Disney opens Middle East’s first shop-in-shops in UAE, Kuwait

An additional 26 locations are set to open across the region over the next four weeks

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ and Qatar’s QIA among investors in latest Flipkart funding round

The latest funding round has boosted the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6bn

In pics: Dubai’s Global Village announces date for 2021 season

Season 26 will commence on October 26 this year

eyewa

UAE startup eyewa raises $21m in Series B funding round

Eyewa aims to take its e-commerce model and expand into brick-and-mortar retail operations at key locations in the region

Mubadala-backed Dubai fintech startup loads up on debt financing

Tabby has raised more than $30m in funding from local and global investors

Mall Of Oman Majid Al Futtaim

UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to open Mall of Oman in September 2021

Its key features include over 350 retail outlets, a 15-screen VOX cinema and the country’s largest indoor snow park

UAE online retailer noon announces dates for its next ‘big yellow sale’

The three-day event will see prices reduced by up to 70 per cent

Dubai Shopping Malls

Dubai Summer Surprises 2021 mega sale returns in July

Spread across 10 weeks, it will be held from July 1 until September 4

Majid Al Futtaim, Yellow Door Energy to develop Bahrain’s largest private solar plant

The agreement will bring clean energy to The Bahrain Mall, operated by Carrefour Bahrain

How can FMCG businesses in the GCC ensure that they remain relevant?

Innovation remains the main key that enables a company to be a game-changer, says Philippe Gelder, president and CEO at Voted Product of the Year Worldwide

How Dubai Commercity is spurring the e-commerce ecosystem

Dubai CommerCity can create an e-commerce solution based on the varying needs of each one of its clients, says its COO, deVere Forster

How can smart store strategies streamline retail operations

Retailers must focus on back-office store operations to increase automation, gain efficiencies, and reduce costs

Kuwait issues new regulations for jewellery stores

Price tags must include the company’s name, serial number (barcode), carat, weight and type of the piece

In pictures: Dubai to host 3-day super sale with up to 90% savings

The promotion will take place from Thursday, May 27 until Saturday, May 29

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Distribution appoints new CEO

Bader Saeed Al Lamki will commence his role on May 27, 2021

How to build and grow a profitable e-commerce business in Dubai

Listen to industry heavyweights discuss how to take advantage of Dubai’s booming e-commerce sector

Nour Sleiman, co-founder and CMO of Cartlow

The SME Story: Nour Sleiman, co-founder and CMO of Cartlow

Cartlow is a re-commerce initiative that offers like-new pre-owned, refurbished, open-box and clearance products, tested and certified by experts

Dubai’s Emaar Malls reports $87m in profit for Q1 2021

Revenue for the first three months of 2021 amounted to $245m

Dubai e-tailer noon.com launches Ramadan sale

Customers using a Mashreq Bank card will receive 25 per cent off up to Dhs100 on all orders with a minimum value of Dhs200 until April 29

E-commerce freezone Dubai CommerCity opens new facilities as part of first phase launch

The new facilities include office spaces as well as e-commerce logistics units and multi-client warehouses

How UAE’s Landmark Group has kept pace with GCC’s evolving retail landscape

Keeping pace with the changing times has been key for retail heavyweight Landmark Group even as it continues to expand, reveals its CEO and chairwoman Renuka Jagtiani

Aldar Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

Aldar unveils Dhs500m Yas Mall redevelopment plan in Abu Dhabi

The redevelopment will add a total of 15,000 sqm of office space to Yas Mall

UAE retail forecast

UAE retail sales forecast to reach $58bn in 2021

During 2021, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are expected to see 761,000 sqm and 293,000 sqm respectively of retail gross leasable area added to the market

Amazon to add 11 new buildings to its Saudi fulfillment, delivery network

Investment to create over 1,500 additional jobs across Saudi Arabia

Meyan Mall Dubai

New Meyan Mall near Burj Al Arab in Dubai to open in April 2022

The mall consists of a ground level, two floors above it and two levels of basement parking

Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders at Poweder.ae

The SME Story: Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders of Powder.ae

Powder.ae is a direct-to-consumer, content-led e-commerce business focused on retailing clean beauty and skincare in the Middle East

Majid Al Futtaim City Centre Al Zahia mall Sharjah

Majid Al Futtaim opens Dhs2.6bn City Centre Al Zahia mall in Sharjah

It is the largest mall in the Northern Emirates within the UAE and will feature over 360 brands, including a 16-screen VOX Cinemas multiplex

Ajman store

Retail store in Ajman closed, fined Dhs5,000 due to overcrowding during a sale

The store held a promotional sale, which caused overcrowding during the weekend

Carrefour fulfiment centre

Video: Autonomous robots deployed in Carrefour fulfilment centre in Dubai

Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind facility in the Middle East, the centre is located at Carrefour in Ibn Battuta Mall

Dubai-listed Emaar Properties and Emaar Malls announce merger plans

As part of the transaction, the existing business of Emaar Malls will be reconstituted in a wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties