16th edition of Cityscape Global, the Middle East’s largest, most influential real estate event, officially opened today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Recognised as the barometer for the regional real estate industry, Cityscape Global runs until Wednesday 13 September and will host to almost 300 exhibitors including the UAE’s major real estate developers Dubai Holding, Nakheel, ......read more

    Fäm Properties Reveals Bitcoin Payment Option for Rentals at Major New Dubai Destination

    Al Msaddi says landlords believe cryptocurrency initiatives will attract educated, savvy tenants Dubai, UAE, 11 September 2017:  One of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages revealed today that some landlords will start accepting Bitcoin payments for residential property rental within one of the city’s major new developments starting next month. On the opening day of Cityscape Global, fäm Properties said that from 1st October a number of landlords whose properties are managed by the company are willing to accept Bitcoin rental payments for a limited number of ......read more

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