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    Sobha releases apartments in MBR CityAugust 26, 2016

    Sobha Group has released new freehold apartments at Sobha Hartland Greens, eight-storey buildings located on the Dubai Water Canal. It is part of an 8 million square feet luxury housing project with 30 per cent green space in Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Al Maktoum City.

    These new apartments are attractively priced with flexible payment plans for both end-users and investors. Completion of the first two apartment buildings is expected by December 2017. Sobha Hartland Greens comprises studios, duplexes, one, two and three bedroom apartments.

    The developer is primary targeting"...

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    Huawei launches Honor 8 across Middle EastAugust 26, 2016

    Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand from Huawei, on Thursday launched across the Middle East and European market its flagship smartphone, Honor 8.

    The much anticipated device is a significant game-changer from honor as it offers even more value to the end user, as it's not only packed with cutting edge, smart technology, but has a phenomenal aesthetical appeal, boasting a stunning glass exterior. The device is available on at AED 1599 from 1st September.

    Designed for digital natives with a unique, strong sense of style, the honor 8 stands out from the crowd. The 3D grate design has been created with a resilient two-sided 2.5D, 15 layer glass body, which reflects light producing an aurora"...

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    Money-saving back to school offers in the UAE

    Offers on school supplies at Geant in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Benefits: Geant Hypermarkets has a range of offers on its school supplies in its Yas Mall and Ibn Battuta stores. Deals include a Smurfs value pack for Dh79 which includes a backpack, water bottle, pencil case, lunch box and more or a Star Wars Value Pack for Dh79. Other branded school supplies on offer include Frozen, Finding Dory and Cars.

    Beware of: The offers run until August 31.

    Cash back on school fees"...

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    NY’s Met extends hit tech-linked fashion exhibit

    New York: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art said on Thursday it is extending the hours of the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology exhibition that has drawn near-record visits.

    The exhibit in the US museum’s Costume Institute explores handmade and machine-made creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to wear in more than 170 ensembles, with the oldest dating to the early 20th century.

    “Manus” — hand — and “Machina” — machine — has attracted more than 664,000 visitors since its May 5 opening,"...

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    UAE offers 'luxury retail opportunities' despite global slowdown

    The Middle East offers further growth potential for luxury retailers while the global market is set to see a slowdown, according to a new report from Deloitte.

    Deloitte's "Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2016 Disciplined innovation" report said luxury malls in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will continue to put the UAE high on the map for top-end retail firms in the coming years.

    It added that big-name brands perform well in the region, with tourism a major driver of sales in Dubai.

    Although the region is likely"...

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    Habtoor Leighton Group chief released

    Dubai: Jose Antonio Lopez-Monis, the chief executive of Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), has been released without any bail or any other conditions following his arrest in Dubai on August 17.

    HLG’s parent company, Australia-based Cimic Group, said in a statement to the Australian bourse on Friday confirming that Lopez-Monis had been released.

    Cimic Group also announced that Lopez-Monis has not been charged with any offence and HLG’s operations continue as normal.

    Cimic Group has a 45 per cent"...

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