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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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Modell's Encourages the Public to Release their #InnerAthlete…

The New Campaign Aims at Reducing the Levels of Lifestyle Diseases by 2020 Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016:  Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public stock retail operator in the UAE, have launched the #InnerAthlete Campaign by Modell’s. The initiative encourages the public to set their inner athlete free, and aims towards reducing the level of lifestyle diseases by 2020. A ......read more

Business Bay landscape to be redefined with opening of Marasi Business Bay Promenade…

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Partners with Real Estate Developer Nusasiri Plc to Launch Three ...…

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GE ushers in next era of advanced manufacturing in Saudi Arabia…

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Robinsons Department Store redefines fashion retail by introducing Dubai's first in-store vertical ...…

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Revolutionizing Manufacturing with Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality…

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ARTAR Signs MOU With Arab Bank for Mada Residences…

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Landmark Group Announces Eighth Beat Diabetes Walk…

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HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel Addresses TECSEC Summit at The Hotel Show in Dubai…

CEO of HMH- Hospitality Management Holdings Laurent A. Voivenel took part today in a panel discussion at the Technology and Security (TECSEC) Summit 2016 being organised as part of The Hotel Show in Dubai. Mr Voivenel, engaged in discussion with other industry experts, to shed light on how some of today’s biggest challenges for small hotels are being solved with technology. The session was ......read more

HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel Shares Latest Insights in Hospitality Investment at Vision Conference ...…

Speaking at the Vision Conference at The Hotel Show in Dubai, CEO of HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings Laurent A. Voivenel shared strategic insights and trends in hospitality investment regarding new projects as well as refurbishments. The panel was chaired by Mr Catalin I. Cighi, Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI) and included Ms Annamaria Lambri, Associate Professor of ......read more

New Facades Exhibition to focus on the safety measures, level of energy consumption in buildings…

The Middle East’s only event dedicated to windows, door and façades industry to launch across 4,400sqm of exhibition space Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2016:   Construction companies from the Middle East and abroad are gathering in Dubai to launch thousands of innovative products addressing energy saving, sustainability and fire safety challenges at the Windows, Doors and Façades ......read more

Get strapped to the “Human Claw Machine” at BurJuman…

Burjuman has relaunched! Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2016:  To celebrate the opening of its new extension, the mall has planned a host of exciting entertainment events over the coming weeks to delight and surprise its visitors. From Friday 9th September, BurJuman will feature a giant ‘Human Claw Machine’! This game takes arcade gift grabbing to the next level. Spend AED ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor visits Dubai Wholesale City stand at Cityscape Global 2016…

Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2016:   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the stand of Dubai Wholesale City at Cityscape Global 2016.  His Highness was greeted by representatives from the city, who highlighted the project’s comprehensive solutions, facilities and strategic sectors of focus. In the three day event, Dubai Wholesale City ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Highlights Importance of Investing Waqf Funds in Projects that ...…

His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais Reviews Projects in Al Bida’a and Al Warqaa Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2016:   His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), last Monday led a tour of AMAF’s new residential and commercial waqf projects in Al Warqaa and Al Bida’a areas. He was accompanied by AMAF officials including Saeed ......read more

Sultan bin Sulayem discusses with President Ilham Aliyev pospects of future cooperation between DP ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2016:   The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan His Excellency Ilham Aliyev has received Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Group CEO & Chairman, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), during a visit to Baku, where DP World signed an advisory agreement with the Azerbaijan Ministry of Economy and the Port of Baku to develop a ......read more

Grand Mart Hypermarket in Ajman offers lucky shoppers a chance to own a home in Dubai.…

Shop at AED 50 at the newly launched hypermarket in Ajman and grab a chance to own a residential property in Dubai, half kilogramme gold, 6 Toyota Corolla cars and a line-up of other prizes  AJMAN – September 10, 2016:  Grand Mart Group of Companies, the largest retail chain in Qatar, has announced launch of a super bumper bonanza -- a residential property in Dubai, half ......read more

Sherwoods International Property brings unique developments to Cityscape Global…

Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:  Leading International Real Estate Agents, Sherwoods International Property will be at Cityscape Global from 6th to 8th September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. According to Iseeb Rehman, Founder and Managing Director Sherwoods, the company will be showcasing a portfolio of projects from UAE, UK, Australia and Germany to give clients a choice that ......read more

Britons Vie for Middle East Real Estate Investment Post-brexit at Cityscape Global…

Real estate showcase draws to a close as developers provide more affordable payment options, putting end users first Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:  British representation at Cityscape Global this week has almost doubled year on year, as developers compete for Middle Eastern investment amid the post-Brexit vote and a period of uncertainty. With the three-day real estate exhibition ......read more

Dubai Property Show heads to Mumbai again…

Dubai Land Department and Sumansa Exhibitions collaborate to showcase Dubai realty to Indian investors The exhibition to be held from December 9 -11, 2016, at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, will bring together some of the biggest developers of the Dubai realty market under one roof. The premium, interactive and educative exhibition to showcase residential and commercial properties to suit ......read more

Traditional Arabic Architecture to pave way for future of building sustainability…

Middle East Façades Summit speakers to debate smart solutions for buildings cooling systems Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:   Sustainability and construction experts have said that a new approach to traditional architecture designs, intelligent products, climate-tailored building designs, and 3D technology are optimal solutions for tackling the UAE’s cooling bill. The carbon ......read more

Dubai South brings GEMS Education onboard…

The Residential District builds on its promise to deliver a thriving community with all amenities including a world-class education institution  Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:   Dubai South has signed an agreement with Gems Education to build a world-class learning institution at its Residential District. One of the eight key districts that constitute Dubai South, the ......read more

Dubai Properties' Casa Dora at Serena records phenomenal response amidst flourishing affordable ...…

Attractive pricing plans for mid-income housing projects lead to high demand for Casa Dora at Serena in DUBAILAND  Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2016:    Highlighting the increasing demand for affordable housing targeting the mid-income segment, Dubai Properties (DP), a leading real estate master developer and asset manager in the Emirate, announced that the release of the ......read more

Dubai Properties' Virtual Reality tour of master-planned destinations becomes a firm favourite for ...…

DP integrates innovative viewing technologies at Middle East real estate exhibition  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th September 2016: Virtual Reality tour of master-planned destinations by Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for world-class destinations across the Emirate, is proving a firm favourite for visitors at Cityscape ......read more

Gulf Craft's Flagship Majesty 155 Debuts at the Cannes Yachting Festival…

Emirates-based Shipyard Presents Largest Superyacht at Cannes’ Yachting Event, while Newest Tri-Deck Masterpiece, Majesty 110, Intrigues Guests Cannes, France – 07 September 2016: Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht, the Majesty 155, mesmerized guests on the first day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, captivating visitors with its grand presence along the sparkling shores of ......read more

Yas Mall Partners with Tryano Introducing Exciting Rewards For “Design your way to the Runway” ...…

Yas Mall Fashion Week to be held from 12-15 October  Abu Dhabi, 7th September 2016:   Yas Mall, the leading shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, announced today an exciting partnership with Tryano, the luxury department store owned by Chalhoub Group, to introduce exciting rewards for the winner of “Design your way to the Runway” Competition of ......read more

Spotlight on Innovative Future for Middle East Real Estate as Cityscape Global Opens for Business…

Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016:   The 15th edition of Cityscape Global officially opened its doors in Dubai today, with bright prospects forecast for the real estate industry in the Middle East, built on a combination of innovation and a modern interpretation of traditional design. As the first rush of visitors entered the exhibition halls at Dubai World Trade Centre to examine a huge ......read more

Dubai South: The new address of happiness…

Master developer builds the first city in the world centered around happiness Dubai South Residential District’s first communities The Villages and The Pulse off to a great start Elevating the happiness quotient, the communities offer plenty open spaces, parks, vibrant boulevard, piazzas, pedestrian walkways, easy accessibility and convenience of amenities    Residential ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Officially Opens “My City Centre Al Barsha”…

AED 57 Million mall is Majid Al Futtaim’s second ‘My City Centre’ -- a neighbourhood retail concept tailored to growing residential communities within the region My City Centre Al Barsha is Majid Al Futtaim’s 20th mall, developed to meet the needs of the more than 40,000 residents anticipated in the wider area by 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 6, ......read more

Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana Press and Bloggers Night…

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2016:   Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments introduced the new One Meter Kebab promotion at its signature restaurant, Shayan. Shayan is unique as it unites the traditions of the two most ancient and prominent culinary cultures of the Middle East, Lebanon and Iran. Fusing authentic kitchen techniques ......read more

Ayla Showcases ‘Golf Residences' at Cityscape Global 2016…

Developer Participates in Leading Real Estate Event under Asteco Property Management Pavilion ‘Golf Residences’ offer Housing Units Ranging from One to Three Bedroom Apartments Units up for Sale at Starting Price of AED430,000 Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2016:   Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla), one of the largest tourism and real estate development companies in the ......read more

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