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
Dubai, 09 April 2017
• Mission to align with growth of digital economy and smart cities in the UAE and KSA
• 12 French industry experts to bring their skills and knowledge to help local business grow
Bpifrance (French Public Investment Bank) and Societe Generale Middle East partner with Business France to bring companies to the Gulf Cooperation Council to help advance the region’s commitment to the digital economy and innovation in urban development.
A select delegation of 12 enterprises from France will spend a week in Dubai and Riyadh meeting prospective partners in the public and private sector to better understand the local market and explore ways in which the local economies can benefit from the expertise and knowledge that has made them innovation leaders in their ......read more
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Event: Dalma Mall Winter Activities
Location: Dalma Mall
Date: 12, 13 &14 January 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Dalma Mall’s Winter Season will witness the return of our beloved Mahboob the Clown!
During the weekends, on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mahboob the Clown will roam the mall and present our beloved children with exciting gifts and play ......read more
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 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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
Supporting new directive from His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum which aims to enhance Hatta’s economic and social capabilities
Developing a 60,000sqft community mall, which will be ready 2018.
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2016: aswaaq has announced the launch of a new aswaaq Mart in Hatta. The store is part of the new ‘Marts’ concept from the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2016: Dubai Marina Mall is getting into the festive spirit of giving with ‘Mall of Fortune’ throughout the month of December! An exciting spend-and-win game, ‘Mall or Fortune’ gives players a chance to win a host of fabulous prizes, from Reel Cinemas movie vouchers, to dining vouchers.
Simply by visiting Dubai Marina Mall and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: December is upon us and that means winter-break, gift-hunting and family-time are here! The best place to find everything you need is The Dubai Mall! Here’s some of the best bits, to keep families, relatives, out-of-town guests entertained this festive season, with doors open until 1am Thursday-Sunday.
As the world’s largest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016: MAG Property Development (MAG PD), the real estate development arm of MAG Group, today announced a partnership with pioneering wellness real estate and technology firm Delos™, to introduce to the UAE wellness inspired homes over the next five years. The first project to be carried out by the partnership will be the residences at “MAG of Life ......read more
Attracts 4094 visitors over a period of 3 days with serious investors keen on investing in the emirate
Mumbai, India, December 14, 2016: The second edition of the premium real-estate exhibition, Dubai Property Show, concluded successfully at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai with a phenomenal response from serious property buyers and investors from India. Reputed property developers and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2016: For the first time ever, eligible investors and residents in Ras Al Khaimah can enforce their personal wills in accordance with their wishes, protecting their assets and their families as they see fit.
New agreements by Ras Al Khaimah and the Dubai’s DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA), allow for direct enforcement of DIFC Courts probate ......read more