Lulu Hypermarket

LuLu Group expands footprint, to open Hyderabad’s largest mall on Sept 27

The mall will host a mega Lulu Hypermarket, more than 75 plus local and international brands and other retail outlets

Psycho Bunny store opens in Dubai Image courtesy Majid Al Futtaim

Premium menswear brand Psycho Bunny debuts in Middle East with Dubai store

The Mall of the Emirates store marks the brand’s official debut in the region, with its sights set on continued worldwide expansion

Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises final sale: Get 90% off deals on the last day

Shoppers have one last day to enter into a multitude of contests to win cash prizes, luxury cars, or even Share points

DAMAC MALL opens in Dubai Image Damac

Dubai: DAMAC Mall officially opens, here’s what it features

The mall is expecting an annual footfall of around 1.3 million visitors

zepto india's unicorn for 2023

Zepto is first Indian unicorn for 2023, valued at $1.4bn

The platform which promises to deliver groceries in under 10-minutes was founded in 2021 by two 19-year-olds

Reliance Retail gets QIA backing

Qatar to invest $1bn in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail

Reliance Retail is India’s largest retail house with 26 brands that range from grocery, consumer electronics, fashion to pharma

Majid Al Futtaim H1 2023 results Image MoE _ courtesy Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim announces H1’23 results, reports 74% YoY rise in net profit

Majid Al Futtaim reported a 5 per cent increase in consolidated revenue to Dhs18.9bn, and EBITDA growth of 13 per cent year-on-year to Dhs2.1bn

Women's World Cup Australia v England: Semi Final - FIFA Women's World Cup Australia, New Zealand 2023 Image Getty

Nike, Adidas bet big on World Cup football shirts and merch

The 2023 Women’s World Cup final between Spain and England kicks off on Sunday, August 20 at Stadium Australia, in Sydney

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Noon launches noon pay, its peer-to-peer payment system

noon Pay enables individuals to transfer money in the form of noon credits

Aldar hikes retail portfolio investment to $272m

Aldar increases investment in retail portfolio to $272m

The investment follows the completion of Yas Mall’s Dhs500m redevelopment plan

GMG opens first Monoprix Maison outlet outside France Image GMG

UAE’s GMG opens first Monoprix Maison outlet outside France

The new outlet is located at Springs Souk Mall by EMAAR in Barsha Heights, Dubai

Stefano Martinelli, GCC Retail Director, Amazon talks about Prime Day and its highlights image Amazon

Amazon GCC’s Stefano Martinelli on Prime Day and its highlights

Amazon GCC’s retail director tells us about the ecommerce giant’s strategy for Prime Day this year

AMAZON.AE PRIME DAY offers for Prime Members Image Amazon

Prime Day deals: Amazon UAE reveals exclusive offers for Prime members on July 11-12

Prime members in the UAE can avail of free international shipping from Amazon US and UK via the Global Store, with no minimum purchase during Prime Day

Régis Schultz, CEO of JD Sports (L) and Mohammad A. Baker, Deputy Chairman and CEO of GMG (R) at the signing of the franchise agreement _ image GMG

UAE’s GMG to bring JD Sports to the Middle East, signs franchise agreement

Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, GMG will open around 50 stores under the JD fascia by 2028, across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt

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Shopping festival: Sharjah Summer Promotions begins, up to 75% in discounts

Considered one of the key events in Sharjah’s annual retail calendar, the 65-day shopping festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year


Insights: Leveraging the ‘omni’ experience

Seven tips to leverage omnichannel retail in the Middle East

Eid Al Adha Mega Sales Fair 2023 returns to Sharjah Image WAM.jpg

Sharjah’s Eid Al Adha Mega Sales Fair 2023 returns; discounts up to 70-80% on offer

The fair is open from 11am to 11pm at the Expo Centre Sharjah

Mohammad A. Baker, Deputy Chairman and CEO of GMG and Mahmood Ameen, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Flight Catering announcing the partnership Image GMG

Emirates Flight Catering, GMG ink deal to provide ready-to-go meals

The meals will be prepared based on a menu curated by Emirates Flight Catering chefs

Majid Al Futtaim x Tabby to introduce flexible payment solutions Image Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim, Tabby to introduce flexible payment solutions

The collaboration will further enable customers to better manage their spending and make purchases more conveniently both in-store and online

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Xpressions Style presents ‘Back to Home’ warehouse sale

The sale will feature products including cosmetics, fragrances, skincare essentials, haircare items and fashion accessories

Kunal Badiani on b uilding brand loyalty with AI-led CEPs

Insights: Customer engagement platforms are key to brand loyalty

Here’s how Middle Eastern brands can leverage AI-driven customer engagement platforms to build loyalty and conversion during challenging conditions

Dubai Summer

Dubai Summer Surprises 2023 starts this month: Know the dates and what’s on offer

Spending summer in Dubai got a whole lot more fun with Dubai Summer Surprises 2023 starting this month

Dubai's DET hosts city briefing on tourism milestones Image Dubai Media Office_DET

Dubai’s DET hosts year’s first ‘City Briefing’, key tourism milestones highlighted

The event, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the crucial role assigned to the city’s tourism sector in driving the success of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33

Ali Sajwani MD operations and tech DAMAC Group Image Mark Mathew MMG

Cover feature: DAMAC Group’s Ali Sajwani on the company’s journey of transformation

The group’s managing director – operations and technology shares the next chapter of growth planned for the Dubai-based conglomerate 

B Store launched by AstraTech Image Astra tech

Now pay for groceries using facial recognition at Astra Tech’s new B Store

Astra Tech has launched its first autonomous shopping store in Abu Dhabi’s Sky Tower, which operates solely using artificial intelligence

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Beyond gifting: The hidden benefits of gift cards

Gift cards have grown into a form of branded currency – encompassing a variety of physical or digital payment methods

Tamimi markets sells 30% stake to PIF

Saudi wealth fund PIF to acquire 30% stake in Tamimi Markets

The deal is aimed at supporting Tamimi Markets’ growth plans including a potential initial public offering

micky jagtiani image credit Landmark group

Dubai’s Landmark Group founder Micky Jagtiani passes away

A constant innovator, the Indian billionaire created and led more than 27 diverse brand concepts

Mall of the emirates 3 day super sale is back phot courtesy: Mall of the Emirates Majid al futtaim

Dubai’s 3 Day Super Sale is back, with discounts up to 90% up for grabs

The three-day super sale (3DSS) will run from May 26 to 28


Alan’s corner: The tipping point

A strategic offering of in-store and online shopping experiences can help retailers stay relevant in current times