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    Ibn Battuta Mall hosts Pink Caravan clinic to raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection

    Free examinations until 2 March  Dubai, 21 February 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is partnering with Pink Caravan to offer free clinical breast examinations and raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Held at China Court until 2 March, the Pink Caravan medical booth features a qualified doctor providing clinical examinations, a nurse teaching self-checks and an administrative assistant helping participants with the registration process from 4pm to 10pm daily. The clinic is part of the 10 day Pink Caravan Ride campaign – an annual event that features a horse ride across the UAE to raise awareness about breast cancer. Ibn Battuta Mall was chosen as venue partner to host the medical booth in Dubai.  Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Ibn Battuta ......read more

    Barij Munitions signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Steel at IDEX2019

    The new partnership is set to develop, promote and enhance the UAE’s defense manufacturing capabilities 21 February 2019 -  Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Barij Munitions, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Steel Company, the largest integrated steel plant in the UAE, to create a framework for mutual cooperation for the development and manufacturing of defense products. The MoU was signed at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019), which is currently being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from the 17th to the 21st of February.  Having identified the growing opportunities in the defense manufacturing sector, Barij Munitions will work with Emirates Steel to meet the increased demands of ......read more

    The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai

    21th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.  "We are pleased to launch The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new gem in Dubai’s growing travel and tourism scene," says Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha. "We offer local residents, hotel guests and tourists a premium accommodation combining connectivity and convenience. We want them to treat our hotel as their own home during their stay.”  “Our target market would be travelers and tourists from GCC & Middle East, ......read more

    Oriental Pearls hosts Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at site of upcoming Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai

    Dubai, 20 February 2019: Oriental Pearls hosted extravagant Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at the site of the iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai. The Spring Lantern Festival is observed on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. This is the first major event by the developer targeting the High Net worth Chinese market, a rapidly growing segment in the UAE for premium residences in prestigious neighbourhoods.   The evening reception featured lion dances and other traditional festivities at the expansive 4.6 million square-foot site of the upcoming iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai in Meydan, in the presence of senior dignitaries, members of the Chinese Social Club and other Chinese associations. The ......read more

    Enjoy thrilling outdoor activities with Dragon Mart's Bike and Camping Market

    Wide range of equipment and offers from 20 February   United Arab Emirates - February 20, 2019:  Make the most of the cooler weather and explore the scenic outdoors with Dragon Mart’s Bike and Camping Market, featuring a huge range of must-have cycling equipment, camping gear and accessories.  Following an incredible response to the standalone bike and camping events last year, Dragon Mart is bringing the two markets together for 2019, with special deals on all things cycling and camping from 20 February to 9 March.   Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Bike and Camping Market is located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2.  Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will find a large collection of bicycles, scooters, helmets, knee pads, gloves, lights, water bottles, tents, portable ......read more

    Registrations open for Dubai Festival City's Dragon Boat Challenge

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2019: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is now accepting registrations for the Dragon Boat Challenge, set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March.  The Challenge which will be held at the Marsa Plaza Creek is open for corporates, universities, schools and community groups across the UAE. Each team that registers will be given two one-hour training sessions with an international Dragon Boat Coach and all necessary equipment including the Dragon Boat, paddles and life jackets. Each team can have up to 20 paddlers, of which a maximum of 16 can be male. Commenting on the event, Samer Zabian, Director Residential and Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “The Dragon Boat challenge is one of the greatest events ......read more

    Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange

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

    Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners

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

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

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

    New Office Bearers of Gopio, Dubai Chapter

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

    Al Maya Features Philippine Products in Dubai

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

    The Retail Summit officially opens

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

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

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

    39 days shopping extravaganza brought grand success to 13 participating malls

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

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with IKEA

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

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

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

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 draws record-shattering attendance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free health and fitness advice at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

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

    The Rise of Green Technology in Construction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Dubai Land Department: 41 real estate companies compete in International Property Awards – Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th October 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced that the closing ceremony of the first edition of the International Property Awards – Dubai (IPAD) 2018 will be held on 11th October. With 49 companies competing in various categories, 41 of which being local, DLD is expecting a highly competitive first edition. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “We are pleased to organise this award in Dubai as a consolidation of our partnership with the International Property Awards. This global programme is widely ......read more

    REIB DWC-LLC, a Marketing, Management & Financial consultancy Experts from the USA is now in the UAE

      United Arab Emirates: October 6, 2018 - We are expert consultants in Marketing, Management, Real Estate & Financial consultancy.  Our Marketing services include but not limited to: Evaluation of your company, competitors & industry, Marketing Research, Strategies, Marketing Plans, Proposals & Reports Customer Service Training, Press Releases, Customer Analysis, Implementation of business centered Marketing Strategies, Advice on International Marketing, Market Analysis. Our Financial & Management services include but not limited to: CFO Services, Accounting ......read more

    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

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