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2019 Shortlist Announced for Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Master Jury to decide share of US$ 1 million prize 25 April 2019:  The 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The projects will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. In January, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations. The 20 shortlisted projects are now undergoing rigorous investigations by a team of experts who visit and evaluate each project onsite. Their reports are the basis for the Master Jury’s selection of the eventual laureates. It should be noted that projects commissioned by the Aga Khan or any of the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are ineligible for the Award. To be eligible for consideration in the 2019 Award cycle, projects had to be completed between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2017, and should ......read more

Al Maya receives Certificate of Appreciation from USDA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 25, 2019:  US Department of Agricultural appreciated Al Maya Group for the dedicated support and outstanding commitment to expanding the market for US Agricultural products in the United Arab Emirates.  The appreciation award was given by Mr Kurt Seifarth, Regional Agricultural Counselor, USDA, Dubai to Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group   Mr Kamal Vachani thanked the Office of Agricultural Affairs, USDA for recognizing Al Maya Group for their contribution. He further added we are indeed honoured to have been awarded Certificate of Appreciation by USDA.  Al Maya Group has been promoting US Agricultural products in the UAE in a very big way, he said. Mr Kamal Vachani said we are very happy to be associated with office of Agricultural Affairs, USDA, Dubai for ......read more

Honeywell Innovation Center at Masdar City to Advance Digitalization Across UAE

Center demonstrates Honeywell’s commitment to further government efforts around localization, knowledge transfer and development of custom automation technologies in the energy and infrastructure sectors   United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2019:  Honeywell, the global technology leader, today launched its new Honeywell Masdar Innovation Center in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, and senior Honeywell leadership.    A new milestone for the region, the innovation and knowledge-exchange hub is designed to advance digital transformation across the oil, gas, petrochemical and infrastructure sectors. The Center, located in Masdar City, will be home to the latest automation solutions from across the globe and the region, ......read more

Al Ghurair Centre Unveils the Initial Phase of the New Generation Reel Cinema Experience

A brand-new movie megaplex is opening with 8 screens offering A-grade movie experiences   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22 April 2019:  Al Ghurair Centre, the region’s first shopping destination and one of Dubai’s longstanding flagship icons, announces the completion of Reel Cinemas megaplex much-awaited phase one. This state-of-the-art cinema follows Reel Cinemas’ latest strategy of digitization with a focus on reshaping 'moviegoing' as a distinctive 'lifestyle experience’. The first phase of the cinema experience will boast eight new screens that are underpinned by advance technology, displaying a vast genre of films including Hollywood blockbusters and the latest Bollywood and regional titles offering a diverse showcase. Located within a dedicated wing that is set across ......read more

Union Coop Declares “26.5 % Growth in Net Profit for First Quarter 2019”

AED 138.5 Million the Net Profit for the first quarter of 2019 AED 110 Million allocated for price reductions for the holy month Ramadan  Expected sale to be 70 Million Units/products during 60 days of promotion   AED 650 Million expected sales during Ramadan campaigns  2.5 Million Beneficiaries expected during the Ramadan Campaigns  Discount up to 90% on more than 25, 000 products this Ramadan  VAT Free shopping on advertised products as a part of Ramadan Happy Deals  New Branch opening in the Nad Al Sheba area this month     April 22, 2019 - UAE, Dubai:    Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE reported a 26.5% increase in net profit for the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period on the previous year, with an ......read more

4th Annual General Meeting of Emaar Malls on April 23 to propose AED 1.301 bn (US$ 354 mn) dividend

Dubai, UAE; April 21, 2019:   The fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Emaar Malls (DFM: EMAARMALLS), the shopping malls and retail business majority-owned by Emaar Properties (DFM: EMAAR), will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2PM, at the Diamond Ballroom at Address Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. If the meeting falls short of quorum, the AGM will be held at the same time and venue on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  The Emaar Malls AGM will discuss the proposal of the Board of Directors to distribute cash dividends to shareholders amounting to AED 1.301 billion (US$ 354 million), representing 10 per cent of the share capital being 10 fils per share. The meeting will also seek approval of the report by the Board of Directors on the activities and financial position of Emaar Malls, the Auditor’s report, and the ......read more

Sharjah Chamber to Organize “Rwanda Investment Showcase” Forum to Bolster Infrastructure and Construction Sectors

Al Owais: The forum aims to establish the best economic and development practices in Africa UAE, Sharjah, April 20, 2019:   The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is organizing jointly with Botho Emerging Markets Group, Rwanda, a forum entitled “Rwanda Investment Showcase”. The forum, which will be held on 23 April at the SCCI’s headquarters, comes as part of the Chamber’s efforts and plans to enhance the position of Sharjah as an investment destination and to build fruitful partnerships with countries all over the world. The event will be attended by His Excellency Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Yasmin Amri, Consul General of Rwanda, UAE, Uday Bhasin, Senior Partner, Tradeways, Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director & Head of ......read more

'Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2019 Charts Path for Future of UAE Capital's Property Sector

Sold-out projects, game-changing announcements, in-depth discussions and invaluable insights underline exhibition’s role in helping industry navigate challenging climate Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 18, 2019:   Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2019 has been hailed a success in charting a clear path for the UAE capital’s real estate sector as it navigates current market challenges, with the three-day show witnessing sold-out project launches, proactive changes to property laws and in-depth industry-changing discussions. The 13th edition of the UAE capital’s leading real estate exhibition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Chairman of the Executive Council, wrapped up at Abu Dhabi National ......read more

EU Approves Liberty Bid for Arcelormittal European Steel Assets

 Liberty Announces Intention to Integrate Several Businesses Into New Global Steel Giant  Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  Following EU approval today for Liberty to acquire seven major European steel plants from ArcelorMittal, the GFG Alliance has announced its intention to integrate most of its Liberty steel, engineering and mining businesses into a single global entity, spanning assets across the UK, Europe and Australia.  The consolidated business will include all of the UK steel and engineering assets, the integrated Australian Liberty primary steelworks in Whyalla, a number of high-quality Australian iron ore and metallurgical coal mines,  and, once completed, the seven European steel plants being acquired from ArcelorMittal. This merged new group would exclude GFG’s recycling and building products ......read more

Dubai Municipality completes second phase of Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant

Al Hajri: The AED 1.3-billion project will be in operation with high efficiency Dubai, 17 April 2019:  Dubai Municipality has completed the second phase of the expansion of Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant at a cost of AED 1.3 billion and a capacity of 375,000 cubic meters of water for this stage thus taking the combined capacity of Warsan and Jebel Ali plants to about 1 million cubic meters with the possibility of future expansion of three more stages.  Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said that the current expansion of Jebel Ali plant is one of the important infrastructure projects for the coming years to keep pace with Dubai's comprehensive growth in all areas to cover 100% areas of Dubai. “This expansion will cover the Expo and other areas of development and can accommodate the ......read more

Bawadi Mall launches shopping bonanza as part of Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales

The spring bonanza will commence from 15th April and run until 1st May With discounts as high as 75 percent and opportunities to buy more and save more, you can refresh your spring wardrobe no matter what your budget is Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 16th April 2019:   A mega shopping bonanza is set to hit Al Ain’s Bawadi Mall this spring. The huge sales frenzy will begin on 15th April and continue all the way until 1st May as part of the Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD), launched by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. With more than 60 shops set to take part in this shopping fiesta, shoppers can expect some incredible deals.   “We are very pleased to be a part of the RAD Spring Sales. We have several retailers participating in the Spring promotion, which will serve as an instrumental ......read more

The Big Reveal: Inside the Coca-Cola Arena Dubai

 Executives speak for the first time about what the future holds for the state-of-the-art arena.  It will shift the landscape of entertainment in the region.  16th April, 2019 Dubai:   The executive team behind the new Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai today spoke about what it means to the city and region as the media was for the first time shown around the incredible indoor entertainment venue.   The result of a unique collaboration between Dubai-based developer, Meraas, global soft drinks brand, Coca-Cola and international venue management company, AEG Ogden, the Coca-Cola Arena is set to change the face of live events in the Middle East.    Today Mr. Murat Ozgel, General Manager, Coca-Cola Middle East and Deputy Business Unit President of Coca-Cola Middle East and North Africa and ......read more

Win a brand new Volkswagen Tiguan at Dragon Mart this Dubai Home Festival

Refresh your living space with fabulous furniture, lighting, and more from 18 April to 4 May Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2019:  Dragon Mart is celebrating the inaugural Dubai Home Festival with a Shop & Win promotion that will see one lucky winner drive home in a brand new Volkswagen Tiguan.  Shoppers can enter the draw by spending AED200 at stores selling indoor and outdoor furniture, home décor, lighting equipment and building materials at Dragon Mart from 18 April to 4 May.  Eligible candidates can submit their purchase receipts at customer service desks at Dragon Mart and Dragon Mart 2. The winner will be announced in May.  The world’s largest Chinese trading hub outside mainland China, Dragon Mart is a shopper’s paradise, showcasing a huge range of home essentials, furnishings, household ......read more

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall to host RAD Spring Sales 2019

 Abu Dhabi's new two-week shopping extravaganza Shoppers get spectacular discounts up to 75% at participating shops Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Shoppers at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall will be treated a whole new spring shopping season with the first edition of Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales 2019.  An initiative of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, RAD Spring Sales will be held from 15th to 30th April 2019. RAD Spring Sales 2019 is the perfect time for shoppers to buy their favourite brands across a wide range of retail categories.  There's an entire line-up of enticing promotions which include 'Buy one, Get one Free', special discounts on select items, add on freebies, 'Part Sale', 'Special Home Delivery Offers', special prices for multiple buys and ......read more

Celebrate the season with Golden Mile Galleria's great dining, wellness and entertainment offers

Enjoy an amazing time with family and friends from 18 to 21 April   Dubai, 15 April 2019: The egg-spectation is building at Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah ahead of a fantastic season filled with great dining deals, kids’ entertainment, wellness offers and more from 18 to 21 April.   Spend cherished moments with loved ones in a wonderful ambience; with gourmet cuisine and relaxing treatments at selected outlets at the destination (prices include VAT):   Dining delights …    Biryani Street: Savour aromatic Indian food with 15 per cent off the total dine-in bill, 18 to 21 April;  Itsu: Enjoy Japanese fare featuring sushi, sashimi, tempura and more with 15 per cent off the total dine-in bill, 18 to 21 April; Organic Foods and Café: Join a special egg-themed ......read more

Samana Developers launches Samana Hills in Arjan with 8 year payment plan

Furnished homes by Samana will offer excellent returns on investment to property buyers with prices from Dh399,000. Owners will start earning income after paying only 40 percent – making it probably the best investment product in the UAE’s real estate market.   News Highlights: Investors can pay at 1% per month for 90 months after booking with 10% down payment Property delivery in under 2.5 years Investors pay only about 40% –¬¬ whereby your rental income will settle the balance of your installments Prices start from Dh399,000 for Studios and Dh599,000 for One-Bedroom Apartments   Dubai, April 15, 2019:  Samana Developers, a Dubai-based developer, announced the launch of a new project, Samana Hills – a Dh100 million property that will host 200 residential units ......read more

Dalma Mall Celebrates Rad Spring Season With Prizes Worth AED 50,000

 Shop for AED 200 at Dalma Mall to win Gift Vouchers  One lucky shopper to win it all, on the 2nd of May Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 14 April 2019:  Dalma Mall, one of Abu Dhabi’s iconic retail destination in collaboration with Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT) will kick off the inaugural edition of Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Season festival with their exclusive “Shop & Win” digital raffle promotion from April 15th until May 1st 2019.   For every AED 200 spent at any of the wide array of Fashion apparel and accessories brand outlets at Dalma Mall, a lucky customer will stand a chance to win gift vouchers worth AED 50,000.    During the first edition of RAD spring sales, mall patrons will also enjoy irresistible offers and special ......read more

Win a new MG 6 or a AED30,000 makeover at Ibn Battuta Mall this Dubai Home Festival

Great deals for the dwelling of your dreams from 18 April to 1 May   Dubai, 14 April 2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall is celebrating the inaugural Dubai Home Festival with the chance to win a brand new car and home makeovers, as well as up to 70 per cent discounts at selected stores.    A Shop & Win promotion will see one lucky winner drive home in a brand new MG 6, while three home makeovers, each worth AED30, 000, from Homes R Us are also up for grabs.    Participate by spending AED250 or more at any home store at Ibn Battuta Mall from 18 April to 1 May. Submit the purchase receipts at the customer care desks at China Court and Tunisia Court and at the Homes R Us installation at India Court.    Winners will be announced in the second week of May.  ......read more

BNBME – Holiday Homes by Hoteliers nominated for Leaders in Hospitality Award

The company is nominated for the Leading Serviced Apartment of the Year, as well as Hospitality Entrepreneur category Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th April 2019:   BNBME - Holiday Homes by Hoteliers has been nominated as the Leading Serviced Apartment of the Year by the Leaders in Hospitality Award, which will be held at 23rd April at Sofitel the Palm. In addition, Mr. Vinayak Mahtani – CEO of BNBME has also been nominated for the Hospitality Entrepreneur category. “We are thrilled to be nominated in two categories, given the fact that we are in our first year of operations. This is a testament of our efforts and is a reflection of our entire team’s dedication to delivering excellence across all our clients. Leaders in Hospitality Award is considered as the Oscars of the hospitality industry. It ......read more

AMD at NAB 2019: Radeon ProRender plug-ins for Blender 2.80 Beta, AI-Accelerated Denoising, and more

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, AMD revealed several significant updates to its physically-based rendering engine, AMD Radeon ProRender, including new plug-ins for leading creative apps and the new Radeon ProRender Developer Suite.     Radeon ProRender’s powerful combination of cross-platform compatibility, rendering capabilities, and efficiency helps reduce the time required to deliver true-to-life images.   Radeon ProRender updates include: Radeon ProRender for Developers – The newly announced Radeon ProRender Developer Suite includes non-commercial use SDKs for Radeon ProRender, Radeon Rays, and the Radeon Image Filter Library, designed for developers prototyping Radeon ProRender integrations into their applications. New Full Spectrum Rendering, coming ......read more

Dubai to host the first-ever Mega City Infrastructure Week

Themed around innovations and technologies, the event will host global visionaries working on major infrastructure projects in the Middle East 85% people see technologies such as AI and robotics to have a massive impact on upcoming infrastructure projects, as per a survey Total value of active infrastructure projects in the Middle East surging to $1.14 trillion; UAE among the top 12 global markets 11th April 2019; Dubai, UAE:  To highlight the innovations in construction business in the Middle East, UAE will soon be hosting the first-ever, one-of-its-kind Mega City Infrastructure Week featuring more than 15 countries. Set to take place on 16th and 17th of April at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai, the conference will be themed around innovations and technologies driving infrastructure and will host global visionaries and ......read more

Maserati at Milan International Design Week Maserati Crafting Italian Experiences

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  Following its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, Maserati proposes an exclusive programme at the world’s most important Design Week in Milan, where it is giving tribute to Italian ‘products of excellence’  which are available as a customization options on its new car ranges. The “Maserati Crafting Italian Experiences” tour starts in the elegant Brera design district in the heart of the historic centre of Milan, a famous area dedicated to the arts and home of the Pinacoteca Art Gallery. In this exclusive setting, visitors can admire the displayed Levante ONE OF ONE customized by Allegra Antinori and previously exhibited at the Geneva Show. This special Levante, was configured in a genuine joint creation process by Ms. Antinori with the help of the Centro ......read more

Bayut acquires Lamudi Middle East in aggressive expansion move

Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   Bayut, the leading real estate portal in the UAE, has acquired Middle East Internet Group’s  Lamudi in the GCC for an undisclosed sum. As part of this landmark deal, Bayut will take ownership of all Lamudi assets in the GCC, including its portals in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the UAE. This strategic acquisition comes at the heels of the recently closed $100 million in Series D funding of Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), the parent company of Bayut, which said it aims to aggressively grow and establish itself as the most dominant real estate classifieds solution in the GCC. The group currently employs a workforce of over 2,000 people across the UAE, Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Spain and Romania. The Group’s portals receive over 9.5 Million visits yielding 68 Million ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and National Geographic Announce Four-Year Partnership to Document UAE's Extraordinary Journey into Space

Abu Dhabi, UAE April 10, 2019:   National Geographic today announced a four-year partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to document the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space. In a four-part documentary series, National Geographic will present to the world the UAE’s meteoric rise into space, its exceptional achievements and its boundless ambitions. The series is set to capture the essence of why and how the space industry was established in the UAE, its importance and how it plays a larger role in tackling the environmental challenges facing the Earth today, from climate change to declining natural resources, to food security. At the same time, the series will examine the feasibility of life beyond our planet based on data collected from space and advanced research.  The ......read more

Brands For Less brings affordable mid-range brands to Dubai Festival City Mall

Shop more and spend less on over 3,000 brands available in-store Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall, the leading destination for lifestyle, dining and entertainment, is welcoming the leading off-price retailer, Brands For Less, to its exceptional retail portfolio. Shoppers can now enjoy a vast selection of branded products at affordable prices; providing mid-range fashion, accessories, toys, games and home furniture.  Headquartered in Dubai, Brands For Less is the official franchise of German brand TCHIBO and has a strong presence in the region with 53 stores across the Middle East and over 34 stores in the UAE, striving to bring shoppers the latest products at highly competitive prices. The store has gained huge success and popularity amongst consumers over the years, offering over 3,000 ......read more

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Paperworld Middle East 2019 opens in Dubai with 305 exhibitors from 42 countries…

‘More than Paper’ theme at three-day exhibition underlined by growing product portfolio, value-added special features  Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:   Paperworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, opened today (18 March) in Dubai, featuring 305 exhibitors from 42 countries. Running for ......read more

Children get a chance to win a Diamond Set for mothers during 8-day Fest…

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall celebrates Mother's Day Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi's premier family shopping and leisure destination, celebrates this year's Mother's Day with a difference.  Titled "Gift your Mom the brightest surprise this Mother's Day" the 8-day celebrations will put to test the creative skills of children of ......read more

The S Hotel Al Barsha to Debut at Arabian Travel Market…

UAE is set to welcome 8.92 million visitors  from top five source markets by 2023 March 17, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai-based hotel chain The S Hotel Al Barsha has confirmed its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2019, the international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. The event will ......read more

Sahara Centre Welcomes Customers with the ‘Win Wheels with Meals' Campaign…

Visitors can win a Polaris Slingshot through a raffle draw upon spending AED100 at any restaurant on 2nd Level, East Atrium Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2019: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is hosting a delightfully delectable ‘Win Wheels with Meals’ campaign that offers plenty of culinary attractions set to ......read more

A Look Inside Abu Dhabi's $1.2BN Reem Mall…

A unique approach to interior design and ambiance set to deliver a never-before-seen visitor experience Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March 2019:   With an interior design inspired by Abu Dhabi’s rich natural surroundings, the upcoming Reem Mall promises to deliver a truly unique customer experience when it opens its doors in late 2020. The developers behind the $1.2bn project today ......read more

Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies opens redesigned TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   To cater to the growing demand for sanitary ware in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, has opened its totally redesigned exclusive TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai.  Located on Salah Al Din street in Deira, the showroom features a Technical Centre and the latest products from ......read more

GROHE Shapes the Future of Water with a record number of innovations at ISH 2019…

3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are ......read more

PwC: Digital transformation, cost optimisation and restructuring top of mind for Middle East retail ...…

New PwC report launches in conjunction with MENA’s Retail Leaders Circle ahead of their event on March 25th & 26th   11 March 2019, Dubai UAE:   PwC’s latest report Navigating the New Retail Reality: views of Middle Eastern retail CEOs, created in collaboration with The Retail Leaders Circle MENA, has launched today ahead of the upcoming annual ......read more

Ikea Brings Simple Solutions to Everyday Drama…

United Arab Emirates, March 11th, 2019: Most people will agree, drama is best left to TV. However, the small, niggling annoyances that upset our daily routine can easily and quickly escalate into melodrama, making us feel like we are living in our very own soap opera. Sleepy after a disruptive night tossing and turning with your uncomfortable pillow? Can’t find a matching pair of smiley ......read more

All Roads lead to Abu Dhabi for the 26th PIARC World Road Congress 2019…

Abu Dhabi will host the 110-year-old event following a successful bid by the Department of Transport (DoT)  5,000 delegates from 120 countries and more than 40 government ministers are expected to attend the 26th World Road Congress Five-day forum will focus on the headline theme of ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’ Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2019:   ......read more

Strata Continues to Invest in UAE Youth Innovation and Empowerment…

Al Ain-based aerospace manufacturer kicks off month-long youth outreach programme in partnership with Think Science and the Tawteen 360°Student Forum Al Ain, UAE – 11 March 2019:   Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has participated in a nationwide outreach programme to ......read more

Blueground Tops $28 Million Funding and Continues Exponential Growth in Dubai…

The leading real estate tech company expands its network of tech-enabled apartments in Dubai from 150 to 400 apartments in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019: Blueground, leading real estate tech company, announced securing a total of $28 million in funding (102.8 million AED). Constantly investing in technology and growth, the company’s latest funding round also includes ......read more

Robinsons supports emerging local talent with the launch of the third Edition of ‘THE COLLECTOR'…

New and exclusive collections unveiled at unique space in collaboration with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2019: In support of emerging local talent, Robinsons – the UAE’s largest department store has launched its third edition of THE COLLECTOR, a unique space dedicated exclusively to featured local designer collections. The platform, located on the ......read more

Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2018 report - Has the industry turned the corner?…

5 March, 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Deloitte has launched the 2018 edition of the annual GCC Powers of Construction report, in which experts consider whether the industry has turned the corner, and how it could benefit from adopting alternative project delivery methods, and shares perspectives on the smart development of tomorrow’s cities.  The report highlights ......read more

Tata Communications appoints Sumeet Walia as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer…

Dubai – March 5th, 2019 - Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, announces the appointment of Sumeet Walia as its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide. Commenting on the ......read more

Miral Marks a Major Step Towards Yas Bay Arena's Completion…

5 March 2019, United Arab Emirates: Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, marked a significant construction milestone at the Yas Bay Arena development with the installation of the arena’s longest roof truss. HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, and Eng. Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, marked the occasion by leaving their signatures on the roof truss of the ......read more

datamena Announces Role as Host Sponsor at Capacity Middle East 2019…

datamena is playing a key role in supporting the largest carrier event the Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 4th March 2019: datamena, the fastest growing carrier neutral hub and digital infrastructure platform based in the UAE to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its participation as the host sponsor for ......read more

Scandinavian retail pioneer JYSK celebrates it's first birthday in the UAE…

JYSK the Danish home brand store celebrates its first birthday in the UAE.   Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2019:    Danish retail chain JYSK, celebrates its first birthday in the UAE with an impressive 12 months of business already in the bag.    JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, brought its unique brand of cutting-edge Scandinavian-designed home ......read more

Ibn Battuta Mall celebrates International Women's Day with free fitness sessions, gifts and dining ...…

Register in advance for 8 March event Dubai, 4 March 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is celebrating International Women’s Day with a special line-up of ladies’ experiences, including a free-to-attend workout by Fitness First, fragrant wellness products, dining rewards and more to mark the occasion on Friday, 8 March. Held at China Court from 9am to 11am, the free workout features Zumba ......read more

7 Billion Sales Recorded by Consumer Cooperatives in the Country for the Year 2018…

Total Capital for Cooperative Societies in the Country amounted to about AED 2 Billion and 219 Million  March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The Consumer Cooperative Union revealed that the sales of Consumer Cooperatives in the UAE amounted to AED 6 Billion and 843 Million until the end of 2018. The number of shareholders in the cooperatives reached 76, 294, confirming the effectiveness of ......read more

Dragon Mart to shine bright at Middle East Electricity Exhibition…

Dubai, 4 March 2019: Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese trading hub outside Mainland China – is bringing its tenants together to showcase an extensive range of lighting products at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition.  Exhibiting at the event for the first time, Dragon Mart will display a huge range of innovative lighting products, including energy-saving ......read more

Danube Home launches its 19th showroom in Jimi Mall, Al Ain…

March 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Regions fastest growing retailer Danube Home launched its 2nd showroom in Jimi Mall Al Ain in the retail park zone. The new launch is in line with its vision to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates. The showroom is spread across 65, 000 sq feet area and is the biggest store of Danube Home in Al Ain. Present on the occasion was HH Sheikh Dr. Saeed bin ......read more

Al Ghurair Centre Celebrates International Women's Day…

Celebrating women from all walks of life with an exclusive literature, dance & art performances by renowned artists across UAE February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping destination is hosting an event titled ‘Women Who Wow’ in collaboration with W2W events. The event is happening on ......read more

IKEA Collection Launch | L3 - February 2019…

February 27, 2019 - Dubai, UAE IKEA are introducing a large selection of textiles, from quilt covers and towels to curtains and motorised roller blinds.  On the storage front, there are chests of drawers, fabric boxes and accessories for an existing wardrobe system.  The look of the launch continues into the kitchen, where graphic door fronts create a personalised ......read more

Union Coop Declares AED 466 Million Profit for Fiscal Year 2018…

Chief executive officer: We have begun to sue brokers, rumour makers and private "WhatsApp" groups The News regarding Union Cooperative’s Share price is nothing but tendentious rumours    Digital Shift will eliminate the role of brokers and regulate the share price, connect it to the financial performance of the ......read more

Aldar Investments to Acquire Full Ownership of Etihad Plaza and etihad airways centre in aed 1.2 ...…

Transaction adds annualised AED 0.1 billion to net operating income First major acquisition for Aldar Investments Jassem Busaibe appointed Aldar Investments CEO Abu Dhabi, 27 February 2019: Aldar Investment Properties LLC (“Aldar Investments”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire full ownership of Etihad Plaza and Etihad Airways Centre in an AED 1.2 billion ......read more

Emaar honours Fidu Properties with special incentive for support and partnership…

Dubai, February 25, 2019: Top-level officials of Emaar Properties PJSC recently made a surprise visit to Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, to express their gratitude and acknowledgment of the company’s support to Emaar’s real estate projects across the globe. The visit, which was unexpected,came close on the heels of Emaar honouring ......read more

SOUQ's ‘Everything For You Sale' is Back, Offering Savings Of Up To 70%…

Sale to run from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th of February with up to 70% off a wide range of products 25 February 2019: SOUQ is back with its biggest sale of the season, ‘Everything For You Sale’. From the 25th to the 28th of February, customers across the UAE, KSA and Egypt can enjoy up to 70% discounts on products for their lifestyle directly on www.souq.com or the SOUQ ......read more

UL and GCC Labs announce plans to establish façade testing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

Dammam, Saudi Arabia, February 24, 2019:  UL and GCC Labs today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at localizing fire and safety services and establishing a façade testing lab in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that would offer services across the MENA region. The MoU recognizes a mutual commitment between global safety science firm UL, based regionally in Dubai, and ......read more

Arjaan by Rotana Completes Successful Annual Roadshow Across GCC…

The hotel estimates an overall of 89% room occupancy in the Q1 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 24, 2019) – Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, has successfully concluded its annual GCC roadshow across key markets in the region.   Showcasing its world-class hotel apartment and room facilities with a wide range of tailor-made ......read more

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

Free examinations until 2 March  Dubai, 21 February 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is partnering with Pink Caravan to offer free clinical breast examinations and raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Held at China Court until 2 March, the Pink Caravan medical booth features a qualified doctor providing clinical examinations, a nurse teaching self-checks and ......read more

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

The new partnership is set to develop, promote and enhance the UAE’s defense manufacturing capabilities 21 February 2019 -  Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Barij Munitions, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Steel Company, the largest integrated steel plant in the UAE, to create a framework for mutual ......read more

The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai…

21th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.  "We are pleased to launch ......read more

Oriental Pearls hosts Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at site of upcoming Tonino Lamborghini ...…

Dubai, 20 February 2019: Oriental Pearls hosted extravagant Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at the site of the iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai. The Spring Lantern Festival is observed on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. This is the first major event by the developer targeting ......read more

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

Wide range of equipment and offers from 20 February   United Arab Emirates - February 20, 2019:  Make the most of the cooler weather and explore the scenic outdoors with Dragon Mart’s Bike and Camping Market, featuring a huge range of must-have cycling equipment, camping gear and accessories.  Following an incredible response to the standalone bike and camping ......read more

Registrations open for Dubai Festival City's Dragon Boat Challenge…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2019: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is now accepting registrations for the Dragon Boat Challenge, set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March.  The Challenge which will be held at the Marsa Plaza Creek is open for corporates, universities, schools and community groups across the UAE. Each ......read more

MEFMA discusses impact of technology on facilities management in Middle East…

February 19, 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently concluded on a high note its workshop and networking event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Titled ‘Technology in FM and its impact on ......read more

Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange…

19th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: Majan Exchange has been rebranded as Joyalukkas Exchange.  The rebranding is aimed at maintaining consistency across its Exchange business vertical and to give its patrons more confidence and trust with the group company’s brand name. Majan Exchange LLC Oman was acquired from Hatton National Bankby Joyalukkas Group in September 2013.  Post ......read more

Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners…

Grand Finale, attended by VIP’s and Pop Star Melissa attracts thousands to the Mall February 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi attracted thousands of local residents and visitors as VIPs’, together with Lebanese Pop Star Melissa witnessed action packed recorded performances by the twelve entrants competing ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds participated in ‘Innovate For Health' Exhibition conducted by Ministry of ...…

‘Innovate For Health’ Exhibition organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District was held on 14th February, 2019 at Al Zawra Area – Marina 1 Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan, chief guest of the event visited the Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR pavilion along with Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi – ......read more

New Office Bearers of Gopio, Dubai Chapter…

KAMAL VACHANI ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The election of office bearers of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), Dubai Chapter was held on Saturday in the presence of H.E. Mr Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai.  Mr Sunny Kulathakal, President, Gopio International and Mr IJ Pattaniparampil, Global Ambassador of Gopio, were present. Mr ......read more

Al Maya Features Philippine Products in Dubai…

In-store promotion of Philippine products at Al Maya Supermarkets February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Vice Minister Abdulgani Macatoman of the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai graced the opening of Al Maya’s in-store promotion of Philippine products on Saturday. Al Maya organized the event in ......read more

The Retail Summit officially opens…

Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2019:  The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.   Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at Atlantis, The Palm.     Other industry heavyweight ......read more

Smart Grids could save GCC Billions in infrastructure investment by 2020, says Middle East ...…

Region’s Smart Grid Market to Reach US$ 1.68 Billion in Value by 2026 Dubai, UAE – 14 February, 2019: The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.   The report, prepared by Ventures Onsite for Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest annual ......read more

39 days shopping extravaganza brought grand success to 13 participating malls…

Dubai; 13 February 2019: The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) concluded the successful DSF campaign - ‘Shop, Spin & Win’, with an amazing response from residents and tourists alike. The group’s initiative at increasing the footfall at the participating malls has led to a significant increase in the number ......read more

Celebrate Valentine's Day with IKEA…

February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Searching for some quick, easy and fun Valentine’s Day Gifts for your special person? IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer is full of love this romantic season with a wide offering to choose from.  Not only can you make your loved one’s day memorable, but also add that extra touch and warmth to your home with ......read more

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

Dubai, February 11, 2019: Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, will be showcasing the iconic projects of Emaar Properties at the Emaar company stand at The Dubai Mall between February 10 and 16, 2019. At the Emaar stand, the 70-member strong Fidu Properties team will support the Emaar team in promoting and selling the various projects and ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East 2019 draws record-shattering attendance…

Opening day observes the representation of over 74 countries, in addition to the participation of more than 2900 attendees consisting of nearly 96 exhibitors and in excess of 800 major corporations   Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo sector event, has officially started today. The ......read more

Robinsons to launch its new luxury lighting department – the latest addition to its premium ...…

Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Iconic department store Robinsons, is set to unveil its new lighting department on Wednesday 20th February, presenting luxury homeware beside this seasons fashion must haves. The UAE’s largest department store will offer consumers the opportunity to create the ultimate ambiance in their home this season, from one of a kind decorative pieces to minimalistic and ......read more

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

February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE With the weather continuing to be amiable and pleasant, the month of February holds the promise of many outdoor adventures and romantic getaways. Celebrating love and companionship, the iconic Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is all set to roll out exciting offers to spoil you and your partner for choices. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Hajar Mountain ......read more

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