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Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Highlights Importance of Using Certified Window Fall Prevention Devices for Child Safety

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has highlighted the importance of using QCC-certified window fall prevention devices as part of its ongoing efforts to promote child safety across the Emirate. In 2012, QCC launched the Window Safety Fixtures Certification Scheme in order to implement Decree No (24) of 2012 issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs. The decree requires building owners to install approved window fall prevention devices on all windows and openings to the exterior where falls can occur. The QCC product conformity assessment programme aims to ensure the quality and safety of devices that restrict the opening distance of windows to a maximum of 10 cm. All ......read more

Discover the Happiness Desk at Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

Al Wahda Mall unfurls its Happiness Desk, a new and improved take on its customer service department  Keeping with the theme of the Year of Giving, an implementation inspired by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Al Wahda Mall has introduced the Happiness Desk as a way to add an atmosphere of positivity and initiative with its customer service assistance Al Wahda Mall is located in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, presents its latest initiative, the Happiness Desk customer service department. Located on the Ground Floor near the main entrance and Extension First Floor, the Happiness Desk runs parallelly with the mission of the Year of Giving ......read more

Dubai International Hospitality Week Affirms Dubai's Pivotal Role for Region's Hospitality Sector

Event to consolidate key trade shows catering to hotel and foodservices sector – GulfHost, The Hotel Show, The Leisure Show, Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East & yummex ME  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  As markets across the Middle East look to diversify their economies, the launch of Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW) in September this year is recognition of the hospitality sector as a key driver of GDP growth in the region. Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), what will be the largest hotel and foodservice expo in the Middle East takes place from 18-20 September and includes six co-located trade shows: GulfHost, owned and organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC); The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, owned and organised by dmg events; and The ......read more

‘Phobic' Notions of Over-supply Persist as Dubai Faces Under-supply in Some Property Sectors – Real Estate Chief

Shortage of premier homes in key locations favoured by buyers seeking 2018 handover – Al Msaddi    Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2017:  A UAE real estate expert says “phobic” perceptions of an over-supplied Dubai residential property market persist when there is currently an under-supply of premier homes that will be ready for occupancy in some areas next year.  Firas Al Msaddi, CEO of fäm Properties, one of Dubai’s largest real estate brokerages, highlights a shortage of developments offering individuality in key locations favoured by buyers seeking handover in 2018. “There’s still a phobic notion in the market regarding supply and demand,” says Al Msaddi. “While some property sectors may be over-supplied at present, others are under-supplied, especially when you ......read more

Everyone deserves the best with Centrepoint's Back to School Collection

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, is launching its Back-to-School collection on the 1st of August, which has everything you need to start the year and be the envy of all your peers with an exciting new collection. Centrepoint acknowledges that all kids have their own unique talents and interests, and wants to embrace and celebrate the differences, highlighting that every child deserves the best. The best part of the start of the near year is shopping for new school gear and this season’s new collection includes everything from water bottles, stylish backpacks, to pencil pouches and stationery items in an array of attractive designs and affordable prices.  Babyshops’ selection of products features a range of items perfect for little girls and boys who want ......read more

Ecolog appoints Adil Toubia as Vice Chairman & CEO

July 18, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Ecolog, a Dubai-based leading provider of supply chain, construction, technology, facility management, and environmental services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adil Toubia as Vice Chairman & CEO. As a well-recognized global executive in the oil and gas industry, Toubia brings to Ecolog a wealth of experience and a long list of recognized achievements. His stellar background perfectly aligns with Ecolog’s strategic development and vision to become the pacesetter in its field of activities. Ecolog, currently working in more than 35 countries, provides turnkey and customized support solutions to governments, defense, humanitarian organizations and commercial clients in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy, and Infrastructure.  Toubia is the former ......read more

The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Offers Football Fans an Epic FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experience this Summer

Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2017:  The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (The Mall at WTCAD) will offer football fans across the UAE the opportunity to experience an epic FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 spirit, by hosting a series of social and physical activations and skill games this summer from 17th to 19th August.   The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 activations will include 12 skill games including competitions on football dribbling, passing, heading and throwing, in addition to other skills such as precision, save, reflex, accuracy, touch, E-sport, power and speed. The activations also offer 6 social experiences including competitions on trophy, locker room entrance, goal celebration, goal 180° experience, dugout, and goal commentary experience.    The event marks an important milestone in the journey ......read more

Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices contribute to the total increase of Dubai Land Department revenues

Achieving an annual saving of AED 45 million through 18 offices across Dubai Dubai – UAE, 15th July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices are playing an important role in fulfilling the department’s vision of making Dubai the world’s premier real estate destination and a byword for innovation, trust and happiness. DLD has also confirmed that the offices contribute to increasing its total yearly revenue by making significant annual savings.  Saad Abdulla Al Hammadi, Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs at DLD, commented: "The launch of the Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices has helped DLD to achieve an annual saving of approximately AED 45 million through 18 offices located across Dubai. The offices represented around 23% of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Two Cooperation Agreements with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company

Agreements focus on conformity of Low Voltage Switchgear products, quality of service of personnel performing installation works Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, signed two cooperation agreements with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) to issue conformity certificates for Low Voltage Switchgear (LVSG) products as well as for the services offered by personnel performing the wiring installation work. Under the first agreement, the two sides will collaborate to ensure that electrical wiring installation works performed in the emirate comply with the requirements of conformity schemes issued by QCC to meet the relevant regulations. The second agreement aims to improve the quality of ......read more

‘Better Surprises' promotion from Better Life during Dubai Summer Surprises provides attractive savings

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, LLC has launched the “Better Surprises” promotion as part of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) to provide attractive savings for customers. The promotion extends across its full range of appliances which includes built-in and major domestic appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers and other products. Customers will get to choose from Better Life’s extensive portfolio of world-class brands such as Siemens, Zanussi, Terim, Breville, Laurastar, Forbes of Switzerland, Wolf Power and Euron amongst others.  As part of the promotion, Better Life is offering gift vouchers to reward customers depending on their spends with gift vouchers ranging from AED 150, 300, 850 ......read more

Jewel Corner Unveils A Stunning Kiosk In Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (July 13, 2017): Jewel Corner, a fine jewellery brand from the UAE, is on a constant lookout for ways to bring the brand closer to its customers. It has recently opened a kiosk in a centrally located shopping destination in Abu Dhabi, Al Wahda Mall on June 11, 2017. The mall attracts a huge footfall and is known as a place for ultimate shopping experiences that exudes style which is why the design of the new kiosk is attractive and made to stand out. Being in the market for the last 20 years, Jewel Corner has taken well planned steps to increase their presence in the UAE market. The first kiosk in the Al Wahda Mall was unveiled because Jewel Corner recognises that Abu Dhabi is a promising market and people in the UAE love authentic diamond and gold jewellery.  With the advantage of ......read more

ABB Motor Sets World Record in Energy Efficiency – Saves Half a Million Dollars

Pioneering technology leader ABB achieves almost 100% energy efficiency with synchronous motor. Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately $500,000 in electrical energy costs over the course of a 20-year lifetime for each motor. “With electricity costs being, by far, the largest component in the total cost of ownership of such a motor, savings like these have a significant impact on profits,” said Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division. “In addition to extremely high efficiency, synchronous motors are renowned for their proven quality and ......read more

Dubai Land Department launches awareness campaign for ‘Dubai Brokers' application

Application is the first of its kind in the world, providing access to 2,340 offices and 5,856 real estate brokers Dubai, UAE, 08 July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced the launch of an awareness campaign for its ‘Dubai Brokers’ application – the first of its kind in the world. ‘Dubai Brokers’ is the most important application issued by DLD for providing accurate and up-to-date information on licensed Dubai real estate brokers and real estate companies that have been approved by the department.  Yousef Al Hashmi, Deputy Executive Director of RERA at DLD – the regulatory arm of DLD, commented: “The ‘Dubai Brokers’ application is characterised by speed and trust. It supports the sale and purchase of real estate by making the process both smart and safe, ......read more

Extra special Dubai Summer Surprises at The Dubai Mall

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  The 2017 edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is now underway, and to celebrate, The Dubai Mall has arranged some extra special treats for visitors!  In addition to the fantastic savings that can be made at a huge selection of The Dubai Mall’s 1,200 retailers, from now until mid-August, Star Atrium will host a pop-up store filled with some of the very best special offers that The Dubai Mall retailers have on offer; while Café Bateel will also be there, offering up tasty treats for shoppers to enjoy. The bargains at Star Atrium can be found on items across home, electrical, apparel, footwear, accessories and more – from incredible brands including Bloomingdale’s, Sharaf DG, and Samsonite, to name just a few.   Head down to The Dubai Mall this DSS and make the most of ......read more

Fortnum & Mason Announce its Summer Sale!

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  Fortnum & Mason have curated a delicious list of must have essentials for the summer. Throughout the month of July, selected items will go on sale - all with up to 60% off. Visit the retail store to pick up your favourite delectable treat to satisfy tastebuds. Located within The Dubai Mall, Fortnum’s offers a selection of world-famous products plus a variety of hospitality options. Explore its extraordinary tea ranges and pick up everything from hero pieces to their scrumptious range of preserves, honey and more such as the Silver Plated Tea Strainer and CaddySpoon Set or a 196 piece assortment of Napolitains. Give the gift of Fortnum’s with the perfect collection of homeware accessories for an unforgettable dining experience. Once the weather cools down, eat al fresco with their ......read more

Cityland Group secures term loan of USD 142.74 million for construction of nature-inspired ‘Cityland Mall'

Emirates NBD and Burgan Bank form bank consortium behind financing deal   30% of available retail space already committed, signifying strong interest from prominent retailer Dubai, United Arab Emirates (July 5, 2017):  Cityland Group today announced a major financing milestone for the USD 330 Million flagship retail project - Cityland Mall - from a consortium of banks consisting of Emirates NBD as the lead bank and Burgan Bank from Kuwait.   The loan, which totals USD 142.74 million in value, will be utilized for covering the ongoing project cost in terms of construction for Cityland Mall which will be the only major destination mall opening in 2018 in Dubai.    Speaking on the occasion, Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group said: “Securing ......read more

Materials Handling Equipment in the GCC Market Revenues Set to Reach US$ 5 Billion by 2020

Leading global materials handling equipment suppliers sign up for Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Dubai, U.A.E: With over 130 exhibitors from as many as 21 different countries, representing 250 brands, having already signed up for the upcoming 9th edition of Materials Handling Middle East, the region continues to be a key focus of leading names in the intralogistics, warehousing, freight and cargo industries. Materials Handling Middle East, is the only dedicated trade and networking event for the logistics, supply chain management and warehousing industries serving the wider Middle East. Additionally, despite the overall slowdown in economic growth trends worldwide, the materials handling and logistics industries have continued to enjoy a relatively healthy growth rate in the region. According to research by analysts Frost ......read more

Dubai Land Department Honours its Strategic Partners

Real estate brokerage office wins gold category and seven websites awarded for contributions to Dubai’s real estate sector Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03rd July 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has honoured its strategic partners, including real estate brokerage offices and several websites.  Yousif Al Hashimi, Deputy CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) – the regulatory arm of DLD – commented: “The aim of this event is to improve the efficiency of brokers in the real estate market by encouraging competition and incentivising them to provide the best services for investors and clients. This reflects our dedication to honouring all of our strategic partners and motivating them to deliver world-class services.” PK Properties was the winner of the gold category and the award was ......read more

Impres performs first case studies in California

Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017:  Case studies of the infrastructure projects California High Speed Rail and San Francisco AirTrain Extension have recently been completed in the research project Impres. Interviews along the projects’ value chains have provided valuable input and examples for Impres’ goal of creating guidelines for carbon management through procurement requirements in infrastructure projects. Stefan Uppenberg, sustainability consultant at WSP Group and project manager for the Impres project, and Daniel Balian, who’s doing his masters thesis at WSP, conducted the interviews. “We talked with many different people – from politicians and clients to consultants, contractors and suppliers, and asked questions on how requirements are set to reduce green house gas emissions. We also asked about ......read more

Dubai Shopping Malls Group offers shoppers a chance to drive away in a Q50 Infiniti car during Dubai Summer Surprises 2017

Spend AED 200 at one of Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s 18 participating malls to take part in the weekly draw to win one of six sleek Q50 Infiniti cars Dubai Summer Surprise’s ‘Shop, Win & Drive’ will be held from 1st July till 12th August 2017 Dubai, UAE – 02nd July 2017:  As the 20th edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) kicked off on 01st July, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced their ‘Shop, Win & Drive’ campaign, offering lucky shoppers a chance to drive home in a sleek and sporty luxury Infiniti Q50 car.   Dubai Summer Surprises begins on 1st July and goes on till 12th August 2017, where each week one luxury Infiniti Q50 will be raffled away to a lucky shopper as part of ......read more

Hira Industries inaugurates new showroom in Sharjah

Hira Industries has 20 sales offices, 11 manufacturing plants and two showrooms across the UAE and the region. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2nd 2017:  Hira Industries, one of the region’s largest distributors and manufacturers of HVAC and construction products has opened its new office and showroom in Sharjah. This new facility has opened in line with Hira’s vision of giving customers a service beyond their expectation and aims to extend its products and services to clients and projects in the Northern Emirates. The company also aims to open two new showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the next few months. The new showroom will exhibit Hira’s world-leading products and technologies. The brand new showroom will offer Hira’s full line of products, including Aerofoam Insulation products, Aeroduct ......read more

Hotelier Summit Africa (North) to Serve as a Magnet for Hospitality and Real Estate Professionals in the World

The Summit will provide a seamless platform for all hoteliers and developers across Africa, addressing opportunities and challenges related to hospitality and real estate sector Dubai, UAE - June 29 2017: In recent years the African continent has gained traction, notably in the hotel, retail and real estate sectors. Backed by the increasing interest in African tourism and international investors, the northern African regions have enjoyed strong hotel and resort development growth boosting the hospitality and real estate sectors.  The 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) will provide a seamless platform for all hoteliers and developers across Africa, addressing opportunities and challenges related to hospitality and real estate sector. From the initial appraisal of a potential development, to sourcing the money to ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Acquires Retail Arabia, Franchise Owner of Geant in the Middle East

Acquisition includes 26 Geant hypermarkets and supermarkets in UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain as well as four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain  Purchase in line with the company’s ambition to consolidate the Carrefour brand’s leadership position in the region Dubai, UAE, 29 June, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced the acquisition of Retail Arabia, the franchise owner of 26 Geant stores across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain. The deal has been agreed between Majid Al Futtaim and Retail Arabia’s parent company BMA International.   All of the acquired stores, which include hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores, will be ......read more

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.

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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 optimum time to buy, says Propertyfinder Group, the Middle East’s leading real estate portal. Dubai’s slowdown contrasts with the overheated New York and Hong Kong property markets, which along with the emirate are among the most ......read more

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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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

The Outlet Village leaves four customers with more than they bargained for as winners of the ...…

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! ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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

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

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 ......read more

Mall of Qatar Awarded Prestigious International Award for its Outstanding Shopping Experience…

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Thomsun Play opens the region's first connected, live experience electronics store in Sharjah…

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Al Thuriah completes handover of Sahara Tower 4 to owners…

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Majid Al Futtaim Celebrates Big Wins at the MENA Green Building Awards 2017…

  Developer of the Year: Majid Al Futtaim Green Hotel of the Year: Hilton Garden Inn Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Al Zahia (Phase Two), My City Centre Al Barsha, and City Centre Mirdif were among shortlisted projects United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and ......read more

Embrace the value of giving this Ramadan at BurJuman…

This Ramadan shoppers can help those in need by donating clothes to Red Crescent as part of BurJuman Share and Care Campaign Celebrate the Holy Month with activities including Henna painting, calligraphy, lantern and pottery painting Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  This Ramadan, BurJuman is partnering with Red Crescent to encourage shoppers to help those in need through the ......read more

Ericsson and Landmark to Build Intelligent IoT Microgrid…

  Ericsson has been selected by Landmark to build communications infrastructure for its intelligent microgrid ecosystem across North America The program includes Ericsson’s Zero Site communications platform, cloud, core and IoT software solutions Ericsson will provide microgrid management, integrating communications for the industrial IoT with battery storage applications and ......read more

MBRSC's Sustainable Autonomous House Wins the 2017 MENA Green Building Award…

The House has been awarded under the category Green Residential Building as it’s the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate May 23, 2017 Dubai United Arab Emirates  The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) Sustainable Autonomous House, the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate, won the 2017 MENA Green Building Award under the ......read more

Schon – Al Hamad Group of Companies Commence Construction on iSuites…

Ground-breaking marks the beginning of a journey to deliver 2,550 hotel apartment keys, to be managed by international hotel operators With a development value exceeding Dh3.2 billion, this is the largest single-site hotel apartment project in the Middle East and North Africa The joint venture to fast-track the development of the massive project by October 2020 – before the start of ......read more

Dubai's hardware and tools trade valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016 – Dubai Customs…

USA, Germany, among Emirate’s top five trading partner countries as Hardware + Tools Middle East 2017 gets underway Three-day event opened by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA   Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  Dubai’s hardware and tools trade was valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016, with the USA, China, ......read more

The Mall, Jumeirah's Latest Retail Destination Officially Inaugurated…

The new art deco-styled Retail and Leisure complex on Jumeirah Beach Road was inaugurated by The Mall Owner Mr. Meadhad Rashed Meadhad Almheiri Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017:   Jumeirah’s largest community shopping centre, The Mall, was officially inaugurated on Monday evening, May 15th. The prestigious retail and leisure destination located on Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite The Jumeirah ......read more

Conares CEO receives DP World chairman…

DUBAI – May 16, 2017:  His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, visited Conares headquarters and its steel production facilities in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). Mr. Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares received His Excellency and briefed him about the development on its expansion projects and the steel industry outlook in the UAE. “The leadership of this ......read more

Global Mega Trends Impacting the Region's Hospitality Sector will be a Focal Point at the Hotelier ...…

The two day summit will provide unrivalled practical knowledge, designed to add real value to hospitality professionals Dubai - UAE, 16 May 2017: ‘Global Megatrends and their Effect on Middle East Hospitality’ and ‘Affordable Luxury’ will be the key topics of discussion at the Hotelier Summit Middle East on May 17th and 18th in Doha, Qatar. The two-day summit will ......read more

Green Bridge Wins MEED Quality Award Of The Year…

Most Coveted Award For The Best Hotel Project In The UAE  Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2017:  MEED Quality Awards are the hallmark of quality and achievement of GCC construction projects. The best ‘Hotel Project of the Year 2017’ has been awarded to Al Jihan Gulf Horizon General Contracting LLC, one of the Green Bridge companies, for the Nurai Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. ......read more

Aleris Aluminum signs an exclusive agency agreement with MJ Building Materials Trading DMCC…

The Dubai-based company will promote Aleris’ premium aluminum in the GCC region Dubai, May 16, 2017 - Aleris Corporation, a leader in the production of rolled aluminum for critical surface applications, announces today that it has signed an agency agreement with MJ Building Materials TradingDMCC, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a result, the company will have the exclusivity for ......read more

Let All Eyes Be on You With Centrepoint's Festive Ramadan Collection…

Bring in the holy month with Centrepoint’s range of stylish home and fashion favourites specially designed for Ramadan nights and Eid festivities. Dubai, 16th May, 2017:  Centrepoint, the region’s largest fashion retailer, is one of the few brands to create a special Ramadan collection keeping in mind the needs of the regional customer. This year, the brand has put together a ......read more

Dubai Land Department Hosts Forum on Second Anniversary of the United Nations Global Compact ...…

  - Sultan Butti bin Mejren: “The success of the UAE network supports the progress of our pioneering efforts in sustainability.” - Three sessions addressed the most important aspects of sustainability with the participation of international experts and 300 attendees.  - The event witnessed the announcement of a range of pioneering initiatives including the ......read more

HMH COO Welcomes New General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department at Bahi Ajman Palace ...…

Mr. Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH– Hospitality Management Holding, welcomed this week Mr. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, the new General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), at Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. During his visit, Mr. Geziry met the various team members as well as saw the fabulous facilities at the hotel. Congratulating Mr. Saleh Al Geziry on his new role, Mr. Purcell ......read more

Danube Properties Redefines Affordable Housing with ‘Bayz'…

Dubai, 14 May, 2017:  Danube Properties, Dubai’s pioneers in affordable housing, has launched a new project called Bayz in Dubai’s upcoming Business Bay neighborhood. The announcement of the AED 450 million project was made at a press conference, which was addressed by Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder of Danube Group in the presence of senior management as well as the ......read more

Amlak Releases First Quarter 2017 Results…

 Amlak Q1 2017 net profit stands at AED 7.5 million Revenue from financing business activities stands at AED 47 million Drop in Operating and Financing Costs by 3% compared to Q1 2016 Total assets stand at AED 6.5 billion Dubai, UAE 14 May 2017 – Amlak Finance PJSC, a leading specialized real estate financier in the Middle East, today announced its financial results ......read more

QCC Releases Updated Infrastructure Standards Guidelines…

  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 May, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has released an updated edition of the Infrastructure Standards Guidelines (ISGL) for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, following its approval by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.  The updated ISGL will serve as a comprehensive guide to all entities concerned ......read more

Commenting on the March 2017 MENA Hotel Benchmark Survey Report, Yousef Wahbah, MENA Head of ...…

  “Hotel performance in March dipped in the majority of MENA hospitality markets compared to March 2016. Across the GCC, most cities witnessed a decline in revenue per average room (RevPAR) in March 2017, compared to the previous year, with the exception of Kuwait City, which had an increase in both occupancy and RevPAR, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) witnessed a modest increase in ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Increase in Retail Space is a Good Tiding for Mall Operators…

  Al Ain, UAE, 11 May 2017: According to Dubai Chamber, Dubai is estimated to have around 717,000 sq. meters of new retail space by 2018, while Abu Dhabi is expected to see a supply of 467,000 sq. meters of new space over the same period. Industry insiders seem positive about the announcement. “Abu Dhabi is a magnificent location. Recent years have seen the emirate invest heavily ......read more

UAE's Steel Producers to Strengthen Their Market Position…

Abu Dhabi – May 9, 2017: ‘Magnet’, a UAE-based platform to discuss and disseminate insights on the steel industry, convened in Abu Dhabi to further understand the current market demand and exchange views on ongoing infrastructure development projects in the UAE.  Key industry stakeholders including Emirates Steel Industries, Hamriyah Steel, Conares, Union Iron & ......read more

Proposed Final Dividend of USD 0.04 Per Share…

Represents an annualized dividend yield of 7.6% Dubai – 9 May 2017: Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited (“Emirates REIT” or the “REIT”), the UAE’s first regulated Shari'a compliant Real Estate Investment Trust listed on Nasdaq Dubai, managed by Equitativa (Dubai) Limited (“Equitativa Dubai”), today announced its proposal to pay a final dividend in ......read more

RAK Properties Reports Stellar First Quarter Profits…

May 08, 2017 Leading property developer posts 61 per cent increase in profits compared to last year’s first three months Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's largest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has reported increased profits during the first three months of this year, with revenues in excess of AED115 million between the ......read more

Sultan Butti bin Mijrin inaugurates 2017 edition of Egypt Property Show in Dubai…

May 5, 2017: H.E Sultan Butti bin Mijrin, Director General of Dubai Land Department, and in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, Minister of Housing, inaugurated the 2017 Egypt Property Show (EPS) today (Friday, May 5, 2017) in Dubai World Trade Centre, with a total of xx regional and international companies participating in the event to showcase their latest large-scale and high-valued ......read more

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