Reach new heights at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi’s last Ladies’ Nights of the year
25, November 2020, Abu Dhabi: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultimate indoor adventure hub, is providing female guests with the opportunity to reach new heights with the last few Ladies’ Nights of the year, taking place on Wednesday November 25, December 09, and December 19. The sessions will take place from 5:30PM-9:00PM.
Ladies are invited to test their limits and perfect their skills for the last three Ladies’ Nights session, with female flyers as young as three years old allowed to skydive, in addition to female climbers as young as four years welcome to conquer their climb at the award-winning adventure hub.
During the exciting evening sessions, guests are reassured that CLYMB Abu Dhabi’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE 25 November 2020: Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in UAE, continues to offer unbeatable prices on the most sought-after items on 2020 holiday wish lists with “Carrefour Friday” offers, available until 5 December.
With only a few days left to shop the greatest deals, “Carrefour Friday” is offering customers the opportunity to purchase a range of quality items and products at discounted prices through exceptional promotions — including buy-one-get-one free deals and discounts up to 70 per cent. Shoppers will also be treated to a three-day super sale across all categories, including groceries, electronics, home appliances, and health and beauty products.
Customers can avail the Carrefour Friday offers both on and in stores across UAE.
Additionally, ......read more
Opening the Al Maya British Week, Inaugurated by International Trade Minister Hon’ Ranil Jayawardena
United Arab Emirates - November 25, 2020: Al Maya Supermarket launches new products from independent British food and drink companies today. A showcase of the best of British products will run in-store from 25 November – 9 December with support from the UK’s Department for International Trade and Santander UK.
Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group welcomed Hon. Ranil Jayawardena, Minister for International Trade… and H.E. Mr. Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, to the launch event.
Opening the Al Maya British Week, International Trade Minister Hon. Ranil Jayawardena inaugurated the event and said: “This government stands ready ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2020: Massive savings are just around the corner with the highly anticipated return of the 3 Day Super Sale (3DSS). The final 2020 edition of the bi-annual mega promotion will take place from 26 to 28 November, with residents and visitors enjoying reductions of up to 90 per cent off a wide selection of lifestyle, beauty, fashion, electronics and more items across the city’s malls and shopping centres.
Held over the final weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, big name brands as well as homegrown retailers are participating in the super sale, which will see prices tumble at over 1,500 outlets and stores. During this final 3DSS of 2020, all of the city’s stores, malls and shopping destinations will strictly adhere to all precautionary measures to ensure the health ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 19, 2020: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 3.3 billion in total during the week ending 19 November 2020. The sum of transactions was 1,141.
64 plots were sold for AED 308.39 million, 785 apartments and villas were sold for AED 1.41 billion.
The top three transactions were a land in Nad Al Hamar sold for AED 110 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 48 million in Al Thanayah Fourth, and a land sold for AED 110 million in Nad Al Hamar in third place.
Al Hebiah Third recorded the most transactions for this week by 16 sales transactions worth AED 29.1 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 12 sales transactions worth AED 11.86 million, and Nad Al Shiba Third with 9 sales transactions worth AED 23 million in third place.
The top three ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2020: Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, today announced the opening of its second store in Abu Dhabi and fifth across the Emirates in Al Wahda Mall. The store offers a wide array of inspiring solutions and convenient services for the many people with the objective of getting closer to them. Located in a much more convenient location, the store is spread across over 2,100 square metres on the first floor of the Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi.
IKEA has historically been in the outskirts of cities and town. With the opening of the store in Al Wahda Mall, IKEA is taking a step forward in adapting to the global socio-economic trends of moving closer to people’s home in cities and meet their need of convenience and accessibility. In addition to that, the regions favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 18 November 2020: Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has revealed its predictions for the most sought-after products during it’s “Carrefour Friday” promotion — an unmissable month of savings that has now kicked off online and in-store.
With the brand focused on experiences that deliver elevated value for all, Carrefour Friday 2020 will bring a month’s worth of saving opportunities as Carrefour caters to customers keeping an eye on their budgets. Driven by an 300% per cent increase in online sales amid the effects of the pandemic, the top-selling retail items in the UAE are expected to cover a broad variety of categories — from household items to beauty or personal care products and clothing.
More specifically, Carrefour expects to see large numbers of customers snap ......read more
Al Maya Welcomes H.E. Mr. Sekiguchi Noboru, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Dubai
According JETRO, Japan’s food exports to the UAE were valued at over US$70 million in 2017.
United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2020: H.E. Mr. Sekiguchi Noboru, has just taken over as the Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Dubai.
Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group, Dubai welcomed the New Consul General, H.E. Mr. Sekiguchi Noboru to Dubai.
During his visit, Mr. Vachani informed the Consul General about the FMCG and other products available at the Al Maya Supermarkets across the UAE. Al Maya Group has been distributing a large number of Japanese products for the last 2 decades, he added.
The Consul General appreciated the group's role in promoting food and other Japanese ......read more
HE Mattar Al Tayer said: “The Government of Dubai strives to provide the necessary support for this sector in a way that sees the continuation of its success”
HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren said: “This year's edition of Cityscape represents the culmination of efforts set by Dubai’s leadership… and will provide a strong support to the sector”
HE Helal Saeed Al Marri said “The new visa programs have registered interest from tens of thousands of residences”
Dubai – 16 November, 2020: Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit opened its doors on Monday, with His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, inaugurating the one-off edition of the annual event, organised by Informa ......read more
Spectacular Fireworks and IMAGINE show accompanied with unparalleled waterfront creek views and dining on offer at Dubai Festival City Mall to celebrate this year’s National Day
Dubai, UAE, 11 November 2020: With the UAE’s 49th National Day just around the corner, Dubai Festival City Mall will be offering shoppers a way to celebrate in the beautiful Creekside location through dinner in one of its waterside restaurants with some offering seats directly on the bay for the first time ever, accompanied by magical fireworks displays and Arabic-themed dynamic IMAGINE show. Customers must pre-book to secure their spots, with two seating options available, one at 7.00pm-9.15pm with the fireworks at 9.00pm and one at 9.30pm-11.30pm with the fireworks at 11.00pm.
The year, with Dubai Festival City Mall’s ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 12 November 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has broken a second Guinness World Records™ title in quick succession, this time for the most LED lights ever on a car.
The much-loved vehicle boasts 37,676 LED lights and is firm fan favourite having roamed the streets of Dubai as part of last season's highly successful 'Stunt Show Survivor'.
Global Village is aiming to break 25 records this season as part of the Silver Jubilee anniversary celebrations. The feat began two weeks ago as the park achieved the record for most videos in a music medley video following the Rockin'1000 Season 25 opening concert.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 11 November 2020: Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced details of its comprehensive 2021 Retail Calendar, with citywide events, activations and experiences set to fully support the emirate’s economic and tourist development goals.
Created to attract both residents and visitors to the city’s impressive line-up of destinations, attractions and world-class malls, the calendar is packed with 15 festival campaigns spread throughout 2021.
With this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge and Diwali currently underway, plus the UAE National Day celebrations poised to begin, the announcement of DFRE’s annual programme for 2021 reinforces the city’s status as the premier destination for holidays as well as memorable lifestyle and retail ......read more
The Pointe and Al Mamzar are the other two locations where Union Coop has established this new concept store, which is a hybrid of a Supermarket and a Convenience store
United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2020: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, opened its third branch of the COOP chain at Al Quoz-1, Dubai. This new branch of the COOP concept comes as part of its expansion strategy to increase its market share by opening new branches of different sizes.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Operations Director at Union Coop accompanied by Eng. Madiya Al Marri, Investment Division Director, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki Director of Happiness & Marketing Dept. Managers and Staff from different departments and crowd of shoppers. The ceremony was held while ......read more
UAE, 11 November 2020: In celebration of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, and as part of Majid Al Futtaim’s ongoing commitment to creating great moments, Mall of the Emirates is hosting a series of fun fitness activities for the entire family.
Running till 28 November, Mall of the Emirates will give customers, mall visitors and members of the community the opportunity to take part in a fun and inclusive range of activities, including: Zumba, Compact Training, Pound Fit, Yoga, Box Fit, and Bollywood Dancing. For the duration of Dubai Fitness Challenge, families will also be able to enjoy an enthralling Hula Hoop show as well as an acrobatic tennis show.
Adding even more fun and a friendly competitive spirit to proceedings, everyday, Mall of the Emirates will offer one lucky winner daily the opportunity to win AED 500 ......read more
The state-of-the-art children’s fun destination in the capital city ensures complete adherence to the health, safety and social distancing protocols of the time.
Abu Dhabi – Nov 10, 2020: All the thrills, fun, adventure and challenges are now back at Xtreme Zone in Deerfield’s Mall in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The sportstainment outdoor facility brings back its ‘thrill-provoking’ games and challenges for kids and families alike.
Located in the Garden area of Deerfield’s Mall, the innovative sports-focused centre has now opened its full range of fun activities and challenges for the public in an ultra-safe and hygienic ambiance. The state-of-the-art children’s fun destination ensure complete adherence to the health, safety and social distancing directives of the ......read more
9 November, Dubai, UAE, 2020: With Diwali just around the corner, you are about to get a short but welcome break from routine. Diwali is a time for family and sweets, pretty lights and beautiful rangolis – and of course gifts! The anticipation is already building as preparations start– decking up the house, buying gifts and making yummy goodies.
Buying Diwali gifts for the entire family can seem like a daunting task, but Max experts are here to give you several great value options, so you can quickly finish off your Diwali shopping and get back to spending time with loved ones.
1. Pick a beautiful embellished clutch to add a bit of sparkle to any woman’s life. The glitter detail clutch purse with metallic knob closure (AED55) has a more classic appeal and goes effortlessly with everything.
2. The ......read more
The spirit of Diwali will be there for all to enjoy this coming Saturday and everyone can celebrate in their own way at the India pavilion and across the park with incredible dining and entertainment options
Dubai, UAE, 9 November 2020: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, is inviting guests from across the UAE and beyond to come and experience the very best of India over this year’s Diwali celebrations. The Indian Festival of Lights is one of the most popular and highly anticipated celebrations of the year and is always met with joy and delight by countless people all around the world. Global Village is determined to play its part and there will be something for everybody at the park to help them celebrate Diwali ......read more
Enjoy Indian festivities throughout a colourful and exciting week-long celebration
Dubai, UAE, 08 November 2020: This Diwali, immerse yourself in a spectacular fiesta as BurJuman celebrates the Indian festival until 14 November. The Mall has come alive with an explosion of colours, offering all ages and nationalities, the exciting opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of Indian cultures and traditions.
Indian-themed décor, hanging flowers and photo opportunities are placed around the Mall, providing a perfect backdrop for colourful family selfies. You can also enjoy the vibrant set up at the main atrium as you adorn yourself with traditional bangles, distributed between 3 pm and 10, daily and complete your ethnic attire.
As you take in the authentic Indian celebrations, participate in the DSMG Spend and Win ......read more
A total of AED 100,000 worth gold prizes is up for grabs
United Arab Emirates - November 08, 2020: 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 a raffle and win upon spending AED 200 at any of the 9 participating malls every time they shop from November 6 until November 21.
The raffle coupon can be availed from the participating mall’s customer service desk and lucky winner names will be drawn during the draw that will be held on the last day of the campaign, as a grand conclusion to the Diwali celebrations. 20 lucky shoppers will take home a total of gold prizes worth AED ......read more
The Market will host a Rangoli Artist and Bollywood Dancers to mark Diwali celebrations from November 12th to November 14th
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 November 2020: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market will celebrate Diwali this year with a range of activities to mark the occasion as part of its bigger initiative of bringing back safe entertainment to the Market.
Shoppers will get the chance to watch a talented Rangoli artist working their magic with colours to create a finely detailed giant rangoli and enjoy the vibrant and energetic Bollywood dances performed by skilled artists throughout the day.
Expect a colourful Diwali celebration at the Waterfront Market’s main atrium area from Thursday 12th November to Saturday 14th November setting ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 4 November 2020: Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, launched “Carrefour Friday”, a month-long shopping extravaganza that offers customers unbeatable prices on the most sought-after items on 2020 holiday wish lists.
Running until 5 December, “Carrefour Friday” month, offers customers the opportunity to purchase a range of quality items and products at discounted prices through exceptional promotions. These include buy-one-get-one free deals, discounts up to 70%, and a three-day super sale across all categories, including groceries, electronics, home appliances, and health and beauty products. The month of savings will begin online at www.carrefouruae.com and make their way in stores across the UAE.
Shoppers can maximize savings and enjoy up to AED 100 cashback ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 November 2020: Finding the perfect Diwali gift has never been easier with a huge selection of jewellery promotions, great shopping offers, and more to help celebrate 2020’s Indian ‘Festival of Lights’ in style.
Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has highlighted the most exciting promotions taking place across malls, shopping centres and independent retailers that will be offering deals on some of the season’s most popular items, from stunning gold and jewellery pieces, traditional and contemporary fashion from big brands and designers, plus stylish homeware and more, proving that Diwali is the perfect time to go shopping!
With more than 100 outlets located around the city, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) is the go-to choice for ......read more
Immortalizing the values of justice, peace, tolerance, power and moderation
United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2020: Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE hoisted 37 national flags high above its branches and Commercial Centers in the Emirate of Dubai, expressing their loyalty to the nation and the wise leadership. Every year Union Coop celebrates the occasion by paying tribute to the Founder leaders and their successors who immortalized the values of the UAE National flag.
Emphasizing the importance of this day, the CEO of Union Coop H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi had this to say: - “Flag Day is a national occasion where all of us relive the loving memories of our founding leaders Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid, and their capable successors, ......read more
From 1st-30th November, win cash rewards via the Festival Rewards app when shopping at the Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali!
Dubai, UAE, 02 November 2020: The Festival of Lights is upon us soon and shoppers looking for an extra touch of sparkle with a side of saving should head down to Festival Plaza, just fifteen minutes from popular communities including Dubai Marina, The Palm Jumeirah, Al Barsha and The Greens. To get the chance to redeem special cash rewards across the malls stores this Diwali, customers just need to download the Festival Rewards app during 1-30 November to get the chance to receive rewards starting from AED 100 at popular outlets including Jawhara Jewellry, Lulu Hypermarket, Pan Emirates, Toy R Us, Grain of Salt, Peppermill, Famous Daves, Tony Romas, Jamaica Blue and more! Shoppers can redeem the cash ......read more
RASED tracking devices installed to deliver safe and stress-free shopping experiences for customers
United Arab Emirates - November 02, 2020: City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum are the first commercial facilities in Oman to install RASED tracking devices to ensure shopping mall spaces remain virus-free. As COVID-positive patients are asked to wear RASED tracking bracelets and self-quarantine, the use of the state-of-the-art technology is the latest precaution taken at
Majid Al Futtaim’s Oman malls to safeguard customers.
Placed at all mall entrances, RASED devices support monitoring and evaluation activities by screening visitors who are not self-quarantining, as instructed by local authorities. The RASED detecting device is powered by similar IoT technology developed by eMushrif that is found ......read more
30 May 2020 - Eltizam Asset Management Group, a leading physical asset management organization in the Middle East, announced that it found advanced technology to be a boon in its efforts to serve clients efficiently and maintain business continuity in the face of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
Over the past 12 months, Eltizam has launched several projects as part of its five-year technology roadmap which has brought multiple benefits to the company particularly in light of the present global crisis caused by the pandemic spread of COVID-19. P
Some of these technology ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020: The Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), a Department of Government Support entity, has issued its monthly Building Materials Price Statistics (BMPS) report for April 2020. The report covers price movements across key building materials in April 2020 compared with March 2020 and April 2019.
April 2020 vs March 2020
In April 2020, the average prices of cement group increased by 0.9%, concrete by 0.1% compared with March 2020. During April 2020, the average cost of construction labour dropped by 20.5%. Diesel price ......read more
Union Coop is looking forward to expand its presence further in the emirate of Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 23, 2020: The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that its Commercial Center project in Al Barsha – 3 area is 40% complete. The move comes within the framework of Union Coop’s plan for strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society, and contribute to ......read more
The First Drive-Thru Shopping experience in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE launched a new ‘drive-thru’ shopping service that allows consumers to shop from their vehicle, at Mirdif branch in Etihad Mall, first of its kind shopping service in the Middle East.
Commenting on this, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “Based on the current and rapid developments witnessed by the world and the retail market in particular, Union Coop decided to ......read more
SHARJAH, 20 May, 2020 - The Sharjah Open Innovation Council organised by the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, SRTI Park, has launched the first series of remote sessions titled 'Horizons of Scientific Research and Knowledge – based Economy in the Arab World'.
Moderated by Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTI Park, the session hosted Dr. Rania A. Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation in Egypt, and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Founder of the Jordan-based the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global.
During the session, which was inaugurated ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020: Al Maya Supermarkets has opened first Supermarket in Ras Al Khaimah at Al Hamra, Al Jazeera area, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group. Al Maya Supermarket is one of the leading and trusted Supermarkets chain in the UAE with multi format stores serving sizeable number of customers since more than 35 years. Al Maya Supermarket has a sizeable share of the UAE retail market.
We are thrilled to introduce our new supermarket in Ras Al Khaimah. We believe our customers will be pleased ......read more
A Good news for the Citizens of Umm Al Quwain
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE revealed that the progress in it’s Umm Al Quwain Coop Residential and Commercial project, in Al Salamah – 3 area of Umm Al Quwain emirate has achieved 7%. The project has been designed and implemented as per the latest local and international architectural standards, as a part of the Union Coop’s objective for the implementation of world-class projects at the least possible costs.
Talking ......read more
• Al Wahda Mall reopens in accordance with guidelines and protocols issued by Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Department of Economic Development (DED) – Abu Dhabi.
• Occupancy will be limited to 30% from original capacity and parking will be limited to 50%
• All those above 60-year-old and kids below 12 will not be permitted to enter as part of the precautionary measures
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 May, 2020: Al Wahda Mall, an iconic landmark and central Abu Dhabi’s leading shopping and lifestyle destination has ......read more
System developed to enable Al-Futtaim retailers to adhere to guidelines and protocols issued by Dubai Economic Department
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2020: Al-Futtaim today announced the launch of an innovative Web Based Crowd Management Service for its store customers to ensure they can continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines while visiting Al-Futtaim properties. The quick and convenient service was developed in response to the Dubai Government’s health and safety directives following the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2020: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced a new opening date for its upcoming mall in Sharjah - City Centre Al Zahia. Now set to open in March 2021, the decision allows tenants sufficient time to prepare for their new store openings and ensure they can provide a compelling customer experience.
The decision to defer the mall opening date has been taken in light of the global disruption in the retail sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ......read more
UAE’s Largest Consumer Cooperative is covering all angles to curb the pandemic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE announced that Consumer orders through Union Coop online store are delivered within 2 working days maximum, as of May 10th 2020, as this comes within the framework of improving its services to delight the community members and contribute towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus.
Spokesperson: “Union Coop raised the number of employees working in the online ......read more
The resort’s famed Ramadan tent ‘Asateer’ will offer home-delivered Iftar whilst WHITE restaurant will serve in-resort Iftar by the beach
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30th April 2020: In line with the Dubai Government’s decision to ease some restrictions around the city, Atlantis, The Palm is pleased to announce that the resort will offer special Iftar deals to enjoy in-resort and at home during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
ASATEER HOME DELIVERY
Whilst the resorts’ famed Asateer tent is not open this year, diners can still enjoy ......read more
At special rates, the company hosts thousands of healthcare professionals who need to stay close to their workplaces
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2020: Millennium Hotel and Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing hotel management companies in the region, supports the healthcare sector through devotedly designed residency promotions and packages. Hosting thousands of heroes from the medical field across the region including doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, the company advocates profoundly the national efforts of governments and health ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 30 April, 2020: In line with Government recommendations, BurJuman has reopened its doors to welcome visitors back as it operates reduced hours, from 12 pm to 10 pm. Essential services continue to operate with extended hours as before. Strict regulatory precautions have been placed, which includes wearing masks at all times, limiting mall visit time for individuals to a maximum of 3 hours and practising social distancing while in the mall. BurJuman has also increased its already active cleaning and sterilization routine and placed health and safety signages across ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2020: In line with the recent directive from government authorities, Waterfront Market, Dubai’s premier state-of-the-art fresh food market is delighted to announce that all its shops and F&B outlets will re-open on Tuesday 28th April, joining its Fish, Meat, Dry Goods and Fruit and Vegetable Markets, and Lulu Hypermarket. The management team have taken extra precaution to safeguard the health and safety of all who enter.
During Ramadan all Markets will be operational from 6:00am to 22:00pm, offering the best value in fresh ......read more
Online groceries sales surge 40%, luxury and fashion sales down by 50%
Dubai, 27 April 2020: KPMG Lower Gulf’s latest report, ‘Navigating the pandemic,’ has revealed a mixed bag of challenges for the UAE’s consumer and retail sector, currently battling the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Among the strong performing sectors, online retail, particularly of groceries, has witnessed significant growth. Grocery retailers witnessed a 20% to 40% increase in sales during the first half of March, compared to the same period last year. ......read more
Adhering to local regulations, companies continue to reinstate manufacturing sector’s key role in supporting the economy
Dubai, UAE, April 26 2020: With the manufacturing sector identified as a crucial industry and used as a means to achieve sustainable growth, Dubai Investments, the leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is committed to contributing to the UAE economy through this vital sector by continuing the ongoing production of raw materials across its industrial manufacturing subsidiaries in steel, aluminum, glass and other ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: Dubai Land Department (DLD), in cooperation with Smart Dubai and the Department of Finance (DOF), launched remote payment services to facilitate the process of real estate registration through the Dubai Pay portal. This step is part of the precautionary measures taken by DLD to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the health and safety of its customers.
The initiative also aims to expand the process of payment methods through Dubai REST and DLD’s website, allowing for the easy collection of service fees. It is also ......read more
Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza will open on Saturday 25th April with reduced trading hours
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th April 2020: In accordance with the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, Al-Futtaim will open its malls across the UAE on Saturday 25th April with trading hours of 12pm-10pm. Family entertainment, cinemas, gyms, prayer rooms, changing rooms and shisha services will remain closed, as per the directive.
The opening comes in line with the supreme Committee of Disaster Management’s ......read more
• The survey reports the level of impact and possible future of over 150 retailer brands who have presence across all the emirates of the UAE
• 13% expect a moderate impact and forecast a possible recovery within the coming quarter
• 65% will consider retail events such as Eid, Back to School, Fall or Winter as part of their plan for business recovery
• 24% suggests the government entities for tax waivers along with 22% for discounted licensing fees
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020: With the current lockdown ......read more
AED 150 Million allocated to reduce the price of 25,000 Commodities with more than AED 500 Million the contracted value with suppliers for the month of Ramadan preparations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020: Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced the allocation of AED 17 Million to support precautionary initiatives and measures taken by the government to confront the Corona pandemic, as it spent about 8 million and 522 thousand dirhams until April 22, in addition to providing logistic support and contributing to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2020: A premier shopping destination in the heart of Dubai, BurJuman debuted its new fashion walkway in January, and is now redefining luxury and edging towards evolving into a designer hub and go-to shopping destination for fashion lovers. As a venue, BurJuman is lifestyle at its best; eye-catching, challenging, bold, edgy and surprising. It delivers a fashion walkway dedicated to insta -worthy contemporary, bespoke and elegant brands from many influential names in the fashion industry.
Some of these Insta-worthy fashion brands ......read more
New online yellowblocks.me caters to customers across the UAE, and offers same day delivery*
Dubai, UAE, 20 April 2020: Majid Al Futtaim Fashion has expanded its digital footprint and customer reach with the launch of an online webstore for LEGO Certified Stores in the UAE – yellowblocks.me. The new platform invites LEGO-lovers across the country to enjoy greater convenience as they shop from the Danish toy company’s wide variety of creative and interactive products.
The online store offers the complete LEGO product range, including exclusive ......read more
With construction being one of the very few operational, vital sectors in the UAE, Azizi Developments’ projects are progressing rapidly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2020: Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has announced that its projects across Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR), Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Furjan, and Downtown Jebel Ali are well underway, with construction progressing swiftly despite global COVID-19 challenges.
According to the 24-hour sterilisation programme issued by Dubai’s Supreme ......read more
‘Trends At Your Doorstep’ invites customers to shop the latest fashion, beauty, and luxury collections online and benefit from complimentary delivery plus bonus SHARE points
Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2020: Mall of the Emirates has launched a new online platform that ensures consumers who eagerly awaited the new Spring Summer 2020 collections can continue to shop the latest arrivals from the mall’s fashion, beauty, and luxury brands.
Trends At Your Doorstep, will provide residents in Dubai with a seamless online shopping experience. Customers can now for the ......read more
• UAE construction sector significantly impacted by Covid-19 pandemic
• Construction industry think tank outlines 26 recommendations to improve the overall state of the sector
• The UAE has about $710bn-worth of building and civil engineering projects currently planned or underway
Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2020: A construction industry think tank has called for the adoption of standardised construction contracts in the UAE in order to tackle a growing problem of delays and cost overruns on projects in the country.
While these ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020: Danube group has made the announcement of retaining all of its 3600 employees through the fallout of this pandemic. This announcement came as glimmer of hope for everyone working for the company through the ordeal of the outbreak and has taken one thing off their list of worries during these tough times making people face something that has never been experienced before in this way.
While making this consoling announcement, the founder and chairman of Danube Group, Rizwan Sajan said, “Danube Group is the result of every ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020: BurJuman remains in close contact with the local authorities for the safety of our community. In line with Government recommendations, the mall will be temporarily closed until further notice.
BurJuman has made a small video for its loyal customers to convey that we are #inthistogether for a brighter and healthier future. #stayhome and #staysafe
Ismail Al Hammadi: The real estate sector is in urgent need of implementing new marketing tactics
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020: As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread, the world witnesses massive changes in all business sectors, the real estate sector in particular. The crisis demonstrates an urgent need to adopt and implement new marketing methods that are in line with the requirements of this time, especially since it is no longer possible to rely on traditional methods of marketing. The real estate market in Dubai has come to ......read more
During the Annual General Assembly meeting 38- Fiscal year 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020: The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on shareholder purchases and so on for the Union Coop business for the fiscal year 2019. This announcement was made during the 38th General Assembly meeting, which was held online using a remote-attendance and voting system for the very first time.
H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union ......read more
Retail Pioneer looks forward to easing the stress of consumers and support the decision of government authorities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently announced that all of its branches will operate 24X7, with exceptions of Al Mamzar, Al Mizhar Mini Coop, Coop the Pointe, Al Satwa and International City. This step is as a response to the decision of The Ministry of Health and Prevention, and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, explaining that consumers can now shop any ......read more
Retail pioneer confirms all necessary measures to make home delivery safe and secure for its valuable consumers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2020: Dr. Suhail Al-Bastaki, Director of Happiness and Marketing Department at Union Coop stressed: “Union Coop follows the highest international standards of public health & safety throughout the year to ensure the display and delivery of products safely and healthily.” Highlighting the fact that Union Coop contracts with suppliers who abide by the International health & safety standards approved by ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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.
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Developer Kleindienst Group combines innovation and creativity with sustainability that enhances marine life and expands the Emirate's hospitality offering
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more