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.
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%.
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
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
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-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
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
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
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.
“With the ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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’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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Nearly AED 20,000 of goodies were hand-gifted to customers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Dubai, 20th March, 2017: Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA - part of Al-Futtaim – marked International Day of Happiness this morning with a series of ‘Happiness Drops’ at Dubai Festival City as well as in-store at both its Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations.
Throughout the day IKEA chose shoppers at random and surprised them with nearly AED 20,000 of gifts to brighten their day. The activity was in recognition of the globally recognised day, designed by Action for Happiness that promotes wellbeing and progress through spreading happiness and was also in line with the Dubai Government’s drive to ensure a happy society for all its citizens.
According to new research*, practical gifts make people happier, so ......read more
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
Distinguished Yacht Manufacturer Introduces its Latest Oceangoing Nomad Yachts to Qatari Market
18March 2015: Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, amazedQatari guests with its latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, and its new and innovative yacht collection built for extended sea travel – Nomad Yachts –at an exclusive preview this morning of its ......read more
Leader in Technologies for Building and Heavy Civil Construction Emphasizes
Strategic Importance of GCC Economies in Global Construction Industry
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is expanding its operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region with the opening of a new office located in Dubai Internet City, known as ......read more
• New office development available to Doha market
• GATH building will improve quality of office stock in central Doha
• DTZ Appointed to lease new GATH tower
Doha, Qatar; 16 March 2015: DTZ Qatar today announced that it has been appointed to lease all of the available floors of office space in the newly developed GATH ......read more
UAE and Qatar Rank Third in World in Skyscraper Completion in Record Year of 2014: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’sincreasing number of skyscrapers can be protected from extreme wind loads by a new façade system launched by Hunter Douglas.
The UAE and Qatar ranked third globally for each completing four skyscrapers more than 200 ......read more
Developer Qatari Diar has reportedly won approval to progress with a major tourism project in Egypt.
According to local media, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence has approved the implementation of a $2.16 billion project in North and South Sinai which will include hotels, shopping malls and residential homes.
The project was earlier proposed by the country’s Tourism Development ......read more
Doha - Qatar-based MD Properties has won 'Best Real Estate Agency in Qatar' at the 2014-15 Arabian Property Awards in Dubai, held last month at the MadinatJumeirah Hotel and thus qualified in the Regional Awards representing Qatar, against the winners from the other participating countries in the region.
Arabian Property Awards is part of the long-established International Property ......read more
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 measures ......read more
In a step that reinforces its commitment to expanding its footprint within Qatar, AXA Insurance Gulf – one of the largest and the leading non-life international insurers in the region – has announced the opening of its first AXA Shop in the country.
The AXA Shop, situated on the Ground level of Qatar City Centre, marks the grand entry of AXA in Qatar. AXA currently operates a ......read more
Katara Hospitality, the owner of Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, has announced the completion of the largest and fastest restoration in Qatar and GCC of the Doha Sheraton in a record time of 7 months.
The renovation includes all electro-mechanical works, and internal decoration for the whole hotel, including all the rooms, elevators, halls, gardens and infrastructures in ......read more
Qatar prominent construction company “URBACON” has called on the construction markets in GCC to imitate “The Big 5 Show in Dubai” which held from November 17 to 20 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
This year’s edition of Big 5, the international building and construction trade exhibition, hosted 33 Qatari companies among other MENA and World companies.
“It ......read more
New venue brings solutions closer to customers
Doha, Qatar 2 Nov. 2013: UNITED GULF ACCESS – one of the region's leading Heavy Equipment Rental and Sales solution provider, recently opened a new showroom in Type 5, Sayer, Barwa Commercial Avenue, Doha, in line with its expansion plan and overwhelming customer demand in the region.
The new Office/Showroom is particularly ......read more
7-8 November 2013 – Paris - France
Next November 7th and 8th, Hotel Scribe in Paris will host a Qatari delegation come to present the opportunities available to French businesses in the Doha metro project. QRail, the Qatar Development Bank, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Zones Company will be travelling there with all of the contractors involved in the project and ......read more
- Indian Ambassador to Qatar H.E Sanjiv Arora inaugurated the exhibition
- Exclusive show only privileges include free gold coins, holiday trips and discount worth 4 lakhs for on the spot bookings
Friday, 29th March 2013, Doha, Qatar...............“Indian Property Show” Doha opened today at La Cigale Hotel, Convention Center, Al Wajba Ballroom. The exhibition is the ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 30, 2013: Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation and Qatar's leading sustainable developer, will showcase a number of career opportunities in a variety of business units and disciplines at the Qatar Career Fair 2013.
Held under the patronage of His Highness, The Heir Apparent, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the fair runs from April 1-6, 2013 at the Qatar ......read more
Global travelers looking for respite from the cold need look no more! The winter season in Qataroffers mild temperatures that are perfect for exploring the outdoors, and there is no better escape than The Ritz-Carlton,Doha.
Guests can choose from one of 374 rooms and suites with breath-taking views of the expansive desert landscape to the North or an ever-evolving city skyline to the ......read more
Wide Range of Restaurants Provide Seasonal Delights
DOHA, Qatar - December 16, 2012 – Enjoy the festive cheer and ring in the New Year at Hilton Doha this jolly season. Guests can savour a variety of traditional and modern delicacies while soaking up the unique jovial atmosphere at each of the restaurants. With unique experiences that will satisfy everyone, this year's celebrations ......read more
January 2013 Promotions at Hilton Doha
Mawasem- Theme Nights
SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA. THURSDAY NIGHTS AT MAWASEM
Introducing Seafood Thursdays at Mawasem, Hilton Doha. Book a table and start your weekend with an extravagant selection of fresh seafood favorites every Thursday.
QR 225 per person including unlimited soft drinks
For reservations, please call +974 4423 3333
Offer is ......read more
Ezdan Al Gharafa Mall is all set to open in September 2012
DOHA 13 February 2012: Ezdan Real Estate Company, an established brand in the real estate industry in Qatar with numerous residential complexes, hotels and administrative buildings showcasing its nationalistic passions, has added another jewel in its crown by upcoming Ezdan mall at Al Gharafa.
The mall is a part of Ezdan's ......read more