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    DLD Service Centres serve 39,000 investors with a total value of AED 131 billion

    42  thousand transactions and services for investors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that its service centres across Dubai have served more than 39,000 investors, after helping them complete their investments with a total value of AED 131 billion during the period from January to 31st August, 2018. In the latest report issued by DLD, the number of transactions provided in service centres during the period mentioned amounted to 42,000, distributed between 24,000 transactions for the transfer of ownership, and 18,000 that provided excellent services to investors. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department commented: “The demand for service centres is evident due to the completed transactions of more than 39,000 ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Back to School with DFWAC

    19th September, Dubai UAE:   BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana hosted a Back to School fun activity with women and children of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC).  The 3-hour event was filled with fun activities and exciting games, followed by a sumptuous feast of freshly prepared food and gift-giving. Commenting on the event Mr. Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager of BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana and Jumeira Rotana said, “Back to school time is one of the occasions where children are so excited about the new school time and their new school bags, shoes and other items. Therefore, we are so pleased and delighted to share our blessings with the children of DFWAC.” Mr. Camille Saade, General Manager of Villa Rotana said, “It was a great experience seeing the ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show

    Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.  Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining options on the waterfront at Festival Bay, as well as enjoy irresistible shopping offering at Dubai Festival City Mall stores.

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    Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre's Restaurant Promotions- October

    Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2018:  1. M'S GRILLS AUSTRALIAN SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB BLACK AGNUS M’s GRILLS, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Come October, mark your calendar for an exquisite dinner at M’s Grill every Wednesday and Thursday! Feast on the finest variety of Australian Black Angus Prime Ribs, slow roasted to perfection, served with a choice of side dishes and palate-tingling sauces amid the cozy and inviting ambience at M’s Grills.  Available only on every Wednesday & Thursday dinner Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Price: 449 AED 2. SEAFOOD MARKET LIVE CANADIAN LOBSTER FEST SEAFOOD MARKET, LE MERIDIEN DUBAI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  October offer every ......read more

    Fidu Properties unveils second office in Dubai; eyes expansion in UAE

    Dubai, September 17, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading real estate brokerage companies in the UAE property market, which had a recent transaction of around AED 500 million with Emaar Properties , has announced the opening of its second office in Dubai. The new office, located in Emaar Square is part of the company’s expansion plans in the UAE. The Chinese real estate brokerage company, which opened its first office in Dubai in January this year, is expanding its footprint amidst bullish trends in the UAE and regional real estate sector. Fidu aims to operate more branches across the UAE by 2020.  The new office and expansion reinforces Fidu Properties’ commitment to the region and the strong growth potential it sees in the real estate brokerage sector.  Deniz Zeybek, Director of Sales & ......read more

    Festival Tower – where success is on the agenda

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  According to a recent report by real estate consultancy JLL, Dubai has broken into the Top 30 in commercial realty rankings. The city is now ranked 27th globally – a significant jump from the 36th spot which it held last year.  The rankings clearly reflect Dubai’s position as not only the region’s premier commercial real estate attraction but one that is truly global. The city is placed well ahead of its regional rivals – Cairo (51) and Muscat (170) out of the 300 global cities analysed by JLL.  Adding to the city’s attraction is the fact that occupancy costs for premium office space have remained largely unchanged in the last year and this places Dubai just behind global heavyweight – London, but ahead of other leading cities such as Frankfurt and ......read more

    Revealed: Business Bay's most coveted towers for investment

    Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  One of the most prolific residential and commercial hubs in the city, Business Bay has grown into a coveted cosmopolitan neighbourhood since its launch in 2003. With the sparkling waters of the Dubai Canal adding to its appeal, the area remains a significant player in the Dubai real estate market, 15 years after its initial development. Leading property portal Bayut.com gives a unique insight into the best buildings to invest in Business Bay which is a central hub for property investments in Dubai.   The data from Bayut.com’s H1 market report revealed that Business Bay was amongst the top ten areas to buy apartments in the city. The average sale prices for a studio in Business Bay as per the data from the report is AED 725k, while 1-bedroom flats go for AED 1.15M and 2-bedroom units ......read more

    UHOA goes live with #YouBeUganda at Expo 2018

    The trending hashtag aims to highlight Uganda’s tourist attractions and rich natural beauty The Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo 2018, held from 6th to 8th September 2018 at Hotel AFRICANA, Kampala, aimed at showcasing Uganda’s hospitality and tourism investment opportunities, with a focus on promoting Uganda and Uganda hotels in the U.A.E and neighbouring Gulf countries. Bridging the gap between service providers and the international business community of suppliers, the programs and strategies of the 2018 Expo were carefully designed to provide an equal playing ground and marketing platform for all stakeholders in tourism, hospitality & business investment industries in East Africa. The latest iteration of the expo in Uganda also focused on promoting the international business community to drive ......read more

    Dubai Land Department reveals achievements of Dubai's real estate market 2018

    Developers complete 47 projects that provide the market with 14,000 diverse properties Dubai’s real estate market attracts 1,000 investors who have completed 900 transactions worth over AED 12 billion Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8th September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) revealed that the results of the Dubai real estate market during the first eight months of 2018 are encouraging, especially in light of the timely completion of projects. One of the signs of the real estate market’s attractiveness is its continued ability to attract additional investors who have invested heavily, contributing to sustainable growth.   In DLD’s latest report covering the period from the beginning of 2018 to 31st August, HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “47 projects were ......read more

    Smart Stores Expo 2018 concludes on high note

    Region’s premier event for retail innovation sets sight on next year Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  The 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo proved to be a bigger success than last year’s inaugural show with the event attracting hundreds of retail professionals, service providers, manufacturers buyers, and end-use operators.  The region’s premier event for retail innovation created excitement as it witnessed new collaborations, discussions and a vast showcase of the latest retail solutions and technologies. The show, which carried the theme ‘Explore the Future of Smart Retail’, saw a good mix of attendees that included, government officials, private companies, business leaders, international delegates and top retails brands such as Union Coop, Al Tayer, Landmark and Majid Al ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre to House the 4th Edition Of TGI Fridays Bartender Championship

    Dubai, 6 September 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, is all geared up to host TGI Fridays 2018 edition of ‘World’s Bartender Championship’ on  Friday, 7th September 2018.  The mall visitors can witness top TGI Fridays’ bartenders from across the Globe pouring, mixing and flipping their way to the finals, which will be held in the Netherlands.  The event will be hosted by celebrity influencer and renowned RJ, Big Rossi and will be judged by a panel of members from TGI Fridays branches internationally.  The participants will be showcasing their extensive skills such as cocktail shaker techniques, flair bartending and garnishing for a range of mocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages as ......read more

    Celebrate Back to School With Legoland® Fun at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai, UAE, 4th September 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is continuing the Back to School celebrations with the all-time fun world of LEGOLAND®. During the span of one week, nearly 4,500 children made their way to the one-of-a-kind activation at Festival Square to enjoy LEGO® building activities, photo opportunities, movie previews and interactive experiences. The LEGOLAND® experience will continue until Wednesday, 12th September 2018, with daily raffle draws to win tickets to LEGOLAND® Dubai. To participate, children can present any receipt from the mall, or simply visit the activation dressed in yellow. They can then enjoy six different LEGO® building experiences from the Park, including themes such as ‘Build a NINJAGO® Mask’ by LEGO® City, ‘Build a Dragon’ by Kingdoms and ......read more

    H.E. Sami Al Qamzi Opens Smart Stores Expo 2018

    The region’s premier retail event focuses on innovations and technologies driving the shopping experience of the future Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, inaugurated today the 2018 edition of Smart Stores Expo at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.  The event opened its door to retail professionals across the region to showcase the trends and innovations diving the future of retail. H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, led the ribbon cutting ceremonies and toured the exhibition area accompanied by a number of key officials and business leaders from the retail industry. Bannered under the theme ‘Explore the Future of Smart Retail’, Smart Stores Expo has gathered the industry’s most influential ......read more

    Fidu Properties took centre stage at Dubai Property Show in Shanghai

    Dubai, September 4, 2018:  Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, has announced its strong participation in the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai, that was held from August 31 till September 2, 2018 at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company, which recently announced massive expansion plans in the UAE and region, with over AED 5 billion worth of investments in the UAE alone over the next three years, will participate as part of the Dubai Land Department’s promotional forays through exhibitions in key markets around the globe.  Fidu Properties also achieved the highest sales in the Chinese market in the first half of 2018. In its stand D16 at the Shanghai exhibition, the company plans to promote key developments to the Chinese investors, besides ......read more

    The Know How of Buying Off-Plan Property

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Over the years, the UAE real estate market has been growing at a constant rate. According to latest reports, the market has also recently seen a fall in rental and sales prices making it even more attractive to investors. It is now considered by many to be a ‘buyers’ market’ and tenants are also enjoying the rewards. This period of rapid development in the UAE, means developers are consistently looking for buyers to invest in their off-plan properties. Buying an off-plan property has its advantages, but those looking to invest should also be mindful of some key considerations before signing any deal.  Infrastructural development Think of the future! Shortlist the areas you would like to live in – and what you will need access to, for example a supermarket, schools, ......read more

    Centro Sharjah Eliminates Use of Plastic Straws

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  In line with the hotel’s environment conservation programme, Centro Sharjah has joined the movement to make the world a better place by eliminating use of single - plastic straws in all its Food and Beverage outlets. Centro Sharjah will now provide guests PLA (Polylactic Acid) straws as an environment-friendly alternative. PLA straws are made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane and they are compostable and bio-degradable in nature. “Taking this step not only manifests our support in caring for the environment but it also allows us to spread awareness to our guests and encourage them to support the global drive on environmental sustainability.” General Manager Michael Kasch. The hotel is also in the process of implementing environment-friendly packaging for ......read more

    Reem Mall demonstrates significant construction progress

    Last few tower cranes expected to be erected in the upcoming months Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 September 2018:   Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s up and coming Retail, Dining and Leisure destination has announced the construction for the US $1.2 billion project is well underway, in line with the planned construction and finance targets. The construction for the mall commenced in late 2017, with the foundation stone laid earlier this year. Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the Developer behind Reem Mall, has also disclosed that as of August 2018, more than fourteen tower cranes have been erected, and over 120,000 m3 of reinforced concrete has been cast in place, with some sections now reaching level 4.  Once completed the project will encompass 350,000 m3 of reinforced cement concrete, 75,000 tons of rebar, 10,000 tons of ......read more

    DAMAC awards AED512 million contract at AYKON City

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation selected to build Tower C, at award-winning development overlooking the Dubai Water Canal Dubai, UAE – 1 September 2018:  DAMAC Properties has awarded an AED512 million construction contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build tower C of AYKON City, DAMAC’s luxury mixed-use development on Sheikh Zayed Road. The new contract covers civil construction works for tower C, the residential tower in the award-winning USD2 billion development, overlooking the Dubai Water Canal.   “CSCEC shares our commitment to quality, safety and timely delivery. After a thorough tendering process, we have chosen to expand CSCEC’s remit in the AYKON City project beyond AED1.1 billion, having awarded them the contract to build tower ......read more

    DLD marks a qualitative leap in upgrading government services through Ejari

    Dubai Land Department establishes systems to protect all parties and prevent the exploitation of the service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01st September 2018:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a qualitative leap in terms of improving the level of government services provided to its customers, especially in regards to the facilitating of the procedures, the satisfying of the customers, and the continuous development of these procedures through the Ejari service. DLD attributes this remarkable development to its interest in coordinating with government entities that require the submission of registered Ejari contracts in order to complete all transactions as part of the integration of government services. This move ultimately reduced the requirements as well as the efforts and time ......read more

    Back to School With Burjuman Has Never Been Better

    Dubai, UAE, 28 August 2018:  As the long summer holidays come to an end, BurJuman presents a fantastic opportunity to get your children prepped and excited for the new school year. Between 26 August to 12 September 2018, select brands are running Back to School offers in association with Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) at BurJuman. Dress your little ones to be the most stylish at school this term with fantastic Back to School looks at BurJuman. With every purchase from Herschel, you get the opportunity to win AED 50,000 in cash, while Skechers is getting you fully loaded for the first day at school with a spectacular offer: with every purchase of kid’s shoes, take home a school backpack kit for free. The package includes a pencil case, a water bottle, a lunch box and also a bag available in five different colours. And if ......read more

    Henkel reports strong organic sales growth, further improved margin and higher earnings in second quarter

    Henkel delivers good Q2 performance despite significant negative currency effects Sales increase to new high: 5,143 million euros, organic growth +3.5% EBIT* reaches new high: 926 million euros (+1.8%) EBIT margin* further improved: +20 basis points to 18.0% Earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: 1.58 euros (+1.9%), excluding currency effects: +7.7% Henkel updates full year outlook, reflecting stronger headwinds from currencies and material prices, and expects organic group sales growth of 2 - 4% (unchanged), an EBIT* margin of around 18% (previously: more than 17.5%) and an EPS* growth of 3 - 6% (previously: 5 - 8%) Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  “Driven by strong organic growth, Henkel delivered a good development in the second quarter despite significant negative currency effects and higher material prices. ......read more

    Enjoy Going Back to School with The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

    7th August – 4th September: Book Collection  6th-8th September: Book Fair and kid’s workshops  19th August – 8th September: Spend and Win School Tuition Fees  Competition  Abu Dhabi, 27 August 2018 :   With the community at the heart of everything it does, The Mall at World Trade Center (The Mall at WTCAD) is launching its Back To School campaign with a book collection and charity sale, special book readings plus a spectacular Spend&Win competition to win AED 25,000 in  school tuition fees .   Bringing back its popular Spend & Win competition, The Mall at WTCAD is helping one lucky set of parents go back to school for FREE! Anyone who spends 200 AED at The Mall at WTCAD between 19th August – 8th September can enter to win the remarkable prize ......read more

    Dubai Fesitval City Mall Takes on The Baby Shark Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, 27th August 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall celebrated the Eid holidays with the record-breaking singalong Pinkfong and Baby Shark show, that made its official debut in Dubai. Thousands of parents and children attended each of the shows in Festival Square and took part in all the singing and dancing. As the Baby Shark video hit 1.6 billion views worldwide on YouTube this weekend, families at the Mall were quick to take part' in the famous Baby Shark Challenge. Shoppers were also delighted with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days on Festival Bay. Steven Cleaver - Director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, commented: “It was great to see our shoppers and especially the happy children singing along and dancing to the sensation that is Pinkfong and Baby Shark, ......read more

    Look Beyond Uganda At The 6th Annual Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo 2018

    3-day premiere event organized by the Uganda Hotel Owners Association Dubai, UAE, August 26, 2018:  The Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo was founded in 2013 as an international hospitality and tourism organization that focuses on promoting the hospitality, tourism, business investments in Uganda and abroad. Bridging the gap between service providers and the international business community of suppliers, the programs and strategies of the 6th Annual Uganda International Hotels & Restaurants Expo are carefully designed to provide an equal playing ground and marketing platform for all stakeholders in tourism, hospitality & business investment industries in East Africa. The 2018 Expo will commence from 6th to 8th September 2018 at Hotel AFRICANA, Kampala, and is primarily aimed at showcasing ......read more

    Talents Galore at Burjuman's Rising Stars

    The Stage Has Been Set For Your Little Stars To Shine with the chance to win a School Scholarship of up to AED 25,000  Back to School activation for children between 4 – 16 years of age Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   The stage is set! BurJuman calls upon all parents of creative rising stars to register their children for BurJuman’s very own talent show. It’s time to showcase the talents of your little ones to the BurJuman community and let them shine in their very own spotlight.  The mall is proud to present BurJuman’s Rising Stars, a talent extravaganza being held between 30th of August to 21st of September 2018 at the Mall’s main atrium, taking place from 4 pm to 9 pm. Valid for children aged 4 to 16 years of age, registrations will be open until the 8th of September ......read more

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    Siemens embraces Belt and Road Initiative

    First B&R International Summit held in Beijing to “Connect, Create, Collaborate” More than ten cooperation agreements signed with Chinese enterprises  Partnership with over 100 Chinese EPCs in more than 100 markets worldwide  Siemens calls for digital ecosystem for future-oriented infrastructure development  Carsten Hasbach to head Siemens’ BRI Office in Beijing Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Siemens entered into more than ten agreements with Chinese partners today in support and exploration of opportunities from the Belt and Road ......read more

    My Little Pony, Modhesh and a magical toy market at Dragon Mart this Eid

    Dubai, 6 June 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 will transform into a children’s wonderland this Eid Al Fitr with live performances of the much loved animated television series, My Little Pony, visits from Modesh, a Toy Market and more.   My Little Pony: first day of Eid until 24 June   The loveable antics of Ponyville friends, Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie will be on show live, with three performances daily from the first day of Eid until 24 June. Children also have the chance to meet their favourite ......read more

    Shop Around the Clock at Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi and Al Jimi Mall this Eid Al Fitr

    24-hour Mega Sale commences 15 June at 10:00am Over 400 brands offering exclusive discounts of up to 90%, plus special offers Spectacular entertainment along with giveaways including a Tesla Model X car, 3 million Etihad Guest Miles, and hourly prizes Abu Dhabi, 5 June 2018:   Aldar Properties’ Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) and Al Jimi Mall Al Ain have joined forces for the second annual 24-Hour Mega Sale. Held over the Eid Al Fitr weekend, the three malls will offer discounts of up to 90% at select stores, amazing ......read more

    Trojan Holding completes its ‘Share' Initiative donating 45 collection boxes to Emirates Red Crescent

    ‘Share’ initiative by Trojan Holding was launched as part of the Year of Giving in September 2017 Construction conglomerate placed donation boxes across Abu Dhabi to encourage generous donations from the public  Clothing and children’s toys were regularly collected by Emirates Red Crescent throughout the initiative Abu Dhabi, 5th June 2018:  Trojan Holding has completed its ‘Share’ initiative in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), which resulted in thousands of items of clothing and children’s toys being donated to ......read more

    Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef opens this week

    The second hotel in Jumeirah’s new ‘Upscale Casual’ collection offers a loft-style vibe on the south banks of Dubai Creek – and a rooftop pool with views to die for Be one of the first to stay – for just AED 297++ per night Dubai, 5th June 2018:   The second hotel in the Zabeel House by Jumeirah collection opens this week, bringing a loft-style vibe to the south banks of Dubai Creek, next door to the earlier opened Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah.   Zabeel House by Jumeirah, Al Seef promises to be the stylish older sibling of its next ......read more

    Cityland Mall Makes Its Mark at the Global RLI Award 2018

    Cityland Mall wins the ‘most anticipated opening of 2018’ award   Dubai, UAE (June 5, 2018):   Cityland Mall, the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination, recently celebrated a major win at the 13th edition of Global RLI (Retail and Leisure International) Awards at the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom. Cityland Mall, located adjacent to Global Village, was recognized as the ‘Most Anticipated Opening of 2018’, underpinning the company’s efforts to introduce a distinguished project in the ......read more

    Iconic Address Downtown opens doors to hotel guests

    Address Downtown features 220 rooms and suites with high-end features, innovative restaurant choices and the world-class The Spa at Address Downtown    Dubai, UAE; June 4, 2018:  Address Downtown, the flagship hotel under Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium lifestyle Address Hotels + Resorts brand, has opened its doors to hotel guests, marking the arrival of Dubai’s much-loved destination, popular among visitors from across the world.    Address Downtown has opened with several innovative features including new restaurant concepts, additional ......read more

    Burj Khalifa's new LED show celebrates life

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  The iconic Burj Khalifa will showcase a new enthralling LED show titled ‘Soar’ this month that will mesmerize visitors.  Selected from hundreds of submissions, ‘Soar’ will illustrate the celebration of life and energy in the universe.  Motion Designer and 3D animator Víctor Gómez Ródenas’ was inspired to showcase how the constant motion and reactions of energy that flow across the space, result in the creation of everything that surrounds us.  For the show, Victor uses composer Gyom’s ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Partners with Disney to Create World-First Ramadan ‘Magical Wishing Well' Concept

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday 3rd June 2018:   This Ramadan, Dubai Festival City Mall, together with Disney, is connecting shoppers with their friends and families across the world through an extraordinary “Magical Wishing Well” activation, which comes alive with shoppers’ personal greetings using light and music.  With its newest on-ground activity, Dubai Festival City Mall, ranked one of the best super regional malls in the Middle East by You Gov Brand Index 2017, wanted to engage a global audience and share the meaning of Ramadan.  To create this special ......read more

    Restaurant offers and great Iftar deals at Dubai Festival City Mall during Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  With premium and budget friendly options available, Dubai Festival City Mall invites its shoppers to spend Iftar with family and friends and enjoy a vast selection on offer for the rest of Ramadan.   Varieties of the deals include buffets and set menus, including Serendipity 3, Sugar Factory, Tortilla, Texas Roadhouse, Magnolia Bakery, Café Nero, Eataly, Peppermill, Starbucks, Paul, the Food Court restaurants and for the first time, the IKEA Restaurant and the Middle East’s only Hard Rock Café.   Iftar Offers at Restaurants and ......read more

    Experience fantastic festive shopping at Dragon Mart's Eid Market

    Dubai, 31 May 2018:  Dragon Mart 2 is hosting an exciting Eid Market to showcase an eclectic collection of festive apparel, be-jewelled handbags, footwear, fragrant ouds and perfumes and accessories, offering an extensive variety of must-haves for Eid Al Fitr.     On from 31 May to 14 June 2018, the market will also feature a variety of confectionary and Arabic sweets to suit all palates, with promotions on offer to delight even the most discerning customers.      Visitors can indulge in complimentary henna services at the market during ......read more

    Work begins on BMW Plant Leipzig extension.

    Investments of over €300 million up to 2020 will increase annual production capacity by 100,000 units Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  The BMW Group is to invest more than €300 million in its Leipzig plant. Comprehensive construction work to extend and update the body and paint shops, assembly and logistics is already under way, laying the foundation for continued growth and the production of future models in Leipzig. The main focus of activities at the plant is to increase annual production capacity by approx. 100,000 units, from the current 250,000 to about 350,000 p.a. in ......read more

    Foundation work set at DAMAC's AYKON City multi-tower master development

    DAMAC speeds ahead with iconic development overlooking the Dubai Canal Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  DAMAC Properties has confirmed the completion of the raft foundation work for tower B at AYKON City, its multi-tower master development. The setting of the major foundation saw over 200,000 cubic feet of concrete poured within a 24-hour period, the same amount required to fill 75 swimming pools. AYKON City is set to rise as a new architectural icon for Dubai. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the 4 million square feet multi-tower development will overlook Dubai’s most prestigious ......read more

    Danfoss recognised for intellectual property and innovative projects by Abu Dhabi and Dubai Customs Authorities

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Danfoss, the global leader in engineering solutions, received coveted recognitions by Abu Dhabi Customs Authority with its best practices on intellectual property during the celebration of World Intellectual Property on 17 April 2018. Through its effective major crack down on the sale of counterfeit goods and products across the UAE and the wider region, Abu Dhabi Customs Authority identified Danfoss as the best company that shows solid effort in providing support and raising awareness about intellectual property.   The Dubai Customs Authority has ......read more

    Centro Sharjah Hosts Iftar for the Elderly at Old People's Home in Sharjah

    Sharjah, UAE, May 29, 2018:  Celebrating the spirit of Ramadan and in line with the Centro Sharjah Corporate Social responsibility, the hotel hosted Iftar for the residents of the Old People’s Home in Sharjah. The hotel management, through the support of the center headed by Mr. Mansour Mohammed Haji, joined the elderly for an Iftar feast that was delivered with benignity. “Celebrating and expressing the essence of Ramadan to the seniors in our community is something we hold dear to us and we are honored to be part of them every year during the holy month.” said ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Launches Its Ramadan Campaign to Encourage the Spirit of Giving During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2018:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, launched its 12th annual ‘Make A Difference Together’ campaign, which encourages parents to teach their children the value of giving and to instil lessons of giving. In addition, the campaign aims to stimulate communities to donate together, providing families in need with everyday essentials.  The “Make A Difference Together” campaign invites parents to educate their children to ......read more

    A Star in the Making: Conti Takes Top Five in Youth Standings as Uae Team Emirates Finish Giro D'italia

    Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti was one of the team’s success stories of this year’s Giro d’italia, as the Italian finished fourth in the final Youth Standings and also managed a top ten finish in the King of the Mountain (KoM) standings. His efforts contributed to the overall team’s position, coming ninth in the Team Classification after 21 days of racing.   Conti, now in his second season with UAE Team Emirates, got his tour off to a bright start, surprising many on Stage one’s Individual Time Trial, recording a ......read more

    Hilton Abu Dhabi Saves 50 Cubic Metres of Water in Month-Long Environmental Initiative

    Staff at the iconic hotel on Abu Dhabi Corniche trained on how to spot and reduce water waste as part of campaign that saved more than 250 gallons in initiative held in support of World Water Day Abu Dhabi, May 28, 2018:   Every drop counted for staff at Hilton Abu Dhabi who saved 50 cubic metres (more than 250 gallons) of water as part of a month-long initiative in support of World Water Day. From housekeepers to chefs and receptionists to managers, every Team Member played their part to help reduce water waste at the hotel between March 19 and April 20, 2018 as part of the ......read more

    Putin Announces the 2019 Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Russia

    Putin urges global leaders to participate in GMIS2019 during opening speech at SPIEF Pioneering Summit To Be Held In One of the World’s Biggest Manufacturing Heartlands GMIS2019 Will Bring Together Global Community to Shape Future of Manufacturing Summit to Be Built Around Embracing Nature-Like Technologies To Build Sustainable Industrial Development   Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2018:  The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – the pioneering cross-industry forum that aims to unify the world in shaping the future of manufacturing – ......read more

    Transforming shopping centres to consumer centres Design International at RECon Las Vegas

    Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2018:  In the past decade, visitor expectations of shopping centres have changed beyond all recognition. Today, nearly half of all visitors report that the non-retail offer drives both the number and length of visits they make to shopping centres.  Increasingly too, they expect to be able to access to services such as such as F&B (79%), leisure/entertainment venues (64%) or medical/health/wellness facilities (51%)1. Shopping centres have been transformed into consumer centres. Responding at pace to these shifting demographics, behaviours and expectations ......read more

    Dubai Festival City is the place to be this Ramadan

    Visitors and residents can look forward to exclusive offers and deals across Residential, Automotive, Hospitality, Mall and Sports & Fitness destination   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22nd, 2018:  Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is the place to be this Ramadan as the destination offers a variety of deals and offers across residential, automotive showrooms, hotels and Mall.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property During Ramadan, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is ......read more

    Celebrate the Gift of Giving this Ramadan with BurJuman

    Extend a helping hand by donating clothes to the Red Crescent as part of the mall’s Ramadan celebration Engage in traditional activities such as henna painting and calligraphy throughout the Holy Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 May 2018:   Celebrate the forthcoming holy month of Ramadan in all its reverence at BurJuman. Through a partnership with the Red Crescent, the mall is inviting its customers to help those less fortunate and in need by donating clothes; this activity also supports the ethos of the Year of Zayed, which commemorates the values of the ......read more

    Create picture perfect moments with the glittering Ramadan themed décor at Majid Al Futtaim malls in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, May 22 2018:  Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia-invites families to create great moments every day as its malls across the country transform with elegant and traditional décor to mark the Holy Month.  The glittering cultural symbols hanging from the ceiling and bright arabesque motifs that adorn every corner of the malls reflect the spirit of peace, tranquillity and hospitality during the Holy Month. The glowing installations have become a social media highlight among ......read more

    Villa Rotana Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan with Dubai Taxi Drivers

    22nd May 2018, Dubai, UAE: In line with long established tradition and celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Villa Rotana embraced once more its social responsibility by sharing the blessing to all taxi drivers passing by the hotel. And it will continue in the next 10 days of Ramadan. Mr. Camille Saade, General Manager of Villa Rotana said, “It is our pleasure to organize such initiatives, knowing that most of the taxi drivers are not having a proper Iftar due to the nature of their job that is requiring them to be always on the road. That being said, we are delighted to share the ......read more

    Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG) Finalizes Deal With Utmost Gulf General Transport for the Sale of Kobelco Excavators

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group and sole distributor of Japanese construction machinery giant Kobelco in the UAE, announced the signing of an agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport, for the sale of Kobelco hydraulic excavators.  In addition to greater digging capacity, the new Kobelco hydraulic excavators are fuel-efficient and economical, imposing less burden on the local environment. The advanced technologies of the new SK380HDLC model balances all the demands of today’s construction ......read more

    Max Fashion Opens New Store in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi, 20th May 2018: Max, one of the largest value fashion brands across Middle East, North Africa and India launched its 34th store in the UAE, located at The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi. The store stocks Max’s label of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion - as well as footwear, handbags and lingerie.  Max is part of the Landmark Group, one of the largest retail conglomerates with headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Max today is the leading and most trusted value fashion retailer in the Middle East and India, and aims to have a network of over 600 ......read more

    ‘Tree of Life' Continues to Change Lives at Arabian Center, This Ramadan

    The mall will touch hearts and lives with its community-powered campaign 17 May 2018, Dubai – Standing tall amidst the waves of gloom, Tree of Life grows in fortitude and casts its light of change on the ones in difficulty and need. Since years, the Tree of Life located in Arabian Center, has been the beacon of hope in the lives of many and will continue to do so this Ramadan. Driven by the spirit of generosity, the Tree of Life motivates people to donate during this month of giving. It inspires and gather donors from a wide array of nationalities, faiths, and walks of life under ......read more

    Discover irresistible Ramadan delights at Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel

    Experience the beauty of Arabian Culture at the new air-conditioned ‘Dome’ venue DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 May 2018:   Promising to deliver a memorable experience, Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel will be hosting Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor at its newly built air-conditioned dome venue. The new venue is an elegantly embellished luxurious dome, where glittering lights ignite the festivities, embarking guests on an exclusive contemporary retreat. Located in the premises of Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel, the dome is set within a magnificent structure, bejewelled ......read more

    سبينس تتعاون مع المنتجين المحليين خلال شهر رمضان المبارك

    الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 16 مايو، 2018: تتعاون سبينس خلال شهر رمضان المبارك لهذا العام بشكل وثيق مع المنتجين المحليين في الإمارات لتمنح زبائنها مجموعة متنوعة من المنتجات ذات الجودة العالية.  وعلى مدار الشهر الفضيل، توفر سبينس لأسواق التجزئة، والمملوكة محليًا، المنتجات المتميزة من خيرات غذائية ومنتجات إماراتية، والتي تتنوع ما بين الأسماك الطازجة والخضار العضوية، والأجبان والمشروبات والعصائر التي تتنوع ما بين حليب الإبل بالشوكولا والعصائر الطازجة. ويتعاون فريق سبينس بتوجيه من ماثيو فروست، الرئيس التنفيذي للمجموعة، مع الموردين المحليين لتوفير المنتجات التي تلبي احتياجات المستهلكين في ......read more

    Spinneys Puts Local Food Heroes in the Spotlight this Ramadan

    UAE, 16 May 2018: Spinneys will highlight the growing importance of UAE food and drink producers this Ramadan as the company’s relationship with them goes from strength to strength. The locally-owned supermarket chain has hundreds of locally produced products on their shelves from fresh fish to organic vegetables, camel milk chocolate to juices. The commercial team at Spinneys, under the guidance of Spinneys CEO, Matthew Frost, work closely with local suppliers to identify gaps in the current range and to develop products that suit the UAE consumer and meet with the quality standards ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Brings Back “Omniyati” Initiative This Ramadan

    As part of its CSR program, Al Ghurair Centre to fulfil 3 customers’ wishes, renewing its commitment to the UAE community during The Holy Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Embodying the humanitarian spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and as part of its ongoing CSR program, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, brings back “Omniyati” Initiative, to fulfill the wishes and dreams of people this Ramadan. Translating to “My Wish” in Arabic, “Omniyati” Initiative was met last ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall shares happiness with 200 orphaned children this Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  Ibn Battuta Mall will welcome over 200 orphaned children throughout the holy month of Ramadan to enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping, entertainment and dining in association with the Rawafed Development & Learning Centre.     The specially-curated experience has been created to delight children and help them celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with personalised offers from the mall’s retailers and food and beverage outlets.     The children will start their journey at Ibn Battuta Mall with a fashion and ......read more

    Ikea Yas Island Recognised as One of the Brand's Best Stores in the World

    First ever IKEA ‘reference store’ accolade awarded to Abu Dhabi outlet United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018: On Thursday, 10th of May, as part of global initiative to enhance customer experience and see further commercial success through its stores, IKEA Yas Island, based in Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the brand’s first ever ‘reference store’ in the world, in attendance of the Ambassador of Sweden, Henrik Landerholm. Vinod Jayan, Managing Director – IKEA UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman, acknowledged the IKEA Yas Island team for their contribution, “We ......read more

    DP World Extends Strategic Collaboration with Oracle to Accelerate Global Digital Transformation in the Cloud

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has extended its partnership with Oracle to implement its digital transformation programme that supports its strategy to develop complementary sectors in the global supply chain such as industrial parks, free zones and logistics.  The move follows an announcement by DP World earlier this year to use the Oracle Cloud Suite of Applications drive business transformation. Oracle Consulting will now implement the full suite of Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) and ......read more

    Swissôtel Al Ghurair strengthens world-class spa with new leadership to help boost the region's Dh10bn wellness industry

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, May 13, 2018:  Swissôtel Al Ghurair and Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair, the twin properties connected through Al Ghurair Centre shopping mall, has appointed Maria Fe Rusiana Cerchi as the Director of Recreation and Spa – to strengthen the leadership in its recreational offering. The appointment will help Swissôtel Al Ghurair boost the UAE’s spa industry, estimated to be valued at Dh1.7 billion ($460 million) in 2017, and is expected to top Dh1.85 billion ($500 million) by 2020, according to Colliers International – a global real estate ......read more

    Celebrate a Traditional Ramadan at the First Swissôtel in Dubai

    Dubai, May 12, 2018 :  The new addition to the Swissôtel family invites you to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan in an authentic environment in the heart of Dubai. From traditional settings to sumptuous dishes, an authentic experience awaits you and your family at Swissôtel Al Ghurair.   Experience a magical holy month with a delightful Iftar buffet selection and live Oriental music at Liwan Restaurant. Savour traditional specialities including Lamb Ouzi (Emirati lamb dish on oriental rice), mixed Dolmas (stuffed rice in vegetables), Harees (porridge of wheat and ......read more

    Grand Mall Opens the 52nd Outlet in Al Musallah - Sharjah

    Sharjah Becomes Grand! May 12, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Regency Group, a leading hypermarket operator in the region, announced the inauguration of its 52nd outlet Grand Mall, Al Musallah – Sharjah on 14th May 2018 at 4.30 pm. The announcement was made by the Group Chairman Mr. Shamsudheen Bin Mohideen today at a press conference held at Dubai.  Grand Mall Sharjah is the largest outlet of Regency Group in UAE. With a total buildup area of more than 200,000 sqft, the mall boasts huge parking space for 600+ cars in Ground and Basement level. Grand Hypermarket will act as the ......read more

    Union Coop Allocates AED 75 Million to Reduce the Prices of 15, 000 Products This Ramadan

    The largest consumer cooperative announces its plans for the holy month of Ramadan, with price reductions on more than 15, 000 products, by allocating AED 75 Million towards Ramadan Promotion initiatives  May 9, 2018 – Dubai, UAE:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE has always maintained its tradition of welcoming the holy month of ‘Ramadan’ with attractive discounts & promotion campaigns and social responsibility initiatives. The firm’s latest announcement comes of no surprise as Union Coop announces price reductions up-to ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Valerio Conti Lights Up Stage Four With a Stunning Attack in Sicily

    UAE Team Emirates put in a strong performance for the fourth stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia, which was the first stage to be held back on Italian soil during its 101st edition.   Dubai, UAE, May 09, 2018:  The 202km undulating parcours favoured the puncheurs, with just two categorised climbs between the start in Catania and the finish line in Caltagirone. The team came to the front with 100kms to go on the Monte Pavone, dictating the tempo and applying pressure on the rest of the peloton during a climb that perfectly suited Valerio Conti and Diego Ulissi. With ......read more

    Dragon Mart welcomes the Holy Month with Arabian-themed Ramadan Market

    Dubai, 9th May 2018:  Dragon Mart is hosting a traditional Arabian-themed Ramadan Market in the run-up to the Holy Month, with special offers on food, home décor and fashion items from 3 to 19 May.    Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Ramadan Market, located at Dragon Mart 2, will be set under a grand Arabian tent with a majlis in the centre. Designed to capture the ambience of traditional grand bazaars, the Ramadan Market will have deals on everything from cookware to cosmetics and home accents to handicrafts.     Head to the Dragon Mart Ramadan ......read more

    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island to Kick off FIFA World Cup with Attractive Poolside Promotions

    Open bars, floating shisha and live entertainment at Marjan Pool and Anchor Bar from 14 June to 15 July   Dubai, 8 May 2018: As the FIFA World Cup fever sets in, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is launching an array of special activities and promotions for all fans of the game!   Cheer as loud as you can as you soak in the outdoor Marjan Pool and catch all the action on big screens with drinks of your choice and floating shisha. Live entertainment through half-time, scratch-and-win offers, as well as amazing promotions on beverages will create an ......read more

    Instant Prizes for Shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall Over Super-sale Weekend

    From 10th-12th May, shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall will get the chance to splurge on a mall-wide sale with extra incentives including cash back vouchers and free movie tickets Dubai, UAE, 6th May 2018:  Dubai Festival City Mall is getting set for the next 3-Day Super Sale which runs from Thursday 10th May 2018 until Saturday 12th May 2018. Over the three days, shoppers are promised great sales with more than 25% discounts across selected fashion and dining retailers, with the Mall also offering extra-special shopper incentives – instant cashbacks!  Every day, four ......read more

    UL discussed building façade and cladding standards at recent Fire and Life Safety in the UAE seminar

     Experts from UL’s Dubai office examined and discussed new UAE Fire and Life Safety Code and updated standards related to HVAC and building cladding.  UL participated in seminar as official ‘Testing and Certification Solutions Partner’.  Civil defense officials and leaders from region’s construction and safety sectors joined in event at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 May, 2018:  UL, a global independent safety science company, joined in expert panel discussions on the important topic of fire safety ......read more

    Maktoum bin Mohammed attends 69th edition of FIABCI World Congress in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended a number of sessions during the 69th edition of the FIABCI World Congress in Dubai. The event was organised by Dubai Land Department in cooperation with the International Real Estate Federation and is taking place under a ‘Happy Cities’ theme at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Highness the Deputy Ruler ......read more

    Bpifrance partners with Business France to launch French Hospitality Mission 2018

        Promising French Hospitality companies and corporations represented within the delegation     Bilateral ties between the two countries continuously grown and strengthened via the hospitality sector     Promoting French Business Opportunities in UAE’s Hospitality Sector United Arab Emirates, May 01, 2018:  Bpifrance, the French public investment bank partnered with Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French economy, to develop a mission to explore market opportunities, ......read more

    Exclusive Club Just for Kids Launches At Dubai Festival City Mall

    Members of the newly launched ‘Festival City Kids Club’ can enjoy countless offers and discounts for dining, shopping and entertainment experiences throughout the Mall  Dubai, 29 April 2018:   Kids Club has officially launched at Dubai Festival City Mall - a unique loyalty program where children will be given exclusive access to unique experiences, exclusive offers and signature services created just for them. As the only Kids Club of its kind in Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall in partnership with its retailers, gives parents access to specially tailored ......read more

    The Dubai Mall unveils ‘1.78'

    Giant suspended sculpture by renowned American artist Janet Echelman now on display at the Waterfront Promenade  Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018:  The Dubai Mall has unveiled artist Janet Echelman’s immense woven sculpture ‘1.78’, above a section of the Dubai fountain; the work is the most recent addition to Art Emaar, the company’s new public arts initiative.  Most recently exhibited in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor last winter, ‘1.78’ makes its UAE debut against the unrivalled backdrop of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. ......read more

    Nancy Ajram presented with gifts for her children from Dragon Mart's Toy Detective

    Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  Ines Akari, Dragon Mart’s official Toy Detective, surprised superstar Nancy Ajram before her live concert on Friday, 27 April with gifts for her daughters, Mila and Ella, selected from the mall’s extensive range of toys.  ...read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Statement

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 28, 2018 Statement: On April 18, 2018 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) signed an agreement to start construction of a Hyperloop system as well as HyperloopTT’s XO Square Innovation Center, and a Hyperloop Visitor Center at the Seih Al Sdeirah landbank in Abu Dhabi. The proposed construction site is located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport, however, any further development of the HyperloopTT system is subject to careful study and extensive regulatory ......read more

    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah launch Zip, Sip, Dip promotion

    Thrill-seekers can enjoy an incredible stay with a special package to experience the World’s Longest Zipline  Dubai, 25 April 2018:   Have you experienced the World’s Longest Zipline in Jebel Jais? Thrill-seekers can head to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, to enjoy the Zip, Sip, Dip promotion which includes a package with a zipline adventure per stay starting from 1st May, 2018.  The Zip, Sip, Dip promotion allows you to combine adventure and relaxation with the courageous zipline experience ......read more

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