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Welcome to our July 2018 Newsletter

1. Additional RECon MENA Keynote Speaker Confirmed – Hear Kate Ancketill on Tuesday, 30th October at 10:30 am to talk about the current retail overview, trends and recent findings. Kate is one of the world’s top trend forecasters in relation to customer expectations, retail innovations and technology providing confidence in decision making. Kate worked for Amnesty International for seven years, in research and policy writing, before joining GDR, where she reoriented the company’s work towards research into innovation in design, experiential marketing, technology, new media, packaging and service within the brand, retail and hospitality sectors, tapping into an extensive network of thousands of the world’s most inspirational designers, architects, technologists, academics and strategists for source material.

2. A New Fresh Look for RECon MENA Landing Page: We trust you will enjoy the new format which is evolving and packed with information and impressive functionalities making it easier to navigate the platform. We look forward to the valuable input of our members when you begin viewing the new website. Visit RECon website.

3. The new issue of The Retail People Magazine is out! As we head for August, we are pleased to announce the release of the third quarter issue of the magazine themed Retail Digital Transformation. With the rise of e-commerce over the past 15 years, the retail industry has witnessed a rapid transformation. Mr. Daniel Parry, Managing Director & General Counsel from Gulf Related is featured on this issue and speaks about The Experience Evolution that creates Next-Generation Retail Destinations. Grab your copies now! View online version.

4. Abdullah Al Othaim Investment Co. signs up as Silver sponsor for Souks to Malls - Retail Entertainment in the Gulf: Abdullah Othaim Real Estate Investment and Development is one of the leading companies in the field of creation, management and operation of large commercial complexes, and owns series complexes (Othaim Mall) in the Kingdom, which is a qualitative addition to the supermarket giant system.

5. Save the Date – Abu Dhabi Spring Board Networking Event. Deerfields Mall will be hosting the MECSC Spring Board Networking Event on the 5th of December 2018 at the Bursa Kebap Evi Restaurant in Deerfields Mall Abu Dhabi, UAE. Register Now.

6. A huge thank you to all our 2018 RECon MENA Sponsors:  PLATINUM: Arabian Oud , CELS Events, Afkar Lighting; GOLD: Dalma Mall , UAPM Line Investments & Property LLC Gulf Related SILVER: Oud Elite, V-CountKinan , Retail Emotions, Al Hokair GroupBRONZE: Yardi, Blachere Illumination, Shurooq, JLL. Please contact Lea Venezuela ( lea@mecsc.org ) / +971 4 359 7909 for further information or clarifications.

7. Share News or articles on MECSC monthly newsletter! If you wish to include news or articles about your organization on our Monthly Newsletter, please email Ian at connect@mecsc.org. We aim to circulate the Newsletter on the last week of each month - please submit before the 23rd of the month to ensure that it is included, otherwise it will be posted on the issue.

8. The MECSC is currently active in Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you haven’t followed us on the social media platforms, please jump in and check the latest happenings in the industry. We truly appreciate the time you as members invest in following our organization and the new members within the social media programs.

The role of the MECSC is to facilitate your business and to raise your personal profile in the retail industry. Our team is ready to assist your companies’ business growth and personal careers to flourish.  Successful business is all about successful relationships and we want to build these relationships with you, all you need to do is ask and participate.
~David Macadam
Chief Executive Officer

Membership at a Glance!

Featured Member

Our featured member for this month is VIC BAGERIA, Chief Visionary Officer of Xpandretail powered by Sávant Data System, an entrepreneurial business enabler, whose belief in prolonged education, self-development and clarity in vision has taken Xpandretail powered by Sàvant and partnered companies to new heights of rapid and continuous growth.

Vic has been associated with MECSC for over 10 years which has added to the trust value of Sávants services and solutions in the market, but also has confirmed that Sávant is the leading Retail Analytics platform today.

Apart from his established business ventures, he spends the better part of his time mentoring and working hand in hand with up and coming local entrepreneurs and startups. Having pursued his MBA, Vic, an avid learner and enthusiast about continued education, takes part in growth programmes which are conducted by universities such as London Business School, Harvard University, IIM and ISB.

Know more about Vic

The Retail People Magazine - 3rd Quarter Issue

 

RETAIL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Click here to read the full content

“Retail People Magazine is a well-read publication and helps connect like-minded people in our industry to constantly improve their careers and professional accomplishments.” – Phil McArthur, Founder and Managing Director of McARTHUR + COMPANY

At the MECSC and Retail People Magazine, we value our members and we continue to live within our vision and that is to help members raise their personal profile and facilitate their business. Founded in 2014 - The Retail People Magazine is the up-to-date source for news and updates in the Retail Industry. Our mission is to connect readers with the latest retail stories, interviews with experts, mall developments, project launches and updates from MENA’s diverse retail industry.

  • Read in over 45 Countries
  • Delivered to 10,000 + industry professionals
  • Available in printed and online version

As we pave the way for the 4th Quarter issue, we will be featuring a new segment in the magazine called “iCONQUER (‘Sleeves Up’)” Each one of us have a story that maps the path of our success which can be an inspiration for others. Inviting all of you to Share your SUCCESS story with US and be featured in the magazine. You can be the one to say - "My Choice. My Success. My Story."

For any advertising opportunities, promotion or press releases you need such as cover stories, editorial or advertorial, inserts and bound-in inserts, customized bookmark, featured mall, featured retail brand or service providers, please contact:

MARIZ MATOCDO, Marketing Officer
E: customercare@mecsc.org  / W: www.mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909  / D: +971 04 359 1852
M: +971 55 551 7605

The MECSC Directory 2018

How easy would it be if all the relevant retailers can be found in one document?
All the Shopping Malls? All Service Providers?
And while all of these are there, wouldn’t it be great to get exclusive articles from the most awarded retail professionals too?

The 2018 MECSC Directory

Testimonials

“The 2018 MECSC Directory is your complete guide to the Retail and Shopping Centre Industry, if you’re a stakeholder in this sector, this book is a must have for you.

– “Younus Al Mulla, Chairman MECSC”

“The MECSC is a great reference and resource tool for the industry. As a Global retailer, we also look at developments in existing and new markets to expand our business. The MECSC Directory provides us with the information required”

– “Ishwar Chugani, Managing Director Giordano ME FZE”

“Being a member of MECSC has a lot of benefits and one of the most important advantages is to have the MECSC Directory, which I consider as a bible for the industry in the region where it gives you access to the information of all Mall and Retailers, Service Providers in the region. If you are operating Retail in MENA, then you must have this book”

– “Kamel Shaban, General Manager CAPACITA”

MECSC is now accepting entries and submission of data for the next issue of 2019 MECSC Directory. Submit now to make sure your updates will be processed. Sponsorship and advertisement are also available. 

For any inquiries regarding the directory publication please contact:
JUSTIN ESPIRITU, Publishing and Database Manager

E: publishing@mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909  / D: +971 04 359 2046
M: +971 54 3208 359

Welcome our new Corporate Members

JLL joined us this month as a Gold Corporate Member and we have Benoy and Backlite as new Bronze Corporate Members. Expect to see more companies join MECSC as corporate members over the next few months.

We are extremely happy seeing an elevated level of involvement from our members by utilizing our newsletters and social media accounts in promoting their products and services.

The team is also working on some membership-engagement projects which you will learn more of within the next quarter. I am personally excited about these innovative ideas which I believe will be beneficial both to the council and to our members.

Join as Corporate Members now and enjoy these awesome benefits.

Become a Member now!     View who recently joined MECSC

Questions regarding membership?
JC GAYOMA, Membership Manager

E: membership@mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909  / D: +971 04 359 0686
M: +971 56 477 6536

MECSC Talent Hub

Employment Opportunities

MECSC Job Board can help facilitate your employment requirements whether you’re a student looking for an internship, a job seeker looking to post a resume or search for jobs, or an employer wanting to post a job or search for resumes. Should your company require job or internship placements, please reach out to us and we will be more than happy to assist you with your requirements.

LATEST JOB POSTINGS

POSITION COMPANY LOCATION LINK
Store Manager Tangent International United Arab Emirates Apply here
Finance Manager Jumeirah Group United Arab Emirates Apply here
Shopping Experience Group Leader IKEA Saudi Arabia Apply here
Sales Revenue Planner Mondelez International Egypt Apply here
General Manager Techmart Oman Apply here
Store Manager D - Kiehls Al Tayer Group Kuwait Apply here
Financial Analyst M.H. Alshaya Kuwait Apply here
Sales Associate - American Eagle M.H. Alshaya Jordan Apply here
Junior VM Displayer ABC sal Lebanon Apply here
 
Post Jobs     View Resumes

RECon Middle East & North Africa

Conference l Exhibition l MENA Awards l Deal-Making l Networking

October 28, 29 and 30 2018 l Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai, UAE

RECon Middle East & North Africa will provide all retail industry participants with a great opportunity to understand what they need to know now, and the future, to operate successful businesses. Whether shopping centre owners, management teams, retailers, service providers, or retail industry professionals, this event will provide you with the platform to facilitate your business and raise your profile in the retail industry locally, regionally, and globally. 
View Brochure 

Keynote Speaker David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed sales and marketing strategist who has spoken on all 7 continents and in 40 countries, including Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery events. Students in the past have requested for a wider scope of instructors who can relate directly to leasing markets today.

Register Now!

Call for Entries!!!
2018 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards
Deadline of Submission: 13 September 2018

Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards are designed to honour outstanding achievements in retail, marketing, NOI enhancement, design and development of retail properties and retail excellence. 
The MECSC Middle East and North Shopping Centre and Retailers Awards will be presented on 30 October at RECon Middle East and North Africa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Gold Winners of the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards will be automatically submitted for the ICSC Best-of-the-Best Global “VIVA” (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Awards.
View Awards Guidelines →

Submit an Entry

Exhibition and Deal Making Session

Showcase your products/services in the RECon MENA exhibition area featuring leading service providers, brands and shopping centres. 
View Floor Layout→

Deal Making is a platform that provides networking and right connection for decision makers in the Shopping Center Industry to make and nail those important deals. It is a gathering under one roof of developers, owners, leasing agents, retailers, franchise operators and product and service providers to do a year’s worth of work in just 2 days of deal making activities.

As a Developer/Shopping Mall Owner, it is important that you already have a list of potential Retailers and Franchise Operators that you would like to meet at the event. Concurrently, as a Retailer/Franchise operator, a planned meeting with a Developer/Mall Owner should already be in placed prior to the event. 

We, at the MECSC, will be the bridge to connect you or help you get the right connection to get those deals done!!

For further inquiries please contact,
LEA VENEZUELA, Director

E: lea@mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909  / D: +971 04 359 2186
M: +971 56 708 9235

Spring Board Networking Events

The Spring Board Networking Event brings Retail Industry professionals together in an environment to facilitate business development, knowledge-sharing and networking. Middle East Council of Shopping Centres’ (MECSC) primary goal is to bring together regional leaders and professionals under one roof to network with key players in the retail sector and enable to meet and build relationships.

Spring Board Networking Event - Jordan

September 18, 2018 l Venue to be confirmed

Click here to register

Spring Board Networking Event - Kuwait

September 25, 2018 l Venue to be confirmed

Click here to register

Spring Board Networking Event - Oman

December 3, 2018 l Venue to be confirmed

Click here to register

Spring Board Networking Event - Abu Dhabi, UAE

December 5, 2018 l Venue to be confirmed

Click here to register

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Download packages or contact,
IAN BALDONANZA, Registration and Digital Content Executive
E: connect@mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909 ext. 16
M: +971 56 231 6965

MECSC Custom Education

Our team at MECSC are able to custom create education programs for you!

A large component of what our team does at the MECSC is to create unique opportunities for business development and career enhancement for our members and the retail industry at large. 

Custom Education - Education continues to be a primary focus within the MECSC.  Our leadership role in the retail industry makes the MECSC the first choice in curriculum development and delivery. Our team appreciates your support in sourcing new educational opportunities.  When your organization or affiliated companies consider retail industry training programs, please contact us as we would be pleased to assist you with your training needs.

For any inquiry please contact:

KHAYE COMANDA, Associate Director
E: khaye@mecsc.org
T: +971 04 359 7909  / D: +971 04 359 2107
M: +971 56 682 1634

More News... 

UAE's Al Futtaim plans new cinemas after signing JV deal

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UAE-based conglomerate Al-Futtaim and PVR Limited, the largest film exhibition company in India, have signed an agreement to explore opportunities for jointly developing a new cinema business in the MENA region.
July 10 l Arabian Business

Meraas launches diversified tourism projects in Hatta

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 July 2018: Meraas has today announced a series of major projects aimed at boosting the tourism sector in Hatta and advancing the social and economic development of the area.
July 10 l Zawya

Dubai’s newest concept store The Edit is an ode to life behind the high street 

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There’s no denying that the UAE’s large, beautifully designed, all-encompassing malls, which are occupied by high-end and high-street brands (and just about everything else in between), are still a big draw for shoppers.
July 8 l The National

Smart Cities, Expo 2020 Drive UAE’s 2018 IT Market to Dh20 Billion

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Smart Cities, connected mega-events such as Expo 2020 Dubai, and the growth of “intelligent enterprises”, will drive the UAE’s IT market to top AED 20 billion in 2018.
July 4 l Albawaba

Oman’s first retailtainment destination ‘Al Araimi Walk’ to open in September 2020

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RENOWNED for their quality lifestyle projects in the Sultanate - Al Raid Group has recently launched the nation’s first outlet mall and largest retailtainment destination – ‘Al Araimi Walk’ in Barka. 
July 3 l Saudi Gazette

 

Retailers Tesco, Carrefour to forge purchasing alliance

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European retail giants Tesco and Carrefour have announced a plan to form a joint purchasing alliance. The move is to increase their leverage with suppliers in a fiercely competitive supermarket sector.France’s Carrefour and Britain’s Tesco on Monday announced plans to form a global, long-term purchasing alliance in a bid to drastically reduce costs.
July 2 l Daily News Egypt

Industry Insights

 

JLL MENA's Real Estate Market Overview Q2 2018

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Members' Press Releases

 

City Grand Malls Company lays down the foundation stone of the largest mall in Palestine, Centro Mall

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Under the auspices of his highness, President Mahmoud Abbas, president of the state of Palestine, and with the presence of the Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al-Hamdallah, Centro mall was honored to lay down its foundation stone on Monday, 23rd of July.
Read more…

“Al Khuraiji” and “Jalloun”, Grand Prize Winners of the Two Jeep Cars

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Red Sea Mall launched the "Win the Key to Surprises" campaign, which started on 7th Ramadan and lasted until 25th Ramadan 1439H. It attracted thousands of visitors of the mall, who in exchange of their purchase bills took home gifts as part of the Redemption Initiative from Red Sea Mall during the holy month of Ramadan.
Read more…

Al Saadah City Mall
“Opening in December 2018” and “Now Leasing” in Al Saadah, Salalah (Sultanate of Oman).

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Al Saadah City Mall is perfectly located on As Sultan Taymur Street, in Al Saadah area opposite the New Al Shanfari Mosque.
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Semnox Partners with CardConnect to Offer Integrated Payment Processing

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A solution built to streamline and secure payment acceptance for family entertainment and leisure businesses.
Read more…

Mita Market – Melal Mall by Dina Group, Tehran – Iran

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Dina design team decided to, once again, astonish the market by creating a different retail environment. Using high end material and equipment alongside with innovative design done by our team has turned this place into a unique retail area in the city.
Read more…

Saudi Red Sea Mall to open 12 cinema halls end of 2018

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Work has begun on the completion of cinemas in many cities of the Kingdom, accordingly Red Sea Mall signed an agreement with “Vox”, a Majid Al Futtaim cinema operator to operate the cinema at the mall which will open end of 2018.
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Shopping Centre & Retail News

Daimler AG searches for new Kuwait distributor

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Daimler AG will end its 64-year relationship with its Kuwaiti distributor at the end of 2018 and is searching for a new partner in the Gulf country, the company has announced.
July 29 l Arabian Business

UAE, India sign deal to seek $20bn artificial intelligence benefits

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The UAE and India have signed a bilateral Artificial Intelligence Bridge agreement that seeks to create economic benefits worth $20 billion during the next decade.
July 28 l Arabian Business

Second phase of Souq Extra retail project set for mid-2019 launch

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The second phase of a Souq Extra retail centre in Dubai Silicon Oasis is set to be opened by mid-2019 following the launch of phase 1. ENBD REIT, the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, made the announcement as it opened phase 1 of the retail project.
July 26 l Arabian Business

Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East

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Dubai – Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East.
July 26 l Zawya

Abu Dhabi's $1bn Warner Bros theme park opens to the public today

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Abu Dhabi has opened its new $1 billion Warner Bros theme park to the public on Yas Island on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attractions on the island.
July 25 l Arabian Business

Dubai Holding, Emaar launch new ‘tech-driven’ mall, nearly double the size of Dubai Mall

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Mall's charging points can add up to 100km of range to electric vehicles per hour of charge and are reserved for zero- Dubai Holding, Emaar launch new ‘tech-driven’ mall, nearly double the size of Dubai Mall.
July 24 l Gulf Business

Dubai Festival City Mall adds first charging points for electric car

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Mall's charging points can add up to 100km of range to electric vehicles per hour of charge and are reserved for zero-emission electric Tesla cars. Dubai Festival City Mall has announced it has joined the initiative towards a greener UAE by installing new electric charging outlets to power zero-emission electric Tesla cars.
July 24 l Arabian Business

Fifth Danube home store open doors in Oman

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Oman: Leading home furnishing and improvement of Middle East, Danube Home has recently opened their fifth big box store at Salalah Oman with an investment of AED 40 Million. Present at the launch were Mr Rizwan Sajan Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group along with senior management of the Group.
July 24 l Zawya

Abu Dhabi stimulus package to boost real estate sector

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The $13.6 billion (AED 50 billion) economic stimulus package announced for Abu Dhabi earlier this year will help the emirate’s real estate sector by reducing costs for developers and promoting partnerships between the public and private sectors, according to a new report from consultants JLL.
July 23 l Arabian Business

Nakheel completes $16.3mn retail Pavilion at Dubai’s Badrah community

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Nakheel says it has completed a new Pavilion, a $16.3 million retail project comprising shops, cafes and amenities intended to serve more than 800 households at Nakheel’s Badrah and Veneto communities in Dubai.
July 22 l ME Construction News

Barcelo to manage two hotels in Morocco

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Spanish hotel chain Barcelo is expanding in Morocco and has signed an agreement to manage two hotels - the four-star Almohades Tangier and Almohades Agadir.
July 22 l Hotelier Middle East

First Smart Pharmacy Run by a Robot Opens in Saudi Arabia

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Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
July 22 l Albawaba

Marks & Spencer opens second stand-alone food shop in Dubai

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Marks & Spencer has opened a second stand-alone food store and M&S Café in the new Springs Souk between The Meadows and The Springs in Dubai. The food store sells ready-made meals, British foods, bakery items, and chilled and frozen foods (most Brits have an M&S food favourite). 
July 22 l The National

Nuzha Industrial Estate to give way to new park

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Jeddah — The Nuzha Industrial Estate will be vacated to make way for the Basmat Jeddah Park project on the southern side of the new airport.
July 21 l Saudi Gazette

The Middle East’s largest Chinatown to be built in Dubai

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It will be located at the centre of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega development. Property developer Emaar has announced plans to build what will become the Middle East’s largest Chinatown in Dubai. Located in the mega development Dubai Creek Harbour, the new retail district will occupy a central location within the currently under-construction project.
July 19 l What's On

LuLu opens 150th Hypermarket

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RIYADH — The Lulu Group has crossed a major milestone as the leading retailer in the region by opening 150th Hypermarket in Riyadh.
July 19 l Saudi Gazette

Chinese retail eyes expansion in the UAE

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Chinese brands and shopping destinations hope to expand their presence in the UAE and elsewhere in the region to current underserved areas, according to John Fekete, regional director – head of consulting services at JLL.
July 19 l Arabian Business

DDF hits $1bn in H1 2018; on track for $2bn by year-end

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Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has reported a +10% sales increase for the first half of the year with turnover reaching $1bn. According to the retailer, this puts it on track to reach $2bn by the end of the year.
July 19 l TR Business

DP World to build trading hub for China’s Belt and Road

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DP World has penned a deal with Zhejiang China Commodities City Group to build a trading hub in Jebil Ali for the Asian superpower's trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.
July 19 l Construction Week

Dubai-based Jumeirah Group to have destination restaurant at every hotel

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As part of the new strategy unveiled by Jumeirah Group CEO José Silva, the Dubai-based hospitality firm will launch new restaurant concepts and refresh existing outlets.
July 18 l Hotelier Middle East

Future of retail promises tailored experience

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The future trends of shopping all come down to one thing: a customized experience. E-commerce in Saudi Arabia is growing and is estimated to increase from $7.7 million in 2017 to $10.9 million by 2020, according to Statista. However, the future of retail does not mean the disappearance of stores. Several experiences around the world have come up with innovative concepts to consumers.
July 17 l Saudi Gazette

VOX Cinemas to open first Jeddah multiplex by year-end

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JEDDAH — Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas on Monday announced it will open the first multiplex in Jeddah at Red Sea Mall by December. The announcement by Dubai-based company marks a major milestone for it as it begins to deliver on its goal of bringing entertainment to cities across the Kingdom.
July 16 l Saudi Gazette

Egypt’s residential market sees shift from secondary to primary sales in Cairo: JLL

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Cairo’s real estate market has witnessed an ongoing uplift in performance across most sectors with the residential sector, in particular benefiting from increased sale prices in 2018, according to JLL’s latest market report.
July 16 l Daily News Egypt

Nakheel welcomes RTA’s opening of $55mn first phase of International City road scheme

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Master developer Nakheel says it “welcomes the RTA’s opening of the first phase” of a $109 million roads scheme at International City. The project phase was funded by the developer with traffic studies by Nakheel show that more than 182,000 vehicles currently move in and out of the area every day and is expected to increase as expansions at International City and Dragon Mart continue.
July 15 l Me Construction News

Aldar making headway with projects on Yas, Saadiyat & Reem Islands

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Aldar Properties PJSC (Aldar) today provided its latest quarterly update on its projects under development across key destinations in Abu Dhabi. On Yas Island, Aldar has begun the handover process for the first 300 homes West Yas, the island’s first villa community. The community retail plaza, which includes the first Spinneys supermarket on Yas Island, is now open.
July 15 l Emirates 24/7

Nakheel assesses construction proposals for Dragon City residential towers

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Master developer Nakheel is assessing 11 proposals, with the lowest bid at just under AED650 million, for the construction of Dragon Towers, its twin-building residential complex at the rapidly-expanding Dragon City community in Dubai.
July 15 l Zawya

Expo 2020 Dubai to open tender process for retailer operators

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Expo 2020 Dubai will open the online tender process to become an official retail operator for the highly anticipated event on Tuesday July 17, Expo organisers announced on Sunday. According to Expo officials, over 5,000 types of official licensed products are due to be sold across more than 5,000 square-metres of retail space, as well as by authorised outlets around the UAE and online.
July 15 l Arabian Business

UAE's Jalboot to provide water transport for Maldives destination

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Jalboot signs deal to provide full spectrum water transport solution for Crossroads, which spans nine islands, boasting 1,300 rooms and a retail space of over 11,000 sqm
July 15 l Arabian Business

Abraaj-owned Java House eyes expansion out of Kenya heartland

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An Abraaj Holdings-owned chain of Kenyan coffee shops is shrugging off its parent’s funding woes to plot an expansion out of East Africa and possibly as far as China.
July 12 l Arabian Business

 

DIFC Grand Mosque’ to open in Gate Avenue by 2019

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Gate Avenue, the new premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), is gearing up to bring its most-anticipated state-of-art mosque, which will be known as ‘DIFC Grand Mosque’, to the Centre’s existing urban infrastructure. The Mosque is scheduled to open in 2019.
July 12 l DIFC

UAE jewellery retailer invests $10m in Gulf shops expansion

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Jewellery retailer, Pure Gold Jewellers, has announced the opening of seven new concept stores in the UAE, Kuwait and Oman, representing an investment of more than $10 million.
July 11 l Arabian Business

 

 

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