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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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Flash Mob Surprises Visitors at Dubai Festival City…

Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016:   For the first time ever at Dubai Festival City, visitors were surprised and delighted by a Flash Mob of up to 40 dancers in its newly launched Food Court. Food Court goers, totally unaware of what was to come, were entertained by a seven minute performance as part of Festival City’s Festival of Flavours celebration.  Celebrating the launch ......read more

Kempinski Residences Business Bay - Luxury Show Apartments ready to impress visitors…

Exquisite five-star serviced residences offers breathtaking views and state-of-the-art amenities Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016:   Tamleek Real Estate Co. together with Gemstone Real Estate Development (Gemstone) today revealed the exquisite five-star serviced show apartments of the Kempinski Residences Business Bay. The familiarization tour, led by Mr. Federico Tauber, CEO of ......read more

Emaar celebrates over 50 years of James Bond Franchise with blockbuster exhibition of iconic ...…

‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ marks Middle East debut in Dubai At The Top, Burj Khalifa; Reel Cinemas and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain to provide unique Bond experiences On display will be Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from ‘The Man with the Golden Gun,’ Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from ......read more

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

The store of inspiration, Robinsons, is set to elevate the city’s retail landscape as it unveils plans for Dubai’s first in-store vertical garden created by world renowned botanist Patrick Blanc. Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2016:    International department store Robinsons, founded in Singapore in 1858, is scheduled to launch for the first time in Dubai towards the end of ......read more

Phidar Advisory Releases Q3-16 Dubai Residential Property Note: Supply Delivered is not the Supply ...…

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 – Today, Phidar Advisory released its Dubai residential research note for the end of Q3 2016. The report shows that residential prices continued to drop in the third quarter of the year and projects further declines. “Slow demand growth remains the immediate barrier for price recovery,” said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. ......read more

Revolutionizing Manufacturing with Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2016: The manufacturing sector has undergone dynamic change, with global manufacturers encouraging innovation. In the integration of digitalization and adoption of new technologies lies the future of manufacturing. In this context, Dr. Rab Scott, Head of Virtual Reality and Modelling Group, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing will ......read more

ARTAR Signs MOU With Arab Bank for Mada Residences…

Agreement offers range of finance options to buyers in luxury Downtown Dubai residential tower Dubai, UAE, 10 October, 2016:  ARTAR Real Estate Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Arab Bank to offer finance solutions for buyers of luxury apartments at Mada Residences in Downtown Dubai. The 36-storey high rise residential tower located just a minute’s walk ......read more

Landmark Group Announces Eighth Beat Diabetes Walk…

Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, will host the eighth edition of the Beat Diabetes Walk at Dubai’s Zabeel Park on Friday, 18 November, 2016.  Registrations for the eighth annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online at www.beatdiabetes.me from 14 October to 12 November, 2016. All ......read more

Air Purifiers Market: Brand Value & Purification Capacity Key Factors for Consumers in GCC…

Although considered as a luxury, demand for air purifiers is steadily growing in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and is estimated to reach US$ 85.2 Mn by 2020. According to majority of air purifier manufacturers and distributors/retailers around the world, the HEPA technology will expand at an annual growth rate of 5%-10% between 2015 and 2020. The brand value and purification capacity is ......read more

Marriott International Rapidly Expands its Footprint across Africa…

Leading hospitality company announces 6 new deals, 1 new brand, over 1100 rooms Amdec Group Continues to introduce Marriott’s global brands into South Africa Sheraton Mauritius is Marriott’s first signed deal since completing the acquisition Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016:  Marriott International (www.MarriottNewsCenter.com) continues its robust expansion across the African ......read more

Jafza discuss growth of Construction & Steel sector…

Report forecasts a 6.6% growth in the construction sector in the UAE this year, to reach a total value of AED181 billion by end of 2017 Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa held a forum, recently, for the Construction and Steel sector companies based in the Free ......read more

Interface and OFIS host New DesignLabs for Middle East architects and interior designers inspiring ...…

Dubai, UAE; 28 September 2016:  Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has launched the DesignLab; a series of VIP workshops for architects and designers centred on the principles of biophilic design.  Held at The Green Planet in Citywalk, Dubai, the Middle East’s first bio-dome that recreates a tropical forest with a rich biodiversity of over 3,000 plants and ......read more

The Ajman Palace Hotel General Manager Stresses on Capitalizing on the MICE Sector at Hotelier ...…

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UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index for select urban housing markets…

Bubble risk on the rise. UBS Wealth Management's UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index report analyzes residential property prices in 18 select cities around the world.  Since 2015, overvaluations have become more pronounced in a majority of cities. Vancouver faces the greatest risk of a housing bubble.  However, among the four most important financial centers bubble risk ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim scoops two awards at the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme organized by the ...…

Majid Al Futtaim’s financial services and cinema arm award receive Best Performance Service Outlet        Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, has announced today that its cinema arm, Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas and its financial services arm, Majid Al ......read more

‘Her Tuesday' Returns to CITY WALK For Second Edition…

CITY WALK celebrates women every Tuesday with a range of unbeatable offers across retail and dining outlets Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:   Following a successful debut last year, ‘Her Tuesday’, the weekly women-centric day, will be re-introduced at CITY WALK, the urban living destination by Meraas, in celebration of the women of our society. Held every Tuesday of the month ......read more

GEEPAS Tower achieves a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Continuous Concrete Pour…

Continuous pouring of over 19,793 cubic meters of concrete for 42 hours with 600 plus skilled workers undertaking the job in multiple shifts Gulf Asia Contracting, undertakes the AED 600 Million GEEPAS Tower Project in Arjan, Al Barsha. The concrete for the project was provided by Unibeton Ready Mix and Chawla Architectural and Consulting Engineers is the Project Consultant Dubai, UAE, ......read more

Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah Opens the Big 5 Kuwait 2016 Praising Organisers and ...…

Kuwait, September 26, 2016:  On September 25, 2016, Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Governor of Al-Farwaniya, opened the fourth edition of The Big 5 Kuwait at The Kuwait International Fairground. Running until September 27, Kuwait's largest construction event showcases thousands of innovative and never seen before products for the built environment, gathering under one roof ......read more

Rents get more affordable in Dubai, surge in Abu Dhabi…

Affordability remained the centre of discussions at the recently concluded Cityscape Global real estate exhibition in Dubai and the city’s rental market reflected just that in August 2016. To the delight of renters, Dubai’s apartment rental market saw values edge down further – less so for neighbouring Abu Dhabi, where rents exhibited a resurge with an upward movement. As ......read more

Water Indulgence at the Mövenpick Resort El Quseir…

GROHE contemporary designs to complete the traditional Nubian Resort Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016:   Pursuing the complete satisfaction and relaxation of visitors, GROHE, the leading bathroom fitting manufacturer, is equipping the rooms at Mövenpick Resort El Quseir with its high-end product ranges.  Located amidst sandy mountains and deep blue seas, Mövenpick ......read more

Etihad Airways partners with Yas Mall to support aspiring designers and fashion talent in the region…

A trip to a fashion destination for the winner of ‘Design your way to the Runway’ competition at YMFW16  A promotional stand at Yas Mall from October 6th – October 15th with a raffle draw for all visitors Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2016:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced a “First Class” agreement with Yas Mall to ......read more

How Dubai's Property Market is About to Change Forever..…

Given the downturn in the Oil and Gas industry and the knock-on effects that this has had on the overall numbers of expatriates leaving the UAE, Dubai is still moving forward at full pace on its path to the EXPO 2020. A sizable number of new property developments, both apartment complexes and gated villa compounds are still being announced daily in a bid to capitalize on the population and ......read more

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 ...…

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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

First phase of Dubai Properties' Marasi Business Bay on schedule to be delivered in Q4 2017…

With water-homes under construction, Marasi Business Bay is set to provide a unique living proposition for Dubai Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2016:    Dubai Properties Group (DPG), one of the largest fully integrated community development businesses in Dubai, known for renowned destinations across the Emirate, has announced that the iconic Marasi Business Bay development is on schedule ......read more

Schon Properties Wins Forbes ME Award…

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2016:    In recognition of its contribution to UAE’s growing landscape, leading realty developer Schon Properties was selected among those conferred with the prestigious “Top Real-Estate Companies in the Arab World 2016” award by the Forbes Middle East. The ceremony, held at Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah, ranked the Arab World’s ......read more

Dubai Properties integrates innovative viewing technologies at Cityscape Global 2016…

Virtual Reality tour of key master-planned destinations a firm favourite for visitors at Middle East real estate exhibition  Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2016:   Dubai Properties (DP), a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer and asset manager known for renowned destinations across the Emirate, is using Virtual Reality for the first time at Cityscape Global 2016 to provide ......read more

Under ‘Magnet', UAE steel manufactures raise concern on rebar imports disrupting domestic production…

Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2016:   Conares, the second largest private steel manufacturer in the UAE, has initiated ‘Magnet’, a platform to discuss and disseminate insights on the steel industry. The first edition of the ‘Magnet’ was held in Dubai recently with participation of key industry stakeholders including Emirates Steel, Conares, Hamriyah Steel and Union ......read more

Architectural design trends in 2016…

Trends are always evolving with design changes and define a generation. Although trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, lifestyle, the economic condition / environmental challenges and demographic portfolio all reflect and play a vital role in the choices of materials, designs, interiors, automation and construction technique for residential dwellings. A trend is ......read more

Landmark Group stores fit out process is well underway at Mall of Qatar…

19 Landmark Group global and regional brands spread over a 12,000 sq. meter space in the mall are all anticipating the October 29 Mall of Qatar soft opening Doha, Qatar, September 1, 2016:  Mall of Qatar and Landmark Group signed a strategic agreement that will see the leading retail and hospitality conglomerate introduce some of the world’s most beloved brands to Qatar, under one ......read more

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