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    Shurooq's Integrated Infrastructure Project in Khorfakkan Includes Luxury Hotel, Water Park and Over 200 Residential Units

    Project built on 38,000 sqm is scheduled for completion in 2024 Sharjah, June 24, 2022:  As part of its efforts in redefining the leisure and travel landscape of Sharjah and the region with an exciting expansion of portfolio offerings, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has revealed details of its upcoming integrated large-scale development project in the Eastern enclave of Khorfakkan comprising a 5-star hotel, the first waterpark in the Eastern region, and more than 200 residential units.  Scheduled for completion in 2024, the luxury 5-star hospitality project, operating under the Autograph Collection by Marriott International and built on 38,000 sqm opposite the Khorfakkan port, will feature 75 deluxe units, pools, restaurants, and a ballroom for special occasions.  The proposed rooms ......read more

    Doha Festival City and Al Daayen Municipality Mark “World Environment Day” with a Joint Recycling Initiative

    As part of its ongoing #FestivalCares corporate social responsibility programme, Doha Festival City hosted a recycling initiative organised by the Al Daayen Municipality where guests were given the chance to claim rewards for their sustainable habits The event also hosted a dedicated children’s event where young visitors enjoyed a colouring activity and took home goody bags Doha, Qatar – 22 June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a recycling initiative organised by the Al Daayen Municipality to mark World Environment Day. The two-day event saw a recycling drive and engaging activities for children. World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. Led by ......read more

    InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Unveils Limited-Edition Suites in Collaboration with Leading Artist Claire Luxton

    June 22nd, 2022, Dubai, UAE: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury and Lifestyle Collection, has collaborated with acclaimed British artist Claire Luxton to unveil a series of fully immersive experiences at InterContinental London Park Lane, InterContinental New York Barclay and InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Bookable now through to mid-July, the experiences celebrate the joy of worldliness and the beauty of global travel as told through a Claire Luxton lens.    The Claire Luxton Experience at InterContinental Dubai Festival City heroes a limited-edition suite which have been designed and curated by the artist and depict her interpretation of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Taking cues from her personal travels and inspirations, Luxton brings the brand to life through ......read more

    Dubai Shopping Malls Group DSS 2022 Celebrations: Everything You Need to Know

    Along with the spectacular city-wide activities, the summer season brings the annual Dubai Shopping Malls Group’s Dubai Summer Surprises promotion for everyone to enjoy!    21 June 2022, Dubai, UAE:  Unveiling its promotional plans for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), announced the exciting promotional line-up worth a whopping Dh 1 million and a range of events at the participating malls.   This year, DSS returns for its 25th edition with a rich line-up of events and promotions. Running for 10 weeks, the promotions will commence on 1 July, including 11 draws where shoppers will take home cash and brand-new cars.    Majid Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) said, ......read more

    Zulal Wellness Resort Invites Guests for a Soothing Mental Wellness and Emotional Detox Summer Retreat

    Guests are invited to experience a new type of retreat that will support their recovery from stress and improve their coping skills with physical and emotional strain Doha, Qatar – 20 June 2022:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), invites guests to immerse themselves in its new 7-night summer retreat - Mental Wellness and Emotional Detox Retreat – available from July to August. This summer, Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests to escape the challenges and stress of everyday and step into a wellness sanctuary that will transport them to a peaceful and tranquil oasis. With a strong focus on positivity, purpose, resourcefulness, and compassion, the Mental ......read more

    Superstar Ragheb Alama Enthralls Audience at Live Concert in Mall of Qatar

    Mall of Qatar hosted acclaimed Lebanese star Ragheb Alama at a special concert at the Oasis stage on Thursday, 16th of June. The concert witnessed a huge turnout, as the superstar presented a bouquet of his songs loved by his fans around the Arab world. The concert is part of Mall of Qatar's entertainment programs for the summer of 2022, which will feature a series of shows, special offers, the latest interactive, thrilling and exciting activations that appeal to all family members and satisfy the passion of all age groups.  

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    Joud Lounge Opens at Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

    Riyadh, 20 June 2022 – Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh introduces Joud Lounge, a new stylish venue in the heart of the iconic hotel, perfect for meeting, socialising and connecting with friends and colleagues.  Offering the ultimate lounge experience in one of the most sought-after addresses in Saudi Arabia, Joud Lounge presents an outstanding menu of delectable delights as well as a fine Afternoon Tea experience, creative mocktails, exquisite desserts and artisanal chocolates. Designed to deliver Al Faisaliah Hotel’s signature hospitality, the new lounge boasts an elegant and comfortable setting with lush interiors and natural daylight. In addition, Joud Lounge features a cake shop with a splendid offering of handcrafted French pastry and chocolate pralines that will tantalise the tastebuds of all lovers of sweet ......read more

    Doha Festival City Launches its Spectacular Summer Festival

    Summer Festival 2022 programme showcases an exclusive line-up of international entertainment performances and engaging activities  Doha, Qatar – 18 June 2022:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment launched its Summer Festival 2022 programme showcasing an exclusive line-up of international entertainment performances and engaging activities for both adults and children.  The opening show featured a digital illusionist performance by the French Twins, followed by an acrobatic Spider-Man-like performance. Children and adults enjoyed the shows and football- related activities at the Mall’s Centre Court. Summer Festival activations at the Mall are free of charge and taking place from the 16th of June to 16th of July.  The daily ......read more

    Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha Appointed a New Events sales Manager & Introduces Social Events and Special Offers

    To celebrate every occasion in style Doha, Qatar – 18 June 2022:  Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, located on Old Airport Road, has announced the appointment of Ms. Maroua Abdelli as the Events Sales Manager. Maroua began her career in the hospitality¬¬ field in 2015 at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in India. She also worked in several companies between India and Tunisia until she joined Park Hyatt Doha in 2019 before moving to Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha as Events Sales Manager. In her new position, Maroua will play an integral role in expanding the team’s training efforts, enhancing and streamlining processes at Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, and ensuring to deliver outstanding, personalized and seamless service to the hotel and its clients.    With the new appointment of Events Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 17 June 2022

    Dubai: The real estate and properties transactions valued at AED 6.7 billion in total during the week ending 17 June 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,423.  213 plots were sold for AED 1.03 billion, 1,652 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.8 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Palm Jumeirah sold for AED 53.85 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 45.1 million in Al Barsha First, and a land sold for AED 53.85 million in Palm Jumeirah in third place. Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 75 sales transactions worth AED 161.08 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 37 sales transactions worth AED 122.87 million, and Al Merkadh with 30 sales transactions worth AED 301 million in third place.  The top three transfers for apartments and villas were an ......read more

    City Centre Al Zahia Welcomes Home-Grown Businesses and SMEs for ‘Big City Centre Vote'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2022: City Centre Al Zahia, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, invited nine home-grown businesses and SMEs to take a seat at its boardroom table this week as part of the ‘Big City Centre Vote’. Hosted by Fuad Sharaf, Managing Director, UAE Shopping Malls of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, the session focused on ways City Centre malls can further accelerate the growth of local businesses in the UAE and support entrepreneurial ambitions. Those in attendance at Sharjah’s newest lifestyle and retail experience included the founders behind ready-to-wear label, Maitha Al Ansari; luxury fashion brand, Wafa Balaswad; concept store, House of 45; roller skating concept, RollDXB; boutique wellness space, Barakah Studio; family favourite, Funbox as well as leading F&B outlets including 71 ......read more

    Doha Festival City Partners with Doha Women Forum to Host an Art Exhibit on Sustainability

    As part of its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall joins hands with Doha Women Forum to relaunch its Art Gallery with an exclusive exhibition featuring 10 emerging women artists set to be held until 30th June Doha, Qatar – 16, June 2022:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is hosting an art exhibition on environmental awareness in partnership with Doha Women Forum following the success of their first Art Gallery. Taking place on the Mall’s first floor, the exhibition will shed light on the significance of sustainability, featuring 10 emerging women artists and will remain open until 30th June for visitors.  Under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares corporate social responsibility programme, the exhibition will feature works ......read more

    Doha Festival City Concludes its Homeware Festival with Outstanding Success

    The Mall’s annual Homeware Festival saw great participation from shoppers and visitors in one of the largest showcase of exclusive offering across the most extensive collection of global homeware retailers under one roof  This year the Virtual Reality experience was the highlight of the show featuring a myriad of exciting pop-up exhibitions throughout the Mall  Doha, Qatar – 14 June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment wrapped its highly popular annual Homeware Festival that took place from the 12th of May until the 8th of June, showcasing the latest collections from its wide range of homeware brands from across the globe. With the participation of a great number of shoppers and visitors, the Homeware Festival showcased the latest trends in ......read more

    Doha Festival City Announces Digital Raffle in Partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offering Two Lucky Winners Tickets to Over 140 Destinations Worldwide

    As part of Doha Festival City’s spectacular Summer Festival, the Mall is presenting an exclusive opportunity for Qatar Airways’ first time Privilege Club members to win a flight ticket courtesy of Qatar Airways between 30 May and 30 June Doha, Qatar – 13 June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has announced a Digital Raffle in partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club to offer two lucky winners a chance to win a flight ticket to over 140 destinations across the airline’s extensive global network. The Digital Raffle will continue for a month starting from 30 May to 30 June, with the lucky winners to be announced on 7 July 2022.  Two lucky winners will avail complimentary Economy Class return tickets onboard the multiple award-winning ......read more

    Mall of Qatar Showcases Qatar's Retail, Shopping Collections and Development Plans at ICSC Exhibition in US

    • Participants learn about Mall of Qatar's expansion projects   DOHA, QATAR: June 13, 022:  Mall of Qatar (MOQ) participated in the ICSC exhibition held in the USA from May 22 till 24.  The three-day programme was organised by the Innovating Commerce Service Communities, a trade association headquartered in New York. ICSC promotes the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as vital parts of communities and economies.   The event was designed to bring together shopping centres industry professionals, retailers, management and consulting companies, architects and design companies, entertainment and leisure companies, products and service providers to the industry.   Mall of Qatar team held a booth in the exhibition, presenting Qatar as a destination for ......read more

    Street Food Festival – BuJuman Mall Comes Alive With Culinary Delight

    A month-long foodie fiesta for all   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2022:  Celebrate all things food at the BurJuman Mall Street Food Festival between 10 June and 8 July 2022. Pavilion Garden on Level 3 of the mall has come alive and buzzing with street vibes as we present more than 12 delicious street food options partnered with great ambience, music and fun for the whole family. The month-long food fiesta brings flavours from across the world to your favourite neighbourhood hangout, BurJuman Mall. From all-time Italian favourites like pizzas and pasta to delicious Indian chaats and kebabs, we bring authentic flavours straight to you. Not to forget the quintessential chai that we all love. That's not all! Come on over for lip-smacking Arabian flavours,  from hummus and fattoush to decadent manaqish. ......read more

    Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Partners with Discover Qatar To Launch ‘The Whale Sharks of Qatar

    Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Partners with Discover Qatar  To Launch ‘The Whale Sharks of Qatar – Daily Explorer’ Excursion  And Reopens Renowned Surf Pool   Doha, Qatar – June 2022: Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has partnered with Discover Qatar to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience to view one of the largest congregations of whale sharks that can be found on the planet.  A dedicated high-speed catamaran takes guests of Discover Qatar and Banana Island on the newly launched, unique, excursion to view the biggest fish in the ocean.  From April to September, the cooler waters off the north-east coast of Qatar provide the perfect location to see large numbers of whale sharks that gather to feed close to the surface. Upon arrival in the area where the sharks are ......read more

    Doha Festival City Announces Thrilling Summer Festival with a Wide Array of Exciting Activities for All the Family

    Ongoing celebrations throughout the summer season featuring the most engaging entertainment and sports-inspired fun activities will be held at the Mall between 16th June and 16th July Doha, Qatar – 09 June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment announces preparations for its Summer Festival 2022 showcasing an exclusive line-up of international entertainment performances and engaging children’s activities. Visitors and shoppers are invited to join in the festivities at the Mall between the 16th of June and 16th of July. This year’s Summer Festival will take a new twist with football-related activities as a build-up of excitement for the most anticipated international football tournament. The festival will also feature dazzling Eid Al-Adha celebrations for ......read more

    Mega Grocery Sale Returns to Souk Al Marfa with Incredible Deals

    Get up to 50% off on all essential items for 10 days starting 9 June Dubai, 9 June 2022:  Snatch the best deals in town and save on weekly grocery and food bills as Souk Al Marfa, the waterfront souk and marketplace at Deira Islands, kicks off the Mega Grocery Sale from 9 to 19 June. Visitors can earn up to 50% off on grocery and household items such as spices, rice, soaps, shampoo, cleaning products and more from 39 major wholesale stores such as Fakhruddin, Mohiddeen, Falcon, Safco, Spire International, Omega Spices, Rashid Shabbir Trading, Choithrams and Smart Line trading.  Shoppers can also look froward to Souk Al Marfa’s annual Mega Souk Sale starting from 23 June to 9 July and can get up to 50% off on select items across fashion, electronics, perfume, skin care and more, with over 50 different ......read more

    Brands For Less marks Entry to Saudi Market with Opening of New Store

    June 08, 2022:  Brands for Less (BFL) Group, one of the leading off-price and multi-brand retailers, has debuted its first store in Saudi Arabia, officially marking its entry into one of the MENA region’s biggest markets with a fast-growing retail industry.  Located near Exit 6 Road, the new Saudi Arabia store is BFL’s first step towards building a strong presence in the Kingdom. It will also sustain the momentum of BFL’s rapid expansion in the region.  This latest development comes amid immense developments in the Saudi Arabian retail market. The sector’s continuous growth is attributed to the country’s young population and increasing broadband and smartphone penetration rate.  Euromonitor forecasts that Saudi Arabia’s retail industry will expand by about 20 per cent this ......read more

    Dubai Retailer Launches Eight Promotional Campaigns

    June month will see discounts of up to 75% through 8 promotions in all Union Coop branches  Dubai, UAE:  Mr. Shuaib Al Hammadi, Senior Marketing & Media Section Manager, Union Coop revealed that the Cooperative will launch eight promotional campaigns during June 2022, in all its branches and commercial centers in the Emirate of Dubai, which includes discounts of up to 75% on 5,000 selected commodities. This campaign is part of the campaigns for the current month of June to delight consumers, meet their requirements, and provide them with high-quality products at competitive prices, in line with community cooperative initiatives. And he indicated that the cooperative launches promotional campaigns on a weekly and monthly basis to facilitate the consumers as a part of its efforts to offer promotions that include ......read more

    June Calls For Instant Wins At BurJuman Mall

    Spend and Win with BurJuman Mall x Rivoli Group promotion Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2022:  If you have been thinking of a shopping spree or have your eyes set on something, but waiting for better offers and discounts, now is the time to visit BurJuman Mall. June is a celebration unlike any other with the Instant Spend and Win promotions that makes shopping fun!   The mall has partnered with Rivoli Group to present savvy shoppers with the incredible opportunity of wins on every spend. Until 5 July 2022, for every spend of AED 300 across the mall, instantly win AED 300 worth of shopping vouchers from Rivoli Group. A non-hypermarket spend of min. AED 100 is required to qualify. Shopping has never been this rewarding 😊 Use the gift vouchers to redeem exquisite timepieces from Rado and Tissot, ......read more

    Danube Properties' Dh350 Million Ultra-Luxury Residential Project Gemz – Sold Out at Launch!

    It’s like ‘Gone in 60 seconds!’ – an entire project with 270 homes have been snapped up by buyers and brokers in a few hours of its launch!     Date: Dubai UAE, June 06, 2022   News Highlights: 1. Danube Properties’ Dh350 million GEMZ sold out in a few hours of its sales launch on Saturday, June 4, 2022!   2. Gemz is the third residential project to be launched and sold out by Danube Properties since October 2022 – and the second project within two months after launching the Dh300 million Pearlz project in Furjan in March 2022.   3. With the sell-out of Gemz, Danube Properties development portfolio now exceeded 8,272 units, with a combined development value exceeding Dh5.65 billion.    4. Danube Properties has so far delivered 4,556 ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates 124th Philippine Independence Day

    The celebration will take visitors on a journey to discover and learn more about Philippines   Experience a Food Festival offering traditional dishes, discover leading Filipino fashion brands and enjoy amazing performances   Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, celebrates the 124th Philippine Independence Day with the Filipino community, hosting an array of activities to commemorate the occasion. Taking place from 8th – 11th June, the celebration will take visitors on a journey to discover and learn more about Philippines with activities for the whole family to enjoy.    Kick starting celebrations on Wednesday, 8th June, the opening ceremony commencing at 8pm will feature the band, The Philippine School Drum and Lyre, presenting an interpretative segment which originated in the ......read more

    Dubai Retailer Receives 4 Tons of Fish Supplies to Meet Consumer Demands

    Dubai, UAE:  Mr. Yaqoob Al Balooshi the Fresh Category Trade Dept. Manager at Union Coop revealed that the average quantity of fresh Fish products supplied to the various branches of the cooperative in Dubai daily ranges from 3 to 4 tons of local and imported fish and Crustaceans. He stresses that Union Coop’s Fishery section is operating at optimal capacity, moreover, the Fishery section in the new branches opened this past year with an increase in the types of local and imported fish to meet the demands of the shoppers. He added that between 120 to 150 types of fresh local and imported fishes are supplied daily to the cooperative such as sherry, safi, hamour, Kanaad, bayah, Nagroor, Jash, Khabat, Qubab, Salmon, Shrimp, Seabass and different types of shrimp. And he indicated that the strategic locations of the Union ......read more

    Doha Festival City Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ Theme Park in Qatar

    ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ theme park is one of Doha Festival City’s most exciting and exclusive entertainment offerings for visitors of all ages Doha, Qatar – 04 June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment celebrated the third anniversary of ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ theme Park with 3 days of fun and special offers for the whole family. ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ themed park has turned heads as it brings the entire community together to engage and experience the funniest, cutest, and angriest birds on the planet. With more than 20 thrilling rides, 70 arcade games and several food and beverage outlets, there’s plenty to be discovered and experienced in Doha Festival City’s exclusive ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ theme park.  The state-of-the-art theme ......read more

    The New Hôtel Des Horlogers Opens Its Doors in the Vallée De Joux

    2 June 2022 – Inspired by the Vallée de Joux, the new Hôtel des Horlogers opens its doors in the village of Le Brassus, where its predecessor, the Hôtel de France, settled in 1857. This hotel has been designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and realised by the Swiss architecture office CCHE, two partners who also signed the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet situated a few steps away. The building’s avant-garde architecture follows the Vallée de Joux’s topography thanks to zigzagging slabs gradually descending towards the meadows. Certified Minergie-ECO®, the superior 4-star Boutique hotel has implemented a holistic sustainable approach from the building development to its day-to-day operations to reduce its environmental impact. Furthermore, the hotel’s interior design has been imagined by AUM as a tribute to ......read more

    Union Coop to Limit Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

    The environment sustainable move will come into effect from July  Dubai, UAE: In line with the directives of the Executive Council of Dubai to implement initiatives aimed at preserving environmental sustainability and changing the behavior of excessive plastic use, Union Coop has announced limiting single-use plastic bags from July. “Consumers do not have to worry about anything as Union Coop will offer them several options instead of single-use plastic bags, including cloth bags that can be used multiple times. The best part is that these are washable and recyclable,” said Mr. MOHAMMED BERREGAD ALFALASI, Admin Affairs Director, Union Coop. He further indicated that the initiative to reduce the use of single-use bags would be implemented in all Union Coop stores in Dubai at the beginning of July this year as a ......read more

    Carrefour to Replace Plastic Bags with Natural Alternatives

    • Carrefour will replace single-use plastic bags at checkout counters with starch alternatives in all stores across Abu Dhabi and Dubai • Customers can choose from a variety of sustainable options including the new reusable bags designed in partnership with Emirates Nature-World Wildlife Fund  • Over 4 million reusable bags have been sold at Carrefour since 2019 as it acts against excessive plastic consumption    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May, 2022: Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, will offer a sustainable alternative to plastic bags in response to the new government policy banning the use of single-use plastic. The leading retailer will provide plant-based bags made of starch to eliminate plastic from its checkout counters altogether.   The new ......read more

    Doha Festival City Promotes Accessibility Awareness with a Fun-packed Programme of Activities for Children with Special Needs

    As part of its ongoing #Festival Cares initiatives to give back to the community, the Mall celebrated Accessibility Awareness Day with a range of inclusive activities for kids in collaboration with Qatar Foundation’s Ability Friendly Program Doha, Qatar – 31, May 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, promoted Accessibility Awareness through hosting children with special needs to enjoy an afternoon packed with fun activities at the mall’s exciting entertainment attractions in cooperation with Qatar Foundation’s Ability Friendly Program as part of the Mall’s #Festival Cares Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The Mall invited children with special needs to enjoy the mall’s dining and entertainment offerings. The planned ......read more

    voco Riyadh Wins ‘Best Business Hotel in Riyadh' Award for Second Year in a Row

    Riyadh:  For the second year in a row, voco Riyadh, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, won the "Best Business Hotel in Riyadh" award at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022. The awards, organized by the popular Business Traveller magazine, were presented in a grand ceremony on May 9 in Dubai, UAE. The prestigious award is a testament to voco Riyadh’s dedication to providing outstanding services that meet the needs of global business travellers. The hotel’s exceptional design that ensures the comfort and well-being of guests, making it the ultimate destination for all visitors.  Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022, in their 21st edition this year, saw the best hotels, as well as tourism and travel pioneers in the Middle East, compete with one another to win the coveted ......read more

    Danube Group announces Sanjay Dutt as its new Brand Ambassador

    Danube Group announces Sanjay Dutt as its new Brand Ambassador

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    The First Round of the ‘Big City Centre Vote' Results Have Been Revealed

    • To-date, the regional-based campaign has received feedback from,10,000 customers at City Centre Mirdif and Deira, as well as online  • Survey being conducted to enable the City Centre brand to develop malls customised to visitors’ wants and needs   • Mall-goers are expressing the desire for a community space that offers new concepts and experiences, more diverse dining, and incorporates health and wellness • Eventually, all cumulated results will be used to transform the malls into spaces designed for their communities   DUBAI, 27 May 2022 – Customers would most like to see future City Centre malls as spaces that offer food, health and wellness, hybrid, and convenient services, as well as new experiences — as revealed in the first round of a new survey by Majid Al ......read more

    Mondrian Doha Launches Its First Ever “Taste of Mondrian” Experience Inviting Guests to Taste, Savour, and Experience the Hotel's Culinary and Entertainment Marvels

    Doha’s iconic destination, Mondrian Doha invites guests to enjoy its exceptional dining experience and vibrant nightlife offering for four consecutive days between June 1st and 4th   Doha, Qatar – 26 May 2022: Mondrian Doha, Qatar’s leading luxury hotel, is pleased to announce the kick-off of its highly anticipated “Taste of Mondrian” culinary showcase with a line-up of extravagant events and exclusive offers, to be held from the 1st until the 4th of June. Mondrian Doha invites Doha’s food aficionados and global travelers to indulge their five senses across its lavish culinary offerings and vibrant nightlight for four consecutive days. Mondrian Doha will be hosting celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto, renowned for his unique blend of ancient traditional Japanese cooking styles and ......read more

    Union Coop: 100 tons of Fresh Produce Supplied Daily from 95 Farms

    Union owned farms currently produce 20 types of leafy vegetables and cover 30% of the consumption of its branches Dubai, UAE:  Mr. Yaqoob Al Balooshi, Fresh Category Trade Dept. Manager, Union Coop confirmed that the Cooperative is and always has been keen to offer the best quality Fruits & Vegetables to consumers at competitive prices, revealing that 100 tons of fruits and vegetables are supplied to the Cooperative daily, including 60 tons of vegetables and 40 tons of fruits, noting that the cooperative contracts with suppliers are established within strict conditions and procedures. He further referred to the performance of its organic Union Farms during 2022 produce 20 types of leafy vegetables, which covers 30% of the consumption of cooperative branches, noting that work is currently underway to study the possibility ......read more

    Danube Properties unveils ‘Gemz'— an Ultra Luxurious Residential Milestone in Al Furjan, and announces Sanjay Dutt –Bollywood Superstar as the Brand Ambassador for Danube Group

    Date: Dubai UAE, May 24, 2022   News Highlights   1. This unique project with stunning pyramid-shaped architecture will be a landmark; 2. The prime location of the project makes access to Sheikh Zayed Road convenient; 3. Built on the prime location, the project offers spacious apartment, top-of-the line amenities, easy access to public transport and malls, and a lot more; 4. The Grand Entrance Lobby of Gemz is sure to leave a great first impression; 5. Offering exclusive access to luxury amenities like state-of-the-art gym, anti-current swimming pool, lavish green outdoors, and an outdoor sky lounge on the 13th floor, the project redefines luxury living experience.    Danube Properties, the UAE-based pioneer in affordable property development and one of the most dynamic private real ......read more

    Polo Ralph Lauren Opens New Store in Qatar

     Ralph Lauren Corporation announces the opening of a new Polo Ralph Lauren store in Doha, Qatar. The new store is located within the lively Place Vendome Mall.   The new store represents the classic yet spirited American style for which Polo Ralph Lauren is recognized throughout the world. It will include both Women’s and Men’s Collections.   The store design fuses elements of collegiate sports mixed with the great outdoors. Rustic oak flooring and planked wood wall panelling are paired with antique and vintage-inspired display cases and tables, as well as an eclectic mix of artwork and decorative props. The store aesthetic reflects the same sensibility as the Polo Ralph Lauren brand itself – one that is both classic and casual with a modern, energetic spirit.   The Place Vendome Mall store ......read more

    Union Coop's Launches its Competitive Prices Guaranteed Policy to Assure Matching its Prices to Competitors

    The Policy is to serve all its shareholders and loyalty program (Tamayaz) gold card members  Dubai, UAE:  H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, announced the most recent Union Coop’s policy by launching an initiative in which it pledges to all its customers - shareholders and holders of GOLD Tamayaz Card Holders, to match purchase prices from Union Coop with other competitors in Dubai market. Pointing out that the difference amount will be returned to the consumer under certain conditions that are followed and studied by the cooperative by adding the difference amount in the Tamayaz card that was used at the time of purchase.  This announcement came during a press conference organized by Union Coop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at its headquarters in Al Warqa City Mall, attended by ......read more

    Promotion ALERT: Retailer Announces Discounts of up to 65%

    Union Coop reduces the prices of 5000 commodities by up to 65% in May Dubai, UAE:   Sighting consumer happiness and community welfare, Union Coop – the largest ‘Consumer Cooperative’ in the UAE announced a discount campaign for the month of ‘May’, which will see price reductions on 5000 food and non-food items.  Revealing details, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Union Coop’s Happiness & Marketing Director confirmed that the cooperative launches promotional campaigns on a weekly and monthly basis to make consumers happy, as a part of its endeavors to offer promotions that include massive discounts that fulfil the needs of community members. He further noted that Union Coop has allocated multiple campaigns in May that are comprehensive and diverse, with discounts up to 65% on selected ......read more

    Hospitality Landmarks to Open in Qatar

    Doha, Qatar: Two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality names – Raffles and Fairmont – will join Qatar’s growing hospitality offering by Q3 this year, in time for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It’s a milestone development for the sector and for the nation as the two properties, the five-star all-suite Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha, will be housed in the iconic Katara Towers, an architectural landmark built in tribute to Qatar’s national emblem of two intertwined scimitar swords. The two hotels will be beacons to hospitality excellence and to Qatar’s contemporary ambitions encompassing the latest in intuitive design, theatrical gastronomy, 360 wellbeing, and legendary yet ever evolving service which pushes the boundaries of design, service, and the very concept of luxury. Rising ......read more

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    June 23, 2022 World-Renowned Street Architecture and Urban Intervention Firm, 100Architects, agree an exclusive middle-east partnership with Emirati owned Architectural Build and Design Powerhouse INFYA. OPENING STATEMENT When it comes to bringing colour and public immersion into your everyday life surroundings, no one globally is doing it better than 100Architects. Founded in 2013 by Marcial Jesus and based in Shanghai, 100Architects is currently led by 3 Architectural design partners: Javier Gonzalez (Spain), Matias Hernandez (Chile), Marcial Jesus (Chile). Having delivered ......read more

    Global Village Awards Ceremony Highlights Partners' Contribution to a Successful Season

    Partners play a key role in maximising guest experience and aligning with the destination’s ongoing commitment to excellence. Dubai, UAE - May 7, 2022: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, recognised partners as well as travel trade and media professionals at its annual awards ceremony. Held at the Majlis of the World on May 6, awards were presented to highlight outstanding achievements in multiple categories and acknowledge the value partners provide to Global Village every year. Each ......read more

    ‘Ramadan Nights 2022' Concludes on High Note, with over 50,000 Visitors

    • The event brought with it a wide range of products and goods, with significant discounts of up to 75 percent • Part of the larger Sharjah Ramadan Festival, this year’s exhibition featured over 200 leading retailers and 25 international brands   Sharjah, 29 April 2022:  The Ramadan Nights 2022, one of the region's major shopping events and part of the larger Sharjah Ramadan Festival, concluded on a high note after 15 days of amazing deals, spectacular discounts of up to 75%, and wonderful heritage and family entertainment activities. The event, ......read more

    Celebrate Eid at Dubai Festival City Mall

    Dubai Festival City Mall to have special Eid al-Fitr fireworks and concert by popular Arab singers Nassif Zeitoon and Rahma Riad   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, is setting the scene for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr celebrations with spectacular fireworks shows and a lively concert. Mallgoers have something more to look forward to with Dubai Festival City Mall’s impressive firework display taking place on Tuesday, May 3 at 9pm. This special show will be empowered by the iconic IMAGINE show for Eid, with its 360-degree ......read more

    ‘Eid al-Fitr' Promotions: Union Coop Declares Discounts of up to 75%

    Eid al-Fitr campaign with discounts of up to 75% on 1500 Food, Non Food and essential items until May 9, 2022 Dubai, UAE:   Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced the launch of a promotional campaign dedicated to Eid al-Fitr, which will continue until May 9, 2022. The cooperative announced a discount of up to 75% on more than 1,500 basic food, non-food and essential consumer goods, as part of its goals and its keenness to launch community initiatives aimed at making consumers happy, meeting their requirements and providing them with high-quality ......read more

    Carrefour Donates AED 2 Million to Emirates Red Crescent Providing Families with 100,000 Meals

    • Carrefour’s partnership with Emirates Red Crescent has raised AED 2 million for those in need. • The milestone sum is a result of the brand’s ‘You Donate, We Double’ initiative. • Customers can participate and donate meals when checking out in-store or online until May 14.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April, 2022: Carrefour – owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE – has provided 100 thousand meals to the less fortunate as part of its ‘You Donate, We Double’ initiative. In collaboration with ......read more

    Eid Offers: Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island Announces Exciting Packages for Eid Al-Fitr

    Hampton by Hilton is inviting everyone to get a head start on their Eid Holiday plans with unparalleled offers     United Arab Emirates, April 2022:  Just in time for the Eid celebrations, Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island announces a delightful line-up of offers. The hotel, which is situated on a 750-metre beach, is the largest Hampton by Hilton in the world, and the perfect getaway destination for the upcoming long Eid holiday.    Festivities start at the beach with authentic Arabic entertainment, including fire shows, belly dancing and Tanoura dance ......read more

    The Ultimate Ramadan Celebration: Mall of the Emirates Launches Ramadaniyat at Zeman Awwal

    Embrace tradition and modernity with a Ramadan market at the unique Emirati cultural hub.   Home-grown brands, leading artists and designers come together to inspire and delight during Ramadan   Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2022:  Marking the arrival of the holy month, Mall of the Emirates has launched a new pop-up market - Ramadaniyat - inside its unique Emirati cultural hub, Zeman Awwal. The inspirational festival runs throughout Ramadan and provides a physical platform to showcase creations from Emirati and Arab designers and artists. It celebrates the rich ......read more

    Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 22 April 2022

    Dubai , UAE:  The real estate and properties transactions valued at 6.3 billion in total during the week ending 22 April 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,145.  225 plots were sold for AED 1.12 billion, 1,436 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.2 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid sold for AED 96 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 52.5 million in Palm Jumeirah, and a land sold for AED 96 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place. Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions ......read more

    Rahmania Mall Launches Ramadan Campaigns in 2022 with a Unique Family Experience, Shopping Fun, and Prizes

    April 21, 2022:  Rahmania Mall, a one-stop community shopping and leisure destination in Sharjah, has launched its 2022 Ramadan campaign with several activities to enrich its visitors experience during this holy month as part of the 32nd edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Festival. As part of the campaign, Rahmania Mall, house of more than 60 leading world renounced brands, launched a"Shop and Win" campaign, which gives the visitors a chance to enter a raffle draw and win Suzuki Jimny car by spending AED 250 in any of its shops. Visitors can avail this offer till May 4. Also, ......read more

    Waterfront Market Celebrates Eid Al Fitr

    The Market will host an Arabic tent along with other activities in the Market’s main atrium to celebrate Eid Al Fitr      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2022:  Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market will celebrate Eid Al Fitr with a range of activities to mark the occasion from Saturday 30th April to Wednesday 4th May.  The Waterfront Market will be home to a range of indoor activities to celebrate Eid Al Fitr throughout the five days of celebrations. The festive activities include an indoor Arabic tent offering ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall Invites Families to Explore Ripe By The Bay this Ramadan

    Look forward to daily entertainment at the iconic Festival Bay, which is bound to make every night as memorable as can be   Dubai Festival City Mall will be serving complimentary Arabic coffee and dates, a central part of Arab culture for centuries   Dubai, UAE - 20 April 2022:  Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, is ready to welcome Ramadan at Ripe by the Bay with a family-friendly line-up of themed activities for all.    Introduced by the city’s favourite SME shopping platform Ripe Market, the Ripe By The Bay runs daily until ......read more

    Union Coop and Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment ink MOU on CSR

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai:  Union Coop signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, according to which it provides financial support to support its community initiatives, thus contributing to improving the lives of community members.  The MOU was signed by H.E Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, The CEO of the Union Coop and H.E Omar Hamad Bu Shehab, CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, in the presence of Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Ms. Huda Salem , senior ......read more

    It's the Time of Giving and Celebrating Ramadan in it's true Essence at BurJuman Mall

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 April 2022:  This Ramadan, BurJuman Mall invites everyone to celebrate the holy month in its true essence as it presents traditional décor, activities and an opportunity to participate in the gift of giving as it partners with Emirates Red Cresent. Explore themed décor and traditional presents traditional activities that reflect the rich culture of the UAE. Break your fast every day with complimentary coffee and dates, from Iftar until 10 pm at both the main atriums on Level 1. You can also adorn your hands with intricate henna art as you embrace the ......read more

    Mirdif Hills Retail Spaces within Mirdif Hills Avenue 90% Leased Out

    Retail mix includes a fine selection of shops and stores in a prime location Dubai, UAE, 1 April 2022: Dubai Investments Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments and the master developer of the Mirdif Hills project has announced 90% leasing out of the gross leasable area of the retail spaces at the Mirdif Hills Avenue located within the commercial hub – Al Multaqa Avenue at Mirdif Hills. Mirdif Hills Avenue, the new retail destination is the latest leisure, entertainment and shopping destination for residents across the Mirdif, Khawaneej and the Warqa areas ......read more

    Trustworthy Developers when Buying Property in Dubai

    Dubai's real estate market is growing as fast as the city itself. Here, not just individual houses are being built, but also huge areas. Which of them should foreign investors or buyers pay attention to? You can get qualified help from international real estate companies in UAE to make the right choice so that your investments will bring you the highest income. Developers of real estate in Dubai Foreign citizens are trying to buy real estate in Dubai in the most popular areas, and in particular in those that are being built up by state developers. Among them are: Emaar ......read more

    Pearlz by Danube gets 100% sold out on day one of its participation at Expo 2020

    Danube’s reliability as a developer has gone up several notches higher with the continuous back to back deliveries of projects on time. It has also helped reinforce Danube Properties’ reputation as one of the most successful developers in the UAE with the highest launch-to-delivery ratio. New Delhi, 28th March 2022: Danube Properties, affordable housing pioneer and one of the most dynamic and popular private real estate developers in the UAE, has announced that its recently launched residential project “Pearlz” has received massive response at Expo 2020 in Dubai. A ......read more

    Greek Delegation Visit Union Coop

    Visit aimed at establishing trade relations and learning about ‘Hydroponic Agriculture Mechanisms’ and latest technologies incorporated by the cooperative Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE received a Greek delegation specialized in the retail trade sector from various Greek stores and hypermarkets, intending to learn about the latest technologies that the cooperative uses in supplying products and fulfilling vital needs of local markets for goods, in addition to exchanging experiences and innovative practices that it follows in the ......read more

    LuLu Launches Ramadan Initiatives

    Unveils biggest ever campaign with more than 15,000 products on mega discounts and savings   Abu Dhabi: As the UAE eases pandemic restrictions and encourages the renewal of business and economic activities, hypermarkets and retailers are coming out with biggest ever Ramadan promotion campaigns.   The leading hypermarkets group, Lulu today unveiled their multi-dimensional Ramadan Campaign with exciting range of special deals, promotions and charity initiatives both for offline & online shoppers.   Talking to media during the launch ceremony of Lulu Ramadan ......read more

    Newest Géant Hypermarket Opens in Dubai Hills Mall

    From interactive digital refrigerator doors to personalized service delivered on the shop floor, an in-store café, and dedicated sections for added convenience, Géant Dubai Hills is all set to offer a more refined grocery shopping experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The largest Géant hypermarket in the region is now open at Dubai Hills Mall. Conveniently located on the ground floor of the new mall, one escalator away from its own dedicated parking area in P1 M, Géant Dubai Hills is designed to offer a more refined shopping experience, whether you’re doing a major weekly ......read more

    Danube Properties announces the commercial launch of the Dh300 million project Pearlz in Al Furjan area

    With 1,000 residential units, Pearlz will have amenities like Doctor on call, kids daycare with nanny on board and smart home, smart office with a personal secretary and anti current swimming pool, which will revolutionize the way gated community projects are developed in the region.     Date: Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2022   News Highlights 1. With 500,000 square built-up area and development value exceeding Dh300 million, Pearlz comes with value-added features that offers the best value for money;   2. Pearlz is the first real estate project to be ......read more

    Union Coop Receives Thailand Delegation

    Visit aimed at learning about ‘Hydroponic Agriculture Mechanisms’ and latest technologies incorporated by the cooperative   Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE received a delegation from Thailand specialized in the retail trade sector as well as a group of research academics, which included more than 50 people from various Thai commercial and academic bodies, and several university researchers in the field of retail trade in Thailand. The visiting delegation included Mr. Vasu Sensom, President of Thai Muslim Trade Association ......read more

    Global Village Embraces the Spirit of Ramadan with Cultural Experiences for the Whole Family

    Season 26 extended until May 7 so guests can enjoy the unique Ramadan atmosphere through Eid Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2022: Global Village has announced the extension of Season 26 until May 7, giving guests plenty of opportunity to discover Ramadan traditions from a multitude of different countries and cultures. Family and friends can enjoy Ramadan Nights in the unique setting of Global Village with the best food, shopping and plenty of relaxed entertainment for all ages.  During Ramadan, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Mall to Welcome Visitors to Ripe By The Bay with Free Spring Family Fun till End of March

    Saturdays this month are for balloon bending and a treasure hunt, where kiddies will search for clues and win prizes   Guests can get their geek on Tuesdays at Quiz Night for some serious brain-crunching action    Dubai, UAE - 17, March 2022: Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, has announced a new line-up of spring activities at Ripe By The Bay by the much-loved Ripe Market taking place till the end of this month. Running daily from 4pm-10pm until May 2022 across the iconic Festival Bay, the market brings the best of family-friendly al fresco ......read more

    Ariel NANO Lab Pop-Up at Ain Dubai

    Hello To An All-New Laundry Experience   • Welcome the future of laundry in an immersive pop-up that delivers a multi-sensory experience  • The lab comes as part of the regional launch of Ariel NANO Pods a first of its kind revolutionary new detergent form   • The FREE event offers visitors the chance to leave with a complimentary pack of Ariel NANO Pods   Dubai, 16th March 2022: Have you ever worn an outfit that felt rough or had colors looking a bit dull because of excess detergent residue? Do you remember how many times you had to ......read more

    Danube Properties Delivers the Possession of its Coveted Gated Complex Project ‘Lawnz'

    Danube Properties is on a spree of delivering projects in quick succession. Recently, it has handed over projects such as Bayz and Miraclz which have been appreciated by all those who had bought units in them.   Dubai, UAE, 14th March 2022: Danube Properties, affordable housing pioneer and leading popular private real estate developers in the UAE, today announced that it is all set to handover its ambitious project ‘Lawnz’ to its 1000 plus property buyers this month.  Lawnz by Danube is a fully integrated complex located in International City phase 1, one of ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone records 12 per cent growth in the number of new companies in Ajman China Mall

    Out of 1,000 enterprises operating in the mall, retail sector accounts for the largest number of registered companies Fashion and textile sector comes second on the list Yearly import value reaches AED3.65 billion and AED 2.1 billion for exports The total investment amount reaches AED 600 million Ajman China Mall records an average of 342,000 monthly visitors with total daily sales valued at more than AED 1.7 million in 2021 March 10, 2022: Ajman Free Zone has announced the 2021 operational performance of Ajman China Mall, which recorded a significant growth of 12 per cent in ......read more

    BurJuman Mall's Rising Stars Presents a Special Performance By PETER ROSALITA

    America’s Got Talent 2021 Semi-Finalist  Dubai, UAE, 10 March 2022:  The spectacular talent extravaganza, BurJuman Mall’s Rising Stars Season 3, is now live. The first week of auditions witnessed unbelievable talents, leaving our renowned judges in awe.  To further heighten the excitement and grace the stage, BurJuman Mall’s Rising Stars Season 2 winner and  America’s Got Talent 2021 semi-finalist, Peter Rosalita, will be revisiting his roots and performing a special act this weekend, Saturday, 12 March 2022, at 7:30 pm in the mall’s ......read more

    ‘Ramadan' Price Cuts: Union Coop Allocates AED 185 Million to the Largest Promotion

    One of the largest promotional campaigns in 2022 that will see up to 75% off on 30, 000 products  Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, announced that it has allocated about AED 185 Million to reduce the prices of more than 30, 000 basic food and consumer goods during the holy month of Ramadan, to launch economic initiatives with economic and social returns within the market of the Emirate of Dubai in particular and the market of the UAE in general, and with the aim of stimulating all competitors in the emirate and the country to compete in reducing ......read more

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