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    Union Coop Al Tayy BRanch: Offering Goods at up to 20% Lower Prices

    The new and unique set up is set to serve 3 emirates namely – Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE announced the opening of a new branch with a different concept in the Al Tayy area. Due to the strategic location and ease of connectivity, this new branch will serve the emirates of Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, providing them with food and non-food commodities at a comparatively lower price range of 15 to 20%. This comes within the framework of supporting the wise leadership’s direction and translating the rational aim of providing sustainable food resources in the country and building a food security system as a top priority. Commenting on the new concept, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union ......read more

    Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group Says That Construction Sector in UAE Will Soon Get Back on Track Even After the Current Pandemic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   Construction sector in the GCC countries will continue to thrive despite the temporary thaw in activities caused due to the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis that almost halted the global economic activities and triggered a panic reaction across the world. There are a number of realistic reasons for the optimistic outlook. First, more than a third of the region’s 54 million people are younger than 25 years of age. All of them are going to enter the productive phase in their lives – earning a decent living, getting married and raising a family within the next 3-5 years. They would look for housing facilities, be it an apartment or a villa, within this timeframe. In addition to the housing facilities, the governments will have to invest in infrastructure – roads ......read more

    Media Rotana Hotel Reopens Its Doors With Attractive Offers in a Safe Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24 2020: Media Rotana Hotel Dubai announced the reopening of its doors to receive guests and visitors.  In the period prior to this opening, all the necessary preparations that fall under the framework of preventive precautionary measures were made, such as, conducting the necessary medical examinations to ensure the health and safety of the team, as well as a daily examination when entering and leaving the premises, in addition to performing comprehensive sterilization of all rooms and facilities. The hotel is preparing to welcome the guests starting from the 21st of June 2020.  The hotel has efficiently cleaned and sterilized the entire hotel with world-class sanitary chemicals, from the reception hall to the rooms, restaurants, the fitness hall and all other facilities. The hotel has ......read more

    Celebrate Summer Safely with the New, Shopping Normal at BurJuman

    Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2020:  BurJuman celebrates the new shopping normal with fantastic exclusive promotions, welcoming back visitors of all ages with strict social distancing and safety protocols in place to keep its community safe.    Miss the thrill of window inspiration? Head to BurJuman for some serious ‘retail therapy’, and remember just how much fun browsing, imagining, and experiencing can be.  All with the peace of mind of BurJuman’s new shopping normal:   Follow our Health and Safety Protocols - Shop Responsibly – Stay Safe at BurJuman   With great offers on exclusive fashion brands, treat yourself to a well-deserved shopping spree. Now is the perfect time to update your summer wardrobe, and enjoy getting back to fitness. Enjoy discounts of up to 75% on ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Malls Welcomes Back Its Young Shoppers Across Dubai

    Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza now open to children below 12    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st June 2020: In accordance with the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Disaster Management around easing restrictions on a number of activities for children under 12, Al-Futtaim Malls welcomed back its younger visitors this weekend with special kid-sized masks to ensure they are kept safe when shopping in both Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza.   As part of its Festival Cares initiative, throughout the two malls, Al-Futtaim will provide over 50,000 masks which will be given to children throughout the week. Visitors must continue to adhere to health and safety rules while in the malls, including the requirement that they wear masks at all times, sanitize their hands prior to entering the ......read more

    Union Coop Implements a Commercial Center in Al Bada'a

    Union Coop is looking forward to expand its presence further in the emirate of Dubai with the new project worth AED 40 Million Approx.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that the completion rate of its commercial center project in the Al-Bada'a area has reached about 20%, and the implementation of this project comes from Union Coop’s endeavor to achieve one of its most important strategic goals, which is the strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society and shareholders, and contribute to obtaining a unique shopping experience. Union Coop plans to achieve this objective in general by deploying branches with international level specifications that allow ......read more

    Father's Day Gift Guide by BurJuman

    Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2020:   As we get ready to celebrate Father’s Day on 21 June 2020, we have put together a gift guide for all you last-minute shoppers out there. A tech geek, a home chef, an outdoorsman, a passionate worker, a fashion aficionado, we have a gift for every father figure out there.  Outdoorsman: If your dad loves the outdoors, we have a wide selection of brands offering the perfect footwear, bag and other accessories he might require on his next adventure. Be it shoes for hiking, biking or other outdoor activities; you can find loads of options at Lumberjack, Merell, Adidas, Reebok and more.   Image: Clarks at BurJuman   Home Chef: If the one who leads the kitchen at home is your dad, BurJuman is the best place to shop for him. Jashanmal at BurJuman introduced an ......read more

    Doha Festival City Welcomes Back Shoppers

    More than 76 brands at Doha Festival City re-opened their doors to shoppers today, including much loved fashion, home decor, electronics, and sportswear brands.   Doha, Qatar – 16 June 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping, is excited to welcome back shoppers to their favorite brands and retail shops, with the reopening of its stores as part of phase 1 of the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in Qatar. Fashion enthusiasts can visit the mall and shop the trendiest collections for both ladies and menswear from more than 35 fashion brands including &Other Stories, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aldo, American Eagle Outfitters, Armani Exchange, Aura, Banana Republic, Bershka, BHS, Boggi, Centrepoint, Collection of Style, Gap, Guess, H&M, H&M Men's, ......read more

    ADNH Hotels Back Operating in Full Swing

    Abu Dhabi, 14th June 2020:   Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) is pleased to announce many of its luxury and five star hotels across the UAE are operating and back in full swing with strict safety and precautionary measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of all its guests.   “We have introduced strict procedures as per local authorities’ regulations across our businesses as we emerge from unprecedented challenges and adapt to the global transformation within the hospitality industry. Staying optimistic for future traveI, the safety of all guests and employees is our primary focus and our responsibility being a leading hospitality company. We are continuously monitoring the performance of our businesses and adjusting accordingly whilst some of our hotels benefit from extensive refurbishments to enhance ......read more

    SCCI Announces Completion of 15% of 10th Industrial Zone Development Project

    Sharjah, June 13, 2020: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently announced the completion of 15% of the infrastructure development project for the 10th industrial zone in Sharjah. The project is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Town Planning and Survey, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA), and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The project was launched last February with the aim of reconstructing the whole area, providing the best services to the people, promoting the Emirate’s competitiveness and developing its economic environment and its investment attractiveness and enhancing its sustainable development. The total ......read more

    CG Hospitality Announces its Re-Entry into the Rapidly Growing East Africa

    • Entry into Kenya will cement CG Hospitality’s 5 country growth strategy in East-Africa • Flaunting a diversified portfolio across the world, CG hospitality Holdings owns and operates 134 Hotels, Resorts and Wellness Spas in 12 countries, across 93 exotic destinations; while its global management company ‘CG Hotels and Resorts’ manages its own brands namely ‘Zinc”, “Fern” and “Beacon” and also operates four hotels in Seychelles • CG Hospitality owns the recently launched TAJ Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2020:   CG Hospitality, the hospitality arm of CG Corp Global, the first multi-billion-dollar conglomerate from Nepal, announces its re-entry into the rapidly growing East Africa market, with the ......read more

    City Centre Deira Upgrades Shoppers' Experience with the Opening of the Fully Renovated East Court

    • The new section is part of an AED 377 million redevelopment project at Majid Al Futtaim’s first-ever shopping mall • The mall is on track for a September launch of Food Central, an innovative food hall concept, marking a compelling new addition to City Centre Deira • At 1.1m sq. ft, City Centre Deira will further diversify its retail offering to include new ‘Home’ category outlets   Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2020: City Centre Deira is set to unveil its renovated East Court this week as part of an ambitious AED 377 million redevelopment project that is now nearly complete. The reveal will mark the culmination of a 2 year-long project towards a renewed shopping experience and compelling addition of the home category at City Centre Deira. The focal point of the East Court will be realised in ......read more

    Union Coop's Al Warqa'a City Mall 92% Complete

    Union Coop is looking forward to expand its presence further in the emirate of Dubai  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:  The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that the completion rate of its Warqa’a City Mall reached 92%, with approximate cost of AED 215 Million, and is supposed to increase the strategic merchandise stock to 20%. The project comes within the framework of Union Coop’s plan for strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society, and contribute to obtaining a unique shopping experience. Revealing the details on this, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The Al Warqa’a City Mall project is located in Al Warqa’a-3 area of Dubai, will ......read more

    The Face Shop Unveils Latest Concept Store in the UAE

    - Al Ghurair Retail brand, The Face Shop unveils their concept store at the Mall Of The Emirates - The store welcomes a state-of-the-art and unique customer experience in line with the changing global shopping dynamic     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:  Part of the Al Ghurair Retail family, all-natural Korean beauty brand, The Face Shop has opened doors to their new concept store located in the heart of New Dubai’s ultimate shopping destination – Mall of The Emirates. With the onset of the changing dynamic in retail industry around the world, The Face Shop, welcomes customers into their latest home, supported with a unique and state-of-the-art shopping experience like never seen before. Located on the first floor of the mall, the 600-square feet store observes a shift in the ......read more

    COVID 19: Union Coop Supports its Suppliers with AED 15 Million

    The cooperative allocates AED 31 Million to combat the slowdown of Coronavirus  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, revealed its approval of a budget of AED 14 million and 682 thousand to support suppliers of goods and products to its branches, this comes within the framework of the corporate social responsibility and contributing to accelerating the recovery of the economic sector in the Emirate of Dubai and the country, in line with the vision of the wise leadership. H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, pointed out that: “ Out of patriotism and to contribute together with the wise government in supporting the economy, Union Coop launched an initiative under the directives of the Board of Directors to support the national ......read more

    The Gallery by Dubai International Hotel is Now Open!

    The International cuisine restaurant situated within the airport is now serving guests from around the world   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   With Dubai International Airport once again welcoming transit passengers’ from around the world, The Gallery by Dubai International Hotel located at gate B9 is delighted to serve guests' a selection of International dishes daily! The team at The Gallery is ready to provide the best of International cuisine by launching a new menu along with a safe experience in accordance with the guidelines issued by the authorities.   The restaurant will adhere to strict health and hygiene regulations, wherein all the staff directly in contact with the guests and in the kitchen will be wearing masks and gloves along with mandatory temperature ......read more

    Al Ruwad Real Estate Appoints Alaa Masoud as General Manager of Sales and Marketing

    Dubai, UAE, May 31, 2020   Al Ruwad Real Estate, an exceptionally well-respected and awarded real estate agency in Dubai, has appointed Alaa Masoud as General Manager of marketing and sales.  Alaa is an expert in marketing and business development with 20 years of experience in media, communication, hospitality and real estate.   Alaa started his career in Dubai in 2000 in Blue Media Group and Arab Media Group as a Sales and Marketing Manager, followed by a breakthrough into the real estate industry with a position of Head of Marketing for Azizi Developments. Since then, Alaa managed various teams across renowned brands such as Danube Properties, Sharjah Oasis Real Estate Development and Tilal Properties.   Ismail Al Hammadi, founder and CEO of Al Ruwad Real Estate said: “The rapid development in the ......read more

    SCAD Building Materials Price Report Construction Labour Costs and Diesel Price Record the Largest Annual and Monthly Falls in April 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:   The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a Department of Government Support entity, has issued its monthly Building Materials Price Statistics (BMPS) report for April 2020. The report covers price movements across key building materials in April 2020 compared with March 2020 and April 2019.   April 2020 vs March 2020 In April 2020, the average prices of cement group increased by 0.9%, concrete by 0.1% compared with March 2020. During April 2020, the average cost of construction labour dropped by 20.5%. Diesel price dropped by 8.4%, and steel by 2.7% compared with March 2020.   April 2020 vs April 2019 In April 2020, the average prices of natural stone increased by 6.4%, wires for small building rose by 3% and stainless steel sinks with single ......read more

    Union Coop Al Barsha – 3 Commercial Center 40% Complete

    Union Coop is looking forward to expand its presence further in the emirate of Dubai    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:   The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that its Commercial Center project in Al Barsha – 3 area is 40% complete. The move comes within the framework of Union Coop’s plan for strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society, and contribute to obtaining a unique shopping experience. The new branch will increase Union Coop’s strategic inventory by 11%.    Commenting on the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The total cost of the ......read more

    Union Coop Launched ‘Drive Thru' Shopping Service

    The First Drive-Thru Shopping experience in the Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE launched a new ‘drive-thru’ shopping service that allows consumers to shop from their vehicle, at Mirdif branch in Etihad Mall, first of its kind shopping service in the Middle East. Commenting on this, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “Based on the current and rapid developments witnessed by the world and the retail market in particular, Union Coop decided to implement this exceptional and new idea that contributes to increasing options for shopping methods for the community members and Union Coop consumers, where we offer tradition shopping service in the showrooms, the shopper valet service, online shopping ......read more

    SRTI Park Discusses Reality, Future of Research and Development in Arab Region

     SHARJAH, 20 May, 2020 - The Sharjah Open Innovation Council organised by the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, SRTI Park, has launched the first series of remote sessions titled 'Horizons of Scientific Research and Knowledge – based Economy in the Arab World'. Moderated by Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, the session hosted Dr. Rania A. Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation in Egypt, and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Founder of the Jordan-based the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global. During the session, which was inaugurated by Al Mahmoudi, the reality and future of research and development in the Arab region were discussed. Al Mahmoudi underlined the pioneering role that Sharjah plays in supporting education, culture and scientific research in the Arab world through ......read more

    Al Maya Supermarkets Open Its First Supermarket In Ras Al Khiamah

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:   Al Maya Supermarkets has opened first Supermarket in Ras Al Khaimah at Al Hamra, Al Jazeera area, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.  Al Maya Supermarket is one of the leading and trusted Supermarkets chain in the UAE with multi format stores serving sizeable number of customers since more than 35 years.  Al Maya Supermarket has a sizeable share of the UAE retail market.   We are thrilled to introduce our new  supermarket in Ras Al Khaimah.  We believe our customers will be pleased with the wide variety of services and fresh product offerings available for our customers, including a wide selection of fresh fruits, full-service meat counter, seafood counter and a bakery range. Mr Kamal Vachani further mentioned Al Maya offers ......read more

    Union Coop: AED 46 Million Project in Umm Al Quwain

    A Good news for the Citizens of Umm Al Quwain    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE revealed that the progress in it’s Umm Al Quwain Coop Residential and Commercial project, in Al Salamah – 3 area of Umm Al Quwain emirate has achieved 7%. The project has been designed and implemented as per the latest local and international architectural standards, as a part of the Union Coop’s objective for the implementation of world-class projects at the least possible costs.  Talking about the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The preliminary and excavation works for project has already been completed. We expect that the as per the ‘Project timeline’, constructions of the ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall is Now Open for Its Customers in Compliance With the Health and Safety Measures

    • Al Wahda Mall reopens in accordance with guidelines and protocols issued by Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Department of Economic Development (DED) – Abu Dhabi. • Occupancy will be limited to 30% from original capacity and parking will be limited to 50% • All those above 60-year-old and kids below 12 will not be permitted to enter as part of the precautionary measures    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 May, 2020:  Al Wahda Mall, an iconic landmark and central Abu Dhabi’s leading shopping and lifestyle destination has successfully completed all the requirements and protocol set by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Abu Dhabi and is now open for the customers. In strict compliance with the health and safety measures outlined by the Department of Health and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Launches Web-Based Crowd Management Tool To Ensure Safety of all Customers

    System developed to enable Al-Futtaim retailers to adhere to guidelines and protocols issued by Dubai Economic Department   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020:   Al-Futtaim today announced the launch of an innovative Web Based Crowd Management Service for its store customers to ensure they can continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines while visiting Al-Futtaim properties. The quick and convenient service was developed in response to the Dubai Government’s health and safety directives following the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to reopen malls and retail stores. The technology solution helps manage the flow of customers to maximum 30% of store capacity, ensuring the safety of customers and retailers.   The service allows customers to either ......read more

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    dusitD2 Kenz Hotel Offers Free Month-Long Accommodation to Struggling Individuals and Families in UAE

    Community driven initiative aimed at supporting those impacted by the Coronavirus market impacts. July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Now is the time to support and give back to the community more than ever. Contemporary dusitD2 Kenz Hotel located in Barsha Heights is launching a CSR initiative called “dusitD2 for Humanity” aimed at supporting individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 market impacts, by providing one-month accommodation for four individuals/ families.  The dusitD2 for Humanity initiative, in collaboration with Dusit Princess ......read more

    Eltizam's advances in technology strengthen efforts to beat COVID-19 impact

    30 May 2020 - Eltizam Asset Management Group, a leading physical asset management organization in the Middle East, announced that it found advanced technology to be a boon in its efforts to serve clients efficiently and maintain business continuity in the face of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. Over the past 12 months, Eltizam has launched several projects as part of its five-year technology roadmap which has brought multiple benefits to the company particularly in light of the present global crisis caused by the pandemic spread of COVID-19. P Some of these technology ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Announces New Opening Date for City Centre Al Zahia

    Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced a new opening date for its upcoming mall in Sharjah - City Centre Al Zahia.  Now set to open in March 2021, the decision allows tenants sufficient time to prepare for their new store openings and ensure they can provide a compelling customer experience.    The decision to defer the mall opening date has been taken in light of the global disruption in the retail sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ......read more

    Union Coop: Delivery from Online Store to Consumers in 2 Days

    UAE’s Largest Consumer Cooperative is covering all angles to curb the pandemic     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE announced that Consumer orders through Union Coop online store are delivered within 2 working days maximum, as of May 10th 2020, as this comes within the framework of improving its services to delight the community members and contribute towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus.  Spokesperson: “Union Coop raised the number of employees working in the online ......read more

    Atlantis, the Palm Serves Iftar for Diners in Resort and at Home

    The resort’s famed Ramadan tent ‘Asateer’ will offer home-delivered Iftar whilst WHITE restaurant will serve in-resort Iftar by the beach   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30th April 2020:   In line with the Dubai Government’s decision to ease some restrictions around the city, Atlantis, The Palm is pleased to announce that the resort will offer special Iftar deals to enjoy in-resort and at home during the Holy Month of Ramadan.  ASATEER HOME DELIVERY Whilst the resorts’ famed Asateer tent is not open this year, diners can still enjoy ......read more

    Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA fights in the Frontline Against COVID-1

    At special rates, the company hosts thousands of healthcare professionals who need to stay close to their workplaces   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020:   Millennium Hotel and Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing hotel management companies in the region, supports the healthcare sector through devotedly designed residency promotions and packages. Hosting thousands of heroes from the medical field across the region including doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, the company advocates profoundly the national efforts of governments and health ......read more

    Burjuman Reopens Its Doors With Strict Precautions in Place

    Dubai, UAE, 30 April, 2020:    In line with Government recommendations, BurJuman has reopened its doors to welcome visitors back as it operates reduced hours, from 12 pm to 10 pm. Essential services continue to operate with extended hours as before. Strict regulatory precautions have been placed, which includes wearing masks at all times, limiting mall visit time for individuals to a maximum of 3 hours and practising social distancing while in the mall. BurJuman has also increased its already active cleaning and sterilization routine and placed health and safety signages across ......read more

    Waterfront Market Re-Opens on 28th April

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2020:  In line with the recent directive from government authorities, Waterfront Market, Dubai’s premier state-of-the-art fresh food market is delighted to announce that all its shops and F&B outlets will re-open on Tuesday 28th April, joining its Fish, Meat, Dry Goods and Fruit and Vegetable Markets, and Lulu Hypermarket. The management team have taken extra precaution to safeguard the health and safety of all who enter.   During Ramadan all Markets will be operational from 6:00am to 22:00pm, offering the best value in fresh ......read more

    Retail Reels From Covid-19 – Sharp Decline in Sales, Though Online Groceries Show Uptick: KPMG Report

    Online groceries sales surge 40%, luxury and fashion sales down by 50%     Dubai, 27 April 2020:  KPMG Lower Gulf’s latest report, ‘Navigating the pandemic,’ has revealed a mixed bag of challenges for the UAE’s consumer and retail sector, currently battling the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.    Among the strong performing sectors, online retail, particularly of groceries, has witnessed significant growth. Grocery retailers witnessed a 20% to 40% increase in sales during the first half of March, compared to the same period last year. ......read more

    Dubai Investments Industrial Manufacturing Companies Continue Production Meeting Local Requirements

    Adhering to local regulations, companies continue to reinstate manufacturing sector’s key role in supporting the economy Dubai, UAE, April 26 2020:   With the manufacturing sector identified as a crucial industry and used as a means to achieve sustainable growth, Dubai Investments, the leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is committed to contributing to the UAE economy through this vital sector by continuing the ongoing production of raw materials across its industrial manufacturing subsidiaries in steel, aluminum, glass and other ......read more

    DLD: Smart Remote Payment Services to Facilitate Real Estate Registration Process

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:    Dubai Land Department (DLD), in cooperation with Smart Dubai and the Department of Finance (DOF), launched remote payment services to facilitate the process of real estate registration through the Dubai Pay portal. This step is part of the precautionary measures taken by DLD to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the health and safety of its customers. The initiative also aims to expand the process of payment methods through Dubai REST and DLD’s website, allowing for the easy collection of service fees. It is also ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Malls To Open Doors in Accordance with Guidelines and Protocols issued by Dubai Economic Department

    Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza will open on Saturday 25th April with reduced trading hours    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th April 2020:   In accordance with the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, Al-Futtaim will open its malls across the UAE on Saturday 25th April with trading hours of 12pm-10pm. Family entertainment, cinemas, gyms, prayer rooms, changing rooms and shisha services will remain closed, as per the directive.  The opening comes in line with the supreme Committee of Disaster Management’s ......read more

    UAE Retail Response on COVID-19 - Seek More Government Support to Open Non-Essential Retail, to Reset UAE Economy

    • The survey reports the level of impact and possible future of over 150 retailer brands who have presence across all the emirates of the UAE • 13% expect a moderate impact and forecast a possible recovery within the coming quarter • 65% will consider retail events such as Eid, Back to School, Fall or Winter as part of their plan for business recovery • 24% suggests the government entities for tax waivers along with 22% for discounted licensing fees      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:   With the current lockdown ......read more

    Union Coop Allocates AED 17 Million to Combat Corona in Coordination with Competent Authorities

    AED 150 Million allocated to reduce the price of 25,000 Commodities with more than AED 500 Million the contracted value with suppliers for the month of Ramadan preparations      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced the allocation of AED 17 Million to support precautionary initiatives and measures taken by the government to confront the Corona pandemic, as it spent about 8 million and 522 thousand dirhams until April 22, in addition to providing logistic support and contributing to ......read more

    Insta-Worthy Fashion Brands to Follow

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2020:   A premier shopping destination in the heart of Dubai, BurJuman debuted its new fashion walkway in January, and is now redefining luxury and edging towards evolving into a designer hub and go-to shopping destination for fashion lovers. As a venue, BurJuman is lifestyle at its best; eye-catching, challenging, bold, edgy and surprising. It delivers a fashion walkway dedicated to insta -worthy contemporary, bespoke and elegant brands from many influential names in the fashion industry.   Some of these Insta-worthy fashion brands ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Fashion Expands Digital Footprint With the Launch of Online LEGO Certified Store

    New online yellowblocks.me caters to customers across the UAE, and offers same day delivery*  Dubai, UAE, 20 April 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim Fashion has expanded its digital footprint and customer reach with the launch of an online webstore for LEGO Certified Stores in the UAE – yellowblocks.me. The new platform invites LEGO-lovers across the country to enjoy greater convenience as they shop from the Danish toy company’s wide variety of creative and interactive products.  The online store offers the complete LEGO product range, including exclusive ......read more

    Dubai Real Estate Projects in Full Swing

    With construction being one of the very few operational, vital sectors in the UAE, Azizi Developments’ projects are progressing rapidly   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2020:  Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has announced that its projects across Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR), Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Furjan, and Downtown Jebel Ali are well underway, with construction progressing swiftly despite global COVID-19 challenges.  According to the 24-hour sterilisation programme issued by Dubai’s Supreme ......read more

    Mall of the Emirates is Bringing Spring Summer Trends Straight to Shoppers' Doorsteps

    ‘Trends At Your Doorstep’ invites customers to shop the latest fashion, beauty, and luxury collections online and benefit from complimentary delivery plus bonus SHARE points Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2020:   Mall of the Emirates has launched a new online platform that ensures consumers who eagerly awaited the new Spring Summer 2020 collections can continue to shop the latest arrivals from the mall’s fashion, beauty, and luxury brands. Trends At Your Doorstep, will provide residents in Dubai with a seamless online shopping experience. Customers can now for the ......read more

    UAE's Construction Sector Needs Standardised Contracts to Counter Delays and Cost Overruns

    • UAE construction sector significantly impacted by Covid-19 pandemic • Construction industry think tank outlines 26 recommendations to improve the overall state of the sector • The UAE has about $710bn-worth of building and civil engineering projects currently planned or underway     Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2020:    A construction industry think tank has called for the adoption of standardised construction contracts in the UAE in order to tackle a growing problem of delays and cost overruns on projects in the country.   While these ......read more

    Danube Group Will Not Part Ways With Any of Its Employee During This Pandemic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   Danube group has made the announcement of retaining all of its 3600 employees through the fallout of this pandemic. This announcement came as glimmer of hope for everyone working for the company through the ordeal of the outbreak and has taken one thing off their list of worries during these tough times making people  face something that has never been experienced before in this way. While making this consoling announcement, the founder and chairman of Danube Group, Rizwan Sajan said, “Danube Group is the result of every ......read more

    BurJuman Video - #inthistogether #stayhome #staysafe

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   BurJuman remains in close contact with the local authorities for the safety of our community. In line with Government recommendations, the mall will be temporarily closed until further notice.    BurJuman has made a small video for its loyal customers to convey that we are #inthistogether for a brighter and healthier future. #stayhome and #staysafe   ...read more

    The Coronavirus Crisis Forces Developers and Real Estate Agents to Adopt New Digital Sales Methods

    Ismail Al Hammadi: The real estate sector is in urgent need of implementing new marketing tactics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread, the world witnesses massive changes in all business sectors, the real estate sector in particular. The crisis demonstrates an urgent need to adopt and implement new marketing methods that are in line with the requirements of this time, especially since it is no longer possible to rely on traditional methods of marketing. The real estate market in Dubai has come to ......read more

    Union Coop Distributes 24% Cash Dividend and 6% Return on Shareholder Purchases

    During the Annual General Assembly meeting 38- Fiscal year 2019     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on shareholder purchases and so on for the Union Coop business for the fiscal year 2019. This announcement was made during the 38th General Assembly meeting, which was held online using a remote-attendance and voting system for the very first time.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union ......read more

    Union Coop to Operate 24 Hours With All Goods Available

    Retail Pioneer looks forward to easing the stress of consumers and support the decision of government authorities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently announced that all of its branches will operate 24X7, with exceptions of Al Mamzar, Al Mizhar Mini Coop, Coop the Pointe, Al Satwa and International City. This step is as a response to the decision of The Ministry of Health and Prevention, and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, explaining that consumers can now shop any ......read more

    Al Bastaki: Union Coop Confirms Commitment to International Standards During the Home Delivery Process

    Retail pioneer confirms all necessary measures to make home delivery safe and secure for its valuable consumers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2020:   Dr. Suhail Al-Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department at Union Coop stressed: “Union Coop follows the highest international standards of public health & safety throughout the year to ensure the display and delivery of products safely and healthily.” Highlighting the fact that Union Coop contracts with suppliers who abide by the International health & safety standards approved by ......read more

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