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    Shaza Hotels Expands Presence in UAE with the Opening of Al Badayer Oasis – A Sharjah Collection Lodge by Mysk

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:    Shaza Hotels has announced the opening of the highly anticipated Al Badayer Oasis – Sharjah Collection by Mysk. Owned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Badayer Oasis is a picturesque desert retreat set against the sweeping dunes of central Sharjah.  Mr. Simon Coombs, President & CEO of Shaza Hotels, stated, “We are delighted to expand our presence in the UAE with a unique property like Al Badayer Oasis and a partner like Shurooq and look forward to delivering unparalleled experiences to guests. It is a superb addition to our growing portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and will be the perfect choice for travellers looking for novel and immersive experiences in the midst of wilderness. This latest opening, that joins two ......read more

    Fairway – The Market opens its first store in Ajman

    “Fairway – The Market”, a joint Venture of KBBO - Group & Fathima Group of Companies opens its first store in UAE Ajman, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   “Fairway – The Market” promises to deliver consistently superior customer service standards with high-quality, fresh, seasonal and flavor-focused foods and daily essentials. Fairway’s unique concept of providing delicious experience to customers with preferred cuisine of live cooking, shawarma, grilled food, chaat & papdi counter, fresh juice, grilled sandwiches coupled with dine-in facility for family. The market also focuses on Indian savories which are the must haves for festive celebrations and that is sure to appease the taste buds of food lovers. The store also features a roastery & spices ......read more

    Dalma Mall Brings the First Abba Tribute Show in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi - 20 August 2019: Gear up to sing your heart out to ABBA’s greatest hits at Dalma Mall, one of Abu Dhabi's iconic retail destination, this week. A brand-new ABBA tribute band - ‘Name of the Game’ will be performing on 21 August with a jam-packed night of favorite songs from the group’s all-time hits. Organized within the main atrium of the mall, residents and tourists can travel back to the glorious 70’s with authentic costumes, choreography, stirring vocal and musical arrangements.  As part of Dalma Mall’s summer celebration, the melodious performance will commence 7.00 PM onwards. Entry is complementary to ensure all guest can enjoy the special concert. Attending guests can also make the most of their visit by shopping from over 450 retail options and try over 60 ......read more

    AED 250,000 Cash and 60 La Perle Tickets to Be Won This Back to School Season

    • Shop for AED 200 at any one of the 16 Dubai Shopping Mall Group’s participating mall to be a part of this promotion and win big • 40 lucky shoppers will win mega prizes during the three-week long campaign   Dubai; 20 August 2019:  As Back-to-School season kicks off in Dubai, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festival and Retail Establishment (DFRE) announces their ‘Back-to-School’ campaign, offering kids and parents a rewarding shopping experience. Shoppers stand a chance to enter the draw and win upon spending AED 200 at any of the 16 participating malls from August 18 until September 7.   25 lucky shoppers will walk away with a total of AED 250,000 cash prizes during the three week of the campaign while 15 fortunate shoppers will win four La ......read more

    Back To school with Mushrif Mall

    Shoppers to enjoy regular Spin the Wheel and back to school promotions   Abu Dhabi - August 20, 2019:   Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi is set for the summer with its regular Spin the Wheel Fortune and upcoming back to school promotions. Aravind Ravi Palode, Mall Manager of Mushrif Mall, said, “We have a host of retailers catering to children and the outlets will be curating a memorable shopping experience via special offers and discounts on school items for all age groups.” Retailers popular at the Mushrif Mall during the beginning of the school season include LULU Hypermarket, PAPERCHASE, AROUND THE WORLD JASHANMAL, MY BOOK STORE, DAISO and HEMA. Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and services spread over three ......read more

    Get 50 per cent off back-to-school essentials at Dragon Mart

    Bargains on tablets, backpacks, lunchboxes and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15, August 2019:   Dragon Mart 2 is gearing up for its annual Back to School Market, with nearly 25 participating stores – including the leading retailer, Carrefour UAE  – offering a huge range of supplies, with up to 50 per cent off.  Taking place from 16 August to 7 September, the market has big reductions on clothing, shoes, electronics and tablets, stationery, lunchboxes, water bottles, backpacks and everyday accessories in a variety of colours to suit schoolchildren of all ages and sizes.  Don’t miss the chance to stock up on the school essentials before the bell rings in another exciting year!   

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    Hormann announces speed rolling shutter DD S6

    Dubai, UAE; August 15, 2019:   Hormann has launched an all new experience DD S6 rolling shutter whose robust design is characterised by fast door opening for doors up to 7500 mm width and 8500 mm height. It has a compact, space-saving design, making it an ideal choice for tight spaces. It also offers high operational safety. The shutter allows for high opening and closing speeds of up to 1.1 m/s to optimise door operation and reduce heat loss. The standard light grille at the side reduces the risk of collisions with forklifts and monitors the closing zone of the door up to a height of 2500 mm.  Darius Khanloo, Managing Director, Hormann Middle East & Africa, says: “A powerful FU operator allows the shutter to achieve faster and manually adjustable opening speeds, enabling up to 30 door cycles per hour. This ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates Global Independence Days with Exclusive IMAGINE shows

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8th August 2019:   Dubai Festival City Mall will join major landmarks in Dubai to celebrate the Singapore National Day, Pakistan Independence Day, Indian Independence Day and Indonesian Independence Day. The flags of the respective nations will be projected on the InterContinental hotel. Residents and tourists alike are welcomed to Festival Bay to snap pictures with the iconic IMAGINE show and the world’s largest permanent projection mapping surface.  IMAGINE, the two-time record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, plays live every night on the iconic Bay and is free for all visitors. The truly unforgettable experience promises to enthrall every time, combining lasers, light, fire and water to tell remarkable, emotive stories. The state-of-the-art show seamlessly fuses ......read more

    Eid Al Adha Event Program

    EID AL ADHA EVENT PROGRAM Day 01     TIME PARTICULAR REMARKS                 STAGE SHOWS   6:30PM -6:35PM Emcee (Arabic & English) Welcome all Mazyad Mall visitors and greet them a         (Eid Mubarak)- Invite all visitors to join for the         program and chance to win exciting gift ......read more

    Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Dubai Festival City

    Visitors and residents can look forward to exciting offers and deals across Residential, Hospitality and Mall Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 07, 2019:  Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is set for a memorable Eid Al Adha celebration as the destination offers residents and visitors an assortment of entertainment, deals and offers across residential, Mall and Hotels.  Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate Leasing portfolio  Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is offering customers one-month free rent when renting an apartment, zero per cent commission and customers also have the flexibility to pay their rents through their credit cards.   Own a home at Dubai Festival City  Customers purchasing property will benefit from flexible 5-year payment plans, 50% ......read more

    RAK Ceramics Announces H1 2019 Financial Results

    Total revenue decreased by 6.8% to AED 1.29 billion compared to H1 2018. However, total revenue increased by 7.6% quarter on quarter.  Sanitaryware revenue increased by 6.7% year on year driven by sales in Saudi Arabia, India and Europe. Tableware revenue increased by 3.8% driven by growth in US and GCC markets.  Total gross profit margin increased by 100bps year on year to 34.2%, driven by an increase in tiles gross profit margins by 130bps to 29.9%.  EBITDA increased by 8% year on year to AED 239.8 million.   Reported net profit decreased by 8.5% year on year to AED 110.3 million, at a margin of 8.6%. However, net profit increased by 98.8% quarter on quarter to AED 73.4 million owing to the reversal of a receivables provision amounting to AED [22.1mn].    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab ......read more

    Brands4U now at Al Raha Mall

    Shoppers attracted by leading international brands at affordable prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:   Al Raha Mall Abu Dhabi introduces Brands4U factory outlet, subsidiary of Concept Brands Group, a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate known for international branded luxury goods.  Mr. Sadiq Afridi, Mall Manager at Al Raha Mall said, “Al Raha Mall shoppers will find Brands4U a one-stop destination for multiple fashion brands at affordable prices all year. The store offers luxurious products for customers at competitive prices.” Vijay Samyani, Founder and Managing Director of Concept Brands Group adds, “Our vision is to cater to the average luxury consumer at Al Raha Mall with affordable prices and quality lifestyle products. We are delighted to be part of the ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates Eid Al Adha with Another Spectacular Synchronized Fireworks Display

    Witness a breathtaking one-of-a-kind firework display combined with the record-breaking IMAGINE Show, in-mall entertainment and much more! Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th August 2019:  Shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall are in for a treat over the Eid break as they will witness specially curated Eid fireworks in tune with the colourful fountains, lights and lasers of IMAGINE. The Eid fireworks shows will be on display along with the record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, the IMAGINE show. Visitors can enjoy the Eid exclusive show at Festival Bay on Sunday, 11th August and Monday, 12th August at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. In addition to the two Eid shows running on those days, visitors can watch the IMAGINE shows after sunset, every 30 minutes.  Commenting on the Eid fireworks, Steven Cleaver, Director of Shopping ......read more

    Kalima to Host ‘Kalima Encourages Reading' Exhibition at Al Khalidiyah Mall

    Event to offer children’s activities and discounts of up to 70% on books Abu Dhabi, 5 August 2019:  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) initiative Kalima, in collaboration with Al Khalidiyah Mall, will be organising a ‘Kalima Encourages Reading’ exhibition from 7 - 24 August, to encourage a love of reading amongst children and the general public. Kalima and Esdarat, DCT Abu Dhabi’s translation and publishing initiatives, will be showcasing more than 400 children’s and young adult books, offering discounts of up to 70% on purchases. Kalima’s participation aims to support its work to encourage an interest in the art of Arabic translation, and to improve Arabic reading skills both locally and regionally.   The exhibition will be held in ......read more

    Lulu Hypermarket Introduces Shoppingift Cards

    UAE’s favourite shop brings you shopping gift cards, which guarantee joyful moments, for anyone and any occasion   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:   Gifting is now made easier. LuLu Hypermarket, the region’s top retailer, has launched its new multi-value gift card called SHOPPINGIFT, One Gift, Unlimited Choices. The shopping gift cards are thoughtfully packaged to suit different occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, holiday greetings, and religious celebrations.    SHOPPINGIFT is available across LuLu Hypermarkets in UAE, in three variants: 100AED, 250AED, and 500 AED, wherein the full amount is available in the total card value and without additional charges for the card.   LuLu Group Executive Director Ashraf Ali M.A. shared: ......read more

    Looney Tunes, kids' activity zone, roaming parades and more at Ibn Battuta Mall this Eid Al Adha

    Meet your favourite characters and join a magnificent Steam Punk Parade from 9 to 17 August Dubai, 4 August 2019:  Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting a range of delightful family entertainment and live shows to mark Eid Al Adha celebrations from 9 to 17 August. Enjoy live stage shows, roaming entertainment and kids’ activity zone with non-stop fun with your favourite Looney Tunes characters. Looney Tunes: 9 to 17 August, China Court   Eid festivities begin with Looney Tunes characters live on stage, with performances by the adorable Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck.  Laugh along with these best-loved characters and cheer them on as they compete in a hilarious dance-off, followed by a meet and greet session after every show.  Timings are 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm ......read more

    Al Wahda Mall to welcome THE DEAL

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:    THE DEAL, Chalhoub Group off price channel, will open its third store of 1004 sqm store in Al Wahda Mall. Shoppers can now enjoy the best deals for menswear, womenswear, kids, beauty and accessories from the luxury outlet.   Mr. Navaneeth Sudhakaran, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall said,  “We are delighted to welcome THE DEAL on board as it brings the best worldwide brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Zadig & Voltaire, Swarovski, Tumi and many other at discounted prices to the vibrant retail environment of Al Wahda Mall.”   Hamdi Kulahcioglu, General Manager of The DEAL commented “We are very pleased to open our 8th store in the ......read more

    Cigna Park Run at Ibn Battuta Mall

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03, August 2019:   Hundreds of runners headed to Ibn Battuta Mall on Saturday for the third edition of Cigna Park Run, a series of free, indoor summer runs held at the world’s largest themed mall. More than 1,500 people have taken part so far, with the final event scheduled for 7 September 2019.    

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    Mazyad Mall announces summer sales and weekend events

    Shoppers to enjoy arts and crafts, roaming acts and mega savings 03, August 2019:    Over summer, shoppers at Mazyad Mall Abu Dhabi can enjoy amazing deals, enjoy entertainment activities and win big with the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign that offers shoppers a chance to win AED 50,000/- weekly until 3 August 2019 with a mega prize of 1 million at the end of the summer sales.  Sineesh Vaikkattil, Mazyad Mall Manager said, “We look forward to welcoming patrons during our events in August especially as we have outlets catering to shoppers for Eid clothes and gifts. An added value is the opportunity to win big with the ‘Mall Millionaire’ promotion where shoppers who spend AED200/- can present their receipts to the customer service and enter the competition.”  In addition, the ......read more

    Khalidiyah Mall announces sixth weekly winner of “Mall Millionaire”

    Abu Dhabi based Indian national wins AED 50,000/-  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01, August 2019:  Khalidiyah Mall played host to the draw of the sixth weekly draw of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign offering shoppers AED 50,000 every week until 3 August 2019. The sixth winner announced by Line Investments and Property LLC and DED officials is Abu Dhabi based Indian national Ramees Azad Hashim. Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said, “It has been an action-packed summer with shoppers enjoying bargaisn, fun filled entertainment and exclusive surprises across our eight malls in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. We look forward to rewarding our shoppers with incredible offers and a chance to win a million dirhams.” ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign is held ......read more

    Prizes Worth AED 35000 to Be Won at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    • The famous mammoth fossil, Wooly, seems to have gone missing at the mall and it is up to the residents of Abu Dhabi to locate its new home. • Exciting Hunt for Wooly the Mammoth’s New Home begins today   Abu Dhabi, 31 July 2019:   Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is making the search for Wooly’s new home exciting and rewarding for the capital’s residents.  Starting today, stickers of the popular mammoth fossil will be placed near select outlets across the mall waiting to be found and accumulated by participants of the exciting hunt.  After collecting stickers from around various outlets, participants will have to paste them to their participation forms that can be collected from the customer service desks at the mall.  Posters will also be placed on windows of various ......read more

    Dalma Mall Brings Peter Pan's Magical Journey on Stage for the Mall Patrons

    Abu Dhabi; 30 July 2019:  Get ready for a fun-filled weekend with Peter Pan at Dalma Mall, the favorite shopping Centre of Abu Dhabi residents. Mall visitors can witness a unique entertainment musicale, where Peter Pan and his friends will take you through an incredible journey of friendship, whimsical, and adventure.  As part of the summer festivities, Dalma Mall will take you down the memory lane with Peter Pan, a popular fairy tale character along with his friends Tiger Lilly and embark on an adventurous journey saving the fairy and their kingdom, while fighting the kingdom’s worst enemies – the pirates.  Visit the mall with your friends, family – especially your kids to see the magical play coming to life and experience the one of its kind shows for no extra charge. This exclusive show will ......read more

    Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre August 2019 Promotions

    AUGUST F&B and STAYCATION PROMOTION NEW PROMOTION Casa de papel Date: Friday, 30th August, 2019 Details: Warehouse from 1pm to 4pm Price: AED 259 all inclusive Take a break from your weekend Netflix binge as Warehouse is celebrating the successful seasons of La Casa de Papel with an elaborate themed brunch on Friday, 30thAugust from 1-4pm! The brunch, priced at AED 259, will recreate the thrill and excitement of the much-loved Spanish heist television series created by Alex Pina; with Warehouse’s team representing Berlin, Tokyo, Oslo, Helsinki and other famous characters from the show. So come over and be the negotiator as you enjoy a memorable Friday feast with sizzling appetizers, live cooking stations and tasty eats, paired with creative cocktails and house beverages with live DJ to keep you ......read more

    Step up your fitness goals at Ibn Battuta Mall with third edition of Cigna Park Run

    Free family event on Saturday, 3 August  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Keep your summer fitness routine going with Ibn Battuta Mall at the third edition of the Cigna Park Run, on Saturday, 3 August.  Dig out the running shoes to stride through the world’s largest themed mall in air-conditioned comfort. Over 1,000 people of all ages and from all walks of life joined the first two Cigna Park Runs at Ibn Battuta Mall, with the 3 August event set to be even bigger.  Held in collaboration with RaceME, the region’s leading sports event company, the run starts at 8.30 am at China Court with a warm-up session by Fitness First, followed by a 2.5 km or 5 km walk, jog or run covering all six travel-themed courts of Ibn Battuta Mall: China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia ......read more

    Two weekly draw “Mall Millionaire” winners announced Weekly draws took place at Barari Outlet Mall and Al Raha Mall

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:  Two weekly draws of the ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign took place recently in Abu Dhabi and AL Ain by Line Investments and Property LLC with each winner taking home AED 50,000/-.  As key participants of the RAD Rewards – Summer Edition, shoppers at the eight malls under Line Investments and Property LLC in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain can get amazing deals at selected retailers until 3 August 2019 with attractive offers. The fourth winner of AED 50,000/- is Flordeliza Galinato from Philipines who had shopped at Al Wahda Mall. The draw took place at Barari Outlet Mall. The fifth winner of AED 50,000/- is Datu Jamalul Ahlam Kiram. The draw took place at Al Raha Mall in the presence of DED and Line Investments & Property officials. Mr. Wajeb Al ......read more

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    The S Hotel Al Barsha to Debut at Arabian Travel Market

    UAE is set to welcome 8.92 million visitors  from top five source markets by 2023 March 17, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai-based hotel chain The S Hotel Al Barsha has confirmed its participation in Arabian Travel Market 2019, the international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. The event will run from April 28 to May 1, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha, said: “We are glad to take part in ......read more

    Sahara Centre Welcomes Customers with the ‘Win Wheels with Meals' Campaign

    Visitors can win a Polaris Slingshot through a raffle draw upon spending AED100 at any restaurant on 2nd Level, East Atrium Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 14 March 2019: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is hosting a delightfully delectable ‘Win Wheels with Meals’ campaign that offers plenty of culinary attractions set to satiate all palates in addition to the opportunity to win a Polaris Slingshot, until May 30, 2019.  With the campaign which started on 25th February till 30th May, shoppers who spend AED100 at ......read more

    A Look Inside Abu Dhabi's $1.2BN Reem Mall

    A unique approach to interior design and ambiance set to deliver a never-before-seen visitor experience Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March 2019:   With an interior design inspired by Abu Dhabi’s rich natural surroundings, the upcoming Reem Mall promises to deliver a truly unique customer experience when it opens its doors in late 2020. The developers behind the $1.2bn project today offered the first glimpse of some of the key design features inside Abu Dhabi’s new retail, leisure and entertainment destination. Echoing Abu Dhabi’s vibrant mangrove forests, the vast ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies opens redesigned TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   To cater to the growing demand for sanitary ware in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies, a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, has opened its totally redesigned exclusive TOTO showroom and Technical Centre in Dubai.  Located on Salah Al Din street in Deira, the showroom features a Technical Centre and the latest products from the Japanese brand. Present at the opening were senior management from Al-Futtaim Engineering and TOTO including Abdallah Hageali, Group Director – Mixed-Use Real Estate & Hospitality, ......read more

    GROHE Shapes the Future of Water with a record number of innovations at ISH 2019

    3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces ......read more

    PwC: Digital transformation, cost optimisation and restructuring top of mind for Middle East retail CEOs this year

    New PwC report launches in conjunction with MENA’s Retail Leaders Circle ahead of their event on March 25th & 26th   11 March 2019, Dubai UAE:   PwC’s latest report Navigating the New Retail Reality: views of Middle Eastern retail CEOs, created in collaboration with The Retail Leaders Circle MENA, has launched today ahead of the upcoming annual summit.    As the knowledge partner of The 5th Retail Leaders Circle MENA, PwC will publish the report as part of two pieces of research on the MENA retail industry. The second report will provide ......read more

    Ikea Brings Simple Solutions to Everyday Drama

    United Arab Emirates, March 11th, 2019: Most people will agree, drama is best left to TV. However, the small, niggling annoyances that upset our daily routine can easily and quickly escalate into melodrama, making us feel like we are living in our very own soap opera. Sleepy after a disruptive night tossing and turning with your uncomfortable pillow? Can’t find a matching pair of smiley socks before an important meeting at work? IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing brand, recognizes the growing need for efficiently functioning homes – organised bathrooms that ......read more

    All Roads lead to Abu Dhabi for the 26th PIARC World Road Congress 2019

    Abu Dhabi will host the 110-year-old event following a successful bid by the Department of Transport (DoT)  5,000 delegates from 120 countries and more than 40 government ministers are expected to attend the 26th World Road Congress Five-day forum will focus on the headline theme of ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’ Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2019:   Thousands of the world’s foremost experts in road infrastructure, transport and technology will descend on Abu Dhabi this October for the first ever World Road Congress to be held in the Middle ......read more

    Strata Continues to Invest in UAE Youth Innovation and Empowerment

    Al Ain-based aerospace manufacturer kicks off month-long youth outreach programme in partnership with Think Science and the Tawteen 360°Student Forum Al Ain, UAE – 11 March 2019:   Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has participated in a nationwide outreach programme to further empower UAE youth by contributing in initiatives led by Think Science and the Tawteen 360° Student Forum. The Al Ain-based company will tour six emirates to host a series of motivational ......read more

    Blueground Tops $28 Million Funding and Continues Exponential Growth in Dubai

    The leading real estate tech company expands its network of tech-enabled apartments in Dubai from 150 to 400 apartments in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019: Blueground, leading real estate tech company, announced securing a total of $28 million in funding (102.8 million AED). Constantly investing in technology and growth, the company’s latest funding round also includes participation of prominent New York City-based tech entrepreneur Kevin Ryan – who joined the company’s Board of Directors. Among other investors were well-established venture capital funds, ......read more

    Robinsons supports emerging local talent with the launch of the third Edition of ‘THE COLLECTOR'

    New and exclusive collections unveiled at unique space in collaboration with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2019: In support of emerging local talent, Robinsons – the UAE’s largest department store has launched its third edition of THE COLLECTOR, a unique space dedicated exclusively to featured local designer collections. The platform, located on the first floor of the department store and created in partnership with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, sees two local talents showcase their homeware collections. This edition of THE COLLECTOR ......read more

    Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction 2018 report - Has the industry turned the corner?

    5 March, 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Deloitte has launched the 2018 edition of the annual GCC Powers of Construction report, in which experts consider whether the industry has turned the corner, and how it could benefit from adopting alternative project delivery methods, and shares perspectives on the smart development of tomorrow’s cities.  The report highlights the challenges that affect the GCC construction sector and the importance of embracing change through more balanced contractual relationships; greater stakeholder collaboration focused on delivery; a ......read more

    Tata Communications appoints Sumeet Walia as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    Dubai – March 5th, 2019 - Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, announces the appointment of Sumeet Walia as its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide. Commenting on the appointment, Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications, said: “Sumeet is an accomplished business leader who has the ability to continuously adapt and understand the dynamic business ......read more

    Miral Marks a Major Step Towards Yas Bay Arena's Completion

    5 March 2019, United Arab Emirates: Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, marked a significant construction milestone at the Yas Bay Arena development with the installation of the arena’s longest roof truss. HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, and Eng. Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, marked the occasion by leaving their signatures on the roof truss of the arena before it was lifted into place. The first-of-its-kind multi-purpose indoor arena in Abu Dhabi, with a capacity of 18,000 is designed to accommodate large-scale and private events such as ......read more

    datamena Announces Role as Host Sponsor at Capacity Middle East 2019

    datamena is playing a key role in supporting the largest carrier event the Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 4th March 2019: datamena, the fastest growing carrier neutral hub and digital infrastructure platform based in the UAE to serve the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its participation as the host sponsor for Capacity Middle East 2019. Taking place from 5-7 March at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, the highly-anticipated event is the annual flagship event for regional and international carriers operating in the ......read more

    Scandinavian retail pioneer JYSK celebrates it's first birthday in the UAE

    JYSK the Danish home brand store celebrates its first birthday in the UAE.   Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2019:    Danish retail chain JYSK, celebrates its first birthday in the UAE with an impressive 12 months of business already in the bag.    JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, brought its unique brand of cutting-edge Scandinavian-designed home furnishings to the UAE with the opening of a flagship store in Umm Suqeim Street, Dubai and has continued to successfully soar, opening two more stores in neighbouring Burjuman Mall and City Centre ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall celebrates International Women's Day with free fitness sessions, gifts and dining rewards

    Register in advance for 8 March event Dubai, 4 March 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is celebrating International Women’s Day with a special line-up of ladies’ experiences, including a free-to-attend workout by Fitness First, fragrant wellness products, dining rewards and more to mark the occasion on Friday, 8 March. Held at China Court from 9am to 11am, the free workout features Zumba and Pilates training led by experts from Fitness First, with the first 100 ladies who register also receiving reward tokens that include a free, three-day gym pass for Fitness First, a dining voucher ......read more

    7 Billion Sales Recorded by Consumer Cooperatives in the Country for the Year 2018

    Total Capital for Cooperative Societies in the Country amounted to about AED 2 Billion and 219 Million  March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: The Consumer Cooperative Union revealed that the sales of Consumer Cooperatives in the UAE amounted to AED 6 Billion and 843 Million until the end of 2018. The number of shareholders in the cooperatives reached 76, 294, confirming the effectiveness of programs and plans implemented by the cooperatives with the confidence of the shareholders and consumers in products, goods and services offered by the cooperatives.  This came during a speech by ......read more

    Dragon Mart to shine bright at Middle East Electricity Exhibition

    Dubai, 4 March 2019: Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese trading hub outside Mainland China – is bringing its tenants together to showcase an extensive range of lighting products at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition.  Exhibiting at the event for the first time, Dragon Mart will display a huge range of innovative lighting products, including energy-saving bulbs, LED lamps, chandeliers, ceiling lights, hanging lamps, surface mount lights, floodlights and outdoor wall lights.   Lighting is one of the biggest, most popular departments at Dragon ......read more

    Danube Home launches its 19th showroom in Jimi Mall, Al Ain

    March 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Regions fastest growing retailer Danube Home launched its 2nd showroom in Jimi Mall Al Ain in the retail park zone. The new launch is in line with its vision to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates. The showroom is spread across 65, 000 sq feet area and is the biggest store of Danube Home in Al Ain. Present on the occasion was HH Sheikh Dr. Saeed bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, founder and chairman of Danube Group Mr Rizwan Sajan, Director Danube Group Mr Adel Sajan, MD Danube Group Mr Anis Sajan along with other senior management of the ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Celebrates International Women's Day

    Celebrating women from all walks of life with an exclusive literature, dance & art performances by renowned artists across UAE February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping destination is hosting an event titled ‘Women Who Wow’ in collaboration with W2W events. The event is happening on 8th March 2019 at the Central Atrium & aimed to inspire and empower women by celebrating their successes and contributions. The event will witness the presence of renowned first Emirati ballerina ......read more

    IKEA Collection Launch | L3 - February 2019

    February 27, 2019 - Dubai, UAE IKEA are introducing a large selection of textiles, from quilt covers and towels to curtains and motorised roller blinds.  On the storage front, there are chests of drawers, fabric boxes and accessories for an existing wardrobe system.  The look of the launch continues into the kitchen, where graphic door fronts create a personalised touch.  Among the smaller products, a new stationery series invites creativity to the desk with its colourful, playful style.  Overall, it’s hard not to smile. ...read more

    Union Coop Declares AED 466 Million Profit for Fiscal Year 2018

    Chief executive officer: We have begun to sue brokers, rumour makers and private "WhatsApp" groups The News regarding Union Cooperative’s Share price is nothing but tendentious rumours    Digital Shift will eliminate the role of brokers and regulate the share price, connect it to the financial performance of the organization      February 27, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   Union Coop, UAE’s largest Consumer Cooperative expected its financial results for the year 2018 with total revenue of AED 2.8 billion and a sales of AED ......read more

    Aldar Investments to Acquire Full Ownership of Etihad Plaza and etihad airways centre in aed 1.2 billion deal

    Transaction adds annualised AED 0.1 billion to net operating income First major acquisition for Aldar Investments Jassem Busaibe appointed Aldar Investments CEO Abu Dhabi, 27 February 2019: Aldar Investment Properties LLC (“Aldar Investments”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire full ownership of Etihad Plaza and Etihad Airways Centre in an AED 1.2 billion transaction with Etihad Airways PJSC (“Etihad”). As part of the deal, Etihad will take 100% ownership of Etihad Airways HQ. The three properties were previously held in three 50/50 joint ......read more

    Emaar honours Fidu Properties with special incentive for support and partnership

    Dubai, February 25, 2019: Top-level officials of Emaar Properties PJSC recently made a surprise visit to Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, to express their gratitude and acknowledgment of the company’s support to Emaar’s real estate projects across the globe. The visit, which was unexpected,came close on the heels of Emaar honouring Fidu Properties at the Annual Brokers Award night. During the visit, Emaar also presented a token, post-dated bonus cheque of AED 1 million to Fidu Properties as a recognition of its partnership and ......read more

    SOUQ's ‘Everything For You Sale' is Back, Offering Savings Of Up To 70%

    Sale to run from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th of February with up to 70% off a wide range of products 25 February 2019: SOUQ is back with its biggest sale of the season, ‘Everything For You Sale’. From the 25th to the 28th of February, customers across the UAE, KSA and Egypt can enjoy up to 70% discounts on products for their lifestyle directly on www.souq.com or the SOUQ app. The fourth edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of the season is designed to cater to every need of every customer, from fashion and beauty products, to home and gardening supplies to the latest ......read more

    UL and GCC Labs announce plans to establish façade testing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Dammam, Saudi Arabia, February 24, 2019:  UL and GCC Labs today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at localizing fire and safety services and establishing a façade testing lab in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that would offer services across the MENA region. The MoU recognizes a mutual commitment between global safety science firm UL, based regionally in Dubai, and its joint venture partner GCC Labs, based in Dammam, to explore the development of an agreement to build the first façade and fire testing facility in KSA along with other services, including ......read more

    Arjaan by Rotana Completes Successful Annual Roadshow Across GCC

    The hotel estimates an overall of 89% room occupancy in the Q1 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 24, 2019) – Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, has successfully concluded its annual GCC roadshow across key markets in the region.   Showcasing its world-class hotel apartment and room facilities with a wide range of tailor-made services for industry partners, Arjaan by Rotana’s roadshows further established relationship with key partners across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. The road show provided an excellent ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall hosts Pink Caravan clinic to raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection

    Free examinations until 2 March  Dubai, 21 February 2019: Ibn Battuta Mall is partnering with Pink Caravan to offer free clinical breast examinations and raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Held at China Court until 2 March, the Pink Caravan medical booth features a qualified doctor providing clinical examinations, a nurse teaching self-checks and an administrative assistant helping participants with the registration process from 4pm to 10pm daily. The clinic is part of the 10 day Pink Caravan Ride campaign – an annual event that ......read more

    Barij Munitions signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Steel at IDEX2019

    The new partnership is set to develop, promote and enhance the UAE’s defense manufacturing capabilities 21 February 2019 -  Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Barij Munitions, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Steel Company, the largest integrated steel plant in the UAE, to create a framework for mutual cooperation for the development and manufacturing of defense products. The MoU was signed at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019), which is currently being held at the Abu ......read more

    The First S Hotel Officially Opens in Dubai

    21th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: The first S Hotel in the Middle East celebrates its grand opening in Dubai, with VIP guests and media gracing the grand ceremony.  A stylish and elegant retreat for modern travelers, The S Hotel Al Barsha is centrally located at the heart of the new lifestyle hub of the city – the Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha.  "We are pleased to launch The S Hotel Al Barsha, a new gem in Dubai’s growing travel and tourism scene," says Shailesh Grover, General Manager of The S Hotel Al Barsha. "We offer local residents, hotel guests ......read more

    Oriental Pearls hosts Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at site of upcoming Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai

    Dubai, 20 February 2019: Oriental Pearls hosted extravagant Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at the site of the iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai. The Spring Lantern Festival is observed on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. This is the first major event by the developer targeting the High Net worth Chinese market, a rapidly growing segment in the UAE for premium residences in prestigious neighbourhoods.   The evening reception featured lion dances and other ......read more

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

    Wide range of equipment and offers from 20 February   United Arab Emirates - February 20, 2019:  Make the most of the cooler weather and explore the scenic outdoors with Dragon Mart’s Bike and Camping Market, featuring a huge range of must-have cycling equipment, camping gear and accessories.  Following an incredible response to the standalone bike and camping events last year, Dragon Mart is bringing the two markets together for 2019, with special deals on all things cycling and camping from 20 February to 9 March.   Open daily from 10am to ......read more

    Registrations open for Dubai Festival City's Dragon Boat Challenge

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2019: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is now accepting registrations for the Dragon Boat Challenge, set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March.  The Challenge which will be held at the Marsa Plaza Creek is open for corporates, universities, schools and community groups across the UAE. Each team that registers will be given two one-hour training sessions with an international Dragon Boat Coach and all necessary equipment including the Dragon Boat, paddles and life jackets. Each team can ......read more

    MEFMA discusses impact of technology on facilities management in Middle East

    February 19, 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently concluded on a high note its workshop and networking event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Titled ‘Technology in FM and its impact on assets,’ the event held at Al Mugairen Hall - Riyadh Chamber convened top facilities management (FM) organizations from the Middle East to continue the discussions on the impact of intelligent tools ......read more

    Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange

    19th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: Majan Exchange has been rebranded as Joyalukkas Exchange.  The rebranding is aimed at maintaining consistency across its Exchange business vertical and to give its patrons more confidence and trust with the group company’s brand name. Majan Exchange LLC Oman was acquired from Hatton National Bankby Joyalukkas Group in September 2013.  Post acquisition the business operations committed in January 2014 with just 2 branches and now have grown to 21 branches across the country. Speaking on the occasion of rebranding, Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman ......read more

    Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners

    Grand Finale, attended by VIP’s and Pop Star Melissa attracts thousands to the Mall February 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi attracted thousands of local residents and visitors as VIPs’, together with Lebanese Pop Star Melissa witnessed action packed recorded performances by the twelve entrants competing in two categories. The winners performed live to showcase their talent to the audience attending Talentology 2019 grand finale. The winner of the kid’s category, Vishnu Badrinath and dance ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds participated in ‘Innovate For Health' Exhibition conducted by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District

    ‘Innovate For Health’ Exhibition organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District was held on 14th February, 2019 at Al Zawra Area – Marina 1 Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan, chief guest of the event visited the Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR pavilion along with Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi – Director, MOH & Dr. Noora Al Shamsi – Assistant Director, MOH and appreciated Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR activities in the Emirate of Ajman. Mr. Hamza KS, Manager – CSR, Malabar ......read more

    New Office Bearers of Gopio, Dubai Chapter

    KAMAL VACHANI ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The election of office bearers of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), Dubai Chapter was held on Saturday in the presence of H.E. Mr Vipul, Consul General of India, Dubai.  Mr Sunny Kulathakal, President, Gopio International and Mr IJ Pattaniparampil, Global Ambassador of Gopio, were present. Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group has been elected as Chairman of Dubai chapter.  The other office bearers elected are Mr Ashish Metha, Vice Chairman, Dr Hussain P.K. President, CA. James ......read more

    Al Maya Features Philippine Products in Dubai

    In-store promotion of Philippine products at Al Maya Supermarkets February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Vice Minister Abdulgani Macatoman of the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes of the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai graced the opening of Al Maya’s in-store promotion of Philippine products on Saturday. Al Maya organized the event in recognition of the patronage of Filipino consumers in the GCC, which makes the kabayans one of the supermarket’s leading customers in the UAE. Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group, ......read more

    The Retail Summit officially opens

    Dubai, UAE, 14 February 2019:  The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.   Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at Atlantis, The Palm.     Other industry heavyweight speakers include: • Huda Kattan, CEO and Co-Founder, Huda Beauty • Julia Goldin, CMO, Lego • Hans Christian Meyer, CEO, Tiger of Sweden • John Veichmanis, CMO, ......read more

    Smart Grids could save GCC Billions in infrastructure investment by 2020, says Middle East Electricity report

    Region’s Smart Grid Market to Reach US$ 1.68 Billion in Value by 2026 Dubai, UAE – 14 February, 2019: The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.   The report, prepared by Ventures Onsite for Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest annual power industry trade platform, says the development of smart grids is “one of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC.” The report ......read more

    39 days shopping extravaganza brought grand success to 13 participating malls

    Dubai; 13 February 2019: The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) concluded the successful DSF campaign - ‘Shop, Spin & Win’, with an amazing response from residents and tourists alike. The group’s initiative at increasing the footfall at the participating malls has led to a significant increase in the number of participants this year.  Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said: “DSMG’s campaigns have contributed to Dubai’s retail economy by focusing on ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with IKEA

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Searching for some quick, easy and fun Valentine’s Day Gifts for your special person? IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer is full of love this romantic season with a wide offering to choose from.  Not only can you make your loved one’s day memorable, but also add that extra touch and warmth to your home with IKEA’s eccentric home decor ideas. Here are five must-haves from IKEA to add a personal touch to your special day: FAMNIG HJÄRTA Cushion, red Nothing says ‘I love you’ better ......read more

    Fidu Properties to promote, sell Emaar projects at Emaar stand in Dubai Mall

    Dubai, February 11, 2019: Fidu Properties, one of the leading Chinese companies in the UAE property market, will be showcasing the iconic projects of Emaar Properties at the Emaar company stand at The Dubai Mall between February 10 and 16, 2019. At the Emaar stand, the 70-member strong Fidu Properties team will support the Emaar team in promoting and selling the various projects and developments. The stand is located at the ground floor, main entrance of The Dubai Mall. This is the second occasion in the last two months during December 23 to 29 when Fidu Properties engaged with the ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East 2019 draws record-shattering attendance

    Opening day observes the representation of over 74 countries, in addition to the participation of more than 2900 attendees consisting of nearly 96 exhibitors and in excess of 800 major corporations   Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo sector event, has officially started today. The fourth annual edition is taking place under the patronage and attendance of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport ......read more

    Robinsons to launch its new luxury lighting department – the latest addition to its premium homeware collection

    Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2019: Iconic department store Robinsons, is set to unveil its new lighting department on Wednesday 20th February, presenting luxury homeware beside this seasons fashion must haves. The UAE’s largest department store will offer consumers the opportunity to create the ultimate ambiance in their home this season, from one of a kind decorative pieces to minimalistic and understated – perfect for all interior design styles.  Consumers will be able to shop for a variety of different shaped and sized lighting and explore a stunning selection of products ......read more

    Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February

    February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE With the weather continuing to be amiable and pleasant, the month of February holds the promise of many outdoor adventures and romantic getaways. Celebrating love and companionship, the iconic Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is all set to roll out exciting offers to spoil you and your partner for choices. Set against the backdrop of the mighty Hajar Mountain ranges and the Indian Ocean, Le Merdien Al Aqah has provided guests with unforgettable experiences for the past sixteen years and will continue to deliver memorable moments to its patrons and guests, ......read more

    Rosewood Abu Dhabi Reveals its Romance filled Packages for a truly special valentine's day

    Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2019: Rosewood Abu Dhabi is offering its guests multiple ways to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with culinary delights and staycation packages that will deliver a truly memorable experience.   The stunning five-star hotel has put together packages that will pamper guests while offering a Valentine’s Day to remember such as a special rate on a private cabana with access to a moonlit night time swim and an extravaganza for chocolate lovers to enjoy together.   At the hotel’s Aqua restaurant couples can enjoy a romantic dinner gazing at ......read more

    Free health and fitness advice at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination Get a free health check-up from 7-8 February Part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival run by ACTVET   Abu Dhabi, Thursday 7 February 2019: Stop by Marina Mall Abu Dhabi in the next two days for a free health check-up and to learn more about the conditions experienced by people of determination.   Running from 7 – 8 February in Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, the awareness campaign is run by Fatima College for Health Science. It is part of the Health & Fitness Fun Festival, the most ......read more

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