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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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Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  As the retail industry in the MENA region undergoes seismic shifts driven by a post-oil economy, changing consumer behaviour and the digital realm becoming the new norm, this year’s Retail Leaders Circle MENA  takes on critical significance for all sectors of the industry. The exclusive annual summit, taking place at The Address Dubai Mall Hotel ......read more

Let the Shopping Spree Begin with Hili Mall's Shop & Win Campaign!…

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Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana Pre-valentines Event…

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Danube Properties announces 95 percent of ‘Miraclz' project sold…

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Marsh Middle East 2017 Infrastructure Risk Management Forum Yields Success…

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A premium Emirati Brand Exhibition encouraging local entrepreneurship was held under the patronage of H.E. Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of Baniyas Sports & Cultural Club Abu Dhabi, February 8, 2017:  Bawabat al Sharq Mall, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest shopping and entertainment destinations, successfully concluded ......read more

Sandvik Wins Multi-Million Dollar Regional Contracts…

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Inaugural Edition of ‘Future Cities Show' to kick off in Dubai World Trade Centre from 2 to 4 April ...…

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

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

Find the perfect gift to say ‘I love you’ to your special someone this Valentine’s Day at BurJuman Share your love with the world with BurJuman’s Valentine’s Day photo booth  Dubai, UAE, 6 February, 2017:  Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at BurJuman. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift to say ‘I love you’ or ......read more

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

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Rezidor signs two new Radisson Blu hotels in Dubai…

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

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

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Danube Properties hosts second annual investors and brokers meet…

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

World Retail Congress 2017 Launched Today…

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

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

Grohe AG gains certification for its energy management system…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mahboob Is Back At Dalma Mall This Winter…

Event: Dalma Mall Winter Activities   Location: Dalma Mall Date: 12, 13 &14 January 2017 Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Dalma Mall’s Winter Season will witness the return of our beloved Mahboob the Clown! During the weekends, on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Mahboob the Clown will roam the mall and present our beloved children with exciting gifts and play ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai South Signs Strategic Agreement with Dubai Land Department…

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

HMH Appoints a New COO…

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

New Indian Ambassador visits Conares plant in JAFZA, Dubai…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Properties opens Shorooq Community Centre in Mirdif…

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

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

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

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