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Dubai Land Department showcases its ‘Investment Map' and ‘Real Estate Promotion Trustee' initiatives on the first day of Dubai Property Show in Shanghai

25 local real estate companies promote Dubai as an attractive investment hub for China Dubai Land Department presents its latest technologies and projects to highlight its leading services in the real estate sector Dubai - United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) highlighted several of its pioneering initiatives during the first day of the Dubai Property Show in Shanghai as the strategic partner of the event, which was inaugurated today on Friday 24th March and will run for three days until Sunday 26th of this month. DLD’s participation is taking place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center under the theme ‘Dubai, your ideal investment destination’. The department’s delegation will be working to translate this theme into reality over the course of ......read more

Dubai realty showcase in Shanghai to attract Chinese investments

Land Department and 25 Dubai real estate companies set to participate at Dubai Property Show being held from 24th -26th March in China 21th March 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Dubai developers are all geared to showcase the best of Dubai real estate opportunities to the Chinese investors at the upcoming Dubai Property Show that will be held in Shanghai, China from 24th -26th March, 2017 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. This will be the 6th global edition of the popular exhibition which has been instrumental in promoting Dubai real estate to key investor markets which include London, Mumbai, Hongkong and now Shanghai. The exhibition is being organised by Sumansa Exhibitions in association with Dubai Land Department and will be attended by around 25 real estate companies from Dubai. Dubai Properties, Falconcity of ......read more

IKEA Spreads Cheer on International Day of Happiness

Nearly AED 20,000 of goodies were hand-gifted to customers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Dubai, 20th March, 2017:  Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA - part of Al-Futtaim – marked International Day of Happiness this morning with a series of ‘Happiness Drops’ at Dubai Festival City as well as in-store at both its Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations.  Throughout the day IKEA chose shoppers at random and surprised them with nearly AED 20,000 of gifts to brighten their day. The activity was in recognition of the globally recognised day, designed by Action for Happiness that promotes wellbeing and progress through spreading happiness and was also in line with the Dubai Government’s drive to ensure a happy society for all its citizens.   According to new research*, practical gifts make people happier, so ......read more

Kuwaiti real estate investment in Dubai's realty market crossed AED 2 billion in 2016

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 demanding realty investments in Dubai in the form of villas, apartments and offices.  In 2016, the number of Kuwaiti investors in Dubai’s real estate market has increased to reach 770 investors as the volume of their investments touched AED 2 billlion according to Dubai Land Department (DLD). At the same time, many reports issued by specialized institutions expected that the real estate market in Dubai will keep its growth in ......read more

ACTS bags quality control, geotechnical and testing works on Qatar stadiums

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 provide its services in connection with five World Cup stadiums and three related energy centres being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. ACTS has already completed its task to conduct geophysical surveys on the Al Wakrah Stadium. In addition, ACTS has been appointed to perform various additional geotechnical and geophysical tasks along with the construction materials testing related to the same stadium. The 40,000-seater facility is ......read more

Dubai and Washington DC-based United World Infrastructure Launches Model to Measure and Improve Happiness within Cities

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 allow it to work with cities across the Middle East and the world to measure and improve the happiness of residents. Including its proprietary ‘Happiness and Wellbeing Index’ the offering will empower city developers and municipalities with the information required to measurably improve the experience of its citizens and residents through infrastructure focused policies and development. UWI has significant experience in the ......read more

The UAE Goes Green for Ireland's National Day

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 National Day as part of Tourism Ireland’s eight annual Global Greening initiative. InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Cayan Tower and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium went green for the first time in 2017 and joined Burj Al Arab Jumeirah which has glowed emerald since 2011 and Yas Viceroy Hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island which joined the campaign to celebrate Ireland’s National Day in 2016, shone bright in emerald green on ......read more

Dubai South announces the opening of Panalpina's largest logistics and manufacturing facility

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 bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South. Others present at the event included Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South, Stefan Karlen, CEO, Panalpina Group, Pascal Sieber, Panalpina Country Managing Director UAE, Mike Wilson, Global Head of Logistics and ......read more

Dubai-based Italian creative lab SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* wins Urban Commissions 2017 design competition

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 brief for the competition’s third edition was to design a ‘communal table’ with various seating combinations that celebrates the Emirati tradition of gathering for conversation, collaboration and respite. The winning design is to be produced with a grant of AED 50,000 and placed within the urban landscape of d3 in 2017. SUPERFUTUREDESIGN*, a creative lab founded by four Italian partners in Dubai in 2009, wins with Mu.TABLE. This ......read more

Danube Properties Launches Eight Realty Project ‘Resortz'

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 project spans an area of over four acres and offers 419 apartments, ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments and retail units. Moreover, the property boasts a beautifully landscaped areas, a resort-style swimming pool and a central dome, which resembles the Duomo in Florence. Commenting on the launch, Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Rizwan Sajan, said, “This is our eight realty project and I am extremely happy to see how far we ......read more

Caparol Paints Brings Innovative Formula to Keep Walls Spotless and Beautiful

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 importance of clean walls and how difficult it is to maintain them, especially in areas like kid’s room, corridors, hallways and kitchens, Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, has innovated CleanStar to help keep walls clean and fresh forever. CleanStar is a high-quality wall paint with an effective formula that prevents stains from setting in. A luxurious, long-lasting and highly durable formula, CleanStar allows removal ......read more

Centrepoint Wins Double Gold at Dubai Lynx for Sale Film

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 March, 2017, at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena.  The ad campaign was released in a two-film series, titled ‘Sabotage’ and ‘Lies’, are based on a universal insight that captures and encapsulates the size of the sale - Life has a mind of its own.  Shot in black and white, they raise the point that while there isn’t much you can do to counter all the indignities life hurls at you, the least you can do is visit ......read more

Thirteenth edition of International Property Show 2017 to feature ‘The Global Property Market'

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 and hotel sectors will witness a strong growth in 2017 on a global basis, according to CBRE. In lieu of the promising growth, the 13th edition of the International Property Show (IPS) which will be held from April 2nd to 4th this year at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will feature a new platform called ‘The Global Property Market’.  The Global Property Market is an initiative by Dubai Land Department ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim launches ‘Create Great Moments Together' campaign to encourage UAE residents to prioritise quality time with loved ones

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 least two weekends per month by not spending time with family and friends and (48%) turn down offers to meet loved ones at least twice per month  Four fifths (81%) recognise they need to prioritise spending more quality time with those they love Dubai, UAE, 12 March 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today launched a new regional ......read more

The renowned Le BHV Marais' first flagship store is set to open in Dubai

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 today by Mr. Pascal Abchee, General Manager, MEDS and attended by Home décor, gastronomy, style and fashion experts. Established in 1856 in Paris, Le BHV Marais is a subsidiary department store from the Galeries Lafayette group and celebrates this year its 160 years anniversary.  “Le BHV Marais first Emirati branch reflects the strong partnership between Galeries Lafayette Group’ and MEDS and is a confirmation on the trust in ......read more

Dubai WoodShow 2017 taps potential of building fully wooden houses in the UAE

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% wood-manufactured houses in the UAE. “Statistics show that houses built using steel increase the CO2 emissions, followed by buildings made of concrete. While studies reveal that buildings using wooden building materials don’t only reduce CO2 emission, but also have positive impact on the environment by helping achieving sustainability,” said Juha Peltomaki, senior advisor from Finland.  “In Finland, it’s ......read more

Doha Festival City Set to wow Visitors with Unique Sculpture Installations

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 visionary artist and sculptor, David Harber, the bespoke ‘Sculpted Torus’, is now pride of place in the Mall’s Centre Court. The impressive sculpture, four metres in diameter, will wow guests visiting the Mall when it opens on 5th April 2017.  The piece is an adaptation of David Harber Ltd’s iconic ‘Torus’ and is part of a series of five variations that will be installed at Doha Festival City. The unique ......read more

Hyperloop One Reveals First Images of Nevada Desert Development Site (‘DevLoop') at Middle East Rail

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 One, the global leader in developing the world’s first operational Hyperloop, released never-before-seen images of its development site (‘DevLoop’) in the Nevada desert at Middle East Rail, held in Dubai.  Providing the international keynote address at the 11th annual conference, CEO of Hyperloop One, Rob Lloyd, shared a bird’s-eye view of how construction is progressing at the world’s only full-system and ......read more

Saudi's AFIFI Industrial Group to extend its participation at Dubai WoodShow 2017

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 US$ 137.5 billion by the end of 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 186.5 billion by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2016 to 2023. With the global furniture market experiencing a high, the Middle East wood furniture industry, particularly Saudi Arabia is witnessing a vibrant growth as well. The growing number of real estate development, increasing demand for residential property and the governmental initiatives to develop socio-economic ......read more

Al-Futtaim Launches Second Mixed Use Development in the UAE

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 offering through the development of the new mall, located in Jebel Ali, the southern part of Dubai along the main Abu Dhabi – Dubai Highway. The project will be a mixed use development that combines living, working and entertainment with popular retail brands.  In the first phase of its development, which also includes a strategic partnership with wasl properties, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, the new retail offer is ......read more

Bollywood actress BipashaBasu inaugurates the new Al Adil Meena Bazaar outlet

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 grand inauguration, in the presence of huge crowd from diverse section of the society took place on 2nd March 2017 at 7 p.m..  Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director, Al Adil Trading and popularly known as Masala King, said “It is a proud moment for all of us to establish our 35th outlet in Dubai. The showroom is strategically located next to Raymond Showroom, Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai. This business destination is ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Delegation Visits Wahat Al Karama

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 support shared between the UAE’s leadership, servicemen and people.  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi said: “This site is a national treasure. It’s a reminder of how far we’ve come as a nation. Together we stand in unity, unison and with the utmost respect for our fallen heroes. Their sacrifice and memory should never be forgotten. Their sacrifice should be our driving force. Their sacrifice should be the ......read more

At a Critical Crossroad: What the Region's Retail Leaders Have To Say About the Industry in 2017

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 to survive. This is clear from the agenda for this year’s Retail Leaders Circle MENA, the annual closed room summit for the industry that takes place from 6th – 7th March at The Address Dubai Mall Hotel.  The region’s biggest retailers, developers and brand owners are confirmed to attend, with many of them participating in key discussions on the future for the industry. The full line up of speakers providing a ......read more

Those investing in UK property could be hit by new legislation

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 Middle East. The change will affect non-UK domiciles who have invested in the UK property market through an offshore corporate structure – such investors may need to take action. For people in the region, the UK Property market has been a popular investment choice, especially London where growth continues to be strong. The average house price has risen over 65% in London in the last 5 years*. A common way for people living in the Middle East to ......read more

Italian companies to showcase their expertise at Dubai WoodShow 2017

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 estimated to reach $41.273 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.8 per cent from 2016 - 2022. Europe, being the developed market, accounts for nearly 70 per cent of global engineered wood production, while still maintaining high CAGRs. As such market participants seem to be gearing up for what they believe will be yet another year of good growth for the wood industry. The Italian wood and furniture industry is one ......read more

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Majid Al Futtaim Joins World Retail Congress as Key Partner for Second Consecutive Year…

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

Spoil your loved one this Valentine's Day with BurJuman…

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

Al Shafar Steel Engineering to Double Facilities at Dubai Industrial Park…

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

Rezidor signs two new Radisson Blu hotels in Dubai…

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

Retail Leaders Circle MENA: Key Industry Summit brings Region's Retail Leaders Together to Unlock ...…

Dubai, UAE, February 6, 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

Equitativa, Al Hamra and National Bonds launch the UAE's first Residential REIT…

REIT launches with AED 418m seed portfolio comprised of 483 villas and apartments in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah Dubai – 5 February 2017: Equitativa (AD) Limited (“Equitativa”) today announces the launch of The Residential REIT (IC) Limited (“The Residential REIT” or the “REIT”), the first Sharia compliant residential Real Estate Investment Trust in the ......read more

Dubai Properties' iconic tower development 1/JBR on track for Q4 2019 completion…

Dubai Contracting Company announced as the contractor for luxurious sea-front destination at Jumeirah Beach Residence  Dubai, UAE – 05 February 2017: Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager, has announced that Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) has been awarded the contract for the exclusive luxury sea-front tower - 1/JBR. Work is now ......read more

Danube Properties hosts second annual investors and brokers meet…

Over 1000 investors & 500 brokers joined in for an evening fun and frolic  Updates on existing projects and their progress were revealed during the evening Dubai, 5th February 2017:  Danube Properties, UAE’s leading property developer, has recently organized its second annual Investors & Brokers Meet at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. The evening was attended by ......read more

World Retail Congress 2017 Launched Today…

11th Congress to be held in Dubai on April 4-6, 2017 in partnership with Dubai Chamber High-profile event cements emirate’s position as a thriving global retail hub H.E. Buamim: Robust outlook for UAE retail market supported by strong consumer base Growth in UAE household spending expected to average 7.1% through 2020  Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Bringing together ......read more

Al Habtoor Group Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Praises Hungary's Investor-Friendly Landscape…

Al Habtoor Group owns The Ritz-Carlton Budapest, InterContinental Budapest Group recently purchased two office building: Rambach Centre and Dorottya Udvar Chairman said Hungary has the competitive edge over the mature markets in Europe which he believes have peaked Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group gave the keynote speech ......read more

Grohe AG gains certification for its energy management system…

Further strengthening of one of the company’s core brand values, sustainability Full compliance with ISO 50001:2011 Continued increase of energy efficiency  Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2017:   Sustainability and energy efficiency are of great importance to Grohe AG. The sanitary manufacturer continues to improve its sustainability profile, which is rooted in long-standing ......read more

DSMG's New ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings' Campaigns recieves overwhelming response from shoppers…

Two mega prizes of AED 50,000 and one Grand Prize of AED 100,000 will be given to lucky shoppers on 28th January at Global Village Dubai, 26th January 2017:  The innovative shop & win promotion ‘Happy Shopping, Happy Winnings’, by the Dubai Shopping Malls Group, has generated a significant increase in customer footfall across the 19 participating malls during the renowned ......read more

Dubai Properties Title Sponsor of the world's fastest growing watersport, ‘Dragon Boat Festival' at ...…

First official Dubai-wide sporting event to take place at Marasi Business Bay  Dubai, UAE – 24 January 2017:  Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager of renowned destinations across the Emirate, has announced its sponsorship of the DP Dragon Boat Festival. The race is scheduled to take place on the 27th and 28th January 2017, ......read more

Cityland Mall's Central Park to showcase spectacular multi-sensory attractions…

Will provide a unique recreational space for shoppers to reconnect with nature  A children’s water park, jogging track, numerous F&B options, scintillating light shows and a 3000 seat amphitheater will delight shoppers Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 25, 2017):  The recently announced Cityland Mall project has strengthened its credentials as the world’s ......read more

Smart Stores Expo 2017 continues to Garner Huge Industry Response…

Concepts like connected stores, virtual fitting rooms, and self-serve technologies showcased at the region’s biggest retail technology show Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: UAE retail sector is fast adopting innovative technologies; this was evident from the latest technologies showcased at Smart Stores Expo being held at Abu Dhabi International Convention Centre from 23 to 25 January ......read more

H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi Opens Smart Stores Expo 2017…

The first-of-its-kind Expo introduces connected stores and virtual retail concepts in the region Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Chamber, inaugurated the first edition of Smart Stores Expo 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 23 January. The inaugural event opened its door to several leading retail professionals ......read more

BRISTOL VMD partners with Bronto Skylift to establish first UAE-based service center…

BRISTOL announces exclusive partnership with Bronto Skylift at Intersec 2017 with the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Agreement will see BRISTOL establish the Middle East’s first authorized service and after sales center for Bronto’s aerial work platforms used in firefighting and utilities.  Bronto client list includes Ministry ......read more

Masdar Institute Partners with Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company to Build Human Capital and ...…

Collaboration to Contribute to Advanced Research Needed to Develop and Manage Sustainable and Safe Tunneling Projects in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 January, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven, graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), have ......read more

Current Supply Volume of holiday homes in Dubai touches 4,200 units…

Seen as affordable option of frequent tourists to the Emirate: Influx of tourist fuels the real estate business in Dubai says International Property Show organizers  Dubai, UAE, 22 January 2017:  The real estate sector in Dubai is holding steady and gaining maturity and sustainability as it has registered promising results the last year 2016. Indeed, Dubai Land Department (DLD) ......read more

LABTEC wins AED 11 million contracts to supply lab furniture & fire-rated doors in UAE, Eritrea…

Dubai, January 21, 2017:  LABTEC LLC, a leading player in design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of laboratory furniture and a part of Masharie LLC – a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has won projects worth AED 11 million in the UAE and Eritrea to supply and installation of laboratory furniture and fire-rated doors. The new projects won by LABTEC include an AED ......read more

Abu Dhabi to host Region's Biggest Retail Design and Technology Expo…

Smart Stores Expo 2017 will showcase top-notch solutions from world leading companies Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Smart Stores Expo 2017, the first of its kind event focusing on the latest trends in retail design, technology, and services is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from January 23 – 25.  The show caters to all aspects of the retail industry in ......read more

Danube Group: Building materials' price escalation could push up property prices in 2017…

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   An increase in building materials price could push up the prices of apartments, villas and office space, if not contained in the next few months. However, the effects of the price increase could be felt by the consumers only when materials suppliers, sub-contractors, contractors and developers factor in the increases in their future pricing of material ......read more

Shopping is just the beginning at The Dubai Mall this DSF…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  The Dubai Mall is celebrating Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a host of entertainment for shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Following the festive-fun from the first half of the festival, there’s plenty more in store from now until the festival wraps up on January 28.  Roaming performers will delight mall-goers with Piano Ballet, Frozen Stilts, ......read more

Gulf Craft Announces Partnership with Germany-based Yacht Dealer, Drettmann…

Emirates-based Shipyard Continues to Bolster International Presence Dubai, UAE – 16 January 2017: Gulf Craft has announced its partnership with Germany-based Drettmann, a globally recognized dealer of luxury yachts, for the shipyard’s sales in the European continent and Russia. The move is part of Gulf Craft’s continued focus on international expansion, with this new ......read more

La Quinta at Villanova, introduces large villas to Dubai, fulfilling the market need for ...…

Dubai Properties’ Villanova phase two launch, on the 21st of January, will cater to families looking for spacious villas in an elegant and vibrant neighbourhood in DUBAILAND Luxurious 3 , 4, 5 and 5+ bedroom villas to  offer families settling in Dubai wide choice of larger homes  Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate ......read more

Mahboob Is Back At Dalma Mall This Winter…

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ADFD's AED320 Million Allocation to Amman Development Road Ensures Advancements in Infrastructure…

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: New road network to encourage urbanization Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 January, 2017:  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), attended the official opening of the Amman Development Road. The road network connects the capital with the surrounding cities, easing the movement of passengers and ......read more

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Unveils ADFD's AED103 Million Kufranjah Dam Project…

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi confirms tailored approach to match government of Jordan economic expansion strategy Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended the official opening of the Kufranjah Dam – a development project funded by the UAE government and managed by ADFD in the Kingdom of Jordan.  Located north of ......read more

Al Habtoor Group and One Broker Group Host ‘Real Estate Brokers Night' to Showcase Al Habtoor City ...…

Event attended by more than 300 brokers  12 January, 2017, Dubai:  Al Habtoor Group and One Broker Group (OBG), the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Al Habtoor City’s Residence Collection, organized a Real Estate Brokers Night on Tuesday, 10  January 2017 at The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, where more than 300 people were in attendance.  Al Habtoor ......read more

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi with Mr Faisal Al Nuaimi Inaugurates 'The Ajman Palace ...…

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was inaugurated today by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, MANAFA LLC, and Vice Chairman, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and Mr. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD, in the presence of H.E. Dr Shaikha Hind bint Abul Aziz Al Qassimi, ......read more

Dubai South Signs Strategic Agreement with Dubai Land Department…

Dubai-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  Dubai South signed strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) regarding the registration of freehold plots and properties by investors at Dubai South. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai ......read more

HMH Appoints a New COO…

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has announced today the appointment of Ferghal Purcell as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Purcell, the former Complex General Manager for both The Ajman Palace Hotel and The Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, has over 30 years of regional and international experience in the hospitality industry. H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, ......read more

New Indian Ambassador visits Conares plant in JAFZA, Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:  His Excellency Navdeep Singh Suri, the new Ambassador of India to the UAE, visited the headquarters and facilities of Conares, the second largest steel manufacturer in the Emirates, in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) recently. The Indian Ambassador was received by Mr. Bharat Bhatia, CEO of Conares. “We are honoured to welcome Ambassador Navdeep Suri in our ......read more

Carillion Joint Venture awarded AED725 million contract for Phase 1A6 of the One Central ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) the contract to deliver Phase 1A6 of One Central, a major integrated Real Estate development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in the heart of the city’s Central Business District.  This latest phase of One Central has ......read more

Gulf chemicals industry is 2nd largest within manufacturing sector, creating over 500,000 jobs and ...…

UAE had 13.7m tons/year of petrochemical capacity respectively in 2016, according to GPCA Dubai, UAE, 3rd January 2017:  Organizers of the 13th ArabPlast 2017 have said that the chemicals industry of the GCC is the region’s second largest within the manufacturing sector, creating over 500,000 direct and indirect jobs and $108 billion worth of products in 2015. These figures were ......read more

Emaar Hospitality Group is world's first hotel chain to win ISO 28000: 2007 certification for its ...…

Dubai, UAE; January 3, 2017:  Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, is now the world’s first hotel chain to secure the ISO 28000: 2007 certification from British Standards Institute (BSI) for its Security Management System.  Following an intense review of the security supply chain management system, BSI awarded the prestigious ......read more

Biggest Private Sector Entities Gear Up to Play Crucial Role in Dubai Shopping Festival 2017…

Dubai, UAE - 29 December 2016:  The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has lauded the solid partnership between the government and private sectors, describing it as a unique role model of public-private collaboration that works collectively with a single-minded purpose to achieve the ......read more

Al Wahda Mall spreads festive cheer in the mall and beyond…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2016:  Al Wahda Mall, an Iconic landmark & favorite shopping destination located in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, is activating new and unique activations at its premises to spread good cheer and convey the season’s greetings this Festive season. Activated from the 18th of December, Mall visitors will be encouraged to make greeting cards ......read more

INTERSEC DUBAI: French expertise supports the protection of individuals and strategic ...…

United Arab Emirates December 28th  2016:  On January 22-24, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Business France will be running the French Pavilion at INTERSEC Dubai, a trade fair devoted to security, safety and fire protection. Organized and sponsored by the UAE Interior Ministry, the fair has forged a reputation over the last 18 years as one of the security industry's leading ......read more

UK's largest health food retailer ‘Holland & Barrett' opens at Town Square in Al Forsan Village…

Town Square aims to be one of the vibrant retail destination in the capital Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 28th, 2016: UK’s famous vitamin and supplement store – Holland & Barrett has opened retail operations at the ‘Town Square’, the vibrant retail destination within Al Forsan Village. The Town Square will now be home to several ‘community focussed’ brands. ......read more

Dubai Properties opens Shorooq Community Centre in Mirdif…

Residents of Shorooq Community in Mirdif now have access to major retail brands within their community Dubai, UAE, 28 December 2016 – Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager, celebrated the opening of a new centre anticipated to bring different experiences and opportunities to the elegant and upmarket Shorooq Community in Mirdif. The ......read more

Air Miles Millionaire Winners Announced by Modell's Sporting Goods…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 December 2016:  Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, has revealed the winners of the Modell’s Air Miles Millionaire competition that was held recently. From among 971 individual entrants and including a radio and a print competition, a grand prize of 1 million Air Miles was awarded at Modell’s in Mall of ......read more

Bollywood Parks Dubai equipped with industrial and life safety solutions by BMTS…

Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2016:   Bahri & Mazroei Technical Systems (BMTS), the leading provider of solutions to building, industrial automation and infra-development segments in the UAE, has completed one of its largest project in industrial solutions for the recently opened Bollywood Parks, a Dubai Parks & Resorts projects. BMTS provided industrial and life safety solutions to the ......read more

The Saudi TASNEE is Platinum Sponsor of ArabPlast 2017 in Dubai…

KSA’s petrochemical sector is largest non-oil sector, with investment estimated at USD 63.5–150 billion expected in 2020 alone, according to the Saudi Arabia industrial overview report published by Jeddah Chamber Dubai, UAE, Riyad, Saudi Arabia, 22 December 2016: Tasnee, the leading industrial company in Saudi Arabia, is the platinum sponsor of ArabPlast Show to be held from 8th to ......read more

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Inaugurates Regions Largest Manufacturing Plant by Unilever at Dubai ...…

100 per cent of goods to be marked ‘Made in UAE’ of which 80 per cent to be exported Ahmed bin Saeed: Such projects are in line with UAE Vision 2021 Ahmed bin Saeed: The UAE is stepping up its efforts to boost the industrial sector and make it a valuable contributor to the national economy, turning the ‘Made in UAE’ label into a true mark of quality and global ......read more

UAE retailers must build sustainable customer analytics capabilities to stay competitive: Booz ...…

Digital commerce and predictive customer analytics are converting economic pressures into opportunities for the retail sector Booz Allen Hamilton outlines an actionable strategy for retailers to enhance customer experience in an evolving market Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016:  Booz Allen Hamilton, the global consulting and technology firm, has found that investing in customer ......read more

Commenting on the November 2016 GCC Key Performance Highlights, Yousef Wahbah, MENA Head of ...…

“Dubai’s hospitality market was the top MENA performer in November 2016, representing the highest occupancy at 89.5% and highest revenue per average room (RevPAR) of USD 250. Compared to last year, Dubai witnessed a positive increase in occupancy from 84.8% in November 2015 to 89.5% in November 2016, which could be ascribed to the Big 5 exhibition (the largest construction exhibition ......read more

UAE Government Stakes Global Leadership in Securing Smart Cities…

RSA: Next Five Years Vital to Protect Critical National Infrastructure Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:  The UAE is staking its global leadership in securing Smart City services and protecting critical national infrastructure. In the interconnected Internet of Things era, the UAE is one of the world’s best-prepared countries in cybersecurity, ranking 17 out of 105 countries by the ......read more

Emaar signs agreement with Al Marjan Island in Ras AlKhaimah to build 2 million sq ft mixed-use ...…

Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the project is the first venture by Emaar in the Emirate  Emaar to pilot a five-star luxury hotel & serviced residences, and a world-class retail precinct  Agreement will drive the vision of Ras Al Khaimah to boost tourism arrivals to the Emirate  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; December 21, 2016:  Emaar Properties PJSC has signed an agreement ......read more

Fidenza Village is Bigger, Renewed and Transformed: Shopping becomes an exclusive experience that ...…

TRUE TO ITS COMMITMENT TO CONSTANT INNOVATION, THE VILLAGE, ONE OF THE 11 VILLAGES IN EUROPE AND CHINA BY VALUE RETAIL, IS THE ITALIAN PRECURSOR OF A NEW APPROACH TO RETAIL: A PLACE WHERE HOSPITALITY MAKES THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2016:   Fidenza Village is pioneering innovation with its expansion. One of the 11 Villages created and operated by Value ......read more

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