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    LEGO® Certified Store Now Open at the Galleria Al Maryah Island

    Majid Al Futtaim is bringing brick building experience to The Galleria    Abu Dhabi - 25, July 2021:  A new certified store from global toy brand LEGO® and Majid Al Futtaim, is now open at The Galleria Al Maryah Island. Fans of all ages can now visit and explore a wide selection of the latest LEGO® sets and a whole host of exciting products, only available at LEGO® Certified Stores.   • Located on level 2, the new LEGO® certified store will inspire the builders of tomorrow and bring out little ones’ creativity and imagination for kids starting from the age of 1.5 years old as well as the Adult Fans of LEGO • The store will include a large selection of LEGO® sets for sale, including various Lego merchandise, mini figures, pick-a-brick and custom packages mini ......read more

    Flight to Quality Driving Prime Office Rents in Abu Dhabi

     3 out of 5 submarkets register office rent rises in Q2  Occupancy levels remain steady at 79%  New space requirements in Q2 climbs to 11,260 sqm 25th July, Abu Dhabi: Office rents in Abu Dhabi’s best buildings have started to stabilise and even rise in some cases, according to Knight Frank’s biannual Abu Dhabi Office Market Review for Summer 2021.   Faisal Durrani, Head of Middle East Research, Knight Frank, explained, “Businesses continue to zero in on best-in-class office space, a trend that has been supercharged by the pandemic. With the exception of the Corniche-Downtown area, office rents are still below where they were 5 years ago, which is adding to the appeal of an office upgrade.    “The overarching theme echoes other global cities, where businesses ......read more

    Rosewood Jeddah Appoints Kardino Zulhaidi as Executive Chef

    Chef Kardino Zulhadi, a prominent name in the culinary world, has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Rosewood Jeddah. Saudi, July 25, 2021:  Zulhadi’s appointment as Executive Chef marks his commencement in the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, following his previous work with other luxury hotels in Makkah, Riyadh, Indonesia, Maldives, China, Philippines, Cambodia,  Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Istanbul, Spain, Jordan and UAE.  Having completed his education from BPLP Nusa Dua, Bali-Indonesia – Hotel Academy Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia in 1991, Chef Kardino Zulhadi is proficiently trained in the elegant world of culinary. With over 27 years of work experience in the hospitality industry – from developing food concepts, managing staff to designing new menus, Chef Zulhadi brings with him extensive ......read more

    Sharjah Summer Promotions: Up to 80% off during Eid al-Adha Holidays

    Sharjah, July 19, 2021:  As Eid al-Adha holidays is approaching, the Shopping centres and shops in the Emirate of Sharjah are gearing up to launch big discounts on the finest brands and other goods and products, in addition to offering countless prizes and gifts. This comes as part of the "Sharjah Summer Promotions 2021" which is organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) till 26 August, under the slogan "Sharjah Summer_Shopping_Fun_Prizes". In this context, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, Director-General, SCCI, stated that Sharjah Summer Promotions is tempting visitors and shoppers to enjoy the most huge discounts up to 80% off on various brands and products.  He pointed out that these discounts, which the centres are keen to participate in, confirm the great position ......read more

    Dubai Summer Surprises Flash Sale Offers Huge Savings Up to 90 Per Cent Off for One Day Only!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 18 July 2021: Shoppers can pick up the perfect Eid Al Adha outfit, incredible gifts for friends and family and much, much more with the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) Flash Sale.  Held on 19 July, the DSS Flash Sale is one of the most anticipated and enjoyable promotions of the summer-long retail festival, with many shoppers planning their spending around the one-off mega event. The limited time only promotion will see over 100 brands slash prices by up to 90 per cent on an incredible range of brands, products and essential items at participating stores and malls around the city. With big savings to be enjoyed just before the start of the extra-long Eid Al Adha public holiday, the DSS Flash Sale is the ideal time to stock up on fashion essentials, pick out a whole new wardrobe or splash out on the ......read more

    Plan a Pampering Family Eid Staycation With up to 35% off at Ascott Corniche Al Khobar

    July 18, 2021: Thinking of a long-deserved break with family and friends this Eid? Then here’s the perfect getaway deal from the luxurious Ascott Corniche Al Khobar. Offering breathtaking views of the serene Khobar corniche, the property welcomes guests to studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom serviced apartments with an exclusive up to 35% off on bookings during the Eid period. Featuring varied lifestyle amenities that include a swimming pool, gymnasium, restaurant, resident’s lounge and meeting rooms, Ascott Corniche Al Khobar is a great choice for those looking to enjoy some memorable moments with loved ones.  The property is part of the prestigious portfolio by leading international lodging owner-operators - The Ascott Limited.  Ascott’s recent partnership with International SOS, offers guests ......read more

    Now Open: Union Coop's Al Barsha South Center is Finally Here!

    Housing Union Coop’s 22nd branch, the center is built at a cost of AED 60 Million and is a perfect Eid gift for its valuable Consumers Dubai, UAE - July 17, 2021:  Union Coop - the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, has opened its new center consisting the 22nd hypermarket branch and 25 stores in Al Barsha South, at a cost of AED 60 Million, with a building area of 232,000 sq. ft. With the opening of the new center, the number of Union Coop hypermarkets in Dubai have now reached 22.  The latest center was inaugurated by the Chairman of Union Coop - H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi with H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, in the presence of Department Directors and Managers and employees of Union Coop, along with a number of officials and suppliers, in addition to shoppers and consumers ......read more

    Emaar Malls Unveils a Season of Spectacular Rewards & Family Entertainment for the Summer!!

    July 15, 2021:  From Summer Resort pop-ups at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall, to extra Skywards Miles and U by Emaar Points, there is something for everyone to enjoy during this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) shopping festival. Emaar Malls has announced a summer season full of exciting rewards and family entertainment for this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises shopping extravaganza.  From roaming entertainment at The Dubai Mall to the opportunity to earn double U by Emaar points at Dubai Marina Mall, The Springs Souk, The Meadows Souk, and The Meadows Village, there is something for everyone to look forward to throughout the summer months.  Between 1 and 31 July, customers who spend AED 100 or more on shopping, dining or entertainment at The Dubai Mall will earn 15% extra Skywards Miles. Guests ......read more

    Modesh Daily Jackpot Rewards Lucky Dubai Summer Surprises Shoppers With AED10,000 in Cash Prizes!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 14 July 2021:  Modesh and Dana, everyone’s favourite Dubai characters, are helping to keep excitement levels high among resident and visitor shoppers at this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) by offering up great cash prizes as part of the Modesh Daily Jackpot raffle.   New to this year’s summer retail celebration, the Modesh Daily Jackpot rewards lucky customers who spend AED200 at Ibn Battuta Mall or Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah with AED10,000 each day.   The giveaway, held in partnership with Nakheel until 7 August, sees shoppers automatically entered into the draw after scanning their receipts at the Customer Service Desk. The Modesh Daily Jackpot raffle is part of a huge total prize pot worth AED12.5 million that’s waiting to be won during the ......read more

    Shop & Double Your Chance of Winning This Eid; Instant Surprises Awaits When You Dine at Participating Malls in Dubai

    ● 18 Shopping malls with twin promotions; ‘SHOP & WIN’ and ‘DINE & WIN’ instantly   ● 300 F&B outlets and 5 star hotels are rewarding diners and shoppers from 10th July until 3rd day of EID    Dubai - July 13, 2021: The mall patrons of Dubai are in for a double bonanza this summer season. Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in association with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) announced two exciting campaigns and multiple winning opportunities for the diners and shoppers of Dubai this EID.    The multiple promotions of DSMG continues to surprise the shoppers and diners of Dubai with exciting EID season campaign editions of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). With multiple campaigns, the season of summer will surely be a time to ......read more

    Union Coop to Welcome Eid with Promotions worth AED 5 Million

    1500 items from food and non-food category to be offered at a discount up to 65% on Eid al Adha  July 13, 2021:   Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE announced the allocation of AED 5 Million for the Eid Al Adha promotional campaign, which is set to begin 15th of this month and will continue until 28th of July. The promotion will include 1500 food and non-food items with discounts ranging up to 65%. The promotion is part of Union Coop’s effort to promote community welfare initiatives aimed at making consumers happy, meet their requirements and offer them high-quality products at competitive prices, in addition to supporting and serving different segments, which is in line with the country’s social and economic objectives.  In this regard, Mr. Majiruddin Khan, Trading ......read more

    Coming Soon: Union Coop's Al Barsha South Center!

    The work for the 22nd branch is said to be 100% complete and ready for opening this month  Dubai, UAE - July 10, 2021:  Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE recently revealed that it will soon be opening its ‘Commercial Center’ in Al Barsha South – 1, as a part of its grand expansion scheme to reach consumers in a better manner, create a positive market balance and offer a better shopping experience.  The revelation came during the handover ceremony of the project that is located in Al Barsha South by the Admin Affairs Department under the direct supervision of Mr. MOHAMMED BERREGAD ALFALASI, the Admin Affairs Director to the relevant Divisions and Departments, expected to open during the current month of July, the new center will raise the proportions of strategic stock ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 08 July 2021

    Dubai, July 08, 2021: The real estate and properties transactions valued at 5.3 billion in total during the week ending 08 July 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,705. 102 plots were sold for AED 628.89 million, 1,164 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.35 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid sold for AED 86 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 61 million in Island 2, and a land sold for AED 86 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place. Nad Al Shiba First recorded the most transactions for this week by 17 sales transactions worth AED 39.06 million, followed by Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 16 sales transactions worth AED 204.95 million, and Jumeirah First with 12 sales transactions worth AED 102 million in third place. The top three ......read more

    SCCI Launches Sharjah Summer Promotions 2021

    Sharjah, July 7, 2021:  Under the slogan "Sharjah Summer_Shopping _Prizes _Fun ", the "Sharjah Summer Promotions 2021" will kick off tomorrow and is set to last until 26 August.  The mega sale event is being organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI). In this context, the SCCI said that has completed all preparations, in cooperation with shopping malls sectoral business group, in order to present a distinguished season full of charming tourist atmosphere and various events and recreational activities.  The participating malls and retail stores are offering visitors and shoppers attractive offers and discounts on the finest brands and goods, in addition to several worthy prizes and gifts, while adopting the strictest precautionary measures to ensure health and safety. HE ......read more

    Global Village Announces Season 26 Opening Dates and Opens Bidding Process for Street Food Concepts

    The Park will open its gates on October 26 and aspiring business minds are invited to register their interest and bring their exciting new street food concept to life this coming season  Dubai, UAE – 7. July 2021: Global Village continues its preparations ahead of Season 26, working hard to lay the foundations and finalise plans for another season of fun, memories, and success. The UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment has announced that its gates will re-open to the world on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, to operate over 167 days until April 10, 2022.  Finding great partners to deliver the very best guest experience is a fundamental part of the preparations and Global Village started its search for new concepts and offerings last May. While many ......read more

    IHG® Signs InterContinental Riyadh King Fahed Road - Second Hotel to be Developed under MDA with RIVA Development Company

    The new build hotel will represent the ‘best in class product’ and offer a refreshed, modern luxury stay experience Al Riyadh, July, 6th, 2021: IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of InterContinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, as part of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with RIVA Development Company via its wholly owned subsidiary RIVA Hospitality for Hotel Services Company.  The latest development follows the signing of Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road, and is the second of at least 7 hotels to be announced with the partner, with all openings set to take place in Saudi Arabia across IHG’s portfolio of brands in the coming years.  Pioneering luxury travel since 1946, this year, the iconic InterContinental brand is ......read more

    The Department of Economic Development in Dubai Honors Eros Group for Excellence in Customer Service

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6th July 2021:  The Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) awarded Eros Group in recognition of its excellence in customer service under its specialized retail sector. This is the third time the Group has received such an honorable award.  The DSES honor is aimed at promoting excellence in customer service standard in private sector and recognize businesses that offer excellent service for their customers. The award is designed particularly to gain customer’s confidence and to make the experience of “Shopping in Dubai” a pleasurable one. This scheme binds all participating businesses to a common code of business ethics and core criteria for customer service excellence. Most recently, and more importantly, the Awards have been instrumental in enabling businesses to adopt to ......read more

    Cash, Cars and Shopping Points Worth Millions of Dirhams Up for Grabs This Dubai Summer Surprises!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 4 July 2021:  There’s much more to Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) than superb shopping deals, great food offers and family fun with amazing prizes worth AED 12.5 million waiting to be won in exciting citywide raffles.   The 24th DSS, taking place until 4 September, will see lucky residents and visitors drive off in top of the range luxury cars, scoop big cash giveaways and pick up millions of dirhams in mall shopping points, gift cards and more.   Six Infiniti Q50 cars, worth a total of AED700,000, will be won as part of the mega Shop & Win promotion, while the DSS Mercedes Mega Raffle will give away a brand new 2021 Mercedes C200 plus AED25,000.   Customers who spend AED200 at Al Bustan Centre, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Warqa City Mall, Al Khail Gate Community, BurJuman, ......read more

    Now Open: Union Coop's Brand New Branch in Al Barsha

    The 21st branch is located on Hessa Street and is built at an approximate cost of AED 45 Million    Dubai, UAE - July 03, 2021:  Union Coop- the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, opened its 21st branch in Al Barsha 3, located on Hessa Street, spread over an area of 50,000 sq. ft. at a cost of AED 45 Million, as part of its constant efforts to expand and spread to serve all segments of the society and to offer an exceptional shopping experience in form of modern centers complying with international level standards. The branch was inaugurated by the Chairman of Union Coop - H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi with H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, in the presence of Department Directors and Managers and employees of Union Coop, along with a number of officials and suppliers, in addition ......read more

    The Summer of Fun Starts Now! Opening Day of Dubai Summer Surprises Kicks Off 10 Weeks of Mega Sales, Dining Events, Entertainment and Much More

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 01, July 2021: The opening day celebrations for the latest edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) will officially launch 10 weeks filled with the very best sales, promotions, family fun, dining offers and entertainment across the city.   Taking place from 1 July to 4 September, the 24th DSS will celebrate everything that makes Dubai the number one summer vacation choice – a family-friendly destination and retail hotspot for visitors and residents alike.   Two of Dubai’s most famous and best-loved landmarks will announce the start of DSS to the world on 1 July, with spectacular projection shows lighting up the night sky. Performed to the song Dubai Kawkab Akhar, the opening shows will be staged at the IMAGINE show at Dubai Festival City Mall and Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai. ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group to Reward Shoppers With Six Luxurious Cars During Dubai Summer Surprises “Shop and Win” Promotion

    ● Shoppers can participate in the digital raffle and win at 18 participating malls in Dubai ● Six lucky shoppers will drive home a brand new Infiniti Q50 at weekly draws      Dubai; June 29, 2021: Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), announces the “Shop & Drive in Style” campaign for one of the biggest annual celebrations in Dubai, the 24th edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). The exciting campaign is in its first edition, and is set to run for six weeks from July 1 to August 14, where shoppers will get an opportunity to drive home a luxurious Infiniti Q50 every week.   With every spend of AED 200 at any of the participating malls, shoppers will be eligible to enter the digital raffle draw and win ......read more

    Doha Festival City Invites Visitors to Explore Qatar's Marine Life in The Mall

    Launched earlier in June, Doha Festival City’s World Ocean Day initiative will be extended throughout the month of July, to continue to work to raise awareness about rare species of Qatar’s marine life.   Doha, Qatar – 28, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive ‘Dive under the sea with Hawksbill’ display, as part of its World Ocean Day community initiative, available for visitors until July 24th  throughout the mall operating hours. Held under the umbrella of the Mall’s community programs, ‘Festival Cares’ and ‘Qatar Unites Us’, the initiative is designed to spread awareness about rare species inhabiting Qatar’s marine life, ......read more

    Special Eid Al Adha promotion gets more exciting at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

    June 27, 2021:  Shoppers will get the chance to win AED 50,000 worth of mall gift vouchers. Online followers will also get the chance to win valuable prizes by participating in the online competitions held on Bawabat Al Sharq mall social media accounts.  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall lines up a great shopping experience for Eid Al Adha.  Abu Dhabi's favourite family shopping and leisure destination will give its shoppers the chance to win AED 50,000 worth of mall gift vouchers.  The Eid Al Adha promotion will be held from 1stto 24th July 2021. The raffle draw will take place on 25th July.  To enter the raffle draw, shoppers have to shop for AED 200 at any store or AED 400 at Carrefour. They can double their chances of winning by shopping from the shops on the first floor.   Apart from ......read more

    Mondrian Doha Wins Three Awards at the FACT Dining Awards 2021

    Morimoto crowned ‘Favorite Overall Restaurant in Doha’, while Hudson Tavern scooped the ‘Best Pub Restaurant in Doha’ and CUT the ‘Best Friday Brunch in Doha’. Organized by esteemed Qatar-based FACT Magazine, and based on the impartial readers’ voting system, FACT Dining Awards recognized the excellence of Mondrian Doha’s fine dining outlets 26 June 2021, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is excited to announce winning three highly-acclaimed awards across its culinary emporium by the prestigious Qatar-based FACT Dining Awards.  Each year, FACT invites Doha’s top restaurants to take part in its annual celebration of Qatar’s booming dining scene. FACT’s team of experts selects the best ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 24 June 2021

    Dubai, UAE - June 24, 2021:  The real estate and properties transactions valued at 7.7 billion in total during the week ending 24 June 2021. The sum of transactions was 1,982. 98 plots were sold for AED 685.29 million, 1,336 apartments and villas were sold for AED 2.59 billion. The top three transactions were a land in Al Manara sold for AED 47.5 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 42 million in Al Manara, and a land sold for AED 47.5 million in Al Manara in third place. Al Hebiah Third recorded the most transactions for this week by 16 sales transactions worth AED 45.14 million, followed by Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with 13 sales transactions worth AED 126.03 million, and Nad Al Shiba First with 12 sales transactions worth AED 32 million in third place. The top three transfers for apartments and ......read more

    Al-Madina Group Celebrates Five Decades of Business Success

    • Opens Crown Mall and Mango Hypermarket at Jebel Ali Industrial Area – 1   • Announces readiness to launch online store and new mega projects, including a shopping mall.   Dubai, June 22, 2021: Retail chain major, Al-Madina Group today opened two new projects, Crown Mall and Mango Hypermarket, on Al Asayal Street in Jebel Ali Industrial Area-1.   The opening of the new outlets comes in the backdrop of the retail chain celebrating its 50th anniversary.    Launching the projects at a press conference, Al-Madina Group officials said the Crown Mall spread across 1, 23,000 square feet will offer customers a unique shopping experience across 35 retail shops. The Mango Hypermarket, occupying a full single floor in the mall, will be the largest and diverse of its kind spread ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Unveils Upcoming Mall of Oman at a Virtual Event for Tenants

    • The mega mall will become Majid Al Futtaim’s fifth and largest shopping destination in the Sultanate when it opens in September 2021 • Mall of Oman will offer compelling family leisure experiences such as the largest indoor snow park, largest VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet in the Sultanate    21, June 2021:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Mall of Oman held a virtual event that brought over 200 retailers together. The event — held online for everyone’s safety — gave future tenants the opportunity to explore a transformational development for the future of retail in Muscat.   Husam Al Mandhari - Director of the shopping malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Oman, ......read more

    Shabab Al Ahli Club honors Union Coop

    Union Coop is also the platinum sponsor for the 40th edition of GCC Men’s Basketball Championship held by Gulf Basketball Association, hosted by Shabab Al Ahli Club 18 to 26 June. Dubai, UAE - June 21, 2021:  Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club honored Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE for its platinum sponsorship of the 40th edition of GCC Men’s Basketball Championship held by Gulf Basketball Association, hosted by Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club 18 to 26 June. From Union Coop, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Happiness & Marketing Director received the honor from H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Board member of Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club, Chairman of the board of directors of the Sports Games Sector at Shabab Alahli Dubai Club, in presence of officials from both sides in a ceremony held in Dubai. The ......read more

    DLD's ‘Real Estate Updates' Bulletin Highlights Real Estate Sector's Sustainable Investment Attractiveness

    - 5,359 real estate investments worth over AED 11 billion in May 2021. - 6,021 real estate transactions in May 2021, a 197% increase compared to May 2020. - 11,387 new investors, comprising 66% of total registered investors since the beginning of the year. - AED 36 billion worth of real estate investments since the beginning of the year, an increase of 44%.   Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2021: Dubai's real estate sector has continuously proven its attractiveness to investment and its flexibility in adapting to various developments, thanks to the legislative environment and infrastructure created by the policies and directives of the wise leadership, which has had a clear impact on the results achieved in the sector during the past months, specifically since the beginning of this year, and contributed to strengthening the ......read more

    THAT Concept Store's Luxury Gift Guide for Father's Day

    · Handpicked selection of luxury gifts  · Flash sale of up to 60 per cent discount on selected brands with extra 15% off · 5 X SHARE points with every purchase made on Friday and Saturday   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2021: THAT Concept Store – the creative brainchild of Majid Al Futtaim – is making Father’s Day special with its curated selection of high-end items and unique services. Store-wide discounts and extra SHARE points on every purchase made this weekend are guaranteed to keep father figures and wallets happy as shoppers go in search of the perfect gift.    Sales have already started at THAT Concept Store with up to 60 per cent off at City Centre Mirdif and up to 40 per cent at Mall of the Emirates, with a further 15 per cent off selected ......read more

    Losberger De Boer Delivers Record-breaking Jeddah Superdome Event Venue

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - June 15, 2021:  Losberger De Boer, the leading supplier of temporary and permanent buildings for events, public, commercial and industrial applications, has delivered the record-breaking Jeddah Superdome venue in Saudi Arabia, handing over the dome’s frame three days ahead of schedule and completing the project on time despite disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeddah Superdome officially opened its doors on June 9, 2021. Jeddah Superdome has claimed the Guinness World Records™ titles for the world’s largest geodesic dome and largest dome with continuous roof. It is a multi-purpose event space and will play an integral role in the Jeddah Season events programme. From live shows, concerts and sporting events to brand activations and exhibitions, the dome will host some ......read more

    How Sustainability is Front and Center at THAT Concept Store

    • Host to environmentally conscious brands from across the world • Bio-degradable dry-cleaning services that consume 80 per cent less energy      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2021:  In line with Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability goals and initiatives, THAT Concept Store at Mall of the Emirates is making strides when it comes to ethical fashion. The store supports eco-friendly practices within the industry by actively sourcing environmentally responsible brands from all over the world, helping shoppers end their toxic relationships with laundry and spreading awareness about responsible retail on Instagram.   THAT Concept Store’s collection is always evolving, featuring luxury and exclusive labels across a range of categories from accessories to clothing to ......read more

    Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – 6 Months to Go!

    Soon-to-be fastest street circuit on the F1 Calendar unveils new images of its state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building to mark the 6 Months to Go milestone Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - June 09, 2021:   The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) - Promoter of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - has today revealed exclusive renderings of the state-of-the-art Pit & Team Building that will be the centre-piece of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit – F1’s newest track.   With just 6 months until the greatest drivers in the world line up on the grid in Jeddah to fight for victory at the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX, SMC has unveiled brand new images of the spectacular home to teams, drivers, staff and VIP guests alike during the inaugural F1 race weekend in the Kingdom of Saudi ......read more

    Festival City Celebrates World Ocean Day in Raising Awareness on Preserving the Ocean's Cleanliness and Biodiversity in a Month Long Campaign

    Through interactive displays and partnerships with Doha Festival City’s sustainable brands, the Mall will raise awareness around preserving the Ocean’s cleanliness and biodiversity All activities will be conducted under the umbrella of ‘Festival Cares’ and ‘Qatar Unites’ Us CSR initiatives launched by Al-Futtaim group in Qatar    Doha, Qatar – 09, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-of-its kind World Ocean initiative. Until June 30, 2021, the Mall will be engaging with its customers through several exciting activities aimed at promoting the environmental action to protect the World’s Ocean and its rich ecosystems in raising awareness about the ......read more

    Danube Building Materials Prepares for Upcoming Boom Ahead of Expo 2020

    Building material leader showcases 6 new product lines at Index in support of the industry’s recovery Dubai, UAE; June 08, 2021:  As a step to cement its pioneering position in the sector, Danube Building Materials is taking part in Index, the premier platform to showcase the latest innovative products and ideas in interior design.  Danube’s participation also aims to send a strong message to the international community that Building Materials and Construction Sector of the UAE is advantageously well-poised and strategically positioned to take on the challenges and opportunities as the world recovers from months of disruption to the global economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. During this year’s edition of Index, Danube Building Materials will showcase 6 new product lines, in line with the ......read more

    Unmissable Summer Escape Offer by Sofitel Dubai the Palm

    Discover the ultimate dining, wellness and relaxation experiences; the best of both worlds where a glistening city meets the tranquility of the sea.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2021:  If you are looking to spend some quality family time together in Dubai, this Summer Escape deal is not be missed! Be transported to the dream summer getaway at the French-Polynesian inspired, Sofitel Dubai The Palm resort featuring a relaxing stay, refreshing experiences and exclusive premium benefits closer to home. The multi award-winning family hotel in Dubai is offering an exclusive summer stay deal that saves you 30% from the regular rates plus complimentary buffet breakfast daily.   Book before 15th September 2021 and enjoy great savings for your staycation. If you’re keen to save up on your summer ......read more

    Lucky Shoppers at the Dubai Mall Win Fenyr Supersport Car and One Million Skywards Miles in Epic Prize Draws!

     ORGANIZED BY DUBAI FESTIVALS AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2021: Two lucky shoppers bagged incredible life-changing prizes as part of a double-header of super raffle giveaways, both of which were announced at The Dubai Mall last night. Saud Altamimi was crowned winner of a Fenyr SuperSport, built by W Motors as part of the Dubai Supercar Raffle draw, and Adel Alzarooni won one million Skywards Miles by The Dubai Mall.   The Dubai Supercar Raffle gave residents and visitors the chance to win a Fenyr SuperSport, built by W Motors, when they bought the scale model of the supercar priced AED1,500.    Shoppers who spent AED500 at The Dubai Mall and scanned their receipts using the mall’s app entered a raffle for one million Skywards Miles and were automatically ......read more

    Mondrian Doha Named ‘Best Business Hotel in Doha' and ‘Overall Best Business Hotel in the Middle East' by Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021

    The prestigious regional awards recognized Mondrian’s excellence and outstanding services for business guests, corporate clients as well as exceptional events, and world-class hospitality standards the hotel caters to. 31 May 2021, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is delighted to announce it has been recognized as the ‘Best Business hotel in Doha’ and the ‘Overall Best Business Hotel in the Middle East’ by the leading regional awards programme from highly-acclaimed Business Traveller Middle East magazine.  Each year, leaders of the travel and hospitality industry in the region compete to win the prestigious accolade from the top business travel-focused magazine in the region. The winners of the awards are selected by an impartial ......read more

    Doha Festival City Announces the Reopening of Qatar's Favourite Entertainment Hub

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    Don't Miss SCRF 2021's Super Exciting Children's Workshop at the Dubai Festival City Mall this Weekend!

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    The Dubai Mall to Host 3 DAY SUPER SALE– with Discounts of Up to 90% Off!

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    One Million Emirates Skywards Miles, Big Savings of Up to 90 Per Cent and Much More Up for Grabs During 3 Day Super Sale!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2021:  This year’s first 3 Day Super Sale (3DSS) will wow shoppers with huge savings, mega deals and life-changing prizes! Taking place from 27 to 29 May, the 72-hour retail celebration will see prices drop by up to 90 per cent at more than 1,500 stores and brands, plus incredible promotions at some of the city’s best-loved shopping malls.    Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), all the malls, stores, outlets and branches taking part in this latest edition of 3DSS will follow all of the important health ......read more

    Eros Group Opens Two New Retail Stores in Dalma Mall and City Centre Al Zahia and Re-Brands as EROS Stores

    UAE, 24th May, 2021:  Eros Group - the distributor of world-renowned brands, including Samsung, Hitachi, TCL, Midea and Ariston, and one of the leading players in consumer electronics, telecom, and allied multi-products in the Middle East has recently opened its retail store in Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi and City Centre Al Zahia in Sharjah, renowned community malls that offer an amazing shopping experience with some world's best brands.  Located on the ground floor at City Centre Al Zahia, Sharjah in the electronics section with a square foot of 6,200, this store boasts the ......read more

    Dubai's Biggest Shopping Weekend, 3 Day Super Sale Returns With Mega Savings of Up to 90 Per Cent

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2021:  One of Dubai’s most anticipated and best loved shopping events, 3 Day Super Sale (3 DSS) is set to return for its first edition of 2021. Taking place from Thursday 27 May to Saturday 29 May, the bi-annual mega promotion will invite residents and visitors to explore huge savings of up to 90 per cent on a great selection of lifestyle, beauty, fashion, electronics and many more items across the city’s world-famous malls.   Bringing together big-name global brands along with homegrown favourites and regional retailers, 3DSS will ......read more

    “Union Properties P.J.S.C.” Records 5.6 Million Dirhams in Net Profit for Q1 2021 compared to a net loss of 121.9 million dirhams for the same period in 2020

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    Egyptian Expat Celebrates Eid with Brand-New BMW Car after Winning at Sharjah Ramadan Festival Big Raffle Draw

    Sharjah, May 15, 2021:  Many shoppers have celebrated their Eid with wonderful prizes and gifts after winning in the big raffle draw held on Friday evening at Sahara Centre Mall as part of the 31st Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021, organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). The big winner was from Egypt, Asmaa Al Awani, who won the grand prize, a brand-new BMW car, while 5 City Centre Al Zahia will be last the stop for the 31st edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Festival, where the final raffle draw will be held at 8 pm offering shoppers 2 BMW cars, 5 shopping ......read more

    Celebrate this Eid with Union Coop: Two Exclusive Campaigns to make Consumers Happy

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    Emaar Malls Reports AED 901 Million (US$ 245 Million) in Revenue for Q1 2021

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    Lootah Real Estate Development Appoints Raja Alameddine as Chief Executive Officer

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    Sharjah, May 8, 2021:  The Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2021 continues to create an amazing festive atmosphere across the Emirate and put a smile on the faces of shoppers and visitors, as 3 shoppers won 3 smartphones, 18 winners won shopping vouchers worth AED 5000, and 10 shoppers won AED 2500 shopping vouchers each in the festival’s second raffle draw held at the Oasis Mall Sharjah on Thursday. While congratulating the winners and wishing the best of luck for all shoppers in the upcoming draws, Hana Al Suwaidi, Assistant General Coordinator of the Festival, underlined that ......read more

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