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

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

Discover the Happiness Desk at Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ecolog appoints Adil Toubia as Vice Chairman & CEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extra special Dubai Summer Surprises at The Dubai Mall

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

Fortnum & Mason Announce its Summer Sale!

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Land Department Honours its Strategic Partners

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

Impres performs first case studies in California

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

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

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

Hira Industries inaugurates new showroom in Sharjah

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

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

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

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

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

Race to get amazing deals at Stadium

Dubai, UAE, 28 June, 2017:  Update your workout gear or seek out the latest beach and lifestyle trends for less at Stadium. From 1 July to 12 August, get down to the Stadium Dubai Summer Sale for amazing discounts of up to 75%. The offers continue across all Abu Dhabi stores, as shoppers can take advantage of the Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion on selected sale items, from 1 to 31 July. This offer excludes Stadium Outlets and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel store.

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Real Estate Brokers Remain Upbeat As Buying Interest In Dubai Market Rises – Propertyfinder

Mild correction over past three years contrasts with big gains in other markets popular with international investors, helping make Dubai a better-value option Amount of money in circulation in the UAE at highest level in at least four years, cash-rich investors increasingly reluctant to leave their money idle Brokers report swelling interest from potential buyers DUBAI, June 27th:   Dubai’s residential real estate sector appears to be bottoming out following a three-year price slump and with brokers reporting growing interest from potential investors, now could be the optimum time to buy, says Propertyfinder Group, the Middle East’s leading real estate portal. Dubai’s slowdown contrasts with the overheated New York and Hong Kong property markets, which along with the emirate are among the most ......read more

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Karstadt department stores open up for international retail…

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Falconcity of Wonders ends Dubai Property Show China 2017 rounds on high note…

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Pritzker Architecture Prize Goes to UAE Project's Architects…

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Dubai realty showcase in Shanghai to attract Chinese investments…

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IKEA Spreads Cheer on International Day of Happiness…

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

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Dalma Mall Guinness Award Ceremony…

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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

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

Dubai Real Estate Institute Advances the Region's Real Estate Markets…

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

German wood businesses head to Dubai WoodShow…

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

Emirates REIT sees strong rental growth in FY 2016…

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

Arthur & Hardman unveils Milano by Giovanni Boutique Suites in Jumeirah Village Circle…

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

SIMCO reports dramatic increase in stock, indicating market growth of 60-90% in 2017…

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

Dubai Industrial Park Launches New Light Industrial Units, Refrigerated Warehouses at Gulfood 2017…

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 first mall in Abu Dhabi to introduce ‘Pink Parking' for women…

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

Emke Group/Lulu Group International, Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC and Savola Group appear on ...…

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

GCC countries urged to review duty on imported steel, says industry expert…

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

United World Infrastructure to Offer New Cities and Urban Centers to 15 Million People by 2030…

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

Dubai Properties (DP) survey reveals 84% of Dubai residents want to be more involved in their local ...…

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

Landmark Group Associates with WGS 2017 as Exclusive Retail Partner…

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

Dubai Land Department: In first 45 days of 2017, value of real estate transactions reached AED 42 ...…

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

Dubai tenants have the advantage in 2017, says Asteco…

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

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