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    Mall of the Emirates introduces complimentary wheelchair service at all entrances for easy access to people of determination

    Visitors can simply borrow a wheelchair from the designated storage unit without any hassle  Dubai, UAE; January 21, 2019:  In a move to support Dubai’s vision to become a disabled-friendly city by 2020, Mall of the Emirates has introduced an easy access to wheelchairs at all its key entrances for people of determination.    The shopping and lifestyle destination has always offered wheelchairs free of charge at its Customers Service Desks but has now gone a step further to add to the convenience of its visitors by making them available as soon as they enter the mall.    “As Dubai gears up to realise its ‘My Community’ vision for 2020, which aims to turn it into a friendly city for people of determination by eliminating obstacles to their inclusion, we want to do our part ......read more

    Dubai turns spotlight on retail industry need for more women in the boardroom

    The Retail Summit launches with mission to foster gender diversity, promote flexible working practices and nurture female talent Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2019:   When women dominate the sales process and outnumber men in the workforce, their absence from many boardrooms remains a major issue for the retail industry. Getting the gender balance right is a hot topic for retail brands facing new challenges to grab the attention, and retain the loyalty, of today’s tech-savvy generation of shoppers. “A recent ‘Women In Retail’ report states that 60% of retail industry employees are female, while women make or influence 85% of purchases,” says Gary Thatcher, CEO and Co-Founder of The Retail Summit, the important new industry event launching in Dubai next month. “Yet only 10% of executive ......read more

    fischer's Annual Media Meet 2019

    fischer fixing systems set benchmarks in the Middle East  - Demanding projects and high social commitment The fischer Group of Companies in profile - Innovative solutions fischer fixing systems - Always a fitting solution Prof. Klaus Fischer, the Entrepreneur - Ambitious foresight Prof. Klaus Fischer - Short biography fischer Group of Companies - Facts & figures fischer fixing solutions prove themselves in India - Anchors for the tallest statue in the world Opening of Klaus Fischer Laboratory at Tongji University - fischer supports research in the field of fixing technology Building 4.0 - fischer invests in Building information modeling 3D printing - fischer takes a share in 3D printing startup Xioneer​ Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  fischer fixing systems set benchmarks in the Middle ......read more

    DLD signs strategic MoU with UAEIIC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC). The MoU was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and HE Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of UAEIIC. The MoU aims to share knowledge, experiences, and institutional expertise at all levels as well as exchange ideas, information, and studies related to both parties. The new MoU will help UAEIIC in implementing its vision and mission, extend bridges of cooperation, and open channels of communication with all bodies and departments, and with representatives of institutions inside and outside the UAE. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “The MoU aims to build ......read more

    Central Park Towers at DIFC welcomes key government departments as tenants in 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:   Central Park Towers, one of Dubai’s leading commercial, retail, and residential destinations in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has been tremendously successful in attracting prestigious tenants to their commercial office tower. The building continues to attract corporate businesses, and government departments with its convenient location, design aesthetics, and value for money proposition.   Two key government departments that have recently leased office space at Central Park Towers; the UAE Federal Tax Authority, who occupy three floors and the UAE Ministry of Economy, who occupy five floors in the tower.   The Federal Tax Authority have established their new 63,000 sq.ft. headquarters in the office tower. The Authority is responsible for developing ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall to give away prizes worth over AED350,000 this Dubai Shopping Festival

    Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, travel games, roaming parades and lots more planned for annual retail festival  Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to visitors from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, with an amazing showcase of entertainment and live performances including the popular Ibn Battuta Travel Game, Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, roaming parades and great prizes.  Shoppers can win exciting prizes worth over AED350,000 in total in the form of the recently-launched Nakheel Malls Gift Card when they spend AED300 at any outlet at the mall.  Enjoy a fantastic retail experience with special deals and promotions throughout DSF as well as family-friendly entertainment and activities, including: Ibn Battuta Travel Game: 27 December to ......read more

    Land-ho! The Pirates have Docked at Dubai Festival City Mall with the launch of the new IMAGINE show

    Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:  Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, has transformed into the Pirates of the Bay, complete with a captain’s ship, bridges and archways, treasure and the launch of the whimsical new IMAGINE show, A Pirate’s Tale. The new show was officially launched by Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), together with Mohamed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus and Steven Cleaver, Director of Al-Futtaim Malls Dubai. Attended by thousands of shoppers, the launch took place on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 with a remarkable fireworks display launching the festivities taking place until the end of the April 2019. The new IMAGINE show, A Pirate’s Tale, introduces a host of new beloved characters that shoppers can meet on ......read more

    DLD nominated in WSIS 2019 Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announces that its smart platform, Dubai REST, is nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards 2019, where voting will continue till 10 February.  The eighth WSIS will be held from 8 – 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland where 300 Arab and international delegations, including heads of state and high-level representatives, are expected to participate. WSIS is an annual, prestigious, international award that is organised for countries around the world to compete across 18 categories with more than 1,000 projects worldwide being submitted for a chance to be nominated. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are always seeking to strengthen DLD’s position to deliver the ......read more

    Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo begins at Expo Centre Sharjah

    Sharjah - 17 January 2019:  A first of its kind trade exhibition in the region showcasing different industries under a single roof has got under way at Expo Centre Sharjah on Thursday. Organized and managed by Anjuman Najmi S. C., Sharjah, the three-day Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo 2019 will continue until January 19 (Saturday). The Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo was inaugurated by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, in the presence of HE Shri Vipul, the Consul General of India; HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah. The inauguration was also attended by a number of officials from the Consulate, as well as businesspeople, investors, and members of the Indian community residing in the country. Hosting more than ......read more

    The Region's Most Anticipated Shopping Festival Is Back at Burjuman

    Celebrate diversity  and spirit of tolerance at BurJuman with ‘Around the World’  Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2019:  BurJuman is celebrating one of the UAE’s most-established retail events – the much feted Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) – until the 2nd of February 2019. Shoppers and families are invited to visit the mall for a shopping bonanza filled with fabulous discounts and deals ranging from 25% to 75% off selected items.  This year BurJuman honours the cultural diversity and spirit of tolerance found in the UAE  by choosing an ‘Around the World’ theme for its DSF celebrations. A colourful array of installations and activities are on offer around the Mall, featuring photo opportunities and original experiential activities from countries such as the UAE, India, ......read more

    SteelFab 2019 organizes 22 technical seminars on automation and industrial integration

    Sharjah - 16 January 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, held 11 technical seminars during its 2nd day that discussed both automation and integration. The 15th edition of the exhibition is being held during January 14-17 at Expo Centre Sharjah. On its third day, SteelFab will hold 11 additional seminars, which will include technical presentations and live demonstrations, that focus on the most prominent global issues in the metal working sector, covering topics related to fabrication, metal-cutting, robotics, welding, grinding, surface preparation and software. Expo Centre Sharjah called on companies, factories, suppliers and technicians that operate in the metal working industry to visit SteelFab on Wednesday and attend the seminars, which will start at 10:30 am and will continue until ......read more

    SAVEX 8 to 12 January 2019 Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Centre

    Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  A mega sale event SAVEX was back, which brings together a multitude of well-known brands under one roof. The event, which took place from January 8-12 at the Sheikh Saeed Hall 2. Dubai world trade center from 10am to 10pm provided customers with the special opportunity to purchase premium brands at attractive prices.  As per customer experience, Ms. Riya Sharma a 35-year-old Dubai housewife, drove across the city to shop at the exhibition and walked away with two designer gowns, three pairs of shoes and a branded perfume, all for just over Dh500 (US$135). "I think it's worth the travel just to buy something affordable and branded at the same time." Ms. Riya Sharma said. "At this time, when with the credit crunch everyone is trying not to spend so much, deals like these are ......read more

    European paper, office supplies and stationery majors to be present in strength at Paperworld Middle East

    Exhibitors line up exciting range of innovative products and solutions to target fast-growing market Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Paperworld Middle East, being the premier trade and networking event for paper, office products and stationery in the Middle East, has traditionally enjoyed a strong presence from European exhibitors. Manufacturers and suppliers from the continent, realizing the potential of the event as a stage to reach across the wider region, will be out in strength at Paperworld Middle East 2019 too, with a wide range of products that cater specifically to the regional market preferences. With Paperworld Middle East now evolving into a comprehensive umbrella event that takes in the associated industries of toys and games as well as fine leather products and corporate gifts, it has become an even more ......read more

    New government initiatives launched to stimulate real estate demand

    Dubai, UAE: January 14th 2019 -   With conditions remaining soft across most sectors of the UAE’s real estate market in 2018, the government launched a number of new initiatives to boost demand.  In the year ahead, market performance will heavily depend on how quickly these investments and regulations have an impact, outlines JLL’s 2018 Year in Review report. The general economic environment remained subdued in 2018 with UAE GDP growth at around 2%, a slight increase from 2017. In 2019 GDP is expected to grow at a slightly higher rate (3%) supported by an expansionary fiscal stance, continued investment ahead of Expo 2020 and higher government spending.  In 2018, the UAE government announced a number of relaxed regulatory controls to further drive economic diversification and stimulate weakened ......read more

    DLD records growing demand on its smart applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) identified an increasing demand on its various applications. DLD monitored the activity of its customers, the number of times customers downloaded DLD applications on Android and iOS platforms. The monitoring included DLD’s various applications: Dubai Brokers, Dubai Rest, Dubai Land Department, Ejari, Mashrooi, Rental Disputes Center, Smart Investment Map, and Dubai Real Estate Market (eMart). HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: "Since their launch, we witnessed a high level of demand on our smart applications due to the launch of regular awareness campaigns. We also provided customers with several facilitated services, with many preferring to use them to take advantage of their services remotely and at any time. ......read more

    Union Coop Among the ‘Elite' Sponsors of The FAZZA Championships for People of Determination 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, joined the list of ‘elite’ sponsors of FAZZA Championships for the People of Determination 2019. The announcement was made at a press conference held on ‘Monday’ at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.  The press conference was attended by Mr. Thani Juma Berregad, Chairman of Dubai Club for People of Determination, Mr. Majed Abdullah Alosaimi, Executive Managing Director at the Dubai Club for People of Determination, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department, Union Coop, Ms. Huda Salem Saif, Communication and Social Service Section Manager, Union Coop, Fawzia Al Balooshi, Assistant Executive Director of Programs and Activities at Dubai Club for People of Determination,  ......read more

    DLD strategic partner of Egypt Mega Property Show in Cairo

    DLD’s stand attracts a number of key developers and partners to highlight the Emirate's booming investment horizon Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced its participation in the Egypt Mega Property Show in Cairo starting today 10 January till 13 January 2019. Through its stand as a strategic partner, DLD seeks to record unprecedented attendance at the show.   The Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD is participating at a platform that brings together a group of major real estate developers and partners in Dubai, including Nakheel, MAG Lifestyle Development, Dubai Investments, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. DLD is eager to support the developers and partners, ultimately benefitting Dubai’s thriving real estate ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall's Festival Bay transformed with a new, larger-than-life Pirate Experience

    Pirate-themed activities for all the family in a set up like never seen before in Dubai   Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2019:   Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, Festival Bay, is being transformed into a Pirate’s haven for the 17th of January 2019, with the launch of the new IMAGINE show, ‘A Pirates Tale.’    ‘A Pirates Tale’ tells the adventurous story of pearl diver Ameer, as he fights pirates in his quest to rescue his beloved Ayesha from being held hostage and return the King of the Sea emerald ring. This story will be told through spectacular technology in water, pyrotechnics, lasers, lights and dramatic effects, including enormous ships, cannon ball effects, mermaids and of course, pirates!  A giant ship, a life-size octopus, kids’ play areas, ......read more

    SteelFab 2019 attracts the participation of the largest leading companies in the field of metal working

    Sharjah, 10, January 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, will witness the participation of a variety of local and international companies and brands that are considered leaders in the fields of welding and manufacturing of steel and metal. The exhibition, which launches on Monday, will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah during January 14-17. The event will bring together more than 300 companies, representing some of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers, who will showcase the latest innovations belonging to more than 1,000 brands that specialize in Welding, Cutting, Grinding, Pipe and Tube Machinery, and other technologies and solutions. Some of the most prominent new exhibitors in SteelFab 2019 include “Adige and Intercom SRL” from Italy, “Inovatools Eckerle and ......read more

    UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019

    Knight Frank are pleased to announce the release of its UAE Market Review and Forecast 2019 report.  Headlines:  Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The report is Knight Frank’s annual review and forecast of the UAE Real Estate Market in the year ahead.  The UAE’s GDP is expected to grow by 2.8% in 2018, up from the 0.8% registered in 2017. Residential prices and rents are likely to continue to soften in 2019, however we may see additional demand which helps underpin the market as a result of the recent approval of a range of legislations to ease visa regulations, given that many of the changes are linked to property ownership. In the short to medium term we expect that market conditions in the UAE’s office sector will remain challenging with rental rates continuing to fall. As a result ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 reinforces the collaboration between UAE and Saudi Arabia

    The event will aid the two countries in their strategic partnership for boosting economic ties and developing opportunities for trade and growth 9th of January 2019:   Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), a yearly conference gathering top industry leaders and experts from around the world, will be reiterating its goal of enhancing economic collaboration between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The event, held under the patronage of  Dr.Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, will be taking place in Dubai for its fourth edition from 11th  February to 12th February 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  It will aim to highlight the major issues related to the industry aspiring to unite key players in breakbulk and ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with ADIB

    The MoU focusses on banking solutions for transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 January 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently signed a banking solutions memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) for the transaction services of the ‘Tarweej’ real estate promotion initiative. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD; Philip King, Global Head of retail banking at ADIB; and Tariq Abdullah Ahmad, Head of Home Finance at ADIB, in the presence of Majida Ali Rashid, CEO of the Real Estate Promotion and Investment Management Sector at DLD.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that DLD continually looks for the best partners in the UAE ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall thrilled to announce launch of new outlets

    Al Wahda Mall announces launch of new fashion and lifestyle brands to offer more to its visitors at one go and is spear-headed towards being adaptive keeping customer satisfaction its main dedication.  Al Wahda Mall, sprawling across 3.3 million square feet with over 350 brands including fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, Hypermarket with this new initiative caters not only to mall visitors but also to the community at large The mall also installs one of the largest light box in the city with Ali & Son’s branding, offering a great competitive edge to its advertisers New brands include Miniso, Sock Collection, Jolibee, R&B, SMYK, Vogue Fashion, Bench, Jimmy Killer Prawns, Peraso, The Deal and Sharaf DG. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 7 January 2019:  Al Wahda Mall, an iconic landmark and ......read more

    Always Breaks the Guinness World Record for a Cause

     Employees Create the World’s Largest Two –dimensional Mosaic Using Always Packs Dubai, UAE – 07 January, 2019:   Procter & Gamble employees broke a Guinness World Record by creating the largest two-dimensional mosaic of Always logo made with packaged products. There is a great cause behind breaking the record, P&G donated more than 16,000 Always packs used to create the mosaic to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children to provide underprivileged women and girls across the country with access to hygienic sanitary pads. More than 60 P&G employees gathered at the company’s head office In Jebel Ali to build the 80-square-meter mosaic. P&G’s main aim is to raise awareness about the importance of feminine hygiene and making it available to girls and women, which allows ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel Recaps Major Milestones Of 2018

    Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  Renowned for offering personalised hospitality with silver service par excellence, the 530-key Dubai International Hotel has had an extremely successful run in 2018, winning a plethora of prestigious awards for its distinct F&B offerings, Spa and Luxury facilities to tourists and transit passengers at one of the world’s busiest airports. The luxury Airport Hotel was awarded the 5-Star Hotel Rating from Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing and later bagged the top rank on TripAdvisor as a specialty lodge in Dubai, receiving a total of 1,213 reviews in 2018 with an average rating of 4.7 stars. Based on traveller ranked and best value categories on TripAdvisor, the hotel was awarded the number 1 rank among 324 specialty lodgings in Dubai. Earning the coveted rating of 5.0 out of 5 on ......read more

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    New Promotions at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

    Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019: Warehouse, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre Airport Road, PO Box, 10001 Dubai, UAE  Hot dog Festival at Warehouse This January, Warehouse is the perfect spot to make the most of the city’s cool weather. Bringing an exciting selection of meaty treats starting at AED20, select your favourite variety and enjoy steaming hot, perfectly grilled hot dogs from the live cooking station at the lush beer garden! Fitness Brunch at Warehouse – 12th January 2019 For the first time in UAE, The Warehouse at Le Meridien Dubai hosts a ......read more

    Home Advantage! Strata to Optimise Manufacturing Operations With Advanced Automated Drilling System

    Tier 1 aerostructures supplier partners with UAE-based robotics firm to boost productivity in the company’s assembly unit  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 06 January,2019: –   Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is set to collaborate with UAE-based DGWorld (Digi Robotics Technologies) to implement a robotics system within Strata’s manufacturing processes. The agreement enables Strata to automate the company’s operations assembly unit, ......read more

    SteelFab 2019 attracts the participation of leading countries in the field of metal working

    Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  SteelFab 2019, the region’s premier metal working event, will witness the participation of a number of leading countries in the fields of welding and manufacturing of steel and metal. These countries will participate through national pavilions that comprise some of the largest commercial and manufacturing companies in the world. The mega-event will be hosted at Expo Centre Sharjah during January 14-17. Steelfab, which will hold its activities across 6 halls at Expo Centre Sharjah, will host a new national pavilion representing the United Kingdom ......read more

    US delegation visits Dubai to review its real estate experience

    150 real estate agents and 11 investors from the United States seeking investment opportunities in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 January 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) will receive a delegation from the USA representing government and private institutions and comprising more than 150 real estate agents and 11 investors who are seeking investment opportunities in Dubai.   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: “At this new year’s outset, we announce Dubai’s real estate market’s entry into a new phase ......read more

    Enjoy Live Broadcast of Afc Asian Cup 2019 at Al Ghurair Centre

    An immersive football experience for mall visitors from 5th Jan - 1st Feb 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 03 January 2019:   As the excitement brews in the air for Asia Cup 2019, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre, is all geared up to showcase the live football action at the ‘Asian Cup Zone’. Customers can enjoy watching the live matches starting from 5th January 2019 till 1st Feb 2019, combined with great dining experiences and promotions.  Located at the 2nd floor, the Asian Cup zone will feature an enhanced viewing ......read more

    DLD: AED 19 billion in real estate transactions in last 10 days of 2018

    Bin Mejren: The emergence of a rising growth wave at the beginning of the new year The incentive packages strengthened the sector's role as a key contributor to the Emirate's sustainable economic development Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) recorded an unprecedented growth in the last ten days of 2018. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, stressed that Dubai’s real estate market recorded a high-transaction volume during the last ten days of 2018 with a value of over AED 19 billion through 2,081 ......read more

    Head to Dubai Festival City and celebrate the holiday season with exciting activities and exclusive offers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27th December 2018: The holiday season is here, which means finally time to celebrate New Year! As part of the celebrations, Dubai Festival City will be hosting a wide range of celebrations and events across the destination including huge discounts across various retailers and restaurants. Packed with special shows and performances, Dubai Festival City is gearing up to host one of the largest celebrations in the UAE. Kick off the New Year at Dubai Festival City New Year Specials at Dubai Festival City Mall Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the New Year ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE gears up for DSF Part Sale

    Dubai, December 27, 2018:   Al-Futtaim ACE is offering exciting deals from 25% up to 75% off on a wide range of products as part of the DSF Part Sale which starts from December 26, 2018, until February 2, 2019.  Through the offer customers can take advantage of the exciting deals across categories ranging from Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products from leading brands including WILKO, Makita, Black & Decker, Karcher, Homeworks and more. The offer is available in-stores as well as Al-Futtaim ACE’s online ......read more

    Retailers risk losing 81% of their loyal customers if they fail to provide multichannel promotions

    Collinson’s (formally known as ICLP) study reveals the deadly discounting sins that could cost a retailer their customers’ loyalty   Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  Retailers are at risk of losing their most loyal customers if they don’t take a multichannel approach. Eight in ten (81%) UAE shoppers feel annoyed when retailers they are loyal to offer promotions that are not aligned in-store and online. Commissioned by Collinson, a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty, the study with UAE consumers examined customers’ discount grievances to ......read more

    Win two cars, attend Looney Tunes' School of Duck and take home big prizes at Dragon Mart this DSF

    Rewards worth up to AED150,000 up for grabs   Dubai, 26 December 2018:   Dragon Mart 2 is welcoming guests this Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with a fantastic showcase of live performances, amazing prizes including two cars, and a vibrant atmosphere from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019. The festivities include the Looney Tunes’ School of Duck shows, weekly raffle draws, entertaining roaming parades, lively outdoor installations and more.       Shoppers can take home one of two Renault Duster SUV grand prizes up for grabs, or win ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group announces AED 1 Million Cash Promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival 2019

    Shop for AED 200 at participating malls to win  25 lucky winners will take home cash prizes Dubai; 24 December 2018:   The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), will kick off Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) with their ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ mega raffle promotion, from December 26 until January 31. With every Dh200 spent at any one of the participating malls, 5 lucky customers will get the chance to win cash prizes up to AED 200,000 during the weekly spin & win that will be hosted on 5, 12, ......read more

    Not one, but Four Lexus UX 200's up for grabs at Dubai Festival City Mall this DSF!

    Dubai Festival City Mall to launch Dubai Shopping Festival with an extraordinary fireworks show at 8:30pm on December 26th Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018:   Dubai Shopping Festival 2019, the nation’s largest shopping extravaganza, is right around the corner and Dubai Festival City Mall has once again partnered with the DTCM to take the celebrations to the next level. With promotions, offers and an illustrious fireworks show on December 26th at 8:30PM, DSF is not to be missed at Dubai Festival City Mall.  Shoppers spending AED 300 or more during DSF ......read more

    11-day winter sale begins at Expo Centre Sharjah; up to 70% off

    The Winter Clearance Sale is back, and shoppers are making a beeline to Expo Centre Sharjah. Dubai, UAE, December 24, 2018:  Billed as one of the largest such events offering the biggest bargains for the holiday season, the 11-day Winter Clearance Sale 2018 got off to an impressive start at Expo Centre Sharjah on December 19. It will continue until December 29. “With Christmas and New Year fast approaching and retailers clearing their year-end inventory, there is no better time for shoppers to take advantage of huge discounts on offer on popular brands of fashion, ......read more

    Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG) ends the year on a high with four award wins

    Al Naboodah Construction Group sweeps the boards at the inaugural Expo 2020 ‘Better Together’ Awards ANCG also wins ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year’ at the Construction Week Awards 2018 Dubai, 23 December 2018:   Al Naboodah Construction Group, the construction division of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) – one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates – won the overall ‘Better Together’ award for achieving organisational excellence in delivering the Expo 2020 programme during ......read more

    Real Estate Regulatory Agency Streamlines Governance of Owners' Associations

    Signs agreement to open owners’ associations accounts with Noor Bank Dubai-UAE: 22nd December, 2018 –   Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), in its role as the umbrella entity for property owners’ associations in Dubai, signed an agreement with Noor Bank to manage and service the accounts of these owners’ associations in a professional manner. This agreement is in line with RERA’s sustained efforts to streamline the expenses and governance of owners’ associations to enhance efficiency across operations. His Excellency Marwan bin Ghalita, ......read more

    Construction of the largest Sports Mall in the World in Dubai is well underway

    Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:   Dubai-based firm Viva City has announced that the construction work of Sport Society, the world's largest sports mall, in Mirdif Dubai is well on track for completion in Q1 of 2020.    “The project’s construction work is progressing according to schedule and within the allocated budget, thanks to the efficient operations of Khansaheb Civil Engineering, the company commissioned to carry out the construction works. The world-class building is well underway and on programme due to the depth of Khansaheb’s ......read more

    SV Pittie Group unveils textile cluster in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  SV Pittie Sohar Textiles, a part of ShriVallabh Pittie Group, a global leader and one of the largest cotton yarn manufacturers in India, launched a textile cluster which includes a cotton yarn production unit in Sohar, Oman.  Positioning Oman on the world map of textiles industry, Pittie Group is developing a total of four modern yarn manufacturing units in the campus, covering over two million sq.ft. area; and housing the latest and most efficient automated technology in the textile industry.  His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin Assad Bin Tariq ......read more

    Shop, Stay and Unwind at Swissôtel Al Ghurair During Dubai Shopping Festival Season.

    Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During Stay Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2018.   Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of Dubai Shopping Festival, GCC residents (Open to all nationalities?) will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel Al Ghurair when booking a room from now and valid for stays betweenfrom 26th 5th December January until 29th  30th  January 2019. You can also dine at any of their restaurants at a ......read more

    Celebrate the best of the festive season with Al Ghurair Centre's ‘Winter Carnival'

    Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  December is finally here and Al Ghurair Centre, GCC’s first shopping centre is all geared up to celebrate a month-long Winter Carnival starting from 14 December, 2018 till 12 January 2019. Discover the most magical time of the year through a wide range of festive-themed events and activities that will take place at the central atrium of the shopping centre every day. The shopping centre will be transformed into a magical winter carnival, with seasonal decor, festive entertainment and activities. Children can enjoy virtual skiing, sparkling ......read more

    Embrace the spirit of the Festive Season at TAMANI Marina Hotel

    Indulges guests with unparalleled festive offerings and generous deals Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  TAMANI Marina Hotel & Hotel Apartment in Dubai, located right in the heart of Dubai Marina, delights guests with generous offers during the festive season. Festive Lunch at Café Society – Unwrap the festivity and rejoice with family and friends with a sumptuous festive-themed spread.  A Set Menu of traditional and international mouthwatering dishes and savories awaits you to immerse in including the roasted Turkey with all trimmings and a selection of all-time ......read more

    New Testing and Commissioning Service Available to MENA Construction Industry Focusing on Energy Efficiency of Building Enclosures

    Building envelope testing and commissioning provides science-based expertise to help design and build energy efficient buildings.  Global safety science firm saw a huge level of interest as it was launched during the Big 5 Dubai International Building and Construction Show Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  As MENA countries continue to drive towards reducing energy consumption, a global independent safety science company has introduced a new testing and commissioning service for the region that helps determine the energy efficiency of buildings. Building envelope testing ......read more

    CBRE 2019 KSA Outlook: Entertainment and Tourism Sectors to Stimulate Growth in the Kingdom's Real Estate Industry

    40% of entertainment plans to be funded by private sector. 16 entertainment complexes and three additional leisure hubs to be delivered by 2030. Tourism figures expected to reach 26 million inbound visitors by 2023. 18 December 2018:   Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is expected to experience exponential growth as the Kingdom focuses on advancing its entertainment and tourism sectors – according to a new whitepaper released by leading global real estate advisor CBRE.   CBRE, which began operations in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, shared ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel Wins 3 Awards at the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Located at one of the world’s busiest airports, Dubai International Hotel is renowned for its service excellence and personalised hospitality to transit passengers and travellers alike. At the recent iteration of the Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards, the 5-Star Airport Hotel won Gold and Silver recognition for its F&B services, Timeless Spa and Purchasing. Adding to its winning streak in 2018, Dubai International Hotel’s team has yet another reason to celebrate during the festive season. This Airport Hotel is home to nine ......read more

    Dubai Festival City to host first-ever Santa Run

    The Run takes place on December 21 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018:   Dubai residents get your running shoes on for a holiday experience like none other as Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will be hosting the city’s first-ever Santa Run.  Organized by RaceME, the run will take place on December 21st and covers two distances – 2.5km for kids and beginners, the more seasoned runners can register themselves for the 5km distance. Set against the backdrop of the Dubai Creek and the city skyline, ......read more

    Dubai's Most Magical Festive Market Welcomes Santa and His Elves

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018:   Dubai’s most magical Festive Market, taking place in Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall, welcomed Santa and his elves on December 6th, who arrived in true style as part of a special appearance show. Santa and his elves greeted families and children, kicking-off one of the city’s most lively and unique Festive Markets. From the tree lighting that was visible from Business Bay Bridge, snowfall over Festive Bay to live music, carolling, carnival games and rides, festive-inspired treats and a special IMAGINE show playing ......read more

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