All-Emirati Sales Team Rises to the Challenge of Full Day Store Operations at M&S Deira City Centre
Dubai, UAE, April 26, 2017: As part of its planned quarterly engagement initiatives, Marks & Spencer HR, in partnership with Al-Futtaim Retail HR, organized a Sales Workshop with a difference. The unique event, held on 22nd March at Marks & Spencer, Deira City Centre, was designed to show the potential impact of an empowered Emirati workforce within the organization.
A 31 strong, all-Emirati team took on full responsibility for the store’s operations for one whole day, delivering exceptional customer service during the course of the day, which translated into strong sales against the target figures and received positive feedback from customers. The initiative is empowered by the M&S new and unique training ......read more
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: It is the year of celebrations for Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, who is celebrating 20 years of retail excellence. The brand is offering its clientele big discounts on a wide range of selected luxury products across all its stores in the UAE. For a month beginning April 20th, customers can get up to 75% off on some of the most luxurious products at Paris Gallery and Watch Gallery.
While at Paris Gallery you could be spoilt for choice with some of the largest and most exclusive collections of fragrances, cosmetics, watches, sunglasses and leather goods, at Watch Gallery you could choose from an array of the best watch brands amply assisted by product-savvy personnel, making selecting a watch an occasion to remember.
Paris Gallery, the perfect destination for gifting, ......read more
Number of active hospitality projects reached 1,153 as 62 projects with a combined value of Dh9.1 billion were added to the list in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Network
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE:
1. The total estimated value of 1,153 active projects in the GCC's hospitality industry exceeded US$148.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Intelligence
2. GCC hospitality sector constitutes 7 per cent of all active projects in the GCC
3. Six hospitality projects with a combined estimated value of around US$390.5 million were completed during the month
4. In March, there is an increase of 1 per cent in terms of number as well as in dollar value in the GCC's hospitality projects as compared ......read more
The property developer’s second project in the UAE capital receives significant interest ahead of its anticipated launch
20 April 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: RAK Properties PJSC, Ras Al Khaimah's largest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has concluded another successful year at Cityscape Abu Dhabi creating a buzz ahead of Abu Dhabi project’s official launch in the coming months.
Expected to be officially announced during the next two months, RAK Properties showcased to visitors what to expect from its upcoming development in the United Arab Emirates’ capital at Abu Dhabi’s largest international real estate exhibition.
Featuring 266 apartments featuring a range of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Al Reem Island, the new project follows the largely ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 19 April 2017: Al Qudra Real Estate, the real estate investment arm of Al Qudra Holding will be showcasing authentic and modern future projects including the Traditional Souq project in Abu Dhabi, Barari Ain Al Fayda project and Kasr Al Bahr Hotel in Rabat, Morocco, at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the exhibition will run from 18 to 20 April 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) bringing together local, regional and international real estate specialists under one roof.
Mohammed Bin Thaaloob Al Derei, the Chairman of Al Qudra Holding said: “Our participation at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017 comes in line with our commitment to contributing to the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2017: The steel consumption of the UAE market in 2017 is set to increase by 10 per cent as compared to 2016, while the domestic production capacity to address these volumes is already in place, say members of ‘Magnet’, a UAE-based platform to discuss and disseminate insights on the steel industry.
Key industry stakeholders including Emirates Steel Industries, Conares, Hamriyah Steel and Union Iron & Steel participated in the ‘Magnet’ session held recently in Dubai for the rebar producers. The session covered discussions based on the current steel market outlook, which is very stable in terms of demand and supply. The rise in the number of infrastructure-development projects since the beginning of this year is in line with the strong recovery of economic growth in the ......read more
Hospitality firm secures its third project in the country in just two years as agreement to manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore is finalised
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, part of a new mixed-used development the government has earmarked as the city’s new commercial hub.
Set to be one of the tallest buildings in Pakistan when it opens in 2021, the property will be the focal point of the high-profile Finance and Trade Centre project in Johar Town, an up-and-coming district earmarked for significant ......read more
• AED310 million facility provided by ADIB, which was the mandated lead arranger and sole bookrunner
• Facility to finance final phase of Paragon Bay Mall construction
• Macquarie Capital Middle East acted as sole financial adviser
• Msquared Shopping Centres to lease and operate the Mall
Abu Dhabi, 19 April, 2017 – Tamouh Investments, the largest master developer on Reem Island and leading Abu Dhabi based real estate developer, is pleased to announce the signing of a AED310 million facility to fund the final phase of the construction of Tamouh’s Paragon Bay Mall in Marina Square, Reem Island. The ten year project financing will be provided by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), which was the mandated lead arranger and sole bookrunner ......read more
Saudi Arabia based Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC invests in Asteco’s proven franchise brand, the first in the country
Dubai, April 19, 2017: Asteco, the Middle East’s largest independent full-service real estate company, has added its first franchise in Saudi Arabia to its growing integrated network, taking the tally of franchises to 15 in the GCC.
Following the signing of the agreement with Asteco’s licensing division, Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC, the main real estate division of the Rabiah & Nasser Group (RANCO), a leader in the Saudi construction, industrial and real estate industry, will now operate under the Asteco brand. The signing ceremony, which took place yesterday at Cityscape Abu Dhabi, was attended by Asteco Managing Director, John Stevens; Asteco ......read more
New shopping mall expands over 2.3 million square feet and comprises 300 shops and a family entertainment centre
Dhs. 1 billion project to be ready for Expo2020
Dubai-UAE: 19 April, 2017 - His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today unveiled the commemorative plaque and laid the foundation stone for Silicon Mall, the new 2.3 million square feet shopping mall by the LuLu Group International (LuLu Group), one of the top retailers in the Middle East, at the hi-tech park. The total investment on this new project is expected to be around Dhs. 1 billion.
The ceremony was attended by Dr Mohammed Alzarooni, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DSOA, Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman and ......read more
UAE capital’s leading real estate event returns as research reveals the Emirates tops the charts for Middle East investment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April, 2017: The 11th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi opened its doors today to thousands of local, regional and international visitors who flocked to the capital’s largest real estate event to meet more than 100 exhibitors and see a host of new project launches.
The three-day property exhibition comes as new regional market research studies reveal that the UAE is the most appealing country to invest in real estate in the Middle East.
Figures from a new YouGov survey, commissioned ahead Cityscape Abu Dhabi revealed that 88% of home buyers, individual investors and institutional investors believe that the UAE is the most appealing country to invest in real estate in the ......read more
Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017 convenes at a time when construction activities are in full swing at key Bloom projects
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 April, 2017 – Bloom Properties, a Bloom Holding business specializing in the development of integrated and sustainable communities, has provided investors and home buyers with updates of the ongoing construction activities across its diverse range of projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai during its participation in the 11th edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi currently underway at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The developer said it has recently commenced the main construction works of its developments Stella Maris in Dubai Marina and Bloom Heights in Jumeirah Village Circle. Taking shape at the southern end of the vibrant hub of Dubai Marina, Stella Maris is a luxury project that will ......read more
With a world-class collection of hospitality and dining offerings, as well as the Capital’s most exciting celebrations, Al Maryah Island is establishing itself as Abu Dhabi’s most vibrant business and lifestyle destination
Abu Dhabi, 19 April, 2017: Having recently marked a plethora of milestones, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, will showcase its expanding collection of dining and hospitality offerings, alongside its array of celebrations, at this year’s Arabian Travel Market. From the official opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi in October 2016, to the announcement of The Galleria’s Dining Collection, to its impressive New Year’s Eve celebrations in December 2017, Al Maryah Island has firmly established itself as an energetic business & lifestyle ......read more
No signs of slowing down; exhibitors report high number of sales on opening day of capital’s largest real estate show
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April, 2017: Investors and buyers are out in full force at Cityscape Abu Dhabi this week, as exhibitors reveal hundreds of new property launches, special promotion rates and payment plans for a host of local, regional and international real estate projects across a range of price points.
Taking place until 20 April at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Cityscape Abu Dhabi is 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.
Driving the sales on the show floor, Bloom Properties launched their Dubai-based project Bloom Towers in Jumeirah Village Circle ......read more
• Majid Al Futtaim is the first company from the Middle East to commit to Net Positive
• Company aims to become Net Positive in water consumption and carbon emissions by 2040
• Majid Al Futtaim joins other leading global corporations in Net Positive movement
Dubai, 18 April 2017 – Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has today launched its Net Positive strategy in the presence of Dr. Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The strategy aims to significantly reduce the company’s water consumption and carbon emissions to the extent that it puts more back into the environment than it takes out, resulting in a positive corporate ......read more
May 8 - 11, 2017 - Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC)
Offer focused on environmental-friendly buildings, energy efficiency, smart buildings and home automation
8 select companies
Doha, April 18th 2017 - The French companies exhibiting at the Project Qatar from 8 to 11 May 2017, will be focusing on quality and reliability. The French Pavilion organized by Business France, national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will introduce innovative products & technologies to local construction professionals in Doha.
The French pavilion will focus on sustainable and environmental-friendly buildings, energy efficiency and timber constructions but also smart buildings and home automation to reinforce partnerships with existing projects and develop new joint-ventures ......read more
Efficiency of laboratories in Abu Dhabi improves significantly from 57% in 2014 to 97% in 2017
Fluctuation in laboratory efficiency decreases from 66% in 2014 to 32% in 2017
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 April 2017 – The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a workshop for soil and construction material testing laboratories as part of the Proficiency Testing Programme aimed at improving the efficiency of dedicated laboratories across Abu Dhabi.
The workshop highlighted the results of the Proficiency Testing Programme that achieved a 40% increase in the technical competency of the soil and construction material laboratories, increasing from 57% in 2014 to 97% in 2017. This ......read more
12 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: “Overall, the hospitality market across the GCC witnessed an even split in increases and declines of KPIs in February 2017 when compared to the same month last year. In the GCC, half of the markets saw an increase in revenue per average room (RevPAR), these were the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar; while the other half, KSA, Oman, and Bahrain, saw a slowdown in performance. Among the GCC cities surveyed, the city-based hotels of Dubai saw the highest occupancy at 89.1%, while the beach-based hotels had the highest average room rate at US$399. Also in the UAE, Abu Dhabi experienced the highest increase in RevPAR compared to February 2016.
Abu Dhabi’s hospitality market witnessed an increase across all KPI’s in February 2017. Last month, RevPAR increased by 21.7% when compared to the ......read more
• Sluggish job market and a shrinkage in the oil and gas sector continue to place pressure on the Abu Dhabi real estate market;
• Apartment sales prices down 1% and villas down 9%; apartment and villa rents down 3%
12 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Average apartment sales prices in Abu Dhabi fell by 1% in Q1 2017 while villa prices dropped by 9% amid public and private sector downsizing, a byproduct of the static oil and gas sector, according to the Abu Dhabi Residential Market Q1 2017 report from leading international property agency Chestertons MENA.
“Sales prices are expected to further decline due to redundancies attributed to the shrinkage of the oil and gas sector. We believe the trend of downsizing or moving to more affordable areas will continue until 2018, ......read more
12th April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Liberty House Group has launched its new Speciality Steels business and appointed some of the most prominent international metals industry figures to lead the operation.
The move comes in anticipation of completion of Liberty’s agreed £100m acquisition of Tata Steel UK Speciality Steels, employing around 1,700 people in the North of England. A definitive agreement was signed between Liberty and Tata Steel in February and the acquisition is expected to be completed in the near future, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals.
The management board designate of Liberty Speciality Steels will include Jon Bolton as chief executive, Peter Hogg as chief operations officer and Chris Kirby as chief financial officer.
Jon Bolton is currently chief executive of Liberty’s plates ......read more
Winners of the competition will win a year’s free rent at 93- 94 Avenues OR Nad Al Hamar Avenues Community Centres’ worth AED 350,000
April 11, 2017, Dubai, UAE – In line with the UAE declaring 2017 as the year of giving, leading property developer and real estate management company, International House for Real Estate Project Management (IHRPM), is launching the ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur Campaign’. This exciting competition is aimed at giving future and upcoming entrepreneurs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the next step in developing their business. The competition has been launched in partnership with two major radio stations, business incubators and a team of reputable firms that will boost the final winner towards operating a successful enterprise in the UAE.
Launching today, ......read more
Awards series recognizes best-practice contributions to the plastics industry
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2017 – Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the go to resource for industry data in the region, announced the winners of the 7th edition of the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony took place on April 9, 2017, in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the 8th GPCA PlastiCon.
Sabic in partnership with Hira Industries, KSA won in the ‘Joint Development/Improvement of a New Product or Application – Resin Producer & Plastic Converter’ category for their improved use of SABIC’s new LDPE dedicated foam grade in Aerofoam (pipe/tube insulation), while Ingenia Polymers Company, also from KSA, took home the award for ‘Innovative and ......read more
10 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A car is one of the biggest investments one would make and quite naturally it is expected to be as flawless through the test of time. However, that’s just not the case. Most cars undergo a bumpy ride each day, get beaten by the weather and are faced by the agony of pebbles and road debris, which can take nicks out of the paint.
However, there are ways to protect the appearance of your car!
A quick and easy fix would be a regular wash and wax and adding a buff would be a step further. But, if you are looking for something long-term, the best available option would be to add an invisible Paint Protection Film to the most vulnerable spots on the car. It offers a strong defense not only against stones and bird dropping but also helps when it comes to shielding your automobiles, from ......read more
Dubai, 10th April, 2017: Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, heralds the future of its retail stores with the opening of its re-designed concept format at Doha Festival City. The new store opened amidst high anticipation from customers on 5th April, 2017. It is one of the cornerstones of the shopping mall with a retail space of 58,092 sq. ft. split on 2 levels making it the fourth-largest retail offering in Doha Festival City.
The flagship store houses a Café, Kids’ Entertainment area, and customer-centric shopping environment, where the future-focused retailer has striven to enhance the digital experience at its store for the visually-driven millennials and younger families that it is increasingly catering to. Interactive tablets are placed throughout the store prompt customers on star ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017: Dubai’s leading developer G & Co and one of the leading real estate brokerage agencies Fortune 5 recently launched The Fields Sales Centre located in Mohammed Bin Rashid City at a ceremony attended by more than 300 real estate professionals. The newly opened state of the art Sales Centre spread over 7,000 square feet will offer real estate agents a platform to showcase the Cassia family homes at the Fields, District 11, MBR City. “It is important to showcase the developer’s track record, delivered projects and developments currently under construction and its ambitions moving forward. This Sales Centre reflects the high standards and values upheld by the developer G & Co. Fortune 5 has had a long history with G & Co and we are proud of this association. Our values and beliefs ......read more
International Property Show 2017 to provide direct retail property transactions from 2-4 April 2017; Kuwaiti Investors buoyant on real estate
Dubai, UAE, 20 March 2017: International Property Show 2017, which will be held from 2-4 April 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Center, is expected to attract a wide range of visitors from Kuwait. This comes at a time Kuwaiti investors are more ......read more
Geotechnical/Geophysical works and construction materials testing related to various facilities of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, among them Al Wakrah Stadium.
Doha, Qatar; March 20, 2017: Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), the leading consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, recently announced that it has been engaged to ......read more
Proprietary index to help identify local and national priorities for setting development objectives
Model is the First of its Kind in the Middle East and North Africa
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017: To commemorate International Day of Happiness, United World Infrastructure (UWI), the Dubai- and Washington, DC-based firm, has today launched its new advisory offering that will ......read more
The UAE’s iconic landmarks including Burj Al Arab, Yas Viceroy, Cayan Tower, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and InterContinental Dubai Festival City ‘go green’ for Ireland’s National Day celebrations – the biggest UAE greening ever
Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2017: Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks again went green to celebrate Ireland’s ......read more
Join us in our historic celebration, as Dalma Mall will be officially announced by Guinness World Records to be the Record Holder of the Longest Greetings Card Mosaic Made in History!
On this day, Official Representatives from Guinness World Records will authenticate our record-breaking achievement in creating the longest greetings card mosaic made in history, with 150m in length, and made ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 16 March, 2017: The Dubai South Logistics District today witnessed the opening of Panalpina’s 40,000 sqm facility. The centre is the largest logistics and manufacturing facility globally for the Swiss-headquartered Panalpina Group, the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions.
The facility was opened in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed ......read more
Urban Commissions, a design competition set up by Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority to engage with the UAE’s creative community and promote its diverse production industries, announces SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* as this year’s winner.
Urban Commissions was launched in October 2014 to engage design students and professionals residing in the UAE. The ......read more
Dubai, March 14, 2017: Danube Properties, UAE’s leading property developer, part of Danube Group, has launched a new realty project called ‘Resortz’, in Dubai’s Arjaan neighborhood. The project was unveiled by Rizwan Sajan- Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, in the presence of media, brokers as well as senior management of the firm.
The AED 300 million ......read more
The leading paint manufacturer reveals CleanStar, an expert formulation that ensures stain removal to keep walls looking fresh and new.
Dubai, March 14, 2017: Walls provide a protective warmth and energy to every home, working quietly in the background to outline its character. Clean walls speak a thousand unspoken words, adding to the colour and luxury of a room. Understanding the ......read more
Dubai, 13th March 2017: Centrepoint stole the show at Dubai Lynx 2017 with Gold wins in the ‘Film’ and ‘Film Craft’ categories for the creative brilliance and dramatic cinematography of its recent sale films. The films were conceptualized as a two-part series by Impact BBDO, Dubai, who was also awarded Agency of the Year, at the ceremony that took place on the 9th of ......read more
The Global Property Market is an initiative by Dubai Land Department (DLD) that presents a niche opportunity for strategic information and networking on investment and development
Dubai, UAE, 13 March2017: With the woes of the oil and commodities industry easing out and governments raising their spending on infrastructure,the property market for retail, residential, industrial, office ......read more
New corporate campaign shaped by Majid Al Futtaim commissioned research into happiness amongst UAE residents
UAE research highlights:
Nearly all (93%) of people are happiest when spending quality time with loved ones
One third (30%) spend an average of just five hours or less a week doing so
Half (46%) feel they currently waste at ......read more
12 March 2017, Dubai - UAE: The internationally renowned Parisians’ favourite department store “Le BHV Marais” is set to open its first flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on the 13th of March 2017 in the buzzing City Walk, Dubai as part of its international expansion in franchising with MEDS.
An exclusive media visit to discover Le BHV Marais was hosted ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 9 March 2017: New ideas and innovations were presented during the second day (Wednesday, 8 March 2017) of the 12th edition of Dubai WoodShow (DWS 2017) and the 1st edition of Dubai International Furniture Accessories & Components & Semi-Finished Products Show (DIFAC 2017).
Many initiatives were also presented at the show, one of which targets building 100% ......read more
Seven bespoke designs by sculptor David Harber to be installed at Doha Festival City
Doha, 9 March 2017: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s largest entertainment, retail and dining destination continues to deliver on the commitment to bring visitors a world class shopping experience, and surprise and delight customers with the installation it’s first art piece. Created by ......read more
For The Longest Greeting Card Made In History
Celebrate Mother’s Day BIG with Dalma Mall
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2017: Change the face of history and help bring a new majestic Guinness World Records to the capital of the United Arab Emirates with Dalma Mall.
On Mother’s Day, and from March 7 to 21, Dalma Mall will prove once again that nothing is ......read more
500-meter full scale Hyperloop test structure weighs over one million kilograms
Hyperloop One tube measures 3.3 meters in diameter
Hyperloop One is the only company building a functional Hyperloop system
Shares vision for connecting Gulf Cooperation Council
Travel between major cities in the Gulf region could be less than one hour
Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017: Hyperloop ......read more
The company will unveil its specialized facility that produces various interior decoration materials for the furniture applications
Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2017: According to a new market report published by Credence Research Furniture Market – Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 – 2023, the furniture market has been estimated to be valued at ......read more
New lifestyle focused mall for southern Dubai to be anchored by IKEA and ACE.
Dubai, UAE, 06 March 2017: Al-Futtaim, one of the most progressive business houses in the Gulf region, has broken ground on the development of a 78,500 sq. metre site, which forms part of the Jebel Ali Development (JAD) mixed use master planned community.
Al-Futtaim plans to expand its retail ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017: Leading Bollywood actress BipashaBasu inaugurated the 35th outlet of UAE’s leading name for high quality Indian food stuff. Al Adil Group, which is celebrating 33 years of success in this market has created another milestone. The group has set by opening its 35th outlet at Dubai’s most sought after business destination Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai. The ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 March, 2017: His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) yesterday led a delegation of ADFD employees and toured the memorial site, Wahat Al Karama.
The delegation explored the premises and visited the cultural landmark; the 31 aluminium-panel, each leaning on the other, exemplifying the unity, solidarity and mutual ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: The retail industry in the Middle East is at a critical crossroad that threatens the old order and demands a new approach to every touchpoint in the retail ecosystem. From the harnessing of technology across the supply chain, to reinventing brands, adopting new business models and broadening channels, companies in the retail space are having to take new approaches ......read more
Middle East investors in the UK property market may be hit by a change in legislation.
The change, which comes into effect on 6 April this year, could see investors’ families/beneficiaries lose out on 40% of their property value.
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: New UK legislation coming into effect from 6 April 2017 could impact thousands of people living in the ......read more
A report by Allied Market Research (AMR) projects that the global engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41.273 billion by 2022
Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2017: Organisers of Dubai WoodShow 2017 said that wood industry continues to have strong and consistent demand for all grades of logs. A new report by Allied Market Research (AMR) projects that the global engineered wood market is ......read more
DREI supports the real estate market by providing training and qualifications for professionals
50 thousand real estate students have graduated from DREI since 2009
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the educational arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), has made essential contributions towards spreading knowledge and culture all across the ......read more
More than 30 German companies are participating at Dubai WoodShow to be held in Dubai from March 7 to 9
Dubai, UAE, 27 February 2017: A report by The Federation of the German timber industry (HDH) stated that the German wood industry witnessed an increase in sales in 2016 by 2.4%, up to EUR 35 billion. Currently, 939 companies operate in the German wood industry and the employment ......read more
Dubai - 27 February 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 reported its audited financial results for the year ending 31 December ......read more
Mr. Samir Salya, Chairman of Reign Holdings, says the project consists of 124 fully furnished hotel apartments.
DUBAI- February 26, 2017: Arthur & Hardman, the development arm of global business conglomerate Reign Holdings, has launched Milano by Giovanni Boutique Suites, a premium Italian style luxury property in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle at an estimated investment of ......read more
Woodworking machinery market set to grow at 20-30% in 2017
Company to participate in Dubai WoodShow with the stand of 400 sqm to showcase its most innovative machineries
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2017: SIMCO, a leading industrial manufacturing company, has projected that the wood working machinery market will grow by 20% to 30% in 2017. Compared to 2016, the start of 2017 has seen a ......read more
1.5 million sq ft area caters to demands of halal sector
Complex comprises light industrial units and refrigerated warehouses to meet SME needs
Industrial Park’s Stand CC7-10 displays cross-section model of light industrial units and new warehouses
Dubai-UAE: 25 February, 2017: Dubai Wholesale City, a global integrated wholesale trading hub and member of TECOM ......read more
Al Wahda Mall introduces hassle free parking for its women shoppers by dedicating more than 80 pink parking bays in the mall parking arena, making it the first mall in Abu Dhabi to lead the way with and promote the Abu Dhabi government’s initiative
Al Wahda Mall is known for introducing novel initiatives and programs that are in the best interests of the mall visitors
Focusing on the ......read more
Deloitte Global report finds retailers achieve steady growth despite challenging global economy
US$4.3 trillion in revenues generated by top 250 global retailers
We are now living in the customer-driven economy
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: The top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of US$4.31 trillion in fiscal year 2015, representing composite growth of ......read more
HE Abdallah Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Economy, for UAE visited Conares’ steel manufacturing plants in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), Dubai on Wednesday.
DUBAI – February 23, 2017: The steel manufacturing sector in UAE is seeking further support to prevent dumping of cheap steel imports in the country, says a leading steel ......read more
Dubai-based global firm eyes a share of the world’s urban future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017: United World Infrastructure (UWI), the Dubai- and Washington, DC-based firm that funds, develops and manages next generation cities, has set out a plan to offer urban developments to 15 million people by 2030.
UWI expects to develop its urban portfolio by ......read more
Residents increasingly prefer to stay closer to home for family related activities such as community events, dining out and shopping
Dubai, UAE - February 18, 2017: A recent survey by leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager Dubai Properties (DP) has revealed that 84% of UAE consumer’s surveyed want to be more involved in their local community ......read more
Dubai-UAE: February 18, 2017 – Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, collaborated with the fifth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2017) as the exclusive happiness partner at the Global Dialogue for Happiness, on 11 February 2017.
Renuka Jagtiani, Vice Chairperson, Landmark Group addressed the audience, and said: “We would like to ......read more
13th edition of International Property Show attracts 100 exhibitors from 40 countries
International Property Show focuses on innovation and creativity in real estate marketing
In collaboration with Dubai Land Department, show to host debut ‘Real Estate Brokers Village’
16,000 visitors expected in 3 days
Dubai, UAE, 16 February 2017: Representatives from Dubai ......read more
Asteco’s Q4 2016 report highlights expected downward pressure on rents caused by increased supply
Average apartment and villa rents down by 6% and 5% through 2016
Residential sale prices bottoming out
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2017: Tenants in Dubai could have the upper hand when negotiating rental rates thanks to a significant amount of stock coming to the market in 2017, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017: As the retail industry in the MENA region undergoes seismic shifts driven by a post-oil economy, changing consumer behaviour and the digital realm becoming the new norm, this year’s Retail Leaders Circle MENA takes on critical significance for all sectors of the industry.
The exclusive annual summit, taking place at The Address Dubai Mall Hotel ......read more
120 winners have opportunity to win prizes worth AED 240,000 From 10th February until 21st March 2017
Al Ain, UAE, 12 February 2017: It’s back! Hili Mall will certainly be a consumer’s paradise once more as it is set to launch its second edition of Shop & Win. Absolutely a game changer, the campaign is scheduled to kick off on the 10th of February, 2017 and will ......read more
Dubai, February 9, 2017: Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments, hosted a Pre-Valentines event to showcase the true essence of the Month of Love.
The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners, bloggers and instagrammers in the hotel. During the event, an overview of its enticing offers was ......read more
Dubai, 8th February, 2017: Danube Properties, the property arm of UAE-Based Danube Group, has announced that 95 percent of the recently launched Miraclz project has been sold, at a press conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel today. The event was held in the presence of Sushmita Sen, who is a renowned Indian actress and is the face of Danube Group, as well as the senior management of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 February 2017: The Marsh 2017 Infrastructure Risk Management Forum saw this year’s theme ‘From Risk to Resilience in the Infrastructure Industry: Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Infrastructure Risks’ yield a positive response from delegates, at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai on Wednesday, 8th February.
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A premium Emirati Brand Exhibition encouraging local entrepreneurship was held under the patronage of H.E. Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of Baniyas Sports & Cultural Club
Abu Dhabi, February 8, 2017: Bawabat al Sharq Mall, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest shopping and entertainment destinations, successfully concluded ......read more
Sandvik Secures Strategic Projects in Egypt; Establishes Regional HQ in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 February 2017: Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium, and other high-performance materials, announced that, it has secured a number of strategic projects offshore Egypt to provide a comprehensive scope of Sandvik oil and ......read more
Minister of Infrastructure Development: ‘Future Cities Show provides value addition to strategic planning of future cities by using renewable energy and adopting innovation, creativity and excellence’
Director General, Dubai Land Department: ‘The show’s mission is to plan future cities based on sustainable development’
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Dubai, UAE, February 7, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced it will be the key partner of the World Retail Congress for a second consecutive year. The 11th edition of the Congress, which is the world’s largest retail event, will be held in Dubai from 4 to 6 April 2017 under ......read more
Find the perfect gift to say ‘I love you’ to your special someone this Valentine’s Day at BurJuman
Share your love with the world with BurJuman’s Valentine’s Day photo booth
Dubai, UAE, 6 February, 2017: Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at BurJuman. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift to say ‘I love you’ or ......read more
AED175 million expansion to make ASSENT one of the largest steel companies in the region
New expansion makes Shafar one of the largest steel companies in the region, spread over an area of 2.4 million square feet.
Dubai-UAE: 6 February, 2017: Al Shafar Steel Engineering LLC (ASSENT), a leading company in the field of structural steel design and manufacturing and a member of the ......read more
UAE, Dubai 6 February 2017: The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, is pleased to announce the signing of two new Radisson Blu hotels in International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) and Dubai Studio City, United Arab Emirates. The new signings made in partnership with renowned, Dubai-based, Bin Haider Group, follow Rezidor’s recent announcement ......read more