The second edition of INDEX Qatar will begin in less than two weeks' time
2017 edition of famed interiors show introduced more than 4,000 designers, architects and buyers to 200+ international suppliers
Show returns to Doha Exhibition & Convention Center to cater to Qatar’s thriving interiors market
Over 250 exhibitors and 20 speakers now confirmed, with over 5,000 visitors expected to attend
31 October 2018 – DOHA, Qatar: The countdown to INDEX Qatar 2018 is underway, with less than two weeks to go until the three-day interiors show returns to Doha.
Supported by the Qatar Tourism Authority, and against a backdrop of sustained growth for the fit-out market across the country, INDEX Qatar will gather hundreds of international product manufacturers, interior design firms, and ......read more
Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.
The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum.
Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a unique Dyson algorithm.
The Dyson Pure Cool TM purifying fans feature a 360 degree fully-sealed filter system to capture 99.95% of microscopic allergens ......read more
IKEA Yas Island and Dubai bring more fun-filled activities and workshops instore from HAG AL LAILA on May 1st to Dining Week from April 28th to May 5th
United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018: IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, is inviting shoppers to join them in a series of celebrations of both local culture and better living throughout the coming weeks in both their Dubai and Yas Island stores.
1) On Tuesday May 1st, IKEA is hosting an afternoon of sweet celebrations for HAG AL LAILA, an Emirati traditional festivity similar to ‘trick or treating’. With cultural performances, delicious sweets, Emirati games and more, families are encouraged to IKEA to indulge in a fun-filled ......read more
Thoughtful designs of unrivalled quality with John Lewis SS18 collection
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: With John Lewis heritage and design at its heart, the SS18 collection celebrates authenticity and craftsmanship, inspired by palette of materials, colors and textures across shape and pattern, spanning our entire Home assortment, all intended to elevate everyday items and bring our customers joy through design.
Our SS18 Coastal colour update is a refined core of soft neutrals and grey tones mixed with a range of calming blues. This colours are used alongside solid woods, linen and natural materials. For SS18 our accent colours have been influenced by the seaside town of Margate in Kent, giving a more retro, industrial feel.
We have introduced some new feature pieces this season to project a sense ......read more
As part of its support in creating a diversified economy and supporting Qatari entrepreneurs
Doha, 14 February 2018 – As part of its continuous efforts to support the Qatari businesses and entrepreneurs through its active participation in local, regional and international events and exhibitions, Qatar Development Bank participated in the Interior Design Furnishing Expo which was held in Muscat, Oman from February 6 to 8.
Interior Design Furniture expo is known for its high quality and product display diversification which attracts a huge number of leading companies in the interior design, décor and furniture industry under one roof as well as share and learn about other countries’ experiences in this field.
As part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion, the following Qatari design, décor and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: The founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.
Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Småland in southern Sweden. At the early age of 17 he founded IKEA - the business that became his lifelong commitment. Ingvar’s driving force was the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people.
“We are deeply saddened by Ingvar’s passing. We will remember his dedication and commitment to always side with the many people. To never give up, always try to become better and lead by example”, says Torbjörn Lööf ......read more
Visit the IKEA exhibition at the heart of Dubai Design Week, inspiring celebration and play
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has created a grand exhibition, inspired by a magical playhouse fantasia, which is now open to the public at Dubai Design District. Kicking off Dubai Design Week on November 14th and open until November 25th, visitors will be taken on a journey from wishing trees to topsy turvy illusions.
Whether children or adults, IKEA wants to remind the nation of the little things in life that matter, that good things can happen if you say yes to more fun! IKEA recently conducted its third global Play Report, exploring the importance of play for adults as well as children. The findings showed that play is a tool for people to sustain a healthy life, ......read more
HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
Dubai, 7th November 2017: The UAE could be one of the happiest places in the world, as nearly half of us have admitted to playing every day, according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA.
Nearly 100% of respondents in the UAE think that it is important to enjoy play as an adult, with many identifying happiness and positivity as the main reasons why. From utilising it to connect with friends and family (26%) to discovering new ways of doing things (24%), play is considered highly important for both children and adults.
In order to enable a better everyday life at home, IKEA has looked into how important play is as part of its ‘Let’s Play for Change’ campaign. Through prior annual research, IKEA’s Play Report has ......read more
Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their home
Dubai, 16 August 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room for life at home. IKEA Catalogue, the most widely distributed book in the world and produced in 35 languages, is now available in the UAE.
The contents of the 2018 edition reflect a change in the way people use their living spaces in the wake of urbanisation and new technology. Through its extensive consumer research, IKEA has now identified the living room as the heart of everyday life at home across the world, where it has become a place for connecting with family and friends, ......read more
Now Dads can learn how to journey through the store in just five minutes! #IKEA_DAD
Dubai, 20 June 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has revealed one of its biggest and best kept secrets as a gift this year for all dads on Father’s Day – the infamous hidden shortcuts that allows you to journey through the store in 5 mins. This Father’s Day, IKEA wanted to acknowledge all the unsung family patriarchs, quietly supporting their family, day in and day out, all year long! Now Dads can choose their route, pick up the items on their shopping list and whizz through to the IKEA Restaurant & Café much faster.
One of the biggest myths is that men dislike shopping, when they actually prefer to shop differently. Men like to get in, get what they need, and then get out. They are generally not ......read more
LG Connected Appliances Work with the Google Assistant on Google Home To Deliver Easy, Immediate Connectivity and Convenience
Dubai, May 22, 2017: At Google I/O, LG Electronics (LG) announced a lineup of smart appliances that are fully compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, ushering in cutting-edge connectivity and convenience for today’s smart home. Google Home services will begin rolling out this month in the United States on LG’s premium portfolio of connected smart devices, including the LG SIGNATURE brand washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven range and air purifier as well as an LG air condi-tioner and robotic vacuum. Dates of availability in other markets will be announced lo-cally at the time of launch.
With Google Home, users will be able to access the full range of the Google ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought power to a population that lived for two years without electricity and will contribute to the Jordan national energy strategy to achieve a green economy by 2020.
The 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) plant provides electricity to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in almost 5,000 shelters in Azraq camp, covering the energy needs of the two villages connected to the national grid. Each family can now connect a fridge, a TV, a fan, have light inside the shelter and charge their phones, which is critical for refugees to keep in contact with their relatives abroad.
Azraq camp ......read more
DUBAI, May 14, 2017 — Home ownership is a sign of success and is a desire for many individuals and families around the globe. And residents of the GCC countries are no different. But when the move happens, the house is no longer a dream. It is a new-founded reality that homeowners often wish to perfect by ensuring the new home is smarter and more connected.
While the home has always been a place where families could escape from the pressures of the world, modern technology is transforming the definition of a “good, safe, secure home” to something more complex. How can safety and security be expanded through modern technology to offer benefits that go beyond the expectations of homeowners? What separates a house from a home?
“LG has been at the forefront of developing smart home ......read more
Dubai, 18 April 2017: The new Art Event 2017 collection, from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, has launched across all IKEA stores this April. Introducing a limited-edition collection which features 12 posters with hand-drawn motifs from a carefully curated selection of artists from all over the world.
The 2017 collection is the third installment within the series, as IKEA strives to provide people all over the world with affordable and functional designs, and continues its mission to also make great art accessible for everyone.
The Art Event 2017 collection is created by enlisting some of the most exciting, established and up-and-coming artists from around the world to contribute to a collection of posters featuring works drawn by hand. The style of the collection is highly eclectic and diverse with ......read more
Introducing the concept of responsible retail to the local scene
Doha-Qatar, April 15, 2017 – Bringing its mission of ‘helping customers create a home that tells their unique story’ to Qatar, West Elm, the world’s leading Responsible Home Retailer, opened its first furniture store in the country, at the Doha Festival City (DFC).
West Elm Doha introduces the US-based retailer’s mindful intersection of modern design, affordability and community to Qatar’s home owners and families, with a rich selection of organic, handcrafted, sustainably-sourced products and home design services that are fashioned to make an impact in everyday life.
The new store offers its customers in Doha an extraordinary freedom of choice. From sectional sofas and loveseats, to dining, bedroom, beddings, decorative ......read more
Dubai, April 3, 2017: The new Stockholm collection, from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, is all about the beauty of doing things at the right pace. It is a collection of furniture and home accessories using natural material that have taken their time to come to life.
The first Stockholm collection was launched in 1984. Each new collection is different from previous ones, but they all share some common characteristics: Scandinavian modernity of the highest quality in form, function and materials — but at an affordable price.
As a carefully curated collection of 47 pieces, made from natural and tactile materials such as rattan, hand-blown glass and ash, it is designed to mix and blend with what is already at home and been made to use and enjoy, every day.
While working on the Stockholm collection, ......read more
Dubai, 26 February 2017: The new IKEA PS 2017 collection is all about independence. Aimed at the free and flexible person that lives in all of us, the collection is designed by 17 urban designers from around the globe. This is the 9th IKEA PS Collection and contains over 50 products, including limited edition items.
IKEA PS 2017 says goodbye to convention and hello to the vitality of changing, urban living spaces. The collection is for the fiercely independent and for free-thinkers who refuse a work-eat-sleep-repeat life, not asking for permission or approval, choosing freedom and the possibilities that come with it.
Rocking Chair - AED 1,495
“With IKEA PS 2017 rocking-chair, I wanted to challenge our usual way of furnishing the living room, with a sofa facing the TV. Today’s families are often alone ......read more
The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh Thinking
Dubai, February 8, 2017: Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they prepare their food. Social media is heavily populated with healthy eating topics such as juice detox smoothies, protein shakes, lean living, and insanity workouts.
Retaining maximum nutrition is the thinking behind the design of Kenwood’s new juicers, PureJuice’s new range of slow press juicers and part of their Fresh Thinking campaign in advocacy for health and wellness. Not only will your 100% natural juice be healthier and will last for longer without separating ......read more
The most awaited festive season of the year is here as Zara Home reveals its 2016 Christmas collection. On Christmas unequaled joy is expected especially when it comes to home décor. This season’s collection is made up of Golden, Silver, White and Red themes, all created with great attention to detail aiming to please all tastes.
SVÄRTAN is a collection which is the result of a collaboration with the Swedish textile designer Martin Bergström and Indian fashion students. Using only black, white and shades of grey, SVÄRTAN invites us to explore a side of India that goes beyond the vivid colours usually associated with this striking country.
WELCOME TO ANOTHER INDIA
IKEA is launching SVÄRTAN – a collection which is the result of collaboration with Swedish textile designer Martin Bergström and Indian fashion students. Using only black, white and shades of grey, SVÄRTAN invites us to explore a side of India that goes beyond the vivid colours usually associated with this striking country.
PATTERNS INSPIRED FROM URBAN LANDSCAPES
Consisting of textiles, paper items, glassware, ceramics and metal objects, inspiration for ......read more
SÄLLSKAP is a collection inspired by the Scandinavian arts and crafts tradition and by the once groundbreaking idea of rooms designed for the whole family. It’s a collection of furniture, textiles and dinnerware that brings inspiration from the past into the present in the best way we could think of – by moving things forward.
ENJOY THE SEASON
Most of us tend to romanticize the holidays. But as they draw closer, the hustle and bustle sets in. Then before we know it, the season’s over and it’s almost like we never really got to enjoy it. So this year, you can do things differently. This year, IKEA is coming with a flat-pack of help.
From cookie baking to throwing parties.
Creating room for holiday feasts. Or finding foldable beds, when guests drop by. IKEA has everything this holidays. All under ......read more
Taim Al Falasi and Rawan Bin Hussain are First to Test Downy Unstopables scent booster before it arrives in the region
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016: Scent is a form of expression for each of us. It showcases a person’s individuality, and can bring an air of confidence to any person’s style. Bold and heavy-hitting, but also persistent fragrances, are what women in this region look for when it comes to making a long-lasting, olfactory impression. And, when it comes to laundry, there is no difference! We love infusing our clothes with a unique and long lasting freshness. And, to enhance the freshness of our clothes for a SCENT-sational experience, Downy has created Unstopables, a revolutionary scent booster delivering an art palette of scent that transforms the chore of laundry into a way for each person to make a long ......read more
Faster online grocery shopping adoption to accelerate e-commerce growth in MENA region
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016: With grocery shopping making deeper inroads into e-commerce globally, SOUQ.com, the largest retail and online marketplace platform in the region, is pleased to announce the launch of ‘SOUQ Superstore’ on its platform. SOUQ Superstore, an online hypermarket, is set to make monthly grocery shopping easier by providing household items at the most competitive pricing - helping consumers save money as well as eliminating the pain point of carrying heavy load of grocery purchases from supermarkets.
SOUQ Superstore offers a huge assortment of products within six sub-categories; Food & Grocery, Health & Beauty, Household Needs, Pet care, Nutrition & Supplement and Baby Care ......read more
Brand introduces Life@Home exhibition at Dubai Design Week
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2016: Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA - part of Al-Futtaim group of companies – commemorates 25 years since welcoming visitors to its first store in Karama, Dubai, UAE in 1991. Built on the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people, IKEA offers of a wide range of smart and functional home furnishing solutions at affordable prices for the many. The successful launch and enduring popularity of the brand has cemented IKEA’s place as one of the leading brands in the region’s home furnishing retail landscape.
Kicking off the 25 year celebrations, IKEA has unveiled its Life@Home exhibit at the Dubai Design Week, which focuses on the theme of yesterday, today and the new tomorrow. Vinod Jayan, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2016: Linen plays a starring role in the second part of Zara Home’s Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign. Its texture, colours, characteristics and superior quality make this fabric a must for decoration.
The new AW16 Linen Collection is presented in sculptor Xavier Corberó’s studio workshop. This space, with its lofty roofs, infinite arches and the rotundity of its materials, provides the ideal setting for the natural delicacy of linen fabrics.
Elegant and simple spaces decorated with textiles and objects that have an organic appearance and neutral colours.
A complete selection of furnishings can als obe found in the new Linen Collection, blending neutral tones and materials with a natural appearance.
Porcelain and minimalist clay details, glassware made from light glass and ......read more
In line with the significant growth opportunities, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the inaugural edition of Kitchen & Bath Abu Dhabi Exhibition from April 21 to 23, 2015.
Abu Dhabi – November 25, 2014: The import of kitchen and bathroom products in the UAE will exceed $ 30 billion by the end of this year, while the imports across the GCC is expected a double-digit ......read more
August 2014- Mamas and Papas have everything you need for your dream nursery. Make a statement with a distinct modern feel or create a cozy and calm traditional look for your newborn.
Venture out into an assortment of wood nurseries consisting of a set including a cot, wardrobe and dresser. An extra bonus is that all cot beds can easily be converted into toddler beds, which offers great value ......read more
Growth in construction sector driven by increased spending on infrastructure and real estate projects
Doha, May 08, 2014: As construction activity picks up in Qatar, Al-Futtaim Engineering’s Qatar operations part of Hamad and Mohamad Al Futtaim today opened an exclusive Roca showroom on the old Airport road.
The opening of the first Roca showroom follows increasing demand ......read more
Over the years, Tefal has introduced a wide range of innovative products that have had a significant effect on the eating habits of people, particularly in the Arab world, educating people about healthy eating habits.
As the obesity epidemic continues to spread throughout the world, according to a research by BioMed Central Public Health that revealed that the majority of countries in the Gulf ......read more
Five-Year Strategy Plan and Increasing Sales Encourages Opening of Additional Showrooms
Dubai, January 21, 2014: Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design, has announced the opening of its Kitchen & Bath Gallery in Dubai - Kohler's one and only signature showroom and its largest in the GCC. The opening of the new showroom comes as part of Kohler's five-year strategy, ......read more