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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 Dubai, UAE, 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

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

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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…

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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 ...…

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Chestertons launches operations in Saudi Arabia…

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

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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

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