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

How e-commerce in the GCC has taken flight

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, e-commerce has risen as a natural winner

Covid-19 impact: How people in the UAE adopted new habits

If remote working is here to stay, holding onto sacrosanct novelties may just be the wise thing to do

Carrefour employs more Tally robots across its UAE stores

Eleven more Tally robots to be added for stock management and control

UAE’s ADNOC Distribution records Dhs2.4bn in net profit for 2020

During the year 2020, ADNOC Distribution opened 64 new stations

Dubai’s Emaar Properties posts 58% slump in net profit for 2020

Emaar now has a total sales backlog of Dhs36.677bn, of which Dhs24.738bn is in the UAE

Revealed: LinkedIn unveils most ‘in-demand’ jobs, skills in UAE

Specialised medical professionals, digital content freelancers, professional and personal coaches, are among the pick of the jobs

Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties announces new operating model to drive growth

Aldar Investment and Aldar Development will be led by their own CEOs – Jassem Busaibe and Jonathan Emery, respectively

Power Letters 2021: Khaled Soliman, CEO, Jashanmal Group

The year 2020 will go down in history as a year of change, a year of the enduring and resilient human spirit

Noon Facility at EZDubai

Noon opens new customer fulfilment facility in EZDubai freezone

It has become the first e-commerce company to begin operating from EZDubai

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Dubai’s Emaar Malls CEO Rajiv Suri resigns four months after appointment

Amit Jain will take over Suri’s responsibilities “until further notice”

Ecommerce

UAE is 13th best country in the world to launch an online business: study

UAE ranked best for mobile internet speed, internet penetration and corporate tax

The Toy Store

Dubai-headquartered The Toy Store owner ceases operations

Gulf Greetings General Trading was also the operator of Hallmark stores in the UAE

In pics: Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana project, featuring region’s largest aquarium, now 90% complete

Spread across 2.4km, the waterfront destination is expected to open this year

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches its signature My Emirates Pass

All Emirates customers flying to and through Dubai from January 1 until September 30, 2021, can take advantage of the offer

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New Sharjah mall City Centre Al Zahia on track to open in March 2021

The mall will be home to brands from Landmark and Azadea Group

12hr sale

Majid Al Futtaim malls to hold 12-hour sales for Dubai Shopping Festival

The 12-hour super sale will be held on December 26

Vaccine rollout will boost the UAE’s economy – Majid Al Futtaim CEO

Alain Bejjani said that the UAE’s retail economy “should be back to 2019 levels” by mid-2021

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Dubai’s GMG acquires Southeast Asian sports retailer Royal Sporting House

GMG will now operate over 550 sports retail stores in 57 cities across 12 countries

Dubai e-commerce platform Sprii goes into liquidation after failing to raise more capital

Sprii has hired Guy Wall of Grant Thornton as liquidator

Dubai’s noon to make ‘substantial investment’ in mother and baby market – Alabbar

The launch of the segment – expected in the coming months – will see noon unveil several new products