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Make Way for the Back to School Season With Gumball and Doha Festival City

Doha, Qatar, 30 August 2018:   Exploring the exciting world of Cartoon Network’s “The Amazing World of Gumball”, Doha Festival City’s partnership with one of the most popular kids channels introduces the chance for children to enjoy an entire range of fun-filled activities with the main characters of the iconic show. It brings families and loved ones together, in celebration of the back to school season, from 1 September until 14 September.    Located at the Centre Court, First Floor, Gumball fans will be able to enjoy the unique activity zone, where children will be able to carousal around numerous activations which will include an interactive gaming station, a dodge ball game, blind folded games, photo opportunities with their favourite Gumball characters and an arts & crafts ......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

Al Meera Announces the Opening of its 50th Branch Leabaib 1

Doha-Qatar – May 02, 2018:   As part of the ambitious expansion strategy to reach all regions of the country, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company)Q.S.C.( announced the opening of its latest branch, Leabaib 1. The opening of the new shopping center comes in the framework of Al Meera’s ethos of being the ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’, in terms of providing the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates. This aligns with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and supports the urban and population boom that Qatar is witnessing.  The branch opening was inaugurated in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Al Meera Chairman, Dr. Saif Al Sowaidi, Al Meera Vice Chairman, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera Acting Chief Executive Officer and Eng. ......read more

Sealine Beach Resort wins the ‘Best Luxury Family Resort - Qatar' at the 2018 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards

Under the management of Murwab Hotel Group; Doha, Qatar – April 30, 2018:   Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has been named Qatar’s ‘Best Luxury Family Resort – Qatar at the Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards 2018. The awards were announced in the quarterly LUX magazine.  LUX magazine gives its readers a glimpse into the world of all things luxurious. It covers all aspects of high end lifestyle, including the finest, food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewelry, art and technology.  Commenting on winning the prestigious awards, Mr. Nawaf Ali Al Obaidly, General Manager at Sealine Beach Resort, said: “We would like to thank Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards 2018, for recognizing our contribution ......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

Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, celebrates 2017 renovation's journey

During a special gathering Doha, Qatar – 12 April 2018:   Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, Qatar’s first leisure destination, recently hosted a special gathering at the resort’s premises held to celebrate the resort’s main achievements in 2017 and to showcase the full-scale renovation and completely remodeled premium leisure destination for local and international tourists.  The distinguished guests, media members, staff and management, were taken on an extensive tour of the premises, where they were introduced to a multitude of world-class recreational and entertainment venues; and had a firsthand experience of the resort’s signature hospitality services.  During their tour, guests were chaperoned through Sealine luxury resort’s latest extension which hosts 18 additional ......read more

Al Meera announces the opening of a new branch in Aba Al Heran

Marking the launch of the Company’s 2nd store in 2018 Doha-Qatar –12 April 2018:   In pursuing its strategic plan to bring to reality Al-Meera’s  unique retail experience to all areas of Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) continues its ambitious expansion by announcing the opening of its 49th store, in Aba Al Heran, Qatar. The opening took place in the presence of Mr Raed Al Khalaf Chairman and Managing Director at Al Raed Trading Co, Dr Mohammed Khalifa Al Kubaisi, Head of Training and Management Development in The Awqaf Ministry and Qatar TV presenter Hassan al Saai alongside Deputy CEO of Al Meera, Mr. Salah Ahmed Al-Hammadi, and a number of executives. Measuring 2534.12 m2, the shopping center is designed to cater to the family shopping experience. It adheres to world-class ......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

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

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

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara redefines business meetings experience

Doha - Qatar, March 04, 2018:  Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara announces the reestablishing the all-inclusive business meetings packages at the iconic island resort. The new all-inclusive food and beverage package for meetings of minimum 10 delegates can be set up either for a half-day or a full-day. The packages are designed in recognition of the growing importance of taking time between meetings to unwind and thereby enhance the meeting experience for delegates. At Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, delegates can soak in breathtaking views of the azure blue waters, enjoy a game of bowling as well as two-way luxury boat transfers. Meeting organisers can now book the package at the resort, which includes use of the meeting room at no additional cost.  The meeting rooms are equipped with internet access (Wi-Fi), ......read more

Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design

The UAE’s largest department store bursts onto the top ten list of the World Retail Awards   Dubai — February 14, 2018 —   Robinsons, the largest department store in the UAE, has been on the finalists list for the World Retail Awards and was recognized for the 2018’s Outstanding Store Design for stores larger than 1200sqm. For the last ten years, the World Retail Awards have recognized the highest standards of excellence in store design, as well as the very best retailers and retail initiatives across a range of categories.   The Robinsons story began on 25 February 1858, when John Spicer and Philip Robinson founded Spicer and Robinson in Singapore. Since then, Robinsons’ pioneering spirit has kept them at the forefront of Asian retail. In 2008, the Al-Futtaim Retail Group ......read more

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

Find gifts for him, her, kids and even your beloved pets effortlessly on SOUQ   8th February, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  On what’s considered as the most romantic time of the year, the love smitten couples can think of only one thing “where can I get the perfect present for the love of my life?” If you are running out of ideas and time with your busy schedules, your best solution is here at SOUQ.com, where lovers can avoid the hassle of gift hunting and buy your beloved a gift to cherish. Whether your loved one is your better half, your pet or even your kids, SOUQ has unveiled a huge assortment of gifts for all of them! From gorgeous flowers, scrumptious chocolates, cuddly soft toys and jewelry for your lady love to fashionable clothes, grooming sets and gadgets for your handsome gent to ......read more

Sealine Beach wins the ‘Luxury Ocean View Resort - Qatar' and the world's ‘Luxury Beach Villa' awards at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Under the management of Murwab Group Hotels Doha, Qatar – January 22, 2018:  Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has been named Qatar’s ‘Luxury Ocean View Resort’ as well as claiming the global ‘Luxury Beach Villa’ title at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA). Sealine Beach took home the two coveted titles during this year’s WLHA grand gala ceremony, recently held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Commenting on winning the prestigious awards, Mr. Nawaf Ali Al Obaidly, General Manager at Sealine Beach Resort, said: “We are delighted to be recognized with not one, but two sought-after titles that represent the culmination of our successful efforts and innovation throughout the year to redefine five-star resort living in Qatar. I would ......read more

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

SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year’s event With one million deals on offer, total number of items sold more than doubled compared to last year’s event 18 items sold per second during highest traffic time Products from over 16,000 fashion, beauty, electronics, grocery and other brands were on sale Over 70% of customers shopped through mobile devices across the region Almost half of customers paid using electronic payment methods 29th November, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com today announced that the number of items sold during White Friday 2017 more than doubled compared to last year - making it the biggest shopping event in SOUQ history. An unprecedented one million deals were on offer during the event, and 18 items were sold per second during ......read more

SOUQ ramps up operations ahead of White Friday Sale

Shoppers can snap up deals on a whopping five million products that will match the lowest prices in the region SOUQ further boosts operational excellence ahead of White Friday sale to create a superior customer shopping experience Targeted investment into expansion of Fulfillment Centers to gear up for increased demand Growth in number of staff and additional pickup points to meet high volume of orders Roll out of credit card payment on delivery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 20th November, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E:  SOUQ.com, the online retail and marketplace in the Middle East, has integrated some of parent company Amazon's (AMZN) processes and systems to further strengthen its robust delivery operations ahead of White Friday, its biggest online shopping event in the region. SOUQ's annual White Friday sale is ......read more

Al Meera opens new community shopping center in Umm Garn

Marking the launch of the Company’s 6th store in 2017 Doha-Qatar – 15 November 2017:  In the framework of its ongoing efforts to bring its trademark shopping experience to the residents of all areas across the country, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) officially opened the doors of its new shopping center in Umm Garn to consumers on the 14th of November. The opening took place in presence of Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Salah Al Hammadi Al Meera Deputy CEO, as well as Mr. Mubarak Al-Kuwari, Director of Al-Da'ayeen Municipality, and Mr. Mishal Al-Nuaimi, Member of the Municipal Council of the Eighteenth Circuit besides other Directors from the Company's departments. The 2453 m2 shopping center is designed with the needs of the local customer in mind, allowing ......read more

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

SOUQ’s biggest online sale to run an unprecedented 500,000 deals on 16,000 brands for shoppers in the GCC and Egypt from 22 to 25 November 50 times more deals on offer than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and much more SOUQ adds massive new line up of leading labels on offer for White Friday Sale  14 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  SOUQ.com has announced the return of its biggest online shopping event, the annual “White Friday Sale”, with 500,000 deals across the region on more than 16,000 brands, from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November 2017. In its fourth year running, shoppers across the GCC and Egypt can snap up deals of up to 70 percent off on all product categories on SOUQ's website and mobile app, including mobiles, TVs, ......read more

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

20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep.  Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much more at incredibly affordable prices.  Catering to multifaceted needs of parents and kids, SOUQ.com’s ‘Back to School’ collection features the latest assortment of products and trendy characters including Disney Cars 3, ......read more

Cheval To Open in Qatar

Cheval West Bay ApartHotel Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval Residences has announced it will be opening luxury serviced apartments in Doha Qatar in 2020, following an agreement signed between Cheval Residences and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC). Mohammed S Almarzooqi group managing director for Cheval Property Management Ltd and Cheval Residences Ltd said: “We are delighted to confirm Cheval West Bay ApartHotel Doha will be a flagship development for us; our first property outside London and a milestone in our company vision to build a strategic portfolio to suit the demands of our affluent well-travelled guests. We are honoured to be working with QIMC and look forward to supporting the Qatari strategy of building business and leisure tourism to Qatar.” CEO of QIMC, Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari ......read more

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

Hospitality firm secures its third project in the country in just two years as agreement to manage Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore is finalised Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its footprint in Pakistan after finalising an agreement to operate its third property in the country. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, part of a new mixed-used development the government has earmarked as the city’s new commercial hub. Set to be one of the tallest buildings in Pakistan when it opens in 2021, the property will be the focal point of the high-profile Finance and Trade Centre project in Johar Town, an up-and-coming district earmarked for significant ......read more

Project Qatar gears up for 14th edition as construction sector poises for major boom

Qatar- April 19, 2017- Qatar continues to be the fastest-growing construction market in the Arab Gulf region, with the sector expected to account for 45 per cent of the country’s investments between 2015 and 2018. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector hit 5.6 per cent in 2016 with the construction industry as the largest contributor. In line with Qatar Vision 2030, the country has earmarked QAR 46 billion in investments for 2017 and industry analysts predict the market to peak within the first half of the year. Under the auspices of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Qatar, Project Qatar is set to welcome exhibitors from several countries at the 14th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, ......read more

French Construction Industry To be Discovered at PROJECT QATAR 2017

May 8 - 11, 2017 - Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC) Offer focused on  environmental-friendly buildings, energy efficiency, smart buildings and home automation 8 select companies Doha, April 18th  2017 - The French companies exhibiting at the Project Qatar from 8 to 11 May 2017, will be focusing on quality and reliability. The French Pavilion organized by Business France, national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will introduce innovative products & technologies to local construction professionals in Doha. The French pavilion will focus on sustainable and environmental-friendly buildings, energy efficiency and timber constructions but also smart buildings and home automation to reinforce partnerships with existing projects and develop new joint-ventures ......read more

Centrepoint Pilot ‘Store of The Future' opens its doors at Doha Festival City

Dubai, 10th April, 2017:  Centrepoint, Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, heralds the future of its retail stores with the opening of its re-designed concept format at Doha Festival City. The new store opened amidst high anticipation from customers on 5th April, 2017. It is one of the cornerstones of the shopping mall with a retail space of 58,092 sq. ft. split on 2 levels making it the fourth-largest retail offering in Doha Festival City.  The flagship store houses a Café, Kids’ Entertainment area, and customer-centric shopping environment, where the future-focused retailer has striven to enhance the digital experience at its store for the visually-driven millennials and younger families that it is increasingly catering to. Interactive tablets are placed throughout the store prompt customers on star ......read more

Thousands join in Doha Festival City's opening day celebrations

As the Mall opens its doors with a celebratory bang, the Mall promises even more entertainment and surprises are yet to come!  Doha, 6th April 2017: Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, managed and operated by Al-Futtaim, opened its doors to the public yesterday, 5th April 2017. Thousands of visitors flocked to the new Mall from 10am to be amongst the first to shop, dine and be entertained. With something for everyone, visitors enjoyed the country’s biggest Marks & Spencer, the market’s first West Elm, the much anticipated Muji and the new flagship stores from H&M and Centerpoint. Over the next few weeks visitors will also be able to enjoy brands including the first VOX Cinemas in Qatar and the world’s largest Monoprix Hypermarket amongst many ......read more

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Excitement grows as Mall of Qatar enters the last 100 days before launch…

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Dubai Properties Launches Bellevue Tower 2…

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The JBR Dome offers Dubai a chance to enjoy the UEFA's Euro 2016 football fever like never before…

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Mall of Qatar rolls out red carpet for retailers ahead of launch…

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Sustainable Growth Highlighted at Qatar Foundation's Annual Research Conference…

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

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

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HamacLand Found A Breathtaking Retreat At Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara…

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KSA emerges as Middle East's largest construction market…

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

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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

2nd Annual Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar Conference…

Building on the highly successful launch of Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar in October 2014, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to present the 2nd Future Landscape and Public Realm Qatar which will take place 26 – 27 October, 2015. Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar 2015 will provide an opportunity for landscape and design professionals, urban planners, urban ......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

Mall of Qatar sponsors London West End entertainment at the prestigious Retail Leisure ...…

Doha, Qatar 31 May 2015:  Mall of Qatar is sponsoring the London West End Show entertainment at the prestigious Retail Leisure International (RLI) Global Awards when RLI, the world’s only global retail and leisure magazine, plays host to retail and leisure developments and operators from across the world to celebrate their success.  In its tenth anniversary year, RLI is bringing ......read more

Alfardan Properties was Granted the ‘Luxury Residential Real Estate of Qatar Award' at Luxury ...…

May 23, 2015: Alfardan Properties, Qatar’s leading luxury lifestyle solutions provider, was announced as the winner of the ‘Luxury Residential Real Estate of Qatar Award’ during the 2015 Luxury Lifestyle Awards held recently at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dubai. The annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards is an international awards ceremony which honors companies and brands in the ......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

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

Chestertons will launch ‘Clipper Wharf' by St George at the landmark new development, London Dock, ...…

Dubai, UAE, May 10th, 2015:  Chestertons, an international property agency established in 1805, will be unveiling a portfolio of luxury mixed-use London developments by St George, a part of the Berkeley Group. Chestertons will be at the Cityscape Qatar exhibition at the Doha Exhibition Center from May 11th to 13th to address the needs of investors from Qatar.  As per a 2014 Chestertons ......read more

Chestertons will launch ‘Clipper Wharf’ by St George at the landmark new development, London Dock, during Cityscape Qatar Dubai, UAE, May 10th, 2015:  Chestertons, an international property agency established in 1805, will be unveiling a portfolio of luxury mixed-use London developments by St George, a part of the Berkeley Group. Chestertons will be at the Cityscape Qatar ......read more

Build-A-Bear Workshop opens in Arabian Center!…

Build-A-Bear Workshop® opens its first community mall store at Arabian Centre Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the world’s only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience, opened its doors to its newest location in the Gulf Region on 5th of May at The Arabian Center Shopping Mall, a Mirdif - based mall managed by The LALSs Group ......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

Ezdan Holding Group partners with Grand Mall Dubai…

Press Conference announces the opening of Al Wukair Shopping Centre on October 2015 - Ezdan Shopping Malls’ management signs its first lease agreement with Grand Hypermarket for a new 4,700 sqm Hypermarket- At a press conference held at Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa, the General Manager of Ezdan Shopping Malls, Mr. Malik Qaiser announced that the opening date of Al Wukair Shopping ......read more

MSE Doha 2015, Project Qatar - US$1.20 b total bilateral trade between Malaysia and Qatar in 2014…

Continuing bringing competitive excellence to the promising State of Qatar, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the national trade promotion agency of Malaysia is organising its flagship of Malaysia Services Exhibition (MSE) which will be held in conjunction with Project Qatar 2015, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 May 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Centre ......read more

Karcher to exhibit industrial cleaning products at Project Qatar…

Heavy equipment machines take on the toughest cleaning challenges in the construction sector (Qatar, 30 April 2015) – Karcher Middle East will take part in this year’s Project Qatar, the 12th instalment of the International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from May 4 to 7, 2015. Karcher, the ......read more

Ideal Standard Showcases its portfolio in Qatar…

Unique, innovative new flushing technology reflects Ideal Standard’s commitment to delivering bathroom solutions marrying stunning form with exceptional function Qatar, Doha, April 2015: Ideal Standard, the World’s leading hygiene products and technology provider showcased its product portfolio that spans across Bathroom Experience, Services, Hygiene needs and new age Hygiene ......read more

New Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion to feature at Intersec 2016 as regional fire risk awareness ...…

Doha, Qatar: The recent fire that forced the evacuation of the prestigious Torch Tower in Dubai underlined the importance of fire control regulations and safe design in buildings in reducing damage to property and loss of lives. Prompt action on the part of the emergency services and adherence to safety codes laid down by civil authorities ensured that damages in this particular incident was ......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

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

French innovation is spotlighted in Hall 4 at Project Qatar 2015…

United Arab Emirates; April 2, 2015 - 22 French companies will be exhibiting their products and services in the Pavilion organised by BUSINESS FRANCE at the PROJECT QATAR show 4 – 7 May 2015. The pavilion, located in Hall 4, near the other national pavilions, will provide an excellent showcase. The high quality and reliability of the products exhibited are proof that, once again this year, ......read more

Significant pressure on residential and commercial real estate in Qatar…

Global real estate company DTZ has released its Q4 2014 market report for Qatar. Among many findings, DTZ’s research team uncovered significant pressure on the residential and commercial real estate markets as demand outstripped supply, creating inflationary pressures on prices in both sectors. Average freehold prices for apartments in Doha’s Pearl development were in the QAR14,000 ......read more

2015: The ideal time for real estate investment in Qatar…

Qatar has cemented its place as one of the leading emerging markets for property investors, with growth in the country’s real estate sector expected to continue on the back of strong economic fundamentals. This week, Qatar was ranked second in Bloomberg Markets’ fourth annual ranking of the most-promising emerging markets in which to invest. The ranking is based on a range of ......read more

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