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    Dubai Land Department announces ‘Happiness' as the title of the ‘FIABCI World Congress 2018'

    Bin Mejren: “The ‘Happy Cities’ theme reflects the directives of our wise leadership.” [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018]:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced ‘Happy Cities’ as the theme for the FIABCI World Congress 2018 – Dubai, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  The six-day event, which will be hosted by the Emirate of Dubai from 27th April to 2nd May, will focus on how to establish ‘Happy Cities’ and is expected to attract more than 1,500 international real estate experts and delegates from 70 countries. During the event, participants will exchange their views and expertise, and explore the future of cities. His ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council receives international accreditation according to the requirements of the International Standard ISO / IEC 17020-2012

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that the Market Surveillance Division has become an accredited international inspection body in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020-2012. This is a major step for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as it joins major international institutions dedicated to applying the highest quality standards on products and maintaining market control. His Excellency Dr. Helal Al Kaabi, Secretary General of QCC, received the certificate on behalf of the council from Her Excellency Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC). The certification were awarded after a ......read more

    The Beautiful Britain 2018

    Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018:  Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Philip Parham inaugurated The Beautiful Britain at the LuLu Hypermarket, Khalidiyah Mall in Abu Dhabi   The Beautiful Britain – Truly British Truly Delicious- is a groupwide weeklong event dedicated to promoting the impressive range of high-quality food items from Britain. It also creates an engaging shopping experience for the customers, while continuing to provide shoppers with the most competitive prices in the store and online. Among the brands are:   Biona, Heath & Heather , James White, Kallo, Ambrosia, Of The Earth, Better Than, Bfree, Whole Earth ,Bio Planete, Doves Farm, Biofair, Koko, Marigold, Clarks, Eat Water, Epicure, Freedom, Heavenly, Meridian, Mister Freed, Moma, Mr Organic, Organix, Raw ......read more

    Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City Now at a New Time

    Visitors can also take part in free-to-attend Sunset Yoga and Zumba classes Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2018: As the days get warmer, Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City has moved to a new time and is set to close its first season on April 27.  In order to ensure a pleasant shopping experience for visitors, Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City has moved to a new time for the final two weeks - now taking place every Saturday between 4pm and 9pm at Marsa Plaza Creek.  In addition to buying delicious fresh products sourced from local farms, visitors can also take part in free-to-attend Zumba classes from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and Sunset Yoga classes from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  Organic Souk at Dubai Festival City supports farmers from all over the UAE who will present the freshest organic produce, daily picked and ......read more

    Get ready for an exciting Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort

    Come share memorable Ramadan experiences at Danat Al Ain Resort Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort captures the true essence of Arab traditions.  Guests can fully embrace the Arabic culture from magnificent Iftars to Suhoors, traditional music and an infinite array of mesmerizing cuisines specially prepared for the Holy Month of Ramadan.  Danat Al Ain Resort, the five star luxury resort in Al Ain,  gets ready for a joyous and peaceful Ramadan celebration beginning in May. The resort will be soon disclosing the numerous activities, which will take place during the Holy Month. “Ramadan is a special time for us every year. We look forward to celebrating this peaceful and holy time with our guests and visitors. The team has been working extra hard to create something truly ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ruler Delivers Keynote Opening Speech to 14th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

    RAK to increase tourism’s GDP contribution to 10% by 2025 from 5% RAK to have 1m annual visitors by end of 2018, 2.9m by 2025 RAK development progressing fast but seeks to attract more investment Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah has delivered the keynote opening speech on day 2 of the 3-day Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, (17 – 19 April 2018).    Held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 14th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC) will provide unique insights into modern leadership, forward-thinking investment and new operating models via a stellar line-up of speakers confirmed for the annual gathering for the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval Force

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.  The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy; Brigadier Fayez Al Muhairi, Commander of Floating Units at the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ......read more

    12th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi officially opened today

    Capital’s leading real estate event remains key date for big name developers Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 April, 2018:    The 12th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi officially kicked off today, opening the doors to organisations keen to tap into an unrivalled audience of real estate investors from around the world, and many of the big names in the regional property industry. Leading local and international developers, including Aldar Properties, Bloom Holding and IMKAN, were out in full force, displaying the latest developments and upcoming projects slated for the emirate. Maan Al Awlaqi, Executive Director – Commercial, Aldar Properties, said: “Cityscape Abu Dhabi is our primary launch platform for flagship projects. The event enables us to showcase our latest developments to a captive audience of high calibre ......read more

    Union Cement Company Shareholders approve conversion in to Private Joint Stock Company

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: Union Cement Company, currently listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) plans to de-list its shares from the stock exchange and convert company into Private Joint Stock Company. At Company's General Assembly held on 25 March 2018, shareholders of UCC resolved to de-list the Company and convert it into a Private Joint Stock Company.   The Shareholders also approved the redemption of shares from the current shareholders at a price of AED2.10 per share.  The price represents 14% premium to the last traded price of AED1.85 per share and 51% premium to the last 6 months' average price. Company published the notice of the same post General Assembly and disclosure were made on ADX and Company’s website.   The shareholders who wish ......read more

    Village Street Sale at The Outlet Village offers designer outfits at great prices

    Further reductions encourage shoppers to bag high-end brands at affordable prices   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April 2018:   The Outlet Village, Dubai’s indoor shopping and leisure destination by Meraas, is set to host a one-of-a-kind Village Street Sale. Over two weekends, high-end outlets will further reduce their already discounted prices, offering unbeatable bargains on clothes, accessories and more.    From 18 to 21 April and again from 25 to 28 April, The Outlet Village will transform into a plaza market, with retailers displaying their products outside the shops, inviting shoppers to walk around and discover the unique collections on sale. Participating stores will include Galeries Lafayette, Rodeo Drive, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Priceless, The Deal, Nike, Lamborghini, Godiva, Al ......read more

    Dragon Mart appoints Ines Akari as its official Toy Detective

    Creative two-week job hunt drew applications from over 200 mothers    Dubai, 15 April 2018:   Dragon Mart has named Dubai-based Ines Akari as its official Toy Detective, following a two-week recruitment drive among mums across the UAE.    Ines, who beat over 200 mothers to secure the role, was chosen for her passion, enthusiasm and communications skills. She will share her adventures and recommendations for the best toys with other mothers across the UAE through her personal and Dragon Mart’s social media channels.    Ines, who was born in 1985 and has lived in Dubai since 2009, said: “I am delighted to have been selected as Dragon Mart’s Toy Detective, and can’t wait to help other mums find the best toys for their children. With so many toys available in ......read more

    Dubai Land Department: AED 58 billion total real estate transactions for Q1 2018

    Bin Mejren: The current results show strong momentum in the real estate sector, which is expected to continue throughout the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 The real estate sector is preparing for an upsurge as infrastructure projects are set to be completed in line with Expo 2020 preparations Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th April 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in Dubai for the first three months of 2018 (Q1 2018) totalled AED 58 billion through 13,759 transactions.    His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “The Dubai real estate market continues to show continuous growth, driven by general optimism and confidence in the real estate sector.”   Bin Mejren added: “Achieving almost AED 58 ......read more

    Get the best bargains at Dragon Mart's End of Season Clearance Market

    Dubai, 12 April 2018:   If there's anything to love about the end of the season, it's the spectacular consumer sales that have something for everyone. Visit Dragon Mart’s End of Season Clearance Market for the best bargains on a wide range of products from 12 to 21 April.   The market, located at Dragon Mart 2, offers blowout deals on a everything from home décor to fashion and toys to cosmetics.    What are you waiting for? Shoppers, head to Dragon Mart’s End of Season Clearance Market open daily from 10am to 10pm and for bargains galore all under one roof.

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    Al-futtaim Names Its New Dubai Lifestyle Mall – ‘Festival Plaza'

    Dubai, UAE, 12 April 2018:   Al-Futtaim, one of the Al-Futtaim, one of the most diversified and progressive regional businesses in the Gulf region, announces its new lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali, ‘Festival Plaza’.  The name has been chosen in recognition of Al-Futtaim’s successful ‘Festival City’ Malls brand located across the MENA region, which is synonymous with quality shopping and lifestyle destinations, but with a clear differentiation. In line with Al-Futtaim’s strategy for the Mall, it will serve as a convenient and welcoming lifestyle destination appealing in particular to the nearby communities including Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina and those commuting from Abu Dhabi. Following its ground-breaking in March 2017, the Mall is planned to open in Q4 ......read more

    IKEA announces latest INDUSTRIELL and HJÄRTELIG Collections

    Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:  Many people know that their mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as – and can actually affect – good physical health. In our busy, modern lives we can often feel removed from nature and even ourselves. So HJÄRTELIG collection invites us to press the “pause” button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s often hectic, complicated and online. Whether to practice some yoga, to tend to a plant or simply to relax amongst beautiful, natural materials, HJÄRTELIG collection is about the moments to re-focus and to revitalise ourselves. Designed with a delicate touch, these home furnishing products have a light and peaceful feeling, yet are useful and durable for everyday life at home.  THE DESIGNERS  “With the ......read more

    GMIS Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Italian Pharmaceutical Leader Farmindustria

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:  One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical associations has part-nered with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) to support its aim of har-nessing the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to underpin the manufacturing sector of the future. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit - the world’s first-ever cross industry forum, committed to promoting a roadmap for manufacturing that echoes the evolution of technology, in-ternational trade, and global best practices - has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Farmindustria, Italy’s global leader in pharmaceutical care. The MoU will enable the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the two institutions and encourage collaboration between ......read more

    Raysut Cement Company Inaugurates New Packing Facility

    Invest OMR1.5Million for this expansion  April 10, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  Raysut Cement Company (S.A.O.G), the largest producer of cement in Oman, today announced the commencement of operations of its new state-of-the-art fully Automatic Packing Machine. The new packer, installed by a leading European equipment manufacturer, now increases the bag packing capacity of Raysut Cement’s Salalah plant to 1.8 million tonnes. The plant has a clinker capacity of 3mtpa. Raysut Cement’s new packing machine has been installed with an investment of OMR 1.5Million. This additional capacity will enable an additional 0.6 mtpa bagged cement supply into Raysut Cement’s export markets of Yemen, Somalia and East Africa. Raysut Cement Company is strategically located in Salalah, Oman, with a customer base ......read more

    Dubai Property Show and International Property Show kicks off 14th edition with the participation of top UAE developers

    Minister of Economy inaugurates Dubai Property Show New ‘Mega Property Sale’ features ‘Dubai Property Festival’ and ‘Country Pavilions’ for Egypt and Europe Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:   The highly-anticipated 14th edition of the International Property Show (IPS), the Middle East’s biggest property sales platform for local, regional and international real estate markets, kicked off today and will run until 11th April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.    The improved IPS 2018 programme was developed in partnership with Dubai Land Department (DLD), the main partner to the event,  and features a ‘Mega Property Sale’ under the ‘Dubai Property Festival’, which offers exclusive deals for ......read more

    Dragon Mart creates Adventure Time activity zone for 10 days of non-stop fun for children

    Dubai, 8 April 2018:   Dragon Mart has created an exciting, interactive activity zone – based on Cartoon Network’s popular animation series Adventure Time – bringing non-stop, action-packed games and entertainment for children from the world of Finn and Jake and their amazing life in the Land of Ooo. The 10-day attraction, running from 12 April to 21 April, is themed around the different kingdoms in the Land of Ooo. It features Finn and Jake’s Tree Fort, the Candy Kingdom with Princess Bubblegum’s castle and the Ice Kingdom, home to the Ice King. Open daily from 2pm to 10pm, the attraction also boasts a multitude of Adventure Time-themed adventures including an obstacle course, a Tree Fort cinema, the Candy Kingdom ball pit and a range of games.  

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    Happy First Anniversary, John Lewis!

    Robinsons’ John Lewis celebrates its first anniversary in Dubai with spectacular events Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  The high-end brand “John Lewis” got into the festive mood on March 29th celebrating its first anniversary in Dubai. The iconic store celebrated a morning of entertaining activities, which were initiated with an introduction speech by the General Manager Mr. Adosh Sharma from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The real party mood started at 11:30 with revealing the birthday cake along with a delightful English brunch. The diverse activities comprised of three workshops that ranged from an etiquette session to a baking class. The guests engaged in learning all the secrets of baking delicious cupcakes with our "Master of Cupcake" baking class. Those who were curious to find out more about table manners ......read more

    Middle East consumers are becoming more cost-conscious, less brand-loyal and rapidly shifting purchase behaviours

    5th April 2018 united Arab emirates:  The 2018 Middle East Sentiment Survey by McKinsey & Company reveals that consumers in the region are becoming more cost-conscious, less brand-loyal and rapidly shifting purchasing behaviours. Approximately 55 per cent of consumers are now actively looking for savings across markets, with those in Saudi Arabia leading the pack. They are finding creative ways to spend less and more actively considering alternative brands than in previous years. The survey was launched last week at the Retail Leaders Circle in Dubai by Peter Breuer and Gemma D’Auria from McKinsey & Company. Amongst the survey’s findings, almost 35 per cent of consumers now look to buy their preferred brands at any cost instead of trying out alternative brands at cheaper prices. This is down ......read more

    Customer from Saudi Arabia is 100,000th visitor to the GROHE Truck Tour

    With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017 So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4 April 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe and the Middle East. GROHE employees congratulated Muneem Al Fashtaki in front of the GROHE XXL truck in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sales manager of Al Falaj Trading Est., a medium-sized distributor of the region, visited the mobile showroom in order to find out about the latest GROHE innovations.   Representing all visitors to the GROHE trucks, he received a small gift of a GROHE Power & Soul shower set that allows switching between ......read more

    Henkel offers novel 3D Printing material solutions for industrial manufacturing

    High-impact solutions and growing ecosystem to accelerate additive manufacturing processes across industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018:  Henkel accelerates commercializing tailor-made materials and offers comprehensive services and equipment know-how for 3D Printing solutions to its customers. The Adhesive Technologies business unit strengthens its ecosystem by expanding strategic partnerships with global technology leaders to drive adoption in the rapidly growing market for additive manufacturing beyond prototyping to final parts production.  Henkel Adhesive Technologies is supplying customers worldwide with a broad portfolio of high-performance materials such as light cure acrylic, silicone, epoxy, and polyurethane adhesives. The business unit develops tailor-made products and services to ......read more

    Design International showcases exemplar projects and Residential Towers portfolio at MIPIM 2018

    UAE Projects highlighted by firm at world’s leading property conference Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018:   How and where people live is changing beyond all recognition.  By 2050, it is projected that nearly 70% of the global population will live in urban areas, and 90% of that rapid urbanisation is anticipated to take place in developing countries .  Faced with this, creating urban places that are sustainable and support communities effectively is one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.   Design International has been successfully creating places for communities for over 50 years and visitors to MIPIM had an opportunity to view examples of the practice’s recent work.   At MIPIM this year, the Design International team shared insights gathered ......read more

    SOUQ ‘Everything For You Sale' Offers Customers Thousands of Deals

    The Third Edition of the Sale to run from March 28th to March 31st with up to 70% off 27 March 2018, Dubai, U.A.E:   SOUQ.com has announced the third edition of ‘Everything For You Sale’ giving customers a chance to shop for what they want at great prices, with up to 70% off from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. The third edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of the season will give customers the opportunity to search for what they want, with great savings on thousands of products. For customers, looking for a personal makeover, revamping their home, stocking up on kitchen supplies or craving to get their hands on the latest gadgets, you can find a vast selection on SOUQ’s ‘Everything For You Sale’:  This year, customers can shop an even greater selection, as ‘Everything ......read more

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

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

    Steelcase Opens New Center in Munich Designed to Propel Global Growth

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

    Fortify the market and maintain its attractiveness

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

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

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

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

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

    Celebrate the Special Men in Your Life with QNET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Centrepoint wins big at ICSC Middle East and North Africa Awards

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

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

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

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

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

    Davide Padoa to speak at RECon Mena

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Property Show Ready for Its 3rd Edition in Mumbai

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

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

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

    Heimtextil 2018 continues to grow with international top players

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

    Swiss-Belhotel International Continues Expansion In Saudi Arabia

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

    Mohammed bin Rashid Attends MoU Signing for Area 2071

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

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

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

    Al Wahda Mall offers more than just shopping to its visitors

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

    Centrepoint Launches Online Shopathon Event

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

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

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

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

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

    The First Decobuild Exhibition Joins 40 Government and Private Entities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Dubai Mall celebrates Diwali with a splash of colour

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

    Robinsons Launches the Hall of Fashion and Accessories

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

    Paris Gallery Announces the Winner of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS

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

    Ishraqah announces the handover of The Onyx

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

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

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

    Landmark Group launches Augmented Reality on the Home Centre iPhone app

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

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

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

    Get Halloween ready with Al-Futtaim ACE

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

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

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

    Al Wahda Mall now leases parking spaces

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

    Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Concludes in Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Drake & Scull Announces Series of Executive Management Appointments and Changes

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

    RERA leads the switch to fire-resistant building facades

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Danube Properties Bags two prestigious awards this September

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

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