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IHG signs world's largest voco with Maad International in Saudi Arabia

4,200-room property marks major milestone in IHG’s ongoing legacy in the Kingdom 11 July 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is continuing to expand its footprint across Saudi Arabia with the signing of voco Makkah in partnership with Maad International, among the Kingdom’s largest hospitality real estate development companies. The property will be the largest voco in the world, when operational in early 2020, and it will cater to the growing number of religious tourists in KSA. The 4,200-room hotel will take IHG’s portfolio in the country to over 19,500 rooms, solidifying IHG’s position as one of the largest hospitality players in Saudi Arabia.  voco Makkah will occupy a premium location within the greater Maad Hospitality Towers ......read more

Siemens to supply power equipment and services for 840 MW power plant in Iraq

• Combined-cycle power plant in Maisan will deliver electricity supply to more than three million Iraqis  • Siemens equipment includes F-class gas turbines, steam turbine, generators, main transformers and project supervision • Power Diagnostics Services to optimize performance, including employee training and know-how transfer   09 July  2019:    As part of its long-term support to expand Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens has received an order to supply gas and steam turbines and generators as well as long-term power generation services for the 840-megawatt (MW) Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant, located in Maisan Governorate in the southern region of Iraq. Both CITIC Construction Co., Ltd., the engineering procurement and construction firm building the plant, and Iraqi ......read more

Eternize your most special night at M Hotel Makkah by Millennium

Do not miss the utmost captivating wedding and honeymoon packages this summer  Makkah, KSA (7 July 2019):  Summer is the season of special occasions and grand celebrations, and weddings are no exception. M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a five-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, unveils an interesting and value offer for couples looking for to enter the golden cage and perpetuate their most special night. Being a home to two grand ballrooms that can easily accommodate more than 500 guests, the hotel rewards couples with an attractive wedding package to tie the knot and pursue their journey together with blessings at the heart of Makkah next to Al Masjed Al Haram. The package includes a dinner buffet for 50 invitees at Lotus Ballroom and a complimentary stay at an executive suite with a free ......read more

Makkah Hotel & Towers constantly committed To serving pilgrims and providing best services

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 04 July 2019:   Makkah Construction and Development Co (MCDC), recently took over the management and operations of the hotel from Millennium & Copthorne Middle East Holdings Limited and is now operating its 5 stars hotel under the trade name of “Makkah Co. Hotel and Towers”.   There is no change in operations of the hotel and the management and hotel team ensured that the guests continue to enjoy the best spiritual experience at the closest accommodation to Holy Haram.  The Chairman along with the Board Members and senior management are determined to ensure a major renovation and upgrade of the property is underway at the earliest to continue to be the most desired hotel location for all pilgrims visiting Makkah Al Mukarrama. “We have ......read more

Stay this summer at Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel Madinah

Offering a 4 nights stay including a complimentary breakfast, the hotel rewards its guests Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - July 2, 2019:  Gather your family and your loved ones this summer and stay at Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel Madinah, a five-star hotel located next to Al Masjed Al Nabawi, to leverage your holidays with happy and long lasting memories. Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel Madinah rewards its guest this summer with a limited time offer from June 3rd to July 13th where guests can experience the true essence of spirituality at the heart of Madinah the city that witnessed the dawn of Islam. Creating an ideal opportunity for Millennium Al Aqeeq fans and Madinah visitors to enjoy even during the hot season, the offer includes a 4 nights’ stay with complimentary breakfast at a price of SR2222 exclusive taxes. The ......read more

Landmark Arabia announces first-of-its kind Retail Leadership Programme (RLP) for Saudi nationals

Landmark Arabia announces first-of-its kind Retail Leadership Programme (RLP) for Saudi nationals   • Specially designed module to help aspirational Saudi women and youth develop new skills and grow their career with the company • The first batch of RLP stars include 44 employees, 90% of which are Saudi women • Launch event graced by Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi Women to Summit Mount Everest, hosted by the Landmark Arabia leadership at the Marriot Hotel, Diplomatic Quarter   24 June, 2019 | Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:  In line with Saudi Vision 2030, and its call for diversification of employment opportunities for youth in the Saudi private sector, Landmark Arabia, has announced the launch of its Retail Leadership Programme at an exclusive ceremony held at the Marriott, Diplomatic ......read more

Accor Makkah Launches the All New “Holy Destinations” Identity

Jeddah - 10 June 2019:  Accor Makkah have successfully launched “Accor Holy Destinations” Umbrella - the first of its kind in the Saudi hospitality sector. Holy destination is an alliance between all AccorHotels in Makkah (8 hotels) and Madinah (3 hotels). The announcement was made in the presence of Managing Director Alaaeldin Saleh and executive directors of the group. The group participated in the Saudi pavilion of the National Authority for Tourism and National Heritage during the prestigious 26th Arab Travel Market 2019, for conferences and exhibitions, held from 28th April to 1st May. The new holy destination is considered to be an Umbrella under which all of the AccorHotels Makkah and Madinah are unified with total 10,617 rooms, including residential units, suites, hotel apartments, royal floors, and ......read more

Eid Al-Fitr and Summer Celebrations at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh

Riyadh, 22 May 2019:  Riyadh’s most sought-after property is offering guests exclusive packages for Eid Al-Fitr as well as for the upcoming summer months. Eid Al-Fitr Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is spreading the warmth of Eid-Al Fitr with its festive culinary celebrations. Join us this Eid as we celebrate the hotel’s extensive breakfast offers at La Cucina.  The elegant Italian restaurant La Cucina will be serving an extensive breakfast buffet on the second day of Eid Al-Fitr, while also opening its doors for lunch and dinner. The hotel’s dramatic three-storey dome and world class restaurant ‘The Globe’, , will also be serving its exceptional à la carte menu for dinner from 8pm onwards. The experience will be open for lunch and dinner from 11am onwards. Make this year’s Eid Al-Fitr ......read more

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium sponsors the opening of a fitness centre at Al Wahda FC

Promoting a healthy lifestyle for youths and future generations, the opening was attended by a royal and number of dignitaries  Makkah, KSA - 16 May 2019:  M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, participated in the opening of a new fitness center at Al Wahda FC as a sponsor promoting and upholding a healthy lifestyle for youths and new generations. The new center is going to serve the local community of Makkah aiming to attract more young people to adopt fitness activities in their daily routine. Embracing the true spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan, the hotel contributes to the local community of Makkah by sponsoring the opening of the fitness center, which took place in the presence of Prince Abdullah bin AbdulAziz bin Faisal bin Abdul Majeed bin ......read more

Millennium Taiba and Al Aqeeq win Medina's Leading Hotel Award 2019

The property recognized for its outstanding services and facilities by World Travel Awards 2019 Al Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - May 12, 2019:  Millennium Taiba & Al Aqeeq , the two prominent hotels located at the heart of Madinah next Al Masjid Al Nabawi, wins Medina’s Leading Hotel Award 2019 at World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019. On 25th of April at Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi, hospitality professionals and experts from around the globe gathered to celebrate Excellency in the industry and award winning hotels. Conveniently located at the heart of Madinah next to Al Masjid Al Nabawi, Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel offers 505 spacious rooms and suites equipped with latest technologies including LCD TV, electronic safe, broadband internet access, electronic key card access, hair dryer, mini bar, ......read more

Marriott International Opens First Marriott Executive Apartments in Madinah

 66-apartment property appeals to business, leisure and pilgrim travellers who seek premium, trusted extended stay experience Madinah, Saudi Arabia – 12 May 2019:  Marriott International has announced the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments Madinah, marking the brand’s debut in the Holy City. The re-branded property is the third Marriott Executive Apartments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and appeals to the rapidly growing demand for extended stay both with business as well as leisure travellers. “Our growth and focus on Saudi Arabia is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 to support the country’s growing tourism and hospitality sectors. Religious tourism plays a key role as the government plans to attract 30 million pilgrims by 2030. Marriott ......read more

Experience the ultimate mix of spirituality and comfort at M Hotel Makkah by Millennium

Exclusive offerings during the holy month of Ramadan Makkah, KSA (8th of May 2019): M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, offers exclusive rates to guests, Umrah performers and Makkah visitors during the holy month of Ramadan. Encompassing 785 rooms and suites elegantly decorated and equipped with the latest technologies and finest amenities, the hotel provides special rates during the festive season of Ramadan, during which Muslims from around the world travel to visit Makkah and perform Umrah. Situated on Ibrahim Al Khalil Street, just a few minutes’ drive to the Great Mosque of Makkah, 60 minutes to Jeddah airport, M Hotel Makkah by Millennium is the ideal place to seek comfort and easy access to the holy places.  Celebrating the true essence of Ramadan, the ......read more

Copthorne Hotel Riyadh wins two awards of excellence

The property has won Hotel of the Year and Best Finance Performing Hotel awards Riyadh, KSA (May 5, 2019) - Copthorne Hotel Riyadh, a five-star accommodation in the centre of Riyadh, has been announced as the winner of the Best Finance Performing Hotel and the Hotel of the Year awards. The announcement was made at the recently held Annual GM Summit by Millennium Hotels & Resorts for all its properties in the Middle East & Africa region. Attended by Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA and General Managers from the group’s hotels & resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, the awards were announced during the 3 day annual summit organized to discuss the group’s strategic plans for 2019.  The Best Finance ......read more

Embrace the spirit of Ramadan at Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers

With four restaurants showcasing true Arabian hospitality Makkah, KSA, 2 May, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza which makes the best and easiest arrival experience, will be unfolding Arabic traditions and culture during the Holy Month of Ramadan by offering a number of dining options and additional services for families and friends. With four dining venues located across the hotel and towers, diners can enjoy a large selection of traditional Ramadan delicacies inspired by local and international cuisines, as well as a wide variety of delectable gourmet desserts for both Iftar and Suhoor. The famed Lagenda, Al Noor, Al Fayhaa and Al Andalus restaurants, catering for up to 280, 300, 275 and 170 guests ......read more

IHG signs global agreement with KSA based Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group)

Partnership will give Seera Group access to IHG’s global portfolio of over 5,600 hotels Saudi, 28 April 2019: IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a global partnership agreement with Seera Group, the largest travel and tourism company in the Middle East with a prominent local, regional and international presence. The significant direct connectivity distribution agreement, which was announced at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, will provide Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group) with access to IHG’s current global portfolio of 15 brands and over 5600 hotels, in more than 100 countries, for the leisure travel category.  Seera Group will also have access to automated real-time pricing and inventory across IHG’s portfolio. Commenting ......read more

MHPS announces National Program for Saudi Arabia with a new manufacturing facility at its core

 The commitment includes producing the industry’s Leading Edge Digitally Embedded Power Generation Technology in the Kingdom   Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 25 April, 2019:  MHPS Saudi Arabia, Co., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), today announced the launch of the MHPS National Program for Saudi Arabia, heralding a pivotal moment for both the energy and manufacturing sectors in Saudi Arabia.  While MHPS has been a long-term partner in the energy sector in KSA, the National Program, already a year in development, will see MHPS move forward with the creation of manufacturing facilities to build the world’s most efficient and reliable gas turbines here in the Kingdom.   Developed to be in close alignment with Vision 2030 and Saudi Aramco’s In Kingdom ......read more

Copthorne Hotel Riyadh Hosts Annual Corporate Appreciation Party

Guests enjoyed a rich spread of local and international dishes Riyadh, KSA - April 25, 2019:  Copthorne Hotel Riyadh, a five-star accommodation in the centre of Riyadh, recently celebrated its Annual Corporate Appreciation Party by hosting a sumptuous dinner at Brewstars Terrace. Guests enjoyed a rich spread of local and international dishes specially prepared by Copthorne Hotel Riyadh’s best chef for the dinner reception which was attended by a number of corporate sector representatives of Riyadh market, who are the hotel’s supportive partners. Speaking at the occasion, Ayman Sallam, General Manager said, “It is our great pleasure to host such a lovely evening to honour our incredible partners who have supported us throughout the year 2018. We aim to continuously foster a strong business relationship for ......read more

IHG named one of Saudi Arabia's Best Workplaces

IHG secures second place in prestigious ‘Great Place to Work’ 2018 survey  Saudi Arabia, 25 April 2019:  IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been named one of the best places to work in Saudi Arabia, by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on Workplace Culture assessment. IHG was awarded the second place at a prestigious event ceremony held recently in Riyadh.   Commenting on the results Anna-Maria Dreesen-El Achcar, VP, HR, IMEA, said: “Our people are at the heart of our business and every day we do our best to create a great place for them to work. A positive company culture is central to a thriving workplace and IHG is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and collaborative environment for our team members where ......read more

Enova Says Smart Facilities Management Enhances Saudi Arabia's SAR 86 Billion Leisure and Hospitality Sector

As Saudi Vision 2030 boosts tourism, digital transformation can optimize costs and guest experiences, Enova says ahead of SEA Jeddah, 21-23 April   Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 17 April 2019:   Ahead of the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) exhibition in Jeddah from 21-23 April 2019, Enova, the Middle East’s leading energy and facilities management specialist, reaffirms the importance of integrated Energy & Facilities Management services for the Kingdom’s nearly SAR 86 billion tourism and hospitality sector. Combined smart facilities management and sustainable energy efficiency solutions are not only crucial for an optimized and comfortable visitor experience, but also guarantee utilities savings and building attractiveness in the long term.    Saudi Vision 2030 is ramping up the ......read more

Makkah outlook: Enhanced infrastructure to boost tourism and drive development in the Holy City, says JLL

KSA, Makkah, 1 April 2019:    Progress on major infrastructure enhancements and increased connectivity are expected to boost Makkah’s tourism capacity and create a wave of development opportunities, says leading real estate firm JLL.   Makkah is undergoing major transformation under Vision 2030, with several government initiatives paving the way for the Holy City to increase its capacity to 30 million pilgrims annually by 2030.  2018 witnessed milestone progress with the megaproject Rou’a Al Haram Al Makki announcement, the inauguration of Al Haramain High Speed Railway and soft opening of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.  The focus on driving connectivity is a Kingdom wide focus to tap into Saudi Arabia’s potential as a global transport hub with the ......read more

SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia Launches SHUAA REIT

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26 March 2019: SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia has announced today the launch of the Real Estate Investment Trust ‘SHUAA REIT’ (The Fund), a closed-ended publicly traded real estate investment fund, approved by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia.   The subscription period for SHUAA REIT commences today March 25, 2019 and will continue until April 7 2019 inclusive. The fund will offer 30,515,000 units to the public at a price of SAR 10 per unit, equivalent to SAR 305,150,000, which accounts for 51.5% of the REIT's total size of SAR 591,500,000.   The Fund intends to acquire 6 income-generating real estate assets in four key sectors and in vital areas of the city of Riyadh. Some of the key differentiating factors of SHUAA REIT are the independency of the REIT Manager from all ......read more

Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers marks International Women's Day

Events and activities to appreciate the women in the workforce  Makkah, KSA (25 March, 2019):   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing a series of events and activities to appreciate the contribution by female employees in the hotel and the hospitality industry. Marking International Women’s Day celebration on 08th March, the female employees of the hotel visited King Abdullah Medical City Specialist Hospital for women to brighten the day of the patients and inspire them to improve their health and well being while also distributing gifts to cheer them up. The hotel also honored the women in the organization by arranging a gathering at Al Andalus ......read more

Global view of affordable housing – spotlight on Riyadh

Saudi Arabia, March 18, 2019:   Knight Frank is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural edition of Urban Futures, a report which tackles the increasingly prominent global topic of housing affordability and discusses  how cities are looking to alleviate affordability pressures. For the first issue the focus has been put on six cities which have been at the forefront of the affordability debate. A spotlight has been included on Riyadh, where we have seen affordability come to the forefront of the agenda particularly as cultural and social attitudes change at a rapid pace.   In the report, 32 cities around the world were assessed and ranked based on a Global Affordability Monitor to understand the scale of the affordability challenge in each one of them.  Three important elements were taken into ......read more

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

3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, more than ever, product innovation and design depend on an empathetic understanding of these trends as consumers are inclined to choose integrated ......read more

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium wins prestigious Guest Review Award from Booking.com

The hotel has been recognized for its top-notch hospitality services at the global travel portal Booking.com The hotel received higher guest review score of 8.1 reflecting a high level of guest satisfaction in the hotel quality services   Makkah, KSA (06 March 2019): M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the holy city of Makkah, was recognized for its top-notch hospitality services at the global travel portal Booking.com’s Guest Review Awards 2018.    The hotel received a guest review score of 8.1 reflecting a high level of guest satisfaction in the hotel quality services whilst consolidating its position as a leading luxury hotel combining modern touches with traditional hospitality to provide the warmest welcome to Makkah Al Mukarramah ......read more

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Saudi, – February 20, 2018:   JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jeddah International College to support growing efforts to ensure a transparent real estate market in Saudi Arabia.  As part of the MoU, JLL will collaborate with key stakeholders in Jeddah International College to ......read more

Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design…

The UAE’s largest department store bursts onto the top ten list of the World Retail Awards   Dubai — February 14, 2018 —   Robinsons, the largest department store in the UAE, has been on the finalists list for the World Retail Awards and was recognized for the 2018’s Outstanding Store Design for stores larger than 1200sqm. For the last ten years, the ......read more

84 New Hotels to Open in Saudi Arabia in 2018…

Dubai, UAE 13th February 2018:   Almost 60% of Saudi Arabia’s current construction pipeline of 143 hotels is forecast to open in 2018, according to a new report. The ‘Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview’ report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS – compiled ahead of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia (10-12th April 2018) – has revealed that 84 hotels comprising 27,281 rooms ......read more

A Gift for Everyone on SOUQ.com's Valentine's Day Gift Shop…

Find gifts for him, her, kids and even your beloved pets effortlessly on SOUQ   8th February, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  On what’s considered as the most romantic time of the year, the love smitten couples can think of only one thing “where can I get the perfect present for the love of my life?” If you are running out of ideas and time with your busy ......read more

Expansion and Redevelopment Define Saudi Arabia Construction Climate…

Expansion and redevelopment of existing structures and areas set a trend amongst the top construction projects in Saudi Arabia, as reported by the BNC Network.  The Big 5 Saudi (5-8 March 2018, Jeddah Centre for forums & Events) is expected to attract 15,000 visitors and will offer 50+ CPD certified workshops. Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2018:  A significant number of ......read more

Al- Jazeera Paints Launches Cool Roof and Flexi Guard Waterproofing Systems to Prevent Water Leak…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Al -Jazeera Paints, giant of high quality paints manufacturing in the Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa, has launched modern water insulation techniques, such as Al- Jazeera Cool Roof and Al- Jazeera Flexi Guard. This comes at time of increasing calls for taking all actions that contribute and help to enhance sustainability in buildings and facilities to ......read more

Cladtech International awarded contract to manufacture and install facades for Jeddah's 'Sail ...…

UAE, December 3, 2017 – Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, announced that Cladtech International LLC (CTI), a civil engineering and construction company, awarded a contract from Al Saad General Contracting Company for the manufacture and installation of curtain wall facades for ‘Sail Tower’ megaproject in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The Tower covers the construction ......read more

SOUQ Customers Enjoyed Biggest Regional Online Shopping Event in Record-Setting White Friday 2017…

SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year’s event With one million deals on offer, total number of items sold more than doubled compared to last year’s event 18 items sold per second during highest traffic time Products from over 16,000 fashion, beauty, electronics, grocery and other brands were on sale Over 70% of customers shopped ......read more

SOUQ ramps up operations ahead of White Friday Sale…

Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high ......read more

SOUQ.com to Launch Half a Million Deals for White Friday 2017…

SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November 50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale  14 November 2017, Dubai, ......read more

Retail poised to be the first sector to recover in Riyadh's Real Estate Market…

All real estate sectors continue to soften over Q3 2017, highlights JLL’s Q3 market overview report  Retail sector sees growth in sales and increased participation by women in the workforce  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia –30 October 2017:  With retail sales continuing to increase, this could be the first sector to recover in Riyadh real estate market, highlights ......read more

Swiss-Belhotel International Continues Expansion In Saudi Arabia…

Continuing its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has signed Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Jazan. The announcement was made by Mr Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International. Featuring 210 keys, the upscale 4-star property is owned by Cardamom International Property Management LLC ......read more

Saudi Investors to Keep Faith in Dubai Real Estate - Developer…

ARTAR COO says the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits  Dubai, UAE, 13 September 2017:  Saudi Arabian investors will continue to put their faith in Dubai real estate because the emirate’s property market has a proven reputation for delivering long-term benefits, a developer said at Cityscape Global today. Okbah ......read more

MENA Hotels Expands with Dubai Debut Opening MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai…

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. The official ceremony was held last evening in the presence of Mr Majed Al Hokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group. Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five ......read more

Swarovski Opens a New Boutique at the Red Sea Mall, Jeddah…

September 4, 2017:  When heritage meets craftsmanship, it results in Swarovski’s unsurpassed ability to renew itself in the utmost respect of its brand DNA. Crystal cutting expert, master of light and sparkle, glamour booster, Swarovski adds its fashion signature to make every day extraordinary and permit women to express their personality through inspired accessories, from day to ......read more

SOUQ.com – Your one stop shop for all back to school essentials with up to 60% off…

20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep.  Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all ......read more

Sentiment ‘boosted' in the Makkah Real Estate market during H1 2017…

JLL releases its Makkah H1 marketplace report showing signs of positivity as quotas are lifted on Hajj pilgrims Expected increase in visitors will benefit the retail sector  Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – July 27, 2017:   JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today released its H1 2017 Makkah Real Estate Market Overview report which ......read more

Montblanc increases presence in Saudi Arabia with new boutique in Riyadh's Panorama Mall…

Boutique showcases latest collections of finely crafted lifetime accessories 18 June 2017:  International luxury Maison Montblanc has announced the opening of its latest boutique in the Middle East, in Riyadh’s Panorama Mall in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Managed by Montblanc’s longstanding partner, the Al Hussaini Group, the new boutique will showcase a wide ......read more

Paris Gallery Opens in Al Hamra Mall, Riyadh, A signature shopping experience…

Paris Gallery, the leading luxury retailer in the region, opened its new opulent store in Al Hamra Mall. The opening ceremony was held under the patronage and presence of Mr. Yaqoub Al Sharif Al Hashemi, Sara Group Executive Director and other chief guests including senior officials and diplomats led by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, French ......read more

Strategic MoU encourages women into real estate sector in Saudi Arabia…

New partnership between JLL and Effat University signed in Jeddah  MoU showcases real estate sector as career option for women in the Kingdom Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 31 2017:  JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, and Effat University, a private non-profit institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia, have signed a ......read more

Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres hosts RECon Forum – Jeddah 2017…

RECon Forum Jeddah will be held at the Hilton Hotel Jeddah, 7th & 8th May 2017 Saudi Arabia, May 3, 2017 – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) hosts the first RECon Forum Jeddah on 7th& 8th of May at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah Saudi Arabia. RECon Forum Jeddah is themed “Retail of the Future – Saudi Vision 2013”; the event is under the patronage ......read more

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' Pakistan Presence Blooms as Firm Signs New Property in the ‘City ...…

Hospitality firm secures its third project in the country in just two years as agreement to manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore is finalised Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed ......read more

Asteco signs first master franchise in Saudi Arabia…

Saudi Arabia based Ma’ather for Real Estate Management LLC invests in Asteco’s proven franchise brand, the first in the country  Dubai, April 19, 2017:  Asteco, the Middle East’s largest independent full-service real estate company, has added its first franchise in Saudi Arabia to its growing integrated network, taking the tally of franchises to 15 in the ......read more

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