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The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) crowns Red Sea Mall with international awards

And “ITA’AM” project qualifies to the RECon awards in Las Vegas  November  5, 2018:   Continuing the great streak of success and achievements by maintaining the standards of excellence and innovation through campaigns that were launched throughout the year, the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah was crowned with the “ICSC Foundation” prestigious award and the RECon MENA awards at a ceremony (The Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Center Awards 2018) held on October 30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center. The awards, organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC), are designed to recognize the most successful retail and retail centers, to boost net operating income, and to design and ......read more

Majid Bin Abdulmohsen Alhokair Officially Opens Inaugural Edition of Index Saudi 2018

Leading local and international interior design companies descend upon Riyadh  Riyadh, KSA, 1 November 2018:   Majid bin Abdulmohsen AlHokair, Vice Chairman of the Board of Al Hokair Group officially opened the inaugural edition of INDEX Saudi 2018, a new regional interior design show connecting more than 5,000 designers, architects, project managers and procurers. Welcoming recognised industry brand names from around the world, AlHokair toured the exhibition halls and met company representatives who have gathered in the Kingdom for the three-day event, which finished yesterday (1 November) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The new trade show hosts more than 100 exhibitors and is showcasing 1,000s of brands which are set to contribute to the region’s burgeoning US$3 billion ......read more

TRITON Attribution: Russian Government-Owned Lab Most Likely Built Custom Intrusion Tools for TRITON Attackers

October 24, 2018: Overview In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute. TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON was supported by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM; a.k.a. ЦНИИХМ), a Russian government-owned technical research institution located in Moscow. The following factors ......read more

Dar Al Arkan Seeks Accreditation from ETMAM for Three Developments in Riyadh City

DAAR pursues off-plan sales license from the Ministry of Housing  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 October, 2018:   Dar Al Arkan, the largest listed real estate developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has submitted a request to ETMAM, the Developers Services Centre at the Saudi Ministry of Housing, for the accreditation of three comprehensive development projects in Shams Ar Riyadh, totaling over 1.936 million square meters. The company also applied for the issuance of off-plan sales license for projects under construction in Shams Ar Riyadh.  The new masterplans involve three zones in the iconic Shams Ar Riyadh development, which is strategically located on King Khalid Road. The comprehensive development in Zone 1 will be built over an 849,000 square metres area. The Zone 3 ......read more

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA launches ‘TooMooH' in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

A Talent Development Programme for National Colleagues in GCC countries Riyadh, KSA, October 20, 2018:   Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, today launched one of its key initiatives, ‘TooMooH’, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Translated literally as ambition, TooMooH is a talent development programme established by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa to meet its rapidly expanding talent acquisition needs across the Middle East where it aims to operate 100 hotels by the year 2020. The programme reflects the brand’s vision to have an active role in the inclusion and development of GCC nationals in the region’s burgeoning hospitality industry. A press event was held at Copthorne ......read more

Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers wins “Best 5-star Hotel” at the Arabian Travel Awards 2018

The award rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry Makkah, KSA, 14 October, 2018:   Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers, the luxury hotel serving the pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram Piazza, is the proud recipient of the coveted “Best 5-Star Hotel 2018” award presented at the Middle East Gala Ceremony of the Arabian Travel Awards 2018 held recently in Dubai. Arabian Travel Awards is a platform for the Middle East to recognize those behind the success of the Travel & Hospitality industry to make them believe they are achievers. It serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the Middle East hospitality industry. Kevork Deldelian, Chief Operating Officer at Millennium Hotels and Resorts - Middle ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Interior Design Market Sharpens Focus, Accounting for One Third of Sar35.6 Billion GCC Spend

INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 October to 1 November.   The renewed demand for high quality interior design and fit out services in the Kingdom can be ......read more

Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh Celebrates Saudi National Day with Great Turnout

Riyadh, 26 September 2018:   In honor of Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh hosted a 3-day celebration at the hotel, offering guests a range of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats in line with the historic day. The event was well-received, with a remarkable number of guests attending from all across the Kingdom.   A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country has achieved.  The national day celebration also comes in line with highlighting the strong hospitality market in the kingdom, which has ......read more

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and Jeddah launch Adrenaline-Packed Experiences for Thrill-Seeking Guests

Choose between a Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini ‘supercar’ to explore the mountain roads and coastal highways of Ras Al Khaimah Uncover the underwater secrets of the Red Sea and explore 5,000-year-old Coral Reefs in Jeddah Packages part of New Hilton Digital Platform offering bespoke luxury experiences, including Private Luxury Yacht Cruises in Istanbul and Pyramid Tours in Cairo Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2018:  As part of Hilton’s new innovative web platform that offers a range of exclusive experiences across the hospitality group’s luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria is offering guests a host of action-packed experiences that will surely win the hearts of adventure-seekers and adrenaline junkies alike.   The new Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Supercar Experience offers guests the ......read more

Celebrate Saudi National Day with Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh

Riyadh, 20 September 2018 –   This Saudi National Day, Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is honored and proud to invite guests to celebrate this historic day with a host of festive experiences and extraordinary culinary treats. A key part of Saudi history, the day celebrates the 88th Saudi National Day and the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932 and symbolizes the ideals and hopes of the Kingdom. It provides a sentiment of pride for the country and symbolizes a sense of appreciation by the citizens, being proud of everything that the country has achieved.  Located in the heart of Riyadh, Al-Faisaliah Hotel will look to showcase its deep appreciation and patriotism for the kingdom and its citizens, while reflecting the spirit of the day for three days from September 21 to 23, ......read more

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Celebrates 88th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Stunning private island resort invites guests from the Middle East to enjoy a luxury family vacation filled with complimentary experiences Saudi Arabia, 19th September 2018:   The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort welcomes families from Saudi Arabia looking to celebrate their country’s national day with a holiday in cooler climes. To mark the 88th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on September 23rd, visitors from the Middle East can enjoy special room rates, a great selection of dining offers for the whole family and a host of complimentary experiences across the private island resort. For the starting rate of USD 1,100++, guests can choose to check into one of the resort’s garden, overwater, beach and two-bedroom family villas, or the overwater suites.  Each booking also ......read more

Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show

Dubai, UAE, 19th September 2018: Celebrating KSA National Day, Dubai Festival City Mall is the place to be this weekend from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September, as the Mall announces a new IMAGINE show. The two-time Guinness World Record breaking, show like no other - IMAGINE, will celebrate this joyous occasion with a special show every evening after sunset for four days.  Families will also be entertained by a traditional band that will roam around the Mall on Sunday the 23rd September from 4 to 7 pm. Shoppers will also be able to enjoy and array of different dining options on the waterfront at Festival Bay, as well as enjoy irresistible shopping offering at Dubai Festival City Mall stores.

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Al Widyan Co. (SRECO) Awards SAR 1.1 billion Contract to BINYAH

Contract is to develop infrastructure for a 7 million square metre development in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh Contract is expected to generate over 2000 jobs in Saudi Arabia RIYADH, 16 September 2018:   Al Widyan Saudi Real Estate Company (Al Widyan Co.), a private joint stock company owned by Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Co. (SRECO), has awarded a SAR 1.1 billion contract to BINYAH to develop key infrastructure on the Al Widyan project, SRECO’s 7 million square metre site in the northern growth corridor of Riyadh.   BINYAH is a joint venture between SRECO and Mohammad Ali Al Swailem Group (MASCO), which own 60% and 40% of the joint venture company respectively. Binyah will be responsible for developing all of the infrastructure of the Al Widyan project.      Groundworks ......read more

Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh Undertakes Saudization Efforts

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) welcomes two new Saudi nationals to key roles at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, in line with the continued Saudization efforts.  Saudi Arabia, September 12, 2018:   Saudization has taken centre stage at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh, ahead of Saudi Arabia’s National Day on 23rd September, with the announcement of two new key staff member appointments at the property. As KSA celebrates its 86th National Day this month, Ascott has placed a key focus on training and recruitment of Saudi nationals.  Along with the required Saudization obligations in the Kingdom, Ascott is undergoing traineeships and development training for career growth tailored to the requirements of young dedicated people wanting to work in the hospitality industry.  Ibrahim Tawfig joins as Executive Assistant ......read more

Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO) Signs Framework Agreement with Presidency of State Security for Real Estate Services

RIYADH, 4 September 2018:  Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company (SRECO), one of the largest publicly listed real estate developers on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul), has signed a Framework Agreement with the Presidency of State Security to provide real estate services to them in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).   SRECO will provide end to end delivery for all Presidency of State Security projects in KSA, in accordance with the regulations followed in the Kingdom, and after Presidency of State Security obtaining the necessary approvals including project management, infrastructure, building and construction, operation, maintenance and facilities management services. The projects are located in over 100 different locations access the kingdom and are varied in scale and composition.  “We are honored to be ......read more

Sharjah continues to become more affordable, with rents and sales prices falling – Bayut H1 report

July 22, 2018:   Rents and sales fell for Sharjah apartments from H2 2017 to H1 2018 accordingly to a recently published report of Bayut.com, the leading property portal in the UAE.   Rental highlights:  Rents fell for both villas and apartments. The largest decreases were in Al Nahda, where the average 1-bedroom apartment price fell by 16.2%.   Sales highlights: The steepest price falls were seen for Al Nahda, where the average for a 2-bedroom apartment fell by 14.3%.   There was good news for both buyers and renters in Sharjah as prices fell in most areas from H2 2017 to H1 2018 according to Bayut.com.   However, changes to property laws in Sharjah announced in April, which allow non-residents to own property in the emirate – may see increased interest ......read more

Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers is all set to welcome 15,000 Haj pilgrims this season

he property is fully equipped to provide unrivalled quality of service and comfort to the pilgrims Makkah, KSA, (July 19, 2018):   Makkah Millennium Hotel & Towers, the luxury hotel serving pilgrims coming to Makkah and located directly over the Holy Haram opposite to King Fahd Gate, is ready to welcome more than 15,000 pilgrims coming from across the globe mostly from the GCC, Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Australia, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, and East Asia during Hajj season 2018 – 1439. The property with an inventory of 1,614 rooms and suites is fully equipped to provide unrivalled quality of service and comfort for the Hajj pilgrims as the Hotel is connected to a commercial complex with more than 450 shops, restaurants and four ......read more

Affordable housing driving Riyadh's real estate market, says JLL

Continued government focus on increasing home ownership in the capital through new affordable supply and more public-private partnership (PPP) agreements   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 18 July 2018:  Although market conditions in Riyadh remain relatively unchanged this quarter, the governments’ continued focus on providing more affordable housing to drive home ownership amongst Saudi nationals will in turn boost the capital’s overall real estate sector, says JLL’s latest report. In line with the National Transformation Program 2020, the Ministry of Housing aims to increase home ownership for nationals from 47% to 52% through boosting affordable residential supply. A continued focus on this sector of the market was evident this quarter with the Ministry announcing eight new PPP agreements ......read more

‘Elaf Grand Al Majeedi' the newest addition to luxury hotels in Al Madina

July 11, 2018 - ‘Elaf Grand Al Majeedi,’ part of the Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services in the region, is one of the best luxury hotels in Al Madina, due to its strategic location opposite to Bab Al Majidi, and the entrance gate for women that offers a unique view of the northern square of the Prophet's Mosque. The hotel, located 20 minutes from Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport, is surrounded by shopping malls and shops in the central region. ‘Elaf Grand Al Majeedi’ is the first hotel in the Kingdom to be branded as "Elaf Grand". Elaf Group launched the new brand after completing a comprehensive renovation of the property, which transformed it from a collection of apartments to one of the best hotels in Al Madina, in ......read more

Tory Burch Opens Two New Stores in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia, July 08, 2018:  Tory Burch announces the opening of a new boutique at the Riyadh Park Mall in Riyadh on June 26th. It follows the recent opening of an accessories-only concept at Kingdom Mall in Riyadh. The two stores further extend the brand’s footprint in Saudi Arabia — complementing its boutiques in Jeddah and Al Khobar.   The façade of the store at Riyadh Park Mall is distinguished by green awnings and orange lacquer doors, signature Tory Burch design details. In keeping with all Tory Burch stores, the interior has been designed to create a residential feel. Travertine floors in a basketweave pattern, oak panelling, cane tables and brass fretwork étagères offer a neutral backdrop for a sophisticated mix of furnishings, including a leopard rug, and banquettes covered in an exquisite floral ......read more

UL's Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia Receives Prestigious Award During Official KSA Royal Visit to the US

Joint venture between UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, gets recognition for its alignment with the KSA Vision 2030 UL Middle East received the award at an event held during the Saudi state visit by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the U.S Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:   Gulf Renewables Lab, a UL-GCC joint venture based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, has received a special award for its innovative and forward-thinking initiatives.    Created with the aim of strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure, the joint venture was commended due to its direct alignment to the Saudi Vision 2030 strategy to diversify its economy and ensure sustainability.    Global safety science organization, UL, is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.. Its ......read more

Alstom conducts initial dynamic tests for Riyadh Metro

Saudi Arabia, 10 June 2018:   Alstom has, for the past few weeks, been conducting initial dynamic tests for the Riyadh Metro Project at the FAST consortium Line 4 Depot Test Track in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh Metro Project, owned by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), consists of 6 lines totalling 176 km and 85 metro stations.    The test campaign includes the demonstration of the performance of the railway system, from power supply to signalling systems, using the trains which have already been delivered.    Alstom, as part of FAST consortium is supplying a fully integrated metro system for lines 4, 5 and 6, which includes: 69 Metropolis-based Riyadh Metro trains, Urbalis signalling system, Hesop energy recovery station as well as tracks. The Metropolis-based train for Riyadh is ......read more

Blood Donation Campaign at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski

As a Continuation of a Series of Charity Activities Riyadh, 10 May 2018 – Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski organized an open day to donate blood on May 9th, which took place in front of the Ballroom of the hotel in the presence of media, community influencers, and prominent philanthropists. The hotel's management is always keen on continuing its support to humanitarian services and is fully committed to social responsibility.  The blood donation campaign, organized in collaboration with the Military Hospital in Riyadh, successfully raised awareness about the importance of blood donation and showcased the role of this process in encouraging the spirit of cooperation amongst all members of society. Ghada Al-Rasheed, Human Resources Manager at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski said, "This is one of the most important ......read more

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

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Riyadh Metro Completes Tunneling Excavation Works For Green Line…

Saudi Arabia, June 9, 2016:  ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) have today completed the end of Tunnel Excavation works for Line 5 (Green Line).  Line 5 (Green Line) is one of the three lines being constructed by FAST  Consortium - One of  three international Consortia commissioned to build the Riyadh Metro Projects’ six lines.  The announcement took ......read more

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Opens the Doors to Conrad Makkah in the Heart of the Holy City…

MAKKAH and MCLEAN, Va.– 7 June, 2016– Conrad Hotels & Resorts today celebrates the opening of its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the 438-room Conrad Makkah. Set in the heart of the Holy City and overlooking the Sacred Mosque, Al Masjid al Haram, and the Holy Kaabah, the hotel is designed for today’s smart luxury traveller, combining intuitive service with ......read more

Oil & Gas Infrastructure Construction in Saudi Arabia to 2019…

This report is the result of extensive market research covering the oil and gas infrastructure construction industry in Saudi Arabia. It contains detailed historic and forecast market value data for the oil and gas infrastructure construction industry, including a breakdown of the data by construction activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition). “Oil ......read more

Intercoil International opens world class manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia as hospitality ...…

Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2016:  Leading manufacturer, retailer and distributor of premium beds, bedding and bedroom furniture, Intercoil International, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dammam to cater to Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing hospitality sector. Boasting state of the art technology, the 4,400 m² factory will manufacture premium mattresses and a wide range of ......read more

Honeywell and Bayer Pearl provide new insulation technology to support Saudi Arabia's Montreal ...…

Spray foam insulation key to more energy efficient buildings in Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 18, 2016:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Bayer Pearl have unveiled new spray foam insulation technology solutions that can improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  With 1.5 million new homes needed to keep up with local ......read more

Red Sea Mall Launches "Smart Parking" with 60 Million Riyals. Inaugurating for a New Era ...…

Alawi: The New Parking Lot is to expand the Mall's capacity to 22 Million Visitors Annually    Jeddah, May 7, 2016:   The new smart parking lot at the Red Sea Mall was launched by the Sheikh Salih bin Mahfouz's attendance. The parking lot has been developed with a high budget that reached up to 60 million Riyals, completing the first phase of Red Sea Mall's vast ......read more

Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with AED300 million Glamz Residence…

Danube’s 6th project to re- energizes 'stop renting, start owning' push ‘Convert part of the living room to a bedroom’ concept is back on popular demand- innovative furniture converts a spacious living room into a full- fledged bedroom Keeping up the tradition, the project would be delivered in record time, expected completion date is September 2018 Danube, ......read more

StayWell Debuts Park Regis Brand in Saudi Arabia with Two Outstanding Properties in Makkah…

Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group (SWHG) announced the signing of a management agreement to open and operate the company’s first Park Regis properties in Makkah Saudi Arabia. In Dubai were StayWell Hospitality Group CEO Simon Wan and Asas Capital Ltd CEO Riyad Alhoraibi for the official signing ceremony. Expected to open in the ......read more

Cayan Group Acquires Off-Plan Permits for Samaya…

Riyadh,11th April 2016- Cayan Group, the leading property developer in the Middle East, is to launch Samaya Project in the prime area of Erga, north western Riyadh. Spread on 1 million square meters, the billion-riyal project is set to become the ultimate residential destination, offering integrated services in Wadi Hanifah, one of the most attractive spots in Riyadh. Cayan Group has obtained ......read more

Despite its Focus on the Saudi Market Cayan Group Expands Into Europe…

February 2016 - Cayan Group, one of the Middle East’s leading real estate developers, is making its foray into Europe, commencing with an alliance with Spanish real estate developer, Sarena. The elite partnership will witness the two companies jointly develop a project in stylish Costa del Sol which is situated in Marbella in Spain. With this union, Cayan Group initiates its ambitious ......read more

Gulf Dynamic Services targets 25% growth in 2016; eyes hospitality projects in UAE, GCC…

Dubai, February 13, 2016: Gulf Dynamic Services [GDS] – a subsidiary of Masharie LLC, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the leading names in turnkey interior fit-out solutions, is targeting 25% growth in turnover in 2016 – as demand for quality fit-out solutions continues to increase with hectic construction activity in the UAE and GCC countries. The ......read more

Gift more to your loved ones this Valentine's Day with Souq.com…

*Top gifting categories for Women - Perfumes & Beauty, Watches and Designer Clothing  * Free shipping for orders worth AED 200 and above Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016:  Valentine’s day is fast approaching and the last minute buyers only have a limited time to purchase a gift for their loved one. Souq.com are making it even easier having announced free shipping from 8th to ......read more

Bayat Plaza launched for sale exclusively by Sloanes Real Estate in Jeddah…

Dedicated real estate showroom inaugurated in Jeddah to support robust market growth in the Kingdom Mock up apartment of ‘Bayat Plaza’ also unveiled Jeddah: line with its commitment to expand presence in the Middle East region, Sloanes Real Estate Brokers, a subsidiary of the SABBAN Group of Companies, has today announced the official opening of its state of the art customer ......read more

Real Estate Market in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016:  In Dubai, there are several opportunities to buy and rent property at attractive prices in certain locations.  The secondary and off-plan markets of Dubai have vendors and developers that are offering fair prices, reasonable payment plans, as well as new stock and finish levels to attract buyers.  Hussain Alladin, head of research, GCP ......read more

Red Sea Mall and Etaam Launch Food Perverseness Campaign…

More than 6,000 tons of waste dump daily in Jeddah alone.. 60% of which is excess food       Jeddah : In a leading initiative towards community service that is derived from the profound belief to endorse social responsibility, especially by top corporate, Red Sea Mall management has signed a corporation agreement with "Etaam" for food saving awareness. The ......read more

Red Sea Mall Wins Silver in the ICSC 2015 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer ...…

Region’s most innovative properties honored at ICSC’s 2015 RECon Middle East and North Africa Jeddah, November 21, 2015:  The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2015 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards, recognizing the region’s most innovative shopping centres for outstanding achievement in ......read more

Regional logistics and warehousing exhibition attracts 4,386 trade visitors from 55 countries…

Dubai, UAE: Materials Handling Middle East 2015 concluded in Dubai yesterday (16 September), with the double-digit growth in both visitors and exhibition space firmly cementing its position as the must-attend trade show for the regional logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, freight and cargo industries. The biennial three-day event attracted 4,386 trade visitors from 55 countries, ......read more

The Brightest minds in Retail & Shopping Mall industry rewarded at RECon 2015…

RECon 2015 – rewards the most outstanding Achievers in Marketing, Retail & Design on 3rd of November at Ritz-Carlton DIFC at the Awards & Gala Dinner Dubai, November 4th 2015 – The Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton – DIFC glittered with the Awards and the Winners taking home the esteemed trophies; the Awards ceremony & Gala dinner was held on the last night of the 3-day ......read more

KSA construction sector to grow 7.8 per cent by 2019 driven by demand for social & utility ...…

October 25, 2015: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) construction sector continues its upward trajectory and maintains its position as the Middle East’s largest construction market with SR. 11.25 trillion worth of planned projects to commence by 2020. An expanding population of young citizens, growth in religious tourism, and demand for better infrastructure in sectors such as ......read more

Saudi Build 2015 to complement KSA's robust construction sector with wide range of innovative & ...…

October 22, 2015  The Saudi construction sector is witnessing tremendous growth and is set to expand by 7.8 per cent between 2015 and 2019. The Kingdom has positioned itself as the Middle East’s largest construction market with several projects, many related to social and transport infrastructure, currently underway. The sector’s sustained growth, supported by government ......read more

The Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (Taqeem) launches the training program ‘Expropriation of ...…

To find out the best international practices in the field of expropriation and identify the best methods of applying the law in the Kingdom Riyadh, October 7, 2015:  In the framework of the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers’ (Taqeem) efforts of regulating the real-estate valuation profession and developing the performance of its practitioners, the Authority in cooperation with ......read more

KSA emerges as Middle East's largest construction market…

October 8th, 2015: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) construction industry is expected to continue its growth in the next few years with the value of projects planned and under way estimated to be over SAR 3.75 trillion. This encompasses several sectors, including transport, infrastructure, utilities, education and healthcare, reflecting the prioritization of upgrades to local roads, ......read more

Prince Sultan Bin Salman led positive change for the disabled in Saudi Arabia…

3,000 disabled children from DCA enjoy the Safari experience at Red Sea Mall JEDDAH - 29 September 2015: As prime attractions in Saudi Arabia’s major cities, shopping malls vie for the attention of shoppers and tourists with innovative, fun entertainment events. Being open to all people from all walks of life, many of these events are geared towards people with special needs. Red ......read more

KSA increases efforts in building more hotels to offer better services to Hajj pilgrims…

September 28, 2015: After oil, tourism for religious purposes is currently one of the biggest sources of revenue for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The country has undertaken several initiatives in the recent years to build more hotels and provide better services to pilgrims who visit Makkah each year, in order to facilitate expanding number of religious tourists.  Alongside ......read more

Gulf Sotheby's International Realty Strengthens Presence in GCC…

• UAE franchisee acquires GCC franchise license • Confirms more exclusive luxury property listings Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 September 2015: Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty is now the license holder of the exclusive global luxury real estate network in six Gulf countries, following its recent acquisition of the GCC franchise license. The territory to be ......read more

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

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