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Paris Gallery Celebrates 20 years of Retail Excellence with BIG Discounts

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

Gulf Hospitality Project Value Exceeds Dh544 Billion (US$148.4 bn) in Q1 2017

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: News Announcements 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

Upcoming Abu Dhabi Development Takes Centre Stage During Cityscape Abu Dhabi for RAK Properties

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

Al Qudra Showcases Authentic and Modern Future Projects at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017

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

Demand for steel rebars in UAE to increase by 10% in 2017, say ‘Magnet' members

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

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' Pakistan Presence Blooms as Firm Signs New Property in the ‘City of Gardens'

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

Tamouh Investments Signs AED310 Million Financing Facility with ADIB for Paragon Bay Mall

•    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

Asteco signs first master franchise in Saudi Arabia

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

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed lays foundation stone of Silicon Mall at Dubai Silicon Oasis

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

11th Edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi Officially Opens

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

Bloom Properties Updates Investors with Construction Status of Key Projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

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

Al Maryah Island to Showcase its Hospitality, Dining and Celebrations Offering at Arabian Travel Market 2017

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

Launches, Exclusive Promotions and Payment Plans Attract Thousands of Investors to Cityscape abu dhabi

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

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Endorses Launch of Majid Al Futtaim's Net Positive Strategy

•    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

French Construction Industry To be Discovered at PROJECT QATAR 2017

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

QCC Hosts Workshop on Proficiency Testing Programme for Soil and Construction Material Testing Labs

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

Commenting on the February 2017 MENA Hotel Benchmark Survey Report, Yousef Wahbah, MENA Head of Transaction Real Estate at EY Said:

  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

Abu Dhabi Villa Prices Fall 9% as Economic Uncertainty Continues

  •    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

Top Metals Executives to Lead Liberty Speciality Steels

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

International House for Real Estate Project Management Launches ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur Campaign'

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

GPCA Announces Winners of Plastics Excellence Awards

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

Protect your Car against All Imperfections with V-KOOL

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

Centrepoint Pilot ‘Store of The Future' opens its doors at Doha Festival City

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

G & Co and Fortune 5 launch The Fields Sales Centre

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

BPIFrance and Societe Generale Partner with Business France to bring French Expertise in Technology and Industry to GCC Smart Cities

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

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Majid Al Futtaim to invest AED 260 million in expansion and enhancement of City Centre Sharjah…

Mall’s redevelopment is part of Majid Al Futtaim’s planned AED 30 billion investment in the UAE by 2026, including employment opportunity creation 25 additional fashion and lifestyle brands, a 12-screen VOX Cinemas, a City Centre Clinic and four new dining outlets to deliver a memorable customer experience for the Northern Emirates Clean, contemporary design; 700 new covered ......read more

French firm ARCHITECTURE DU BOIS – Terrasses grad will make its debut appearance at the Big 5 Show ...…

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Alpin and University of California Berkeley bring you the latest in building evaluation technology…

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Canon honours Emax, Carrefour, Media Square and Extra with performance awards…

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Dubai Media City celebrates “Ideas that Work” 2016 MENA Effie Awards…

Strategic sponsor of the 8th Annual Award, reiterates importance of a creative media ecosystem in Dubai’s transformation towards a knowledge economy Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  Dubai Media City, a member of TECOM Group, celebrated the MENA region’s most creative and effective advertising campaigns at the 2016 MENA Effie Awards. As Strategic Sponsor of the awards, Dubai ......read more

Yas Mall Brings the Fun and Excitement in Value Shopping With Amazing Gift Card Promotions…

Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2016:  Yas Mall, the leading destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, is bringing back the fun and excitement in value shopping to all visitors by offering promotions and prizes that add to the overall shopping experience at the mall. Yas Mall visitors stand the chance to get amazing promotions with White Friday taking place on 18th of ......read more

NREC announces third quarter financial results…

Operating Revenue: KD20.5 million Net Profit: KD11.1 million  Kuwait, Nov 13, 2016:  National Real Estate Company (NREC), a leading regional asset manager and developer with USD2 billion in projects under development in the UAE, Egypt, and other markets, today released its financial results for the third quarter of 2016.  The company recorded a growth of 11.1% in its ......read more

Unwrap the Holiday Season With Tryano…

Abu Dhabi, November 13, 2016:  Whether you’re making a child’s first holiday memory or celebrating a family gathering, a visit to TRYANO is a wonderful way to celebrate this festive season and make extraordinary memories along the way. As the UAE’s very own Premium Specialty Department Store in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, TRYANO has the perfect gift to make family, friends, and ......read more

Become an Air Miles Millionaire with Modell's Sporting Goods…

Customers shopping in Modell’s stores in the UAE this November earn double Air Miles and possibly more Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2016:  Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, has launched a limited-time campaign that offers Modell’s customers the chance to become an Air Miles Millionaire. Starting today and ......read more

Multimillion Dollar Counterfeit Steel Market Putting Safety at Risk, says Steel Alliance…

Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting meets to discuss industry concerns with UAE Department of Economic Development and Criminal Investigation Department November 12, 2016 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Leading members of the global Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting (SAAC) – an industry initiative of 18 global steel products manufacturers committed to combating counterfeiting, have ......read more

Dubai Based Graffiti Artist Leaves Artistic Stamp on Boxpark 3d Letters…

Dubai, UAE, 09 November, 2016:  Over the weekend, visitors to BOXPARK, the offbeat destination by Meraas, were in for an artistic treat as the BOXPARK 3D letters received a patriotic makeover by Dubai based Polish born graffiti artist, Mariusz 'Clash' Krakówko.  Clash was chosen to show off his skills as part of a BOXPARK social media competition, that asked participants ......read more

METTLER TOLEDO opens new Competence Center at Dubai Science Park to help Middle-East labs and ...…

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Deerfields Mall Celebrates its Third Anniversary with Enhanced Customer Service Excellence…

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Architect Who Restored the World's Oldest Library Reveals Her Pride in Fulfilling “inspiring” ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016:  The local architect behind the renovation of the world's oldest library has revealed her biggest battle was not in saving the crumbling 1,200 year-old structure – but in opening its doors to the public. Aziza Chaouni fought tirelessly to allow the ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco - first built in 859 - to welcome all when it re-opens ......read more

Danube Properties launches AED 400 Million ‘Miraclz' project…

The new residential tower is located at the upcoming Arjaan neighborhood  Each home is furnished with modular furniture and the complex includes world-class amenities Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016:   Danube Properties, UAE’s leading property developer, today announced the launch of their new AED 400 million project ‘Miraclz’ located at Dubai’s ......read more

Festive Listings | The Address Dubai Mall…

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Global Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting Supports More Stringent Control on Steel in New UAE ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 07, 2016: The Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting (SAAC) – an industry initiative of 17 global steel products manufacturers committed to combating counterfeit steel products, has pledged its support for more stringent regulations controlling the use of key building materials in ongoing revisions  of the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice 2016. ......read more

Dubai International Financial Centre welcomes the region's first legal Chambers from the UK Outer ...…

First of its kind barristers’ chambers in the region will solidify the reputation of DIFC as a specialist hub for international business transactions, dispute resolution and contract enforcement through DIFC Courts Vote of confidence in the independent legal architecture of DIFC Move will encourage growth of bespoke new legal services products Dubai, UAE, 7 November 2016: ......read more

First space image of Dubai Water Canal full of water…

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Saudi property investors targeted by world-class residential golf community developer in Dubai…

Top executives from the UAE Government owned developer visited the Kingdom as part of sales drive to boost Saudi investment  Jumeirah Golf Estates seeks to engage with Saudi lenders and real estate agencies to showcase lucrative investment opportunities on offer to local buyers Jeddah, KSA, 6 November 2016:  Jumeirah Golf Estates – one of the Middle East’s most ......read more

Shurooq and Bee'ah Partner to Improve Water Quality in Sharjah's Khalid Lagoon…

Memorandum of Agreement sets basis for environmental initiative Sharjah, UAE, 06 November, 2016:  Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, in ensuring the premium quality of living in Sharjah whilst preserving all natural and aquatic foundations in the emirate, the Sharjah Investment and Development ......read more

Hormann innovates its rolling shutter range with latest accessory package…

Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016:  Enabling more flexibility and easy fitting with the direct drive operator, Hormann Middle East has introduced an extra accessory package- S6, for its DD rolling shutters.  This optional accessory package is fast and reliable and perfect for use with Hormann’s Decotherm curtain.  With a powerful FU operator, the shutter benefits from ......read more

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) honours Arabian Center with ‘Community Support ...…

Arabian Center now qualifies for the ‘Albert Sussman International Community Support Award’- the highest accolade given by ICSC Foundation. The mall is now a part of 13 regional finalists from around the world, who will compete for the International Title in Las Vegas in the first half of 2017. Dubai, November 06, 2016:  In recognition of its efforts towards contribution to ......read more

15,000m2 of retail space occupied by community focused brands at Al Forsan Village ‘Town Square' …

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GMIS signs pact to put manufacturing at heart of future co-operation with Poland…

GMIS’ MoU with Polish Chamber of Commerce aims to encourage nations to place greater emphasis on manufacturing activities globally Poland earmarks €10 billion for innovation to drive economic transformation  GMIS building global relationships to catalyse sustainable industrial development Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2016:  The Global Manufacturing and ......read more

Green Community Mosque at The Sustainable City…

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GROHE shower toilet wins Iconic Awards 2016 – Best of Best…

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SANAD Capital Teams Up with Developer WhiteWater for High-Profile Waterpark…

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Crystal Lagoons to debut in multi-billion dollar Saudi real estate developments…

Patented man-made crystal clear lagoons prove to be a key driver for successful real estate developments adding value to its tourism proposition Cutting edge technology uses up to 30 times less water than a golf course and half of the water required to irrigate a park   Innovative additive reduces evaporation rates by up to 70% Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2016:  Crystal Lagoons, ......read more

Applications are open for the National Pavilion UAE's 2017 Venice Internship at la Biennale di ...…

Opportunity for emerging arts professionals to spend one month in Venice staffing the UAE’s art exhibition at the prestigious Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), May 13th – November 26th, 2017 Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2016:  Applications are open for the 2017 edition of the Venice Internship of the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) - la Biennale di Venezia. The ......read more

King Khan gives a royal opening for Pravarthi Headquarters and Fire Protection…

The Leading Construction Company Holds Inaugural Event for their new 22,000 sq.ft facility which includes 10,000 sq.ft dedicated fire protection services area Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2016:   Construction giant and leader in sustainable solutions, Pravarthi Building Contracting LLC is proud to announce the inauguration of its cutting-edge headquarters in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free ......read more

Supported by UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Dubai South, Future Drainage & ...…

Dubai (October 26, 2016) – Officially supported by UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Dubai South, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Dubai conference yesterday at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Dubai brought together government representatives, developers, ......read more

World's first 2.2 million sq.ft. nature-inspired mall to feature botanical wonders…

Cityland Mall will house a sprawling 200,000 sq.ft. open-air garden  Attractions such as an amphitheater, mini water park and a mini Miracle Garden will blend retail with recreation and wellness The AED 1.1 billion property will launch in 2018 beside Global Village Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016:    Cityland Group, inventors of the acclaimed Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai ......read more

International Real Estate & Investment Show 2016 Kicks-off Tomorrow at ADNEC…

Free-to-attend International Conference at IREIS 2016 to Highlight Key Global and Regional Real Estate Market Trends and Dual Citizenship Opportunities for Investors Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 October, 2016:  The eighth edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show (IREIS 2016), the only real estate event in Abu Dhabi that targets investors and consumers rather than ......read more

Omniyat Honours the Memory of Celebrated Architect Dame Zaha Hadid With Harvard Fellowship Fund…

New Initiative in line with that of Dubai Leadership to Inspire the City’s Youth Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 26th, 2016:  Dubai-based property developer Omniyat is encouraging aspiring designers and architects from the Emirates to pursue their studies through the establishment of a new scholarship at one of the world’s most celebrated centres of education. The ......read more

ODICE, the French Manufacturer Specialized in Passive Fire Protection will be Exhibiting its ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2016: ODICE is a French manufacturer specialized in passive fire protection.  Founded in 1983, ODICE exports more than 50 %      of its production to more than 30 different countries through the world. ODICE proposes a full range of fire resistant products: intumescent seals, incombustible boards, insulation materials, sealants, fire resistant ......read more

Dubai Design District (d3) to house titans of Architecture…

d3 welcomes international architecture firms Santiago Calatrava, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects and Benoy  Dubai, UAE, 26 October, 2016:  Four titans of world architecture, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners and Benoy, will open offices in Dubai Design District (d3) this year, moves that underline d3’s emergence as a global design ......read more

Construction to begin on “Gate Avenue at DIFC”; the highly anticipated Retail Development worth AED ...…

“Habtoor Leighton Group” awarded the estimated AED 500 million contract Urban living concept in the heart of Dubai expected for completion by end of 2017 Duabi, UAE, October 25, 2016:  Construction will shortly begin on the much anticipated Gate Avenue at DIFC, the new urban premium lifestyle, cultural and entertainment development at the heart of Dubai International ......read more

JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Hosts Children's Day Out Event for Dubai Autism Centre as Part of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2016:  UAE-based hospitality group JA Resorts & Hotels further demonstrated its commitment to supporting the local community by hosting an extra-special children’s day out event at its JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, for children and staff of the Dubai Autism Centre (DAC). Driving group-wide corporate social responsibility, with a focus on the ......read more

Green Valley Real Estate unveils AED 160 million, 300-villa Salam City project at Sarajevo in Bosnia…

Project spread across 134,000 square meters with a four-star hotel Green Valley aggressively spreading its footprint across the globe In a step that reinforces its growing project footprint across the globe, Green Valley International Real Estate – one of the leading real estate companies in the region, has announced the launch of Salam City, an iconic residential project in ......read more

Bloom Properties Consolidates Position as Leading Developer with Completion of Bloom Central…

315-room Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi and 64-key Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi Now Open in Capital Abu Dhabi, UAE: 20 October, 2016:  Bloom Properties, a Bloom Holding business specializing in the development of integrated and sustainable communities, has cemented its position as a leading developer of mixed-use projects with the completion of Bloom ......read more

Miral takes Abu Dhabi's Yas Island to new heights with the announcement of its new project, CLYMB…

CLYMB, a 100-million-dollar indoor attraction, to include world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall by 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2016:  Miral announced today the next new exciting attraction CLYMB to be developed on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Miral will bring the world’s widest flight chamber and tallest indoor climbing wall to the ......read more

Schon Properties to develop 20,000 square meters of crystal clear man-made lagoon…

Developer partners with Crystal Lagoon to create the sustainable water feature using environmentally friendly technology; construction to commence early next year Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016:   Realty developer, Schon Properties has announced that the design of the massive man-made lagoon catering to its projects in Dubai Investments Park will complete by end of the year. ......read more

Oasis Mall Launches “Book World” to Support Dubai's ‘Year of Reading' Initiative…

Books sold at nominal prices Free exchange, donation of old and used school books Edutainment and fun activities planned for children  Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016:  Oasis Mall, Dubai’s popular community neighbourhood mall on Sheikh Zayed Road, has announced a month-long book drive to support the UAE’s ongoing ‘Year of Reading’ initiative launched by ......read more

More and more JBR visitors are connecting via WiFi UAE…

3,296 visitors to the beachfront promenade browsing the Internet and connecting on social media with WiFi UAE in the month of August Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2016:   WiFi UAE now offers visitors to JBR access to seamless connectivity to the Internet through the choice of either free or premium WiFi. Expanding its footprint to enhance happiness through connectivity, WiFi UAE has seen ......read more

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…

AED1 billion project paves the way for Business Bay transformation, unveiling an entire new waterfront destination with the launch of Marasi Business Bay Promenade   Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016:    Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for renowned destinations across the Emirate, has announced that the iconic Marasi ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2016:  The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, has signed an agreement with leading real estate developer Nusasiri Plc to manage three properties in Thailand. The three properties will be Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai, Bangkok and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai, both scheduled to open in Q4 2016, and Mövenpick Resort Mai ......read more

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

GEMTEC in Dammam now the region’s first ‘Brilliant Factory’ Expands GEMTEC facility to 26,000 sq m to manufacture ‘Made in Saudi’ HA and F gas turbines Creates 150 new high quality jobs for Saudi nationals  Delivers GEMTEC’s first 7F turbine to SEC’s Waad Al Shamal combined-cycle power plant Dammam, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2016: ......read more

Continuing investments in infrastructure support growing diversification and sustainability of ...…

  Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2016:  The building, construction and real estate [BCRE] sector has been one of the cornerstones of the UAE economy for some time and will continue to play a crucial role in the country’s long term economic diversification, making Dubai the ideal venue for KPMG's 17th Global Real Estate and Construction Conference, according to Vijay Malhotra, the ......read more

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