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    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 time – day or night as per their convenience. Union Coop’s Director of Happiness and Marketing Department, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki in a statement said: “Union Coop branches will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, starting from ......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 the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Dubai Municipality in all the stages like importing, transporting, storage and distribution, until it is displayed in Union Coop branches.  “Union Coop is pursuing additional ......read more

    Carrefour Statement – Opening Hours

    Philippe PEGUILHAN - Country Manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020:    While shopping malls are closing in the UAE, all our stores remain open and fully stocked for customers, operating at our regular times. We encourage all our valued customers to shop responsibly and be mindful of others. We have full confidence in our stock and supply chain and we continue to monitor stock levels to ensure we adequately cater to customer needs. We are also working closely with suppliers to ensure that essential products remain at reasonable prices so that our customers don’t experience an increase in their shopping bills. In addition to full sanitation of the stores, Carrefour is adding measures to ensure social distancing and preserve the health of ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Provides up to Three Months' Rent Free Support for its Mall Tenants worth AED 100m

    Relief will alleviate financial pressure for tenants across its malls in the UAE – Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2020:  Al-Futtaim Group today announced that it will be making a substantial contribution  to ease the financial burden of its retail tenants by offering a fund of AED 100 million to help its retailers affected by business disruption and slowdown  due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will cover up to three months’ rent relief for eligible tenants across its malls in an effort to aid the recovery of their businesses in the UAE.   Over the last week, a taskforce has been established to examine how Al-Futtaim could support its retail tenants as COVID-19 forced most residents of the UAE to spend more time at home. ......read more

    Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Ali Al Zaabi pays homage to the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 22, 2020) - Millennium Hotels and Resorts - Middle East & Africa pledged to provide all its rooms and facilities to support the nation overcoming the difficulties during the current situxation.   On March 19, the company posted a tweet by Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim Al Zaabi, President Millennium Hotels & Resorts - Middle East & Africa, on its official social media channel. In his tweet, Mr. Ali Al Zaabi pledged to make all the resources at Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA available for the benefit of the UAE.   Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA currently operates 45 hotels with almost 15,000 keys in addition to 32 hotels in the pipeline across the region. From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various ......read more

    Union Coop Signs Contracts worth AED 400 Million Approx. for Ramadan Goods

    Home delivery to Ras Al Khaimah to ensure a smooth holy month for valued consumers      Dubai United Arab Emirates - March 18, 2020:  Union Coop, UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative has revealed that it has signed contracts worth more than AED 400 Million with suppliers, in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan. The step comes within the framework of its keenness to provide all goods and foodstuffs in large quantities to meet the needs of consumers during the Ramadan month.  Dismissing ongoing market rumors, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, stressed that “These contracts will ensure sufficient quantities of basic food and non-food consumer goods during the Holy month of Ramadan, to meet the needs of the community, which further confirms that there is no fear ......read more

    Because She's Not Just Any Mum...

    Did you know 76%* of people believe it’s important to spend quality time with their loved one on Mother’s Day, but a small present can go a long way too! Why not treat your Mum with our selection of gifts guaranteed to make her smile. Choose from a range of options including sumptuously silky nightwear, fabulous beauty products and gorgeous home accessories.

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    April Specials at Le Meridien Al Aqah

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 16, 2020:   Fujairah’s iconic family-friendly resort, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is renowned for its mesmerizing landscape and distinctive cuisines. With 4 restaurants and bars offering an assortment of delicacies, palate-tingling appetisers and mouthwatering treats, guests at this luxury beach resort are surely spoiled for choices.    Views (12th April) Head over to Le Meridien Al Aqah this Easter and enjoy a lavish brunch with a view of the azure Indian Ocean. Views restaurant is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet of well-known Easter favourites amid a festive ambience with lots of hops and grapes. Guests can kick back and enjoy the festivities while the tiny tots enjoy exciting games and activities to make Easter festivities more memorable. Sunday 12th ......read more

    Dalma Mall Launched “We Care”, A Public Awareness Campaign; Accentuates on Customer Well-being

    Abu Dhabi; March 16, 2020:  In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Dalma Mall, the favorite mall of Abu Dhabi announced their public awareness campaign “WE CARE”. The mall has taken important safety measures by installing thermal scanners, multiple hand sanitizing units and intensified cleaning process across the mall. Dalma Mall - which has over 450 stores has taken numerous measures, also following the guidelines of the local authorities. With the new campaign, the mall advises its visitors to stay clean to stay safe from any form of communicable diseases. Bhupinder Singh, General Manager and CFO, Dalma Mall said, “Safeguarding the interest of all and to tackle the current scenario we have installed thermal scanners while working closely with the Department of ......read more

    Kleindienst Group Gears Up to Deliver the $5 Billion Heart of Europe Leisure Tourism Island Destination

    Developer Kleindienst Group combines innovation and creativity with sustainability that enhances marine life and expands the Emirate's hospitality offering       Key Highlights  1. Nine innovative Seahorse villas are currently being ‘floated’ by Kleindienst Group a total of 78 villas will be ready by Q4 2020.   2. More than 1,500 construction workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts are working on site to deliver the innovative dream island destination that is set to rival the islands in the Maldives.   3. Latest milestones in line with updated masterplan – Phase I and parts of Phase II of project including Sweden, Honeymoon Island, Monaco and Portofino to be delivered in 2020.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020:  ......read more

    Al Zahia Launches Second Phase of Uptown Neighbourhood Due to High Demand

    • 7-year payment plan offers highly attractive terms to buyers. • Due to tremendous demand from customers seeking long-term value, Al Zahia kicks off new phase in uptown neighbourhood. • New Woroud 3 building comprises studios, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments available at Sharjah’s premium urban centre.     Sharjah, UAE, 15th March 2020:   Sharjah Holding PJSC, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, has responded to high demand for residences at its Uptown Al Zahia neighbourhood by launching the community’s second phase. Uptown Phase two kicks off with the newly released Woroud 3 residential building. In a first for a Sharjah development, the latest phase also introduces a market leading seven-year payment ......read more

    Mother's day Gift/ Early Springcation Deals/ Home & Interiors/ Best in Fashion

    1. LUXURY CHOCOLATE FOR MOMS, Forrey & Galland -  Make the important women in your life feel extra special this month by showing them your appreciation through exquisite chocolate collections from Forrey & Galland, with prices starting from AED115. From vibrant macarons and exquisite marzipans to the classic collection of delectable chocolates, express your love and appreciation to the special women in your life through excellently presented, personalised boxes with artisinal finishing and quality, donned in the best velvet, leather, wood and silk sourced from France, Italy and Switzerland.    Rate – Ranging from AED115 to AED1000     2. EARLY SPRING OFFERS, Sofitel Dubai The Palm - The early spring break is here, and the multi award-winning family hotel in Dubai, Sofitel Dubai The ......read more

    Sahara Centre Spring Promotion 2020 Concludes: Two Shoppers win BMW Z4 While Others Bag Fashion Vouchers Worth AED 150,000

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 15 March 2020:   Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, has announced the winners of its Spring Promotion 2020. On a spend of just AED 200, two winners drove away with brand-new BMW Z4 each while 60 others won fashion vouchers worth AED 2,500 each.  The winners shopped at Sahara Centre from 25 December 2019 till 13 February 2020 at Sahara Centre outlets and were selected during a live draw that was held in two batches. The digital draws were conducted in the presence of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry representative. 60 lucky winners were also awarded vouchers from Jack & Jones and Vero Moda. With its commitment to customer happiness, Sahara Centre regularly conducts campaigns with the aim to enrich the ......read more

    Danube Properties Announces the Launch of the Dh400 Million Olivz – the First Project Announcement in Dubai in 2020

     With 741 residential units, Olivz will be developed at Al Warsan First, close to the International City, with easy access to Mohammed Bin Zayed Highway      Date: Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2020   1. Danube Properties announces the launch of Olivz – a residential project consisting of 741 residential units and 24,000 Sq.ft. retail facility – with a development value of  Dh400 million. 2. Olivz is the first real estate project to be launched in the UAE in 2020 – a landmark year – that will see market returning to growth due to growing demand picking up as World Expo 2020 nears. 3. With Olivz, Danube Properties development portfolio grows to 6,194 units, with a combined value exceeding Dh4.5 billion. 4. It has so far delivered 2,155 units with a combined sales value ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre's Dining District Just Got Even Tastier with the Launch of Its New 2 for 1 App!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 11, 2020:   Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai’s oldest shopping and lifestyle destination, is home to over 100 food and beverage outlets, many of which sit within its Dining District and all catering to the diverse mix of visitors that step foot inside #TheCentre every day.  As we enter Dubai Food Festival, Al Ghurair Dining District is poised to welcome even more visitors through its doors, this year made even more attractive with the launch of its new free app, AGC Rewards app developed in partnership with The Entertainer which offers 2 for 1 deals on many of the F&B outlets and more.   Al Ghurair Centre’s Dining District is situated on the mall’s ground floor and spans over 3,000 square feet. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating options to serve guests all year ......read more

    Al Bastaki: Union Coop Trolleys are Sanitized Regularly

    From installing sanitizer pods at multiple places to sanitizing the shopping Carts and Trolleys, Union Coop is doing everything for a safer shopping experience    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2020:   Following the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Union Coop has been taking several measures to ensure the health and safety of their consumers. The Dubai-based retailer recently revealed that it has been getting the shopping carts and trolleys sanitized regularly to make shopping safer for its consumers.  Assuring a safe shopping experience to consumers, Union Coop’s Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, said: “Union Coop management is very particular about permanently washing and sterilizing the shopping carts completely with water, soap and ......read more

    A Gilt-edged Opportunity: City Centre Fujairah Launches AR Maze Game and the Chance to Win Solid Gold

    • A gamified activation will offer instant prizes when shoppers spend AED 200 or more. • Customers will also be entered into the draw to win a grand prize of 0.5 KG of real gold.     Dubai, UAE, 10 March 2020:   City Centre Fujairah has launched a unique augmented reality maze in its mall. The immersive puzzle offers shoppers the chance to win a host of prizes from retailers, and at the same time, they could land the grand prize of solid gold simply for spending across the mall. The competition will run between 1 and 30 March.    In line with Majid Al Futtaim and City Centre Fujairah’s commitment to creating memorable moments, the interactive activity provides a whole new shopping experience for customers searching for an anything but ordinary retail trip. The maze not only ......read more

    Armstrong Launches New Colour Guides for This Spring Season

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 9 March 2020:   Armstrong Ceiling Solutions continues to create exciting, vibrant spaces in the Middle East with the release of their new commercial guides for both coloured and black ceiling solutions. Committed to designing human-centric spaces, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions enhances the customer experience by offering high-quality, engineered solutions in a multitude of colours and materials including mineral, metal, mesh, floating ceilings and suspension systems. Each guide provides in-depth insight and detailed recommendations on the use of vibrant ceilings, fit for the purpose of any project. The guides recommend using light-coloured ceilings to achieve bright and social retail, reception and restaurant spaces and using dark hues or black ceilings to encourage contrast for cinemas, lounges ......read more

    Siemens Completes Its First Solar Project in Pakistan

    • Substation in the Thatta district in Pakistan’s Sindh Province links output from a new 50-megawatt solar plant to K-Electric’s grid.  • Project boosts renewable power supply in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 09, 2020:   Siemens has completed the supply of equipment and services for a major substation that will help in supplying low-cost electricity to Karachi, Pakistan.    Siemens completed the grid connection for Gharo Solar Ltd.’s 50-megawatt solar plant in the Thatta district in Pakistan’s Sindh Province through a 132 kilovolt (kV) grid station. Clean energy from the plant will feed into K-Electric’s power grid. This was the first contract that Siemens has completed for a solar ......read more

    Mall of the Emirates Presents the Region's First Ever Food Festival Curated by Beauty and Luxury Brands

    • Feast on beauty as renowned brands serve mouth-watering creations during Dubai Food Festival • Shoppers earn double SHARE points on all F&B and beauty buys during the festival     Dubai, UAE, 09 March 2020:   In a unique twist for Dubai Food Festival, the worlds of beauty, luxury, and dining have converged as Mall of the Emirates hosts an array of pop-up culinary concepts curated exclusively by some of the mall’s internationally renowned brands. Until 14 March, select beauty and luxury brands are offering their own stylish selection of food and beverage options shaped by their unique collections, serving up premium delicacies using quality ingredients.    The fusion of food and beauty sees BVLGARI bring the taste of Rome with exquisite scoops of fresh and creamy ......read more

    Al Bastaki: “Personal Care Supplies Available at Fixed Prices and Sufficient Quantities”

    Due to the recent surge in demand for hand sanitizers and similar products, Union Coop ensures a steady price and supply for consumers     The demand for hand sanitizer and similar products is surging, prompting Union Coop to ration supplies and taking necessary steps to ensure smooth shopping experience for the consumers.  Emphasizing on the situation, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Union Coop said: “Personal care supplies, especially hand sanitizers are available in sufficient quantities that meet the need of shoppers in all Union Coop branches. We repeatedly stress that sanitizer prices have not seen any rise or any change as it violates Union Coop’s policy and is against the strategic objectives aimed at building a sustainable national economy that ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Technologies Wins Best Network Partner Award From Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

    Dubai, March 08, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Technologies announced it has been awarded “Best Network Partner 2019” by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise during the company’s global partners conference, Connex20, held recently in Dubai.  The Best Network Partner award is delivered annually by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to formally recognise its highest achieving partners from around the globe. The award was presented by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise executives Rukmini Glanard, Executive Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, Stephan Robineau, Executive Vice President – Networks Business Division, and Claudio Soland, Senior Vice President – Europe & South, to Murali S, Managing Director, and Hassan Ali, Divisional Manager, from Al-Futtaim Technologies.  Commenting on the award, Mr. Murali ......read more

    Germany's Schüco International KG Signs Rental Contract with SAIF Zone to Lease 14 Warehouses

     The facilities cover total area of 8400 sqm, making it the largest number of warehouses rented for single company   Al Mazrouei: Our ability to draw in international companies reflects the competitiveness and comprehensiveness of our world-class services  Schüco Representative: SAIF Zone services will enhance our access to larger customer base in the region      Sharjah - 8 March 2020:  The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) has announced that Schüco International KG, a global leading system solutions provider for windows, doors and façades, is going to base its regional operations in the free zone, after a lease contract was concluded between both entities.   Under the agreement, Schüco will lease 14 warehouses covering a total area of 8400 ......read more

    Top Marketing & Communications Professionals in the Middle East & Africa'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2020:  The list is published in the Forbes Middle East March 2020 issue and has the profile of Top Marketing & Communications Professionals in the Middle East & Africa. TOP 50 Marcomm specialists from different industries and business sectors across 19 countries.   BEATRICE CORNACCHIA of Mastercard tops the list, followed by MUSTAFA SHAMSELDIN, Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo and ANDREW KVALSETH, Group Chief Commercial Officer of the Telecom giant Ooredoo Group.   V. Nandakumar, CCO of Middle East retail major Lulu Group at No.4 is the highest ranked Indian in the list, which is dominated by Arabs.   Of the 50 people who feature on the list, 22 are women and Egypt is the most represented Arab country with nine entries on the list. The companies that these ......read more

    Siemens Signs 10-year Lease Agreement to Base Its Dubai Operations at District 2020

     The German company announced details of its new offices at District 2020 Lease agreement will see 1,000 Siemens employees working from two buildings As Expo 2020 Dubai’s Infrastructure Digitalisation Partner, Siemens is helping to create one of the most connected and sustainable World Expos, and a blueprint for future smart cities that will be carried forward in District 2020   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 07, 2020:    District 2020 has announced that one of its key anchor tenants, Siemens, will grow its presence within its innovation ecosystem and future-proof community - which is set to evolve from Expo 2020 Dubai – following the signing of a 10-year lease agreement for two buildings. The agreement, signed at a ceremony on 5 March, will see the German company establish its Dubai ......read more

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    Boo-tify Your Home this Halloween with IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 27, 2019:    With the most exciting time of year approaching and festive celebrations around the corner, it’s time to get creative with decors and add IKEA touches to your life. From carved jack-o-lanterns to physical candles; decorative pumpkins, webs and spiders, candies and loot bags, IKEA has everything you need to add to your checklist before an eventful Halloween bash.    The region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer has got you covered with some fun and creative décor ideas that are affordable and can ......read more

    Commemorating Retailing Excellence in the Middle East

     The Annual RetailME Awards 2019   Dubai 24th  October 2019:  The Annual Images RetailME Awards, celebrated some of the region’s most outstanding achievements in retail at a gala ceremony on 15th October 2019 at Le Méridien Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai UAE.  Images RetailME Awards honour excellence across a range of retail categories, turning the spotlight on the best performing retailers in the region and benchmarking best practices in this vibrant industry.  Among the winners in 21 diverse categories were; LIWA TRADING ENTERPRISES for ......read more

    Take Advantage of an Early Super Sale at JYSK

    Scandinavian excellence to refurbish your home at exceptional prices.       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2019:  As the much anticipated 3 Day Super Sale fast approaches, JYSK, the Scandinavian homeware brand has announced an early sale to lead up to it. With discounts ranging from 20 to 70 % on everything, beginning 24th October 2019, consumers will enjoy Scandinavian sleeping and living at the most competitive prices. Enjoy good quality sleep with JYSK’s wide range of mattresses, duvets and pillows with advanced sleep technology and cooling ......read more

    Snap and Win at Al Ghurair Centre

    **  Share your pictures using hashtag #TheCentre and have the chance to win AED 1,000 weekly **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 23, 2019:    In the heart of old Dubai, there’s plenty going on at Al Ghurair Centre as they embark on an exciting period of change and development to enhance their offering for the local community. October sees the installation of a fun series of wall art across the mall to add vibrancy and many photo worthy and instagrammable moments for those spending time at #TheCentre .  Visitors of Al Ghurair Centre can take their ......read more

    City Centre Al Shindagha is helping the light shine brightly this Diwali

    The Majid Al Futtaim mall is celebrating the festival of lights with colourful décor, a Diwali Market and fantastic giveaways   Dubai, UAE; 22 October, 2019:  As Dubai’s Indian community prepares for the arrival of the festival of lights on Sunday 27 October, City Centre Al Shindagha is joining the city-wide celebrations with a specially curated Diwali Market, joyful makeover, and a variety of generous promotions between October 18 and November 2 to welcome the Diwali spirit. Customers will be greeted by ornate on-ground décor and ceilings that glisten with hanging ......read more

    Dubai's Largest Diwali Celebrations Begin with Fireworks and Bollywood Dances on Festival Bay

    In celebration of the Festival of Lights Dubai Festival City Mall to launch the 4th all-new IMAGINE Show, ‘Hathi’s Garden’   Dubai, UAE, 21 October 2019: In collaboration with the Consulate General of India to the United Arab Emirates and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Dubai (DTCM), Dubai Festival City Mall will be home to the biggest Diwali celebrations in Dubai this year to bring the 3.3 million Indians residing in the city an unrivalled experience at its world-class destination to celebrate Diwali in style. The occasion will be marked on ......read more

    'Celebrate Diwali with BurJuman'

    Enjoy Indian festivities through a colourful and exciting week-long celebration Dubai, UAE, 21 October 2019:  This October, immerse yourself in a spectacular fiesta as BurJuman celebrates the Indian festival of Diwali. The Mall has come alive with an explosion of colours, offering all ages and nationalities, an exciting opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of Indian culture and traditions.   Your favourite City1016 RJs - Malvika, Sid and Parikishit - kicked off the celebrations with a high-energy roadshow on the 18th of October.    Indian-themed ......read more

    Emirates Co-op' Mini-Mart' Opens at Zayed University

    21st October, 2019 Dubai - Emirates Cooperative Society – the leading grocer in the UAE, recently inaugurated their latest 'Mini-Mart' at Zayed University Dubai Campus. This launch is part of their expansion plans as announced by the board at the annual general meeting held earlier this year. The Mini Mart is centrally located within the atrium at the University.   Additionally, 'Mind café' coffee shop, well-known for their specialty coffee, and loved by the Emirati Community, was also opened at the Mini Mart. Students will enjoy early morning coffee, pastries, ......read more

    Daiso releases its collection of Halloween decorations!

    • Included in the range are a host of frightenining and spooky items including cobwebs, buckets, masks, accessories, costumes, make-up and much more… • The Japanse retail concept store organised a pumpkin carving competition at their Dubai Springs Souk store over the weekend to kickstart the celebrations!       United Arab Emirates, 21 October 2019:  Daiso Japan, the Japanese value retail concept with over 40 stores in the UAE has released its collection of Halloween decorations across the region.       The ......read more

    DuPont to Acquire Membrane Business from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

    October 20, 2019 – DuPont (NYSE: DD) recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor® business including ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “Our strategic intent for the Water Solutions business is to have a robust portfolio of technologies so that our talented global organization can leverage a broad range of solutions to solve our customers’ most pressing ......read more

    Construction of Abu Dhabi's AED 4.4 bn Reem Mall Reaches its Highest Point

    The structure of Snow Abu Dhabi –world’s largest snow play park -  reaches its highest peak with rest of the building structure continuing to progress rapidly   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 October 2019:   Reem Mall, the world’s first fully digitally enabled smart shopping mall, was officially topped out this week after construction reached the highest point for the new mall structure. The topping out was marked by key project representatives from Al Farwaniya Property Developments including Faisal Sultan, Chairman, David Boesley, Executive Chairman, ......read more

    Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2019 focused on RetailNEXT

    Dubai 19th October 2019:   The Eight edition of the Middle East Retail Forum 2019 took place on 14th  & 15th of October at Le Méridien Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, Dubai UAE. The conference brought together the Middle East’s most powerful retail influencers and leaders to focus on the fundamentals driving profitable innovation in Retail. Over 80 speakers and 300 delegates were present at MRF this year.   ‘RetailNEXT’ was the theme at MRF and it focused on - The new wave of People, Products and Processes. The two-day conference was ......read more

    November Specials at Le Meridien Al Aqah

    October 17, 2019:  Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah is pleased to share its’ November promotions including special menus, staycation promo code and a special offer to celebrate International Children’s Day. Please find below the highlights of the promotions. Press note for the same can be downloaded by clicking here. Gonu Bar & Grill – Cold Seafood Platter priced at AED 249 per couple (Nov 21 till 28) Sapore – Special truffle menu (Nov 8 till 14) Taste – Celebrating Loy Karathon from Nov 20 till 24 with special noodle menu Pool ......read more

    One stop shop for classifieds and deals in UAE- QUOODO.com

    An online e-commerce website for jobs, motors, property, deals and free classifieds.                                    Dubai, U.A.E – October 17, 2019:  The world has changed. Digital has changed it. QUOODO.com aims at shifting the gear by the official launch of their ecommerce platform with solutions that match customers’ demands and expectations in the U.A.E. It is an online classifieds and deals platform where people can get their hands at the best available options in the ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group Announces “shop & Win Gold” Promotion for Diwali 2019

    • Shop for AED 200 at any one of the 10 participating mall to be a part of the Diwali promotion and win gold bar • Winners will take home a total of ½ kg of gold bars during the two-week long Diwali campaign    Dubai; 14 October 2019: Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festival and Retail Establishment (DFRE) announces their Diwali campaign “SHOP & WIN GOLD”, offering shoppers a rewarding shopping experience this festive season. Shoppers stand a chance to enter the draw and win upon spending AED 200 at any of the 10 ......read more

    Celebrate Diwali with BurJuman

    Enjoy Indian festivities through a colourful and exciting week-long celebration Dubai, UAE, 14 October 2019:  This October, immerse yourself in a spectacular fiesta as BurJuman celebrates the Indian festival of Diwali. The Mall will come alive with an explosion of colours, offering  all ages and nationalities, an exciting opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of Indian culture and traditions.   Your favourite City1016 RJs - Malvika, Sid and Parikishit - will kick off the celebrations with a high-energy roadshow from 7 pm to 9 pm on the 18th of October, ......read more

    Autumn/Winter 19: Step out in the latest styles with City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

    Lots of chances to win with fashion-focused activities during the Autumn/Winter 19 season Dubai, UAE , October 10 2019: The 2019 Autumn/Winter fashion season has arrived, and as shoppers step out to snap up the latest trends, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira are here to help make sure each purchase is a little softer on the pocket. For the entire month of October, visitors can shop the style most true to their personality across each mall’s breadth of luxury and affordable fashion retailers, and capitalise on a host of money-saving offers. Every week, when customers spend ......read more

    The S Hotel Al Barsha reveals five new food and beverage offerings

    8th October 2019, Dubai, UAE:   The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new four-star property in Dubai Science Park, unveils an exciting selection of five food and beverage offerings. A stylish and contemporary retreat for business and leisure travelers, The S Hotel offers guests an inviting and intimate ambience, and cuisine that is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate.    The five F&B options at the hotel include ‘Business Lunch’ for busy corporate executives; ‘Schools Out @ Fusion’ for parents and kids to enjoy snacks after a hectic day at ......read more

    Halloween Celebrations at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    Get your freak on! Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is all set to host the spookiest Halloween Brunch and parties on 31st October -1st November, 2019. Be ready to get tricked by the entertainment, scandalous cocktails and sinful treats.    Warehouse   Stalking Dead Halloween Party Thursday, 31st October   Get ready for a truly Spook-tacluar evening this Halloween! Flutter down to Warehouse for a frightfully fun night of partying, dancing and dining. Dusty notes and a guest DJ who will keep you ......read more

    Discover a world of new concepts and stores at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Enjoy diverse shopping, dining and entertainment at world’s biggest themed mall    Dubai, 7 October 2019:  Ibn Battuta Mall is elevating its visitor experience with a wealth of new stores, dining outlets and attractions offering a wide variety of clothing, footwear, home décor, appliances, electronics, toys and cuisines.    Visit the world’s largest themed mall for an unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experience that blends history and culture. Clothing …   • Centrepoint: the first ‘Store of ......read more

    The Dubliner's present Rugby Zone

    Rugby Mania till 2nd November, 2019  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019:   The Dubliner's at Le Meridien Hotel and Conference Centre presents Rugby Zone. They will be live screening your favourite  ...read more

    HITEC Dubai 2019 Announced

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 03, 2019:     Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba announced the dates for HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology show for hotels, at the first advisory council meeting that took place today at the V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. Endorsed by Dubai Tourism, HITEC Dubai will be held this year on November 12 and 13 at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City and will bring together over 2000+ hospitality professionals 100+ exhibitors and 30+ ......read more

    Enjoy exhilarating outdoor winter activities with Dragon Mart's Bike and Camping Market

    Up to 50 per cent off from 2 to 19 October Dubai, 30 September 2019: Pedal on down to Dragon Mart for another edition of the Bike and Camping Market, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time exploring new terrain in the UAE during the cooler months.  Following the success of the first event earlier this year, the Bike and Camping Market returns from 2 to 19 October with up to 50 per cent off bicycles, scooters, helmets, knee pads, gloves, lights, water bottles, tents, portable furniture, heaters, sleeping bags, water pumps, stoves, BBQ and campfire grills, charcoal, ......read more

    Carrefour Introduces “Green Home” Zero-Waste Detergent Refill Station

    Customers can reduce plastic waste by 70% in the long-term  Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2019:   Carrefour, which is operated in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim, has recently launched a zero-waste “Green Home” detergent refilling station in collaboration with Planet Pure, at its hypermarket in Mall of the Emirates. This is part of the retailer’s ongoing efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s overarching goal to become net positive in carbon and water by 2040.  At least 10% of the 100 million tons of plastic ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall celebrates the National Day of the People's Republic of China

    Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall will join major landmarks in Dubai on Tuesday to celebrate the National Day of the People’s Republic of China by projecting the Chinese flag on the InterContinental hotel. The day is a public holiday in the People's Republic of China to celebrate its founding in 1949 and is celebrated annually on October 1st.  Residents and tourists alike are welcomed to Festival Bay to snap pictures with the iconic IMAGINE show and the world’s largest permanent projection mapping surface.  IMAGINE, the two-time ......read more

    Dubai International Hotel joins DXB Airport in their 59th Birthday Celebrations!

    As Dubai International Airport - DXB Airport, gears up to celebrate its 59th birthday, the 530-key luxury hotel located within its expansive premise, joins the celebration with a host of special offers.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 28, 2019:   Expecting to welcome its one billionth passenger later this year, DXB is the world’s busiest international airport and an aviation brand loved and respected around the world. When Dubai opened a tiny terminal building and a 1,800-ft-long compacted sand runway 58 years ago on September 30, 1960, nobody realised ......read more

    Dubai SME and Union Coop Strengthen Partnership

    September 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:  Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), one of the integrated divisions of Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai strengthens its partnership with ‘Union Coop’ – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE by renewing the cooperation agreement. The corporate agreement aims at supporting the presence of Dubai SME’s Members in the retail sector by offering necessary facilities to ensure the display of their products in the Union Coop branches across Dubai.  The MoU was signed ......read more

    Prizes Worth AED 25000 to Be Won at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2019:   Marina Mall is offering shoppers the chance to win gift cards worth AED 25,000 to spend across stores in the mall.   As part of the Family Week Abu Dhabi initiative by Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, customers who spend AED 200 in a single transaction till September 28, will get the opportunity to hunt for a golden ball in the ball pit located at the activation area in the mall.   Customers who find the golden ball within 30 seconds will win AED 100 in gift voucher. With the chance to win 25 gift vouchers every day, it ......read more

    Swissotel Al Ghurair Unveils New Kids Activities at the Ever Popular Play House Brunch

    • New Entertainment activities includes Magic Shows, Bubble Shows, Juggler, Puppet Show, Face Painting, Clowns and Dancers • Children can enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and games while mum and dad relax with friends at this family friendly Friday brunch  • Kids under 5 years eat free   23 September 2019, Dubai:  Swissotel Al Ghurair is setting new standards for affordable family entertainment in town. Friday is fun-day at the at the hotel, with treats, sweets, games, exciting cooking classes and much more for the little ones to enjoy at the new ......read more

    Ladies Special at Bebemos every Tuesday Night this October

    September 22, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Bebemos Bar de Tapas at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is bringing a special treat just for the ladies every Tuesday, 8 pm onwards! Taking references from Barcelona’s culture that is renowned for its culinary vibrancy and relaxed way of life, ‘Barceloneta Beach’ welcomes ladies to an evening of exceptional fun and revelry. Step into Bebemos' vibrant dining ambience with your girlfriends and sway to groovy Latin House beats whilst enjoying three complimentary Spanish grapes with Tapas every Tuesday. ...read more

    Azizi Developments sponsors H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2019:  Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, sponsored the highly-esteemed H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival, part of the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019, held at the San Rossore Racecourse in Pisa, Italy between the 17th and 19th of September 2019. This is the third consecutive year in which Azizi sponsors the prestigious event.  As one of the most prominent equestrian gatherings, the Endurance Festival comprises a series of races, including the 120km FEI Meydan World ......read more

    CEO of Emirates Steel calls for fundamental shift in GCC steel industry

    The inaugural conference offers delegates an opportunity to discuss the status of the regional steel and iron market in both Saudi and the wider GCC Emirates Steel is the Rhodium sponsor of the conference, being held in Riyadh between 16 – 18 September 2019   19 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The CEO of Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has addressed delegates assembled for the first Saudi International Iron and Steel Conference, which is being held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Eng. Saeed ......read more

    Bollywood actress Karishma Kapoor captivates Sharjah as she inaugurates Al Adil's 43rd branch

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 17, 2019:   Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff expanded their presence in the region when they opened their 43rd outlet of Al Adil at Maliha Road, Sharjah.  The newly inaugurated Sharjah outlet, located at Al Shamshi Building, Opp. United Hypermarket and near National Paints attracted huge crowd, though it was on a working day -  Monday 16th September - when Karishma Kapoor, the beautiful and stunning Bollywood actress came to cut the ribbon. In today’s highly challenging ......read more

    Annual Report: Real Estate Sector Performance 2019

    Dubai Land Department: 13.6% contribution from real estate sector to Dubai’s GDP   HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren: We want this report to be a reference for all interested parties  53,000 real estate transactions were conducted in 2018 with a value of over AED 223 billion 31,000 real estate investors committed AED 80 billion through 41,000 investments in 2018   Dubai, UAE, 17th September 2019: As part of its keenness to establish transparency in the real estate market and forming permanent communication bridges with all concerned parties, Dubai Land ......read more

    Le Meridien Dubai Village Terrace presents a Bavarian Wonderland!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Renowned for serving distinctive cuisines in the heart of Dubai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is bringing back its much-awaited al fresco feast with a special surprise. The latest iteration of Le Méridien Dubai Village Terrace is getting a Bavarian makeover and is hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest, starting from September 26 to October 2, 2019!  The week-long celebration is a nod to the annual Bavarian folk festival and Le Méridien Dubai Village Terrace is all set to recreate the excitement of the ......read more

    October Specials at Le Meridien al Aqah

    September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE With summer almost nearing its end (fingers crossed!), Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, a pioneer in sustainable hospitality, is all set to roll out exciting stay offers and enticing food and beverage deals to mesmerize its guests. October marks the beginning of warm days and breezy evenings and Fujairah’s family-friendly resort is combining the breath-taking beauty of UAE’s East coast with exquisite F&B offerings with a renewed zeal! Celebrating International Coffee Day, on Tuesday, 1st October 2019, the resort will host activities over ......read more

    Eolisair to exhibit at The Hotel Show as part of Design and Hospitality Week

    Dubai World Trade Centre, September 17-19, 2019 United Arab Emirates; September 15th, 2019:  EOLISAIR, the French specialist in indoor air quality, as of now based in Dubai Science Park, will be exhibiting at The Hotel Show as part of Design and Hospitality Week from the 17th to the 19th of September. Raising awareness about indoor air quality, Eolisair will be exhibiting their range of products at Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 B81 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The key product that will be on display includes the Eolis Air Manager, a professional air purifier with an advanced and unique ......read more

    Sahara Centre rewards winners of its MAKE ROOM FOR ELEGANCE Campaign

     Emirati Sultana bin Haider and Rashid Ali each receive the BMW 8 Series Grand Prize  Ten shoppers won AED 15,000 worth of furniture vouchers from Marina Home Interiors   Sharjah, UAE, 15 September 2019:  Sahara Centre, the leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, concluded its MAKE ROOM FOR ELEGANCE campaign that delivered exceptional value to loyal customers and announced the winners of the second draw on 29 August.   Rashid Ali, the lucky winner of the grand prize, was awarded the BMW 8 Series luxury car, while ten lucky ......read more

    Twelve Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls to participate in 11th annual ‘Feel the Beat' heart health campaign

    Complimentary heart health testing will be provided for women across the regional shopping malls to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease Dubai, UAE; 14 September 2019: Majid Al Futtaim today launched its annual heart health awareness campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ across 12 malls in the region in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Emirates Cardiac Society. For the 11th consecutive year, the initiative will offer complimentary heart-health screening for women in malls ......read more

    Union Coop Signs a contract with AL Aber contracting to construct Umm Al Quwain Residential & Commercial Project

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 12, 2019: Union Coop the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, signed an agreement with AL Aber Contracting to construct the first residential and commercial project for Umm Al Quwain Coop. the project that is going to be managed by Union Coop. is located at Al Salama 3 area alongside Fruits and Vegetable Market and opposite to Sheikh Khalifa hospital. It is expected to be accomplished by the end of 2020.  The announcement has come during a press conference held by Union Coop for this purpose. The agreement was signed by H.E. Khalid ......read more

    'Al Wahda Mall to welcome THE DEAL'

    September 12, 2019 - Abu Dhabi:  THE DEAL, Chalhoub Group off price channel, will open its third store of 1004 sqm store in Al Wahda Mall. Shoppers can now enjoy the best deals for menswear, womenswear, kids, beauty and accessories from the luxury outlet.   Mr. Navaneeth Sudhakaran, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall said,  “We are delighted to welcome THE DEAL on board as it brings the best worldwide brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Zadig & Voltaire, Swarovski, Tumi and many other at ......read more

    Planetarium show by Lulu Group at Mushrif Mall this weekend

    September 12, 2019 - Abu Dhabi: Mushrif Mall Lulu Group is inviting shoppers to visit the planetarium show 14th of September 2019 from 4PM to 10PM to watch space-related shows by the Expo-sciences International 2019, organized by ACTVET. Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and services spread over three levels. It has over 200 luxury fashion retailers across all categories including fashion, jewellery, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics, gift items, clothes, perfumes, toiletries and much more. ...read more

    Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens with a Grand Celebration

    12 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   The Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor was inaugurated last evening by H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India, Mr. Abdul Qader Alrais, Celebrated Emirati Artist and Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid from Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.   The four-day event running from 11th to 14th September brings together over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists from diverse nationalities to pay tribute to the UAE’s spirit of peace and equality. ......read more

    Ginger signs a new hotel in Candolim, GOA

    This will be the fourth Ginger Hotel in the state of Goa   Dubai, September 12, 2019: Ginger is delighted to announce the signing of a new hotel in Candolim, Goa; thus taking the brand’s presence to four hotels in Goa. The brand is already present in Panaji, Dona Paula and Margao.  Deepika Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ginger said, “We are happy to partner with Calvin Trade and Developers Pvt. Ltd. and expand our presence in Goa. Ginger Candolim is located amidst the most happening beaches and popular tourist spots in north ......read more

    Get ready to work up a sweat at Dalma Mall indoor run hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council

    Abu Dhabi; 11 September 2019: Dalma Mall in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) invites you to be part of the Abu Dhabi City Indoor Run series. The second race of the new season will be hosted in Dalma Mall, on 13th September (Friday), 8:00 am on the 2nd Floor of the Mall on a 1.4km looped course with simultaneous starts from the 4 starting points. Registration check in and bib pick up will begin from 7am outside Adventure HQ. Put your exercise routine back on track and start your weekend on a healthy note by running in the comfort of a cool indoor venue at Dalma Mall, ......read more

    Meraas Leisure and Entertainment Celebrate Saudi National Day

    In honour of the 89th Saudi National Day, admission to four of Dubai’s favourite Meraas L&E attractions will be reduced to just AED 89!    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 11, 2019:   The 89th National Day of Saudi Arabia will be celebrated across the region on the 23rd September and in honour of the occasion, Meraas Leisure & Entertainment will be offering incredible discounts to four of their award-winning attractions!   The ten-day special offer, which will run from 15th to 25th September, will see entry prices reduced to just ......read more

    Empower completes 80% construction of the world's first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant in Jumeirah Village'

    Dubai, UAE, 8th September 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that 80% construction work has been completed of its new plant at Jumeirah Village, which is the world’s first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant. Upon completion, the plant will have a total capacity of 50,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). This is part of Empower's strategy to develop its infrastructure using the advanced smart technologies to meet the increasing demand for district cooling services and to ......read more

    UAE- based affordable housing pioneer, Danube Properties enters South Indian market by opening office in Kochi, Kerala

    Bollywood sensation Sunny Leone to greet investors at the launch event in Kochi, Kerala – marking a major expansion of Danube Properties sales operation in India      • Developers offering up to 15 percent annual return on investment, one of the highest globally • Immense security of investment with Escrow Law • Ease of buying through 1% Per Month payment plan • High capital appreciation • All projects at attractive and matured Location • World class amenities in each project  • Great health ......read more

    Cigna Park Run at Ibn Battuta Mall'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 07, 2019:  Hundreds of runners joined the grand finale of the Cigna Park Run indoor series at Ibn Battuta Mall on Saturday. Over 2,000 people have enjoyed four editions of free summer run series at the world’s largest themed mall. The outdoor, winter edition kicks off at Al Ittihad Park at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday, 5 October.     ...read more

    Shoppers meet UFC Athlete Andrei Arlovski at Mushrif Mall

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 07, 2019:  Mushrif Mall hosted UFC athlete Andrei Arlovski as part of their Abu Dhabi Showdown Week activations, and will continue to host UFC and fun fitness activities and activations daily until 7th September between 11 am and 10 pm. The Meet & Greet with Belarusian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Arlovski, fitness challenges, photo opportunities with a replica UFC Championship Belt and spot prizes, drew shoppers and fans to the central area of the mall. Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager at Mushrif Mall said, “It was ......read more

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