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Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval Force

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.  The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy; Brigadier Fayez Al Muhairi, Commander of Floating Units at the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ......read more

IKEA announces latest INDUSTRIELL and HJÄRTELIG Collections

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:  Many people know that their mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as – and can actually affect – good physical health. In our busy, modern lives we can often feel removed from nature and even ourselves. So HJÄRTELIG collection invites us to press the “pause” button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s often hectic, complicated and online. Whether to practice some yoga, to tend to a plant or simply to relax amongst beautiful, natural materials, HJÄRTELIG collection is about the moments to re-focus and to revitalise ourselves. Designed with a delicate touch, these home furnishing products have a light and peaceful feeling, yet are useful and durable for everyday life at home.  THE DESIGNERS  “With the ......read more

His Excellency Faisal Alfadl, Secretary General of the King Saud Foundation and Founder of the Saudi Green Building Forum Opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and Stone & Surface Saud

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 11th April 2018:   The sixth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and second annual Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia were opened Tuesday (10th April 2018) by His Excellency Faisal Alfadl, Secretary General of the King Saud Foundation and Founder of the Saudi Green Building Forum. AlFadl also hosted a full-day ‘Green Building Workshop’ during the first day of the events at the conference at Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, detailing Saudi’s position as a world leader in sustainable construction, with an “intelligent cities” green built environment on its horizon. Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals are anticipated to descend on Jeddah for the major trade events running together at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events for three days, ......read more

Happy First Anniversary, John Lewis!

Robinsons’ John Lewis celebrates its first anniversary in Dubai with spectacular events Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  The high-end brand “John Lewis” got into the festive mood on March 29th celebrating its first anniversary in Dubai. The iconic store celebrated a morning of entertaining activities, which were initiated with an introduction speech by the General Manager Mr. Adosh Sharma from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The real party mood started at 11:30 with revealing the birthday cake along with a delightful English brunch. The diverse activities comprised of three workshops that ranged from an etiquette session to a baking class. The guests engaged in learning all the secrets of baking delicious cupcakes with our "Master of Cupcake" baking class. Those who were curious to find out more about table manners ......read more

Customer from Saudi Arabia is 100,000th visitor to the GROHE Truck Tour

With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017 So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4 April 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe and the Middle East. GROHE employees congratulated Muneem Al Fashtaki in front of the GROHE XXL truck in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sales manager of Al Falaj Trading Est., a medium-sized distributor of the region, visited the mobile showroom in order to find out about the latest GROHE innovations.   Representing all visitors to the GROHE trucks, he received a small gift of a GROHE Power & Soul shower set that allows switching between ......read more

MEFMA organizes workshop and networking event in Jeddah aimed at highlighting role of FM across KSA's freehold property sector'

Saudi Arabia, March 27, 2018:  The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit professional organization, successfully threw the spotlight on the significant role that Facilities Management (FM) plays in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's (KSA) rapidly thriving freehold property segment, in a specially hosted workshop and networking event that was held last March 26, 2018 at the Sofitel Hotel in Jeddah Corniche. The exciting one-day event was sponsored by MEFMA Corporate Members Al Mahmal Facilities Services Company.  The event featured a panel discussion covering the topic, 'The strategic role of FM in the KSA Freehold Property Sector,' which featured the participation of industry experts Mohammad Al Duraibi, Member of the Board of Directors, MEFMA; Hazim Al-Dabbagh, Managing Partner, SureFix ......read more

SOUQ ‘Everything For You Sale' Offers Customers Thousands of Deals

The Third Edition of the Sale to run from March 28th to March 31st with up to 70% off 27 March 2018, Dubai, U.A.E:   SOUQ.com has announced the third edition of ‘Everything For You Sale’ giving customers a chance to shop for what they want at great prices, with up to 70% off from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. The third edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of the season will give customers the opportunity to search for what they want, with great savings on thousands of products. For customers, looking for a personal makeover, revamping their home, stocking up on kitchen supplies or craving to get their hands on the latest gadgets, you can find a vast selection on SOUQ’s ‘Everything For You Sale’:  This year, customers can shop an even greater selection, as ‘Everything ......read more

Stone Expo Returns to Saudi Arabia Amid Increased Demand for Construction Materials

Dubai, UAE 21st March 2018:  With almost 5,000 projects in the pipeline, Saudi Arabia is fast becoming one of the world’s busiest markets for construction – led by urban development and a growing transport network.  A new ‘Saudi Arabia Construction Overview’ report by market analysts BNC Network – prepared ahead of Stone & Surface Saudi 2018 taking place in Jeddah next month (10-12th April 2018) – has priced the 4,778 projects in various stages of development across the Kingdom at US $839.1 billion. In line with Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom is taking significant measures to improve its infrastructure to further its position as a destination for business and leisure tourism, enhance its religious tourism sector, and cater to the needs of its growing population.  “A ......read more

MEPCO Wins ‘Great Place to Work 2017' Accolade in KSA

MEPCO is recognized for its employment environment in the manufacturing sector Industry-leading Saudization with KSA nationals comprising almost half of MEPCO’s employees Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 14 March 2018:  The leading regional vertically integrated paper manufacturer, the Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’), has been recognised by Great Place to Work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The organisation’s research and management consulting firm assess award applicants from over 100 companies on a variety of parameters before choosing the company most deserving of the title in each market. The award scores are determined through an employee survey that measures company performance across key indicators including: credibility of management, respect, fairness, pride, and ......read more

Panasonic Launches LED Lighting in Saudi Market & Showcases Wide Range of Wiring Devices and Electrical Solutions at Big 5 Saudi

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 08, 2018:  Panasonic Homes & Living, in collaboration with its KSA channel partner Al Manara Electric Trading, is showcasing its latest innovations for the Electrical Construction Material space at The Big 5 Saudi happening until today at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events.  The event is being held at a crucial time when the Saudi Arabia construction market is showing signs of renewed optimism after a slowdown due to low oil prices and fiscal spending cuts.  According to the latest BNC Project Intelligence report, Saudi Arabia has over 4,700 active construction projects with a combined estimated value of US$ 852.3 billion. The urban construction sector has over 3,300 projects representing approximately 70% of all construction activities in the Kingdom, driven by the ......read more

DUR Hospitality signs franchise agreement with IHG® for Crowne Plaza in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 February, 2018:  Dur Hospitality, the Saudi grown hospitality company, and IHG®  (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, have recently announced the signing of a franchise agreement for Crowne Plaza®  Riyadh Palace, under the master franchise agreement signed in 2014 for 4 hotels. Currently operating as Riyadh Palace Hotel, the property is expected to be rebranded to Crowne Plaza by June 2018.  Remarking on this, Mr Ahdab, President of Hotel Operations Dur Hospitality said, “We are delighted to partner with IHG® yet again, for their world class brand – Crowne Plaza®, making this our second hotel with them, following the opening of Holiday Inn, Tabuk. Riyadh is home to more than 6 million people and has solidified itself ......read more

JLL signs MoU with Jeddah International College to boost transparency in Saudi's real estate sector

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 collect, consolidate and share accurate data. Furthermore, the partnership will introduce innovative initiatives through informative seminars, lectures, forums, conferences and launch internship programs at JLL for college students and graduates to learn data transparency from experts in the field.   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made a number of developments in recent years towards a more transparent real estate market with a focus on ......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 World Retail Awards have recognized the highest standards of excellence in store design, as well as the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories.   The Robinsons story began on 25 February 1858, when John Spicer and Philip Robinson founded Spicer and Robinson in Singapore. Since then, Robinsons’ pioneering spirit has kept them at the forefront of Asian retail. In 2008, the Al-Futtaim Retail Group ......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 will open throughout the Kingdom this year. Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Al Khobar remain the busiest areas for hotel construction across the country. Each of these cities rank highly in the Middle East’s top ten most active cities for hospitality development, sitting third, fourth, sixth and tenth respectively.  Notable hotel openings set for the Kingdom in 2018 include: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences; Copthorne Hotel ......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 schedules, your best solution is here at SOUQ.com, where lovers can avoid the hassle of gift hunting and buy your beloved a gift to cherish. Whether your loved one is your better half, your pet or even your kids, SOUQ has unveiled a huge assortment of gifts for all of them! From gorgeous flowers, scrumptious chocolates, cuddly soft toys and jewelry for your lady love to fashionable clothes, grooming sets and gadgets for your handsome gent to ......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 expansion and redevelopment projects populate the 10 highest value construction projects in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest ‘Top Projects in Saudi Arabia’ report prepared by the BNC Network for The Big 5 Saudi. The multi-development expansion of Mecca’s Holy Haram Mosque and the redevelopment of Jeddah’s downtown are among the list, which also includes details on Riyadh’s Mall of Saudi and the country-wide King ......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 reduce the costs of periodic maintenance of water leaks and its damages, and reduce the squandering resulting from heat leakage as well. Al-Jazeera Cool Roof performs water insulation for roofs of buildings and factories, as it is water borne, flexible, environmentally responsible coating with high properties of water insulation. It contributes to reduce the absorption of heat surfaces by sun reflection technology, leading to reduce internal ......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 through mobile devices across the region Almost half of customers paid using electronic payment methods 29th November, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com today announced that the number of items sold during White Friday 2017 more than doubled compared to last year - making it the biggest shopping event in SOUQ history. An unprecedented one million deals were on offer during the event, and 18 items were sold per second during ......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 volume of orders Roll out of credit card payment on delivery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 20th November, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  SOUQ.com, the online retail and marketplace in the Middle East, has integrated some of parent company Amazon's (AMZN) processes and systems to further strengthen its robust delivery operations ahead of White Friday, its biggest online shopping event in the region. SOUQ's annual White Friday sale is ......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, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com has announced the return of its biggest online shopping event, the annual “White Friday Sale”, with 500,000 deals across the region on more than 16,000 brands, from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November 2017. In its fourth year running, shoppers across the GCC and Egypt can snap up deals of up to 70 percent off on all product categories on SOUQ's website and mobile app, including mobiles, TVs, ......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 JLL’s Q3 market overview report. As the government launched the USD 2.6 billion entertainment company in September, Shoppertainment remains a key concept in the retail industry among entertainment, leisure and F&B tenants.  The growing participation by women in the workforce in Riyadh increased 1% quarter-on-quarter, to reach a total number of 397,000 women currently employed. Furthermore, recent laws introduced to allow women ......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 Abdulkarim, Chief Operating Officer of ARTAR Real Estate Development, says Dubai’s status as a safe haven for real investors remains intact and major developments driving the economy are building investor interest, particularly from Saudi. Official Dubai Land Department figures show that, in the 18 months from January 2016 to the end of June this year, the biggest GCC investors in Dubai real estate other than Emiratis were Saudis who made a total ......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 night. To best encounter its collections, Swarovski invites women to live a real experience in its 2500 stores worldwide. An experience which is now possible in Jeddah at the Red Sea Mall, in a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere reflecting the brand’s iconic facets and plays with light, women can enjoy the whole Swarovski universe comprising fashion accessories, home objects, watches and men’s pieces as well.  An Exclusive ......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 school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much more at incredibly affordable prices.  Catering to multifaceted needs of parents and kids, SOUQ.com’s ‘Back to School’ collection features the latest assortment of products and trendy characters including Disney Cars 3, ......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 assesses the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotels sectors.  The overall sentiment in the Makkah market was boosted during H1 2017 as the government lifted the quota on Hajj pilgrims despite ongoing major infrastructural work on the Holy Mosque. This shift in policy should further benefit retailers in Makkah who typically enjoy above average sales during the Hajj season. Retail rents declined by 7.5% in the central area ......read more

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Metro projects dominate as uncertainty surrounds regional mainline and long-distance rail schemes…

Dubai; United Arab Emirates; 31 August 2015 – The GCC states must decide soon on the fate of the long-awaited GCC rail railway network if it is to be operational by 2020, according to the latest analysis by MEED Projects, the region’s leading online projects tracking service. While metro projects in Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Mecca and Riyadh are pushing ahead rapidly, efforts to develop ......read more

Salas to direct Crystal Lagoons projects worth over US$13 billion…

New regional director appointed to oversee company’s 40 under-development Middle East projects currently valued at over US$13 billion at Cityscape Global; remit to identify new opportunities to take patented mega-lagoon technology to key Gulf destinations 25 August 2015: Crystal Lagoons Corp., the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons, will return to Dubai for the ......read more

Red Sea Mall Launches Sharia's Safari as Sponsor of Jeddah Ghair Festival…

Jeddah, August 9, 2015: The Red Sea Mall, Jeddah’s biggest shopping center and family entertainment district, recently launched the “Sharai Safari”, a fun filled, educational family event as part of the Jeddah Ghair Festival, of which the Red Sea Mall is the diamond sponsor.  The free event, which will continue until September 23rd, includes a stunning display of ......read more

TripAdvisor Rewards Red Sea Mall with “Certificate of Excellence”…

The Red Sea Mall, Jeddah’s biggest shopping center and family entertainment district, has won TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” award for best shopping experience in 2015. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, recognized the mall with the award after receiving consistently positive reviews from the mall’s many visitors. The award is just one of ......read more

India's First International Real Estate Show IREX to Be Held in New Delhi, India.…

The first edition of International Real Estate Expo (IREX) 2015 will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The three-day expo starting from 4th December 2015 will present international real estate investment avenues for high net worth and wealthy Individuals who are looking at investing in a property outside India. The show will have participation from leading property developers from US, UK, ......read more

India's first International Real Estate show IREX to be held in New Delhi.…

The first edition of International Real Estate Expo (IREX) 2015 will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The three-day expo starting from 4th December 2015 will present international real estate investment avenues for high net worth and wealthy Individuals who are looking at investing in a property outside India. The show will have participation from leading property developers from US, UK, ......read more

Dabur Herb'l Sensitive Toothpaste's natural formula provides instant & long-lasting solution for ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2015 – Sensitivity of teeth is a common oral health issue that affects one in three people. A condition, when one experiences sharp pain on consumption of hot, cold or sweet food or beverage, is known as sensitivity of teeth. Dental experts have revealed that sensitive teeth are the result of the de-mineralization of teeth due to frequent intake of acidic food such as ......read more

Chestertons launches operations in Saudi Arabia…

JV with MEDAD to offer valuations and consultancy services across the Kingdom with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar Dubai, UAE, July 14th, 2015: Chestertons, the international property agency established in 1805, has launched its operations across Saudi Arabia by entering into a joint venture with MEDAD Valuation International. MEDAD Valuation International is part of the leading Najeeb ......read more

Aurecon helping to shape the future of roads and transport in Dubai…

DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2015- Many roads in Dubai are heavily congested, leading to long delays for commuters. In November 2005, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) was formed in order to execute strategic plans for Dubai’s traffic projects, including the construction of the Dubai Metro and other integrated road systems.   Aurecon was appointed by the RTA in March 2015 to upgrade ......read more

Alstom and National Grid SA sign a MOU to develop the electricity infrastructure in the Kingdom of ...…

Alstom Grid and National Grid SA of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two companies will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a long-term basis. This MOU was signed by Mr. Mohammad Al-Rafaa, Engineering Vice President of National Grid SA and Mr. Michel Augonnet, Senior Vice President ......read more

Real estate in emerging markets sees shift towards second-tier cities…

Capital cities no longer the sole focus for property investors Saudi Arabia, 21 JUNE, 2015: Changing perceptions of the emerging markets are attracting an increasing number of foreign investors to second and third tier cities in emerging urban areas, as they begin to challenge their developed counterparts. Economic growth, infrastructure development and demographic changes are affecting ......read more

UAE-based Bion Industrial Launches the Region's Most Advanced Tipper Trailers to International ...…

Bion Industrial increases efficiency and safety with launch of three new tipper trailers Leading UAE, Saudi, Omani, Qatari and Bahraini companies gather at Dubai launch event New B250, B340 and B480 tippers boast outstanding payload, second-to-none efficiency, advanced safety features and materials made to last Dubai, 16 June 2015: UAE-based heavy transport equipment manufacturer, ......read more

Anjum Hotel Makkah receives TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence…

June 16, 2015 - Anjum Hotel Makkah, the largest hotel in the Middle East region, has been awarded with the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, The world’s largest travel site providing reviews of travel and tourism related content. The certificate was awarded to the hotel in recognition of the high number of outstanding reviews posted by travelers on the TripAdvisor website ......read more

UAE to host World's First Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit…

Unique 2016 UAE Ministry of Economy/ United Nations Industrial Development Organization summit for public and private sectors; civil society Summit to facilitate global debate and vision setting for future of manufacturing, and address key challenges and solutions for evolving the global & sustainable manufacturing landscape [Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2015] The United ......read more

Red Sea Mall continues marching towards uniqueness as it harvest more international recognition…

Jeddah, June 3, 2015: Marching towards Excellency and uniqueness in Saudi Arabia, Red Sea Mall has won a prestigious award and certificate in the shopping and entertainment centers. The mall won the award for the best shopping experience. The award was received in a ceremony by HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi ......read more

BMTC launches GI Conduits from ITCC in the UAE market…

Dubai - June 1, 2015: Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), the region’s leading provider of solutions for building and infra-development segments, showcased a new range of GI Conduits manufactured by International Tube and Conduit Company (ITCC), a leading producer of galvanized steel conduits in Saudi Arabia.  BMTC is the flagship company under Bahri & Mazroei ......read more

Foreign buyers invest Dh12 billion in Dubai real estate…

For the past several years, foreigners have been purchasing properties, including luxurious flats in Dubai’s glittering high-rises. As of the first three months of the year, international buyers from 123 nationalities poured billions of dirhams into the emirate’s real estate market. The affluent investors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states registered the biggest chunk in ......read more

GrassCo Sponsored and Panelisted in the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 in ...…

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, April 30, 2015 – GrassCo (member of Al Sorayai Group) recently attended the prestigious “3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015” - April 28 to 29, 2015 at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, with an exciting series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies and networking sessions. The summit is produced by global conference ......read more

GCC Megaprojects to Benefit from New Sound-Absorbing Ceilings…

Completed Construction Projects in GCC to Grow by 7.7 Percent from 2014 to USD 72 Billion in 2015: Ventures Middle East Dubai, UAE: GCC megaprojects can benefit from a new line of sound-absorbing ceiling panels, industry experts announced today in the build-up to the INDEX interior design exhibition. In the build-up to World Expo 2020 in Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, the GCC’s ......read more

UK-based Bash-P International opens MENA region's first dedicated lifting webbing factory in SAIF ...…

SHARJAH 06/05/2015- The first dedicated lifting webbing factory in the Middle East and North Africa region was opened in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) on Wednesday (6th May 2015). Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of SAIF Zone and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) officially opened the UK-based Bash-P International- FZE, in the presence of Mohamed Basheer, President, ......read more

Gulf Craft's Latest Superyacht, Majesty 122, Awarded Best Asian Built Yacht…

Leading International Shipyard Continues to Demonstrate Success at Asia Boating Awards 05 May 2015:  The recently launched Majesty 122, built by one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, Gulf Craft, showed an early start to success after winning the prestigious Best Asian Built Yacht award, demonstrating the shipbuilder’s commitment to delivering world-class ......read more

Ascott wins Best Serviced Apartment company Middle East…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 May 2015 – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) was awarded the ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company Middle East’ at the recent 2015 Business Traveller Middle East awards. The Awards celebrate those who have excelled, showcasing companies at the forefront of business travel across the Middle ......read more

The World's Most Overlooked Buildings…

Lamudi takes a look at lesser-known structures around the world Jeddah - Saudi Arabia, April 22, 2015: On January 4, 2010, Burj Khalifa opened to the public. To this day, there are a few man-made structures that are so instantly recognisable to people all over the world. Burj Khalifa remains one of the world’s most iconic structures, providing the backdrop to many a love story. Yet ......read more

Two 150m mixed used development towers to be built in Jeddah…

Jeddah, April 2015: Sloanes Real Estate Brokers, a subsidiary of the SABBAN Group of Companies, today unveiled its plan to become the exclusive agent for a unique residential development titled ‘Bayat Plaza’ in Jeddah. The announcement was made on the opening day of the ongoing Cityscape Jeddah 2015 event.   Located off the intersection of Madina Road and King Abdullah ......read more

Surging Middle East construction sector drives demand for tools and machinery…

Dubai, UAE:  International hardware and tool manufacturers are looking to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) as key growth markets, as the ongoing regional construction surge and preference for DIY home solutions stoke demand for tools and machinery. Having completed US$67.6 billion worth of construction projects in 2014*, the GCC in particular is in the throes of building and ......read more

AZIZI Developments highlights its projects in Al Furjan at Cityscape Jeddah 2015…

UAE, 4 April, 2015 - AZIZI Developments, a leading UAE property developer, is showcasing its current and upcoming luxury projects across Dubai as it joins regional and global developers, industry leaders and stakeholders at the latest edition of Cityscape Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s premier real estate event. Being held from April 5 to 7, 2015 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events under the ......read more

ALLAINE will exhibit its adjustable pedestals for terraces at Project Qatar 2015…

Doha: April 4, 2015 - At the next Project Qatar show, 4 – 7 May 2015 at Doha, ALLAINE will exhibit its range of adjustable pedestals made in France. ALLAINE screwjack pedestals can be adjustables or fixed, they are used for slab and timber terraces. They are adjustable in the height from 25mm to 700mm and allow slabs to be adjusted and levelled continuously, effortlessly, quickly and ......read more

Turkish developers send powerful message to GCC and International Real Estate Investors…

Strong Turkish participation as Cityscape Abu Dhabi prepares to welcome more than 130 exhibitors Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 April 2015:  Experts have highlighted Turkey as one of the most attractive real estate investment destinations in the region, due to its increased Gross Domestic Product and strong economic growth. With an average GDP growth of 3.6% and a 55.6% year-on-year increase in ......read more

Cayan Group unveils plan to develop AED 1.2 billion mega property projects in Dubai & Riyadh…

January 12, 2015 - Cayan Group, one of the Middle East’s leading real estate developers, has announced that it is developing AED 1.2-billion mega property projects in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this 2015. The award-winning company with a rich portfolio of premium developments across New Dubai’s skyline recently purchased strategically located prime lands in the two cities for ......read more

Saudi Maritime Congress applauds $30 billion Saudi investment - Summit discussed increased port ...…

Event highlights Kingdom’s rapid seaport infrastructure development and overall $100 billion 2020 investment in transport and logistics Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors, particularly in relation to the number of mega infrastructural land and sea projects planned and currently in progress, totaling more than US$ 30 billion within the ......read more

Saudi Build 2014 commences next week…

Riyadh – November 06, 2014: Under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince Dr. Mansour Bin Miteb Bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Build 2014 – the 26th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Trade Exhibition, kicks off next Monday (November 10, 2014) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Running until November 13, ......read more

The world's leading HVAC show brings its expertise to Saudi Arabia…

Mostra Convegno Expocomfort to stimulate fresh opportunities in the Saudi HVAC systems market The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) market is predicted to grow to around US$ 1.4 billion (SR 5.5 billion) in 2015, up from US$ 1 billion (SR 3.8 billion) in 2011  The Riyadh Development Authority has approved a large SR 278 billion plan that includes major new housing ......read more

ACC Awarded Construction Contract for Jeddah Gate's Emaar Square…

• Work on Emaar Square to commence this summer • Dedicated commercial precinct overlooks the development’s Crescent Plaza Dubai, UAE; August 10, 2014: Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a prestigious construction contract in Saudi Arabia. The UAE-based organisation has signed an agreement with Emaar Middle East, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties, to ......read more

Emaar Middle East launches ‘Emaar Square,' an exceptional commercial destination set in Jeddah ...…

Three elegantly designed office buildings combined with luxurious lifestyle amenities with ultra-modern office environment Overlooking Crescent Plaza, a thriving retail and F&B destination that adds to the quality of work life Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; June 23, 2014: Emaar Middle East, the developer of iconic projects in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the most prestigious commercial real ......read more

The EMEA region's most significant free manufacturing event comes to Dammam, KSA…

Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce that the first leg of Automation University – arguably the EMEA region's most significant and exciting free manufacturing event – is coming to Sheraton Dammam Convention and Exhibition Center, Dammam in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the 9th-10th September Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 June 2014 – The event is specifically designed to ......read more

Deyaar to Mark Debut Participation in Cityscape Jeddah…

Set to Showcase Dubai Projects at Business Bay, DIFC and IMPZ to Potential Saudi Investors Dubai-UAE: 29 April, 2014 – Deyaar Development PJSC (Deyaar), a regional real estate company dedicated to innovation, customer care and long-term sustainable growth, today announced its maiden participation in the leading annual real estate exhibition and conference Cityscape Jeddah. The fifth ......read more

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