UAE News

Zayed Sports City celebrates five years of expanding facilities and hosting international events in Abu Dhabi

18 May 2015

Venue set to host Mubadala World Tennis Championship and Women’s World Bowling Championship in 2015

Abu Dhabi, 18 May 2015: Zayed Sports City, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the United Arab Emirates, under the management of Abu Dhabi Entertainment Company (ADEC), and part of the real estate and infrastructure portfolio of Mubadala Development Company, is celebrating five successful years of expanding facilities and delivering international events to Abu Dhabi.

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Russia comes alive at Taste of WAFI through the Yarmarka a la Russ!

18 May 2015

Traditional Soviet era life explored through a vivid spectrum of food, music, literature and crafts

The sights, sounds, smells and taste of traditional Russia come alive at WAFI Mall this May as the Yarmarka a la Russ recreates times gone by in a celebration of Russian flair on the last three Saturdays of May 2015 – falling on the 16th, 23rd and 30th of the month. 

Yarmarka a la Russ captures the essence of a Russian fair, and recreates scenes from the Soviet era. At the same... Read More

Dubai Properties says Arabella Townhouses sell out on launch day

18 May 2015

The developer has now launched additional units for sale within the project, which is located in its Mudon community in Dubailand.

Dubai Properties announced that it has sold out all the units of its Arabella Townhouses project that were launched on sale on Friday, May 15, in the emirate.

People queued up for the launch, a statement said, with sales conducted on a first-come first-serve basis. The townhouses are located within the developer’s Mudon community in Dubailand.... Read More

Majid Al Futtaim to invest Dhs1bn in VOX Cinemas until 2020

18 May 2015

The funds are aimed at helping VOX attract a further 50 million customers over the next five years.

Dubai-based retailer Majid Al Futtaim has announced that its cinema arm will invest Dhs1 billion into its VOX Cinemas business over the next five years, up from an earlier planned investment of Dhs750 million.

The funds will facilitate the ongoing refurbishment of existing cinemas, while also helping the company open new locations in existing and new MENA markets, a statement... Read More

Dubai Water Canal project 33% complete, new diversions announced

18 May 2015

The Roads and Transport Authority has opened phase II of the main traffic diversion works on Al Wasl Road.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that 33 per cent of the construction on its Dhs2 billion water canal project has been completed, and that the project is proceeding on schedule.

The RTA has now opened phase II of the main traffic diversion works on Al Wasl Road near Safa Park, to make room for building new bridges in the area, it said in a... Read More

Dubai Week in China closes in Beijing

17 May 2015

Dubai Week in China come to a close on Friday night with an evening celebrating the emirate’s rich cultural heritage, as well as China and Dubai’s shared passion for food and art.

The largest event to be staged in China showcasing Dubai was attended by more than 15,000 visitors, from government officials, business and thought leaders to members of the general public.

An interactive digital and multi-sensory exhibition — combined with themed evening events, along with meetings... Read More

Dubai Tourism Rallies the VFR Market Through  #MyDubai Hotel Edition

Dubai Tourism Rallies the VFR Market Through #MyDubai Hotel Edition

17 May 2015

Families of employees at 11 leading Dubai hotels are experiencing a trip of a lifetime to the Emirate

Dubai, UAE; 17 May 2015: Dubai Tourism is uniting families across the globe and demonstrating the importance of the Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) market to the Emirate.

Part of the wider #MyDubai initiative, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) ran an exclusive hotel competition in 2014. The... Read More

Smartworld Launches Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE

Smartworld Launches Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE

17 May 2015

The new offering leverages the virtualized capabilities of the Altitude uCI 8 platform to deliver Altitude's flagship contact center applications in a cloud-based service model

Dubai-based Focus Point Selects Smartworld Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions

Dubai, May 17, 2015 – Smartworld has selected Altitude Software to Launch the first Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE. Smartworld is a joint venture between Etisalat and Dubai... Read More

DIFC welcomes Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister

17 May 2015

Massimov and a high-profile business delegation came to the centre in a bid to boost bilateral trade

May 16, 2015

Dubai: Eisa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre, welcomed Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and a high-profile business delegation to the centre in a bid to boost bilateral trade between the UAE and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan’s visit came as part of the country’s efforts to gain best practices in... Read More

Nakheel signs deal with Landmark Group for 25 outlets in Al Khail Avenue

17 May 2015

Construction on the Al Khail Avenue mall will begin this year, with expected opening in 2018.

Dubai-based developer Nakheel announced that it has signed a deal with retailer Landmark Group to open 25 outlets in its upcoming mall, Al Khail Avenue.

The new stores will include some of Landmark’s popular brands – Home Centre, Centrepoint, Emax, New Look, Reiss, Fun City, Shoexpress, SportsOne and Candelite, a statement said.

The outlets will occupy over 220,000 square feet... Read More