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    A Very Brr…Juman Winter Returns

    Be enthralled as BurJuman transforms into a magical winter wonderland Dubai, UAE, 18th December, 2017:   A Very Brr…Juman Winter is back by popular demand, flooding the mall with the festive spirit. Once again, the mall transforms into a magical winter wonderland, complete with stunning seasonal décor, festive activities, snowball fights and artificial snowfall in the snow park. This year BurJuman is bringing its customers a unique and visually attractive vertical display which will become without any doubt the centre of everyone’s attention!  Visit BurJuman between 7 December and 6 January to soak up the holiday atmosphere which is guaranteed to get shoppers in the festive mood. Be entranced as the entire mall is adorned in winter-themed décor. BurJuman shoppers are invited to transport themselves to an ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Adds ‘Festival Wheel' To the Dubai Creek Skyline

    One of the most photographed vistas in Dubai, now includes popular attraction offering unparalleled views Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2017:  Dubai Festival City Mall has announced a spectacular new attraction - the Festival Wheel, has arrived on Festival Bay for thousands of visitors to enjoy year round. Dominating the Dubai Creek skyline, the new Festival Wheel with 30 capsules and standing 40 metres high, offers its visitor’s spectacular views of the city.  Open seven days a week from 2pm to mall closing, the Festival Wheel is an ideal family attraction. With clear sight across the creek during the day, a stunning sunset and a view that transforms in the evening with the record-breaking show IMAGINE, it is set to be one of the most popular spots in Dubai.   According to Steven Cleaver - Director, ......read more

    Cityland Mall's leasing programme gets major boost with addition of leading fashion retailer Matalan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 17, 2017):  Cityland Group – developer of Cityland Mall, UAE’s first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 – today announced further progress in its leasing arrangements by signing up Matalan which is one of the leading fashion and lifestyle retailers across the globe. Founded in 1985, Matalan, the specialist retailer in fashion and homeware will occupy 26,318 sq.ft location at Cityland Mall offering the latest clothing for ladies, men & kids along with an eclectic range of homeware items at affordable prices. With the mission of providing the best in fashion at outstanding values for modern families, Matalan is all set to be a prime shopping destination in Cityland Mall.  Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland ......read more

    ADSIC Organizes Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure 2017 Forum

    Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December 2017 -  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government agency in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, recently organized the annual Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Forum at the Etihad Towers.  Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies, the forum marked and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the AD-SDI Programme, and highlighted the progress made over the last decade, the major initiatives launched, and the critical role spatial data plays in empowering the Abu Dhabi Government and community to access updated, quality geographic information and data. The Forum also gave attendees from the AD-SDI community the opportunity to discuss the new AD-SDI strategic plan 2017 ......read more

    DAMAC Properties' Dubai Shopping Festival Car Promotion Back with Tesla Guaranteed

    Buy a dream home and drive away in a dream car Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 December 2017:   This Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) DAMAC Properties is offering a brand new Tesla with the purchase of select units from DAMAC’s vast portfolio of luxury villas and apartments. For every qualifying purchase throughout DSF, running from December 26, 2017 till January 27, 2018, customers will drive away in the latest eco-friendly vehicle to hit the UAE.   Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties said: “We’re delighted to participate in DSF again, and offer investors a unique opportunity to experience  luxury with DAMAC, and drive away in a luxury car that one desires to own. As a long-standing supporter of DSF, every year we strive to appeal to visitors and residents of ......read more

    ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 to Examine Role of Artificial Intelligence in Homeland Security in Line with UAE Leadership's Vision

    Artificial intelligence to form essential component of Infosecurity Middle East, ME3S, collocated forums  AI has potential to transform national security technology, says US study Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 December, 2017 –  Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, today confirmed that in line with the UAE leadership’s vision, artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).     The latest trends in AI and its application in homeland security will be among the key topics of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Future of Policing forums, as well as the second editions of the exhibition’s two collocated events – Infosecurity ......read more

    Interpipe Supplies a Million Tons of Pipe Products to the Middle East

    Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2017 –  Interpipe, a leading global steel pipe and railway wheel producer, has reached a key milestone in its Middle East operations, with over a million tons of pipe products delivered to its various customers in the region over the past decade. The company's milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of its Dubai office. Regional customers and partners attended the reception, where an awards ceremony was held to celebrate Interpipe’s strong ties and successful cooperation with its strategic partners in the region. The company also summed up the results of a ten-year development, and discussed further cooperation with its partners. Since 2007, the company has made significant investments in its production facilities, including developing and ......read more

    ‘Be There' at The Dubai Mall this festive season and join in the Winter Celebrations, with a chance to ‘Be Lucky' and win big

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  ‘Be There’ at The Dubai Mall this winter, the flagship retail and entertainment destination of Emaar Malls in the heart of Dubai. Celebrating the season’s festive cheer, The Dubai Mall has unveiled its winter campaign that offers something for everyone, and enough reason to visit with family and friends.  The Dubai Mall’s contemporary take on the Nutcracker will delight young and old alike. Activities and entertainment include a festive photo booth, a digital graffiti wall where you can create your own nutcracker soldier, festive greeting booth, photo opportunity spaces and live ballet Nutcracker mini-shows. A number of retailers at the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination are also joining in the celebration with magical window ......read more

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

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

    Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System

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

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

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

    ‘Ejari' smart app protects the rights of all parties

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

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

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

    Indian realty in revival mode, says industry expert

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

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

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

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

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

    Vincitore Real Estate Development hands over flagship Vincitore Palacio residences in Style

    Dubai first Quality Residences with Quality Control by TUV Nord blends strategic location, opulent architecture & high end amenities Dubai, UAE, December 03, 2017:  Vincitore Real Estate Development, Dubai’s first quality branded real estate developer, has officially handed over its flagship Vincitore Palacio residential project to its owners during a ceremony graced by several dignitaries. The event marked a major milestone in the developer’s ongoing efforts to deliver properties embodying its promise of ‘Quality Real Estate at Value Par Excellence.’ The handover was presided by Vijay Doshi, Founder and Managing Director of Vincitore Real Estate Development Group, who was accompanied by his wife, Kavita Doshi. Mr. Doshi personally presented the apartments to their initial owners. To celebrate ......read more

    Danube celebrates the mantra of Health is Wealth

    win one gram of gold with every kilogram reduced @ Danube 3rd December, 2017; UAE:  Danube Group, UAE's largest diversified conglomerates with interests in building materials, property, construction and home furnishings joins hand with the Dubai Fitness Challenge and kick started a glittering weight loss rewarding programme for all the employees across branches from September 11th to December 10th2017. The campaign aims to encourage employees to lose weight and find time for physical activity to stay fit and healthy. As per the initiative one can win one gram of gold with every kilogram reduced and the top 3 reducers will get an additional surprise gift. Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group said: ” A healthy lifestyle being a core part of a person's happiness and we at Danube wish that ......read more

    Technal Middle East to create awareness about fire safety regulations in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE; December 03, 2017:  Technal Middle East, a pioneer in architectural aluminium facade systems, has launched a campaign to create more awareness among UAE building contractors, consultants and specifiers about fire safety for building facades.  According to Sam Robinson, General Manager, Technal Middle East: “We have developed a guideline to help the construction industry better understand how to ensure compliance with the relevant codes and standards for fire safety of external walls on high-rise buildings. Our guideline makes understanding the fire hazards of combustible external wall materials clearer. In particular,  we focus on the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE. Fire resistance is determined through destructive fire testing and the EN 1364-4 fire test is one of the most ......read more

    Robinsons National Day Trunk Show

    Dubai, UAE, December 3, 2017:  In celebration of the inspiring success story of the UAE and its unity for 46 years, guided by the shrewd vision of its leaders, Robinsons, the leading fashion department store located at Dubai Festival City Mall, is taking the UAE National Day to a whole new level this year. Robinsons is proud to present a unique trunk show, bringing together the talents of local and regional designers that will be showcasing some hot off the runway and ready-to-wear couture abaya designs, jewelry and bags, all in a beautiful fusion of local and global flavors.   The Robinsons trunk show will be taking place on the 2nd of December from 4 to 5 p.m. gathering all the following talents under one roof:  Pearla: Established by Hessa and Fatma Ali Aljoker, Perla is a unique Dubai based fashion ......read more

    SOUQ Customers Enjoyed Biggest Regional Online Shopping Event in Record-Setting White Friday 2017

    SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year’s event With one million deals on offer, total number of items sold more than doubled compared to last year’s event 18 items sold per second during highest traffic time Products from over 16,000 fashion, beauty, electronics, grocery and other brands were on sale Over 70% of customers shopped through mobile devices across the region Almost half of customers paid using electronic payment methods 29th November, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com today announced that the number of items sold during White Friday 2017 more than doubled compared to last year - making it the biggest shopping event in SOUQ history. An unprecedented one million deals were on offer during the event, and 18 items were sold per second during ......read more

    Arjun Infrastructure Partners acquires Enviromena Power Systems

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 29, 2017 –  Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a portfolio company of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been successfully acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP).    AIP is a UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory company. It partners with institutional investors, mainly pension plans, to access direct infrastructure investments.    UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions throughout the MENA region. With a project footprint spanning nine countries, the company has installed more than 17,000 solar systems, representing the largest portfolio of solar rooftops in the region. The company has over 175MW worth of projects in operation and a further 500MW under construction.    Mohamed Jameel Al ......read more

    Caparol Paints showcases the new unique External Thermal Insulation Composite System at The Big 5 2017

    DUBAI- November 29, 2017:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, are showcasing their new unique fire resistant and super-efficient non-combustible External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) technology. The system boasts innovation, durability and longevity. The new ETICS technology was launched at the ongoing Big 5 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center.  ETICS technology by Caparol Paints has been designed to save energy and improve the climate inside the buildings. It substantially reduces heating and air conditioning costs by maintaining temperatures.   ETICS is a highly efficient system that ensures an improvement in energy efficiency of both old and new buildings once the technology is installed. Caparol has been at the forefront of researching and adopting new technologies ......read more

    Bawadi Mall gears up for UAE National Day celebrations

    The mall will stage a number of family-centric social, cultural and entertainment activities Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017:  In an endeavour to showcase the Emirati culture, customs and traditions, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain will stage a number of family-centric, social, cultural and entertainment activities as a part of their celebrations organised on the occasion of the UAE’s National Day which will run from November 29th until December 3rd. “UAE’s National Day is an important occasion to reflect back on UAE’s heart-warming culture and hospitality. On this important occasion, we extend our warmest greetings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ......read more

    ME's padlock expert Godrej LocksS take giant strides in ultra-secure locks

    At Dubai’s biggest construction industry exhibition - Big5 the company to highlight a lock as unique as a DNA and Advantis – the new range of electronic locks Dubai - November 28, 2017:  Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems(LocksS), the largest padlock manufacturer in Asia and a company that has been securing homes for the last 120 years in India, today launched the world’s most secure locks Godrej Herculoc and Godrej Advantis at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East. Godrej LocksS has been synonymous for high quality mechanical locks, over the years and have been introducing and inducting new locking technology by creating the ‘five levels of safety’ which is a unique proposition offered by any brand in the space. Herculoc is a padlock with ......read more

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    Race to get amazing deals at Stadium

    Dubai, UAE, 28 June, 2017:  Update your workout gear or seek out the latest beach and lifestyle trends for less at Stadium. From 1 July to 12 August, get down to the Stadium Dubai Summer Sale for amazing discounts of up to 75%. The offers continue across all Abu Dhabi stores, as shoppers can take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on selected sale items, from 1 to 31 July. This offer excludes Stadium Outlets and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel store. ...read more

    Real Estate Brokers Remain Upbeat As Buying Interest In Dubai Market Rises – Propertyfinder

    Mild correction over past three years contrasts with big gains in other markets popular with international investors, helping make Dubai a better-value option Amount of money in circulation in the UAE at highest level in at least four years, cash-rich investors increasingly reluctant to leave their money idle Brokers report swelling interest from potential buyers DUBAI, June 27th:   Dubai’s residential real estate sector appears to be bottoming out following a three-year price slump and with brokers reporting growing interest from potential investors, now could be the ......read more

    Entertainment, Prizes and Sales Galore! Yas Mall Reveals More Details of its 24 Hour Mega Sale

    Yas Mall celebrations will include a 24 hour Mega Sale plus giveaways including, a chance to win 1 million Etihad Guest miles by ADCB, Yas Mall Gift cards and more Abu Dhabi, UAE June 24th, 2017: Yas Mall, the leading destination for entertainment, retail and dining will launch the first ever 24 hour Mega Sale in Abu Dhabi this Sunday. To celebrate Eid Al Fitr Yas Mall will delight residents and tourists alike by opening from 10:00am on Sunday 25th June until 10:00am on Monday 26th. Opening around the clock, Yas Mall will be the place to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with its incredible mix of ......read more

    Emaar Malls Celebrates Eid al-Fitr with Family Friendly Activities Across the Long Weekend

    Families can enjoy the Eid al-Fitr weekend together, with The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall offering a host of fun activities for learning, discovery and play!  Virtual Reality Experience incredible VR amusement park rides, using Oculus goggles; you’ll be transported to feel like you’re riding on a crazy rollercoaster, or experience the thrill of skydiving, without your feet ever leaving the ground! This, and an opportunity to take a family portrait, will be at The Dubai Mall, between Grand and Souk Atriums, across the entire long weekend.  Arts & ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Opens New Retail Scale Verification Bureau in Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has opened a new retail scale verification bureau in Al Ain as part of its continued efforts to meet the dynamic needs of its customers from the retail sector for high quality verification services in a timely and efficient manner. The bureau, which is the second of its kind in the emirate, offers the verification of retail scales with the capacity of up to 150 kg, which are widely used in the retailing of such products ......read more

    Celebrate This EID Al Fitr with Fireworks at Dubai Festival City

    An action packed calendar of events to play out over the Eid weekend at Dubai Festival City Dubai, UAE, 22 June 2017: Visitors to Dubai Festival City this Eid-al-Fitr will be treated to a raft of family-friendly events and activities, including a spectacular fireworks display, to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Thousands of residents and tourists are expected to enjoy an array of free activities taking place over the weekend and throughout the week.  There will be plenty of surprises all throughout the day with roaming entertainment planned to watch and take part in. Visitors can look ......read more

    Dubai Outlet Mall Offers Extravagant Eid Shopping Experience

    Offering up to 90 per cent off  Dubai – June 22, 2017:  Dubai Outlet Mall, the ultimate value shopping destination and the first outlet concept mall in the UAE, has launched a spectacular shopping extravaganza for customers during this Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. The bargain shopping experience is combined with various other activities and competitions to be held across the mall. Bargain deals up to 90 per cent, games, musical entertainment, magic shows and more is on offer at the Dubai Outlet Mall, bringing the best of everything to eager Eid shoppers.  A special Shop, ......read more

    The Outlet Village Celebrates Eid Al-Fitr and DSS with Fun-Filled Entertainment for all the Family

    Discover a month-long programme packed with live entertainment and activities  Incredible prizes, with an Italian Vespa up for grabs each week through a spectacular ‘spend and win’ competition Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2017: The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, has announced a spectacular line up of family entertainment to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr and Dubai Summer Surprises, as the city gears up for a feel-good summer season. Dubai Summer Surprises comes with whopping savings and visitors to The Outlet Village ......read more

    From city of gold to family town: children take top priority for Dubai residents

    Latest poll from DIFC Wills & Probate Registry reveals people in Dubai acquire more assets than expected – including a family – and consider children as their most valuable asset Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2017:  Long gone are the days of Dubai being a place people came solely to seek their fortune, according to the most recent DIFC Wills & Probate Registry poll. Amidst the luxury and glamour, a new family first culture is emerging, with latest findings revealing that children replace material wealth as the most valuable assets for 29% of Dubai ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Quantity of Products in Ramadan Food Baskets

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing the quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, carried out an inspection drive to verify the quantity of products included in the Ramadan food baskets sold across major retail outlets in Abu Dhabi throughout the Holy Month. As part of the drive, QCC inspectors verified the weight and measure of frozen and pre-packaged products included in the Ramadan food baskets that generally witness a strong demand. The inspection specifically examined the weight of frozen ......read more

    UAE Discusses Sustainable Development in Asia at Second Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Governors

    Dubai, UAE: 20 June, 2017 – A UAE delegation attended the second annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The event, held for the first-time outside China, on Jeju Island in South Korea from 16 to 18 June 2017, aimed to strategise and discuss collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure development. The UAE delegation was headed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the UAE’s Alternate Governor at the AIIB Board of ......read more

    BNC Launches AIR App to Empower Contractors with Construction Intelligence

    Capturing and analyzing Big Data, the BNC AIR App is set to revolutionize the way consultants, project managers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers collaborate on construction projects in future News Announcements BNC AIR App is set to change the construction industry in the GCC region by providing construction intelligence involving 25,324 live projects worth $7.2 trillion (Dh26.4 trillion) and offering them on an user-friendly application for tracking. The powerful application with construction intelligence will empower project managers and help them remain well ......read more

    FIVE Holdings Launches New Hospitality Brand, FIVE Hotels & Resorts

    New brand will operate FIVE Holdings’ hotels and residences across Dubai, including FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, formerly known as Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai.  Formal brand launch scheduled for October 2017  DUBAI, UAE. 19 June 2017: FIVE Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate development and hospitality group previously known as SKAI Holdings, today announced the launch of FIVE Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury hospitality brand, under its subsidiary FIVE Hospitality LLC. FIVE Hotels & Resorts will manage FIVE Holdings’ flagship hotel and residences, the ......read more

    Shop and Win – Al Wahda Mall celebrates 10 years of giving

    Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a winner-takes-all campaign every day from 31st May to 29th June, 2017  Shop for AED 200 in the mall or AED 750 on a single transaction at Lulu Hypermarket to be one of the daily-announced winners to take home mall vouchers worth AED 10,000 each day The campaign runs daily throughout the holy month of Ramadan until Eid Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 19, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, is running its winner-takes-all ......read more

    Montblanc increases presence in Saudi Arabia with new boutique in Riyadh's Panorama Mall

    Boutique showcases latest collections of finely crafted lifetime accessories 18 June 2017:  International luxury Maison Montblanc has announced the opening of its latest boutique in the Middle East, in Riyadh’s Panorama Mall in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Managed by Montblanc’s longstanding partner, the Al Hussaini Group, the new boutique will showcase a wide selection of the Maison’s core writing instruments, jewellery, timepieces and leather collections. Providing the perfect inspiration for discerning shoppers and gift givers alike, the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Collaboration Agreement with Emirates Post Group

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, signed a collaboration agreement with Emirates Post Group to verify the accuracy of legal measuring instruments used in Emirates Post Group’s business operations in Abu Dhabi. The partnership agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Helal Humaid Al Kaabi, Acting Secretary General of QCC and His Excellency Abdullah Mohammed Al Ashram, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group. The agreement facilitates the exchange ......read more

    Dubai Properties Breaks Ground on Dubai's Newest Marina at Marasi Business Bay

    Installation of state-of-the art mooring system commences  First phase of 157-berths to be completed by September 2017  Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017:  Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager, has announced the commencement of work on the new Marasi Business Bay marina. The installation of the pontoons, which marked the occasion, took place in the presence of Abdulla Lahej, Group CEO of Dubai Properties at the Marasi Business Bay Promenade. Launched by Dubai Holding and Dubai Properties Group in May 2016, the AED1 billion ......read more

    Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers Celebrates Ramadan with a Traditional Iftar

    Dubai, UAE, 15th June 2017: Make this holy month of Ramadan memorable by sharing special moments with family and friends at 5-Star Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers invites guests to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the relaxed and family-friendly setting of Seasons Restaurant or La Vue the air-conditioned outdoor Terrace lounge. From sunset, guests may enjoy a plentiful array of Middle Eastern and International specialties and traditional Ramadan beverages, including traditional Hot and Cold Mezze, Slow Roasted ......read more

    Sweid & Sweid Leases-Out ‘The Edge'

    14 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE                          Dubai-based boutique developer, Sweid & Sweid, has announced its 100,000 sqft premier commercial development, The Edge, is now fully leased; The Internet City development is home to leading multinationals, including Oracle, Snapchat and McGraw Hill; Costa, Just Salad and Classic Burger Joint secured as retail tenants Leading Dubai property developer, Sweid & Sweid, has announced the full leasing of its first development in Dubai Internet City, ‘The ......read more

    16 nights of shopping and fun will begin at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Ramadan Nights to offer the best retail and leisure destination this season Sharjah, 13 June 2017:  Expo Centre Sharjah is all set to become the most visited retail and leisure destination this season, as the 16-day Ramadan Nights will begin from Thursday, June 15. Being held as part of Sharjah Ramadan Festival organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ramadan Nights will incorporate all the elements to help residents and visitors observe the fasting month of Ramadan and the ensuing Eid celebrations. The most enticing component that is set to drive visitor ......read more

    Dubai SME and International House for Real Estate Project Management Announce Winners of Joint Campaign

    ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur’ Campaign sees two aspiring entrepreneurs win a year’s free rent at a top Dubai location - plus a host of value-added services topping more than one million dirhams Dubai, 13 June 2017: Dubai SME, the agency of Dubai Economy mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and International House for Real Estate Project Management (IHRPM), have named the winners of the ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur’ campaign, held as part of their strategic partnership to drive entrepreneurship in the region. Saeed ......read more

    Yas Mall Launches First-Ever 24 Hours Mega Sale in Abu Dhabi from 25th June – 26th June

    Yas Mall’s Eid Al Fitr celebrations to include mega-sale, live entertainment and games, plus double your chances to win a Tesla model S. Abu Dhabi, UAE 12 June, 2017:  Yas Mall, as the leading retail, leisure and entertainment destination, will open for 24 hours during Eid Al Fitr. Starting on 25th June, Yas Mall will launch a Mega Sale with over 300 brands unleashing discounts of up to 90%, guaranteeing the best Eid celebrations in the capital. Most stores will open around the clock with exciting hourly specials post-midnight including Geant, Home Centre, Hamely’s, House ......read more

    “1 Million Roses for the Love of the Prophet (PBUH)” campaign concludes at Abu Dhabi's Al Wahda Mall

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2017:  A campaign to give away 1 million roses to promote the love of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has concluded in Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, June 7th 2017, in the presence of HE Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaki, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and owner of the World’s Largest Book “This is Muhammad” which made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Launched by Mashahad International Group, this campaign is one of 22 initiatives organized for the book, which is on display at Al Wahda Mall’s main gate ......read more

    FIVE Holdings Launches AED2.10bn (USD570m) Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

      Region’s first hospitality focused REIT and the largest to date FIVE REIT to include Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah  Real Estate Group formerly known as SKAI Holdings unveils new identity as FIVE Holdings DUBAI, UAE, 11 June 2017: FIVE Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate development and hospitality group previously known as SKAI Holdings, has launched a AED2.10bn (USD570m) real estate investment trust (REIT), the region’s first hospitality focused REIT and the largest to date.  The REIT, to be regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and ......read more

    AED 1 Billion ACTVENTURE will be the Largest Active Lifestyle Destination in Australia

    First of its project to further bolster Australia-UAE business ties; UAE investment in Australia was estimated at AED46 billion The Dubai-based Najibi Investments announced today that its Australian development arm, SANAD Capital, revealed the brand of its AED 1 billion active lifestyle destination, which has so far been code named ACTVE. ACTVENTURE, will become the first and largest active lifestyle destination in Australia, bringing families and active sports enthusiast together in one extraordinary location. “ACTVENTURE is a brand that represents values we hold in high esteem; ......read more

    The Indian RERA ushers in a positive era for Indian property buyers

    The Indian Property Show returns to Dubai amidst a new beginning for the country’s realty sector With the implementation of Real Estate Regulatory Act, property investors can look forward to transparency, accountability and quality projects among other benefits Protect your investment, ensure immediate return in the form of rents, and get the best value for money without spending extra Total NRI investment in realty in top eight cities expected to touch $11.5 billion in 2017, 20% of the total market share June 8, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Riding high on the positive sentiments ......read more

    Le BHV Marais' latest collection pick outs

    New French department store Le BHV Marais' latest fashion and home accessories pick outs. ...read more

    Landmark Group to Become Region's Happiest Workplace

    Group Unveils Largest Employee-Led Movement Designed to Impact more than 40,000 Landmarkers in 9 Countries Dubai-UAE: 08 June 2017:  Landmark Group, the pioneering retail and hospitality company behind some of the region’s most loved brands and community initiatives, unveiled a first-of-its-kind ‘Happiness Movement’ impacting over 40,000 employees across all GCC countries, aiming to become the region’s happiest workplace.  Capturing the pride, positivity and sense of purpose that Landmark Group’s enthused employees bring to work every day, ......read more

    Top 4 Trends from Centrepoint to looking your best this Ramadan!

    Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  This Ramadan, create ensembles that offer both style and modesty with Centrepoint’s range of trendy fashion favorites.  Incorporate mainstream trends such as ruffles, denim and prints to elevate your look and have all eyes on you this month. Here are a few ideas to get you started. CAPE GALORE When looking for the perfect Iftar and Sohour outfits, the cape from Splash’s Ramadan collection is a great piece to consider; it comes in beautiful prints, and it works for modest looks as its quite flowy. For a Ramadan day look, you can wear your ......read more

    Hili Mall Announces Special Promotions and Massive Discounts for Ramadan

    The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. Al Ain, UAE, 7 June 2017: In an endeavour to embrace the spirit Ramadan, Al Ain’s Hili Mall is marking the holy month with special deals and discounts for its loyal patrons.The Ramadan special promotion runs across 31 shops and will continue until the last day of Ramadan. There are a variety of offers and discounts on a wide range of products across all segments. Ramadan deals for customers will include discounts of up to 50 percent acrossseveral shops including ZO Skin Care Centre, ......read more

    Dubai Properties Installs LPG Composite Cylinders to Enhance Safety Across Communities

    Al Khail Gate residents first to benefit from new and improved cooking-gas facilities Dubai-UAE: 07 June, 2017 - Dubai Properties, a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for renowned destinations across the emirate, has partnered with Emirates Gas (EMGAS) to provide residents in its communities access to safer cooking-gas by deploying state-of-the-art LPG composite cylinders. Al Khail Gate will be the first community to benefit from this initiative, which is expected to enhance safety and reduce risks. The new lightweight composite cylinders are ......read more

    Shop, spin & win AED 250,000 worth of prizes this Eid Al Fitr

    Spend AED 200 at one of Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s 18 participating malls and participate in the spin the wheel to win big ‘Shop, spin & win’ campaign commences on 16th June 2017 Dubai, UAE, 7th June 2017:  A thrilling shopping experience awaits residents and visitors in Dubai during the Dubai’s summer season which enters a new stage of retail excitement with the popular promotion, ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ run by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of ......read more

    ‘Kids Stay Free' this Summer at First Central Hotel Suites

    Dreaming about a family vacation but worried about the expense? First Central Hotel Suites has launched a fantastic family promotion this summer allowing kids to stay for free. Applicable for children up to 12 years of age when sharing existing bedding, the offer has been thoughtfully created for families. Wael El Behi, General Manager of First Central Hotel Suites, said, “Take advantage of our ‘Kids Stay Free’ promotion and bring the kids along this summer to make the most of your holidays. Enjoy our signature hospitality in Dubai, the world’s ultimate sun, sea, ......read more

    Meet legal experts at Indian Property Show on 8, 9, 10 June

    Get free legal advice relating to existing properties, new purchases and tenancy laws. Lawyers and Indian real estate specialists to guide NRIs. Attend free seminars at the exhibition to understand legalities of buying, due diligence measures, new laws and much more 6th June 2017, Dubai, UAE:  As the Indian Property Show, Dubai’s popular Indian real-estate exhibition, returns to Dubai on 8th, 9th and 10th of June, NRIs can look forward to exciting deals, discounts, on the spot offers and lock in their investment in real estate back home. The exhibition, which will be held at ......read more

    The Outlet Village leaves four customers with more than they bargained for as winners of the spectacular 50,000AED ‘Spend & Win' competition is announced

    The Outlet Village’s May Shopping Campaign draws to a close revealing four winners, each taking home cash prize worth 50,000 AED   Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  The Outlet Village, Dubai’s premiere outlet shopping destination, today announces the winner of its recent Spend & Win competition, leaving four lucky customers walking away with a fantastic cash prize!  During the month of May, The Outlet Village gave shoppers visiting the picturesque retail enclave the chance to win a cash prize worth 50,000 AED when spending just 300 AED in the fashion outlets at the ......read more

    Eight prominent Arab fashion designers to showcase collections at The Outlet Village during Ramadan

    Bazaar Al Rakya to include a range of captivating Abaya, Jelabiya and jewellery designs  Designers include Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi, Shatha Essa, Her Excellency Sara Al Madani presents Rouge Couture, Hessa Falasi, Beige Collection, Marmar Halim, Sahar Madani and award-winning jewellery from Ghenej Jewellery by Muna Al Haddad  Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  The Outlet Village, a picturesque retail destination inspired by the streets of Tuscany, will host eight designers from across the Middle East at a bazaar featuring a captivating range of Abaya, Jelabiya and jewellery ......read more

    Big Bargains at Ramadan Night Market

    Starting from AED 1 with hundreds of products up for grabs under AED10! Find your favourite branded perfumes and other products at unbelievable prices! Stock up Eid gifts within your budget like never before Fantastic discounts, budget friendly deals flavour the 10-day night souk June 5, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Attractive bargains, incredible discounts and budget-friendly products define this year’s Ramadan Night Market. The night souk, being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7 and 8, between June 1 and 10, has pulled in crowds for its massiveprice cuts across all products, ......read more

    DAMAC Properties Celebrates Ramadan with Savings of up to AED 500,000 on Ready Villas and Apartments

    Special promotion running till June 30; DLD registration fees paid and free furniture, packing and moving services, and a 3-night stay at a DAMAC hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 04 June 2017:  To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, is offering savings of up to AED 500,000 on a select range of ready properties including apartments and villas in DAMAC Hills, Jumeirah Golf Estates, the Burj Area, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Jumeirah Village Circle. The special Ramadan offer, which runs until June 30, ......read more

    Bawadi Mall Launches ‘Win Daily' Ramadan Campaign

    Shoppers who spend AED 200 or more at any of the outlets located in the mall will have the opportunity to win mall vouchers worth AED 3,000 Al Ain, UAE, 4 June 2017: With Ramadan has already started, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain is running an exciting promotion for its customers and residents of the country. Titled ‘Win Daily’, the campaign is taking place throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, reflecting the spirit of giving during Ramadan. Offering visitors a unique shopping experience filled with family activities and the opportunity to win mega prizes, the ‘Win ......read more

    Unique Pop-Ups This Ramadan at Robinsons Department Store

    In-store pop-ups of 11 brands from the UAE during Ramadan and Eid including fashion, accessories, home as well as an exclusive chocolate brand Most of the brands selected in partnership with Dubai Design and Fashion Council Robinsons reinforces support to local designers by collaborating with Abjad Design to create a unique pattern for the department store in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Spread across three levels, over 200,000 sqft and with 600 brands, Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall is the largest department store in the region ......read more

    ‘This is Muhammad' – World's Largest book on display at Al Wahda Mall

    The book weighs 1500 kg and is the first Arabic book to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records A signing ceremony to initiate the display was held between H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Awlaqi, Chairman of Mashahad International Group and Mr. Nauman Thakur, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi on May 25, 2017 in the mall premises The book is 5metres in length, 8.06metres wide and consists of 431 pages Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark &favourite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city displays ......read more

    Strategic MoU encourages women into real estate sector in Saudi Arabia

    New partnership between JLL and Effat University signed in Jeddah  MoU showcases real estate sector as career option for women in the Kingdom Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 31 2017:  JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, and Effat University, a private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that encourages students into the real estate sector. The MoU was signed in Jeddah between Jamil Ghaznawi, National Director and Country Head of JLL KSA, and Dr. ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall revamps website to offer an enhanced customer experience

    Al Wahda Mall, as a part of its customer-centric strategy due to increasing demand to go online and social, has recently enhanced its website in order to offer an unmatched and enhanced experience for its customers Al Wahda Mall is known for introducing novel initiatives and programs that are in the best interests of the mall visitors The new user-friendly website is also designed to be accessed from the mobile phone offering on the go solutions for its customers Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favourite shopping destination located in ......read more

    More number of Indian expats looking for an additional investment in Indian properties

    A huge climb of 110% observed in the category, investment appetite for the higher budget homes up by 45%  Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune remain top favorite investment cities. Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram emerge as new destinations. May 30, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  In a survey conducted amongst 10,000 UAE based Indian expats, the organizers of the upcoming Indian Property Show unearthed some interesting findings.  Interestingly enough, more NRIs are now interested in securing an additional investment; a rise of 110% is witnessed in this segment ......read more

    Wasl Properties Launches Ramadan Arts Competitions to Celebrate the Holy Month

    Annual contest celebrates and rewards creativity with exceptional prizes  May 29, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Wasl properties – Dubai’s leading property management and development company – is celebrating creativity this holy month, with special Ramadan Art competitions that reward artistic flair with exceptional prizes. The annual competitions welcome participation from all ages, with a painting challenge for children and a photography contest for adults. The entries will be displayed online and via Instagram, with members of the public voting and the wasl committee ......read more

    ‘Stay for Free' at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

    This Ramadan ‘Stay for Free’ at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, managed by HMH. All through the month, when you book a Standard Room at the hotel for AED 333+ per night, the hotel will give you the same amount back as a credit upon check-in. The credit can be utilized during the stay period on food and beverage including room service, SPA or any other extras that may occur. The rate excludes tax and service charges and no refund, rebate or cash back on this offer will be entertained. The rate is applicable for both single and double occupancy and those wanting to avail this offer must ......read more

    Carrefour Lays Foundation Stone for the Largest Regional Distribution Centre in National Industries Park

    Dubai, UAE - May 29, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of its new regional distribution centre at the National Industries Park (NIP) in Dubai in the presence of senior officials including Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World- UAE Region, Shehab Sultan Mesmar Senior Vice President - Administrative Services, Ayoub Al Mulla Vice President Sales , Eric Legros Chief Executive Officer at Majid ......read more

    Shop & Drive This Ramadan With Dalma Mall

    The Holy Month of Ramadan is back with more prizes and activities at Dalma Mall! During this Holy Month, Dalma Mall gives the chance to everyone to win; as you shop for AED 200 and get the chance to enter a raffle draw to drive away in one of two Nissan Patrol Cars. The Shop & Drive Campaign will stretch from 27 May 2017, throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan and will conclude on the 15th of July 2017, giving everyone the chance to WIN BIG! Several cultural activities will also be featured during this Holy Month, amazing shopping offers, delectable dining and fantastic ......read more

    Learn to create a home full of positive energies

    Join Padmaja Yadav’s Free Vaastu, Feng Shui and Home Interior seminars at Indian Property Show 28th May, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Learn home décor tips for increasing health, wealth and harmony by the leading Feng Shui and Vastu expert, Ms Padmaja Yadav. She will be conducting free seminars on home interior and Vastu during the upcoming Indian Property Show from June 8-10, at Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. The interactive and engaging seminars will be held between 7-8 pm on Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9 and between 6-7 pm on Saturday, June 10. “Our home is our ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Annual Ramadan Campaign Encourages People to Make a Difference During the ‘Year of Giving'

    Dubai - UAE, 27 May, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today launched its 11th annual ‘Make A Difference’ campaign, which encourages the act of giving during the holy month of Ramadan. Majid Al Futtaim’s Ramadan campaign promotes kindness within the community by allowing people to make a difference through the donation of everyday essentials to families in need. Donation items can include clothes, toys, books, food and electronics, which will help families across the ......read more

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