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 “For UAE consumers, the personal fulfilment gained from a holiday or the special experience of attending a major sporting event creates the enriching moments.
October 2, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Overall regional spending on luxury experiences and goods is set to grow in the next 12 months

September 1, 2014

Expo Centre Sharjah saw a 25 percent rise in visitors for 2014 (File)
11:49 GMT

Expo Centre Sharjah is high in demand for events with a 25 percent rise in visitors for the first half of 2014.

The Starbucks program is currently available in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt (File/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Global coffee chain Starbucks launched a 'Branded Solutions' scheme, where businesses in the MENA region can supply quality coffee to the workplace.

Phase two of the expansion will include new retail stores spread across 100,000 square feet over two floors (File)
07:41 GMT

Organizers have launched the second phase of expansion for Dubai Festival City. The large-scale refurbishment program started in 2014.

The concert, to be held on Sunday 7th September, will be the first by a Gulf-based ensemble in the 120-year history of The BBC Proms, the world’s largest classical music festival.
05:55 GMT

A first by a gulf-based ensemble to perform at the BBC proms in London and Rome’s Santa Cecilia Hall

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Facebook’s MEA regional office in Dubai was a key highlight of their agenda in the emirate.
04:55 GMT
(press release)

Nouran Mahfouz’s astute understanding of the Egyptian market contributes towards the enhancement of DFRE’s annual festivals

The company responded to the campaigners by pointing out that the term “Turkish” is referred to the method of grinding the beans.
04:55 GMT

A group of Israelis on Facebook are calling on local supply chain Strauss to rename its brand of Turkish coffee, saying that the product should not be sold in Israel under a name that refers to Turkey.

August 31, 2014

John Hiraoka, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Epicor
14:00 GMT
(press release)

Epicor Software Corporation announced that its next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning solution is listed as a Champion and awarded Best Overall Value in the new Midmarket ERP Vendor Landscape published by Info-Tech Research Group.

Khaldoun Al Tabari, CEO and Vice-Chairman of DSI
13:34 GMT
(press release)

Omniyat and Drake & Scull International have entered into a partnership to build a landmark project strategically located at the entrance of the Palm Jumeirah.

August 28, 2014

OSN 66th Emmy Winning Shows 2
10:53 GMT
(press release)

The rich, star-studded line-up of the best and most popular television series, available only on the region’s leading pay-TV network, OSN, bagged record-breaking awards at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

August 27, 2014

The new Geant supermarket will be the biggest in Abu Dhabi (Image: Geant)
11:30 GMT

Aldar Properties announced another significant phase in the pre-opening of the widely anticipated Yas Mall, due to launch in November 2014.

During the event
10:32 GMT

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) organized a free lecture last evening on the topic, ‘Energy, Sustainability and Living – a perspective from the Quality viewpoint’.

The completion of the refurbishment is set for 2016 (Image: MAF)
09:12 GMT

Mall of the Emirates has entered the second phase of a major refurbishment plan, carried out by leading developer, Majid Al Futtiam (MAF).

Daman Investments
07:49 GMT
(press release)

Daman Investments PSC, one of the leading UAE-based regional investment management companies, has announced a record high dividend payout for the second quarter of 2014.

The Index posted a monthly average of 33.4 in the first half of 2014, increasing by 16.5 percent from the second half of 2013
07:17 GMT

Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved marginally in January and February, picked up pace in March and April, and regressed in May and June 2014.

Dubai’s households spend between Dh37,000 and Dh85,000 each year
06:24 GMT

Dubai’s impressive average spending power of Dh53,000 ($14,400) per household per year has seen the retail sector riding a wave of growth to reach record figures, a report said.