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    Over 80 developers showcase top projects at Indian Property Show in Dubai

    Weaker rupee boosts Indian realty demand from NRIs 3 day expo at Dubai World Trade Centre from 13-15 December to attract thousands of investors H.E. Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan inaugurate Indian Property Show   December 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   A weaker rupee against the US dollar is making investment in Indian realty cheaper for NRIs and boosting the demand as we also witness increase in enquiries from Indian expatriates in UAE. And to cater to the rising interest and provide home buyers plethora of choices and an opportunity to interact with the real estate developers from across India, the popular Indian Property Show is back in Dubai for a three-day realty shopping experience. Being held at Hall No 7, Dubai World Trade Centre, the ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is all set to welcome an exciting festive season with 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:  The exciting winter activation aims to keep young visitors engaged and entertained, while shoppers get a chance to win a Volkswagen Teramont.  Children and their families can look forward to a great time at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall during this winter season. A unique 'Winter Wonderland' takes shape inside the mall packing loads of fun and excitement for kids of ages 2 to 12 years from 15th of December 2018 to 3rd January 2019.  Modelled like a colorful snow-capped village to recreate the winter ambience, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Once inside, children can indulge in making their own snowman.   Kids can experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest in The Virtual Reality Zone through a sequence of immersive first ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry addresses the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference

    Following His Excellency’s address, Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, also spoke on regional steel trends Dubai, UAE - 12th December 2018:   His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry in the government of the UAE, opened the 22nd Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai yesterday by discussing ongoing regional and international trends, and how the iron and steel sectors of the GCC could work toward mitigating risks inherent in a turbulent international market, and seizing on new opportunities available to them. His Excellency addressed the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference alongside H.E. Abdulaziz Alrasheed, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Economy and Planning for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ......read more

    Ring in the New Year With Four Firework Shows at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Free schedule of entertainment events planned for shoppers including four fireworks shows Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2018:   Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to the New Year at Dubai Festival City Mall, as it hosts a packed schedule of free activities and entertainment on 31st December to celebrate the kick-off of 2019. Shoppers, families and friends can welcome the New Year with a spectacular evening of non-stop entertainment, including four firework shows throughout the evening, a live band featuring famous Australian singer, Katie Elle Jackson, as well as a special IMAGINE show.  Offering one of the best views in Dubai, combined with waterfront dining, Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the city’s only destinations offering free entertainment throughout the night, and is the perfect location to celebrate. The ......read more

    9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Business Sectors

    Verified suppliers ensures guaranteed quality and delivery Event will also have two day long conferences covering e-Commerce, and, manufacturing and franchising  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2018:    Covering nine focused sectors and over 100,000 products, China Homelife Exhibition is the largest sourcing platform for Chinese products in the Middle East and North Africa. Inaugurated by H.E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition is open to importers, traders and buyers to source high quality products directly from manufacturers. Taking place at the Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre from Dec 11 – 13, the opening also saw H.E Sun Biqing, Director of Hangzhou Commerce Committee present on the occasion.    Given the rising ......read more

    DLD announces 3rd Gulf Real Estate Awards 2019

    The deadline to receive candidacy files is on 16 January 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) and Awards International announced the launch of the third edition of the Gulf Real Estate Awards (GREA) 2019 following the success of the two previous editions. The announcement was made during a press conference that was held yesterday at DLD’s head office, where all regional real estate companies were invited to participate in this regional competition.   The press conference was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Hend Al Marri, CEO of the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI); and Mark Hammil, Managing Director of Awards International, the organisers of GREA.   When announcing the launch of the third GREA, HE Sultan Butti ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Teams Up With Nike to Support Its ‘We Play DXB' Campaign

    A Successful Initiative to Empower Middle East Athletes and Effectively Capture UAE’s Young Spirit Dubai, December 9, 2018:   Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping center, join hands with Nike Middle East, the global sportswear giant, to further promote the brand’s much talked about ‘We Play DXB’ campaign that has set in motion a number of city-wide events and installations honoring the city and its love for sports. As part of this popular campaign by Nike, Al Ghurair Centre is one of the iconic landmarks in Dubai featuring graffiti murals by well-known artists that depict the diverse and eclectic mix of the city’s youth and aspiring local athletes.  Located at the Dining District, the massive mural will be part of Nike’s global graffiti collection that aims to build ......read more

    Get into The Holiday Spirit with Festive Celebrations at Yas Mall

    Yas Mall collaborates with Make a Wish UAE aiming to make children’s wishes come true  Abu Dhabi, 9 December 2018 –   Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will be transformed into a winter wonderland from 13th to 24th December, complete with dazzling decorations, a Santa’s Grotto and even festive markets so families and friends have everything they need to get into the holiday spirit.  Aiming to make children’s wishes come true, Yas Mall continues its partnership with Make a Wish UAE, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The mall’s younger guests can take home a cuddly Yas Festive Reindeer for AED 20, with all proceeds being donated to the organization.  While stepping into Yas Mall, visitors will be ......read more

    Get festive with Snoopy at Dragon Mart

    Shop at the Festive Season Market from 9 to 22 December   Dubai, 9 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 will create a winter wonderland this festive season featuring the much-loved animated characters Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Plus, there’s a Festive Season Market offering a wide range of gifts and decorations at attractive prices.  Festive Season Market: 9 to 22 December Located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2, the Festive Season Market features a glittering range of items, including sparkling lights, artificial and real trees, decorations and gifts, all at attractive prices. 10am to 10pm daily, from 9 to 22 December.  Snoopy Festive Village: 13 to 22 December  The snow-covered Snoopy Festive Village will feature daily sing-alongs and festive dance shows, an ice ......read more

    USD 1.8 trillion global investment needed for aviation infrastructure modernization by 2030

    Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  The required modernization of aviation infrastructure expansion, development, and modernization to cater to anticipated increase in passenger and freight air traffic demand will reach USD 1.8 trillion by 2030. This outlook, along with the challenges and investment landscape in aviation will be the core objective of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit 2019 which is going to be held between January 27-29, 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.   GIAS 2019 is an initiative of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), which was established to create a leading, safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation system in the country.  According to a report published by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), global aviation will have to cater to over 14 ......read more

    Ring in a dazzling festive season at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Dubai, 5 December, 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is ringing in the festive season with magical activities, including a special guest from the North Pole, dazzling decorations and free gift-wrapping, from 6 to 24 December. Explore the snowy winter wonderland of the Festive Village at China Court where Santa, dressed in his famous red coat and chunky boots, will greet children every day from 4pm to 8pm.  Meanwhile, a giant festive tree will be the centerpiece of India Court – and a new spot for holiday season selfies.  And once the shopping is over, enjoy complimentary gift-wrapping services at Persia Court, every day from 10am to 10pm.  

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    Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Opens at Dubai Festival City Mall

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  A must-see this holiday season – experience real snowfall with Santa and his elves, live music and carolling under a larger-than-life tree, and a host of festive-themed food, licensed section, games, carnival rides and more!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2018:   Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing festive fun to families and shoppers with the most magical Festive Market, now open at Festival Bay. Running from Thursday, 6th December until Tuesday, 25th December, Dubai Festival City Mall’s Festive Market brings the holiday spirit alive with a host of unique and one-of-a-kind activities, including pop-ups, photo opportunities with Santa and for the very first time at Festival Bay, snowfall! The Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel ......read more

    Chinese Manufacturing Companies to Highlight Trade Opportunities in Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2018:   Together with the largest China sourcing platform, the Dubai edition of China Homelife exhibition - December 11 – 13 at Dubai Exhibition and Convention Centre, is conducting a conference on the opportunities to buy and build factories locally and highlight the effectiveness of franchising. Scheduled on day two of the exhibition, the  China Franchise and Factory Solutions Forum will have key representatives from China who will be speaking and presenting case studies on both topics.    Karl Liu, Chairman and CEO of Guangdong BFC Technology which is part of a region wide collaboration and moving the path to China’s manufacturing 2025 strategy will demonstrate their holistic equipment solutions, and, export and financial support services. They will focus ......read more

    Marina Mall sets new world record for Zayed legacy

    Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has set the new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in a circle field, in honour of the Year of Zayed and the UAE’s National Day.   A team of expert domino artists created a huge circle of 89,955 dominoes which, when collapsed, revealed the Year of Zayed logo.   Taking place yesterday, Saturday 1 December, in the centre of Marina Mall, Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Vice President of Abu Dhabi Marine Sports Club, set off the first domino that created the chain reaction.   Members of the public watched the Guinness World Record attempt from the balcony.   Pravin Patel, Adjudicator, Guinness World Records, said: “It was wonderful to watch such a unique record being set and a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department organises two international real estate shows

    DLD supports Dubai Property Show – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show – Shanghai The Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD cooperates with developers to promote Dubai's modern lifestyle and attractive investment environment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) organises Dubai Property Show (DPS) – Mumbai and Luxury Property Show (LPS) – Shanghai, where the former will be held on 7 – 10 December in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, India, and the latter on 7 – 9 December in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China.    HE Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD, commented: “DLD is eager to establish a distinguished presence ......read more

    Celebrate a Joyous Festive Season with Arjaan by Rotana's Exclusive Offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 29, 2018) –   Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, celebrates the festive season with a list of traditional favourites, premium goodies and classic roasts, available throughout December. Experience the festive cheer with Arjaan by Rotana and choose from a wide variety of festive lunches and dinners, New Year packages as well as a 15% off on the best rooms.   Sky Light Café Celebrate this festive season with loved ones in a rustic Arabic styled courtyard at Skylight Café, Arjaan by Rotana. Reflecting the unmistakable charm of Arabian Hospitality through a blend of indoor and outdoor design influences, Skylight café launches exclusive dining packages for the year-end celebrations.  In sync with the Christmas cheer Skylight ......read more

    Celebrate UAE National Day with Dragon Mart

    Three-day cultural extravaganza from 1 to 3 December  Dubai, 27 November 2018:   Dragon Mart will celebrate the 47th UAE National Day with an exciting line-up of cultural activities and traditional entertainment to showcase the nation’s heritage, from 1 to 3 December. Get a taste of Emirati culture at a unique Barasti palm tree majlis at Dragon Mart 2 serving complimentary food and drinks, showcasing local handicrafts and offerring free henna art. Guests can also enjoy traditional Yola, Ayala and Laiwa dance performances as they immerse themselves into the UAE’s rich and diverse heritage.   The special National Day festivities at Dragon Mart 2 take place from 5pm to 9pm every day from 1 to 3 December.     

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    Shaabiat Al Cartoon to perform live in Dalma Mall this National Holiday

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 November 2018:  The 47th UAE National Day celebrations at Abu Dhabi’s favourite Mall, Dalma Mall will feature the region’s most popular attraction and funniest animation series, “Shaabiat Al Cartoon” in cultural splendour during this national holiday.  Kids and families will get to meet and greet the famous Shaabiat Al Cartoon Characters Shambeh, Affari, Atooga, Mhayer and Bu Mhayer and also get a chance to win some SAC goodies, whilst celebrating the national day festivities. Originally began as a mobile phone animation series in 2004 and quickly turned into one of GCCs funniest animation,  “Shaabiat Al Cartoon” is based on a group of Middle Eastern families and individuals living in the United Arab Emirates humorously portraying their lives and traditions ......read more

    Emirates Steel showcases construction and building products at Big Five 2018 in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE – 26 November 2018:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Big Five International Building and Construction Show 2018. The show is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre between the 26th to 29th of November, and will bring together over 2,600 exhibitors from 64 nations across the world to Dubai. Emirates Steel will be showcasing its unique steel product range, which caters to the construction and building industries. Emirates Steel will be attending the event for the 8th year, demonstrating its continued commitment to the regional construction sector and its suppliers within the industry. “Our continued participation at the Big Five conference highlights our dedication to the manufacturing ......read more

    DLD: lowered service fees of co-owned properties increase attractiveness of Dubai's real estate

    RERA: the fees recorded a decrease of 12% in some areas   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) confirmed that the lowered service fees for co-owned properties in Dubai’s freehold areas contributed to the attraction of real estate projects by encouraging buyers to invest in the short- and long-term, and those who want to buy residential units to live in.   This is due to the regulatory laws for this activity, notably Law No. 27 of 2007 on co-ownership, and the circulars issued by DLD and the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) that underpinned the importance of service fees. Also, RERA required service management companies in these projects to provide full disclosure of the financial statements for service fees and submit them to it for an audit prior to ......read more

    Embark on a Luxurious Weekend Break in the Heart of Dubai

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre Launches Spectacular Weekend Stay Offer Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018 -   As the weather is cooling down, and the season heating up, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre has launched its season’s most spectacular weekend offer, where its discerning clientele, can unwind and experience an unforgettable weekend in one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations. Located in the heart of DIFC, when staying at the hotel, guests can easily discover the surroundings where the morning is characterized by the buzzing energy of global finance and international stock markets, and the evening sees an effortless shift into a vibrant night scene where numerous culinary and evening destinations are tucked away.  The offer allows ......read more

    DLD inaugurates Tamleek Cube in Dubai South

    Offering real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services at a single location Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) inaugurated Tamleek Cube yesterday, a first-of-its-kind office that provides real estate registration trustee and real estate service trustee services in Dubai South.    The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South; Her Excellency Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD and Majid Al Marri, CEO of the Real Estate Registration and Services Sector at DLD. Two memorandums of understating (MoUs) were signed with Tamleek Cube in conjunction ......read more

    Hogan Lovells Advises on the Sharqiyah IWP Project in the Middle East

    DUBAI, 25th November 2018 –   Hogan Lovells has advised JGC Corporation, United Infrastructure Development Company (part of Bahwan Engineering Group) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, the successful bidder, on the Sharqiyah Independent Water Project ("IWP") in the Sultanate of Oman. Financial close was achieved on the 5th of November, 2018.  The Sharqiyah IWP is a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant that will sell approximately 80,000m3 of desalinated water per day for 20 years to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Co. SAOC ("OPWP") – the single buyer of power and water for all independent power and water projects within Oman.  This is the first project of its kind in the Middle East, as the desalination plant will be developed in conjunction with a ......read more

    Dubai Land Department is main sponsor of ‘Azerbaijan RecExpo 2018'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th November 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) the main sponsor of ‘RecExpo 2018,’ organised the fourth edition of the event in Baku — capital of Azerbaijan — for three days at the ‘Baku Expo Center.’ The event complements the local economy in Azerbaijan and the growing demand for foreign investment. The RecExpo is considered the only international real estate exhibition to be held in Azerbaijan, witnessing participation from leading international companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, and the USA, and attracting thousands of visitors looking for best investment opportunities in the world's leading destinations. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are ......read more

    The 3 day super sale at Al Ghurair Centre

    Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Al Ghurair Centre, GCC first shopping mall, has announced its participation in the country wide three-day super sale from November 22to 24 2018, in partnership with Dubai Festival Retail Establishment (DFRE).                                                                                                              Shoppers will be treated to unprecedented discounts at the mall with more than 54 participating retailers across all categories including electronics, fashion, jewellery, home appliances, cosmetics, and more, will ......read more

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    5 reasons why construction is a growing industry in Dubai

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

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

    Increased supply benefits investors Dubai, UAE; 4 October 2018: The lower prices of properties driven down by supply in the lead up to Expo2020, coupled with government incentives for investors and retirees, will open options to UAE real estate investors who seek to capitalise on a wide selection of units to grow their portfolio, an expert has said. According to Cityscape Global’s data partner, Property Monitor, their index on the on the 12-month average price performance for apartments and townhouses sits at a 3.4% decline, stating the average sales price for Q3 were AED1.2 ......read more

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

    Middle East’s largest real estate event showcases newly announced developments from top local exhibitors Dubai, UAE; 3 October 2018:   Taking advantage of the region’s largest gathering of real estate professionals, developers took to the halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre to announce and showcase projects worth billions of dirhams. Out of the 300 companies at Cityscape Global, five local developers have exhibited projects worth a total AED38.7 billion making up a large portion of the total value of projects onsite. With the value of many of the announced ......read more

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

    One Central wins Commercial Project Award for Offices 4 and 5 and Dubai’s first 25hours Hotel wins Leisure and Hospitality Project Award ‘Highly Commended’ for Expo 2020 CoEx Campus within Community, Culture & Tourism Project category, Expo Village (Phase 1) in Residential Medium to High Rise Project category, and Dubai South Mall in Retail Project Award category Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd October 2018:   Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been rewarded for its excellence in real estate development, with two of its projects appearing in the ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Celebrating China’s traditional Golden Week, The Dubai Mall is adding a dash of entertainment that will bring family and friends together through dance, music, art and laughter.  Immerse into some of the oldest Chinese traditions as The Dubai Mall has lined up a host of Chinese cultural activities for all the family members. From October 1-7, The Dubai Mall will host a programme of traditional Chinese cultural and art activities at a special Chinese-themed activation at Souk Atrium.  Here, guests can experience a showcase of Chinese ......read more

    Real estate organisations and professionals gather for Cityscape Global opening

    Government backed Egyptian, Maltese developers target UAE investors with secure prospects and paths to citizenship Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2018:   The 17th edition of Cityscape Global officially opened its doors today, welcoming local and international real estate organisations and professional who have gathered in Dubai for the three-day exhibition, which runs until Thursday, 4 October at Dubai world Trade Centre. With up to 300 exhibitors competing for attention, international developers from Egypt and Malta, supported by government agencies are vying for UAE investors by ......read more

    SRECO and Alinma Investment Co Sign Agreement to Establish the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), and Alinma Investment Company (AIC) have signed a Fund Establishment Agreement for the Alinma Alakaria RE Fund.    The objective of the fund will be to develop three sites, located in Riyadh, and transform them into mixed-use developments, with a combined debt and equity structure valued at approximately SR 1.5 billion. The sites, which are to be developed, are as per the below:  Al Akaria ......read more

    Nama Group Announces the Launch of Its Smart Metering Operations in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Nama Group has announced the commencement of the live operation of their centrally implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project designed for high value customers in the electricity sector in Oman. The ground-breaking project was carried out by a professional team of Omani experts from the electricity distribution companies in Nama Group in partnership with CESI Middle East FZE, a subsidiary of CESI, a world-leading technical consulting and engineering company and WIPRO Limited as the system integrator. The AMR system is a central ......read more

    Dubai's real estate market…global, smart, and sustainable

    Dubai Land Department: 9,500 new real estate investors invest more than AED 19 billion in Dubai Bin Mejren: Dubai’s real estate market is at the forefront of global markets, attracting investments  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that Dubai’s real estate market is consistently sustainable, attracting about 9,500 new investors from 1st January – 31st August 2018 with total value of investments worth more than AED 19 billion.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, ......read more

    Get ready to explore the world of space only at Dubai Marina Mall

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:  Is your little one fascinated with the planetary world, moon and spaceships? If yes, then head to Dubai Marina Mall and let your kids immerse in the world of space with fun filled edutainment. From 23rd September to 26th October, Dubai Marina Mall will be hosting space themed educational activities for kids to explore and know more about the terrestrial ecosphere. The mall will be buzzing with a Space Themed Playground Area where kids can have fun climbing and sliding. Additionally, a soft play area for toddlers up to 4 years has also been installed ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate recognized by MOHRE for its commitment to Emiratization

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, the real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, has been recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) for its contributions to the UAE governments Emiratisation goals.  Al-Futtaim was amongst the top 10 companies to have contributed towards the success of the Real Estate Accelerators programme helping UAE Nationals to start their career in the Real Estate sector.  The award was presented to Raghda Fatme, Director HR - Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate ......read more

    UAE developer sales' potential reaches new heights with new strategic consultancy launch, Devmark.

    Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2018:  Focusing on strategic project launch strategy, comprehensive sales and marketing delivery, Devmark is the most experienced firm of its kind in the MENA region and aims to revolutionise how developers plan and launch their strategies and properties across the region. Devmark, a business created with the core aim of driving developer’s bottom line and optimising return on investment, has recently launched in Dubai. Founded by veterans of the real estate industry, and with careers panning some of Dubai’s largest brands, Sean McCauley and Richard ......read more

    New Happenings during October at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  We are super excited to be sharing upcoming promotions for the month of October. YALUMBA THEME NIGHTS If you aren’t aware of Yalumba’s reputation in Dubai insanely diverse food scene, you might be in for a massive surprise. Not only can you expect to have the most delicious food in generous portions, but you’ll also enjoy a rich variety of world cuisine all through the month. Pick your cuisine and then pick your day and the friendly folks at Yalumba will not disappoint.  SUNDAY - ROAST NIGHT (7:00 - 11:00 PM) The best ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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 & ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

    CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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* ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Make Back to School a family fun excursion at Dragon Mart

    Dubai, 23 August 2018:  Get ready for the new school year at Dragon Mart 2’s Back to School Market, where promotions on a huge range of items are on offer from 23 August to 8 September.  The market will showcase an extensive range of must-have school accessories and stationery including lunchboxes, water bottles, lunch bags and backpacks, with items available in a number of colours and sizes to suit schoolchildren of all ages.  Visitors can also enjoy Iftah Ya Simsim performances, where children will learn about outer space in a fun and engaging way with ......read more

    Now enjoy all your favourite outdoor family activities at the ‘INDOORS' pop up by City Centre Deira with homegrown brands, street food and non-stop entertainment

    Unique pieces by homegrown fashion brands 16 innovative street food concepts    Sing, play and watch free movies in the entertainment zone  Share photos from the quirky, urban wall murals on social media.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug 23, 2018:   Don’t let the soaring temperatures in Dubai stop you from enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends. City Centre Deira is turning down the heat and bringing the outdoors inside with ‘INDOORS’ – a dynamic retail and F&B pop up concept in the mall that will make your ......read more

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

    Upcoming shopping destination in Iraq to showcase incredible range of retail spaces for top brands to set up shop Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  Smart Stores Expo has announced the participation of Karbala Oasis, an upcoming shopping destination in Iraq, as its retail leasing partner.  This development will see Karbala Oasis showcasing at the trade show its more than 222,873m2 total build up area and more than71,625 m2 leasable area of retail space to premium brands looking to tap into promising business opportunities offered by the improving Iraqi economy.  Based on BMI ......read more

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

    Celebrations highlight Arabic tradition and Emirati culture   Dubai, 14 August 2018:  Dragon Mart 2 will celebrate Eid Al Adha with a cultural extravaganza featuring traditional Nabati poetry readings, a live concert by renowned Emirati songstress Balqees Ahmed Fathi, fun and games with the much-loved television series Iftah Ya Simsim and more. Nabati Poetry: 24 August at 4 pm Dragon Mart will host a ‘House of Poetry’ Nabati poetry session, held under the patronage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation this Eid, featuring readings by eminent ......read more

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

    Ripe Market returns for the second time to the Mall, welcoming a host of local artisans who will showcase their produce Dubai, UAE, 13th August 2018:   To cool off the summer heat, Dubai Festival City Mall will be a bringing back Dubai’s favorite Ripe Market, for the second time., Being an indoor pop-up event, the market will take place on Friday the 17th of August, from 10 am – 10 pm, catering to our shopper’s love for healthy food, artisanal crafts and fitness activities.  Activities the whole family can enjoy – Becky Balderstone, Founder of Ripe ......read more

    Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Dubai Festival City

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2018:   Visitors to Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is set for a memorable Eid Al Adha as the destination offers a variety of entertainment, deals and offers across the Mall and Hotels.    Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate   Residential property   This Eid Al Adha, own an apartment in Marsa Plaza by availing attractive offers on purchase. Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering its customers 100% waiver on Dubai Land Department fee along with no ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities

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

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

    Countries as Turkey, Serbia and Peru amongst others are participating at Bawadi Mall’s annual event Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 12 August 2018:   A group of the world’s best dancers have come together for ‘Around the World’ Festival that is being hosted by Al Ain’s favourite shopping and entertainment destination – Bawadi Mall. The event, true to the real values of dance and story-telling culture, witnesses participation of countries as Turkey, Peru and Serbia among others that enthral the audiences with their spectacular ......read more

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

    World’s biggest themed mall celebrates 60 years of space exploration with Discovery Channel exhibition Dubai, UAE, 12 August 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting an out-of-this-world range of space-themed educational activities – 3-D outer space simulation, a virtual reality capsule, a Mars Rover replica, a miniature space station, a 3-D space photo wall and more – to mark Eid Al Adha and the Back to School season. Honouring 60 years of space exploration, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting a Discovery Channel exhibition at China Court featuring the timeline of ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and ......read more

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

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

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