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    Don't miss the last Ladies' Nights of 2020 at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi

    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

    Last Chance to avail Carrefour Friday's Unparalleled Discounts Across UAE

    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

    Al Maya Launches British Week in Dubai

    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

    3 Day Super Sale Offers Up to 90 Percent Off Big Name Brands

    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

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 19 November 2020

    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

    IKEA Opens Doors to the Second Store in Abu Dhabi in Al Wahda Mall

    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

    Bicycles to Beauty: Carrefour Reveals Predicted Top Sellers during Carrefour Friday Promotions

    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

    Japanese Consul General visits Al Maya Supermarket

    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

    His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer Inaugurates Cityscape's Real Estate Summit

    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

    Celebrate with Dining and Fireworks at Dubai Festival City Mall to Commemorate the 49th UAE National Day

    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

    Global Village Scoops Second Guinness World Records™ Title for the Most LED Lights on a Car

    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.  

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    Dubai's 2021 Calendar of Retail Festivals Set to Boost the City's Economic and Tourism Sectors

    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

    Union Coop Opens 3rd ‘Coop' Concept Store in ‘Al Quoz'

    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

    Mall of the Emirates Offers Customers the Chance to Take Part in Fun Fitness Activities and Win Exclusive Prizes

    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

    Thrill and Fun Now Back at Xtreme Zone in Abu Dhabi's Deerfield's Mall

    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

    5 Perfect Gifts Ideas to Make This Diwali Sparkle

    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

    Celebrate Diwali 2020 at Global Village This Coming Weekend

    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

    Celebrate the Indian Festival of Diwali with BurJuman

    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

    Shoppers to Win Gold When Shopping From Their Favorite Mall With Dubai Shopping Malls Group Diwali Celebrations

    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

    A Weekend of Diwali Celebrations at the Waterfront Market

    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

    Carrefour Friday — a Month-Long Shopping Extravaganza

    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

    Jewellery Promotions and Retail Offers Add Sparkle to Diwali Shopping Across Dubai

    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! Jewellery  With more than 100 outlets located around the city, Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) is the go-to choice for ......read more

    Union Coop Celebrates UAE Flag Day 2020

    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

    Sparkle and Save: Celebrate Diwali with Festival Plaza

    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

    Majid Al Futtaim Installs Smart Solutions Across Its Malls in Oman for Safer Shopping Experiences

    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

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    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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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

    Young Designers' Vision Becomes Reality in Centrepoint's Store of the Future

    11 new Centrepoint stores set to open in the coming months across the GCC   - A joint initiative between Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) and leading retailer Centrepoint, a Landmark Group company, encouraged school children to provide designs for their upcoming “Store of the Future” in Mall of the Emirates.   - Winners, Angeline Benevides and Isaih Tarun, from Al Manahel Private School in Abu Dhabi enjoyed an exclusive preview of the project, just days before the new-look Centrepoint store completes    Dubai, United Arab ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Announces New Year New Car Competition Winners

    Northern Emirates, UAE, 04 March 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim has revealed the three lucky winners of its New Year campaign that offered shoppers the chance to kick off 2020 with a brand-new car. The promotion was held across Majid Al Futtaim’s Northern Emirates malls of City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, and City Centre Sharjah.  UAE national Abdulla Al Mehrzi and India’s Kondonttayil Pulapparakath both picked up the keys to their own Jeep Compass compact SUV, while Marietta Pinto of the Philippines earned herself a Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV. The winners ......read more

    Carrefour Unveils Mobimart: the Region's First Grocery Bus

    • Carrefour’s newest grocery concept brings fresh food and everyday supplies to underserviced neighbourhoods across Dubai.   Dubai, UAE, 3rd March 2020: Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, unveiled Mobimart, the region’s first grocery bus, bringing convenient and accessible shopping to the doorsteps of underserved neighbourhoods and communities across Dubai, six days a week.      Carrefour Mobimart offers customers an extensive variety of daily groceries and fresh food, including a selection of organic produce, frozen food, ......read more

    How's Your Nerve? Majid Al Futtaim Malls Unveils Ultimate Suspense Games to Enrich the Shopping Experience

    • Campaign concludes with one golden grand prize winner announced at each mall. • A gamified activation at City Centre Sharjah and City Centre Ajman will offer instant prizes when shoppers spend AED 200 or more.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 03, 2020:    Majid Al Futtaim malls is testing the nerves of its customers with a string of surprise and suspense activities this March. Both City Centre Ajman and City Centre Sharjah are daring shoppers to play the ultimate game of chance with an array of top prizes on offer.   Gold ......read more

    Dalma Mall Honoured With Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in Its Silver Category

    Abu Dhabi - March 02, 2020:  Dalma Mall, one of Abu Dhabi’s iconic shopping destination, has been once again bestowed with the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award – 2020 (SKEA) for demonstrating continuous contribution to its community and steady performance as a shopping center in Abu Dhabi.    The recognition is an outcome of Dalma Mall’s strategic implementation to achieve maximum level of operational excellence and to sustain its industry leadership. Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) was launched by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and ......read more

    Municipal investments can contribute SAR 20 billion annually to KSA's GDP, says Bain & Company

    Benefits include government revenue worth SAR 5 billion and 125 thousand jobs 27 February 2020 - Diverse municipal investments can give rise to more internationally competitive cities in Saudi Arabia and accelerate the Kingdom’s development in line with Vision 2030 by contributing SAR 20 billion annually to gross domestic product (GDP). Global management consulting firm Bain & Company presented this finding during the recently concluded Municipal Investments Forum in Riyadh.    Bain & Company led a workshop titled the ‘Role of Municipal Investment in ......read more

    SCCI Launches a Project for Developing Infrastructure of the 10th Industrial Zone

    Sharjah, Feb 29, 2020: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, in collaboration with the Department of Town Planning & Survey, Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA), and Sharjah Water and Electricity Authority (SEWA), has announced the launch of the infrastructure development project for the 10th industrial zone in Sharjah. The new project is one of the pioneering initiatives with the aim of reconstructing the whole area, providing ......read more

    AF Construction Achieves 10 Million Man-hours Without Lost Time Injury on Creek Horizon Tower Project

    Dubai, UAE - February 27, 2020:   In a major milestone for the region’s construction sector and as part of its commitment to health and safety, AF Construction (AFC) has announced it has achieved 10 million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI).  AFC achieved this significant landmark on January 30, 2020, at its Creek Horizon Tower project which marked 462 days without an incident. Over 67,750 task briefings were held and over 159,000 Don’t Walk Bys (DWB) were conducted resulting in raising the safety standard and quality for hazard assessment and work ......read more

    Bawadi Mall to Host Once Again the Competition of Epic Cuteness

    The 5th season of Baby Race will run on two weekends from March 5th – 7th and March 12th- 14th Al Ain, 24th February 2020: Bawadi Mall’s Baby Race is back once again for its 5th season this 2020. This year will surely be a lot more fun as the mall anticipates more parents to let their babies join the race.  The event, which will take place for two weekends from March 5th -7th and March 12th – 14th, will run from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Bawadi Mall main atrium. Open to babies from 6 months to 16 months old, the event, billed as the slowest, yet cutest race, will see ......read more

    The Rise in Dubai Investors Looking at UK Property

    Dubai investors have long had an interest in the UK property market, and in the past few years, this number has continued to rise. Now more than ever, overseas and Dubai-based investors are choosing UK property for a number of reasons. One of the biggest and most significant reasons is that the prices in the UK are affordable, yet the returns (in both capital growth and monetary value) are highly lucrative. People see the chance they have with how in demand the UK market is, and they take this chance with open arms. Properties in Dubai and the UAE in general are expensive when you compare ......read more

    Hormann Helps Companies to Achieve Greater Fire Protection With New Flexfire Curtain

    Dubai, UAE; February 23, 2020: Hormann has launched their new FlexFire protection curtain, specifically designed to provide the construction and other industrial sectors with unrivalled smoke protection in the event of a fire. Equipped with an intelligent FSA-FLEXControl hold-open device as standard, the curtain closes reliably if smoke develops. Combined with optical smoke detectors that monitor the door area, the hold-open device is perfect for fire protection. The system can also be connected to the on-site fire alarm system for a complete fire protection offering, supported by an optional ......read more

    Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Brings Flavours From the World Over

    The family-friendly beach resort is treating guests with attractive deals all through March Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2020:   Renowned for mesmerizing views of the azure Indian Ocean and the Hajar Mountains, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort offers novel experiences, making it an ideal getaway for families to relax. The luxury beach resort is home to 4 distinct dining ambiences and is bringing attractive deals for foodies and pampering guests at Spa Al Aqah all through March! Mother’s Day special Le Meridien Al Aqah is celebrating Mother’s Day ......read more

    HostMilano Brings the Global HO.RE.CA to Dubai

    THE WORLD LEADING TRADE SHOW DEDICATED TO THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL CATERING AND HOSPITALITY SHOWCASED IN THE UAE     • A total of 821 companies (of which 371 foreign) have already signed up to the next edition of Hostmilano (from 22 to 26 October 2021) • In 2019, the trade show closed with record numbers: more than 200,000 visitors, with 40% of those international, from 171 countries. • For Italian and international exhibitors, Host offers the perfect platform for giving the world a sneak preview of the latest products/services in the ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall Announces UAE Pro League Mobile Roadshow Activations

    Engaging and interactive experiences to promote the Arabian Gulf League   ABU DHABI, UAE - February 18, 2020:  Al Wahda Mall will be hosting activations for the Arabian Gulf League, UAE’s top professional football league consisting of 14 football clubs from across the country from the 20th to 22nd February, 2020 as they tour with engaging and interactive experiences that aim to promote the league. The 2019/2020 season will witness a total of 182 exciting matches being played until May 2020 with football clubs battling for victory in their bid to win the Arabian Gulf ......read more

    Mall of Oman Onboards a Host of Global Lifestyle, Fashion, and F&B Brands Ahead of Its 2021 Opening

    • Global fashion and lifestyle conglomerate Apparel Group will bring a variety of brands to Oman’s soon-to-be largest mall • Mall of Oman is on-track to open by March 2021     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2020:    Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia is on-track to deliver Oman’s ultimate shopping and retail destination, Mall of Oman. The mall announced today that it has reached an important milestone after signing a deal with retail ......read more

    IDB's Industrial Activity report shows 57% growth in Industrial facilities operating in Abu Dhabi in 2019

    1,552 licenses released to establishments under ‘Production,’ ‘Under Process,’ and ‘Industry Pioneers’ categories Construction, glass, metal, and chemical companies dominate Abu Dhabi’s industry sector Abu Dhabi, 17 February 2020: The number of industrial facilities operating  in Abu Dhabi grew by more than 57 per cent in 2019 to reach 66 facilities – recording a combined investment value of AED 6.29 billion -  as opposed to 42 facilities in 2018, according to the latest edition of the annual Industrial Activity report issued ......read more

    Dubai-based Baristas' Corner & Italy-based Dalla Corte Host an Intimate Coffee & Talks Evening

    17th February 2020, Dubai, UAE:   Emirati-grown purveyor of specialty coffees, Baristas’ Corner in partnership with Dalla Corte, Italian brand of espresso coffee machines, hosted The Coffee & Talks in Dubai event on 14th February 2020. Attended by VIPs, media partners & bloggers, baristas & coffee roasters, highlights of the evening include informal chats and conversations over steaming cups of coffee, an exciting latte art throwdown, coffee tastings and keynote presentations. The event brought all coffee lovers under one roof at C Central Resort The Palm, in the ......read more

    Bawadi Mall to Continue ‘Happy Monday' Campaign for the Whole of 2020

    The introduction of this campaign has ensured that the footfall on Monday is close to that on weekends Al Ain, 17th February 2020: As part of its ongoing commitment to provide its shoppers with the best shopping, entertainment, and dining experience, Bawadi Mall, the largest shopping mall in Al Ain, launched the Happy Monday Campaign in December. The unique campaign is still running every Monday and will continue for the whole of 2020 and years to come.  Speaking about the success of the campaign, Bassam Saleh, Director of Marketing, Bawadi Mall said, “We created this ......read more

    The Award-winning #burjumanfoodart Festival is Back by Popular Demand!

    Get ready to step inside the amazingly coulourful world of #BurJumanFoodArt!   Dubai, UAE, 16 February 2020:    Following the massive success of last year’s event, BurJuman’s award-winning #BurJumanFoodArt festival, the most Instagrammable foodie event in town, is making a return on the 20th of February.  Giant food art installations positioned throughout the Mall including spinning doughnuts, moving noodles, colourful sushi rolls, and an oversized popcorn tub sponsored by VOX Cinemas are guaranteed to make BurJuman’s Food Festival every ......read more

    Buyers Rush for Majid Al Futtaim's First ‘Elan' Townhouses at Tilal Al Ghaf

    • Developer’s initial offering of 300 three- and four-bedroom townhouses have sold out  • Properties were offered with a competitive six-year payment plan and a starting price of AED 1.26 million • Community features an abundance of facilities and amenities curated for the modern family • Elan, part of Majid Al Futtaim’s premier Tilal Al Ghaf community, was designed using the principles of ‘placemaking’ to create a sense of belonging      Dubai, UAE, 15 February 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim’s latest ......read more

    Best Ways for E-commerce Online Promotions in Middle East

    Online shopping is shaping the future into a much advanced world. Businesses in UAE have already realized this potential and almost all the stores in the malls have online sellers along with physical stores. The ones who haven’t already moved are working on it.  The ecommerce industry is thriving specifically in UAE because they are adopting different ways to make online shopping experience better for everyone. With great service comes great price but online promotions have become a norm in UAE making the experience much less expensive for everyone who wishes to venture into the ......read more

    Celebrate the Season of Love With Exciting Rewards at Dalma Mall

    Abu Dhabi; February 12, 2020:   Still can’t quite put your finger on how to impress a certain someone in your life this Valentine’s Day? Head to Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall, Dalma Mall and celebrate the week of love with your special one and win their heart instantly. The mall will rejoice the love season with various events, activations and a special game - ‘Locked in Love’. To participate and win big, mall patrons simply need to spend AED 200 across the mall (except Carrefour) throughout the week before the Valentine’s weekend and try their luck ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group Reports Business Growth Among 21 Community Malls Participated in the Spin & Win Promotion During the 25th Edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

    AED 748 MILLION WORTH OF RETAIL SALES RECORDED AMONGST 21 PARTICIPATING MALLS    Dubai; February 12, 2020:  The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), in collaboration with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), concluded a successful campaign for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival - ‘Spin & Win’, with an incredible response from the Dubai shoppers.  Increasing the base of daily winners proved to be a major catalyst for the growing shopper transactions during the promotional run and also impacted the overall sales positively within all ......read more

    Bawabat Al Sharq Mall Welcomes Visitors For Special Valentine's Day Surprise

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 10, 2020:   Special activation area for memorable photographic opportunities and chances to win, all part of the festivities line-up. This year Valentine's Day celebrations will be a special one at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi's premier family shopping and leisure destination. A colourful Valentine's activation area featuring a heart shaped floral arch as the central highlight will be open to visitors where they can take selfies with their loved one from 13th to 15th February.  On the Valentine's Day, 14th ......read more

    A Limited-time-only Hangout Space Has Launched at City Centre Sharjah

    Kids and teens can access ‘The Fun Corner’ until 5 March    Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2020:   There’s good news for the whole family as City Centre Sharjah has announced the launch of a compelling pop-up entertainment experience, The Fun Corner, available exclusively for young kids and teens. Open every day from 10am to 8pm, the hangout space allows mall visitors to drop their children off at a dedicated area to keep them entertained while they shop. With a packed programme of daily entertainment, The Fun Corner offers free screenings of famous kids ......read more

    City Centre Deira is Sharing the Valentine's Spirit With a Love Garden and Valuable Prizes

    • A picturesque pink and red Love Garden celebrates Valentine’s Day with the community • Offering high-end prizes, the campaign coincides with City Centre Deira’s 25th anniversary       Dubai, UAE, 06 February 2020:   City Centre Deira is winning its shoppers’ hearts this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful Love Garden and valuable prizes, up for grabs until 15 February. The celebration neatly coincides with City Centre Deira’s 25th anniversary - the first Majid Al Futtaim mall to meet the ......read more

    Make a Splash in 2020 at the New Floating Sea Pool at Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 05, 2020:   DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has unveiled its first new attraction of 2020 – a stunning floating sea pool with a walkway located in the middle of azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea, with sunbeds for guests to soak up the sun and enjoy panoramic views. Guests can swim or walk up to the floating sea pool and enjoy glorious views and great weather in the midst of the sea. The stylish new facility will also be available to host private parties, cocktail receptions and exclusive dinners. This is ......read more

    Something Exciting is Coming Your Way, Exclusively at BurJuman'

    Fashion comes home - BurJuman launches its new exclusive destination, with a catwalk of niche contemporary brands.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 05, 2020:   One of the most established shopping destinations in the UAE ramps up the region’s style stakes with its new fashion walkway. Exclusively at BurJuman, coming your way are some of the world’s most sought-after fashion brands, many for the very first time in the UAE. From classic couture to contemporary cool, from urban edge to bold elegance, this eclectic catwalk of hand-picked ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's at Le Meridien Dubai to Take Home a Stunning Diamond Gift

    The Hotel, in partnership with Liali Jewellery, is giving away diners 15 diamond pendants on Valentine’s Day     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 03, 2020:   Renowned for its culinary diversity, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre’s distinctive dining venues are set to present special Valentine's Day offerings. Eager to delight guests with a unique gastronomical journey, the hotel is geared up to present the most romantic canvas and a chance to win a heart-shaped diamond pendant. This Valentine’s Day, spoil your loved one by ......read more

    Something Exciting is Coming Your Way, Exclusively at BurJuman

    Fashion comes home - BurJuman launches its new exclusive destination, with a catwalk of niche contemporary brands.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 03, 2020:   One of the most established shopping destinations in the UAE ramps up the region’s style stakes with its new fashion walkway. Exclusively at BurJuman, coming your way are some of the world’s most sought-after fashion brands, many for the very first time in the UAE. From classic couture to contemporary cool, from urban edge to bold elegance, this eclectic catwalk of hand-picked ......read more

    Swiss-Belhotel International Poised for 4 New Openings in H1 of 2020 in the GCC

    Swiss-Belhotel International is all set to open four new hotels in the GCC during the first half of 2020. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, and Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, are currently on a tour of the GCC visiting the hotels. The new properties are located in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The first of these – Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar Kuwait – recently opened its doors marking the group’s debut in the country as well as the entry of the brand ......read more

    More Than 20,000 People Celebrated the Finale of Dubai Shopping Festival's 25th Edition

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 February 2020:   The 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has concluded with a blockbuster weekend of international concerts, thrilling events, world-class entertainment and interactive activations, as well as a spectacular fireworks display; a fitting end to the biggest and most rewarding event of its kind.      On Thursday 30 January, Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis wowed audiences at the Coca-Cola Arena, receiving rave reviews from their fans. Musical sensation Rashed Al Majid is one of the most famous singers ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall's Mega Souk Is Back with Discounts of up to 75% on Popular Brands

    Running until 29th February, shoppers get to save 25-75% off on fashion, sports and accessories brands   Dubai, UAE, 27 Jan 2020:   Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing back mega saving experiences for its loyal shoppers. The Mega Souk shopping bonanza, running until 29th February, will offer customers the chance to save big with the 25% to 75% discount on Al-Futtaim brands akin to fashion, sports and accessories. This year, shoppers get to experience the mega sale on various brands including Guess, Kate Spade, KIABI and Claudie Pierlot, as well as luxury brands such ......read more

    Deloitte Real Estate Predictions 2020 in the Middle East: Technology and customer preferences driving real estate sector evolution in Dubai

    29 January 2020 - Deloitte launched the sixth annual Middle East Real Estate Predictions, Dubai, which examines the performance of Dubai’s real estate market in 2019 and forecasts the changes in the hospitality, residential, office, retail and industrial and logistics markets in 2020.  Oliver Morgan, Director and Head of Development in Deloitte’s Real Estate team in the Middle East said, “Dubai continues to grow as a logistics hub and tourist destination. Significant infrastructure investment has been made ahead of Expo 2020 and whilst there are still oversupply ......read more

    Blockbuster Line-up for the Closing Celebrations of 25th Edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 January 2020:   The 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) has pulled together an awesome series of concerts, events, world-class entertainment and interactive activations for its final weekend – ensuring the city receives a fitting close for the silver anniversary of one of the most highly anticipated events in Dubai and wider region.   On Thursday 30 January, singers Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis will both perform at the sold-out concert at Coca Cola Arena. Al Majid is a musical sensation and one of the most ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim is gifting three lucky shoppers a new set of wheels

    • Promotion is available at City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, and City Centre Sharjah • Two Jeep Compass and one Toyota RAV4 models are waiting to be won • Members of the SHARE rewards programme will also earn four times the points on their purchases     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020:   Majid Al Futtaim’s Northern Emirates shopping malls are keeping the New Year’s spirit of celebration alive with the launch of one of their biggest campaigns yet. The promotion, which runs until 15 February at City Centre ......read more

    New TAG Heuer Autavia now available in bronze – reinvented for a new generation of travelers

    Dubai, U.A.E. – 26th January 2020: Earlier this year, TAG Heuer introduced its legendary Autavia timepiece as a new stand-alone collection that boasts the versatility, ruggedness and reliability that characterised the original Autavia from 1960. Two durable and timeless models in noble bronze with a green or brown colour scheme, powered by the COSC-certified automatic-winding Calibre 5, are now available in stores and online. The Autavia in bronze is an ideal choice for explorers who want their watch to live with them and show off their unique and adventurous lifestyle. The 42 mm ......read more

    Mall of the Emirates to celebrate family and fortune this Chinese New Year

    The mall will offer an authentic Chinese celebration with a breadth of experiences, prizes, and traditional entertainment.   Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2020:   Mall of the Emirates is bringing good luck and prosperity to the community until Saturday, 1 February as it hosts an authentic Chinese New Year celebration complete with rewards, honoured Chinese traditions, and magnificent entertainment.  In the spirit of good fortune, the mall is offering several generous opportunities to win prizes. Celebrating the lucky numbers this Chinese New Year, AED 12,000 in ......read more

    Bawadi Mall ends 2019 stronger with more exciting activities lined up for 2020

    • Higher footfall expected this year driven by five-year-tourist visa and Expo 2020  • Last year the mall opened four fashion stores, four food and beverage outlets, three beauty and cosmetic outlets and four different store categories to serve more shoppers and diners     Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 26th January 2020:   Bawadi Mall is lining up more fun and exciting activities this year after ending 2019 stronger. Last year, the largest shopping mall in Al Ain hosted a string of events and opened new top-of-the-line stores to cater to the ......read more

    Dalma Mall Induces Nostalgic Moments for a Gathering of Over 15000 Fans With Arabic Folklore Music

    • The Damascus-based band TAKKAT performs for the first-time in the UAE • Over 15,000 fans gathered to attend TAKKAT’s rendition of the Arabic folklore songs      Abu Dhabi; January 22, 2020:  Dalma Mall was filled with euphoria and merriment as thousands of spectators gathered to attend the performance of the YouTube sensation, TAKKAT band. For their first international debut performance, TAKKAT witnessed an overwhelming gathering of over 15,000 fans who lined up in the mall hours before the concert began.   Originally from Damascus, ......read more

    Regus foresees the top trends of 2020 in the flexible workspace industry in the UAE

    Dubai, 22 January 2020: Leading global workspace provider Regus predicts a promising year for the flexible workspace industry in the UAE.   For many employers and employees, flexible working is now the norm. A Global Workspace Survey conducted by leading flexible workspace provider, IWG, shows that half (50%) of those surveyed mention that they work outside their company’s main location for at least half the working week or more.  Kory Thompson, Country Head Middle East at IWG said: “As the UAE looks to a new decade of growth and development, spurred by events ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Hosts the Lunar New Year Celebrations with a Blast

    Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020:   In partnership with Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), Dubai Festival City Mall is gearing up to celebrate Chinese New Year with a special IMAGINE show and an impressive firework display to precede this auspicious Lunar New Year on 25 January at 8:30 PM.  Dubai Festival City Mall will be hosting captivating roaming entertainment for guests to partake in the fête, from the famous Chinese Lion Dance to bring in good fortune, graceful sleeve dances that originate from the Han dynasty to a traditional fan dance which has been part ......read more

    Nickelodeon Singalongs! is bringing the party to City Centre Deira

    Dora the Explorer and other much-loved Nickelodeon characters will host a ten-day music and dance party at the mall   Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2020: This month, City Centre Deira will welcome the stars of the Nickelodeon world as the mall hosts Nickelodeon Singalongs!  From 20 to 29 January, Dora the Explorer, the Paw Patrol, and Shimmer and Shine will lead mall visitors through a number of catchy tunes and dance moves. After each performance, shoppers can then pose for a picture with their favourite characters during meet and greet sessions.  The fun continues with a ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group Continues to Amaze Shoppers With Big Wins

    • AED 431 million of sales across 21 DSMG participating malls in the first 3 weeks of Promotion • 2 more weeks of exciting promotion and chances to win cash rewards   Dubai; 21 January 2020:   The 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) started with the popular campaign, “Spin & Win” by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), and has became an instant hit amongst the shoppers this year, as well a major reason for celebration for the much-awaited shopping festival across the globe. With a chance to win up to AED 200,000 every week, shoppers ......read more

    Festival Plaza Weclomes Even More Brands to Your New Local

    Over 485,536 sq ft of retail space has now been occupied since opening The shopping destination is already home to IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Pan Emirates amongst many more       Dubai, 19 January 2020: Since opening to great fanfare just a month ago, Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza has added a further 18 stores to its offering, kicking off the year as it means to go on. This means that the GLA now stands at 485,536 sq ft.    The 18 new stores cover a range of offerings from food, beauty, accessories and home and leisure and will ......read more

    Dalma Mall to Host Musical Evening With Takkat

    The Arabian Folklore band will perform for the first time in the UAE   Abu Dhabi; 16 January 2020:   Kickstart the weekend at Dalma Mall with the biggest Arabic musical concert in town. Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall is all set to transit you to the world of Arabic music with TAKKAT – The Arabic folklore band who will be perform for the first time in the UAE on the 16th and 17th of January, 07:30 PM onwards.    From Damascus us to Abu Dhabi, the group will take to the stage first at Fizz Lounge, Zeal Entertainment Centre in Dalma Mall (2nd ......read more

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