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

    During the Annual General Assembly meeting 38- Fiscal year 2019     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on shareholder purchases and so on for the Union Coop business for the fiscal year 2019. This announcement was made during the 38th General Assembly meeting, which was held online using a remote-attendance and voting system for the very first time.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop said: “The total profit distributed to the shareholders for the year 2019 amounted to AED 479.02 Million, and it accounts to 93.4% of the net profit, explaining that Union Coop achieved a net profit of AED 512.88 Million, which is a 10% ......read more

    Union Coop to Operate 24 Hours With All Goods Available

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

    Other Top Stories from Real Estate and Retail
     
    Marina Mall Abu Dhabi announces exciting summer shopping festival

    • Abu Dhabi’s leading shopping destination is offering shopaholics with a daily chance of winning AED 10,000 in Marina Mall gift cards • Spend 200 AED in Marina Mall Abu Dhabi to take part • Promotions ranging from ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ to discounts up to 75%.   Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  Shopping enthusiasts are in for a major treat this summer with Marina Mall offering their customers an exciting and rewarding shopping experience with a chance to win AED 10,000 in gift cards to spend across stores in the mall.   As part of the ......read more

    Three new outlets to open at Al Foah Mall

    Ongoing summer sales and ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotions attract mall patrons July 21, 2019 - Al Ain: Al Foah Mall is enhancing the shopping mall experience by introducing three new tenants, Gelato Divino, Moodgood Restaurant and Ruby Salon and Spa. Irfan Idaris Kundawala, General Manager, Al Foah Mall said, “We are delighted to welcome our new tenants, Gelato Divino, Ruby Salon and Moodgood Restaurant to Al Foah Mall as they enhance the mall experience of our patrons and bring new energy to the retail mix we offer.” Gelato Divino offers premium quality ice ......read more

    Shopping, Dining & Entertainment takes centre stage at Khalidiyah Mall

    Promotions give mall visitors a chance to become a Mall Millionaire   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18 July  2019:    Khalidiyah Mall has enhanced the summer mall activities for residents and visitors by helping them escape the heat with attractive shopping deals, restaurant promotions and a chance to become a ‘Mall Millionaire’ as part of the RAD summer edition campaign until the 3rd of August. Known for its exclusive promotions and activities, shoppers venturing into Khalidiyah Mall for retail therapy also have a chance to win AED 50,000 every week and the ......read more

    Union Coop Awarded ‘ISO Business Continuity Certificate'

    July 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE received ISO 22301:2012 certification for International Business continuity standards from ‘Bureau Veritas’ – Dubai Branch.  The certification was received by H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, from Mr. Marwan Aridi, Certification Manager, Bureau Veritas – Dubai, in the presence of Mr. Aiman Othman, IT Director, Union Coop, Mr. Imad Rashid, Acting Happiness and Marketing Director among group of Managers.  Explaining the vitality of this ......read more

    Enjoy a shopping spree with up to 75 per cent off at Ibn Battuta Mall this DSS

    Fabulous offers on fashion, beauty, entertainment and more until 3 August 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall makes Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) even more rewarding with up to 75 per cent off trendy apparel, kids’ fashion wear, stylish accessories, beauty products, wellness treatments, footwear, chic furnishings and more.   Head to the world’s largest themed mall until 3 August to discover a world of irresistible deals and discounts on everything from beds to business wear and furniture to ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Partners With Spotify To Launch Music Library in Industry First

    Retail giant leads the industry by launching music library featuring soundtracks from IMAGINE, Dubai’s record-breaking live show  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th July 2019:  In a world first, Dubai Festival City Mall has launched its own music library which will be available on multiple music platforms, becoming the only mall globally to offer such a service. The world’s most popular streaming service, Spotify, will be one of the first platforms to offer music fans access to stream songs and albums from IMAGINE, the two-time record-breaking visual and sensory ......read more

    IHG signs world's largest voco with Maad International in Saudi Arabia

    4,200-room property marks major milestone in IHG’s ongoing legacy in the Kingdom 11 July 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is continuing to expand its footprint across Saudi Arabia with the signing of voco Makkah in partnership with Maad International, among the Kingdom’s largest hospitality real estate development companies. The property will be the largest voco in the world, when operational in early 2020, and it will cater to the growing number of religious tourists in KSA. The 4,200-room hotel will take ......read more

    Siemens to supply power equipment and services for 840 MW power plant in Iraq

    • Combined-cycle power plant in Maisan will deliver electricity supply to more than three million Iraqis  • Siemens equipment includes F-class gas turbines, steam turbine, generators, main transformers and project supervision • Power Diagnostics Services to optimize performance, including employee training and know-how transfer   09 July  2019:    As part of its long-term support to expand Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens has received an order to supply gas and steam turbines and generators as well as long-term power generation ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with UBL to manage and service OA accounts

    Dubai, UAE, 9 July 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) — the regulatory entity for the owners’ associations (OA) — signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Bank Limited (UBL) - UAE to manage and service OA accounts. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “Freehold areas in Dubai are a key focus of real estate investment as they attract investors from around the world and provide advanced service structures and facilities. We are working to strengthen the image of ......read more

    A Sensational Summer for Shoppers: Win a Water's Edge Apartment Worth Aed 1 Million as Retail Abu Dhabi (Rad) Rewards Arrives to Yas Mall, the Mall at Wtcad, Al Jimi Mall and Remal

    • Aldar retail properties partner with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi for Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Rewards Summer Season • Incredible summer sale across 800 brands at four Aldar malls in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain • Draw for a AED 1 million apartment at Aldar’s Water’s Edge development and weekly draws to win AED 80,000 in shopping vouchers   Abu Dhabi, 8TH July 2019:  Aldar Properties PJSC (“Aldar”) retail portfolio has announced a summer of sensational sales across four of its properties, Yas Mall, The Mall at ......read more

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board meets Al Maya Group in Dubai

    July 08, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Sri Lanka’s business delegation headed by Ms. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Export Development Board which is Sri Lanka’s apex state organization responsible for the development and promotion of Exports overseas, together with the Secretary Generals of National Chamber of Exporters and National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and other trade related senior Officials visited Al Maya, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group. During the meeting with the delegation, Mr Kamal Vachani apprised ......read more

    Carrefour rewards environmentally-conscious customers on International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019

    Carrefour to offer customers free reusable bags and monogramming in selected stores to encourage reduction in single-use plastic bag usage Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:   Carrefour, operated in UAE by Majid Al Futtaim, is highlighting International Plastic Bag Free Day on 03 July to encourage customers to shop with reusable bags and decrease their reliance on single-use plastic bags.  Customers bringing their own reusable bags at all 31 Carrefour hypermarkets across the country will be gifted a foldable canvas bag or juco bag from its ......read more

    Hili Mall Super Summer Sale : the Season for Shop & Win!

    Shop for AED 200 at any of Hili Mall retailers to win gift vouchers worth AED 5,000 on a daily basis Get up to 90% discount at participating outlets during the campaign period Al Ain, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:  Hili Mall, Al Ain’s super community mall, in collaboration with Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT) has kickstarted the Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Rewards Summer Edition with their exclusive “Shop & Win” raffle promotion until August 3, 2019. For every AED 200 spent on purchases from any of Hili Mall’s brand ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates US Independence Day

    Dubai, UAE, 03 July 2019:  Dubai Festival City Mall will join major landmarks in Dubai tonight to celebrate the United States Independence Day by projecting the American flag on the InterContinental hotel. 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 record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, plays live every night on the iconic Bay and is free for all visitors. The truly unforgettable experience promises to enthrall every time, ......read more

    The Body Shop Launches Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic: a New Frontier for People & the Planet

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:    The Body Shop has launched its first Community Trade recycled plastic from Bengaluru, India. The initiative highlights the lesser-known, human side of  the plastic crisis. The Body Shop wants to fight more than plastic pollution —  it wants to drive social change and help empower people at  the same time. To mark this launch, the company has unveiled a giant artwork of a female Indian waste picker in London’s Borough Market. Made using recycled plastic collected by waste pickers in Bengaluru, ......read more

    Shop and become a “Mall Millionaire”

    First winner of the weekly draw of AED 50,000/- announced at Mushrif Mall Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:   Line Investments and Property LLC announced the first winner of the weekly draw of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign that offers shoppers AED 1.5 million worth of prizes with weekly draws of AED 50,000/- and a mega prize of 1 million at the end of the summer sales with other instant prizes. The draw took place at Mushrif Mall in the presence of DED and Line Investments & Property officials. The first winner of AED 50,000/- is Indian ......read more

    Exceptional Surprizes and sensational sales for everyone this DSS at The Dubai Mall

    • Up to 25-75% discount across selected fashion and retail outlets • Priceless Surprizes for Mastercard cardholders • Join The Dubai Mall’s TikTok challenge with influencers from the UAE and KSA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:    This summer give your wardrobe a whole new look with unmissable offers ranging from 25-75%  discount across a breadth of fashion and lifestyle outlets at The Dubai Mall as well as fun-filled activities for all the family.   The much-awaited Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is in ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall hosts second edition of indoor summer fun series

    Join the Cigna Park Run in air-conditioned comfort on Saturday, 6 July Dubai, 2 July 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is warming up to host the second edition of the Cigna Park Run - a series of free, timed runs and walks to encourage fitness during the summer -- following an overwhelmingly successful first event last month.  More than 500 people took part in the inaugural event at Ibn Battuta Mall on 15 June, with participants of all ages and from all walks of life running through the world’s largest themed mall in air-conditioned comfort.  The next run is on 6 July, with ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Contributing to UAE's Green Economy Goals

    Cutting edge solar panels to be installed at IKEA and Carrefour to generate 30% of its power Dubai, UAE, 2nd July 2019:  Dubai Festival City Mall will become one of the first Malls in the UAE to install solar panels with the aim to support the UAE’s long-term national initiative to build a green economy. The latest generation Panasonic PV panels will be installed on the roofs of both IKEA and Carrefour, which will each produce up to 6.4 GWh of clean energy per year, contributing to 30% of the power used by both companies.  “We are a conscious company and are always ......read more

    Effective September 1st – Union Coop allows all UAE Citizens to buy its shares.

    The decision came as a result of continuous efforts.  July 01, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Union Cooperative, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE announced that all UAE citizens will soon be able to buy their shares and investing in Union Coop.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop said: “This decision is a result of continuous efforts made by the Board of Directors over the past years to empower consumer cooperatives promote expansion to other emirates and to allow all UAE citizens to get financial returns by investing their money in a distinct ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates Canada Day

    Dubai, UAE, 01 July 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall will join major landmarks in Dubai tonight to celebrate Canada Day by projecting the Canadian flag on the InterContinental hotel. 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 record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, plays live every night on the iconic Bay and is free for all visitors.  The truly unforgettable experience promises to enthrall every time, combining lasers, light, ......read more

    Summer vibes take over Al Wahda Mall

    Sunflower Farm Summer Theme installation enthralls visitors to the mall July 01, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The vibrant sunflower farm summer theme installation at Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi is drawing UAE residents to the Capital to take in the colourful ambience while shopping, having world class dining experiences and enjoying various entertainment options across the mall’s 400 tenants.   According to Mr. Navaneeth Sudhakaran, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall, the unique summer themed installation represents the beauty of nature, the highlight being a beautiful sunflower castle in the ......read more

    Spin the Wheel' and win a whopping AED 1 million at City Centre Mirdif this DSS

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2019:  One lucky shopper could walk away a millionaire this DSS as City Centre Mirdif is giving away a whopping cash bonanza this summer.    The mall has collaborated with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment to give one lucky customer a chance to win at least AED 100,000 and all the way up to AED 1 million in the exclusive ‘Spin the Wheel’ opportunity. To enter the draw, visitors must simply spend AED 350 or more in the mall and present their receipts at the customer service desk or through the City Centre Mobile ......read more

    Retail Abu Dhabi Season of Sales Returns for Summer #inAbuDhabi Extravaganza

    RAD Rewards Summer edition runs from 18 June to 3 August, offering unique prizes and discounts at malls across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Starting on 27 June, Summer #inAbuDhabi offers the best deals and experiences in the cities’ theme parks, museums, hotels and restaurants  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 June 2019:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its summer promotions to give residents and visitors sensational opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain cities. The Summer ......read more

    Shop. Win. Cruise. At Deerfields Mall this Summer

    Brace for up to 75% discounts across retail outlets and the chance to win a 2019 Mer-cedes Benz C200 AMG Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 June, 2019:  Shop at Deerfields Mall and get really amazing deals of up to 75% off at selected retailers until 3 August 2019.  Along with big dis-counts, shoppers can maximize on savings with special promotions and bundle offers in the mall. Commenting on the occasion Mr. Matthew Reay, Director of Asset Management at Deer-fields Mall stated, “This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to bag a bargain. Enjoy more than six ......read more

    Witness an all-new PJ Masks show at Kids Rock Festival for the first time ever in the region!

    Dubai Festival City Mall transforms its Festival Square to a kid’s haven with 40 days filled with exciting free activities for the entire family Dubai, UAE, 25th June 2019:  Introducing the ultimate play fest for little ones, the Dubai Festival City Mall Kids Rock festival brings residents and tourists alike 40 days of fun-filled activities including daily PJ Masks themed stage shows, meet & greets, workshops, book reading sessions by the Jashanmal bookstore, and much more!  Your kids will have a chance to meet their favorite heroic characters for the first time ever ......read more

    Bawadi Mall to light up with celebrations this summer

    • The mall will offer up to 75 percent as part of RAD Rewards-Summer Edition  • It is also holding ‘Shop and Win’ campaign, with one weekly grand prize of AED 20,000 from Bawadi Mall gift vouchers and five consolation prizes of AED1,000 every Friday. In Addition, 10 daily winners of AED 500 will have the chance to win the weekly grand prize • The mall will also host ‘Around the World’ Festival   Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 25th June 2019:  Huge price reductions of up to 75 percent on a range of retail goods as well as food ......read more

    Al Maya receives Partners Appreciation Award from Mai Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  Mai Dubai LLC (Water Company) celebrated 5th Anniversary and appreciated the Partner’s for their support by giving away Partner’s Appreciation Awards.    Al Maya Group, a leading supermarket chain, having over 50 Supermarkets in the UAE and retailers received this prestigious award. The award was given by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Chairman of Mai Dubai LLC to Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.    Mr Kamal Vachani thanked Mai Dubai LLC for honoring and recognizing ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies to supply state-of-the-art Hitachi elevators across major real estate projects in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, has announced it is supplying and installing state-of-the-art Hitachi elevators across several real estate projects in the UAE.  The projects will see the Al-Futtaim group company’s Elevator Division supply over 70 Hitachi elevators for major real estate projects including the Deyaar Midtown project at Dubai Production City, Rawda and UNA Apartments by Town Square and DAMAC’s Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in ......read more

    Robinsons Partners with the Ministry of Community Development in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, 22th June 2019:  Robinsons, the iconic department store, has joined hands with the Ministry of Community Development in a strategic partnership to raise awareness, enable creativity and to integrate people of determination into the community.  As part of this collaboration, Robinsons will be showcasing unique home décor pieces beautifully designed by people of determination – and better still, the items will be available for purchase at the Home department for one month starting from June 20th, 2019.  The pieces are inspired by the traditional Emirati ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Gears Up for a Fantastic Summer Full of Surprises

    Families are in for a treat this summer with 40-days of fun, for the first time in the region  from PJ Masks and Angry Birds, in addition to an array of shopping promotions across the mall Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2019: Gearing up for the exciting Dubai Summer Surprises season, Dubai Festival City Mall is transforming into a haven for families looking to beat the summer heat with the Kids Rock festival and unmissable shopping promotions starting from Friday, 21st June until Saturday 3rd August 2019.  Introducing the ultimate play fest for little ones, the Dubai Festival City Mall ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group to Give Away Six Infiniti Q30 Cars During Dubai Summer Surprises 2019

    Shop for AED 200 at any one of the 10 participating malls from Dubai Shopping Malls Group and get a chance to win one INFINITY Q30 every week The six weeks’ campaign begins on 21 June – 3 August 2019 with the draws to be held during the 6 weekends of the mega summer carnival   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in collaboration with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is back for the 22nd edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) to surprise Dubai shoppers this summer season.  During the 44 ......read more

    Dubai Summer Surprises Starts With a 12-hour Mega Sale at Majid Al Futtaim Malls

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2019:  In celebration of the most anticipated event in Dubai this summer, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) will start with a mega 12-hour sale of up to 90 per cent off across six of Majid Al Futtaim’s (MAF) malls on Friday 21 June from 12pm until midnight. In addition, mall-goers spending over AED 300 at any of the participating stores will receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win a voucher worth AED 50,000 to shop at MAF malls during the remainder of DSS. Participating outlets include Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre ......read more

    Tribe Infrastructure finances landmark power project in Sharjah

    Abu Dhabi, 19 June 2019:  Leading Abu Dhabi advisor Tribe Infrastructure (Tribe), in partnership with Alderbrook Finance, has completed the debt financing for Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo), GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS), Sharjah Asset Management Holding (SAM) and Shikoku Power on the 1,800MW Hamriyah independent combined-cycle power plant (IPP) in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.   Acting as the exclusive financial advisors to the sponsors, Tribe Infrastructure and Alderbrook have advised the arrangement of over US$1 billion in senior non-recourse debt ......read more

    Dubai Summer Surprises Kicks Off This Friday With Line-up of Diverse Events and Retail Promotions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2019:   Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) returns this year for its 22nd edition, making Dubai the ultimate destination to make memories this summer season. The annual festival will run from 21 June until 3 August 2019, and will offer residents and visitors exciting events, sales, hotel and spa deals, offers on city-wide attractions and leisure destinations. With a calendar full of activities for families, couples and kids of all ages, Dubai is the place to be this summer.    Here, organisers Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Reduces Water Usage by 7% Advancing Delivering on Sustainability Commitments

    2018 Sustainability Report shows 4% reduction in operational carbon emissions Reductions demonstrate company’s progress towards becoming Net Positive by 2040 PV panels installed at Mall of the Emirates set to produce 3 GWh of clean energy annually   Dubai, UAE June 19, 2019: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has published its 2018 Sustainability Report, showcasing positive progress towards the targets set out in its company-wide sustainable development strategy, ‘Dare ......read more

    Shopping fiesta and ‘Mall Millionaire' promotion awaits residents for summer Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) sales

    Line Investments & Property LLC managed malls to offer incredible deals across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  Line Investments & Property LLC this week launches the ‘Mall Millionaire’ activation, a mega shopping fiesta with incredible deals across eight malls in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from June 18th to 3rd August 2019 as part of the summer offers in collaboration with Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) for Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD).  Highlight of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ competition will offer ......read more

    48 brands receive Superbrands recognition at Gala Event

    Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2019:   Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, recognised and honoured forty-eight leading brands from the UAE who were awarded Superbrands status at the 15th annual Superbrands tribute event, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. The 2019 Superbrands book was unveiled at the event, also dubbed the ‘Oscars of Branding’.   “Today, brands are competing within crowded markets to win consumer affinity and awareness, and to do that in an era of heightened digital communication, ......read more

    Steel and construction industries to continue powering regional development according to experts at Constructsteel Conference

    His Excellency Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Energy and Industry UAE, highlighted the contribution of the steel and construction industries to long-term economic growth and diversification Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, discussed the important role played by the steel industry in decarbonization and technological innovation  Sponsored by Emirates Steel and organized by the World Steel Association, the conference brought together 100 international companies and organizations in Dubai on 18 June 2019   18 June ......read more

    China Mall records over one million shoppers in the first quarter of 2019

    Mall’s success has positive knock-on effect for Ajman’s economy Ajman, UAE - June 18, 2019:   One million people visited Ajman’s China Mall (Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation) during the first quarter of 2019, and the Mall continues to thrive with a 90% occupancy rate.  Ten percent of visitors were tourists, with the remainder coming from the Emirate itself or the neighbouring Emirates.  Affordable prices, choice of products and a convenient shopping experience all contributed to make the China Mall, which was established in 2010, a popular choice ......read more

    Get lucky at Ibn Battuta Mall this DSS with prizes worth AED500,000 and a brand new Jeep Wrangler up for grabs

    Spin & Win big rewards from 21 June to 3 August Dubai, 17 June 2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall is welcoming visitors this Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) with an exciting Spin & Win promotion offering the chance to win daily instant prizes worth a total of AED500,000 - and a brand new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport.  Celebrations for the shopping extravaganza also include a tropical summer-themed activation, live shows, family entertainment, roaming parades, special deals and more. Enter the Spin & Win draw by spending AED250 at any Ibn Battuta Mall outlet ......read more

    Win holidays at Le Meridien Dubai

    Dine at Warehouse to win a trip to exotic destinations from Holidays by flydubai  8 lucky couples, one per week from 16th June to 10th August, could win a dream getaway! Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:  Ranking high among Dubai’s nightlife spots, the American style Warehouse at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is synonymous with unmatched entertainment. Renowned for hosting some of the best international DJs and music bands, guests at Warehouse are in for an exciting treat! Le Méridien Dubai hotel has partnered with ‘Holidays by ......read more

    Rove At The Park opens doors to a thrilling lifestyle experience in Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Rove At The Park is the sixth hotel to open under the Rove Hotels brand in Dubai Guests will be delighted with the special opening offer of AED 199 per night inclusive of two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts   Dubai, UAE; June 16, 2019:  Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel brand, has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai – Rove At The Park – in Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. As the opening offer, guests can stay at Rove At The Park for only AED 199 per night inclusive of two tickets to Dubai Parks and ......read more

    Your Last Chance to Seize Sofitel the Palm S Unrivaled Summer Offer

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Have you grabbed Sofitel The Palm's, summer spa offer yet? For if you haven’t, July is your last chance to Refresh, Recharge and Restart! Carpe Diem! Explore self-betterment in a world of wellness and holistic health. Slow down and contemplate the impacts of today’s fast-paced living on both your mind and body.   Seize - while you still can - the opportunity to enjoy those few precious moments of calm and zen we all crave, and benefit from our wide range of treatments and activities. Our uplifting May-June-July offer of ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall's Fun Run

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Over 500 participants warm up for Ibn Battuta Mall’s free indoor Fun Run with family and friends. Stay tuned for the next Fun Run scheduled on 6 July.   ...read more

    Nahyan bin Mubarak Inaugurates Sir Bani Yas Church and Monastery

    The first Christian site discovered in the UAE is unveiled following the implementation of new conservation measures Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 June 2019:  The Church and Monastery on Sir Bani Yas Island, the first Christian site discovered in the UAE, has reopened its doors to visitors following the implementation of conservation measures and site enhancements by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The inauguration ceremony for the site was conducted by HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member, Minister of Tolerance, with the opening ......read more

    Food Waste Dramatically Reduced By 81%

    As Part of Focused Sustainability Drive Dubai, 12th June 2019 – As the Middle East wind down after the passing weeks of Ramadan and ‘Eid, it is a time to reflect on recent relationships with food, from fasting to lavish celebrations with family, friends and food. It starts to spark curiosity and conversation around food wastage and how industries can become more sustainable with their relationships with food and waste. During this month, JA Resorts & Hotels announces the roll out of cutting-edge food wastage technology across 7 hotels, which is set to drastically reduce ......read more

    Eid Ul Fitr sales overnight a success

    Line Investment & Property malls attracts residents for retail therapy at all hours of the night during the festive period June 11, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Shoppers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain were able to purchase their favourite products at unbeatable prices across eight malls during the round the clock 24-hour sales festive Eid sales in a collaboration between DCT Abu Dhabi and Line Investments & Property LLC. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments & Property LLC said “Our sales created a buzz across the city and we are pleased to see that so many people headed to ......read more

    Kickstart your summer workout with Ibn Battuta Mall's free indoor family Fun Run

    Beat the heat and stay fit with monthly mall runs starting Saturday, 15 June   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Beat the heat and boost your summer fitness routine with Ibn Battuta Mall’s Fun Run – a series of free, indoor, timed runs and walks at the world’s largest themed mall.   Stay active with friends and family in air conditioned comfort every month throughout summer, starting Saturday, 15 June.     Held in association with RaceME, the region’s leading sports event company, the inaugural Fun Run ......read more

    The Economic Times recognizes Malabar Gold & Diamonds as one of the Best Brands 2019

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailer with 250 stores globally has been recognized as one of ‘The Economic Times Best Brands 2018-19. ET Edge Senior Director Mr. Rishi Kapoor felicitated Mr. MP Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group in the presence of Mr. Asher. O, Managing Director - India Operations of Malabar Gold & Diamonds.   June 08, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of 250 outlets spread across the globe has been recognized as ......read more

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