Monday 5 December 2016

Abu Dhabi shopping mall plans $816m expansion

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, a leading shopping destination in the UAE capital, has announced a Dh3 billion ($816 million) expansion plan which will see 120,000 sq m space being added to the retail facility in two years. With UPC approvals well underway, the mall, which is owned by the


Over 55pc international brands set up shop in Mideast

The Middle East is becoming the global retail growth hotspot and shaping up the future of online retail with over 55 per cent international fashion brands setting up shop here for a customer base that is increasingly online, according to a recent study. The region has turned a st


Huawei P9 smartphone sales hit 9 million

Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker and powerhouse technology giant, had sold six million Huawei P9 phones in September and went on to sell another three million in the two months to follow. To mark the event, Huawei hosted a celebration in Shenzhen, China wi


Harper’s Bazaar Cafe opens at City Walk Dubai

UAE-based Marka, a premier retail operator targeting the mid-to-high-range and luxury segments, has announced the launch of the second Harper’s Bazaar Café in City Walk - Dubai. The new outlet will offer the very latest in elegant design, fashion and cuisine, said a


Arabic-style jewellery to dazzle at Dubai expo

As the UAE buzzes with festive atmosphere following its 45th National Day celebration, prominent Dubai-based jewellers are preparing to showcase extraordinary collections paying tribute to Arabic culture and the country’s core values at Dubai International Jewellery Week. T

More… nets record sale at White Friday, a major online retail and marketplace platform in the Middle East, said this year's White Friday was a record-breaking milestone in the region's e-commerce sector with 1.2 million items sold between November 23 and 26 across the GCC and Egypt. More than 1,500 of


Saudi group buys McDonald's Singapore, Malaysian franchise

Saudi Arabia's Lionhorn Private Limited has bought the franchise rights for all the McDonald's restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia as part of its global expansion strategy. Lionhorn, led by Sheikh Fahd and Abdulrahman Alireza, boasts more than 20 years of experience as


HMD Global to offer Nokia branded phones

Finnish company HMD Global Oy will bring a new generation of mobile phones to consumers, with the first smartphone products set to be launched in the first half of 2017, alongside the existing Nokia branded feature phone business. The launch of HMD comes just six months after the


UAE firm buys equity in Asian cuisine specialist

Dubai-based management consultancy UAE Business Solutions said it has acquired a major equity in Royal Kebab Restaurant, an Asian cuisine specialist, to support its F&B (food and beverages) expansion strategy. The first acquisition for the company, the asset is a strategic mo


AFGRE to operate $1.78bn Doha Festival City

Qatar-based Bawabat Al Shamal Real Estate Company (Basrec) has signed up Al Futtaim Group Real Estate as the manager and operator of its ambitious QR6.5-billion ($1.78 billion) Doha Festival City. Set to open its doors in February next year, Doha Festival City celebrates the best

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